You can’t spell new manager without ‘anger’

You can’t spell new manager without ‘anger’

Right, cards on the table from the off here so we all know where we stand before I crack on. When I read that Gary McSheffrey had been given the role of Doncaster Rovers manager permanently my first reaction was disappointment. It wasn’t what I’d been hoping for, for two reasons. Firstly because he’s done a great job with the academy, and if we’re to salvage some sort of continuity from the last 18 months then I felt this was the space in which to do it, and let him carry on his good work. And secondly, because I felt that what our squad needed was a fresh pair of eyes on it to come in, without allegiance or empathy, and make bold decisions on what happens in the January transfer window.

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popular STAND fanzine donates £2,000 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND fanzine donates £2,000 to Doncaster charities

Last month I, along with two other writers of this fanzine, was lucky enough to be at a big swanky awards do in Leicester Square. This was the annual FSA Awards, and though they ushered us in via a side entrance less we get ideas above our station, it was still the sort of do that has table plans and a three course meal of immaculately laid out cuisine, and big screens that run you through the nominees. 

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What would Billy Sharp do?

What would Billy Sharp do?

There’s an adage football fans have long forgotten, that if we can’t say something nice, we shouldn’t say anything at all. So instead of writing about our current season I’ve cast my mind back to another time of Keepmoat Stadium upheaval. One which ultimately delivered the most incredible thing I’ve ever witnessed at a football match.

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Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Mansfield Town: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Mansfield Town: 250 word match report

The departure of Richie Wellens during the week before this FA Cup second round tie meant Gary McSheffrey, Rovers Under-18 coach, was in charge of his first senior match. The signs, though, were positive early on at a rain-lashed Keepmoat Stadium.

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