(Enchanted) Forest Green and Vince charming

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Barney says:

    As a Forest Green fan of 15 years I have seen much change at the club. Two promotions, two FA trophy finals, two reprieves from relegation, a new ground, and the financial meltdown towards the end of last season. And then Dale Vince bought the club. Without a doubt the club wouldn’t be here without him, it was days from going out of business. One season on and it has been one stunt after another, from meat bans to changing the badge. The meat ban got more column inches and air time for Dale Vince than wind turbines ever have. But that is the problem with modern football. Football clubs are rich mans play things, and they can do what they want. And if that means urinating on 120 years of history to hear your name on the radio then so be it. Losing 200 fans in 12 months says it all.

  2. Our friends in the South says:

    Surely its time to get Vince to ramp up his plans for a Fans Trust that can step in and run the club when he gets bored or his business nose dives. I have no comment on the badge but if are still in this league next year FGR is my first plan for a hospitality day out. Great venue, best value food in the league. I can live without red meat as the choice now is superior to any other club. If only we could move that ground to SW19. Good luck for survival from some Wombles

  3. kruador says:

    The unicorn is the heraldic animal of Scotland! It’s only on the Royal Arms because of the Stewart takeover in the 17th century. If you’re trying to represent ‘England’ it’s the last thing you want on there.

    Gloucestershire’s arms do not have supporters. Nailsworth has a coat of arms that could be borrowed from, but again, no supporters. (Example: three gold sheep on the green chief – suitable for a New Lawn?)

  1. August 26, 2011

    [...] still troubling some of the fan base.

Back in May I wrote about how Forest Green Rovers were undergoing a little off the pitch rebrand, a new club crest, a ‘removal’ of red meat from the menu on match days and at events, a [...]

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