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Bristol City 1973 – 1974 home shirt

Bristol City 1973 – 1974 home shirt. On Tuesday, February 19th, 1974, Second Division Bristol City shocked the football world, wearing this classic design, when they beat Don Revie’s all-conquering, topflight Leeds United side 1-0, at Elland Road, in an F.A. Cup 5th Round replay, thanks to Donnie Gillies’ 73rd minute clipped shot. To appreciate the magnitude of City’s triumph you have to consider the following information: The Robins won despite performing in front of a fiercely partisan crowd of 47,182. Leeds all-star team was packed with international players and going into the FA Cup tie were undefeated in 29 First Division matches. They eventually won the League Championship by 5 points. Pictured is David Rodgers who gave 13 years of loyal service to the City and was a member of the Ashton Gate 8 who saved the club when they ripped up thier contracts in 1982.

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Growing up in the 70's you were forced to pick a football team very early on and schooldays were made up of ribbing your mates if your team beat theirs so you always picked the top teams and not necessarily the local team (Leyton Orient weren't noted for their first division presence) to avoid the abuse if your team lost.

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