Ainsworth ignoring Roversgate as investigation continues

There's been bad blood between Wanderers and Bristol Rovers over the summer

There's been bad blood between Wanderers and Bristol Rovers over the summer

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

GARETH Ainsworth said he hasn't given a second thought to this summer's spat with Bristol Rovers.

The Gas complained to the authorities that Wanderers had breached third party ownership regulations over the 2010 transfer of former player Matt Phillips to Blackpool and demanded an investigation.

Rovers said Blues' alleged flouting of the rules handed them an unfair advantage last season and called for them to be docked points or fined.

Wanderers stayed up on goal difference at the Bristol club's expense on a dramatic final day of last season and a points deduction would have seen Blues relegated into non-league football instead.

The Football League and FA both said they would investigate but there is still no sign of the saga being concluded any time soon.

The longer the affair rumbles on, the less likely it seems any action will be taken, and Ainsworth said he's been completely unconcerned at what's been happening.

He said: "I've totally ignored it. It's something I haven't put one thought towards. It's something we don't need to worry about as a club.

"I've had so much to do with concentrating on signings, getting things ready, new staff, new players and what's happened off the pitch at Wycombe, it's taken the majority of my focus."

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2:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mowgli1960 says...

I doubt any Wycombe fan was worried about this either. The Rovers Chairman was trying to blame everybody else for his failure to keep then in The Football League.They were relegated fair and square,it's nobody elses fault if you go down on goal difference as the strikers employed by Rovers couldn't score enough to keep them up. Desperate attempt by a desperate chairman.
I doubt any Wycombe fan was worried about this either. The Rovers Chairman was trying to blame everybody else for his failure to keep then in The Football League.They were relegated fair and square,it's nobody elses fault if you go down on goal difference as the strikers employed by Rovers couldn't score enough to keep them up. Desperate attempt by a desperate chairman. mowgli1960
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9:45am Thu 7 Aug 14

evenflo says...

mowgli1960 wrote:
I doubt any Wycombe fan was worried about this either. The Rovers Chairman was trying to blame everybody else for his failure to keep then in The Football League.They were relegated fair and square,it's nobody elses fault if you go down on goal difference as the strikers employed by Rovers couldn't score enough to keep them up. Desperate attempt by a desperate chairman.
I agree 100% its was an obvious attempt by the Rovers board to distract their fans from the mismanagement at the club. Now with problems in the sale of the Memorial stadium it looks as though some chickens are coming home to roost in Bristol.
[quote][p][bold]mowgli1960[/bold] wrote: I doubt any Wycombe fan was worried about this either. The Rovers Chairman was trying to blame everybody else for his failure to keep then in The Football League.They were relegated fair and square,it's nobody elses fault if you go down on goal difference as the strikers employed by Rovers couldn't score enough to keep them up. Desperate attempt by a desperate chairman.[/p][/quote]I agree 100% its was an obvious attempt by the Rovers board to distract their fans from the mismanagement at the club. Now with problems in the sale of the Memorial stadium it looks as though some chickens are coming home to roost in Bristol. evenflo
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