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3 hours ago, NOTBLUE said:

Right down by the sea walls with no nets on the goal post’s.Strictly Downs League division 4.

Hang on! I used to play on the Downs and at a level a damned sight higher than that shower. No, I’m not having it, they will bring the whole level down beyond embarrassing. And that includes being sick on numerous occasions running the 15 miles to the sea walls after a good Friday night down the Hope and Anchor...

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17 hours ago, Banned User said:

In league 2 (we were in league 2, so no change there then)
Training ground (we didn’t have one then)
The Mem is still the Mem, but we have two extra tents, refreshed tarmac behind the Thatchers, and we have two new stands, even if they’re tents.

We’ve not become Man City over night but things aren’t any worse than in February 2016. Not much better, granted, but there has been progress.

For all the piss taking they do about Lansdown blowing millions just for us to stay in the Championship you’d think they’d realise that Wally has spent over £20million just to take them back to the basement 🤣

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17 hours ago, cidercity said:

If anyone has a spare few minutes, pop over to Asschat and have a read of the thread titled "Wael - Is he taking us in the wrong direction" good thought out arguments by Harrystokegas who started the thread.

He is set upon straight away Wum, delete the thread and more, sums up their support heads firmly in the sand.

You don't even have to go past the first of 10 pages to get the personality of a typical Sag supporter.

On your suggestion, i read the whole thread. What is amazing is on that sad excuse of a fan forum is that the moderators are the worse rabble rousers. Normally its the other way around, the moderators trying to instil calmness and reason.  But not on Asschat. No.  And the worse is that Owl moderator!  What an amazing set of people. 

I felt sorry for harrystokegas, he made a argument saying the club is going down the pan and maybe someone else should run it.  Not an unreasonable opinion if you were a Rovers supporter to be thinking that at this time. But he's obv. very naive to the forum and the type of posters on it, and how they react to anything not on the party line.

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31 minutes ago, Rob said:

On your suggestion, i read the whole thread. What is amazing is on that sad excuse of a fan forum is that the moderators are the worse rabble rousers. Normally its the other way around, the moderators trying to instil calmness and reason.  But not on Asschat. No.  And the worse is that Owl moderator!  What an amazing set of people. 

I felt sorry for harrystokegas, he made a argument saying the club is going down the pan and maybe someone else should run it.  Not an unreasonable opinion if you were a Rovers supporter to be thinking that at this time. But he's obv. very naive to the forum and the type of posters on it, and how they react to anything not on the party line.

Indeed, if we had just been relegated to the fourth division, I have no doubt there would be many ‘Lansdown out’ posts and really can’t imagine people being vilified if they did post that

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Club President, Wael Al Qadi,  gives an update to supporters on plans and ambitions for next season in his latest Open Letter.

'Dear Gasheads,

As we approach the busy pre-season period, I thought it would be an apt time to write to you, in light of our plans for next season and the recent changes to the Board’s structure and personnel.

This week we welcomed the appointment of Chris Gibson MBE to the Club's Board, in the role of non-executive Director.

Chris has served in the specialist armed forces and is also part of the FA's Pro Licence programme. He has a wealth of experience that would be a benefit to any football club.

His role will add transparency to Board activities and he will also act as a liaison with the club's supporter groups. He will also bring business expertise that can be utilised in all areas of the club to help improve standards and operations. We look forward to working with Chris, as we look to build a platform for success at the football club.

Also in the past few days, we announced the removal of the position of Director of Football from the club's Board structure, an action that was taken in light of our recent relegation.

Joey and his team are fully in charge and responsible for the recruitment of players.

Tommy Widdrington will remain on the Board of Directors and will be responsible for the creation of a loan department.

We see this area as key in the development of our homegrown talent, establishing beneficial relationships with clubs that can entertain valuable playing experiences for players emerging from the club's Academy and looking to break into the first-team setup. In the past, these players have played within the Development Squad structure, however, the focus will now be on these players gaining competitive experience to further aid their journey into the first team.

Tommy's role will also include the desire to mirror the strategy of the first team, which is constructed by the Manager, down to the Academy. This is vital to ensure that all football departments grow and progress with a common theme of values and approaches.

On the topic of recruitment, as the initial signings will have shown, Joey will be continued to be supported in the transfer market this summer, as we look to rebuild and reshape the playing squad. I'm in constant and daily dialogue with him and his team in regards to the progress on recruitment as we edge closer to the beginning of pre-season. We have all seen the type of characters Joey is looking to recruit this summer, with many of our new signings holding a vast amount of experience and promotions on their CVs.

I did call the four new signings (Mark Hughes, Sam Finley, Paul Coutts and Nick Anderton) on Facetime shortly after they signed and while they were at The Quarters, to welcome them to the football club and wish them every success in their time representing Bristol Rovers.

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Every change that has been made and every decision taken is with a view to giving us the best possible chance of success on the pitch, whilst also continuing our development and progression off it. However, it goes without saying that the only target of everyone at the club is to achieve promotion next season at the first time of asking.

When fans return for the first game back it will be an emotional moment, as we pay our respects to all those who we have lost over the past 14 months.

Our fans are truly our 12th man and are an integral part of our success. From the Manager to the players, they all say the atmosphere inside a packed out Mem is very special.

The recent pandemic has impacted our finances extremely heavily. If we passed on this cost to supporters, it would result in Season Ticket prices increasing by over £1,000 per supporter. This is a burden that is my responsibility to bear, as it is with all owners. I, therefore, have to once again pay tribute to owners all around the country and all around the world, for the often unseen backing that they have given to football clubs to guide them through these difficult times.

In light of the widespread impact of the pandemic, it's been encouraging and humbling to see that we recently passed the 3,500 milestone for Season Ticket sales for next season. At the time of writing, we are just over 500 season tickets away from our highest total in the fourth tier (as far as our records go) and we are already at our second highest number. This once again shows the unwavering and vast support that this football club has and we are incredibly thankful to every one of you that has pledged your support for the new season.

If any supporters are still unsure whether to buy a season ticket, I would urge you to do so. Our team will be making every effort to ensure that the stadium is as safe as can be and we are looking to build a squad to mount a promotion push. But we can only do that with your support, bring your friends and your families and get behind the boys, because it's only if we are together that we can achieve something special this season.

Our pre-season schedule is already taking shape, with the process of announcing our fixtures already under way. As we approach a higher degree of normality, it was heartening to see our fans rushing to buy tickets for our trips to both Melksham and Havant and Waterlooville – seeing the football community pull together, as we emerge from these turbulent times.

I hope you stay safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing everyone back at the Mem, in full voice, when we return in August.

Thanks for your support,

FTG

Dictated by Mr Barton and signed in his absence by Wael'

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4 hours ago, Rob said:

On your suggestion, i read the whole thread. What is amazing is on that sad excuse of a fan forum is that the moderators are the worse rabble rousers. Normally its the other way around, the moderators trying to instil calmness and reason.  But not on Asschat. No.  And the worse is that Owl moderator!  What an amazing set of people. 

I felt sorry for harrystokegas, he made a argument saying the club is going down the pan and maybe someone else should run it.  Not an unreasonable opinion if you were a Rovers supporter to be thinking that at this time. But he's obv. very naive to the forum and the type of posters on it, and how they react to anything not on the party line.

I am actually still going through it (its good entertainment) you are correct that Owl mod is one on his own.

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21 hours ago, Donnies Tackle said:

Hang on! I used to play on the Downs and at a level a damned sight higher than that shower. No, I’m not having it, they will bring the whole level down beyond embarrassing. And that includes being sick on numerous occasions running the 15 miles to the sea walls after a good Friday night down the Hope and Anchor...

I too played on the Downs,when I was about 14,yeah you’re right it would lower the standard of football,and where would the hoardes of blue and white clad numpties stand.

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2 hours ago, bert tann said:

Club President, Wael Al Qadi,  gives an update to supporters on plans and ambitions for next season in his latest Open Letter.

'Dear Gasheads

"Our fans are truly our 12th man and are an integral part of our success. From the Manager to the players, they all say the atmosphere inside a packed out Mem is very special."

 

The delusion runs from top to bottom.  

The fans are an integral part of their success? Huh.  

I'd wager that none of the squad have played in front of a "packed out Mem".

In the past year they've had four managers and have been relegated by a country mile.

Deluded.  But he knows how to press their buttons.

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55 minutes ago, IdliketoRogerMoore said:

I read the first pages and the tarmac is mentioned several times by different posters! What the **** is so special about that tarmac?

Indeed Idliketo, I thought the same as you, which is why I snuck into the Memstad the other day to gather some evidence. 

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Their tarmac is indeed something to be proud of.

Special, just like them...🙄

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1 hour ago, BS3City said:

Indeed Idliketo, I thought the same as you, which is why I snuck into the Memstad the other day to gather some evidence. 

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Their tarmac is indeed something to be proud of.

Special, just like them...🙄

You mock but those are Championship ready weeds.

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On 10/06/2021 at 19:13, Donnies Tackle said:

Hang on! I used to play on the Downs and at a level a damned sight higher than that shower. No, I’m not having it, they will bring the whole level down beyond embarrassing. And that includes being sick on numerous occasions running the 15 miles to the sea walls after a good Friday night down the Hope and Anchor...

Absolutely I remember Jock the ref running around with his radio glued to his ear listening to the rugby proper football 

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3 hours ago, IdliketoRogerMoore said:

I read the first pages and the tarmac is mentioned several times by different posters! What the **** is so special about that tarmac?

It's the ONLY solid structure they've built in sixty odd years, not counting 4 garden chairs, a few lengths of 4x2 and a bag of postcrete to put up the disabled section. Its worthy of several more mentions I expect.

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1 hour ago, fgrsimon said:

Wow, second highest number of season tickets they've ever sold for the 4th tier. What an achievement, the stuff of dreams........

Also, all those season ticket holders could comfortably fit in the Atyeo. 

What they would give to have a stand half as good as the Atyeo.

Now think back to when that stand was built, how old it is compared to the rest of the stadium, and how dated it now is compared to everything else around it.

Need we say anything more?

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