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Bristol City’s Worst Signings

Bristol City has spent millions of pounds in player signings it was founded in 1894.

But as expected, not all the transfers were worth it in the end. Following an online poll held on the Club’s Facebook page, here are Bristol City’s worst signings…

David James

The goalkeeper had already retired from international duty before he joined the club in 2010, with the hopes of ending his goalkeeping career in style at Ashton Gate.

James, however, put up terrible performances and conceded a lot of goals in his 81 appearances for Bristol City before moving to Bournemouth.

Nicky Hunt

The former Bolton Wanderers full-back arrived at Ashton Gate in 2010 and shone in pre-season fixtures. For some reason, he could not replicate the outstanding performance in Championship Games.

Hunt left the club in 2012 and is currently with The Railwaymen at Crewe Alexandra.

Bas Savage

Bas, who also made it to a similar list earlier this year, is perhaps the worst signing of any English Club ever.

He was only able to score one goal in 23 games as a striker for Bristol City, an improvement from his goalless 25-game run at his previous club.

Savage left in 2006 after one season and is now retired.

Steve Coppell

Despite not being a player, the former Bristol City manager made the list thanks to his short and disappointing performance while in charge at the club.

Coppell resigned as manager in August 2010, after four months of being in charge at Ashton Gate, explaining that he had lost his passion for the game.

Coppell is currently in charge of the Indian club ATK.

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