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  1. My father was born in 1903 in Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan. His father, my grandfather, was born in Claverham, North Somerset about 1875 and taken as a young boy, by his father to South Wales. So my grandfather and father had relatives living in Coronation Road who they visited occasionally, coming to Hotwells by paddle steamer. On such occasions, if City were at home, all the males would walk the short distance to Ashton Gate. Thus my father told me about Billy Wedlock. He was short for a centre half but read the game extremely well, very quick over a few yards, (
    37 points
  2. Here's the list for those of you who can't face that hideous website: Aston Villa Mark Bunn (GK) Tommy Elphick (CB) Andre Green (LW) Alan Hutton (RB) Mile Jedinak (DM) Glenn Whelan (DM) Birmingham City Tomasz Kuszczak (GK) Michael Morrison (CB) Blackburn Rovers Craig Conway (LW) Corry Evans (CM) Ben Gladwin (CM) Jayson Leutwiler (GK) Jack Rodwell (CB/DM) Bolton Wanderers Mark Beevers (CB) Will Buckley (RW) Clayton Donaldson (CF) Jack Hobbs (CB) Mark Little (RB) Andrew Taylor (LB) David Wheater (CB) Josh Vela (CM) Brentford Yo
    13 points
  3. In today's blog post round-up I review an incredible few days and review our overall away record (10 wins, 9 clean sheets and more...) I also look at Aden Flint's move to Boro and why I believe it was still the right move for him, and review Diedhiou's rave reviews from the neutrals... http://theexiledrobin.org/2019/04/bristol-city-round-up-no-8/ Shares, comments and critiques as welcome as ever
    12 points
  4. Carry on with the 3-5-2 for sure. If Weimann isn't fit I'd put Taylor up there with Fam, as the snake's movement will pull Wigan's backline all over the shop. Would like to have Smith & Pack in the middle so that Brownhill can push forward more like he did up at Sheffield Utd, as he could then exploit that space getting some shots off. Dasilva and Hunt to provide the ammo from wingback.
    11 points
  5. You idiot you shouldn't have posted that, if Wigan are reading this they will simply leave a jar half filled with jam on the side of the pitch and that will be the end of him.
    11 points
  6. I think the vast majority of the credit for this season's showing (so far!) has to go to the head coach, not the owner. He lost his best three players and was not given the same resources to replace them. That point is indisputable. But the job he's done (so far!) has been just magnificent - and beyond realistic expectation.
    8 points
  7. My dad used to stand on Crackers' Corner next to an excitable chap who had a glass eye. On one occasion when there was a particularly shit ref in charge, this old timer took out his artificial eye and rolled it onto the pitch with a bellowing shout of: "Yer ref. See 'few can see better wiv 'ee!!"
    7 points
  8. If only their chairman had dug deep and splashed the cash on a proven Championship striker in the January transfer window. Someone like Britt Assombalonga, for example..! Maybe he “doesn’t want it” either..?!
    7 points
  9. 1-5% chance of disaster seems a lot higher than the % gain of having a 7th outfielder on the bench of which 4 cannot play
    6 points
  10. This is true, under Pulis none of us were happy IIRC.
    6 points
  11. People saying they wouldn't be interested in players like Browne, Basham, Olsson etc can't watch much football other than Bristol City.
    5 points
  12. The group of teenage boys in the early sixties travelled to away matches on Supporters coach and sometimes by train if no coach. For an away game at Bury in 1961, we went on a train at 10 past midnight (Friday night) to Manchester. We sat in same compartment with Fred Ford and talked football all night. After breakfast in Woolworths, we all went to Old Trafford (Man U) for a look a round the stadium. One of their staff gave us a box of old programmes. We then went to Old Trafford cricket and then on to Maine Road where, trainer Jimmy Meadows (broken leg in FA Cup Final in 1956) showed us
    5 points
  13. He's obviously going "all in" with the 15ers. Expect investment news very soon.including a new Tottenham Totterdown-style stadium.
    5 points
  14. Yep. No qualms with Matty coming in for Andi to be honest. Wigan is the right kind of game for him in my opinion
    5 points
  15. My father would ride his bike from speedwell and leave it with the thousands of other bikes along the terrace near wedlocks pub to go and watch big john Atyeo his favourite player although now passed away me and my son make our way to johns statue before every home game to rub dads plaque for luck and thank him for bringin me up a red
    5 points
  16. It’s all about opinions and for me the big man was iconic for us and I just loved having him at the club. He was , actually, one of the fastest players at the club , you may be able to find his beep test results. His passing was overlooked but was also pretty good. He’s stereotyped because of his size but there is much more to his game than a head it and welly it merchant. Would I have him back ? No, both parties have moved on. Do I begrudge him leaving for Boro ? Again , not one bit. He is a pro and needs to get the best deal for his final years who could
    5 points
  17. I remember the first game after he left (I think), away at Bournemouth, celebrating the fact that Ade Akinbiyi scored the winning goal for Wolves against Portsmouth.
    4 points
  18. Dad was 40 when I was born in 1943. I grew up in Filton and Tony Cook lived a couple of hundred yards from our house. He'd occasionally join in our kick abouts in Filton Playing Fields. And in the summer, Syd Morgan and Ginger Peacock played cricket there with Southville Wayfarers. This Saturday is 69th anniversary of my first match at City.
    4 points
  19. The only news on Andi is that Lee still thinks he is a winger. Play him up top and I can assure you he will score more than 20 goals a season. Why can't LJ see it? he was scoring when he came and hit a hat trick at Bramall Lane. Same at Derby. Their fans say exactly the same.
    4 points
  20. Yes, but we were very, very happy when Pompey poached him. Almost as good as winning promotion
    4 points
  21. Whether we like it or not, fans' preconceptions of managers, coaches and players have a huge impact on their subsequent opinions. In Lee's case, he started with a bigger handicap than most, as you, more than most, will understand that the Johnson family connection is not viewed positively by all our fans! Many fans didn't like Lee as a player and thought he only played because his Dad was manager and that he kept better and more skilful players out of the team. Fast forward to the time of LJ's appointment as head coach and once again many thought he was only appointed because of SL'
    4 points
  22. Does this include him saying the name "Mark," or the word "hard," or any other words with "ar" in the middle, because if it does, I can't be listening. Sorry
    4 points
  23. I think the quote was “ I want the whole of Bristol to visit the show, so I’m not going to alienate anybody by saying what a pathetic footballing side Bristol Rovers are.”
    4 points
  24. No that doesn't happen any more,it was a brief fad among England players between 2002 and 2006.
    4 points
  25. I disagree. He was not without his faults, most CB’s in the Champ have defects. But lower half? Initially upon promotion - maybe. But he got better and better. Not perfect but a I would say he was up there with a bracket of CBs who would get into mist top half sides. His goals gave him added status here, but let’s not forget a brilliant defensive performance v Brighton away (1-0 Brownhill) late on in 16/17. I’m more aligned to this view. Agree. Its fine to have a bit of a laugh at his / Boro’s expense, but I think the vast majority look back at his time here fondl
    4 points
  26. There is apathy at home. You can feel it. Dare I say it's just too comfortable? It's so comfortable, it's like going to the cinema. The Club want a family atmosphere. But also 'support'. I think it's hard to create both. Said before...section 82 is a good idea in principle...but it, imo, has a negative effect on the 'support'. Fans sublimely accept that's where you need to go if you want to sing or chant...so they don't bother in other parts of the ground. I've seen individuals try to start something, even a small group, but no one will join in, so they
    4 points
  27. He's been in the wars....
    4 points
  28. Once again the Supporters Club & Trust invites you to vote for your Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Champagne Moment and Supporter of the Year. VOTE HERE Voting closes at midnight on 13th April. Who do you think deserves the accolades this year?
    3 points
  29. Adelakun or Eisa for supporter of the year?
    3 points
  30. If we lost Kalas, i.e. couldn't resign him- we could do worse wages notwithstanding than looking at Van der Hoorn. PL and European experience, technically sound- good player in a transitional side. Only 26 too.
    3 points
  31. That's just speculation so a pointless post. Also you put Hunt at LB and Da Silva at RB, and a formation we haven't started with this season, so doubt you'll be right. You made a mess out of that considering it's "easy to work out".
    3 points
  32. A lame duck fixture which I expect us to win swan-nil.
    3 points
  33. Interesting. And are we able to do that speculation by discussing it on a fans forum at all?
    3 points
  34. Most of the value of the club was in the form of goodwill and that is now something in short supply. It's always someone elses fault though and when they go under, they will probably blame it on not being able to play in Europe because of BREXIT. Probably no longer a going concern. Certainly a concern and surely going though.
    3 points
  35. I understand solicitors for Mr Wael Al Qadi have written to Tottenham Hotspur alleging copyright infringement over their use of the slogan “this is my club, my one and only club”.
    3 points
  36. I remember being at Brentford when the rumours of a Portsmouth approach were doing the rounds. The entire away end were very vocal in giving Pulis their advice about what to do that day!
    3 points
  37. Bought this on a canvas from the old city shop for my dad for Father’s Day a few months before he died. Still pride of place in the living room now
    3 points
  38. I heard from a few up there, FLINT was booed everytime he got the ball, disqusting, he was brilliant when with us, yes he left us for better money, but he was a true gent, he'll always get my respect, I personally tweeted him apologized for the few idiots that booed him. Get a life the idiots concerned,
    3 points
  39. I'm probably in a very small minority, but I wish we had never changed to red and white and kept the colours of Red and Navy blue. So many teams play in red and white...not many in red and blue. I wouldn't be adverse to us changing our colours in the future to red and blue with white. Always think that combination looks smart...and it wouldn't be away from our original history. With the advent of Bristol sport and their use of blue...I could easily see them introducing blue into our kit in the future. Have always like Genoa and Palace kits :laugh:
    3 points
  40. Some bastard stole my glory!
    3 points
  41. Don't want to watch in case Korey puts it wide this time.
    3 points
  42. Lots of memorable moments...but this one photo sums up the joy of football and following Bristol City for me. Spontaneous unbridled joy. Something we all felt on the night...and that feeling we all crave when going to support our Reds. Club and supporters...young and old as one.
    3 points
  43. Heard a few snippets from family members. My Dad told me that my great grandfather was a good friend of Fred Ford, and they used to drink together in Bedminster in the early 1960s. He told my Dad that Fred was a lovely down to earth bloke, always willing to discuss transfer dealings and players form. I'll ask for any stories he has about him. My grandma unfortunately lived near Eastville. She wasn't really a sag, but she did tell me that her older brother was part of a big gang that would hang around the stadium on matchdays in the 1930s and they would find younger, more vunerable lo
    2 points
  44. I spoke to him a couple of times in Portishead and would agree with that. I think he is very shy despite how he comes across on the pitch. I also think that he might be a bit embarrassed by the attention, he hasn’t had an academy background and has worked for a living whilst playing non league so despite the cars and lifestyle still remembers his roots
    2 points
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