Bid On The Side 5

August 17, 2016



The Bid On The Side last season raised £352.59 to support Bristol Rovers Youth.

This season the organisers hope to beat that total.   

There are TWO Items for auction on this occasion.

Item One – Bristol Rovers Programme v Bolton Wanderers from 30th August 1986.

To make a bid: Click HERE



Tonight Bolton make their first ever visit to the Mem.

Almost exactly 30 years ago, they were the opponents in Rovers historic first ever league game at Twerton Park.

“Rag Bag” Rovers, were a club without a home, and deep in debt.

The Dunford family and fellow directors took the massive step to save the club from extinction by taking them from Eastville, to play in another city at non league Bath City’s ground to save on crippling rent.

On the pitch, amazingly, the Gas managed to follow up their surprise 3-0 win over Walsall at Fellows Park in the first game of the season with another 3 points.

Trevor Morgan scored a penalty to give Rovers a 1-0 victory over Phil Neal’s Bolton side to take them top of the table after just two games.

This success was short lived and with a mixture of a few old heads, free transfers, local youngsters and some part timers, (and lots of postponements), we eventually managed to avoid relegation in the penultimate game of the season.

Though pre owned this programme is in good condition and still includes the Fan Appreciation Day card.


Item Two –  Bristol Rovers 1993/1994 Away shirt

To make a bid: Click HERE



A size 42/44″ green, black and white design which was worn by John Ward’s side at away games as we tried to get an immediate return to Division One (now the Championship).

This shirt was worn by players such as  Andy Tillson, Justin Skinner and current assistant manager Marcus Stewart, with John Taylor top scoring as the side finished a few points outside the play offs.

The shirt is generally in good quality but the badges had slightly faded and part of the hem at the bottom will need re stitching.

Both of these items have been auctioned on Ebay since Tuesday the 16th of August and will be available for 10 days.

The minimum price is just 99 pence each item and the highest bidder wins.

If you do not have access to Ebay you can still make a bid either by post or email.

To make a bid: Click HERE

Links to all both auctions will be found at

If any other Rovers fans have any rare or interesting Rovers related items that they would be happy to donate.

Please pass the item(s) on to 199 Two Mile Hill Road.

Or pop into the Supporters Club matchday shop in the car park by the Dribuild Stand.


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