Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers
Training Facilities14/20
Youth Facilities12/20 + Youth Academy
Stadium Capacity15,231
LeagueCoca Cola Championship


[edit] History

Formed in 1879, Doncaster Rovers have seen a lot of success in recent years. The Championship side were in the Blue Square Premier just 6 years ago. Promotion on the 10th may 2003 saw 'Donny' enter the Football League. It took them just one season to win promotion again, as they were crowned the, what was then, Division Three Champions. This meant Doncaster were the last team to win Division Three before it changed to Coca cola League Two. On new years day, 2007, Doncaster played their first game in their new stadium, Keepmoat Stadium. In the 07/08 season, Doncaster beat Leeds United, the favourites to go up, in the play-off final. Doncaster had finally returned to the Coca Cola Championship, for the first time in 50 years. Many football fans may remewmber what was to be a great Carling Cup run for Doncaster. They beat Manchester City and Aston Villa on penalties to progress to the quater finals. They managed to take Arsenal all the way to penalties, but they narrowly lost, with Gilberto Silva scoring the winning penalty. Their manager is Sean O'Driscoll, the former A.F.C Bournemouth boss.

[edit] General Information

Nation: England

Year Founded: 1879

Status: Professional

Reputation: Regional

Chairman Status: Loves the Club

Favoured Personnel: John Ryan, Mickey Walker, Dave Penney, Ian Snodin, Sean McDaid, Sean Thornton

Fierce Rivals: Rotherham, Barnsley, Scunthorpe

Other Rivals: Sheff Wed, Hull

Finances: Okay

Estimated Value: £2.5M

Stadium: The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Stadium Capacity: 15231 all-seater

Pitch Dimensions: Length: 105m, Width: 68m

Maximum Pitch Dimensions: Length: 113m, Width: 73m

Training Facilities: Good training facilities

Youth Facilities: Adequate Youth facilities + Youth Academy

Continental Competition: None

Media Prediction: 22nd

Squad Average Age: 25

Squad Personality: Determined

Club Captain: Adam Lockwood

Vice Captain: Brian Stock

[edit] Transfer/Wage Budgets

Bank Balance: £683k

Wage Budget: £53.24k p/w

Current Wage: £42.06k p/w

Difference: £11.17k p/w

Average Wage: £882 p/w

Transfer Budget: £800 - £1.5m

[edit] Board Expectations

Top Half Finish: 250k/53k p/w

Promotion: 375k/65k p/w

Title Challenge: 425k/70k p/w

Winner: 475k/75k p/w

Coca Cola Championship: Avoid Relegation

F.A Cup: Third Round

League Cup: Second Round

[edit] Players (08/09)

[edit] Goalkeepers

Neil Sullivan

Ben Smith

[edit] Defenders

James O'Connor

Gareth Roberts

Byron Webster

James Chambers

Adam Lockwood

Sean Mcdaid

Sam Hird

[edit] Midfielders

Brian Stock

Mark Wilson

Martin Woods

Jack Wilson

John Spicer

Quinton Fortune

John Oster

[edit] Strikers/Forwards

Lewis Guy

James Hayter

Paul Heffernan

Stuart Elliot

James Coppinger

Waide Fairhurst

Billy Sharp (on loan)

[edit] Boardroom

Chairman: John Ryan

Managing Director: Stuart Highfield

Director of Football: Mickey Walker

Director: Andrew Liney

Director: Peter Hepworth

Director: Mike Collett

Director: Terry Bramall

Director: Jim Beresford

[edit] Staff

Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Assistant Manager: Richard O'Kelly

Goalkeeping Coach: Barry Richardson

Youth Coach: Paul Wilson

Youth Coach: Paul Stancliffe

Physio: John Dickens

Scout: Mike Corderoy

Scout: Jim Baskerville

[edit] Kits

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