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8️⃣ Matchday timings for 40th anniversary of the Ashton Gate 8

The game against Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate on Saturday offers an opportunity to show our appreciation for the Ashton Gate 8 and what they did for the club.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the historic events of February 1982, Peter Aitken, Julian Marshall, Geoff Merrick, David Rodgers, Gerry Sweeney and Trevor Tainton will attend with Chris Garland represented by son Adam and Jimmy Mann by club legend Tom Ritchie.

Fans are asked to head to their seats earlier than usual. 

Key timings 

  • By 2.40pm Fans to take their seats
  • 2.45pm Paul Cheesley introduced to crowd 
  • 2.46pm Showing on big screen of the recently unearthed video of THAT Jimmy Mann goal from 1979 against Nottingham Forest
  • From 2.45pm Surfer flag moves along South Stand from the corner with Lansdown Stand to the Section 82 corner
  • 2.47pm Paul Cheesley welcomes the Ashton Gate 8 to the centre circle* with images on the big screen 
  • 2.56pm City and Middlesbrough players line up
  • 2.57pm The Ashton Gate 8 leave the field 
  • 3pm Kick-off
  • On 8 minutes: 8:01 to 8:59 applause and a giant '8' card mosaic** in the Upper Dolman central three blocks

*In the event of adverse weather preventing the pitch parade, the Ashton Gate 8 will be welcomed on to the Heineken Lounge balcony. Timings will remain the same.

**Subject to weather conditions 

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