Bristol Rovers books

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers Football Club are currently in League One and have spent most of their existence bobbing around between the second and third tiers.

The club’s official nickname, The Pirates, reflects the maritime history of the city but the locals prefer ‘The Gas’, from the gasworks next to their old ground, Eastville. After a spell sharing with Bath City at Twerton Park, Rovers moved back to Bristol at the Memorial Stadium in 1996 and are now sole tenants after the rugby club moved out.

There have been plenty of fascinating books written about the club, a few of which are highlighted below.

If we’ve missed any, please drop us a line: missedbooks@englishfootballbooks.com

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Bristol Rovers Miscellany: Rovers Trivia, History, Facts & Stats​

Bristol Rovers Miscellany: Rovers Trivia, History, Facts & Stats

Hardcover
By Stephen Byrne

A great read for all fans of Bristol Rovers.

The weird and the wonderful, the triumphs, the disasters. The ground moves, the famous fans…

Bristol Rovers: The Bert Tann Era - A Personal Memoir (Desert Island Football Histories)​

Bristol Rovers: The Bert Tann Era - A Personal Memoir (Desert Island Football Histories)

Paperback
By Edward Giles

Learn about one of the true legends of Bristol Rovers Football Club.

Bristol Evening Post reporter Edward Giles lifts the lid on the scandals, car crash, and giant-killings that make up an eventful in the Pirates’ history…

The Poems of Dr Scumbrum: A Celebration of Football and Bristol Rovers FC​

The Poems of Dr Scumbrum: A Celebration of Football and Bristol Rovers FC

Paperback
By Dr Scumbrum

In what is possibly the greatest name for a book ever featured on English Football Books, Dr Scumbrum is an anonymous poet whose work appears regularly in the Gas matchday programme.

All proceeds from this book are being donated to Children’s Hospice South West.

Bristol Rovers Greats​

Bristol Rovers Greats

Paperback
By Ivan Ponting, Richard Jones

The title gives the content away…

A Season to Remember: Bristol Rovers Champions And Cup Finalists 1989/90​

A Season to Remember: Bristol Rovers Champions And Cup Finalists 1989/90

Paperback
By Haddrell

In the 1989/90 season, Rovers were exiled in Bath but managed promotion to the second division, and a first-ever visit to Wembley Stadium for the Leyland DAF Cup Final.

Harold Jarman: Bristol Rovers Local Hero

Harold Jarman: Bristol Rovers Local Hero

Paperback
By Haddrell

Harold Jarman is a Bristol-born sporting legend, making almost 500 League appearances for the Gas.

Life After Bristol Rovers​

Life After Bristol Rovers

Paperback
By Mark Leesdad

Ever what happens to footballers after they wear the blue and white quarters for the last time?

The Bristol Rovers Archive Number 2: 1991-2001​

The Bristol Rovers Archive Number 2: 1991-2001

Paperback
By Keith Brookman, Chris Swift

Bristol Rovers programme editor Keith Brookman has teamed up with former club photographer Alan Marshall for a look back at a decade in the life of Bristol’s oldest professional football club…

Bristol Rovers On This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year​

Bristol Rovers On This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year

Hardcover
By Stephen Byrne

Bristol Rovers On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the club’s famously chequered history, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable Rovers diary – with an entry for every day of the year.

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