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  1. Al-Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City is modelled on the traditional tent structures of nomadic tribes with distinctive black and white stripes. Providing 60,000 capacity for World Cup usage, after 2022 the upper tier will be removed and the modular sections will be used to build stadiums in countries around the world that lack adequate sporting infrastructure. Tents are the way to go for stadiums of the future...................Bristol Rovers always driving innovation - they lead the way
  2. Galley debut hat trick was at Huddersfield.....and yeah the Football Annual was a must Xmas present!
  3. latest on this story is that FGR (Dale Vince) ARE going to appeal - they are also resubmitting the planning application with a few tweaks. The thinking behind this is that the councillors may well reflect (when they come to submit their official reasons for refusal) that they should maybe rethink and pass it rather than load the council with a lot of legal costs when they don't really have good reasons to fight an appeal and to go against the Planning Officers, Independent consultants and experts who all submitted reports. We don't want a stadium in our area ...is not a valid enough reason!
  4. I'm in that crowd somewhere - in the enclosure right in front of the Directors Box - that moment when AD grasped the Mic and started his speech with " Now we're in the FIRST DIVISION......" Unbelievable night...
  5. Not City related - sorry - but hat's off to the sub editor who .....following Celtic's cup defeat to the then little known Inverness Caledonian Thistle (nicknamed Cally) penned the headline SuperCallyGoBallisticCelticAreAtrocious
  6. Check your online security mate.......looks like @Robbored has hacked into your account!
  7. .......late van! Fortnightly ritual when City were away, no radio commentaries back then (mid 1960's)......you might have glimpsed the score from the BBC Grandstand if you'd been at home and caught the teleprinter.....................otherwise you didn't even know if we had won or lost. So down to the newsagent (on Shirehampton Road/Sea Mills lane in my case) who stayed open late for the Green 'Un delivery, normally about 6pm and about 20 or so blokes and lads hanging around outside clutching the right money (5d I think?) - by 6.10 everybody getting anxious, what if the van doesn't turn up? Have we got time to leg it to another shop? probably not! Eventually we'd see the van pull up - driver flings a pile of papers tied up with string down in the doorway.....we all grab one and fling the money in the newsagents hand and leg it home. Agony if we'd lost but buzzing if we'd won (and Rovers had lost!) and reading every word.
  8. I don't think any of us were !
  9. Dale Vince last night Dale Vince told the Local Democracy Reporting Service after the meeting the outcome was "a poor show", adding the meeting was was "farcical". He said: "I am a little bit disappointed about what happened. "Surprised at the decision and amused at what happened at the end when the councillors that voted the application down, realised they didn't have any good reasons to give the officers to put in the decision notice. "They had a recess, scratched their heads and came up with reasons that they threw at it. They did not really know what they were doing, then they had to confront the real issue that they had to give a real reason to turn it down. "It is a poor show. Four years of work have gone into this, and the council has spent a lot of time and money doing this job properly. It was properly assessed, recommended for approval.They are on weak ground, and maybe we will appeal but that is another year of my life. How hard should I have to try to bring some progress? I do wonder if it is worth the effort." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now he knows how SL felt when AV was rejected. Unfortunately Vince doesn't have the option SL had of redeveloping the existing ground. People will lokk at their existing (but increasing) crowds of c.2K and say their 5K stadium is big enough but it's poorly situated - one local road through a housing area in and out .streets clogged with parking despite the club funding a P & R ..and the same goal of sustainability and utilising the stadium 7 days a week applies as well - but can't be done at the limited New Lawn. He's the sort of guy who could just say **** it and walk away and do something else towards his green agenda. As a club they've probably grown as far in size as they can (on that site) although they could go another step playing wise to L1 (as Accrington - similar size - did) as DV does fund a decent budget for L2, but I doubt their crowds would increase (I don't think Acc'ies did either?)
  10. I followed the story as I live in Gloucestershire these days - about 6 miles from FGR - the whole meeting was farcical. Local nimby councillors anti the development from the off and looking to find fault at every opportunity. Objectors had 30 minutes to state their case......FGR had 6 minutes. The development was recommended by planning officers who had spent 3 years working with FGR. In fact councillors refused it and were then reminded by the Planning Officers they had to state reasons.....they didn't have any ! and then adjourned for a chat, and took advice from Officers along the line of "Well can we object on XYZ grounds?" Officer "No" ...."Well what about ABC?" No ...ok how about DEF? Officer "Possibly" In the end Noise. Independent Noise Consultants assessed the stadium noise level at 40db. (for 2-3 hours max once a week) - The adjacent M5 generates 70db - 24/7 !! Bad Visual Impact . The stadium height is 19m. There is a nearby incinerator and the height of that is ......92m !! More traffic. The adjacent M5 J13 was stated by Planning Officers to be at 50% capacity and the matchday would increase that to 53% and FGR were planning to pay for the A road running past the site to be made dual carrigway that would benefit 24/7 not just matchday. Farcical
  11. I've always thought Cotts was a good judge of a player, his recruitment to put the L1 championship team together was faultless Wilbs Smith Little Ayling Freeman etc for very little money , for the Championship his identification of McGuire Grey was spot on, and the signing of Kodjia - £2-3M and sell for £12-15M was the best example of SL's philosophy of (if we buy we buy young value , develop and sell at a big profit) which we haven't yet equalled. Despite this a certain tedious poster continues to flog the line that SC didn't carry out SL's wishes when he actually has been the most successful at it. Clearly we are in a good (probably better) place under LJ now - in terms of whole club development- but had we completed on the deal on McGuire we would have made a hefty return.
  12. Who exactly IS our chief scout......is it still Mervyn Day? Don't hear much about him lately....
  13. Close ........It's actually Steve Phillips
  14. The GK coach....where is he going? He's supposed to be rated very highly in the game so presumably it's a move upwards of his own choosing?
  15. Don't worry ! Matt will pass on your feedback to the bctv team.
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