Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC 500 not out for Sullivan

DRFC 500 not out for Sullivan

Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Neil Sullivan is set to make his 500th league appearance at the weekend against Bristol City.

Sullivan who turned 40 in February has enjoyed an illustrious career since making his debut for Wimbledon in the Premiership in1992.

The goalkeeper became a regular in the starting line up during the 1996/97 season, this despite being on the wrong end of a shot that beat him from the halfway line by Manchester United midfielder David Beckham on the opening day.

He also went on to represent Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the top flight before joining Leeds United in the Championship in 2004.

After three years at Elland Road he joined Rovers initially on loan in 2007 after being deemed 'surplus to requirements` by the then Leeds boss Dennis Wise.

The veteran keeper made sixteen appearances for Rovers during his loan spell and helped them lift their first domestic silverware when they won the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy; it was also Sullivan`s first domestic honour.

Sullivan joined Rovers in the summer of 2007 and helped the club in his first full season, to win the League One Play off final, ironically against his former club Leeds in a 1-0 victory.

In his three full seasons at Rovers, Sullivan missed his first league game on the final day of last season after 140 consecutive appearances.

Sullivan has also represented Scotland on 28 occasions during a six year international career between 1997 and 2003.

Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll speaking in the Sheffield Star was full of praise for his goalkeeper when he said; 'He came back, as he did last pre-season, fresh and wanting to do the work. You don't have to drag him or kick him to do training or to do extra or to get him in the gym.

'He's not going to run around football pitches like the rest of them, but he's in the gym on the rower and the stepper. He's got his programmes to do and he does them, so fair play to him; you only get out what you put in."

Sullivan started the season with a man of the match performance in Rovers 2-0 opening day victory at Preston. His performance also earned him a place in the Championship team of the week, which is chosen by the Press Association.

O`Driscoll thinks Sullivan is far from finished as well, 'It wouldn't surprise me to see him still playing in his mid-40s. I think he knows what he has to do." He continued.

Sullivan was out of contract in the summer and accepted a new one-year deal that was offered to him by the club.


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 .


Bookmark and Share







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

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday August 12 2010
Time: 8:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Mike Towell – RIP

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
Well done, Neil!
herringthorpe
12/08/2010 22:59:00
0
Leeds should have never let him go.
king billy
13/08/2010 14:42:00
0
I thought he's have passed 500 by now, shows no sign of slowing down.
1879Rovers
13/08/2010 15:36:00
0
He's still looking really good. I think this might be his last season at Rovers though.
donnyed
13/08/2010 19:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Portsmouth v Doncaster Rovers Line-Ups

Line-ups for the game at Fratton Park

DRFC Portsmouth v Doncaster Rovers History

Vital Doncaster Rovers looks at the head-to-head record between Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers at Fratton Park over the years.

DRFC Main Out To Prove A Point To Rovers?

Betting ahead of the game today

DRFC Duo Walking Disciplinary Tightrope

Doncaster Rovers duo John Marquis and Joe Wright are both walking a disciplinary tightrope

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against Portsmouth?
Suggested By:
Win34%
Lose25%
Draw41%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 10 7 1 2 22 6
2 Luton 10 5 2 3 17 8
3 Doncaster 10 5 2 3 17 7
4 Portsmouth 10 5 2 3 17 7
5 Notts County 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Grimsby 10 5 1 4 16 3
7 Carlisle 10 3 7 0 16 3
8 Crewe 10 4 4 2 16 0
9 Morecambe 10 5 1 4 16 -2
10 Colchester 10 4 3 3 15 2
11 Accrington 10 4 3 3 15 1
12 Crawley 10 4 3 3 15 -1
13 Blackpool 10 3 4 3 13 4
14 Mansfield 10 3 4 3 13 -1
15 Hartlepool 10 2 6 2 12 -4
16 Leyton Orient 10 3 2 5 11 -2
17 Barnet 9 2 5 2 11 -2
18 Stevenage 10 3 2 5 11 -3
19 Wycombe 10 3 2 5 11 -3
20 Yeovil 10 3 1 6 10 -5
21 Cambridge 10 2 3 5 9 -6
22 Exeter 10 3 0 7 9 -7
23 Cheltenham 10 1 5 4 8 -3
24 Newport 9 1 3 5 6 -5
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two