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The Bristol Rovers Masters are a squad of ex-Bristol Rovers players who took part in the Western Masters Football event on June 22nd 2008 in Cardiff.

It was the first time Rovers have competed in the event, along with the three other teams in the Western Masters Swansea City, Cardiff City and Bristol City.

2008 Squad[]

Name Position
Steve Book Goalkeeper Made just one Rovers appearance. Member of the current squad and current Goalkeeping coach.
Nick Tanner Defender Over 100 appearances between 1985 and 1988. Went on to play for Liverpool.
Geoff Twentyman Defender Over 250 appearances for Rovers. Current sport editor at Radio Bristol.
Andy Tillson Defender Club record signing in 1992 for £370,000 from Queens Park Rangers. More than 200 Rovers apperances. Currently head coach with Conference South side Team Bath.
David Mehew Midfielder Played for Rovers between 1985 and 1994 making more than 220 appearances. Currently Assistant Manager at Southern League Premier side Gloucester City.
Tony Pounder Midfielder More than 100 gas appearances in the early 90s. Moved on to play for Weymouth, Hereford United, Yeovil Town and Frome Town.
Michael Meaker Midfielder 26 games for the club between 1998 and 2001. Now playing for Western Premier Division side Bitton.
Bob Bloomer Midfielder Played 22 times for Rovers from 1990 to 1992. Played for Chesterfield before and Cheltenham Town after.
Jeff Meacham Forward 26 Rovers appearances between 1986 and 1988.


The following players are ex-Rovers but took part or are due to take part for others teams in the 2008 Masters.

2008 Results[]

Cardiff City
Andy Legg
Jeff Eckhardt
Roger Gibbins
Stephen Jenkins
4-2 Bristol Rovers
David Mehew
Michael Meaker
Bristol Rovers
Andy Tillson
Jeff Meacham (4)
5-1 Swansea City
John Hodge
Bristol Rovers 0-4 Bristol City
Martin Kuhl
Clayton Blackmore
Mickey Bell
Gary Owers

Bristol City won the 2008 Western Masters after a 3-2 win over Cardiff City in the final.