Sadly, it often takes more than a nod and a wink from a man who reads out the latest football scores to conquer addiction.
Despite the incredulity at the penalty decision, that Rovers ended this game with one point not three was very much at their own door.
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The Football Association are messing about with women’s football again, and our editor, Glen Wilson, isn’t impressed.
Football isn’t bigger than being. It’s a sport, a pastime, a hobby, a game. In actual terms it’s never more than that and ultimately it doesn’t matter.
Both Ian Lawlor and the goalpost came to Rovers’ rescue as the home defence displayed all the composure of Olly Murs in the vicinity of a backfiring moped.
In the classic Hollywood good versus evil trope; the good guys wear white, the bad guys wear black. Rotherham United dressed for their role.
We don’t have to be happy with where we are just because no-one’s tried to set fire to the ground in two decades… but we must be realistic in our progress.
Rodney Kongolo completed the sort of cameo that Ali Dia would’ve scoffed at by gifting Walsall their third goal.
James Coppinger limped from The Valley pitch seven minutes in, and you just sensed it was all going to be uphill from there
Captain Andy Butler put Doncaster ahead after 19 minutes; throwing his massive Doncastrian head into a melee few would’ve stuck their feet in.
It’d been fun whilst it lasted, we thought. But it turned out to be only just beginning. The longer proceedings went on, the more Rovers grew into the game.