When it comes to Twitter goal updates, Championship club Bristol City are top of the shots.
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To non-football fans, it may be slightly puzzling as to why goal updates are attracting some much attention from so many on Twitter – but it’s City’s originality that is setting them apart from the rest.
The latest tweets from @RobinsFound. The Under-23s will return to training this week along with 11 new Under-18s 1st Year scholars, who have all come up through City’s Under-16 ranks. Bristol City Academy Manager Gary Probert said: “Congratulation to all these young men who have all shown great application and diligence to earn their contracts and scholarships and we are.
At the start of the 2017/18 season, The Robins’ media officer got the players to give a wacky celebration in front of a green screen and used them for their goal updates. Aden Flint’s celebration below attracted over 10,000 retweets.
GOAL: #BristolCity 2-0 Bolton Wanderers, Flint 77. #BRCvBOLpic.twitter.com/m1o3gCuPTh
— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) September 26, 2017
Winger Jamie Paterson said to the BBC that’s it showing footballers in a different light and taking the seriousness out the game. And after seeing what he came up with, we have to say we agree.
GOAL: #BristolCity 5-0 Plymouth Argyle, Paterson 79. #BRCvPLYpic.twitter.com/G9j0v2O9xe
— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) August 8, 2017
Incredibly, half a million people saw the tweets on September 16th prompting the club to film a new set of celebrations.
They even went a little bit further by getting the club’s younger fans involved. See below:
🎥 #BristolCity‘s goal GIFs have been inspiring younger supporters this week!
Find out more on #BristolSport TV 👉 https://t.co/D5BeXOkg9upic.twitter.com/GZnCVf2Szg
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— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) September 29, 2017
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As well as these GIFs making news in The BBC, they have also featured in FourFourTwo magazine, The Belfast Telegraph and The Independent. BBC Three even critiqued every single GIF. And with interest, followers and retweets rising with every game, it just goes to show that sometimes the simplest and the stupidest ideas are often the best!
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Friday, October 21st 2016
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Bristol City Football Club will be taking over the official Bristol Flyers Twitter account in aid of BUST Bristol during tonight’s game against the Leicester Riders.
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Mark Perrow, the media content manager for the club, has been working hard with Bristol Flyers staff to get his basketball knowledge up to tip-top shape ahead of tonight’s 7.30pm tip-off with the defending league champions.
“I’m looking forward to seeing plenty of goals at the SGS WISE Stadium tonight,” he said.
'The game should be a high-scoring affair – I’m hoping the Flyers can come away with all three points.”
As part of the takeover, Perrow will be providing fans with live updates on the Bristol Flyers Twitter account – sharing his insightful basketball knowledge to fans unable to make it to the SGS WISE Arena.
Perrow has never worked in basketball before, but the Flyers say his knowledge is highly respected.
“Despite being a huge fan of the beautiful game, my methods have been untested in the world of basketball,” he admitted.
“Tonight the players will be stepping onto the hallowed turf under the lights at the SGS WISE Stadium for their first dose of Friday night basketball. The pitch should be in top condition and the groundstaff have been working hard all week.”
Not only will City be taking over the Flyers Twitter account, but also Robins defender and England Under-20 captain Taylor Moore will be in attendance alongside club legend and kitman Scott Murray, who made his first visit to the WISE Arena in last week’s narrow defeat to Sheffield Sharks.
Be sure to follow @BristolFlyers on Twitter for live updates during tonight’s 7.30pm tip-off against Leicester Riders and join in the chat using #BCFCtakeover