Brace yourselves for a kit clash. Or should that be a clash over kits? In the 16th episode of the popular STAND podcast, podular STAND, Glen Wilson, Jack Peat, and the returning James McMahon discuss their favourite and least favourite Doncaster Rovers shirts. Continue reading podular STAND podcast: the football kit episode
What makes a good football ground? That’s the key question addressed by Glen Wilson and Jack Peat in the 15th episode of the popular STAND podcast, podular STAND, as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of UK football grounds.
Continue reading podular STAND podcast: the football ground episode
Three relegations, two promotions, a best ever FA Cup run, ‘the experiment’, an epic play-off semi-final and that final minute at Griffin Park. It’s fair to say it’s not been a quiet decade for Doncaster Rovers. But who were the club’s stand put players through all that unrest and achievement? Continue reading podular STAND podcast: Rovers team of the decade
Twenty-one years ago popular STAND fanzine was established because Doncaster Rovers were teetering on the edge of existence, and our founding editor believed ‘the other fanzines that were around were being too easy on the club’s owners and its plight.’ In short, we were set up to speak up and to speak out against those who didn’t uphold what the game and what our clubs were about. Continue reading Twenty isn’t plenty in football’s unending banterfication
In March 2019, popular STAND fanzine was lucky enough to secure something of an exclusive as former Doncaster Rovers manager Sean O’Driscoll agreed to sit down with editor Glen Wilson and discuss his tenure at Rovers for the first time since it’s unfortunate end. That interview was first published in issue 99 of the print fanzine, and we’re happy to now bring it to you here, online. Continue reading The Big Interview: Sean O’Driscoll
A Friday night in May. The Valley is packed. It’s the 87th minute of the second-leg of the League One play-off semi-final and Charlton Athletic lead 3-2 on aggregate.
“Well, whatever happens it’s been a great season,” says James above the din.
“Aye,” I reply, “but it’d be nice to have half an hour more of it”.
About 90 seconds later Andy Butler got his head on a corner, the ball found the net, and the two of us, along with a thousand or so others, were lost in a wave of seat-tumbling stranger-grabbing sky-punching scarf-twirling collective bedlam. Continue reading How I watched football: 2018-19
In mid April with Doncaster Rovers still in pursuit of a place in the League One play-offs, popular STAND fanzine editor Glen Wilson sat down with the man who has come to define Doncaster Rovers; James Coppinger.
The match ball was waiting on a plinth. Shit had gotten serious at the Keepmoat. “It’s all a bonus,” said Mike as I passed him pre-match. And he wasn’t wrong. Blue sky, relatively full house, big noise, genuinely affable Rovers side. Nowt to lose and all to love. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Charlton Athletic: 250 word match report
Before I crack on with what passes for a column in these parts, here are some words cribbed from Rovers fans on the internet. “This running round like a headless chicken just doesn’t cut it. I’ll drive him to his next club”… “He must’ve become a professional footballer through the Make-A-Wish foundation”… “Take any money offered and run, get someone who wants to play for the Rovers”. Continue reading Marquis the sad? On a mystifying precedent
“Peterborough are one up” announced a succession of West Stand voices, adding tension to the nervousness fuelled by an unconvincing opening quarter in which only the visitors had really threatened. Rovers defence opening up for Brandon Mason to thankfully showed a full-back’s instinct rather than a forward’s. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Coventry City: 250 word match report