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STEVE Hamer pledges that Bristol Rovers’ board will give Darrell Clarke “every possible backing” in the transfer market this summer. The chairman also says that the mood of the directors matches that of the manager in terms of positivity and that the budget will be competitive at a time when clubs throughout the Football League …

16th May 2018 in: Bristol Rovers, Football

CHRIS Dent wants to eliminate fear of losing from Gloucestershire’s dressing room in his first season as captain. The 27-year-old Bristol-born batsman admits to having thought long and hard before taking on the job of skipper in the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup. But, with time to adjust to the idea, Dent …

28th March 2018 in: Cricket, Features, Gloucestershire

STEVE Hamer insists The Football League should take more care to ensure games like local derbies and promotion battles are controlled by experienced referees. It is a point the Bristol Rovers chairman intends to make when meeting his counterparts from around the country at this summer’s conference of Football League chairmen. Pirates boss Darrell Clarke …

28th March 2018 in: Bristol Rovers, Football
aden_flint

ADEN Flint’s decision to sign a new Bristol City contract during last week provided a huge boost at a difficult stage in the season. It has long been my belief that the club need to build hopes of playing in the Premier League around their defensive Colossus, who has proved such an inspiration at both …

8th March 2018 in: Bristol City, Features, Football, Indy Column
Tom Nichols

FORMER Exeter City team-mates Liam Sercombe and Tom Nichols could hardly have experienced more contrasting fortunes in their first season as Bristol Rovers players. And that comes as a huge surprise to me because I thought both would prove excellent signings by Darrell Clarke when the manager recruited them last summer. While Sercombe already has …

14th February 2018 in: Bristol Rovers, Football
PICTURE: NEIL BROOKMAN / JMP

A number of Bristol Rovers players will spend Christmas and New Year fighting for a future with the club. That much became clear listening to manager Darrell Clarke’s condemnation of his team’s weak performance in last weekend’s 4-1 hammering by League One strugglers Gillingham at Priestfield. The defeat followed successive home wins over Rotherham United …

24th December 2017 in: Bristol Rovers
bristol_city

Lee Johnson’s players turned in one of the finest team performances in the history of Bristol City Football Club to beat Manchester United at Ashton Gate last Wednesday night. Having watched the Robins for half a century and reported on them for 38 years, I can only think of one display to match the amazing …

24th December 2017 in: Bristol City
Bristol City v Manchester United, carabao Cup, football

Gerry Sweeney lined up in defence the last three times Bristol City have defeated Manchester United Jose Mourinho is expected to name a strong side when he brings his Manchester United team to Ashton Gate on Wednesday Striker Milan Djuric is set to have surgery on a groin problem which will rule him out of …

19th December 2017 in: Bristol City
Bristol Rovers FC

Joe Partington has made an impact in the Bristol Rovers side since switching to a holding midfield role Joe Partington may have found his niche in Bristol Rovers’ team almost a year after signing from Eastleigh. And if that is the case the versatile 27-year-old will have seen his career come full circle in terms …

17th December 2017 in: Bristol Rovers
Groves vs Eubank Jr, World Boxing Super series

George Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, February 17. The champion, from London, had hoped their highly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-final would take place in the capital, potentially at one of its football stadiums. The series’ promoters have now said he will …

28th November 2017 in: Boxing