“The fans just erupted, singing my name, and although it’s not an amazing moment for anyone else, it was just special, to know that I was appreciated, because, you know, everyone likes to be told they’re good at things.”Read More Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: Miller Time – Barry Miller Interview
Just imagine how excited we would be nowadays if Rovers signed a player from Manchester United who had represented England at full international level a mere five years earlier?Read More Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: Voice of the Pop Side – The Forgotten International
I am thirty-three and I am watching a seventy-one year old man sliding down a plastic chair with excitement. He is sharing his flask of hot chocolate with me and I’m reciprocating with chips. We are shouting at men. We are laughing.Read More Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: A Thing About Rugby
I was thinking of something that’ll let me join in with the chat at work about English football. I’d like to be one of the boys whilst looking down my nose at everyone at the same time.Read More Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: Armchair Supporters R Us
Jack Peat joins the fanzine team to look at social stratification and Doncastrian football fans. Karl Marx has no place in football. He tried once, replacing Ludwig Wittgenstein in Monty Python’s Philosophers’ Football Match, but did nothing to advance the game. As he retired to the dressing room he decided to write about football stratification […]Read More Just a Pub Team
With issue 68 of popular STAND looming large on the horizon here’s a treat from issue 67, which went to print at the end of November. Jack The Miner thought he’d seen Paul Dickov somewhere before, and then, it clicked and the Rovers manager’s true identity was revealed.Read More Jack The Miner’s Coalface; The Secret Double Life of Paul Dickov
In popular STAND this season we serialised Ray Jest‘s detailed account of the 1973-74 season. Unfortunately, due to print deadlines and copy space we omitted to bring you the concluding part, and so to address that issue we now present the feature in full. Sit back, light up a Woodbine and crack open a Party […]Read More Seasons in Retrospect; 1973-74
Earlier this week Bradford City caused one of the most impressive Cup upsets of recent seasons as they defeated Arsenal in the League Cup Quarter-Finals. Whilst most football supporter’s enjoyed seeing the Bantams triumph, for Doncaster fans there was a tinge of jealousy as memories drifted to seven years ago when Rovers had been just […]Read More From the Archives: What If?
Earlier this week we were admonished on twitter by fanzine reader and Yeovil fan Seb White who was none too impressed with a reference in Issue 60 to the “hot air boasts” of Glovers manager Gary Johnson. There is, we replied, much more where that comes from; most notably a whole double page feature penned […]Read More From the Archives: Great Things Gary Johnson Has Done
The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in. As winter approaches, some of the current Rovers squad could be tempted to add a few extra layers, but as this piece from the fanzine archives, initially published in Issue 30 (April 2005) by Jack the Miner attests, that’s not how things are done in DN4. […]Read More From the Archives: What Next? A Fluffy Muff and a Matching Hat?