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Viva Rovers Snapshot: Point of Return

Certain players are etched in football history, destined to always be associated with a single moment, a sole instance from years spent playing the game. Jimmy Glass is eternally buried beneath a pile of bouyant Cumbrians, Marco Tardelli will be forever running from the West German goal head shaking in joyous disbelief. Two such players jump out for Rovers; Theo Streete and Francis Tierney, and it is the latter’s finest hour to which episode four of our snapshot series is dedicated. Continue reading

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Viva Rovers Snapshot: Belle Vue’s Remains

Five years ago this month we said goodbye to Belle Vue, Rovers’ home for eighty-four years. Like many other supporters I’d grown up on the terrace of the Popular Stand, progressing from school, to sixth form, to university and on to employment, whilst never straying more than six feet on the concrete of a Saturday afternoon. And so leaving the ground, as ramshackle and unsuitable as it had become, was still a significant wrench. But that still paled to going back there a week or so ago. Continue reading

Viva Rovers Snapshot: May 1998

It has probably not escaped your notice that Doncaster Rovers currently sit rock-bottom of the Championship table. As we watch frustrating performance after frustrating performance we often, and perhaps understandably, lose sight of the fact that these, are the good times. This is Rovers fourth consecutive season in the second tier. Large swathes of our support, myself included, never envisaged seeing us play out one. And in acknowledgement of that, the second edition of our snapshot series takes us back to when an appearance in football’s upper regions seemed furthest from Rovers grasp. Continue reading

Viva Rovers Snapshot: Ten Years Ago…

Its often taken for granted just how far Doncaster Rovers have climbed in our time as supporters, and how rapidly they achieved that rise. Indeed with some fans beginning to denounce the current man at the helm after a poor start to our fourth consecutive season in the second tier of football it really is hard to believe that just nine seasons ago Rovers were a non-league side. Ten years ago this weekend, the August Bank Holiday saw Rovers travel to face Stevenage Borough and it is with an image taken at that game we begin our new Snapshot photo feature. Continue reading

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