The Big Interview: Sean O’Driscoll

The Big Interview: Sean O’Driscoll

In March 2019, popular STAND fanzine was lucky enough to secure something of an exclusive as former Doncaster Rovers manager Sean O’Driscoll agreed to sit down with editor Glen Wilson and discuss his tenure at Rovers for the first time since it’s unfortunate end. That interview was first published in issue 99 of the print fanzine, and we’re happy to now bring it to you here, online. Continue reading “The Big Interview: Sean O’Driscoll”

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Jack Crayston and Jackie Bestall

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Jack Crayston and Jackie Bestall

During Doncaster Rovers’ 1998-99 season, as the club resurrected itself in non-league the matchday programme was put together by a group of very committed supporters. Within that group, contributing to an excellent publication, was long-serving popular STAND contributor John Coyle, who penned a series on the men who have managed the club since re-entering the Football League in 1923. John has very kindly let us reproduce this series here on the popular STAND website, and today we reach the seventh episode, the brief reigns of Jack Crayston and Jackie Bestall. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers Managers | Jack Crayston and Jackie Bestall”

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Syd Bycroft and Jack Hodgson

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Syd Bycroft and Jack Hodgson

Back in 1998-99, during Rovers’ first season in non-league the matchday programme was put together by a group of very committed supporters, and an excellent job they did of it too. Among them was long-serving popular STAND contributor John Coyle, with one of his contributions a series looking at the men who have managed the club since re-entering the Football League in 1923. John has very kindly let us reproduce this series here on the popular STAND website, and today we reach the sixth incumbents; Syd Bycroft and Jack Hodgson. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers Managers | Syd Bycroft and Jack Hodgson”

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Peter Doherty

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Peter Doherty

During Rovers’ first season in non-league the matchday programme was put together by a group of very committed supporters, and an excellent job they did of it too. Among them was long-serving popular STAND contributor John Coyle, with one of his contributions a series looking at the men who have managed the club. John has very kindly let us reproduce this series here on the popular STAND website, and today we reach the fifth man on the list, the great Peter Doherty. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers Managers | Peter Doherty”

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Jackie Bestall

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Jackie Bestall

With Rovers enduring something of a dip in form lately it seems apt to hark back to a more enjoyable time for the club as we continue John Coyle‘s excellent series on Doncaster Rovers’ managers, which was first published in the match programme over a decade ago. We’re up to the fourth manager in the series, Jackie Bestall, as League football returns following the Second World War with a bang.
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Doncaster Rovers Managers | David Menzies

Doncaster Rovers Managers | David Menzies

Continuing his look at Doncaster Rovers managers, which was first published in the match programme over a decade ago, long-serving popular STAND contributor John Coyle, follows up his piece on Dick Ray with the man who took his place in the Rovers’ hot seat; David Menzies.
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Doncaster Rovers Managers | Dick Ray

Doncaster Rovers Managers | Dick Ray

Back in 1998, during Rovers’ first season in non-league the matchday programme was put together by a group of very committed supporters, and an excellent job they did of it too. Among these men was long-serving popular STAND contributor John Coyle, with one of his contributions a series looking at the men who had managed the club from its return to the Football League in 1923 to the then present day. John has very kindly let us reproduce this series here on the popular STAND website, which we will do so chronologically over the coming weeks, leading us to begin with Dick Ray. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers Managers | Dick Ray”

Tea & Biscuits with Sean O’Drsicoll & Dean Saunders

Tea & Biscuits with Sean O’Drsicoll & Dean Saunders

Former Rovers managers Sean O’Driscoll and Dean Saunders come face to face today as Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers meet in the Championship. In issue 62 of popular STAND Jack The Miner imagined a meeting of the two in order to settle the debate over which was indeed the better manager. Continue reading “Tea & Biscuits with Sean O’Drsicoll & Dean Saunders”