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Peter Godsiff RIP

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Oh dear.

I remember PG's columns about City in the Green un, the EP, when it was good, and latterly the Sunday independent and they were always a good read.

R.I.P Mr G. 

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A proper writer and knowledgeable sports journalist from a previous generation, we won't see many like him again.

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From the days when reporters,reported on the game not the personalities.

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RIP Peter, I grew up with your reports and articles which were always informed and interesting. You were a proper journalist back when being a reporter for a local paper was an honourable profession. In those pre social media days you were our only reliable source of news about our beloved club and I thank you for it.

You will be fondly remembered.

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Very sorry to hear this. Very much part of my memories of supporting City as a kid. Used to eagerly devour his match reports, regardless of whether I had actually seen the game for myself or not. He made a great contribution to local sports journalism and deserves all the respect he's being shown on the forum, which is good to see. Condolences to his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered.

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Very Sad.

Like many on here, I am sure, I always used to look forward to his articles and match reports in the The Evening Post and, in particular, in Saturday's 'The Green'Un'.

Just like his late Bristol Rovers reporting colleague, Robin Perry, his articles were always well-researched and the match reports devoured with enthusiasm.

GregorMcG would do well to approach his standards.  

 

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For those of us who started supporting City in the 1960's he was THE definitive Bristol City reporter, knew what was going on and wrote a column everyday in the Post and of course - the Green 'un - which was our only source of. CITY news in those days.....no internet, no Radio Bristol, no OTIB !, no club media P R. 

RIP Peter

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A very  sad day indeed. Part and parcel of the days you read the Evening Post and in a strange way a part of my life. Thoughts and condolences to his family at this time.

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RIP Mr Godsiff , great reporter for BCFC , had a picture taken by Peter on the front of the Green Un in about 1968/9 we had travelled away to mighty Tranmere Rovers by steam train from Bristol Temple Meads and on arrival it was chucking it down with snow , my cousin and I were walking out of the station unknowingly by the side of his two sons  just to confirm the game was cancelled , Peter  took some photos and they made the front page !

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He interviewed me once in 1981 when he was Sports Editor at the Evening Post. I took along my copy of his History of Bristol City for him to sign. Great bloke. I grew up reading his reports on the City. Another figure from my past that has departed.

RIP

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He never learned shorthand, a prerequisite for journalists back in the day, and wrote everything in longhand. Yet, still managed to carve out a successful, and for us iconic, career as a sports reporter on our patch.

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1 hour ago, Lichfield eastend said:

RIP Mr Godsiff , great reporter for BCFC , had a picture taken by Peter on the front of the Green Un in about 1968/9 we had travelled away to mighty Tranmere Rovers by steam train from Bristol Temple Meads and on arrival it was chucking it down with snow , my cousin and I were walking out of the station unknowingly by the side of his two sons  just to confirm the game was cancelled , Peter  took some photos and they made the front page !

Would have been a lot earlier than that , steam died in 67-68 and we last played them in 1961 until we next played them in 1982 .

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Godsiff of the Green'un.  Happy memories of my Dad sending me out to wait by the paper shop in Charfield for the van to turn up on a Saturday evening.  Mr G always painted a good picture of events and had no hidden agenda for or against any team.  RIP

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Great reading all the memories about papers. I was always up early Sunday morning to check Citys results. I always sat to the left in the two seater sofa. A bit older we could not wait and BBC Radio was not always reliable so we constantly called the papers for the result. COYR. 

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Sad news. I remember getting his history of BCFC book for Christmas when I was a child. I loved that book.

RIP Peter. 

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So sad. Was only thinking of him earlier this week whiIst was musing on the state of local sports reporting. Hopefully there will be a piece on the official site soon and an acknowledgement of his services to Bristol City at tomorrows game.

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Never knew him but always read him in the Post and especially match reports in the Green un.

Without knowing it he was a major influencer on my youth, and for that : thank you.

RIP and  condolences to family and friends.  

 

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R.I.P Peter. Proper writer. Represented the best of journalism when it meant something. An educated, erudite master of the type-written football article. Like someone else above, I remember his headlines "Atyeo answers his critics". Proper bloke. Condolences to his family.

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Nice tribute today I thought, even if the horrendous PA meant I could only hear 1/2 of it.

Peter seemed to have been around forever and was still working until very recently, despite his advanced age.

Always a decent and friendly guy when you encountered him.

RIP

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53 minutes ago, Red-Robbo said:

Nice tribute today I thought, even if the horrendous PA meant I could only hear 1/2 of it.

Peter seemed to have been around forever and was still working until very recently, despite his advanced age.

Always a decent and friendly guy when you encountered him.

RIP

I thought they were just doing the round up of fans that passed, shame I couldn’t hear it properly either.

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I remember him travelling up north in the Supporters club coach. Then wrote an article on his day out with the fans.Sorry to hear the news today. R.I.P.

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