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Discussion in 'Championship Clubs' started by cowtown, Jun 11, 2007.
thats why he likes cardiff...
Laziness got the better of me Still it's good to hear these quirky tales of how people across the globe come to follow your local side. You've made the right choice lads
Hey, it could be worse. We had JJB kits last year and they were beyond hopeless. Oh well, I thought, at least the JJB will have one of them hidden away in a corner because they're own brand. Nope, just a billion Liverpool kits.
Those braindead morons at the FLA have decided that its safe to use, but only if a replacement is being made. If the stadium plans got axed, you'd find it being only the 12,000 seats very quickly.
Hence why I said...
As for referring to the FLA braindead as morons, that because you agree or disagree with terracing in the top 2 divisions? I for one will be gutted to see it go being a season ticket holder on the Bob Bank terrace. I guess we all know who to blame for that
Correct, around £200,000 per year. Also known as Jason Byrne's wages.
Oh aye, I'm sure those retail property developers on the board thought long and hard over whether to develop some retail property!
Oh jesus... I don't know which is worse... That the ground share brings in so little, or that the one-goal wonder (no offense) is making so much. Aren't Fowler's base wages only about £780,000?
To be honest, its not that much over the odds - ok, I'd have expected it to be a little bit less considering he's a backup player, but even so any team in the league would be paying nearly similar money.
A little suprised that a groundshare would be £200,000 though - I'd have thought it'd have been double that. Is that for just putting the big games that they have in the millenium stadium there, or for everything?
Isn't it obvious from my description of them that I err, have certain fundamental disagreements with regards to their policy. I guess it might be a little bit ambigous though, but yeah, I like terracing - obviously, it has to be safe terracing but Ninian Park's is safe and I don't see why Cardiff being a better side now than 5 years ago means that it isn't.
I dunno how many seats you'd be able to squeeze in if you just bolted down seats onto the terraces - I'd have thought it would have dipped under 20,000 capacity cause there's only really one corner that I thought you could fill in that easily, the one between the grange end and the bob bank and from memory you'd only get a few in there - I dunno, I just don't think you'd get more than about 18,000 seats and if you did anything more dramatic, it'd be money down the drain. I guess taking into account all the extras you could make money off in the new stadium it still makes financial sense to build it even at 25,000. Oh, and 20,000 in a 30,000 odd seater does look empty, but like you I don't see why that's such an issue compared to what a cost it would be if they needed to add 5,000 more seats later on.
Were you the guy that turned around to explain to my not-much-of-a-football-fan friend who we'd dragged along the finer points of Dennis Wise's personality in a most eloquent manner at the match against Leeds then?
(For the record, my friend said "I dunno, I doubt he's that bad." after I'd been ranting and raving all the way there, this guy turns round and goes "he's a ********(4,c)!" then turns back around)
I don't think I'm the bloke you're on about but he is right, Leeds and Dennis Wise are c**ts You visit Fortress Ninian much then bud?
Which is excellent considering that Bristol City paid £1 million for that fat Jack b@stard Apparently yesterday alone, at the launch of the new kit, over 3000 shirts were sold with about half having 'Fowler 8' on the back. He's renumerating his wages already, and with a season ticket boost as well, some shrewd business by that crook Ridsdale for once!
Hehe! I don't go that often, last season saw Derby, Leeds and of course Leicester. Might go a bit more this season, depends.
Cool, that Derby game was the beginning of the end of our great run, seem to remember conceding an equaliser right at the death of that game The Leeds game was very satisfying though, but killed my nerves. Down to 9 men, how we held on I don't know... Actually come to think of it, I do, Leeds are gash! Hope to see you at Parc Ninian this coming season anyway bud
Ha! I think it'll be pretty funny, if Bristol City go back down, since there's no way Swansea's coming up, to see what the Jacks have in store for their chubby golden boy.
Good win and performance on Saturday against FC Twente. Great preparation although Fowler picked up a minor knock but should be back for the Sjoke game on Saturday. Trevor Sinclair was awesome, delivery spot on, something we really missed last season since Koumas left. Johnson and Loovens a brick wall as per usual at the back. Rae looked sharp and Feeney took his goal very well. This season may not be as painful as I thought it would be after all!
Depends on what your expectations are as to whether its going to be a disappointment, really. I'd be a bit worried with the importance being placed on Fowler to be honest, while he's obviously very good it could go the same way as the Chopra dependency last season.
yea but now we have trevor sinclair as well so i imagine it will be different that with just chopra last year
Okay... My wife and I are going to be in the UK for a wedding in late September, so we're flying over early to have a bit of a vacation (or "holiday," I guess). We are going to make sure we're in Cardiff for the Watford match on Wednesday, September 19, and this may be the only match we get to for literally YEARS, so I need some help. We will both be in Cardiff gear (of course), but this will be our first game outside the US, and I want the experience to be as good as possible. Where should we stay? Where should we eat? Where should we try to sit at Ninian Park (I'm assuming it won't be like FC Dallas games here where we buy the cheap seats and sit wherever we want because the place is half empty)? What's the best way to get to Cardiff from Gatwick, and once in Cardiff, what's the best way to get to the stadium? If there's an online resource where I can find answers, please clue me in. We could use all the help we can get.
Go for something central-ish and with its own car park, cause parking is crap, although the buses are pretty good. Dunno which hotels are the best though - never needed one.
There's endless places in town - what kind of thing do you like?
Don't. Its about the only place you can still stand these days, so take advantage of it while you can - go on the bob bank terracing.
Train or car? In a car, get onto the M25 west then the M4. On a train, you'd need to change at either one of the London stations (I forget which) or Reading.
From Cardiff Central, cross the river and go straight on until you get to the end. Then go left under the railway bridge, then left again just after and you're on sloper road - its half way down on the left.
Thanks for the info, and more suggestions are welcome. In particular, any good curry takeout suggestions or your favorite pubs? I was there back in 2002 and I had a couple of pints of Skull Attack at a little place on a corner near the castle.
Curry and beers, now we're talking!
If you're after convenient cheap but bland, there's plenty of Wetherspoons about, Prince of Wales, Gatekeeper, central bar etc. which are nice enough but more or less the same as every other 20,000,000 wetherspoons pubs out there. A mate reckons the Goat Major near the corner of St Marys st up near the castle is pretty good for the real ale type stuff but I've never been there. I seem to remember Dempseys, near the castle being pretty good but I don't remember too much about that night! The Flora on Flora St. is good, but its probably not worth a 20 minute walk. Most of the pubs I tend to go to are the student-aimed chainpubs around Cathays, so if you're after characterful little places, I'm probably not the person to ask. Basically, with pubs as long as I can get something to drink I'm not fussy so uh, yeah, ask someone more discerning
Good curries, well, there's a place in the brewery quarter thats pricey but pretty good, spice something or other from what I remember, there's also Juboraj on Mill lane that a mate reckons is good, but I've never been there. I tend to just buy cheap takeaways from Spice Box, a little takeaway place on Woodville Road - pretty good if you want something good and cheap, but about a 20 minute walk from the centre and its not exactly a restaurant just a takeaway.
another bluebirds fan here
i havent looked at BS in a while, i usually look to see how the mighty charleston battery are getting on (spent a year of college there)
just got back from coventry game
********ing bollocks. groundhog day from stoke
I'm beginning to wonder i the Bluebirds are EVER going to make a penalty. And the Battery looked pretty good against my FC Dallas in the US Open Cup, though Dallas was able to squeak by.
Was wondering if you could tell me how long Steven Thompson is supposedly injured for, and whether or not you've heard any rumours about him returning to the SPL in this transfer window.
He's injured until around January when we'll be looking to sell for pennies. I've heard no mention of the Scottish Premier League in particular, but I suppose that would be the most obvious choice. He'd do well there, especially if he can learn the importance of attempting to score to a striker.
As for Coventry, the less said the better. But I will say this, though; f*cking c*nts.
After the Sjoke and Coventry debacles I wonder why year on year I splash out for a season ticket.
Warren Feeney is just plain sh!te, a fairy who goes down way to easily and ironically this got us the dodgy penalty. That miss from 6 yards out with the goal asking for the ball to be put in it. ARGHHHH! To think he got a contract for 3 years as well, his agent must be f*cking brilliant at his job. Parry and MacLean are not big lads so why fire high balls all day to them when they are going to get out muscled in the air. DJ lost the plot by having neither '2 goals midweek' Hasselbaink or Fowler on the bench and the less said about Darren Purse the better. I could of put a bullet through that tossers head on Saturday. Last minute penalty, you either keep your body over the ball and thump the f*cker or place it in one of the corners. I despair at times, why couldn't the rumours be true about Charlton wanting Purse for £1 million, I'd seriously give him away for free!
I guess this is a typical start to a City season, onwards and upwards!
Cowtown, loads of decent hotels in the city these days, depends what you are after with a Jurys, Hilton, Marriott, etc knocking about the city centre. As for pre-match beverages, can't fault the Prince of Wales which is in the centre of down on St. Mary's Street and within a stones throw of Cardiff Central as well as O'Neills and the Brewery Quarter (Which has restaurants such as Hard Rock Cafe and so too). Albeit it is a 20 minute walk from Ninian Park but a decent place to get started, likewise with the Westgateor Dempseys (didn't the Dutchies smash that palce up?) which is near the Castle. Try to avoid the Ninian Park pub nearer the ground though, seems the scum element of our football club seem to inhabit there/outside loitering. Best pubs near the ground are the Lansdowne, Corportation and Canton RFC. Plenty of restaurants in and around St. Mary's Street so should find something for your fancy, and if you don't could always fill up down Chippie Lane Here's a very basic map anyway:
Highlighted the main areas, Ninian Park is very easily accessible by rail or car, if you do come by car be aware of the extortionate car park fees so park in one of the streets near the ground. Walk from Central Station is about 20 minutes (3-4 minutes easy in a Cab for around £4-5) more or less adjacent to the westbound railtrack until you go under the bridge on to Sloper Road.
Best place to get tickets, for seats it's the Grandstand, for good ol' terracing it's got to be the Bob Bank. Anyway here's a few links for you:
Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask bud
Act smiley, take it you are a student? The Woodie's my local
Just popping in to see how God is travelling down there?
Is he seeing much game time and is he scoring?
Ta in advance.
He's yet to play in a competitive match and is fatter than a rotund elephant.
He is expected to play some part in tonight's Carling Cup second round tie against Leyton Orient, though, so I'll tell you how he got on tomorrow.
I wish he chose the effin' A-League now; at the moment he appears like he's going to be a complete waste of £15,000 per week.