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  1. Some people on this post need to be diverted to a facebook group called "Bristol pubs and clubs of the 60's 70's and 80's. I can highly recommend it for a nostalgic trip back in time, with lot's of references to music, pubs, clubs, fashions, fights. All the stuff you'd expect from the title. Let's keep this site back to taking the piss please.
  2. Just to bring this back on topic, what about that shithouse of a club called "The Doghouse" in the North Stand at Eastville. I have a fleeting memory of actually going there for some obscure reason. Probably a better set of facilities than they currently have at the rugby ground though.
  3. Surely that's the point. You make a statement to bluff or double bluff your opponent. Just the same as stating that a certain player is or isn't fit. Or you're calling this player into the squad, which indicates that you'll play a 5-3-2. It's all bullshit and used many times against us by teams in a cup match that are in a division above us. The opposition then have to cover every eventuality, rather than focusing on specifics. I've noticed that since "Deano" has been in charge, we seem to have got a little more savvy in the darker arts. Even to the point of a game postponed by a possibl
  4. I remember my first trip there in about 1972. As we left the station we chased a few off down some steps, I was soon returning up those steps with bottles and all sorts landing around me. At the bottom was the pub blown up by the IRA (Tavern in the Town) I think, it emptied out as we reached the bottom. We made our way to the ground and encamped on the large side terrace. There were some older City fans surrounded by the Brum lot but, were giving them a pasting, we positioned ourselves just below them and joined in as the Brum lads went flying past. Went to the end where most of the
  5. Wouldn't be too bad an area if they finished building those two Igloos.
  6. You want to watch their goal again and see what the experienced Mariappa does/doesn't do. Gave up, stopped running, then realised the ball was going to a free man and the area of goal he could and should have protected was left as a gaping hole.
  7. For both our goals yesterday, the scorer took three touches before shooting, fourth touch was the shot. They had to make the space with those touches to enable them to get their shot off. I know it might not be the modern way of recording things but, to me those passes were just passes and the players created the openings for themselves. Obviously the more assists a player gets should show that they were proactive in the build up to goals and looks good on their record. A quick one two return pass where the receiving player still had a lot to do, doesn't constitute an assist in my opinion
  8. Thanks for letting me have an opinion, very gracious of you.
  9. Agreed you are correct, I missed the one two as it was so quick. Perhaps they claim and hand out assists too easily in the modern game. I thought an assist was supposed to lead directly to the goal, Like a cross or through ball. I suppose Goal keepers claim assists as well now. I don't class that as an assist in the real terms of setting up a goal scoring chance, because Fammy still had a lot to do before getting his shot off. I suppose it's down to interpretation of an assist, I don't class that as such. My appointment for specsavers is booked.
  10. Is that supposed to be an assist for one of our goals by passing to the player who scored? If that's the case, both our goals were down to the scorer, both had at least two touches to move the ball away from the defender and get a shot off by themselves. If, he'd crossed the ball and a player had put the ball in directly from that cross, then I'd give him an assist. Other than that you'd have to give an assist for so many people prior to them moving the ball around to get a shot on goal. Both were faced with opposition defenders in front of them when they received the ball and had to make the
  11. Didn't lose possession, didn't tackle anyone, didn't intercept anything, didn't pull up any trees, didn't attempt to beat anyone with trickery or pace. Put a decent cross in when in space and cut in and tried to cross once. Apart from that, the lad did absolutely nothing to suggest he had a future at this level of football. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was playing within himself and possibly to instructions to keep the shape of the side. If that was his remit, he's a world beater.
  12. RIP Bobby. Condolences to the family. One of my all time favourite players from the period of us actually progressing (slowly) as a club. Boy couldn't we do with someone of his stature and influence in our team today.
  13. Start the thread then Dave. I thought we were two players short of a team today. Adelakun was a bystander for the most part, passing responsibility by not choosing to go forward, produced one decent cross and very little else, possibly could do with a run of games but, isn't going to get it on that showing. Mariappa being the other total waste of space. He was totally ineffective in stopping their equaliser both in the build up and cross, to the way he ambled back into the box, when with just a little desire he could and should have got back to protect the goal. When he did have an opport
  14. Oh, I know it's not an uncommon practice to employ people you know. To achieve success, sometimes you have to ruffle a few feathers, have they the balls to do that or, do they want to quietly go about their business and hope the format brings success without being challenged. It's been a recurring theme that when there's the slightest disagreement from any of the coaching staff or players, they been quietened then shown the door. And during Mr Lansdown's time at the helm, not one person who's left the club, that I can remember have ever been critical of the club. Makes me think they've si
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