Preston North End 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

High among your fellow townsfolk, all in song; arms aloft, fists clenched, scarves twirling in the floodlight air, whilst down below your team – every one of them beaming – celebrate humbling loftier opposition. How could anyone ever suggest there’s no magic left in the FA Cup? Continue reading Preston North End 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Oxford United: 250 word match report

Another match, another milestone for James Coppinger as the influential midfielder made his 600th Rovers appearance. On the 26th minute the stadium rose as one to applause his achievement and sing his name. Had this been a Hollywood production then it would’ve ended with Coppinger winning the match with a wonder goal, but alas this isn’t the movies, this is League One. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Oxford United: 250 word match report

A tribute to James Coppinger: on 600 Doncaster Rovers appearances

In the last year or so, I have ceased to be a man of ritual. Saturday afternoons are not always the time of the match. Not for me. But that doesn’t mean I’ve taken leave. I may be on a train or at a desk, in a pub or perhaps a gallery, but no matter what the main distraction, come 2pm my hand inevitably fumbles for my phone. Who’s starting? But I’ve realised lately I don’t fully ingest what I find – meaning minutes later I have to look once again to check the full line-up. That’s because in truth I’m only scanning the starting XI for one name; that of James Coppinger. Continue reading A tribute to James Coppinger: on 600 Doncaster Rovers appearances

Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Scunthorpe United: 250 word match report

I’m a complicated soul; I like orange juice but not oranges; dark beer but not Guinness, and though I consider Rotherham our biggest rivals, anticipate games against Scunthorpe more eagerly. So after flogging fanzines in the sort of wind that would have had Captain Scott deciding on a duvet day, I was grateful for the warming sensation that came with rattling in two early goals against the daft metallic bastards. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Scunthorpe United: 250 word match report

popular STAND fanzine issue 97 on sale at Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall? Course you’re not. It’s 2018. And we all live in rented accommodation as we can’t afford to buy houses, so if we did hang a stocking on the wall we’d only be lumbered with a ‘stocking damage fee’ from our letting agent. Still, it is nearly Christmas, and have we got the perfect present for you? No, no we haven’t. That was intended to be rhetorical to be honest. But we have got a new issue of popular STAND fanzine on sale, so at least that’s something.

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popular STAND gives away £2,000 to Doncaster charities

We won an award last week. A proper big hefty one too. As shiny as it is weighty and given to us at a posh do with a table plan and cameras and people you’ve heard of. It’s the second time popular STAND fanzine has been the FSF’s Fanzine of the Year. And you might think that being given that trophy, and having the effort we’ve put in to this ‘zine recognised would be the highlight of our year. And you’d be right, it was. For a week. Continue reading popular STAND gives away £2,000 to Doncaster charities

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