prose passage of the weekend comes from when saturday comes: the half decent football book:
Formed as Bristol South End in 1894, the club adopted their current name three years later after joining the Southern League. They were elected to the Football League seven years later. Their first foray into the top division in 1906 was achieved on the back of the no-nonsense approach of Bill "Fatty" Wedlock. The substantial center-half -- still City's most capped player with 26 appearances for England -- led the club to their only Cup Final appearance, a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United in 1990, before retiring to a life of being mistaken for silent-film actors.