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Bristol City vs. Burnley

Ashton Gate

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

7:45 pm

Robins Flight To Be Stunted By Clarets?

Burnley travel to Ashton Gate on Tuesday night and they will be hoping to beat struggling Bristol City and get closer to the play-offs positions ahead of appointing a new manager.

The Pre-amble:

The Clarets are now full of confidence despite still being manager less following the departure of Eddie Howe two weeks ago. Terry Pashley, in his first match as caretaker manager has masterminded a bit of a turnaround guiding the Clarets to their first victory in five games after defeating Blackpool 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday. It was not so much the victory but also the pleasing performance, especially in defence where we kept our first clean sheet since the opening day of the season at home to Bolton. Can we now make it two wins in a row against struggling Bristol City at Ashton Gate this Tuesday night?

Derek McInnes`s men have struggled so far this season and are currently fourth from bottom with 11 points from 11 games. Worryingly for the Robins they have now gone five games without a win and not won on home soil in three games having lost one and drawn two at Ashton Gate. A win for the Clarets could see the team well placed in view of the fact despite being in 15th spot we are only five points away from the play-offs positions! Come on you Clarets!!

Bristol City Team News:

Bristol City will be without a trio of players for this clash. Left-back Greg Cunningham has a ruptured ankle tendon and he will remain on the sidelines until late November.

Midfielders Marvin Elliott (hernia) and Neil Kilkenny (hamstring) will also be unavailable for selection. Defender, Joe Bryan has recovered from concussion and was an unused substitute on Saturday. On loan Middlesbrough defender Stephen McManus is also expected to retain his place despite picking up a knock to his knee on his second debut at The Reebok Stadium against Bolton last Saturday.

Player to watch: Sam Baldock

The 23 year old striker who can also play out on the wing is the Robins leading joint scorer this season with just four goals so far! That though looks pretty unimpressive when you consider Austin`s tally. The former MK Dons and West Ham player signed for the Robins on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee in August 2012. Baldock scored 11 goals in his first 15 games for West Ham in the Championship but then lost his place in the side following injury problems. The potential to score is clearly there then at this level so we will have to keep him in check.

Burnley Team News:

Danny Ings is on the verge of making a comeback after now being back in full training and seemingly fully recovered from his torn cartilage surgery. Pashley meanwhile seems to have the luxury of now having a fully fit squad to choose from.

Player to watch: Charlie Austin

If he scores in his eighth consecutive games, you would have to go back to the days of Ray Pointer in 1958-59 for the last time a Clarets player did that! He can`t stop scoring though so there is a good chance another record could tumble.

Team & Tactics:

Well David Edgar might be fully rested now but would it be fair to draft him back into the starting eleven after such a strong defensive performance against Blackpool on Saturday? If I was Pashley Ii would stick with the same starting eleven and bench. If Danny Ings is now fully fit then Pash might be tempted to name him on the bench but we shall see.

I will simply go with the eighteen named for the Blackpool game.

Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, McCann Marney, Stock, Stanislas, Austin

Subs: Jensen, Mills, Edgar, Bartley, Stewart, Vokes, Paterson

Ref Watch:

Surrey referee, Lee Collins gets this clash. His record last season was six red cards in 25 games just over one every four games and he also gave another 81 yellow cards. In his eight games so far this season, he has sent one player off and shown 23 yellow cards. This will be his first game in charge of a match involving the Clarets.

Match Prediction:

Hopefully that win against local rivals Blackpool at home on Saturday will spur Burnley on and we can now get another away win on the board. Do it for Pash lads!! 2-1 Clarets

Next Match:

Another away trip and a toughie against high-flying Cardiff on Saturday 27th October! (Kick Off: 3pm)




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Date:Monday October 22 2012

Time: 6:38PM

Your Comments

Win this Pash could be elevated to a strong managerial candidate!!
turfmanphil
Win this Pash could be elevated to a strong managerial candidate!!
turfmanphil
A bit disappointed to be missing this one as I normally get to Ashton Gate when we play City. However, it is a bit too far for me on a Tuesday night. Think I will save the ticket money and put it towards the extortionate prices at Ipswich Town in a couple of weeks.
RickersTwickers
A bit disappointed to be missing this one as I normally get to Ashton Gate when we play City. However, it is a bit too far for me on a Tuesday night. Think I will save the ticket money and put it towards the extortionate prices at Ipswich Town in a couple of weeks.
RickersTwickers
The Clarets unchanged from the side that beat Blackpool at the weekend, a change on the bench O'Neill comes in for Bartley who is out with an injury. Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Mee, Duff, Shackell, Stock, Marney, McCann, Austin, Wallace, Stanislas. Subs: Vokes, Paterson, Edgar, O’Neill, Mills, Stewart, Jensen. Bristol City: Heaton, Fontaine, Skuse, Davies, Pearson, Foster, Adomah, McManus, Baldock, Bryan, M Wilson. Subs: Carey, Taylor, Anderson, Morris, Pitman, J Wilson, Gerken.
8clarets8
The Clarets unchanged from the side that beat Blackpool at the weekend, a change on the bench O'Neill comes in for Bartley who is out with an injury. Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Mee, Duff, Shackell, Stock, Marney, McCann, Austin, Wallace, Stanislas. Subs: Vokes, Paterson, Edgar, O’Neill, Mills, Stewart, Jensen. Bristol City: Heaton, Fontaine, Skuse, Davies, Pearson, Foster, Adomah, McManus, Baldock, Bryan, M Wilson. Subs: Carey, Taylor, Anderson, Morris, Pitman, J Wilson, Gerken.
8clarets8
Wallace injured in the warm-up. Paterson comes in, and Ings takes his place on the bench.
8clarets8
Wallace injured in the warm-up. Paterson comes in, and Ings takes his place on the bench.
8clarets8
Austin is in the record books get in there Bristol 0-1 Burnley
8clarets8
Austin is in the record books get in there Bristol 0-1 Burnley
8clarets8
Davies equalizers minutes later, :/ Bristol City 1-1 Burnley...nothing Grant could have done with the free-kick.
8clarets8
Davies equalizers minutes later, :/ Bristol City 1-1 Burnley...nothing Grant could have done with the free-kick.
8clarets8
Half-time: Bristol City 1-1 Burnley, Austin equalizers Ray Pointer's record and goes in the books, can he beat it, let's hope so :)
8clarets8
Half-time: Bristol City 1-1 Burnley, Austin equalizers Ray Pointer's record and goes in the books, can he beat it, let's hope so :)
8clarets8
Second-half under way no changes.
8clarets8
Second-half under way no changes.
8clarets8
Penalty to Burnley......Austin to take it and scores....Bristol City 1-2 Burnley.....Austin's 18th of the season, Pato makes it 3-1 the Clarets
8clarets8
Penalty to Burnley......Austin to take it and scores....Bristol City 1-2 Burnley.....Austin's 18th of the season, Pato makes it 3-1 the Clarets
8clarets8
Penalty to Burnley......Austin to take it and scores....Bristol City 1-2 Burnley.....Austin's 18th of the season, Pato makes it 3-1 the Clarets
8clarets8
Penalty to Burnley......Austin to take it and scores....Bristol City 1-2 Burnley.....Austin's 18th of the season, Pato makes it 3-1 the Clarets
8clarets8
City get a penalty and score Bristol City 2-3 Burnley phew!!!
8clarets8
City get a penalty and score Bristol City 2-3 Burnley phew!!!
8clarets8
City equalise 3-3 in the dying minutes for gawds sake :(
8clarets8
City equalise 3-3 in the dying minutes for gawds sake :(
8clarets8
Chris McCann whaaaaaayyyyyy Bristol City 3-4 Burnley :)
8clarets8
Chris McCann whaaaaaayyyyyy Bristol City 3-4 Burnley :)
8clarets8
Full-time: Bristol City 3-4 Burnley.....a night to saviour phew ;)
8clarets8
Full-time: Bristol City 3-4 Burnley.....a night to saviour phew ;)
8clarets8
Cracking stuff!! Brilliant.
AndyHo
Cracking stuff!! Brilliant.
AndyHo
Terry Pashley's Claret and Blue Army! Why look elsewhere.
Nblood77
Terry Pashley's Claret and Blue Army! Why look elsewhere.
Nblood77
Great win Austin you are unstoppable man.
grimsby claret
Great win Austin you are unstoppable man.
grimsby claret
It was undoubtedly a great win, but what would we have been saying if it had finished 3-3 ? We cannot keep throwing leads away, to be leading 3-1 with 15 minutes to go and find yourselves back on level terms is beyond stupid, its incompetent. Its a problem that we've had for as long as I can remember, and I really hope the new manager can come in and address it, as something needs to change. Sorry to put a negative spin on a great win and a thrilling game, but in the long term this has and will keep costing us points. We are probably the most exciting team in the Championship at the moment, but I would just like to see some stability and reliability defensively. Is it some kind of mental block ? Who knows ? But on a positive note, its a great three points and hopefully the start of a good, consistent run.
AdamBurnleyFan
It was undoubtedly a great win, but what would we have been saying if it had finished 3-3 ? We cannot keep throwing leads away, to be leading 3-1 with 15 minutes to go and find yourselves back on level terms is beyond stupid, its incompetent. Its a problem that we've had for as long as I can remember, and I really hope the new manager can come in and address it, as something needs to change. Sorry to put a negative spin on a great win and a thrilling game, but in the long term this has and will keep costing us points. We are probably the most exciting team in the Championship at the moment, but I would just like to see some stability and reliability defensively. Is it some kind of mental block ? Who knows ? But on a positive note, its a great three points and hopefully the start of a good, consistent run.
AdamBurnleyFan
It does indeed put shivers up the spine, Adam, and hopefully iron in the soul to look at this morning's table, and realise that, if we had held leads in just 2 games in one week, against Millwall and Wednesday, we'd be third.
Couch Potato
It does indeed put shivers up the spine, Adam, and hopefully iron in the soul to look at this morning's table, and realise that, if we had held leads in just 2 games in one week, against Millwall and Wednesday, we'd be third.
Couch Potato
ONE GOAL CONCEDED THROUGH A SLIGHT DEFENSIVE ERROR LAS NIGHT, AN UNSTOPABLE FREE KICK A PENALTY THAT WAS QUESTIONABLE THIRS NOT OURS OURS WAS A PENALTY TAKE THAT AWAY 4 - 1 TO BURNLEY I THINK WE NEEDED A CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT JUST HOPE WE GET THE RIGHT MAN IN
Albmaleaf claret
ONE GOAL CONCEDED THROUGH A SLIGHT DEFENSIVE ERROR LAS NIGHT, AN UNSTOPABLE FREE KICK A PENALTY THAT WAS QUESTIONABLE THIRS NOT OURS OURS WAS A PENALTY TAKE THAT AWAY 4 - 1 TO BURNLEY I THINK WE NEEDED A CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT JUST HOPE WE GET THE RIGHT MAN IN
Albmaleaf claret
I have this strange feeling this season is starting to remind me of our promotion year. Moaning about the defence yet scoring enough to keep us up in the play-off berths......3 ponts behind the play-offs.....amazing what two wins can do. I am ready for the new manager now......
VinRogue
I have this strange feeling this season is starting to remind me of our promotion year. Moaning about the defence yet scoring enough to keep us up in the play-off berths......3 ponts behind the play-offs.....amazing what two wins can do. I am ready for the new manager now......
VinRogue
Eat your heart out Kevin Keegan . Brilliant result and although I agree about the defence , their 3 goals came from set pieces which Mr Bird a co thought were big mistakes by the rookie ref. My mate has just sent me a text saying that Dyche, Steven Pressley and Lomas are the three in contention. anyone seen or heard anything ?
WelshClaret
Eat your heart out Kevin Keegan . Brilliant result and although I agree about the defence , their 3 goals came from set pieces which Mr Bird a co thought were big mistakes by the rookie ref. My mate has just sent me a text saying that Dyche, Steven Pressley and Lomas are the three in contention. anyone seen or heard anything ?
WelshClaret
You ask has 'anyone seen or heard anything'. You might almost have asked 'has anyone seen or heard of any of them', Welsh, either in the media and message board whirlwind of speculation and supposedly insider gossip, or indeed anywhere else. Is Steven related to Elvis? Has he been sighted on the Turf this week? But if your mate is right, Welsh, our board must be having a good chuckle about all the wide-of-the-mark speculation.
Couch Potato
You ask has 'anyone seen or heard anything'. You might almost have asked 'has anyone seen or heard of any of them', Welsh, either in the media and message board whirlwind of speculation and supposedly insider gossip, or indeed anywhere else. Is Steven related to Elvis? Has he been sighted on the Turf this week? But if your mate is right, Welsh, our board must be having a good chuckle about all the wide-of-the-mark speculation.
Couch Potato
I wonder how many would accept Pashley as permanent manager? Maybe he has something! Don't thnk he will get the job though,just curious
turfmanphil
I wonder how many would accept Pashley as permanent manager? Maybe he has something! Don't thnk he will get the job though,just curious
turfmanphil
How about giving the job to anyone who'll agree to let Pashley be assistant manager? Or at least first team coach (or is that the same thing)? Meanwhile Paul Jewell is now available, having parted by mutual consent today with Ipswich rock bottom. Didn't some people think we should have signed him rather than Our Brian? Jewell looks these days a bit like a late Elvis, who I mentioned earlier in this thread. I can see McCarthy at Ipswich. Jewell has been almost as disastrous there as he was at Derby, whose fans must be thrilled at seeing him off twice now, following their Portman win last night. Doubtless Coyle has already fired off a smiley text message about what a great manager he is, and how he won't let Ipswich down.
Couch Potato
How about giving the job to anyone who'll agree to let Pashley be assistant manager? Or at least first team coach (or is that the same thing)? Meanwhile Paul Jewell is now available, having parted by mutual consent today with Ipswich rock bottom. Didn't some people think we should have signed him rather than Our Brian? Jewell looks these days a bit like a late Elvis, who I mentioned earlier in this thread. I can see McCarthy at Ipswich. Jewell has been almost as disastrous there as he was at Derby, whose fans must be thrilled at seeing him off twice now, following their Portman win last night. Doubtless Coyle has already fired off a smiley text message about what a great manager he is, and how he won't let Ipswich down.
Couch Potato
Hope it's not one of the 3 mentioned, just don't see them as a step forward, more of a sideway's move or back even! Look's like the board don't want to pay any compo to anyone and want to pay peanuts hence being linked to people like them. Starting to get worried now!
Nblood77
Hope it's not one of the 3 mentioned, just don't see them as a step forward, more of a sideway's move or back even! Look's like the board don't want to pay any compo to anyone and want to pay peanuts hence being linked to people like them. Starting to get worried now!
Nblood77
 

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