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Great player, will always remember those two goals against Liverpool in the first season back in the old First division. A true City legend lots of love to Chris and all his family. I hope you realize Chris what you all mean to us. Nice to see Piggy Malone again back in the day. 

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3 hours ago, redysteadygo said:

Think Trevor Taunton with over double the number of appearances for City beat Chris by a year as " one of our own".

"Tainton"

I expect you knew that, but spellchecker turned him into Somerset's county town.

Just correcting for those not old enough to remember.

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I met him in 1960 as he was one of the lads who did away games. On a train to Plymouth he nicknamed me "Moaner" and it stuck.

Had the occasional pint with him in the Hen & Chicken when I lived in Southville after I got married.

Funniest memory is in a chippie in Sheffield on way back from an away game. Chris asked for "A akelot" and we had to translate for the woman behind the counter.

A true legend of Bristol City who came back to play for us again after the 1982 Ashton Eight episode.

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Sad news, Chris is one of the players I grew up idolising and he is responsible in a big way for my enduring love of City over the last (almost) half a century!

He also gave me one of the greatest moments in that time in THAT Liverpool game and one I can still replay in my mind after all these years.

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13 hours ago, WhistleHappy said:

Some great memories (& some not so great ones come the end) … the 4 - 3 win against Sunderland still excites after all these years, was one of the standout games for me as a 14year old, remember buzzing all the way home on the number 9 bus that day...

Garland was always a hero from the early day's ..

 

Enough of the football for now though.... WHAT ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS .. 'Miss X'  ?

 

Time has moved on, it's time to spill the beans, someone here must know the ins and outs (pardon the pun) of the Bristol City 'Miss X' story.

Please share!?

 

 

*sorry to hear Chris's. situation now,  love and best wishes to him, thanks for some great Bristol City times and memories Chris! 

 

 

 

Was that the first game of the season when Sunderland played in a sort of greyish strip?

If so, I remember it well and agree it was a fantastic game.

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1 hour ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Was that the first game of the season when Sunderland played in a sort of greyish strip?

If so, I remember it well and agree it was a fantastic game.

Thats the one...  (see post 12 .. C Garland flashback for the fans video link above)  'our game' appears in that 👍

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My first City game; Chris Garland scored what I thought was a perfectly good goal but it was disallowed, he had punched the ball into the net (long before Maradona got away with it). Peter Cormack scored the only goal from a penalty as City beat Spurs 1-0.  I was in the Enclosure at the Eastend end hanging onto the railings to get a better view.  Good times.

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I will always remember playing against Chris when I was at primary school. He was playing for South St primary if my memory serves me well. Before the game started our teacher advised us that they had a player who was very good and that we would put two players on him to shut him down. We lost 11-1 Chris scored 10 and one of the goals was when he picked up a pass from their goalkeeper just outside their box and proceeded to dribble up through the field and and scored in our penalty area. We had a reasonable side at that time but his class was just amazing. Thanks for the memories Chris as a junior and senior player.

 

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4 hours ago, Miah Dennehy said:

 

Really, really good player and would have been capped for England in this era.

He should be proud that a goal he scored over 40 years ago STILL rankles when I think about it!

 

Would that be the goal where he had the time to get down on his hands and knees to head it over the line rather than kicking it over?

or is my memory playing tricks on me?

 

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1 minute ago, Countryfile said:

Would that be the goal where he had the time to get down on his hands and knees to head it over the line rather than kicking it over?

or is my memory playing tricks on me?

 

Yep that’s the one,how we did laugh 😂 

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18 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Was that the first game of the season when Sunderland played in a sort of greyish strip?

If so, I remember it well and agree it was a fantastic game.

If I recall correctly, City kicked off both halves in that game but Sunderland decided not to appeal the result!

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3 hours ago, Final 3 Star said:

If I recall correctly, City kicked off both halves in that game but Sunderland decided not to appeal the result!

3 hours ago, Final 3 Star said:

If I recall correctly, City kicked off both halves in that game but Sunderland decided not to appeal the result!

Correct. Referee was Jack Taylor who had refereed the 1974 World Cup Final.

Only discovered on Match of the Day that evening.

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On 08/02/2020 at 21:37, BobbyC said:

He was in Newport...TREGWILYM LODGE NURSING HOME ROGERSTONE NEWPORT NP109EL TEL.01633896100

Maybe best to leave Chris in peace and certainly not get on the telephone 

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14 hours ago, Miah Dennehy said:

 

Really, really good player and would have been capped for England in this era.

He should be proud that a goal he scored over 40 years ago STILL rankles when I think about it!

 

I wonder which one🤣🤣

Legend on the North side too!

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16 hours ago, CiderJar said:

My first City game; Chris Garland scored what I thought was a perfectly good goal but it was disallowed, he had punched the ball into the net (long before Maradona got away with it). Peter Cormack scored the only goal from a penalty as City beat Spurs 1-0.  I was in the Enclosure at the Eastend end hanging onto the railings to get a better view.  Good times.

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Remember it mate, I was stood around the same place on the terrace as you on my little wooden stool. A few weeks earlier Chris Garland had scored the winner in a 1-0 against Man City and would forever be my hero. 

If I recall correctly, kick off at the Tottenham game was delayed by about 20 minutes due to a Spurs mob attempting to take the East End. They had a good go anyway. 

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On 09/02/2020 at 08:50, Markman said:

Back in the day - we knew these people (footballers) as supporters - they were not that different to us

We knew where Chris lived and actually looked him up in the phone book. Rang up and did what all kids do

"Hello is that Chris Garland" -

"Yes" -

silence and then with nothing to say we hung up - he was a top bloke 

we did randoms pretended to be from the BBC somebody's elses phone mind.  

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46 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

Remember it mate, I was stood around the same place on the terrace as you on my little wooden stool. A few weeks earlier Chris Garland had scored the winner in a 1-0 against Man City and would forever be my hero. 

If I recall correctly, kick off at the Tottenham game was delayed by about 20 minutes due to a Spurs mob attempting to take the East End. They had a good go anyway. 

Yep, they did get in East End , or a fair few did, although I think they were escorted around the pitch edge whilst game still going on , in first half...

Can still see Cormack  stroking in that penalty - was a massive win for us 

 

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16 hours ago, trickytimes said:

Ozpaul. My friend was Charles Rogers (unfortunately no longer with us). He was a far better cricketer than footballer, and I think that was one of the few football games he played for Bishopsworth.

Thanks trickytimes, sorry to hear he is no longer with us. I don't remember him but hey it was a long time ago, think I was 9 years old then. I appreciate your communication.

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16 hours ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Yep, they did get in East End , or a fair few did, although I think they were escorted around the pitch edge whilst game still going on , in first half...

Can still see Cormack  stroking in that penalty - was a massive win for us 

 

And effectively relegated them. They weren`t happy to say the least! I was getting a right kicking from about four of them on that ratty old path that ran through that patch of waste ground that used to be next to the bus garage after the game until some other City lads intervened!.

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17 hours ago, City Rocker said:

Remember it mate, I was stood around the same place on the terrace as you on my little wooden stool. A few weeks earlier Chris Garland had scored the winner in a 1-0 against Man City and would forever be my hero. 

If I recall correctly, kick off at the Tottenham game was delayed by about 20 minutes due to a Spurs mob attempting to take the East End. They had a good go anyway. 

Spurs got as far as the open bit as you came in,definitely not up for it,they seemed a bit surprised by the reception they got.

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On 09/02/2020 at 05:40, WhistleHappy said:

Some great memories (& some not so great ones come the end) … the 4 - 3 win against Sunderland still excites after all these years, was one of the standout games for me as a 14year old, remember buzzing all the way home on the number 9 bus that day...

Garland was always a hero from the early day's ..

 

Enough of the football for now though.... WHAT ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS .. 'Miss X'  ?

 

Time has moved on, it's time to spill the beans, someone here must know the ins and outs (pardon the pun) of the Bristol City 'Miss X' story.

Please share!?

 

 

*sorry to hear Chris's. situation now,  love and best wishes to him, thanks for some great Bristol City times and memories Chris! 

 

 

 

Ah.... the good old number 9 that ran from Ashton Drive to Hanham, if memory serves me correct.

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17 hours ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Yep, they did get in East End , or a fair few did, although I think they were escorted around the pitch edge whilst game still going on , in first half...

Can still see Cormack  stroking in that penalty - was a massive win for us 

 

They quietly congregated in the corner and then introduced themselves, made I jump, as hadn’t noticed anything untoward! There was a bit of running and a few punches thrown. Think they arrived on a football special train at the Ashton Gate Halt?

As you say, the police then escorted them around the pitch to the open end.

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