September has come to an end, and the leaves are falling almost as fast as Rovers’ league placing; time for another episode of the Doncaster Rovers podcast that doesn’t feel the need to tell you it’s your favourite Doncaster Rovers podcast, podular STAND. Continue reading “podular STAND podcast: the Arsenal episode”
Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
Ten minutes in I feared a hiding. Ian Lawlor had already been called upon to make two smart saves, and a bloke behind me had just decreed two consecutive Rovers touches in Arsenal’s half of the field worthy of a song and dance. Continue reading “Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
What if Paul Heffernan had just booted it into Asda car-park?
In December 2005, Rovers came within a minute of knocking Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side out of the League Cup, and reaching their first ever major trophy semi-final. In issue 52 of popular STAND fanzine, produced in April 2011, editor Glen Wilson looked back on that game and wondered… what if? Continue reading “What if Paul Heffernan had just booted it into Asda car-park?”
Double Headache; Rovers 0-1 Crawley Town / Belles 0-4 Arsenal
Selling the fanzine over the course of a season gets you many things; sunburn, pneumonia, ignored, to name but three, but it also gets you an insight into the mood of supporters. Standing outside the ground for an hour and a half watching the day’s attendance drift by you are able to gain a sense of the fans’ prevailing mood. Saturday, was the first time in a year I had sold popular STAND to generally happy people. Yorkshire folk aren’t known for showing their emotions, but still, the overall optimism and enthusiasm brought from starting a new campaign with back to back wins was clearly evident. Continue reading “Double Headache; Rovers 0-1 Crawley Town / Belles 0-4 Arsenal”