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How much has BCFC affected you (Robinitis)?

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We have just moved but still in Norn Iron. I finally realised when discussing kitchen/diner planning, how much that team from BS3 has affected me. We had to choose tile splashbacks plus blinds. Because my wife is registered blind we have to have plenty of light plus contrast so what little she can see will help.  

I suggested purple tiles and blinds which will offset beautifully the white and grey kitchen units/floor. Mrs Norn Iron (who was born here- I am what they call a 'blow-in') thought that was a great colour choice and agreed that the purple dining chairs we saw in a local shop were excellent. She said we needed one more colour for the kitchen. You can see where this is going as I then suggested green utensils which could be on a stand by the splashbacks. I got table mats in a choice of two separate colours as well. 

We also have a red car. The previous one was red and the one before that. I obviously have Robinitis which won't go away. I can't be cured of this.

Which leads me onto how many other OTIBers have been affected by BCFC which has led to making decisions because of our Ashton Gate team?

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I refuse to use a blue toothbrush, when me and the and the Mrs 1st moved in together we were both using the same pink one for a number of weeks.

I never ever book a holiday/weekend away until i know the fixtures. Also, I plot note down the dates of the cups right up to the final and ensure nothing will clash just in case.

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Just had a holiday in Italy which coincidentally started two days after the Championship play off final. Just in case. That’s mild though.

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43 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

There's a 15er who has it bad for his club ...

Image result for bristol rovers car

That’s Mark Little’s courtesy car.

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52 minutes ago, antlers said:

I refuse to use a blue toothbrush, 

Me too! I usually buy a pack of four for the family, and there is always one bloody blue and white one in the pack. Luckily MrRedM couldn’t care less what colour his toothbrush is as the rest of us die hard City fans won’t touch it!

I also have a ‘thing’ about not using a blue peg with a white peg on the same garment when hanging out the washing, other than that I don’t have City related colours in my house really. 

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Red car . Sons middle name Ashton. Painted the hallway red which was horrific and only lasted a couple of weeks. City tattoos. No holidays or appointments when city are playing. And only talk to rovers fans with 5 digits on each hand. Which is rare 

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Over the years I've quite liked the idea of having blue hair/highlights (I've had red and purple)…but obviously can't. I quite like blue apart from that.

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I'd have probably had a house deposit in about 1985, if I'd not blown it getting wasted at the City.

Probably still do it again though.

I heard about an old Sheff Weds fan who wouldn't eat bacon on a Sunday, if the Blades won, as it was red and white.

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Nephews are 3 and 5, they already know that blue is rubbish and red is the best. Eldest nephew told his teacher recently, if he wasn’t on the red team for sports day, he wouldn’t join in :D 

Used to have a red car, most of my kitchen and bathroom stuff is red. Oh and I once had a pet rabbit (an actual rabbit before you all start!) called Murray!

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6 minutes ago, Dollymarie said:

Nephews are 3 and 5, they already know that blue is rubbish and red is the best. Eldest nephew told his teacher recently, if he wasn’t on the red team for sports day, he wouldn’t join in :D 

Used to have a red car, most of my kitchen and bathroom stuff is red. Oh and I once had a pet rabbit (an actual rabbit before you all start!) called Murray!

In a similar vein, my g/f has a purple rabbit.

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1 hour ago, Red Army 75 said:

Sons middle name Ashton.

Yep - my son's middle name is Ashton as well.

Oh, and my daughters middle name is Kate.

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Have I been affected? Bloody hell, I should say so, and from a tragically early stage in life.

It's my old man's fault. He worked on the buses all his working life. Back in the fifties, when I was a littl'un, few people had cars and most walked to the ground or came by public transport. Dad used to volunteer for overtime to help man the the Ashton Gate "specials" that they ran on match days, not least because all the bus crews were allowed in free to watch most of the game from the pitch-side, until they had to leave just before full time to get the first services moving. (Older fans like me may remember them in their busman's uniforms, trooping out in long line in the dying minutes of the game.)  

I was therefore brain-washed from a very young age. A lifetime of stress, depression and agonies of disappointment followed, not to mention years of ruinously expensive therapy. (If you're thinking of it, don't bother: it doesn't work - I'm still hooked and I'm nearly 72...)  What a terrible thing to do to a kid! It should be regarded as a form of abuse. In these more enlightened times it would probably have been a child-protection issue and he'd have got a custodial sentence. No wonder I never had kids myself. Bit like dodgy genetics: you don't want to risk passing it on to your unsuspecting offspring.

That said, if the old fella was still with us to see the modern stadium and our league position, he wouldn't believe what he was seeing, so maybe I shouldn't be too hard on him...

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1 hour ago, Dollymarie said:

Oh and I once had a pet rabbit (an actual rabbit before you all start!) called Murray!

We used to have a cat named Jacki 'Dziekmaster' Funk. Although the missus insisted on calling him Jack, which I thought was a bit disrespectful. He was a Polish international cat FFS! Liked a drink. 

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5 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

We used to have a cat named Jacki 'Dziekmaster' Funk. Although the missus insisted on calling him Jack, which I thought was a bit disrespectful. He was a Polish international cat FFS! 

I had a cat called Allison, named after the mighty Tanglefoot.

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Try not to use anything blue, go for red every time.

The date of my wedding was chosen entirely with Carlisle v City in mind (Got married in Gretna Green and went to see City the day after).

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I go married on a Friday so I could go to Ipswich away on the Saturday - the new Mrs RRH did come with me I hasten to add and we did fly out on honeymoon from Stansted on the Sunday morning.

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I draw the line at cars.  Red cars look bloody awful unless they’re a Ferrari, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never be fishing in that pond.

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Mrs Isewater the third has to schedule our weekends around the matches.

We can do whatever she wants but she knows Saturday afternoons and Tuesday nights are to be kept clear .

I dread to think what will happen when we get to the Prem , the poor love won’t know where she is . 

Isewater Acres are decorated in mostly Red and white , with a hint of grey ( fifty shades of , If you like ) but luckily those are her favourite colours .

 I sing in a choir and have been known to leave rehearsals early during the season to catch a match. 

All in all, nothing to see here.

 

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I will not buy or hire a bmw.

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10 hours ago, antlers said:

 ... when me and the and the Mrs 1st moved in together we were both using the same pink one for a number of weeks....

 

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1 hour ago, Mike Hunt-Hertz said:

Nope...her **** was hunky dory, the last time I enquired.

Small purple rabbit then....

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7 hours ago, Major Isewater said:

Mrs Isewater the third has to schedule our weekends around the matches.

We can do whatever she wants but she knows Saturday afternoons and Tuesday nights are to be kept clear .

I dread to think what will happen when we get to the Prem , the poor love won’t know where she is . 

Isewater Acres are decorated in mostly Red and white , with a hint of grey ( fifty shades of , If you like ) but luckily those are her favourite colours .

 I sing in a choir and have been known to leave rehearsals early during the season to catch a match. 

All in all, nothing to see here.

 

Do you sit in the “Dolman” pews? 😜

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In the communal kitchen at work, I never choose a blue mug for my morning coffee - always Red or Purple. There;s loads of other examples mind but that for some reason is the one I thought of first! 

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Was in the co-op earlier with my nephew (he’s 3 and a half) we were queuing to pay and a lady walked past in a g*s shirt. Nephew looked at me and said “urgh, silly rovers!” 

I’ve never been so proud! :D 

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I always look on the fixture list when announced for first and last games plus Boxing Day and Jan 1st games, along with Dec 28th.

Have already told my daughter that Daddy's favourite colour is red (she's memorised that in order to get more toys!). Comparing the fixture list to my planned visits and see what games i can accommodate.

And bits of City stuff around my flat (books, tickets, even a fridge magnet) plus the occasional purchase from the Eclectic Gift shop on Hanham High St on (nowadays) rare trips back to the 'ham.

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City has had a huge impact on my life since the age of 12. Like most City fans I’m obsessed with the club. 

I used to have loads of City memorabilia but having moved house several times over the years much of it has been lost and the last time I actually bought a replica shirt was about 10 years ago. I also had loads of old programmes but have given them all away along with several old photos that I gave to NTTDS.

To me the City result always effects my weekend. Lose and I feel fed up, home draw it’s a so-so frame of mind and a win leaves me feeling pretty good.

Like most of us I have opinions on every player, on every manager and all things City. I regularly chat to other City fans, frequently about the team selections........

However, although I’m still ultra passionate about the club I’ve become far more philosophical and relaxed than I used to be  - down to growing older  I guess.........

 

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10 hours ago, Dollymarie said:

Was in the co-op earlier with my nephew (he’s 3 and a half) we were queuing to pay and a lady walked past in a g*s shirt. Nephew looked at me and said “urgh, silly rovers!” 

I’ve never been so proud! :D 

Give him a couple of years and he'll be yelling   '' F cuk The Gas! "   bless him  :)   :laugh: .

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Meant to post this as well. I bought two old East End seats and the brackets way back when they were selling them off. Had them bolted to a wooden frame and so I have this in my garden :D 

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On ‎21‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 10:43, Dollymarie said:

Meant to post this as well. I bought two old East End seats and the brackets way back when they were selling them off. Had them bolted to a wooden frame and so I have this in my garden :D 

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Bloody hell Dolls, buy a pressure washer!

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On 21/06/2019 at 10:43, Dollymarie said:

Meant to post this as well. I bought two old East End seats and the brackets way back when they were selling them off. Had them bolted to a wooden frame and so I have this in my garden :D 

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@Hartcliffe red has a great set up with his seat in his back garden. 

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On 21/06/2019 at 10:43, Dollymarie said:

Meant to post this as well. I bought two old East End seats and the brackets way back when they were selling them off. Had them bolted to a wooden frame and so I have this in my garden :D 

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as you are moving home are you taking them with you ? just asking for a friend.

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My son was born on the day of the second leg of the league cup semi final. Hes lucky we didn’t win as his christian  names would be steele Smith flint wright Magnússon paterson walsh brownhill pack Bryan Reid baker Diedhiou Taylor kent Johnson Ashton gate thatchers gold BS3 get the **** in...  If we had. I'm sure the mrs would have grown to love it.

On a more serious note anything blue and white is pretty much band in my house and there are robins in various forms all around the house. I also nearly didnt upgrade to sky q as i was worried about losing my highlights of the manchester united game....

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11 hours ago, reddoh said:

as you are moving home are you taking them with you ? just asking for a friend.

Of course I flipping am. No choice in the matter for him :D 

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