‘Won’t be going back’: Bristol City supporter’s view on miserable three-and-a-half hour trip to Blackpool

Not a happy day for the away contingent at Bloomfield Road which travelled more than 200 miles to see Bristol City lose

It was a long three-and-a-half hour journey up to Blackpool - but still more than 1,000 brave souls made it up their way up the M5 and M6 to watch Bristol City at Bloomfield Road.

The Robins last away win was in October at Peterborough, and that stat looked unlikely to change right from the start of Saturday’s defeat at the seaside town.

It got so bad, supporters even cheered ironically a shot on goal in the second half for the Robins.

A late consolation goal for Nakhi Wells came on the 86th minute.

Among the supporters to travel up to Lancashire was Jack Buchanan - a City season ticket holder since 2014.

Hundreds of Bristol City supporters made the long trip up to Blackpool - but the game ended in disappointment

He said: “It was incredibly cold, the wind really whips through the temporary away stand Blackpool had fitted after promotion to the Premier League.

“Blackpool overall didn’t strike me as a place I want to go back to anytime soon.”

Jack said: “The fans were quiet for the most part but the players did nothing on the pitch to get us going.”

He added: “City played awful, there was a lack of attacking threat and they were incapable of defending some quite simple moves and set pieces from Blackpool.

“We were sloppy in possession, there were a lot of silly passing choices and not playing the ball at points.”

With Bristol City currently sat in 17th in the table and a game tonight against Reading, Jack said he was unsure where the club’s season was going.

CJ Hamilton strikes the opener for Blackpool in a miserable day for Bristol City

He said: “I think on the whole fans can see the direction Pearson is trying to go and the last few weeks we’ve played well (excluding Blackpool) despite the lack of results.

“I’m confident we’ll finish comfortably mid-table this season and hopefully with the right backing in the summer and the youngsters that have come through having more game time under their belts we’ll be able to challenge for the play-offs.”