YEP sports writer Leon Wobschall with the view from the press box at Ashton Gate.
Louis Carey’s love-in with his adoring Ashton Gate public ended with an unfortunate break-up. And all this on Valentine’s weekend.
A bloody and broken nose, to be precise, on his 600th milestone appearance in the colours of Bristol City. While his missus will have been dreaming of red roses, he was more concerned about stopping an endless flow of claret. And no six appeal..
It was another afternoon when all the gushing sentiments came from the Whites followers left to drool over their two pin-up boys parading down the wing yet again.
And you suspect that if Robert Snodgrass had put on his Lottery numbers last week, he’d be busy inspecting the Bentley and Porsche showrooms after training today.
Another Rolls Royce performance from the new full Scotland international had his manager purring, with his sweet 17th-minute strike following dainty footwork that one of Bristol’s favourite sporting sons – Lake Placid ice staking hero Robin Cousins – would have been proud of in his pomp.
Maybe there wasn’t a double axle or triple salco thrown in, but Snodgrass earned full marks for artistic impression and technical merit following a gold-medal run and finish.
It totally flummoxed Liam Fontaine, Stephen Caulker and David James. The only things that were missing were a bouquet of flowers from an approving audience and sequinned outfit.
Lake Placid it certainly wasn’t around the half-hour mark when the Wild West lived up to its name as home and away supporters clashed in the corner of the Williams Stand.
If anything, the unsavoury interlude woke up the somnolent hosts and reawakened their passions.
But it was United who looked the more choroegraphed and were hitting the right sequences on the pitch. It may not have been an Olympic performance, but it would have won them a place on the podium when the gongs are handed out.
The seafaring port of Bristol – the former Gateway to the New World.
United are more concerned with a ticket back to their old port of call in the Premiership.