popular STAND gives away £2,000 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND gives away £2,000 to Doncaster charities

We won an award last week. A proper big hefty one too. As shiny as it is weighty and given to us at a posh do with a table plan and cameras and people you’ve heard of. It’s the second time popular STAND fanzine has been the FSF’s Fanzine of the Year. And you might think that being given that trophy, and having the effort we’ve put in to this ‘zine recognised would be the highlight of our year. And you’d be right, it was. For a week. Continue reading “popular STAND gives away £2,000 to Doncaster charities”

popular STAND 2018 World Cup charity sweepstake draw

popular STAND 2018 World Cup charity sweepstake draw

Technology was supposed to make things easier, less stressful. Supposed to. I spent a good few hours this week printing out humorous Yorkshire dialect team descriptors of all the competing nations for our draw, cutting them out, setting up a make-shift filming rig to video the draw, videoing our two draws, downloading Ra-Ra-Rasputin to put over the top. And then just as I was putting it all online… the video files disappeared off into the irretrievable ether. And I had to start all over again.
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popular STAND 2018 World Cup charity sweepstake

popular STAND 2018 World Cup charity sweepstake

There’s a World Cup coming up. No, really. England may be playing down their chances, Wales haven’t even bothered qualifying, but there is still much fun to be had. Nigeria and Colombia battling it out for the hearts of the kit hipsters, France and Belgium vying to see who can implode the most spectacularly despite an embarrassment of playing riches; Vladimir Putin contemplating joining in a Mexican Wave. And, of course, the World Cup sweepstake. Continue reading “popular STAND 2018 World Cup charity sweepstake”

popular STAND fanzine gives away £1,500 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND fanzine gives away £1,500 to Doncaster charities

As you’ll be acutely aware – not least because we bang on about it at every opportunity – popular STAND fanzine is ‘not for profit’. What that means is we meet our costs – printing, postage, envelopes – then whatever’s left we save up ready to give away to local good causes. And Christmas seems as good a time as any to give it all away. Continue reading “popular STAND fanzine gives away £1,500 to Doncaster charities”

The fans kicking off against the EFL

The fans kicking off against the EFL

On Tuesday 29 August, Grimsby Town host Doncaster Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy, but a large number of supporters won’t be there. Instead, they’ll be three miles down the road, on a pitch of their own, in opposition to each other, but also in opposition to the Football League. Continue reading “The fans kicking off against the EFL”

popular STAND fanzine donates £1,000 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND fanzine donates £1,000 to Doncaster charities

Earlier this month, popular STAND fanzine was crowned Fanzine of the Year at the 2016 Football Supporters’ Federation Awards. ‘I bet this makes all those late nights worth it,’ a lot of people have said to me in the days and weeks afterwards. It doesn’t. Not directly. I don’t want to seem disingenuous; it is a huge honour and something I am incredibly proud of, but it isn’t what makes the effort of putting the fanzine together worth it. Continue reading “popular STAND fanzine donates £1,000 to Doncaster charities”

Euro 2016 Charity Sweepstake is Drawn

Euro 2016 Charity Sweepstake is Drawn

In a lavish late-night ceremony conducted on the desk of popular STAND HQ, the draw for our much heralded Euro 2016 charity sweepstake was finally held on Tuesday evening. Forty-eight entrants were drawn from the bootleg Doncaster Rovers mug, and assigned in group and alphabetical order to the competing teams; so first out the hat got Albania in group A, fifth out the hat got England in Group B and so on. Continue reading “Euro 2016 Charity Sweepstake is Drawn”

Enter our Euro 2016 charity sweepstake

Enter our Euro 2016 charity sweepstake

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, or Scotland, it probably won’t have escaped your notice that the European Championships are upon us. And in our view wherever there’s football, there’s a way for us to make money for charity. So, roll up, roll up and get yourself on board for the popular STAND Euro 2016 sweepstake. Continue reading “Enter our Euro 2016 charity sweepstake”

popular STAND fanzine donates £1,000 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND fanzine donates £1,000 to Doncaster charities

When the shops have already begun their January sales, and the lampposts have been wound in twinkling lights since October it can be easy to forget the true joy of Christmas. That of course, is defeating Scunthorpe on Boxing Day, but until that moment comes, we can instead be festive through the spirit of giving. Continue reading “popular STAND fanzine donates £1,000 to Doncaster charities”

popular STAND World Cup Sweep – Round 2

popular STAND World Cup Sweep – Round 2

 

Let us start with a statement of the obvious; the World Cup has now reached the second round stage. Not only that, but by way of the very British virtues of feigning an interest in tennis and reveling in seeing it rain on people’s Glastonbury parade, we have survived a day without football as well. Before the barren no-mans’ land between Group H and Round of 16 1A departs us though it is time to take stock of the popular STAND World Cup Sweep. Continue reading “popular STAND World Cup Sweep – Round 2”