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All quiet on the Ashton Front

December 24, 2010

Christmas, 1914. Six months after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Europe is locked in one of the most savage conflicts in human history. But for a brief juncture, peace on earth and goodwill to men prevail as a temporary truce breaks out, and a football is produced.

I’ll call a truce on the arguments and wish all readers a merry winters xmas.

Good luck to the City team over the holiday period and may they continue their rise up the table and long may they continue to play at Ashton Gate.

I won’t mention Ashton Vale but…may the locals enjoy their town green for many more generations.

Now ….. big decision is…which bottle to crack open next?

  1. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    December 25, 2010 3:22 pm

    Just returned from a lovely walk in the South Bristol Crematorium with many others, reflecting on life and enjoying the wonderful snow filled views across Aston Vale Fields to Ashton Court Mansion. That, along with The Suspension Bridge and Royal York Cres. looked magnificent in the winter sunshine. I echo the good wishes for a successfull City team and hopefully Bristol Rugby. Sadly, i’ve just seen the local news, which gives some perspective to our differences.

  2. Richard Lane permalink
    December 26, 2010 12:19 am

    Seasons greetings to you all.
    Thanks for not mentioning Ashtonvale and the TVG.
    I won’t mention the new stadium but can’t wait for it, especially the better facilities.

  3. Still Waters permalink
    December 26, 2010 9:31 pm

    Happy Yuletide/Christmas/Solstice, and the rest to you all.

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of Jo, an awful loss.

    Went out yesterday for a 4 hour walk around the fields and whatnot, pure beauty in the snow, watching the migrating flocks of redstarts and fieldfares milling around. Picked up some holly, ivy and mistletoe on the way.

    Truce until the New Year, may your God go with you. My commiserations to Bristol City – I don’t have anything against the club per se, and wish them all the best in a renovated AG.

  4. Still Waters permalink
    December 26, 2010 9:32 pm

    Oh, I forgot.. Sacred, break out the sloe gin – it’s ready now 😀

  5. BobS permalink
    December 28, 2010 7:36 pm

    Hope everyone had a good Xmas. Let’s have a few more days off for new year. Then look forward to seeing you all in the trenches (or in Richs case, across the trenches ) for the new years battle. 2010 has seen some stirring of feeling against destruction of greenbelt and high street by corporates. Let’s make 2011 a year to remember

  6. Richard Lane permalink
    December 28, 2010 11:06 pm

    I can’t wait for the new year to see what other things you can make up about me, like your last post. It was full of accusations but once more lacking in any substance of proof for those accusations whatsoever.

    If you are to make claims like these eg:
    “Here we go again Rich with your hypocracy.

    You make stuff up on the spot and then accuse others who take care with their statistics of the same.

    You criticize those from Southville for opposping the sotere as being NIMBYs and then attack any linkage with outside groups as evidence of some wider conspiracy

    Meanwhile you care only for the advancement of your football club and nothing for the people of Ashton Vale and Southville who continue to oppose these horrid plans.

    You are a Knowle based hypocrit”
    Have the decency to at least try and prove it.

    See you in the trenches, or no mans land at Ashtonvale.
    Happy new year

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