Go Away: Leyton Orient

Go Away: Leyton Orient

As cranes tower over the city as far as you can see and luxury apartments are demolished to make way for even more luxury apartments, the centre of London ceases to be a city in its own right, one where people actually live, and instead evolves into a cross between an old boys club and a duty free lounge. But whilst London becomes anywhere, Leyton is very much London.

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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Carlisle United: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Carlisle United: 250 word match report

Six days can be a long time in football, especially at this time of the season. Jeered off after a Boxing Day battering at Tranmere, Rovers earned a standing ovation on New Year’s Day after beating in-form Carlisle United 2-1. It was perhaps Rovers’ best display of the season to date.

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In Off the Postbag: The Miseducation of Paul James

In Off the Postbag: The Miseducation of Paul James

In early 2012 one-time Doncaster Rovers midfielder Paul James released his autobiography. In Cracked Open the Canadian international talks frankly about the cocaine addiction he suffered during his later career as a coach. He also looks back at his playing career, including his brief time as a Rover. Ahead of issue 59 of popular STAND, subscriber Ralph Davies sent us the excerpt from James’ book which focussed on what proved to be an eye-opening spell at Belle Vue for the then 24-year old.

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popular STAND to donate £1,500 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND to donate £1,500 to Doncaster charities

It’s been a tough year for, well, for almost everyone. Across Doncaster thousands of people are struggling. Struggling to make ends meet; struggling to look forwards; struggling to overcome trauma; struggling to be themselves; struggling to find hope.

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Go Away: Tranmere Rovers

Go Away: Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere is located on the Wirral peninsula, which according to the Domesday Book could be found ‘two arrow falls from Chester city walls’. Notably the Book didn’t specify in which direction these arrows should fall though leading us to understand the Wirral as being a peculiarly circular entity not unlike a Mediaeval ring road round Chester.

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