Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Bristol City https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/bristol-city Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:01:22 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Crystal Palace eyeing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster]]> <p>Crystal Palace are eyeing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.</p><p>Brewster, 19, is also being tracked by Swansea and Bristol City in the Championship plus clubs in Germany should he be made available on a short-term deal.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/crystal-palace-eyeing-liverpool-striker-rhian-brewster-4302605?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Crystal Palace are eyeing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.

Brewster, 19, is also being tracked by Swansea and Bristol City in the Championship plus clubs in Germany should he be made available on a short-term deal.

The Sun says Kop boss Jurgen Klopp will weigh up whether allow Brewster out to get regular football for the second half of the season, or whether he is needed as the club battles on multiple fronts for silverware.

Palace believe he can compete with Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham as an out-and-out striker.

And the Swans and the Robins reckon the teenager would add firepower for a tilt at promotion to the top flight.

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Bristol City sign ex-Barcelona B striker Rodri]]> <p>Bristol City have signed former Barcelona B striker Rodri on a short-term contract until January.</p><p>The Robins have an option to keep the 29-year-old, without a club since leaving Spanish side Granada in the summer, until the end of the season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-bristol-city-sign-ex-barcelona-b-striker-rodri-4300868?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Bristol City have signed former Barcelona B striker Rodri on a short-term contract until January.

The Robins have an option to keep the 29-year-old, without a club since leaving Spanish side Granada in the summer, until the end of the season.

The former Spain Under-21 international started his career with Sevilla.

He has played in the English Championship before, scoring once in 12 appearances during a loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday in 2012-13.

"We want to play with two strikers as much as possible and therefore we need four strikers as an option," said City head coach Lee Johnson.

"While this is an initial short-term arrangement, we hope it works out for him and ourselves in the long term."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal concerned by Eddie Nketiah treatment at Leeds]]> <p>Arsenal are weighing up cutting short the loan of Eddie Nketiah at Leeds United.</p><p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10122362/arsenal-nketiah-bristol-city-leeds/?utm_medium=Social&amp;utm_campaign=sunfootballtwitter&amp;utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1570916487">The Sun</a> says the Gunners are considering cutting Nketiah's loan spell at Leeds short amid concerns over his playing time.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-concerned-by-eddie-nketiah-treatment-at-leeds-4300393?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal are weighing up cutting short the loan of Eddie Nketiah at Leeds United.

The Sun says the Gunners are considering cutting Nketiah's loan spell at Leeds short amid concerns over his playing time.

The 20-year-old is yet to play 90 minutes in the Championship for Leeds this season with Patrick Bamford currently Marcelo Bielsa's preferred option.

Nketiah has managed four goals in eight games for the club despite being restricted to substitute and cup appearances, and now faces an uncertain future at Elland Road.

Bristol City will be offered a second chance to sign Nketiah, having missed out on his signing in the summer, should Arsenal decide to terminate his loan at Leeds.

Arsenal have the option to recall the striker in January and will activate the clause if Leeds continue to deprive him of regular first-team action.

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<![CDATA[Bristol City eager to take Arsenal striker Nketiah off Leeds hands]]> <p>Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah could be on the move from Leeds United.</p><p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10122362/arsenal-nketiah-bristol-city-leeds/">The Sun</a> says Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is ready to have a second crack at signing Nketiah.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/bristol-city-eager-to-take-arsenal-striker-nketiah-off-leeds-hands-4300308?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah could be on the move from Leeds United.

The Sun says Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is ready to have a second crack at signing Nketiah.

Johnson wanted to get Nketiah, 20, on loan before he chose Leeds with the Robins fuming that he did not turn up for planned talks at Ashton Gate.

But he still needs a striker for the promotion push and the Gunners have the option to recall Nketiah in January.

The England Under-21 ace has been largely restricted to the bench under Marcelo Bielsa and Arsenal want him to get regular first-team action.

He has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions so far this season.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Fulham coach Carr joins Sheffield Utd]]> <p>Sheffield United academy chief Jack Lester has welcomed the appointment of Rhys Carr.</p><p>Carr, the former Fulham and Bristol City coach, was appointed as individual development coach at United's SteelPhalt Academy last month.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-fulham-coach-carr-joins-sheffield-utd-4300250?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sheffield United academy chief Jack Lester has welcomed the appointment of Rhys Carr.

Carr, the former Fulham and Bristol City coach, was appointed as individual development coach at United's SteelPhalt Academy last month.

Lester said: "As a player, I felt I improved when I was coached in small groups or on specifics to my own game and how I could affect it.

"With that in mind, this is something I really wanted to add to our coaching structure following my appointment.

"By chance, I met Rhys at a conference last year and I loved the detail and his understanding of the game as he demonstrated this role.

"This is an emerging role within clubs and Rhys has already done it at first-team level at Bristol City, so he will be a great addition to our ranks."

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<![CDATA[Man Utd vs Chelsea kids? Why there's no (& unfair) comparison]]> <p>COMMENT: Not good enough. They're just not up to it. These Manchester United kids. They're not United standard. Just look at what's happening at Chelsea. There's simply no comparing...</p><p>Which is right. There is no comparing the youngsters Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to bring through at United and what Frank Lampard has on his hands at Chelsea. And nor should there be. Indeed, those ex-players scrambling over eachother to condemn Solskjaer and the talent he's working with should know better. And instead of drawing the irrational comparison with Frank's Blue Babes, they should be informing the public of why the stark difference.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-vs-chelsea-kids-why-there-s-no-unfair-comparison-4299499?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> COMMENT: Not good enough. They're just not up to it. These Manchester United kids. They're not United standard. Just look at what's happening at Chelsea. There's simply no comparing...

Which is right. There is no comparing the youngsters Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to bring through at United and what Frank Lampard has on his hands at Chelsea. And nor should there be. Indeed, those ex-players scrambling over eachother to condemn Solskjaer and the talent he's working with should know better. And instead of drawing the irrational comparison with Frank's Blue Babes, they should be informing the public of why the stark difference.

Because the answer is simple. Easy. And could actually lead to a decent debate about the differences between the two clubs regarding youth development and the use of the loan system.

It's stating the bleedin' obvious and this column apologises to those whom have already sent their remote or shoe through a screen. But the thing about comparing the kids we're seeing at Chelsea and what's coming through at United is that there is no comparison. The lads making headlines today: Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham, have also made headlines elsewhere. Mount had an outstanding year in Holland before last season's spell with Lampard at Derby County. Tomori also is no sudden star. His time with the Rams, which culminated with the club's Player of the Year gong, was actually his third loan spell after stints with Hull City and Brighton - where he didn't exactly pull up any trees. Which the same can be said of Abraham and his time with Swansea City. A period when many on the outside were encouraging the club to cut the lad loose. Again, like Tomori, it's taken Abraham three different loan spells away (Bristol City and Aston Villa included) to reach the level of what we're seeing today.

In contrast, the youngsters Solskjaer has turned to - Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong - are all in the middle of their first real experience as senior players. Yeah, they've had bits and pieces over the last two seasons. But this is the first time in their careers where there's an expectation of them as members of a senior squad. Something Tomori and Abraham were getting to grips with three seasons previous. Even Aaron Wan-Bissaka was only making his first team debut with Crystal Palace less than 18 months ago - just as Daniel James was doing as a Swansea City player. Indeed, amongst this United group, it is Axel Tuanzebe who boasts the longest time involved as a senior prospect.

So comparison? There is no comparison. But what is worth exploring is United's attitude to the loan system. An approach which is more about protecting and cultivating a saleable asset than any serious plan to develop a youngster for a first team future with the club. Tuanzebe aside, those youngsters earmarked as having the potential to be a United first teamer aren't risked to the loan system. Instead, they're kept in-house. The long-held view, dating back to Jose Mourinho's time in charge, is the most gifted are better served training with - and being around - the first team. If Reece James had accepted that offer from United 18 months ago, there'd have been no season with Wigan Athletic. Nor a Latics Player of the Year award for the Chelsea fullback.

So are United missing a trick here? Well, there is no hard and fast answer. The success and failures of youth development are always a slow burn. But the progress of Scott McTominay does offer United some hope that they're on the right track.

No-one saw the emergence of McTominay coming - outside of Mourinho, of course. Now a Scotland international and first-choice for Solskjaer, McTominay never came close to being capped at youth level by Scotland - nor England. But into his third season as a senior player, no pundit would dare claim he doesn't deserve his current status. Which wasn't exactly what was being said about the midfielder after his first season under Mourinho.

"McTominay, when I watch him, I'm not sure he's actually good enough on the ball to be a Man United midfield player," questioned former United captain Gary Neville. "Is he sharp enough on the ball to be a Man United central midfield player?"

But today - or at least last week - after McTominay's goalscoring performance for the draw with Arsenal, Neville was saying, ahem, something slightly different: I have to say, he [McTominay] steps up every single game. He's always there and wants the ball every single time.

He might give it away but he wants it again and sometimes it's about having the temperament to play for a big club and I think he's got that."

What hasn't yet been acknowledged is that McTominay's progress has continued since the change of manager. Indeed, this column would argue it's accelerated since Solskjaer and his staff have grabbed hold of him.

Which could be the same that awaits Greenwood and co in the coming seasons. So long as the club is patient and those making irrational comparisons are ignored.

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<![CDATA[Anderlecht player-manager Kompany interested in Bristol City defender Williams]]> <p>Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany is interested in signing veteran defender Ashley Williams.</p><p>Kompany is eyeing the veteran to bolster his struggling side, according to reports.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/anderlecht-player-manager-kompany-interested-in-bristol-city-defender-williams-4299354?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany is interested in signing veteran defender Ashley Williams.

Kompany is eyeing the veteran to bolster his struggling side, according to reports.

The former Manchester City captain has overseen just one win this season with his side already 14 points behind leaders Club Brugge.

The Sun says the 33-year-old is eyeing up a swoop for current Bristol City defender Williams when his contract ends in January.

Williams left Everton at the end of last season.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tammy Abraham - from 8yo Blues junior to Chelsea star]]> <p>Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is counting on Tammy Abraham recapturing his goalscoring form at Lille.</p><p>The Blues resume their Champions League group campaign in France needing a result after an opening defeat to Valencia.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watch-tammy-abraham-from-8yo-blues-junior-to-chelsea-star-4298806?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is counting on Tammy Abraham recapturing his goalscoring form at Lille.

The Blues resume their Champions League group campaign in France needing a result after an opening defeat to Valencia.

And set to lead the line will be Abraham, who is in line for a first England call by coach Gareth Southgate - despite contact with the Nigerian FA.

Check out our Abraham video below profiling the striker from an eight year-old Blues junior (alongside a now senior teammate) to his loans away - to varying success - and now to being the club's No1 striker.

Watch below:

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<![CDATA[Webster: Potter presence convinced me about Brighton]]> <p>Brighton defender Adam Webster is delighted to be playing for manager Graham Potter.</p><p>Webster reveals that he was keen to sign for Potter after playing against his Swansea side last season when he was still at Bristol City.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/webster-potter-presence-convinced-me-about-brighton-4296645?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Brighton defender Adam Webster is delighted to be playing for manager Graham Potter.

Webster reveals that he was keen to sign for Potter after playing against his Swansea side last season when he was still at Bristol City.

He told the Mirror: I played against Swansea and his team last year, I was playing in a good footballing team but Swansea were another level, they played a lot of football and I remember thinking: 'I'd love to play like that one day.'

It's been perfect for me. He's very calm. He knows how he wants to play, has his own ideas, he's very relaxed, but the lads really like him and he's been really good. He's been great for me, his style suits my game.

As soon as you know a Premier League club wants you, you want to take that chance. Every player wants to play in the Premier League. I'm just grateful that Brighton showed faith in me, brought me to the club and hopefully I can repay them."

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<![CDATA[Lloyd Kelly determined to establish himself at Bournemouth]]> <p>Lloyd Kelly is determined to establish himself at Bournemouth.</p><p>The defender, 20, is yet to make his competitive debut for the club following his 13million summer arrival from Bristol City after suffering ankle ligament damage during a pre-season training session. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lloyd-kelly-determined-to-establish-himself-at-bournemouth-4296443?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBristol%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Lloyd Kelly is determined to establish himself at Bournemouth.

The defender, 20, is yet to make his competitive debut for the club following his 13million summer arrival from Bristol City after suffering ankle ligament damage during a pre-season training session.

He told the Daily Echo: "Obviously playing left-back for the majority of the season last season and being able to adapt between the two positions has helped me a lot.

But here I just feel like that's the spot I need to nail down and play as many games as I can in that position, so I'm just looking forward to making that my position.

Charlie (Daniels) has been here a long time and he's done so well throughout his career. I just feel bad for him that this long-term injury has happened to him because he's just come back from one in pre-season, so it's just something that I need to nail down really."

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