Masters Football is to make a return after an 11-year absence and Bristol City fans have a right to be excited.
It was a five-a-side tournament where players over the age of 35 would represent the clubs they did during their playing careers.
Sports documentary website 360 Sports TV have gained the rights and after bringing back old highlights to Amazon Prime, they now have relaunched it.
How a player qualifies is that they would have played at least one game during their senior career for the club and that they couldn’t represent two teams. It means that the Robins will need to get in fast if they want to claim their players, which is why the likes of Lee Trundle aren’t included as he’d likely choose to represent Swansea City.
Here’s the Bristol City line up we’d like to see when Masters Football returns in its full form next year. Tell us what you think of the side and if anyone has missed out!
1. GK: Adriano Basso
The Brazilian shot-stopper was part of the City side that was one game away from the Premier League. In total, he played over 150 times for the club between a five year spell. He’s not returned back to Brazil either, as he’s currently the goalkeeping coach at Sheffield Wednesday.
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2. DEF: Louis Carey
There can’t be a team without the club’s all-time appearance maker. Carey appeared 646 times for the club and would be the right man to lead the team forward. The 45-year-old is now a coach for Southampton’s academy based in Bath after winding down his playing career.
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3. DEF: Bradley Orr
It was at City where Orr really made his career. The 39-year-old played over 200 times from 2004 to 2010 and was a reliable player to call upon at the back. He last played a professional level match in 2014 so it’s been a few years since he put the boots on but he’d be more than capable of dealing with things. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
4. DEF: Mickey Bell
There has to be some representation from the last team to play in the last tournament. Fourteen years ago, Bell was 36-years-old so he had only just qualified. Bell is now at the age of 50, but he could still cover well in defence and he’s still in the area, as he works as part of the academy. Photo: Paul Atherton/AllsportUK