Green Un 15th October
October 16, 2005
After the elation of an away win up in Cumbria, last Friday saw Gasheads being reminded that whilst progress is being made on the pitch, there is still much to do. Northampton brought a well organised footballing team to the Mem and it would be fair to say that most who left wearing blue and white were satisfied with a point earned against maybe the best opposition we have seen at home this season.
Today we were on the road again, this time to Boston and with nothing to choose between us, I’m loath to predict the outcome, I just hope it was worth the long journey!
On Tuesday this week Fans Associate director Kim Stuckey was at the Mem to meet Penny Beare from Cancer Research UK who came down for a photo shoot with caretaker manager Paul Trollope and his assistant John Anderson along with Gas Girls Helen Done and Louise Hutton.
She thanked the Supporters Club for the innovative idea of the pink and blue wristbands, which again is raising money for the research programme. She added, “we hope the pink shirts and wristbands help promote breast cancer awareness month generally across Bristol, and especially the 10Km walk which will take place in the extra hour gained on Sunday 30th October as the clocks go back”.
Thursday evening was quiz night at the Mem with Phil Draper’s legendary quiz in the Bristol Room. On the 31st of October quiz fans have another chance with a film and TV quiz. As it’s Halloween that night, expect some themed questions on the night. Entry is the usual £1 each with teams consisting of five as a maximum.
Additionally on Thursday night the recently formed WSM Gas held their A.G.M. at their local pub the Windsor Castle. Supporters Club chairman John Malyckyj was in attendance, as was special guest Tony Ricketts, who spoke to WSM Gas members about the set up at the WISE building campus at Filton College. He spoke about the partnership with Rovers and just how crucial it will be to Rovers in the quest to find the potential stars of the future. Members were left very impressed with what they heard and with the evening being so well attended it was agreed it was a successful AGM. It seems only a short while ago we were driving over to Weston every so often to discuss the possibility of them forming a branch of the Supporters Club, what they would need to do and who would be best suited to those roles. Well done to them they seem to be making a very good job of it.
Finally, last Friday night’s match against Northampton saw a winning 50/50 half time draw prize of £814 with the winning ticket being number 21036.