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The Red Planet

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  1. The Red Planet

    Norwich away - (Merged)

    Yes, long time ago. Davefevs - you and I are showing our age. Here it is : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cheesley
  2. The Red Planet

    Norwich away - (Merged)

    Reading the friendly chat between Norwich and BCFC fans on this thread got me thinking that our two clubs have a lot in common: 1) Both stadiums have a capacity of about 27K 2) Both clubs are located in cities which are surrounded by agricultural land - mostly arable in Norfolk and mainly dairy down here. 3) We both have majority owners who are English (not sure if Delia is still the main owner at Norwich - but I think she is) and we are incredibly fortunate to have Bristol born billionaire Steve Lansdown. But of course, one big difference is that Norwich have been in the PL - is it three times or four ? I know a Canaries fan will put me right. And finally, on a personal note I was born in Norwich in 1951. We left when I was 18 months old, so I don't remember much about it although I have been back since, Lovely city - but I still prefer Bristol.
  3. The Red Planet

    This team...

    Yep Our ST's have us about half way up block E33 in the Dolman. Today we sat in the Lansdown block W13 row 5 just to see what it was like over there. Much closer to the play, you hear the shouts from player to player and at that low level, almost a player's eye view of the game. I go with four other friends and after today we are thinking about moving to the Lansdown next season. Because of a) wider seats b) more legroom and c) a PA system you can actually hear. But they say the Lansdowm stand is full of oldies - no problem we are all well past 65 yrs old !
  4. The Red Planet

    This team...

    Agree on Pack. With regard to just falling short, I think we will make the play offs, but without a new striker we will do what you forecast. Ref Marlon Pack. I think we have all taken him a bit for granted but what a difference he made when he came on today.I have criticised him in the past for giving the ball away too often, but watching him 2nd half today I was reminded of how he runs the show from midfield, linking defence with attack as all good midfielders should do. Final thought on him, he was Captain when Bailey Wright was on his long term injury but that went straight back to Bailey when he returned. I think that was a bit unfair on MP.
  5. Did you hear the interview with SL on BBC R5L this morning ? If not, find it here. It is quite early on in the programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070lk9/episodes/downloads More of the same really - " we have long term plans" and "trying to keep the club financially sustainable" etc. Not that I am saying that it is boring - far from it. I am hugely impressed by SL sticking with LJ throughout the bad times last season and he does talk a bit about that. Good to see our club getting more media coverage as a result of our current form. If it keeps up like this in the league, forget "flying under the radar" from here on.
  6. The Red Planet

    Adam Webster skills

    Totally agree. And the fact that we have conceded just TWO goals so far in all competitions in 2019 says it all. If this brilliant partnership continues without injuries, I think we are looking at very exciting times ahead for the rest of this season.
  7. The Red Planet

    New member

    Welcome EOT. My early years at City were spent standing in the old Enclosure. For the benefit of younger fans, this was a standing area pitch side below the old Williams stand - now the Lansdown. It was totally rammed in there in the late 1970's when were playing Liverpool etc.
  8. The Red Planet

    Tannoy™

    Desso Just to mention that "Tannoy" is just one of several Public Address (PA)) system manufacturers. I do understand that it has become generic - like Hoover for vacuum cleaners. Yes, the PA in the Dolman is crap and I have mentioned on another thread that I have been in email contact with Mark Kelly about this who said they were getting it sorted. That was five months ago !
  9. The Red Planet

    fao Julie H

    Are you the chap who actually wears a red hat to every game and sits in the Dolman ?
  10. The Red Planet

    Who is in goal when Niki is fit ?

    Frankie has improved recently and is now less likely to kick into touch regularly and yes, he is a great shot stopper. BUT you only have to watch this video to understand that in Mainpaa we now have in the squad a world class GK. A brilliant recent signing by our management team including Webster, DAS, Kalas and Palmer - I know, three of them are on season loans from Chelsea but (If available) I would sign every one of them up for our squad. Sorry Frankie but IMO when NIKi is fit, you are an excellent Number 2.
  11. The Red Planet

    Come a long way

    The only disappointment and it’s a huge disappointment is the dreadful PA system.........ffs.... Totally agree but having sat in the Lansdown for the cup game v Bolton I can tell you Robbo that it is just the PA in the Dolman that is terrible. Yesterday it was not just muffled (as usual) but almost totally inaudible. I have emailed Mark Ashton about this and he replied saying the club are well aware of this and improvement is coming. That was towards the end of last year !
  12. The Red Planet

    11 Passes, signs we are getting our mojo back

    We can all agree on that. If Fam gets injured, we are exposed up front. YES another striker is urgently required during this window. Wiemann can do that job, but I think he is better as an assist player - a superb example that for the goal v Forest when he could have shot (as their keeper thought he was going to do). Instead he drew the GK over, then slid in a great pass for Fam to score into what was then almost an open goal. As others have said, the build up play for this goal was 1st class. I am now convinced we can make the play-offs.
  13. The Red Planet

    Moving to Bristol and need advice

    Check out the Windmill Hill area - just south of Bedminster. Less than 30 mins walk from AG. My daughter now lives there. Property prices and rents are reasonable. She rents one of her rooms on airbnb if you wanted to stay there for a short while. If interested, PM me and I will put you in touch with her.
  14. The Red Planet

    Johnson out

    All this speculation about LJ's future is pointless, because it is very obvious that SL has adopted LJ as his protege - definition here : protégé /ˈprɒtəʒeɪ,ˈprəʊtəʒeɪ/ noun noun: protégée a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person. He is unsackable for now - unless he does something really stupid or illegal. I think LJ has made mistakes (which manager has not) but as others have said, under his guidance we are now an established Championship club who are making steady progress and I think we will finish higher in the league than last season. In fact, if we can sort out our striker issues, I still think we are an outside bet to get into the play-offs. So, if I am right, and he is not going anywhere soon, let's get behind him.
  15. The Red Planet

    Liam Walsh

    I have not got much to add to this that has not been said above, but as we left the Gate today, I have a feeling that thousands of fans were saying what me and my City buddies were - "Why the hell has LJ not been playing him regularly this season ? " From the start of the 2nd half he took control of the midfield and in addition to his several brilliant skills mentioned above, he is a master of the disguised pass, namely fooling the opposition by feigning to send the ball one way but then passing in another direction and (today) finding a team mate with that pass 90% of the time. And (like all good midfielders) he was always in the right place and making the play. Someone said he is just 20 ? Is that right ? If so, this lad is destined for the PL. I was that impressed.
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