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Viva Video LIII

Yes, I know its not Friday yet, but I thought Viva Rovers should brighten the start of your week as well as the end of it. First off before I go any further, hats off to the Doncaster Rovers’ media team for making this clip freely available on the official club website earlier today. Viva Rovers has criticised the media side of things at Rovers in the past, but we only do so when we feel criticism is merited. As such, when aspects of the club deserve praise we’ll readily give that too. So, here you are Doncaster Rovers media folk, here’s a big load of praise for you. There. Bask in it. Go on, get right in there. Feels good doesn’t it. Please build on this good work so we can enjoy more special moments like this.

Anyway, back to the show. Rovers faced QPR on Saturday, a potentially daunting match against the division’s money men. One team was likely to dominate and show the others that once you get to this level it takes impressive flowing football to stay there. And surprisingly given current form, that team proved to be Doncaster. Already two goals up Rovers held onto the ball for 35 consecutive passes much to the disdain of their opponents who had to take the playground approach of just kicking people in order to have any hope of touching the white spherical thing again.

So here’s the clip, enjoy it in all it’s glory including James Chambers performing the slowest turn in football and still bamboozling three opponents with it. Also amidst the Olés listen out for a few classically unsatisfied Donny fans moaning that the Rovers elect to play their 28th consecutive pass backwards rather than “gerrit bloody for’ard”. And finally a note to Adel Taarabt, when you’re playing up north for a fancy-dan Southern side don’t guarantee yourself any more abuse than you’re already due by either A. wearing gloves or B. kicking out moodily at one of the opponents when things aren’t going your way. Enough talk, here it is, pub team tippity tappity football, in all it’s glory.


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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