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3 hours ago, Jim Davey said:

don't laugh that's their bestist stand thats been  built  by them   in the last 70 years .

Surely not, they boldly pronounced to the world that only Tottenham Hotspur had made more improvements to their stadium over the last couple of years than da gas ....?! 😳🍷

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17 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Surely not, they boldly pronounced to the world that only Tottenham Hotspur had made more improvements to their stadium over the last couple of years than da gas ....?! 😳🍷

I remember that :laughcont:

Just the Spurs state of the art stadium had more development than the pitch sprinklers, family tent stand, new canopy over the door to some grubby little bar, and the big screen supplied by Steve Lansdowns company.

 

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14 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

More Bristolians outside the city boundaries than inside nowadays Rich. Given that's nigh on 1M people now, the gas must have at least 5 or 600? ;)

 

BTW, I nipped in the barbers on Banjo Island, the gas 'heartland', today. A dad with 2 young uns already in there, all wearing our red.

We're taking over everywhere, I tell you.

I heard there are millions of rovers fans locked out of the city boundary

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15 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

More Bristolians outside the city boundaries than inside nowadays Rich. Given that's nigh on 1M people now, the gas must have at least 5 or 600? ;)

 

BTW, I nipped in the barbers on Banjo Island, the gas 'heartland', today. A dad with 2 young uns already in there, all wearing our red.

We're taking over everywhere, I tell you.

You took the ‘Turk End’ then! 🤣

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18 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

Luke Leahy gave it his all.Not an accomplished defender but he and Mc Cormick really gave everything unlike most of the others.
Best of luck.Good little club with excellent training facilities and a stadium which suits their small crowds to perfection and has great catering and disabled facilities.
Shrews only club in the whole West Mercia area of;Shrops,Worcs and Herefordshire so potential is there.

Deliberate use of the words 'little' and 'small', to satisfy themselves that they are bigger than they actually are......

Haha for god's sake...

Literally everyone else would put the sags and Shrewsbury in a similar mould size-wise nowadays.

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On 15/05/2021 at 13:11, Bristol Rob said:

Why on early would they try and make out this is an impressive number?

Continued potting of tin.

Pretty sure you get more people queuing outside Primark on a Saturday morning.

 

 

Re-ignite the gas?

Not another mysterious fire about to happen 🤔

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19 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

Luke Leahy gave it his all.Not an accomplished defender but he and Mc Cormick really gave everything unlike most of the others.
Best of luck.Good little club with excellent training facilities and a stadium which suits their small crowds to perfection and has great catering and disabled facilities.
Shrews only club in the whole West Mercia area of;Shrops,Worcs and Herefordshire so potential is there.

Deliberate use of the words 'little' and 'small', to satisfy themselves that they are bigger than they actually are......

 

The likelihood of anyone from Worcestershire or Herefordshire deciding to support Shrewsbury is as remote as the Gas ever reaching the top-flight.

People from the Worcestershire towns tend to support one of the much nearer, much more successful Black Country clubs, if the don't support their local non-league contenders.  Herefordshire folk have no affinity with the north Midlands whatsoever.

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10 minutes ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

The likelihood of anyone from Worcestershire or Herefordshire deciding to support Shrewsbury is as remote as the Gas ever reaching the top-flight.

People from the Worcestershire towns tend to support one of the much nearer, much more successful Black Country clubs, if the don't support their local non-league contenders.  Herefordshire folk have no affinity with the north Midlands whatsoever.

North Herefordshire and Shropshire obviously border each other and their rural towns, like Shrewsbury and Leominster have a lot more in common than they do with the industrial North or West Midlands, surely?

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1 hour ago, Leveller said:

North Herefordshire and Shropshire obviously border each other and their rural towns, like Shrewsbury and Leominster have a lot more in common than they do with the industrial North or West Midlands, surely?

 

Different accent altogether. Hereford - country. Shrewsbury - northern.

There may be some interplay in the extreme north of Herefordshire, south of Shropshire, but I doubt many Hereford-born men consider supporting Shrewsbury on the basis that they share the same police force.  Hereford fans hate Shrewsbury with a vengeance.

The Shrews do have a sizeable contingent of fans from the Welsh border area though.  People for whom Wrexham is too far away. 

 

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14 minutes ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

Different accent altogether. Hereford - country. Shrewsbury - northern.

There may be some interplay in the extreme north of Herefordshire, south of Shropshire, but I doubt many Hereford-born men consider supporting Shrewsbury on the basis that they share the same police force.  Hereford fans hate Shrewsbury with a vengeance.

The Shrews do have a sizeable contingent of fans from the Welsh border area though.  People for whom Wrexham is too far away. 

 

Yes, I spent my early years in Welshpool and there’s a definite Severn Valley connection with Shrewsbury. So I tend to see a connection down that valley and the Marches as a bit of a region of its own from Hereford to Salop.

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51 minutes ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

Different accent altogether. Hereford - country. Shrewsbury - northern.

There may be some interplay in the extreme north of Herefordshire, south of Shropshire, but I doubt many Hereford-born men consider supporting Shrewsbury on the basis that they share the same police force.  Hereford fans hate Shrewsbury with a vengeance.

The Shrews do have a sizeable contingent of fans from the Welsh border area though.  People for whom Wrexham is too far away. 

 

thats so true i have many friends who is Hereford and to be fair they are a well supported club home and away, but like bury shocking past owners.

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22 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

Luke Leahy gave it his all.Not an accomplished defender but he and Mc Cormick really gave everything unlike most of the others.
Best of luck.Good little club with excellent training facilities and a stadium which suits their small crowds to perfection and has great catering and disabled facilities.
Shrews only club in the whole West Mercia area of;Shrops,Worcs and Herefordshire so potential is there.

Deliberate use of the words 'little' and 'small', to satisfy themselves that they are bigger than they actually are......

.... and I’m sure Hereford FC is located in Herefordshire? Surely they aren’t overlooking that club because it currently competes in National League North? Or division 6 as the sags would probably call it - only one level below the delightful level achieved by Darrell and the sags just a few short years ago! 

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6 hours ago, nebristolred said:

Literally everyone else would put the sags and Shrewsbury in a similar mould 

Except Shrews had the sense to stop wearing B&W quarters over 100 years ago.

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Just reading a review of a new book: "The Delusions of Crowds; Why People Go Mad in Groups." It broadly covers two common kind of (American) delusions, stock market bubbles and end-of-time religions (you know: the world will end next January. No, scrub that, the year after that).

The author writes of an American, William Miller, who gained notoriety for prophecy of the end of times. The review goes on: "For various reasons his calculations animated many religious fellow countrymen and women, and Miller would travel from place to place, holding vast outdoor meetings, and even buying a 'Great Tentthat could hold 4000 people, telling of the end to come."

He predicted the end for 1843, then 1844. And so on.

 

So, it's all there: the crowds, the estimates of crowds (uncorroborated), the travelling (away) from place to place, the madness and delusions, the promises and  predictions of great things to come that never come, the crashes and let-downs, the tents.

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1 hour ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

Just reading a review of a new book: "The Delusions of Crowds; Why People Go Mad in Groups." It broadly covers two common kind of (American) delusions, stock market bubbles and end-of-time religions (you know: the world will end next January. No, scrub that, the year after that).

The author writes of an American, William Miller, who gained notoriety for prophecy of the end of times. The review goes on: "For various reasons his calculations animated many religious fellow countrymen and women, and Miller would travel from place to place, holding vast outdoor meetings, and even buying a 'Great Tentthat could hold 4000 people, telling of the end to come."

He predicted the end for 1843, then 1844. And so on.

 

So, it's all there: the crowds, the estimates of crowds (uncorroborated), the travelling (away) from place to place, the madness and delusions, the promises and  predictions of great things to come that never come, the crashes and let-downs, the tents.

It`s based on a book first published in 1841! I read it years ago and it is spooky (and a bit scary) how much more like the crowds in the book we have become in recent years.

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