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Tiger Roar - An unofficial Gloucester City AFC Website

City of Gloucester
coat of arms
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 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)
City v's Hednesford Town (23/08/14)
Tamworth v's City (12/08/14)
North Ferriby United v's City (16/08/14)

The latest news and events from Tiger Roar

Saturday October 25th 2014  
Mike Green
left back

Tom Webb

Dale Vince
wore casual trousers

My biggest fear coming into this game was that City were going to be humilated. Performance wise they gave as good as they got but while the final 1-4 scoreline might've flattered the ex-cons from Nailsworth the record books will always show that scoreline.

I always expected us to lose, the game was a well attended spectacle but it came a round too early, it would've made for a decent TV game in the First Round Proper.

The crowd of over two-thousand was City's biggest in a home game since the Dagenham & Redbridge Trophy game. In the away end there were 668 Forest Green Fans. If that isn't every last one of their supporters you have to ask what has stopped them making the shortest trip they'll face for such a high profile game.

I'm not going to wank off over the home support either. We'll struggle to get three hundred against Solihull on Tuesday.

FGR took the lead with a training ground goal. Elliott Frear cutting the ball back to Luke Rodgers who finished into the bottom corner. Try as I might I can't work any firework references into that description.

Of their other big names neither David Pipe or Lee Hughes appeared to be at the game. Shame really because one of our fans was going to bring a "R.I.P. Douglas Graham" banner!

Within minutes City had somehow equalised. George Miller put a free kick into the goalkeeper's corridor of uncertainty and Tom Webb probably got a touch with either his head or his back and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Rovers striker Jon Parkin had been singled out in the Fleetwood game last year with City fans chanting "You Fat Bastard" at him. He scored. The same happened this year. Then he scored again but as good as the header was he was given a free header.

City took control in the second half and were only prevented from drawing level by resolute defending and an increasingly shit referee who was giving them every soft looking foul and nothing to City. He even got involved in a wrestling match between Webb and a Rovers defender who wanted to keep the ball. But his worse act was booking Charlie Griffin for this. I'd love to know what Charlie has done wrong.

After denying City a clear cut penalty Rovers scored twice in a minute through James Norwood. And that was it.

City : Stephens, Avery (C.Jones 70), Green, Hamilton, Williams, Connolly, Miller, Webb, Modest (Griffin 58), Mann (Parker 46), Groves. Subs n/u : Richards, Greenwood, Haswell, Rivers

Report - Photos - Interview - Goals

Tom Webb looks delighted after scoring City's equaliser
Tom Webb looks delighted after scoring City's equaliser

Tuesday October 21st 2014  
Matt Groves
cross cum shot

City : Stephens, Avery, B.Jones (Gregan 25), Green, Poole, Connolly (Mann 65), C.Jones, Webb, Griffin (Nkunsa 65), Parker, Groves. Subs n/u : Richards, Rivers

Report - Photos - Goals

Saturday October 18th 2014  
Charlie Griffin
booed by morons

One City fan wrote on Facebook after this defeat that it was the biggest massacre seen in Cumbria since the days of Derrick Bird.

Effectively the scoreline means as much as the fact that Barrow are spunking six times as much money on their squad as we are, thats almost twenty grand a week on non-league footballers.

This was one of those games where seeing the full time score would be enough, so when Twitter told us that we were a goal behind after just six minutes even the most optimistic of City fans would struggle to convince themselves that there would be anything other than a home win.

Of course, City's new keeper Jamie Stephens shipped five goals on his debut but the goal that killed it was the second which came just twenty-two seconds after the restart. These goals conceded at that time are beyind a joke now.

The only other incident worth mentioning was the introduction of Charlie Griffin, who was booed. As a Stevenage player who was knocked unconcious by a Barrow man in the FA Trophy final and the assailant was sent of. So these pricks boo Griffin. That's all you need to know about Barrow fans.

City : Stephens, Avery (Griffin 53), B.Jones, Hamilton, Williams (Richards 40), Miller, Green, Webb, Modest, Parker, Groves (C.Jones 60). Subs n/u : Mann, Rivers


Tuesday October 14th 2014  
George Miller
stunning strike

Nathan Modest
two goal hero

Well, we did it but we tried our hardest to throw it away!

For the neutral this was a great game, any Staines fan present will be happier because their team showed much more than they did on Saturday but they'd have been devasted to see their team concede with minutes to go after they'd worked so hard to get back into the game.

City's nerves were settled thanks to George Miller's second goal for the club and his second FA Cup goal and it was an absolute belter. Cutting in from the left hand side he feinted to shoot before unleashing a rocket which went in off of the crossbar and made that lush rasping sound as the wet ball was arrested by the goal net.

Joe Parker hurt himself just before the break and was replaced by Nathan Modest. We haven't seen much of the Sheffielder yet and we'll want to see more of him after his two-goal cameo. His firm shot evaded Jack Turner in the Staines goal and went in off of the post before he ran to the photographers to celebrate!

A brilliant towering header by Luke Neville cut the defecit and Charlie Griffin will wonder how Turner stopped his point blank shot after a slip by a defender before Staines turned the screw and got a deserved equaliser when Max Worsfold stole in unmarked at the far post to head home.

But with extra-time looming Modest settled the game when he pivoted and shot in one swift movement to turn Matt Groves' header past the helpless Staines keeper to set up a mouth watering tie with Forest Green in ten days time.

City : White, Avery, B.Jones, Hamilton, Williams, Miller, C.Jones (Richards 65), Webb, Griffin (Mann 83), Parker (Modest 46), Groves. Subs n/u : Green, Hogg, Rivers

Report - Photos - Tim H Interview - Modest Interview - Goals

Nathan Modest celebrates after putting City two-up against Staines
Nathan Modest celebrates after putting City two-up against Staines

Saturday October 11th 2014  
Joe Parker

Well, what to say about this one? It was disappointing. We didn't lose, we're still in the hat but they really weren't very good were they?

City always seemed to be on top and they rarely threatened yet the inability to kill a team off sees us face a replay at Whaddon on Tuesday, a game which I absolutely expect us to win. To make matters worse we could both be handed the prospect of a shit draw in the next round on Monday!

Joe Parker shone for the Tigers, this despite being kicked all over the place and it was he who gave the Tigers the lead for just the fourth time in fifteen games (including a friendly at Lydney) when he scored with a proper strikers finish after Adam Connolly had seen his superb dipping volley pushed onto the crossbar.

Parker might've doubled the advantage in the second half but as the clock ticked on our defensive frailties were exposed when Matt Williams and Paul White left a ball for each other and Danny Bassett did well to miss an open goal.

The sickening equaliser undid all of the hard work and Staines took advantage as they tried and failed to get a winner against a nervy back line.

City : White, Avery, B.Jones, Hamilton, Williams, Connolly (Hogg 53), Miller (Mann 76), Webb, Griffin, Parker, Groves (Green 84). Subs n/u : C.Jones, Modest, Rivers

Report - Photos - Tim H Interview - Goals - Panorama

Saturday October 4th 2014  
Charlie Griffin
scored twice

Lewis Hogg
goal and a red

City's run of form is now starting to get alarming following this 3-5 defeat at Stockport County

Any team that can score three goals away from home must surely win a game, but when a defence as fragile as ours lets them in at the rate we do it's no surprise that the opposition scored five.

It was as though it came from the same old script; the Tigers impressed for the first twenty minutes before going behind and when that happens it's like breaking the seal on a Saturday night on the piss, goals are conceded as often as you need a visit to the gents.

Two down at half time City resumed their trait of conceededing straight away, although this was a ridiculously harsh penalty kick given against Sam Avery. The fourth soon followed before Tim Harris' men showed some fight, although, why did they have to be four down?

Charlie Griffin headed home a Chris Jones cross, he'd had a goal ruled out earlier on for a supposed foul on the goalkeeper but weak referees being barracked by 2500 home fans always do that against us. Lewis Hogg headed home a corner before the back four fell asleep for a long free kick and any slim chance of a comeback was over.

Griffin netted again, where would we be without his goals? And finally Hoggy got himself sent off. Stockport should've been reduced to ten long before that but with this referee?!!!

City : White, Avery (Hamilton 62), B.Jones, Richards, Williams, Connolly, Hogg, Webb, Griffin, C.Jones 62), Groves. Subs n/u : Rivers, Modest, Greenwood

Report - Tim H Interview - Goals

Tuesday September 30th 2014  
Matt Groves
poked home

George Miller
first touch goal

City : White, Avery, B.Jones, Richards, Williams, Webb, Hogg (Connolly 46), Parker (Modest 80), Griffin, Mann (Miller 59), Groves. Subs n/u : Hamilton, Jones, Rivers

Report - Photos - Tim H Interview - Grovesey Interview - Goals

Saturday September 27th 2014  
Charlie Griffin
FA Cup saviour

Tim Harris revealed after this game that every time he has gone on a good cup run with any club he'd been involved with the first game always went to a replay after a less than satisfactory performance.

The phrase "Got out of Jail" was heard after the final whistle, someone even used the word "Gaol" on the COF but I don't think it was all that bad, it was just frustrating because we were behind for so long.

Typically Paulton scored after City had dominated for almost twenty minutes. The home side were awarded a free kick after right back Ollie Knowles had cheated the referee by feigning injury after Lewis Hogg had pulled out of a challenge at the last minute. From the ensuing free kick goalkeeper Paul White pushed a low shot into the path of Mike Bryant who would've done well to miss.

After that Matt Williams had a header cleared off of the line whilst Chris Jones also hit the post and then at the other end White did superbly well to push Brandon Barnes onto the crossbar.

City should've had a penalty in the second half when Hogg was tripped making a run into the area off the ball but the linesman on that side failed to make any meaningful contribution to the game along with a referee who probably didn't even know what day of the week it was.

The clock was ticking down and City finally got their breakthrough with five minutes left to play when what must've been City's twentieth set piece was headed home by Charlie Griffin. Adam Mann even had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside and City live to fight another day in the FA Cup.

City : White, Avery, B.Jones, Green, Williams, Webb, Hogg, Miller (Modest 63), Griffin, Parker (Mann 75), C.Jones (Groves 46). Subs n/u : Hamilton, Connolly, Richards, Rivers

Report - Photos - Tim H Interview - Goals

A City fan punches the air as Charlie Griffin celebrates his equaliser
A City fan punches the air as Charlie Griffin celebrates his equaliser

Saturday September 20th 2014  
Nathan Modest
cleared off line

City : White, Avery, B.Jones, Hamilton (Richards 54), Williams, Connolly, Hogg (Webb 65), Miller, Griffin, Parker, C.Jones (Modest 65). Subs n/u : Chamberlain, Green

Report - Highlights

Saturday September 13th 2014  
Nat Jarvis
City's best chance

Another disappointing result which has sent a number of City fans spinning into the realisation that we may be in for a long, hard season.

What makes it even more galling is that this 0-2 reverse was against a team that came from somewhere that no-one had even heard of. Fylde. No? Kirkham. No? Wesham. No? You get to their ground via a pub car park for goodness sake!

They're another of these bankrolled village teams crossing swords with the Tigers, who represent a City with a population of 135,000. It even has 2022 on their shirt sleeves showing the year by which they want to be competing in the Football League. After this win they went top so might have a chance of getting there sooner then they hope for.

After the disappointment of Leamington there were changes, most notably with Spencer Hamilton replacing Mark Preece at the back however Tom Webb had an injury and Marc Richards came back into the heart of midfield.

It was a game of few chances with the front two suffering from a lack of supply and it was Matt Groves who had City's only shot on target. Fylde went one better as Tom Hannigan tapped in from a second phase corner in first half injury time. The same player headed home minutes after the break too.

City made a few changes including the return of Nat Jarvis from International duty and he might've scored with one of three decent chances but it wasn't to be.

City : Mike Green, Avery, B.Jones, Hamilton, Williams, Connolly, Richards, Michael Green (Wilson 76), Griffin, Mann (Jarvis 56), Groves (C.Jones 61). Subs n/u : Chamberlain, Preece

Report - Photos - Tim H Interview - Jarvis Interview

Adam Mann with some high kicking against AFC Fylde
Adam Mann with some high kicking against AFC Fylde

Tuesday September 9th 2014  
Scott Wilson

City : Mike Green, Avery, B.Jones, Preece (Michael Green 55), Williams, Connolly, Webb, C.Jones (Wilson 64), Griffin, Mann (Chamberlain 55), Groves. Subs n/u : Richards, Rivers

Report - Tim H Interview - Highlights

Saturday September 6th 2014  
Scott Wilson

City : Mike Green, Avery (Hamilton 90), B.Jones, Preece, Williams, Connolly (Richards 86), Webb, Wilson, Griffin, Mann, Michael Green (C.Jones 64). Subs n/u : Chamberlain, Groves

Report - Tim H Interview - Griff Interview - Photos - Goals

Saturday August 30th 2014  
Scott Wilson
Handball? So what!

Charlie Griffin
top scorer

Chris Jones

That's two successive away games at tough opponents that I've gone to without that sense of impending doom, and I was right after being let down by the lino at Ferriby and now with this fantastic 4-1 win at Guiseley which didn't flatter us at all.

Changes were made to the starting eleven with Scott Wilson and Tom Webb replacing Chris Jones and Marc Richards. Jones would come off the bench and put the icing on the cake with a stunning strike while Webby was an improvement on Ricco going forward on what was his 500th start for City.

It's not all about the money even if it might seem so sometimes when teams field a 900 p/w striker and the likes of Oli Johnson and Ben Parker who have Premiership experience with Norwich and Leeds whilst ours come from Shortwood and Bishops Cleeve!

As we've done on two previous occasions at Nethermoor, we took the lead. Wilson controlled the ball with his hand in front of the home dugout but out of the line of sight of the referee and strode forward to beat goalkeeper Steve Dickinson with a deflected shot. Scott will have been pleased having already had a goal ruled out for offside.

City fans with a long memory will remember Dickinson as Southport's keeper when we beat them 3-1 at Haig Avenue in the FA Trophy in 2003.

We couldn't have had a worse start to the second half; number two (eleven today) Mike Green being penalised for a foul on Johnson even though he got the ball. Number One Mike Green got a hand to Danny Boshell's spot kick but couldn't keep it out. Green (the outfield player) was booked too for pointing at the TV gantry and telling the ref that the game was being filmed and he'd be embarrassed at his decision when he rewatched it.

This could've been the turning point but City grew and went back in front within two minutes with a Charlie Griffin header from a Billy Jones set piece, absolute quality from the pair of them.

That's his fifth goal of the season and he's now the league joint top scorer. He'd be out on his own too if his audacious turn, chest and dipping volley had crept into the top corner but Dickinson did well to push it away.

It was too early to look at watches so it helped when young defender Matt Williams scored again from an identical position again from Jones' wand of a left foot. The look of absolute delight among his teammates showed what a special moment this was for a player who has been a real find.

But whilst Billy had done his bit, it was his namesake Chris who finally showed what he had testing the keeper with two decent shots before firing into the top corner from twenty-five yards to put the result beyond any doubt. Those three shots showcased just what Jones has that your average non-league footballer doesn't. Give him the ball and let him shoot.

City : Mike Green, Avery (Hamilton 90), B.Jones, Preece, Williams, Connolly (Richards 86), Webb, Wilson, Griffin, Mann, Michael Green (C.Jones 64). Subs n/u : Chamberlain, Groves

Report - Tim H Interview - Wilson Interview - Photos - Goals

Mike Green flies in to win an aerial ball at Guiseley
Mike Green flies in to win an aerial ball at Guiseley

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