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This section features individual contributors' thoughts, comments and views.
By definition, these do not always reflect those of the Trust.

Football and Finance
The other week I had the pleasure of listening to a talk by Swindon Town Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nick Watkins entitled “football & finance versus passion & professionalism”. Not a footballing man – Nick prefers the oval ball – he started his talk by warning the audience that he couldn’t talk for fifty-five minutes on football because he didn’t know a lot about it. What followed was an hour long journey through Watkins career focussing on the need for passion in the work place along with some insights into the management of the football club on the role of players...
Oct 12, 2008, 23:46

We're Bristol City, We Always Believe
For the past 30 years, for those of us old enough to have lived through that era our lives supporting Bristol City had until recently conditioned us to expect failure, under-achievement and disappointment.  But not anymore. Now we believe...
May 22, 2008, 21:43

SEIZE THE DAY
Nineteen Wins, But How Close Has It Been?  By Bristol Boy
They (ever wondered who THEY are??) say what goes around comes around and you often hear managers, GJ included, talk about luck evening itself out over the course of a season. 
I thought I’d examine that and see just how much lady luck has played a part in our season...

Mar 31, 2008, 22:57

The Lansdown Dawe Arena
A Personal Take on the New Stadium Plans - By Bristol Boy
So, the rumours that have persisted since the decision to put rebuilding the EE on hold are true and Ashton Gate is to be sold off & bulldozed...

Dec 3, 2007, 13:43

No European Championship-No Surprise
Well, the dust's settled.  The sacrificial lamb that is the England manager has been sacked and the recriminations and philosophy of self denial has cranked into gear...
Nov 25, 2007, 14:37

Stand up and be heard
This coming Sunday (September 9th) fans from all over the country will converge on Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park as the campaign for the introduction of areas for safe standing at English football grounds gathers pace.  Now is the time to stand up and be heard, says City fan Jon Darch.
Sep 3, 2007, 23:29

Some really nice problems ahead
Bristol Boy ponders selection options for GJ in the weeks ahead.
Aug 19, 2007, 19:54

Massive Season For Everyone
It’s stating the obvious to say this is a massive season for everyone connected with BCFC.
Jul 14, 2007, 19:55

Takeover or Turnover?
So there I was having a cup of tea and some toast with Mrs Bristol Boy when a text followed closely by a phone call comes in: 'Rumours of a takeover from a consortium of Foreign businessman.'
Jul 1, 2007, 13:28

The Premiership- Are They Having A Laugh?
And perhaps more to the point, who at & why? I know, I know, we’ve only just got promoted and now you’re talking about The Prem-Why?
Jun 1, 2007, 15:15

One Team In Bristol-So Why Not?
What stops something so practical and so sensible in the eyes of many pragmatists working?
May 27, 2007, 12:20

The Championship & Some Questions
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Championship Bristol City. Gary Johnsons Bristol City, in The Championship. I can just hear Geoff Stelling on Sky Sports!
May 13, 2007, 20:54

League One Play Offs
Looking at the protagonists, my thoughts I’ll have to admit, are purely selfish. As much as I admire the efforts of the smaller clubs, I’ve had enough of going to dumps like Yeovil & Blackpool and standing or indeed sitting on uncovered terraces and temporary seating.
May 11, 2007, 22:38

Close Season Transfer Targets
One thing’s for sure, being a Championship club (Yes, that’s a CHAMPIONSHIP club if you’re a Gashead having a sneaky read of this), will make it easier to attract better players.
May 11, 2007, 19:31

Season Review
So that’s it. It’s over. We’ve done it.
May 8, 2007, 00:52

Sharing Our Ground & One Team In Bristol
I was glad the hear Steve Lansdown talk about the emotion factor involved in ground sharing. Anybody that’s a businessman first and not a football fan will question two things...
Mar 27, 2007, 14:43

East End Aggro-Hello-Dunno?
One could be forgiven for thinking that City were looking at renaming themselves Bristol East End, if you’d just read the Forums over the last few months...
Mar 22, 2007, 23:38

Deadline Decisivness Or Deadbeats?
There appears to be two schools of thought on this: The first one seems to be that we need a striker. GJ must have agreed because he’s confirmed that he’s been looking for one. We also know that we were unsuccessful in two bids for major players earning decent money in Pospisil and Holt....
Mar 22, 2007, 21:00

Those Missing Fans, Gary
The local press contains a quote from Gary Johnson who’d like to know when the attendances will grow to the 16,000 mark for League Games.
Mar 12, 2007, 16:01

Thinking The Unthinkable
I sat down after the game to think about the review & ratings and my mind soon turned to what we had left to play for...
Feb 28, 2007, 21:26



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