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  1. One of the biggest results in our history?

    It has to be remembered that when we beat Leeds in a replay in February 1974, Leeds had a full strength team. The same full strength team that was unbeaten in the league all season, up to that point, and were sailing away with the top flight title in the days when there were usually three or four teams battling it out to be champs with a month or so to go in the title race. City were still in danger of relegation from what is now the Championship. It was an almighty shock when City beat them and quite rightly made the front page of The Times. The league and cup double was also highly prized at the time. Only two clubs, both London teams, had achieved the feat in the 20th century up to that point, so Leeds were definitely in it to win it. As has been previously stated in this thread, Leeds were probably the best side in Europe, let alone England, at this time. The following season they made it to the European Cup Final where they fell prey to some dubious refereeing decisions against Bayern Munich.
  2. Lip Readers ....

    Type Boston Red Sox accused of cheating into Google and you will see loads of articles on how it was done using TV cameras and an apple watch. Boston have in kind accused New York Yankees of having their own cameras deployed at Yankee Stadium to pick up signals and then relay them to the hitter etc.
  3. Michael effing Gray

    To redress the balance, at the start of the second season under Gary Johnson in the Championship, I heard the same Michael Gray predict on Radio 5 that Bristol City would get automatic promotion and saying how much he liked them as a team.
  4. 1976 promotion to top flight

    No, Sunderland, City and WBA promoted. Bolton had been in top 3 most of season but fell away at the crucial moment.
  5. Winning ugly again

    Our passing and movement was sublime in the first half and it was surprising that both our goals were long range efforts. Second half we were heading for 2-2 until Taylor came on to partner Bobby up front, from then on we were more of a presence on the pitch and it looked more likely that we would score a third rather than concede a second. Great substitution, showed tactical nous.
  6. Lip Readers ....

    In the last baseball season I recall the Boston Red Sox being involved in a controversy where they were relaying the signs from the catcher to the pitcher about what type of pitch to hurl to the hitter before it was pitched by way of a secreted earpiece or something. The Red Sox topped their division but when it came to the playoffs for the world series, by which time they'd been sussed and had cut it out, they went out early doors rather lamely.
  7. Prince Harry and Meghan to Marry on FA Cup final day

    1650 when Oliver Cromwell presented it. King Charles I was still head of the FA but because it had been separated from the rest of his body he was in no fit state to attend.
  8. Bristol City on BBC1 Football Focus (merged)

    Are you trying to break something to us gently, Steve?
  9. Two more TV dates

    Not at the moment. When we reached the Championship Play-off Final in 08 we were on TV at least 9 times. These are the matches I recall from memory: Man C, Sheffield Wed, Sheffield United, Watford, Stoke, C Palace then C Palace twice in semis of play offs and then Hull City in final.
  10. Stoke fans vent anger at players at stoke rail station

    You could be right, as they drew at AG in our first home game back in the top flight on a Tuesday night in August, 1976. There is a chance they might have won away matches on Tuesday nights before the mid 1950s but nobody can be sure because it was the days before floodlights.
  11. Gus' is back - Players Xmas visit to CHSW (Merged)

    Me too. I consoled myself with the thought that he can't be back as a player as he must be well past it now. Then the horrific thought occurred to me that there is an exception in his case as he never had it in the first place to be able to be well past it now! Phew, what a relief.
  12. 50 years ago..............

    He didn't know... that's why his leg was in plaster when he signed for us.
  13. 50 years ago..............

    As a kid I lived around the corner from him in Whitchurch. Got his autograph on his doorstep and he also came to my junior school as the guest star in assembly. He was literally a bronzed god, think he had just come back from holiday.
  14. 50 years ago..............

    You go to sleep at night? Please tell me it ain't so, I naturally assumed with so many conquests that you were on the job every night, and some afternoons too!
  15. Magnasson

    You have to be an otib supporter to change your name. It costs just a fiver per year and there are other benefits but I don't know what they are yet.