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  1. 90 points
    So, after 45 games we’re still in the mix with something to play for. Boro have to win because of GD, Derby have to get something from a tough assignment. It’s still possible. But whatever happens, the fullest of credit to the team and management. We’ve been through a GK crisis, a spate of terrible decisions and some godawful home form - yet we’re here and have a shout still. We could finish on 72 and miss out - and anyone would have taken 72 at season start. I’m still calling it. It’s still on. But if it doesn’t happen, we can all be exceptionally proud of our club
  2. 81 points
    Bringing on the most inexperienced kid on biggest game of season. This is why we tire of getting behind the club. Sick of fans saying get behind the team. People do that every game every year and city in return give you nothing.if you pay your money you have every right to do what you want so fair play to those that leave early.#johnson still out
  3. 76 points
    Allow me to introduce Bristol’s newest football team : Bristol Sands Utd FC Made up of blokes and their families who’ve suffered the devasting impact of babyloss, Bristol Sands Utd FC has been set up by one the committee members of Bristol Sands - the Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Society - to try and reach out to guys who find it hard to talk about their experience in a more formal setting. Using football and shared experiences to break down barriers we hope to get men talking about babyloss and the impact it has had on them. Statistically there will be plenty of guys on here who have been through this, myself included. Our daughter, Elizabeth, was born sleeping in March 2012. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about her and only yesterday I ran the Bristol 10k to raise funds for Bristol Sands. So. If you’re a bereaved parent, or your close family have been affected too, and you fancy a kickabout with others who just understand, feel free to get in touch. PM more for more details. Here’s a few links to give you some more info about the football team, Bristol Sands and our fundraising efforts https://m.facebook.com/sandsunitedbristolfc/ https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/my-world-crumbled--men-2695048 http://bristol.sands.org.uk/ https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/reg-coombs
  4. 74 points
    SUMMARY. LJ has spent the last few days having one-on-ones and reviewing the season with individuals. Has had 45 one-on-ones with what sounded like the whole football club. Recruitment; stressed they are looking at all positions all the time, and would not say explicitly that we did need a striker, despite Geoff pushing him hard to say that. As usual the club is looking at character when they recruit. LJ pointed out that we needed to fill left back slot because only Cameron Pring is a left back at the club. There have been relaxed discussions with JDS, and City have made him an offer, but LJ does not want to force the issue. JDS is ambitious, has received a good offer from the club, and is thinking about it. The ball is in his court. No decision imminent because JDS is off captaining the England U21s. Sounds like the only issue is whether JDS accepts City's financial offer. LJ stressed how much of a blow Korey Smith's injuries were this season. Other clubs now believe BCFC can get promotion, so that helps when you are signing players because you can use a promotion clause to get the fee lower. LJ is painfully aware we haven't scored enough goals at home, owing to the respect other teams show us when they come to Ashton Gate. Says up to the box we have been consistent, but not good enough in the box at home. He says it is difficult when teams come for a draw, and that we have had 99 golden chances in front of goal, but only taken 35. We have hit the woodwork 19 times. LJ says he likes an unchanged side ideally, and when you pick a team you only have to pick it to get to half time. He said that as a lot of our players are under 23, that comes with inconsistency. Said that Nicolas Eliasson is "one minute the best player on the pitch, then next minute he goes mission." But he is not afraid to take someone off because you can always put your arm around them after the match. Semenyo. He needs work, because he has never scored a goal in the box in his career. "Physically he is a beast." Famara. Says he needs to be on the move more, so that he can get a cross out of a wideman with his movement, like Beckham-Van Nistelroy. Eisa. We have had a few bids for Eisa, but we do believe in him. LJ stressed what a big jump the level was for him, and seemed fairly clear that he was not ready yet. There have been offers, and that could be from SPL/League One/Championship/abroad. He will sit down with him this summer, and he could easily go out on loan. Says he has improved, though, but the Championship is "a big old level". Vyner and Moore. Decisions have to be made about them. Because you have to be a Premier League standard player to play for BCFC, since to get promoted you need five or six of them and this is the fifth best league in the world. The usual story about they have to compete, and we will see how they are doing in pre-season. Reading between the lines you get the feeling LJ is dubious about them, but he did stress that you have to leave the pathway open for these guys, and they can surprise you in pre-season, particularly if they put on 3kg of muscle. He mentioned Rory Holden on loan at Rochdale, who is 21 but with the physique of an 18 year old. Kalas - Difficult to talk about. A host of clubs after him, and he will not come cheap. We are looking to sign him. Hopeful but it will be tough. Lloyd Kelly. When asked whether 13 million was correct LJ said he did not know (come on, Lee!) but said it was a record sale, which surely is him saying it is above the 15 million for Kodja, even if we never got those add ons. He points out that LK is going from an U23 contract to a Premier League wage. LJ sounded very disappointed to lose him and lose the opportunity to carry on working with him. Repeated he is a centre half. Physically a late developer. Clever from Bournemouth to go early and buy him, and LJ seems to think the bigger clubs were interested but will now watch him at Bournemouth. LJ assumes there is a sell on because Mark Ashton is good at his job. Thinks Bournemouth is good for Lloyd because he will get games. Says that it was Lloyd's England performances that got the top clubs interested. Said that at times this season he had to put his arm around him, and at other times he needed a kick up the backside, and that Lloyd is intelligent and over-thinks things, which creates its own problems. Oh yes, Lloyd has a new girlfriend, and is punching above his weight. Geoff Twentyman said that Aidy Boothroyd told him that at an England training session they were practising diagonal cross field passes, and Lloyd, with little backlift, instantly pinged an 80 yard ball from left to right and the right winger on the end of it did not have to break stride. There were Premier League players there who were impressed. Joe Morrell. "I was thinking about releasing him, but I forced my dad to take him for free and it worked well, he is a great lad, a proper footballer and we plan to loan him out again. I believe he can play at Championship level, but we have had 4 or 5 offers at League 1 level.@ Walsh. LJ praised his talent, and said that he can pass a ball with backspin and topspin and all kinds of spin, but said he needs 40 games, either for City or for somebody else, plus some home truths, and a good pre-season, and I hope he can produce what we are after. Sounded less than impressed with him. Callum O'Dowda. LJ sounded very frustrated and disappointed when talking about Callum. Says after his injury he did not want to play because he did not feel 100%, but with knee ligaments you don't get 100% fitness, and you have to play through them a bit. COD made a wage demand of the club in negotiations, and the club eventually agreed, and then COD said no to his own demands, so LJ said someone has got into his head. Stressed he liked COD, and wants him to sign, but has to be professional and do what is right for the club. Really sounds like a lot of tension and ill-feeling between the two of them. How does LJ relax? He doesn't, but he is highly motivated and does not feel tired or exhausted. SL ordered Mrs Johnson to put Lee's phone in a safe for five days on their holiday recently. Next season. He wants promotion but obviously cannot guarantee it. Said finishing 7th is not progression. (that's a relief) Progression is top 6. Said if we make enough right decisions promotion will come to us. Future at BCFC. Says he is committed to the club and the project. Has no roving eye. Does not court the media. Does not go on "The Debate" on Sky Sports, even though he is often asked. They were supposed to speak about a new contract last week, but he was in Portugal and SL was not in England. LJ does not use agents, and negotiates face to face. LJ squashed Geoff's suggestion that LJ will make demands about transfer money to be made available. The usual PR about the club and the long-term project and the good working relationship SL, MA, and LJ have.
  5. 65 points
    And me too. Have a lovely memory of TC from a year earlier I think. We all remember how he brought the club through times of hardship and back almost single handedly. Well some may remember that he said at one point that his office was open to any fan at any time. I was working at Eagle House Youth Centre and being cynical thought I would test him out. The next day I phoned the ground to complain that no Bristol City player had been seen in Knowle West for a long time and how they should send a player to coach our kids. To my great surprise I was put straight through to Terry. “Eh lad what can I do for you” like he was talking to one of his players. He quickly agreed to send a player to us and asked if there was anything else that I would like. I told him a stadium tour for my boys would be good and he said “hang on I will find out who the guy is to speak to about that.” After a fairly lengthy pause he came back to the phone and said “well apparently you’re speaking to the man that organises the tours”. He called me back later on having arranged the tour and asked me if I could pop down the ground the next evening to pick up a player and take him to meet the boys. Next day I went down and David Moyes literally having just signed for us that day was waiting, as he was once a week from then on. What times they were Terry Cooper an absolute legend and Moysie who was inspirational to a bunch of young Knowle Westers’.
  6. 62 points
    Now this is the story all about how My life got flipped, turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute just sit or kneel I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Horfield In west Jordan town born and raised In the watch shop where I spent most of my days Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool And all watching Tom Nicholls hitting row Q When a couple of guys, they were up to no good Started making trouble in da fional turd I got in one little fight with a horse and my mom got scared And said "You're moving with Nick Higgs and the Tramp in Horfield” I whistled for a dog and when it came near The Collar said "Darrell” and it **ssed Fanta clear I bought a TV and thought it would fit on a tent spine But I thought nah, forget it, these things take time I pulled up to a slum about seven and a bit And I yelled to the cabby "Yo, homes This ain’t Stamford Bridge” Looked at my kingdom I was finally sealed To sit on my throne as the prince of Horfield
  7. 55 points
    That's a different version of events to LJ saying he didn't want to play. Perhaps this version is from his agent, it certainly reads that way, and might suggest that Mr. 10% has failed to drum up enough interest himself so has now resorted to barely disguised "come and get me" ads in the national media. Never a good look for player or agent, but that's him finished at City.
  8. 48 points
    Tomorrow everyone knows the importance of 3 points so please don’t just sit there moaning and having a go at manager or players , get out your seat and show your passion , show how much you want the club to go forward , cheer these players who have taken the season down to the last home game and gave us something to cling to cheer them on Congradulate them on another year of improvement we can’t ask for more , we have no Devine right to promotion in this ever improving division -so enjoy tomorrow, paint the kids faces red and be PROUD to be a city fan . Let’s hear the ASHTON ROAR it’s down to you boys
  9. 47 points
    No I don't you dimwit hence why I made this thread to find out if people do.
  10. 46 points
    Obviously, I hope that the stars align on Sunday and we sneak into the playoffs and extend our season, but even if not I think it's definitely worth looking at how far we've come in the last few years, both in terms of league positions and off the pitch. 2012/13 - 24th/Championship - Avg Attendance: 13,348 2013/14 - 12th/League 1 - Avg Attendance: 11,929 2014/15 - 1st/League 1 - Avg Attendance: 12,056 2015/16 - 18th/Championship - Avg Attendance: 15,292 2016/17 - 17th/Championship - Avg Attendance: 19,256 2017/18 - 11th/Championship - Avg Attendance: 20,953 2018/19 - 8th*/Championship - Avg Attendance: 21,079 *at least As you can see, following our last relegation, we've improved our league position and average attendance in every single season. And just look at the difference between this season's average attendance and that in our final season in our last stint in the Championship. Hopefully, Rotherham and West Brom can do us a favour on Sunday, but even if not let's just appreciate the progress we're making and hope it continues next year.
  11. 39 points
    IMO we have punched above our weight. But our players have given their all and have come up short. No complaints from me . Proud of the progress our club is making. Up the city
  12. 39 points
    So what's likely to happen here? My guess is Bailey Wright gets a ban and Aston Villa get a penalty.
  13. 38 points
    The Lee Tomlin approach to signing for a new club is similar to mine with new potential girlfriends. Get myself in good shape show a few good performances get with said girl, or club in this case gain a solid 2-3 stone performances and motivation starts slipping get disinterested, make it seemingly obvious create a bad atmosphere leave repeat step 1 He just isn't consistent enough or professional enough as a player. He will lose weight and sign for teams and then gain weight. Also if rumours are to be believed he commutes daily from Leicester, which when you're playing for Cardiff is actually mind blowing. Playing for the Posh probably means his day is 2 hours minimum easier
  14. 37 points
  15. 37 points
    Well I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I left a game hurting as much as I did yesterday. Its been a long time I can tell you. The lads gave absolutely everything on that pitch, we couldn't have asked for any more. Was the referee poor yesterday? yes. As was the referee that we had vs Villa, and you could even argue the ref had a shocker in the Derby v QPR game last week....but now the dust has settled, the reason we haven't made the play-offs is we have just not been good enough over the course of the season, especially at home I know I am normally construed as the negative one on this forum, but I will be first to say that the other thing this season has proved, is what a fantastic coach Lee Johnson is. What he has done with some players this year, especially following on from what he done with players like Bobby Reid and Bryan etc, has been fantastic. Do I think he will ever become a 'Top manager'?.....a manager who can manage the big occasions and pressures? I honestly don't know, however his stock and profile has certainly risen over the last 18 months and he is proven himself to be a very good coach. Which leads me on to pre-season. I genuinely believe this is the first pre-season LJ has had since he joined us where he now holds all the cards, rather then all the cards being held by the board and Lansdown. Many could argue with how last season petered out and ended, he was fortunate to keep his job. I certainly don't think he went into last pre- season in a position where he could make certain requests / demands when it come down to money. This pre-season is completely different. Again, I've always been one to push the argument for needing to invest in more experience, however I have loved the fact we have loaned from Premier League clubs the last couple of years. Some have been exceptional for us. I hope we continue to do this, HOWEVER, its time to back Johnson with some serious money now or face losing him. He said something in his interview the other day about next year, and how he is happy here as long as both him, and the club, continue to meet each others ambitions. There are plenty of fans who just don't think LJ will leave no matter what. My personal opinion is LJ's ambitions are starting to out grow the clubs. Now as I said, whether he will go on to prove himself a top manager I don't know, but for the first pre-season since he joined us I think there will be other clubs willing to take a chance on him and give him a better budget to work on This summer will really tell us how ambitious this club and its owner really are....over to you Mr Lansdown
  16. 35 points
    Some of you have asked about the donations that you have made in return for using our season tickets or enduring away trips with us.... Just topped up the donations this season to £160. Everything you’ve paid me has been paid across to this very worthwhile cause. Unless the Ls or the stewards stop it I’ll be doing the same next season. Keep an eye out on here or feel free to message me if you’re interested. Or if you want to book the tickets for a specific game. FLDC or Colin tickets carry a premium And to all those who have chipped in. Thanks
  17. 35 points
    I know the result wasn't what we deserved or wanted yesterday but it wasn't for the lack of effort! So why not stay and applaud your team on the seasons efforts yesterday?
  18. 35 points
    Proud of our players today; gave everything, never gave up, couldn't have asked for more. Showed great restraint after the red card, when we could have done another Villa and ended up with a further charge. Proud of what the squad and the whole management team have achieved this season. We lost three key players in the summer, had more than our fair share of setbacks, Diedhiou's suspension, injuries to key players, Korey, two keepers (at the same time). Without the resources, or the disregard for FFP, that others have, we've built a stronger squad, and we've done it around our strengths and weaknesses. We knew we didn't have the goals in us that we did last year, so we've just become harder to beat. Proud of the young players that we keep bringing through the ranks, to hold their own in one of the toughest leagues in Europe. And after every away game proud of the fantastic ground and facilities that we now have at Ashton Gate. And I've still not given up on the top 6! COYR!!
  19. 34 points
    Not a sending off for me (watching on TV) AS in complete control of his tackle. He never left the ground. TH just too slow and AS trailing leg caught him. It could be argued it wasn't even a foul. The decision for the sending off has let down a young man. Let down the fans. Let down my football club and let down the game of football. Where do we get these referees from. Inept useless and completely out of his depth. Stevo
  20. 34 points
    What a performance. Their right back could not cope with him. A run in the first half and early in the second turning their defence inside out. Just a shame about his weak efforts at goal first half. On one of his good days that is what Pato offers.
  21. 33 points
    Disgusting decision, in my book, after what he's done for the club.
  22. 33 points
    Personally I think getting to the final round of matches with a chance of a play off spot is a credible achievement in itself this season.
  23. 32 points
    I wrote a letter to Dyche at the time when he was getting shit of the crowd at AG. Basically saying for him to keep his head up and ignore the critics. About 3 days later I received a hand written letter from him, thanking me and saying he was keen to play for our club, he admitted it hadn’t been the best of starts but was determined to make up for it. I’ve still got the letter. It showed the character of the bloke, I imagine most footballers wouldn’t have bothered to reply. He has certainly gone on to good things with his steely determination and leadership qualities.
  24. 32 points
    I see no scenario resulting in SL selling Bristol City. To do so would destroy his Bristol Sport concept. He has made his very considerable fortune in the finance industry and will do nothing which will tarnish his hard earned reputation. We will comply scrupulously with FFP regulation. I believe that he is developing a blueprint to show the British footballing world how a football club can be run profitably and sustainably but, to coin a phrase frequently used by another football club owner, these things take time. Next season, he will be able to move his plan onto a new phase which will be exciting for all concerned, not least us supporters. He needs to have assembled the right team at all levels, to accomplish his plan and he has done that. In MA/LJ he has people whom he trusts and have completely bought in to his vision. They both know that they are part of something which promises to be really special and which can progress their careers to new levels of achievement and earnings. Both are here for the long term. In Lee’s presser, he mentioned “In my presentation to the board ...” which to me was very revealing. I can’t recall ever reading similar words from the manager/coach of another club. Our club is being run on very different lines - as a business. When I worked, if I wanted to make a capital acquisition running into £m’s, I had to get approval from my board, presenting to them the reasons for the purchase, the expected return on investment, the revenue effects upon budgets taking into account depreciation and/or amortisation etc. All such proposals would be carefully scrutinised before approval was given. I would be questioned ad nauseam until I had given the board the confidence it needed. I sense that Lee has to do similar. SL is building Bristol Sport and our football club upon the business structure and principles which he knows best and which have given him great success. He is not adapting his business principles to the accepted norm of the football world (where owners can sell stadiums to themselves in order to fudge accounts); our football club is adapting to his principles. . Sticking to the rules - any rules can sometimes be frustrating but sound business rules and principles are there for a reason. We should all rejoice that they are now the lifeblood of our club. Fans of clubs such as Bolton Wanderers will look upon us with envy. Deep, deep down so will the blue few. The problem is, we’re all impatient; we all want jam today. What SL is creating takes longer but will be more likely to keep us in the Prem when we get there (note I said when, not if). SL will not leave our club. He’s here for the long term. We’re not a money making venture for him per se. Yes, he wants the club to generate profits, not to line his own pockets but for reinvestment. SL already possesses the riches of Croesus. We don’t need to sell O’Dowda for an extra couple of million so that SL can buy Maggie a new car! Neither do I want SL to sell up. I don’t want a ‘rich’ sheikh to come in, with absolutely zero connection to the club or the area, only to be his train set to play with, derail then finally put back in a box, shoved in the loft and forgotten about. Anyway, that’s enough from me. Love you all (not you @Robbored). SL x
  25. 32 points
    That penalty save was the moment. The moment where the luck shifted, where the tide shifted and where we believed. Until that point we didn’t look like getting one point, let alone three. Derby would have been watching and thought we were gone. And now we’re not. So, I’m calling it. Derby will lose to Swansea and we’ll go into Sunday just needing to beat theirs and Boro’s results. They’ll both draw and we’ll win. Its in the stars I tell you..,
  26. 32 points
    Log off you mess.
  27. 31 points
    If Brighton sack Hughton then they’re a basket case and I hope they suffer 18 successive relegations.
  28. 30 points
    This just popped up on my memories, how things have changed
  29. 30 points
    For those of you not on Twitter: This one is going to bore many, I will keep it as simple as I can... I took over @ASFCofficial not because I loved it, supported it, nor was I a particular football fan. I’ve had a table @ManUtd so that says a lot about me . Accrington, a founder member of the football league was about to lose its club AGAIN. When I reluctantly took the job on, I knew that patching up the club was a waste of time. I knew that unless the outcome was a decent long term future, it might as well have died then. I have dealt with many issues in our club, it is now generating more cash and slowly but surely, facilities are improving, to further facilitate this. We are profitable and have net assets rather than liabilities. I have grown to love the little club, wasn’t intentional, it was strictly business. The club is more than a game of football. It’s a beating heart of its community. A community I have grown to love, decent hardworking folk. They don’t care about razzmatazz, they care about each other and their club. An analogy I’ll use is this, you look after your kids, giving them as great start in life, then you look at their future and question the world they’re growing up in. It’s natural. It’s up to us parents to ENSURE that there’s a bright future for our kids. That is OUR JOB as parents. So, as well as looking at the health of our club, I have to look at the health of football. And it’s shocking. Football is in a worse state than @ASFCofficial ever was. In fact football would have stood idly by and let us go bust AGAIN. The @EFL @FA @premierleague @PFA and whoever else is responsible for our game, DO NOT like me saying this publicly. I’ve had letters telling me of their powers to sanction me or our club: But let me say one thing clearly. @OfficialBWFC have not gone into admin because I tweet concerns. @buryfcofficial are not on their arse because I tweet concerns. @thesilkmen @ReadingFC @SUFCRootsHall @oldham and many others (allegedly) are not paying wages at all, or have been late paying, because I tweet concerns. @Official_NCFC a founder member, have not gone out of @EFL because of my tweeting concerns. @BlackpoolFC fans have not gone years absent from their club because of my tweeting concerns. @BCFC have not been deducted 9 points because I tweet concerns. @SkyBetChamp clubs are not losing over HALF A BILLION a year because I tweet concerns. @CAFCofficial supporters are not placarding @EFL with @Coventry_City and @BlackpoolFC fans because of me. Tweeting concerns. Supporters are not boycotting games in @CheckatradeTrpy because of me tweeting concerns. @SkyBetChamp clubs were not threatening a breakaway because. I tweet concerns. I could go on for another hour on this. The fact is all the above and much more is down to you @EFL @premierleague @FA IT’S YOUR responsibility. IT’S YOUR JOB to manage and protect the framework our clubs should thrive in. The fact is, I’m tweeting my concerns, because you are failing my club and all the others. The fact is, you can’t hide from the mess that has been created in our game. Who else can be responsible??? There is no one to voice concerns to!! Might as well talk to the wall. We need to talk EXISTENTIAL THREATS to our game. The first threat is inaction by the bodies looking after our clubs and football’s long term health and well being, not doing their jobs properly. I’m going for a brew now and may start with the rest of the threats later.
  30. 30 points
    Outplayed them. Positive signs going into next season. Red card killed it. Looked a horrible decision as semanyo slipped? Very proud of this team.
  31. 28 points
    He can go if he doesn’t want to stay, like any other player. Bye.
  32. 28 points
    ‘No ambition apart from treading water’ Are you serious ? 1/ Fantastic stadium rebuild 2/ Improved final league position 5 years in a row. 3/ One of the best young English managers 4/Sold 2 Academy graduates for £17m last year 5/Sold 1 Academy product for £17m today 6/ Have more young players getting league experience than most Championship teams and some wonderful talent coming through. 7/ In with a chance of play-offs until the last game of the season 8/ An owner that is also a fan that’s got us into a position where we will probably spend more on players than ever before in the close season. Lets keep treading water like the Gas eh ?
  33. 28 points
    ' Looks good business and that's what it is ... no good however to us money paying fans who want to see success unless the money raised in this sale is seriously well spent .., which I doubt. Kelly was a good prospect to our playing staff that came via our Academy ....ask Eddie Howe... Face it ... we are a selling club with no ambition apart from treading water ..'. Only another £10 million needed in sales and SL can then sleep easy for another season . And in the meantime, the charade goes on. The club said “it was an offer we couldn’t refuse”. Oh yes you could if you had the player tied to a contract and you had any ambition at all. Leopards & spots!
  34. 28 points
    Our “misspending” has seen us climb the league ladder for five consecutive seasons, the only team in all four divisions to do so, while selling good players along the way to balance the books. Long may the misspending continue.
  35. 28 points
    Out for 2 years, 11 operations told he may lose his foot ...Recalled into the Spain squad today. Bravo lad.
  36. 28 points
    I'm going to say it, you will put me down but I don't care, City do not want play-off WHY, 1,Johnson is not (REPEAT) not a PL coach, 2, half the players don't want it, because they know they'll be out come the end of the season, meaning no club to play for, 3,Landsdowns don't want the expense of paying top wages for top players, 4,as my understanding is, the players who contracts don't expire yet, and we get into PL, there wages double, 5,so as I see it were just a Championship club with no ambition of going up with LJ a the reilm, I know I'm going to get blasted for this comment but I'm fed up with every season getting into play-off position the a few weeks left and we Blow it, Now I'm ready to get blasted, BUT ITS TRUE,
  37. 27 points
    Fantastic deal for all involved. £13m! Great value for us. Good luck to him.
  38. 27 points
    Has left the building . Wish him all the best . Top Man
  39. 27 points
    Ok, today is MASSIVE! We all know that. We all know about fine margins. We all have differing opinions. If you are one of the more “negative” posters, attendees at AG, or like to err on the side of caution by not building your hopes up... can you keep it to yourself until 5pm and see where we are then..? We need the players to pick up positivity & belief today. If we fall short, let’s at least say we’ve done all that we can. If you need to come back at 5pm and tear the performance to shreds, then fine, but until then, let’s be the belief for the players to feed off of. WE ALWAYS BELIEVE, WE ALWAYS BELIEVE, WE’RE BRISTOL CITY, WE ALWAYS BELIEVE....! COME ON YOU REEEEDS!!!!
  40. 26 points
    .... with this interview - 33 years ago today ...
  41. 26 points
  42. 26 points
    Ah, the Russian hacker who has been targeting out of contract substitutes in the Championship strikes again.
  43. 24 points
    Well ‘McDonalds123’ isn’t a hard password to guess
  44. 24 points
    It is a common misconception that Bristol City do not own Ashton Gate but we do via a holding company. This is very common for football clubs and is 100% owned in the following structure: From a FFP perspective, we report as Bristol City Holdings Ltd to incorporate the stadium costs and revenues from other events. The prior year accounts of Ashton Gate Stadium Ltd show that event income was recognised by this company and not in the accounts of Bristol Sport*: As a result, the concerts will benefit us significantly but I do not have oversight as to how much that is. As mentioned by other posters, the revenue will be split across different accounting periods depending on when the gigs are. *the revenue will be recognised in the Bristol Sport consolidated accounts as well but I can't be bothered to go into that!
  45. 24 points
    I am sure that you are the first to empathise with people who share unfortunate surnames.
  46. 24 points
    And start your journey at Parson Street.
  47. 23 points
    Oh dear , LJ and MA with money to spend, fear setting in already. We had to sell Bobby and Joe to cover their Kodja money misspending.
  48. 23 points
    And a big thanks for all the work as ambassador at CHSW.
  49. 23 points
    Having taken the season all the way to the final day, it was perhaps grimly ironic that City's main limitations this year - a lack of cutting edge and comically bad officiating - both made a further appearance for the last time this campaign, in painful tandem. In truth it mattered little as results among rivals elsewhere ended City's fine season anyway, but it was somewhat predictable that we would fall short in our own job due to familiar foe: little forward threat, terrible finishing, and new levels of reffing idiocy. Famara missed an extraordinary first half open goal - surely strengthening the loud voices of his ample detractors - while the linesman and ref second half produced 2 farcical moments of officiating, ruling out one goal and belatedly approving another. To make clear their attacking intent, City gave Kasey Palmer a rare start after his important cameo midweek, but the writing was on the wall inside just two minutes as player of the season Webster went down with a hamstring strain and had to go off. The visitors took the game to Hull and just minutes later Pack ran through the middle and fed Paterson whose through ball was cut out, but Brownhill quickly recycled and swung a right wing cross in which Famara steered at the keeper with a tough header. On 8 minutes a smart passing move down City's left side allowed the lively Paterson to overlap dangerously in the box, but his cross was well cut out. Nonetheless City were making all the running, encouraging signs for their bumper away day following. Sadly that wasn't a prelude for the match as a whole as Hull grew in confidence and for the next ten minutes produced a string of long range shots well over, culminating in Stewart going closest on 18 minutes via a low effort that flashed just wide of goal. News came in that Derby were ahead and the match seemed to respond, going flat, albeit on 26 minutes Kalas cut a ball back, Palmer dragged the ball across goal, then Paterson lifted a clever ball over the top, and Diedhiou, on the last man, blazed over. With Boro now ahead too, City's fixture by contrast was scrappy and short of quality, yet on 40 minutes the visitors passed up an easy goal. Brownhill headed a deep cross back across goal, Diedhiou glancing onto the bar from a yard out with an open goal. Before half time O'Leary tipped Bowen's low shot from the edge of the box around the post, and minutes later Bailey Wright gave the ball away badly on the touchline allowing Hull to centre dangerously across goal - clear reminder the hosts were a threat. The second half brought news of a West Brom equaliser at Derby but any hope City would be similarly galvanised was quickly lost as Palmer did a flashy spin on the ball and lost it, Hull broke quickly and flashed a ball across goal, Campbell nearly turning in. Next City lost the ball at their own corner and another rapid Hull break forced Kelly to race back to cut out the chance. The visitors were making mistakes in a push to score but Diedhiou did fight off a defender and feed Paterson who curled just wide. But minutes later more errors led to a Hull opener. Dasilva underhit a free kick, which was intercepted, the hosts breaking again and their early ball into the box saw Kelly stick out a foot to block, only to deflect it to unmarked Irvine to slam a low shot home. City nearly hit back immediately, Palmer spread the ball in midfield, Brownhill ran at the defence and threaded a diagonal ball out wide for Wright, who produced a great cross into the box and Weimann hesitated to shoot, wrongly feeding an offside Diedhiou. Johnson immediately threw on Taylor and Eliassson, hauling off Diedhiou and Palmer - both poor - and both subs combined for an equalising 'goal' within 5 minutes, both trying to scramble home from a Brownhill cross, Eliasson eventually bundling it in. There was certainly suspicion of handball but the ref gave the goal and the linesman turned to run back to the halfway line. Yet following hounding from Hull players, the linesman returned to inform the referee it wasn't a goal, despite having not flagged. Truly comical officiating of a standard that City is now accustomed to. Perhaps it was the right outcome but bizarre to see a VAR style intervention from officials whose only new information was via Hull players, and a lino that was running back to halfway. Combined with both other key games now going comfortably the way of City's rivals, the day died a death, and besides the odd Eliassson cross, the last half hour fizzled out until minutes from time when O'Leary saved point blank with Bowen clean through. Amazingly it stung a final effort from City and heading into injury time Eliasson cut back onto his left foot out on the right and swung a deep cross that Brownhill headed goalwards from beyond the far post. It hit a defender, went under offside Taylor and in. The same linesman flagged Taylor offside and City's striker protested furiously as he had hopped deliberately over the ball - the ref returning for another lengthy chat and this time awarded the goal, adjudging that a Hull player had got the final touch. More odd officiating totally lacking in any confidence or decisiveness, but City could at least be thankful that there was nothing left riding on this entertaining sideshow by the men in black. It summed up a game that full of mistakes and low on quality. In the end a fair result and it certainly wasn't one that merited a playoff berth, not that it was ever likely. City will have at least got the sharpest reminder before the summer where they must strengthen - up front and quality on the ball out of central midfield. Unfortunately Johnson's men can't rectify the quality of match officials similarly this off season - the worst in my 26 years - so we will have to rely on the EFL to pull their finger out, although I suspect they will be far too busy ignoring FFP breaches instead. Enjoy your summers. O'Leary 6 One great save and could do little about the goal Wright 6 One of our better players and got forward to good effect Dasilva 6 Tireless but little forward threat and set pieces were poor Webster n/a Off too soon to rate Kalas 6 Struggled a little with Hull's pace on the break but we are really going to miss his quality Pack 6 Didn't really get control of midfield and got a silly yellow for losing the ball and then hacking the player down Brownhill 7 One of his better games and always a threat around their box Palmer 5 Occasionally bright but mainly a massive show pony who wants too many touches and doesn't respect possession Paterson 6 Picked up where he left off on Tuesday and was by far our most influential player first half, faded badly in the second (was virtually non-existent) Weimann 5 Thought it was a poor game for him, never really got into it and was little threat, as much as he runs around Diedhiou 5 One for his dissenters, wasted two good chances, one spectacular in how bad it was, did not look happy going off but manager had little option Kelly 6 One goal saving track back and tackle offset by a half hearted block that led to their goal Eliassson 7 Provided the quality delivery we badly needed, and tellingly from both wings, sadly not enough good strikers to make use of the supply line Taylor 6 Was busier than Diedhiou and is something different for defenders to think about but frankly with both other games well set I'd rather have seen Eisa or Janneh or literally anyone else
  50. 23 points
    Pretty sure it isn't their official account, but someone has made an effort.
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