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nutty nigel

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    History

    It was scary! I'd gone on Mascot coaches with a mate. Enjoying in the sunshine of the open terrace. But during the last minutes of the game it became obvious that many of their supporters from the other end had left. But they didn't go home. They were outside waiting for us. So we went the other direction, stayed safe but got lost. Ended up searching for our coach without having a clue where it was. I saw a pub which I remembered the coach had passed on the way in. So we stood there a few minutes and a Mascot coach came along. We flagged it down. It wasn't our coach but the driver let us on as he had spare seats. Guardian angel was with me that day! More stuff did happen on the way home though...
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    City and the binners

    Thanks on behalf of our DS boys and girls and the CSF. You're a star
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    History

    That would be great Rickyyyyy
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    Name these two..

    John Devine is on this one but Louis Donowa is strangely missing.
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    History

    There's some good discussion of the 1950 Portsmouth game including some footage. here : - I was at Portsmouth away in 1975 and 2011. Have seen us win promotion more times at Fratton Park than Carrow Road
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    Name these two..

    Got no more likes but yes that's Gary Rowell. What a shame he got injured before we could see him score goals which Im sure he would have. But we just went out and brought Drinks to replace him
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    Name these two..

    That's a brilliant picture Tilly. I never saw it before. Will save it and add to the SOTB collection Here's one from the 80s. Two new signings with Ken Brown. 1 easy 1 not so...
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    Fence-ringing

    I don't know about Tilly's prostate but you wouldn't want him on your lap....
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    City and the binners

    This wonderful community never ceases to amaze me. Thanks so much guys. I'm in for a tenner too
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    Fence-ringing

    If the club had a windfall I would definitely like to see the City Stand replaced. It would be a free hit so wouldn't matter if we built it and they didn't come.
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    🎶 17th of June, 1902..

    Happy Birthday Rickyyyyyy
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    City and the binners

    Has anyone seen King Keano? He owes our DS boys and girls £63.
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    Fence-ringing

    Hypothetically we'd love a stadium that holds at least £50,000. However if we're talking hypothetical this thread is redundant for serious discussion.
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    Fence-ringing

    How I remember this when discussed at the AGM Bowkett totally ruled out anything but a complete rebuild for the city stand.
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    Fence-ringing

    I will be amazed if we show any profit at the end of the year. Unless we get relegated so don't have to pay bonuses. We're already spending millions now and we haven't got any of the money yet.
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    Fence-ringing

    That makes sense Purple but as Rickyyy said earlier, if it was viable it would surely have happened. The option must be to replace the City Stand but so far successive boards have been afraid to bite the bullet. I guess the reason is the vast difference in income between the Prem and Champs. Bowkett and McNally were forever saying how difficult it was to run a business in those conditions. They used to talk of doing it if we stayed up longer than three seasons but being established doesn't often happen and there are at least a dozen PL clubs in the race to 40 points. I guess the other problem they face is fitting in the fans while the stand is being built. Would it even be possible to fit them in? Just as long as they don't put Tilly over with me.....
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    Fence-ringing

    You must have made that up Splendid! I have never heard of such a thing and can't imagine any city fan doing it. In any case it hasn't been that hard to get tickets until post Christmas so why weren't these people buying them? The idea that no families are getting into CR is a myth. I see plenty and there's three generations of my family there every game with me being the only old codger..
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    Name these two..

    Full house
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    Name these two..

    Here's a newer one. Can you get all four?
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    Name these two..

    Yep you got them between you. It's Noel Kinsey and Bill Lewis taken 9th August 1950
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    Fence-ringing

    That's fair enough Barbe. It's all opinions. Just out of intetest how many more tickets would you actually buy if the stadium was bigger? I was at all those games. Portsmouth was sold through price. I could take all ten grandkids for a tenner. It was full of families and lovely to see. The Southampton game was totally different. A much more "attractive" game but would have cost me £75 to take the grandkids. I reckon we'd sell out a bigger stadium most weeks if tickets were a tenner and kids for a quid.
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    No more season ticket waiting list

    Not surprised at all. Just like I'm not surprised they're sold out now. And I'm certainly not outraged about any of it. The Tories among us would recognize market forces...
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    No more season ticket waiting list

    There were hundreds maybe over a thousand season tkts available last season. They finally sold as half season tkts last Christmas.
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    Fence-ringing

    They don't but they didn't increase capacity in order to have seats empty. Some of those clubs shut whole sections to reduce match day costs. I'd love to be in a stadium full of 35,000 or even 32,000 but I'm not convinced there is a demand. OK for half a dozen games in.a PL season but the stand won't suddenly have a relegation clause like players contracts. When I ran Bayer Club for all those years I soon realised that it was folly to run the business on the strength of what people said they would do. Talk is cheap. Much better to make decisions based on what people actually do. So forget the chatter right now while the sun is out and look at the evidence of seasons past. 2017 FA Cup v Southampton. There was outrage because the tickets were priced at £25 for adults £10 for U18s and £5 for u12s. Attendance 12,000 2018 FA Cup v Chelsea. Lesson learnt and prices dropped to £15 adults £5 U18s. Attendance 23,000. 2019 FA Cup v Portsmouth. Prices £10 adults £5 U21 and kids for a quid. Attendance 23,000. So looking at what folk actually did shows that it was all about price. And yet those Southampton tkts that were too expensive were much cheaper than seats in a new stand would be.
  25. A football tour to Germany is being organised by Sue from the access coach to see our beloved club play three friendlies in Germany. Sue asks for all those who would be interested to phone her on 07745718301 A.S.A.P. Departing on 12th July the prices will be arranged once she knows the numbers who want to go. Obviously the more who go the cheaper it will be.
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