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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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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Remembering the first time: Doncaster Rovers vs Bristol Rovers, October 1985

Remembering the first time: Doncaster Rovers vs Bristol Rovers, October 1985

As with all things Rovers I approached the writing of this article with the diligence it deserved. I’d planned on researching who actually played in the game, Rovers’ league position at the time, the attendance, the weather, John Buckley’s pre-match meal and so on.

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Into The Farther Corner

Into The Farther Corner

David Waugh reviews Harry Pearson’s latest football book

If you sleep with someone, don’t read this book in bed. “I was just nodding off then,” my wife will grumble as the bed shakes for the fourth time that night (no, come on, you’re better than that!) and I try to suppress laughter. “It’s your fault,” I say, “You gave it to me for my birthday. Just listen to this…”

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Remembering the first time: Doncaster Rovers vs Yeovil Town, February 1999

Remembering the first time: Doncaster Rovers vs Yeovil Town, February 1999

It’s a funny first memory watching the mighty Doncaster Rovers. We were hosting Yeovil Town and if memory serves right it wasn’t our finest 90 minutes of football. However, it was my first match, and I had been itching to get down to Belle Vue.

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