28th September 2010 Tranmere Rovers
January 1, 2000
BRSC programme notes compiled by Dennis Payter
FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Welcome back to the Memorial Stadium for the second home game inside four days.
It’s an expensive business for supporters during these tight financial times, so let’s hope that the results and/or performances make it worthwhile!
I mentioned, in Saturday’s column, that one of the Supporters Club’s coaches broke down on the way to Dagenham and everyone on it missed the game and Rovers’ first away win in six months! Those notes were already prepared for print before I had full details, but I’m pleased to say that subsequent negotiations with Eagle Travel and the Football Club seem to have brought about a reasonably satisfactory, if not really ideal, solution.
Eagle has told us that every coach carries a fan belt in case of breakage but on this occasion it was a bearing that failed and the vehicle concerned was irrepairable at the roadside. As the Pope was in London that day it proved impossible to get hold of a replacement coach locally and, with the M4 closed due to a fatal accident, Eagle was unable to get a substitute to the breakdown in time to make the game.
After a four hour wait in a lay by our travellers were returned home to Bristol after an extremely frustrating day! The Supporters Club has an excellent relationship with Eagle and we will not be charged for the coach so all the fares will be returned. In addition Eagle are making a small compensation payment in the form of Supporters Club vouchers and the Football Club are taking back all the match tickets and giving a full refund after liaising with Dagenham.
I would like to thank Adrian Ball of Eagle Travel and Steve Burns at Rovers for their help in resolving this matter.
Jim Chappell, BRSC Chairman
Good evening and welcome to all at the Mem for the first Tuesday night home game of the season.
We extend a warm welcome to the supporters of Tranmere. Enjoy the game and a safe journey home to Birkenhead and other parts into the night.
A note to inform you that the Annual General meeting of the Weston super Mare branch will take place on Thursday 11th November at the Windsor Castle. Please get along if you are a member and live in the area. We will be inviting directors and football management along, so log into the new Supporters Club website for further information closer to the time.
We are very keen to see branches set up away from the Bristol Area and in the regions. Organisers have come forward in the East and West Midlands and in London. Please get in touch if you can help out and support us in these areas and elsewhere. There are many exiles across the country, and it is really good to meet up and talk all things Rovers.
Game on, and another opportunity for a three point haul beckons, so come on Rovers, come on you blues.
SUPPORTERS CLUB QUIZ
The next General Knowledge Quiz is to be held next Thursday (30th) in The Clubhouse Bar.
Entry is still £1 per person and there will again be a raffle to help boost the Share Scheme coffers. Cash prizes will be paid to the best teams.
If you want to add to your Rovers collection or any other club including Premiership and some European teams why not pop in to see Phil Draper in our sales hut before, and after, any home games.
SHARE SCHEME SIGNED SHIRT DRAW
Today we will be presenting the winner of the signed shirt won in the draw at the Notts County game.
At the Brentford game we presented Andrew Harvey with the signed shirt he won in the draw at the Southampton game on Saturday 28th August 2010.
If you would like to join, or introduce someone, to the Share Scheme please contact Clare McDonagh at Pirate Leisure on 0117 9524001 [email protected] co.uk
If you would simply like to know more about the scheme, then please contact David Brain on 07765 254110 or [email protected]
For individuals, weekly membership of the Share Scheme begins at less than the price of a pint of beer. There are four different ordinary levels and a corporate level. These options are: Bronze Option: £10.83 per month: Silver: £21.67: Gold: £43.34: Platinum: £83.34: and Corporate: £100.00 per month.
During a summer clearout in the Supporters Club shops, we found a large number of Rovers videos.
Included are several goal compilations featuring the best goals from Roberts, Ellington, Cureton etc, as well as one off games such as the Madjeski Massacre (6-0 v Reading away), Rovers Rampage (the FA Cup win over Premiership Derby)and several victories against City.
Blue Monday features the 6-2 away victory from August Bank Holiday Monday 2001, when the massed ranks away fans heartily sang to the Board “sign em on” about loan signings Micky Evans and Scott Jones and we also have a few copies of the 1998 play off clincher when Barry Hayles caused a mass pitch invasion with his headed winner for the 10 man Gas with two minutes to go. We have around 80 videos in stock, so please come along to our hut at the stadium and complete your collection for only 50p per video. All sales will go towards the Share Scheme.
The Copper for the Club collection tins continue to raise money for the Schare Scheme.
The collection tins can be found in Pirate Leisure, the matchday sale hut, and our shop at 199, Two Mile Hill and with the programme sellers at the Memorial Gates. Over the years, we have seen a few foreign coins deposited in the box, so much so, that we are now close to be able to exchange them into sterling, so if you have any unwanted dollars, cents, rupees, krone and more importantly euros, please don’t hesitate to donate these coins. Obviously, sterling will also be gladly accepted!
ORGANISED JUNIOR MATCHDAY PARTIES
Please submit your applications to [email protected] or 07765 254110.
There will only be one coach per game, so priority will be given on a first come first serve basis but we will also give higher consideration to parties who will fill the coach. We would also be pleased to hear from smaller parties who can make their own way to the ground.
BRSC Director and Share Scheme Chairman [email protected]