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Post by yuffie Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:19 am

2weirdtown wrote:
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2weirdtown wrote:Tommy Conway equalises for Bristol City v West Ham in the FA cup.
Max O'Leary in goal.

Must only be a selection band who saw Tommy Conway actually play in that 20/21 season.

Got only goal tonight to knock West Ham out of the cup.  O'Leary in goal again.

And we even got a mention on commentary. I think saying that we were a good club for young players - though I wasn't really watching/listening properly!

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Post by comrade powell Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:26 am

We are a well managed club according to the commentator, Jonathan Pierce, who did a great job in disguising his love for his team. Also mentioned Beechen Cliff School a couple of times.
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Post by Peter Newman Wed Jan 17, 2024 12:50 pm

Strange to hear your old school being mentioned by the commentator. Thought he said that Beechen Cliff was noted for its sporting activity or was it simply due to two of the Bristol City team had attended that school.
I must admit I attended the school under its previous incarnation and football was not a sporting option as it was rugby oriented. Although perhaps the most noted former pupil was Roger Bannister who was the first person to run the under 4 minute mile.

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Post by comrade powell Wed Jan 17, 2024 12:53 pm

Yes I think he said that a couple of players went to school there. And Paul Gover was a more famous former pupil!
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Post by Manchester Romans Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:33 pm

I think the Demon Headmaster might be a more famous ex-pupil!

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Post by Beau Nash Wed Jan 17, 2024 6:42 pm

I played cricket for my school there in the 1960s. Beechen scored c.120 for very few wickets, we scored one run more for 9 winning in the last over. An ex BANES councillor scored the winning run with me as partner.

In another game against another Bath school, it may have been King Edwards, I hit a crashing off drive for four that Somerset's Viv Richards would have been proud of. bounce
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Post by Paul1978 Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:50 pm

Zak Vyner attended Beechen Cliff School alongside fellow Bristol City academy graduate Max O'Leary. Vyner not born in Bath or ex Bath City player but still interesting non the less.
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Post by 2weirdtown Wed Jan 17, 2024 10:02 pm

Peter Newman wrote:Strange to hear your old school being mentioned by the commentator. Thought he said that Beechen Cliff was noted for its sporting activity or was it simply due to two of the Bristol City team had attended that school.
I must admit I attended the school under its previous incarnation and football was not a sporting option as it was rugby oriented.  Although perhaps the most noted former pupil  was Roger Bannister who was the first person to run  the  under 4 minute mile.

It was City of Bath Boys School (I think) - grammar school - before merging with Oldfield Boys School (secondary modern) to become Beechen Cliff Comprehensive. I went to Oldfield where rugby was compulsory.
Me and some mates started Oldfield Utd soccer team and played in the youth league. I remember a game at Kensington fields where we only had 9 men including Paul Glover. We left most of the defending to him and won comfortably.
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Post by Manchester Romans Thu Jan 18, 2024 7:42 pm

Sam Pearson signs… for Yeovile

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Post by PHILB1973# Fri Jan 19, 2024 8:48 pm

Andy Sandell to Calne apparently but he's 40 now so ancient in football terms.
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Post by City 'til we're relegated Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:10 am

It was City of Bath Boys School (I think) - grammar school - before merging with Oldfield Boys School (secondary modern) to become Beechen Cliff Comprehensive.  I went to Oldfield where rugby was compulsory.
Me and some mates started Oldfield Utd soccer team and played in the youth league.  I remember a game at Kensington fields where we only had 9 men including Paul Glover.  We left most of the defending to him and won comfortably.
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I too went to Oldfield - many unhappy memories. We were indeed forced to play rugby. Football was banned. Sports master said that football was evil and that rugby was the only true sport. Worst four years of my life.

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Post by Ashley Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:59 am

Joe Wright (the keeper we had on loan at the start of last season from Millwall) to Galway United

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Post by 2weirdtown Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:27 pm

Watching Bridport play recently. Had a chat with Brian Macauley, City keeper early 70s (?). Still in good nick and enjoying the game as a spectator although he has in the past helped with advice/coaching at Bridport and Axminster, the latter being his home town.
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Post by comrade powell Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:27 pm

He played over 200 games for us in the second half of the 60s. I remember his debut when I guess he was only about 17 - from memory I think it was home to Yeovil and he’d only been signed earlier that day so was really thrown in at the deep end. He developed into a really reliable keeper.
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Post by Luton Roman Mon Jan 29, 2024 5:06 pm

comrade powell wrote:He played over 200 games for us in the second half of the 60s. I remember his debut when I guess he was only about 17 - from memory I think it was home to Yeovil and he’d only been signed earlier that day so was really thrown in at the deep end. He developed into a really reliable keeper.
Yes, good keeper in a pretty inconsistent team.

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Post by turnstyle13 Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:37 pm

Just watching this game.
Commentator just talking about one of the Plymouth player and mentioned us along with Turnip Town and Bristol C.
I wasn’t concentrating so missed who he was talking about and I don’t recognise any name.

Anybody know who it was?

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Post by county exile Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:56 pm

Joe Edwards previous loan signing
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Post by PHILB1973# Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:27 am

Matt Bower signs for Swindon Supermarine.
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Post by Manchester Romans Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:15 pm

Oli Wright, the Southampton keeper we had at the start of this season, has joined Worthing on loan.

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Post by PHILB1973# Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:23 pm

Opi Edwards to Gloucester on loan from WSM.
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Post by Ashley Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:26 am

Alex Fletcher to Tiverton on loan from WsM

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Post by PHILB1973# Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:27 pm

Everybody ex City on loan from WsM.
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Post by LB Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:17 pm

Harvey Wiles--Richards has signed for Weymouth on loan so might see him playing against us on Good Friday.

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Post by PHILB1973# Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:49 am

Opi Edwards has joined Sholing
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Post by Luton Roman Tue Mar 26, 2024 4:45 pm

Ashley wrote:Alex Fletcher to Tiverton on loan from WsM

Extended to end of season.

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