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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. For me, the summer begins with the highest, and noblest, intentions - the novels I will read, the galleries I shall visit, the various self-improving activities and volunteering positions I will take up, the hours and days I will spend away from social meeder and digital what-have-you - giving football, and OTIB, a miss for several weeks, before, inevitably, after no time at all, barely hours, I am back on here, having a peek, then spending hours and days following gormless transfer threads and rumours, and drawn back into gormless, futile squabbles, with fellow posters, some of whom I will, u
  2. Be interesting to know. Remember that 12 months ago, SL said he wanted us to "get in the top six .... and vie for promotion at the end of the season." Are they squabbling, or disputing this? Did next season's budget depend on finishing place this season? Lee: "we were vie-ing for promotion, we were! Right till the end!" Steve: "we're not in the top six" Lee: "we will be, next season. If you cough up for Kalas. And six more." Steve: "-Top six first. Then the budget follows." Lee: "Marlon hasn't slept for weeks ... the ref at Villa, and all Wiemann's disallowed g"
  3. Aye, last year we were "tired" as well, after Christmas, let's not forget, and were only one win short of this season's team. The second half of last season was all over the place, shambles at times, with the Diony fiasco, him and Kent nowhere near the squad by the end. And as you say, by the last couple of games, there was a lack of professionalism, and we "trialled" Kelly in the last game, and Semenyo. This year, a different story with efforthe and togetherness until the end. The defence this year was said to be vastly improved but conceded only 5 fewer than Flint and co (tbf, losing t
  4. "I will boo not him but board...." You couldn't make it up; Thatch could, though
  5. Makes sense. I forgot about them, us not being a tinpot L1 outfit playing in the tinpot cup anymore
  6. He'll take a Crown or Dulux colour chart (green shades) with him to check....
  7. No? What has happened to our place in the 92 over the last five or six seasons (post relegation from the Championship)? Am I seeing things?
  8. The players we "lost," or sold, more accurately, allowed us to by and/or loan in other players, including some better ones and proven quality at this level. This has been the stated aim of the club for 5 or more years now: bring in younger players paying low, improve them, sell them high, bring in better players. Repeat. And simultaneously move the team up the pyramid. We are not "losing" players - we are implementing a philosophy set out when we were relegated in 2013. And it is working well (if not fast enough for some). The "considering we lost our best players" is pre-2014, ingra
  9. We do. Every time we read your posts (feels like)
  10. Celtic's greatest moment occurred 52 years ago. They can never get close to that again. Not sure any British club has ever come close to that team, or ever will.
  11. They have already, I thought. For about 18 years now, isn't it? They only exist on this forum, and in the monkey minds of a few score posters to this noble platform.
  12. The climax to 1990 was "two bald men fighting over a comb," to quote Jorge Valdano. Well, to be fair to us, one bald bloke (Rovers), and one Bobby Charlton/Ralph Coates (us).
  13. I, too, struggle to see what the OP sees here. After many years of toil, struggle, reorganisation, philosophising, pillary, bedsheets on bridges, "advice" on here relayed to him by his missus, and one oh-so-near-miss, on the verge (quite possibly) of the greatest glory of his years involved with sport in Bristol, he walks away, taking his boy kicking and screaming ("da-aadd! I hate you dad!") Really? When you see SL beaming, and basking in the glory of - promotion (from tippet L1); beating Man Utd; being talked up by national media during cup semi - you sense he might just fancy bein
  14. So speaks a fan of a mundane, lower league club. "Hartlepool" and "Hereford," mate; you've said it all there. And you can throw "Bristol Rovers" in with those two. Pitiful. Hasn't it ever been thus in Bristol - the low/zero ambition/appetite for challenge, we-know-our-place blue few consumed with derision and bitter resentment for the ambitious/deluded, ever-dreaming-big upstart south of the river (but secretly wishing for some of what we have achieved, and continue to strive for), never quite accepting our "place"? If Spurs have "The Game is about Glory" writ large at their ground,
  15. Thing is, they went up, and we went up. Promotion was what we desired in August 1989, not being "Third Division Champions." A big deal for them, no doubt, but third tier "honours" don't exactly float our boat. I would prefer to forget every season we have played at that level (no-one outside of Bristol takes any notice of us at that level). Rightly or wrongly, deluded maybe, we see ourselves as a bit above that piss-poor division (having more often than them, literally, been above that) It didn't do them any long term good, going up that year, anyway.
  16. I think it's a bit off, Hull insisting this game's played in Hull. Can it not be moved somewhere nearer?
  17. There is a light and it never goes out. We go again...
  18. It's not on Sky, they won't beam it back. Oh ffs, I suppose I'll have to go then.
  19. Derby to lose. Middlesbrough to draw. And City to draw, after being ahead....
  20. Was taken yards in front of where the foul was, though, as you can see from the dark/light stripes across the pitch. One day, VAR will be used to make sure free-kicks are taken from the correct place.
  21. Don't do it, Kev. Don't be tempted. There's grass to cut, mate. Fences to paint. Things to do. Snooker on the telly. Pubs to go to. Garden centres to amble around. Stay home and follow it on here mate.
  22. Great point. It's about tradition, too. Doing what those that went before you did (we do this too, tbf: our dadS, grandfers, and great grandfers all had a regler moan down the City ground; nipped out just before half-time for a piss; left before the end; called for the manager's head; and didn't go away much) and doing what you are known for around the country, and what gets you national media attention and admiration (particularly when their team is sh1te). A bit like in Ulster, blokes keep doing (marching, hating, killing, whistling) what their kin did before them, and so it goes on. To st
  23. I don't suppose you see posts like Kev's on the forums of yer Newcastles, yer Sunderlands, yer Portsmouths/Plymouths/Leeds's/most clubs around the margins with serious away support. Most City fans like their away days to be as convenient as possible, consuming as little of their day as possible (so as to save time for the things closest to their hearts: getting a beverage/nipping to the bog/beating the traffic/looking at their phone, being in Bristol not the north of England or the Midlands, etc) and preferably somewhere like Reading, Coventry or Fulham. Whereas yer Northerner rev
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