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  1. He did. I also remember him getting stick at Ashton Gate (not sure who he was playing for) before we signed him because of his bleached bouffant hair.
  2. Yep, I definitely remember that. I wasn’t at the game but I remember seeing the highlights on the local news. Very strange seeing City in their blue away kit. Just looked it up - 1988-89 season. We won 3-1. McGarvey scored two and Ralph Milne got the other.
  3. Just goes to show how even with VAR some decisions are contentious. For what it’s worth, I think the defender is unlucky - she connects with the ball and catches the France player as she follows through. Having said that, her leg was high when contact was made. Difficult one. Maybe too many grey areas are creeping into the laws of the game? Ha! Yes, I remember Brian Williams doing exactly that in a game v Bolton at AG in the late 1980s.
  4. The guy who put the documentary together was interviewed on Radio 4 this week. Interesting stuff. He had a bit of trouble arranging his interviews with Maradona, who sometimes cancelled at the last minute or was not in the mood to say much. At other times he was apparently very open and talkative. Great footballer, flawed person. I love that picture of him (presumably the 1986 World Cup) with the ball and a row of about 5 Belgium defenders looking absolutely terrified. My other abiding memory is his demented bulging-eyed goal celebration (1994?) shortly before he was tested positive for drugs.
  5. Maybe it’s because it was the Pulis era, but I’ve always really disliked that kit. There’s just something wrong with the red shorts and white socks combination.
  6. I’ve come to this thread late and haven’t read it all, so apologies if I repeat anything that’s already been said. It would seem to me that Atyeo and Wedlock would be indisputable legends because of their length of service and England caps earned while City players (also for Atyeo his incredible goal tally). Taken from the club website the following players played over 400 games for the club so should probably earn legend status because of that: 646 - Louis Carey (1995-2004; 2005-2014) 645 - John Atyeo (1951-66) 581 - Trevor Tainton (1967-82) 551 - Brian Tinnion (1993-2005) 504 - Tom Ritchie (1972-81; 1983-85) 490 - Gerry Sweeney (1971-82) 483 - Rob Newman (1981-91) 445 - Gerry Gow (1969-81) 433 - Geoff Merrick (1967-82) 426 - Ivor Guy (1946-57) 426 - Scott Murray (1997-2004; 2005-2009) 415 - Mike Thresher (1954-65) 408 - Jack Connor (1960-71) Personally I’d add Terry Cooper because of his incredible devotion during such hard times for the club. Also Beryl Fudge, who so many of us have memories of. Harry Dolman is synonymous with the club so him too. I also think Steve Lansdown earns his place - he has been a key part of Bristol City for a long time and has a lasting legacy with the re-built Ashton Gate. Finally the likes of Les Kew, Deryn Coller, Des Williams (who had a stand named after him) etc who were involved in City’s rise from the ashes I regard as club legends Other than that it’s more subjective. Growing up watching City in the 1980s the likes of Walshy, Riley, Neville, and Bob Taylor are legends in my eyes. As for my Dad, he still raves about John Galley and Chris Crowe.
  7. Gridlock in town. Cars queued up and barely moving from the Centre, up Baldwin Street and all the way along Victoria Street as far as Temple Meads.
  8. Enjoyable game. Good football from both teams. England did well in keeping possession to see the game out after Scotland pulled the goal back.
  9. Terribly sad news. RIP
  10. Loved that game. Nicky Morgan’s header after Dave Smith ran down the wing like a train is one of my favourite ever City goals.
  11. I have considered myself a City fan for as long as I can remember. My dad has been a supporter since when he was a young child in the late 1950s (his uncle took him to games) so he must have drilled it into me from birth - he even put team pictures on my bedroom wall (and my sister’s wall too, but she grew up to hate football). My first game was a 3-1 home win vs Orient in 1981 when I was 7 or 8, but I nagged my parents to allow me to go to games before that - my mum was reluctant because of news reports of crowd trouble. Of course, that meant I missed our top-flight years.
  12. My views echo lots of what has already been said. Tammy - superb for us, and his attitude was excellent as well. It would be interesting to see how he’d perform for a decent Premier league side Dasilva - I rate him highly. Quick feet, skilful, good turn of pace. His lack of height means opposing teams try to target him with the high diagonal ball, so sometimes requires cover. I do hope we sign him permanently. Kalas - Excellent. He’s been an absolute rock in our defence. I’d be delighted if we signed him. Palmer - technically accomplished and creative. Question marks about the defensive side of his game.
  13. Agree. I’ve not got anything against Liverpool and they deserved something this season.
  14. What an awful game. Tottenham huffed and puffed but never really looked like scoring. Liverpool looked knackered and couldn’t keep hold of the ball in the second half. I made the mistake of watching in the pub, so I was exposed to people with Bristolian accents celebrating wildly for a club based nearly 200 miles away.
  15. Very scrappy first half. Spurs not creating anything really. Liverpool seem happy to let them have possession and then hit them on the break.
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