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  1. The Merchants Arms in Hotwells. Away fans friendly (except Cardiff and Swansea) which is great for pre match chat, except recently for the West Brom game when they took over the pub !
  2. Well 1960maan. I think you have got all the OP right. I go to home games {and a few away) with two old mates and walking back on Saturday we agreed that the game v (a very good) Fulham was probably our best home performance this season. What we liked was getting back to keeping the ball on the ground and matching Fulham with pressing. The whole team equalled them across the pitch, but the big difference was the cohesion of our midfield - organised by Korey Smith - who is (finally) back to his top form - but also he was greatly assisted by COD who was my MOM. We all thought a draw was a fair result. I still think we can sneak into the play-offs, not least because we have an easier run-in than most of our rivals currently in the 3 - 10 position in the League. BUT - just to add some realism, with a bit of luck we might make the play-off final but I can't see us winning it. I would love to be proved wrong about my forecasts.
  3. Good point. If you find yourself wondering why (at times) the away fans seem to be making more noise than us, it is because of the acoustics of the Atyeo stand, where sound reflects off the roof and back wall out into the stadium. I agree that the Upper Lansdown would be a better place for the away fans but no doubt @JulieH will confirm that the problem with that, is mixing fans at in the entrances and in the concourse although I suspect that would only be a major issue for Cardiff and Swansea.
  4. This is a public service - just in case anyone did not know. Can we do a double over high flying Fulham ? With a near full house at AG, if we really get behind them, I think this is achievable.
  5. I was in the Dolman for that amazing game as well. The stand was literally rocking (the floor was moving up and down) . I was thinking that it was about to collapse. I remember emailing Doug Harman after the game suggesting that they get in a structural engineer to check it over. Since then of course the stand was completely refurbished.
  6. We matched them for the first 20 minutes or so, but after that we were out-classed and out-played all over the pitch. How many passes that we made failed to connect with a fellow player? At least 30 I think. Nagy was the worst offender in giving away possession. He should have been taken off earlier. Correct me if I am wrong, but we had just one shot on target today and that was Wells's dipping shot in extra time which was tipped over the bar. Forget promotion this season. Even in the unlikely event that we make the play-offs, Fulham or (more likely) Brentford will win them. A very depressing afternoon.
  7. I thought Brentford were the best side we have seen at AG this season. After that game I posted on here that I thought they were likely to beat Leeds into Auto promotion with WBA. If they beat Leeds tonight and Leeds continue their recent poor form, that prediction was correct.
  8. With this 100% He would be deeply embarrassed by this - having made just three appearances (was it ? ) for the club. BUT, he is in our thoughts and (according to RB in the commentary) he was in the away end at QPR. Does anyone know if that is true ? What I do know is, that whenever he returns to the pitch at AG as a player or possibly a guest walking on to the pitch, he will get a HUGE reception after what has happened to him during the past few months.
  9. I always use double spacing in emails or posts because it makes it easier to read.
  10. Have you heard of capital letters - which should have been applied to Johnson and City in this comment ? Call me old fashioned when it comes to grammar, but I also disagree with your opinion about LJ He is going nowhere until the end of the season and then, only (possibly) if we finish in the league well below where we ended up last season. Which we will not. We are just one point off the play-offs and have a look at the league table to compare our season so far with Barnsley. I am expecting a convincing win tomorrow.
  11. As a long standing supporter of LJ even I am beginning to have doubts. Five defeats in six games and a deep humiliation today against a very good Brentford side who were energetic, fit, organised and miles better than us. I have not yet seen the stats yet, but guess that their completed pass rate was at least 85%. Lots of them 40/50 yard diagonal cross pitch passes which were awesome. After that display, I fancy Brentford to sneak into Auto promotion ahead of West Brom. BUT, having said all that, if I were SL I would leave it until the end of the season. If we end up lower than last season then it is time for a change.
  12. If it had to be just one, I would go with Bentley. He has made so many crucial saves and his distribution and his kicking (from hand or dead ball) has been superb. But I go with RedM on this, except I would add Eliasson but, as has been said above, picking out players from this squad is unfair. They have all been great - especially during the last two games.
  13. Spot on (as usual) Robbo. This young man is special. A tribute to our scouting team to find him in France. My footy mates call him "Wonderboy" . He is one of those players who you gives you a thrill every time he gets the ball because (usually) a moment of brilliance is coming next. I have no doubt that he will be a PL star within the next 2 - 3 years - hopefully with us. BUT let us not just focus on one player. All our players were brilliant today and (I was not there) but listening to the RB commentary, Gary Owers said our second goal was his goal of the season. Can't wait to see the highlights.
  14. Did you hear the interview with LJ on RB after the game on Saturday ? He said it was very satisfying for him as Head Coach to see the players doing what they had worked on in training all week and how he thought they "had a big win coming". Does not sound like any kind of player revolt to me.
  15. Agree with all this and any speculation about him leaving is a waste of time. Why ? Because SL has backed him all the way and Steve is not the sort of guy to just walk away from what he believes. Steve might change his mind if we get relegated, but there is little chance of that happening this season to the longest serving manager in the Championship. Why anyone would question his role as Head Coach is a mystery to me.
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