Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC - Preview ahead of QPR V Doncaster game

DRFC - Preview ahead of QPR V Doncaster game

Doncaster will make the journey to big spending Queens Park Rangers this weekend for the first time in over forty years.

Queens Park Rangers are one of the bookies favourites for promotion this season after a very active summer in the transfer market. The club were bought by multi billionaire Flavio Briatore last season and he`s not been shy in offering cash to the Rangers manager in trying to get them back into the Premiership.
This also brings added pressure and there are reports that manager Ian Dowie has already had one fall out with the new owner.

After an opening day 2-1 victory at Loftus Road against Barnsley they were soundly beaten 3-0 at Sheffield United last Saturday.

Rovers on the other hand are starting life back in the Championship for the first time in fifty years, after an impressive opening day win at Derby they was only denied maximum points from their first two games when Cardiff equalised in the last few minutes last Saturday.

Team news
Rangers are hoping to have back striker Patrick Agyemang and midfielder Hogan Ephraim whilst last seasons player of the year Martin Rowlands should return after serving his three match suspension.

Rovers captain Brian Stock returned early from the Wales squad in midweek after the reoccurrence of a niggling back injury but are hoping he will be fit to play after intensive treatment. Jason Price and Darren Byfield returned to training this week but are probably not quite ready for a return to first team action.

Man to watch
QPR
Martin Rowland`s was their inspirational midfielder last season and chipped in with quite a few goals. He will be eager to play well after being suspended.

Doncaster
Lewis Guy has started the season in good fashion with goals in the opening two games and will be hoping he can carry it on.

History between the two clubs
The clubs have only ever met six times in the league the last one being in Rangers third division championship season of 1966/67, a season when they also became the first third division side to win the League cup.
When they met at Loftus Road that season Rangers ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners.
Doncaster won on their first ever visit in the 51/52 season winning 2-0 that day.
Overall record
1951/52 Doncaster 4-0 QPR
1951/52 QPR 0-2 Doncaster
1958/59 Doncaster 2-0 QPR
1958/59 QPR 3-1 Doncaster
1966/67 Doncaster 1-1 QPR
1966/67 QPR 6-0 Doncaster

The clubs have also met once in cup competition when Doncaster claimed a famous FA Cup win in the 84/85 season winning 1-0 at Belle Vue.

Prediction
Rangers will want to bounce back after last week`s heavy defeat, while Rovers are still riding high after last season`s play off success and have started this season well.
I expect Rovers to continue their decent start to the season and come away from Loftus Road with a point in a 1-1 draw



Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .









Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday August 22 2008
Time: 9:28PM

Comments

0
Good luck today..Dazza and Donny...
kazza
23/08/2008 13:38:00
0
Hopefully Rovers can quickly put Saturday's defeat out of their minds.
dazza71
08/03/2009 14:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Ferguson Not Interested In League One Striker

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is not interested in signing Scunthorpe United striker Paddy Madden

DRFC Ferguson In Talks With Three Premier League Players

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says the club are in talks to sign three players from the Premier League

DRFC Ferguson Confident Deal Will Be Done With Striker

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is still confident a new deal will be agreed with striker John Marquis

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many players do Doncaster need to sign this summer?
Suggested By:
13%
20%
32%
48%
5 or more87%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers35
2.Dblido4
3.DonnyEd1
Write for Vital Football