The last time The Imps played today’s opponents Bristol Rovers (now managed by Ben Garner) was on Saturday 14th September 2019 at Sincil Bank, in front of a crowd of 8,712. The visitors won 1-0 that day, with Jonson Clarke-Harris scoring from the penalty spot in the 66th minute after Neal Eardley was adjudged to have fouled Tom Nichols.
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Ahead of today’s match, we have done a Q&A with Duke from GasCast.
How long have you supported Bristol Rovers?
Where did you finish last season?
What do you think of your Manager?
Good coach, serious question marks over his ability to manage.
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season?
Mid-table, with signs of improvement and the development of an exciting brand of football.
One(s) to watch?
Brandon Hanlan, Zain Westbrooke and Anssi Jaakola.
Which teams you think will finish in the top six in League One?
Peterborough, Doncaster, Ipswich, Fleetwood, Hull and Sunderland.
Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom four in League One?
Wimbledon, MK Dons, Northampton and Rochdale.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
Authentic club and fonds memories of the 2007 play-off semi-final second leg (sorry!)
What do you think the score will be?
Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw Against Bristol Rovers? - VOTE HERE!
Random fact about your Club?
We were relegated to non-league by a team playing in our kit.
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Poacher the Imp.
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Bristol Rovers Supporter?
Proudest – Back to back promotions 14/15 and 15/16
Embarrassing – Our attempt at creating a Santa’s Grotto (Google it)
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
Luke Leahy. Gets scapegoated a lot, but that’s because his defensive efforts aren’t great. He’s better as an attacking LWB, though new boy David Tutonda has come in and has looked very good indeed.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
Yes, well a Supporters Club. Not great at holding the club to account and are petulant at times. Do great work on a matchday and helping with away day travel though.
Which was your favourite match involving Bristol Rovers?
Beating the S**t over two legs in the JPT – 2007.
Which was your least favourite match involving Bristol Rovers?
Relegation to the conference. Losing 1-0 to Mansfield.
Do you have a Former Players Association at Bristol Rovers?
What is the best thing about Bristol?
The people… not the home counties type mind.
Who, in your opinion, is your club’s cult hero and why?
Stuart Sinclair. A lovable bearded eccentric.
Was John Ward your best-ever manager?
Why Rovers and not City?
Any news on the much-trumpeted new ground?
Potentially buying the site of a Fruit Market. Fingers crossed!
If you haven’t already had a go at our quizzes, this is a great way to learn some random information about the Football Club, as well as helping us generate much-needed page views: Quiz No.1, Quiz No.2, Quiz No.3, Quiz No.4, Quiz No.5, Quiz No.6, Quiz No.7, Quiz No.8, Quiz No.9, Quiz No.10, Quiz No.11, Quiz No.12, Quiz No.13, Quiz No.14, Quiz No.15, Quiz No.16, Quiz No.17, Quiz No.18, Quiz No.19, Quiz No.20, Quiz No.21, Quiz No.22, Quiz No.23, Quiz No.24, Quiz No.25, Quiz No.26, Quiz No.27, Quiz No.28, Quiz No.29 and Quiz No.30.
"Good coach, serious question marks over his ability to manage."
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln1) October 10, 2020