Jack Peat set out to tackle this season’s most pressing question; why weren’t Rovers relegated sooner?
In all my years of watching Rovers, I can recall only a handful that have felt as abysmal as this one. Indeed, off-field matters excluded, this has probably been the worst. Performances both home and away have been uninspiring. Players have struggled to gel. Any positive moments have been fleeting and all too often dissipated in the same puff of smoke in which they appeared. It has been tough, and few people reading these pages will need reminding of that, but what has been most perplexing of all in my view is that we weren’t put out of our misery sooner.
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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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It was a Boxing Day slog in the fog for Rovers who were beaten 3-0 by Fleetwood Town at a misty Highbury. The win gave the Cod Army the double over Rovers on the season, with a combined score of 7-0. Continue reading “Fleetwood Town 3-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who seemingly revel in misfortune, and will seize on this defeat to doom-monger, and lament players and a manager and tactics that have thus far delivered an excellent two months of football. And there are those who will see it for what it was; an absolute freak of a result. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-4 Fleetwood Town: 250 word match report”
Rovers lost heavily the day I was born, but with my last six birthday matches all at home and unbeaten I was hoping it would prove a lucky number seven against Fleetwood. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Fleetwood Town: 250 word match report”
It was my first visit to Highbury in my quest to complete the 92. I am a Swansea City fan, so apologies for not knowing the majority of players’ names. Continue reading “Fleetwood Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report”
After last season, Fleetwood at home wasn’t expected to be too much of a spectacle, and if you missed the first half, you might’ve been forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. Rovers came into this on the back of two heavy defeats, with Paul Dickov looking for his now famous ‘reaction’ performance. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Fleetwood Town: 250 word match report”
The problem with paint drying is that it’s hard to know what you are going to get. You’ve painted the fireplace wall and returned after supper to find it is bone dry, but take the same paint with a matt finish and apply it to the upstairs bathroom and all of a sudden you’re left red faced with paint all over your paws.
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Fleetwood Town’s Highbury makes me ponder what Belle Vue might have now looked like, if some money had been chucked at it. It’s a ground that screams ‘non-league’, although that might just be the wind bouncing off the Irish sea – football grounds do of course not have the ability to vocalise, let alone make critical judgements – even if it’s obviously been quite significantly scrubbed up on Fleetwood’s astonishing charge up the leagues. Continue reading “Fleetwood Town 3-1 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report”