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ALWAYS one to look on the bright side of life, Isaiah Osbourne believes that Forest Green Rovers manager Mark Cooper is building “something special” for the future. Although the former Aston Villa midfielder signed up for a prolonged fight against relegation when he moved to the New Lawn as a free agent in the autumn, …

8th March 2018 in: Features, Football, Forest Green Rovers

THESE are early days and it is still far too soon to rush to judgement – but all the available evidence suggests Dayle Grubb was right to turn his back on a career in education in order to pursue a long-held ambition to be a full-time professional footballer. Just a few short weeks ago, the …

1st February 2018 in: Features, Forest Green Rovers
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Mark Cooper and his staff have proved beyond doubt that there exists a clear pathway between the youth Academy and first team at the Gloucestershire club. Not afraid to promote deserving young cases, the manager has fielded sides liberally sprinkled with bright young things in the Checkatrade Trophy this season. Yet even regular visitors to the …

24th December 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers
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Forest Green Rovers will not lack incentive when they renew acquaintance with Sky Bet Two rivals Exeter City in Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup second round replay at St James’ Park. The stake is a potentially money- spinning home tie against Premier League West Bromwich Albion in the New Year. Rovers chairman Dale Vince and his …

10th December 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers
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Frustrated Forest Green boss Mark Cooper lost his cool after familiar defensive frailties resurfaced to cost his side a certain place in the third round of the FA Cup. Leading 3-2 with just seconds to go, Rovers failed to clear a corner and Jayden Stockley headed a dramatic last-gasp equaliser to earn the Grecians a …

5th December 2017 in: Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers
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It will come as no surprise to regular Forest Green Rovers watchers that their team’s recent upturn in fortunes has coincided with the re- turn of Christian Doidge’s goal-scoring form. Forest Green’s chief provider of goals in the Vanarama National League last season found the back of the net 27 times in 43 outings as …

26th November 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers
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Forest Green striker Christian Doidge scored his first goal in 11 games against Stevenage last weekend Rovers manager Mark Cooper played a big part in Christian Doidge ending his goal drought Chelsea loanee goalkeeper Brad Collins impressed on his return to the Forest Green line-up Christian Doidge has revealed the part played by manager Mark …

29th October 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers
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Drissa Traore is of the opinion that he and his Forest Green Rovers team-mates possess the collective strength of character required to retain the club’s new-found status. Since alighting to League Two via the National League play-offs in May, the so-called ‘little club on the hill’ has found the task of adapting to its more …

22nd October 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers
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Liam Noble’s sudden exit at Forest Green Rovers ought to send a clear message to the erstwhile teammates he leaves behind. As the Football League’s newest club fights to move clear of the relegation places in the basement division, it is a case of shape up or ship out at the New Lawn. A mutually …

15th October 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers
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Isaiah Osbourne’s arrival at Forest Green Rovers represents a tacit acknowledgment on the part of manager Mark Cooper that his struggling team requires additional bite in midfield. Unable to keep a single clean sheet in Sky Bet Two this season, porous Rovers find themselves lodged in the relegation zone and in danger of being cut …

2nd October 2017 in: Forest Green Rovers