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  1. I was on that coach too. What a day, we practically hi jacked another random coach at the services, if it wasn’t for the driver taking pity on us we would never have made any of the game ( missed the Tomlin pen, was a few streets away on foot and heard the cheers). I was on the coach that arrived late for Leyton Orient quite a few years ago, driver saw floodlights and headed towards them only to be a few streets away from Highbury! I’ve also been on the football special train stuck just outside Plymouth station when the police wouldn’t let us off, and on the CATS coach that was turned back to Bristol just minutes away from the ground ( again Plymouth) when the game was postponed due to weather. I’m sure there are many other ‘experiences’ too. No, I’m not a jinx I’m yet to see us lose away this year ( obviously I haven’t been to all games), but I’ve seen all wins and two draws and only one goal conceded...and yes I’m going to Millwall and Hull!
  2. I remember being in the ground and wondering where everyone was then saw the coaches arrive. Think it was about 5 mins before KO I saw some people I know. Well it beats the time a few years before when my CATS coach failed to meet the police escort, got lost and then found by the police who wouldn’t let it proceed until it had a police escort which took ages to arrange. We arrived just before the second half.
  3. Totally agree @Olé, you get a rarely awarded unicorn from me, in case you didn’t see the emoji discussion thread it’s not an insult but awarded when a ‘like’ doesn’t seem enough. Regarding the free coaches, I think they could have done it for Millwall, remember it was a rearranged game due to both clubs being in the FA cup. Even if it was free we are limited by the away capacity and the fact it’s a night game, loads won’t be able to make it. For all London games, and a few others I usually make my own way, usually by coach as train works out so expensive, but this time I’m going by CATS. Thought it would be safer if Millwall got relegated etc, it was perfectly fine when I went last season in the day time, heavily policed at London Bridge but on a night when there is a lot rest8ng on it for both teams might be different. @Mr PopodopolousI think it’s £23.00 on CATS, which compared to some trips isn’t bad. If I was making my own way though I can usually do it for £5 each way and a few quid on my Oyster card, so I’m probably paying double. I can’t remember what I paid for Hull on CATS, £26? The early match and it being on a Sunday doesn’t help so it’s not easy or cheap to make my own way. It was always planned to be this time and date though so no way were the club going to subsidise or put on free travel. Like I said why would they when they have fans wanting to pay. It does make me laugh through when our team flys to a match, eg recently to Boro, that their team coach is driven ( presumably empty) to collect them from the airport to take them hotel and then to the match the next day. It is then used to take them from the match to the airport and then driven (empty?) back to Bristol. No the media or the directors etc don’t use it to travel. I’ve seen this done every time we fly. Crazy?
  4. I don’t think it will make POTD, if it doesn’t sell out then I’m sure the tickets will be off sale on the day to prevent Derby getting tickets. Oh @phantom just said as much
  5. I was listening to TalkSport yesterday, they were chatting about the playoffs. Raving about Leeds, Villa, Boro ( of course) Derby seemed to get slightly less enthusiasm, surprisingly, but they did finally mention us. ‘EVEN Bristol City might be in with a chance still’ Yes, unloved and unfancied, lets fly under the radar and bomb the **** out of everyone
  6. Loved that. If the resolution was better I’m sure I could pick myself out in the Eastend Seriously, I used to get into the ground a good hour before and sing and chant, I had to to get a space so I could see ( not tall) but somehow everyone had their places and you found yourself stood on the terraces with the same people around you week after week, year after year. I can’t remember people drinking at the ground either, local pubs yes but not at the ground? As far as I was aware only the ‘posh’ people in the Williams or Dolman had access to bars? I think there was the Supporters bar ( never went in there) and the players bar we went in after the match for a drink and a chat to the players. Just can’t remember alcohol being sold the way it is in the concourses? Maybe that’s the problem, people are drinking and eating and not out building up the atmosphere. The club must think so as they shut the concourses early one Saturday recently. Also as everyone now has a reserved seat there is no need to arrive early to get a place to stand. I think we’ve got too comfy.
  7. @BigAlToby&Liam, just wanted to be clear about your above post. The ONLY free shirts given out were for those who went to the rearranged game at Boro, no other away support has been recognised in any way, not even a hot drink never mind a pie and a pint voucher. They aren’t ever going to offer free travel if they got people queueing up to pay for it. I don’t know how many went to Boro away, so don’t know how many shirts were given out. The coach I think was £42 so that was steep. I would rather them take £20 off of that and encouraged more to go or take a tenner off the Millwall and Hull trips. It was a nice gesture to give out the shirts, of course it was. But just think about it, the design only had a few weeks left, especially with the badge change, they weren’t going to sell many of the surplus stock. I would think the profit on the coach offset the wholesale price of the shirt, the club didn’t lose money on this but gained great publicity. That’s business I guess. Shame it was all undone with the Easter Eggs and now it seems more importantly the Disabled toilet facility abuse.
  8. Never thought of that, but yes the club often say similar. Something like ‘we will be able to assess the situation once the swelling goes down and we can do a scan’
  9. Doesn’t the club employ a disability liaison office or something like that. Why isn’t he taking this up, surely that’s just the thing he is employed to look at?
  10. I do like the ‘Galvanise’ video that they have been playing on the screen before KO lately though, always a good tune to inspire and some great memories too from over the years.
  11. I don’t think it’s a dig, but it’s a reminder to LJ that there are only three games left and he’s cutting it fine. Not for one minute do I think LJ is in danger of losing his job, but I will be interested to see if there is a similar interview on the last home game of the season. A year ago SL said there would probably be players leaving in the summer which might prove unpopular ( I think it was at the time but we’ve all got over that now, the only thing I miss are Reid’s goals) and he expected us to finish higher this year, which certainly looks possible. An amazing achievement really when you think of the three players sold. As I said, I wonder what the expectation will be next season? I really don’t think the playoffs have been ours for a while, heart still hopes whist sensible head told me a month os so ago it wasn’t to be. So to finish higher would certainly be playoffs at the minimum. I think that’s pretty much our level, top end Championship team, occasional flirt with the playoffs to seem like we are interested. Unless we suddenly unearth a bit more quality or one of our ones for the future finally matures I think that’s what we will be looking at for the next couple of years. We won’t suddenly be spending millions, and the unfairness of parachute teams will surround us again, not that money always works. We almost got a decent team, just not quite. It will be an interesting window once again, especially with the Chelsea loans going back, and three players is a lot to have to replace on top of any we might sell.
  12. I asked on another thread whether Brownhill covered himself in glory yesterday so I’m glad you too have brought him up. I know this thread is mainly debating Pack but I don’t think Brownhill has shone at all lately, perhaps his goal has saved him from any criticism, but I don’t think he is blameless if the finger is being pointed at Pack.
  13. And also Pack is Captain when Korey and Wright don’t feature. I think Webster ended up with the armband on Saturday so not a problem as such but to drop your Captain to the bench does something psychologically I think. The rare times Pack hasn’t started previously we haven’t looked any better, in league games anyway, but I agree he is struggling to make a positive impact at the moment.
  14. I heard the swelling hadn’t gone down enough for the X-rays/ scan to be done. Then of course it’s been Easter so put on hold. Also been told there are pictures on social media of him and his family with crutches in the background, so it looks like he is back on them. I think that’s the season for him, and what a terrible one he’s had injury wise.
  15. I think you are right. I’ve always thought the positives of not having a Star Player is that, well, there is no star player. Everyone chips in and works as a team, no prima donnas, no one player we rely on. No one is head and shoulders above anyone else. We have no real ‘one to watch’. Now I’m beginning to think maybe we do need that bit of star quality. Maybe not a goal scorer, but that would be nice, but certainly a leader. Someone able to turn it on and inspire others around him, easy when we are a couple of goals up but go a goal or more down and players are looking at eachother and not finding any answers. We are not too far away from having a good team, not great but on our day can give most a game. I don’t want to rip it up and start again, at least not as drastically as we sometimes have. Just a few tweaks here and there. A leader, a goal scorer but everyone wants them I guess, but everyone seems to find them too. I know we are up against parachute payments but players are out there and can be found, maybe our scouting needs an upgrade?
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