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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

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16 minutes ago, Icelandic Clap said:

Wasn't that shown live on the Beeb if memory serves and Mark Bright bemoaned how crap 'Irene' was? Not to mention the sag who gave the anchor wave at a passing camera, causing the commentator to profusely apologise. Good old family club strikes again :D

On a related note (it may be an urban myth) but it’s my understanding that in the BBC Radio commentary of the Tinnion>Liverpool game Alan Green commented on the lines of...

”Bristol Rovers of course played here in the FA Cup a couple of seasons ago. What was it they were singing...Come On Eileen?”

Even their anthem is forgettable dirge.

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2 hours ago, Ivorguy said:

The old Glos Cup pre season between City and Rovers was far better for us than present set up

Too much aggro off the pitch and City gain nothing from the encounter nowadays of course.

Only beneficiaries being A&SP.

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3 hours ago, Ivorguy said:

The old Glos Cup pre season between City and Rovers was far better for us than present set up

I used to enjoy those games, personally, but there is simply no need to risk bringing them back in. 

If Rovers really want to play is again, then they need to pull their finger out. If they can’t get themselves up & out of league one, then they at least need to start getting through to the same round of the FA Cup as we enter the competition. 

#mindthegap

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20 hours ago, Miah Dennehy said:

I don't care that Rovers aren't there, but I think Pompey v Sunderland is the worst thing for football. Many City fans have had a great time watching this competition and I suspect/hope that most of them remember that rather than think '**** it, not our problem anymore'

I do have some sympathy with you Miah; I actually have a slightly different viewpoint. Going all the way to the semi final should have brought increased interest the longer your club went in the competition. Unfortunately the Checkatrade trophy has been ruined by the influx of U23 sides. The sponsors have lost their way in what the competition is all about which is a cup competition for lower league sides who have the opportunity to win a trophy played at Wembley stadium.

Try asking the thousands of Walsall fans the last time we were there what it meant to them going to Wembley for the first time in their proud history.

Therefore your fans have been deprived of that added excitement and your club of the revenue that was felt when you played Doncaster [I think] in a previous final.

I think the powers that run the competition have been very patronising to the lower league clubs, and by "devaluing" the competition they have also cost those clubs any welcome additional revenue they would have enjoyed using the old format.

I hope it changes for next season but sadly, I have my doubts.

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15 minutes ago, Swede said:

I do have some sympathy with you Miah; I actually have a slightly different viewpoint. Going all the way to the semi final should have brought increased interest the longer your club went in the competition. Unfortunately the Checkatrade trophy has been ruined by the influx of U23 sides. The sponsors have lost their way in what the competition is all about which is a cup competition for lower league sides who have the opportunity to win a trophy played at Wembley stadium.

Try asking the thousands of Walsall fans the last time we were there what it meant to them going to Wembley for the first time in their proud history.

Therefore your fans have been deprived of that added excitement and your club of the revenue that was felt when you played Doncaster [I think] in a previous final.

I think the powers that run the competition have been very patronising to the lower league clubs, and by "devaluing" the competition they have also cost those clubs any welcome additional revenue they would have enjoyed using the old format.

I hope it changes for next season but sadly, I have my doubts.

What is needed to really screw over the Checkatrade Trophy is a final involving Stoke and Swansea under 21s

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I see they're off again....

Build and 7,500 seater in the car park (Main stand). Moved the ground over build a 6,000 all seater on the West side. A 5,000 at the Thatchers end; 1,600 at the South end. Max 21,500. Not big enough.


Not only is this methane loser deluded, as usual, thinking a 21,500 stadium isn't big enough for a club that average around 7,500 (I guess) but he / she / it is shit at maths and basic English as well. 

One thing all but the most intelligent saggies are missing is the fact that they DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO BUILD THEIR NEW METHANARIUM. 

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16 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

I see they're off again....

Build and 7,500 seater in the car park (Main stand). Moved the ground over build a 6,000 all seater on the West side. A 5,000 at the Thatchers end; 1,600 at the South end. Max 21,500. Not big enough.


Not only is this methane loser deluded, as usual, thinking a 21,500 stadium isn't big enough for a club that average around 7,500 (I guess) but he / she / it is shit at maths and basic English as well. 

One thing all but the most intelligent saggies are missing is the fact that they DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO BUILD THEIR NEW METHANARIUM. 

What really bothers them is even if that fantasy came true it would still be smaller than our place!

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13 hours ago, Icelandic Clap said:

Wasn't that shown live on the Beeb if memory serves and Mark Bright bemoaned how crap 'Irene' was? Not to mention the sag who gave the anchor wave at a passing camera, causing the commentator to profusely apologise. Good old family club strikes again :D

Wally bumped off the guy who received the other £9.7 million that came in for Taylor.....Mystery solved. 

When Rovers played Forest Green in the rain during their glory days of Non League football the game was shown live in BT Sport and Clem said “Bristol Rovers fans singing their anthem ‘Come on Eileen’”. It really was a joy to witness.

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19 minutes ago, Southstandoriginal said:

What really bothers them is even if that fantasy came true it would still be smaller than our place!

Plus it would be far too big for them and still too small for us.

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1 hour ago, Ska Junkie said:

I see they're off again....

Build and 7,500 seater in the car park (Main stand). Moved the ground over build a 6,000 all seater on the West side. A 5,000 at the Thatchers end; 1,600 at the South end. Max 21,500. Not big enough.


Not only is this methane loser deluded, as usual, thinking a 21,500 stadium isn't big enough for a club that average around 7,500 (I guess) but he / she / it is shit at maths and basic English as well. 

One thing all but the most intelligent saggies are missing is the fact that they DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO BUILD THEIR NEW METHANARIUM. 

Hmmm...so 7.5k + 6k + 5k +1.6k = 21.5k? Oh dear. Already inflating their (pretend) max capacity by 1.4k, or 6.96%. Going forward, maybe this should be known as the 'locked out' ratio....?

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16 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

Hmmm...so 7.5k + 6k + 5k +1.6k = 21.5k? Oh dear. Already inflating their (pretend) max capacity by 1.4k, or 6.96%. Going forward, maybe this should be known as the 'locked out' ratio....?

For some reason, that made me properly laugh out loud! 

Bravo BR. :clap:

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17 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

I see they're off again....

Build and 7,500 seater in the car park (Main stand). Moved the ground over build a 6,000 all seater on the West side. A 5,000 at the Thatchers end; 1,600 at the South end. Max 21,500. Not big enough.


Not only is this methane loser deluded, as usual, thinking a 21,500 stadium isn't big enough for a club that average around 7,500 (I guess) but he / she / it is shit at maths and basic English as well. 

One thing all but the most intelligent saggies are missing is the fact that they DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO BUILD THEIR NEW METHANARIUM. 

First build a 7500 seater stand in the car park,second,leave it at that.

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53 minutes ago, myol'man said:

So tomorrow's question;

Who will be the **** in S****thorpe?

I know they exaggerate their away followings, but surely there’s going to be more than just one of them. 

It’s bound to be a case of who will be the **n*s in S****thorpe. Plural..! 

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1 hour ago, NOTBLUE said:

First build a 7500 seater stand in the car park,second,leave it at that.

If they build a stand in the carpark, where will the locked out supporters go?

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Can't help but think of the old joke (?) , if typhoon put the tea in Britain , who put the **** in Scunthorpe . One for the kids there.

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I wonder if they`ll make the schoolboy error of not tilting the seats backwards. If they don`t the blue hordes won`t be able to see the ball for most of the time it`s in play.

Actually, that`s the obvious reason for building the stand in the car park when you think about it.

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3 hours ago, 1960maaan said:

Can't help but think of the old joke (?) , if typhoon put the tea in Britain , who put the **** in Scunthorpe . One for the kids there.

in the old days that word was filtered out. I assume that back in the day it was because Jeremy was a c you next Tuesday.

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14 minutes ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Found this on page 2 with no post for 21 hours! Is it because we're coming for you again?

Nah mate, we just forgot about you for a bit.

No doubt you`ll do something outrageously stupid and embarrassing in the next day or two to capture our interest once again.

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1 hour ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Found this on page 2 with no post for 21 hours! Is it because we're coming for you again?

Yes of course it is you daft pr1ck.

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1 hour ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Found this on page 2 with no post for 21 hours! Is it because we're coming for you again?

Yeah. You’re all singing the blues tonight....wrapping up another gift.

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4 hours ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Found this on page 2 with no post for 21 hours! Is it because we're coming for you again?

Haha fair one, not happened much this season but you winning and us losing, enjoy it.

I honestly don't mind if you stayed up, looking on the outside your club is going absolutely nowhere, no new stadium plans, rookie manager, an owner who Is so skint he can't even pay for full time coaches.. 😂😂

Can see you struggling for a while.. 

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5 hours ago, Ron Swanson said:

Haha fair one, not happened much this season but you winning and us losing, enjoy it.

I honestly don't mind if you stayed up, looking on the outside your club is going absolutely nowhere, no new stadium plans, rookie manager, an owner who Is so skint he can't even pay for full time coaches.. 😂😂

Can see you struggling for a while.. 

We were saying this today. Even if they scab their way to survival this season the next one will just be more of the same with no investment in the club or players and the mem continuing to fall apart.

Admin is just a matter of time so we just have to keep our powder dry until the inevitable happens.

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For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

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20 hours ago, Miah Dennehy said:

Found this on page 2 with no post for 21 hours! Is it because we're coming for you again?

Congrats on winning the C*** Derby.

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4 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

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4 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

Think you need to look up the definition of going nowhere, thats the best you can hope for this season.

Rovers could only dream of Brentford's infrastructure. If you ever fluked it to the Champ as L1 is such a poor league, it'd kill your club for years. See Yeovil.

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5 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

May of well just wrote about your players in Chinese as I’ve never even heard of them. Without a new stadium I’m sorry but you really aren’t going anywhere, no investments, no decent income, shit attendances = shit club, shit fans, going nowhere.

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One win and your up and running bodin so predictablea it takes  one little thing to get you lot excited on radio bristol last night some chump described one of your players as reminding him of loftus cheek haha give it a rest what a totally futile football club you are

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5 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

You're a point above the relegation zone you absolute belter.

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5 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

Where to start ??

"If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot."  You do get that it's over more than half a dozen games , right?
"Holmes Denis" (who?) .... 7 games and you're thinking he's another £10m player ??  Good luck.
"we could easily be top half of league 1" ......  You have to stay in L1 first , not a certainty 
" just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers.... you are just above the relegation zone in an average L1, that screams lack of quality ffs.
"a team which is too big for the Championship" Guessing you mean Sunderland, the team was shit for years , support means nothing to where you finish. Currently they are an OK L1 side, no more.
"Plus City are on awful form". Yep , we've lost to the best two teams in the division , one pushing for the play off's and the side that just drew at Chelsea. Not a great run agreed.
 "I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place" I , like many are doubtful we will make it, but we have a chance and I'll be fairly happy if that's true on the last day of the season.
"Brentford only get 9k on average."  They might do, but have a new ground being built , 20 thousand all seater. The owner has apparently invested around £100m , good comparison.

Fair play coming on here defending your side, wonder if we'll see you next week if we win and you lose ?

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6 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

That's what happens on the run in to the seasons end. The teams in deep shyte start pulling a few results out of the bag. That's why you're still in the shyte, because others around you are also playing like play off teams now.

Using your theory, if we had a few additions, like a left back, a striker or two and a midfield dynamo, we'd be in the top two. We haven't and we aren't.  Just as you haven't and you aren't.

As for Brentford, their ground's too small for them, they've always been bigger than your lot and are investing properly in their future. The only money spent at the rugby ground is from STs and sponsors, spend a bit on the basics but cut down on the playing staff and management. Your owners haven't got any that they can spare and they're soon to be on an asset stripping agenda. Forced into administration and forced to put the rugby ground up for sale. They've already signed up the chairmen and staff with the experience for that inevitable outcome.

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6 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

Wow . This sums up you lot perfectly 😂. You haven’t got a pot to piss in so how are you likely to bring these mythical players in ? 

You cant even pay one of your coaches 

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6 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

@Miah Dennehy, this is precisely why this thread can slip to page 2, because the gift that continues to give coughs up this deluded idiot....dear oh dear.

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7 hours ago, bodin said:

For me, as a Rovers fan, I have to admit that your club and fanbase is much bigger than Rovers. But to claim Rovers are going absolutely nowhere is ridiculous. If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot. Clarke-Harris has 5 goals in 6 games. Holmes-Dennis looks to be a player that we could sell in the future for a massive profit. The fact is our problems this season came from Clarke's favourites and a lack of a strikeforce and finishing ability. In terms of expected goals we're much better than the teams around us and are on the same level as a team like Fleetwood in that respect. With a few additions, preferably a RB, a winger or two and a striker to replace Jakubiak (assuming we don't sign Bonham), we could easily be top half of league 1. I just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers just because we lost to a team which is too big for the Championship, let alone League 1 a couple of times. Plus City are on awful form as Johnson always does in the second half of the season. I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place, and if Johnson leaves then what then? Obviously i'm not denying that in terms of owners and funds and stadiums we're miles behind, but you don't need high attendances to be a successful team. Brentford only get 9k on average. 

It's not exclusively on the pitch that you are going nowhere. You mention Brentford, who are soon to move in to a new stadium with a capacity around 18k and have a well established system to keep themselves afloat and be competitive at this level. Compared to yourselves, they are going somewhere. Your owners would do well to emulate them. It's probably the only route open to them, seeing as they don't spend much. We've hardly spent peanuts but are still realistically punching above our weight in this league. Seen how much Wolves spent last season?

Wish it wasn't all about the money and business like infrastructure these days but it is and you're years behind.

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1 hour ago, 1960maaan said:

Where to start ??

"If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot."  You do get that it's over more than half a dozen games , right?
"Holmes Denis" (who?) .... 7 games and you're thinking he's another £10m player ??  Good luck.
"we could easily be top half of league 1" ......  You have to stay in L1 first , not a certainty 
" just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers.... you are just above the relegation zone in an average L1, that screams lack of quality ffs.
"a team which is too big for the Championship" Guessing you mean Sunderland, the team was shit for years , support means nothing to where you finish. Currently they are an OK L1 side, no more.
"Plus City are on awful form". Yep , we've lost to the best two teams in the division , one pushing for the play off's and the side that just drew at Chelsea. Not a great run agreed.
 "I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place" I , like many are doubtful we will make it, but we have a chance and I'll be fairly happy if that's true on the last day of the season.
"Brentford only get 9k on average."  They might do, but have a new ground being built , 20 thousand all seater. The owner has apparently invested around £100m , good comparison.

Fair play coming on here defending your side, wonder if we'll see you next week if we win and you lose ?

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Point 1: Coughlan has been in charge of Rovers for 14 games, with a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. Based on points per game that was enough to get 5th in League 1 last season. I think it's fair to say that's long enough to judge that a honeymoon period hasn't taken place. 

Point 2: Holmes-Dennis. A left-back who replaced Lee Brown, he was Championship standard and was a regular for Huddersfield when they went up. But with injuries and new left-backs he was loaned out to Portsmouth, where he played 1 game and got injured for the season. So he got sold to Rovers in the summer, Rovers were quite smart (for once) to make the fee dependent on appearances, so if he got injured they'd have only played pennies. And honestly, since he's come into the team he's been phenomenal. Quality wise, he's too good for Rovers. I don't think he's worth £10m obviously, but the issue with Taylor and Bodin were Taylor had a release clause and Bodin's contract was very short. Holmes-Dennis has a long contract, the same applies with Jonson Clarke-Harris, I think he's a great player. 5 goals in 6 games since we signed him. Very similar style-wise to Jason Roberts. For the record, having kept track of the most promising young players in England for quite a while, I think exactly the same for Jay DaSilva for you. He'll reap a lot of profit in the future if you choose to sign him permanently. 

Point 3: I disagree. Do I think it's a certainty? No. Of course not, because anything can happen in football. But I think it's very likely that Rovers will stay up. Scunthorpe and Walsall both look to be on awful form, Rochdale and Bradford have new managers. Plus, it's extremely close at the bottom. If Rovers win their game in hand we go up to 13th place. Accrington have been on awful form recently too. Rovers have given me enough good performances against teams a lot better than us to be confident we can beat the much worse ones we still have to play. Rochdale, Wimbledon and Bradford specifically. 

 

Point 4: Our lack of quality this season has come from our inability to finish chances and score goals. This was our main problem earlier in the season. Our strike force consisted of Stefan Payne, who is a target man who is frankly useless and had a very poor mentality. Gavin Reilly, who misses a lot of sitters and is very inconsistent. Alex Jakubiak, who isn't a goalscorer but is a good workhorse. And Tom Nichols, who has never scored much but this season has been great in terms of providing assists. So we signed Jonson Clarke-Harris and going forward we look a completely different team. He's bringing out the best in Nichols as he has someone to play off of, and he can dominate centre-backs, like he did yesterday against Scunthorpe, even their manager said it. The point is our league position is down to the lack of quality that we didn't have but now we appear to have. 

Point 5: Sunderland have George Honeymoon and Aiden McGeady, two players who not only are too good for League 1, but should probably be playing in the Premier League. And they're not an okay League 1 team, if they win their game in hand they're 1 point off of second place. They're one of the best League 1 teams and it should be expected that the team in 3rd place beat the team that's battling relegation. 

Points 6 and 7: You also lost to Birmingham who are in 11th place, and 3 defeats in 4 games is a huge contrast to the 13 game unbeaten streak you went on. Johnson has a history of poor performances in the second half of the season, I mean after the Manchester United game last season I was shocked because you seemed so poor. And a team that was considered certain promotion candidates finished in 11th place. And the whole point isn't you lost to Leeds, but knowing many City fans Leeds weren't that good and City players seemed not bothered. And that's a lot more worrying than a close 1-0 defeat.

Point 8: My point is you don't need high numbers in attendance levels to be a successful team. I see it every week in here pointing to the 8,000 or so attendance of Rovers fans. And although I completely disagree with the fans who think we're a huge club who should be Championship level. I think our attendance levels and our fanbase is far too big for the standard of football we've competed in in recent years. Our club is too big for League 2, as demonstrated by our average attendance would be the 2nd best in League 2, even in League 1 it's 9th. And it's better than clubs like Doncaster, MK Dons, Burton etc. who have all had sustained periods of time in the Championship. 

 

I think infrastructure wise we're years behind some other clubs, but I think we deserve better, however much you may disagree. But i'm optimistic, and our recent form tells me we'll stay up and I think we have the capacity to grow next season as we have a very good core of players.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

That's what happens on the run in to the seasons end. The teams in deep shyte start pulling a few results out of the bag. That's why you're still in the shyte, because others around you are also playing like play off teams now.

Using your theory, if we had a few additions, like a left back, a striker or two and a midfield dynamo, we'd be in the top two. We haven't and we aren't.  Just as you haven't and you aren't.

As for Brentford, their ground's too small for them, they've always been bigger than your lot and are investing properly in their future. The only money spent at the rugby ground is from STs and sponsors, spend a bit on the basics but cut down on the playing staff and management. Your owners haven't got any that they can spare and they're soon to be on an asset stripping agenda. Forced into administration and forced to put the rugby ground up for sale. They've already signed up the chairmen and staff with the experience for that inevitable outcome.

Other than Oxford, not many teams at the bottom have had as good a run as Rovers. Rochdale, Walsall, Bradford, Wimbledon, Accrington and Scunthorpe are all on awful form and they're the teams Rovers are competiting with. We looked certain to go down under Clarke but now we look very likely to stay up under Coughlan. 

I don't think the issue with you is personnel though, I think it's the fact that City always have a massive drop off in the second part of the season. 

 

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1 hour ago, BanburyRed said:

@Miah Dennehy, this is precisely why this thread can slip to page 2, because the gift that continues to give coughs up this deluded idiot....dear oh dear.

Deluded how?

1 hour ago, steviestevieneville said:

Wow . This sums up you lot perfectly 😂. You haven’t got a pot to piss in so how are you likely to bring these mythical players in ? 

You cant even pay one of your coaches 

There's a lot of great players in non-league who have the capacity to step up. There's a lot of great young talent in the Premier League too. I didn't suggest that the Al Qadis were going to invest heavily, our transfers don't even need to be high fees. 

2 hours ago, Vincent Vega said:

You're a point above the relegation zone you absolute belter.

Our position is down to the fact we didn't have a goalscorer and now we do.

2 hours ago, Banjo Island said:

One win and your up and running bodin so predictablea it takes  one little thing to get you lot excited on radio bristol last night some chump described one of your players as reminding him of loftus cheek haha give it a rest what a totally futile football club you are

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It's not one win. We've been great since Coughlan joined. And he possibly meant Clarke-Harris, and that wasn't down to quality, that's down to they look similar.

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2 hours ago, 1960maaan said:

Where to start ??

"If you take the league table since Coughlan took over we're in a playoff spot."  You do get that it's over more than half a dozen games , right?
"Holmes Denis" (who?) .... 7 games and you're thinking he's another £10m player ??  Good luck.
"we could easily be top half of league 1" ......  You have to stay in L1 first , not a certainty 
" just think your fans are laughably optimistic about the lack of quality at Rovers.... you are just above the relegation zone in an average L1, that screams lack of quality ffs.
"a team which is too big for the Championship" Guessing you mean Sunderland, the team was shit for years , support means nothing to where you finish. Currently they are an OK L1 side, no more.
"Plus City are on awful form". Yep , we've lost to the best two teams in the division , one pushing for the play off's and the side that just drew at Chelsea. Not a great run agreed.
 "I'd be shocked if you got a playoff place" I , like many are doubtful we will make it, but we have a chance and I'll be fairly happy if that's true on the last day of the season.
"Brentford only get 9k on average."  They might do, but have a new ground being built , 20 thousand all seater. The owner has apparently invested around £100m , good comparison.

Fair play coming on here defending your side, wonder if we'll see you next week if we win and you lose ?

Good post - but we really have to leave the exaggerations to the sags....Brentford’s new stadium is nowhere near 20k seats....no need to round figures up, that’s the saggies’ habit....

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3 minutes ago, BanburyRed said:

@bodin, you don't know why you're deluded? That's delusional in itself. Keep taking the medication son.

What's delusional is you claiming this is after 1 win when actually this is after we've been on playoff form since Coughlan joined. 

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1 hour ago, bodin said:

 

Our position is down to the fact we didn't have a goalscorer and now we do

No, your position is down to the fact you're not very good . The league table never lies and your bang in trouble lad. I'd be very cautious about celebrating too early ( remember Wycombe  )

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5 minutes ago, bodin said:

What's delusional is you claiming this is after 1 win when actually this is after we've been on playoff form since Coughlan joined. 

I'm not claiming anything. I think you are though. Play off form you say? You do realise that the play offs are for teams at the other end of the table? Still 1 measly point outside of the relegation zone. Colossal win against the might of Scunthorpe. No wonder you're 'prowed'. Beware the trapdoor......

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3 minutes ago, Vincent Vega said:

No, your position is down to the fact you're not very good . The league table never lies and your bang in trouble lad. I'd be very cautious about celebrating too early ( remember Wycombe  )

Our position is down to us being awful in the first half of the season but being great in the second half. To use City as an example, even though you finished 11th you were in the promotion race for the majority of the season, and yet the league table didn't show that. 

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