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Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:16 am
by tommyd
Timb wrote:TommyD can you list the concessions you have had to make as an FGR supporter?


Well there's the obvious like the food, badge, shirts etc and whilst I personally am not too bothered about those, they are a big part of what makes a football club oh and the terrible new mascot. Then there's the constant vegan pushing and use of the club that I only see as a football club as a novelty advertising tool, the fact football has become a bit of a secondary or at least a less important issue at the club. Then there's all the other stuff that's been taken away, the little things that make one feel like a part of the club such as the end of season supporters matches at the lawn etc. The fact we have less input as fans but also there's a lot less output from the club exacerbating the feeling of being distanced from the club.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 am
by Cotswold farmer
tommyd wrote:
Timb wrote:TommyD can you list the concessions you have had to make as an FGR supporter?


Well there's the obvious like the food, badge, shirts etc and whilst I personally am not too bothered about those, they are a big part of what makes a football club oh and the terrible new mascot. Then there's the constant vegan pushing and use of the club that I only see as a football club as a novelty advertising tool, the fact football has become a bit of a secondary or at least a less important issue at the club. Then there's all the other stuff that's been taken away, the little things that make one feel like a part of the club such as the end of season supporters matches at the lawn etc. The fact we have less input as fans but also there's a lot less output from the club exacerbating the feeling of being distanced from the club.

Good ,honest points well made and something I feel too.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:38 am
by doggy
Standing in the top left of the North stand , in a blizzard, 6 of us like a pack of sheep, shivering, only to see us lose on a Tuesday night to Newport in an FA trophy replay with 300 other nutters!!

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:45 pm
by Silver Surfer
You can't buy burgers made from offal any more.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:39 pm
by Theoperator
Silver Surfer wrote:You can't buy burgers made from offal any more.


Yes quite, they taste offal

The skittles alley going was rather a blow as well :oops:

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:20 pm
by mauler
Les Offul?

I have a sense of deja vu about this post.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:24 pm
by Foggy
Luke O'Liver?

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:54 pm
by mauler
you win foggy - far superior no kid(ney)ing you.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:39 am
by Cotswold farmer
Silver Surfer wrote:You can't buy burgers made from offal any more.

The burgers I eat and ive seen my local butcher make them aren't offal that's just cheap prepacked rubbish if you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:25 am
by Silver Surfer
My local butcher also makes his own burgers and they are delicious. The ones sold at football grounds are always rubbish.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:53 am
by GETCARTER
I had a meat burger at Crawley recently, and i swear it was made of carpet.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:22 am
by cookiemonster
At the other end of the scale the pork roll at Chesterfield was top notch, complete with stuffing, crackling AND apple sauce

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:49 pm
by SkunkMan
Timb wrote:TommyD can you list the concessions you have had to make as an FGR supporter?


I attended my first FGR game in the early 1980s, although I was an 'occasional' then and have probably only been a 'regular' since I stopped playing sport, roughly since we moved to TNL.

I turn up to watch my football team. I try not to worry too much about the wider club issues that I have zero control over. I generally support the green ethos the club now promotes and despite our precarious current league position, I do think these are great times for the club. I can live without meat for a couple of hours a fortnight (as long as I get a bag of samosas from Girish!), I preferred the old badge, hate the new one and preferred black and white stripes. Our contrived new nickname is cringeworthy and the mascot even more so. But these are small issues really. The only real 'concession' I make is risking hypothermia each February :lol:

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:51 pm
by Kentstripe
SkunkMan wrote: I preferred the old badge, hate the new one


But your avatar though?

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:59 pm
by king giraffe III
SkunkMan wrote:
Timb wrote:TommyD can you list the concessions you have had to make as an FGR supporter?


I attended my first FGR game in the early 1980s, although I was an 'occasional' then and have probably only been a 'regular' since I stopped playing sport, roughly since we moved to TNL.

I turn up to watch my football team. I try not to worry too much about the wider club issues that I have zero control over. I generally support the green ethos the club now promotes and despite our precarious current league position, I do think these are great times for the club. I can live without meat for a couple of hours a fortnight (as long as I get a bag of samosas from Girish!), I preferred the old badge, hate the new one and preferred black and white stripes. Our contrived new nickname is cringeworthy and the mascot even more so. But these are small issues really. The only real 'concession' I make is risking hypothermia each February :lol:


Never tried the samosas. Are they hot?

Green Devils... Does anyone actually call us that, beyond the regime?

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 pm
by SkunkMan
king giraffe III wrote:
SkunkMan wrote:
Timb wrote:TommyD can you list the concessions you have had to make as an FGR supporter?


I attended my first FGR game in the early 1980s, although I was an 'occasional' then and have probably only been a 'regular' since I stopped playing sport, roughly since we moved to TNL.

I turn up to watch my football team. I try not to worry too much about the wider club issues that I have zero control over. I generally support the green ethos the club now promotes and despite our precarious current league position, I do think these are great times for the club. I can live without meat for a couple of hours a fortnight (as long as I get a bag of samosas from Girish!), I preferred the old badge, hate the new one and preferred black and white stripes. Our contrived new nickname is cringeworthy and the mascot even more so. But these are small issues really. The only real 'concession' I make is risking hypothermia each February :lol:


Never tried the samosas. Are they hot?

Green Devils... Does anyone actually call us that, beyond the regime?


They are pretty spicy to be fair - but everyone I have introduced them to thinks they are delicious, including my 6 year old :lol: And not bad value at 4 for a fiver.

I don't think I have ever heard us referred to as the 'Green Devils' by anyone? The idea that a corporate can simply give a football club a new nickname and expect it to stick is both hilarious and ludicrous. At least Sunderland let their fans vote on their slightly contrived 'Blackcats' nickname :roll:

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:25 pm
by Kentstripe
I've seen a number of media outlets, including foreign ones, as well as other clubs use the Green Devils tag.

I think that the idea has been to gradually increase it's usage, and eventually get to the point where it will have been around long enough for most people to associate it with the club, even if it isn't used much by actual fans.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:12 pm
by SkunkMan
Kentstripe wrote:I've seen a number of media outlets, including foreign ones, as well as other clubs use the Green Devils tag.

I think that the idea has been to gradually increase it's usage, and eventually get to the point where it will have been around long enough for most people to associate it with the club, even if it isn't used much by actual fans.


Exactly - those who know little or nothing about the club.

Certainly not FGR fans - I have never spoken to any that like it.

I really hope this nickname DOESN'T catch on, as its conception was nonsense.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:22 pm
by Foggy
I can't stand the GD fake nickname, they are things that the fans give to a team and not as pointed out above some corporate hell-bent on rebranding something. To be trying to copy another team that uses devils as part of its nickname represents a dreadful lack of originality and amounts to little more than plagiarism at its worst. Be original or don't bother, we have some pretty decent nicknames already.

Re: Definition of a Rovers fan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:20 pm
by Timb
That's an interesting list of concessions.

Personally I dont see or feel that any if them are concessions that I've had to make.

I think the pitch is still available for a post season supporters match.

As for the food I do concede that it's now miles better than it was, but there's still massive room for improvement. The samosas are mighty fine too. Give them a try LG.