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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podular STAND podcast: the 2002-03 season episode

podular STAND podcast: the 2002-03 season episode

Human memory is a funny thing. I can remember snatches of Doncaster Rovers last season in football’s fifth tier more clearly than I can recall my mum’s birthday. It’s either the 20th or 21st, but I’ll have to check with my sister; whereas I can still see ecstatic bodies tumbling out of the Pop Side in the wake of Tristan Whitman’s celebratory pitch-length run any time I close my eyes. Continue reading “podular STAND podcast: the 2002-03 season episode”

podular STAND podcast: the coronavirus episode

podular STAND podcast: the coronavirus episode

Football without fans is nothing. Ordinarily. Now, apparently it’s a means of boosting the nation’s morale. Yep, of course we’ll all be perked up and completely over this country’s many thousands of the needless deaths once we can see Bournemouth getting turned over in an empty Etihad Stadium Continue reading “podular STAND podcast: the coronavirus episode”

podular STAND podcast: the Brentford episode

podular STAND podcast: the Brentford episode

Well, we just couldn’t hold it off any longer. Come with us, away from all this, to Saturday 27 April 2013, and to Griffin Park. The League One promotion race has come down to a 90 minute final day showdown between 3rd place Brentford and 2nd place Doncaster Rovers at Griffin Park. Only one team can go up. It couldn’t be any more dramatic than that… or could it? Continue reading “podular STAND podcast: the Brentford episode”

podular STAND podcast: the football kit episode

podular STAND podcast: the football kit episode

Brace yourselves for a kit clash. Or should that be a clash over kits? In the 16th episode of the popular STAND podcast, podular STAND, Glen Wilson, Jack Peat, and the returning James McMahon discuss their favourite and least favourite Doncaster Rovers shirts. Continue reading “podular STAND podcast: the football kit episode”

podular STAND podcast: the football ground episode

podular STAND podcast: the football ground episode

What makes a good football ground? That’s the key question addressed by Glen Wilson and Jack Peat in the 15th episode of the popular STAND podcast, podular STAND, as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of UK football grounds.
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