Banner image

Author

Dave Barton

Dave Barton writes

Posted Saturday, October 27th 2018

The debrief: Stoke City (H)

Lee Johnson assesses his side's 1-0 loss to Stoke City at Ashton Gate.

Here's what he said after the game:

  • Johnson admitted he was “frustrated” with the first-half performance but said the players were “fantastic”, especially in the second half against “probably the most fancied side in the division"
  • The Robins took “too long to get going, to press and play forward” and needed to be aggressive and play with intensity from the start
  • City’s “personality and identity” came out in the second half, playing forward with “short, sharp and precise passes, switching play and changing the point of attack"
  • Johnson changed the left side of the City team at half-time because “it wasn’t doing enough”
  • Clevedon-born Jack Butland deserve credit for being a “top keeper” and while City may have been the better side it will be the result that goes down in history
  • City can “handle the ball and grind teams down” but have lost sources of goals with the summer departures and now need “goals from all over the pitch”
  • The Sky Bet Championship can be “cruel at times, but hopefully through consistency, belief and implementing the way we played in the second half,” City are heading in the right direction

Latest News

✍️ Naismith is a Red

✍️ Naismith is a Red

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

🎥 'I'm looking forward to getting started' - Naismith

🎥 'I'm looking forward to getting started' - Naismith

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

📸 Gallery: Naismiths' signing day

📸 Gallery: Naismiths' signing day

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

🗓  Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

🗓 Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

More than 9,000 Season Tickets sold
Rugby icon

More than 9,000 Season Tickets sold

Season Tickets for the 2022/23 campaign are selling at a record pace, with more than 9,000 supporters already committed.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour
Rugby icon

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour

Academy U18 prop Louie Trevett has been named in the England U18 squad for the summer tour to South Africa.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Omar Mouneimne leaves by mutual consent
Rugby icon

Omar Mouneimne leaves by mutual consent

Omar Mouneimne has left Bristol Bears by mutual consent, the club can confirm.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Charles Piutau named in Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup
Rugby icon

Charles Piutau named in Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup

Charles Piutau has been named in the Tonga squad to compete in July’s Pacific Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend
Basketball icon

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend

The Matthew Bromley memorial basketball games will take place from 4pm on Saturday, May 28th at the SGS College Arena.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th 2022 • Basketball