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Matt Taylor

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Established
1883 (141 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Memorial Stadium
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Location
Horfield, Bristol

Nicknames
The Pirates, The Gas

Competitions
English League 1
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02/03 Leyton Orien - Bristol Rove
09/03 Bristol Rove - Derby
12/03 Fleetwood To - Bristol Rove
16/03 Lincoln - Bristol Rove
23/03 Bristol Rove - Reading

Results
24/02 Bristol Rove 2 - 1 Carlisle
17/02 Northampton 3 - 1 Bristol Rove
13/02 Stevenage 2 - 3 Bristol Rove
10/02 Bristol Rove 1 - 2 Burton
06/02 Bristol Rove 0 - 2 Fleetwood To

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Bristol Rovers F.C. is a professional football club in Bristol, England, which competes in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. They have played home matches at the Memorial Stadium in Horfield since 1996. They spent 1897 to 1986 at the Eastville Stadium and the following ten years at Twerton Park in Bath. The club's official nickname is "The Pirates", reflecting the maritime history of Bristol. The local nickname of the club is "The Gas", derived from the gasworks next to their former home, Eastville Stadium, which started as a derogatory term used by fans of their main rivals, Bristol City, but was affectionately adopted by the club and its supporters. Cardiff City and Swindon Town are considered their second and third biggest rivals. The women's team play in the Gloucestershire County Women's League.

The club was founded in 1883 as Black Arabs F.C. and entered the Bristol & District as Eastville Rovers in 1892. The club moved to the Birmingham & District League in 1897 and then to the Southern League as Bristol Rovers in 1899. They won the Southern League in 1904–05 and were admitted to the Football League in 1920. They were placed in the Third Division South the following year and remained there until winning promotion as champions in 1952–53. They recorded their highest finishing positions in 1956 and 1959, a sixth-place finish in the Second Division, before suffering relegation in 1962. Promoted in second-place in 1973–74, they spent another seven seasons in the second tier until relegation in 1981. They won the Third Division title in 1989–90, though this time lasted just three seasons in the second tier and were relegated back into the fourth tier by 2001.

Rovers won the League Two play-off final in 2007, but relegations in 2011 and 2014 saw the club drop into the Conference Premier. They finished second in the Conference under the stewardship of Darrell Clarke and immediately regained their Football League status with victory in the 2015 play-off final. They followed up this success by securing promotion out of League Two at the end of the 2015–16 season. Rovers have won the Gloucestershire Cup 32 times, the Third Division South Cup in 1932, the Watney Cup in 1972, and have been Football League Trophy finalists two times.

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Baggott



20

Brown



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Connolly



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Conteh



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Cox



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Crama



21

Evans



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Finley



32

Friend



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Gordon



4

Grant



30

Hoole



42

Hunt



9

Marquis



18

Martin



23

McCormick



14

Rossiter



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Sinclair



17

Taylor



11

Thomas



19

Vale



45

Vaughan



31

Ward



8

Ward



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Stadium or Home

The Memorial Stadium, also commonly known by its previous name of the Memorial Ground, is a sports ground in Bristol, England, dedicated to the memory of local rugby union players of the city killed during the First World War. It is currently the home stadium of Bristol Rovers. From its foundation in 1921 until moving to Ashton Gate in 2014 the Memorial Ground was the home to Bristol Rugby.

The stadium is also used for the rugby varsity between the city's two universities, University of the West of England and University of Bristol. In 2013, the stadium hosted the Rugby League World Cup Group D match between the Cook Islands and the USA attracting a crowd of 7,247. Gloucester Rugby played Bath in September and Exeter in October 2015 in pre-season friendlies whilst their home ground, Kingholm, was being used for the Rugby World Cup being held in England.

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