BFTG - Bristol City

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BFTG - Bristol City

by SCIAG » 03 Nov 2018 19:09

What a game.

We started really well and took a deserved lead. Kelly took really well to a defensive role, spraying passes around and letting Bacuna and Rinomhota do the donkey work. Great ball in for the goal which Meite took well. Then conceded a soft goal where Walker could have done better. Faded a bit, then pulled it together after McCleary came on. Kelly scores an excellent goal and it was very frustrating to concede again - why couldn't we clear it?

Second half was nervy without a big striker to hold it up, but we strung together some good moves playing proper football. Bacuna's goal was excellently worked.

Blackett had a brilliant game, and Swift and Gunter added a bit of steel when they came on.

Good debut from Rinomhota- I'm not a big fan but he shielded the ball well and kept possession in some tight spots, despite his limitations.

MOTM Blackett, narrowly over Kelly.

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by holsgrove breaks a leg » 03 Nov 2018 19:14

Blackett... good game..... :shock:

His usual bright start for ten mins followed by one single error (the first goal) that then typically drains the confidence away. Shocking defending today including a hapless Moore other than some timely headers. A great and much needed win but we will concede like no tomorrow if this keeps up. Much better from Kelly my man of the match.

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by Snowflake Royal » 03 Nov 2018 19:21

You can't tell me that wasn't bloody brilliant.

Really good persistence and fight. Kept their heads second half, good game management and carried a threat just about all game.

Walker 7 kicking a bit weak and a bit flappy, but did enough, good saves.
Yiadom 7 defended well and pushed out well
Blackett 8 lots of heart in mouth moments with his risky skills, but also best laugh out loud moment, good defending and crosses
Moore 9 imperious
O'Shea 8 solid and calm, bit loose in distribution
Rinomhota 9 MotM fantastic game so calm and controlled, keep that up and we have yet another great graduate
Kelly 8 worked so hard and kept us moving, slowed it down and kept possession well around the ever deadly 50 - 60 minute mark
Bacuna 8 bit quiet and sloppy tonight, but you can't ask for more than scoring the winner
Barrow 7 about his best performance this season, not at last season's best though
Baldock 7 struggled a bit when leading the line, unlucky a few times but worked them hard.
Meite 8 bit of a lump, but he fecking goes for it and frightens defences

McCleary 8 very good job
Swift 7 some good outballs and must have worked hard though didn't notice him a lot
Gunter 8 really solid defenisve display to help us see it out

Clement - great job

Officials - shithouses - gave almost everything to Brizzle.

Best game in ages. oxf*rd loved it, so tense. oxf*rd knows what my blood pressure is right now!

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by Hound » 03 Nov 2018 19:24

Though o shea had a decent game

Roughly:

7s: O Shea, Kelly, McCleary, Meite, Bacuna
6s: Walker, Blackett, Rinomhota, Baldock, Swift, Gunter
5s: Moore, Yiadom, Barrow

Was an enjoyable and entertaining game. We definitely look like scoring goals, and unfortunately don’t look like keeping a clean sheet in the slightest

Still massively missing Ezatolahi or another big solid defensive CM, and both Bod and Meite being injured really isn’t great either

Another massive game vs Ipswich up next. Could properly cut them adrift

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by Old Man Andrews » 03 Nov 2018 19:27

Terrible defending and goalkeeping but a win is a win. We got a bit of excitement too which was certainly welcome.


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by Hound » 03 Nov 2018 19:28

I know people obvs raised eyebrows at Meite’s 4 year deal, but the boy has serious potential- and scored 4 in 4 now as well

Thought he looked excellent in that first 20 before the injury took its toll

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by Royality creeps In » 03 Nov 2018 19:45

Made hard work of beating the worst team I have seen at the Mad Stad this season.
I thought we still struggled defensively. Having said that O Shea looks better that Tiago

A few shaky moments but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won that.

Onwards and upwards URZZ

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by Royalwaster » 03 Nov 2018 19:47

Royality creeps In wrote:Made hard work of beating the worst team I have seen at the Mad Stad this season.
I thought we still struggled defensively. Having said that O Shea looks better that Tiago

A few shaky moments but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won that.

Onwards and upwards URZZ


What even worse than Hull?

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by NewCorkSeth » 03 Nov 2018 19:48

Missed the game.. will watch it tonight.


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by Hound » 03 Nov 2018 19:59

Royalwaster wrote:
Royality creeps In wrote:Made hard work of beating the worst team I have seen at the Mad Stad this season.
I thought we still struggled defensively. Having said that O Shea looks better that Tiago

A few shaky moments but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won that.

Onwards and upwards URZZ


What even worse than Hull?


I would say so. For all their smug gifs and idiot fans, they had a pretty awful team

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by Ascotexgunner » 03 Nov 2018 20:07

Royality creeps In wrote:Made hard work of beating the worst team I have seen at the Mad Stad this season.
I thought we still struggled defensively. Having said that O Shea looks better that Tiago

A few shaky moments but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won that.

Onwards and upwards URZZ


Good assessment.....just seen the stats. Not pretty for us......They had 21 shots to our 8 and had only 3 shots on target to their 7.
They also had 6 corners to our 1.
Not impressive but 3 points is 3 points and it keeps us in touch.
Ipswich next......we have to win that...its an absolute must.

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by Zip » 03 Nov 2018 20:22

Good to see the supporters get behind the team today. The atmosphere was much better. An important win

Walker 7 Several important saves. Distribution poor
Blackett 6 Gave me kittens trying to do too much on the ball but lovely skills on occasions
Moore 6 Ok but part of a back four that is simply too vulnerable
O’Shea 6 Strong in the air but doesn’t offer much else
Yiadom 5 Passing poor out of defence.
Kelly 7 Scored a peach and better around the pitch
Bacuna 6 Took his goal well but very frustrating at times as we lost momentum when he was in the ball
Rinomhota 7 Worked hard and tidy on the ball. Did well
Barrow 6 Not at his best and did an Aluko by drifting inside far too often but he got an assist
Baldock 6 Not effective as a centre forward but ok on the flank
Meite 7 Took his goal well and a real handful
McCleary 7 I thought he looked sharper today and made some decent breaks
Swift 6 Did ok and made one good clearance leading to a counter attack
Gunter 6 Useful contribution when he came on

Now let’s do Ipswich and start moving upwards
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by Hound » 03 Nov 2018 20:25

Swift’s pass certainly wasn’t a ‘clearance’. That was a top notch through-ball


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by Snowflake Royal » 03 Nov 2018 20:32

Hound wrote:
Royalwaster wrote:
Royality creeps In wrote:Made hard work of beating the worst team I have seen at the Mad Stad this season.
I thought we still struggled defensively. Having said that O Shea looks better that Tiago

A few shaky moments but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won that.

Onwards and upwards URZZ


What even worse than Hull?


I would say so. For all their smug gifs and idiot fans, they had a pretty awful team

Nah, Hull were spectacularly bad. Brizzle were just shit like Weds and Bolton.

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by Zip » 03 Nov 2018 20:47

Hound wrote:Swift’s pass certainly wasn’t a ‘clearance’. That was a top notch through-ball


Whatevs Hound dog.

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by Royals and Racers » 03 Nov 2018 20:53

Could someone who had a better view than me or watched it on TV tell me how far offside their player was for city`s first goal ??

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by Brain Traysers » 03 Nov 2018 21:03

Ascotexgunner wrote:
Royality creeps In wrote:Made hard work of beating the worst team I have seen at the Mad Stad this season.
I thought we still struggled defensively. Having said that O Shea looks better that Tiago

A few shaky moments but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won that.

Onwards and upwards URZZ


Good assessment.....just seen the stats. Not pretty for us......They had 21 shots to our 8 and had only 3 shots on target to their 7.
They also had 6 corners to our 1.
Not impressive but 3 points is 3 points and it keeps us in touch.
Ipswich next......we have to win that...its an absolute must.


...and only 0.5 xG vs 3.2 for Bristol.

Continuing to pick up points from performances like this will not continue

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by Old Man Andrews » 03 Nov 2018 21:04

Snowflake Royal wrote:
Hound wrote:
Royalwaster wrote:
What even worse than Hull?


I would say so. For all their smug gifs and idiot fans, they had a pretty awful team

Nah, Hull were spectacularly bad. Brizzle were just shit like Weds and Bolton.


I agree with Ian.

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by Old Man Andrews » 03 Nov 2018 21:05

Royals and Racers wrote:Could someone who had a better view than me or watched it on TV tell me how far offside their player was for city`s first goal ??


Yiadom played him on.

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by Hound » 03 Nov 2018 21:06

Zip wrote:
Hound wrote:Swift’s pass certainly wasn’t a ‘clearance’. That was a top notch through-ball


Whatevs Hound dog.


The one where Baldock got fouled?

100% that was a pass

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