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  1. Unfortunately the halcyon days of Peter Godsiff and Robin Perry are long gone ...
  2. Absolutely correct ... he made the most of his skills and has actually had a decent career
  3. ....and which member of the Torquay team that day is still playing and still going strong - 17 years later?!
  4. First league game 1976 - Arsenal 0 Bristol City 1 - can’t be beaten ...
  5. It was in the 1980s mate, but still shameful - I also hated the songs about Holloway’s kids - our fanbase is not beyond reproach ...
  6. Which four members of the 66 squad have died from dementia? And which two others are suffering from it? I’m sure you are aware that Jack Charlton was battling lymphoma before he died and I’m sure you are aware that Nobby Stiles suffered a series of health issues in his later life, including a stroke. And there is a lot of discussion around the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s - which is relevant to your claims about the ‘66 England squad ...
  7. Are you saying players today don’t head the ball as much as they did 20 years ago?! Even though Peter Crouch relatively recently broke the record for the most headed goals ever in the premier league?... I haven’t seen any evidence that “heading is already naturally on its way out” ... it still looks very much part of every game to me, in the way it always has been ...
  8. Great, great days - in that glorious era I would also add players such as John Shaw, Andy Llewellyn, Gary Williams, Paul Stevens, Martyn Hirst, Russell Musker, Forbes Phillipson-Masters, Steve Johnson, Jon Economou, Bruce Halliday, Kenny Stroud etc - such brill memories mate - none were stars but all were heroes ... will never forget their contribution to our history ...
  9. Fantastic and beautiful words ... it’s very obvious that the fans who were around just after the dark despair of 1982 have a special perspective on our club. We never gave up but we really feared for the future of our club ... but when TC came in and gave us hope we got behind our boys like never before - I’ve said it before and I still stand by it - we had relatively small crowds back then but we got behind the boys like I’ve not seen since - there was none of the dull, monotone, ubiquitous euro shite murmurings that we seem to get now and claim it as an ‘atmosphere’ - the small numbers back then made way more noise than we hear today - it was rabid - we got behind our chaps from minute one and we gave it everything, because we knew they’d give it everything too - every single time, those guys were unique, they earned naff all but they gave every ounce for Bristol City because Terry Cooper asked them to ....
  10. “Only one” - John Ward?! - It is not difficult to be a journalist these days - Google?!
  11. It’s actually shocked me how devastated and emotional I’ve been this weekend after learning of the passing of Terry Cooper - it’s really made me realise the huge impact he had on my life - Bristol City has always been my club and in our darkest times TC picked us up and refused to let us die - he gave me Glyn Riley, Alan Walsh, Howard Pritchard (2nd spell), Steve Neville, Kenny Stroud, Bobby Hutchinson, David Harle, David Moyes etc etc etc - and looking back now, TC gave me some of the best moments of my life. I was lucky enough to see our club perform in the top tier of English football but, as much as I enjoyed those times immensely, the TC years were just amazing, just fantastic ... Terry Cooper constantly proved how much he loved our club in very humble, understated ways - he worked so very hard to help Bristol City recover and move up and ultimately thrive ... no other manager in our history can be compared to Terry Cooper because he did so much more than just manage the club ... Terry Cooper is a Bristol City legend ... and I’m just devastated that he’s gone ...
  12. I love the passion! But is it just me? It was a friendly game, a chance to stretch the legs and up the fitness levels - the result doesn’t matter to me - but it obviously does to some. As I said, brill passion but a tad misplaced maybe? Nothing matters about today’s match - nothing ... especially the ref’s performance ... in the past we’ve had a pre-season where we have lost every game but then had a brill ‘proper’ season - the results of friendlies don’t matter ... getting through them unscathed does ...
  13. Yes, lots have been suggesting this for ages - the time has come - The Terry Cooper Stand - legend
  14. ... and my “ Terry’s All Gold” banner in the 4th div days suddenly means much more to me ...
  15. A pony? Were you a little horse at full time?
  16. Saved our club, gave us back some self-respect, propelled us upwards from the depths of despair, built an exciting squad with zero funds, took us to Wembley for the first time in our history, my fave City manager ever who gave me my fave times ever as a fan - I’m devastated ... rest easy Mr Cooper, and thanks ...
  17. I played for one season alongside Peter Aitken in central midfield for a local non league side - he was awesome; lots of ‘spectator’ people are quick to dismiss ex pro players when they drop down a level or two - saying they are useless, donkeys, plodders, over the hill etc etc etc But Peter Aitken was truly awesome, he respected the level at which he was playing, he gave absolutely everything he had in every game and he taught me loads in that season, he talked to me non-stop throughout every 90 minutes, telling me where I should be and what I should do - a proper ex pro and a lovely, lovely guy - he was also the first to the bar after each game and he drank us all under the table. We only fell out once - in a curry house in Bristol on a team night out when I’d had a couple of shandies - I brought up the Spurs 9 Gas 0 game and I was giving it plenty - our team manager marched up to me and told me to “shut the f@ck up” - I asked why and he said our star midfielder, Mr Aitken, was playing for da roverzzz that day and he was looking daggers at me ... oh well, the freedom of youth! F@ck em ...
  18. Not sure that’s quite correct Graham - Trev Morgan played for us first then he went to Exeter, then to the Gas, then back to us and then he left us for Bolton - after his second stint with City ...
  19. Oh right, so, how did Sheffield United win the division 4 title in 1982 then?!
  20. What I meant by my post was that you cannot fault or dismiss Steve Lansdown’s undoubted ambition regarding Bristol City FC - the original post on this thread to which I replied suggested that “bringing a couple of youngsters through” would be “job done” for Nigel Pearson. My response to that was meant to convey my thoughts that although Mr Lansdown has a very dubious track record with regard to senior appointments at our club, there is no way he’d accept “bringing a couple of youngsters through” as “job done” - even though he seems to be swimming in unfamiliar seas, Mr Lansdown’s ambition for our club burns bright - he wants us to reach the promised land and that was what my post seeked to affirm ...
  21. Celtic - knocked out of the champions league before it’s even started properly?!!! The Glasgow-based club that flies the Irish tricolour over its Stadium whenever it wins the Scottish Premiership in preference to the Union Flag or Scottish Saltire? Oh dear, how sad ....
  22. I think a lot of people underestimate Steve Lansdown and his missives - if you think “bringing a couple of younger players through is “job done” then, oh no ... no, no, no
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