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« Reply #15 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:09:53 »

I think your assessment is spot on. Nice City Bristol if you forget the football rivalry but it would take a brave man to wear a STFC shirt there tho😀

I live in BS4 and see Rovers stuff all the time. There are times and places in South Bristol where you'd be daft to do that (BS3/3 Lions) but Bedminster/Southville is a lot different these days.

My wifes grandad used to drink in the 3 Lions on a Sunday late morning (WWII veteran and treated him very well). We went in to say hello once and got a very stern heads up as I was wearing a blue band t-shirt under my hoodie. They can be very intense.

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:12:58 »

I live in BS4 and see Rovers stuff all the time. There are times and places in South Bristol where you'd be daft to do that (BS3/3 Lions) but Bedminster/Southville is a lot different these days.

My wifes grandad used to drink in the 3 Lions on a Sunday late morning (WWII veteran and treated him very well). We went in to say hello once and got a very stern heads up as I was wearing a blue band t-shirt under my hoodie. They can be very intense.



The three lions is a notorious hard city pub full of nutters and used to run coaches to England away games
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« Reply #17 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:18:49 »

I was a north of the river guy. Rarely ventured south and wouldn't have worn a town shit anywhere near that fucking place. Suicide mission.
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« Reply #18 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:21:13 »

I was a north of the river guy. Rarely ventured south and wouldn't have worn a town shit anywhere near that fucking place. Suicide mission.

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:21:24 »

Scallywag football supporters to one side, I have always thought that Bristol is a great place to live/work in and may well move back at some point.  
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:24:00 »

Scallywag football supporters to one side, I have always thought that Bristol is a great place to live/work in and may well move back at some point.  

I agree it's a lovely City and I could spend hours walking adound the harbourside up Brandon Hill to Clifton
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:24:40 »

Bristol is great. Been here 9 years now and can't believe how quickly that has gone.
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« Reply #22 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:28:21 »

Bristol is great. Been here 9 years now and can't believe how quickly that has gone.
Agreed. Spent 10 years there but before a lot of it was developed. Chose to move back to Swindon. A lot going on in Bristol. Great music scene.
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« Reply #23 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:41:07 »

In terms of sustained football progression within the Westcountry... it's really is down to financial backing now, isn't it?

Bristol City's rise to mainstay Championship side = Steve Lansdown

FGRs rise to the EFL = Dale Vince

Cheltenham Town's Rise = Simon Keswick

Swindon's last flirtation = Andrew Black
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« Reply #24 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:41:49 »

It's a funny thing about Bristol City. I hate them more than any other side and always look for their score to get some perverse pleasure when they get beaten. That being said, I don't think I've met one of their supporters that I didn't like and it's the same with Rovers. When they are gathered en masse though, I don't really like them at all. And City are usually better than us, sadly.
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« Reply #25 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:51:24 »

Worked in Filton for the last 7 years and there are a few City diehards who are the same as any other loyal supporters.

There's a lot of enthusiasm for football but most of it is towards the Premier League teams especially Liverpool or Man Utd.

I guess City need to break through to the PL as they are still a second team for many. Linked with Nigel Pearson now.
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« Reply #26 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 21:57:37 »

In terms of sustained football progression within the Westcountry... it's really is down to financial backing now, isn't it?

Bristol City's rise to mainstay Championship side = Steve Lansdown

FGRs rise to the EFL = Dale Vince

Cheltenham Town's Rise = Simon Keswick

Swindon's last flirtation = Andrew Black


With the exception of Bristol Rovers - Wael al-Qadi
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« Reply #27 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 22:07:10 »

That Nestor Lorenzo Heade will tell you that the only way to thrive is fan ownership and will point to Exeter's upwards trajectory.
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« Reply #28 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 23:10:54 »

With the exception of Bristol Rovers - Wael al-Qadi

I don't think al-Qadi has got access to the family fortune though.
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« Reply #29 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 23:22:08 »

I don't think al-Qadi has got access to the family fortune though.

Whereas 23yr old Sunderland Chairman, the Swiss Kyril Louis-Dreyfis very much does. I wonder when Power might claim he once loaned a chalet to his family and the accrued interest on missed payments has shot up to around 7.5m? Might we see a letter provided?  Hmmm

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