Bristol City


Bristol City have stamped themselves as potential promotion contenders over the first quarter of the Championship season. With the number of fixtures now in double figures, it is a fair time to make a first detailed assessment of Lee Johnson’s team. And the most applicable short summing-up at the end of the report is ‘excellent …

A throwaway line at the end of Lee Johnson’s midweek press conference provided a timely reminder to all Bristol City fans to keep feet firmly on the ground. “Let’s hope I don’t sign a new contract and we lose 11 games on the spin,” said the head coach with a smile. “Football can be very …

Bristol City have kissed goodbye to £100,000 tv jackpot as a result of an Avon and Somerset Police decision that forced a third re-scheduling of the Sky Bet Championship game against Cardiff City at Ashton Gate. The match has been moved back to its original date of Saturday, November 4 and will kick-off at 12 …

Bristol City progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup after defeating an experienced Stoke City side at Ashton Gate. This was the Robins second Premier League scalp after winning against Watford last month. Even with manager Lee Johnson making nine changes for this cup game, Bristol performed well from the start. Bristol put …

Bristol City can realistically target a top-half finish in the Sky Bet Championship this season with the strength in depth now assembled by Lee Johnson at Ashton Gate. I would go further and predict a play-off challenge if it were not for the one remaining question mark that exists in my mind about the current …

WHEN another eventful summer transfer window at Ashton Gate closed, it was good to learn that Joe Bryan and Aden Flint were still Bristol City players. From the moment Birmingham City made public their derisory of- fer of £4-million for the pair, I was concerned that two of the players I have come to admire …

STEVE Bruce heaped praise on Bristol City players and fans after his Aston Villa side had been forced to pull out all the stops to earn a point at Ash- ton Gate. The Villa boss, who knows a thing or two about what it takes to achieve success in the Championship, was still breathless when …

THE door continues to revolve at Bristol City with Belgian international Julie Biesmans signing from Standard Liege. The 23-year-old, who has spent nine years at Liege, has represented her country throughout the age groups and made her senior debut for Bel- gium in 2011, going on to play 49 times to date. Biesmans said that …