Bristol City back on top with 5 games to go!

Discussion in 'League Championship' started by sephjnr, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Floridared

    Floridared New Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    It was a strange day, City played a lot of pretty football, but decided not to really try and shoot!! I travelled back from Tampa for the game, and had a great craic!! The new Wembley is fantastic, and you can take a pee, and not miss 15 minutes of the game!! Hopefully City can have a season as good as last, and this time go up in first or second. Seems wierd we sold Carle to Palace though? :confused:
     
  2. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It does appear daft as inside the first half of the season he could've been a major player, but with the cash we're attracting a better class of player, even if things go tits-up at the last second (Meteb played with his old club against our wishes and Mifsud - from what we gather - wanted more money after agreeing personal terms.... or Palarse tupped him). But there's a whole 4 weeks to go, so who knows?
     
  3. BristoLee27

    BristoLee27 New Member

    May 24, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    Agreed, hopefully the new signing Maynard will help us get those crucial goals we missed last season...although Brooker has started the season well! The whole Nicky Carle thing could be something that could come back and bite us. Let's hope Brooker can stay fit...
     
  4. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Three games, 2 wins and a draw and there's ABSOLUTE ********ING PARANOIA in the fanbase! rumour-mongering around BBC and the Evil Post that Maynard isn't going to do anything much, McCombe and Ribeiro are out long-term and someone is putting up rumours that Basso may be fed up after missing ONE GODDAMN GAME with an ankle injury.

    HAVE WE GONE INSANE OR SOMETHING?!? The season is a staggering eleven days old and things are falling part. Are people so fickle to believe we're doomed on the basis that our 2-1/4M striker has scored less than ten goals per game?

    Jesus H. Corbett, it beggars belief.
     
  5. Zolo-Hornet

    Zolo-Hornet Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    West Chester
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Nice start for Bristol. There's always a risk after the season you had last year (following promotion) that you might get a drop off this season. I think you will be right up there though. Gary Johnson has proven to be a good manager although as this thread suggests the fanbase can get a little bit impatioent down there. When's the new stadium coming? Is this the last season at Ashton Gate?
     
  6. munsonbulldog

    munsonbulldog Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    New Zealand
    I thought the result was good .City had the best of the first half and hung on in the second to get a valuable point against a quality Championship(Ex EPL)side IMO.
     
  7. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please don't ever put the words 'quality' and 'Derby' in the same sentence. :p
     
  8. munsonbulldog

    munsonbulldog Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    New Zealand
    Compared to some I say they are:p
     
  9. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I don't want to take this way off topic as this is a Bristol City thread but Derby County's last competitive win was....... almost 1 year ago! :eek:

    That must be coming close to some sort of a record - when was the last time a team that was playing top flight football went that long without a win? Unbelievable.

    Anyhoo... good luck Bristol City. I will be rooting for you this season.
     
  10. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The stadium's supposed to begin work in 2011 and be ready for the 2012/13 season, with 30k capacity that can be upped to 40-45 in anticipation of a successful World Cup bid (2018). Of course if South Africa's not ready to host 2010 and England is selected as the standby host Ashton Gate probably won't get a look-in :D
     
  11. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Fourth!

    Last night City beat Charlton 2-0, ending a 40-year winless streak at the Valley, with goals from Lee Trundle and the first (hopefully of more than a few) from summer signing Gavin Williams; since Saturday morning we've leapt 6 places straight into playoff contention. Considering that this time last year we were making three-hour cameos at top of the league and we're a marginally poorer side than then it's quite an achievement. Let's hope it lasts!
     
  12. techsan

    techsan New Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    congrats!!!!
     
  13. munsonbulldog

    munsonbulldog Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    New Zealand
    I will be back in Somerset in November and I am hoping to get to some of there games.Great result against Charlton .I hope they can continue with winning.:)
     
  14. zalozite

    zalozite New Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Bristol City is one of the strongest teams in Championship. I think today on Sv.Valentine Day they will again. :)
     
  15. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Indeed we did :D Five in a row, seven out of the last eight and a huge game away to Doncaster on Tuesday. Only problem is after that it's pretty much top-half teams all the way, and we have won... 0 games against them so far.
     
  16. JackBastard

    JackBastard Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Bridgend
    Club:
    Swansea City AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    Where the sodding hell have you lot come from all of a sudden? We've won four and drawn two of our last six but you've managed to overtake us, haha. I'm not particularly surprised, because you're one of a few teams that have deserved to beat us this season. Doncaster will be a tough game on Tuesday, they've improved a lot since the start of the season.
     
  17. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Ended up dropping Doncaster thanks to a stupid error by Louis, leaving Paul Heffernan open to score (Oldplayerscoresagainstyouitis strikes again!), snapping our winning streak at 5.

    Today, however, we beat Reading away 2-0 having controlled almost all of it. Although we didn't have that many chances during the game we took them well- Adebola was in the right place at the right here to head the ball into the net, and a mad-arse scramble in the third minute of the second half saw Cole Skuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse get his second goal in three games, and only his third in three years :D

    We're in the playoffs as Best Of The Rest, 6 points from 3rd and one more from the automatic promotion places, but who knows? it's another tight season and in the next three games even QPR (11th) could squeeze in there.
     
  18. Terim is a legend

    Nov 4, 2005
    UK
    We fell away in the end, thanks mainly to late goals let in over a 2 month period:

    Birmingham away 1-0 loss 85th minute
    Derby away 2-1 loss 85th minute just after WE scored. And they scored in the 1st minute too.:rolleyes:
    Cardiff home 88th minute Cardiff equaliser 1-1.
    QPR away, 2-1 loss 81st minute just a few minutes after WE scored.
    Nottingham Forest away 3-2 defeat, 2-1 up but then conced ein 83rd and
    90th minute.
    Ipswich home, 1-1 draw a 90th minute equaliser and a penalty at that did for us.
    Sheff Wed home, 1-1 draw, 88th minute equaliser.

    Still we finished 10th so we did okay!
     
  19. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    One win in twelve and just four points from the last eight games :eek:. Considering how good we were for the five games just before that run I'm amazed we actually did finish in the top ten. And the unbelievable amount of opportunities we DIDN'T make for ourselves tell much more about the games we dropped points in, especially when playing Fat John who won't even stretch his foot out half a yard on a cross.

    Things need to change, but only minor changes. Unless we're serious about making the prem, then we need to look into the market.
     
  20. ranny fash

    ranny fash Member

    May 18, 2005
    notts
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    We'll have Adebola, thanks.


    Lee Johnson looked a good player when we were at your place
     
  21. Terim is a legend

    Nov 4, 2005
    UK
    Catastrophic start to the season. 1 win in 10, 1 point from 5 home games while conceding 2-3 in each one, Coppell walks, and a loss to Southend in Carling Cup. A side who were not far off bankruptcy at the time.
     
  22. sephjnr

    sephjnr Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Club:
    Bristol City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    ... followed by a great Late october to early December, a King-Kong disastrous January to February and now - with the return of King Nicky - four wins on the bounce and equidistance between relegation and the playoffs. Have we left it a bit late to get into the mix to go up? probably, but given the way we were four weeks ago I'll take surival right now. As long as we keep Maynard we'll do fine.
     
  23. Terim is a legend

    Nov 4, 2005
    UK
    Well, with safety all but assured and Maynard making a strong return to the side we can now look at a top half finish perhaps. 10th once again would be splendid...

    ...And yet, and yet- if we can win tonight at Norwich, we would be within 10 pts of 6th placed Forest who are going through a sticky patch and 11 of Leeds who too have been up and down. Dare we dream...A win there and over Burnley next week would put pressure on those directly above but also on Burnley...

    ...In short, can we at least give ourselves a chance of making the impossible possible?
     
  24. Terim is a legend

    Nov 4, 2005
    UK
    ...The answer is no.

    Now, the result was fine no arguments there. What did disappoint me though was the fact the first goal after all of 2 minutes was a stupidly conceded penalty, the 2nd- in the 88th- a long ball down the centre missed and the 3rd when we were looking for alate equaliser kinda inevitable but a weak clearance by the defender straight to Surman. In the case of the 2nd and 3rd though, once errors were made Norwich took the goals very well.
     

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