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  1. I had the same issue whilst trying to buy in the Sourh Stand. I think it’s an error - there aren’t really 750+ seats available in each block. I ended up buying two tickets in the Dolman.
  2. Here's a question then. Would City, playing on the best form we've shown this season, beat that England side? England squad clearly significantly better man-for-man, but taking in to account pressure of playing for England, players not being familiar with each other's styles etc, versus our familiarity with each other and our style. If not us, would another top-end Champ side beat that England team?
  3. Average Attendance Thus Far

    I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure this counts as a bite.
  4. How Much Would You Sell For?

    Lots of people suggesting tickets shouldn’t be sold to “plastics” or Man Utd fans should there therefore be some kind of test for a potential acquirer to pass before tickets change hands?
  5. The rising star of Lee Johnson

    I still can't eat artichokes. All fair enough, and reading that brings a real smile to my face! Brilliant to hear. In many ways, even this short-lived success feels sweeter thanks to last season's pap.
  6. The rising star of Lee Johnson

    It's good to see that (on the whole!) there's mature conversation about this and interesting analysis about what's behind the dramatic change in fortunes. Isn't everyone much happier when we're winning I am interested in the comments above though - standing by a position that he should have gone last season. I might be misunderstanding - are you saying that you are standing by your position at the time, which has now changed (which would of course be fair enough and the same as most people!)? Or are you saying that you still think that SL should have sacked him last season? If the latter, surely that doesn't make sense - we didn't get relegated and we're doing great now. If he'd been sacked we wouldn't be in this position. Just interested in the views.
  7. Lee Tomlin

    Can any lawyers chip in on this - would we even be legally allowed to disclose to Cardiff (a potential new employer) if we knew he had been charged? I have a feeling that we actually wouldn't be authorised to do so, so they would have to ask him (and rely on his answer). Might be different if he had been charged and found guilty. Either way, certainly no legal repercussions on City so no need for any of us to worry about that.
  8. Here's a stat for you.....

    I imagine The difference would be that banding is just an employer deciding what to pay its staff, not a legally imposed cap on wages. For example, a nurse might have the opportunity to move to a private clinic and earn more. If the other employer can pay more they are able to. So I think it’s a different concept.
  9. City - Joint 3rd highest spenders compared to turnover

    This is much better than my answer.
  10. City - Joint 3rd highest spenders compared to turnover

    For most intents and purposes there isn't one. Use the two interchangeably. (However... I think if any fellow accountants want to get super techy about it, a change in accounting standards a while back phased out the word turnover. If memory serves, at the same time that the P&L became the Income Statement. This might be the most boring thing ever written on OTIB.)
  11. COD's wallop

    Question from an exile about CO'D on the left. It seems that we are playing a fairly narrow midfield at times, e.g. Pato never looks like a left-winger when he's out there. (I'd be interested in a "heat map" of his touches - I bet most would be in the centre.) Is the left-footed COD deliberately played on the right just so that he cuts in. Is that something that helps us tactically? ie... Pato also comes central, Korey drops back, we have a midfield "overload", and Bryan and Pisano/ Wright have space to move forward on the wings. Is that something that we have been doing? I see the games on BCTV but interested in the perspective of those seeing us in the flesh! It seems that COD hasn't been beating players on the outside down the right and whipping crosses in... but maybe that's not what's being asked of him.
  12. Lee Johnson (Again)

    I was listening to the Totally Football League podcast today. They had Justin Edinburgh on. My word he is the opposite of what we have here. The only things he could talk about were players "sticking together" and having a "good ethic" etc. Didn't talk about strategy, tactics etc once despite being given lots of opportunity. Old school motivator and nothing else. "Do you think Bolton will stay up?" "If they stick together, yes." What a dreadful answer. I should think there's an awful lot more to it than just whether they're all friends or not. Sorry for the anti-Justin Edinburgh rant. But it did make me think how well the three that we've got here speak.
  13. Ratings (Merged)

    Might not be! Holden said in the post-match interview it would give others a chance... "even Hegeler who wasn't involved today".
  14. Andy Mitten's piece on Bristol City

    Cole does a lot of work on TV here in the Middle East, at Bein in Qatar. So I'm not surprised he was accessible for the article.
  15. Andy Mitten's piece on Bristol City

    WTF? I live in Dubai... this is our local paper out here. Very surreal.