My Story:

This is the Mitre Tensile club issued version used by Bristol City in the 2010/2011 English Football League Championship season.

According to Wikipedia: Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England (the other being arch rivals Bristol Rovers). They play at Ashton Gate, located in the southwest of the City. They were promoted to the Football League Championship in the 2006–07 season after finishing second in League One but failed to make a second consecutive promotion to the Premier League after they were defeated by Hull City in the 2008 Football League Championship play-off Final at Wembley Stadium.

Bristol City won the Welsh Cup – despite being an English club – in 1934. In 1907 they finished runners-up in Football League Division One, which is their highest ever final position. In 1909 they lost the FA Cup final to Manchester United, their first and only final. Since relegation in 1911, however, they only returned to the top division from 1976 to 1980 and did not contend for any honours then.

In 1982, Bristol City became the first English club to suffer three consecutive relegations. By 1990 after going bankrupt and failing to pay their debts they were back in the old Second Division. Another relegation followed in 1995, when City finished second from bottom in the new Endsleigh League Division One and a return to that division three years later lasted just one season. Most of their seasons between 1999 and 2006 were spent challenging for promotion in the upper half of the Football League Second Division.

The club’s nickname is “The Robins”, and a robin featured on the club’s badge from 1976 to 1994. Official club merchandise, including replica kits, still have a label showing a robin which is nice. An attempt by the club to alter the badge was abandoned after it was criticised fiercely by fans.

Bristol City currently play at Ashton Gate stadium in the Ashton/Bedminster area of the city of Bristol, which has an all-seater capacity of 21,497. Ashton Gate is the only ground in the English football league not to accommodate executive boxes. Bristol had been chosen as a host city for the 2018 World Cup, but England were not awarded host nation status.


The Official Story:

I have not seen one yet since this is a club issued ball.  The story for the generic Mitre Tensile should be good enough.


Technical Story:

Made in Pakistan.

FIFA Approved Code: 219.R4T

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