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  1. BCFC at Everest base camp

    I was there in 2006. Toughest thing I ever did. Had to miss a City home game!
  2. Dolman/South Stand displays

    On the inner wall of the Dolman concourse, about half way down.
  3. IMPORTANT - South Stand Display vs Cardiff

    I remember it well!!
  4. IMPORTANT - South Stand Display vs Cardiff

    I must stress that as an ex employee of the club I had no input into any decision taken today. However, I must say that when I heard that the intended display could have been the St George Cross , I did have reservations: not because of the fact that it's the English flag, but because of the particular significance of today being our remembrance game. The debt we owe to our service men and women transcends nationalism. Men and women from all countries have given up their lives for Great Britain over the years. To me, displaying the English flag during the minute's silence would have been an insult to the memory of those brave Welsh men and women who have fought and given up their lives for our country. Any other occasion, I wouldn't have had a problem with it at all.
  5. Based on my time working at AG, there will be some very careful scrutiny of anyone without a previous booking history looking to buy tickets for this game (even if they have recently purchased a membership). I was part of a team checking ticket applications for the West Ham Cup game a couple of years ago, and had a very entertaining phone conversation with a young lad from Croydon who had bought online tickets in the Williams during the general sale period. He claimed to be a proper 'fan of Bristol' who came to three or four games a season, although he couldn't quite remember the last one. I asked him why he didn't show up on our booking history and he said he always paid cash on the day. I pointed out that you couldn't pay on the day, so then he claimed his mate always booked the tickets. I asked him his mate's name, but he only knew his first name, not his surname. I then asked him how he could explain the fact that I was sitting at my computer looking at his Facebook page which showed quite clearly that he was a West Ham fan. He told me to **** off and put the phone down. We cancelled his tickets and made sure they went to City fans. We were under no obligation to offer refunds to people who had knowingly booked tickets in the home end, but generally speaking we did. In his case we made an exception :-)
  6. Flashback for the fans...... Norman Hunter

    He was a guest in hospitality on Saturday, and I got the chance to interview him before and after the game. Referred to his time at City as the best 3 years of his life, but I think he was talking more about off-field activities :-). Had some great insights about the modern game, and some good stories about days gone by. A really nice guy too, who revelled in the warm reception he received.
  7. Bristol City top on Holby City tonight.

    Best job I ever had
  8. Paul Cheesley.

    Paul hosts in the Heineken Lounge on matchdays. I'm sure an email to the club would find him.
  9. Stadium Lighting (Merged)

    He was there Al, along with a member of the IT team, to meet you before kick off, at the time and place which you agreed. They waited for 15 minutes, having responded specifically to your request for a meeting. You were the one who didn't show up!
  10. I could see the logic in trying out a competition with the Under 23 teams, but it's clear that the experiment has not been a success. Crowds have plummeted and there is no evidence to suggest it has done anything for the competitiveness of the u23s either. But there is no doubt that the prospect of a day at Wembley is a great opportunity for lower league clubs, and I'd go back to how it was before - possibly even include some National League sides as well. If you wanted to take an unnecessary competition out of the schedules, I'd be looking at the League Cup. I may revise that opinion if we get to the final ;-)
  11. Phil Parkinson 'red card was harsh'

    I thought I saw that too. Couldn't quite believe it. He's in serious trouble if he did, and rightly so.
  12. Matchday Hospitality

    The HL is only open for some games, depending on demand. We'd love to get Terry in for a game, but he lives abroad now, and hasn't been in the best of health recently.
  13. Matchday Hospitality

    Not sure that's still the case. The Heineken Lounge offers an upscale but not 'corporate ' day out. Good buffet, cash bar, DJ creating a lively atmosphere, Paul Cheesely hosting. I tried it for the Twente game and really enjoyed it. The Lansdown restaurant offers a more traditional sit down experience with 3 different rates: gold, diamond and platinum. I host in there, and we're aiming to have some quality guests for me to interview . Andy Townsend was in for the Villa game, with Norman Hunter lined up for Leeds. We're looking at getting in some proper City legends over the season. Things will evolve over the season, but @Mkellyis keen to create a quality day out for those who are prepared to spend a bit extra for a memorable day out.
  14. Pitch Invader

    I was very reassured to see armed officers patrolling the route of the Bristol Half Marathon yesterday. As I toiled up the steep hill on Broad Weir after 11 miles of running, I did ask one of them to put me out of my misery and shoot me, but he just laughed :-)
  15. Happy 20th Birthday OTIB

    She was his mum, not his Gran. Lovely lady. Lee was a nice guy too.