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CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF THE WEEKEND
Bristol City vs Hull City – Saturday 24th September 2011 – 3.00 pm kick-off
Last time the sides met
Bristol City 3-0 Hull City (Saturday 7th May 2011)
Stead (3), Pitman (14),
Campbell-Ryce (56)
The Lowdown
The two clubs that took to the Wembley turf for the 2008 play-off final meet again on Saturday afternoon at Ashton Gate. A wonderful volley from Hull City legend Dean Windass was enough to defeat Bristol City that afternoon. The Tigers experienced the typical highs and lows of a Premier League rollercoaster, before succumbing to relegation …

Here on Leicester.footballblog.co.uk I am now through five teams as in this feature I will be previewing Bristol City. After recent success in the Npower Championship can Keith Millen’s side challenge for promotion this season; however with the division even tougher than before will Bristol City be possible relegation candidates, what will this campaign bring for the fans at Ashton Gate…
Bristol City Preview
Only a few seasons ago Bristol City stunned Championship fans as they managed to reach the play-off final in 07/08, despite reaching those heights recent campaigns in the …

Bristol City had substitute David Clarkson to thank for earning them the three points in a thoroughly dull encounter at London Road.
Jim Gannon, who announced he would be leaving Posh at the end of the season earlier this week, started with a 3-1-4-2 formation as he looked to get Peterborough back to winning ways after his side lost 4-0 against Scunthorpe in mid-week. Nathan Koranteng was handed his first start in a Peterborough shirt, his only appearances so far for ‘The Posh’ was a substitute one against Swansea, he was …

After an astonishing 5-1 victory at home to Scunthorpe on Saturday, Leicester now travel down to Ashton Gate, in what could well be a hard fought battle against Bristol City. Leicester are currently 6th in the Coca Cola Championship, while fellow promotion rivals Bristol City have currently dropped off the pace as they lay in a mediocre 15th position.
THE TEAMS
Leicester,are currently in decent form, as from the Newcastle match at the back-end of January, Leicester haven’t lost a game in the Coca Cola Championship. However after the injury sustained to top scorer …

As many of you will know, Bristol City lost 3-2 at home to Sheffield United this past Saturday. As usual, I was in attendance in the East End, so one would have thought that I got to witness the home side come back from two goals down to equalise in stoppage time, only to let in a morale-crushing  third which sent the United fans back to the home of Stainless Steel with three points.

Darius Henderson – His hattrick gave Sheffield United the three points in a dramatic finale
You would’ve thought …

Bristol City have continued to stake their claim as promotion contenders, by securing an away win against Barnsley and a spot in the playoff places to boot.
The 3-2 victory marked Bristol City’s first away win this season, with some commentators suggesting that the scoreline flattered the home side, who struggled to deal with the Robins’ superior attacking prowess.
The home side, angered by the rejection of an early penalty shout when City defender Lewin Nyatanga appeared to handle the ball in the box after a slip, went 1-0 down in the …

Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United played until the very end at Ashton Gate this past Saturday and secured a last-gasp equaliser to frustrate Bristol City.
George Boyd, making his 124th consecutive appearance for the Posh, equalling a club record headed in a Danny Rose cross as the clock neared 90 minutes.
The point was well-deserved on the part of the Championship newcomers, as they certainly had the better of the play in the second half. It could have been so different had Nicky Maynard not blasted an early chance over the bar , …

So, despite my worst fears, Bristol City managed to snatch a 0-0 draw at St James’ Park last Saturday. I see that as a very creditable result, as many of the media reports have also suggested.
Of course, the result came, thanks in no small part to goalkeeper Dean Gerken. The former Colchester man was not even expected to play in the game due to lingering difficulties after that all-so-lingering ‘virus’ which has ravaged the squad since their pre-season visit to Portugal. However, with Adriano Basso injuring himself in the …

Sitting in the East End of Ashton Gate on a Tuesday night is always strangely magical. With the notorious Blackpool drummer and two seeming seperate factions of home fans in the half-empty stand, this experience was made all the more interesting this past Tuesday, as Bristol City took on Ian Holloway’s Blackpool side.
Yes, the drummer Holloway spoke so proudly of in a recent Coca Cola League Podcast was in full-force among the orange (or should that be tangerine?) and white congregation, competing with the drum which graces the home side …

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After four games without a win Derby are going into this game aiming to get their season back on track with a victory over Bristol City.
Derby will definitely be without Paul Green who had another operation on his foot this week and he will continue to be missed in the centre of midfield. There is good news on the injury front, after picking up knocks against Crystal Palace last weekend Dean Leacock, Kris Commons, Rob Hulse and James Vaughan are all expected to be fit for this game.
After their …