Former Bristol City duo Aden Flint and Joe Bryan had bizarre ‘poo club’ before match, Lee Johnson reveals

28 Aug

Lee Johnson has revealed the bizarre superstition two Bristol City players used to have before games.

The current Robins manager was answering quick-fire questions in a video posted on the EFL’s twitter page.

When asked about who had the best superstition before a match, he revealed what defenders Aden Flint and Joe Bryan used to do.

Lee Johnson played for Yeovil, Bristol City and Kilmarnock
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Johnson said: “Well I’m not sure they had the best one, but I do remember Aden Flint and Joe Bryan having a poo club before every match, which I found very, very strange, but they used to time it so that they could go in and have a chat together and for some reason that used to make them play better.”

Former Bristol City, Yeovil and Kilmarnock midfielder Johnson also revealed who the biggest joker in the dressing room he played with.

He said: “Without a doubt Gavin Williams. A very funny guy and good friend. He was always playing practical jokes.

“One example is new players used to come to the club and we’d invite ourselves round and try and make them feel welcome.

“But every time Gavin would take about 15 tea bags, undo the shower cap and put them inside so the poor guy would have to shower under black water for the next six months until he paid £300 to get the water board out. Things like that were constant with Gav and he’s a very funny guy.”

The 38-year-old also named who his biggest inspirations were in football.

Johnson said: “I suppose I have to look at my dad (Gary Johnson). I think watching him be an average player and become a good manager was interesting to see but was obviously always there in good times and bad when I was a young player in particular.

“In terms of looking at players, Paul Gascoigne was a big idol for myself and Michel Platini. They were the players I idolised as a kid.”