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  1. handsofclay

    Football teams not named after where they play

    As for Crystal Palace they are named after an area. The Crystal Palace, built by Joseph Paxton for the 1851 Great Exhibition, was moved to Sydenham Hill in 1854. The area around it then became called Crystal Palace including the sports ground where Bristol City contested the 1909 Cup Final. Crystal Palace the club were formed way after 1854 so were named after the area in which they played.
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    Football teams not named after where they play

    Neither Man Utd or Man City play in Mangotsfield. I've searched and cannot find any trace of them, although Mangotsfield United play there.
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    Nine nil in a semi

    But they were Southern League which was the southern rival of the northern based Football League. The teams that comprised the First Division of the Southern League at the time were all professionals and a match for any of the teams in Div 1 of the Football League. Non league teams since the end of WW1 have definitely been fourth or fifth tier teams, but the Southern League pre-WW1 was on a par with the Football League. Although it is correct that City lost to Spurs in 1903 and technically Spurs were the only non-league team to win the FA Cup in 1901, at the time it wouldn't have been referred to as that. Spurs would've been regarded as members of the rival league to the Football League. It was only with the advent of the Southern League effectively amalgamating with the Football League in 1919 that only one professional league existed in this country and that the term non-league took on the meaning it has today. Bristol City were only the second southern team, after Woolwich Arsenal, to leave the Southern League and join the Football League. Thus they did the equivalent, at the time, of buying a VHS recorder rather than a Betamax and thus stole a march on the likes of Spurs, Portsmouth, Southampton, QPR and Bristol Rovers.
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    Nine nil in a semi

    City have never lost to a non league side in the FA Cup. In 1920 City reached the semi-finals where Huddersfield triumphed against 9 men 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Aldershot were formed in 1926 and joined the league in 1932. Between 1926 and 1932 City never met Aldershot in the Cup. You might be getting mixed up with the Football League War Cup where Aldershot were one of the strong teams owing to being able to call upon a whole host of great players stationed at the barracks there.
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    Nine nil in a semi

    Agree to an extent, but City got through several rounds beating Prem sides and thrashing Plymouth playing mainly reserve team players and the likes of Freddie Hinds. Would Hinds get into the current Burton side? Using the Burton have achieved more argument in reaching the semi-finals, it could be said that our achievement in reaching the semi-finals in 1989 was greater than doing so in 2018 because in 1989 we were a 3rd tier side while last year a 2nd tier one. But I would argue that we never really met anyone of note until the semi-finals in 1989, even in the Quarter final we met a 2nd tier side, albeit away, and throughout played pretty well our strongest 11s. It is very rare that a non top tier side knocks out 4 top tier teams in a competition and then gives the 5th a run for their money. City did that. Burton have knocked out one top tier team and have not given the 2nd a run for their money.
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    Nine nil in a semi

    City knocked out 4 Premier League clubs on the way to the semi-finals, Burton have dispensed with one. We lost the semi 5-3 on aggregate, Burton are currently losing the tie 9-0 on aggregate with only 50% of it played.
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    New Book On Bristol City 1975-80

    I have sent you a pm with David's phone number. It appears some servers don't connect with this e-mail address.
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    City 25 RANDOMS Name The Players Quiz

    Came to this a bit late. Got a couple and oddly thought Vilmos Sebok was Pinamonte! Also kept thinking Scott Davison was number 13. My quiz was easy to compile as all the pics were available from the same source, a book. So hats off to Ole for compiling 25 from multiple sources.
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    Man C v Liverpool

    Because he hasn't got 6 fingers on his free hand.
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    City 1976-80 Name The Players Quiz

    As he has been mentioned a lot here is a pic of David Rodgers then and now. The only person who played in the First Division of old, albeit not for many minutes, that David Woods couldn't track down was Brian McNeil.
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    City 1976-80 Name The Players Quiz

    Judging from those results I would wager that Roger Kenyon has completely blanked that he ever played for Bristol City from his mind, too!
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    City 1976-80 Name The Players Quiz

    Loved it when @Major Isewater put 'Whoever he wants to be' under Roger Kenyon's pic.
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    City 1976-80 Name The Players Quiz

    Well Done Davefevs. All done now. That's it until we get promoted again and 40 plus years later someone comes on with up to date pics of some of the players who represented us in the Prem. I would imagine by then, with advancements in plastic surgery and anti-ageing creams available at Boots, that the players would look no different 4 decades on!
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    City 1976-80 Name The Players Quiz

    All named except nos 2 and 4.
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    City 1976-80 Name The Players Quiz

    Correct, sir. I cropped the picture because he had a Portland Timbers badge on his shirt. Well done, Robin. Glad the quiz has provided you with some relief.
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