Chorley 2-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

First rule of banana-skin cup ties is keep the crowd quiet. Unfortunately Chorley accidentally interrupted the Armistice Silence, but would not wait long to resume cheering. Rovers players were perhaps mentally still at the centre circle as a free Josh O’Keefe header from a corner had the hosts in front in the second minute. Continue reading Chorley 2-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Charlton Athletic 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

‘We’re great to watch this season,’ we assured our non-Rovers supporting companion in the pub pre-match. Three hours later the poor sod must’ve been wondering what possible horrors we had inflicted on us last season for this to be considered great watching. Continue reading Charlton Athletic 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Gillingham: 250 word match report

Within 25 minutes, Doncaster found themselves two goals behind to underdog Gillingham, and a repeat of the 0-4 loss to Fleetwood of a fortnight ago looked to be on the cards. For the second consecutive game, the home fans had been rendered speechless, whilst the revelry of a few coach-loads of bemused travelling fans carried across the Keepmoat Stadium. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Gillingham: 250 word match report

Editorial: On being thankful for being far removed from FIFA

I’m writing this editorial on the day of FIFA’s annual The Best Football Awards. Ordinarily I’d be oblivious to this; not today. But that’s only because they happen to be taking place at my workplace. Right now, as I look out of the office window, tuxedoed men I don’t recognise are being ushered towards a row of photographers, a line of glamorous young women in shiny frocks are being used as window dressing on a staircase, blokes in hi-vis vests are keeping tourists behind distant barriers and an invisible man on a microphone is encouraging anyone who can hear him to ‘get ready to make some noise for Joachim Low’. Continue reading Editorial: On being thankful for being far removed from FIFA

Doncaster Rovers 0-4 Fleetwood Town: 250 word match report

There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who seemingly revel in misfortune, and will seize on this defeat to doom-monger, and lament players and a manager and tactics that have thus far delivered an excellent two months of football. And there are those who will see it for what it was; an absolute freak of a result. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 0-4 Fleetwood Town: 250 word match report

popular STAND fanzine issue 96 on sale at Doncaster Rovers vs Fleetwood Town

Remember the last time we put an issue of popular STAND fanzine on sale back at the start of the season? If you missed issue 95, it was essentially forty pages of people being decidedly unenthusiastic about the football ahead, trying to justify their attendance, and generally fearing the worst. What a bloody difference two months can make. Continue reading popular STAND fanzine issue 96 on sale at Doncaster Rovers vs Fleetwood Town

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

After an excellent start to the season Doncaster Rovers arrived at the interestingly named Wham Stadium aiming for a fifth consecutive league victory. Their hosts, newly promoted Accrington Stanley, had enjoyed a similarly impressive start, suffering only one defeat in their opening ten league games. Continue reading Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

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