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Barrs Court Red

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  1. Fun fact, they were offered a site in that area relatively recently. I believe another sporting organisation are now going to develop it instead
  2. My lad wanted a Bears away kit for Christmas, but could only have the shirt as his Grandad was told in the shop “we don’t sell the shorts”. It’s baffling how poor the retail side of things is. I can get a collar for the dog yet I can’t get a branded boot bag for my girl, or a golf umbrella for myself.
  3. It’s funny how coke use has exploded in the last 20 years. It went from something you’d see on naughty football coaches to pub toilets in a short space of time, with some “high profile” (and I use the term loosely) appearing in all the tabloids because her nose was falling apart through its use. A few years ago I did a mid day pub crawl with a mate one Xmas eve, and started in the Hanham spoons for a microwaved breakfast. The queue to have a line at 11am was longer than the one to get a beer at the bar.
  4. Well done Steve, another fine mess your boy has got us into. No one could have predicted Covid, but run away costs and failure were always likely and predictable with that leadership team. It’s convenient that the two orgs that have needed careful management over this period as they take off (Bears and Ashton Gate) don’t seem to have had this issue, and have thrived as organisations.
  5. There’s another element of the same thing, which made me disbelieve it was true when I was told - The Bristol strategy for transport over that period has no provision for this site. I found that surprising. Not really sure why everything’s hidden. I suspect Wally certainly wasn’t meant to blab it in public like he did.
  6. It’s not a gun jumped, so much as it’s not really in Al Fraudys hands to do anything. He’s not driving this, it’s a consortium and the stadium is only a piece of it. It’s certainly been coming, and has been for a few years. Long before people got wind of it, as I guess you’d expect. I’m genuinely fascinated by how this will play out.
  7. Yeah, convenient for them that they found some gullible sap that could help them repurpose a dilapidated but listed building AND get tens of millions of taxpayers cash spent on making it accessible. Biggest question that needs asking, is did discussions on the Fruit Market site began before or after the decision was made to write off the money spent on arena island, and if before, did it factor in the decision to abandon the city centre arena.
  8. How fascinating it would be if someone in Bristol with some time on their hands submitted a FOI request for details of all formal and non-formal meetings and correspondence involving the deputy mayor, mayor and officials from Rovers, from say, 2016 onward.
  9. Anyone remember why the supporters trust was established? I do - because the woeful management of the owner at the time. Gold Star for anyone who can name who the owner was at the time…
  10. I thin your a **** but this is absolutely spot on.
  11. And all that debt is due to HIS decisions. Mr “I won’t spent my money for other peoples enjoyment” back when we were in league 1, struggling due to HIS woeful choices of manager. Let’s not forget the reason we got relegated from the Championship the first time was because he decided to absolutely ravage spending, only to then ramp it back up following relegation- all because HE decided to give his son the job as CEO, one he was massively out of his depth in- and yet here we are, in the same scenario 10 years later.
  12. Up the Bears. Solid defence against a strong Worcester side with flashes of brilliance creeping back into the to Bristol forward play. Tom Whiteley with a debut try that out Uren to shame. page turned? Maybe. With the injured players to return things are looking up.
  13. 10,000 season tickets sold. Phenomenal vindication of the rebrand, and the whole approach that the club has taken.
  14. Where to start - although I’ll caveat by saying that we’re two games into a new season and who knows how it may end. Its easy to say that there is too much negativity, but you’d have to have the patience of a saint to at best not be underwhelmed and and worst utterly despondent due to the downward spiral of increasing velocity we’ve witnessed since “that” Wolves game. It had been clear long before now that recruitment was painfully inadequate. It’s been clear that large portions of the squad were at best mediocre. Good starts and winning streaks papered over the very obvious cracks and dare I say if it wasn’t from some very notable performances from key individuals over the last 2 years, League One would be a reality now. The slow yet avoidable car crash we’re witnessing has huge parallels to the last relegation, right down to the desperate cost cutting and listless leadership. People will point to unrealistic expectations, and I would agree that any expectations for yearly promotion battles are misplaced, but certain senior individuals at the club have to take a huge slice of the blame for stoking such expectations. Things need to change, and fast.
  15. To add to this: Would a shy and humble person go on camera and dismiss fans/customers criticism as “noise” and how you need to “block out that noise” ? Because that’s the opposite. Would a shy and humble person in a senior position at ANY company troll it’s customers on social media and expect to be in that position for very long?
  16. Yes. SL decided he didn’t like how his taxes were being spent, so left day to day control with Junior (I think as CEO, can’t really remember) Unfortunately for Jnr, this coincided with a real down turn on the pitch and a cut in the playing budget; which after a prosperous few years on the pitch (relative to recent history) wasn’t well received on the terraces. Jnrs response to fan criticism of Millen was to say how the club needs to “block out the noise”. While yes you’ll probably do that privately, but saying it publicly was a red rag to a ball, and eventually SL needed to take him out of the firing line.
  17. Let’s not forget the Chairman’s role in this mess. 2nd time the house has seemingly burned down while he’s been given far more responsibility than he has talent for.
  18. Nicks hunt for the spawning ground of the plastic chair leads him to wild scrub land on the outskirts of Bristol. "The chairs will be mine" he said, with a sinister laugh"
  19. “I found out yesterday for the first time that we only have 3,416 seats here, and the way we are going that isn’t enough to accommodate the following we are gathering." How on earth can the chairman not know how many seats a football club has? SURELY that's a huge part in financial planning when setting prices. Unbelievable.
  20. I can't read it either. It just seems to be a collection of morons - the other sag forum seemed to inherit the more eloquent posters.
  21. The policy of signing older "names" has been proven to have been a failure. Bristol seem to have learnt from this, so I would be disappointed if we go for Stringer, even though the guy has been a fantastic player.
  22. I'd love to fly a drone over the Minimal on a match day playing "mind the gap" on a loop - the meltdown would be apocalyptic.
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