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Bristol City 3 v 1 Southampton
SkyBet Championship
Tuesday, 13th February 2024 Kick-off 20:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Sunday 18th February but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Max O'Leary7.1
George Tanner6.8
Zak Vyner7.0
Rob Dickie7.1
Haydon Roberts6.5
Matthew James7.1
Joe Williams6.6
Anis Mehmeti6.6
Jason Knight6.7
Sam Bell7.3
Tommy Conway7.0
Ross McCrorie5.9
Harry Cornick6.9
Nahki Wells6.1
Taylor Gardner-Hickman6.1
Adedire Mebude6.1
5.3Gavin Bazunu
5.7Kyle Walker-Peters
5.7Taylor Harwood-Bellis
5.8Jan Bednarek
4.4Ryan Manning
4.3Will Smallbone
3.2Shea Charles
4.7Joe Rothwell
5.2David Brooks
4.8Adam Armstrong
5.1Samuel Edozie
4.9Stuart Armstrong
4.6Sekou Mara
3.8Kamaldeen Sulemana
4.7Ryan Fraser

Match Rating4.3 

Your Bristol City v Southampton Match Reports

TimSaint added 01:40 - Feb 14

Awful performance
Wrong starting line up
So slow from the start and even when losing
Dozie was awful, couldn't pass, couldn't beat his man and lost possession
We couldn't pass it in midfield
Dozie somehow hit the bar
Dozie got barfed over - penalty ?

Every time we gave the ball away, they broke away and got into our box or created something
When they gave it away, we took 50 passes to get anywhere near their box

Goals change games
A Arm missed our 2 best chances
Dozie should have put us in front early in 2nd half
They scored a blatant offside goal
Baz flapped for their 2nd
We got a consolation pen, so at least A Arm is up there with the top scorers

When asked by TalkSport what went wrong, RM simply said they took their chances and we didn't.
Honestly it was so much worse than that.


SaintPaulVW added 04:59 - Feb 14

Comprehensively beaten in all areas.

Too many changes maybe and key players just off form. City played well for 90 minutes and we didn't. Couldn't complete passes in the first half, unfortunately Charles didn't do a great job of replacing Downes and got replaced at half time. We just couldn't finish chances.

Hopefully we can get back on track on Friday.

Always going to be a dog fight to get an auto promotion spot. Got to be up for the twists and turns.


YosemiteSaint added 05:16 - Feb 14

We've seen this match before—last year in the Premier League, when we could string together passes everywhere but the attacking third, and then got hit on the break by teams that wisely waited us out. I guess, though, there's something to be said for such a match NOT having occurred over the course of the past 4+ months.

Bawdrip added 08:20 - Feb 14

No complaints. Well beaten by the better side. The big frustration was the number of poor misplaced passes often just in front of behind players.

SanMarco added 12:21 - Feb 14

Pity that our amazing run ended with a whimper rather than a bang. Six goals conceded since Downes went off which says something. We may end up only in the play-offs as, I think, Leeds have more strength in depth than us - but that will still be an achievement.

I am not going to get all negative due to one poor performance/result. The simple fact last night was carelessly giving the ball away and not responding well to being hit on the break. The way we play, the pressure not to give the ball away is intense. Bristol broke well and also pressed our endless passing back to where it wasn't dangerous. Those are problems that can be solved, they are not issues that should lead us to have a poor run - and even if we do fade a bit we are guaranteed the play-offs - no guarantee I know but as good as most of us hoped for at the start of the season.

I hope Downes is back for West Brom.

I_would added 13:27 - Feb 14

First half, boring crap.

This was the match everyone has been expecting. RM's tactics have been found out. His obsession with possession has been found out as unworkable without a capable defensive back four. The opposition change their tactics to combat our bore-fest possession play and RM sticks to the same format until the loss in the bitter end.

If RM doesn't tighten the defence up and change tactics to include mixing it up then we will struggle to make the play offs. Forget the automatics after the last two games and their defensive debacles.

Oh and bin Manning for christ's sake.


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