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Tiger Roar - An unofficial Gloucester City AFC Website

City of Gloucester
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Welcome to Tiger Roar, an unofficial website that aims to promote everything good about Blue Square North side Gloucester City.

Online since the summer of 1998 the website has grown beyond belief and includes close to a thousand pages encompassing past and current player profiles, historical articles, videos clips, match reports, top quality photographs and in the City Open Forum, one of the most vibrant discussion boards around.

Following the catastrophic floods of July 2007 the club were forced to abandon their stadium at Meadow Park and play for a season at Forest Green. Two seasons followed at Cirencester Town before the club moved again for the 2010/11 campaign. Admission costs are 12 for adults, 6 for concessions, and free for Children of 10 and under accompanied by an adult. Directions to the ground can be found here.

The Tigers won promotion from the Southern League in May 2009 and under the guidance of ex-Bristol Rovers striker David "Boris" Mehew will look to consolidate their position this season.

With a team made up of the best players from the Gloucester and Bristol area including defender Michael Green, midfielder powerhouses Lewis Hogg and Adam Connolly plus forwards Charlie Griffin and Adam Mann come and support your local team to glory in the Conference North.


Photo Galleries of recent Gloucester City matches

City v's Brackley Town (26/12/14)
City v's Guiseley (15/11/14)
City v's Solihull Moors (28/10/14)
City v's Forest Green Rovers (25/10/14)
City v's Staines Town (14/10/14)
   Paulton Rovers v's City (27/09/14)
Cirencester Town v's Chesham United (20/09/14)
City v's AFC Fylde (13/09/14)
Guiseley v's City (31/08/14)
Oxford City v's City (25/08/14)


The latest news and events from Tiger Roar
 

Saturday February 22nd 2015  
Billy Jones
scored again

A bit of a disappointing afternoon at Whaddon today with City struggling to create anything against a Colwyn Bay team who seem to have the Indian sign over them, having to eventually settle for a point thanks to another Billy Jones penalty.

Their 1-3 win in Wales in November was the last time that they'd won and when Obi Anouro glanced home a free kick midway through the first half it looked like it might be their next one.

The goal had come minutes after Lewis Hall had been crudely taken out of the game after running three quarters of the pitch by Mike Wilson's body check. Jones' free kick was stright out of the top drawer but hit the bar and bounced down but was cleared away to safety.

City improved in the second half and were eventually rewarded when Tom Webb was fouled. It was a strange one because it was simply a kick, with the sound of the challenge accompanying it. Both players went to ground feeling the effects of it as the referee pointed to the spot, from which Billy made no mistake.

Femi Orenuga had a shot turned onto the post late on but some things in life are destined never to be. If Bay fail to improve they'll go down and we'll probably never have the chance to beat them again!

City : P.White, Hamilton, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga, Webb, H.White (Connolly 88), Modest (Diop 55), Hall (Staley 36). Subs n/u : Richards, James

Report - Tim H Interview - Goals

Colwyn Bay's Obi Anouro minces around as headless City keeper Paul White claims the ball
Colwyn Bay's Obi Anouro minces around as headless City keeper Paul White claims the ball

Saturday February 14th 2015  
Chris Knowles
equalised

A tremendous win for City at playoff hopefuls Chorley has seen City put a good distance between themselves and the dreaded twentieth place.

Former Halifax striker James Dean put the home side ahead early doors before Chris Knowles was in the right place at the right time to equalise after Jack Harris had headed against the crossbar.

The winning goal came with twelve minutes to play when Chorley defender Andy Teague put through his own goal from a Billy Jones set piece.

The small band of travelling City fans were delighted, even if Chorley manager Garry Flitcroft wasn't!

City : P.White, Green (Modest 46), Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Connolly, Webb, H.White (Griffin 90+2), Orenuga (Diop 62), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Staley

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Saturday January 31st 2015  
Harry White
brought down


Femi Orenuga
nutmegged keeper

At 3.10 this afternoon what had been a home banker was turned on it's head when home debutant Sahr Kabba stupidly reacted to a shove from a Lowestoft defender and got himself sent off.

There was an aire of disbelief but acceptance as Kabba made the long walk back to the dressing rooms. Fear not though, the team from the most easterly point of this fair isle didn't seem interested in winning a football match and at no point looked like winning.

Harry White ran himself into the ground once his strike partner had gone off and deserved a goal for his efforts but only he will know how he managed to sidefoot over from inside the six yard box after Femi Orenuga had put the ball on a plate for him.

There was excitement as Tom Webb went into a crunching tackle and some might argue he could've been sent off. He was only booked but Lowestoft the winger did his best to earn him a second yellow when he went down holding his ankle like it had been snapped in two when Webby merely scratched an itch. Proper cheat that 11, he should be ashamed of himself and his unsporting antics.

White played a major part in the opening goal however when he stole a march on the Lowestoft back line and nipped in in front of the keeper who couldn't avoid blocking him. Only a yellow card though and the City fans were incensed. Fortunaltey Billy Jones was super cool with his penalty and surprisingly ten man City took a lead into the break.

Just under ten minutes into the second half the numbers were evened up when ponytailed Lowestoft midfielder Lee Smith flew in with two feet on Chris Knowles.

It got better as Orenuga and the impressive Lewis Hall combied to turn a Lowestoft set piece into a counter attack which Femi finished by shooting through the keepers legs to double the lead. The T-End sang "I'll bet you wish you were sent off" as the goalkeeper had nowhere to hide from his monumental cock-up!

They offered nothing. The game was won with that goal and that usual incomftable half hour from just before half past four just didn't happen as the Tigers played the game out at a sedate pace.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Connolly 68), Webb, H.White (Diop 78), Kabba (s/o 10), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Griffin

Report - Tim H Interview - Hall Interview - Highlights

It's a long and lonely walk for Sahr Kabba as he gets sent off against Lowestoft
It's a long and lonely walk for Sahr Kabba as he gets sent off against Lowestoft

Tuesday January 28th 2015  
Paul White
misjudged header



City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Diop 72), Webb, H.White (Griffin 86), Kabba, Hall (Connolly 56). Subs n/u : Rivers, James

Report - Tim H Interview - Highlights

Saturday January 24th 2015  
Femi Orenuga
another penalty


Billy Jones
scored from spot

Just two games ago there was a four point gap between City and safety. Two wins later we're easily out of the relegation zone. Life is like a pendulum at the bottom of the table.

New signing Sahr Kabba wasted no time in introducing himself to the City faithful, he opened the scoring with his first touches in just the second minute, however Hyde pegged us back with an equaliser just ten minutes later.

Both sides had goals ruled out for offside before Harry White forced the ball home on the stroke of half time to nicely bookend the half for Tim Harris' team.

Instant hero Kabba grabbed his second and City's third when he capitalised on a mistake from the Hyde defender who failed to deal with what turned out to be a perfectly weighted long pass from Sam Avery.

It got better as Femi Orenuga was fouled for the second time in two games to give City *another* penalty, which Billy Jones despatched with aplomb, that despite Kabba wanting it for his hat-trick. Didn't he watch the Everton game the other night?!

Four goals. Only the second time we'd recorded that scoreline this season, both away from Whaddon Road.

Did it matter that they pinched one back at the end? Nah.

Watch out Hednesford, we're coming to get you!

City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Griffin 80), Webb, H.White (James 86), Kabba (Connolly 76), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Diop

Report - Tim H Interview - Kabba Interview - Highlights

Sunday January 18th 2015  
Femi Orenuga
won penalty


Nathan Modest
acrobatic finish

"Penalty, Penalty, we're the famous Gloucester City and we've got a Penalty".

Not referring to our favourite mishap prone supporter, we actually got a spot kick, our first since the opening day of the season.

It came at a good time too, with City a goal up against local rivals Worcester City, because when Billy Jones coolly slotted it past Nathan Vaughan it pretty much meant that the three points were in the bag.

As well earned as they were it's written that we always beat Worcester isn't it!

Tim Harris men had taken the lead in the first half when Nathan Modest finished like an acrobat and new signing Femi Orenuga won the penalty, well, was stupidly scythed down by Vaughan giving the referee no option but to point to the spot.

Those three points put us back in touch with the pack of clubs chasing relegation now and a victory at Hyde on Saturday would be simply wonderful.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Connolly 86), Webb, H.White (Griffin 90+2), Modest (James 90+3), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Rivers

Report - Tim H Interview - Knowles Interview - Goals

Nathan Modest celebrates his acrobatic opening goal against Worcester
Nathan Modest celebrates his acrobatic opening goal against Worcester

Saturday January 10th 2015  
Nathan Modest
sent off



City : P.White, Green (Modest 82), Jones, Harris, Avery, Connolly, Hall, Webb, Griffin (James 66), Parker, White. Subs n/u : Knowles, Richards, Rivers

Report - Interview - Goal & Red Card

Joe Parker rounds the Gainsborough keeper but can't find a finishing touch
Joe Parker rounds the Gainsborough keeper but can't find a finishing touch

Sunday January 4th 2015  
Jas Singh
farewell


Harry White
well taken goal

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not normally one to wank off over attendances, I believe that you can only affect a crowd by being +1 and bringing yourself. I know for a City the size of Gloucester ours are beyond appalling, this isn't about that.

Generally we have a decent travelling support, even when we're doing badly, which is more often than not the case at the moment, we took around about a hundred supporters to Brackley on New Years Day, that was after they brought maybe a quarter of that to Cheltenham a week earlier. No complaints there, they tried.

However, today North Ferriby brought no paying supporters. None.

We took a coach up there last season. They put no money over our turnstiles today. You'd think for a team with aspirations of Conference Premier football they'd have people willing to give a shit enough to follow them, but no, they're just a pointless bankrolled village team financialled aided by someone with too much money.

Other than the lack of support, there was a game on too. Young Harry White scored his first goal at home with a skillful turn and shot but the day was marred by a late, late equaliser when Jas Singh, with probably his last act in a City shirt was caught off of his line by a looping header that was bundled home after it had come down off the crossbar.

You could hear a pin drop in the ground.

City : Singh, Green, B.Jones, Harris, Avery, Connolly, Hall (Groves 82), Webb, Griffin, Parker (Modest 89), White (Lucas 71). Subs n/u : Richards, Hamilton

Report - Photos - Interview - Goals

Harry White scores for City against North Ferriby today
Harry White scores for City against North Ferriby today

Thursday January 1st 2015  
Nathan Modest
booked

City's fine record of winning every time they visited Brackley is over.

Ironically we've always won against teams supported by regular cheques from Allan Leighton, but now they've stopped we can't beat a supposedly weaker team!

Brackley scored just after half time when they broke away following an appalling corner kick. From defence to attack in a matter of seconds and Jas Singh was beaten by David Moyo's header.

It was a frustrating day as both Billy Jones and Nathan Modest picked up soft bookings and Charlie Griffin shot wide when it looked easier to score.

Crappy New Year!

City : Singh, Green, B.Jones, Harris, Williams (Avery 46), Miller (Connolly 46), Webb, Knowles, Griffin, Parker, Modest (Lucas 62). Subs n/u : Hall, White

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Chris Knowles clears his lines at Brackley
Chris Knowles clears his lines at Brackley

Friday December 26th 2014  
Chris Knowles
great signing


Jamie Lucas
stuck in the mud

It can be a tough life being a Gloucester City fan, this season is no exception with the sceptre of relegation hanging over the club so every victory is welcomed with open arms, no matter how it arrives.

People don't leave City games early but if anyone did they'd be kicking themselves because the culmination of Tim Harris' men bombarding the Brackley penalty area was a last gasp winner from Joe Parker. It should've been Jamie Lucas' goal but the shot from the Bristol Rovers loanee stuck in the mud on the goalline and where everyone had stopped Parker was sharp enough to dive in and claim the three points.

It was one way traffic because the big spenders from Northamptonshire were reduced to ten men just before the break when Tom Sharp tripped a goalbound Charlie Griffin. I would say he was beaten by Charlie's pace, but, as the big striker would say, "maybe fifteen years ago". To add to the comedic effect of the sending off Sharp just turned and walked towards the tunnell barely even glancing at the red card as it was shown.

At that stage Jon Brady's men were a goal up, another own goal thanks to Jack Harris doing a spot of Irish dancing in the six yard box and backheeling the ball beyond Jas Singh. I think that Brackley only had one shot on target during the whole game.

City's equaliser came ten minutes into the second half when Chris Knowles connected with Billy Jones' inswinging corner. What a find Knowles has been, he has really given the team a boost.

We were even treated to an indirect free kick for a backpass. Didn't score mind. Quite why someone doesn't just blast the ball at head height hoping for a deflection and in is beyond me.

City : Singh, Green, B.Jones, Harris, Williams, Miller, Hall (Webb 46), Knowles, Griffin, Parker, Modest (Lucas 78). Subs n/u : Richards, Avery, Groves

Report - Photos - Interview - Highlights

Chris Knowles rises highest from a pack of players to equalise for City today
Chris Knowles rises highest from a pack of players to equalise for City today

Saturday December 13th 2014  
Charlie Griffin
sealed win

Having detatched myself from any hopes of a win and taken the "Wouldn't it be funny if..." type of approach to this game, we only went and won!

It was fully deserved too, everything seemed to go right even after an impressive display in the first half which only lacked a goal and at the start of the second when Barrow missed a free header in front of goal the Tigers took advantage with an unassailable two-goal lead.

Joe Parker had looked sharp all afternoon and was in the right place at the right time to place a shot inside the post after a gift from a Barrow defender. It was a good job that we'd scored because moments earlier Charlie Griffin had been pulled back as he tried to connect to a cross, but as ever no penalty was given.

It was Griffin who got City's second when Parker found him after good work by Nathan Modest. The Barrow keeper set himself badly and gave the City striker ample room to slot the ball home. One would suspect that Charlie enjoyed that one given the history he has with that club.

Such was City's dominance, eminating from the solid midfield display from Adam Connolly and Chris Knowles that even though the clock in the corner read almost five o'clock when the final whistle was blown the only incident of note was a header from Joe Green in the sparsely populated T-End!

City : Singh, Green, B.Jones, Harris (Avery 25), Williams, Connolly, Hall, Knowles, Griffin, Parker (White 78), Modest (Miller 90). Subs n/u : Lucas, Groves

Report - Interview - Highlights

Nathan Modest is loses control to a sliding challenge from a Barrow defender
Nathan Modest is loses control to a sliding challenge from a Barrow defender

Monday December 8th 2014  
Joe Parker
goalscorer

These summaries are starting to all sound the same now aren't they? Another defeat, plenty of effort, no luck, punished for mistakes etc etc.

A poor showing in the first half where City struggled to find the way to goal was marred by the loss of Tom Webb, injured when he was rough housed by a Tamworth attacker in the corner. It was a half where they scored twice; once a shot through Mike Green's legs which did for any Jas Singh chance of stopping it and a poor touch by Jack Harris which he couldn't recover from before a smart finish gave the silent Lambs a two goal lead.

Silent because they brought little more than a dozen fans. We took a coach up there. Maybe it's about time we staretd to boycott these away games and started to feed our cash into our own clubs coffers?

The second half was much, much better. City came to life, mainly thanks to Joe Parker's tidy finish off a route one move. Chris Knowles almost diverted Lewis Hall's shot in before Harry White wasted a great chance to lob the Tamworth keeper.

Other than a few half chances that was it, although the referee Amy Fearn let us down when keeper James Belshaw put his head into Knowles after the pair had clashed going for a high ball. That was a penalty and a red card in the Coventry v's Worcester City FA Cup tie the other week. Not for us though. Never for us.

City : Singh, Green, Hall (Lucas 86), Harris, Williams, Knowles, Richards, Webb (Griffin 21), White (B.Jones 62), Parker, Groves. Subs n/u : Avery, Connolly

Report - Photos - Interview - Highlights

Harry White spurns a great chance to equalise for City
Harry White spurns a great chance to equalise for City

Tuesday December 2nd 2014  
Matt Groves
lucky strike

Despite a decent effort at Twerton Park tonight City's inability to score goals has cost the club a decent payday and the fans a good away day at Bristol Rovers following this bitterly disappointing 1-3 defeat in the freezing cold at Bath.

Tim Harris' men started well enough and probably dominated for the opening twenty minutes, then Bath had one shot and we were behind.

Nathan Modest was looking good up front but was forced out of the game when goalkeeper Jason Mellor clattered him. Mellor then pulled off a great save from a Marc Richards header before letting a Matt Groves shot through his legs for an equaliser which probaly saw the Tigers use up their quota of luck for the rest of the season in a heartbeat.

I'd like to tell you about the second half but I spent about half of it in the gents sat on a freezing cold toilet staring at a door listening to the Bath fans hoping and hoping not to hear them cheer a goal. They didn't, it went to extra time and City wilted with two goals from pint sized winger Ross Stearn.

The team worked hard but it was the same old story. You can't miss chances if you aren't making them. Now we just have the league to concentrate on and only the most hardy of City fans will look forward to the rest of the season.

City : Singh, Green, Hall, Harris, Williams, Knowles (Miller 105), Richards, Webb, White (Griffin 100), Modest (Lucas 46), Groves. Subs n/u : Avery, Connolly

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A Bath defender dives in bravely at the feet of Nathan Modest
A Bath defender dives in bravely at the feet of Nathan Modest


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