Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Season Preview - Doncaster Rovers

Season Preview - Doncaster Rovers

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Doncaster Rovers

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1879

Nickname: Rovers/Donny

Ground: Keepmoat Stadium - 15,231

Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

SELECTED HONOURS

Football League Third Division North - Champions: 1935, 1947, 1950.
Football League Fourth Division - Champions: 1966, 1969.
Football League One Playoffs - Winners: 2008.
Football Conference Playoffs - Winners: 2003.

Football League Trophy - Winners: 2007.
Football Conference Cup - Winners: 1999, 2000.

SELECTED HONOURS

Record attendance: 37,149 v Hull City (Third Division North, 1948)

Record victory: 10-0 v Darlington (Fourth Division, 1964)

Record defeat 0-12 v Small Heath (Second Division, 1903)

Record Buy: Billy Sharp - £1,150,000 from Sheffield United

Record Sale: Matthew Mills - £2,000,000 to Reading

PREVIEW

There can be no question that Sean O'Driscoll has done a phenomenal job at the Keepmoat Stadium thus far, not only keeping Rovers in the division but playing an attractive brand of football.

Doncaster are now famed for their style of play under the Irishman, as despite not having a glut of talent at their disposal they're always able to put up a spirited fight and at times out-play opposition.

Signing Billy Sharp has laid down a marker for the Yorkshire outfit as they bid to do one better than last season and given their two year's experience there's every chance of that happening.

Prediction: 14

Doncaster's experience at this level will count for a lot as they look to not only retain their place, but compete for a top-half finish.

At present the squad isn't strong enough overall to finish in the top half, however I am sure that players such as Sharp will slot into the current model effectively and help Rovers drive on.

However they will have to be more competitive where it matters to achieve the lofty heights of a 12th placed finish once more.




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Vital QPR on Facebook



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Boxer
Date:Sunday July 25 2010
Time: 10:47AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Can Crolla Beat Linares?

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Wigan Athletic v QPR - Team News

Steven Caulker misses out through injury as Hasselbaink rings the changes from EFL Cup win

Sandro In Team Of The Round (26/8/16)

Queens Park Rangers are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

One to Watch - Will Grigg

He's still on fire - Ryan Forrester runs the rule over Latics front-man Will Grigg.

The Men in Black - Wigan Athletic v QPR

CHRISTOPHER Kavanagh from Lancashire will take charge of Queens Park Rangers' trip to Wigan Athletic this Saturday.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Cardiff City
Suggested By:
Smithies0%
Onuoha0%
Hall5%
Caulker65%
Bidwell0%
Henry5%
Luongo0%
Cousins5%
Chery10%
Gladwin5%
Polter0%
Ngbakoto0%
Washington0%
Perch5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
7 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
9 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
10 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
12 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
13 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
14 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
15 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me21
2.rodneeranger1
3.jezza991
4.ImSitiv1
5.dustman1
6.DMD_QPR1
7.Aussie QPR1
8.Boxer1