News from the BRSC
February 12, 2010
Bristol Rovers Supporters Club Notes by Dennis Payter
From the Chairman
Good afternoon and welcome to all at the Stadium for our return fixture with Wycombe Wanderers. We extend a warm welcome especially to supporters from Berkshire who have travelled the M4 corridor and other parts to be with us today. A very safe journey home after the game.
It feels a bit like buses down Gloucester Road with no game at the Mem for weeks and then two come along at once. It was good to see us win at home last Saturday to make it five on the bounce. In fact it was a good week for the club after taking four points in all with a well deserved return from the away trip at Huddersfield Town.
The mid- winter enforced break seems to have done us no harm at all. We are still up there among the pay off hopefuls and a bit of a gap has opened up below us in the table. I would think that at the beginning of season we would have been pleased to be in the position of “All to play for.” Apart from Swindon and then Leeds on the final day we have played all the teams above us away from home. It all bodes well for a second half to the season and a potentially exiting run in. Together we can.
In At 199
Couple of bargain offers for you in our shop at 199, Two Mile Hill, Kingswood.
Can you imagine or even remember the real smell of gas and the unique atmosphere at Eastville? It was so special and yet can still be felt as it is captured in print to such great effect. Viewed from the Muller Road end of the ground the picture takes in the Tote at the Stapleton Road End, the old wooden South Stand with the famous press box on top, what a view that must have been, the newer part finished North Stand with the shed top right and of course the flower beds. Where else flower beds behind the goal at a professional League club? In old language it measures 35.5 x 25.5 inches and yours for just £5.
Also for the wall, how about the distinctive wall paper borders. A must for that total Rovers bedroom or playroom and available at a price reduced from £7 to £3.50. Happy spring decorating!
Back to today.
Come on the Rovers Boys; Come on you Blues, we can do this.
Share Scheme News
Below is the summary of the current share scheme position to December 2009:-
· Contributions received totaled £4,429 from 308 members
· Cumulative members’ contributions received from commencement of the Scheme totaled £823,745
· Supporters Club total holding at 30th November 2009 was 372,440
· Total no. of issued ordinary shares in BRFC (1883) Ltd at 31st December 2009 was 4,909,887
· Percentage holding by the Supporters Club was 7.59%
Share Scheme – It’s not too late
The Share Scheme runs now runs through to December 2010 and joining information can be found our website: http://www.bristolroverssc.co.uk/Share-Scheme/4/Share-Scheme-Membership-Forms.html
If you would like to join or introduce someone else please contact Clare McDonagh at Pirate Leisure on (0117) 952 4001 [email protected] If you would simply like to now more about the scheme then please contact David Brain; on (07765) 254110 or [email protected]
For individuals weekly membership of the Share Scheme begins at less than the price of a pint of beer. There are four different ordinary levels and a corporate level. These options are:
· Bronze Option – £10.83 per month
· Silver Option – £21.67 per month
· Gold Option – £43.34 per month
· Platinum Option – £83.34 per month.
· Corporate Option – £100.00 per month.
The other way you can help is by introducing a friend to join the main scheme or even a small business to join our ‘Corporate Scheme’. The Corporate Scheme is £1,200 per year but with tax advantages this will effectively make the cost less than a Platinum subscription. You could get your company on the ‘role of honor’ which would be good publicity.
Share Scheme Benefits
Can I remind members those entitled to matchday meals (and any of the other benefits) that these need to be booked through Clare McDonagh at Pirate Leisure during office hours on (0117) 909 6648 or e-mail to [email protected] Any members unsure of their entitlement can contact Clare for further advice.
There are two remaining matches that have been designated for meals for those entitled:-
Share Scheme Signed Shirt Draw
Today we will be presenting Ian Lock with the signed shirt he won in the draw at the Swindon game on Saturday 23st January 2010.
At the Hartlepool game on Saturday 23st January 2010 Paul Robinson, the latest winner, was presented with the shirt Paul won in the draw at the Swindon game on Saturday 12st December. Former player Mark Foran presented Paul with his shirt.
Organised Juniors Matchday Parties
“Today we welcome Oldland Abbotonians Under 13’s who play in Division 1 of the Avon Youth League. Based at Aitchison Playing Fields, Oldland Common, Oldland Abbotonians is an FA Charter Standard Community Club, running youth, ladies and adult teams from Under 8’s through to the senior team who play in Division 1 of the Toolstation Western League. If anyone is interested in joining Oldland Abbotonians they can contact Sue Harris on 07833 047432.“
Match parties for all games have now been booked until the end of the season. If you would like to be added to the reserve list please get your applications to [email protected] or (07765) 254110.
Director and Share Scheme Chairman.