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  1. 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 la
    54 points
  2. .... with this interview - 33 years ago today ...
    21 points
  3. A little footnote to my story. We arrived at Eagle House the next evening to an excited bunch of kids. Moysie introduces himself and asked if anyone had any questions. A little lad about 11 asked him how much we had paid for him. When Moysie said the fee the angelic lad looked up and said “**** off was it”. Welcome to Knowle West” I thought :laugh: although Moysie told me on the way back it reminded him of Glasgow in his younger days, and he loved it.
    21 points
  4. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it’s criminal that Terry Cooper isn’t recognised somewhere at Ashton Gate. Surely a box in the Lansdown Stand could be named after him?
    20 points
  5. Popped in to see any transfer news and. Breaking my OTIB exile for this Great post Great thread And legends are ‘discussed’ often on here Quite simple. Terry Cooper was an absolute legend in this Clubs history , and notably survival , let alone a happy resurrection I don’t think I missed a game in TCs era , And tough it was as a club but fun , so much fun and togetherness Beryl Fudge (Another Proper Club legend in my eyes) was the one to tell more about Terry I spent many hours at games and in the shop , chatting to Beryl about what TC had been up to be
    18 points
  6. Not really! I want Derby to win so that we can watch the fallout of Villa missing out on promotion!
    17 points
  7. After 1982 Terry picked up our club by the scruff of its neck and dragged us upwards and onwards - his contribution to our history cannot be ignored - he gave everything to bringing Bristol City back from the brink - he’s a true legend - and that interview after our first ever appearance at Wembley just has me in tears, every time - 33 years ago today .... never forget ...
    15 points
  8. An absolute legend in my eyes. Without him and what he did for us back then God knows where the club would be now. Those of us who went through 82 and came out the other side will never forget or underestimate his commitment, dedication and determination and we were incredibly lucky that a man like him was leading our club during those dark times.
    14 points
  9. Max has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad by Mick McCarthy.
    13 points
  10. Emotional day for all those who lived through 82. TC - a legend
    11 points
  11. That first Freight Rover Final I suppose I must have been one of the first in the queue to get tickets at AG. When my turn came at the Williams stand side hatch I asked for 4 tickets. 'Here you are lad, enjoy the day, you fans deserve to.' It was Terry Cooper himself in there selling the tickets! And that promotion game at Sealand Road remains one of my all time best and most memorable days following City. Great days, and a great man.
    10 points
  12. I helped out at Broad Plain House Youth Club and each year we had a "Club Supper'" a sort of posh do for us Knowle West kids. TC was guest of honour one year and gave a brilliant inspirational speech about how he started in the local coal mine and through true grit and determination became a pro footballer and an international. And I can tell you it was inspirational. He then answered kids questions and didn't leave until 11 o clock that night even with a game next day A truly inspirational man. How many times did I use the word "inspirational" sums the guy up!
    9 points
  13. 7 points
  14. Absolutely. Very well said. Just a thought, I really hope he gets to see some of these thoughts and feelings now. All too often these things are said much too late if you know what I mean.
    7 points
  15. Didn’t Terry Cooper give up the chance to lead the team out at Wembley to his assistant Clive Middlemass? ( what is he doing now?) That was typical of the man. Great days, so happy to have experienced them. I don’t think even our double season a few years ago even came close for me, back then it was such a struggle with bargain finds and goodwill that it made it even more special.
    7 points
  16. I know a female ‘Gashead’ who, when arranging a family members funeral, asked for the famous Rovers song ‘Come on Eileen’ to be played as the coffin was brought into the Church.
    7 points
  17. Only a matter of time....... if we ever need to show ambition its now and keep that man in red. I firmly believe Kalas is massive for us. Him and AW is key to what we need to achieve completed with a middle engine and striker and on we go...
    6 points
  18. Well ‘McDonalds123’ isn’t a hard password to guess
    6 points
  19. Great to see the positivity here! Brilliant news, he didn’t let us down when thrown in at the deep end, and can only get better.
    5 points
  20. A fans tribute held when we play Leeds next season would be fitting, with TC guest of honour, health permitting of course. Naming a box after him doesn’t feel right to me, too corporate for a hands on legend. Perhaps the singing section should have a name “Cooper’s Corner” “TC’s”. He deserves a lasting tribute too, perhaps Banksy could knock up a mural ️
    5 points
  21. It took 35 years for a player (Diedhiou) to live there though.
    5 points
  22. A giant of a man as far as I'm concerned. How he got all those weedy looking kids like Rob Newman and Jon Economou to perform against full grown, street wise older opponent's in that first season in Div Four, I will never know. And to get promotion the next season was incredible and beyond all expectations. Without him, Des Williams and all those who put their £'s into the club, would we even exist today?
    5 points
  23. He also happened to be one of the finest left backs this country has ever produced.
    5 points
  24. To sum up things so far. I am contacting various people over the coming days to help plan a campaign to get long overdue recognition from the club for Terry. Furthermore I will be speaking to the prominent fans groups and forums to not only work together on the campaign but also raise the funds to hopefully (health permitting) bring Terry over from Tenerife (where I understand he lives now) to Ashton Gate so we as fans can have opportunity to say our thanks to the man himself. Anyone, in particular younger fans need only read through this thread to see how much we have to thank him for.
    4 points
  25. Not really. I wouldn't accept a call up if I qualified for Ireland because I very much consider myself to be English. Perhaps he's the same - there's no point accepting a call up for a country you have no genuine affiliation with imo.
    4 points
  26. It's like rearranging cheap plastic patio chairs on the Titanic.
    4 points
  27. I gather Ashton and Lansdown are very vocal against the rule breaking at these league meetings, but can only think they won’t back Gibson on the inquiry as they’d rather get the correct job done through the correct channels rather than dragging it through some kind of public showdown. Gibson clearly very peeved and not confident the rules will be correctly applied. It’s all a bloody shambles. The two playoff finalists are not there on merit but due to rule breaking and we should all rightly be calling them out as cheats.
    4 points
  28. I'm drunk on cider at the Coopers Arms. Same as usual but watching league 2 play off instead of my beloved city.
    4 points
  29. Personally I think it would be better as a fans initiative as these things tend to get watered down by the club who have had many years to sort it. Maybe Dolly and the Supporters Trust if they are interested or Section 82. I am happy to help in any way with the organising assuming TC is up to it these days.
    4 points
  30. “Franchise? Ain’t that a village near the M32?”
    4 points
  31. Surely if the fans of that bunch up the road can get some random bloke from Argentina over to the tented village then we mighty reds fans can do something similar for Terry to honour him and give us the opportunity to show our appreciation. Anyone up for it ?
    4 points
  32. Top bloke, top manager and a City legend. I’ll always remember him for buying Alan Walsh for about £20.000.
    4 points
  33. Great news for Max and City
    3 points
  34. Reminds me of the Birdman mate! edit, **** me that was shite hahaha
    3 points
  35. If your surname starts with O’ or ends in O, that’s you qualified, unless you’re Tony Cascarino, who just fibbed!
    3 points
  36. 18000 for alan walsh for 99 goals ! i always wanted him to come back and get the hundred
    3 points
  37. So basically, a summer of watching sport and drinking irresponsibly. But only until the new football season starts of course, then back to normal.
    3 points
  38. Totally agree mate, TC did wonders for this club. We were at our lowest ebb and he turned the club around, not with money, but with coaching and a very big heart. Get him to walk out on the pitch before a game or at half time, what an ovation we would give him. As others have said, something at AG should be named after him. He’s a major part of why our club is still actually going.
    3 points
  39. Funny isn't it, how one man can inspire so much affection in a club's support base after such a long time? I'm pretty cynical about the world of football these days, but this thread has evoked a genuinely emotional response in me, soppy old fool that I am. Not all present day fans can remember him, but nevertheless I would confidently predict a standing ovation if this initiative results in him being announced to the AG crowd on a matchday. Now that couldn't fail to bring a tear to the eye.
    3 points
  40. Fantastic post and I hope someone with influence at the club reads this thread. Let's do something good and worthy while he's still with us. Yes the word 'legend' is over-used these days, and Terry Cooper is more deserving of the accolade than anyone else I can think of.
    3 points
  41. I wouldn't mind the SS being named the Terry Cooper Stand, or even the fan zone being called the Terry Cooper Fan zone (but I wouldn't want to think a carpark or stretch of tarmac was being named after him).
    3 points
  42. What a fantastic story! That just reiterates anything I ever thought about Terry Cooper. CTID...x
    3 points
  43. Clearly a done deal. Welcome back Tomas
    3 points
  44. “That’s a folderol” A nonsensical appeal for a penalty. “That’s a Parson Street” Someone who starts falling outside of the penalty area, but continues falling into the area with the aim of claiming a penalty. (Based on the common practice of buying a rail ticket from Parson Street Station even if you start from somewhere else)
    3 points
  45. "And we're Bristol City Bristol City F.C. We're the 180th greatest team The world has ever seen".
    2 points
  46. Does it include his goal for England?
    2 points
  47. 2 points
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