City 2-3 Sheffield Utd: Poor Performance, Poor Result

December 1st, 2009 by swji

As many of you will know, Bristol City lost 3-2 at home to Sheffield United this past Saturday. As usual, I was in attendance in the East End, so one would have thought that I got to witness the home side come back from two goals down to equalise in stoppage time, only to let [...]

The Robins Shoot into the Top Six

October 26th, 2009 by swji

Bristol City have continued to stake their claim as promotion contenders, by securing an away win against Barnsley and a spot in the playoff places to boot.
The 3-2 victory marked Bristol City’s first away win this season, with some commentators suggesting that the scoreline flattered the home side, who struggled to deal with the Robins’ [...]

The Posh Snatch Deserved Draw

October 19th, 2009 by swji

Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United played until the very end at Ashton Gate this past Saturday and secured a last-gasp equaliser to frustrate Bristol City.
George Boyd, making his 124th consecutive appearance for the Posh, equalling a club record headed in a Danny Rose cross as the clock neared 90 minutes.
The point was well-deserved on the part [...]

Creditable Draw… Now to press on

October 7th, 2009 by swji

So, despite my worst fears, Bristol City managed to snatch a 0-0 draw at St James’ Park last Saturday. I see that as a very creditable result, as many of the media reports have also suggested.
Of course, the result came, thanks in no small part to goalkeeper Dean Gerken. The former Colchester man was [...]

Blackpool Review… and looking ahead to the Toon

October 2nd, 2009 by swji

Sitting in the East End of Ashton Gate on a Tuesday night is always strangely magical. With the notorious Blackpool drummer and two seeming seperate factions of home fans in the half-empty stand, this experience was made all the more interesting this past Tuesday, as Bristol City took on Ian Holloway’s Blackpool side.
Yes, the drummer [...]

Transfer Round-up

September 6th, 2009 by swji

A bit late, admittedly, but I thought that I better draw attention to some very interesting deadline day dealing on the part of Gary Johnson.
The bigger of City’s 2 loan signings made this past Tuesday, is undoubtedly Ajax midfielder Evander Sno.
Sno, 22 has already played in Britain, during a spell with Celtic between 2006 and [...]

Bristol City 2-1 Middlesbrough

August 29th, 2009 by swji

A resurgent Bristol City side overcame their recent poor form to beat Gareth Southgate’s Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate today.
The 2-1 victory ends what was a difficult week for Gary Johnson and his team, after poor performances against Cardiff in the league and Carlisle in the Carling Cup.
Quietly, City fans may have been expecting another defeat, [...]

Bristol City Cast Eye Over Quincy and Pericard

August 24th, 2009 by swji

I’ve just learnt from Bristol City’s official website, that the Robins’s coaching team have Vincent Pericard and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie on trial at the club.

Vincent Pericard
Pericard is a former Juventus and Stoke player, but I have little idea how good of a player he is overall. The name is one which is hard to forget, [...]

Cardiff Outclass The Robins

August 23rd, 2009 by swji

Cardiff City secured a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Severnside rivals Bristol City this afternoon.
The away side’s preparations for the game were hit by injury and illness, with Cole Skuse ruled out thanks to an ankle injury and defenders Bradley Orr and Lewin Nyatanga sidelined by a bug.
However Gary Johnson’s team started the brighter, with Maynard [...]

The Goal That Never Was: My Perspective

August 16th, 2009 by swji

As you will know, I generally prefer to write journalistic, unbiased articles on this blog. However, this post will be one of my deviations, and will include a lot of personal opinions.
I wanted to post about the controversy surrounding Bristol City’s 1-0 win against Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.
The Robins stole a win with Nick Maynard [...]