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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread


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2 hours ago, wood_red said:

I know they will say they will sell it out every week etc, but they will need a lot more people in there than their paltry crowds they get now just to cover the larger overheads and to keep the losses at 65k per week. Assuming it will be a massive loaning facility the new owners will want their investment back so how do they survive?

Still, we all know that no questions will be asked of the new owners and their intentions, and will just be shouting how rich they are and discussing a 30k stadium and Premiership in 5 years. I can see it all turning sour myself.

You’ve added 10k on to the capacity already......that’ll be on Slagchat later as fact!!

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6 minutes ago, Numero Uno said:

You’ve added 10k on to the capacity already......that’ll be on Slagchat later as fact!!

I thought with taking 50+ thousand "fans" to Wembley they would be able to easily get 50-60% of that on a fortnightly basis, plus it would be bigger than ours and we know they have better support than us because they keep saying so.

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Those City fans shouting 'mind the gap' may be interested to learn that Rovers were saying the same thing  56 years ago. Whilst tidying the attic a few days ago I found a program from the Glos Cup Final played at Eastville on 23 May 1963. The inside notes described Rovers "impressive dominance" in that for "fourteen successive seasons Rovers held a higher Football League position than City - a record that is unlikely to be beaten". That was from 1948 to 1962. That comment certainly tempted fate because City then dominated for 19 years from 1963 until 1981. City's present run of dominance started in 2001 and is currently in its 20th year meaning Rovers run has not just been beaten but beaten twice.

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12 minutes ago, Old Ashtonian said:

Those City fans shouting 'mind the gap' may be interested to learn that Rovers were saying the same thing  56 years ago. Whilst tidying the attic a few days ago I found a program from the Glos Cup Final played at Eastville on 23 May 1963. The inside notes described Rovers "impressive dominance" in that for "fourteen successive seasons Rovers held a higher Football League position than City - a record that is unlikely to be beaten". That was from 1948 to 1962. That comment certainly tempted fate because City then dominated for 19 years from 1963 until 1981. City's present run of dominance started in 2001 and is currently in its 20th year meaning Rovers run has not just been beaten but beaten twice.

Perhaps it meant "a record that is unlikely to be beaten" by Rovers.

Because they are so shit.

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5 hours ago, wood_red said:

 

I have been told that the sale of the Fruit Market land has been agreed, and there definitely won't any objections by anyone to a stadium there whatsoever, and the council are all on board with it.

I still do not understand why anyone would not just buy the land and build housing and commercial/retail and sell it and off they go? Now add in the Mem land there is obviously profit involved building on that as well so another positive to this so called consortium. The trouble with buying the club or even getting it free, they are losing £3 million per year, and have to pay £40 million for a stadium on top, £20 million in debt and £30 million for the land. The clubs debt will still keep rising as they will still be in the mem with their poor crowds (I suppose they will be getting £15 million for Clarke Harris though).

Why would this consortium suddenly be throwing money at the club - they won''t? I just see another "billionaire Jordanian bankers" owners coming along trying to line their own pockets. The whole situation is odd, seeing as they will be around £100 million in debt with the current debt, cost of land and stadium. Is there really that much profit in the building trade - if it does happen be interesting to see how many houses/flats are being built.

I didn't think Marvellous Marvin wanted a stadium down there anyway, so surely he will be objecting........

Heard the same as well, my source works for a company with a site near Fruit Market and he got told this week that they would be moving within two years. Site was sold to include housing.

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35 minutes ago, Busterrimes said:

Heard the same as well, my source works for a company with a site near Fruit Market and he got told this week that they would be moving within two years. Site was sold to include housing.

The need to be moving quicker than that cos Wally said it would all be built within two years.......two months ago.

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1 hour ago, Old Ashtonian said:

Those City fans shouting 'mind the gap' may be interested to learn that Rovers were saying the same thing  56 years ago. Whilst tidying the attic a few days ago I found a program from the Glos Cup Final played at Eastville on 23 May 1963. The inside notes described Rovers "impressive dominance" in that for "fourteen successive seasons Rovers held a higher Football League position than City - a record that is unlikely to be beaten". That was from 1948 to 1962. That comment certainly tempted fate because City then dominated for 19 years from 1963 until 1981. City's present run of dominance started in 2001 and is currently in its 20th year meaning Rovers run has not just been beaten but beaten twice.

It's worth noting. After going through the entire 1980's being at the receiving end of a lot of Rovers gloating is precisely why I hold my tongue - things can change, no matter how unlikely. I like a bit of banter, and taking the p!ss a little bit, but I don't gloat. There have been reversals in the past. Fortunes are like a sine wave, with ups and downs through time. We're on top at present, well on top. But gloating is as sure a way as any to tempt fate! I like reading this thread and having a daily chuckle, but I'm well reminded that things CAN change. Sorry to be a damp squib.

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1 hour ago, OneCity said:

It's worth noting. After going through the entire 1980's being at the receiving end of a lot of Rovers gloating is precisely why I hold my tongue - things can change, no matter how unlikely. I like a bit of banter, and taking the p!ss a little bit, but I don't gloat. There have been reversals in the past. Fortunes are like a sine wave, with ups and downs through time. We're on top at present, well on top. But gloating is as sure a way as any to tempt fate! I like reading this thread and having a daily chuckle, but I'm well reminded that things CAN change. Sorry to be a damp squib.

Look at Manchester - Utd dominated the EPL for years, whilst City were the "Rovers" of the two, and actually replaced us in Div 2 when we went up behind Watford.

20 years or so later, City are the ones dominating whilst Utd are playing for a mid table - 6th place finish if their lucky.

I agree, times can change very quickly in football, although they are consistency delusional over in Eastville.

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5 hours ago, OneCity said:

It's worth noting. After going through the entire 1980's being at the receiving end of a lot of Rovers gloating is precisely why I hold my tongue - things can change, no matter how unlikely. I like a bit of banter, and taking the p!ss a little bit, but I don't gloat. There have been reversals in the past. Fortunes are like a sine wave, with ups and downs through time. We're on top at present, well on top. But gloating is as sure a way as any to tempt fate! I like reading this thread and having a daily chuckle, but I'm well reminded that things CAN change. Sorry to be a damp squib.

We're coming for you!

For acknowledging this fact, you alone shall be spared from my relentless piss taking when the glorious day comes . The rest of you take note, it is not to late to repent and accept that as each day passes , we are closer to the gap being closed. It may even be sometime this century. You have been warned.

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34 minutes ago, Miah Dennehy said:

We're coming for you!

For acknowledging this fact, you alone shall be spared from my relentless piss taking when the glorious day comes . The rest of you take note, it is not to late to repent and accept that as each day passes , we are closer to the gap being closed. It may even be sometime this century. You have been warned.

In five years time you'll have forgotten who Bristol Rovers were, Miah. We all will.

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1 hour ago, Miah Dennehy said:

We're coming for you!

For acknowledging this fact, you alone shall be spared from my relentless piss taking when the glorious day comes . The rest of you take note, it is not to late to repent and accept that as each day passes , we are closer to the gap being closed. It may even be sometime this century. You have been warned.

The trouble is you need real money and a tangeable plan not Monopoly money and wet dreams which your Chelsea supporting fake sheik seems to have in abundance.

I would be worried about a "consortium" that usually means no individual has anywhere near enough resources on their own so after they've argued amongst theselves for seeral years they'll carve up all of the assets which currently is Santa's Grotto, a Chasers Nightclub canopy, half a dozen plastic garden chairs, some championship ready sprinklers and a box of out of date crisps, a ground share with a club you haven't upset will be on the cards.

I hope you know how to get to Blyth Spartans.

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5 minutes ago, Red Right Hand said:

How come they aren`t playing today? 

We were due to play Bury.

It's the local businesses I feel sorry for. All the hotels were booked up, pubs would have been packed, we would have taken thousands.

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I think I've just accidentally stumbled on a formula for the Gashead attendance figures.. 

Gashead 1 will go to the match (if that's what they call it), and will take his mum, sister, aunt, granny, brother, dad, uncle and grandad - this is why they call themselves the family club.

So, Gashead 1 counts everyone above, and takes a total 8 people with him. That's 9 people in total. Bear with me...

Now as we all know, their sister is their mother etc etc, so in reality he's taking 2 people with him. Multiply that by 4, you get 8.

Let's pretend their average attendance is 10,000 (again bear with me, I know I'm exaggerating), multiply that by 4, and you get 40,000. That's their Wembley attendance - unless they've added a few thousand more to it by now.....

Amazing what you think of whilst sat on the loo :whistle2:

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16 minutes ago, Taz said:

I think I've just accidentally stumbled on a formula for the Gashead attendance figures.. 

Gashead 1 will go to the match (if that's what they call it), and will take his mum, sister, aunt, granny, brother, dad, uncle and grandad - this is why they call themselves the family club.

So, Gashead 1 counts everyone above, and takes a total 8 people with him. That's 9 people in total. Bear with me...

Now as we all know, their sister is their mother etc etc, so in reality he's taking 2 people with him. Multiply that by 4, you get 8.

Let's pretend their average attendance is 10,000 (again bear with me, I know I'm exaggerating), multiply that by 4, and you get 40,000. That's their Wembley attendance - unless they've added a few thousand more to it by now.....

Amazing what you think of whilst sat on the loo :whistle2:

I have another theory about the alleged 40,000.

It's simply one SAG plus the 39,999 headlice, fleas and ticks  attached to him.

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1 minute ago, REDLEE said:

The tents, I mean stands at the Minimal look like market stalls

Those 'market stalls' as you put it, are actually high end exhibition stands, meaning that the Fewers will be able to hit off pitch revenue targets almost immediately.

Honest Dave and his knock off counterfeit sportswear is relishing the chance to seel his gear.

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8 hours ago, Taz said:

I think I've just accidentally stumbled on a formula for the Gashead attendance figures.. 

Gashead 1 will go to the match (if that's what they call it), and will take his mum, sister, aunt, granny, brother, dad, uncle and grandad - this is why they call themselves the family club.

So, Gashead 1 counts everyone above, and takes a total 8 people with him. That's 9 people in total. Bear with me...

Now as we all know, their sister is their mother etc etc, so in reality he's taking 2 people with him. Multiply that by 4, you get 8.

Let's pretend their average attendance is 10,000 (again bear with me, I know I'm exaggerating), multiply that by 4, and you get 40,000. That's their Wembley attendance - unless they've added a few thousand more to it by now.....

Amazing what you think of whilst sat on the loo :whistle2:

that's why its loogical thinking

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http://gaschat.co.uk/thread/15129/rickie-lambert-flag

Seems that somebody has stolen a Rickie Lambert flag from the 15ers. 

Firstly, why the f*** would somebody have gone to the trouble of making a flag to celebrate a player who has seemingly forgotten that he ever played for them? :dunno:

Secondly, it seems that theft is becoming a bit a of a problem over at Chernobyl...

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If memory serves me, I’m sure certain items of Rovers kit were stolen from the changing rooms, during last years event? And now a rather expensive Rovers flag this time around?

Two bouts of theft (presumably from different individuals/groups) two years on the bounce, from what you would presume is the club these people support.

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