Six decades of Cardiff City v Bristol City matches.

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Six questions on the wurzels with the answers to be posted on here tomorrow.

60s. The player stood third from the left in the middle row in this Bristol Rovers team group played around six times as many matches for Bristol City in an eight year spell at Ashton Gate than he did for Rovers – he also has a tenuous Cardiff City connection, who is he?

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70s. What links the Bristol City player (wearing white) in this picture with Peter Whittingham?

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80s. Why were the “Ashton Gate eight” so named and how many of them can you recall now?

90s. Who is this?

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00s. Capped twenty eight times, but only an unused sub in his sole Severnside derby which took place towards the end of this decade, who is this player?

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10s. Who was the last player to score for Bristol City at Cardiff City Stadium?

Answers.

60s. The player who turned out for both Bristol clubs during the 60s is Mike Ford’s dad, Tony.

70s. Ken Wimshurst and Peter Whittingham are the only players to score winning goals for City against Bristol City in league games during the regular season between 3 April 1971, when Wimshurst’s own goal gave us a 1-0 win at Ninian Park, and 22 March 2008 when Whitts got the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory at the same ground.

80s. I think this link summarises things perfectly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2005/12/02/ashtongate8_feature.shtml

90s. Junior Bent.

00s. Andy Webster was a sub for Bristol City in the 0-0 draw between the sides at Ninian Park in September 2008.

10s. Ben Nugent put through his own net in our 2-1 win in February 2013.

 

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2 Responses to Six decades of Cardiff City v Bristol City matches.

  1. Richard Holt says:

    Can’t seem to log in on the new board Paul so my answer to the Wimshurst – Whittingham link is that Whitts was the next person to score a winner for City in a regular league game – 27 years after Wimshurst’s og in 1971.

  2. The other Bob Wilson says:

    Correct Richard – although our run without a win was ten years longer than you say.

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