FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

All about our First Team

FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby The Old TomCat » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm

Image

The El Glosico match on Saturday will almost certainly be the most high profile league game of season for both Gloucestershire clubs until the return fixture.
It might not even be the best attended game of weekend but it will guarantee the best atmosphere.
Cheltenham travel to TNL with four points [plus GD] more than FGR, so whatever outcome of game they will remain above us for at least a week.
However on current form [6 matches] Cheltenham are down in 15th spot with 6 pts from 1 win, 3 draws & 2 losses: L W D D L D, while happily FGR sit 2nd in same table with 13 pts from 4 win, 1 draw & 1 loss: W W W D W L. Unfortunately the only loss was in last game which might offer some hope to our opponents.
Cheltenham sit 17th in current away form with 1 win, 2 draws & 3 losses: L D W L D L. Their GD is 8 goals scored and 11 conceded = -3.
A crumb of comfort to the away team might well be that FGR sit 19th in current home form with just two win and four losses. However those two wins were in our last two matches.
Obviously all teams do not want to lose and Cheltenham will travel the 15 miles to TNL more than greatly motivated to ensure this does not happen. Their season is now confined to league games and they seem to be draw specialist so returning home with a point would seem likely outcome.

It is here that I must admit to a conflict: as well as predicting forecasts on the FGR forum I also predict Cheltenham results on the Robin’s Nest and I ain’t doing too bad there. [I love prediction competitions and am in about a dozen different ones]
I don’t want to predict a 3-0 home win on the FGR forum and a 1-1 draw on Robin’s Nest, so will wait until later in week to make a considered forecast after reading match reports. Then I will use same forecast on both competitions.

////////////////////////////////////////

Chesterfield 3-2 FGR

None of us got the exact result in this high game although five did forecast a home win for Chesterfield.

Image
User avatar
The Old TomCat
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2073
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:06 pm
Location: Stroud

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby dursleydog » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:37 pm

Can't get a correct result for love nor money but I'll go for a 2-1 FGR win
User avatar
dursleydog
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 642
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:46 pm
Location: Kernow

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby Cotswold farmer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:33 pm

1-2
Cotswold farmer
Youth
Youth
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:27 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby voodoobluesman » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:03 pm

FGR 2 Chelt 1

Adding the goals scored and conceded this season so far, we are only just ahead of them. Plus a bit of home-ground luck.
User avatar
voodoobluesman
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2500
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 am

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby The Game Within » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:35 pm

3-0 FGR win
The Game Within
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby 20yrs and counting » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 pm

Hate to say it but, FGR 1- Cheltenham 3. Just hope training light this week, conserve energy after Tues to give us chance.
We’re black, we’re white, we’re flipin dynamite, forest green, forest green.....
20yrs and counting
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:39 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby Pitchfork » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:03 pm

3-1
User avatar
Pitchfork
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 8567
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:00 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby Head Honcho » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 pm

A 2-2 cracker of a game!
User avatar
Head Honcho
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:21 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby redrobin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:08 pm

FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0 CHELYENHAM TOWN 3.
.............
actually not really, I think you will beat us comfortably.
We have barely 11 fit first teamers and you have picked up considerably...
... if it rains too, I,ll. be well mad !!!!!!!
can't beat a good rib - eye !
redrobin
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:28 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby Silver Surfer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:29 pm

Lose 1-3
No animals were harmed during the creation of this message, but some electrons became agitated.
User avatar
Silver Surfer
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2911
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:10 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby FGR123 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45 pm

0-2 loss
FGR123
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:02 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby FootieMan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:31 pm

0-0
User avatar
FootieMan
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:58 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby andymac26 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:09 pm

A tense and nervy game. Which we'll just edge.
FGR 1--Chelty 0.
User avatar
andymac26
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 1252
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:01 pm
Location: Hampshire.

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby GETCARTER » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:14 pm

Im going for :- FGR 2 Chelts 2.
GETCARTER
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:29 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby Tomiswalking » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 pm

3-1 win
Tomiswalking
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 644
Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 11:05 am

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby Tommo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:06 pm

FGR 2 Cheltenham 1

Though I'm worried about the injuries.
User avatar
Tommo
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 9031
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:56 pm
Location: Horsley

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby The Old TomCat » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:19 am

On the away trip to Chesterfield I was requested to post some real facts reference Cheltenham Town v FGR.
I checked out their forum: The Robin's Nest, and came across following:

• In terms of league games, the last three matches have been draws, while Cheltenham won at The Lawn on 26 August 1998, by 2-1.
I think the previous meeting before that was 2 May 1983 at Whaddon Road, which Cheltenham won 2-0 in which case the last time FGR beat us in the League would have been earlier in the same season, when we lost 5-3
Prior to that, we had not played in league fixtures since the Northern Senior League days, which we left in 1932!

• Cheltenham Town beat Forest Green in the FA Cup in 1980 3-2 but lost in 1995 by 3-0

• Just the only away game a lot of us will get to due to the short distance, and we also want to see our club give Vince and Cooper a jolly damn good thrashing.

• Poster on The Robin’s Nest has opened a thread: Play Off preferences!!!
In fairness they have nominated FGR as one of their preferred opponents.

• Another thread from Robin’s Nest: “FGR forum compared to North Korea dictatorship”
This was started when our moderators started deleting posts a few months ago. However the educational and written standard within the FGR forum greatly surpasses that on Robin’s Nest. One only has to read our erudite match reports compared to the short rants on RN where they are usually only complaining about the standard of refereeing.


I then did a bit of background digging for the following:

• Cheltenham supporters will proudly boast that they have finished season above FGR for the past 20 years. However both clubs are over 100 years old and FGR regularly bested CTFC in the early days. For evidence check out the wall of Brimscombe & Thrupp clubhouse where framed league tables of years they won a title to read CTFC down below both Stroud based teams.

• Cheltenham supporters are very touchy when questioned about their attendance figures. It is accepted that for at least the past 20 years Cheltenham have better numbers, but that their attendances have been flat-lining or reducing for years. On the other hand attendances at TNL have been increasing year-on-year.
Currently Cheltenham are 17th best supported home EFL team with average support of 3,089 while our village club is just below them in 19th spot with average attendance of 2,675 – a difference of 414. Gone are the days when they had a couple thousand or more through the turnstiles than at TNL.
However, and this is the bit that hurts Cheltenham, FGR are a more popular attraction. FGR have better average attendance figures than Cheltenham: FGR – 3,702 & Cheltenham - 3,334.
And to add more salt into Cheltenham’s wound the best attended EFL2 match of season was when 13,267 turned up to watch FGR play Notts County.

• For the past few years a regular poster on Robin’s Nest has referred to FGR as ‘bottlers’ (Hi RCS) but looking at Cheltenham’s record they are guilty of same. They twice bottled a promotion play-off in years 2011-12 against Torquay & 2012-13 against Northampton.

• Cheltenham have never beaten FGR is the Dale Vince era despite scoring the first goal in every game, so the real title of ‘bottler’ must be applied to them.

• Since 1999 Cheltenham could be declared a real yo-yo club with seven separate promotion/relegations. FGR, on the other hand have been a model of consistency with no relegation during same period.

• Cheltenham are annual ‘relegation dodgers’. Since 2010 their EFL 2 record has included finishes of 22nd, 17th, 17th, 23rd (R) & 21st.
Last edited by The Old TomCat on Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
The Old TomCat
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2073
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:06 pm
Location: Stroud

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby 20yrs and counting » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:12 am

Interesting stats and good summary. At this moment in time on paper I would say Cheltenham have a marginally better squad than ourselves and a manager well tested in this division and would expect them to finish above ourselves this season if nothing was to change.
This may change depending on Jan transfer window. Also our young squad are improving at a rapid rate and have genuine team spirit.
We’re black, we’re white, we’re flipin dynamite, forest green, forest green.....
20yrs and counting
Reserves
Reserves
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:39 pm

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby The Old TomCat » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:42 pm

20yrs and counting wrote:Interesting stats and good summary. At this moment in time on paper I would say Cheltenham have a marginally better squad than ourselves and a manager well tested in this division and would expect them to finish above ourselves this season if nothing was to change.
This may change depending on Jan transfer window. Also our young squad are improving at a rapid rate and have genuine team spirit.


Cheltenham's EFL stats under Gary Johnson are one of the worst of all Cheltenham managers, according to a Robin's Nest statistician.
They had a Poll: Johnson In or Out?
plus a thread "Bye, Bye Gary."

Seems as if GJs own supporters now think less of him than do supporters of other clubs.
User avatar
The Old TomCat
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2073
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:06 pm
Location: Stroud

Re: FGR v Cheltenham Town: match forecast

Postby SkunkMan » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:09 pm

The Old TomCat wrote:
• Since 1999 Cheltenham could be declared a real yo-yo club with seven separate promotion/relegations. FGR, on the other hand have been a model of consistency with no relegation during same period.

• Cheltenham are annual ‘relegation dodgers’. Since 2010 their EFL 2 record has included finishes of 22nd, 17th, 17th, 23rd (R) & 21st.


Interesting stuff, many thanks for taking the time to post this - although I am not sure we should be looking for any moral high ground in respect of relegation-dodging :lol: We were perennials at this 'sport'for many of the Conference years and on two occasions we technically 'achieved' it, only to be reprieved due to off the field irregularities at other clubs :D

I think Saturday's game has 'draw' written all over it. Unlike some, I don't really care about perceived 'local rivalries' or care more if we beat Cheltenham than if we beat Crewe, Crawley or anyone else. I just see an opposition and a chance to take points that we desperately need still - a defeat on Saturday and a few results not going our way and the table could be back to looking pretty grim for us come Sunday :?

FGR 1 v Cheltenham 1
"Winning doesn't really matter, as long as you win." Vinny Jones
User avatar
SkunkMan
Top Manager
Top Manager
 
Posts: 2108
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:41 pm
Location: South Glawstershire (b. Stroud)

Next

Return to FGR First Team

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], stroud green and 5 guests

About FGR

We’re a club that looks to the future, but our identity is forged from a rich 128-year history. Founded in 1889, we’re one of the oldest football clubs in the world.

In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience. FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world. That’s quite an accolade, and it shows how we’ve been able to bring together football and environmental consciousness at the highest levels of the game.