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COLUMNIST: Forest Green fan John Light

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9:35am Monday 17th November 2014

THE 3-3 thriller at Torquay was one of the best Conference games I have seen for years.

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9:21am Tuesday 11th November 2014

FOOTBALL can be a cruel game.Two wicked deflections gave Scunthorpe both their goals and a plum home tie against FA Cup minnows Worcester City, who upset big boys Coventry City.

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10:09am Monday 3rd November 2014

WHAT a splendid fight back! Three goals in the last 21 minutes and it could have been more.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:06am Monday 6th October 2014

Talking to fellow fans recently I have encountered too much negativity. This helps no one, especially now. The players need to know we are all behind them and I am sure the response of the crowd in the victory over Torquay was brilliant.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:02am Monday 29th September 2014

THE three-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player has sabotaged our promotion push.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Captain Klinger looking to recruit a quickie down under

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

7:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WHATEVER will we do without the Gidmans? This understandable question is accompanied by too much woe, too much hand wringing.

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9:53am Monday 22nd September 2014

A HOME win against high-flying Halifax, a draw at eighth placed Eastleigh and a win at lowly Dartford have brought seven points out of a possible nine. The promotion push is back on track. We are two points off a play-off place.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Gidman leaves with everyone's good wishes

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

GOOD luck, Alex! There can be no other reaction to the astonishing news that Alex Gidman is to leave Gloucestershire and join Worcestershire.

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11:37am Monday 15th September 2014

THE win against Halifax was the best performance of the season-will it prove to be the most important as well?

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Klinger's back – now we must find an early-season fast bowler

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CAPTAIN Klinger is coming back. That is the best news Gloucestershire cricket supporters have had for some time. He has been an important character at Bristol on and off the field and knows work is still to be done.

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3:23pm Monday 8th September 2014

ALL eyes will now be on the manager.

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10:06am Monday 1st September 2014

SIX games played, twelve points won, four goals conceded and just three points from the top of the table. Add to that a team that never knows it is beaten, can come from behind and salvage something from the game.

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Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS week’s column is written from my sick bed, or rather sick sofa. Important cricket events are taking place, but thanks to the first class Sky TV coverage I am missing little.

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5:16pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NO FIRST hand soccer observations this week. The medical men are in charge and I am at best sofa bound.

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10:15am Monday 18th August 2014

SUNDAY mornings are so different! Now I look at the paper with a warm glow within.

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10:12am Monday 11th August 2014

AN AWAY win, a clean sheet, three points! Welcome to the wonderful world of Ady Pennock.

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Stroud News and Journal: Forest Green fan John Light

9:49am Monday 4th August 2014

THE phoney wars of pre-season friendlies are over – now for the real thing.

Fine Festival – shame about the cricket

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Festival was fine in all respects bar one and that was the most important of all, the cricket. Played five, lost four, and just one victory. These blunt statistics speak for themselves but regrettably they do not tell the whole story.

CRICKET: Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire CCC President John Light

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

4:22pm Monday 16th June 2014

A STUNNING win at Leicester, a dramatic T20 Blast success at Sussex, a fine batting performance against Glamorgan and a remarkable rearguard action against Surrey – I picked the wrong time to go on holiday!

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Alleyne and Procter to make welcome returns at the Festival

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

10:16am Thursday 15th May 2014

MY DIFFICULT Presidential life continues! Last week I was a guest of sponsors Brewin Dolphin as the plans for this year’s Cheltenham Cricket Festival were unveiled.

Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire president John Light

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

6:43pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Gloucestershire cricket president John Light talks all things cricket

Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire president John Light

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

11:29am Monday 28th April 2014

WRETCHED Welsh weather prevented a convincing win for Gloucestershire in Cardiff.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:22am Monday 28th April 2014

“TEACHING them how to play is the easy bit. It is teaching them how to win that is the difficult bit.”

Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire president John Light

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PROFESSIONAL sport is tough. As well as ability you need a winning mentality, perhaps summed up by W C Fields’ famous line 'Never give a sucker an even break'.

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3:37pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first day of the season cost us a play-off place.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:25am Monday 14th April 2014

THE supporters’ club are curtailing their travel plans for next season, with coaches going to certain matches only.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:17am Monday 7th April 2014

ADY got it right. I quote extracts from his post match comments: “Disgraceful – non existent – not acceptable”. No one who saw the match at Barnet can possibly disagree.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:04am Monday 31st March 2014

DIG in for victory! That must be the rallying cry to our players. The next three games (at Woking and Barnet and home to Kidderminster) will determine whether the play-offs can be reached. We shall know in a week’s time!

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

9:56am Monday 24th March 2014

QUALIFIED optimism is the theme this week.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:15am Monday 17th March 2014

THERE is one simple message this week. Keep the faith! There will be times when we doubt, times when we rejoice, but until it is all over we must believe. Believe in our manager, our players and above all show that belief – in both numbers and noise.

Green Light: Matty Taylor is back at Forest Green

Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:32am Monday 10th March 2014

MATTY Taylor has made a welcome return to Forest Green with manager Ady Pennock choosing to recall the self-proclaimed fox-in-the- box back to the New Lawn after his goalscoring exploits at Skrill Premier rivals Chester City.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

4:31pm Monday 3rd March 2014

PLENTY of questions this week, but fewer answers I am afraid. Perhaps we will have to wait until the start of next season to see how the Ady Pennock plan really works.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

3:55pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

“Scrappy – dogged”. Right on both counts. That was how manager Ady Pennock described the 3-1 victory over Southport.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

4:58pm Monday 17th February 2014

Football starvation is affecting us all in different ways.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

2:05pm Monday 10th February 2014

“I PICKED a team to work hard and win the game”. These words were uttered by Scott Bartlett in response to a question by Bob Hunt, following Scott’s first game as caretaker manager. The question was asked because there were some significant omissions following the previous game. This had been yet another defeat.

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10:38am Monday 3rd February 2014

NOW the story really starts! Welcome giant defender Luke Oliver from Bradford City and we think Morgan Fox from Charlton.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:48am Monday 27th January 2014

ELEVEN matches, twenty-two points. Scott Bartlett as caretaker manager kick started the season into life and Ady Pennock has maintained a very healthy rate of progress.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

9:42am Monday 20th January 2014

THE lights may have gone out at the Grimsby game on Tuesday but perhaps they have been switched on for the rest of the season.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

9:58am Monday 13th January 2014

FRUSTRATION and hope! Football fans are used to both states of mind, but not often at the same time, as is the current case at Forest Green.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

12:11pm Monday 6th January 2014

WELCOME Jerome Binnon-Williams and Lee Hughes and congratulations to manager Ady in seeing a need and swiftly acting.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

11:34am Monday 30th December 2013

ONE win, one defeat. Christmas has brought mixed fortune to Forest Green Rovers.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

2:13pm Monday 23rd December 2013

FIRST the good news! Chairman Dale’s vision for the club remains as does his determination to see it through. A manager has been appointed who has clearly bought into that vision and in my view is the right man to take us forward.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

10:12am Monday 16th December 2013

WE can still dream! A vigorous, determined display at Chorley means a very winnable replay at The New Lawn tomorrow night, Tuesday.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

12:15pm Monday 9th December 2013

WHAT a wonderful result against Dartford in the FA Trophy replay last week!

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Stroud News and Journal: Forest Green fan John Light

10:24am Monday 2nd December 2013

NOW we can dream again! Four league wins out of five and a proper approach to the FA Trophy. Play-offs and Wembley seem closer each game.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

4:49pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

This column looks forward with optimism, confidence and pride; words that I am sure are shared by chairman Dale Vince and manager Ady Pennock.

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Stroud News and Journal: Forest Green fan John Light

6:02pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to Ady Pennock on being appointed and welcome to Forest Green. This club has a proud history and I am sure you will contribute to an exciting future.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

12:17pm Monday 4th November 2013

“I THOUGHT about the fixture and picked a team that would work hard and win the game.” Those wise words were the keynote of Scott Bartlett’s talk to the press after Saturday’s welcome win.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

9:38am Monday 28th October 2013

I AM ANGRY. Eight defeats in nine matches, out of the FA Cup and heading for the relegation zone.

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Stroud News and Journal: FGR fan John Light has his say

1:10pm Monday 21st October 2013

THE best I have seen Rovers play all season – trouble was it was just for the first 25 minutes!

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