Trust Fund have just released their tremendously titled new single “Football”, taken from forthcoming new album Seems Unfair, so we caught up with band ringleader Ellis Jones for a natter about his beloved Bristol City…
How did you come to support the Robins?
I just got taken along by my dad, and never looked back. It felt like a slightly different thing to support my local team as a kid, whereas all my friends were Man United or Liverpool fans.
Being able to go to games rather than watching on TV made me feel a bit superior I think, like I was getting the authentic experience.
What are your expectations for the season? What are your thoughts on the season so far?
I think we’ll avoid relegation comfortably enough. If it looks like the play-offs are a possibility then I expect a sharp downturn in form.
Do you think Steve Cotterill is doing a good job?
He’s done a great job to get us promoted, and having had a reputation for route one football, what we’ve actually been playing has been surprisingly slick – or it was last season, at least.
Which areas of the team/squad would you like to see strengthened?
Probably the midfield. Wade Elliott retired last season having been a key part of our promotion campaign, and we’ve lot a bit of leadership and determination as a result.
Have you managed to get to the ground much to watch them over the years?
I was a season ticket holder for most of my childhood, but living in different cities in the past years has meant that seeing City play has become an occasional frustration, rather than a weekly one.
Finally, if you had to select a 5-a-side team out of all the players you’ve seen play for your team in your time as a fan, who would you pick?
Adriano Basso (GK), Shaun Taylor (Defence), Brian Tinnion (Midfield), Scott Murray (Midfield), Jason Roberts (striker)
Trust Fund’s new single “Football” is taken from their forthcoming new album Seems Unfair, out October 30th