The FA Cup is back at The New Lawn this weekend and that means a return of our special ‘cup’ matchday programme ‘We Are FGR’, which can be purchased for just £1.
The reduced offering gives an insight into tomorrow’s visitors Carslisle United, an interview with Bournemouth loan star Kyle Taylor and a look back at the League Two victory over Leyton Orient.
Here is a look inside what we have on offer…
Big interview: Kyle Taylor
It’s the FA Cup this weekend, you’re professional debut came in this competition against Wigan, the competition must have an important place for you.
I had been training with the first team, gaining my confidence and when you first go in, it is that excitement of being with the first team and the big players.
To find out I was going to be on the bench for that game was a great feeling.
I think we were 3-0 down at the time I came on, which took the pressure off me a little bit, there was nothing to lose. Eddie turned round to me and asked, ‘are you ready?’ I knew I was.
It was an amazing feeling on a personal note.
Growing up, when Bournemouth were in League Two, the cup was a great opportunity for the lower league teams to come up against the best teams in England.
It was massive as a young lad watching it and then to have the opportunity to make my debut in the cup and then play the following year in the same competition, it has been a great opportunity for me.
Was it then always the plan to get yourself out on loan last summer and get some experience under your belt?
Exactly, it was in my mind heading into the summer that if I wasn’t going to be a part of the first team this season, I would quite like to get out and gain some experience.
I had heard about Forest Green and the way they play football and it sounded like the perfect fit for me.
You signed shortly after we played Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, were you impressed by what you saw at the Vitality Stadium?
I think it was a day or two before that game, I got a call from my agent saying that the interest was there and I didn’t hesitate too much because I had seen the work that Forest Green do and I thought it was totally unique.
I was watching the game and it was a bit of a weird feeling, watching my team and the side that I was going on loan to but it was a good indication of what was to come and I thought they fared well in that game.
I thought all the lads did themselves justice, especially away from home, it was never going to be easy but I am sure it was a great experience and something we want to experience again in the FA Cup, if we can.
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW IN THE PROGRAMME.
The Opposition – Carlisle United
Nickname: The Blues
Established: Carlisle United as we know it was formed in 1904, and were crowned champions of the Lancashire Combination Division Two just three years later.
They were elected to the Football League in 1928.
Stadium: Brunton Park has been the home of Carlisle United since back in 1909, but in 2011, a plan for a new 12,000 seater stadium was unveiled.
Since then, there has been no news on the project.
Quickfire Quiz -
- Jose Mourinho was recently appointed Tottenham manager in a move that surprised many, what was the name of the previous manager?
- Harry Kane has broken a record by scoring 20 champions league goals in 24 games. Which Italian legend held the previous record of 26 games?
- Which Forest Green Rovers player featured in last week’s team of the week, after scoring a brace against Leyton Orient?
How to get your programme:
Official Forest Green Rovers programmes will be available for sale at £1 from our volunteer sellers around The New Lawn or in the club shop.