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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread


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2 minutes ago, Malago said:

Fair doos, the last time they played mighty Shrewsbury they lost 4-0, so a 2-1 reverse at least shows that the World’s self proclaimed favourite club are on an upward trajectory.

Fair play to them, now 13th in a truly tough league where Shrewsbury are 2nd place and Scunthorpe are 4th. I for one am shaking at the thought of the 15ers coming for us.

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37 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

Dopey interview............."I don't want to use the pitch as an excuse"      er... so he mentions it three times !

Runs in that mob’s culture, when they lost at Wembley to Tranmere in the 1990 Football League Trophy, Gerald Francis said the grass was too long!!! Why does that matter when they just hoofed it up to Devon White?! And wouldn’t they have chirped about that ‘double’ if it had happened?! Unfortunately the Birkenhead whites stuffed ‘em so they had to just creep back along the M4 and go back to being the ‘annoying nephew’ in a two team City.

My two favourite footy quotes....Sunday Times journalist around 1989 - “.....meanwhile in the 3rd division Devon White continues to prove that with a bit of luck we could all have been professional footballers...” and dear old Brian Clough - “If God meant football to be played in the clouds he’d have put grass up there...”

 

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On 02/02/2018 at 17:38, bristolmoose said:

"Dopey, I've a feeling we're not in Kingswood anymore"

Given the state of their stadium (sic), lack of funds for maintenance and a storm brewing I've an inkling we might soon be singing - What's Weal gonna do with a chimney on him?

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4 hours ago, RedLionLad said:

Shrewsbury did well out there today........

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Did the world famous Bristol Roverzzzz get dicked 1-2 today?! Just got in and am catching up....can’t believe that is true....after all, they are ‘coming for us’ and will ‘overtake us and be premier league within five years’ and fans of every other club in the world ‘hate Bristol City and love the gas’ and their ‘stadium’ is ‘championship ready’ because they bought a few sprinklers, curtains and carpets, not forgetting the new canopy at their ‘hospitality’ entrance and their desperate, needy fans go on Man City fans’ forums to plead for recognition and scream that the roverzzzz’ away attendances are bigger than ‘them pesky teds’ - which is utter bollox and has been for generations....their utter desperation to be recognised is so pathetic! And after all that .....I seriously can’t laugh anymore, it just hurts now....

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

Did the world famous Bristol Roverzzzz get dicked 1-2 today?! Just got in and am catching up....can’t believe that is true....after all, they are ‘coming for us’ and will ‘overtake us and be premier league within five years’ and fans of every other club in the world ‘hate Bristol City and love the gas’ and their ‘stadium’ is ‘championship ready’ because they bought a few sprinklers, curtains and carpets, not forgetting the new canopy at their ‘hospitality’ entrance and their desperate, needy fans go on Man City fans’ forums to plead for recognition and scream that the roverzzzz’ away attendances are bigger than ‘them pesky teds’ - which is utter bollox and has been for generations....their utter desperation to be recognised is so pathetic! And after all that .....I seriously can’t laugh anymore, it just hurts now....

 

Go on......You know you want to !

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"The pitch ruined it today and probably cost us the game; it is so unpredictable for players to play on, but saying that we have been doing okay at home recently.

There was a big puddle at the Thatchers End, and on the
right hand side of the west stand towards the south, it was chewing up badly. The ball bobbles all over the place and it looks a nightmare to run with it, to be honest it’s just pretty ****ed. I worry we won’t see the best of the likes of Mensah, Bennett and even Nichols until it’s sorted, it can’t be good for your confidence playing on that and a lot of concentration required. Broadbent’s shot was wild but it bobbled before he hit it, fans round me were complaining of us hoofing it from the back, but it wasn’t easy to pass it out on the deck without the ball high fiving a lump of turf on the way through."


It must be like playing football in medieval times, amongst the rats and chickens.

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Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes!  Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

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1 hour ago, Jarman said:

Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes!  Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

I’m more worried about mighty Shrewsbury who beat you 4-0 and 2-1.  Big club Shrewsbury.

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6 hours ago, Jarman said:

Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes!  Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

Mathematical genius alert.

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6 hours ago, Jarman said:

Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes!  Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

Mate when your ground consists of tents, gazebos and two non working portloos it should be 100% full, every game, no exceptions. As for the sanitised Ashton gate.. if the horse punchers had their way they’d be playing in a modern plastic bowl outside of Bristol in south Gloucestershire, funded by a jordinain.. propa down 2 earf fans dem gazeds..

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11 hours ago, slartibartfast said:

Dopey interview............."I don't want to use the pitch as an excuse"      er... so he mentions it three times !

 

8 hours ago, Jarman said:

Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes!  Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

Watching Rovers must be like a throw back to the 80's. Rovers are very much the Cambridge United of 2018. Does the dog fiddler have the height of the mud measured in the corners? To actually pay money week in week out to go and sit on plastic chairs in a tent, eating out of date crisps, watching a non league standard of football played on a mud bath whilst listening to songs about the Teds in between hurling racist remarks and checking the scores every minute to see if The Shit are losing must really be worth the entrance fee to Dismaland.

Actually, I thought I was watching Banged Up Abroad last night and they were in a Mexican Prison, until I realised it was the League One highlights programme on Channel 5 from the Mem.

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8 hours ago, Jarman said:

1) Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes! 2) Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. 3) unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  4) And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  5) Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

OK , I'll bite.

1) The Championship is always hard, they were both there before and struggled but still got some decent results. Both teams have won things , it's not like when(no disrespect) smaller clubs Burton to Rotherham came up and were seen by some clubs as cannon fodder , both of which then did well to stay up and upset some of the 'big boys', Burton still doing that.
2) Usually easier to get an atmosphere in a small ground that's close to the pitch, but depends where you go , there have been away fans not so impressed.
3) All seater stadiums have been around for about 25 years, I think it was a requirement in the top 2 divisions from about 1994, lower divisions were exempt.  So what exactly is sanitised? The clean comfortable stadium? the roomy well appointed concourses ? The fan park with food and drink available , bands or DJ's to enjoy , you even get away fans mixing in there. Or is that what you object too?
4) 45,000 , that one needs explanation, the total attendance at your non league playoff final that your lot manage to change into being how many you took?
5) You get around 9k , that's 75% . I know your lot like to juggle figures but that ones hard to deny.

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9 hours ago, Jarman said:

Blackburn and Wigan coming up .... tough opponents for City in the Championship next season especially with some pretty decent teams coming down with their parachutes!  Unlike the rest of you, I went to the Mem today.  Brilliant atmosphere ... old fashioned terrace .. unlike the now sanitised Ashton Gate as my son said.  And those who talk about the 45,000 whatever.  Remember the ground up in Whorefield is always 95% full.  

A couple of points you make are highlighted  

old fashioned terrace - it really is only a few steps I would never describe that as an old fashioned terrace

always 95% full - if by always you mean the past season or so?

Some facts here show that even the rugby was better attended than the football as recently as 2009

Average attendances
Bristol Rovers
Season       Att         League
2016–17    9,302    League One
2015–16    8,096    League Two    Bristol Rugby
2014–15    6,793    Conference      Att       League
2013–14    6,420    League Two    5,808    Championship
2012–13    6,308    League Two    4,859    Championship
2011–12    6,035    League Two    5,351    Championship
2010–11    6,253    League One    4,273    Championship
2009–10    7,042    League One    5,261    Championship
2008–09    7,170    League One    7,435    Premiership
2007–08    6,849    League One    9,175    Premiership
2006–07    7,931    League Two    10,152   Premiership

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Stadium_(Bristol)

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With all talk of the pitch thought I'd make an exception and check out the lowlights. Didn't look that bad to me. Only 'puddle' I could see was the Centre Half's pile of **** challenge (sic) in allowing Shrews opener. Shrews winger seemed not to have a close ball control issue on the surface when waltzing past four defenders to score from an acute angle.

Highlight has to be The Littlest Hobo's Lord Of The Tramps jig after conceding the winner. Delightful.

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