“I can cope with being in the National League, relegation is part of being a football fan, but what I want is a sustainable club with decent morals and values and not one which is part of one man’s ego.”Continue reading “Editorial: Board Out? Board In? Or Just Shake It All About?”
Category: Rovers boardroom
Editorial: Where did it all go wrong for Doncaster Rovers in 2021-22?
At the end of the summer I sat in the same spot I’m writing this editorial, whilst Richie Wellens looked back at me and my decor via Zoom, and told me that he didn’t foresee Rovers being in a relegation battle come the second half of the season. A couple of weeks later Gavin Baldwin told the BBC that ‘we are nowhere near [a relegation battle] at this stage’.Continue reading “Editorial: Where did it all go wrong for Doncaster Rovers in 2021-22?”
Editorial: How do you solve a problem like the Rovers?
Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s all Nick Clegg’s fault. OK, not Doncaster Rovers propping up the League One table, nor the abject season of awfulness that’s caused it, but the weird atmosphere of division among supporters watching on.Continue reading “Editorial: How do you solve a problem like the Rovers?”
Editorial: On a disrupted season so far
The thing with football fanzines is that they tend to be much easier to write when things are going badly. You’ve more material. More frustration and anger to channel. So with that in mind, it’s a long time since we’ve had it this good.Continue reading “Editorial: On a disrupted season so far”
Failing to Pull in One Direction
Summing up what exactly has been happening at Rovers this summer is a tough job, but someone has to do it. Earlier this week our editor, Glen Wilson, had a bash for When Saturday Comes magazine‘s website. Continue reading “Failing to Pull in One Direction”
Do Not Go Gentle; On John Ryan Stepping Down
I was on commentary duty at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon. Roughly three minutes before kick-off, as I was running through the usual preamble, I looked to my left to see Chris jabbing at his laptop screen, pointing out a tweet from the local press stating that John Ryan had resigned as chairman. My reactionary feeling, right then and there, which I had to reign in as I tried to fathom a way to convey this news whilst talking on an official club channel, was anger. Continue reading “Do Not Go Gentle; On John Ryan Stepping Down”
Taking The Mickey
Rovers have announced today that local-legend and rumoured founder member Mickey Walker has been released from his contract at the club. Walker, now 67, has been relinquished from his role as part of restructuring at the club following relegation from the Championship, after twelve years with the club. Continue reading “Taking The Mickey”
DMBC: Cabinet Agrees to Hand Over Stadium Keys
A statement released by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council confirms that Doncaster Rovers will take over running of the Keepmoat Stadium “subject to appropriate agreements being confirmed”. The announcement goes on to explain that this new arrangement “will see Doncaster Rovers pay the council an inflation linked £100,000 per year and take over responsibility for the existing loss making operation from the current council owned Stadium Management Company.” Continue reading “DMBC: Cabinet Agrees to Hand Over Stadium Keys”