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Bat Fastard

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  1. 10 minutes ago, BS2 Red said:

    Cream with jam on top.

    Someone told me that the cream acted like butter and therefore the cream came first.  Am I being uncouth to think that this makes some kind of sense?  Or are you just posh enough to know how to do it properly?  I wonder how the Royal family would do it.

  2. 18 minutes ago, spudski said:

    World weary is true. 

    More fed up with the culture we are now living in tbh... especially in this country.

    Miss traveling and feeling free.

    Love the simple life. 

    Football unfortunately for me is no longer ' simple'.

    So now I'm just concentrating on the simple things that make me happy and life less complicated and stressful. 

    Following City is stressful :laugh:


    Maybe you see football more like a game of chess, whereas a simple soul like me still sees the passion and emotion more.  Talk about the simple life, I have to go and get my poultry shut away for the night. I have better conversations with them than with most people I meet.  I wish you joy of the day!

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  3. 8 minutes ago, spudski said:

    Maybe... however I think the reasons are far more complex. Its got to a point now in life, where the world is moving so fast, that it's faster than generations living their life and it massively effecting them and their views...more so than the past.

    I thought it was me just being middle aged...but I look around and the younger generation just aren't as excited about anything anymore. Not like when I was younger. For me...everything went downhill during the 90s. Everything has been pretty much done before since then...except technology.

    It's become bland. Everything.

    My formative years were the 80s...but I watch and read about the 60s and 70s and everything was more exciting back then.

    I'd happily be older and would have loved to have experienced the 50s, 60s and 70s properly, rather than the last 30 years of blandness.


    You sound a bit world weary old chap.  As my remaining days are running out, I try to love everything and watching City is still up there with the great thrills in life. Sounds like you need to get a dog!!

  4. 9 minutes ago, spudski said:

    When I used to live up north I used to watch Man Utd reserves when Ole was manager of them.

    Many used to go. There were many that used to just watch the reserves instead of the first team. I'm talking approx 2007-2011 if memory serves correct.

    Was far more fun. Alex and Bobby would be in attendance and mingle and chat.

    You could move seats, chill and enjoy.

    It was how football should be. Entertaining and relaxed. Not boring and forced.

    It'll be interesting to know whether anyone enjoys football presently, over what they watched and experienced when they were younger?

    It gets more boring for me each year, regardless if the ' quality'.

    Like has been mentioned...it's too much. Sometimes less is more.


    I expect that we become less excitable as we get older and the experience is a bit less intense.  It is hard to remember the total thrill of being in an enthusiastic crowd for the first time. We now look upon events with different eyes.  Sad because some seem to love the game less as they get older. Others see more and different elements of the game as they become older, more experienced and possibly more cynical.

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  5. There always used to be the smell of some kind of distinctive tobacco in the old East End.  Someone once told me it was golden virginia. It did not smell wacky but added to the atmosphere.  Does anybody know what is really was? 

  6. 36 minutes ago, Pezo said:

    Is it an unpopular opinion that a modern Bristol City team - say the one that got promoted under Cotts or the Man U beating side under LJ would beat any team from 30 years ago (I think arsenal won the league in 90/91).

    Having watched Arsenal around that time, they would have beaten us easily.  My abiding memory of our first game in the old first division at Arsenal was that there was a bloke selling peanuts. Not seen that before or since. 

  7. It seem strange that players of yesteryear played in proper ankle boots and had to kick and head a laced ball that frequently became heavy and waterlogged - and yet these resolute souls seemed impervious to all the injuries that beset modern players. They don't make 'em like they used to.

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  8. Watching since 1967 and following for a few years before that by reading second hand copies of The Green'un.  We were very poor and I could not afford to go and had to save up. First match I saw was against Birmingham when John Galley (2) and Chris Crowe scored.  Became a lifelong addict.  It should have come with a health warning!

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  9. On 11/05/2021 at 20:49, redsquirrel said:

    neil kilkenny was a wannabe with all the pointing he did,,didnt actually do a lot else did he?

    Are you pointing out that his pointing was pointless?  

  10. 1 minute ago, Redrascal2 said:

    It just seems every bit of news we hear makes the mountain that Pearson has to climb that much bigger. Shorn of recruitment support and now of funds and of more players, I am hoping he has a plan that is cunning and miraculous. Hears hoping.

    He will know exactly what he needs to do, in terms of recruitment.  He said he is looking for pace, strength and fitness.  He should have a shopping list of likely suspects and the recruitment team at his disposal will have copious records that can be matched against the list.  Have faith. All we need to do is to survive next season with younger developing players assisted by experienced role models so that they can push on in the season that follows. 

  11. Just now, Redrascal2 said:

    I think you are spot on. It is got to be to do with money. My worry is what sort of budget has Lansdown given Pearson. How will Pearson, who has to rebuild a  whole squad let alone a team, achieve this if   Lansdown wants it done on the cheap.

    If post-pandemic wages are half or less than before the pandemic, we may be looking for total value.  This might be cheap but experienced or young and promising with a view to sell on.  This must be forged into a competitive team and have prospects for development into a promotion chasing team within the three years of NP's contract.  I would expect him to have a cunning plan. Let's hope so!

  12. The question should be along the lines of who we could afford using the same cash.  It may well be that we could get two or three very promising younger players instead of the old favourite. Hard times and hard choices for all concerned.

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