In issue 103 of popular STAND fanzine, editor Glen Wilson tried to shake off the mundanity of lockdown, by revisiting some past footballing hate.Continue reading “Magic Hate Ball”
This cup tie started scrappily with both sides looking to stamp their authority on the game in the early stages. Ten minutes in Leeds started to get on top and on 15 minutes were rewarded as Mirco Antenucci’s effort was parried, but Lewis Cook pounced to make it 1-0. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Leeds United: 250 word match report”
Doncaster Rovers versus Leeds United is not a proper derby game. You won’t read many previews today which downplay this fixture, especially in their opening sentence, there are papers to be sold after all. But this point I feel needs to be articulated, particularly given an increasing number of our supporters who seem to regard a side 40 miles away, which we’ve faced just twenty-three times previously, as some kind of auld enemy. One play-off final does not a rivalry make. Don’t people realise that true rivalries take decades of ingrained irrational hatred?