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Mark Ashton transfer update

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2 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Jesus ******* wept.

I only wish that was a direct quote from the Bible. 

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1 minute ago, EmissionImpossible said:

I was going to berate @CodeRed for a ridiculous post but it has pointed out the Dullards who don’t read a post or are too stupid to grasp it.

Or those who have to get back to work and scan read in 30 seconds. 

Ain't much difference between what was written and what MA will say imminently. 

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16 minutes ago, stephenkibby. said:

You must be on a wind up yourself, right?

You think that MA wrote that himself?     Jeez............:facepalm:

 

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1 minute ago, CotswoldRed said:

Or those who have to get back to work and scan read in 30 seconds. 

Ain't much difference between what was written and what MA will say imminently. 

I would suggest people who scan read shouldn’t comment.

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1 hour ago, Redpool said:

Not as good as the 5 D’s of Dodgeball.

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge 

If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a dodgeball!

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1 minute ago, EmissionImpossible said:

I would suggest people who scan read shouldn’t comment.

I won't be losing any sleep. 

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7 minutes ago, Robbored said:

You think that MA wrote that himself?     Jeez............:facepalm:

 

It is a very good parody, so it would be easy to be fooled.

 I could just picture his face...

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2 hours ago, CodeRed said:

CEO Mark Ashton gives Transfer Window update

Let me start by saying that an incredible amount of hard work goes on behind the scenes not just during the window but throughout the year by a talented and very hard working recruitment team to ensure we have a positive window,  January is a very difficult window, the market is difficult, agents are difficult, clubs are difficult – that’s why it’s important to stay ahead of the market and whilst I’m CEO of this football club we will always strive to be ahead of the market. To be ahead of the market you need options, and whilst I’m at this football club we will always have options. Options give you power, and I will always strive to have the power in any negotiations. As always we look to exercise that power in all our negotiations as we leave no stone unturned as we fish in ponds, rivers, and lakes in our search for the right players for this football club – be it for the 18’s, 21’s or the first team – and no player joins this football club unless we are absolutely confident that he ticks all our boxes in terms of the 3 “A”’s , Attitude Ability Application and of course meets the strict financial budget that I – as CEO – will always work within. At this point I must pay tribute to the Lansdown Family who continue to be supportive and without whom none of this excellent work would be possible.  Turning to sales I must state that we are under no pressure to sell any players at this football club and again the Lansdown Family are fully supportive of everything I do. Let me be clear – no player will leave this football club unless the deal is absolutely right for this football club and of course the player and we do not block the ambitions of any player and in such a circumstance I will do my utmost to negotiate the very best possible financial deal for this football club.

As the window enters the final 10 days I urge all stakeholders to be patient and I would like you to know that we are working 24/7 to achieve the best possible outcome from this transfer window  for this football club.

COYR Mark Ashton

Is this statement for real or is it a parody? 

 

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26 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I’m pissing myself at those that think it’s real.  Sorry to spoil the fun, but I’ve run out if underpants. 🤪

Tena Man? 

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38 minutes ago, CotswoldRed said:

I read the Ashton message as

"No business imminent" 

"New striker unlikely" 

"We're selling some players soon".

You might want to read it again, very closely, and have a little think . . . 😂

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18 minutes ago, REDOXO said:

Is this statement for real or is it a parody? 

 

It's most definitely a real statement.......the question you must ask yourself is .....who wrote it?

 

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2 hours ago, CodeRed said:

CEO Mark Ashton gives Transfer Window update

Let me start by saying that an incredible amount of hard work goes on behind the scenes not just during the window but throughout the year by a talented and very hard working recruitment team to ensure we have a positive window,  January is a very difficult window, the market is difficult, agents are difficult, clubs are difficult – that’s why it’s important to stay ahead of the market and whilst I’m CEO of this football club we will always strive to be ahead of the market. To be ahead of the market you need options, and whilst I’m at this football club we will always have options. Options give you power, and I will always strive to have the power in any negotiations. As always we look to exercise that power in all our negotiations as we leave no stone unturned as we fish in ponds, rivers, and lakes in our search for the right players for this football club – be it for the 18’s, 21’s or the first team – and no player joins this football club unless we are absolutely confident that he ticks all our boxes in terms of the 3 “A”’s , Attitude Ability Application and of course meets the strict financial budget that I – as CEO – will always work within. At this point I must pay tribute to the Lansdown Family who continue to be supportive and without whom none of this excellent work would be possible.  Turning to sales I must state that we are under no pressure to sell any players at this football club and again the Lansdown Family are fully supportive of everything I do. Let me be clear – no player will leave this football club unless the deal is absolutely right for this football club and of course the player and we do not block the ambitions of any player and in such a circumstance I will do my utmost to negotiate the very best possible financial deal for this football club.

As the window enters the final 10 days I urge all stakeholders to be patient and I would like you to know that we are working 24/7 to achieve the best possible outcome from this transfer window  for this football club.

COYR Mark Ashton

Same old load of balls as every year. Packed with excuses and reasons why it so hard to sign anyone which usually is the forerunner of failing  again in January to give the team the support it needs.

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8 minutes ago, Redrascal2 said:

Same old load of balls as every year. Packed with excuses and reasons why it so hard to sign anyone which usually is the forerunner of failing  again in January to give the team the support it needs.

If the bloke who wrote this codswallop is in charge of our recruitment, goodness help us . . . 

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14 minutes ago, Redrascal2 said:

Same old load of balls as every year. Packed with excuses and reasons why it so hard to sign anyone which usually is the forerunner of failing  again in January to give the team the support it needs.

Look at the market- and then factor in nepotism/connections factor as well.

Where are these strikers flying off the shelf, these desirable strikers to Championship sides!!

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52 minutes ago, EmissionImpossible said:

I don’t think you should. If you do, try some lavender shower gel, works a treat.

Be careful where you put that stuff, it don't half sting:laugh:

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23 minutes ago, CodeRed said:

It's most definitely a real statement.......the question you must ask yourself is .....who wrote it?

 

Its hilarious that people can read that and think it came from Ashton. That says two things, one its a near perfect parody and two he is full of shit!

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2 minutes ago, REDOXO said:

Its hilarious that people can read that and think it came from Ashton. That says two things, one its a near perfect parody and two he is full of shit!

3. We have one of the thickest fan bases in the country.

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2 minutes ago, REDOXO said:

Its hilarious that people can read that and think it came from Ashton. That says two things, one its a near perfect parody and two he is full of shit!

Actually Mark Ashton has - at one time or another - said all those things in various interviews.........

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1 minute ago, CodeRed said:

Actually Mark Ashton has - at one time or another - said all those things in various interviews.........

I refer you to the last five words of my previous post!

 

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There are many clubs that wants good players in this window, Bristol City are one of them. Understand that is difficault, when the window is closed then we will see If any new players coming in.

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10 minutes ago, ciderinacan1919 said:

3. We have one of the thickest fan bases in the country.

Luckily we have some new smarter blood posting here now!!

Good Job!

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2 hours ago, Redpool said:

Not as good as the 5 D’s of Dodgeball.

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge 

Identity, Integrity, Ingenuity, Innovation and….Identity

"Mark, there's been suggestions that the club currently has no obvious playing identity and that the fans are at a loss when the manager says we need to 'get it back'."

MA:

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2 hours ago, Bristol Rob said:

So effectively, Mark Ashton has become the replacement for Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes. 

'Don't go chasing waterfalls, please still to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to'

And there in shows the limits of our recruitment process. A lack of waterfalls.

I wonder if Mark 'left wing' Ashton takes an alternative views on 'Scrubs' to that of the rest of the band?

Can you fish in a waterfall? 

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10 minutes ago, Eddie Notgetinya said:

Can you fish in a waterfall? 

People have attempted to go over waterfalls in barrels, and you can shot fish in a barrel.

Therefore, you must be able to fish in a waterfall.

Obvious, innit.

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32 minutes ago, ciderinacan1919 said:

3. We have one of the thickest fan bases in the country.

Nonsense.😝

Our real fan base- you know the one's who go to matches, who actually support our Club and cheer on the players and become the 12th Man and are totally and utterly at odds with the social media trolls are actually pretty smart.

In the meantime the increasing righteous indignation of those posters who are unable to let real facts get in the way of an opportunistic post and embrace fiction as reality to form part of their agenda- these are worse than thick particularly on a saturday afternoon between 3-5p.m ranting in their bedroom/kitchen/sofa etc.

Meanwhile City are 1 single solitary point from a play off position despite long term injuries to at least three of our most influential players. Pretty good but no cigar.

 

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Been in Hargreaves Lansdown for an interview today.  Lansdown only left his phone in the gents by the hand-dryers.  Unlocked too!

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12 minutes ago, blockbrowt1 said:

Preffered the football in the old days. Too corporate for me these days. Used to be us now it's them and us. Don't feel connected with the club anymore. 

Yes, because Stephen Kew was a real man of the people.

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2 minutes ago, Drew Peacock said:

Yes, because Stephen Kew was a real man of the people.

Didn't he use to own the old snooker club on the Pithay in town? 

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7 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

Didn't he use to own the old snooker club on the Pithay in town? 

Give it a rest!

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Whoever put that OP up, has managed to land one gullible idiot who goes by the name of Cidered Abroad!

Well done sir or madam. You are lucky that I have a good sense of humour and am not the least violent when someone makes me look a totally brain dead old geezer.

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1 hour ago, Bristol Rob said:

People have attempted to go over waterfalls in barrels, and you can shot fish in a barrel.

Therefore, you must be able to fish in a waterfall.

Obvious, innit.

And be shot in a barrel as you go over a waterfall.

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43 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

My mistake. It was the one on the Triangle 

I thought it was the Triangle in the Snooker Hall :ill:

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38 minutes ago, cidered abroad said:

Whoever put that OP up, has managed to land one gullible idiot who goes by the name of Cidered Abroad!

Well done sir or madam. You are lucky that I have a good sense of humour and am not the least violent when someone makes me look a totally brain dead old geezer.

He has form!!

 

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4 hours ago, pongo88 said:

I’m sure it’s a spoof but if Mark Ashton reads it I’m sure he’ll take the key drivers and run them up the flagpole to see if Steve Lansdown salutes. Just wait until we get his next real press release. Look out for “options” 

I'm on the alert for "stakeholders"..nice......

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2 hours ago, CodeRed said:

Actually Mark Ashton has - at one time or another - said all those things in various interviews.........

Mate can you now go onto Asschat and do similar ?

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