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Eddie Hitler

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  1. The government must absolutely love that; not only do they now know what you earn from cradle to grave they also know every penny you spend and on what you're spending it.
  2. We did have a whole other thread on this where people were agreeing to differ. Cash payment is always going to have a role whether through Luddite tendencies (guilty), as back up for payment system or internet failure (widespread BT & Sky broadband outage at the start of this week), or for the old, young or "vulnerable" for whom cash is simplest. Decent organisations, and I certain include City in that definition, will look to facilitate all methods of payment in order to avoid excluding any particular groups.
  3. Diana Dors is a new one to me. Was she an active fan or was this saying she supported City in an interview? (if you know)
  4. Agreed, I always want the home nations to win their games. Hat tricks for Morrell and Williams; consolation wonder goal from Nagy.
  5. I don't disagree (except that you're not going to get existing Rovers fans coming to watch City, that will instead be the new generation of fans) but I also don't think that's incompatible with what I've said. Vince buys Rovers for a song without a ground, merges the teams, satrts playing in Blue and Green, and moves closer to Bristol. If the merged team starts getting 5,000 that's doubled the crowds and given them a good base from which to grow.
  6. I was misinformed then. I don't think he was making it up; maybe he was just getting a bit confused. It was somebody I worked with who would sometimes slag off Brighton and I asked why there was a rivalry.
  7. Forest Green gets an additional six thousand regular fans; Forest Green is only getting crowds of 2,500 despite their success. Rovers get a decent stadium in which to play team; maybe a new one just off the M5 north of Bristol. It makes sense to me. I suggest Rovers Rovers as the new name.
  8. It was about £10m in the accounts which seemed an undervalue and the charge was at £10m. £15m seems more reasonable, given the Sainsbury's bid in the era of peak supermarket was IIRC £30m, and as the debt is being allowed to rise to that level it looks like the AQs also think so. The £25m / £30m values are coming from gasheads being let loose with a calculator and then multiplying Bristol land values for particular uses by the acreage of the Memorial ground site and selecting the biggest figure without taking into account the many other factors that valuers consider. And as with any speculation once enough people have repeated it then it becomes fact.
  9. Plymouth was ina similar mess seven or eight years ago, looking at dropping out of the league and either in or going into administration. A local property developer, James Brent, stepped up to buy them and he said it was only until they were back on an even keel and then he would step down. Amazingly he was absolutely true to his word; sorted them out financially such taht they were now turning a profit and rebuilt some of the ground and then sold at a fair price to somebody else; stepping down. That's the sort of person they need.
  10. Agreed. Ground sharing with your rivals never ends well. Back in the 90s I asked a Crystal Palace fan why they had such an intense and nasty rivalry with Brighton, a club fifty miles away, rather than the much closer Charlton or Millwall. He said it all started when Palace let Brighton groundshare and ever since they have been enemies. I do not share the huge dislike that many on here have for the gas (and we're all entitled to our opinions, I'm not saying anybody's wrong) but letting them groundshare would be asking for trouble. No, just no.
  11. Yes, exactly. I think this became the inevitable outturn when UWE failed; the level of internal debt accumulated since that happened now comfortably exceeds the value of the Memorial ground so it will have to be sold. Some wealthy local businessmen, maybe even Higgs again, will buy the football club without the ground and Rovers will go back to Twerton. I don't know any Rovers fans these days but maybe, as with Brexit, it woud be better to just get it over with so that they can move on. They certaiinly need a change of ownership or you can see them going down the same road as Coventry. Jeff Bezos is not suddenly going to develop an affinity for da famous quarters.
  12. Agreed. There are three things going on and it isn't clear firstly whether any will happen and secondly to what extent they are connected. Buy and redevelop the fruit market site including, but very much not limited to, a football ground. Sale and / or redevelop the Memorial Ground. Sale of the football club. They can all happen independently: new developers build on the fruit market site and include a football ground, Al Qs exercise their charge on the Mem and build on it, group of local businessmen buy the football club without a ground. If you structure it like that then you can see it as being a reasonable plan; though it would leave Rovers renting a ground at the fruit market rather than owning a ground.
  13. He wasn't. He was performing at the Hippodrome and someone from Rovers approached to make the record for a fee; he agreed. Football club singles by celebs were a thing in those days.
  14. You might want to ask to have the form emailed; the offer closes 22 Nov which is this Friday.
  15. Well, I now have the money in my account. All the money I put into Bristol City in the 90s when the club needed it has been repaid in full. Thank you the Lansdown family; this was money I never thought to see again as it was my contribution as a fan when the club needed it.
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