Ahead of today’s fierce promotion clash with Bristol City, we spoke to Ashton Kate (do you get it?!?!) about all things Bristol City.
How long have you supported Bristol City and why did you choose them as your team
A) 60 years this year have been watching City since 1959
What’s your favourite moment as a fan. Season, game or anything other occasion?
A) The season City went up as Champions from League 1, it was an emotional day and the only time I have cried at a football match.
Tell us about a player that you were proud to have on the back of a shirt, if you didn’t is there one you wished you would have?
A) Brian Tinnion had a fantastic left foot and could put a ball on a sixpence as my dad used to say. Scored the goal that knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup. Nicest guy you could wish to meet
What’s your most memorable match playing Leeds?
A) Leeds 0 Bristol City 1 FA Cap 5th Round at Elland Road , somehow we ended up in the Leeds end and it was rammed , the hardest thing I have ever had to do was not celebrate when Gillies scored the winner. Leeds had a great side.
Are you happy with your dealings in this summer’s transfer market?
A) One thing missing this year is a prolific goal scorer which I though we would bring in during the transfer window, luckily we have goals all over the pitch. Would like to see this as a priority next season
What’s your realistic aim for the season?
A) City are currently sitting in 6th place this is well beyond what I expected this season. Hopfully a Play Off place always believe.
Your thoughts on the EFL Championship this season. Contenders for Player of the Year?
A) Jack Grealish (don’t like him though) Billy SharpJack Clarke (these have impressed me this season)
Who are your three to be promoted this season? Two automatic places and playoff winners
A) Norwich and Leeds - Sheff Utd through the Play Offs
Can you name three for relegation this year?
A) Ipswich - Bolton - Rotherham
Who’s your danger man?
a) All of them !!!
Can you tell us about a rising star in the youth ranks?
A) Antoine Semenyo played his first game for City v Preston away, is solid and looks strong, great at going forward
Prediction and scorers for the game?
I am going to stick my neck out and if the boys play as well as I know they can 2-1 City, we will certainly give you a game.
We’d like to thank Kate for answering our questions and wish her the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
By Keith Ingham