Thirty Years On

By Keith Brookman

During the 2019/20 season we are going on a journey back in time; thirty years back in time to be precise, to a season that ended in a historic Championship and Rovers’ first ever trip to Wembley!

Please use the drop down box to choose your month to read or follow the links below.

It is an exhilarating ride and guaranteed to be a happy finish  [er, except the Wembley result…]

Part 1 – The Awakening

Part 2 – The Beginning [August 1989]

Part 3 – Let the Fight(s) Begin [Sept 1989]

Part 4 – Goalkeepers, Genies & Grandmothers [Oct 1989]

Part 5 – Sad Farewells and Three Times a Reading [Nov 1989]

Part 6 – Brass in Pocket, and the Return of Stan [Dec 1989]

Part 7 – A plethora of pens, but just a hungover two points [Jan 1990] 

Part 8 – Red Shirt Spells Danger [Feb 1990]

Part 9 – Goals, Wins, Sitters and Chocolate [March 1990]

Part 10 – Ten in a month but the future is now in our hands [April 1990]

Part 11 – This is the End, Beautiful Friend [Early May 1990]

Part 12 – Another First, but Third Time Unlucky – a.k.a. don’t expect a Christmas card Mr Callow! [Mid May 1990]

Bristol Rovers 1989-90 squad