Green Un 22nd October

October 23, 2005

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After disappointing trips to Boston and Peterborough, today we faced a Wrexham team needing to restart our more promising form of late.

Rovers looked good in the first half on Saturday despite leaking the early goal and it was a world-class equaliser from Richard Walker that got us back into the game and looking like we just might bring something back. Sadly, the referee gave a penalty in the second half, one of the worst decisions I have ever seen, and that left us chasing the game and after that we just lost all the momentum.
Whilst I did not go Tuesday night, it sounded like we missed a hat full of chances to win on the night but it was not to be so we hope today’s FA cup draw has been kind to us. It’s time we had a home draw and one that will bring plenty of fans through the gates.

The big news this week has to be the new proposal for a new home for us and still at the Mem. After yesterday’s announcement and images of a very impressive vision for the future, we wait with baited breath to see how the planners will meet the proposal.

With the Supporters Club AGM fast approaching now, we are all getting our reports in order ready for the night. As nobody has put themselves forward for election to the committee, all the work done by those who would have been standing can continue for another year, giving them a chance to build on what they have achieved so far. The AGM is on Thursday 24th November and we are hoping to see a good turn out of members.

At today’s game we were privileged to have some Gas legends present. They were invited along to help launch the new book, Bristol Rovers Greats. This offered Gasheads a chance to actually meet some of the ex players they had maybe only ever read about in books and get their autographs and chew the fat. I was looking forward to it and had the privilege of helping host their day.

Carl Saunders was also present to help with the promotion of the ‘Kick it out’ racism awareness campaign. It is something he has done for us before and it was good to see him at the Mem again. It is really important to have somebody fans can relate to when this message is being put across.

Our season-long super draw for the brand new customised scooter in a unique Rovers paint job is also still going well. Regulars at the Mem will have seen the scooter either in the club shop or around the stadium on a match day, and have the chance to buy tickets to win this fantastic prize for just £1. The runner up will win a second prize of a mountain bike, also in Rovers colours, and the 3rd placed winner will win a signed and framed Rovers shirt. Look out for the ticket sellers around the stadium on a match day or buy tickets from 199 or Pirate Leisure.

Due to resurgence in demand, we have taken delivery of what will be our final batch of Rovers ‘No Trouble’ wristbands. These have been very popular, and this represents a last chance to get one if you haven’t already.

Monday 31st sees the Social sub committee holding a Halloween night quiz. This time the subject is film and TV, and we look forward to seeing plenty there. Entry is £1 per person with a maximum of 5 people per team. Start time is 7.30 in the Bristol Room.

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