Bristol Rovers


Darrell Clarke is facing the toughest test of his managerial skills since Bristol Rovers dropped out of the Football League. The Pirates visited Scunthorpe United yesterday, having lost six of their last seven League and cup games, conceding 17 goals in the process. By my reckoning that is the worst sequence of results Rovers have …

Darrell Clarke faces one of his most testing selection problems of the season when Swindon Town visit the Memorial Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy on Wednesday night. A tough League One game at Scunthorpe United follows three days later and under normal circumstances the manager would treat that as priority, relying on his fringe players …

“You can go through ten years of heartache and then one event lifts you to the highest level of pride in your club and makes everything else worthwhile.” Those were Geoff Dunford’s words the last time I had the pleasure of interviewing him about his many years of dedicated service to Bristol Rovers. Looking back …

Bristol Rovers are mourning the loss of former chairman Geoff Dunford, who died yesterday at the age of 66. Together with father Denis, Geoff played a huge role in keeping Rovers going as a club in the mid-1980s and he remained a key figure and Board member until resigning in August 2014. Geoff continued to …

Will the real Bristol Rovers please stand up against MK Dons at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday? Is it the slick outfit who put six past Northampton Town on their own ground – it could have been ten – a fortnight ago? Or the hapless group who shipped four first-half goals themselves at Shrewsbury Town …

Steve Hamer has revealed exclusively to this column that a misbehaving minority of Bristol Rovers fans have just cost the club £10,000. And the chairman warns that figure will multiply many times if there is any repeat of the problems at the recent home game against Plymouth Argyle. Since placing a similar message on Rovers’ …

Inconsistency is an over-used word in football and can mask a number of other weaknesses in a team. Such is the case at Bristol Rovers at the moment. While it is true to say form has been in and out, even over the course of 90 minutes, one word cannot cover the reasons for a …

West Country League One sides Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle will face off against each other at the Memorial Stadium tomorrow. Both teams will be looking to bounce back from midweek defeats and end the month on a positive note. With a current winless streak running to eight-games in League One, bottom of the table …