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Eddie Hitler

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  1. Well you say that, but it's really 3,000,001 now.
  2. How will we know who has posted it? There is a front page tally but the posts aren't numbered that I can see. Given that I will proceed to claim it before anyone else does.
  3. Maidstone United, for one, has its own internet radio station. These cost pennies and I'm sure some of our expert fans would happily run the discussion for free. Maybe we could have a Sunday night Swedish hour presented by Tommy. https://www.stoneslive.com/
  4. Though I do wonder when you come off that list. Paul last had a professional contract at some Scottish club in 2016/17 so he hasn't played professionally for over two seasons. Is he still going to be on that list when he's sixty?
  5. Wow, loads of big names there. Though because I've heard of them they are probably mid thirties and slowed down.
  6. Oh come on, it's a popular forum which means all types of posting from insightful analysis and comment through the bleedin' obvious to wind ups and, with this being my particular bete noir, puns. It has always been thus, just skip the posts you don't like or if it's a particular poster put them on ignore. I only have one poster on ignore and they aren't on this thread as yet.
  7. I don't know. I have always (first match 1979) regarded City's natural level as a decent Championship, previously Div 2, club. Similar over that timescale to Coventry, Stoke, Southampton, Ipswich. All of whom are in very different relative places right now but with their support and history that's the sort of grouping I'd put us within. There are bigger clubs in the division of course but we're hardly a minnow; there are a handful of small clubs in the current Championship but I wouldn't class us as being amongst them. Size is no guarantee of success or protection against relegation but I would say top half of the Championship is where we naturally sit. Obviously we can overachieve into the top division or massively underachieve into the bottom place in Div 4 depending upon management, recruitment and finances but I think with our support we are a natural Championship club.
  8. The global TV audience for the Premiership has poured enormous amounts of money in at that top level so making it the world's top money earning league and effectively a global league in tersm of coaches, players and TV audiences. I would say that Premiership football in England is now as much a different game from the rest of English football as is women's football from men's. I'm not trying to steer the debate down that old route but the only thing that they all have in common is using the same rules. Remember Tom Hanks' joking that he'd bet on Leicester. The point is that not only had he heard of Leicester but he knew that they had won the Premiership; and knew that enough people worldwide would know that so he could make a joke about it. I don't know who won the American Football league last year, or the Spanish football league come to that. But Tom Hanks knew Leicester had won the EPL. The Championship is only of wider interest because it promotes into the Premiership so the only interest is at the top end of the table. The bottom half of the Championship, L1, L2 and below are like the Scottish leagues: unreported and unwatched except by their own fans because the media interest and therefore money sits squarely in the Premiership. The gulf is now huge; promotion under Alan Dicks was great but it was similar to promotion under Cotts. We stepped up a league; crowds were bigger, tickets were pricier and players were paid more but the difference wasn't huge. Promotion to the Premiership now is like enetering a whole new world, like a repertory actor getting a starring role in a big budget film, everything changes except the basic rules of the game. The money pours in and out again on the world's best players and the TV stations show every goal a dozen times. It wasn't this way when it started, ?1994, but it has increasingly become so and if you are a club with no relaistic chance of getting there then you had better start watching your costs as there will be no big payday on getting into the Championship to clear your debts. This is a sea change with clubs now being divided into Premiership / Premiership potential / and others. If you are the others then you really need to reallign your sights because there is no gold at the end of your rainbow so stop running at a loss because it can only end badly. Bolton and Bury have already fallen with Bury kicked out of the league; Charlton, Macclesfield, Coventry, Morecambe and Scunthorpe are teetering. For these clubs, as with Bury, there may well not exist a "greater fool" who is prepared to take on a loss making club with more debts than assets and they will too find themselves a phoenix club in the non-leagues. I also cannot see it ending well for the Rovers. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7415009/After-Burys-demise-Boltons-ongoing-financial-struggles-fall.html
  9. In designing the away kit surely the primary consideration should be that together with the home kit you should be able to play away at the other 22 teams in the division without a clash of kits. That's the main purpose of the away strip. Yes sometimes it's unavoidable to require a third strip but they're saying this applies to six games. Maybe it'll hay to be skins with the numbers painted on.
  10. I said it; and if you are using it with privacy settings and in closed groups then yes you can use it safely and it can be of value. However to use it on open settings on a platform which anyone in the world can join and over which regulation is notoriously poor, slow, and reactive and not expect someone somewhere to be offensive is naive. You don't get this sort of thing on OTIB for one simple reason: it is actively monitored and regulated. If you choose to post on a platform that isn't actively monitored and regulated then you are opening yourself up for possible abuse. Of course one "shouldn't" be open to that but then I "should" be able to leave my car unlocked with my wallet on the dashboard while I go for a walk. The world is however different in reality to what we think it should be.
  11. I appreciate that, and the last time I tried to read OTIB at work it was blocked as being "social media". I however think that there is one huge difference between a forum and other social media: anonymity. This isn't a shield to hide behind but rather it means that what is important is what you say and how you say it rather than who you are, what house you live in or what car you drive. To take the OP here: @Olé. I don't know him from Adam (other than knowing he was the excellent admin of the previous Bristol City Netcentre) but he posts (IMO) excellent match analyses and generally thoughtful posts and I judge him on what he posts. This is very different to a personalised platform where who you are, what you have matters as much as what you say mainly because much of the content is pictures rather than words. It also jumbles together everything so it's not just your views on matters Bristol City but your politics, what you look like etc. Even on here I rarely read the politics forum because I don't want to start disliking a poster on the football forum because of their political views. Facebook and the like however bleeds everything together until you end up with a distilled virtual simulacrum with which, because it appears as a person, other simulacra start getting personal and nasty with it even seeping into real life. I know a middle aged woman who was done for assaulting another middle aged woman for something she had posted about her on Facebook. Did I mention that I don't like social media?
  12. Don't do social media: simple. I do not understand why people feel the need to broadcast to the world their relationships, family, hobbies, holidays, and even meals. Every sympathy for Korey as he comes across as a decent chap but because he's a decent chap he should drop Facebook, Instagram and whatever and leave it to the trolls and pond life that infest it.
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