Tuesday night sees City welcome one of the pre-season favourites, Brentford, to Ashton Gate for the first in a short series of fixtures that look like they'll prove pivotal to the future of the season, if not the club.
So what can we expect from our opponents?
Until he recently joined Twitter, I'm sure many weren't aware that Bristol Post's City correspondent Andy Stockhausen was actually a Bees fan. It came to light for me with a response to an accusation about having an affinity to the Blue Few in the north of the city! Although now very much based in Bristol, Andy takes every opportunity to watch his boyhood club and was as devastated as anyone with last season's promotion heartbreak.
Lewis Hancock caught up with Andy between match preparation and fired some questions about Uwe Rosler's side at him.