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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. "Typical City" - making about £16m to £17m profit on one player, in 12 months/recruiting brilliantly. "Typical City" - selling players to clubs in the top division in the country. "Typical City" - not now selling/losing our best players to divisional rivals. "Typical City" - finishing in the top half of the second tier. "Typical City" - five consecutive seasons in the second tier of English football. "Typical City" - winning eleven away games in the league in the second tier. "Typical City" - selling 15000 season tickets. "Typical City" - producing our own
  2. Because not so long ago, about the time we were knocking Palace out of the play offs, we did not recruit well and did not develop players well. As I believe we now, mostly, recognise, quite well.
  3. City are trying to cope with football as it is in 2019. It is 2019, mate; 1976, or 1984, or wherever your mind is at/stuck, is gone.
  4. You might also mention City go boom! every now and then, too - like right now; and in the 70s; and long before that - also "impacting on local businesses." Just for balance. You seem somewhat fixated on the bust whilst overlooking the boom - I'd imagine reaching the FA cup final had a positive affect upon "local businesses" not to mention "local" civic prowed and the subsequent impact on the "local" workforce and economy. Likewise, playing in the top division of English football more than once. Do we have the numbers to illustrate the respective "impact on local businesses" of the two Bri
  5. Grumpy, Sulky and Unenthusiastic - I make that three persons?
  6. Yes, "was," but I seem to remember being well over it by the time we hammered Blackburn 4:2 about three months later, never mind months later in March '91 (the 5th, wasn't it?) It was hard then but 30 years on, do we really all hanker after another Div 3 title to add to our "honours?" A big deal for them, we walk in bigger shoes than that now though.
  7. This is what SO'D was trying to do, develop players that were more than over coached, programmed robots. It got worse before it got .... well, it never did get better under him, poor SO'D (notwithstanding a fine 2:2 draw at home to, er, Leyton Orient).
  8. I feel quite nostalgic, seeing that. I wouldn't mind a tinpot Bristol Derby again if it meant going there, with room for a decent number of us (ie about half the entire attendance), and a nice boozy, boisterous, noisy march from town up Old Market, then along Stapleton Road for us lot to "announce ourselves". Mind, I'm a bit past all that now. Going to the other places they have begged/borrowed/stolen since, not in the slightest bit interested. Nor them coming to us. They don't deserve to be/belong in a ground like AG now. 1989/90 I remember with great affection. Their run of league
  9. In the Old Testament, God asked Moses and Aaron (Wilbs' great, great x289) to sacrifice two goats, so we need to whittle that list down. I vote Hunt out now and we go with Fam and Pack. In the Old days, the first goat was butchered and its blood was sprinkled on the Ark of the Covenant; the High Priest/Head Coach then placed his hands upon the head of the second goat and had to confess the sins of the people. The lucky second goat was then spared and released into the wilderness together with its burden of sin (see Mark Little and/or Frankie Fielding), thus being the "scape goat." I
  10. It's Bristol City though, where they say "Beer today, jam tomorrow"
  11. I dunno. People get frustrated though, and people are impatient. And people like starting their own threads. And people like tut-tutting at people who are frustrated, impatient and starting threads. People score goals too, mind, and people buy people that score goals - so wtf are they up to at the moment? Too hot for people, this week, I reckon.
  12. You, like me, are a hero. It was 0:0 here and at SB. We are unbeaten in our last six games v Chelsea - not a lot of people know that, not even RedDave or Kiddie in a riot van.
  13. 29 goals scored that season, in 42 games. 19 at home, in 21 games (the standard of football generally, nationwide, was dire). We only lost 5 at home, mind; one more than promoted Swansea. We also "attracted" a larger average attendance than promoted Notts County. And we did the double over the Few (two 0:0s) and finished above them; we took the positives from that (season. No, we didn’t actually). Newcastle (11th) and Chelsea (12th) were in the second tier with us that season, averaging 16,001 and 17 thousand odd respectively. Sheff Wednesday (10th) attracted more. Those were the days.
  14. We're getting the hang of the business side of things now, it's only the, er, the football bit, the bit on the pitch that remains for us to "work out."
  15. I was suggesting, not very successfully, that last season's defence were clearly better (going by Goals Against) than Flint and co, but not by all that much. Interestingly, to me at least, in the run in, when a play-off place was up for grabs, and the heat was on, the defence creaked. It didn't collapse but for a team with few goals in it, we needed it to improve not worsen. In the final third of the season, we kept one clean sheet in 15 games (with 12 clean sheets over the first 31 games). It was a dripping tap we couldn't fix. Part of that might've been due to the disruption behind
  16. Goals conceded: 2017/18 (with Flint): 58 2018/19 (without Flint): 53 I make that an improvement of five goals conceded. Over 46 games. When Kalas and Webster had Niki or Frank beind them, they were generally solid; with Max for eleven games in the crucial run in from March, it was 15 conceded in 11 games, and just one clean sheet. That is a worse games/goals conceded than Flint and co over 46 games in 2017/18. Statistically worse than Flint and co in 17/18. Ah yes, but they had rookie Max behind them, you say. Fair point. But Kalas and Webster have n
  17. The official twitter site of the pub league - Van thingy - said on the day of the game the Few had sold 27,000 tickets.
  18. We gave the Kiwis a free run first ball of their super over, they then had 6 balls to score 15, same as us. They scored 14, and just missed out. I'm sure @kiwicolin will concur....
  19. PM Theresa May has invited the England team to a Downing Street reception this evening - lovely, nice touch. I just hope young Mr. Archer has all his papers in order and takes some id with him.
  20. We love Steve, and all he has done for us, but he is a bit "front row of the class, tie done up neatly, shoes polished, homework done on time, hand up waiting to answer teacher's question" while yer Wolves, Wednesday, Villa, Derby owners are at the back of the class sniggering, lobbing things at Steve, and, we fear, getting snogs off the girls later while Steve/we stay in to do our arithmetic, before watching University Challenge. In football, is it the keeners at the front of the class playing by the rules that prevail, or the jack-the-lads messing about at the back, getting away with
  21. In 1996 the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 105) published a study entitled: Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal? The conclusion of the study stated: The results of this study indicate that individuals who score in the homophobic range and admit negative affect toward homosexuality demonstrate significant arousal to male homosexual erotic stimuli. So, in other words, men getting excited and vocal and shouting "poof" etc at the away end when their team play Brighton are coping with their anxiety about having some (mostly subconscious) "arousal to male erotica stimuli
  22. I believe the signs were there in 1905, when Alf Common went to Middlesbrough, for £1,000
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