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The past, the present and the future all celebrated in our new-look matchday programme

10 August 2017

FA Trophy heroes remembered as 'The Robin' relaunches.

Twenty years on from the season when Cheltenham Town changed forever, we are delving deep into the history books to remember our FA Trophy heroes of 1997/98.

A magnificent 1997/98 season saw the Robins break new ground.
Following five years of struggles to get promoted out of the Southern League, promotion had been secured and the club and fans were about to embark on a magical adventure filled with success.
To celebrate the achievements of those Robins legends, we are producing a special commemorative insert to go in each full edition of our re-launched matchday programme, The Robin.
Each issue will contain an exclusive interview with one of the legends of the side that rewrote the club’s history.
In Saturday’s edition, Bob Bloomer talks about the years of frustration prior to the 1997/8 campaign as well as lifting the lid on how Steve Cotterill made such a big impact.
We look back, in depth, on the summer of 1997 and delve in to archives to look at what the Robins were doing in this week, in the years since.
As well as celebrating the past, the present and future are celebrated too.
Our man of the Mo-ment, three-goal striker Mohamed Eisa is the cover star and feature interview as he reflects on an incredible start to his life in professional football.
Chairman Paul Baker gives his frank and honest views about the Harry Pell transfer saga, while manager Gary Johnson and captain Aaron Downes also reflect on the news in their columns.
There are also in depth looks at Saturday’s opponents Crawley and match action – plus the best of your pictures – from our trips to Morecambe and Crawley.
The #OurTown ethos is also carried through, with the latest news from the Cheltenham Town Ladies, Youth and Community departments, as well as the Robins Trust.
The Robin will be on sale from the usual outlets at the LCI Rail Stadium, still at the price of £3.

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