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About cheesleywalksoncider

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  1. Terry Cooper : Flashback for the fans.

    Enjoyed watching that. As many have said, Cooper did so much for City in a period when the future looked pretty bleak. Watching the Freight Rover Trophy final brought back some great memories. I caught double-decker bus from the Park House on St Johns Lane with my dad, uncle and cousin; it seemed to go about 50 mph and take an age to get there, but a great day out. Agree the club should recognise what Cooper did in that era, it seems worlds apart from the Ashton Gate I know now. But without Cooper, we would have struggled, he put a great team together and got us through a tough time. Well done and thanks, Terry Cooper.
  2. The midfield

    I totally agree Spike we are relaying on dominating possession and quick passing through midfield. The problem is when we are not able to do this we dont seem to have another way to play . I really think we need another way of playing otherwise teams will stop us playing in midfield, making us pretty ineffective. Alternatively we get someone in midfield who's able to create something when we are under pressure. Clearly Johnson wants to dominate midfield I'm just not convinced we have the players to do that. I wish he would consider going wide more to create space even if players are just making runs wide to create space in the middle.
  3. I'll take 4th bottom now

    I know it's early days but I've seen nothing season bar a good performance against a poor Barnsley side to make me think we won't be fighting relegation again. I arrived today hoping that there would be a decent reaction from sneaking a point on Tuesday night but it was really poor, I appreciate Millwall had a agenda and they stuck to it. At half time I was hoping we might change it but we just stuck with the same formula how many free kicks did we float into the box only to be outmuscled. The lack of width really frustrates me, we so want to go through the middle, their is no overlapping out wide and we then keep trying to make 3 yard passes in the middle hoping we might get a chance on goal. I hope it changes and I actually have an enjoyable season down the gate, at the moment more of the same is odds on.
  4. Flashback for the fans video : Paul Cheesley

    One of my favourite City players (hence the name), my Dad always goes on about Cheesley and how instrumental he was during City's promotion year. If I remember correctly I think he got injured in a collision with Shilton. I always feel for players from that era as the medical treatment just didn't exist like it does now. Like others have said City's history could have been quite different if he hadn't got injured. I always enjoy watching a few Cheesley goals from the archives, 100% commitment and he seemed to hang in the air waiting for the ball.
  5. Bristol citys mount rushmore /avon gorge

    Ayteo, Gow, Walsh, Taylor and of course an extra one Cheesley down at Cheddar Gorge;-)
  6. Next Season

    Whilst I think this season has been really poor I'm prepared to give Johnson the first third of next season. Personally I don't think he is the man for the job but he deserves another chance for keeping us up in the end. As @Davefevs has said this third window now looks like we need a overhaul rather than just icing on the cake. As many have said replacing Tammy looks mighty challenging as no one looks like scoring half the goals he has got. Another thing that concerns me is our ability to attract older players and Johnsons ability to keep them on side. Whilst it's great to see a young team I think we need a few older heads with experience, Gary O'Neil seemed to be that player but it appears he fell out with Johnson. For me Wade Elliot was a big part in our sucess under Coterill, players with that experience make a massive difference even if they don't play every week. Anyway it will be nice to have a few weeks off now, looking forward to next season but I really don't want another relegation battle mid table with a cup run would be great.
  7. Boxing

    That was brilliant.
  8. Narrow Pitch

    @dunsteral I thought the same and I actually sit in the Dolman stand. Having said that though I don't think it has been narrowed as I then looked at where the linesman runs and the worn grass seemed to be in same position as you would expect it to be, i.e not further away from the line. I agree with @Portland Bill though it wouldn't have surprised had we narrowed the pitch particularly with Jamie Paterson playing as whilst he plays out wide he tends to turn inside rather than head for the wings. personally I like teams that play with width and feel that has been part of our problem this season, having said that I cant criticise Jamie Paterson he had a great game on Saturday and I would be happy to see him playing on Friday.
  9. Two more wins should do it

    Yep a win Friday and draw gainst Blackburn and it feels like job done. However knowing City it'll never be straightforward, before today I was pretty much accepting relegation after the last 2 performances, now I'm thinking we could be safe by Easter Monday. Funny old game I do question my sanity sometimes following City, it is meant to be for enjoyment, when Wolves got one back today it certainly wasn't enjoyable. I thought here we go again.
  10. Click and Collect Beer service

    I've got to say this looks like a good idea. I've just downloaded the app and plan to give it a whirl on Saturday. I hope this technology becomes more mainstream as queuing for beers is a pain in the neck. Adam are there plans to roll this out to pubs and bars.
  11. Click and Collect Beer service

    Its not all bad news down Ashton gate, hopefully you'll be able to down enough beer at half time you wont give a stuff about the performance or result
  12. Official complaint regarding City's away following

    I think this demonstrates why safe standing really would offer a good solution for everyone. I've been to a few away games in the last couple of seasons with my Dad who is in his 70's and whilst he doesn't mind standing for a while standing for the whole game would be a real struggle, luckily we've been in parts of the stand where we have been able to sit. I understand the younger more vocal part of our fan base want to stand and great they create an atmosphere and safe standing would be ideal. As for stewards I always feels sorry for them, I certainly don't fancy doing their job, lets be honest if a number of fans are stood in the wrong seat and the game has kicked off realistically what can the stewards do.
  13. Bogey Teams

    Whilst I can't remember beating Oxford in the 90s we did beat them 4-2 in the league cup first round in September 1989. I remember travelling up on a City Dart with Cats seemed to take an age to get there.

    I will renew but might hold on a bit to make the sweat (not that I think they will be at all bothered). I must say though the reason for renewal is more based on the fact I meet my Dad and mates for pre match beers, which to be fair has been the only enjoyable part of most match days for recent months. I appreciate that in essence most fans irrespective of what league we are in will support through think and thin, however the thought of league one football gain next years fills me with dread. Okay we might go up again but we've done that numerous times I was hoping with all the ground improvements that we would build a team that could genuinely compete in the championship and back in sunny September that felt like it was happening. I'm afraid whilst Lee's in charge I can't see anything but league 1 football next season, at least I will be able to drop below deck when the football is sub standard to fill up on discounted pies and cider.
  15. 20Man / Mark Ashton (Merged)

    As I've said I think AB is in a tough place and generally my impression of him is postive. Let's be honest the position is more PR than actually wanting to hear what the fans have have to say. If AB wasn't employed by the club I don't think the board would really offer a great deal of opportunity to listen to what the fans have to say. I don't necessarily agree that's the way it should be but if I was running the club I'm not sure hearing everyone's opionion would make life any easier in fact you could get bogged down in trying to accommodate all different fans requests, it could be chaos. If the board really want to know what fans are thinking they might as well have a look at OTIB as that seems a pretty fair view of what fans think. Bottom line is football is a crazy business, not sure you can really call it a business as very few clubs make real money from it but I'm afraid us fans have to accept that is the way it is now. The best opportunity is to chat to AB frequently keep him onside and hopefully persuade him to discuss real fan issues with the board and by that I don't mean choice of manager or formation. However @AdamB if you are reading this can you mention to Steve I'm not to keen on the manager any chance you can move him on and get someone else in so I can start enjoying my Saturdays afternoons again;-)