Green Un 19th November

November 20, 2005

Last weekend it was with great credit that we all stood in silence for a minute before the kick off in respect of those who died in the great wars.
With Lennie Lawrence being unveiled to many Gasheads for the first time last Saturday, hopes were high that a revival was on the cards and may start there and then. Sadly it wasn’t to be, as despite early promise, Rovers went down 2-1 leaving much for the management due to ponder over.
Today’s trip to Northampton must have been a little like a home coming for quite a few of our players, with Hunt, Carruthers, Trollope, Walker, Forrester and Gibb all having played for the Cobblers previously in their careers. Northampton were a very well organised team when they came to the Mem earlier this season, and started as favourites today.

The Supporters Club AGM is nearly upon us now, Thursday 1st December in the Bristol Room, starting at 7.30 pm. During the evening, the four sub committees will report as to how they have progressed in the past year and what they have planned for the year ahead.
Additionally on this night there will be an election for the new associate director position, a position occupied by a fan as an agreement with the football club through the success of the Supporters Club share scheme. There are two candidates standing, David Brain and Kenneth Masters. Details of their submissions are available to read here on our website.

To give people a chance to meet them for themselves, the candidates have agreed to take part in an “open forum evening” at the stadium which will be held in the Executive Lounge in the Clubhouse on this Monday 21st November starting at 7.30pm. There will be no speeches on the night of the AGM so the only opportunity to hear and meet them will be at this forum. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak for 5 minutes each. There will then be a question and answer session followed by a summary from each candidate of no more than 2 minutes.

If you haven’t yet seen the Rovers scooter on display at the Mem on a match day, you may have seen it the other night on HTV’S Soccer Night when it and I made a fleeting appearance. The scooter is not only the 1st prize in the Supporters Club’s season long super draw, but is also part of the bigger campaign to encourage people visiting Horfield for a match to consider their transport options. There is plenty of space at the Mem which can accommodate two wheeled transport, be it motorcycle or bicycle, so if you don’t need to bring the car, why not start getting the bike out, or buy yourself a ticket or two and be in with a chance of winning the scooter or a brand new mountain bike customised in Rovers colours.
Last week’s 50/50 winning ticket number was 27730, which won a prize of £853.

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