If the season was to end now and the ‘Surprise Package of the Year’ award was to be given out, surely Bristol City would have a great chance of taking it.
As with last season, the Robins have shaken off their little-fancied tag to take the league by storm in the Championship and they are once again in those top six places and looking to see through a shock. It did, of course, fall short last season, but they are looking strong this year and that has been highlighted by individual’s performances.
Certainly, the likes of Aden Flint and Bobby Reid have caught the eye but Joe Bryan has also been excellent at left-back with him proving a real hard-nut to crack and just as difficult to get around. Indeed, it’s come to pass that he has more tackles in the Championship than anyone else this season – something a fan managed to tell him on Twitter:
Thoughts @joe_bryan179? pic.twitter.com/0DYSnFLN8E
— Jack Brace (@TheJack_Brace) October 18, 2017
And Bryan, in pretty frank manner, had this to say in response to the supporter:
I like kicking people ????????♂️ https://t.co/h86NcZ7BJJ
— Joe Bryan (@joebryan) October 18, 2017
Certainly, then, the defender is not shy of getting kicked and handing them out himself and he’ll certainly keep it up for the rest of the season with him a real talent too.
Bryan is probably doing himself a disservice with this jovial reply. He’s been very good this season at left-back and part of a Robins defence that looks as good as any in the league.
The Robins’ attack has been widely praised but the defence deserves more credit and if things stay as they are a play-off place is more than possible.
Thoughts, Robins fans? Let us know below!