But the view from our trading floor is that FGR’s outspoken vegan magnate could have a point…
They make it 4/1 for the Nailsworth outfit to win promotion from League Two at the first time of asking, while there’s 6/4 on offer for Mark Cooper’s men to achieve the feat within the next three seasons.
As well as giving Cooper’s side a first taste of the Football League in their 128-year history, promotion also gives the Green a chance to secure local bragging rights – with rivals Cheltenham Town also in League Two.
There’s 5/1 on offer for FGR to beat their rivals home and away in the division, and leave the Robins red-faced.
As for another dose of Wembley glory, there’s 33/1 about Rovers getting just that with an EFL Trophy triumph, while you can get 50s for the West Country outfit to beat a Premier League side in the cups next term.
Whatever happens next, these are exciting times for fans of the Little Club on the Hill.
Forest Green Rovers specials:
To win promotion from League Two in 2017-18 – 4/1
To beat Cheltenham home & away in League Two in 2017-18 – 5/1
To win League Two in 2017-18 – 16/1
To be relegated from League Two in 2017-18 – 6/1
To win EFL Trophy in 2017-18 – 33/1
To beat any Premier League team in 2017-18 – 50/1
To win promotion from League Two by end of 2019-20 season – 6/4
To play in the Championship by start of 2022-23 – 20/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing