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A number of Bristol Rovers players will spend Christmas and New Year fighting for a future with the club. That much became clear listening to manager Darrell Clarke’s condemnation of his team’s weak performance in last weekend’s 4-1 hammering by League One strugglers Gillingham at Priestfield. The defeat followed successive home wins over Rotherham United …

24th December 2017 in: Bristol Rovers

Lee Johnson’s players turned in one of the finest team performances in the history of Bristol City Football Club to beat Manchester United at Ashton Gate last Wednesday night. Having watched the Robins for half a century and reported on them for 38 years, I can only think of one display to match the amazing …

24th December 2017 in: Bristol City
Bristol City v Manchester United, carabao Cup, football

Gerry Sweeney lined up in defence the last three times Bristol City have defeated Manchester United Jose Mourinho is expected to name a strong side when he brings his Manchester United team to Ashton Gate on Wednesday Striker Milan Djuric is set to have surgery on a groin problem which will rule him out of …

19th December 2017 in: Bristol City
Bristol Rovers FC

Joe Partington has made an impact in the Bristol Rovers side since switching to a holding midfield role Joe Partington may have found his niche in Bristol Rovers’ team almost a year after signing from Eastleigh. And if that is the case the versatile 27-year-old will have seen his career come full circle in terms …

17th December 2017 in: Bristol Rovers
Groves vs Eubank Jr, World Boxing Super series

George Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, February 17. The champion, from London, had hoped their highly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-final would take place in the capital, potentially at one of its football stadiums. The series’ promoters have now said he will …

28th November 2017 in: Boxing

Two young boxers from a Bristol club have won medals at the Wexford Box Cup in Ireland. Jude Moore, 14, from Hillfields and 15-year-old Jack Oram, from Melksham, represented the Fishponds-based Downend Boxing Club at the event, which took place in Bishopswater, County Wexford. In the semi-finals, England representative Moore took on Jeremiah Tiba, of …

26th November 2017 in: Boxing
Darrell Clarke Bristol Rovers

Darrell Clarke is facing the toughest test of his managerial skills since Bristol Rovers dropped out of the Football League. The Pirates visited Scunthorpe United yesterday, having lost six of their last seven League and cup games, conceding 17 goals in the process. By my reckoning that is the worst sequence of results Rovers have …

15th November 2017 in: Bristol Rovers

Darrell Clarke faces one of his most testing selection problems of the season when Swindon Town visit the Memorial Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy on Wednesday night. A tough League One game at Scunthorpe United follows three days later and under normal circumstances the manager would treat that as priority, relying on his fringe players …

5th November 2017 in: Bristol Rovers

Josh Brownhill is an unsung hero behind Bristol City’s emergence as genuine Sky Bet Championship promotion contenders this season. And for that a lot of the credit has to go to Lee Johnson and his coaching staff, not only for helping the former Preston North End and Barnsley player improve his game, but also to …

5th November 2017 in: Bristol City
Bristol CIty v Man Utd

Famara Diedhiou and Jens Hegeler were unable to share in the euphoria that greeted Bristol City being drawn at home to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Both players already knew they would miss one of the biggest games in the Robins’ history, as well as a hefty chunk of what is promising to …

1st November 2017 in: Bristol City