A Doncastrian Non-League Day

This Saturday sees the third annual ‘Non-League Day’. The brainchild of QPR fan James Doe, Non-League Day was initially launched to encourage fans of Championship and Premier League to use the international break in their own club’s fixtures to get along and support their local grassroots sides instead. The initiative has proved a huge success,…

From the Archives: What Next? A Fluffy Muff and a Matching Hat?

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….

Issue 60: Editorial

Issue 60 of the fanzine went on saleat Saturday’s game against Shrewsbury. As a taster to what you will have missed if you failed to get your hands of a copy we bring you Glen Wilson’s editorial on modern football pricing and consumerism. Let me start by thanking you for bravely striding towards one of…

Paul Raven’s Newsround 05.10.12

It’s Friday, it’s round about lunchtime. It’s time for the return of Paul Raven’s Newsround, bringing you up todate with Rovers related events from the past seven days… Coppinger and Wilson Not at the Races Jamie Coppinger and former team-mate Mark Wilson were in the news yesterday after they, along with Ipswich’s Michael Chopra and…

The Long Weekend; five matches, five days, four countries

Doable. That’s Ralph’s verdict. It’s always Ralph’s verdict. And, as ever, that’s enough for you to agree to go along for the improbable; the unrecommended but ultimately possible. Wales Under 21s play in the Czech Republic’s northern tip on Monday evening. Within 24 hours of that final whistle the senior team kick-off 600 miles away…

Playing Away #2 Whitby Town vs Blyth Spartans

Continuing our series of sneaking off whilst Rovers’ back is turned for a bit on the side popular STAND Editor Glen Wilson hops up the North Yorkshire coast to the Turnbull Ground for Whitby Town vs Blyth Spartans. Whitby Town 1-3 Blyth Spartans Evo-Stick Northern Premier League Attendance: 407 Just along from the station, there’s…

“Yes, I have got coloured blood – it’s red”

In the latest issue of the print fanzine we were delighted to include a fascinating article by Jack the Miner on the late great Charlie Williams. So great was it that we felt it deserved a much wider audience than our issue 59 circulation, and so we’re delighted to reproduce it here on the website…

Jamie Coppinger’s Team-Mates – All 137 Of Them

It’s quite easy, particularly in the hyperbolic world of modern football, to oversell something, to exagerate it’s standing or importance. However, even with that in mind, it is no exageration to call Jamie Coppinger’s departure from Doncaster on Friday night (hopefully temporarily we must add), the end of an era. Coppinger has been with Rovers…

Go Away! #2 Yeovil Town

Tell me more about Yeovil Yeovil, short for ‘All Up In Yeovil’, is a town in Somerset, made infamous by its prevalent gang culture. For decades the town has been the setting of a prominent gang war between the Pen Mill Crew in the Eastside and the Westsiders from the Preston Plucknett Ghetto, making it…

Can You Remember The First Time?

Those of you familiar with the print edition of popular STAND, or indeed with long enough memories to recall Viva Rovers’ first online incarnation, will be familiar with our statistician. The man who goes by the name of Dutch Uncle, the self-proclaimed only Plaid Cymru voting Rovers fan in the Netherlands. From his underground bunker…

Double Headache; Rovers 0-1 Crawley Town / Belles 0-4 Arsenal

Selling the fanzine over the course of a season gets you many things; sunburn, pneumonia, ignored, to name but three, but it also gets you an insight into the mood of supporters. Standing outside the ground for an hour and a half watching the day’s attendance drift by you are able to gain a sense…

popular STAND issue 59: Available Now

popular STAND‘s 59th issue went on sale ahead of Rovers’ match with Crawley Town at the weekend. Sales went very well, but we still have a handful of copies left so if you want one get in touch, via email, twitter or the comments box at the foot of this page. To whet your appetitite,…