Bristol Rovers Football Club is a professional football club in Bristol, England. These remained the team colours until 1930, when the colours were reversed to blue shirts and white shorts for one season.

[81][82] Bobby Gould, Gerry Francis and John Ward are the only men to have been given the job on a permanent basis twice, although Garry Thompson had a separate spell as caretaker manager before later being appointed permanently, and Phil Bater was caretaker manager on two separate occasions. Former Bristol Rovers player and manager, Ian Holloway, who also managed QPR and Blackpool as well as featuring as a pundit is still a big fan of the club. Rovers' longest running kit supplier is Errea who supplied the club kits for eleven years (2005–16). “It wasn’t the case that we’d have stadiums thronged with fans. [37] Another theory is that it was sung at a fireworks display at the Stadium the night before a home game against Plymouth Argyle in the 1950s.

[33] The last time Cardiff and Bristol Rovers were in the same league was in the 1999–2000 season. and Swindon Town F.C. The first time was in 1950–51 when they faced Newcastle United at St James' Park[27] in front of a crowd of 62,787, the record for the highest attendance at any Bristol Rovers match. [7] A report of the Black Arabs' first match.

To do this click on the cookie settings button below. During World War II, some friendly matches were played in Kingswood, and in their early history some games were played at Parson Street, Bedminster[6], In January 2007 planning permission was granted for a new 18,500 capacity all-seater stadium to be built on the site of the Memorial Stadium. All the latest concerning the team from Ashton Gate. All the latest news, views, interviews, gossip and analysis concerning Bristol Rovers, delivered straight to your inbox, every day at 12:00. Bristol City must take positives from Norwich, but changes needed for 'huge' Huddersfield clash, It was another defeat for Bristol City as they lost out against Norwich City at Ashton Gate, with Dean Holden's men now looking ahead to facing Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, 'It's not the Nahki Wells show' - Dean Holden on Bristol City penalties and Huddersfield Town. This was followed by brief stays at the Schoolmasters Cricket Ground, Durdham Down and Ridgeway. That reunion, now, will be held without fans. Yet tighter restrictions due to a spike in coronavirus cases plunged the plans into doubt, and cabinet minister Michael Gove confirmed the programme has been put on hold on Tuesday morning.

[15] They returned to the league at the end of their first Conference season, with a penalty shootout victory over Grimsby Town in the play-off final. Pablo Martinez moves on loan to Oxford City Bristol Rovers - Official Site 14:39 23-Oct-20. New season, new journey. Rovers play their home games at the Memorial Stadium in Horfield, a ground they formerly shared with Bristol Rugby. The majority of the meetings between the teams have been in the Football League, and they used to meet annually in the Gloucestershire Cup.

Played 546 league games, more than any other Rovers player, Became the first goalkeeper to command a million pound transfer fee when he was sold to, Most internationally capped Bristol Rovers player, with 31 appearances for. They stayed in Bath for 10 seasons, leading to the chant that there really is only 1 team in Bristol, before returning to Bristol in 1996. Bristol Rovers main rivals are city neighbours Bristol City, with whom they contest the Bristol derby.

Bristol Rovers' anthem Goodnight Irene being sung at various stadiums around the UK. They finished second in the Conference under the stewardship of Darrell Clarke and immediately regained their Football League status with victory in the 2015 play-off final.

[48] In 2019 Utilita become the main shirt sponsors of both the home and away kits for the 2019-2020 season,[49] the deal was then extended in July 2020 to cover the 2020-2021 season[50] marking the first time a shirt sponsor had lasted for more than one season since the end of the Cowlin sponsorship in 2009. [46] Following the end of the Cowlin deal, sponsors were chosen by raffle, via the 1883 Club. A pirate features on both the club badge and the badge of the supporters club,[43] reflecting the club nickname of The Pirates. rivalry, List of Bristol Rovers F.C. This is a list of the most noted former players at Bristol Rovers Football Club, stating the period that each player spent at the club, their nationality and their reason for being listed. [57], In 2018 there was a crowd recording for the 2018 Aardman film Early Man at the Memorial Stadium.[58].

The following year they moved to Three Acres, the precise location of which is not known, but is believed to have been in the Ashley Down area of Bristol, where they remained for seven years. The team has never played in European competition; the closest Rovers came was when they missed out on reaching the international stage of the Anglo-Italian Cup in the 1992–93 season on a coin toss held over the phone with West Ham United. [14] This position was matched at the end of the 2013–14 season, which this time saw Rovers relegated to the Conference for the first time. As of March 2014, 32 men have been appointed as a manager of Bristol Rovers Football Club, excluding caretaker managers.

Exclusive interviews, clips and behind the scenes videos from the club. On the second occasion they did not allow a single goal against them in the competition en route to the final, but conceded the lead less than a minute after the final kicked off.[30]. He mentioned the club in parliament on 5 May 1994 when debating with Labour MP and Chelsea fan Tony Banks. Many towns and villages in the surrounding area are also home to significant pockets of Rovers supporters.[37]. The Rovers fans have good relations with Spanish club CE Sabadell FC, which initially began due to several Rovers fans noticing that the club had the same colours. One Bristol Rovers print fanzine is currently active and is entitled Last Saturday Night. In the 2001–02 season,[10] relegation from the Football League was narrowly avoided on two counts; firstly they ended just one league position above the relegation zone, and secondly the rules were changed the following season to increase the number of relegation places to two, meaning that if Rovers had finished in that position one year later they would have been relegated. The term "Gasheads" is now universally accepted within the English media and football fraternity as referring to Bristol Rovers supporters. The club has been relegated six times—in 1961–62, 1980–81, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2010–11 and most recently at the end of the 2013–14 season.[12]. [28] The second time they reached the quarter final was in 1957–58, when they lost to Fulham,[27] and the most recent appearance at this stage of the competition was during the 2007–08 season, when they faced West Bromwich Albion.

The change in design prompted the Trumpton Times fanzine to change its name to Wot, No Quarters?[40]. [65] and Declan Hynds. [37] The blue and white quarters were first worn in 1931, when they were introduced to try to make the players look larger and more intimidating. internationals, Gloucestershire County Women's Football League, "Bristol Rovers: Chairman Steve Hamer defends club's progress on stadium", "CEO Martyn Starnes Commences Role with the Club", "Ben Garner: Bristol Rovers name ex-West Brom and Crystal Palace coach as manager", "Promotion to/Relegation from the Football League", "League Two: Bristol Rovers relegated after Wycombe and Northampton win", "Bristol Rovers: Al-Qadi family complete takeover of League Two club", "Bristol Rovers won promotion to League One in dramatic fashion", "Club President's Open Letter to Fans...", "Club Statement: Ownership and Board Structure", "Work To Begin at Training Ground Site Next Week", "Caught in time: Bristol Rovers win the Watney Cup, 1972", "Bluebird to the Bone – Football Rivalries: The Complete Results", "Yeovil Town vs Bristol Rovers results in Johnstone's Paint Trophy", "Bristol Rovers Frequently Asked Questions", "Bristol Rovers fan scoops sponsorship double", "Utilita Energy Announced as Front of Shirt Sponsor", "Bristol Rovers abandon UWE stadium plan after club is unable to agree terms with university", https://www.aardman.com/take-part-in-a-crowd-record-for-aardmans-latest-movie/, "Craig Hinton puts Bristol Rovers on a high", "9 classic Bristol underground tunes selected by Roni Size", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqHX_qR9Fug, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/352864/FootballRelatedArrestsBanningOrderSeason201314.pdf, https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2223414-5-most-dangerous-fanbases-in-english-football-during-the-2013-2014-season, "The PFA pays tribute to Bristol Rovers legend Jack Pitt who sadly passed away last week, aged 84", "Barnsley's bright young thing Reuben Noble-Lazarus back at school", "Bristol Academy to rebrand as Bristol City Women's FC", "Bristol Rovers Community Trust Launch 'The Return of the Gas Girls, "Bristol Rovers Community Trust Launch New Gas Girls Promotional Branding", https://web.archive.org/web/20120722061128/http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/page/DatesAndHonours/0%2C%2C10328%2C00.html, "Bristol Rovers Football Club Information", The odd link between Bristol Rovers and the singer Leadbelly, Bristol and Suburban Association Football League, Bristol Downs Association Football League, 2001 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Bristol and District Rugby Football Combination, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bristol_Rovers_F.C.&oldid=986695786, Association football clubs established in 1883, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from June 2020, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

For the majority of their history, Bristol Rovers have played their home games at the Eastville Stadium, where they remained for a period of 89 years from 1897 to 1986. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Boris Johnson is expected to announce further restrictions from as early as today.

Rovers last played Swindon Town in the group stage of the EFL Trophy in 2019 (Rovers won 1-0), Cheltenham Town in the first round of the EFL cup in 2019 (Rovers won 3-0) and Forest Green Rovers in the 2015 play-off Semi-final in the Conference (Rovers won 3-0 on aggregate).

Played 452 league games and scored 127 goals. New season, new journey.

following a merger with Cable-Tel L.F.C.. It's completely free and you can sign up HERE. Upgrading your account means you can get additional access to: Live coverage of all of our fixtures, meaning you'll never miss a game, Match highlights to relive all the action, Live coverage of all of our fixtures, meaning you’ll never miss a game. [53][54][55] In June 2011, the club announced its intention to relocate the club to a new 21,700 all-seater stadium on the University of the West of England's Frenchay campus.

“We’re looking for the moment at how we can pause that programme. [62] Other notable fans are local musicians Roni Size[63] and Geoff Barrow of Portishead[64] and writer David Goldblatt. When Bristol Rovers were known as Black Arabs F.C. Perhaps the most successful former member of the academy is Scott Sinclair, who was signed by Chelsea in 2005 for an initial fee of £200,000, with further payments to the club possible, depending on performance.

UTG! In July 2016 the two clubs played each other in a pre-season match in Spain. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Ben Garner pinpoints the defensive issue costing Bristol Rovers points, Bristol Rovers were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at Rochdale on Saturday, and the manager has urged his side to be "better in both boxes", Bristol City reporter Q+A live: Huddersfield Town team and free agent discussion, Sam Nicholson opens up on injury woes after scoring his first Bristol Rovers goal at Rochdale, Sam Nicholson scored his first goal for the Gas since joining from Colorado Rapids in the summer as Ben Garner's Bristol Rovers side drew 1-1 with Rochdale in League One, Ben Garner praises James Daly and Brandon Hanlan ahead of Jonson Clarke-Harris' return to Mem, Bristol Rovers boss Ben Garner has been delighted by the progress of his new strike force with Peterborough United and Jonson Clarke-Harris visiting the Mem on Tuesday, Sky History series The Chop scrapped after investigation into Darren Lumsden's tattoos, Sky History has scrapped the series and apologised to viewers, Pictures show warehouse near Bristol used for illegal rave 'extensively damaged', “Revellers caused extensive damage, displayed violence and hostility to police and showed no regards to covid guidelines. [23] The site is set to include two full size pitches, a goalkeeping area, a gym and a clubhouse building.



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