Forest Green Rovers Focus
FGR have strengthened the defence with Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Luton Town) and Paul Green (Tamworth) as well as 4 new strikers- Magno Viera (Fleetwood Town), Ben Wright (Braintree Town) Phil Marsh (Stalybridge Celtic) and ex Portsmouth and Norwich City prodigy Omar Koroma who they feel is over his injury woes.
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The Green, who are trying to play down their tag as pre-season favourites, are aptly being bankrolled by green energy entrepreneur Dale Vince. They now appear to be a top 3 side on paper, but only promotion will do you feel, given the quality and investment made and the big money being paid. The arrival of the four new strikers, will bolster Reece Styche and also lighten the load on midfield matador Yan Klukowski. Box-to-box Yan top scored with 18 last year and was subject to a 50k bid from Luton. Ex-Lambs captain Paul Green and Ed Asafu-Adjaye, signed from Luton Town, will add a formidable spine to a side that finished 10th last term.
STMI take a look at The Green. Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices and please feel free to bookmark our Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 5th August. STMI thank fans who correct us when we have got it wrong. It shows there is a kindred spirit that seems to care and share in the Blue Square. Rare amidst the greed culture of our national game and the financial walk of life. But while we have Saturday…..
|Forest Green Rovers – Man Utd|
|Slimbridge 0-2 Forest Green Rovers|
|Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Cardiff City|
|Forest Green Rovers 0-4 Swindon Town|
|Cirencester 2-1 Forest Green Rovers|
|Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Wycombe|
|North Leigh 0-2 Forest Green Rovers|
|Briscombe & Thrupp 0-2 Forest Green Rovers|
|IN- Defender Paul Green from Tamworth|
|IN- Defender Ed Asafu-Adjaye from Luton.|
|OUT- Keeper James Bittner to Hereford|
|OUT- Defender Luke Graham to Hereford|
|IN- Striker Magno Vieira from Fleetwood|
|IN- Striker Phil Marsh from Stalybridge|
|IN- Striker Ben Wright from Braintree|
|IN- Striker Omar Koroma on 3 year deal|
Jeffrey Imudia, Callum Henry, Curtis McDonald, Jake Thomson, Michael Pook, Charlie Griffin, Michael Uwezu and Tommy Wright have all been released, while on-loan striker Liam Henderson has returned to parent club York City.
Free transfer offered to – Goalkeeper James Bittner
New deals agreed – Jamie Collins, Kieron Forbes and Yan Klukowski
(most recent first)
Massive crowd expected for the final pre-season test against Manchester United. Jamie Collins agrees new 1 year deal. Released Callun Henry joins Vauxhall Motors. Two new Defenders, Paul Green from Tamworth and Ed Asafu-Adjaye from Luton. Hereford make double raid as keeper Bittner and defender Kuke Graham leave. Jarod Hodkiss.
50k bid for Yan Klukowski from Luton rejected, the dominant midfielder averages a goal every 4 games. Kieron Forbes and Yan Klukowski signed new 1 year deals although Luton have made an official bid for Yan.
Vice chair Trevor Horsley resigns due to the fact that he no longer has a roll to play under Dale Vince who took over in 2010. The green energy entrepreneur is currently bankrolling the club,, however Mr Horsley does not feel he had a proactive future in the club.
“I’ve supported him [Vince] but I don’t feel I have a part to play anymore.”
Matt Bulman, Sam Russell
Paul Green, Ed Asafu-Adjaye, Jarod Hodkiss, Chris Stokes, Jamie Turley, Chris Todd, Eddie Oshodi,
James Norwood, Yan Klukowski, Kieron Forbes, James Rowe,
Al Bangura, Adrian Harvey, Ashley Brown, Jamie Collins
Reece Styche, Magno Vieira, Phil Marsh, Ben Wright,
Matty Taylor, Omar ‘OJ’ Koroma
Posted on August 5, 2012, in Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13, Blue Square zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Forest Green Rovers FC, Forest Green squad 2012-13. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.