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Robins or Magpies? Bristol City v Newcastle United – Match preview.

March 19th, 2010 | 223 Comments |

Scrumpy the robin.
Scrumpy the robin.
Newcastle United travel to Ashton Gate on Saturday for a tea-time kick off against managerless Bristol City.

The Robins are on a poor run of form currently and have won only two of their last six matches at Ashton Gate, something that the Magpies will be looking to capitalise on in an effort to secure promotion at the earliest possible opportunity.

Caretaker boss Keith Millen will take charge of Bristol City, who are now only seven points clear of the relegation places. Following Gary Johnson’s mutual departure on Thursday, the stand-in boss admits he is relishing the chance of testing his managerial abilities against the league leaders. Speaking to the official Bristol City website, Millen had this to say:

“It’s the perfect game to have really. The Newcastle match is one everyone in Bristol has been looking forward to for a long time and it’s going to be a full house.”

“We need to get over the shock of what happened quickly, get back on the training ground and stay focused on the Newcastle match.” (more…)

Will Bristol City be a big handful for Toon?

October 3rd, 2009 | 15 Comments |

The mighty Bristol City: In Toon soon.
The mighty Bristol City: In Toon soon.
With all the flying guff surrounding the recent award to Kevin Keegan, there is still the small matter of a football match with the Robins of Bristol City to contend with at 3pm.

Stiff test?

City, who are renowned as much for their contribution to Cockney rhyming slang as their achievements on the pitch, are currently 9th in the table. They are proving to be a fairly tasty little unit who are difficult to beat at home. Fortunately for the Magpies though, they seem to be considerably more wobbly away.

Promoted to the Championship in 2007, they have suffered only two losses this year, with four victories and four draws. Three of the draws and both of the losses occurred on their away missions though, which is comforting. However, despite their away form, they should still prove a fairly stiff test for the Magpies this afternoon as we welcome them to the considerable bosom of St James’s Park.

Bristol Gaffer up for it.

Bristol City supremo, Gary Johnson certainly sounds up for the the challenge, speaking in a recent interview, he said: (more…)