Fleetwood Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Fleetwood Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

OK, with seven games left beyond it this match wasn’t quite must-win. But as terrible as the rest of League One’s bottom six are, they can’t possibly keep fucking up forever, so this was a real opportunity to attack a match and put ourselves a frankly implausible one point from safety.

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Editorial: How do you solve a problem like the Rovers?

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.

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popular STAND fanzine issue 107

popular STAND fanzine issue 107

This is only the penultimate edition of the fanzine for 2021-22, but you won’t have to get far through its pages to see that the majority of our correspondents are already accepting of it ending in relegation. Rovers have had a mini resurgence, just before this issue went to print, but it hasn’t been enough of a revival to switch faint hopes the way of creeping beliefs.

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Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Plymouth Argyle: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Plymouth Argyle: 250 word match report

A blustery Eco-Power on a bright January afternoon provided the backdrop for the meeting with promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle. Several player arrivals in the week, along with the departure of Omar Bogle, meant the Rovers faithful were in a more positive mood going into the fixture.

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You can’t spell new manager without ‘anger’

You can’t spell new manager without ‘anger’

Right, cards on the table from the off here so we all know where we stand before I crack on. When I read that Gary McSheffrey had been given the role of Doncaster Rovers manager permanently my first reaction was disappointment. It wasn’t what I’d been hoping for, for two reasons. Firstly because he’s done a great job with the academy, and if we’re to salvage some sort of continuity from the last 18 months then I felt this was the space in which to do it, and let him carry on his good work. And secondly, because I felt that what our squad needed was a fresh pair of eyes on it to come in, without allegiance or empathy, and make bold decisions on what happens in the January transfer window.

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popular STAND fanzine donates £2,000 to Doncaster charities

popular STAND fanzine donates £2,000 to Doncaster charities

Last month I, along with two other writers of this fanzine, was lucky enough to be at a big swanky awards do in Leicester Square. This was the annual FSA Awards, and though they ushered us in via a side entrance less we get ideas above our station, it was still the sort of do that has table plans and a three course meal of immaculately laid out cuisine, and big screens that run you through the nominees. 

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