Paul Raven’s Newsround 15.06.12

Rather than attempting to pad out snippets of news into full page stories, we’ve decided to take a different approach to your typical blog when it comes to Rovers news. And so we are delighted to introduce Paul Raven’s Newsround, a weekly feature for this site which will bring you a round-up of all the…

Rovers Launch New Home Kit

Another new season, another new home kit for the Rovers. The striking new design was revealed on the official club website this week, with the news that it will be formally launched, and available to buy, at the fans’ forum event at the Stadium on Monday evening. Of course clubs no longer simply bring out…

Dumbuya Earns Sierra Leone Call-Up

It looks like fanzine favourite Mustapha Dumbuya will finally achieve his aim of representing his country having been called up to the Sierra Leone squad for the country’s current bout of African Nations’ Cup qualifying games. Dumbuya was named in the Sierra Leone squad for all three of the nation’s June fixtures – against the…

Issue 58 now available online

A somewhat self-explanatory title really, but yes, Issue 58 of the fanzine is now available to read online for free, here in our Online Library. Issue 58 was sold at the last game of the 2011-12 season against Ipswich Town on 28th April and was a sell-out.

Hird You’re Leaving Town

A somewhat surprise bit of early summer transfer news as Sam Hird leaves Rovers for League Two Chesterfield, signing a two-year deal with the Spirites. Doncaster-born Hird has played over 150 games for Rovers since his initial loan spell from Leeds United back in 2007, the vast majority of them in the second tier. Hird…

From the Archives: The Shamus Anus Files

(from Issue 15; August 2001) He’s Back and now he’s more 100% Kathy Staff free than ever or your money back! I once used to be Charlton Heston. I wasn’t Charlton Heston for long though because it doesn’t taste as good as Nescafe and I couldn’t magic the beans at all. I have become in…

FAWSL: Lincoln Ladies 1-2 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Hard earned, hard fought and a long time coming, but the Doncaster Rovers Belles gained their first points of the 2012 FAWSL campaign with a 2-1 victory over Lincoln Ladies. The Belles had an early opportunity to take the lead against the run of play at Ashby Avenue as Jess Sigsworth latched onto a ball…

From the Archive: Jack The Miner’s Diary

(from Issue 23, August 2003) Just before Rovers took the throw in that led to Franny Tierney’s winner at Stoke our lass said to me ‘I hope they choose the lucky ball’ and I thought ‘only a girl would say that’. Now when I’m watching the video of the game, as soon as those two…

Yes Sir; Diouf Can Boogie

“Senegal and Doncaster Rovers striker El Hadji Diouf lit up the National Sports Stadium yesterday when he performed the famous “Zorai Butter” dance after scoring for the Friends of Benjani…” begins this match report from Benjani Mwaruwari’s testimonial match. An impressive feat at any time for a goal celebration to take the headlines from a…

DMBC: Cabinet Agrees to Hand Over Stadium Keys

A statement released by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council confirms that Doncaster Rovers will take over running of the Keepmoat Stadium “subject to appropriate agreements being confirmed”. The announcement goes on to explain that this new arrangement “will see Doncaster Rovers pay the council an inflation linked £100,000 per year and take over responsibility for the…

Saunders Confirms Retained List

Surprises aplenty as Rovers announce which of the squad will be retained and which released following relegation from the Championship. With funds tight, Rovers are in a position where they need to sell players currently contracted in order to be able to offer new deals to those whose contracts have come to their conclusion. Arguably…