Forest Green Rovers supporters will switch ends from the North Stand to the EESI Stand this season to give Rovers players a boost before kick-off.
Until now Rovers players have walked out before kick-off to be confronted with a wall of sound from opposition fans, who have been situated just metres from where the teams emerge from the changing rooms onto the pitch.
Club legend Alex Sykes is the special guest on Stroud FM’s local football show ‘The Locker Room’ tonight as he takes a look back at a career that saw him play nearly 300 times for Rovers (7pm).
Sykes won promotion twice with Forest Green, appeared in the 1999 FA Trophy final for the club in three separate spells, and has returned to the football scene in Nailsworth in recent weeks –not with Rovers but as joint-manager at near neighbours Shortwood United.
Forest Green Rovers striker James Norwood struck a hat-trick on his England C debut — although he believed the 6-1 scoreline slightly flattered the visitors — writes Stepehen Wright in Bermuda's Royal Gazette newspaper.
Norwood, 22, enjoyed a dream first appearance for England C, plundering three goals in the second half to inspire Paul Fairclough’s new-look team to a emphatic victory over a disjointed Bermuda.
Forest Green Rovers will now play eight preseason fixtures with the match away to Shortwood United now confirmed.
The Shortwood outing is added to three home matches against League and Premier League sides Swindon Town, Bristol City and Cardiff City and four away ties against Slimbridge, Brimscombe, Cirencester Town and Weston-Super-Mare.
Forest Green Rovers players Chris Stokes and James Norwood have been training with England C ahead of their encounter with Bermuda on Tuesday night.
With the first competitive matches of next season’s International Challenge Trophy due to be played in September and November, this friendly represents an opportunity for manager Paul Fairclough to cast his eyes over a new batch of players in the 16-man squad.
Forest Green Rovers season tickets go on General Sale today with prices frozen.
With a view to having the new online ticketing system up and running before the first league game – all seated season tickets will now be allocated, as will seated matchday tickets – and fans can already choose their specific seat using the new Stadium Seating Plan.
The former lead singer of Manfred Mann, Mike a'Abo is performing at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday night as part of the Nailsworth Festival.
If you still dig free love, flower power, long hair and peace - then you need to head for the grooviest night of the year, with the legendary Mike d’Abo and his Mighty Quintet!
Vice-chairman David Drew is this evening's special guest on Stroud FM’s local football show, The Locker Room, to discuss the latest goings on at The New Lawn (7pm).
Previously club chairman before Dale Vince became the incumbent, David Drew will be delivering his thoughts on Rovers post-season additions as well as looking at the up and coming preseason schedule.
While their teammates have been sunning themselves on foreign shores, Forest Green Rovers injured quartet of Reece Styche, Arraan Racine, Steve Brogan and OJ Koroma have been hard at work on the rehabilitation room.
Yesterday afternoon, Reece and Aarran were in Cheltenham taking advantage of a rehabilitation machine that makes use of NASA technology – the Alter-G treadmill – which they hope will help them return quicker and stronger for the 2013/14 season.
It may be the close season but the FGR Supporters Club are continuing with their busy calendar of events with a day at the races next on the agenda.
On Saturday 1 June, all of those interested are invited to join the Supporters Club for a day out at Worcester Racecourse for what will be Ladies Day at the National Hunt venue.
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