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#21

It would seem then that FGR have held some kind of girls football trial at Plock Court. Rather than worry about them, let's have a look at what's been happening at the Tiger Turf these last few weeks where the Club have held trials for a whole range of age groups, both boys and girls. All were very well attended with folk travelling from across the County to 'try out' for a place in one of the Gloucester City squads. I spoke to a number of people attending across the different sessions and the feedback was, to me at least, universally positive.

Gloucester City's women's squad are just coming to the end of our 2nd season. FGR and C********m Town have been running for much longer and understandably are more established than ourselves at this moment in time. We've made great strides in a short time and we presently have 70 girls who will be part of our programme for next season.

The future for the women's / girls set up at Gloucester City is looking bright.
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#22

Stable Lad is right that ultimately, we do need to focus on what we want to do, and doing it well, rather than worrying about and trying to respond to everything FGR (or anyone else) does.

Just one nerdy point: Wilesy correctly points out that FGR’s new stadium will be 5000 capacity, but it’s been designed to be easily expandable to a larger capacity (can’t remember what that is though).
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#23

(23-04-2023, 06:14 PM)TP1 Wrote:  Stable Lad is right that ultimately, we do need to focus on what we want to do, and doing it well, rather than worrying about and trying to respond to everything FGR (or anyone else) does.

Just one nerdy point: Wilesy correctly points out that FGR’s new stadium will be 5000 capacity, but it’s been designed to be easily expandable to a larger capacity (can’t remember what that is though).

Has it been designed to be easily contractable for when Knobface leaves and they’re back in the Hellenic League? Smile

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#24

How about doing something easy on social media by tagging every club and organisation and reminding them that they are Gloucester clubs and they should look up to the City's football club rather than some fucking pointless bankrolled village team.

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#25

(23-04-2023, 06:19 PM)Daveangel Wrote:  Has it been designed to be easily contractable for when Knobface leaves and they’re back in the Hellenic League? Smile
The stadium Will be an excelent location compared to know, so when DV does leave they Will be able to survive without his money as they Will have gained a bigger fanbase by then.
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#26

(23-04-2023, 05:08 PM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  But isn’t that just favouring them because that’s who your daughter plays for?  Or is it more nuanced than that?

Its not nuanced at all Matt, its very clear.

I support one club and one club only, Gloucester City, and have done for almost half a century. I do not favour FGR as a club at all, but I always want my daughter (and son's) teams to do well whoever they play for and I'm sure you'd be the same with your children.

I am just of the opinion that I don't think we need to feel threatened because FGR have held girl's trials and one game within the City of Gloucester. I do agree with you about some of the wider community support programme stuff trying to attract south Gloucester residents across, but just think there's little we can do about it, apart from look at we can do ourselves. Which is limited, without the amount of money and personnel required

That's all Smile

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#27

Judas

“There’s a mole. Right at the top of the circus. He’s been there for years.”
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#28

I’ve been a coach at my sons team who are Gloucester based. One of the parents worked for Mira, we got free tickets to the game and had a tour etc. last season Forest Green offered us a coaching session & free and subsidised tickets to the match. On both occasions the kids absolutely loved it.

As much as I want them to watch City, being offered these freebies for the kids at the other grounds was in the boys best interests, they had a great time. The emphasis should be on City to engage like this, control what we can control, and not for us as coaches to make a decision based on our own loyalties.

The main reason I got back into watching City was after attending a match with the team a few years back when they were just starting off led by Steve Geddes and Adam Whitmore. That was top drawer. Think we really need to get back on the community work and control what we can control.
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#29

(23-04-2023, 06:39 PM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Judas

Big Grin Tongue

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#30

(23-04-2023, 06:32 PM)Prorsum Semper Wrote:  The stadium Will be an excelent location compared to know, so when DV does leave they Will be able to survive without his money as they Will have gained a bigger fanbase by then.

Dubious. It's going to be situated by a motorway junction near *checks notes* Whitminster. There's nothing of note nearby to keep home and away fans occupied. It'll be an underwhelming day out.

Out of town football grounds are dependably dreadful.

We win that one.
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