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Author Topic: Bristol City Saltiness.  (Read 3087 times)

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2020, 02:51:45 AM »
Gerry Gow...

Three in one packet in '78.

Hahaha very funny.  And you could never ever get Paul Mariner.  Tom Ritchie was another one easily obtained.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2020, 02:20:44 PM »
I lived in Bristol for many years, both my children were born there, and only a set of unfortunate circumstances were the cause of my/us leaving to live elsewhere.  It's a great place.

One thing that struck me when I lived there was that if ever there was a city where a case could genuinely be made for its two football clubs combining as one, then Bristol was it.

Easy to say when you don't support either of them! I lived in Edinburgh when Wallace Mercer (the Hearts chairman) was trying to push the same thing there. It would have been effectively a Hearts takeover of Hibs. Terrible idea. Terrible man.

I do get that, but I always considered City and Rovers pretty much on a par, certainly in terms of history (both a bit rubbish really, certainly for a city of its size, and with no really big club within 90 odd miles of the place), such that an amalgamation need not have been perceived as one taking over the other.  All academic anyway, as it's never going to happen.


Hibs and Hearts are on a par too, despite the latter being a disgrace!

Cough..the former surely..cough

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2020, 02:32:01 PM »
I will lay my fists all over any jambo scum willing to take on this balding, asthmatic colossus.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2020, 02:59:38 PM »
I will lay my fists all over any jambo scum willing to take on this balding, asthmatic colossus.

I agree with Sexual Ealing.

Offline Russ aka Big Nose

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2020, 04:34:20 PM »
No prospect of a merger of City and Rovers - some reasons are practical, some emotional.
1. It reduces over time but they draw their fans from different parts of the City
2. The expectations are different - City 'expect' to do well and believe they are a big club. By contrast, Rovers fans almost revel in the fact that they are at their level - they are happy if their side plays at the Mem and they have a pint on Gloucester Road - job's a good 'un.
3. Whilst Rovers were supposed to have owners with money, it never materialised. They don't have a pot to pee in, whist City have all the resources they want if they could persuade their owner to spend.

Even if they are occasionally in the same league, they are not equal so it would be more takeover than merger.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2020, 04:45:21 PM »
4. Why should they? They're two separate clubs with supporters and history.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2020, 06:52:16 PM by dave.woodhall »

Offline Russ aka Big Nose

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2020, 06:37:16 PM »
4. Why should they? They're two separate clubs with supported and history.
Spot on.

Actually Bristol City would have enough of a fanbase to support a PL side with the Bristolians that follow them plus a proportion of those that have settled in Bristol that want to watch PL football. It would not dent the motivation or aspirations of Rovers fans.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2020, 02:48:04 PM »
We could play Bristol City in the 3rd round of the league cup if we win our 2nd round games.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2020, 12:02:54 AM »
No wonder they're salty we're even infiltrating their podcasts. https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/208758-on-the-podcast-front/

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2020, 01:26:06 PM »
No wonder they're salty we're even infiltrating their podcasts. https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/208758-on-the-podcast-front/

She's a Villa fan? Had no idea. Needless to say I fancy her more now.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2021, 01:45:27 PM »
Still banging on about us and our FFP deviant behaviour. You'd have thought they have enough on their own plate.
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/206257-villas-finances-and-ffp/page/16/#comments

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2021, 01:51:49 PM »
Even after we give them Lansbury aswell, Ungrateful bastards.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2021, 03:37:53 PM »
Fucking hell, it must be boring supporting Bristol if they're dragging up a year old thread about a teams finances to dissect who aren't even in the same division and haven't been for probably 47 of the last 50 years.

Mr Popodopoulos needs another hobby.

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2021, 04:11:05 PM »
Sadcases.  Is there something in the water down there?

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Re: Bristol City Saltiness.
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2021, 05:57:08 PM »
That scrumpy rots your brain

 


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