Ahead of Sunday’s game, Lee Mills, chairman of Gloucester City Supporters’ Trust is urging all football fans in the city to back their team.\r\n\r\n \r\n

This Sunday Gloucester City take on Leyton Orient in the First Round\r\nof the FA Cup. It’s a sentance I never thought I would write after so\r\nmany could have beens and last minute heartbreaks, but we’re there.\r\n\r\nWhen Gloucester Rugby club beat Leicester Tigers on Saturday, around\r\n12,000 fans proud of the Gloucester name would have been in\r\nattendance. There is a huge appetitie obviously for live sport in the\r\nCity, so why don’t the football club get better crowds. A common\r\nexcuse is the fact we are playing Cheltenham and that is more than a\r\nfair point. But believe you and me, the effort of getting to Whaddon\r\nRoad (if catching a supporters run coach from one of 7 planned stops\r\ndirect to the ground and back again this Sunday is considered much\r\neffort at all) is more than worth it.\r\n\r\nIf you love football and you’re proud to be from Gloucester then you\r\nshould make the trip to the Abbey Business Stadium on Sunday to see\r\nthe Tigers in action. Many people are surprised we still exsist after\r\nbeing flooded out of Meadow Park, but the club is not only surviving,\r\nit is thriving. There will be a bigger buzz than ever before this\r\nSunday with the match being featured around the world through the FA’s\r\nown broadcasting channel and extended highlights on ITV on Sunday\r\nevening. But being there is even better.\r\n\r\nPremiership clubs charge through the nose to go and watch their brand\r\nof football. A brand that has been brought into disrepute on more than\r\none occasion thanks to it’s overpaid and overhyped stars. But on\r\nSunday you will see 11 lads pulling on the yellow and blacks stripes\r\nin the name of the City of Gloucester, giving their all for a fraction\r\nof what players in the professional game earn.\r\n\r\nEven if you only intend to go to one game this season, then make it\r\nthis Sunday. However I guarantee the atmosphere and sense of community\r\nyou will feel will make you come back again before the season is out.\r\n\r\nCome on you yellows!

\r\nThis Saturday between 11am and 3pm The Supporters Trust will be taking over a unit at Gloucester Quays to promote the club, the trust and this Sunday’s FA Cup first round match against Leyton Orient.\r\n\r\nLocated opposite Hawes & Curtis and next door to the new Puma outlet, members of the trust will be handing out leaflets, selling merchandise and promoting the good name of Gloucester City AFC. As a bonus there will be free face painting, free yellow and black cakes and much more.\r\n\r\nJoin in the fun from 11am to 3pm in the West Mall of Gloucester Quays\r\n\r\nIf you would like to help on the day please email trust chairman Lee Mills at lee.e.mills@gmail.com

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