After the hostility of Sheffield United fans last weekend, it was nice to have a friendly chat with a Bristol City fan ahead of this Saturday. I spoke to Simon Mann, who has been a regular commentator on Test Match Special since 1996. Here’s what he had to say:Hi Simon, firstly I’m going to make you feel old. Google informs you joined the BBC a year before I was born! Can you tell us a bit about who you are and what you’ve been doing at the Beeb for most of this time?
Okay…. here’s part two of Jim’s crystal ball gazing/poking fun at anyone who doesn’t wear yellow. Enjoy…On New Year’s Eve, City sat in a respectable seventh position on 38 points –three points outside the play offs. Four straight league wins at the start of 2018 would see Farke named Manager of the Month for January. Six goals in as many games sees striker Oliveira awarded Player of the Month.
Here we go… the third and final part of Andy’s team-by-team Championship preview:Preston North End The fortunes of Alex Neil’s Preston will provide an interesting sideshow for Norwich fans this season. Last year they clearly overachieved under Simon Grayson, which earned him a move to Sunderland.
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