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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

6 February 2014

Nick on current form and new additions

I was very disappointed to see us lose our last two league games, especially after the result against Newport had seen us begin to move in the right direction up the table.

The game against Accrington Stanley was hugely frustrating, as we seemed to do everything other than get the ball in the back of the net – on another day we could have scored five goals.

Accrington came and put lots of men behind the ball and finished us off with a sucker punch right at the end.

Last Saturday we were simply out played by a better side, and I would say that Chesterfield are the best team I have seen play this season. However, we did make them look better than they were, and we are aware that we have deficiencies that we have to put right.

I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we are still trying to bring at least one new player to the Memorial Stadium to boost the strike force.

John and I, along with the coaching staff, have been working around the clock to try and bring someone in, but we have to make sure it is someone who is going to improve the squad.

Money was, and still is available, but only for the right person. We are not going to panic, and bring in someone who does not have anything to offer us. I know that it is very frustrating for you all, but please bear with us, we are doing all we can to strengthen our squad.

On Saturday I will be holding an informal Q&A session in the Bristol Room behind the Blackthorn End at 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome, and all sensible questions will be answered.

It is vitally important to me to be as open and honest with supporters as possible, so if you are here early before the game, please come along.

Time is now ticking away until the Judicial Review hearing in March, but there is still time to sign the BristolsNotTrash petition if you have not yet done so.

The petition was set up by MP Charlotte Leslie in response to the TRASHorfield group who lodged the JR questioning the validity of the planning permission granted to J Sainsbury’s on the Memorial Stadium site.

It is vitally important that we get this new stadium to help the club progress both on and off the field, so please sign the petition, and encourage all your friends and family to do the same www.bristolsnottrash.bristolpetitions.com

It was pleasing to see that despite TRASHorfield applying for a second time to have the JR moved to Cardiff they have been refused.

Hopefully we can resurrect our good home form this weekend, and send Oxford back home down the M4 empty handed.

We have two massive home games over the next few days, which provide us with a fantastic opportunity to pick up some much needed points. Please do your bit by cheering on the boys as loud as you can. Thank you for your continued support. 


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