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Everything posted by BCFC_Dan

  1. The opposite of this. I'd like us to look abroad rather than the overpriced rubbish available in this country. Specifically I'd like us to look closely at Germany. Most recent imports from there have been very successful and have played an exciting brand of football with high pressing and pace.
  2. He's clearly capable but he will have a bad game sooner or later and that will be a test for him. If he loses form and the senior keepers are unavailable then we could have a problem. I'm not comparing the two in terms of ability, but I remember Steve Phillips having some very encouraging early games, which he followed up with some nightmare performances. That might have been down to Pulis slating him in public, though. Johnson will need to treat O'Leary as carefully as he is able.
  3. Yes. Nobody abroad is interested in watching English football. That's why the Premier League is so strapped for cash.
  4. I think they've got it broadly right but I don't understand how they can be so sure that the rookie manager Lampard will be such a success but Moore, who nearly achieved a miracle with West Brom last season, and Potter, who has done well abroad, will not.
  5. Same as last year really. I think we've got a top half side, but there has been a fair bit of churn in the playing staff which is bound to have an impact. There will be many other strong sides in the division but I still feel like City are a club moving forward, even if others are doing so more quickly. The departures (so far) have been good ones and give the management a chance to further reshape the team in the direction they want to take it. The arrivals have been fairly promising, though we're definitely weak at left back and goalkeeper. I expect a mid-table finish with some
  6. By northern standards today is a pretty nice day. However if you're at a service station just south of Leeds then I imagine you're probably near Barnsley and hence subject to the freezing waves of bitterness that emanate from Oakwell.
  7. After winning a trophy last season it does feel a bit flat seeing the season end with nothing but I'd say there's been some progress made. Up until the Durham game they did really well in the T20 and really should have made the finals day. They've also kept their Championship season alive a lot longer this time. If there was more than one promotion spot on offer they'd still be in with a shout.
  8. Kings Head was towards the Dursley end of Uley, just before the corner where the road narrows before the brewery. It closed down quite a few years ago now. On my one appearance for Uley cricket club (out for a golden duck) we definitely went to the Crown afterwards.
  9. Presumably Taylor wasn't playing because he could no longer bowl and they'd suffered a bit from a lack of available bowlers in the previous two games. That said, he'd batted better than Cockbain in the previous matches and he can be so dangerous it does seem madness to leave him out. No idea why Noema-Barnett was preferred to Van Beuren. He really does need to start showing why he was worth his contract soon. I think he can be forgiven last year as a settling in period but he's got to produce something this year. We probably shouldn't be expecting to win the trophy ag
  10. Glos putting up the worst title defence in living memory....
  11. As a fan, maybe, but I'm not sure that'd be in the club's best interests. There's surely more money to be made from good runs in the one day cups and the chances of actually succeeding in promotion this season are pretty slim I'd have thought.
  12. One step forward, two steps back: Jack Taylor's been suspended from bowling again.
  13. I do like Jack Taylor. Up to the heady heights of second in the table now. I doubt they'll remain there but wouldn't it be frustrating to finish second in a season when it doesn't count for anything?
  14. If the light holds then this could get interesting....
  15. Well you've got the first half of your wish. Let's hope you don't get the second.
  16. These aren't super rich, though. They're well paid compared to the average for sure but nothing like the top players get. Being a footballer is a short career and the sensible ones will try to invest as much of their earnings as they can to prepare for a retirement that could come at pretty much any moment. Obviously these invested very badly and should have been suspicious of anything promising 20% pm ROI but there is nothing wrong in principle with them wanting to grow their wealth (or indeed with anyone wanting to, rich or poor).
  17. Thank goodness for that. Yes I was misunderstanding. I haven't read the whole thread, just skipped to the end. Anyone daft enough to pay £70m for that lot would be welcome to them!
  18. Considering that Gloucester Rugby was sold for around £20m last week I'd say £70m is massively overpriced for the Rovers. Potential or not I'd rather have a profitable Premiership rugby team than a football club that was only promoted out of non-league 8 months ago.
  19. Chris Dent getting most of his runs for the season in one innings...
  20. C'mon the Shire! It'll be annoying for me if we get Yorkshire at Headingley because I'll be away when it's played. On the plus side it's a chance to get some bragging rights over the gf's parents who aren't keen on accepting that we were on track to beat them at Scarborough last month (no doubt they'll win this time though and I'll have to put up with at least a year of ribbing).
  21. And in doing so have done themselves out of two days of festival revenue. Only Glos could stitch themselves up by winning too well!
  22. Neither seems to be having a great time. Maybe they'd like to come back to Bristol (where nobody is having a good time).
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