On Contemplating Life Without Football

I am unable to recall when or why I fell in love with football. There was no epiphany. No great moment of clarity. Football, as far as I can remember, was simply always… Continue reading

popular STAND fanzine issue 76

I’ll cut straight to the point. We won’t be selling issue 76 of popular STAND at Rovers’ last game of the season against Scunthorpe on Sunday. But you can still get hold of… Continue reading

Go Away! Milton Keynes

From issue 75 of popular STAND here’s your indispensable guide to Milton Keynes, for anyone foolish enough to venture there for tonight’s Rovers game. Milton Keynes Like coloured television and sex, Milton Keynes… Continue reading

Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Fleetwood Town: 250 word match report

The problem with paint drying is that it’s hard to know what you are going to get. You’ve painted the fireplace wall and returned after supper to find it is bone dry, but… Continue reading

Haifa a High; Wales in Israel

‘Oh shit! I’ve forgotten my lucky envelope as well’. Those words are mine. They left my mouth on the morning of the game. You need not know why the envelope is deemed lucky,… Continue reading

Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Rochdale: 250 word match report

Probably a fair outcome; one that ensures both teams continue slouching towards the mid-table obscurity they’re doubtless destined to end the season with.

On Football as the next Great American Drama Series

Last month I went to India. And yes, I had a lovely time thank you very much for asking, but I’ll save going all Judith Chalmers on you for another time, and get… Continue reading

Sheffield United 3-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

he good ship HMS McCombe reminded us why he’s probably past his best now, upending Matt Done when there was no real danger as he ran away from goal.

Doncaster Rovers 0-3 Bradford City: 250 word match report

Sadly, Curtis Main’s other 89 minutes and 40 seconds of ‘involvement’ were spent inanely jumping for lost causes and looking for fouls that weren’t ever there.

Coventry City 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

A spirited comeback from Rovers today, not quite football played the way it should, but it’ll do!