3 hrs. 15 mins. (approx.)
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The loss of Bristol Rovers’ Football League status after 94 years of unbroken tenure was seen by some as a blow from which the club would never recover. Such cynics reckoned without the shrewd leadership of Darrell Clarke, and the resilience and application of the
team he moulded, which has succeeded in giving Gasheads ‘our Rovers back’.
This unmissable double-disc souvenir DVD documents the 2014-15 season, which saw a step into the unchartered waters of Conference football, with league games against part-time teams, participation in the FA Trophy and having to qualify to play in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup. Rovers were now the big fish which every other club wanted to have on a plate. After a grim start, with just one point from nine and calls for the manager’s head, Rovers embraced this new challenge with a strong mentality and redoubtable team spirit not seen at the club for many years.
See how Rovers embarked on an incredible 20-match unbeaten run away from home, including the playoff at Forest Green: a Conference record and a sequence unequalled in the club’s history. Darrell Clarke’s team has also emulated the fewest number of defeats Rovers have ever had in the Football League, when Gerry Francis’ all-conquering side lost just five games all year en route to being crowned third tier champions in 1990.
Re-live the thrills and spills of 17 home victories which had only previously been achieved in another promotion year, 1953, and twice in the early 1970s. You can now see again all the goals from the Mem, including that stunning 7-0 win over Alfreton, which has never been surpassed in the club’s Football League history, and most away games. Rovers’ unique army of fans also broke records all over
the country, including a best ever Conference crowd of 11,085 to watch Rovers romp to victory against Alfreton.
Enjoy the goalscoring exploits of leading marksmen Matt Taylor, the first Rovers player to score 20 in a season since Rickie Lambert, and Ellis Harrison, with almost 20 more from midfielders Andy Monkhouse and Lee Mansell. And see the difference made by Chris Lines, who truly proved he is ‘one of our own’ by helping to take Rovers’ football to another level. Admire the defensive resilience of a team which was so often impregnable, with captain Mark McChrystal and Player of the Year Tom Parkes leading by example.
Also available: ‘ROVERS RETURN’, which recaptures the drama of Rovers’ heartstopping win over Grimsby Town in the 2015 Vanarama Conference Promotion Final. Also includes post-match celebrations, interviews with Darrell Clarke and some of his players,
as well as footage of the open-top bus tour around Bristol.
N.B. All Rovers DVDs are also available to order at the Bristol Rovers Club Shop, Pirate Leisure