Fair play Dazza, 10 times to any away ground is a good effort. The old Gate has long gone now so you will be seeing a different place tomorrow.Looking forward to this. 10th visit to Ashton Gate. Not sure how we will line up with Sa suspended. Hopefully Ferdinand will be back fit. Think it will be a draw.
I agree with most of that Herts.You are a bunch of pessimists suddenly, eh? Lighten up, ffs!
You had a hard start to the season with a very good L1 side facing up to some battle-hardened Championship sides. You had few fresh faces, and other teams came at you hard and fast. But you got a few decent points and an unexpected win up on Teeside. Cotterill probably underestimated Brentford and Birmingham City, in particular, but other than that, you've done OK.
I think you'll go into the Reading game determined to stay solid at the back, with 'not conceding' a lot more important than scoring.
Reading will be a bit overconfident with their early wins and so the game will probably end up 0-0 which would be a point gained for you, maybe even 1-0 to you.
I agree with most of that Herts.
We are actually playing some great stuff. The main difference between the divisions is the finishing IMO. Whereas last year we could miss a few chances and leave ourselves slightly open at the back, this year we can't. We are still missing chances while our opposition aren't. If we weren't making those chances I would be concerned but we are making loads. We DO however need a clinical finisher in our side. Kodjia is looking very good but we need to start taking more of the chances we are making. That is our main issue at the mo and I'm sure it will be sorted.
The defence is starting to look a bit better but we are far too open at times and we are being punished savagely for it. This is a great league TBH.
I think the problem for us is to find a happy medium between our attacking style and keeping the back door shut. Personally, I don't think we have found that happy medium yet at this level but I'm sure we will.
Will we get away with drinking on North Street?
As David says there are a couple of pubs you just won't be allowed in but generally there's no issue. From the Tobacco factory up (going away from the ground) you'll be fine. In all honesty, the pubs that are home only aren't as bad as they were and it's a bit OTT in the modern era IMO.Will we get away with drinking on North Street?
As David says there are a couple of pubs you just won't be allowed in but generally there's no issue. From the Tobacco factory up (going away from the ground) you'll be fine. In all honesty, the pubs that are home only aren't as bad as they were and it's a bit OTT in the modern era IMO.
It's the same as any away game, behave like an idiot and you will draw attention, behave normally and you'll have no issues at all.
It's been a lovely day in Bristol today and if tomorrow is the same, down by the river could be extremely pleasant.