cup draws

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Rovers at Home if they Go Fourth

Doncaster Rovers can look forward to a home tie in the next round of the FA Cup should they overcome Wolverhampton Wanderers in next Tuesday’s replay at Molineux. In the fourth round draw, conducted live on ITV by Holly Willoughby and Louis Walsh (I don’t know, I didn’t watch, I’m guessing) Rovers were paired with the winners of the tie between Cardiff and Stoke, which has also gone to a replay. Continue reading


Three’s Company – FA Cup draw

And to think people said ITV’s football output is terrible. These people obviously hadn’t ventured on the channel’s staging of the FA Cup third round draw at an unnecessarily floodlit Wembley this evening. Notable established football commentators Serge from Kasabian and Noel Gallagher pitched up in their best t-shirts and leather jackets to tease Jim Rosenthal with incoherent speech and empty sentiments such as “It doesn’t get any better than this”. It obviously does. And Jim Rosenthal will have been thinking as much as he desperately tossed questions Serge’s way only to see them rebound away uninterestingly. He may as well have interviewed the balls. Continue reading

Stanley Cup

Ian Rush said if I was prepared to advertise Carling I’d end up playing Accrington Stanley. Accrington Stanley, who are they?  Why they’re a League Two team from Lancashire, we’ve played them before in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Of course they are, how silly of me for not remembering. That contrived faux conversation is my way of saying that Doncaster Rovers have been drawn at home to Accrington Stanley in the League Cup 1st round. Yes, it really has been drawn already. Continue reading

Four Draw

The one major comfort in Saturday’s postponement is of course that it means Rovers make a rare forray into the FA Cup 4th round draw. And what more incentive could Doncaster and Brentford fans want than a potential money spending tie against Millwall or Derby County. Thats what the ‘Magic of the Cup’ is all about after all, big win or bust matches against people you played a few weeks ago. I used to like Frank Skinner as well, but it was he who pulled out the Brentford or Doncaster Rovers ball to travel to the winners of the replay between Derby County and Millwall to signal a huge wave of indifference across South Yorkshire and West London (not to mention South London and Derbyshire too). Continue reading

We’ll Bee Back

Of late it’s been easy to tell when a Rovers game is likely to be off, as the last two have been postponed within an hour of the Viva Rovers twitter feed declaring that they will probably be on. It was a cold but sunny day in the capital yesterday, but the low light was seemingly not enough to penetrate a frozen Griffin Park and so when I should have been excitedly taking my place on a the away terrace I was skulking out of Paddington on a rickety First Great Western service. Unsurprisingly it was no substitute, but did boast a better atmosphere than the Ricoh Stadium. Continue reading

No Buzz for the Bees – FA Cup 3rd round draw

“Doncaster… what a let down”“We got Doncaster, magic of the FA Cup my arse”“Doncaster at home, in my best FA Cup dreams that never happened”“Hmmm… hard to get excited by Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup”“I don’t want to play Doncaster Rovers. I demand they redo the draw!”“Doncaster. F**king Doncaster. F**k off FA” That was a sample of reactions from Brentford fans on Twitter to the FA Cup 3rd round draw. Ah what it is to be loved. Continue reading

Spurs Is On – Carling Cup 2nd round draw

Harry Redknapp is delighted with the draw

Harry Redknapp is delighted with the draw

Never mind the terrible headline, altogether now; “Spurs are on their way to Keepmoat”. Rovers have been drawn at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the 2nd round of the Carling Cup, a match which, having scanned the rest of the draw, could well bring a live television date for the Rovers. Continue reading

Alexandra the Wait – FA Cup Draw

Rovers have discovered their FA Cup fate should they win the replay with Oldham as Crewe Alexandra our the name out of the hat, or rather plastic ball out of the shiny plastic column, to be paired with Rovers. The Alex, who reached the second round with a 2-1 win over MK Dons will point their Sat Nav in the respective direction of either Boundary Park or the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday 1st December. Having overturned Crewe 2-0 at home already this season Rovers will be confident that should they get past Oldham in the replay a fortnight away, then progression to the third round is a distinct possibility. Continue reading

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