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48 minutes ago, TomF said:

I was kinda hoping he was going to send the Mem into space myself 

Perhaps they can use Methane as fuel, though with diminishing numbers, they might not get into orbit.

 

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32 minutes ago, redsquirrel said:

look out if hes looking to employ local workforce,i wouldnt trust one of them to put a battery in my mouse the right way round let alone assemble electric cars

Oh no, Mr Al-Quidi has employed the well respected company MJ Abbott Ltd and so long as stage payments continue to be met the training ground will look something like the one the firm did for Stevenage FC . Opened in 2013, when “the Boro” finished 18th in League 1, this state of the art development has helped propel them to the National League.

 

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Hey, we musn't forget they once won the What Knee? Cup. Surely, that makes them a massive club.

But just like Bristol, the barrel was red.

They're probably bitter about that too.

Their acheivements pale (ale) in comparison to many others in Leagues One and Two.

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13 minutes ago, Bazooka Joe said:

Hey, we musn't forget they once won the What Knee? Cup. Surely, that makes them a massive club.

But just like Bristol, the barrel was red.

They're probably bitter about that too.

Their acheivements pale (ale) in comparison to many others in Leagues One and Two.

 

I would imagine they are probably very mildly pissed off about it as well.

 

'AVE IT!!!

 

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On 05/06/2020 at 12:14, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Ah yes, but let’s not forget that the Gas with their ‘massive’ fanbase...which is lower than Lincoln, Rotherham, Blackpool and MK Dons (FFS 🤣) are, apparently, bigger than many clubs in the Championship 🤣🤣

I wonder who he means by ‘the enemies’? 
 

Deluded idiots...

 

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....and every team on that list has competed in the top tier of English football - and the sags haven’t, ever ... yep, they are bigger than all those clubs! And don’t forget they’ve also compared the size of their club and support to Norwich, Wolves, West Ham - and they’ve even claimed their away support matches Liverpool ... it’s simply an ongoing comedy ...

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On 05/06/2020 at 21:19, archie andrews said:

Swindon are a bigger club than rovers even without the history...…..remember we've never won a major trophy mind too 

I’m probably clutching at straws - but I count winning a division as champions as a major trophy - up for debate though ...

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1 hour ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

....and every team on that list has competed in the top tier of English football - and the sags haven’t, ever ... yep, they are bigger than all those clubs! And don’t forget they’ve also compared the size of their club and support to Norwich, Wolves, West Ham - and they’ve even claimed their away support matches Liverpool ... it’s simply an ongoing comedy ...

...but apparently we’re the deluded ones.

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20 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

 I've just read the original name for the old hospital on the colony site they've bought. Seems rather coincidental. ;)

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When he says "worked", does he mean "was a patient"....

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17 hours ago, bert tann said:

Oh no, Mr Al-Quidi has employed the well respected company MJ Abbott Ltd and so long as stage payments continue to be met the training ground will look something like the one the firm did for Stevenage FC . Opened in 2013, when “the Boro” finished 18th in League 1, this state of the art development has helped propel them to the National League.

 

Basically MJ Abott Ltd laid some turf. 

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1 hour ago, pongo88 said:

Basically MJ Abott Ltd laid some turf. 

More likely they employed Russ Abbot  to create a comical masterpiece there. It's unlikely to amount to much more than a patch of grass and a couple of portacabins if they're lucky.

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2 hours ago, pongo88 said:

Basically MJ Abott Ltd laid some turf. 


Exactly.  Stevenage were fortunate in that the land had been properly prepared  before football pitches were laid out and in the 1960’s international teams even trained there. 

At the Colony one can imagine the experts from MJ Abbott recommending that Mr Al-Quidi have them make a proper survey of the pitch foundations laid by the rugby club and, if necessary, give him a quote for the installation of a suitable drainage system. And it can be predicted that the serial blundered would ignore the advice of the experts and his colleagues and, in a last desperate attempt to placate his Bristol Post led fan club,  tell MJ Abbott to “please, just go ahead and lay some turf”.

It will be some time before we discover if winter weather makes the pitches unplayable and training sessions are confined to a subbuteo table in the analysis suite.  But the chances are that Wendy is right, and we can  look forward to a soggy reincarnation of the M J Abbott madhouse.

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

....and every team on that list has competed in the top tier of English football - and the sags haven’t, ever ... yep, they are bigger than all those clubs! And don’t forget they’ve also compared the size of their club and support to Norwich, Wolves, West Ham - and they’ve even claimed their away support matches Liverpool ... it’s simply an ongoing comedy ...

You have got to be joking? Multi European Champions, trophy strewn history and premier league champions elect Liverpool or some pub side with the same name? 

All the rest are an absolute joke as well BTW.

We don't compare with many of the clubs they're 'bigger than' and we're on a totally different level to the methane snorters anyway.

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Popped onto Delusion Central and found this;

 Hortham was an "open" colony which specialised in training mentally defective offenders for resettlement in the community

Not a lot will change then. I am surprised they didn't find a donkey sanctuary

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2 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

You have got to be joking? Multi European Champions, trophy strewn history and premier league champions elect Liverpool or some pub side with the same name? 

All the rest are an absolute joke as well BTW.

We don't compare with many of the clubs they're 'bigger than' and we're on a totally different level to the methane snorters anyway.

They were saying on their ‘forum’ that their away support is basically the same as Liverpool’s because both of them “sell out their full allocations wherever they go...” - just try and take that in ... 🤣😂😅

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

They were saying on their ‘forum’ that their away support is basically the same as Liverpool’s because both of them “sell out their full allocations wherever they go...” - just try and take that in ... 🤣😂😅

Well, Liverpool do.

Rovers manage to fully sell out an away allocation maybe twice a season.

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Regarding The Colony, a brief history.

https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/hospitals-and-asylums/3413-hortham-idiot-colony-hospital-brief-history.html

Whilst I'm not comfortable with the use of 'idiot Colony' as a term for those with mental illness, it does seem like a far more appropriate name for the site today and going forward than the historical use of the name suggests.

Effectively, they will be developing a facility to train idiots.

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4 hours ago, Swede said:

Popped onto Delusion Central and found this;

 Hortham was an "open" colony which specialised in training mentally defective offenders for resettlement in the community

Not a lot will change then. I am surprised they didn't find a donkey sanctuary

They certainly have "defective DEfenders" nowadays..

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

I’m probably clutching at straws - but I count winning a division as champions as a major trophy - up for debate though ...

No , because that would put the Gas down as winning a ‘ major trophy ‘. 

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1 hour ago, BS13 Robin said:

The Gas probably count the National League play off trophy as a major trophy as well

Well, they thought it was worthy of a bus parade...

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1 hour ago, Steve Watts said:

Yeah, the club did....but even their "loyal and true" didn't though!

 

46 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

Shame the fans didn't!

Hey, I'll have you know that the loyal and true turnt up in their droves, look..............................

 

 

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22 hours ago, Bristol Rob said:

Regarding The Colony, a brief history.

https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/hospitals-and-asylums/3413-hortham-idiot-colony-hospital-brief-history.html

Whilst I'm not comfortable with the use of 'idiot Colony' as a term for those with mental illness, it does seem like a far more appropriate name for the site today and going forward than the historical use of the name suggests.

Effectively, they will be developing a facility to train idiots.

Blimey things I'd never imagine ending up on this thread - links to derelict places and talk of a Colony. 

The terminology of 'idiot' comes from the Victorian era really.  You had your standard 'Lunatic Asylum' for those of poor mental health but then you also had Asylums for Mental Deficiency and also Idiot Asylums.  Most of the terminology faded away in the 1930's when in particular the 'Asylum' tag was dropped from institutions such as Glenside on the other side of what is now the M32 divide. Stoke Park was also termed a colony.  From 1930-1950(ish) they'd all get referred to as mental hospitals but then the mental part was dropped too. 

The  'Colony' tag line is a reference to the layout of the site more than anything else. During the early years of the 20th century there was a dramatic shift in the design of mental hospitals, earlier institutions like Bristol’s existing mental hospital (Glenside) had been designed around an imposing complex of ward buildings linked together and, to service areas, by a network of corridors into a single large hospital complex. The practical benefits of this style of hospital where one part of the hospital could quickly and easily be reached from any other part of the hospital began to give way to the perceived therapeutic benefits of a dispersed layout. Where patients were treated in a complex of smaller separate villas clustered around the hospital site which was believed to give the patients a greater sense of community and privacy. 

Barrow Hospital is (well, was) another 'Colony' layout but never gets referred in the same manner. It's strange how it seemed to stick with some and not others.

Here ends today's irrelevant history just for @Eddie Hitler

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25 minutes ago, BCFC11 said:

 

Hey, I'll have you know that the loyal and true turnt up in their droves, look..............................

 

 

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Loyal, true and prowed.

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2 hours ago, TomF said:

Blimey things I'd never imagine ending up on this thread - links to derelict places and talk of a Colony. 

The terminology of 'idiot' comes from the Victorian era really.  You had your standard 'Lunatic Asylum' for those of poor mental health but then you also had Asylums for Mental Deficiency and also Idiot Asylums.  Most of the terminology faded away in the 1930's when in particular the 'Asylum' tag was dropped from institutions such as Glenside on the other side of what is now the M32 divide. Stoke Park was also termed a colony.  From 1930-1930 they'd all get referred to as mental hospitals but then the mental part was dropped too. 

The  'Colony' tag line is a reference to the layout of the site more than anything else. During the early years of the 20th century there was a dramatic shift in the design of mental hospitals, earlier institutions like Bristol’s existing mental hospital (Glenside) had been designed around an imposing complex of ward buildings linked together and, to service areas, by a network of corridors into a single large hospital complex. The practical benefits of this style of hospital where one part of the hospital could quickly and easily be reached from any other part of the hospital began to give way to the perceived therapeutic benefits of a dispersed layout. Where patients were treated in a complex of smaller separate villas clustered around the hospital site which was believed to give the patients a greater sense of community and privacy. 

Barrow Hospital is (well, was) another 'Colony' layout but never gets referred in the same manner. It's strange how it seemed to stick with some and not others.

Here ends today's irrelevant history just for @Eddie Hitler

Long story short.

Rovers have bought land historically used to train idiots.

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