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  1. So if selling your ground to yourself is above board as long as it is valued correctly, what's now to stop all other Championship clubs that own their own ground, doing it and giving themselves a FFP boost?
  2. Yes I was wondering about this too. Surely SL could chuck a relative pittance at it to make the team competitive, or are there financial restrictions? I would certainly be a whole lot cheaper to get the ladies to the top of the prem than the men! Would be good publicity for Bristol Sport too if they were up there challenging, with the push to popularize the Women's game at present. Of all the components of Bristol Sport the ladies team surely would be the easiest to get to the very top I would tthink?
  3. He spoke very complimentary things about City on Radio 5 at the time we were looking for a new manager, and he was out of work. I got the feeling he was interested but don't know if he applied. With Howe it'll be interesting to see how he does at another club if and when he leaves Bournemouth. His time at Burnley didn't go well and he very much has things his own way at Bournemouth.
  4. fgrsimon

    Brentford

    We relegated them to 'League 2' once last game of the season. It was a crazy game because it was when Goals Scored counted rather than Goal Difference. Second half, we'd won the game and so it didn't matter how many more they conceded, their only chance of staying up was to score more, so they were just piling forward regardless and leaving themselves wide open. We could have had 10 quite easily but it was the days of Junior Bent etc. Finished 5-2 IIRC.
  5. I sometimes wonder if Bristol Rovers isn't real, that it's some kind of TOWIE type soap opera purely for our enjoyment. I mean when they won at Ipswich they were 3rd, on a roll and with a home game to come against AFC Wimbledon to go 2nd and I rhink City lost that day. Lireraly No-one would have written a sscript where the manager walks out to go to team in danger of relegation to the National League, they employ a new manager who's never played, managed or won a game of football in his life and they drop like a stone to 12th and lose at home to the team in 23rd in L2 whe there was a real chance of a Wembley final.
  6. Stick for now but next 4 or 5 games are critical. Poor results in those and we"ll looking down rather than up. It's frustrating that the same things just keep happening too many times for it to be chance. We do well before Christmas. We do well when we have lots of injuries and the 11 more or less pick themselves. There are inexplicable collapses in form, confidence and performances. Too many signings that never even get a chance where other clubs seem to pick up lower league gems and integrate them seamlessly. Doubly frustrating this season because after the Fulham game, with almost all the injuries coming back and seemingly an attacking lineup and tactics decided, we were in a great position but its all fallen apart yet again. Still at present 10th isnt disastrous at this point of the season but results need to pick up again pretty damn quickly or the Playoffs will be gone and we'll be looking over our shoulder. There's usually a team in most leagues that drop like a stone.....
  7. Drinking cider on the way to work, sounds like a brilliant idea! It's a shame I drive
  8. Very bad decision to jump ship at Luton when promotion was a shoe-in, even in January, and when they had lots of upward momentum. Stoke have been in a downward spiral for some time and he was fairly fortunate that they stayed clear of relegation last season. Not the first and certainly won't be the last manager to jump ship for a so say bigger name though.
  9. Yep remember that well 2 or 3 yuppie types (it must have been late 80's, early90's?) giving it the big un. The boys in blue turned up and removed at least one of them, to much hilarity in the away stand.
  10. Blimey, there was an amazingly accurate prediction here!!! pongo88 OTIB Supporter 4,928 6,710 posts Location: A little to the east of west and a bit south of north Report post #947 Posted April 22, 2014 If they go down, I can see them being a marquee club as well. They'll start work on their new ground, and run out of money, so will just have a few large tents around the pitch instead of proper stands.
  11. Are you sure you didn't sleepwalk to the Mem last night?
  12. If I remember correctly Leicester had less possession in most of their games when they won the Prem
  13. I'm intrigued by what looks like a Tannoy speaker top right? Rather than it being bolted to the stanchion horizontally in the traditional manner, it appears to be suspended by a cable looped over a nail attached to one of the tent poles and therefore just dangles limply, pointing straight down Ian Holloway lurking suspiciously outside the shitter too.
  14. I have one abiding memory of his reign and that was the dullest game of football I've ever seen - it was a 0-0 v Wycombe, possibly a Friday evening and if they were still playingl today, it would still be 0-0. The odd thing about his time was that we could't score for toffee but had Tony Thorpe in the squad and he hardly got to play. He was a top goalscorer at that level. Maybe something to do with him being a nippy small guy and not the 6ft6 lump that Pulis has always gone for. [Edit] just checked Wikipedia and Thorpe went on to score 51 in 128 games for City and Pulis wouldn't play him!
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