1st October 2011 Cheltenham Town
January 1, 2000
PEACH OF A GAME
A warm welcome to Town supporters and a safe journey home to North Gloucestershire and other parts after the game.
The outcome of our last home game, two weeks ago, was not what we were expecting and was disappointing. If we put the last three games into context though, we have beaten the teams sitting in first and second place in the table, and taken six points out of a possible nine. We now have 15 on the board; nothing to get excited about, but nothing to get abusive about either. We have still only played 10 league football matches this season; there is a very long way to go. We cannot be denied the right to make constructive criticism, but it is our want to get behind our team home and away to secure as many points as we possibly can from the next 36.
Those of us who made the long trip up north to Morecambe were rewarded with a peach of a game. End to end, great goals, stern defending and with both teams doing all they could to win. One of the reasons for me that we came out on top was the quite magnificent support that we gave throughout the game and especially so in the final stages.
A good number of us stayed over on the Saturday night to make a weekend of it to celebrate the win with other fans. It reminded me a little of our win up at Hartlepool the last time we were in this division. The Pools were top of the pile at the time and having taken the points we went on to gain promotion.
Nothing is guaranteed in football and no other team either here at the Mem or at their place is going to lie down in front of us. The only way is to work hard, learn all of the time and work together.
UWE FRESHER’S FAIR -STADIUM PRESENTATION
We recently had a stall at the UWE Fresher’s Fair, where we offered a six game mini season ticket to UWE students for £36 and also gave away some match tickets for today’s game.
The event was again very popular and it was clear that students from previous years have spread the word. Our stall was a joint venture between the Football Club and the Supporters Club with the football club directors displaying plans and details of the new UWE stadium and these were well received.
If you are a UWE student, but didn’t get to the Fresher’s Fair, you can still sign up by visiting the club shop or by contacting David Brain on 07765 254110.
SIGNED SHIRT WINNER
The latest Share Scheme shirt winner for 2011/12 is Christopher Sealey, won at the Shrewsbury game. We hope to present Christopher with his shirt at half time of today’s game.
Kevin Hurcombe being presented with his signed Share Scheme shirt, won at the Hereford game.
Nick Higgs and all his directors have been invited to our ACM. next Thursday, along with Paul Buckle and his assistant Shaun North. The result of the ballot for one of our directors to sit on the football club board for the next two years will also be announced at the meeting.
Voting slips for David Brain, Ron Cocks or Brian Seymour-Smith must be in to our shop or Pirate Leisure by 4.00p.m. on the day or handed in before the start of the 7.30pm meeting at the Memorial Stadium.
It’s members only for the first half of the meeting, the formal ACM agenda, but the open forum which follows, when the manager and directors will answer questions from the floor, is open to all supporters.
BACK FROM HOLS?
If you are back from your holidays and are left with unwanted foreign coins, why not donate them to us, so we can raise funds for the Share Scheme?
They can be put in the collection tins in the shops at 199 Two Mile Hill and Pirate Leisure. On matchdays, the tins can also be found at the Supporters Club cabin shop and with the programme sellers at the Memorial Gates.
MUSIC, TV AND FILMS
There will be a Music, TV and Film quiz on Wednesday, October 19th in the Bristol Room starting at 7.30pm costing only £1 per person to enter.
The maximum number in a team is five. There is bound to be something for everyone, so why not come along? All profits raised go to the Share Scheme.
SC BAR PRICES
Following a number of complaints about the price of drinks in the Supporters Club bar in the stadium, the committee has sent a letter to the football club asking directors to look at the issue. We feel that more should be done to encourage supporters to drink in our bars on rnatchdays, rather than other outlets around the ground and a reduction in prices would be a step in the right direction.
Remember that entry to the bar will be for members only, with the relevant up to date membership. Day passes can be obtained from Ralph in the clubhouse for just 5Op. If you have just forgotten your pass, or if you renew your SC membership after purchasing a day pass, bring the day pass back to Ralph at a later date and he will arrange for a full refund.
Don’t forget that entry to the bar will enable you to view the early afternoon, or early evening, live games on the large TV on a matchday.
DEVON & CORNWALL BRANCH OF ROVERS SUPPORTERS CLUB
If anyone is interested in getting involved and/or joining a Devon & Cornwall Branch of Rovers Supporters Club could they please contact David Brain on 07765 254110?
I am hoping to extend the good work started by Ken Masters setting up branches, which are going from strength to strength. The aim will be to arrange some social events and travel to home and away games as well as some fundraising for the Supporters Club.