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Jerry St Clair
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Some barrier-throwing nonsense outside the T-End yesterday which has gone viral on t'interweb. Seems a small number of Kiddie fans waited outside at the final whistle and attacked City fans leaving. Looked pretty nasty, if small scale.
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Jerry St Clair wrote: 20 Mar 2023, 10:21 Some barrier-throwing nonsense outside the T-End yesterday which has gone viral on t'interweb. Seems a small number of Kiddie fans waited outside at the final whistle and attacked City fans leaving. Looked pretty nasty, if small scale.
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As it stands 15 mins in today’s games City are in the playoffs!!

With CTFC stable in L1, Gloucester potentially going up to the NL, and FGR imploding it is turning into a good year for proper Gloucestershire football.
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In the playoffs with three games to go.

I back them to win them.

Wouldn’t it be great if in the next five years they are in a higher league than FGR.

CTFC vs GCAFC as a L1 or L2 fixture would be phenomenal.
SHANDY VOR
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League Two please
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Draw with a rival yesterday to leave it in the balance.

Gloucester in 6th on 65 points with two games left. Play offs go down to 7th.

A good position but relying on others to falter; Darlington in 8th are on 64 points but with three games left.


Darlington’s game in hand is vs Curzon Ashton, who whilst in 12th place are on 61 with four games left.

Even 11th place are on 63 points.

But at this stage of the season points on the board are key, and it’s Gloucester who have them.

Anyone tempted to watch one of the playoff games if they get there?
paperboy
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 16 Apr 2023, 07:56 Draw with a rival yesterday to leave it in the balance.

Gloucester in 6th on 65 points with two games left. Play offs go down to 7th.

A good position but relying on others to falter; Darlington in 8th are on 64 points but with three games left.


Darlington’s game in hand is vs Curzon Ashton, who whilst in 12th place are on 61 with four games left.

Even 11th place are on 63 points.

But at this stage of the season points on the board are key, and it’s Gloucester who have them.

Anyone tempted to watch one of the playoff games if they get there?
I love watching these play off matches as there is promotion at stake a opposed to just winning a trophy.

Crikey, there are plenty of teams still in with a shout.
I looked up last years play off format and if they manage to only finish 6th or 7th they wouldn't have a home match at all.
Away in the eliminator AND in the semi final.
This is last year's schedule.

https://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/va ... deta-70499

Wish them nothing but good luck.
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paperboy wrote: 16 Apr 2023, 09:28
RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 16 Apr 2023, 07:56 Draw with a rival yesterday to leave it in the balance.

Gloucester in 6th on 65 points with two games left. Play offs go down to 7th.

A good position but relying on others to falter; Darlington in 8th are on 64 points but with three games left.


Darlington’s game in hand is vs Curzon Ashton, who whilst in 12th place are on 61 with four games left.

Even 11th place are on 63 points.

But at this stage of the season points on the board are key, and it’s Gloucester who have them.

Anyone tempted to watch one of the playoff games if they get there?
I love watching these play off matches as there is promotion at stake a opposed to just winning a trophy.

Crikey, there are plenty of teams still in with a shout.
I looked up last years play off format and if they manage to only finish 6th or 7th they wouldn't have a home match at all.

Away in the eliminator AND in the semi final.
This is last year's schedule.

https://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/va ... deta-70499

Wish them nothing but good luck.
Wow, no home match. Didn’t know that.
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longmover
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Why this glos city love in all of a sudden? They can stumble around regional football for the rest of their days for all I care.
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longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 10:03 Why this glos city love in all of a sudden? They can stumble around regional football for the rest of their days for all I care.
Not really a love in. I’m a county man and I like seeing Shire sides do well - unless they have the likes of DV in charge.

It’s almost the summer after all, and whether GCAFC or CTFC we unite under WG Grace’s banner in the months to come.
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 13:34
longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 10:03 Why this glos city love in all of a sudden? They can stumble around regional football for the rest of their days for all I care.
Not really a love in. I’m a county man and I like seeing Shire sides do well - unless they have the likes of DV in charge.

It’s almost the summer after all, and whether GCAFC or CTFC we unite under WG Grace’s banner in the months to come.
You can.

ps. when was the last player born and bred in Cheltenham to play (regularly for Gloucestershire CC)?
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longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 15:09
RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 13:34
longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 10:03 Why this glos city love in all of a sudden? They can stumble around regional football for the rest of their days for all I care.
Not really a love in. I’m a county man and I like seeing Shire sides do well - unless they have the likes of DV in charge.

It’s almost the summer after all, and whether GCAFC or CTFC we unite under WG Grace’s banner in the months to come.
You can.

ps. when was the last player born and bred in Cheltenham to play (regularly for Gloucestershire CC)?
Miles Hammond who is one of Glos’ recent and current best performers is Cheltenham-born, although mostly Oxford-schooled.

The best, oldest and longest running cricket festival in the world is held in Cheltenham, and that’s good enough for me.

I do have an agenda as a Gloucestershire nationalist/separatist, I’ll concede that, so that’s influencing my desire to see the Shire succeed.
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longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 15:09
RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 13:34
longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 10:03 Why this glos city love in all of a sudden? They can stumble around regional football for the rest of their days for all I care.
Not really a love in. I’m a county man and I like seeing Shire sides do well - unless they have the likes of DV in charge.

It’s almost the summer after all, and whether GCAFC or CTFC we unite under WG Grace’s banner in the months to come.
You can.

ps. when was the last player born and bred in Cheltenham to play (regularly for Gloucestershire CC)?
David Brown a million years ago but some more recently?
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longmover
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 15:24
longmover wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 15:09
RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 13:34

I do have an agenda as a Gloucestershire nationalist/separatist, I’ll concede that, so that’s influencing my desire to see the Shire succeed.
Do you live in a make shift hut in the Forest of Dean? :lol:
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longmover wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 09:35

Do you live in a make shift hut in the Forest of Dean? :lol:
Nope. Cheltenham born and raised. I live hundreds of miles away now but do carry my Glos Cricket membership card around like a de facto passport.

Nothing wrong with wanting more autonomous rule for the county.

Maybe nationalist/separatist is too strong a phrase. Although if Gloucestershire (in a fantasy dreamworld future) did became one of many semi-autonomous regions in a decentralised UK I would support annexation of neighbouring areas who are culturally more Glos than their current county/region (eg Monmouth, Evesham, western parts of Oxon, Cricklade, or the ‘occupied West Bank’ of Symond’s Yat as some call it).
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 09:50
longmover wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 09:35

Do you live in a make shift hut in the Forest of Dean? :lol:
Nope. Cheltenham born and raised. I live hundreds of miles away now but do carry my Glos Cricket membership card around like a de facto passport.

Nothing wrong with wanting more autonomous rule for the county.

Maybe nationalist/separatist is too strong a phrase. Although if Gloucestershire (in a fantasy dreamworld future) did became one of many semi-autonomous regions in a decentralised UK I would support annexation of neighbouring areas who are culturally more Glos than their current county/region (eg Monmouth, Evesham, western parts of Oxon, Cricklade, or the ‘occupied West Bank’ of Symond’s Yat as some call it).
you've thought about it, I'll give you that.
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or the ‘occupied West Bank’ of Symond’s Yat as some call it).

Love that!
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longmover wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 09:56
RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 09:50
longmover wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 09:35

Do you live in a make shift hut in the Forest of Dean? :lol:
Nope. Cheltenham born and raised. I live hundreds of miles away now but do carry my Glos Cricket membership card around like a de facto passport.

Nothing wrong with wanting more autonomous rule for the county.

Maybe nationalist/separatist is too strong a phrase. Although if Gloucestershire (in a fantasy dreamworld future) did became one of many semi-autonomous regions in a decentralised UK I would support annexation of neighbouring areas who are culturally more Glos than their current county/region (eg Monmouth, Evesham, western parts of Oxon, Cricklade, or the ‘occupied West Bank’ of Symond’s Yat as some call it).
you've thought about it, I'll give you that.
I have indeed. I have been advocate of more regional autonomy (not just Glos/West) for 20+ years.

In reality it’ll never happen at County level but as the West of England gets more devolved powers in the coming decade there would be a debate to be had as to whether join them more formally, even if not fully. A bit like when the Hwicce was a sub-kingdom of Wessex.

(If you want get very historical about it, then consider me part of the 1400 year old rebound to the 628 Battle of Cirencester where Mercia captured the Hwicce, before removing it from the map in 770. A legacy of which remains today with the County’s analogue TV receiving Midlands/ Northern news.)
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paperboy wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 10:19 or the ‘occupied West Bank’ of Symond’s Yat as some call it).

Love that!
:D
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I dread to imagine the elections for the leader of the newly Independent Gloucestershire. I know of one unwashed, homeless looking chap with a following in the south of the county who would be a contender.
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SHANDY VOR wrote: 21 Apr 2023, 12:59 Mark Hardinges
2001 B&H cup final defeat still wrangles.
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Having got in the playoffs last week City are now back in 11th place after this weekend.

They can get top 7 with a win, but need three or four other results to go their way.
SHANDY VOR
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Confident they will, just needs us to do the business..............
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SHANDY VOR wrote: 26 Apr 2023, 19:26 Confident they will, just needs us to do the business..............
Expecting a big attendance on Saturday?
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Starting the day in 11th, Gloucester were in sixth place, until the second minute of first half injury time when Chorley equalised to move themselves up into the play offs. Kidderminster bottling so far.
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Down to 12th as it stands. 1-3. Dream over. Shame.
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 29 Apr 2023, 15:32 Down to 12th as it stands. 1-3. Dream over. Shame.
How wrong was I!! Wow. Wow. And wow some more!

Absolute scenes on toast! 3-3 on 88 minutes and 4-3 on 93 minutes!! City up to 7th and in the play offs.

Football.
SHANDY VOR
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It was fuc king mental.

I Love football
RS1978
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The only reason that Gloucester/Chorley was on my radar was due to the posts on here, and the fact that it was potentially a winner takes all tie made me want to go.

Matthew Barnes-Homer turning into prime Akinfenwa and bullying the Chorley defence was incredible. The epitome of "Fine - I'll do it myself!" Tope (sp?) volleying in the winner with his left after missing a very good chance earlier on.

Just another reason why fans put up with the terrible days for times like this.

Vor - was it me or did some of the Chorley fans sing "1-0 and you f*d it up" after their third goal? :lol:
SHANDY VOR
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Yes they did, but who could blame them.

I was stood on the bar terrace, and they weren't quite as chipper when it went to 3-3, and we belted it back. Although replacing the 1-0 with 3-1 of course. At that stage we both had to go for a winner, and it got a bit Harry Enfield until that thing of beauty made it 4-3.

I still love football.
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Gloucester in action at Brackley tonight in the one-legged quarter final. Good luck to the traveling fans….Gloucestershire football fans have fond memories of travelling to Northamptonshire for big non-league deciders.
Si Robin
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Gloucester 1-0 up with 20 mins to go.
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2 mins after I post - 1-1
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2-1 to Brackley - 8 mins to go
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