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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Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Mansfield Town: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Mansfield Town: 250 word match report

The departure of Richie Wellens during the week before this FA Cup second round tie meant Gary McSheffrey, Rovers Under-18 coach, was in charge of his first senior match. The signs, though, were positive early on at a rain-lashed Keepmoat Stadium.

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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Lincoln City: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Lincoln City: 250 word match report

Statistics don’t always tell the full story of a game of football, but three shots on target between the two sides in the whole 90 minutes provides a pretty fair insight into an encounter sickeningly labelled by some on social media as the LNER derby. 

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Gillingham 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Gillingham 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Picture yourself in a seaside arcade. At the front are the grabbers, which snap frantically at thin air and seldom wield results. In the middle is the boxing machine that gets repeatedly thrashed and at the back are the coin pushing machines which always look like they’re going to pay out, but never do. That is the evolution of Doncaster Rover’s season so far.

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