Bristol City


Pat Lam, Bristol Bears’ director of rugby, somewhat surprisingly released his grand vision for success at BS3 on Friday. For whoever replaces Lee Johnson as head coach at Bristol City, the other sporting entity owned by the Lansdown family and based at Ashton Gate, the timing couldn’t have been any worse, writes Gareth Davies. The …

A fortnight ago, Lee Johnson told this very newspaper that the break in league competition due to the coronavirus pandemic had left Bristol City better placed to challenge for Championship promotion, writes Gareth Davies. Now, after three 1-0 defeats in six days, those comments look misconceived at absolute best. City’s play-off dreams, which looked so …

Defeat in the Severnside Derby appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for the board at Bristol City, who sensationally ‘relieved’ Lee Johnson of his role as head coach last night, writes Tom Howe. The Robins were well placed for an assault on the Championship’s play-off places when football returned last month. …

Korey Smith will forever be etched in City folklore for scoring the winning goal as Lee Johnson’s side famously defeated Manchester United in a League Cup quarter-final in 2017, writes Gareth Davies. However, since that undoubted high, the 29-year-old has been beset by injury problems. Firstly, a knee ligament injury saw the combative midfielder miss …

Lee Johnson is in bullish mood about the last nine games his Bristol City side will play in their 2019-20 Championship campaign, writes Gareth Davies. The Robins have not played since March 7 when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham. However, after the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, City …

Although confusion and conjecture continue to reign, the English Football League (EFL) have moved to clarify a number of key points regarding the coronavirus affected 2019-20 season, writes Tom Howe. On Wednesday, the Board met to discuss matters, including the indicative vote taken by League Two clubs and the League One impasse which both came …

Professional clubs in the West Country are gearing up for a return to football in the coming weeks, with an aim to complete the 2019-20 season, writes Andrew Clayton. The outbreak of covid-19 means that a ball has not been kicked in over a month, and despite the government’s decision to extend the national lockdown …

Bristol City midfielder Adam Nagy says he is confident the Robins will be promoted to the Premier League if they can stay completely focused on the task ahead, writes Andrew Clayton. The Hungarian international arrived at Ashton Gate from Bologna in the summer and immediately became a staple choice in Lee Johnson’s squad. However, an …