Football’s Faults: #1 ‘Clem’

I’ve been moonlighting this season as editor of the Rossington Main matchday programme, Main Issue. In that publication I’ve run a series called ‘Football’s Faults’ highlighting everything wrong with the game. Rather than keep those articles exclusive to the hardy souls who head down Oxford Street I’ve chosen to share them here, beginning with this critique…

Bloody Lovely Scarf Competition: And the Winner is…

Not only are we your number one source for premier writing on all things Doncaster Rovers, but we also give you the chance to win nice things to. The word you’re looking for is ‘martyrs’, and why yes, you are more than welcome. Anyway, last week we announced a competition offering you the chance to…

Competition: Win a Bloody Lovely Rovers Scarf

Christmas is coming, Russ Wilcox is getting fat. What better time to get hold of a freebie? Thanks to the good people at Savile Rogue we have a lovely red and white cashmere Rover scarf to give away, perfect to help you wrap up warm, or twirl extatically round your head this winter. The folk…

Voice of the Pop Side: The Sheffield County Cup

As it’s getting close to Christmas we thought we’d offer you a treat by sharing one of the recent articles from our print fanzine online. In Issue 61 the Godfather of Doncaster Rovers fanzine writing and respected Voice of the Pop Side John Coyle turned his attention to the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Cup, and…

popular STAND issue 61: still available

  Issue 61 of the fanzine went on sale at Saturday’s game against Scunthorpe United, and so far the feedack from readers has been very encouraging. If you missed out on the packed 36 page issue which contained, amongst other things; ‘Jack the Miner pondering ‘Why do Rovers fans love big centre halves?’ Mystic Mike’s…

From the Archives: Great Things Gary Johnson Has Done

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…

Paul Raven’s Newsround 12.10.12

It’s Friday, it’s later than we intended to be bringing it to you. Yes, that’s right, it’s time for Paul Raven’s Newsround, as the ex-Rover brings you up to date with events at the Keepmoat Stadium from the past week. Grounded Ball Jordan Ball came across as pleasantly grounded when talking with the official club…

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…