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The Invisible Men

The press box enjoy another impressive Rovers display

A friend of mine spends many of his Saturdays working as a freelance football reporter. Having, begun a couple of years ago with the delights of Gainsborough and Hucknall he is now covering Football League games and on Saturday he got his first experience of the Keepmoat Stadium. I caught up with him on Sunday and though his views on the match mirrored my own – a great game of football which Rovers deserved to win – his experience of watching it from the press box was decidedly different. The man to his right inexplicably kept raising a pair of binoculars to check on the action which had just taken place, whilst the ‘reporter’ to his left spent the entire game on his laptop talking to his mate on twitter, not about the match, just chatting. Continue reading

Viva Las Papers

In an effort to help you satisfy your Rovers cravings in between matches Viva Rovers will now be bringing you a summary of Rovers related media coverage in this new and frankly badly named feature. We start locally with most of the coverage of Saturday’s draw at Orient focussing on the wasted opportunity to put promotion back in our own hands. “What a missed opportunity!” begins Peter Catt in the Free Press before bemoaning ‘a disappointing first half display’ in what must be ‘a nervewracking time for all concerned and the pressure on the management and players must be enormous”. Continue reading

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