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Everything posted by RED4LIFE

  1. Louis Britton has scored goals wherever he has played no matter the level. He's got a talent that cant be taught, and is the Academy player I have the most hope for to make it at first team level. A bit like Tammy but less all-round polished.
  2. Donated mate. Good on you and best of luck
  3. I actually used that very quote when in Ernest Hemingways favourite bar in Cuba (La Bodeguita Del Medio) this Christmas when my Mrs asked me if I've ever read any Hemingway
  4. Oh wow, that's shocking news. Absolutely devastating for the whole family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all concerned. RIP Amora.
  5. Apologies, Pixies were one act down from headliners on the Other Stage in 2014 and that stage was rammed for them. They still have a massive following in European countries. Maybe even bigger than the likes of Radiohead etc. That's certainly the feeling I've had from going to festivals abroad over the years. You can also add Depeche Mode to that too. Without doubt they are more loved in Europe than the UK. You say your opinion is based off of record sales and discographies and contradicted yourself by saying Rod Stewart struggled to sell out and hes sold more than most over a lot longer period. The point I was trying to make was and is, popularity amongst the masses is all well and good, but it isn't the be all and end all of what makes good music and I have no doubt that we could and should as a music venue be more adventurous with the acts we book. Great musicians/bands will always appeal and have more longevity than nostalgia acts like Spice Girls or Take That.
  6. Any evidence of that or is it just your opinion? Surely any act that sells out, (and I have no doubt all the artists I mentioned would sell out) would bring in roughly the same amount of money? Just because they may not be bands the masses know and love doesn't mean they dont have huge fan bases. There's a reason all those bands (ironically apart from Depeche Mode) have headlined Glastonbury over the last few years. Edit: by headline, I dont just mean Pyramid headliners.
  7. Oh, I completely agree with both of you and can totally understand the business sense behind the bookings. The thing is, anyone could pick these bands and know they're gonna make money from ticket sales. How about we try and do things a little differently and book bands that are leftfield but will still sell out? Ffs, isn't that what Bristol as a city has always done? We have our own style, vibe and have never pandered to the normal 'London-centric' norms. Why on earth can't we make the most of that and become a known venue for the more 'off-centre' music scene. Foals, Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Pixies, Depeche Mode amongst many others would all sell out if booked. Again, not all of those are my cup of tea but it would tie into the Bristol ethos of not going with the norm and would make AG stand out against the millions of over venues who only book safe acts.
  8. Thank Bob for that. I thought I was the only one. Although, the MSP leave me cold too. Strange fact about them is their drummer used to live in Longwell Green at the height of their fame. Why? Absolutely no idea, but a guy I used to work with was good friends with him and his wife and even he didn't have a clue why he lived there of all places. Anyway, Bristol has often been on the cutting edge when it comes to music so the fact we've had the likes of Spice Girls, Take That, Rod bleeding Stewart and now The Killers playing at AG I find it incredibly disappointing whoever books the acts doesn't look any further than who is getting airplay on Radio 1 or 2 right now.
  9. It seems like I'm the only person completely underwhelmed by this. Yes, a pretty big 'name' band, but one who is still trading off the success of their first album imo. I know I'm in the minority here with regards to The Killers, but I'm gonna double-down on that and say I cannot stand Mr Brightside at all. Totally aware I'm one of the few people that dislikes that track so its more my taste than it being shit. Would've much preferred a curve-ball act like Queens of the Stone Age though. Although, not a safe and 'radio friendly' band, the tickets would've sold out within days without doubt. Considering the acts that have played in the redeveloped AG, I have absolutely no doubt that Ed Sheeran has also been sounded out about playing there too, although I think he's taking a break from touring at the moment. Ironically, ES has ties to the Bristol music scene (friendly with Joe Peng and Grant Marshall amongst others). When he played on Glastonburys Pyramid the first time (2016?) he did a cover of Laid Blaks 'Red' and there was probably only a handful of people there that had any idea he performed a cover version of a fairly obscure (nationally) Bristol band track. That impressed me hugely. The bulk of his music unfortunately doesn't.
  10. I forgot about Arn. He was prolific at posting on here. A bit like RR without the annoyance factor
  11. If you have got it right then fair play to the fella. From OTIB to BBC sports journalist is one helluva step up.
  12. Some blast from the past names posting back then. I do often wonder what happened to likes of Malone FM, Dr Faustus, Godzilla etc. Always decent fun to be had reading their posts back then
  13. Exactly what Korey said in commentary for the Charlton game. Apparently they've both spent a lot of time together trying to get fit and Korey said he's got that passion for the game that could set him apart from the average player and he could have a big future. From what little I know, he's a natural goalscorer, and as I said in a thread about Tammy Abraham (and got nailed for it), the goal posts never move and a goalscorer will always score with the right service (as TA is now proving). The problem is, most managers expect more from a CF than just scoring goals. Bielsa with the Bamford/Neketiah situation is a perfect example Whilst understandable, being in the right place at the right time is an inherent skill and is often un-teachable. You either can or you can't and no amount of coaching will change that.
  14. That they had a girlfriend, that looks like their sister......
  15. And let's not forget he got injured playing for us. Yes, he may have exacerbated it by playing for Hungary when he was only 75% fit but in his short time here he has already said he loves playing for his country and who wouldn't? Its not as if we didn't know he was an international when we signed him. Besides, when he's fit he is an excellent player and will make us stronger without doubt. Not a pop at you KITR btw, as I agree with you and wanted to continue your positive thoughts on him.
  16. RED4LIFE

    Leeds fans

    Does this mean the attacker dived and should therefore get a ban, or does it mean this was Fams and Wrights fault and both will get a minimum six game ban?
  17. I can't make the game tomorrow but would be happy to donate if there's another way. You never know when life will deal you a bum hand through no fault of your own. To me, that's the time when others need to rally around and look after one of our own if they can afford to. I'm in no way a rich man, but I wouldn't miss £20. If that can make a difference to this fella (and his familys) life, then count me in.
  18. A little from column A, a little from column B, Bob.
  19. Of course he wont Dave. He's The Sage and is never wrong (unless the OS tells him differently). Facts have never got in the way of his utter drivel and never will. For a bloke that worked in the mental health profession, you have to wonder how many people he actually helped considering he comes across as an utter basketcase himself. Put the Cockwomble on ignore and forget about him.
  20. Not filling the bench to prove a point is the one thing that will always rankle with me. Even if he had no plans to actually put a youngster on the pitch the experience wouldve been invaluable to them. Other than that, he did a fantastic job for us.
  21. Is it not on red button? If not, you can stream it for £10 through the OS.
  22. I'm not sure how to word this as I would never try to belittle what happened there as it was utterly horrendous, but for me, Belsen shocked me more. I'm not going to try and use numbers as a reference as to why I think that as humans should never be referenced as just a number but Belsen was harrowing. Especially considering they never actually had gas chambers there (no matter what the Sex Pistols may have sang about) I suppose it didn't help that my grandad was one of the first wave of troops that helped liberate Belsen. From listening to the people that knew him before that (especially my nan) they all say he was never the same afterwards. As a kid growing up he would tell me loads of stories about certain parts of the war (he was a desert rat fighting Rommel through Africa/Egypt and Italy). He told me about scratching his name on the sphinx and how his best friend burned to death in a tank that he escaped from, but he absolutely refused to speak about Belsen and what he saw. One of the great British reporters of the time Richard Dimbleby (father of David Dimbleby) said at the time "Here over an acre of ground lay dead and dying people. You could not see which was which... The living lay with their heads against the corpses and around them moved the awful, ghostly procession of emaciated, aimless people, with nothing to do and with no hope of life, unable to move out of your way, unable to look at the terrible sights around them ... Babies had been born here, tiny wizened things that could not live ... A mother, driven mad, screamed at a British sentry to give her milk for her child, and thrust the tiny mite into his arms, then ran off, crying terribly. He opened the bundle and found the baby had been dead for days. This day at Belsen was the most horrible of my life." Every day of our lives we should be thankful that we have never had to see or live through the absolute horror that people of only two or three generations past had to live.
  23. Agree with most of that but saying he doesn't have the strength yet you would like him to be more physical in tackling seems like an oxymoron to me. I personally dont think strong tackles will be his game even after he 'fills out'. Hes far too clever a footballer for that. I think Nagy's injury has forced LJ's hand to a certain degree to play HNM and there is no doubting his quality but he is still a kid. You can't play an 18 year old every game in the Championship without fear of burning him out. Especially one who is still sleight of frame. I've kind of suspected that the plan is for him to replace Brownhill next season after we've sold Josh for £millions to a another team. Yeah, JB is quality and will get better no doubt, but HNM has a higher potential. It's always been part of our ethos. The more money we make from player sales, the more we can spend on young players, who, if we train them properly, we can sell for higher fees, and we can then spend more money on young players with higher potential and we go again.....and on and on......
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