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  1. When Ashton Gate got redeveloped and the rugby came in, the pitch got considerably narrower. Also, Lee Johnson narrowed it further because he thought it would benefit our high press. The result is that we the attacking home team have less width, less space, and it plays into the hands of teams who want to frustrate us by initially not conceding. It also looks poor aesthetically to have 4 yards of pitch on the linesman's side of the line. Such a shame when Ashton Gate was traditionally a huge pitch with space for wingers and wide men like Alan Walsh, Dave Smith, Mark Gavin
  2. Trouble is, we were awful against Blackburn, but it got masked by working hard, good away point, clean sheet, 4 points from 6 etc etc. Then you play badly again and the result matches the performance, and you see that really you aren't that good. It's not the manager. It's the players.
  3. The goal is Bentley's fault, but it isn't just Bentley's fault. Sessegnon could do better to stop the cross. And Vyner could easily jump and win the ball ahead of Smith. He just stands and watches. Doesn't matter if he heard a shout from Bentley. He is first line of defence and could easily win the ball ahead of everyone, and take Bentley and Smith out of the equation by getting there first. Instead he just stands there, doesn't move, doesn't jump, and just watches Smith run and win the header.
  4. CRASH OUT OF THE PLAY-0FFS 4 by Lee Johnson. CRASH OUT OF THE PLAY OFFS 1. 2016/7. In October 2016 City are 6th. Although Johnson still has two years to run on his contract, Lansdown extends it. This proves embarrassing for him, as City immediately lose 13 out of 16, including an unwanted club record 8 in a row. City just about avoid relegation, and finish one place higher than last season, 17th, but after spending 10 million on new players it is a disappointment of a season. CRASH OUT OF THE PLAY OFFS 2. 2017/8 On Boxing Day 2017 against Reading, City win 2-0 with a
  5. Tuesday 5th March 1991. Ashton Gate. Bristol City vs Bristol Rovers. K.O 7.45 pm Attendance. 22,227 Bristol City. Leaning; Llewllyn; Scott; May; Bryant; Aizlewood; Shelton; Newman; Taylor; Morgan; Donowa. Bristol Rovers. Parkin; Alexander; Twentyman; Clark; Mehew; Jones; Holloway; Reece; White; Saunders; Pounder. FULL MATCH. YOUTUBE The Bristol derby 1990-1991 HIGHLIGHTS. YOUTUBE Classic: Bristol City 1-0 Bristol Rovers (March 5th 1991) THE CONTEXT This game had been postponed earlier in the season and rescheduled for a night game in March
  6. Lee Johnson and Mark Ashton assembled a very large lop-sided squad. One of Holden's jobs as assistant was to keep the players out of the team happy. No doubt he was always saying things to them like "You are good enough. Just wait your chance and you will take it." So of course his natural instinct when he became manager was to play them. Unfortunately, it seems that Lee Johnson's instincts were right, and that the likes of Semenyo, Moore, Vyner, and Bakinson were not first-team players for a reason. They have done OK, but nothing to suggest that it was an error to have them out of the team un
  7. https://talksport.com/football/643072/nigel-pearson-wolves-watford-stuart-pearce/ Stuart Pearce revealed an incredible story about the time Nigel Pearson was nearly killed by a pack of wolves while on holiday. Pearce told the tale while on commentary for talkSPORT as Pearson’s Watford were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield. He said: “Every summer he used to go away on his own on a walking holiday. One year he went to Transylvania. Got the train and went out to Transylvania and was warned if he goes walking in the mountains there are wolves and bears that type of thing.
  8. GOAL Millwall 0 City 2 (Wells) City knock the ball about at the back for ages going nowhere. Suddenly it goes out to the left, two quick one touch passes, there is space, and a sizzling looping 50 yard cross-field pass gives Semenyo space on the right wing. He brings it down first time, and cuts inside, before he is wrestled to ground just outside the box for a free kick, to the right. Wells hits it hard, it takes one or two savage deflections, Fielding is helpless, and City have two.
  9. There was a game last season where Dan Bentley was towards the right back position. He passed to our right back, City went forward and lost the ball, and the opposition striker shot into an empty goal from about 25 yards out, quite high and a nice height for the keeper. Bentley was scrambling back into the area and literally took off. He flew through the air and made the save. It was at the Atyeo end. Can anyone remember who it was against? Anyway, the reason I mention it is because that save, coupled with those two Forest saves out of the top left hand corner, have convinced me that
  10. Please....................................not again....................................
  11. 1. Hartlepool United 1 Bristol City 2 (Peacock, Tinnion) 2004 City win away at Hartlepool with a Brian Tinnion screamer on a run of eleven straight wins. After the game. "When we got the ball they were all over us like a rash. When they got the ball it was pass pass pass." Hartlepool fan. 2. Sheffield Wednesday 3 Bristol City 2 (Abraham 2). 2016 City go 2-0 up away to Sheffield Wednesday with two Abraham goals. Then they get a penalty. Instead of Abraham taking it for his hat-trick, Tomlin takes it. With no proper run up, he hits the base of the post, the ball zings all
  12. We weren't. All through the summer 2019 transfer window, everyone knew we needed a striker. We hung on desperately for Nketiah until the last minute. He went to Leeds. The clock was running down. We were seriously desperate. We turned to Benik Afobe. There was a reason we hadn't signed him earlier. A reason Stoke were prepared to get rid of him. A reason no-one else had signed him. Because he was injury prone. Guess what? He got injured. It is not some cruel twist of fate that has unexpectedly struck Bristol City Football Club an
  13. For years Warnock wanted to manage Bristol City. Why? Because his family home was in Cornwall, and he was commuting to manage Palace, QPR, Leeds, Rotherham. As he was driving 6 hours to get to work, he drove past Bristol and looked with envy at his 'local' Championship team, from the point of view of Cornwall. Also, QPR, Palace, and Leeds, were off the field basket cases. Whereas Bristol City had the stability that came from Lansdown. That was why Warnock never made a fuss when he was pushed by a City fan on the pitch. Why he said "I see Bristol City having a right go nex
  14. Starts at 1.43.10 In rhe hotel at Dubai Cotts spies on him, watching how often he signs into the gym, before offering him a deal. Got given a year with another one if he hit a number of games. He had hit them by Xmas, because Cotts deliberately kept bringing with 5 games to go. Scored 20 in our promotion year and the next season it was the same, another year if you hit your games target. Explains why Cotts ket picking him, by now Cotts was so pro his promotion team and anti the board that he wanted another year for AW to spite the board. AW sings the praise of Cotts to the rafte
  15. Because the Football Association is stuffy, and badly run. They cannot appoint, get the best out of, and keep a decent manager. Clough was never given the job, even though he specialised in building an eleven, relaxing players, and European knock-out tournament football. Robson, Venables, and Hoddle were all good ar the job but lost it for essentially non - football reasons. Errikson was booted out when he wanted to stay and his successor Maclaren was worse, as Taylor was worse than Robson. They gave Capello the job when he could not speak English. They appointed stuffy old Hodgson when they s
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