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Viva Video XXIX

As this feature plods ever further onwards it becomes increasingly difficult to locate and bring you new and interesting Rovers related video. So forgive me now if you have already seen this week’s offering before. I am pretty sure it is new to this site, but then I spent over seven years believing that Peter Beagrie scored an incredible solo goal against Rovers in the 2001 FA Cup, only this year discovering that it was actually, er, well I forget, but my point is that it wasn’t Beagrie OK?

Anyway, back to the clip. As Rovers get set for a second successive Championship season, amongst all-seater stadiums and an array of ex Premier League sides living on past glories, its worth remembering that not so long ago we would have stuck out not so much like a sore thumb, but a whole great throbbing hand.

Less than three years agao almost all of us watched Rovers matches stood up, shrouded in cigarette smoke and for the most part at the mercy of the Doncastrian weather too. The move from Belle Vue was as necessary as it was heart wrenching, particularly in view of how the Keepmoat Stadium has since facilitated progress for the club.

It is this transition to which we turn this week, thanks to an excellent video montage from ‘dazza’. With footage from the BBC and Sky Sports moulded together this video looks at the move from old to new and that great opening game on New Years’ Day 2007. Three goals, thre red cards and a long standing place in Rovers’ folklore for Mark McCammon, not to forget either Theo Streete. Back we go… to a place where everybody knew our name.


About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.


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