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17 Apr 2014 14:00:23
Doncaster will sign Andre Gray from Luton and will see marc de val fernandez go in the opposite direction.




17 Apr 2014 13:58:11
Doncaster Rovers will sign luton forward andre grey in the summer.


21 Apr 2014 15:46:41
Already apparently agreed a deal with Coventry City but i'm still hopeful it's just rumours and he stays to help us stay in the football league



31 Jan 2014 17:13:10
Conor Wickham and Steven Bouldry for Doncaster Rovers, the former on loan, the latter to sign a longer term contract


Not too sure re Conor Wickham, if he wants to play for Wednesday again! Steve Boldry's name has been mentioned throughout this window so there is some substance in this one




31 Jan 2014 09:40:28
Just spoke To Donny Groundsman Matt Gartland this morning and he was talking to PD this morning and he is hoping to complete signings for 2 players today.

Miguel Llera from Sheffield Wednesday (Transfer)
Conor Wickham from Sunderland (Loan)


31 Jan 2014 11:59:59
wickham would not sign for Donny when
He already said he wants to come back to Wednesday
If he's loaned out

No chance lol


31 Jan 2014 20:21:00
Really funny wind up post.
If Wickham goes anywhere it's back to Hillsborough where he loves it.
Llera needed at S6 as cover for injuries. Wouldn't be allowed to move to rivals



28 Jan 2014 09:30:22
Donny in for Luke varney on loan as leeds sign Leroy lita also Diouf being mentioned again


28 Jan 2014 10:12:38
Where did you here that Leeds had signed Lita

Leeds united fans website


Lita is at Brighton


28 Jan 2014 17:31:08
meet the board meeting confirmed bramhall in full control, no investment from him administration a real possibility. plans for hotel at keepmoat ( guess whose company will build that, )Richardson was a saint compared to bramhall

So overall what is the future looking like for rovers?


29 Jan 2014 17:26:27
not good, gavin Baldwin is trouble for all shareholders, too self motivated ask people what know him.

29 Jan 2014 19:20:58
the mud slinging has started, bramhall said jr not wanted by sequenta witnessed by member of Mondays meeting top table member. as the top table consisted of himself and he wasn't at the sequenta meeting, paul dickov also not at sequenta meeting, mr watsons son again not at the sequenta meeting that leaves mr Baldwin does anybody trust mr Baldwin no.

Just which company does Bramhall own then?. Not Keepmoat ( that's where most of his wealth came from, selling it ). Not that I care that much who builds or owns the Hotel/Casino. seems like a way of making small amount of cash, after all there are many hotels in Doncaster, which fill rarely. I suppose in season the opposition could stay there overnight, but there are many teams within 60min travel time in this league, so that's not about to make a bundle.


30 Jan 2014 16:30:49
4URBAN BASED IN HARROGATE, another major bujlding firm. could someone explain what bramhall and Watson spent the 17 million on not players and I suppose they won't expect it back if they left.

30 Jan 2014 19:05:29
the talk of jr being involved with Barnsley is probably off the mark, but I hope he stays involved with football he's the kind of man that is needed with his desire and enthusiasm good luck to him and I know the rovers are going to regret him leaving giving bramhall and his gang full control with no opposition

30 Jan 2014 21:25:15
John stayed with the Rovers so long out of loyalty not business sense, so why would he take on Barnsley? No chance.
Didn't get to the owners' meeting. Is it covered anywhere? From snippets I have heard, it sounds that Bramall wants out if the money is there and he is struggling to get anyone, even his own man, to be chairman.
Sequentia ought to expose the lie told about JR if that is what it was. JR is still the only one I would trust to put Rovers interests first.

31 Jan 2014 11:39:39
couldn't agree more jr was rovers thro and thro bramhall ought to expand on the so called 17 million he talks about

Not too difficult to calculate. When did they "Come on board" 2006 was it. Club lost 3 million a year covered by share issues and loans from the 3 amigos. 2014 now, so effctivly 8 years, 1 million each per year TB/DW/JR so there is your 17 ( or thereabouts for TB/DW. Though how much is "Loans" and how much is "Shares" I couldn't guess.


05 Feb 2014 12:56:08
rubbish, only loan by owner was before Watson and bramhall came on board and that is money owed to jr. when w and b came on board they bought shares owned by jr of which 9 percent was given to bramhalls desired choice of chairman whose name I forgot and also to Baldwin for the company who hold the lease to the stadium,

Check the accounts, you will see loans owed to Ryan, Wetzel, Bramall Watson, and others.


05 Feb 2014 17:21:46
my mistake I assumed that if they are adamant they are not going to pay jr back I assume that there's must have been a gift like the 10 million given to Birmingham uni to have is name above the building door

Not sure he "Donated" 10 million, as the place ( Music Centre ) only cost just over that, and there were many subscribers.
However, it was though the "Liz & Terry" Charitable trust, so basically the money was Interest on the 100 million he lodged in the trust, therefore not HIS money.


07 Feb 2014 00:58:03
For a man of his personal wealth it is a mark of his commitment to Rovers that if JR demands his £4 million, his response would be to put the club into administration rather than his hand in his pocket. He knows JR thinks more about Rovers than he does and would never do anything to hurt Rovers so is calling his bluff. He would have no qualms, I fear. Sustainability is an excuse for TB for a risk averse approach which without a lot of luck will lead to a downward spiral. We don't want reckless speculation but we need to be stronger to be sustainable and we need investment for improvement. He has the money to do it if he wanted. Another striker will probably be necessary before the end of the season if we are to score enough goals to keep ahead of the chasers. Success at this level will generate support and income and we are not too far away from having a competitive team. I look forward to seeing them tare at Brighton on Saturday and to seeing Sharp making amends or exacting revenge for the last time. A victory will give us hope.

I do not disagree with anything you wrote there.


09 Feb 2014 09:13:05
again I don't disagree there as got to be an ulterior motive for bramhall to staying at the club as for the money he donated to Birmingham uni is clear for all to see on his website. he should leave take Baldwin with him get the investment neededto sustain our current status and stop talking about casinos and hotels. furthemore the consept of club Doncaster is doomed to fail does anybody beleave that the rugby league would allow the dons into super league no. they change the rules every year to safe guard the wigans and st Helens of this world.

09 Feb 2014 19:09:49
Brighton showed that we are still short and they were beatable. Greer is their captain, remember. Our young Goalie was good and the defence looked sound until Tamas went off. Quinn was skinned second half. Billy Sharp looked anything but. Worrying! Duffy was lightweight when he didn't have the ball and Keegan was steady but one-dimensional. Coppinger still looks our biggest threat by far and Brown is dogged and put himself about. Why we pussy-footed in midfield and seemed reluctant to attack first half I don't know. Husband seemed the only one with urgency. Second half at least we got some efforts on goal. Wellens and Sharp out for Barnsley, Sharp for longer. Key time. Reinforcements?

17 Feb 2014 11:51:55
Glad to see a new striker in. Bowery did not click on Saturday but made a nuisance of himself and it was noticeable how we deteriorated as an attacking force when he went off and Cotterill came on and strolled around.
Someone more experienced might have been better but credit to the Board on getting someone in. Next few games are vital.

Predicted that signing couple of days prior. Am I ITK, nope. Just good detective work


28 Feb 2014 11:52:57
all quiet on the rovers front, not surprising been on their web sight very poor just old news, tried supporters club even worse doubt if it actually exists. viking not bad but why does it exist is it with the official supporters or in direct competition. paul mayfields bus organisation is good but confused whose side he's on. little wonder its easy for the current owners ride roughshod over the club. how quickly the supporters club forgot the good work by john ryan too busy thinking of theirselfs.

28 Feb 2014 19:48:14
Club does appear helmless and soulless at the moment. Dickov pleased with hitting targets and how great the players have been! He has been watching a different team at Brighton, against Barnsley and at Yeovil to me. Just like we know that if we are not well clear with 15 minutes to go in a game, we'll get pulled back and usually beaten, if we are not well clear of the relegation zone by the end of March, we'll get dragged back in and slide down. Will the club care or just set a new target? We are certainly not too good to go down and I would like to see more character and bite in both boxes (and in the Directors' box).
We miss JR and his passion but he has been manoeuvred out. We need energy around the club and in the games and we need to go on the front foot and playing with grit. It will be a test of Dickov if he gets a reaction at Bournemouth.

01 Mar 2014 17:58:12
bad bad result at Bournemouth but it goes to show what investment can do Bournemouth took the investment offered at the beginning of the season and now firmly established in the championship with plans afoot to move foreward whilst our leaders declined the chance

01 Mar 2014 21:25:37
We don't look up to it or up for it and that is a real concern. Bournemouth, not one of the big teams, hammered us today and we did not or could not react. That should ring alarm bells.

13 Mar 2014 22:57:15
Will we get defensive reinforcements or try to get by with what we've got? If it is the latter, the wheels will come off very quickly. We need to shore up at the back to get through the rest of the season.

27 Mar 2014 00:31:24
Pleased to see Neill is in. Let's hope that he is not injured in training before the first game. Leeds will be a big test of where we are. We need to bully them and be clinical in front of goal.

15 Apr 2014 18:36:19
I was at the Ipswich game and was disappointed by our lack of belief. Ipswich were there for the taking but we did not threaten the goal enough or get at them with a passion. What's the point in playing Sharp unless we are going to create chances for him? Why faff about with one-twos around the box when a shot and a follow-up at least would stand a chance.
Brown was brilliant yet we don't anticipate the flick-ons. If we had looked for the second ball after crosses in the second half, we would have had numerous shooting chances. Johnston has been brilliant but was at fault for their first and could have anticipated the second.
Coppinger is a different-class but Keegan and Furman are one-dimensional and shouldn't be put on the spot. Defence is vulnerable to tall strikers and I hope Neill is back to shore it up. We need to show more belief against Derby and go for the win.
Millwall will be up for it and Reading are a bogey team so we need something against Derby and we need to get Sharp into the game if we are to score.

19 Apr 2014 23:06:35
Dickov's excuse we are now annoyingly hearing time and again: we were everybody's favourites to go down! Who has he been listening to? It is not the fans' and not JR's view! We didn't want to be in this position, didn't have to be in this position and we don't want to hear this defeatism!
It has been Bramall's and Watson's view perhaps. Given the Derby showing we have nothing in us to win a game and no desire to fight, Brown apart. Milwall will be a test of guts and ralls and whether Dickov's team has got any. The excuse will be trotted out again if they beat us so Dickov and the team have got nothing to lose and no need to try. We look like the easiest team in the division to beat at the moment and those below us will get something out of the remaining games. We look worse than League 1 teams. Let's hope Brown can make it; he and Copps are our only hopes! Sharp looks lost and the team appears rudderless and without belief!



23 Jan 2014 21:52:09
Braking news, Barnsley Football Club will have a new owner in the next 2 or 3 days according to the Barnsley Chronicle people are speculating it being John Ryan the EX Doncaster Rovers chairman.

airy anus

Could well be john ryan,
The favourite for me could be Maurice Watkins,


Chronicle says its former Swindon town owner Jed mcCrory hopes to take control of barnsley in next few days nothing about John Ryan.


God I hope it's not Jed mcCrory
Hes taken over a number of clubs, over short period of time,
He does not seem to have any loyalty to any club he's been at, he even made himself team manager at one club,
This is not what we need at barnsley just at the moment, we seem to be moving in the right direction and this could derail it,
Another ridsdale.


24 Jan 2014 15:42:01
Bradford fan here what is this so called hotshot kyle Bennett it like

About my previous post,
I would like to say that I have my facts about mr mcCory mixed up with the now chairman of Swindon town,
So none of the above facts in my last post are correct,


25 Jan 2014 07:40:40
Barnsley set to sign jermaine pennant after he's been released by stoke barnsley have good contacts with stoke after bringing in brek shea

John Ryan to take over at Barnsley?
Don't make me laugh - why would JR have any interest in Barnsley?
Besides being a comitted


Blo ody phones - should be:
why would a Rovers diehard fan be interested in taking over at Barnsley and besides that he wouldn't have the personal finance to do it himself.
maybe he would raise the money through Sequentia Capital, the venture capitalist company that he tried to get involved with us.
Still - no cance of Ryan becoming a dingle.


Bennett is about League Two standard.
He is a young player who looked as though he was going to be very good but looks to have lost his way.
Very small and easily knocked off the ball and very poor defensively.
Will you please keep him.


Why would Stoke / Barnsley relationship influence someone who has been "Given Away". Pennant will find a club, but not Barnsley I don't think.




23 Jan 2014 09:11:51
leon mettam to sign for donny from worksop town


I thought the striker from this league interesting DRFC was Steven Boldry


Where did you hear this?


Sorry for the delay I heard this rumour from my mate Chris salt who plays with him at Worksop


It looks like he was fibbing doesn't it.




14 Jan 2014 13:39:38
I understand Doncaster Rovers are close to signing a striker from non-league football, apparently he's scored 27 goals already this season allbeit in lower league football. One for the future or the saviour for this season?


If this is the Evo-Stik First Division North player, he is potentially a star in the making. Not sure if it is though, can anyone confirm?


Rovers are being linked with a move for Romanian international Gabriel Tamas, who used to play in England with West Brom.


15 Jan 2014 08:58:25
Tamas would cost in excess of £200k for six months, it looks beyond Rovers finances at the moment


15 Jan 2014 14:44:59
It could be Worksop towns striker quick thinking speedy 28 goals but can't remember his name BUT he, s 27yrs old?

15 Jan 2014 19:00:51
leon mattem

15 Jan 2014 19:09:30
waghorn from Leicester been mentioned but as with tamas no money to spend

16 Jan 2014 18:42:41
Doncaster rovers are looking to take striker proschwitz on loan from hull

20 Jan 2014 09:23:15
Anelka for Doncaster Rovers in july 2014 that's the BIG rumour doing the rounds now BUT only if take over goes ahead!

20 Jan 2014 21:49:13
Why laugh at a possible take over it may or may not happen as for Anelka? Who knows but poss not but who the thought TAMAS would have joined us, you just don't know RTID

21 Jan 2014 12:20:38
don't think takeover will happen, big concern for future without it. mieti, tamas good signings but only signed for quick fix. end of season sees rovers lose both along with turnbull, khama, and more than likely copps, husband, andothers out of contract dickov will probably not extend his 1 year contract so there seems little in stability without the required funding. dickovs done a good job bringing in these people but still can't get the support from the s. o. d side of support god forbid he ever comes back

I am unsure why so many dismiss the idea of a takeover. Yes I know TB and DW have turned down offers ( 2 allegedly ), but, even though very rich men, do they really want to put in well in excess of 4 million each per year. I wouldn't. So a return on what they have put in so far, must seem attractive.


Its a pity Denis O'Brien was not involved in SC buy out. I see this year he is due some money from his company "Digicel" to the tune of $650'000'000. Nice work if you can get it.


22 Jan 2014 16:38:24
I don't think the majority of supporters are against a takeover far from it we would welcome it if it meant substantial investment in the team if only to be able to consolidate our championship status without a battle against relegation every season. the supporters of rovers deserve it. our hopes seem to be knocked about due to internal wrangling and after going thro the turmoil of the Richardson era we now seem to be heading that way again. a meeting with ryan. bramhall, watson and Baldwin with an independent mediator could solve this problem but it won't happen despite being intellegant buissnessmen they continue to act like babies.

23 Jan 2014 12:45:15
People have tried to arrange talks however only one of them is acting like a baby

23 Jan 2014 15:27:09
we all know who the one is j. r. but is he wrong I don't think so, sequenta put the cards on the table but the others have not said what there intentions are. the current signings are an attempt to get the support on their side but apart from wellens non will be here come june so I don't see no long term thinking



10 Jan 2014 13:26:35
Minor league rumour, Steven Boldry to move to Doncaster Rovers to provide cover in attack. Although unproven at this level he is highly regarded


10 Jan 2014 16:56:03
who is steven boldry

A sound move if true, now that Billy Paynter has moved out on loan!


10 Jan 2014 20:06:26
who is steven boldy

11 Jan 2014 15:14:51
I think he plays in the Evo-Stik League, debatable whether he will be a ready replacement for Paynter, more likely one for the future


Who does this guy play for? Anyone know any possible defenders dickov could be looking at?


13 Jan 2014 10:37:26
he can look for as many defenders, attackers, or anyone else but unless the owners give him financial backing what's the point. after the performance at Blackburn it doesn't look all doom and gloom. meiti looked class, the midfield looked better just another striker short,

14 Jan 2014 13:14:33
spotted bramhall in frenchgate today buying a coffee but couldn't undo the clasp on his purse so he did without, baldwin was seen walking bramhalls dogs good to see him cleaning up with his doggy bags, watson spent the day teaching his wife manners after her outburst after game with Stevenage. just a typical day for rovers board. 1/tight *******, 2/s*** shifter and 3/not a clue what's going on only what he's told.



04 Jan 2014 00:45:25
Francois Zoko is likely to leave Stevenage at the end of his contract following today's game against Doncaster in the FA Cup (3rd Round). Leyton Orient is a possible destination as Stevenage are unlikely to be able to offer a lucrative contract. Source: The Comet (local newspaper)

James Dunne has been transfer listed by Stevenage and the club are open to offers for Luke Freeman due to an budget overspend over the last couple of seasons. Source: Official Club Website


04 Jan 2014 11:22:13
Orient have just signed coulthirst from spurs, so can't see them rushing to sign another striker just yet. All depends how long Mooney is going to be out for.

Need another striker even if mooney back soon. goalkeeper a must Karin's not up to it i'm afraid. zoko would do me


04 Jan 2014 23:26:29
agree we need another striker, but Expect a keeper in the building on Monday / Tuesday latest.
Slade has another striker in mind, but won't be rushed just yet. Top priority is a goalkeeper.

05 Jan 2014 00:15:33
Russell Slade hopes to sign three more players during January. Goalkeeper, central midfielder, and another striker.
One player that Slade won't be signing is kevin Phillips. My inside sources tell me Leicester will steal him from under the noses of Wolves



06 Nov 2013 23:44:26
Doncaster rovers interested in Sean st ledger on loan as a cover for rob jones


07 Nov 2013 09:32:43
rumour is that jr is about to resine

10 Nov 2013 07:25:31
so j. r. has finally bit the bullet, no one should be surprised bramhall and his lap dog Baldwin have only one thing on there mind and its not the football club. we are now back in a position we were under ken Richardson and it won't be long before we will be like Coventry city. I think its common knowledge that the appointment of Baldwin was not for his ability he's failed in every job he's done but to give bramhall an extra foothold. good luck to j. r and thanks for the memorys. so now the fight begins all over again.

14 Nov 2013 22:25:33
The time has come when ALL DRFC fans get together and get mr Doncaster Rovers ie John Ryon back running or over seeing our club again, Watson Bramill n their clan MUST go sooner not later, so come on let's LET TEM KNOW enough is enough RTID

Don't put money on anything happening. Bramhall and Watson hold all the aces in this hand.


So, once again, the Board say no. All the Aces.


28 Nov 2013 20:09:04
Not looking good if the take-over has died a death and the Board is more interested in a social experiment and a notional Club Doncaster rather than in strengthening the Rovers. John's departure leaves a massive hole. He was the heart and soul of the club and he knew what the Rovers needed and when. He just needed the money and the support to do it.
No sign of player reinforcements at the moment other than an ex Notts County loanee. Ominous. Either Paul has lost the pulling power that was praised at the time of his appointment or he has had no money to negotiate with.
The Charlton performance was of a team out of its depth. We were lucky against a poor Yeovil side. We risk sinking without a trace unless some commitment to revival is shown. There is nothing exciting about Terry's vision for the Rovers fan, as I see it.
We need Dick and Dickov to show their hands. The former always seemed more of a Rovers man and the latter is losing credibility because he cannot back up his empty words. The fans will fade away and the future for the Rovers will be bleak unless we are active in making ourselves competitive.

The take over is far from dead, Believe me. It was nip and tuck as to whether TB and DW took last offer.
Expect another before Christmas.


03 Dec 2013 15:42:17
Blimey cheer up mate, all clubs have troubles it just relative

24 Dec 2013 17:21:58
sequita deal back on meeting taking place 24/1213 with bramhall prepared to accept

It seems that the sequentia offer will be rejected again as not in the best long term interests of the club
Thank god for some sense


31 Dec 2013 19:51:14
Who is deciding what is in the long term interests of the club? Without JR, we know where the Rovers would still be, and it looks as though the current board wouldn't prepared to do that much to stop us sliding back down again. Their business model probably requires it.
Bramall is a businessman and a philanthropist not a football man. Others would not be able to see why cars and music merit such investment; it is a question of passion and belief and Terry doesn't seem to have it for football.
I can't see it working without a football man at the helm. Interesting that it was Dick Watson who seems to have promised Dickov support in January. We'll see what happens. They could make it work if they wanted.

03 Jan 2014 00:11:01
Bad news that 'meet the owners' is scheduled for late January and the same three are advertised. Doesn't bode well for a change at the top in time to spend some money to reinforce the squad in January. Any reference to support in the transfer window has always been guarded and qualified, and I suspect that we will spend no more than we recoup, which will be insufficient. Since August there has been an absence of urgency in tackling problems. That we are in the position we are in now with such a depleted squad speaks volumes for complacency. We would do no better in league 1 with the team we've got. If we don't hammer Stevenage, it will show us in our true light. By the meeting it could well be too late and the Board could be hiding behind sustainability and the emergence of the youth. QPR was a good display in many respects, but we are clutching at straws if we see it as a turning point. Were always going to be vulnerable to a late strike; we could feel it coming, and the outcome despite the hype was 0 points. We are not capable of scoring consistently at the moment and are always open to the simple sucker punch. If Dickov is not supported in January, I suspect he will go and should go because he is being hung out to dry.

03 Jan 2014 13:56:10
couldn't agree more bad timing to announce a meet the owners meeting we need to go back to what was stated that they were the best people to run the club utter rubbish bramhall is the only one running the show Baldwin lacks the ability and is only a lap dog for bramhall and as for Watson what a backstabber the way he betrayed his friend in jr proves he cannot be trusted fear only bad times ahead is bramhall related to Richardson and is Baldwin his mark weaver

JR wasnt betrayed he spat the dummy out when he was outvoted
and any stabbing was self inflicted
dont forget that JR was only 1/3rd of the success of DRFC
gavin baldwin is immeasurably better that dave morris and answers to the board whoever they are!


03 Jan 2014 21:46:48
Not three equal partners, I would say. Where was Bramall in August? JR was hoist by his own petard, admittedly, because he brought the other two in, but he has only ever had Rovers best interests at heart and could not stand by and watch the club lose any ambition.
Looks like Wellens is on the way then. Not a great omen. Our best players will be picked off by our opponents and we will be left with the rest. It would have been better for him not to have had such a good game on Wednesday, for all the good it did. Did he not want to get things tied up with Rovers as Dickov said and was he looking for abetter offer, or is it a sign that the Board won't step up? If he does go, spare us please any understanding comments that he is going to a bigger club and there was nothing we could do to compete or stand in his way. Good news that Husband hasn't been in the shop window, I suppose.

04 Jan 2014 12:55:39
to bedalerover to think Baldwin is any good think again he's just an overpaid plank whos only concern is hisself always was and always will be not a man united can trust if a better offer came along check out his career

04 Jan 2014 22:26:41
Good interview with Dickov after the Stevenage game on Player. He is right to be disgusted; we all are. He will have some credibility if he doesn't change his mind and start making excuses, blaming injuries or looking for positives. Worrying that he hasn't a clue where he will get the money for new players from. The board could have tied Wellens up months ago. Scunthorpe will want Syers but I can't see much interest in the others. If he's waiting for that, I wouldn't hold my breath. He needs to force the Board's hand for his own sake as much as for the Rovers.

05 Jan 2014 13:20:20
so right wellens should have and would have signed a deal ages ago but as with tommy spur the person responsible for tying these deals down failed in his duty. any other job he would be sacked, what chance as dickov got If he says sign him but either incompitance or lack of support from higher let's the manager down;

05 Jan 2014 16:16:35
time for board and dickov to go pretty simple just not proformed oldham ring a bell

05 Jan 2014 21:34:08
Rumours that paul dickov to walk away if he does, nt get the backing he was promised for jan trans window, does anyone know anything of this? I think the board should go myself DRTID

Rumour around Bramhall is about to accept the Sequentia Capital offer and disappear into oblivion.


07 Jan 2014 23:53:23
He will probably wait until the end of January if he can get away with it.
The spending pledge seems poor (2 players? What level?) so much for strengthening across the team, and the hype over Wellens seems designed to give the impression they have tried to keep him when they haven't. Did they make him such an offer previously? Are they prepared to back Dickov now and match his other offers whatever our 'parameters' are? I suspect not.
Who would be interested in buying players from us to create funds?
Whatever Dickov says now, got to remember he has had half a season with the team he is now criticizing. What value has his backroom team brought? He has big questions to answer and he has been clever at dodging them. As long as he doesn't rock the boat, the current board won't care.

08 Jan 2014 07:39:59
don't let's blame dickov he's brought good players to the club but injuries to key men for long periods of time as crippled us. as for wellens if its to be believed a good offer is on the table and he doesn't sign then maybe he wants away so we should move on and find a replacement, time is not on our side but with players coming back and forrester showing the class he as a couple of good additions could just do the trick

2 players, but only if 4 depart, that's what I was told. 1 has gone now ( not a name mentioned out of the 4 ), so we assume half a player can come in.
Maybe the 2 "ins" are there already, Wellans and Miete, as they are not contracted, they would be classed as new.
Maybe the monies are "Wages" only, so no need to pay transfer fees, though if that is the case, the payers in must be "Free Agents", or simply couple of loans, either way I have no excitement building.


08 Jan 2014 18:43:47
Credit to the Rovers in keeping Wellens. I'm surprised, impressed even. We needed some good news. Let's hope there's more to come. Meite should be straightforward. Maybe Chopra will be cheap.

08 Jan 2014 19:35:29
talk of administration a worry no smoke without fire, disgusted with the attitude of the watsons on Saturday after the final whistle they might have money but it doesn't give them a right to talk to people like dirt. shows what they really are.

09 Jan 2014 23:35:32
Is it?
JR Give me the club or 4million
TB We'll go into admin first and you can have the club with -10 points and no 4 million
Sequentia We don't want a league one club. If we go there, we'll never get out again. We're out.
JR's love of Rovers versus his desire to get back at TB and his money back? TB banking on JR's love of Rovers winning.
Stalemate! Ball's in JR's court?
Solution? TB admits not interested in Rovers and walks away gracefully.

10 Jan 2014 09:10:05
question, at the meet the owners meeting at the end of January we are told bramhall, baldwin and Watson will be in attendance. as we are led to beleave jr as sold his shares to sequenta they are now 1/3rd owners so have they been invited to attend or as jr been invited to represent them. or js it as I expect another bramhall caeve up.

10 Jan 2014 19:15:11
to people going to the meeting at the end of January, write your question down so you can say what you mean without forgetting, if your question is directed at a board member insist he answers not his spokesman Baldwin remember they will be aware of the topics queried but be sure they are not trying to fob you off. remember the people you are dealing with are used to telling lies that you will believe, its their job. but show them they might have lots of money but your brain is as good as theirs. good luck all true football supporters are with you

12 Jan 2014 16:34:16
the rovers want a revamp not just at the top or on the playing side but everything what goes with the club. the suopporters club is probably the poorest in the league len south as gone by his sell by date and only in it for his self esteem. paul Mayfield is against anybody who is not from the retford branch. a tree is only anygood if all branches go together, so get your heads together make a proper supporters club pull together and have a proper voice not just coach organisers

13 Jan 2014 16:54:27
Is Nimely still available?

20 Jan 2014 23:25:34
Proschwitz, Waghorn, Derbyshire, Miller? Or Macheda back again?



25 Oct 2013 10:44:21
who is the left back that Doncaster Rovers are about to sign on loan?


Heard a few people say George McCartney




09 Sep 2013 17:48:17
Watford fc have signed ex Doncaster keeper Gary woods on a 1 year deal


This is a FACT, not a rumour


10 Sep 2013 12:56:39
In fact signed woods good luck

It is quite interesting that since this site has required a "log in" that people have stopped posting dodgy rumours.
Could it be that the rumour mongers don't like being identified?




04 Sep 2013 07:55:10
Doncaster Rovers are set to sign Billy Sharp on a one year loan deal to partner up with Theo Robinson, that then putting some competition in to the club. RTID

{Ed013's Note - The loan window only allows a 90 day emergency loan deal}

04 Sep 2013 09:31:09
no he will be loaned from Southampton to Ipswich town for 90 days then on permanent deal in January 2014

04 Sep 2013 10:58:58
Who said it was the emergency loan window Ed? Not according to the FL website it's not


{Ed001's Note - 53.2.2 Subject to the proviso that the duration of a Standard Loan must be the time between two Transfer Windows, Standard Loans can be for half a Season or a full Season. Any recall clause requiring the early termination of a Standard Loan can only be included in a full Season Standard Loan and this can only be activated during the second (January) Transfer Window. Any other early termination of a Standard Loan must be by way of a mutual agreement in writing (including by way of a recall clause within the Standard Loan Agreement) between both Clubs and the Player but can only be completed after the expiry of 28 days and only during a Transfer Window (but subject to Regulation 53.2.3 below).

Standard loans can only be done during the transfer window - see rule above - the forthcoming window is known as the 'emergency loan window' because that is the type of loan allowed, not because of its name. It is the same thing that sees this country referring to Sporting Lisbon, despite there actually being no club of that name in existence.}

He won't go ipswitch to far from home the keepmoat is his home

He is signing for Donny on a 90 day loan with a view to a loan until the end of the season in Jan. he and his Mrs have agreed a deal for events at drfc to support the LJS foundation they founded

Sharpe not coming wages too high rovers will not pay it he will go to the likes of leeds or middlesboro

04 Sep 2013 15:36:45
Not that I'm saying your wrong Ed but I have it on good authority that Chalobah is about to rejoin us on a 4 month loan deal. I don't get it, I thought this loan window (that opens Sunday) was the standard loan window and then in October there's another emergency loan window, couple with this I hear we have the option to extend it to the ed of the season!


{Ed003's Note - Hi jami, you have been misinformed then mate,lots of teams do however work out how many fixtures they can get out of the player during the 93 day period hence why most wait until the end of Sep to make these loans which then takes them right up to the January window. (If that makes sense lol) }

Sharp isn't coming? Nobody had said that, the free press have spoken to John Ryan and he has said sharp is top of the agenda so who knows what's going to happen

If he was coming home it would be to the blades where he mite end up as we have more money then you

Looks like no take over, no investment and no loans. John bemoans crowds. The rovers need to be winning at home to attract the crowds; it has always been so. Losing to Blackpool, Leeds and Bournemouth won't help. The away support was strong last year because the experience was so positive. Blackburn was a blinder but we have to be able to sustain it and for that, as Wellens says, we need some quality additions. Not sure Sharp is a great loss but there will be some good players available in the loan window. John, Dick and Terry deserve our gratitude but if they are losing heart and belief, why reject investment? Hope they reconsider. Otherwise by January we could be in real difficulty.

I reckon if sharp comes home it will generate a1000 fans straight away it's a pity that we carnt get a max crowd in championship to pay for new players look at other Yorkshire clubs big attendencies week in week out we must get the players in and then who knows what mite happen

It's alrite the board slagging fans off, if we ad been told the truth from start instead of been lied to bout who was coming and what was going on to happen the stadium would b full every week no dowt bout that, I still reckon with all the money in china we can still get sharp if e brought the crowds in it would pay for the boards mistakes

Ok let us Donny fans pay halh his wages for a season c how mutch we want him then?

Sharp not coming, end of. Southampton want the receiving club to pay all of his £20k wages. DRFC won't pay anywhere near that.

Rovers have no chance of getting Sharp, just get used to it lads.


Sharpe signs loan deal with Reading.




28 Aug 2013 20:29:45
Doncaster will re-sign James Baxendale from Walsall before Monday's deadline.

No they won't he just signed s new 3 year deal with walsall

Just because he has signed a new contract doesn't mean a club can't go for him, why do people think that if a player signs a new deal they are untouchable contracts mean nothing only that they can play for team for that amount of years if a team came in with a bid of say 5mil then he would be gone

The investment deal as not so much fell thro as more like bramhall and Baldwin don't want it to go thro watch for john ryan leaving very shortly totally fed up with the support he's not getting from the other two there is an ulterior motive in there behaviour and this will come to light very soon only Watson supporting ryan can stop it keepmoat insider

And are Doncaster going to cough up a million +? NO

Does anyone know what gavjn baldwins role is first he tells us the rovers are on a very good financial position we don't need investment then he is saying we can't afford this and that maybe if we got rid of the overpaid plank we could afford the players we need

The supporters must stand behind john ryan and not allow him to leave not yet we all know that bramhall and Baldwin have only their own interests at heart not the club to allow them full control would be a disaster, bring in new investment find the right man to takeover and then J. R can walk away if that is his wish a proud man for what he has achieved but to be driven out by the other two would be very sad. it only takes one bad apple unfortunately we have two

I understand that one of them is on near to a players salary and the other does not like football. let JR get on with running the club and the investment we need.

The whole regime stinks, Baldwin and FD Ferriby are a total waste of time and money, if and when new investment comes in, they will be the first of many to go, there's only one John Ryan Rtid

Why wouldn't he re-sign its his hometown club

It's Still in spotlight there's a battle at club the problem is John must of okeyed all of these people to come in and help the club so y don't we just get behind the team instead of moaning and watch the lads go for it

He would resign if he felt he could not take the club forward in a meaningful way, and that he did not have the full support of the fans. VSC have not been supportive recently I believe.

There is no such thing as the status quo. If we don't move forward, our best players will be picked off and we will go back down. We have to invest and raise our game and attract the fans. Build it and they will come! John has DRFC's best interests at heart. We don't want o risk losing him or his leadership.

DRFC fan here, we have to face reality, we are a league one club with league on players, and league one support, coupled with a very poor manager with no track record at all. We have a great chairman in JR, but a non supportive board (but John did ask these guys to join in the first instance )We also have a very expensive CEO with little idea about football, surely his salary would have been better spent on players, but we keep on supporting our club, because we're would be with without one RTID

According to our esteem CEO Gavin Baldwin we have a great communications team with Shaun Lockwood at the helm, suggest we try and get a decent football team as a priority last two home games we have been outclassed, what a plank Baldwin is

Well this Rtid fan getting disalussioned with what is going on that investment what ever the deal would of kept us up and build for a few years then c what happened but never mind I think the board got to realise now people r not coming to support the team becose we r a league one outfit and in reality end up back there cheers for everything John but that's me done for this season already

Problem with all clubs we bring in people who avent a clue bout football and the passion it brings,, we bring in blaggers who talk a good job who milk there position at clubs,, so looks like another season of loanees to try and keep us up,, we couldn't do it last time want do it this time I just hope the new kid forester is as good everyone making out we mite get a bargain at end of season sale in league one

When will the moaners ever understand that we are a SMALL club and that we have to cut our cloth accordingly.
Yes, we will always struggle at Championship level but instead of moaning about that why not get behind the team instead of staying away.
Enjoy being in the Championship.

Is rovers going to buy anymore in this window or r we going down the loan way again dr board it doesn't work and never will look at other season we av been outclassed all season Wigan was poor first half,, Blackburn are just poor,, Blackpool and Bournemouth where lucky we need to fight for our shirts just feel with wellens looks gud in a poor side

All the speculation in the summer and who was coming and who was taking over I just feel aload of tosh was told to us and the board need now to invest more or we will soon b playing back in league one and below what is the point building this great stadium,, not to fill it I just feel if we ad the investment and the players we could of got 10k a home match

We need new striker, central midfielder, centre half to keep the lads on there toes,, to much pressure on cottrill to deliver the goods I think we need new blood b4 to late

I agree we are short of another striker, fullback, and center half but this is not going to happen. until bramhall comes clean and states the real reason why the investment can't take place well done to the blades and Bournemouth to accept the investment offered we are just the poor boys in a big pond probably Rotherham will take our place in the championship next season so come on bramhall tell the truth as to why you are stopping the club moving forward





27 Aug 2013 10:21:33
Wellens quitting his short term
deal at Doncaster to sign for Brighton

Good player in his day but that is not now. Already overloaded with central midfielders so looks a non-story.

If rovers let him go then tats me done

If Wellens goes we are gunna struggle in midfield. Best we had in midfield since he left

27 Aug 2013 21:44:34
If he quits its got nowt to do with us letting him go get a grip it was always going to happen hence a short term contract

28 Aug 2013 04:46:41
Sadly for Wellens I can't see this being true - He wasn't on that much at Leicester so him leaving was nothing to do with our struggle to conform with FFP, he can't train properly due to problems with his legs - As such he just isn't fit enough for a top end Championship side like Brighton

Bubble burst, lose to Bournmouth, everyone will be after PD head

Would love to see mote signings but we don't need another 30+ (33) year old midfielder but if we do sign him I wouldn't be unhappy hopefully a free transfer for a year

Hello again Oldham fan, sorry afraid you are wrong. Rovers are playing good football. Time to move on I think, or perhaps just stop boring us!

Wellens will go probably to Bristol city once again rovers too slow to sort contracts out so who is responsible we lost spur because we were too slow now looks like wellens who as been outstanding this season so get your finger out who ever it is

Seems very unlikey as he has just bought a house in Donny. Although I wouldn't want him to go, as he's been outstanding for us so far this season, as the proposed takeover has fallen through it looks likey he could leave. but not to Brighton.

Lets face facts, no matter what PD says, apart from two 15 minute spells in both halves against Leeds, we were second best most of the game, I thought there second goal was a foul on khombola, and Robinson missing a sitter, that's all we had to offer, Forrester looked good on is 5minute depot



27 Aug 2013 08:47:09
Doncaster are looking at signing Preston North End's out of favour midfielder Nicky Wroe. Despite scoring 11 goals from midfield last season, he doesn't feature in Simon Grayson's plans and may reluctantly be allowed to leave to free up space on the club's wage budget.
Ex-Newcastle right back Alex Nicholson has been training with Preston since July but cannot play in first team games until somebody leaves and FFP space opens up.

If he cannot get in PNE's team, why would a Championship team want him?

Nicholson will sign if someone moves out, preferably Beardsley who is available.

If he scored 11 goals from midfield last year, why is he not the first name on the teamsheet unless he was about to be sold.

Sorry, didn't notice the queue of clubs falling over themselves to sign the 2-goal-a-season striker.

27 Aug 2013 17:08:17
wroe is not for sale also it is Beardsley and candell sherriff who are moving on with preston looking at a central half and a centre mid

Please sell him. So over rated and actually bad its unreal. Sell sell sell. I drive him donny myself



26 Aug 2013 17:35:03
ex Doncaster midfielder Martin Woods is to go on trial at Chesterfield and will play in a behind closed doors friendly this week.

Been on trial for 2 weeks and training with the 1st team
Cooky wants him and he is a good player but we must offload first

He is OK but has been blighted with injuries, we really slipped up a few years back when PNE offered us 500k for him, having said that if it was based on appearances we would have got£10 out of the deal.

We made woods an offer and he rejected it. Mcsheffrey in tomorrow for training and a deal in principle agreed



24 Aug 2013 12:05:00
Doncaster Rovers Kyle Bennett has been linked with a loan move to Bury until January meanwhile Lee Croft is being observed by their Rivals Rochdale

I heard both are going to Dale.

Blackwell said there will be no more signings

Well that is wrong because as soon as we get rid of Carson we are getting Brian Jensen

BIG STEP DOWN FOR CROFT if he ends up in league 2, mind you he let's his agent do all his work and his agent didn;t tell him about the offer at Oldham so he's no club.

POTY at Oldham and now he's been replaced by a younger fitter RW. Shame as he's a decent player if he keeps his weight right.

Let Bennett go he's awful

Lee Croft is a steady no frills winger. Very cool calm and collective, and very effective. We had him on loan at Town, would be a good acquisition for Donny imo.

Kyle Bennett Was only good in his first season because he did try and run at them, now he's rubbish who thinks he's that good he can do what he likes at a club that is better than him tbh I think we should let him go because we have Duffy now and let's be honest Duffy is Quality

Na bury only need a new keeper after rob laitens performence away at norwich last night and he did nt play well agenst burton albion so a new keeper or try that riece charls cook but we defo need a new keeper!!



21 Aug 2013 01:38:28
Scouts from several Premier League clubs including Man United have been checking on the progress of highly-rated' Doncaster left back, James Husband.

Another great performance by the lads would have won if wellens hadn't had to go off early second half with injury hope its not serious couldn't help but to be impressed with husband surely destined for the big time

United won't be following up the Baines offer then?

James Husband is the best young left back outside The Premier League. Manchester Utd would probably see him as "one for the future"

There is no way that Rovers will be able to hang on to young james longterm.
He has a very bright future in the game.

He's worth at least a couple of million. To be so young and versatile is rare. We won't hang on to him and he'll leave within the next 18 months but let's hope we get some compensation for the loss of such a promising player.



19 Aug 2013 15:46:52
richie wellens leaving doncaster end of month linked with blackburn rovers

He's only just gone there.

{Ed003's Note - It was a short term contract}

What a loud of rubbish, why would he leave for a team that DRFC beat, hmmm

19 Aug 2013 22:49:25
Hope not but can see it happening he signed short term with view for the investment now that's not happening Blackburn will give him money

To let wellens go now would be major blow outstanding start to his season about time the board started to pull in the same direction or get out and take the overpaid plank Baldwin with them impressed with dickovs signings so far

Wellens was signed on a short term contract as replacement for the injured Fernandez. When Fernandez returns Wellens will be surplus to requirements. I agree he is a better player than Keegan and possibly Furman but at what cost? His wages would be better spent in a different area of the field

Don't talk rubbish wellens will keep us in this division so that's worth 6 million

Wellens is a key player for us.
We should try to keep him.

Agree about plank Baldwin, others there as well who are complete dipsticks, Ferriby, Lockwood, all commercial team, all being kept in there jobs, by the very same people holding the takeover back, there's only one JR would be a travesty if he is forced out RTID

Look at the positives rovers fans. We have just took a point off last seasons fa cup winners in there own back yard! Dickov has made some good signings. Theo has 2 in 2 and rovers are on the way up! Great start and I'm proud to be a rovers fan even with the problems on the board. let's put it to bed and support the lads that are giving there all for drfc! RTID

Why does everyone give keegan greif actually watch what he does in matches against blackburn he was outstanding holding midfield with the tackles and quick passing.



19 Aug 2013 15:15:42
Doncaster Rovers Look likely to be taken over, this will happen after the last remaing board member as finally agreeded to the take over. This will mean that DRFC will be owned outright by the new company, Unsure at this stage if JR as bought a share in the new DRFC to remain as chairman, But exciting times ahead. Planned take over to be compleated Tuesday 27/08

How many times are rovers fans going to be lied to alex drfc freeman

No take over. Two of 3 owners turned offer down flat, 3rd still hoping. Not going to happen. Also the turning down was a while ago, all the crap about takeover done and dusted weeks ago.

Who is lying Alex? John Ryan certainly isn't, he has made the proposed take over public, kept the fans informed and has put his cards on the table. Perhaps other Board members might think about telling us why they won't let the deal go through. self interest rather than interest in football?

Not crap about a turnover, Have you seen JRs latest interviews with various media outlets. This will happen, and if for any reason it does not JR Will LEAVE

The other bored members probs don't want the takeover because that means they won't make any money, they would have to buy back in to have a say in the club they don't stump up money now so they won't want to have to pay back in if the takeover happens

If only you knew. All will come out shortly.

Yeah Ryans going to walk away with 6 million in the club, sure he is.
No Takeover. it was all put to bed weeks ago, the only one trying to resurrect it is Ryan. NOT going to HAPPEN|>|

At the end of the day if rovers are to progress we need investment if the bored r happy to take a chance of being a yoyo club fron championship to div 1 it up 2 them but if jr says we should then i'm in his corner he deserves a stand named after him after all he's done for this club and all the so called fans who have a go at him should be ashamed

Wrong, not put to bed, just put on ice and the Rovers fans need to know who is blocking a good football decision and why they are doing it. Personal greed perhaps? Do they know that there are no pockets in shrouds, but also that football, unlike other businesses belongs to fans whoever owns the shares!

With this takeover business still rumbling what is the real reason y the certain board members won't sell and y have we got a property tycoon interested in keepmoat or is it the land around the ground everyone wants and not the footie what the fans want let's av the money and build

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Investment saga has been active since BEFORE end of last season, and it was all over before this season started. It will not be resurrected. Ryan only put it in public domain to try to resurrect. The put on ice statement is in Ryans head only. it will not happen.

Good job JR has a strong head or is stubborn then. The fans will be behind him as the truth comes out and some people are shamed. they will find out what it is like to have fans verbally attack them and fans from other clubs will join in. Perhaps it is about the land assets around the ground, but I would rather trust JR with the club than people who do not really support the club or don't actually like football - perhaps you would like to come out in the open?

Not sure the "Truth" will ever come out. But, if it does, its not a bad thing. Certain people are being held in a "Bad Light" currently, which is probably wrong to.

Or perhaps they need to be shown in a bad light for being involved for the wrong reasons and ambitions, for example being promoted to the Championship does not make good business sense. Often football fails to make good business sense, but football people understand this and make the best business plans they can, as JR has managed to do!

With more than a little help from those you wish to Tar and Feather.

I would not want to tar and feather anybody, sorry that sort of behaviour does not fit with my personal ethics or beliefs, but I do want to see the club move forward sustainably; I think at least one of the other 2 Directors does not want this. As to the input of Mr Bramall and Mr Watson, I would not know how much money they have put into the club, but I do know that JR has put more than money into the club, therefore my trust is in him until such time as he ceases to put the club first.

Sorry, JR, TB, DW have put exactly the same amounts in. When they Bought in they took 1/3 of JR shares each, paying JR 1/3 each of what he had put in. From that day forward nothing has changed, its been £1. £1. £1. ratio. each have now put in ( in the time there ) 5 million.

You missed the point! They might well have put in money, but have they put their heart and soul into the club as JR has, and are they really interested in the club or the assets?

The club has no assets. Except a long term lease on KMS. Seemingly KM2 already own a tract of land "Close" to KMS south car park, so, obviously it is not that that interests them, as they already have it. All other development land around there is council owned. I think the KM2 don't show their "affection" for DRFC in same way as Ryan. But, then again it would be hard to follow Ryan example.

Perhaps you are correct, but they have a long lease on the ground and adjoining land, which I am sure the Council have a final say on; then again they need money also - might be an asset and development opportunity!

The long term lease relates only to Stadium and Car Park 1 and 2. No other land. As far as I can see the "Tract" owned by KM2 ( if it is indeed the 2 and not KM as a company ) is only valuable as a sell on, as KM ( company ) and KM2 ( people ), are not into developing ( carillion may well own the tract if it was KM who bought the land and not personal KM2 ). Time will reveal all I suppose.

Hmmmm, well possibly! Time to watch I think.

Looks like the "Mexican stand off" is about to end. New owner soon.




18 Aug 2013 09:45:44
Middlesbrough are preparing a bid for MK Dons playmaker Shaun Williams. Doncaster are also believed to be interested.

Playmaker?! He's been turned into a centre half for over three seasons. Could be a good midfielder still but Boro won't take the risk.

Scored 11 in 83 for a league 1 side. No thanks

"Scored 11 in 83 for a league 1 side. No thanks"

Most of them were penalties too. (Our regular taker, in fact). Surprised Boro and Doncaster are thinking of him as a playmaker when there's Gleeson in our side who's just as "available" if the right offer was made. He's the reason Williams has been converted to a centre half.

SIMPLY. not good enough. move on!


Simply not good enough?! He wouldn't look out of place at any Championship clubs. This is Middlesborough, come on.

11 in 83. he's not a play maker he's a centre back. That's why. And if you haven't seen him play you can't say he's not good enough

I agree we need better. Not going into detail on what players we need because 99 % of boro fans know what visions we have as fans.

We have a play maker in Ledesma so why not give him some game time. Mogga confuses the life out of me as that's why he got LEDESMA in the first place.

Mowbray has clearly stated he needs another defensive player. If Shaun Williams fits the bill. then why not? There are plenty of gems in League 1 or 2. Mustapha Carayol, George Friend, Curtis Main and Albert Adomah.

Hope Boro get the right players that we need to get out of the Championship. Pedigree is not important. Attitude, chemistry and desire to win go a long way too!

Mowbray has built a better squad this season than last season, So who ever he brings in now will be beaches it fits in with his tactics! Stop Moaning

Don't know him but 11 from 83 for a centre half suggests he's good at set pieces. Just what we need

Was his grandad Jimmy Seal who used to play for York and Darlo?

He's scored 11 in 83 because he's been playing as a centre half! he's actually a good player and worthy of a championship place.



17 Aug 2013 23:08:30
Rotherham have made an enquiry to take Doncaster's Kyle Bennett on loan.

Rotherham are after a Defender and possibly a striker. Not another midfielder.

They can have him for free he thinks he's better then he actually is

Rotherham are in for ex Doncaster and current Chesterfield FC centre back Sam Hird. Deal almost done and he is playing very well.

Please take kyle Bennett Rotherham
he needs match practise so when he drops to a team in the conference wich is his level he will be ready to play. don't know why Doncaster gave him a two year contract.

What about micheal duberry, he a free agent and would do a job for us, I no he's 37,

Ill drive Bennett to rotheham myself

When we played Donny last season (pre season) he looked a lively little player, I think he scored as well.

No good then?

Nahh he's not really that good, he's not really that fast either, can't really cross hardly scores and lazy I'd rather him leave he's behind cotts copps Duffy in my eyes

The reason he would have played well in a pre season friendly is that it would have been against a lower level team and that is his level.
He struggled to make an impact in league One and will certainly not make the grade in the Championship.
At times he looks like a boy playing in a mans league.

Midfield is not an area of concern for us



16 Aug 2013 10:51:50
Doncaster to sign jamie o'hara before tonight's kick off!

Please let this be true!

{Ed029's Note - I think wages could be a problem.. He's been training with QPR recently as well.

Please let this be true

This is true

The same one that was part of the relegated Wolves team?

Hope not, he's never really recovered from his major injury

16 Aug 2013 14:11:08
To play tonight Friday 16th aUG he'd need to have signed with paperwork registered before 5pm Thursday 15th aug.

Not true for tonight anyways. Hopefully by Wigan on tuesday

16 Aug 2013 20:09:51
hmmm sounds dubious. I very much doubt he is joining Doncaster, another Championship team will be his destination in the next fortnight.

Def not true JR said on radio Sheffield no more signings at the moment. The next signing needs to be Richie Wellens on long term. Forget Billy Sharp don't need him he was rubbish last season at Forest sat on bench most of time

Come on you PD knockers, Rovers were great to watch last night, football we played was fast and creative, Theo Robinson will be a great foil for Brown, and we still have Forrester, and Fernandez to come, and yet to see the best of Duffy, who needs Spurr, when we have Husband, club and JR deserve more support from Doncaster folk

Well said ^^^

About time someone said something sensible on here!

DRFC played fantastic against Blackburn. We are going to surprise a few people this season. So will all the Paul Dickov knockers get off his back and get behind him and the team.
The support from the south stand was exceptional on Fri. That volume of support is worth a goal start.

Not much noise on here just now from the Oldham fan who obviously dislikes Dickov.



15 Aug 2013 12:46:23
Doncaster sign Theo Robinson from Derby County

It always annoys me when we lose our better players to bigger sides : (

This guy might of ran about the pitch like a 3 legged donkey but he knew where the net was. All the best Theo.

^ Looooool.

Probably the worst striker I've ever seen in terms of actual ability to play football.

In terms of scoring goals though, he's actually very good.

What a donkey scored opening goal looked very good on the ball work rate very good pace very good. any more donkeys out there for the rovers to sign please contact paul dickov. all these comments are so way out robinson scored 9 goals up to Christmas last year that would have put him in line to score 20 for the season if clough would have believed in him. I see robinson having a good season for rovers.

^ If you're a Donny fan, I think Derby fans are better informed having watched him for the past couple of years.

Please have him in the side when you play us. Udders fan.

I think that remark could come back to haunt you.

Weve seen a lot more of Freeo at Town than all you Donny fans put together. Please play him against us, it will be a good laugh and a welcome relief to see him waste chances for the opposition instead of the frustration of seeing him waste them for us. wouldn't pay him in washers. How you managed to end up with him beggars belief. couldn't finish a packet of crisps.

{Ed003's Note - Not a fan then ?}

Well he looked the business against Blackburn. I think Paul Dickov will get the best out of him!

20 Aug 2013 10:17:33
Love how Huddersfield slate him but derby the most recent club seems to think he's alright. Did he not leave Huddersfield to further himself. Sour grapes if you ask me

It just shows how a player can respond to playing for a good manager in front of a set of fans who understand what is going on out there on the pitch.

Personaly I've nothing against Donny, or Freeo for that matter. Infact I hope he does well for you. Just can't see it that's all. Imo he's a muppet when it comes to finishing off his chances. He doesn't convert anywhere near as many as he should. His shots usually hit row z, or are straight down the keepers throat. All the best for the coming season, watch out there are some terminators in this division, and i'm not talking about HTFC.

Theo scores again, this is making the noises from Huddersfans sound a bit comical.

20 Aug 2013 20:44:07
2 in 2 I'm struggling to see the bad side if this 150000 investment

All credit to Freeo for his promising start with Donny. His 2 goals are there for everybody to see and last nights turn and shot was top drawer, I heard it on radio sheffields comentary. I also heard loud and clear his skied shots that ended up in row z. That part of his game hasn't changed, and its that part that makes him such a waste of space coupled with his unusually heavy touch and ability to miss place passes to team mates in the final 3rd. Its goals that count at the end of the day and at the moment he's playing out of turn. I sincerely hope for Donny and Freeo that the goals keep coming because if they dry up your left with a muppet. Hope you keep your promising start to the season going, Watch out for Watford, Leicester, and forrest, they can be terminators, Reading and QPR look as though they will be a handful in this division too. All the best for the rest of the season.

Thanks for the good wishes but with regards to your comments about him missing chances - well all strikers miss them.
One of the worst at this is Defoe.
He fails to put stuff away that you would expect a sunday league striker to finish and yet he plays for England!
All strikers miss many more than they score but the key is to keep getting into the positions to score and in a good team your mates will provide the scoring opportunities.

That is not the key at all. The great strikers are the ones who are quiet all game, have one chance and still put it in the back of the net.

That is not what Theo is. As a Derby ST holder, I can honestly say some of the worst misses I've ever seen have come from Theo's boots. He needs at least 5 good chances to score even one.

He'll still score upwards of 12 goals for you though.

So if he gets 12 he will be on the divisions top scorers list.
if he was "one of the great strikers" he wouldn't be playing for derby, huddersfield or donny would he.

24 Aug 2013 15:25:56
20 minutes gone today and 2 assists I think he's paid of his 150,000 price tag already



15 Aug 2013 12:22:12
Doncaster Rovers sign Derby County striker Theo Robinson for an undisclosed fee.

Decent signing if he can get goals



15 Aug 2013 12:16:52
Doncaster have signed striker Theo Robinson from Derby for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £200,000. Good signing from Dicov.

DET reporting its 150,000 2 year deal. He's worth a punt for that amount, good luck to him, he always gave 100% in a rams shirt.

15 Aug 2013 18:18:36
Theo is a good player good on the Doncaster he may not be prolific but you will get at least 15 a sewason. This is from a disappointed Watford fan who let him go to early

Good luck Theo. Decent signing for Donny. Thanks for your efforts at Derby.

Hopefully start to free up some wages

23 league goals since 2010 says yep great signing. lmao

He is shocking


10 goals in 39 and 8 in 28 not bad for £150,000.

He scored within half an hour of pulling on the Donny shirt. Eat your words mate.

And 1 game proves that? Wait until the end of the season before making a judgment I say.

If you're calling me judgemental then that's very hypocritical saying as you were making assumptions about how he would do at Donny even before he played.

All the best at your new club Freeo. Please please don't come back to HTFC.

Shows what you know about your own club in his first spell with udders he scored 13 goals. lol

Two games now and he is still scoring.

I've seen him play for the past few seasons though, unlike you. I'm allowed to be judgmental because I've seen evidence.



14 Aug 2013 23:47:53
Milwall and Doncaster both set to launch a bid of around £450k for peterbrough defender Craig Alcock, as they look to add to there squads.

450k is nowhere near his valuation. So dream on if you think you will get him for that

Nimely, corr blimey, never heard of him but can't be bad coming from Man City,
well done PD, he knows what we need, keeps trying shame board don't appear to backing him, sick of hearing bleeting about Billy Sharp, give up on him never really works second time round

We don't need another defender unless he is a left back, but we desperately need a recognised striker

Couldn't agree more sharp in the past as is s. o. d the future is now but who runs the club j. r wants the investment but Baldwin doesn't I thought he was just an overpaid employer.

Double it and you would be much nearer

There's only one Theo Robinson, Nimely isn't timely, or will we get them both, that would be good, at last some pace up front, watch out Blackburn

Agree Baldwin overpaid, JR wants investment because he is RTID, Baldwin is TB & DW puppet along with LF, holding club back! must have ulteria motives, I wonder what, that's the question

One things for sure, if the investment isn't made soon it'll be back down to league one. Then the cry will be, 'we've lost x amount, got to cut our cloth'

Very well paid I here.

There will not be any investment. One deal flatly turned down by 2 of the 3 owners, the other never existed. Trust me.



13 Aug 2013 12:02:33
Rumours of Federico Macheda to go to Doncaster on loan. It's been silent at the keepmoat, no news of anything for 3 or 4 days. Even the clubs twitter account is silent. Very very strange.

That guy needs to leave Man United, he could be a great player but is going nowhere at Old Trafford. I thought he had already left to Italy to be honest

Can't see him scoring 15 goals a season, why didn't we go for Will Crigg from Walsall, he signed for Brentford 2 goals in the bag already, dose PD realise there are other clubs out there to get players from other than Manchester or Oldham, joke of a manager,

See the Rovers are advertising for a stadium manager, how many managers do we want.? After all we we are not Barcelona, wouldn't the cash be better used to help get us a decent striker, will we need all these guys when we get relegated back to league one, Baldwin will be Ieft with a bunch of managers, with no one going to the stadium what a joke

That's a shock a rovers fans judging a player who hasn't kicked a ball in the championship ever, ahh brilliant logic

Wait a minute we sign forrester from brentford and duffy from scunny and cb on loan kumalo from spurs just give him a chance RTID

Too many so called supporters willing dickov to fail probably s, o. d fans not supporters just hanger ons signing so far very good and show promise pity can't get more support from board and doom and gloom merchants. keepmoat

14 Aug 2013 11:07:09
Who can say Machido won't get 15 goals a season he may not he may get 25 ect give the lad the chance ateast he wants to come n give it a go, come on you so called rovers fans back tbe lad for gods sake! RTID

At least we are playing good football and with the addition of a striker can see us finishing half way and South Yorkshire top team AGAIN

14 Aug 2013 12:09:05
You all saying its macheda I can tell you it's not. I know exactly who it is and it's not a Man U striker.


For a start the striker is not macheda. Get it right


You must be joking, no goals for Stuttgart none for sampdoria, none for QPR, a friend in Manchester says the only clubs he likes is night clubs, would be better looking in lower leagues for someone to develop, we have 2 strikers who can't hit a barn door don't want another.

The reason the fans moan is because it's everybody but billy sharp, they are obsessed with him simple as that, any other striker gets linked with rovers and it's not him the throw their toys out the pram

14 Aug 2013 12:55:48
^^ according to an Italian newspaper it's macheda

Heard its someone from man city was on loan last season at palace and middlesbro is that correct if your so in the know

So if you know who it is, why don't you tell us? Or is it just another case of someone who thinks he knows it all, knowing absolutely nothing. JRH

Alex nimely from man city. Near enough done deal

Hmmmm, might just be Alex Nimely. what will the next moan be? Not good enough. well he scores goals and has played at age levels for England! Must be something to moan about.

Alex nimely from man city

14 Aug 2013 22:03:49
Also macheda to join along with Alex Nimely from city

That was on radio Sheffield Tuesday never heard of him

There's nothing wrong with any of them on loan, people's head have been filled with stupidness since the takeover rumours came up, the talk of 20million has got people thinking we can get anyone we want, well it's not that simple is it, nimely has bags of pace nothing wrong with having a Lacey striker, play 2 upfront get the ball into paynter to slip nimely in that's what I'd go for, I'm sure all the attacking midfield a we have could put him through aswell, and handy to have on the counter, people need to lower their ideas of targets it's pathetic

No more rumours about strikers! DRFC website today shows we signed Theo Robinson from Derby. No doubt so called fans will complain but can whingers please shut up and show up to support Rovers at games?!




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