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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread


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If they’re offered £700k, Rovers should take the money ASAP. Prior to joining Rovers JCH’s scoring record was average to poor. He’s had a good spell with them, but will this last or will he revert to his previous form? 

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28 minutes ago, Quedgeley Exile said:

I was told that JCH was told to find another club in January as they could not afford his wages.

It’s all change North of the river now.

The fake sheikh has bought out his family & started work on that travellers site in South Gloucestershire.

According to their friends at the Post the new bloke in charge (I can’t remember his name, but the one who has won about 2 games in the last 20) is putting together an “exciting” squad & they are in a “stronger position than many because of Covid” apparently.

No, I couldn’t follow the logic, either.

It read like the sort of thing you get in North Korea.

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38 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

It’s all change North of the river now.

The fake sheikh has bought out his family & started work on that travellers site in South Gloucestershire.

According to their friends at the Post the new bloke in charge (I can’t remember his name, but the one who has won about 2 games in the last 20) is putting together an “exciting” squad & they are in a “stronger position than many because of Covid” apparently.

No, I couldn’t follow the logic, either.

It read like the sort of thing you get in North Korea.

Yes they all seem to think being debt free will last, but have seemed to have forgot that they are losing £3-4m a year so they won’t be debt free for long!!! 

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46 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

It’s all change North of the river now.

The fake sheikh has bought out his family & started work on that travellers site in South Gloucestershire.

According to their friends at the Post the new bloke in charge (I can’t remember his name, but the one who has won about 2 games in the last 20) is putting together an “exciting” squad & they are in a “stronger position than many because of Covid” apparently.

No, I couldn’t follow the logic, either.

It read like the sort of thing you get in North Korea.

Spot on to be honest, I'm very excited, seems like a lifetime ago they were losing week in week out, bring on the new season!

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On 07/07/2020 at 17:37, Ska Junkie said:

I always remember landing in O'Hare international in Chicago a few years ago and the security chap mentioned he was a Chelsea supporter and a member of their Chicago supporters club. I mentioned not everyone in the UK lives in London and that I lived in Bristol. 'Ah, Bristol City,yeah'. I mentioned there was another Bristol football club and he genuinely had never heard of them. :) True story.

Over here in Canada land I have met two fellas from Northern Ireland and one from Glasgow who all asked me if I was City or Rovers. I just tutted, held my hands up and said 'really, you have to ask that. OTIB, OTIB...'

Perhaps because they were all in their 60s they still thought there was some kind of relevant rivalry, or genuinely didn't want to offend?!

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1 hour ago, bert tann said:

Wael Al-Quidi has apparently let it be known he has 100 million to spend on BRFC

I heard that he said he would cover the losses for the next 2 years. Does this mean he expects to lose £50m per year?

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39 minutes ago, Rich said:

100 million what?

 

Bannanas. That's what they'd be if they believed it after the promise of being the 6th richest club in England.

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21 minutes ago, Son Of Nob said:

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.... We only take 1,000 regularly to away games ...

When they say ‘regularly’, I presume they mean once or twice a season?

For a club who claims to have amazing away support they don’t sell out many of their away allocations.

Mind you they don’t sell out any games at home in their tiny ground either so I suppose it’s just what they do...

 

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1 hour ago, fatchers said:

My understanding was that the whole family wealth was in the region of 80 million. 


That is roughly correct based on their holdings in AJIB and the hotel group and if they held significant stakes in other companies doubtless we should have been told about it in the heady days of 2016.

If the President is telling trusted friends in the Bristol area that he has 100 million to spend on BRFC then either his wealth has been seriously underestimated or he has taken leave of his senses.

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5 minutes ago, bert tann said:


That is roughly correct based on their holdings in AJIB and the hotel group and if they held significant stakes in other companies doubtless we should have been told about it in the heady days of 2016.

If the President is telling trusted friends in the Bristol area that he has 100 million to spend on BRFC then either his wealth has been seriously underestimated or he has taken leave of his senses.

I think people are under estimating the number of years worth of dividends they have been able to take.

So I would imagine their wealth is far beyond the value of their current holding.

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Even if the family are worth far more than that, it's pretty meaningless. We've had an actual billionaire as owner for a long time and it didn't stop us struggling in League One, getting relegated from the Championship and has yet to get us into the Premier League.

Wael's family being worth £80m, £200m or £500m also doesn't mean they'll put any cash into a horrible little club of inbreds.

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1 minute ago, BS2 Red said:

Even if the family are worth far more than that, it's pretty meaningless. We've had an actual billionaire as owner for a long time and it didn't stop us struggling in League One, getting relegated from the Championship and has yet to get us into the Premier League.

Wael's family being worth £80m, £200m or £500m also doesn't mean they'll put any cash into a horrible little club of inbreds.

Exactly.

Whilst they are at the Mem and limited to a percentage of income against the wages they can pay, they are always going to be fighting with one hand tied behind their backs.

They need a new stadium, initially to consolidate and then to build.

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32 minutes ago, bert tann said:


That is roughly correct based on their holdings in AJIB and the hotel group and if they held significant stakes in other companies doubtless we should have been told about it in the heady days of 2016.

If the President is telling trusted friends in the Bristol area that he has 100 million to spend on BRFC then either his wealth has been seriously underestimated or he has taken leave of his senses.

I suppose the inheritance has enabled him to carry out some works to the colony and state that he's in a much stronger position by transferring the debt from the club to himself, which was the same thing anyway, as no money has changed hands. As such, he now seems to be stronger, when it comes to negotiating any deal as part of a consortium. Whereas before, he was only a part owner covering his own debt, now it's all his own debt.

Spread some BS about having 100m to spend, which could be true if he borrowed it from his families bank, then he could be invited to the table as discussions to develop the Fruit Bowl. Sounds as if it's just bravado, otherwise he'd be saying he'll buy the Fruit Market himself and self finance the new stadium.

My stance is, he's posturing and desperate to be invited, that's why the rumours have been put out there.

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4 hours ago, Bristol Rob said:

Exactly.

Whilst they are at the Mem and limited to a percentage of income against the wages they can pay, they are always going to be fighting with one hand tied behind their backs.

They need a new stadium, initially to consolidate and then to build.

2 of the things you mention wont happen. they dont build anything.not with bricks anyway

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On 12/07/2020 at 15:20, Son Of Nob said:

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.... We only take 1,000 regularly to away games ...

No exactly what the stats say. 

I've also attached the highest attendances at the tent shop and Ashton Gate (away includes the total attendance so I've not shown this). 

They want to build a 20,000 - 30,000 capacity stadium yet since 2017 they've only gone over an attendance of 10,000 5 times. 

Some rovers fans are lovely (Miah for one) but there is a gap between us and them and unless Wael is prepared to invest hard like Lansdown that Gap will remain. 

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22 hours ago, Bristol Rob said:

Exactly.

Whilst they are at the Mem and limited to a percentage of income against the wages they can pay, they are always going to be fighting with one hand tied behind their backs.

They need a new stadium, initially to consolidate and then to build.

Not quite right.  They need to build a fan base before they should be thinking about building another stadium.

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