If football and rugby stadiums were advertised by estate agents then the property descriptions for the West Country could range from ‘bijou, modern, experimental design’, to ‘rather dilapidated, in need of some refurbishment’.
Suffice it to say that virtually all of the region's professional clubs either now play home matches at, or plan to in the near future, new or redesigned grounds.
A legend at Bristol City and the devil incarnate to Bristol Rovers, Scott Murray never shied away from winding up his opponents. But the current Robins kit man, who also played for Cheltenham Town, Yeovil and Bath City in a career that spanned 22 years and more than 600 appearances, has a more serious side to his character, as he reveals in this XtraTime interview.
Speak to some, and they'll tell you Bristol Sport is a mega organisation seeking to consume all within its path. To others it is a beneficial body that has given the city a great stadium, restored its rugby club to the top flight of the English game and seeks to do the same with its football team. But which is true? XtraTime sought an answer through interviews with owner Steve Lansdown and chief executive Andrew Billingham
Death threats, summer training, Wembley triumphs and derby joy on both sides of Bristol's great footballing divide – current Bath City goalkeeper Steve Phillips tells XtraTime about an eventful Football League career that spanned 17 years and more than 600 matches
One of the finest seasons in Bristol City's history saw the League 1 and Johnstone’s Paint trophies added to the Ashton Gate cabinet. The Championship challenge has proved altogether tougher, but boss Steve Cotterill has faith in his title-winning troops...