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  1. Hard but small crew. Just never had the numbers. As I remember it the two ends, Tote end and East end were, roughly: Rovers = some lads, a few scruffy greebo's, a few scruffy hippies and the rest young kids. Numbers up to 2,000. Always thought their crowd make up were more scruffy and down trodden than equivalent crowd at AG. City = lots of lads, 4 greebo's, a couple of hippy types and young lads. Numbers up to 4,000. All rough figures taken from Rovers crowds of 10/12k and City's crowds of 12/16k and, depending on who the opposition were. Bigger ground, bigger attendances, better football, more away support, equalled more trouble, which might have attracted others with little affiliation to the club that liked that little excitement.
  2. Common trait I believe. We had a 13/60, which did the same. Brilliant motor, I loved it. Walnut dash, leather seats, wood and wire steering wheel. And core plugs that would pop out at random times.
  3. At least you have honesty on your side. Any Ginger? especially with Irish and Scottish in you.
  4. Not good weather for gardening. I wonder if there has been a leak or two and someone needs to plug the hole in the garden? Strange situation really. Wally knows people want to buy him out. Fruit market owners know someone wants to buy the site. Both situations are not conducive to negotiating a reasonable price for either purchase. If this is a consortium, then it's because they've had to pool resources, so that info being made public won't help the cause. Any relocation of the tenants of the fruit market must be acceptable to them and people affected by where that site is. Any application for a stadium will obviously be met by opposition from local groups about traffic impact, environmental impact, noise, light, hooliganism. Any application for demolition and over development of the rugby ground site will be met with opposition, about over development, noise, dirt, extra vehicle movements. Personally I think it's a good place for a stadium, as Temple Meads was for an arena. Transport options are already in place for buses and trains and there's an almost direct link from the M32. Lots of hurdles to cross yet, not least keeping the cost down and having the funding, which the council will have to make sure of with any large venture/proposal. The council originally decided there would be no parking for an arena but, this proposal will be for nearly double the capacity of that plan and must prove it's able to cope with that capacity and it's impact on the surrounding areas which will be extensive when at capacity, if and when bigger teams go there, or there's a local derby verses FGR, Bath City, Manor Farm or the mighty Mango's.
  5. They only have debt to their owners, Al Quadi.
  6. How would you describe a person that drives a very small car, with a very small rear windscreen? Add to that, the person then obliterates the rear view by sticking a giant sticker (350mm diameter) dead centre of the rear window. I'll let you guess what that sticker was.
  7. Very reputable businessmen then, bound to work well with our current Mayor. I did hear that a Mr A Hitler might be a sleeping director.
  8. I did say she was a real property expert, not a developer.
  9. This is going to be Edward Ware, former director of Edward Ware homes, That went bankrupt and I believe was banned from being a director of a company for a time, as a result. Fortunately, he wasn't made to suffer too much financially, as his Mrs found £5m down the back of the sofa to carry on with her own property company, as she was a real property expert. It might also include Nick Higgs who is reportedly still owed a substantial sum from the original sale of BRFC to Dwayne Sports. I don't like the talks going on with BCC as they will bend over backwards to help that lot out. Just as they did when changing the planning committee on the day of the meeting to decide the application for the redevelopment of the rugby ground. Six councillors were removed from the committee who'd previously voiced their concerns about that application, to be replaced by other councillors friendly towards the application/club. BCC previously promoted the idea of using the fruit market site as a joint stadium for both clubs. As we have ours now, they'll say it's only fair that Rovers can compete on an even footing and bend a few rules, re access, travel arrangements, noise and light pollution, granting of long leases with peppercorn rent, on the adjoining council owned depot for hotel/housing developments which will go towards financing. There are many hurdles to cross here, none less than agreeing a figure with the Al Quadi family for their money back, plus interest/profit on their original property deal. Then actually getting money out of BRFC for rent on a £40-£60m build. Someone is going to take a hit in this plan. Probably the new stadium company formed to see the project through, that gets loans on the value of land, who will then go bankrupt, leaving BRFC to pick up a newly built stadium at a knock down price from the liquidator, with the financiers ultimately taking a hit and writing off £40m. some people are good with shares and when to acquire and sell them, and the club has history in forming new companies and obtaining property when someone goes to the wall. Seen it all before with that lot. Slippery as hell.
  10. Is that a complex for inferiors?
  11. Simple answer. He was played centrally and given a free role behind Bobby Reid. After Christmas and Fammy's return, he has been played wide left and sporadically since. Just like Weimann was prior to Fammy's return for the first six games of the season last year, a revelation centrally, just above average because of his energy, when played out wide.
  12. I seem to have touched a nerve. So, which one is it then? You seem to be denying both. We're either a vile club or a club that went bankrupt, which according to you, didn't do us any harm. Where's the smiley face?
  13. Your statement was as follows: "Someone said that Rovers were a vile club who they hoped went bankrupt. I responded with 'It didn't do you any harm'". So that response statement must include both accusations. I know you wrongly referred to the bankrupt section but, your statement was all inclusive.
  14. Got me on that one RR. I was completely forgetting that technicality. Bravo.
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