New year, new start? Not as far as we’re concerned, so get set for the same old fanzine, at the same old price as issue 92 of popular STAND goes on sale at Doncaster Rovers’ home match with Plymouth Argyle, this Saturday.
We may no longer be fanzine of the year, having lost out to The Gooner in December’s FSF Awards, but there’s no let up in our quality. In this issue we cover everything from Michael McIndoe to mothers, playing away to psychic parrots. Eclectic is perhaps the best way to describe it; that and unmissable – so make sure you pick up your copy.
Where can I buy it?
We’re set to have three sellers for this issue, and you can find them outside the Keepmoat Stadium before Rovers vs Plymouth Argyle. From around 1:30pm until 2:50pm we’ll be in position beneath the statue on the path from the lake, and by the Belle Vue Bar, and from about 1.50pm you’ll find one of us outside the South Stand turnstiles too.
If we’ve not sold out before kick-off you’ll also have the opportunity to buy a copy after the match at the entrance to car-park two, but don’t take the chance – three of our last six issues last year had sold out before the match began.
What’s in it?
Inside this issue’s 40 packed fanzine pages you’ll find:
- Editorial – on Neil Redfearn and the self-entitlement of Piers Morgan
- The Bernard Glover Diaries – catching up on Rovers’ autumn progress
- Spotted! – Rovers players seen out and about
- Coach’s Corner – HE’S BACK! I SAY, HE’S BACK! BACK! GET BACK!
- Marshall Matters – a look back at the season so far
- Howard’s Marks – attempting to resist innuendo at Penistone
- Common Cults – Leo Fortune-West at Cardiff City
- Trump on Rovers – the world’s most powerful toddler is back
- Playing Away – seeking joy at Gainsborough and Buxton
- Waugh, Huh, Yeah – missing football’s ‘dirty teams’
- Voice of the Pop Side – a Rovers half-term report
- For Peat’s Sake – Michael McIndoe’s Wildling reviewed
- Remembering the First Time – We go back to 2005 with Matty Lovell-Davies
- Lazarus Rising – is it worth making predictions?
- Dwindling Magic – on lost love for the FA Cup
- Reasons to Love Football – seeing a ground from a train
- The Strikers’ Graveyard – Billy Paynter seals his own fate.
- Gary Brabin’s Memorial Lounge – sharing Rovers with those you love
- Bernard Glover’s Believe it or Not
- Beneath the Statue – does it really matter more if there’s money on it?
- Windmills of Your Mind – A look at Rovers’ red card records
- Reg Ipsa – Your problems sort of answered
- Follows the Rovers – Mike channels Rudyard Kipling
Why should I buy it?
You only need to pay £1 for it. It’s completely independent and written by fellow Rovers fans, for the enjoyment of all Rovers fans. And, all profits go to local charities in Doncaster – we’ve given away over £6,500 in recent years, including £1,500 just last month – so at the very least you’re supporting good causes in your town. So if you can pay more than that £1 please do, it’d be very welcome.