Why are Bristol Rovers called The Gas?

Bristol Rovers Nickname, The Gas

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

Trophy First Round Bye

Johnstone's Paint Trophy

The Gas have been handed a bye in this years Johnstone’s Paint Trophy First Round, along with Coventry City, Oxford United and Wycombe Wanders. Other teams in the South West Group include: AFC Wimbledon Barnet Exeter City Newport County Plymouth Argyle Portsmouth Swindon Town Yeovil Town The draw for the First Round will take place … Read more