Making BCFC unique for its passion, noise and colour
Vocal positive support can and will return to Ashton Gate, according to some supporters groups and a growing movement online from fans to promote this.
Whilst appreciating that not everyone goes to a football match to sing, bounce, or wave flags, there are some in all stands that would like to be more involved in generating an atmosphere, which is unique to Bristol City Football Club. The manager and players have always said what a big difference this can make.
For the game against Blackpool on Saturday 25 February, every fan is being asked to bring their scarf and visibly show their support for the team as they run out on to the pitch. This simple, but effective idea started to show some promise at the Crystal Palace game and now has the potential to take off and complement other match day activities to help generate a vociferous atmosphere and a return to “Fortress Ashton”.
There is already a growing flag presence, especially in the East End. This has built up gradually with some good collaboration between fans and the club to organise storage, early entry to the ground and meeting safety standards. The flags have all been purchased using voluntary donations and will be evident again for the Blackpool game. Any supporter, regardless of what stand they sit in can bring a flag to display in the East End between 12.00 – 12.30 on the day and collect it after the game. With fans able to access the stand without any membership restrictions for this game, it is also a good opportunity for less regular attendees to make the effort and support the team.
So come on, bring the noise, bring the colour, but above all, bring yourselves!