A week or so ago now, with many a Doncaster fan sat in the corner of their office or bedrrom cradling their knees in their arms and rocking back and forth sobbing “why? why? why?” at the latest Rovers transfer news, we felt it our duty to attempt to lighten the mood. To that end we launched our very first competition, and now we finally get round to announcing the winner.
With the club’s official site announcing recently that forward Steve Brooker was on course to be fit for pre-season having been out injured since the moment he arrived in DN4 eighteen months ago we were at a loss to remember just what this near mythical forward looked like. There had been a reported sighting at Watford in November 2008, but experts in unusual beasts could not be drawn on whether this footage was genuine. So we asked for your interpretations of just what this Steve Brooker fella looks like, and offered a Viva Rovers mug to our favourite picture. Here’s the contenders, and whilst in many ways they are all winners, in a more important way the majority of them are losers, because this is a competition after all and we can only afford to hand out one mug.
The starter; Viva Rovers
Well we were never going to be in the running for the prize itself, but we thought it was unfair to demand your artwork without committing crayon to paper ourselves first to show you the kind of thing we are after.
Runner-up 1; Mike Follows (aged 28 and three quarters)
Mike has submitted this technical screengrab collage piece which celebrates Steve Brooker’s lesser spotted nature.
Runner-up 2; DRover (aged 6 and a half)
DRover shows exceptional talent for a supposed six year old, though those who don’t know Brooker’s injury record may wonder why he has his foot in a beehive.
Runner-up 3; Matt Harriman (aged 27… mental age 7)
Matt makes the effort to point out that ‘these are plaster casts not a rare skin condition’ and also gains extra marks for including an ambulance ‘for the inevitable’
Runner-up 4; Rosso Exile
Rosso Exile is another one to have chosen modern technology for his picture and explains his interpretation thus; ‘Didn’t you know Steve is supplementing his income with a Saturday job’.
Runner-up 5; Jonny Frost
A late entry to our competition this one, but an interesting one none the less as it appears to include something resembling a genuine image of Steve Brooker himself. Surely it can’t be… can it?
The Winner: Sheepskin Stu
Sheepskin Stu went all out for a full ensemble piece, showing Steve Brooker alongside some other notable Rovers folk including Sean O’Driscoll and John Ryand Mickey Walker coming out of a Chip Shop. Stu’s reimagining of Brooker’s role at the club is I’m sure you’ll agree a deserving winner of this competition, and a Viva Rovers mug is on it’s way to him shortly.