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  1. GlastonburyRed

    Injured List

    Pack didn't look too clever either
  2. GlastonburyRed

    Injured List

    FF now (17/10) + viral meningitis - unknown (weeks?)
  3. GlastonburyRed

    Women a security risk? Sexism at the gate?

    Presumably lads cause more aggro at footie than ladies.
  4. GlastonburyRed

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    So...is the 'stand' in use or not, today?!
  5. GlastonburyRed

    Sol Campbell earmarked to work with England U21's

    Cue the "Yeah, but Gerrard had done his coaching badges and was doing all that work with the Liverpool Academy lads to prepare himself for the job" responses
  6. GlastonburyRed

    Sol Campbell earmarked to work with England U21's

    Would we even have this thread if a white former-professional with 73 England Caps and 400+ top flight appearances was doing some work with the U21's...
  7. GlastonburyRed

    Downsy - Dabbing

    Without passing comment on Downsy, as I don't attend AG as much these days, we were very lucky to have DL; a talented light entertainment man, real life City fan, and good bloke. I always felt he got some unfair stick on here, given that despite being very good at his job, he didn't wield any real power and couldn't be expected to substantively challenge the status quo as much as us common-or-garden fan might have liked. However, when it came to match days, a tough act to follow/beat!!!
  8. GlastonburyRed

    Ian Wright spouting crap!

  9. 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.
  10. GlastonburyRed

    Cornwall Stadium - works starts today

    Not even comparable to the Mem
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. GlastonburyRed

    Ex City Defender Gets Premier League Move

    Greg Cunningham has done the same.