Green Un 20th August

August 21, 2005

[image1]Today saw Gasheads travelling to the much missed last season away trip, Torquay United, and our away allocation soon sold out. Its one of our favourite away trips, so lets hope we come back with smiles on our faces because of the football as well.
With the new season already three weeks old and cricket still being played, it feels strange writing about football already.
It would not be unfair to say that Rovers’ start to the season has been disappointing, but with the newly announced changes in the management team this week, Gasheads can only hope for an upturn in our favourite team’s fortunes over the coming months.
With Paul Trollope getting his big break in coaching as Atkins’ assistant and Steve Book being brought in as goalkeeping coach, hopefully it will take a bit of pressure off the manager and help him to focus more closely on what needs to be done to turn us into a side that can start winning points.
Paul Trollope has playing experience at every level and has taken his UEFA coaching badges, and I’m sure Gasheads will join me in wishing Paul all the best in his new role as player coach.
Meanwhile at the Supporters Club, life is as busy as usual, and with the recent deliveries of the limited edition pink shirt arriving, the staff have been working flat out to get them out to those who ordered them. Hopefully by now most people will have received them, along with the Supporters Club news letter which was also being sent out round about the same time.
In addition to the pink shirts, the Supporters Club have also recently launched a pink and blue wristband carrying the same ‘No Trouble’ motto as the previous ones. These were introduced to coincide with the pink shirts, and like them a donation is being made to the breast cancer research charity for each one sold, so lets ‘band’ together to help make them a good few quid.
Last Monday night saw the Supporters Club music quiz held at the Mem. With questions set by the people who normally win all the quizzes, it gave others a chance for glory, so more on that next week. There are also other activities at the Mem on a regular basis, including football on the big screen during the week, so if you are planning to watch these matches why not take the match in at the Mem for a change?
Finally, here are the results from the first two 50/50 half time draws this season.
The draw from the Grimsby game was won by ticket number 14797 and a prize of £848 has still not been claimed, so check those pockets!
Last Saturday’s draw against Peterborough was won with ticket number 16509 and a prize of £670 was claimed already by the lucky winner.

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