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Title: Bristol Rovers
Post by: magicroundaboutred on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:14:00
Have been allocated 2500 tickets for the game on the 22nd Jan.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:14:39
Hopefully just the bank.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:16:30
interesting

thought we had to provide cover for League games.

maybe they will split Arkells/bank in initial load, then open more of the bank when needed


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:21:16
interesting

thought we had to provide cover for League games.

maybe they will split Arkells/bank in initial load, then open more of the bank when needed
Should just put a bit of plastic sheeting over a couple of rows at the back of the bank to fulfil any covered seating requirements.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:33:02
They have the Arkells too.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:02:14
They have the Arkells too.
Hope it pisses down.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:41:25
Great money spinner and will make opening up the Stratton Bank for Man City tonight more  cost effective. Also makes Rovers look like a vindictive tin pot club with our paltry allocation earlier in the season.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:01:02
Great money spinner and will make opening up the Stratton Bank for Man City tonight more  cost effective. Also makes Rovers look like a vindictive tin pot club with our paltry allocation earlier in the season.
Should have given them the same as they gave us,  wankers.
Sípose looking at the bright side,  take their money and show them how football should be played.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:06:16
Should charge them £35 for every ticket over 750 allocation 😂


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: RedRag on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:17:26
They have the Arkells too.
Think we may have been respectably close to filling the whole Arkells again.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:42:52
Quote from: swindonmaniac
Should have given them the same as they gave us,  wankers.

No, make their fans part with as much cash as possible.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:44:38
Had a quick look at their forum and didn't realise they hated us and Garner so much!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:03:44
Be good to get that crowd from tonight for the gash, but alas 5k home fans will no doubt vanish again  ::)


Title: Re: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:51:26
Great money spinner and will make opening up the Stratton Bank for Man City tonight more  cost effective. Also makes Rovers look like a vindictive tin pot club with our paltry allocation earlier in the season.
They won't sell it, they're shite.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:56:17
Anyone know how many tickets they've been given in the Arkells   


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12:22:56
Had a quick look at their forum and didn't realise they hated us and Garner so much!
Theyíre a queer bunch, for sure. Theyíre obsessed with former players and managers. God knows why.

They seem to have an inordinate number of both who have done well after leaving them.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12:26:54
Theyíre a queer bunch, for sure. Theyíre obsessed with former players and managers. God knows why.

They seem to have an inordinate number of both who have done well after leaving them.

My thoughts exactly and seem obsessed with Garner and for some reason they seem to think we're a vile club.

I enjoyed your post on the Bluemoon forum assuming it was you😀


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Crackity Jones on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 13:39:03
I am surprised they have so much bad feeling towards us. I couldn't give a shit about Rovers and don't really see them as a derby.

As for managers I would sooner have Garner managing my club than Barton. How is Pitman doing for them?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 15:56:11
The sooner we get a roof on the bank and return The Arkells entirely for home fans the better.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Outletred on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 16:52:27
 Not sure why we would give them any of the Arkells surely we could sell this for our own fans?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 16:57:34
Itís closer to chuck the seats


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 16:59:17
Not sure why we would give them any of the Arkells surely we could sell this for our own fans?

I think we have to give them so many tickets undercover in the league. I would give them 100-200 no more with the rest on the bank


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 17:07:51
Are the tickets on sale yet?
I've tried to buy, but they're not showing as on sale.
It's a nightmare trying to buy since I bought 6 match bundles, it doesn't recognise any of my accounts anymore. I have to go through the club, however a change of job, weekends all free, means season tickets from now on I think, to save the hassle.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: stfcjack on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 23:41:16
As much as I would like to replicate what they did to us and give them a pathetic amount of tickets itís extremely rare to get any form of away crowd these days so will make for a good atmosphere Iím sure.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Berniman on Monday, January 10, 2022, 09:25:04
Theyíre a queer bunch, for sure. Theyíre obsessed with former players and managers. God knows why.

They seem to have an inordinate number of both who have done well after leaving them.

I think the same can be said for a large section of our fans as well tbh


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, January 10, 2022, 11:03:26
I think the same can be said for a large section of our fans as well tbh

Quite, plus itís hardly a shock they donít like Garner given his record there


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 10, 2022, 11:06:07
I think the same can be said for a large section of our fans as well tbh
Agreed.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 10, 2022, 14:12:54
When do tickets go on sale?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, January 10, 2022, 17:32:21
From what I can gather - they are already available in store.

No idea why they arenít online yet, they are leaving it later than normal.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, January 10, 2022, 17:49:47
The sooner we get a roof on the bank and return The Arkells entirely for home fans the better.

After a new/redeveloped Stratton Bank, I'd imagine a new Town End would be on the shopping list. Hopefully we can give home fans the new roofed bank without the need for giving up even more Akrells seats in the interim.

Probably a long timeline on all of this though.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 10, 2022, 18:08:13
After a new/redeveloped Stratton Bank, I'd imagine a new Town End would be on the shopping list. Hopefully we can give home fans the new roofed bank without the need for giving up even more Akrells seats in the interim.

Probably a long timeline on all of this though.
something to consider is the loss of seats in the DR to corporate boxes. Where are all those displaced fans going to sit? Or a more pertinent question is what rows will be effected from row Z downwards?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, January 10, 2022, 19:04:04
Rob A has confirmed Rovers have been given the Arkells due to the rule around needing to give some cover. That rule doesnít apply for the FA Cup - hence Man City only getting the Bank.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, January 10, 2022, 20:25:21
something to consider is the loss of seats in the DR to corporate boxes. Where are all those displaced fans going to sit? Or a more pertinent question is what rows will be effected from row Z downwards?

Not only this but you could lose some capacity in a new Stratton Bank too as going by previous planning permission, a roof can only be as high as the flag posts currently are.

You could make up the lost seats with a vastly bigger new Town End though.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 10, 2022, 20:29:41
Only as high as an elephantís Japs eye


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:16:47
Own goal by the club for not putting the tickets online just after the City game, whilst interest amongst the newbies at the game was still simmering.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:20:57
Yep, not sure what's going on.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:29:55
on the OSC Monday night panel RA did say tickets would be on sale soon, although he didn't specify when. The delay is probably down to getting everything ready for the City game. I am sure it was "all hands on deck" for that and there wasn't the space/time to get the Rovers tickets up as well.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:31:53
Have you tried the ticket section of the official site? I can see the option to buy tickets for the Rovers and Crawley games.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:34:46
Have you tried the ticket section of the official site? I can see the option to buy tickets for the Rovers and Crawley games.

I did Bob, although there wasn't the option for either game. I'll try again...

edit - yep, now on.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:39:13
I did Bob, although there wasn't the option for either game. I'll try again...

edit - yep, now on.

Cool. Better late than never huh!! :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:40:54
Cool. Better late than never huh!! :)

Seems someone at the club is viewing (or a coincidence)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:03:37
Just bought mine  :toocool:

The gash have sold 700


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:29:31
Great they're on sale

Bad my Nationwide discount has disappeared

 :cry:


Edit: Been to the store and Nationwide hadn't been added or something along those lines. All sorted now and great service from the shop staff  :clap:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 14, 2022, 16:43:11
Just bought mine  :toocool:

The gash have sold 700

2,200 apparently. Will we give them any more? Nice to take their dosh  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Friday, January 14, 2022, 16:48:52
i wonder why they wouldn't give us more tickets with a 1pm kick off at their place as Wiltshire police don't see it as high risk match otherwise would have restricted their numbers.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, January 14, 2022, 16:57:50
Apparently the police dont decide anything anymore.  Sue Gray told us we should have a 1pm kick off. 


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Friday, January 14, 2022, 17:29:35
Apparently the police dont decide anything anymore.  Sue Gray told us we should have a 1pm kick off. 

1pm kick off is obviously a deterrent to stop the horses getting drunk before kick off.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 18:48:14
Anyone know if the Legends is opening earlier on Saturday?

Sent from my XQ-AD51


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 19:43:36
Anyone know if the Legends is opening earlier on Saturday?

Sent from my XQ-AD51

You couldnít afford me.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 19:44:57
1pm kick off is obviously a deterrent to stop the horses getting drunk before kick off.

They shit less at midday too


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 20:31:05
Sold 2000 tickets evidently. Hope it rains

11000+ gate possible I guess


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 20:58:56
Checked tickets expecting to see loads left as still a week away. Surprised to see they've opened up the Arkells block near The Town End already. Didn't expect that.

I would say 11,000+ probable if they've sold 2,000 already as they'll probably sell all 2,500 or at least be close. I reckon around 12k for this.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:04:09
Sold 2000 tickets evidently. Hope it rains

11000+ gate possible I guess

Rain? Fuck offfffff. -5 with a swirling S Westerly hitting a biting N Easterly resulting in torrential rain and hail on the Stratton bank only. Followed by freezing fog and ice west bound on the M4. Everywhere else a balmy14 degrees Celsius and weak winter sun.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:25:01
Rain? Fuck offfffff. -5 with a swirling S Westerly hitting a biting N Easterly resulting in torrential rain and hail on the Stratton bank only. Followed by freezing fog and ice west bound on the M4. Everywhere else a balmy14 degrees Celsius and weak winter sun.

You might get part of your wish - forecast says freezing cold with top temp of 1-2c.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:26:47
You might get part of your wish - forecast says freezing cold with top temp of 1-2c.

😁


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:28:50
postponed, frozen pitch!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:35:57
postponed, frozen pitch!

Noooooo  ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:47:00
bbc/met office both have it arrive 5 or 6 degrees, all good


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 13:34:23
Whatever the weather let's hope Barton gets a frosty reception.
Moaning amongst themselves about who sits where and about the state of the bank😀
https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/19074/swindon-uncovered-seating


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 14:51:31
Whatever the weather let's hope Barton gets a frosty reception.
Moaning amongst themselves about who sits where and about the state of the bank😀
https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/19074/swindon-uncovered-seating

Unbelievable, have they not seen the sorry excuse for a ground they have? One of the worst in the league.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 14:55:22
Unbelievable, have they not seen the sorry excuse for a ground they have? One of the worst in the league.

They obviously aren't aware of the tents in their dump of a stadium or the small open terrace in the corner for away fans.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 15:02:07
Unbelievable, have they not seen the sorry excuse for a ground they have? One of the worst in the league.

Looking at their attendances, I doubt many of them go to home games.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 16:09:06
Worth reminding everyone that it is a 1pm KO.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 16:16:29
We havenít got a bad run of games coming up - on paper, anyway.

Itíll be important to get a win v Rovers to build on yesterdayís fantastic performance and to see if we have, indeed, sorted out our home form.

Not sure if Iím kidding myself but I think I detect a change in the Ďstyleí lately. Less of the ponderous passing at the back, a more willingness to hit it long now and again. A few new bodies, Payne and JoJo back and we should be good to go.

Not sure if yesterday is a watershed game as Vale let us control the game from start to finish. Donít think many teams will be so generous.

I still think itís a coin toss as to whether we make the POs or not.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, January 16, 2022, 16:47:33
Worth reminding everyone that it is a 1pm KO.

Also been told today that the Legends Lounge opens at 10.30 instead of 12 for those who fancy a pint or 3.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:08:58
The gash haven't even sold out yet. Poor.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:10:32
really? a shit stand is no excuse, but I guess post Christmas cash shortage may


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:30:37
Oh the irony  :D

https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/19074/swindon-uncovered-seating?page=3


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:31:52
They obviously aren't aware of the tents in their dump of a stadium or the small open terrace in the corner for away fans.

Fruit and veg stall  ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:40:39
really? a shit stand is no excuse, but I guess post Christmas cash shortage may

They have 100 left, they will sell out.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:42:15
They have 100 left, they will sell out.

Just under 2500 is a decent turn out considering where they are in the league


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:51:52
Anyone know if the Legends is opening earlier on Saturday?

Sent from my XQ-AD51

More importantly will I be able to buy and Advertiser outside the ground  ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:54:50
Just under 2500 is a decent turn out considering where they are in the league

Agreed. It is their cup final basically.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:56:14
Agreed. It is their cup final basically.

Exactly that and a few more than the 292 they took to Barrow a few months ago.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 09:57:59
I suppose bringing a third of your fan base ain't bad going.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:07:18
I'm not sure why it has to be a 1pm kick off they will just get here earlier if they want to get p****d up


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:16:40
Maybe they glow in the dark?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:21:32
I'm not sure why it has to be a 1pm kick off they will just get here earlier if they want to get p****d up

You really didnít have to hide the word pissed.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:22:28
You really didnít have to hide the word pissed.

Some get quite sensitive reading bad language😀


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:23:18
Oh fuck off dickhead. Next cunt who fucking hides their swears gets a fucking life ban. Wankers.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:27:19
Tony Johnson?   :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:28:53
Oh fuck off dickhead. Next cunt who fucking hides their swears gets a fucking life ban. Wankers.


Excellent


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:44:40
Some get quite sensitive reading bad language😀

Not on here they donít.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:58:20
Not on here they donít.

Fuck um if you cant beat them join them :blowup:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:59:18
Fuck um if you cant beat them join them :blowup:

That's the spirit!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:05:11
That's the spirit!



Fuck me you've changed my name again :twat:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:20:43
I'm not sure why it has to be a 1pm kick off they will just get here earlier if they want to get p****d up

I remember when we played the piss stains at home a few years ago, the pub they had been allocated was going to open at either 7 or 9am.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:35:09
I remember when we played the piss stains at home a few years ago, the pub they had been allocated was going to open at either 7 or 9am.

It's like the police encourage bad behaviour


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: RedRag on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:51:13

Fuck me you've changed my name again :twat:
Oh no, not the "Q" word  :eek:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:51:34

Fuck me you've changed my name again :twat:

:D

UNLUCKY QUNT


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:54:50
:D

UNLUCKY QUNT


I'm used to it as you only target me on here


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:55:40
Nah he doesn't, mine was Brian


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:56:02
Fair enough 😀


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 12:30:20
I remember Tom Punt (shitty fan) who posted on here a while back. His name was easy to change  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Monday, January 17, 2022, 12:32:39
I remember Tom Punt (shitty fan) who posted on here a while back. His name was easy to change  :)

 >:D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 17, 2022, 13:38:59
The 7.17 out of Parkway on Saturday is sold out. Plod could be in for a very early start!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 14:04:52
City are playing Cardiff at 12.30.
Parkway trains have to go via Temple Meads too  :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, January 17, 2022, 14:13:53
Full allocation for the bank and arkells is 3,300. If they're close to selling 2,500 we should probably be cashing in and selling them more tickets if they think they can sell anymore.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 14:25:25
I'd imagine there is going to be a buffer each side of em.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, January 17, 2022, 15:10:12
Christ, their fans forum makes them even more deluded than their City neighbours. Talking about promotion, beating the likes of Swindle and turning a corner after beating Hartlepool. If there was ever a game to sort out our ridiculous home form, this is it.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 17, 2022, 15:37:27
By all accounts Hartlepool should have won easily. Rovers were really poor - their keeper was MofM.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, January 17, 2022, 19:12:17
Just a warning that tickets will be taken off sale on Friday. None available on the day.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 17, 2022, 19:46:39
Yep, spread the word  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 08:19:58
Weather forecast saying lows of -4 on Friday. Hopefully the match can still go ahead.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 08:32:51
Don't we have pitch blankets or similar? Could always get the rovers fans to turn up early and put some hot air on the pitch.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 09:13:00
Quote from: molepar
Weather forecast saying lows of -4 on Friday. Hopefully the match can still go ahead.

pitch covers are usually fine down to this temp, assuming power didn't sell them/get them repossessed.

looks like it's the Thursday night into Friday that's the issue. it's chilly Friday daytime but hopefully above ground frost levels...

tldr: think we'll be fine


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 09:43:37
What does tldr mean? I hope we will be fine too. I am bringing 2 friends to their first game and one to his second.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 10:51:33
its the "too long didn't read" . i.e. ignore the waffle above and this is the point


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:58:52
its the "too long didn't read" . i.e. ignore the waffle above and this is the point
Ah I thought it would be something like that.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Munichred on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 13:04:15
Ah I thought it would be something like that.

AKA ITIWBSLT :-)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 13:26:46
FFS  :suicide:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 14:57:07
Judging by the ticket site and the fact rovers have pretty much sold theirs, we're at about 11.5k. Be 13k by Saturday.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 13:59:05
Covers are on, so game shouldnít be in doubt Saturday.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 14:03:38
Any way of finding out how many we've sold to date? Wonder if any of the 'extra' Man City attendees decide to return.  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 15:28:05
Any way of finding out how many we've sold to date? Wonder if any of the 'extra' Man City attendees decide to return.  :hmmm:

Looking at the ticket site, we've already sold more than most league games this season. With Rovers bringing 2.5k, I'd guess at around 12k so far, so hopefully we'll get over 13k by Friday night. I guess we'll find out on Saturday  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: molepar on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 15:41:34
Yeah itís looking like it will be a very healthy attendance. I would expect around 12.5 to 13k.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 15:51:26
Heard no matchday sales though. That'll hurt things slightly. Not been very well communicated.


Title: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 16:00:16
Quote
Heard no matchday sales though. That'll hurt things slightly. Not been very well communicated.
deffo no matchday sales

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1483137039440572417?t=IKpHhUHZOyuNfZBQnXgLPQ&s=19 (https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1483137039440572417?t=IKpHhUHZOyuNfZBQnXgLPQ&s=19)

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/come-back-the-boys-against-rovers/


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 16:23:34
Heard no matchday sales though. That'll hurt things slightly. Not been very well communicated.

An old skool all ticket game


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 16:25:41
Same with the Man City game. People should know what is required.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 18:15:55
I see weíve given Rovers another 300 tickets, thatíll take them up to approx 2800 if they sell them all.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 18:31:39
Nice of the Gasheads to help knock another c£50,000 off our debts.

Hopefully Exeter will also bring a good number in a few weeks.

Onwards and upwards!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:18:54
Buzzing for this, should be circa 13k in attendance, will certainly be a tougher test that the reverse fixture. No idea if Payne is back in contention?

Cheer up Joey Barton
Oh what can it mean
To a, wife beating bastard
And a shit football teammmmm


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:29:53
Hopefully Exeter will also bring a good number in a few weeks.
I wouldn't bank on it, they have averaged well under 500 on their travels so far this season, I expect they won't even sell out the Arkells seats, they made a huge thing about the last game when they brought around 2,000, they haven't done so this time....yet..


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:31:56
I wouldn't bank on it, they have averaged well under 500 this season.

I was surprised when they brought 2000 a couple of seasons ago as historically it's only ever been a few hundred.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:44:25
Top of table clash though.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Jimmy Qunt on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:01:04
Agreed but still a massive turn out for them.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 13:51:52
Ahead of this Saturday's match between @Official_STFC and @Official_BRFC, we are advising local residents and supporters that we will be closing Shrivenham Road between 10am and 3pm for crowd safety reasons.

#STFC
https://t.co/kubvmSR2KM


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 14:03:27
Ahead of this Saturday's match between @Official_STFC and @Official_BRFC, we are advising local residents and supporters that we will be closing Shrivenham Road between 10am and 3pm for crowd safety reasons.

#STFC
https://t.co/kubvmSR2KM

Did the same for the City game didn't they? I imagine a lot of the protocols practised for that game will be used here again due to the size of the crowd (and potential for bother from the nawty boys)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 14:23:00
probably

just thought I'd post it in case anyone is affected


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 14:24:59
Is that to stop fans "mixing" behind the bank?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 15:44:26
I see they've got the Great Western, and Cheekies on Fleet Street. Where on Fleet Street is Cheekies, never heard of it before  ???


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 15:48:18
I see they've got the Great Western, and Cheekies on Fleet Street. Where on Fleet Street is Cheekies, never heard of it before  ???

20-23 Fleet Street, it look fucking awful https://www.facebook.com/CheekiesSwindon

Do you not have google down south?  ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 15:56:52
 :bike:

Ah, the premises was Groves before.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:05:11
Buzzing for this, should be circa 13k in attendance, will certainly be a tougher test that the reverse fixture. No idea if Payne is back in contention?

Cheer up Joey Barton
Oh what can it mean
To a, wife beating bastard
And a shit football teammmmm

Saw a video of him rehabbing his knee in the gym so I presume won't be back this weekend.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:09:12
I see they've got the Great Western, and Cheekies on Fleet Street. Where on Fleet Street is Cheekies, never heard of it before  ???

Formerly Lava Lounge I think


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:12:19
20-23 Fleet Street, it look fucking awful https://www.facebook.com/CheekiesSwindon

Do you not have google down south?  ;)

Nope.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:12:51
Was previously The Groves company inn.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:13:00
It's going to be windy on the bank after drinking Arkells for a couple of hours before the game.

Should mean being able to enjoy a couple of pints beforehand elsewhere without risk of infestation.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:13:22
Did the same for the City game didn't they? I imagine a lot of the protocols practised for that game will be used here again due to the size of the crowd (and potential for bother from the nawty boys)

They tried this for Man City and got blow back from residents, surprised they're trying it again. How can you stop people accessing their house by car for 5 and a half hours!?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:18:57
Surely residents can get in and out at the opposite end of Shrivenham Road - come out at Greenbridge.

Or are plod blocking both ends?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:20:10
Surely residents can get in and out at the opposite end of Shrivenham Road - come out at Greenbridge.

Or are plod blocking both ends?

That part of Shrivenham Road has only been accessed from the magic roundabout for about 30 years since Tesco was built.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:33:52
Ah, of course. I forgot. I used to occasionally nip up the busses only lane.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:34:31
Being told similar to City, they'll let residents through. Just not communicating that the public. They did try to close it full stop for Man City and it didn't go down well at all.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 16:38:27
They tried this for Man City and got blow back from residents, surprised they're trying it again. How can you stop people accessing their house by car for 5 and a half hours!?

Its one way or persuading residents to sell their houses at bottom dollar if someone was thinking about building a bloody great big football stand!  ;)