GasCast - Bristol Rovers Podcast

GasCast - Bristol Rovers Podcast

The Bristol Rovers Community - interviews, blogs & live streams on the boys in blue (& white!). Found on iTunes, Spotify & all main podcast providers. #UTG

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In this episode, Neno's joined by Caz & Weeksy to discuss the Gas' colossal cup comeback vs. Oxford United on a magical night at the Memorial Stadium.Thanks for listening & UTG!Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 18

37 min 41 sec

To commemorate Remembrance Day former Bristol Rovers defender & Lance Bombardier Tom Broadbent joined us for a special chat with episode.Tom joined to chat about his time at rovers as well as talking to us about his time service in the Royal military. If you are affected by anything in this podcast please visit any of the following links: https://www.rethink.org/https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-health-issues/stress/https://www.mind.org.ukUTGSupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Nov 14

58 min 6 sec

Mets is joined by Matthew Davis aka Mavis, Nathan Hallett-Young from the GasGirls for a natter.They go over the on-field goings on at the GasGirls, promotions, covid, nicknames and of course the blistering start to this season.Mavis talks us through the off-field initiatives like Her Game Too, the EFL Trust Female Talent Inclusion programme, the halloween event with the Supporters Club and much more.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 12

41 min 14 sec

In this episode, Caz is joined by friends of the show Mike Willett and Jake Barber to discuss the surprising away win vs Harrogate Town plus the lively 2-2 draw against Oxford in the FA Cup. Mike addresses the current issues in defence whilst we deliberate on what is potentially our strongest back line.With 'The Snake' scoring yet again against Rovers at the Kassam Stadium, Jake expresses his opinion on the toxic relationship between Gasheads and Matty Taylor. After an embarrassing first half display in the midweek Papa John's Trophy game, we look on to the next home game vs Northampton Town and whether the return of Sam Finley can continue to inspire an upturn in form. Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 11

35 min 29 sec

Mets sat down with assistant Kit Man at Bristol Rovers and Gas legend Tom Foley. They sat down at The Barton Hill Boxing Club where Tom volunteers.Tom has been in post for 18 years and has seen plenty of the behind the scenes going on at the Gas.Tom takes us through what his role entails, the huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes on a matchday. He talks about his previous life as Captain Gas, one he took on to win a bet!He chats about the best and worst managers he's seen at the Gas and gives us a peek behind the curtain at what a motivator Joey Barton is.A die hard Gashead himself he talks about how he feels when following the gas up and down the country and clues us into why Ellis Harrison ran over to the bench when he scored at Wembley.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 4

37 min 3 sec

In this week's episode, Max is joined by Mets and Duke to go over the 3-1 home defeat to Newport Town - as well as discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding Rovers manager Joey Barton and his latest post-match comments.With Rovers in the national news (again) the boys discuss the future of the club, the ownership, and where we go from here.Mets talks up the form of Brett Pitman, Duke thinks Rovers still have bite despite a poor result, whilst Max looks on enviously at Harrogate Town's system.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Oct 26

47 min 29 sec

In this episode, Neno's joined by Willett & Weeksy as the lads discuss a positive performance on the road from Rovers in the eventful 1-1 draw at Colchester United.Neno praises Pitman, Weeksy ponders Collins' best role in the team and Willett doesn't like Belshaw (seriously!). But everyone agrees Anthony Evans is different gravy.We hope you enjoy & UTGKahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Oct 21

57 min 21 sec

In this week's episode, Neno is joined by Max and Caz to discuss another hapless home defeat, this time to local-ish rivals Swindon Town. Ben Garner's men showed Rovers what they could have had in another life with a dominant 3-1 victory at the memorial stadium.The gang go over their pros and cons for the game, and look at where it all went wrong - again! Max fortifies his "Barton out" stance, Neno is baffled by the lack of pace, and Caz thinks Wael is hesitant to pull the trigger again too early.With GasCast switching to a weekly format, we can bring you all the misery and apathy on a more regular basis. Thanks so much for tuning in, and up the Gas!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Oct 6

52 min 4 sec

In this jam-packed episode Max is joined by Mets and Neno to discuss the big question on everyone's mind: Barton in or Barton out? A defeat on the road before a 3-1 loss at home to Leyton Orient has the Rovers manager teetering on the brink following his summer overhaul, with Rovers down in 22nd place in League Two.Mets talks about the bad form of Mark Hughes and Nick Anderton, whilst Neno praises Saunders as Rovers best attacking outlet - Max can't get his head around this season's tactics or game-plan. The boys also talk about club president Wael Al-Qadi and the general direction of the football club, poor attendances, and general apathy before looking ahead to the Walsall game.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Sep 21

1 hr 1 min

Caz and co-host Jacob Kelly are joined by ex-Rovers winger, Cristian Montano.Cristian discusses his time at Bristol Rovers and winning promotion to League One under Darrell Clarke.After the fear of never being able to play football in the UK again, Cristian speaks out about the battles he faced after a series of life events had a huge impact on his mental health. Cristian also reveals his new clothing range 'Champion Mindset' which was launched to help and identify those who struggle with their mental wellbeing.  If you are affected by anything in this podcast please visit any of the following links: https://www.rethink.org/https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-health-issues/stress/https://www.mind.org.ukUTGSupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Sep 19

59 min 27 sec

Caz and co-host Jacob Kelly are joined by ex-Rovers coach, Marco Chiavetta.Marco talks about his experience at Bristol Rovers and reminisces on the good old days of working alongside Darrell Clarke.After a hard battle with his mental health, Marco talks us through his darkest days and how the company of his dog has saved his life.If you are affected by anything in this podcast please visit any of the following links: https://www.rethink.org/https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-health-issues/stress/https://www.mind.org.ukUTGSupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Sep 12

1 hr 15 min

Caz and co-host Jacob Kelly are joined by fan-favourite Sam Nicholson to talk all things Bristol Rovers and Mental Health.Sam opens up about his own personal struggles and how he dealt with the pressure of being branded 'the next big thing'. After playing in Scotland, America and now England - Sam discusses his previous footballing career and his current experience at Bristol Rovers.If you are affected by anything in this podcast please visit any of the following links: https://www.rethink.org/https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-health-issues/stress/https://www.mind.org.ukUTGSupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Sep 5

47 min 44 sec

In this week's GasCast, Max is joined by Nick Weeks & Tom Metcalfe to discuss Rovers' big defeat at Exeter, a disappointing draw at Barrow, and a positive cup performance against Cheltenham.The lads also talk all the ins and outgoings of Transfer Deadline Day - with Rovers signing the experienced Leon Clarke, a backup LB in Junior Brown, and young attacking mid Anthony Evans all on one year deals. The group then look ahead to preview this weekend's game against Crawley Town, who have conceded 12 goals in their last 2 away games.Thanks for listening & UTG!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Sep 2

44 min 15 sec

In the first GasCast of the new season, Neno's joined by Mike Willett & Tom Metcalfe to discuss Rovers' first three points of the season after victory over Oldham Athletic at the Mem.The lads also look ahead to this weekend's trip to Exeter City, before ending with a chat about the potential comings and goings at the Gas in the final few days of the summer transfer window.Thanks for listening & UTG!Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Aug 19

48 min 7 sec

A quiet few weeks at the Gas leave the lads with little to talk about in this week's episode. With the club in crisis mode on the dawn of the new season, Max, Mets and Harley go over how the latest allegations around Joey Barton will affect the playing squad going into the opening game at Mansfield.The atmosphere at the club, the boardroom response, and repercussions on results are all discussed. After talking about the news off the field, the lads turn their attentions to Rovers chances of storming L2 this season, with a strong variety of opinions on the Pirates chances of bouncing straight back up.In addition, the GasCast crew discuss six new signings. Harley swoons over Luke Thomas, Mets reiterates concerns over Rovers' defence going into the season, and Max thinks another opening day defeat is on the cards. Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Aug 3

54 min 3 sec

Three players in and three players out makes it a busy June for the GasCast crew to recap, and yet all Max, Neno, and Mike want to talk about is the Euros! They put aside their three lions bucket hats and red-and-white facepaint for an hour or so to drop the euphoria of following England and delve waist-deep back into the aftermath of a relegation they'd soon all forget.With Joey Barton ramping up preparations for the 2021/22 campaign, three new additions as well as the aforementioned departures make for interesting conversation. Mike thinks Saunders could be a potential gem, Neno isn't getting carried away after last summer, and Max talks up Aaron Collins.The lads also discuss any further potential outgoings, as well as Barton's "8-9 more" signings that surely will come in July. There's even room at the end for a bit of Euros chat - they just couldn't help themselves could they?Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Jul 5

59 min

Bristol Rovers have joined Accrington Stanley, Bury AFC, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Chester FC, Ebbsfleet United, Grimsby Town, Luton Town, Maidstone United, Newport County AFC, Tonbridge Angels and AFC Wimbledon as members of the Fair Game coalition.Fair Game seek to influence and work with the government’s fan-led review, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, to ensure the opportunity for fair, lasting change is taken. Mets sat down with Fair Game director Niall Couper to have a chat about Fair Games' principles, aims and even a bit of chat about the pizza trophy.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Jun 20

52 min 30 sec

In the first episode of the new season Max is joined by Caz May, Duke Newcombe, and Benji Deane to discuss a busy few weeks in BS7.With the arrival of 4 new signings, the gang talk over Paul Coutts' qualities, Mark Hughes' experience, the tenacity of Sam Finley, and what attributes Nick Anderton can bring to the squad. In addition to this, the departures of Luke Leahy and more recently James Daly are hot on the agenda.Abu Ogogo's potential re-signing is a topic of interest to Caz, whilst the sudden decision to sell several youth prospects to Aston Villa has Max questioning the purpose of an academy. Benji talks about the "Baldwin/Ehmer/Harries dilemma", while the future of Zain Westbrooke has Duke puzzled.As always, thanks for listening and UTG!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Jun 2

49 min 15 sec

Mets caught up with Ben from Cod Vlogs to run the rule over ex-Fleetwood pair Sam Finley and Paul Coutts.Ben is upset to see Finley go, describing him as 'a lower league Steven Gerrard'.  A player that can dive his team forward with a nasty streak, Ben thinks he'll be fantastic in League Two.Paul Coutts will bring defensive solidity to the midfield with bags of experience. His leadership on the pitch will be invaluable and is an area Rovers severely lacked last season.Lastly Ben talks about Barton and why he thinks it was the right time for him to leave Fleetwood.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

May 27

15 min 13 sec

Mets is joined by Lee from the Brunton Bugle to talk about Nick Anderton.Club captain Nick has swapped Brunton Park for the Mem to join Joey Bartons great reset.Lee gives us a run down of his strengths and weaknesses as well as the reasoning behind him leaving Carlisle.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

May 27

9 min 21 sec

In part two of our end of season relegation pod, Neno’s joined by Harley & Mets to run the rule over Rovers’ squad as Joey Barton gets set to begin his ‘Great Reset’.The lads discuss who impressed (lol) and who didn’t from last season, which players could still be an asset in L2, and what the Gas need to add over the summer to become a competitive fourth tier side.Mets mourns the loss of Tom Davies, Harley’s keen to see Akinde back and Neno doesn’t want Jaakkola as the Rovers #1.We hope you enjoy & UTG!Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

May 21

54 min 57 sec

After a condemning 2-0 defeat to the MK Dons, Rovers are all but mathematically relegated to the fourth tier. Neno is joined by Max, Harley, and Duke to get their immediate thoughts on the Gas sinking to the basement division, and the end to a five-season stint in League One.In Part 1 of a two-part special, the boys take a look at the men in charge during the disasterous campaign, and which of the three managers were most responsible for Rovers' downfall. In addition to this, the boardroom are also questioned and whether the decisions behind the scenes were reactionary or part of a bigger plan.Harley defends Ben Garner, Duke talks fancy underpants, and Max discusses commentating on a relegation. Tune in for a cathartic assessment of all the dross, courtesy of GasCast.UTGSupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Apr 22

57 min 38 sec

Mets, Harley, Neno and Max take a look back at the bank holiday fixtures for the Gas. A disappointing 2-1 loss at Portman Road was followed up with a 2-1 against Donny at the Mem to give Rovers survival bid a huge boost.They dissect a game where star man Luke McCormick scored a brace, Cian Harries killed a man and Neno commentated.Bartons love/hate for the referees is looked at as well as his social media habits.They look forward to the crunch game against Northampton at Sixfields and answer some interesting fan questions.Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Apr 7

48 min 4 sec

In this episode of GasCast, Caz is joined by Mike Willett & Nik Weeks to look back on the Gas' recent poor run of form and our potentially fatal result against Swindon Town.We discuss Rovers' main downfalls as we try to find a glimmer of hope in our League One survival campaign.Joey Barton’s recent bold post-match pressers are a topic of discussion alongside the latest strain of injuries that Rovers are facing.Finally, we look forward to the next three battles against Sunderland, Ipswich and Doncaster. Should be a walk in the park, right?UTGSupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Mar 24

53 min 1 sec

In this episode of GasCast, Neno’s joined by Max & Harley to look back on the Gas stuffing Accrington Stanley 4-1 at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.The lads chat about Jonah Ayunga’s dominant performance, the resurrection of Alex Rodman, and the difference in Rovers’ defending from the 6-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at The Wham Stadium back in February.Joey Barton’s first five games are then discussed, with the guys giving their thoughts on how Joey’s getting on as Gas gaffer so far.Finally, Saturday’s huge clash with AFC Wimbledon is previewed - a game we made sure not to call a ‘six-pointer’ this time!UTGKahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Mar 11

44 min 8 sec

In this extra special 'Chat With' episode, we were joined by 60+ Gasheads on Zoom to chat to five of our promotion heroes under DC - Chris Lines, Lee Mansell, Billy Bodin, Stuart Sinclair & James Clarke.The lads talked mental health, shared their favourite memories from their time at the Gas, and answered questions from GasCast that they've probably never been asked before!All proceeds from this event went to Recovery Through Sport - a charity carrying out fantastic work across Bristol. If you'd like to still make a contribution to the project, please send all donations to gascastofficial@gmail.com on PayPal.UTG!-----Time stamps:00:00 - 02:23 = Introduction02:23 - 17:23 = GasCast Q&A17:23 - 44:37 = Mental health Q&A44:37 - End = Gasheads Q&ASupport the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Mar 8

1 hr 26 min

Never a dull week at Bristol Rovers, not that us podcasters are really complaining! As the Gas appoint their third permanent manager of the season, the GasCast team assembled to chat about the controversial appointment of former Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton.In part one the team talk Joey Barton: the manager - does he have what it takes to keep Rovers up? What attributes can he bring to the team? And what we can expect from his reign. In part two, Joey Barton: the man is discussed - if  his history of controversy will come into play, how the appointment has divided the fans, and whether or not Barton's baggage makes the appointment worth it.Tonight's huge six-pointer against Wigan Athletic at the Mem is also previewed in this episode.UTG!Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Feb 23

50 min 43 sec

Neno is joined by Max, Mike, and Weeksy to discuss the breaking news of Paul Tisdale's sacking on Wednesday afternoon. The timing, reasoning, and whether the boys agree with the decision are all on the table as the GasCast gang dissect the latest managerial bombshell in BS7.As well as all the reaction, the guys discuss the Oxford game, and if Tommy Widdrington can get Rovers fired up for a huge clash against Swindon on Saturday.As the bookies start theorising at the next man to become Bristol Rovers manager, Weeksy makes the case for Nigel Adkins, whilst Max proposes bringing Darrell Clarke back to the club. And Neno has a surprise preference for manager.UTG!Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Feb 10

50 min 58 sec

After Rovers got hit for six by Accrington Stanley on Tuesday, Neno's joined by Max Alderson & Nick 'Weeksy' Weeks to pick the bones out of an embarrassing defeat at The Wham Stadium.Is it time for Tisdale to go? Should Widdrington be taking some of the blame? And where was the fight from the players in Lancashire?The lads discuss these questions & much, much more on this week's particularly cheery episode of GasCast!UTGKahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Feb 3

49 min 57 sec

Mets and Caz are joined by Mike Willet to talk all things Gas.A limp 2-0 defeat at the Kassam was followed by a strong performance at London Road to earn Rovers a point away at Posh.The gang chat about what a difference Oztumer and Nicholson made coming back into the side and how with a bit more composure in front of goal we could have nicked it. At the other end Joe Day faced a barrage of shots, but dealt with them admirably and Alfie was on hand to clear the one he missed.They talk about the areas of the team that need strengthening while the window is still open and the one incoming of George Williams. His arrival had meant Ehmer can go back to his natural centre back position and this paid dividends at Posh with JCH completely shut out.They look forward to the Rochdale game that should be a classic with Dale scoring 15 and conceding 17 in their last six games.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Jan 28

44 min 1 sec

In this week's episode, Max is joined by Mets & Neno to look back on Tuesday's action-packed defeat to Crewe Alexandra, a game that saw Rovers leave home empty handed in a five goal thriller, featuring four set piece goals.The lads discuss slack defending, a change in formation to 3-5-1-1 (watch out Guardiola), stand out performances and transfer targets.The boys go over this week's listener questions, with a debate on if relegation is a genuine worry, underwhelming signings, and a certain ssssssssstriker all on the agenda.Thanks for listening & UTG!Kahuna FlooringDeals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Jan 21

55 min 36 sec

In this week's episode, Neno is joined by Harley & Max to look back on Saturday's frantic victory - an action-packed 90 minutes that saw Rovers run out 2-1 winners against Blackpool.The lads go over Tisdale's tactics, Nicholson's magic moments, the development of Brandon Hanlan, Kilgour's return to form, and where Rovers need to strengthen in January. The boys go over this week's listener questions, with reflections on Ben Garner's disastrous reign, discussion on potential outgoings, and ambitions for 2021 all discussed.Thanks for listening & UTG!Kahuna FlooringDeals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Jan 5

1 hr 3 min

Caz caught up with Liam and Ross from MK1 Podcast to discuss what we can expect from MK Dons on Boxing Day.We discuss players to look out for, Tisdale's time at MK Dons and Russell Martin's style of play.Lastly, we give our score predictions for the game - with the lads giving an optimistic prediction based on their 'underestimated' MK Dons side.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Dec 2020

19 min 26 sec

Mets sat down for a chat with  writer, author, broadcaster, journalist and most importantly Gashead David Goldblatt.Among his books are The Games: A Global History of the Olympics, The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football, Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil, and The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football.David started supporting Rovers after moving to Bristol and living just off Gloucester road. He talks about his experiences at the Mem as a fan and his one solitary away day. He picked a good un as it was the 2015 Playoff final!David also talks about his work with the Rapid Transition Alliance and his reoprt 'Playing against the clock' which talks about the responsibility of sport to climate change and the measures that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions.Lastly they talk about the rampant inequality in the game and how 'project big picture' could potentially change the game if it goes through.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

In this week's episode, Neno is joined by Harley & Mets to gush over the Gas' scintillating performance at the Plough Lane on Saturday - with Rovers running out 2-4 winners over AFC Wimbledon.The lads discuss Tisdale's switch to a diamond, Nicholson's stunning solo effort, the rehabilitation of Upson & Leahy and Ehmer's stellar showing on the right of defence.Finally, the pod ends with the crew answering listener questions, including whether sweetcorn is ever an acceptable pizza topping...Thanks for listening & UTG!Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Dec 2020

48 min 4 sec

A new manager holds the reigns at Bristol Rovers FC, but the road to success will be a long and arduous one if current form continues. Caz is joined by Max and vlogger Charlie Hayne to discuss two disappointing performances on the road.Max believes the players must take full responsibility for the poor start to the season, and that key signings have vastly underperformed. Charlie discusses the need for a new striker amidst a bumpy injury crisis. Caz pushes to see more of Koiki on the wing.Lots of chat about Upson's return to the side, the upcoming FA Cup 2nd Round fixture against Darlington, and the change in shape to a back four.GasCast are partnering with https://twitter.com/gas4foodbanks to help the North Bristol Foodbank. If you are able to help, please consider donating here: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/gas4foodbanks/Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!

Nov 2020

39 min 53 sec

Duke is joined by Jacob Kelly who heads up the Recovery Through Sport programme which provide football sessions for those with mental health conditions and has been supported by Gas-men past and present.The project won the Project of the Year Award at the Gloucestershire Football Association and McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards 2020 and has been going from strength to strength. Jacob shares why football is so powerful in helping people with mental health conditions and shares how former Rovers stars, Stuart Sinclair, Chris Lines and James Clarke have gone above and beyond in their ambassador roles. The likes of Darrell Clarke and Ellis Harrison have given up their time to help as well.If you have been affected by anything that was discussed please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ for a list of organisations that can help. Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Nov 2020

51 min 5 sec

Caz spoke with Barry from PWU Podcast to preview our Tuesday night match away to Wigan Athletic.Barry gives his insight on players to look out for, Wigan's recent form and how he expects Richardson to line up on Tuesday.Barry also touches on Wigan's financial struggles, the fans raising money to save them and how it is affecting him mentally.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 2020

17 min 33 sec

The GasCast crew (bar a very busy Mets) went LIVE on Friday evening to discuss the new man in charge: Paul Tisdale. Is this the right choice? What strengths can he bring to our club?With the inclusion of flat peaks, blazers, duster jackets and leopard print bowler hats - the team give their honest views on the appointment whilst taking live questions from other Gasheads. Tune in and channel your inner Tisdale with us. UTG!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Nov 2020

43 min 45 sec

Mets caught up with Rich from the Loathed Strangers podcast to preview Saturdays game against Swindon at the County Ground.It’s been a tumultuous week for Rovers. A 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Fleetwood cost Ben Garner his job. Breaking news from this afternoon is that Rovers have appointed Paul Tisdale on a two and a half year deal.Swindon have had their own manager roundabout with John Sheridan leaving Wigan to join after Richie Wellens has left to join Salford City.Rich talks about the defensive mistakes that have cost the robins this season and the struggles of filling an Eion Doyle shaped hole in their squad.A bit of a tangent where they talk about fans not being able to go to games and score predictions for the game.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 2020

25 min 5 sec

Fresh off the back of a main episode appearance, Jake Barber joins Duke at the Sporty for a chinwag about his time supporting the Gas, his vlogging days and the difficulties of being cast into the Rovers spotlight at such a young age. Jake began vlogging as a passion project when he was just fifteen. His videos became an internet smash and was a popular face on the terraces.  As with any internet success though, there are the downsides, and Jake talks about how he struggled to deal with the negative comments that he received both online and in person. We also chat about Jakes vlogs being picked up by the club and producing his vlogs for the club YouTube account. Jake was a delight to chat with and his openness and honesty should be held in high admiration.If you have been affected by anything that was discussed please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ for a list of organisations that can help. Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Nov 2020

38 min 37 sec

The GasCast crew (bar a hungover Caz) went LIVE the morning after Ben Garner's sacking to chat about the surprising news: Why now? What went wrong? And where do Rovers go from here?After dissecting the high and (mainly) lows of Ben's time in charge of Rovers, the lads discuss who could be next to take the reigns at the Memorial Stadium - with the likes of Mike Flynn, Paul Tisdale & Paul Cook all high in the bookies' odds.Thanks for listening, we hope you enjoy and of course, UTG!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 2020

47 min 37 sec

The GasCast gang are back in lockdown, but on the airwaves to discuss a myriad of different competitions in what is becoming a hectic season schedule. Max is joined by Duke and lifelong Gashead Joe Francis to talk about the past fortnight in BS7 and all the goings on both on and off the pitch.Duke is pleased with the teams improved creativity in the 2-1 FA Cup victory over Darrell Clarke's Walsall at the Bescot. Joe thinks the team will only improve after more time to gel. Max is frustrated by the poor excuses after recent defeats in the league.Lots of chat about Ed Upson's return to the side, how to get the best out of Westbrooke, first impressions of Ali Koiki, and a half-mile queue at the Yate Miss Millies branch.GasCast are partnering with https://twitter.com/gas4foodbanks to help the North Bristol Foodbank. If you are able to help, please consider donating here: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/gas4foodbanks/Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Nov 2020

52 min 16 sec

Caz spoke with Rob from Vital Walsall to preview the first round FA Cup game vs Walsall. This fixture would have been a huge one for Gasheads to attend as we would have welcomed the opposition of much loved ex-Rovers boss Darrell Clarke alongside promotion heroes Stuart Sinclair and James Clarke. Rob gives as an insight on what to expect from Darrell Clarke's side - a man looking to seek revenge on his former club who sacked him. The wizardry of the Turkish Messi is also discussed as Rob reflects on Oztumer's successful career at Walsall. Lastly - score predictions with both Caz & Rob predicting goals galore from either side. Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 2020

33 min 37 sec

Mets caught up with Tim from The Yellow Block to get the lowdown on Posh ahead of Tuesdays game at the Mem.Posh are sitting pretty at the top of the league after a 5-1 thrashing of Shrewsbury on the weekend. Rovers sit mid table after a 1-1 draw against Rochdale at Spotland.Tim talks about the start of the season that Posh have had and the expectations of how their season should end. They also talk about the players that have swapped clubs with varying degrees of success.Lastly score predictions, with Tim predicting a score draw which most Rovers fans would go for right now!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Nov 2020

18 min 20 sec

Mets caught up with Dean from RochdaleAFC.com to look ahead to Saturdays game at the Crown Oil Arena.Rovers come into this game off the back of a 3-1 loss against Hull on Tuesday night. Despite going 1-0 up after all of 2 minutes on the clock through James Daly, Rovers conceded 3 in the second half. Unusually all three players who came on in a triple substitution got on the scoresheet. This included former Rovers man Tom Eaves.Rochdale battled back twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Tuesday night at home. Both goals coming from the returning Matty Lund. Dean talks about the system manager Brian Barry-Murphy has deployed this season which has seen them sit in mid-table after 9 games.He talks about the ins and outs for Dale this summer. Most notably Ian Henderson out and Matty Lund in and how this has precipitated a change in style for Dale.Both give their match predictions and for once a Dale fan is optimistic!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Oct 2020

13 min 32 sec

This week Max is joined by Ollie and Mets fresh from the full time whistle of the Hull game to discuss a disappointing collapse for Ben Garner's men.After a bright start where James Daly put Rovers ahead, Hull completed a perfect comeback to win the game 3-1, with all three substitutes getting on the scoresheet. Mets is frustrated at Rovers' sit deep, invite pressure tactics. Ollie analyses the weaknesses in Garner's 5-3-2 formation. Max is frustrated at the midfield three's inconsistencies. The boys also talk about the move to the new training ground, aptly named "The Quarters", as well as briefly discussing new signings Ryan Jones and Ali Koiki.Kahuna Flooring Deals on supplied & fitted carpets, vinyls, LVT, engineered wood and more! Use GASCAST for 10% off!Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Oct 2020

42 min 45 sec

Mets caught up with Josh from RawMilkZine to look ahead to Saturdays game at the Wham stadium.Stanley sit 7th with John Coleman trusting a 3-5-2 to get the best out of his players.Josh takes us through the style of play and a couple of the standout players Gasheads should keep an eye out for on Saturday.They also talk about Stanley being the team to lose out when Lee Brown sent us up and their predictions for Saturdays game.Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Oct 2020

16 min 32 sec

Duke is joined by Ben Akers from Talk Club, which is a talking and listening club for men. Duke and Ben discuss mental health & football and the launch of Talk Club Bristol Rovers.Talk Club Bristol Rovers The groups are relaxed, informal, and non-judgemental - a place where men can simply go in and get off their chest what's been happening in their week. This is part of a behaviour-changing movement aimed at getting men to talk more openly about their thoughts, feelings, worries and day-to-day gripes.We have only just launched so stand by for further details but if you are interested then please join the private and confidential Facebook and/or WhatsApp groups. Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/talkclubbristolrovers/WhatsApp: chat.whatsapp.com/IVGWj4EFL7tHO6wNEpymdA There's more about Talk Club Bristol Rovers here: www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/2020/october/mental-health-community-trust/Ben's TED talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9FEQYp1imc&t=1sClear HeadThis episode is sponsored by Bristol Beer Factory's new alcohol free beer, Clear Head. Not only is it a beautifully crafted IPA, but it will leave you feeling fresh as a daisy in the morning and a percentage of each pint sold will go to keep Talk Club sustainable.https://www.bristolbeerfactory.co.uk/ Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

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Oct 2020

57 min 34 sec

In this impromptu episode of GasCast, Neno, Harley & Max sit down to fangirl over Rovers' signing of Erhun Oztumer - the 'Turkish Messi' - from Charlton Athletic.The three lads also rate what has been a very busy transfer window for Ben Garner & the Gas, with no fewer than 13 new faces joining the club this summer.We hope you enjoy & UTG.(NOTE: Episode recorded prior to Ryan Jones signing!)Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Oct 2020

17 min 41 sec