Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Season Review 2010/11 - August

DRFC Season Review 2010/11 - August

The players and staff at Doncaster Rovers are now taking a well-earned break after a tough season at the Keepmoat and we start our build up to the 2011/12 season by looking back at last season.

Rovers managed to maintain their position in the Championship for a fourth season but it was all very nervy in the final few months of the season as they slip towards the relegation places..

Sean O`Driscoll and the players went into the new season looking at pushing for the play offs and this was boosted by the record signing of Billy Sharp in the summer.

Sharp was joined at the Keepmoat by fellow new signings George Friend (Wolves), Simon Gillett (Southampton) and Josh Payne (West Ham).

We start the look back at last season by starting in August as the club made a great start on the opening day.

The first game of the season saw Doncaster travel to Preston North End and first half goals from James O`Connor and James Hayter ensured a 2-0 win for Rovers.

The only sour note of the afternoon was Simon Gillett receiving a red card for two yellow card offences.

Rovers entertain Accrington Stanley in the Carling Cup in midweek and bow out of the competition in extra time.

Josh Payne scores his first goal for the club but Accrington takes the tie into extra time with a late equaliser.

The League Two side progress into the second round with a goal early in extra time.

Rovers are already having an injury crisis, something that becomes a common feature during the season.

Four youth team players are named on the bench, with Bradley Grayson getting his first taste of first team action in extra time.

Sean O`Driscoll boosts his squad with the signing of experienced defender Wayne Thomas who was released by Southampton in the summer.
He also brings in young midfielder Ryan Mason on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

Rovers are back in Championship action on the Saturday and a penalty in injury time from Billy Sharp salvages a point in a 1-1 draw with Bristol City.

Cardiff are next up for Rovers in South Wales and a Craig Bellamy inspired side inflict a 4-0 defeat on Rovers.

Old League Three and League Two foes Hull City are next up for Rovers at the Keepmoat.

The Tigers are back in the Championship after two seasons in the Premier League and they are no match for Rovers who bounce back from the heavy defeat at Cardiff.

Martin Woods gives Rovers an early lead only to be cancelled out by Nicky Barmby inside the opening ten minutes.

Billy Sharp scores from the penalty spot for the second home game in a row just before half time to give Rovers a deserved half time lead.

James Coppinger wraps the game up for Rovers in the second half as they enjoy a 3-1 win.

Rovers finish the first month of the season on seven points, level with fifth place.

Queens Park Rangers, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town are the early pace setters in the division with ten points.

It is a quiet day on transfer deadline day at the end of the month with just Josh Payne leaving to join Oxford United on loan.

Join us next week when we will be looking back at September, when an inspired James Coppinger fires a superb hat trick to down eventual promoted side Norwich City at the Keepmoat.



Join The Vital Debate


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




Vital Doncaster on: facebook

Vital Doncaster on: twitter



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

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday June 2 2011
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
The injury problems started from the first game. It really needs looking at how the club can get so many injuries. It can't surely be down to bad luck.
DonnyEd
01/06/2011 20:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Midfielder In Football League Team Of The Week

On loan Everton midfielder Conor Grant has been included in the Football League Team of the Week

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Crewe Alexandra - Highlights

Highlights from the clash between Doncaster Rovers and Crewe Alexandra on Saturday

DRFC Mandeville Suffers Fresh Injury

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson says Liam Mandeville has suffered a fresh injury

DRFC Ferguson Hoping To Send Three Out But No More Coming In

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson says he is looking to see three players go out on loan before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Crewe?
Suggested By:
Lawlor41%
Blair1%
Baudry3%
Butler6%
Mason10%
Grant6%
Houghton1%
Copppinger21%
Williams3%
Marquis5%
Rowe3%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 27 18 4 5 58 21
2 Plymouth 26 17 3 6 54 15
3 Carlisle 27 12 12 3 48 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 26 12 7 7 43 6
6 Luton 26 11 9 6 42 13
7 Colchester 27 11 7 9 40 7
8 Barnet 27 10 10 7 40 0
9 Exeter 26 12 3 11 39 12
10 Cambridge 26 11 6 9 39 7
11 Grimsby 27 11 6 10 39 4
12 Mansfield 27 9 10 8 37 -1
13 Blackpool 26 9 9 8 36 11
14 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
15 Stevenage 27 10 3 14 33 -6
16 Yeovil 26 8 8 10 32 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Hartlepool 27 7 9 11 30 -9
19 Crewe 27 6 10 11 28 -13
20 Accrington 26 6 8 12 26 -11
21 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 26 5 9 12 24 -11
23 Notts County 27 6 5 16 23 -22
24 Newport 26 4 7 15 19 -16
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)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 10 2017 7:45PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers12
2.DonnyEd9
3.Dony Derek1
4.Dblido1
Write for Vital Football