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redordead1

Pre-match Entertainment/City legends

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I thought when they came out, they'd walk around the pitch or something so when they were taken back inside I thought maybe something at half time. 

That was a huge anti climax and could've been done so easily, so much better. 

The club missed a huge trick today to make it a real special event at a time when the club needs a lift.

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2 minutes ago, DT The Optimist said:

Never seen OTIB so united with the same view. Chaotic shambles 

There's still time.....

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Quite relieved I didnt drive down from Edinburgh. Would of been livid at that shambles. I honestly thought it would of been a big deal, well organised and something for my kids to remember.  

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Danny Wilson got a better "memorial" when he came back with his MKD side.

Total **** up , BCFC. Total **** up today.

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I just didn’t know what on earth they were doing today. All they had to do was a roll call of names and let the players walk one by one to the centre circle to clap the fans. Not hard to organise.

Herding them into a corner like that was so disrespectful. 

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10 minutes ago, Jacki said:

I just didn’t know what on earth they were doing today. All they had to do was a roll call of names and let the players walk one by one to the centre circle to clap the fans. Not hard to organise.

Herding them into a corner like that was so disrespectful. 

I still reckon it was something to do with sky..........not wanting the pitch cluttered up with all these "hobbledehoys" that not many outside of Bristol would know .

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1 hour ago, RedM said:

Once again I am ashamed that we can get something so simple so very wrong.

Like the anniversary - it’s 126 years - that aside, we could have had Cotts walking on carrying the two trophies from that momentous season, we could have had Terry Cooper announced as the guy who turned our club around and played the 1983 Eastville footage and the 1986 Wembley footage - we could have talked at length about the Ashton Gate 8 and all that happened around that time, we could have lauded the squad that won 14 league games in a row in 1905 - we could have waxed lyrical about the team that got to the FA Cup Final etc etc etc etc - but no ...

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Was embarrassing, just like a lot of things city do. So disrespectful from the club to get something like this so wrong when it could have been so great. 

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6 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

I still reckon it was something to do with sky..........not wanting the pitch cluttered up with all these "hobbledehoys" that not many outside of Bristol would know .

Yeah, I reckon you’re right there Slart. 

As others have said it’s not rocket science to gather the legends into the centre circle so they could view the new stadium from the pitch they used to play on and an opportunity for them to acknowledge the fans and vice versa.

I didn’t see any of them, nor could we hear Tinnion interviewed in the Dolman because of the crap sound system.

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I was expecting them to walk around the edge of the pitch but the practice nets were in the way and were being dismantled at exactly the same time. 

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1 hour ago, exAtyeoMax said:

I was expecting them to walk around the edge of the pitch but the practice nets were in the way and were being dismantled at exactly the same time. 

Which again, if that’s correct JL said they chose this game so they could plan this, what on earth did they actually plan?

even a few weeks ago, the SLO (not blaming him) was on here asking about ex players, even at that point I thought hmm, that seems odd and also abit late (goater, jacki etc, don’t know where based but some may have needed to organise travel?)

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I notice they binned off 7 nation army which is good. I hope it wasn’t just for yesterday. Also, the social media has improved and become a lot less silly after complaints on here. That shows that do take fan feedback on board so no doubt they’re aware fans aren’t happy with yesterday.

I think they need to address it really. Just hold their hands up and admit they got it wrong. Maybe try it again, but do it right, at another home game.

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They tried to start walking round, and then about a third of the way along the South Stand, a sky camera was blocking the way, so they just kinda stopped and all stood there instead 

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11 hours ago, Rossi the Robin said:

I thought the presentation on the pitch was shambles, didn’t have a clue what was going on 

However, I was so lucky to be in the Heineken lounge today and saw all the legends who were at the game. 

To top it off spoke to Rob Newman, Keith Welch and had a nice chat with Bob Taylor who had his shirt from the promotion season 89/90

Totally welled up from that and absolutely buzzing 

 

 

 

 

Three great players from the past. I have great memories of them all. In fact I can remember more about them 30 years ago than I can what we did 3 months ago.

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I couldn't hear the players being introduced from the Dolman, but did they recognise Colim Cramb for score 6 goals in a reserve game against the Gas?

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If you are in the Dolman like me and got to your seat early but couldn't actually see any of the Bristol City legends milling around in the other corner of the ground unannounced, thankfully City's Twitter feed had you covered, providing an interview with Bristol City LEGEND Clayton Fortune. I honestly think someone at the club is taking the piss out of us, they can't all be this stupid.

 

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I was hoping the former players were going to walk around the pitch pre game.

All the former players were introduced via the large screens...their names all coming up.

As for the interview...you can't hear a thing in the Dolman.

Would also like to have opposition Subs announced via the screens as well.

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Amazing how they can design and produce a shirt no one likes in record time, but after receiving complaints about the Dolman PA for about 5 years, can't find time to do anything about it.

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30 minutes ago, Olé said:

If you are in the Dolman like me and got to your seat early but couldn't actually see any of the Bristol City legends milling around in the other corner of the ground unannounced, thankfully City's Twitter feed had you covered, providing an interview with Bristol City LEGEND Clayton Fortune. I honestly think someone at the club is taking the piss out of us, they can't all be this stupid.

 

Ridiculous, even Clayton Fortune disputes being referred to as a ‘legend’. That was genuinely like something from a spoof. 

At least it wasn’t Mikey Cobban doing the interview. I’m totally baffled why they keep using him.

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10 hours ago, DT The Optimist said:

Never seen OTIB so united with the same view. Chaotic shambles 

Indeed. Even more unusual, no-one's blamed our head coach yet either. 

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17 hours ago, oldstandrobin said:

One of the worst presentations I have ever seen. Luckily I had Ray Cashley sat in front of me and talked about that famous goal v Hull.  If this is how we celebrate our 125 years, glad I wont be here for the 200 !!! Bloody amatuerish  and players, managers should have been introduced to the supporters so we could have given them the appreciation they deserved

You won't be there for the 200?? So you reckon you'll be going down with corona virus then?

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2 hours ago, Dollymarie said:

They tried to start walking round, and then about a third of the way along the South Stand, a sky camera was blocking the way, so they just kinda stopped and all stood there instead 

They were worried about being caught offside by VAR.

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3 hours ago, Phileas Fogg said:

I notice they binned off 7 nation army which is good. I hope it wasn’t just for yesterday. Also, the social media has improved and become a lot less silly after complaints on here. That shows that do take fan feedback on board so no doubt they’re aware fans aren’t happy with yesterday.

I think they need to address it really. Just hold their hands up and admit they got it wrong. Maybe try it again, but do it right, at another home game.

This.

I would suggest a prompt apology from the club,  and a promise to do it correctly at the last home game against Preston, which will be the last regular game of the 125th Anniversary season.

Could be a lot riding on that game and a possible full house, just the time for the powers that be to show they can actually do something right, I won’t however be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

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14 hours ago, Eastendboy1965 said:

You have every right to be annoyed and frustrated. It was very embarrassing but not at all surprising.  Without spelling it out,, ask anyone who has been involved in arranging testimonials, or former player events whether the club are really interested.

Always had the impression that anything pre Lansdown era is held in poor regard.

There’s been a total lack of respect shown to past servants of this club,, most notably with the Ashton Gate 8.

Tells you everything you need to know when they renamed the Williams Stand to that of his own name. There’s a huge ego there and the poor appreciation of our history reflects that. 

In the expectation that they’d do the bare minimum that’s normally involved in these anniversaries of welcoming the old players on to the pitch, I told my 8yr old on the way to our seats that I’d explain who each and every player was and that there’d be players there who I grew up watching when I was his age. I hoped to give him a sense of the history of our club and how each generation has their own heroes etc..

Instead we were treated to a vague bunch of unidentifiable people huddled together in the corner of the ground with no welcome, no introduction, no story of what they had all achieved, nothing...

it was a total embarrassment and the club should be ashamed of how they treated the former players and the fans yesterday. 

 

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14 hours ago, petehinton said:

This comes from the same weapon who was pretty vocal calling city to ‘get the ******* midget out’ a few years back, so no surprise flapper wasn’t on the list of invitees. 

Soon as I saw that post I though it was him, it certainly seems the sort of thing he'd come out with.

 

 

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Sat in the Dolman I'll be honest I didn't even realise that any old players were present in the stadium. To be honest there seemed to be very little different to a normal home game. Yes there was a special programme and a shirt but other than that how was it different?

These are the photos on the club's Instagram. Match shots and flogging the shirt but not a single shot of any older player.

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And whilst we are calling out the shocking 125 year celebrations yesterday, who decided to give Ray Von a slot on 'The Stage' in the fan zone?

Leaving the stadium to a ridiculously loud stereo blaring out Tony Christie from a shipping container didn't scream '125 anniversary'.

 

And neither, sadly, did it scream 'Shabba!'.

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If you didn't hear the interviews in the Dolman you were lucky! Downsy has to be one of the most cringeworthy interviewers ever. Asking Tinnion to agree with him that City have the greatest fans in the country and grinning like a loon when asking for his City career highlight obviously expecting the Liverpool game but moving on swiftly when the answer was the debut penalty against the gas. 

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1 hour ago, Countryfile said:

This.

I would suggest a prompt apology from the club,  and a promise to do it correctly at the last home game against Preston, which will be the last regular game of the 125th Anniversary season.

Could be a lot riding on that game and a possible full house, just the time for the powers that be to show they can actually do something right, I won’t however be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

And probably on Sky, so expect the same gain ! :dunno:

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19 minutes ago, richwwtk said:

If you didn't hear the interviews in the Dolman you were lucky! Downsy has to be one of the most cringeworthy interviewers ever. Asking Tinnion to agree with him that City have the greatest fans in the country and grinning like a loon when asking for his City career highlight obviously expecting the Liverpool game but moving on swiftly when the answer was the debut penalty against the gas. 

I feel bad for criticising a man for doing his job and trying his best, but it’s obvious he’s not right for the role. He’s improved slightly in the 4 years he’s been doing it but it’s still not right.

The tone, style and delivery just doesn’t work. Dave L was endlessly superior.

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I just don’t understand why we have these people representing the club and asking the former players questions when they don’t have a clue about our history or football in general. 
 

Why don’t we have a fan as an announcer, why don’t we have a real fan representing us on social media? We have many fans who create great content that’s city related and the club decide to do their own stuff. 
 

I personally feel that the connection between the club and fans has never been so far apart.

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19 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

And probably on Sky, so expect the same gain ! :dunno:

Why blame sky its our cock up?!

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3 hours ago, italian dave said:

Indeed. Even more unusual, no-one's blamed our head coach yet either. 

 

Steve Phillips probably has...

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2 hours ago, Countryfile said:

This.

I would suggest a prompt apology from the club,  and a promise to do it correctly at the last home game against Preston, which will be the last regular game of the 125th Anniversary season.

Could be a lot riding on that game and a possible full house, just the time for the powers that be to show they can actually do something right, I won’t however be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

Won't happen. Coordinating that many people to be free on the same date must be a nightmare. (Which makes it all the more worse that City messed that up given they did get so many in one place at the same time).

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5 minutes ago, Loco Rojo said:

Won't happen. Coordinating that many people to be free on the same date must be a nightmare. (Which makes it all the more worse that City messed that up given they did get so many in one place at the same time).

Indeed. Some of whom may not be with us for much longer.

Dicksy is 85 now, and Chris Garland's health issues are well-known here. 

What an utter balls-up.

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Won't be long 'till the club announce a black tie dinner at two hundred quid a head with a 'legend' on each table.

Nothing will say 'you moaned, so we fixed it!' in a Bristol City way more than pricing the majority out of the celebrations.

 

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3 hours ago, handsofclay said:

You won't be there for the 200?? So you reckon you'll be going down with corona virus then?

Couldnt afford Corona in our house......had the Coop own brand 🤥

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5 hours ago, Dollymarie said:

They tried to start walking round, and then about a third of the way along the South Stand, a sky camera was blocking the way, so they just kinda stopped and all stood there instead 

If I, or any normal person, was organising an important event such as this I would have had a walk through prior to the match to ensure the logistics worked. Obviously nobody from City gave this more than 5 minutes thought and just decided to shunt all the ex players into the corner of the ground and just hope for the best. Why?  IMO it was because whoever organised the 125th anniversary was just interested in having a cheap marketing even. Steve Lansdown has done wonders for the club but, rightly, he’s decided to delegate day to day management to others. Unfortunately, some of these delegatees seem to have limited ability 

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Let’s be honest , if this had been the Sags we would have rightly ripping into them for being tinpot for weeks

Im still slightly stunned by how bad and cringeworthy it was.........and sad

What an opportunity to get it right , get some proper legends here, some for the last time , let the fans show their appreciation and for those players to have maybe one last Ashton Gate glow

Very Sad and a massive Own Goal by the Club IMHO

Other than not doing it at all , it simply couldn’t have been done worse - I felt really embarrassed for the greats

Stunningly S**T

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6 hours ago, Dollymarie said:

They tried to start walking round, and then about a third of the way along the South Stand, a sky camera was blocking the way, so they just kinda stopped and all stood there instead 

Were they blocking or in position to record?

The cameras are very lightweight to hold and walk with 

Just thinking, when I've seen things like this before it's often done at halftime 

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6 minutes ago, phantom said:

Were they blocking or in position to record?

The cameras are very lightweight to hold and walk with 

Just thinking, when I've seen things like this before it's often done at halftime 

Done properly , they could have even done it after the game

If people knew that Derrick, Dicks, Merrick and numerous others would be there I would hope than that many would have stayed and enjoyed giving them a proper and respectful reception 

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1 hour ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

Steve Phillips probably has...

Was that ex player earlier in the thread really him? 

If so, how fitting that Maenpaa played yesterday; there’s someone who deals with losing his place in the side with dignity, grace and earns respect from everyone. In stark contrast to some! 

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13 minutes ago, phantom said:

Were they blocking or in position to record?

The cameras are very lightweight to hold and walk with 

Just thinking, when I've seen things like this before it's often done at halftime 

It was one of the cameras that is fixed that someone would end up sitting on to film things. Like a gert big thing. 

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47 minutes ago, pongo88 said:

If I, or any normal person, was organising an important event such as this I would have had a walk through prior to the match to ensure the logistics worked. Obviously nobody from City gave this more than 5 minutes thought and just decided to shunt all the ex players into the corner of the ground and just hope for the best. Why?  IMO it was because whoever organised the 125th anniversary was just interested in having a cheap marketing even. Steve Lansdown has done wonders for the club but, rightly, he’s decided to delegate day to day management to others. Unfortunately, some of these delegatees seem to have limited ability 

It’s true - we just don’t seem to get that side of things, PR and comms I suppose, right. Including yesterday’s farce - the following all seem to get on fans nerves.

Social media behaviour by the club

7 nation army

Downsy

Anniversary kit

Tim Shires/Adam B being replaced by people who don’t necessarily support or understand the club.

There’s more than this too. They may all seem like small things in isolation, but we get it wrong so often. There’s a link with all of them in that they’re all connected to whatever our PR/comms strategy is. 
 

It only feels in recent years that we’ve got these things wrong. Why is this?

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