The departure of Joey Barton from the helm of Bristol Rovers Football Club has left a significant void to fill. The club’s board, led by Hussain Al-Saeed, is currently in talks with potential replacements. Here, we take a critical look at some of the leading contenders for the job, their credentials, past achievements, and suitability for the role.
Bristol Rovers secured their first League One win of the season in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Charlton at the Valley on Tuesday evening. The match was decided by Luke McCormick’s stoppage-time heroics, as his dramatic strike sealed the three points for Rovers. The game saw the return of Rovers manager Joey Barton to the … Read more
In League One, Bristol Rovers faced off against Barnsley at home on 12/08/2023. Despite dominating the game, Bristol Rovers were unfortunate to come away with just one point. The match started with Bristol Rovers enjoying large spells of possession. However, it was Barnsley who took the lead in the 7th minute through Nicky Cadden’s shot … Read more
League Two, Saturday February 12, 3pm, The Memorial Stadium Rovers will look to get back on track when in-form Mansfield Town, one of the teams Bristol Rovers are chasing down to get in the play-offs, travel the Mem. Joey Barton’s side saw a run of six games without defeat come to a crashing end in … Read more
League Two, Tuesday February 8, 7.45pm, Boundary Park The Gas will look to continue their fine form on Tuesday night when they head north to face Oldham. Joey Barton’s men collected a creditable point from a weekend trip to promotion-chasing Sutton United, with a late penalty converted by Antony Evans earning Bristol Rovers a 1-1 … Read more
League Two, Saturday January 29, 3pm, The Memorial Stadium. Bristol Rovers will look to maintain a charge to the play-offs when Walsall visit on Saturday. The Gas have taken 10 points from the last 12 available to shoot up the table, though they survived a scare in midweek as Sam Burns hit two late goals … Read more
Like with most football teams, Bristol Rovers have adopted a nickname, which for Rovers is The Gas, or Gasheads as the fans are known. However, officially, they are the Pirates, reflecting Bristol’s maritime history. The Gas nickname was initially used as a derogatory term by Bristol City fans. Not letting this get their spirits down, … Read more