Rovers pitched up at Valley Parade having not taken three points at any ground in Yorkshire, other than the Keepmoat, since 2014. Continue reading Bradford City 0-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
As I sit and write this editorial, Twitter and indeed much of the British media, is vehemently condemning the racist abuse of England’s footballers during the national team’s match in Montenegro. And rightly so. Continue reading Editorial: calling out racism begins at home
It’s been a long old month or so at Rovers; disappointing defeats, frustrating draws, injuries to key players. But just as you may’ve been about to lose hope Tuesday came with some welcome cheer. Yep, issue 99 of popular STAND fanzine had been successfully sent off to the printers. Oh, and Rovers beat Bristol Rovers 4-1. Again.
Swirling wind, an awful pitch which had more sand than Brighton beach; James Coppinger and Herbie Kane on the bench and John Marquis suspended – the omens were not good. Continue reading Blackpool 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
There are many reasons to like AFC Wimbledon as a club, but there plenty to dislike it as an away day; chiefly you can’t see a bloody thing from the away terrace, and not since Kingstonian were primary tenants have Rovers really performed at Kingsmeadow. Continue reading AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
As anyone who has ever read one of my match reports for this publication will attest, food and football have long enjoyed an intimate relationship in my life. I care as much about the weight of a Cornish Pasty in Plymouth, the meat to mash ratio of the Craven Cottage cottage pie in Fulham or the white béchamel sauce in Middlesbrough’s famed Parmo as I do about the actual game itself, and it’s a connection others tend not to appreciate.
After Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe, Grant McCann promised to freshen things up for the trip to Shrewsbury Town and there were three changes, one of them being for the injured Herbie Kane. Sadly Rovers seemed anything but fresh in a dismal first half; they were lethargic and ponderous instead. Continue reading Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
You’d have been forgiven for thinking we were in the delights of spring at the sun drenched Glanford Park on Saturday lunchtime. Rovers clearly wanted to make hay while the sun shone, as they started brightly in the first half. Continue reading Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
Had this match been played out exclusively in the parts of the pitch that weren’t penalty area Rovers could be hugely satisfied, having moved the ball with a confidence that belied the divisional gap. But football doesn’t work that way and in the two 18-yard-boxes the clinical difference told; despite winning a dozen corners Rovers failed to test Wayne Hennessey, Palace were ruthless. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace: 250 word match report
Yes, that’s right this fanzine has a podcast. Still. After an extended period on gardening leave podular STAND has finally been risen from its slumber by FA Cup Fever. Not only has Doncaster Rovers’ best FA Cup run in over 60 years brought excitement to the town, it’s also managed to bring three of our regular contributors around a microphone for an hour. Continue reading podular STAND: the Doncaster Rovers podcast – episode 13