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GAS GOSSIP: Lines shines as Rovers battle for promotion spot

Posted on 2:54pm Monday 23rd March 2015

ROVERS produced some scintillating attacking football as they beat Aldershot 3-1 at the Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

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CITY CHAT: Another step nearer to promotion

Posted on 12:22pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

BRISTOL City moved a step closer to promotion this week by beating a poor Crewe Alexandra side at Ashton Gate on Tuesday evening.

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GAS GOSSIP: Attack is the best form of defence now

Posted on 12:04pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

ROVERS showed their battling qualities by coming back from 2-0 down at Halifax on Saturday to salvage a point.

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CITY CHAT: More success increases our chances of the title

Posted on 2:02pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

BRISTOL City are now 13 points clear at the top of League One after two excellent wins on the road. Last Saturday, City triumphed 2-1 at Crawley Town and then on Tuesday night, they recorded an emphatic 3-0 win at lowly Yeovil Town.

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GAS GOSSIP: Let's hope this disappointing performance is just a one-off

Posted on 12:58pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

ROVERS crashed to a disastrous defeat at home to Eastleigh on Saturday after a poor performance.

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CITY CHAT: Results went our way - now we are certs to go up

Posted on 12:53pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

IT was a significant night on Tuesday in the League One promotion race. As City produced another fantastic performance away from home in a 3-1 victory at Leyton Orient in East London, our promotion rivals – Preston, Milton Keynes and Swindon - all capitulated in games they really should have won.

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GAS GOSSIP: Super Clarke and the boys have turned us around

Posted on 12:56pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

SATURDAY’S trip to the Gateshead International Stadium was always likely to be a tricky affair.

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GAS GOSSIP: Magnificent Rovers are top of the table

Posted on 12:02pm Thursday 26th February 2015

ROVERS claimed top spot in the Conference table thanks to a magnificent run of four consecutive victories.

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CITY CHAT: Doncaster win shows character

Posted on 12:14pm Thursday 26th February 2015

FOOTBALL is unpredictable and part of the reason we love it so much is the strange results it throws up.

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GAS GOSSIP: Four points in it now as Rovers pulled back the league gap

Posted on 12:09pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

ROVERS secured a magnificent three points with victory at their promotion rivals Grimsby Town on Saturday.

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CITY CHAT: We are closing in on promotion

Posted on 11:33am Wednesday 18th February 2015

CITY bounced back from a disappointing home defeat to Sheffield United last Saturday by comfortably beating a poor Peterborough United side at Ashton Gate on Tuesday evening.

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CITY CHAT: Our impressive goalless run continues this year

Posted on 9:24am Wednesday 11th February 2015

JUST over 5,000 City fans made the trip to Milton Keynes last Saturday for an entertaining top-of-the-table League One clash with MK Dons.

Jeff Bolitho

GAS GOSSIP: We need to secure Dawson loan for longer

Posted on 12:06pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

ROVERS treated their fans to a convincing 2-0 win over Lincoln City at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

BRISTOL ROVERS: Wasteful Gas cannot afford to drop points on leaders

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Posted on 10:07am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

ROVERS remain adrift of Conference leaders Barnet as they squandered two crucial points on Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Inability to score proving costly

Posted on 4:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

ROVERS’ goalscoring problems were again laid bare as they crashed out of the FA Cup at Tranmere on Saturday.

Will Collins

City Chat: Emmanuel-Thomas did not disappoint on his return to side

Posted on 12:44pm Thursday 13th November 2014

IT’S been a week of cup action for City that started well at Gillingham last Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: We lack firepower to finish teams off

Posted on 12:00pm Friday 7th November 2014

ROVERS gained a vital three points at Telford on Saturday to move back into the Conference play-off places.

Will Collins

City Chat: This side seem to rise to every challenge

Posted on 11:00am Friday 7th November 2014

I PESSIMISTICALLY predicted a loss for last Saturday against Oldham but I should’ve known better than to doubt this City side, who are now 22 league games unbeaten and closing in on a club record unbeaten run set back in 1905/06 of 24 games.

Will Collins

City Chat: Unbeaten run has been a true team effort

Posted on 8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

CITY’S unbeaten league start to the season is still intact after a 2-2 draw at Barnsley on Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Good FA Cup run can instil confidence

Posted on 6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROVERS eased into the first round of the FA Cup with an emphatic victory at Dorchester Town on Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Sinclair was badly missed against Forest Green

Posted on 12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Pirates’ nine-game unbeaten run came to an end at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday at the hands of local rivals Forest Green Rovers.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Beating Forest Green would send out statement to promotion rivals

Posted on 12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ROVERS extended their unbeaten run to nine games with a battling 2-2 draw at Aldershot on Saturday.

Will Collins

City Chat: Good job Bryan signed new contract in the summer

Posted on 10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE’S certainly been no lack of excitement at Ashton Gate this season and Saturday lived up to expectations with a second consecutive thrilling five-goal encounter for home fans to endure and ultimately enjoy.

John Light

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Let's carry on fight for festival at Cheltenham

Gazette Series: John Light

Posted on 4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

FOR the last 12 years I have been at the heart of Gloucestershire cricket, holding positions on the county club management board, moving on to become deputy chairman then chairman and latterly president. As county chairman I was a member of the board of the ECB, the game’s governing body.

Will Collins

City Chat: Waiting so long to make changes was bemusing

Posted on 8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

CITY remain unbeaten in the league after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Walsall last Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Complacency may have crept in

Posted on 6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

ROVERS were made to pay for a below-par performance against Dover on Saturday as a late equaliser earnt the visitors a share of the spoils.

Will Collins

City Chat: Top of the table clash lived up to the hype

Posted on 8:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

FANS at Ashton Gate were treated to a barnstorming top-of-the-table clash on Saturday as City ran out 3-2 winners against MK Dons.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Team is adapting well to demands of the Conference

Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

ROVERS continued their march up the table with a hard-fought victory at Southport on Saturday to make it five consecutive wins.

John Light

Inside the Pavilion: Win at Canterbury showed both sides of Gloucestershire

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Posted on 4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S fine win at Canterbury was as frustrating as the season as a whole.

Will Collins

City Chat: Having a settled side is great but raises concern over fringe players

Posted on 8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

CITY’S unbeaten league record continued following a thrilling 3-3 draw at League One newcomers Fleetwood Town last Saturday.

Gas Gossip: Optimism rising after fourth win in a row

Posted on 6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

ROVERS made it an astonishing four wins in a row to move within a point of the Conference play-off places.

John Light

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Captain Klinger looking to recruit a quickie down under

Posted on 7:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WHATEVER will we do without the Gidmans? This understandable question is accompanied by too much woe, too much hand wringing.

Stroud District Council leader Geoff Wheeler's weekly diary

Posted on 3:32pm Friday 5th September 2014

A round-up of events, issues and committee meetings in the Stroud district with the council leader.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Positive signs from win against Halifax

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Posted on 6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

ROVERS showed signs of further improvement with an excellent 2-1 win over early league leaders Halifax at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: First win was a huge moment for Bristol Rovers

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Posted on 8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

ROVERS enjoyed a positive Bank Holiday weekend with a four-point return from two games to get their Conference campaign up and running.

John Light

John Light talks cricket

Posted on 8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS week’s column is written from my sick bed, or rather sick sofa. Important cricket events are taking place, but thanks to the first class Sky TV coverage I am missing little.

John Light

Inside the Pavilion: The loss of Gidman can be overcome

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Posted on 10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A FINE week on the cricket field. A 50-over win against Worcestershire that takes us into the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup and Gloucestershire’s best Championship performance of the season with the league leaders (Worcestershire again) being despatched in three days.

Will Collins

City Chat: I would have taken this start

Posted on 7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

CITY made it two wins out of two in the league with a closely fought 2-1 victory over Colchester United at Ashton Gate last Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Current attitude of players will get us nowhere

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Posted on 6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

ROVERS are struggling to adapt to life in the Conference as they slumped to defeat at part-time Altrincham on Saturday.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Urgent need to strengthen squad

Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

ROVERS had a mixed start to life in the Conference Premier, with a positive display at home to Grimsby on Saturday that was followed by a poor midweek defeat at Barnet.

Will Collins

City Chat: Opening day win at Sheffield United has set the bar high

Posted on 6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

THERE are plenty of positives to report from City’s opening day performance at Sheffield United.

John Light

Inside the Pavilion: One-Day Cup is competition for us

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Posted on 4:23pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

JOHN BRACEWELL was right.

Will Collins

City Chat: Cotterill's men rightly one of favourites for promotion after solid recruitment

Posted on 8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

CITY begin their 2014/15 League One campaign on Saturday with a visit to promotion favourites Sheffield United.

Jeff Bolitho

Gas Gossip: Time to move on as Rovers start life in Conference

Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

ROVERS are preparing to face reality as the new season is about to kick off and we begin life in the Football Conference.

John Light

Fine Festival – shame about the cricket

Posted on 4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Festival was fine in all respects bar one and that was the most important of all, the cricket. Played five, lost four, and just one victory. These blunt statistics speak for themselves but regrettably they do not tell the whole story.

John Light

Inside the Pavilion: Question marks over Gloucestershire bowling attack

Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

WHO will take the wickets? That is the crucial question with the Brewin Dolphin cricket festival underway.

Be positive about where you live and change will come

Posted on 6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Did you read my column last week? What? No you didn’t? Tsk. I’ll let you off (this once), and if you did read it, my eternal gratitude from the four corners of Gloucestershire. And I’ll tell you for why: where we live is blooming great.

John Light

Inside the Pavilion: Gloucestershire should be proud to maintain Cheltenham Festival

Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE last remaining cricket festival is upon us – no other county can provide 11 days of first class cricket on an ‘out ground’.

Make this the summer of doing things for others

Posted on 7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

I’m going to declare this the summer of doing stuff. What? Not snazzy enough a line? Okay then, how about this: the summer where we do things for others. Good right?

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