ROBINS’ AFRICAN TRIP SET UP THEIR SEASON
BRISTOL City had a slightly different preseason than most with a trip to Botswana.
They didn’t just play football, but also helped the local community. It was a humbling experience and apparently made the players realise how privileged they are to do what they do.
How much of an impact that has had on their absolutely incredible campaign is impossible to know, but it certainly hasn’t done them any harm.
They won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in impressive style at the weekend and have dominated the League One race. It’s not easy to combine those two things.
They still need to get over the line, but I think we can safely say they’re going to be in the Championship next term.
They will be focusing on what they need to add for the step up. In my eyes, the jump from League One to the Championship is bigger than from League Two to One. But Bristol City are a big club and have got an excellent manager in Steve Cotterill.
Going back to the JPT final, what other country in the world could attract a crowd of over 70,000 to a final between third-tier teams? That’s something to be proud of.
WINNER: Steve Cotterill