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ROB NS<br />

2021/22 OFFICIAL BRISTOL CITY DIGITAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME<br />

PHIL JEVONS<br />

26.09.2007<br />

<strong>AFC</strong> BOURNEMOUTH 0<br />

BRISTOL CITY 1<br />

v <strong>AFC</strong><br />

BOURNEMOUTH<br />

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP<br />

ASHTON GATE | SAT OCT 16 | 3PM PRINCIPAL PARTNER MATCH SPONSOR


ROBINS IN<br />

FOCUS<br />

15<br />

TYREEQ<br />

BAKINSON<br />

AGE: 22<br />

POSITION: Central midfielder<br />

JOINED: October 2017<br />

DID YOU<br />

KNOW?<br />

<strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> were our opponents<br />

when midfielder Tyreeq Bakinson scored<br />

his first Ashton Gate goal. His looping<br />

header opened the scoring last March<br />

in a fixture the Cherries went on to win<br />

2-1 behind closed doors (pictured).<br />

That was Bakinson’s second of four<br />

goals for the season in a 2020/21<br />

campaign where he began to cement<br />

his place around the first team.<br />

He spent the previous two seasons on<br />

loan at Plymouth Argyle and Newport<br />

County, having made his professional<br />

debut coming off the bench for <strong>City</strong><br />

in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in the<br />

2017/18 Carabao Cup run.<br />

LOOK OUT FOR THE RED BUTTON<br />

Click on the red button when it appears in this programme for additional video content from the Robins' YouTube channel


THE<br />

GAFFER<br />

NIGEL<br />

PEARSON<br />

4 | THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong>


W<br />

elcome back<br />

to Ashton Gate<br />

after the second<br />

international<br />

break of<br />

the season. What lies ahead of us is a great<br />

opportunity to build on our form from the last few<br />

weeks and continue in a positive mindset.<br />

Curtis’ thoughts in that Peterborough posed us a<br />

lot of questions but we answered them and proved<br />

what we are about by scoring three goals ourselves.<br />

I was also pleased for George Tanner who scored<br />

his first goal for the club in the 3-2 win; I know he<br />

was delighted after the start he has made since<br />

joining us at the end of August.<br />

Thank you very much<br />

for your messages<br />

of support and<br />

well-wishes whilst I<br />

was recovering from<br />

Covid-19.<br />

I missed my<br />

matchday<br />

responsibilities<br />

against Millwall and<br />

Peterborough United<br />

while self-isolating at<br />

home, which meant I<br />

watched our last two<br />

games via Robins TV.<br />

I still kept in contact<br />

with the staff and<br />

everything was in<br />

good hands.<br />

Curtis Fleming and rest of the staff did a wonderful<br />

job in my absence, and I thank him for stepping<br />

in. Preparations have continued as normal for this<br />

next fixture against <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> and it has<br />

been great to return to work, get back to familiar<br />

surroundings at the Robins High Performance<br />

Centre and focus on the job at hand.<br />

IT’S A BIG TEST<br />

AGAINST A<br />

SIDE WHO ARE<br />

UNBEATEN IN THE<br />

CHAMPIONSHIP...<br />

BUT WE HAVE A<br />

TEAM WHO HAVE<br />

BELIEF THEY CAN<br />

COMPETE WITH<br />

ANYONE.<br />

I would like to<br />

welcome Scott Parker,<br />

his staff, players and<br />

<strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong><br />

fans to Ashton Gate<br />

today, who I am sure<br />

are expecting a tough<br />

game.<br />

I was back at the<br />

RHPC on Tuesday<br />

looking ahead to this<br />

next fixture. It’s a big<br />

test against a side who<br />

are unbeaten in the<br />

Championship. They<br />

are in great form at<br />

the top of the table but<br />

they will know about<br />

our threats and we<br />

have a team of players<br />

who have belief they can compete with anyone.<br />

I want us to play with energy and hopefully that will<br />

be replicated from our supporters in the stands. I<br />

am told this is going to be our biggest home crowd<br />

of the season so far, so I can’t wait to see and hear<br />

you out there. Enjoy the game!<br />

Last time out against Peterborough we had to<br />

defend well but we saw quality in both boxes which<br />

Curtis had demanded heading into the game. I echo<br />

Cheers,<br />

Nige<br />

THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> | 5


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<strong>AFC</strong> BOURNEMOUTH<br />

GROUND<br />

DEAN<br />

COURT<br />

FORMED<br />

1899<br />

CLUB FACTS<br />

TODAY'S VISITORS WENT<br />

CLOSE TO BOUNCING BACK TO<br />

THE PREMIER LEAGUE AT THE<br />

FIRST TIME ATTEMPT BEFORE A<br />

PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL DEFEAT<br />

TO EVENTUAL WEMBLEY<br />

WINNERS BRENTFORD, BUT<br />

UNDER NEW BOSS SCOTT<br />

PARKER THEY ARE IN<br />

PROMOTION CONTENTION<br />

ONCE AGAIN.<br />

HEAD COACH<br />

SCOTT PARKER<br />

NICKNAMES<br />

THE CHERRIES<br />

HONOURS<br />

Highest league finish<br />

9th, Premier League 2016/17<br />

FA Cup – best finish<br />

QF – 1956/57 and 2020/21<br />

League Cup – best finish<br />

QF– 2014/15, 2017/18 and 2018/19<br />

Second tier winners<br />

2014/15 (Championship, pictured)<br />

Football League Trophy winners<br />

1983/84<br />

Third Division South Cup winners<br />

1945/46<br />

Clockwise from top: Head Coach Scott Parker; Danish midfielder<br />

Phillip BIlling; former <strong>City</strong> defender Lloyd Kelly; Norwegian international<br />

Ørjan Nyland<br />

8 | THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong>


V<br />

Last season's meetings between<br />

today's teams were the first<br />

competitive fixtures between<br />

the two sides since 2006, when<br />

<strong>City</strong> last recorded a win over the<br />

Cherries – a 1-0 victory on the<br />

South Coast during their League<br />

One promotion-winning season<br />

under Gary Johnson (see cover).<br />

HEAD TO HEAD<br />

89<br />

MATCHES PLAYED<br />

Best victory: 5-0, April 1926<br />

Worst defeat: 1-6, January 1933<br />

Last match: 1-2, March 2021<br />

2021/22 IN NUMBERS<br />

W<br />

38<br />

CITY v CHERRIES<br />

43 %<br />

WIN RATE<br />

L<br />

28<br />

D<br />

23<br />

16<br />

GOALS<br />

SCORED<br />

15<br />

GOALS<br />

CONCEDED<br />

LEAGUE<br />

POSITION *<br />

JAN<br />

2022<br />

9 TH<br />

R1<br />

23<br />

GOALS<br />

SCORED<br />

14<br />

GOALS<br />

CONCEDED<br />

POSITION *<br />

JAN<br />

2022<br />

1 ST<br />

R2<br />

YELLOW<br />

18 0<br />

CARDS<br />

RED<br />

CARDS<br />

YELLOW<br />

24 1<br />

CARDS<br />

RED<br />

CARDS<br />

4TOP SCORER<br />

CHRIS MARTIN,<br />

ANDI WEIMANN<br />

2<br />

MOST ASSISTS<br />

CHRIS MARTIN,<br />

ANDI WEIMANN<br />

8TOP SCORER<br />

DOMINIC<br />

SOLANKE<br />

3<br />

MOST ASSISTS<br />

JAIDON ANTHONY,<br />

RYAN CHRISTIE<br />

POSSESSION<br />

44.6 %<br />

PASSING PERCENTAGE<br />

69.3 %<br />

7.15<br />

BEST AVERAGE<br />

RATING (OPTA)<br />

CHRIS<br />

MARTIN<br />

7.32<br />

BEST AVERAGE<br />

RATING (OPTA)<br />

DOMINIC<br />

SOLANKE<br />

POSSESSION<br />

56.1 %<br />

PASSING PERCENTAGE<br />

89.1 %<br />

TACKLE SUCCESS<br />

TACKLE SUCCESS<br />

LEAGUE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP<br />

68.4 %<br />

AVERAGE AERIAL<br />

DUELS WON<br />

25.5<br />

61.1 %<br />

AVERAGE AERIAL<br />

DUELS WON<br />

16.1<br />

* not including fixtures played on Friday, October 15th<br />

THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> | 9


<strong>AFC</strong> BOURNEMOUTH<br />

KEY PLAYER<br />

9DOMINIC<br />

SOLANKE<br />

The 24-year-old striker has eight<br />

goals in all competitions so far<br />

this season, consistently finding<br />

the back of the net from his 12<br />

appearances to date.<br />

The Reading-born forward is also<br />

the fifth highest goalscorer in<br />

the Championship with a total of<br />

seven league goals to his team’s<br />

tally of 18 in the second tier – a<br />

39% contribution rate – as well<br />

as boasting 3.1 shots per game,<br />

ranking him as the fourth highest in<br />

the division.<br />

Capped at all levels by England,<br />

he joined the Cherries in January<br />

2019 in a £17million transfer from<br />

Liverpool, who had signed the<br />

forward from Chelsea’s Academy.<br />

While with the Blues, Solanke had<br />

spent the 2015/16 season on loan<br />

at Vitesse Arnhem.<br />

10 | THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong>


DID YOU<br />

KNOW?<br />

Defender Brennan Camp, 21, is the grandson of the late <strong>City</strong><br />

legend Gerry Gow. Camp joined the Cherries’ youth ranks in<br />

2007 and captained his age group to the quarter-final of the FA<br />

Youth Cup – the club’s best run in the competition for 50 years.<br />

THE CHERRIES ENTERED THE<br />

INTERNATIONAL BREAK ON TOP OF<br />

THE CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE THANKS<br />

TO A 2-1 WIN OVER SHEFFIELD<br />

UNITED A FORTNIGHT AGO.<br />

Battling back from a goal down,<br />

courtesy of two goals in three<br />

second-half minutes from<br />

Dominic Solanke’s penalty and<br />

Philip Billing, they reclaimed<br />

pole position after secondplaced<br />

West Bromwich Albion<br />

lost at Stoke CIty.<br />

Scott Parker’s men are the<br />

only unbeaten side in the<br />

Championship, and were three<br />

points clear prior to the Baggies'<br />

Friday night derby encounter<br />

with Birmingham <strong>City</strong>.<br />

So far, the Cherries have<br />

won seven and drawn four in<br />

the league, but did exit the<br />

Carabao Cup in a 6-0 round<br />

two defeat to Norwich <strong>City</strong>.<br />

Brennan Camp, grandson<br />

of Gerry Gow, made his<br />

<strong>Bournemouth</strong> debut in that<br />

encounter and, while the young<br />

Scottish defender was on the<br />

bench four times in August,<br />

he has yet to feature in the<br />

Championship.<br />

Head Coach Parker – who left<br />

Fulham by mutual consent in<br />

June following the Cottagers'<br />

relegation from the Premier<br />

Former Arsenal Academy winger Jaidon Anthony in action with<br />

Peterborough United's Harrison Burrows during last month's goalless draw<br />

League – may well be reluctant<br />

to change his early success<br />

formula. It’s been quite the start<br />

for the former West Ham and<br />

England midfielder who signed<br />

a three-year deal in the summer,<br />

following the departure of<br />

Jonathan Woodgate.<br />

Upon Parker’s appointment,<br />

he welcomed experienced<br />

signings in Emiliano Marcondes<br />

(from Brentford), Ørjan Nyland<br />

(Norwich <strong>City</strong>), Gary Cahill<br />

(Crystal Palace), Ryan Christie<br />

(Celtic), Jamal Lowe (Swansea<br />

<strong>City</strong>), while Leif Davis and<br />

Morgan Rogers have been<br />

signed on loan from Leeds<br />

United and Manchester <strong>City</strong>,<br />

respectively.<br />

A whole host of players also<br />

departed over the course of the<br />

summer transfer window, the<br />

most notable including Asmir<br />

Begović, Diego Rico, Arnaut<br />

Danjuma and Jack Wilshere.<br />

TTHE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> | 11


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SEPTEMBER<br />

REVIEW<br />

1<br />

TOP SCORER<br />

BAKER, MARTIN,<br />

WELLS, PALMER<br />

8.51<br />

BEST OPTA<br />

PERFORMANCE<br />

DAN BENTLEY<br />

(v QPR)<br />

BACK IN<br />

BUSINESS<br />

September began with a<br />

goalless draw at home to<br />

Preston North End, before<br />

we saw victory snatched<br />

away at the death when<br />

Luton Town visited Ashton<br />

Gate.<br />

Nathan Baker rose to meet<br />

Jay Dasilva’s cross which<br />

put us on course for a first<br />

home win since January,<br />

but it wasn’t to be as Danny<br />

Hylton tapped in from close<br />

range late on.<br />

Victory, however, came away<br />

at Queens Park Rangers<br />

thanks to Nahki Wells’ late<br />

strike against his former<br />

side, as we recorded a third<br />

consecutive away win!<br />

A home 1-1 draw against<br />

Fulham was followed up<br />

by defeat at the Den where<br />

Millwall snuck a narrow<br />

1-0 win courtesy of Jed<br />

Wallace’s penalty to cruelly<br />

prevent an unbeaten month<br />

for the Robins.<br />

Han-Noah Massengo in action during the goalless stalemate against Preston North<br />

End; super sub Nathan Baker celebrates the Robins' opener versus Luton Town.<br />

<strong>Bristol</strong> Bears forward Joe Joyce (centre) celebrates <strong>City</strong>'s win at Queens Park<br />

Rangers with his fellow away fans.<br />

16 | THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong>


SEPTEMBER<br />

RESULTS<br />

Saturday, September 11th 2021<br />

Ashton Gate<br />

Sky Bet Championship<br />

0-0<br />

Wednesday, September 15th 2021<br />

Ashton Gate<br />

Sky Bet Championship<br />

1-1<br />

Baker 57<br />

Hylton 90+1<br />

Saturday, September 18th 2021<br />

Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium<br />

Sky Bet Championship<br />

McCallum 54<br />

1-2<br />

Martin 45<br />

Wells 90+3<br />

Palmer 79<br />

Saturday, September 25th 2021<br />

Ashton Gate<br />

Sky Bet Championship<br />

1-1<br />

Mitrovic 50<br />

From top: Nahki Wells celebrates his winner at the Kiyan Prince Foundation<br />

Stadium with Andi Weimann; Kasey Palmer nets <strong>City</strong>'s equaliser against<br />

Fulham; new signing George Tanner in action at Millwall where Curtis<br />

Fleming (right) was in charge while Nigel Pearson recovered from Covid.<br />

Wednesday, September 29th 2021<br />

The Den<br />

Sky Bet Championship<br />

J Wallace 64 (pen)<br />

1-0<br />

THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> | 17


PLAYER<br />

INTERVIEW<br />

FROM ACADEMY FOOTBALL TO<br />

A FIRST-TEAM BREAKTHROUGH,<br />

TEENAGE MIDFIELDER ALEX SCOTT<br />

REFLECTS ON A “CRAZY” 2021.<br />

GREAT<br />

SCOTT<br />

"<br />

It was definitely<br />

a surprise to<br />

start the first<br />

game of the season against<br />

Blackpool” Alex Scott tells<br />

THE ROB NS, however there is<br />

nothing surprising about the<br />

rise of <strong>City</strong>’s young starlet.<br />

The midfielder, who is still just<br />

18, was scouted while playing<br />

for Guernsey FC and his signing<br />

announcement was confirmed<br />

in late 2019, prior to the official<br />

switch at the turn of 2020.<br />

Scott joined the Under-18s<br />

setup before a move to the<br />

Under-23s side, who went on to<br />

finish top of the Professional<br />

Development League South<br />

division last season.<br />

Injuries to the first team last<br />

season meant Nigel Pearson<br />

would look at his Under-23s<br />

options and Scott got the nod<br />

away to Swansea <strong>City</strong>, albeit he<br />

was an unused substitute.<br />

He waited patiently for his<br />

opportunity, returning to the<br />

matchday squad away to<br />

Coventry <strong>City</strong> before his first<br />

taste off the bench at home to<br />

Luton Town.<br />

He was part of Pearson’s plans<br />

as the <strong>City</strong> manager reshaped<br />

his squad in the summer and<br />

Scott found himself in the<br />

starting XI on matchday one at<br />

home to Blackpool.<br />

“I had wanted first-team football,<br />

I had that taster towards the<br />

back end of last season, so I’ve<br />

really enjoyed it,” said Scott.<br />

“Since then, I’ve played in<br />

some good results but we’ve<br />

had tough ones as well, now we<br />

just need to get the results at<br />

home and that can help us<br />

push on." 4<br />

20 | THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong>


Words James Crawley<br />

THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> | 21


I JUST HAVE TO<br />

KEEP PUSHING<br />

MYSELF TO BE THE<br />

BEST AND NOW I’M<br />

IN THE FIRST TEAM<br />

I’M JUST AIMING TO<br />

BE THE BEST I CAN<br />

AT THIS LEVEL.<br />

4 “It’s been a crazy year<br />

for me. Going from Under-<br />

18s to Under-23s was<br />

tough but that’s the first<br />

big step in your career.<br />

"You get used to Under-<br />

23s football but I couldn’t<br />

get comfortable and I<br />

kept looking forward, to<br />

be ready for my first team<br />

opportunity. I’ve taken it<br />

all in my stride now I just<br />

need to keep my head<br />

down and improve even<br />

more both on and off the<br />

pitch.”<br />

That start on the opening<br />

day of the season was a<br />

reward for his hard work<br />

and he rightly got an<br />

ovation from the crowd<br />

when he departed the<br />

pitch in the second half<br />

against the Seasiders.<br />

“It was a special moment,”<br />

said Scott with a beaming<br />

smile. “It helped I had to<br />

do the walk around and I<br />

got to embrace that. That<br />

was the first competitive<br />

game with fans back<br />

too so it was a brilliant<br />

moment.<br />

“Honestly, I didn’t expect<br />

to push on as far as I<br />

have. To sign my first<br />

pro deal here was a big<br />

moment for me, signing<br />

another contract on my<br />

18th birthday a couple of<br />

months ago was a another<br />

special moment for me<br />

too.<br />

“I’m just enjoying my<br />

time here and I’m<br />

extremely grateful for<br />

the opportunities I have<br />

been given. Tony Vance at<br />

Guernsey has been a big<br />

influence for me, as has<br />

Brian Tinnion in bringing<br />

me here, they’ve helped to<br />

kick off my career.<br />

“I just have to keep pushing<br />

myself to be the best and<br />

now I’m in the first team<br />

I’m just aiming to be the<br />

best I can at this level.”<br />

CAREER HIGHS<br />

MARCH 2020<br />

Signs his first pro deal,<br />

making his move to <strong>City</strong><br />

from Guernsey FC<br />

APRIL 2021<br />

Makes his <strong>City</strong> debut<br />

v Luton Town at Ashton Gate<br />

AUGUST 2021<br />

Receives a standing ovation after playing his<br />

first <strong>City</strong> game in front of supporters (versus<br />

Blackpool)<br />

AUGUST 2021<br />

Signs a new four-year contract<br />

22 | THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong>


PLAYER PROFILE<br />

SQUAD NUMBER<br />

36<br />

DOB: August 21st 2003<br />

Birthplace: Guernsey<br />

Position: Attacking midfielder<br />

Joined: December 2019<br />

Scott also has big ambitions<br />

on the international stage,<br />

reflecting on his involvement<br />

with the England Under-19s.<br />

“It’s special to play for your<br />

country,” said Scott, having<br />

just returned to the Robins<br />

High Performance Centre<br />

after October’s international<br />

action, where the Young<br />

Lions played France, Mexico<br />

– Scott was an unused<br />

substitute – and Belgium.<br />

“It was tough but I gained<br />

more experience, I got<br />

two more caps and I really<br />

enjoyed it. It’s different – at<br />

first it was hard because<br />

I’m the only player from<br />

<strong>City</strong> in the age group and<br />

everyone already knows<br />

each other, but they’re a<br />

great bunch of lads, we get<br />

along and I feel a big part of<br />

the squad.<br />

“Of course I’ve got my eyes<br />

on the Under-20s and<br />

Under-21s, then on to the<br />

first team – that’s the aim!”<br />

Above<br />

'A special<br />

moment'.<br />

Scott receives<br />

a standing<br />

ovation from the<br />

crowd during<br />

the Blackpool<br />

home game<br />

Top left<br />

Warming up<br />

ahead of <strong>City</strong>'s<br />

home game<br />

versus Preston<br />

North End<br />

APPEARANCES<br />

7 AVERAGE<br />

MINUTES<br />

PLAYED<br />

344<br />

2021/22 STATS<br />

ASSISTS<br />

CAREER PATH<br />

2019<br />

Youth<br />

1<br />

2019-<br />

present<br />

Signed<br />

PASS SUCCESS RATE<br />

71.6 %<br />

PASSES<br />

PER GAME<br />

11.6<br />

OPTA RATING<br />

6.52<br />

INTERNATIONAL RECORD<br />

U18 CAPS<br />

(DEBUT MARCH 2021)<br />

1<br />

U19 CAPS<br />

4<br />

THE ROB NS <strong>AFC</strong> <strong>Bournemouth</strong> | 23


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ARCHIVES<br />

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894 HALL 1894 OF 1894 FAME 1894<br />

PAUL GAINEY PROFILES THE VERSATILE ROB NEWMAN<br />

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Central defender<br />

in 1991 from Premier League<br />

Rob ‘Biff’<br />

club Norwich <strong>City</strong>, who paid<br />

Newman found<br />

£600,000, one year after his<br />

894himself 1894<br />

thrust 1894<br />

benefit match against 1894<br />

Aston<br />

into first-team action as a<br />

Villa. Newman helped the<br />

teenager after <strong>Bristol</strong> <strong>City</strong> went<br />

Canaries reach the FA Cup<br />

through their darkest hour in<br />

semi-finals in 1991/92 and<br />

894<br />

February 1982. He grabbed 1894<br />

his 1894<br />

gained UEFA Cup experience, 1894<br />

opportunity with both hands<br />

including a victory against<br />

and established himself as a<br />

German giants Bayern Munich.<br />

major cog in the <strong>City</strong> side.<br />

Rob finished his playing days at<br />

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Southend United, later turning to<br />

Brave, fearless and a born Littlewoods Cup semi-final in coaching and then management<br />

leader, he could make vital 1988/89. Ever present, he was with the Shrimps, Cambridge<br />

894<br />

contributions at either 1894<br />

end of Player-of-the-Year in<br />

1894<br />

1986/87. United and today's 1894<br />

visitors<br />

the pitch. With his cultured He scored 61 goals in 483 <strong>Bournemouth</strong>.<br />

passing and vision, he<br />

appearances for <strong>City</strong> before<br />

progressed to become captain, being lured away.<br />

Rob's heart will always be with<br />

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featuring in defence, midfield 1894 1894<br />

his first club <strong>Bristol</strong> 1894<br />

<strong>City</strong> where<br />

and – sometimes – up front as With a natural desire to play at he dependably gave 100 per<br />

he led the team from Division the highest level, the call came cent and will ever be a cult hero.<br />

Four in 1982 to Division Two in<br />

894<br />

1990.<br />

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Born in Bradford-on-Avon, 'Biff'<br />

894<br />

signed as a professional<br />

1894<br />

under<br />

1894 1894<br />

Bob Houghton in October 1981.<br />

Four months later, he was<br />

making his League debut at<br />

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home to Fulham. 1894 1894 1894<br />

From there he helped win<br />

promotions in 1983/84 and<br />

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1989/90; as well as playing 1894 1894 1894<br />

in two Wembley finals, the<br />

Cult hero Rob Newman in action for the Robins during the 1990/91 season<br />

1987/88 play-offs and the<br />

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1894 GOING 1894 1894189<br />

1894 UP! 1894 1894189<br />

MIKE ADAMS CONTINUES<br />

1894<br />

HIS LOOK BACK<br />

1894<br />

AT<br />

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TERRY COOPER'S SPELL IN<br />

CHARGE OF THE ROBINS<br />

1894 1894 1894189<br />

1894<br />

As 1984 dawned, <strong>City</strong> were well<br />

poised – third in the Division Four<br />

table with four automatic places<br />

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available.<br />

Mid-season transfers would be crucial and Cooper In a sequence of three games, <strong>City</strong> beat Colchester<br />

1894<br />

held out to complete the signings 1894<br />

he wanted, both for United 4-1894<br />

at Ashton Gate on March 31st to 189<br />

go second,<br />

£10,000 – the first transfer fees afforded under his before suffering a 2-0 set-back in an unsavoury match<br />

management. Fleet-of-foot winger Keith Curle came at Reading marred by crowd violence. A further 4-1<br />

in from Torquay United – Cooper rated him from their home win followed over Northampton Town – sweet<br />

1894<br />

days at <strong>Bristol</strong> Rovers – and six-foot, 1894<br />

one-and-a-half revenge 1894<br />

for a 7-1 drumming the previous season. 189<br />

inch striker Trevor Morgan arrived from <strong>Bournemouth</strong>.<br />

Come the last game of the season – away at Chester<br />

The two new boys made their debuts in a 1-1 draw <strong>City</strong> – the Robins were third, needing just one point to<br />

1894<br />

at league leaders York <strong>City</strong> on March<br />

1894<br />

3rd – Morgan ensure promotion.<br />

1894<br />

A 3,000-strong travelling<br />

189<br />

Red Army<br />

scoring in the 75th minute to level the scores and lift saw Morgan put <strong>City</strong> ahead just after the half-hour.<br />

<strong>City</strong> back to third. The Robins would go on to lose only With under ten minutes of normal time left, Peter Zehen<br />

1894<br />

two more games in the exciting run-in<br />

1894<br />

which followed. headed in<br />

1894<br />

an equaliser to stun the celebrating<br />

189<br />

away<br />

section. The visitors still had the one point they needed,<br />

however, and any anxiety evaporated with three minutes<br />

to go as Morgan slotted home the winner.<br />

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<strong>City</strong> had escaped from the league basement after<br />

just two seasons. Later that month our visitors<br />

<strong>Bournemouth</strong> won the inaugural final of a new<br />

1894 1894competition 1894<br />

– the Associate Members Cup 189<br />

– soon to<br />

be centre stage for the rising <strong>Bristol</strong> <strong>City</strong>…<br />

Left: Trevor Morgan and Keith Curle. Top: Morgan celebrates<br />

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894 CITY 1894 IN CARTOONS 1894 1894<br />

with club historian David Woods<br />

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894<br />

Today’s<br />

visitors allow<br />

us to recall<br />

a meeting<br />

1894 1894 1894<br />

at Ashton Gate in <strong>City</strong>’s<br />

1954/55 promotion season,<br />

which is captured by this<br />

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Bob Bennett cartoon. With<br />

the campaign nearing its<br />

end, the sole promotion<br />

894<br />

prize was within <strong>City</strong>’s 1894 1894 1894<br />

grasp, but they could ill<br />

afford this loss of a point to<br />

<strong>Bournemouth</strong> despite their<br />

894<br />

main challengers Leyton 1894 1894 1894<br />

Orient being in the midst of a<br />

bad run of form.<br />

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MATCH REPORT<br />

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Fortunately, Atyeo’s firm 1894<br />

drive Rushworth, Crossland, 1894<br />

Brown;<br />

salvages a point that sees <strong>City</strong> six Murray, Siddall, Hobbs,<br />

2 points in front of Leyton Orient, Newsham, Harrison.<br />

2Atyeo 19, 44 (pen)<br />

Siddall 8, who lose 2-1 at home to Norwich Referee: AA Howlett<br />

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Hobbs 40 <strong>City</strong>. 1894<br />

(Stratton St Margaret, 1894<br />

Wiltshire)<br />

Saturday, April 9th 1955<br />

Two wins and two draws from the Attendance and gate receipts:<br />

Division Three (South)<br />

following four matches saw <strong>City</strong> 33,302 (£3,801.1s.9d)<br />

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clinch promotion two weeks later<br />

Denied an early penalty when when they played out a goalless<br />

<strong>Bournemouth</strong> have often<br />

Jimmy Rogers is brought down, draw with Newport County at<br />

894<br />

<strong>City</strong> fall behind shortly after 1894<br />

when Ashton Gate.<br />

proved difficult opponents<br />

1894 1894<br />

Barry Siddall finds the net.<br />

over the years, as is shown by<br />

<strong>City</strong>: Anderson; Guy, Thresher; this summary of our meetings<br />

A foul on John Atyeo allows the White, Peacock, Williams; Milton, with them in all competitions,<br />

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big man to fire in a spot-kick 1894<br />

Atyeo, Rogers, Burden, 1894<br />

Boxley. including wartime<br />

1894<br />

games:<br />

leveller, but John Hobbs stabs the <strong>Bournemouth</strong>: Godwin;<br />

P98 W40 D25 L33 F131 A146<br />

Cherries back in front.<br />

Cunningham, Drummond;<br />

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1894 1894 1894189<br />

1894 YOU 1894 CAN 1894189<br />

1894 QUOTE 1894 ME 1894189<br />

ON THAT<br />

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STEVE SMITH LOOKS BACK AT<br />

1894<br />

AN INTERVIEW 1894<br />

WITH FORMER 1894189<br />

CITY MANAGER ALAN DICKS<br />

1894As <strong>Bristol</strong> 1894<br />

<strong>City</strong> commenced <strong>Bristol</strong> 1894<br />

Rovers, we will be facing three Welsh 189<br />

clubs<br />

tthe 1980/81 campaign and Shrewsbury. Supporters will have less distance<br />

following relegation from to travel than they had when we were in Division<br />

the top-flight the previous One but the absence of the visits of Liverpool and<br />

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season, they faced a tough Manchester United is obviously going to hit us hard.<br />

task to bounce back up, as<br />

manager Alan Dicks points “In many ways I expect to face the same problems<br />

1894out in<br />

1894<br />

this October 1980 as last<br />

1894<br />

season only to a greater degree. This<br />

189<br />

time a<br />

edition of Soccer Monthly: year ago we lost two very experienced defenders in<br />

Gary Collier and Norman Hunter and couldn’t afford<br />

“Even when we were in the First Division the<br />

to replace them. Young Alan Hay stepped in and did<br />

1894<br />

financial resources at <strong>Bristol</strong> 1894<br />

<strong>City</strong> were tight, and well, but 1894<br />

at times we were lacking a cool 189<br />

head and<br />

now we are finding money even harder to come by. consequently paid dear.<br />

New players are needed if we are to make a strong<br />

challenge for promotion again, but the only way we “We have a competitive and talented squad at<br />

1894<br />

can get them to the club is by 1894<br />

selling others first. <strong>Bristol</strong> 1894<br />

<strong>City</strong>, but we need a couple of new 189<br />

faces to<br />

help us turn the undoubted potential we have into a<br />

“We are in a fortunate position in some ways in promotion-winning team.<br />

that we have fairly recent experience of the Second<br />

1894 1894 1894189<br />

Division. Many of the team know what is expected “Where the money is going to come from for those<br />

of them, and they are also keen get straight back players is a mystery at the moment, but I can only<br />

after a four-year spell at the top.”<br />

remain optimistic. Once you let the pressure get on<br />

1894 1894top of 1894<br />

you, you struggle.” 189<br />

The Football League’s longest-serving manager at<br />

13 years was not afraid of the pressure he faced, Unfortunately by the time this magazine had<br />

even though the last time the Robins dropped out of been published, Dicks had already been dismissed<br />

1894<br />

Division One it took 65 years 1894<br />

to ‘bounce back’. on September 1894<br />

8th after a poor start: three 189<br />

draws<br />

and three points from five League matches, and<br />

“It’s difficult to predict just how much our<br />

with the Robins already knocked out of the<br />

attendances are going to be affected. As well as League Cup.<br />

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West Brom 11 11 22<br />

Coventry 11 4 22<br />

Stoke 11 4 21<br />

Fulham 11 10 20<br />

QPR 11 6 18<br />

Huddersfield 11 2 17<br />

Blackburn 11 5 16<br />

CITY 11 1 16<br />

Reading 11 -2 16<br />

Millwall 11 0 15<br />

Blackpool 11 -3 15<br />

Luton 11 2 14<br />

Sheff Utd 11 -2 12<br />

Middlesbro 11 -2 12<br />

Birmingham 11 -5 12<br />

N Forest 11 0 11<br />

Preston 11 -3 11<br />

Swansea 11 -5 11<br />

Cardiff 11 -7 11<br />

Hull 11 -7 9<br />

Barnsley 11 -7 8<br />

Peterboro 11 -11 8<br />

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