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  1. GlastonburyRed

    Ian Wright spouting crap!

  2. GlastonburyRed

    Ian Wright spouting crap!

    I don't know if these stats exist, and if they do, I don't have possession of them. What I do know, and can see, is the lack of diversity in managers across the 92 league clubs - in stark contrast to those that play the professional game. One might take the view that if the issue filters down to job applications and representation on the coaching courses then therein lies an even bigger problem. The perception being that for those who aren't white there is no point even enrolling on said courses because there is little to no hope of securing a job @ the end of it. And so it goes on, a vicious cycle...no job prospects...so no enrolment on the coaching course...so no diversity within the management cohort. It's self-propagating and is quite possibly the evidence that you asked me to provide, albeit by another name.
  3. GlastonburyRed

    Cornwall Stadium - works starts today

    Not even comparable to the Mem
  4. GlastonburyRed

    Ian Wright spouting crap!

    Let’s not forget that this is a professional game that still, in the year 2018, doesn’t officially have a gay player in its ranks. If that’s not indicative of a culture where there might just be a little bit of an issue viz discrimination then I don’t know what is. Of course, homophobia & racism aren’t to be conflated, but the parallels are there and to simply dismiss a black ex-player who has lived and breathed that culture for decades and say ‘this isn’t racism’ or ‘x black player is at it again’ or ‘it’s such an easy position to fall back to’ might be ignoring the fact that it’s raised again & again because it’s still an issue, in 2018, just as it’s still an issue that no gay player feels comfortable in being open and transparent about who they are.
  5. GlastonburyRed

    Ian Wright spouting crap!

    Sad if there is some conscious or unconscious bias against him due to his skin colour. As others have said above, does this happen to others who are less talented than him and white, possibly not. We don't hear a furore about Jordan Henderson's lifestyle/tattoos/favoured shopping outlets, despite many believing that he has turned in poor performances previously. Additionally, possibly harder for us to evaluate, if something is racist or not, when we aren't part of that marginalised group. Step forward if you are black and posting on this thread, and don't believe there is in iota of racism involved in Sterling's treatment in the press... Similarly with the lack of representation of black managers in the game, disproportionate to black players, there has to be something else afoot. All very well saying John Barnes, Paul Ince, etc. are poor managers, and that may well be true, but how few black managers get the opportunity not to be successful in the very first place, a lot less than their white counterparts.
  6. GlastonburyRed

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    You don't need a 'victim' to prosecute; it certainly helps...but the CPS can, and will, prosecute in the absence of a supporting testimony from a complainant. Aside from Domestic Violence/Abuse cases, however, I can't think of (m)any examples from my experience. What I am not clear on, regards the above, is whether the potential police focus is on any unlawful behaviour by Henbury Gas and/or the original alleged offence. Two sides of the same coin, but important to delineate.
  7. GlastonburyRed

    Ex City Defender Gets Premier League Move

    Greg Cunningham has done the same.
  8. GlastonburyRed

    County v Cov

    Think the ref has been quite good.
  9. GlastonburyRed

    Joe Bryan - Signed for Fulham CONFIRMED

    Yeah, I guess it's even more of a shame when a clever lad (not your archetypal footballer), decides that we aren't moving in the right direction as a club.
  10. GlastonburyRed


    If you move 20% in one direction and 20% in another, isn’t there a decent chance that you end up where you started...
  11. GlastonburyRed

    Fulham v Derby

    The Cottage is rocking; reminds me of the old AG on playoff nights.
  12. GlastonburyRed

    Cov v County

    :laugh: that was a shocker of a decision, guess-work by the official.
  13. GlastonburyRed

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Still getting that weekly Gas newsletter :/ good jape mind you, whoever set that up!!!
  14. GlastonburyRed

    Bobby Reid the 'Wind up toy' (Merged)

    I take your, point, in part...although culturally in football I would suggest it would be the exception, and not the norm, to call the Manager/Head Coach by their first name (at least not in an interview for public consumption). Alex...Arsene...Jose... I don't know, maybe it's the way it's done in 2018. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but it just struck me as unusual. I would have expected 'The Gaffer' or some such, instead, just not Lee. To flip it on its head, how many of us call our boss 'The Gaffer'...
  15. GlastonburyRed

    Bobby Reid the 'Wind up toy' (Merged)

    Interesting that Bobby calls his boss 'Lee'.