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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

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11 minutes ago, Miah Dennehy said:

I'll settle for plop.

You'd rather be 'the shit' though, wouldn't you? Cooler, sexier and far more popular. cool summer GIF

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12 hours ago, BTRFTG said:

It isn't 'bad journalism' as for the journalistic element there is none. Its what's know as 'User Generated Content' and the Fourth Estate began to adopt the idea when seeking to unify it's print and digital production platforms. Most let web drive print without transferring journalistic skills across. That's when I jumped ship. Though I hate the rag The Mail did so with great success, others like The Evil simply used it to cut standards and costs.

It's also untrue that people don't want to read content anymore - look at the proliferation of digital written word platforms. Like music and the rest what people don't want to do is pay (directly) for content.

Most of that first paragraph went right over my head. I'm sorry. I really don't want to come across as deliberately ignorant, but I just don't quite understand what you mean.

I guess the second bit you mean that people don't like paying to read stuff on the internet. It's odd isn't it, I used to always buy a daily & Sunday paper, and reading them was something I found very enjoyable but I have a few eyesight problems that meant I had to give that up.but even now I begrudge paying to read online stuff when there is no sensible reason to do so!

 

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1 minute ago, City Rocker said:

You'd rather be 'the shit' though, wouldn't you? Cooler, sexier and far more popular. cool summer GIF

Ian Paisley was a man  who pretty much was the fundamental opposite of me, yet I feel the only appropriate response to this is to directly quote him.

'Never, never, NEVER!'

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4 minutes ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Most of that first paragraph went right over my head. I'm sorry. I really don't want to come across as deliberately ignorant, but I just don't quite understand what you mean.

I guess the second bit you mean that people don't like paying to read stuff on the internet. It's odd isn't it, I used to always buy a daily & Sunday paper, and reading them was something I found very enjoyable but I have a few eyesight problems that meant I had to give that up.but even now I begrudge paying to read online stuff when there is no sensible reason to do so!

 

Yes, I would if I were you...........you know what they say !:laugh:

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10 minutes ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Ian Paisley was a man  who pretty much was the fundamental opposite of me, yet I feel the only appropriate response to this is to directly quote him.

'Never, never, NEVER!'

Being a fan of the Derry City Rockers, we'll have none of that talk! 

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How did I miss this - I have been semi away the last few days, but was this posted anywhere ? 

 

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bristol-rovers-fans-angry-over-2905398

 

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Bristol Rovers may have shared Twerton Park for a decade, but Gas fans are not exactly enamoured with Bath City at the moment.

Rovers played at the Romans' ground between 1986 and 1996, following their departure from Eastville, and many Gas fans have a soft spot for the National League South side.

Yet a number acted with surprise, and anger on Friday, after the Romans unveiled a choice of away kits for next season that fans can vote for.

That's due to the fact that Bath have changed kit suppliers from Errea to Bristol Sport - the retail arm of the owners of Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers.

 

It was an announcement that was met by a mixed reaction from Rovers supporters, as well as some followers of Bath, who pointed out a group of City fans were convicted of a devastating arson that took place at Twerton Park's main stand in September, 1990.

Dan Wright: Bristol Sport? Get in the bin lads.

Holmz: Bristol Sport? I used to like Bath City ...

Sam: Bristol Sport?? Horrific.

Mike Lee: Bristol f****** Sport? Having a laugh surely.

Jonathan: Bristol Sport?! That's my potential shirt purchase out the window...

Jay Collett: Bristol Sport is not a good move.

 

The idea was a result of Bath approaching Bristol Sport to manufacture their kit as chairman Jon Lansdown explains: "We’ve been manufacturing bespoke kits for our sporting group (Bristol City; Bristol Bears and Flyers) since 2014.

"Bath City approached us to see if we could work with them and we are pleased to be their official kit supplier for next season. We look forward to seeing the team wearing the kit for the forthcoming campaign."

There is no takeover in mind and no wider plan, as feared by elements of the Bath support, it is simply a case of Bristol Sport branching out from the teams owned by Steve Lansdown.

Bath and the Robins have had a close relationship recently, with a number of young players heading out on loan to Twerton Park. Recent seasons have seen the likes of Antoine Semenyo, Freddie Hinds and James Morton loaned from the Robins to Bath.

Bristol City's first signing of the summer was also to bring Bath Player of the Year Robbie Cundy to Ashton Gate on a two-year contract.

The announcement also led to many City fans delighted to see their club extending links with the local community, and rubbing salt into the wounds of the Gas.

 

Mitchyl Downs: Love the Gas getting wound up by this.

Ashley Gent: Love how they are rustling all the Gasheads with Bristol Sport, superb stuff.

James: Gas tears, City cheers.

Dave: Always had the Gas lot down as sound people but the state of some of these tantrums over who does the stitching of a non-league team. Absolute cringefest.

Bath fan Keith Leakey arguably gave the most considered viewpoint over the situation.

He said: "Five years ago i would have been really against anything to do with Bristol City, but times have moved on and sorry but they have helped us a fair bit in the last few years."

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2 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

39,000? Lying bastards. They didn't even have 30,000 there, otherwise the top tier would have been full (as it was when WE went to Wembley) not empty as it actually was when they slithered their non league way there.

Pathological lying scum, as usual. 

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10,000 must have come dressed as red seats I suppose.

It was stated at the time 23k  ......................not too shabby for non-league .:cool:

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20 minutes ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Most of that first paragraph went right over my head. I'm sorry. I really don't want to come across as deliberately ignorant, but I just don't quite understand what you mean.

I guess the second bit you mean that people don't like paying to read stuff on the internet. It's odd isn't it, I used to always buy a daily & Sunday paper, and reading them was something I found very enjoyable but I have a few eyesight problems that meant I had to give that up.but even now I begrudge paying to read online stuff when there is no sensible reason to do so!

 

How to confound a Gashead.... 

That you fail to understand the first paragraph goes without saying. I wouldn't expect you to, what with Horfield being 30 years behind the rest of the universe.  Henbury Gas and his technical expertise may enlighten when next you meet...

Second para, too, you've misinterpreted. Has nothing to do with 'digital' or 'the internet'. Simply, people no longer wish to pay for anything these days. Why would one pay for music, images,TV, news or information when they're 'freely' available? That's why where once monies were to be had via record sales and plays (with concerts as loss leaders,) today it's wholly the reverse. News, TV and images are financed via enforced advertising. Sales matter little, today it's the goldmine of click-through, impression visits. 

On the upside and whilst sorry to learn of your visual impairment (which I sincerely hope improves,)  the good news is should you subscribe to digital newspapers there are applications that are able to read them to you (I know as the paper for whom I once worked developed them.)  Better still, with technological advances there's a chance your big screen next term might be in colour (though with Wael at the helm I wouldn't bank on it.......)

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3 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

39,000? Lying bastards. They didn't even have 30,000 there, otherwise the top tier would have been full (as it was when WE went to Wembley) not empty as it actually was when they slithered their non league way there.

Pathological lying scum, as usual. 

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10,000 must have come dressed as red seats I suppose.

Correct.

With over half of the top tier unsold they cannot have had 30k there. 

Try telling that to the thick as shit, lying cretins who phone up Radio talk shows spouting bollocks and posting lies on Twitter about their support.

39 + 15 = 47.....apparently.

They’re the sort of numptys that stand at the urinal in the pub with their trousers and pants around their ankles. Backward idiots, go back to school FFS.

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11 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Correct.

With over half of the top tier unsold they cannot have had 30k there. 

Try telling that to the thick as shit, lying cretins who phone up Radio talk shows spouting bollocks and posting lies on Twitter about their support.

39 + 15 = 47.....apparently.

They’re the sort of numptys that stand at the urinal in the pub with their trousers and pants around their ankles. Backward idiots, go back to school FFS.

Dianne Abbott is a gashead? I knew she was a wrong 'un! ;)

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5 hours ago, View from the Dolman said:

It's just what they do...

 

It’s actually not that funny anymore - it’s gone past that point and it’s just ridiculously annoying and tiresome now - they can’t even get 8k home fans at a home game - yet they’d take more fans to Baku than both Chelsea and Arsenal - both of whom were allocated just 6k tickets for the final - good f*****g grief - who the hell do they think they are?!

And ringing in to radio stations craving attention and recognition is just pathetic - they’re a shite little lower league club with a pitiful kit, a sad, bitter, envious, petty, deluded, small fanbase that has somehow convinced itself that it’s massive .... oh and they were a non-league club just a few years ago ... yet now, one of them thinks that boring the nation’s radio listeners by claiming they have a bigger following than Chelsea and Arsenal somehow makes them relevant .... oh dear ...

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5 hours ago, hail gus cesaer said:

“We took 39,000 thousand to wembley and Grimsby took 15,000????”

 

how does that add up to 44,000 the official Wembley attendance that day? 

The official attendance was just over 47,000 - but even so, their maths is shite ...

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2 hours ago, glen humphries said:

They really Are ****** delusional, they haven’t averaged over 10.000 home gates for about 40 Year’s yet they still think their support is fantastic, I almost feel embarrassed for them.

Look at it this way.

For decades they've been sh*t. For a year or two longer and in their dying embers they're likely to be sh*t. Yet more than one man and his dog continue to turn out to watch them each and every week. That's fantastic support in anyone's book (save my wife who thinks it a sad indictment of the state of care in the community services these days. )

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31 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

It’s actually not that funny anymore - it’s gone past that point and it’s just ridiculously annoying and tiresome now - they can’t even get 8k home fans at a home game - yet they’d take more fans to Baku than both Chelsea and Arsenal - both of whom were allocated just 6k tickets for the final - good f*****g grief - who the hell do they think they are?!

And ringing in to radio stations craving attention and recognition is just pathetic - they’re a shite little lower league club with a pitiful kit, a sad, bitter, envious, petty, deluded, small fanbase that has somehow convinced itself that it’s massive .... oh and they were a non-league club just a few years ago ... yet now, one of them thinks that boring the nation’s radio listeners by claiming they have a bigger following than Chelsea and Arsenal somehow makes them relevant .... oh dear ...

Admit it though: you'll miss them when they're gone.

 

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26 minutes ago, Eddie Hitler said:

Admit it though: you'll miss them when they're gone.

I will actually ... rivalry is still a huge and important part of English football ... and my Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad all followed the gas - they went to away games when some journeys took two days - like the cup tie at Newcastle in 1951. Also my Dad was a fine local footballer and nearly ended up playing for them! 

The modern gashead is soooooo much different to the old school, realistic ones - my relatives knew they were not very good and didn’t try to pretend otherwise - even when they beat that Man Utd team 4-0 in the cup they remained realistic - but today’s little gasheads are just, well they’re just so deluded and bitter and jealous and sad and petty and envious and, and and...

So, despite my vitriol - yeh, I’ll miss em 

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1 hour ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Correct.

With over half of the top tier unsold they cannot have had 30k there. 

Try telling that to the thick as shit, lying cretins who phone up Radio talk shows spouting bollocks and posting lies on Twitter about their support.

39 + 15 = 47.....apparently.

They’re the sort of numptys that stand at the urinal in the pub with their trousers and pants around their ankles. Backward idiots, go back to school FFS.

Ahh but your all forgetting that there was a ‘neutral area’ that day, where if you bought your ticket early it was at a discounted rate, so unless you were planning on a day trip regardless then you’d of been gambling that your team would make it, so as GasLogic says that on that day every single person in the neutral areas were obviously Sags, so can add another 20k to their attendance.

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6 hours ago, hail gus cesaer said:

“We took 39,000 thousand to wembley and Grimsby took 15,000????”

 

how does that add up to 44,000 the official Wembley attendance that day? 

They took 39,000 ‘to Wembley’. They didn’t all have tickets to ‘enter’ Wembley. There were plenty locked out and no doubt the only thing they ‘entered’ that day was each other.

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7 hours ago, View from the Dolman said:

It's just what they do...

 

Surely this article was written by a ‘Gert Ted’ because most Sags I know would distance themselves completely from this utterly deluded drivel.....apart from taking 40k to Wembley. One fan almost tried to have a punch up with me when I corrected him on the official stats.

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8 hours ago, BTRFTG said:

How to confound a Gashead.... 

That you fail to understand the first paragraph goes without saying. I wouldn't expect you to, what with Horfield being 30 years behind the rest of the universe.  Henbury Gas and his technical expertise may enlighten when next you meet...

Second para, too, you've misinterpreted. Has nothing to do with 'digital' or 'the internet'. Simply, people no longer wish to pay for anything these days. Why would one pay for music, images,TV, news or information when they're 'freely' available? That's why where once monies were to be had via record sales and plays (with concerts as loss leaders,) today it's wholly the reverse. News, TV and images are financed via enforced advertising. Sales matter little, today it's the goldmine of click-through, impression visits. 

On the upside and whilst sorry to learn of your visual impairment (which I sincerely hope improves,)  the good news is should you subscribe to digital newspapers there are applications that are able to read them to you (I know as the paper for whom I once worked developed them.)  Better still, with technological advances there's a chance your big screen next term might be in colour (though with Wael at the helm I wouldn't bank on it.......)

My, aren't you the clever one.

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Good response Miah. Always enjoy your posts on here. You take everything thrown at you with good humour & often give as good as you get. Again, with humour. Proper Red/Blue banter, acknowledging you're the poor relations but supporting your team despite its shortcomings as is right & proper. Think BTRFTG, who is also a good contributor to debate, has been unfairly dismissive of you. Just my opinion, you deserve better. It was beyond me, too!

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16 hours ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

“He is 100 per cent commitment and it’s about getting the environment right to the football club. 

I miss Daryl Clarke and his sentences that don't make any sense.

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5 minutes ago, Unan said:

As you'd expect, there's silence on asschat regarding their accounts, no posts for 14 hours.

They have just missed it surely......

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15 minutes ago, Unan said:

As you'd expect, there's silence on asschat regarding their accounts, no posts for 14 hours.

Half term, can't use the school Wifi, away in a caravan with their mum and sister.

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32 minutes ago, Rocky said:

 

So the bestest loyalist fans who would of took 15k to the Europa League final in Nomansland . Are the biggest culprits to their own demise. Brilliant 

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So.... they must be there or thereabouts out of money from the £15m they lent against the 'stadium' now?

Does that not make them up some sort of metaphorical creek?

EDIT: Ah it seems they've increased their borrowing limit to £17.5m. So with £13m now used (up to last June), they must be pushing that new limit already, and even the value of the Mem would not offset that. Doesn't look sustainable in any way, and without the owner writing off or propping up the finances....

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"Bristol Rovers accounts published & show the club lost over £65,000 a week last season from day to day operations"

What?? No! Surely keeping a ramshackle ground mainly made of tents up together for a game every other week doesn't cost a lot?

 

"Bristol Rovers existence depends on continued support from parent company Dwane Sports based in the tax haven that is Jersey"

What?? No! Surely its only the 'teds that are tax dodgers

 

"Main reason for ⬇️in Bristol Rovers income is 12% fall in matchday receipts"

What?? No! Surely the bestest most loyal fans in the world are turning up in numbers and spending all their benefits on matchdays?

 

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And to think that the 12% drop in revenue follows that period after they had managed to get fancy new turnstiles that stopped people from using duplicate tickets.

Even those who actually paid to go and see them are abandoning them.

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12 minutes ago, RedRaw said:

What?? No! Surely keeping a ramshackle ground mainly made of tents up together for a game every other week doesn't cost a lot?

Says someone who clearly has never paid to have a marquee re-proofed!

These things take slime. 

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3 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

Yeah, just like I missed the puss seeping boil on my arse when that was gone 😀

Thanks for that :shocking:

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7 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

I wonder if the penny will finally drop that they are ran in exactly the same way as us?

 

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There are still those who think Wally and Co have invested 13mil, overlooking the fact that their investment is secured against the Mem, and that they are lifting 400k a year in interest payments.

 

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11 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

I wonder if the penny will finally drop that they are ran in exactly the same way as us?

 

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Right down to the tax haven digs 😂

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18 minutes ago, RedRaw said:

"Bristol Rovers existence depends entirely on continued support from parent company Dwane Sports based in the tax haven that is Jersey"

Dwane Sports clearly has no desire to own Bristol Rovers FC. They have no love for it, and it shows. The al Qadi’s purchase was a nailed on money-making business venture, gone wrong.

Wael is obviously a nice guy and gives a damn but he holds no sway over the family’s business decision making. He runs the club because he’s the one in the family who loves football but he has no business acumen.

Now the family has a business haemorrhaging money. It has huge debts and few assets. It’s unsustainable. Hard-nosed business people only take one decision in these circumstances.

This won’t end well for the 15ers unless either a benefactor with very deep pockets steps forward or the car boot sale profitability rockets. 

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11 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

 

Now the family has a business haemorrhaging money. It has huge debts and few assets. It’s unsustainable. 

They also own Bristol Rovers.

#OverseasBankingLols

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24 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

There are still those who think Wally and Co have invested 13mil, overlooking the fact that their investment is secured against the Mem, and that they are lifting 400k a year in interest payments.

 

Who is getting 400k in interest payments? Surely not Wally?

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Looking at that and now the debt exceeds the value of their only asset,

i fully expect them to fall into admin next season selling the mem to some Jordan based investment bank for development and them becoming homelless or out of business..........

which is pretty much what I predicted when the takeover happened only to be called jealous 

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12 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

It’s actually not that funny anymore - it’s gone past that point and it’s just ridiculously annoying and tiresome now - they can’t even get 8k home fans at a home game - yet they’d take more fans to Baku than both Chelsea and Arsenal - both of whom were allocated just 6k tickets for the final - good f*****g grief - who the hell do they think they are?!

And ringing in to radio stations craving attention and recognition is just pathetic - they’re a shite little lower league club with a pitiful kit, a sad, bitter, envious, petty, deluded, small fanbase that has somehow convinced itself that it’s massive .... oh and they were a non-league club just a few years ago ... yet now, one of them thinks that boring the nation’s radio listeners by claiming they have a bigger following than Chelsea and Arsenal somehow makes them relevant .... oh dear ...

Rovers fans predicting how many fans they’d take IF they were in the Europa League final is like me arranging which order I’d like to take Rachel Riley & Beyoncé, when I have a threesome with them..! 

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