Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Portsmouth: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Portsmouth: 250 word match report

I don’t think many Rovers fans went into Saturday’s fixture with any feelings other than dread. A side yet to get a point against a side with a 100% win record, it felt like a battering – with a John Marquis goal to rub salt in the wound – was an inevitability.

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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

After 18 terrible months, 18 months with no live football, no fans in stadiums, not being able to travel any further than your local shop let alone away, the prospect of a Tuesday night in Accrington felt like an all-expenses paid trip to a sun-drenched oasis.

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Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

The first half at Hillsborough was very even, if not edged by Rovers who probably should’ve had a penalty for a foul on Aiden Barlow, which, if given and scored, could have easily changed the complexion of the game.

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Doncaster Rovers 1-2 AFC Wimbledon: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 1-2 AFC Wimbledon: 250 word match report

After the upheaval Doncaster Rovers went through during the summer, it’s hardly surprising this performance was so incredibly disjointed. Only one player (Tom Anderson) had featured in the starting XI last season, and a pre-season filled with injury setbacks, Covid-19 cancellations and trialists galore was only ever going to lead to one thing; a squad that simply hasn’t had time to gel.

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popular STAND’s Euro 2020 charity sweepstake

popular STAND’s Euro 2020 charity sweepstake

They’re here, they’re there, they’re every f***ing where! Yep, it’s finally time for the Covid-delayed and needlessly continent-scattered European Championships of 2020. And even though England, Wales and Scotland have all qualified, it’s nice to have a back up stream of disappointment handy. So, we decided to host a charity sweepstake

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popular STAND fanzine: issue 104

popular STAND fanzine: issue 104

Perhaps the greatest tribute Rovers could offer in a year of false dawns over lockdown-easing and returns to normality, was a season that got us all excited about what was coming, only to emphatically disappoint and then drag on longer than anyone really cared for it. I laid the groundwork for issue 103 by telling you how upbeat the contents were, ‘a true testament to the hope and excitement that Darren Moore’s Rovers have offered us’. Come this release of 104 and that statement has aged like a fine milk.

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