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Lansdown 'fed up' with money talk

Steve Lansdown
Lansdown runs a Bristol-based financial services company

Bristol City chairman Steve Lansdown says he wants to put aside financial issues and enjoy the sporting side of City being in the play-off final.

He told BBC Radio Bristol: "I'm a bit fed up with people talking about 60m and 'what are you going to do with it' and 'how's it going to work?'

"If we got in the Premier League I would look forward to going to the Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford."

"But we've got a lot of work to do before we get there," he added.

"If we can do it that would be absolutely fantastic, seeing Bristol City in the same league and the same company as those teams - and who's to say that we won't?"

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Lansdown said he was well aware that the Robins have a poor record in the play-offs, having failed to win promotion in all four previous attempts.

But he said he did not see it as a problem.

"People will refer to it but this is a different time, a different era - Gary Johnson is not the same manager as we had before.

"He's organised this team, he's organised this football club and we've got a set of players that don't give up.

"They work so hard for each other and we've got a set of fans who have really got behind the club now. We can go a long way together, and that's what's so exciting."

City have been allocated 36,007 tickets for the play-off final and Robins fans will be in the west end of the stadium.

Tickets went on sale at 0900 BST on Thursday to season ticket holders and City Foundation members, with a limit of two tickets per applicant.

Fans can buy tickets on general sale from 0900 BST on Sunday, with a limit of four per applicant.


see also
Johnson ecstatic after Robins win
13 May 08 |  Championship
Bristol C 2-1 C Palace (agg 4-2)
13 May 08 |  Championship
Fans can shout us home - Johnson
13 May 08 |  Bristol City
Carey delivers on play-off pledge
12 May 08 |  Bristol City
Basso is City player of the year
09 May 08 |  Bristol City
City chairman promises to spend
04 Apr 08 |  Bristol City


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