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.
On a rainy Sunday in Mid Glamorgan, a group of women were about to play under the name Bristol Rovers WFC for the first time in 19 years.
Bristol Rovers face Oxford United this weekend boosted by their first win of the League campaign. The Gas beat nine-man Tranmere 2-0 in midweek thanks to goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Tyler Smith. In what is normally a heated affair, the match with Oxford this weekend is also heightened with the news of the return of former Rovers striker Matty Taylor, who left the Gas to sign for arch-rivals Bristol City on Deadline Day in January 2017.
Bristol Rovers entertain Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night still looking for a first league win of the season. Rovers now sit 21st in League One after three games with one draw and two defeats, the most recent being a 2-0 loss away at Coventry. Goals from Jordan Shipley and Gervane Kastaneer were enough to see off the Gas who did not register a single shot on target.
Carabao Energy Drink has teamed up with GasCast to give ten lucky Rovers fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Bristol Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday 27th August.
Bristol Rovers head to Coventry City this weekend hoping to get their first three points of the season. It may seem funny to think but this will treated as an away trip for both teams, with Coventry still accustoming to their new surroundings at St Andrews (Birmingham City’s ground). The Sky Blues are spending the 2019⁄20 season at St Andrews due to them being unable to secure a deal to remain at the Ricoh Arena.
Nothing can beat a matchday at the Mem. Leaving the house in the freezing cold (or pouring rain, but never it seems, bright sunshine!) and knowing straight away that you haven’t put anywhere near enough layers on to last you through the match. Walking towards the pub to get your weekly football pint (or three). The buzz inside the place gets your blood racing straight away. Whispers about the latest player joining, what is the line up going to look like? Or even where we going to get our kicks now the Chicken Balti pie has gone? (well maybe the last one not quite so much!).