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Nogbad the Bad

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Nogbad the Bad last won the day on May 9 2019

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    BS3. The annual deed has belatedly been done. Back in my seat for 2019/20.
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    Lounging by a roaring fire in a traditional Real Ale pub. Striding coastal paths. Almost falling off ladders. Hedgerow management. Fighting back against Political Correctness. Brexiteer.

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  1. Something like 25 arrests iirc, far from handbags, and fighting like that inside a football ground is more or less unheard of in England these days. 2.7k Swansea fans would also have sung their National anthem, and got similar loud response from City fans, so no lessening of atmosphere. The poor policing, apparently caused by sheer weight of numbers of away fans created the problems inside and outside AG that day imo. The simple and sensible solution is not to give excessive allocations they clearly can't cope with which led to the utterly predictable scenes we saw that day. The club seem to agree - no doubt taking into account police advice - even if you and some posters other on here don't.
  2. We should expect 10% and most City STH's would miss out unless you're expecting another club to give us 15k.
  3. Their rightful due is 2.7k. At 3k we are already giving West Brom more than their rightful due. May be you didn't see all the bad publicity in Poland but I can assure you it was all over the local press and TV for days as well as the internet. This is not the 70's/80's where such scenes were expected - it's very unusual to have 20-25 arrests at a game these days and the media go to town on it. Kids certainly were frightened outside the ground, quite naturally when adults are slugging it out and police horses charging about in close proximity. I think my point about home advantage very much hold water. Why do you want to see 4k allocations and all the potential problems associated with these excessive numbers inside and outside the ground - it can't be about atmosphere during the match because 2.7k is more than enough to provide that.
  4. As said previously we are NOT denying visiting supporters tickets by not filling the away end to the rafters like the Swansea game. They are not entitled to those extra tickets. We give 10%, - 2.7k - the maximum amount we are required to give, as a norm, and that in itself is a large amount, more than enough for most clubs, and plenty to add to the atmosphere. Some empty seats are fine by me and also necessary to provide segregation between the Atyeo and the adjoining stands - the Swansea game proved beyond doubt it is necessary to net off significant areas of seats in the Atyeo whether we like it not. Giving excessive away allocations is a bad idea both in terms of maintaining home advantage and limiting crowd problems both inside and outside the ground. I witnessed all the mass fighting in the park as long as 45 years ago - I don't find it exciting or interesting to see the exact same scenes occurring all these years later primarily because the police cannot control the excessive numbers of away fans you wish to see. Btw. If you don't think there are ordinary City fans who will be put off attending when they see fighting in the ground and have to avoid running battles outside you are living in cloud cuckoo land.
  5. You should be able to make a good noise with 3k. How many other Championship clubs give you more than 10% of home capacity like we have btw?
  6. You have, and I've disagreed before, and I disagree again.
  7. I was thinking of the Swansea game where there were so many away fans that police lost control and they surged en masse into the corner by home fans leading to fighting. Outside the ground control was lost again as Swansea fans broke through a police cordon and ordinary fans, young and old, had to witness mass fighting in the park. This was mostly down to numbers and there's no doubt afaic. that when we give these whole end 4k+ allocations more away fan non STHs and potential troublemakers get tickets. Terrible publicity for BCFC as the media had a field day showing the trouble, and we've seen it so many times. Why the obsession with filing the whole away end and in the process undoubtedly diluting home advantage? Our usual maximum away allocation of 2.7k is large in itself and more than enough for the away fans to make a big racket and add to the atmosphere. Thankfully this season, at last, the club seem to have seen sense and are not giving out excessive away allocations.
  8. Very memorable game and fantastic support that night. The City fans didn't stop singing - literally -from the moment the 2nd half kicked off until the final whistle. BBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTOLLLLLLLL
  9. 3 big trees down in Clarence Road, just missed The Enormous Turnip making his way back from TM on foot.
  10. They had no choice but to to give us 15% for an F.A. Cup game. We've been too generous with away allocations in the past, but all that stopped after the Swansea debacle. I'm actually wondering why we've given WBA 3k instead of our usual 2.7k limit.
  11. I don't think anyone claimed the Derby game was boring, quite the opposite. An exception to the rule though - far too many City performances at AG lack sufficient entertainment and excitement. Noticeable that fans on Ashton Road after the Derby game were chatting loudly and excitedly about the match, in direct contrast to the majority of more tedious home games where they stream out of the Gate subdued and with an air of disappointment.
  12. Fammy warming up. Bad news indeed, thought his temperature was a bit high already.
  13. We'll have the wind at our backs in the 2nd half. Keep it down to 1-0 and it could be another Keith Fear at Eastville turnaround.
  14. Weimann being subbed off, possibly sick. Bug going through the camp, not just Fammy?
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