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O'Driscoll Is 'The Arsene Wenger Of League One'

O'Driscoll Is 'The Arsene Wenger Of League One'

John Ryan saw all the hard work that he has put into the club since becoming Doncaster chairman bare yet more fruit after they gained promotion to the Championship after beating Leeds in the League One play-off on Sunday.

Ryan has hailed the achievement by the club, calling Sean O'Driscoll 'the Arsene Wenger of League One', something that he has now changed to 'of the Championship': 'It is an incredible achievement and it just shows you what you can do in football,' Ryan told BBC Sport. 'Sean has done a fantastic job. He is understated and doesn't like the limelight but I call him the Arsene Wenger of League One.

'He'll have to be the Sean O'Driscoll of the Championship now though.'

Only five-years ago Doncaster were playing non-league football, now they are in the Championship after three promotions in these five-years, a remarkable achievement in anyone's books, Ryan added: 'Five years ago we were in non-league football and Leeds were playing in the Premier League. David beat Goliath here and I think quite deservedly too.

'I can't imagine another team has gone from the Conference to the Championship as quickly as we have.'

It has been an astonishing rise through the ranks, and who would bet against Donny playing Premier League football in the future? The way that they play I think they will more than hold their own in the Championship next season.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday May 28 2008
Time: 10:41AM

Comments

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Some of the football we have played this season as been a privelege to watch. The best performance of them all was Millwall away when we could have easily got double figures!!!
dazza71
28/05/2008 18:41:00
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Don't be daft he's not French
Tiny T
29/05/2008 09:01:00
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Oui Oui, I still think if we have a few bad results the fans will soon turn on him again!
dazza71
01/06/2008 11:18:00
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Ryan's been on the funny Baccy again.
Tiny T
06/06/2008 21:23:00
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Should that now be Wenger of the Chumpionship now?
eastneydave
24/06/2008 13:35:00
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what a change of attitude, you were all crucifying him at the beginning of the season.
Bigboybug
28/06/2008 14:08:00
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Good luck for next season. SO'D is under rated. He did a good job at Bournemouth under difficult circumstances.
storagematt
27/07/2008 22:53:00
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