Bristol Rovers entertain MK Dons this weekend raring to go after their week off. The Gas were due to play Bury last time out but due to Bury’s financial situation off the pitch, they were expelled from the football league in August.
When I first met Mavis (Gas Girls Chairperson) he was pretty confident about the new club taking the Glos County Women’s by storm and four games in that prophesy seems to be unfolding.
Carabao Energy Drink has teamed up with GasCast to give eight lucky Gasheads the chance to win a pair of tickets to Bristol Rovers vs MK Dons on 12th October.
As I clicked on the ‘pay now’ button on the insanely complicated Bristol Rovers season ticket purchasing web page, I reflected on how it had come to this: I had just bought season tickets for two seats in the Family Stand.
How many times have you heard a Manager in an early season interview, having been asked, “Where do you think you will finish this season?” answer, “I’ll tell you after 10 games”. Those early season games are a terrible indication of where teams are going to finish aren’t they. Or are they?
At Rovers, most of the focus from our fans is of course on what happens on the pitch and how we can keep improving the playing side. However for me, excluding Graham of course, the three most important men at our club (who don’t always get as much credit as they deserve) are Wael Al-Qadi, Martyn Starnes and Tom Gorringe. These men work wonders off the pitch and without these three I feel we’d be nowhere near where we are.
After a turbulent season which saw Rovers dangerously close to dropping back down the basement league of the EFL, a bland but comfortable midtable season would surely be welcomed by most Gasheads, you would think. However, as the crowd filtered out of the Thatchers End following a typical 1-1 draw at home with Gillingham, I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming sense of apathy emanating from the blue and white faithful. Almost routinely I pulled out my phone and started typing a message to my Dad, who watches the game from the East Enclosure.
Bristol Rovers entertain Accrington Stanley this weekend hoping to bounce back from defeat last time out. The Gas were once again defeated 2-0 on the road last week, this time to Burton Albion meaning that in each of their three away league matches, they have been beaten 2-0.
Bristol Rovers travel to Burton Albion this weekend full of spirit given their fine display in midweek despite defeat. The Gas were knocked out of the Carabao Cup 2-1 at the hands of Premier League Brighton on Tuesday night but it took a stoppage time Glenn Murray goal to separate the two sides.
As a football supporter, you love to see a local lad rise through the youth academy and burst onto the first team scene. That’s just what self-confessed Gashead Alfie Kilgour has done this season, impressing fans with his combative performances at the heart of the Bristol Rovers back line. GasCast speaks exclusively with Bristol Rovers centre back Alfie Kilgour, following his rise from the youth team.