Posts Tagged "Forest Green Rovers"

(Enchanted) Forest Green and Vince charming

By on May 9, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

Plans for a new club crest are the latest in a series of changes for Conference survivors Forest Green Rovers. Once upon a time there was a little club on a hill which was the luckiest club around, they stayed in the Conference year after year. One day a rich eco-Prince took over. The rich prince was a clever man, who wanted to spend his money wisely – he said...

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Daylight (Bank Holiday) Robbery: the cost of policing a non-league game

By on Apr 20, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

A £3k policing bill looks set to spoil Gloucester City’s weekend but is it justified? Football hooligans, they are on the rise in parts of Europe (some of the blogs about Russia are particularly scary) but in the Blue Square North? Really? There have been a few well documents ‘issues’ this year – Nuneaton v Telford, Stafford v Telford – but nothing outside the...

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The AGM Cup: Or How To Avoid Relegation, The Non-League Way

By on Apr 4, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

With the AGM Cup looking set to decide the non-league pyramid’s final placings once again, Jenni Silver looks at some of this year’s possible contenders. It should be the most exciting time of the season, promotions, play-offs and relegation dog-fights, the glorious month which ends the football season. But forgive me for not really feeling it this year....

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From College Football To A-League Glory

By on Mar 13, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

What have Chichester City, Swindon Supermarine, the Brisbane Roar  and a rural agricultural college in the Gloucestershire countryside got in common? It’s a fairly obscure bit of trivia, which helps chart the footballing career of defender Matt Smith, who went from the County League title with Chichester to winning the A-League Grand Final with the Brisbane Roar,...

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Grays Athletic 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

Grays Athletic 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

By on Apr 25, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

All of the decisions at the top of the Blue Square Premier table have already been made, but the final day of the season brings an intriguing battle to avoid relegation from the league and the most poignant of the fixtures is the one at The Recreation Ground, Bridge Road, Grays. As football venues go, The Recreation Ground is a pretty unprepossessing one. When the...

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