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Bolton’s ‘rogue chairman’ Ken Anderson puts EFL ownership rules under scrutiny

Anderson dismisses criticism from Forest Green counterpart but faces protests from his own supporters amid growing debtsThroughout the episodes of misfortune and grim ownership that have beset so many football clubs in recent times, it is difficult to …

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Football League roundup: Portsmouth stay top, Forest Green lose record

Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans goals earn Portsmouth winInjury-time winner ruins Forest Green record Portsmouth’s momentum at the top of the table is growing following their ninth win of the season, a 2-1 defeat of AFC Wimbledon. The visitors enjoyed seve…

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Football League roundup: Ipswich earn first win of the season at Swansea

Trevoh Chalobah scores winner for IpswichForest Green only unbeaten team in Football LeagueAt the 12th attempt, Ipswich secured their first win of the campaign, defeating Swansea 3-2 away. It looked like it would be another desperate afternoon for Ipsw…

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Forest Green Rovers named world’s first UN certified carbon neutral football club

Gloucestershire-based League Two club powered by renewable energy and endorsed by Vegan SocietyA British professional football club that is powered by renewable energy and serves vegan food to players, staff and fans has received a prestigious United N…

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Danny Cowley has Lincoln aiming even higher after year to remember | Jeremy Alexander

Few clubs anywhere had a better and more inspiring 2017 than Lincoln City, and a 2-1 win over Forest Green was a fitting way to see out the yearFuture football annals, if they look beyond the Premier League’s almighty self-importance, might fairly call…

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First ‘El Glosico’ serves up some red meat but is short on creative fare | Jeremy Alexander

Gloucestershire’s first Football League derby between Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town ended with limited honours even in a 1-1 drawGloucestershire has not rushed to the Football League party. Cheltenham Town did not get there until 1999, more t…

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Football League: Bristol Rovers hammer Northampton whilst Forest Green upset table-toppers Notts County

• Bristol Rovers hit six at Sixfields to beat Northampton in League One
• Exeter go top of League Two as Notts County are held by Forest Green Rovers

• If Bristol Rovers could defend as well as they can attack they might be threatening the upper reaches of League One. They hit six goals at Sixfields to thrash Northampton and become the top scorers in the division, sadly for Darrell Clarke’s side it meant their goal difference only returned to zero. Billy Bodin, Ellis Harrison (twice), Liam Sercombe, Rory Gaffney and Dominic Telford all filling their boots as Rovers moved up to 12th.

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Forest Green: the eco-friendly club with a robot mower and big ambitions

The League Two newcomers, backed by a multimillionaire and with Jilly Cooper a boardroom regular, hail from a town of 6,000 and are proud to be different

Jilly Cooper is a regular in the boardroom, the chairman is a multimillionaire who used to live in a converted car on a hill, Vivienne Westwood cheered the club on in the game that sealed promotion, every player eats a vegan diet and a robot cuts the grass. Welcome to Forest Green Rovers, the Football League’s newest member and a club like no other.

Another Way is the aptly named road that winds down to a stadium tucked away in a pocket of the Cotswolds, surrounded by fields and best reached via the help of satellite navigation. Even then it is hard to believe one is on the right track; a handmade sign warns about the danger of cows crossing before a football ground springs up almost from nowhere.

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Carabao Cup draw descends into farce as Charlton get two opponents

• Graphic shows Charlton facing Exeter and Cheltenham in first round
• Forest Green Rovers forced to clarify opponents on Twitter after confusion

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup descended into farce as Charlton Athletic were shown to be playing twice and other clubs were given the wrong opponents in an on-screen graphic.

The broadcast from Bangkok via a livestream on the Thai energy drink’s Facebook page further backfired amid sound issues and a stalling feed.

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Forest Green Rovers: the (almost) 100% vegan football club

The team has just been promoted for the first time – but is its meat- and dairy-free ethos the key to its success?

Name: Forest Green Rovers.

Age: 128 years old.

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