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1 hour ago, CiderJar said:

Back in the days when they averaged 18 k, cough.
 

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That is just about where I stood as Martyn Hirst slotted the winner in 1983. I ended up somewhere completely different mind. Best game ever.

Out of interest what's the building behind the Tote End?  - The gas works are to the right or are they part of them? 

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45 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

Yeah I used to stand about there during the glory years, when Eastville used to attract decent crowds.

You can almost hear the roar of the crowd and smell the methanol, getting showered with shail from the track; Crump, Gresham, Langli et al hurtling round the bends on those crazy bikes with no brakes. 

Happy days. 

Don't forget Boocock, Leadbitter,Farnish etc.

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6 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

I think (and don't quote me, on this ) it was a coking plant, all to do with the gasworks .

Ah would make sense.  I did find a website with some sort of collection of photos of Eastville.  Look at the crowds for the last ever game v Chesterfield, must be at least 50k http://bristolroversmemorabilia.weebly.com/eastville-stadium-22294252.html

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1 hour ago, CiderJar said:

Back in the days when they averaged 18 k, cough.
 

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That is just about where I stood as Martyn Hirst slotted the winner in 1983. I ended up somewhere completely different mind. Best game ever.

Why are they socially distancing?

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39 minutes ago, Numero Uno said:

Seen it all now. Some Fewer on their site posted a clear picture of the Charlton player in an "OFFSIDE" position, yards offside too, as the BRISTOL ROVERS player headed it to him to score the winner. Disgraceful and proof that officials are against Joey Barton. Tbf one or two over there do have enough brainpower to understand the rules and did point out the totally obvious.............

The numpty is a forum moderator too....

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13 minutes ago, TomF said:

Ah would make sense.  I did find a website with some sort of collection of photos of Eastville.  Look at the crowds for the last ever game v Chesterfield, must be at least 50k http://bristolroversmemorabilia.weebly.com/eastville-stadium-22294252.html

They had an average of just over 5k that season with the lowest gate being 2,761.

The highest was 12,957 which I assume was against City or their last game at Eastville.

Pathetic either way.

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5 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

They had an average of just over 5k that season with the lowest gate being 2,761.

The highest was 12,957 which I assume was against City or their last game at Eastville.

Pathetic either way.

Was reading all the newspaper clips on that website about the rent dispute with the stadium owners.. one article suggested they could have bought it back if the supporters club had chipped in with their reserve, another one where City would share (i.e. stump up the cash) and another where they'd get a new state of the art stadium build by the stadium owners but they'd not pay the £52k rent a year they paid currently. Oh no, they'd want to pay less. 

They've never changed. 

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17 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

The numpty is a forum moderator too....

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Firstly the angle of that shot doesn't clearly show if he's inline or not and also has the defender not already headed the ball at this time.. i.e the player could have been in line at point of heading.  Not that it matters one iota anyway. 

I take if they didn't celebrate Vardy's goal against Wales in Euro 2016 when Ashley Williams headed it down to him. 

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1 hour ago, Alan Dicks said:

Is it really that long ago they last played 2nd tier football?

Yes that long ago and since then plenty of clubs that they consistently call "tinpot" Burton, Yeovil, Wycombe etc have all played 2nd tier football, embarrassing for the poor souls 😉

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I want to know who the "Ted" that calls themselves "Gaschat" and has infiltrated their forum pointing out the truth about their attendances (such as haven't averaged 10K for 40 years, yes that's FORTY) and outlines what the likelihood of them getting 18-20K crowds at Championship level is!! He/She sneakily uses terms like "us" and "we" to fool the moderators who, based on their understanding of offside, clearly are fools. Funnily enough, no replies to that post...................

Another "traitor", but clearly a Tesco Bagger this time, uses Wembley attendances to post about the hordes the Boob Cricketers would attract if they got promoted and states that in a crowd of 47K for their Conference play-off final at least "30K" must have been Glass Butters, a bit of a nosedive from previous #gaslogic estimates there, the estimates that proved beyond all doubt (if you are a Horse Puncher) that they matched our 42K for the Walsall final and ignoring clear photographic evidence showing they had nothing like it.

Joey Barton is understood to be taking legal action having been sold a pup and signed a Contract in circumstances that Nick Higgs assured him were watertight.

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Just had a quick look at their remaining fixtures this season;

 

just a couple of 6 pointers...... including away at the Pastie munchers on Saturday, home to Swindon next Tuesday (followed by a visit from LJ) and away to Northampton in April. Fixtues against Crewe, MK Dons and at Blackpool on the last day.....bless 'em didnt they secure Division 3 Champions at Blackpool? Karma can be such a bitch

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1 minute ago, Sweeneys Penalties said:

Just had a quick look at their remaining fixtures this season;

 

just a couple of 6 pointers...... including away at the Pastie munchers on Saturday, home to Swindon next Tuesday (followed by a visit from LJ) and away to Northampton in April. Fixtues against Crewe, MK Dons and at Blackpool on the last day.....bless 'em didnt they secure Division 3 Champions at Blackpool? Karma can be such a bitch

Something one or two of them are worried about:

2000/01 - Relegated

2010/11 - Relegated

2020/21 - ????

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16 minutes ago, Sweeneys Penalties said:

Just had a quick look at their remaining fixtures this season;

 

just a couple of 6 pointers...... including away at the Pastie munchers on Saturday, home to Swindon next Tuesday (followed by a visit from LJ) and away to Northampton in April. Fixtues against Crewe, MK Dons and at Blackpool on the last day.....bless 'em didnt they secure Division 3 Champions at Blackpool? Karma can be such a bitch

Such a shame that Sir Colin of Daniel isn't still at Blackpool for the last game of the season......

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18 minutes ago, BanburyRed said:

Such a shame that Sir Colin of Daniel isn't still at Blackpool for the last game of the season......

Someone should suggest that they "forget" to bring a kit and have to "borrow" one from their opponents on the final day....

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1 hour ago, bcfc01 said:

They had an average of just over 5k that season with the lowest gate being 2,761.

The highest was 12,957 which I assume was against City or their last game at Eastville.

Pathetic either way.

Their last game at Eastville attracted around 3500 ‘loyal and true’.

We had more fans in the EastEnd for the last game that was open.

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21 minutes ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

1980/81 - Relegated.

This made me wonder what happened in 1990/91. 13th in the Second division (now Champ), not too bad mind....

However I couldn't help noticing their highest attendance 7k and lowest attendance 4k. I heard they'd get 20k in the Champ 😅

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Just now, cidercity1987 said:

This made me wonder what happened in 1990/91. 13th in the Second division (now Champ), not too bad mind....

However I couldn't help noticing their highest attendance 7k and lowest attendance 4k. I heard they'd get 20k in the Champ 😅

All based on Greater Bristol's population and ignoring the fact that loads of locals are anti-football types who moan about football/football hooliganism (but are quite happy to see statues they don't like ripped up and thrown in the docks), a sizeable amount aren't sporty or follow other sports like Rugby and whilst not anti-football are not interested in it enough to pay and watch it, a large number of people aren't Bristolian, love football but support other clubs and have no interest in following ours, an equally sizeable amount are Bristolian glory hunters that "support" Liverpool, Man Utd, Whoever is in Fashion FC leaving a relatively small pool who would follow us or them - potentially 80K absolute tops I would guesstimate but probably much less. Of that lot we clearly have a majority in terms of people who prefer us and certainly a lot more who have any intention of actually getting off their arses and paying money to go to games, whatever the division, and that leaves an even smaller pool of "floaters" who might watch them if they achieved something although many of those are equally as likely to watch us in those circumstances leaving a tiny pool who could be persuaded to watch Rovers but not us because they don't like us for whatever reason.

So where is the 200% uplift in attendances coming from? Recent history tells us they get 9-10K when top 6 in League 1, 5-7K when they aren't (we were getting just under 11K when O'Driscoll had us bottom of League 1) so I could see them getting 12-13K if they were mid-table in our league and not playing in a tented cesspit (ignoring away teams who bring 5K with them) but where are the rest coming from?

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14 minutes ago, Numero Uno said:

All based on Greater Bristol's population and ignoring the fact that loads of locals are anti-football types who moan about football/football hooliganism (but are quite happy to see statues they don't like ripped up and thrown in the docks), a sizeable amount aren't sporty or follow other sports like Rugby and whilst not anti-football are not interested in it enough to pay and watch it, a large number of people aren't Bristolian, love football but support other clubs and have no interest in following ours, an equally sizeable amount are Bristolian glory hunters that "support" Liverpool, Man Utd, Whoever is in Fashion FC leaving a relatively small pool who would follow us or them - potentially 80K absolute tops I would guesstimate but probably much less. Of that lot we clearly have a majority in terms of people who prefer us and certainly a lot more who have any intention of actually getting off their arses and paying money to go to games, whatever the division, and that leaves an even smaller pool of "floaters" who might watch them if they achieved something although many of those are equally as likely to watch us in those circumstances leaving a tiny pool who could be persuaded to watch Rovers but not us because they don't like us for whatever reason.

So where is the 200% uplift in attendances coming from? Recent history tells us they get 9-10K when top 6 in League 1, 5-7K when they aren't (we were getting just under 11K when O'Driscoll had us bottom of League 1) so I could see them getting 12-13K if they were mid-table in our league and not playing in a tented cesspit (ignoring away teams who bring 5K with them) but where are the rest coming from?

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3 hours ago, weepywall said:

Yes that long ago and since then plenty of clubs that they consistently call "tinpot" Burton, Yeovil, Wycombe etc have all played 2nd tier football, embarrassing for the poor souls 😉

The Blue Few in the Second Division / tier of English football:

The 1950s - nine seasons (highest finish: 6th)

The 1970s - seven seasons (highest finish: 15th)

The 1990s - three seasons (highest finish: 13th)

Conclusion : increasingly challenging, for them. How long will they manage if/when they climb so high again?

In the 50s, perhaps money and wages wasn't as vital as it is nowadays. The Championship now - they'd do well to match Rotherham. They'll need eleven/a team of Tillsons just to do a bit better than Wycombe.  

 

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6 hours ago, TomF said:

Ah would make sense.  I did find a website with some sort of collection of photos of Eastville.  Look at the crowds for the last ever game v Chesterfield, must be at least 50k http://bristolroversmemorabilia.weebly.com/eastville-stadium-22294252.html

Some interesting photos. I particularly liked this one from 1965. Basically Rovers had plans to develop Eastville into a super stadium.  Amazingly nothing happened and now, after a series of false starts they’re going to build a super stadium at the fruit market 

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21 hours ago, GreedyHarry said:

The Anchor (now Air Balloon) wasn’t a football pub but was mental, and was responsible for the last bus to Patchway in the 80’s being the only bus in Bristol to warrant a screen for the driver. Even that wasn’t enough on Friday and Saturday when the bus would terminate the stop before at Filton Library.

Went up there a few times with the meaders in the late 70’s ,it emptied out quicker than a w***** knickers.

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