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A bit late, admittedly, but I thought that I better draw attention to some very interesting deadline day dealing on the part of Gary Johnson.
The bigger of City’s 2 loan signings made this past Tuesday, is undoubtedly Ajax midfielder Evander Sno.
Sno, 22 has already played in Britain, during a spell with Celtic between 2006 and 2008. He signed for Ajax last year.
His transfer comes about following the friendly match played between Bristol City and Martin Jol’s side in pre-season. Sno played a big part in the Dutch side’s 4-0 demolition …

A resurgent Bristol City side overcame their recent poor form to beat Gareth Southgate’s Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate today.
The 2-1 victory ends what was a difficult week for Gary Johnson and his team, after poor performances against Cardiff in the league and Carlisle in the Carling Cup.
Quietly, City fans may have been expecting another defeat, and Middlesbrough did threaten on a couple of occassions during the first half. Mark Yeates, signed under Bristol City’s noses during the Summer recess, broke through after half an hour, but his tame shot was …

I’ve just learnt from Bristol City’s official website, that the Robins’s coaching team have Vincent Pericard and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie on trial at the club.

Vincent Pericard
Pericard is a former Juventus and Stoke player, but I have little idea how good of a player he is overall. The name is one which is hard to forget, so I’m guessing that is why I’ve heard of him! He is only 26, so could have a fair few years in him, and could be a good replacement for Adebola upfront.
Quincy is someone I …

Cardiff City secured a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Severnside rivals Bristol City this afternoon.
The away side’s preparations for the game were hit by injury and illness, with Cole Skuse ruled out thanks to an ankle injury and defenders Bradley Orr and Lewin Nyatanga sidelined by a bug.
However Gary Johnson’s team started the brighter, with Maynard and Haynes making a number of promising runs in the early stages.

Gary Johnson – Bad day at the office for his side
However, after that, Cardiff began to dominate. Chris Burke nearly scored after bursting through …

As you will know, I generally prefer to write journalistic, unbiased articles on this blog. However, this post will be one of my deviations, and will include a lot of personal opinions.
I wanted to post about the controversy surrounding Bristol City’s 1-0 win against Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.
The Robins stole a win with Nick Maynard slipping in a 89th minute winner, but the real talking point of the game came in the 30th minute.
Crystal Palace forward Freddie Sears evaded the City defenders to seemingly score a goal for his side. …

Bristol City have transfer listed their much-loved goalkeeper Adriano Basso.

A statement on the official website says that the club has done ‘all they could’ to try and keep Basso at the Gate, by offering him a new contract.
However the 34-year old Brazilian has rejected the new deal and is seeking a move.
One should expect some Premier League clubs to make an offer, for a very athletic ‘keeper, with a very good record.
More on this when it’s released.

Dutch giants Ajax thrashed Bristol City 4-0 last night, in the Robins’ first pre-season friendly at home.
A 10,000-strong crowd were on hand to see the Amsterdam side easily outplay the home side.
All of Bristol City’s new signings played a part during the 90 minutes, with trialists Alexei Eremenko, Grigorios Papazacharias and Peter Brezovan also getting a run-out.
Finnish midfielder Eremenko, and Greek defender Papazacharias will not be offered contracts by Gary Johnson, although he has not ruled out making Brezovan’s presence at the club, permenent.

Peter Brezovan during his time at Swindon …

In my absence from blogging in the last couple of weeks, Bristol City have been rather busy in the Transfer Market.
Although there are no ‘big’ named or ‘big’ money signings, the business Gary Johnson has done so far, shows a desire to bolster a basically-decent side with experience, while also adding more building blocks towards the club’s longer-term future.
First through the doors of Ashton Gate was striker David Clarkson, who signed from Motherwell. Despite secrecy over the precise figure of the fee, it is understood that it lies somewhere around …

Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott has signed a new contract with the West Country side, alleviating fears that he may leave during the summer transfer window.
Fans and officials alike will be pleased with the new deal, which should, theoretically, see the midfielder remain at the club until 2012. The Bristol Evening Post said that Elliott was “delighted” to have signed.

Marvin Elliot: Signed up until 2012
Meanwhile, the Robins have failed in their second bid for Barnsely midfielder Anderson de Silva.
Tykes boss Simon Davey, quoted in the Bristol Evening Post, said, “Bristol …

With Bristol City having performed well in their first two seasons back in England’s second tier, they are facing an increasingly difficult transfer dilemma – while their consolidated status and improved national reputation are useful in attempting to lure better players to Ashton Gate, they also face more of a struggle to keep hold of the cream of their own crop.
With that in mind, there are more transfer rumours, both in terms of alleged acquisitions and rumoured losses, circling the Robins than ever before.
So far, Gary Johnson’s side …