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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

31 October 2013

Nick on the petition.

It was fantastic to have Charlotte Leslie come along to our last home game to raise support and awareness for her Bristol’s Not Trash Petition.

It is brilliant to see an MP standing up for the people of Bristol, the people who want to see this city moving forward. Because it is not just about our stadium, it is about the progress of the entire city.

Bristol is once again being held back by a small minority who think they know best. It is vitally important that we all make our voices heard, so I would encourage anyone who has not yet signed the petition to do so now, by clicking here.

I would also like to thank all the people who have given up their time at the last two home games to hand out the petitions. Your help has been invaluable, as we try to progress things along, not just for the stadium redevelopment, but for Bristol as a whole.

Last Saturday’s performance against Chesterfield was a vast improvement from what we saw at Accrington – the only thing missing being a goal.

It is evident that our young side are giving 100% effort, and if John can bring in an experienced player on loan to help bolster the side, then these improvements should continue.

It was fantastic to be handed a home tie in the FA Cup first round. York are a team we have already beaten this season, so it gives us a fantastic chance of progressing to the next round.

Having the home crowd behind them will also give the team a massive boost. We have reduced prices throughout the ground, including a Quid a Kid offer, so we hope that you will come along and support us.

After losing the toss, we took the decision to hold the game on the Friday night, as we think a game under the lights always produces a special atmosphere – remember Barnet?

Unfortunately this means that some people will not be able to make it, but I hope you realise that we cannot please everyone when making these decisions.

Before we get to the FA Cup clash, we have a tough game against league leaders Oxford United this weekend. It is going to be a difficult test for us, but we will go there and give it everything we have got.

Last year we took almost 2,000 Gasheads to the Kassam Stadium and we came away with a 2-0 win, so let’s hope we can do the same again this year! Thank you once again for your continued support.


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