England didn’t impress - give me Doncaster any day

Flashback: Graeme Lee scores the winner at the Millennium Stadium, which is better than Wembley in my oppinion.                    Picture: Chris Bull
Flashback: Graeme Lee scores the winner at the Millennium Stadium, which is better than Wembley in my oppinion. Picture: Chris Bull
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HOPEFULLY the latest of the international breaks will have given some of Rovers’ walking wounded time to recover, and by the time kick off comes at Ashton Gate tomorrow, we could have a near-full strength side that will see us get the points we need for safety.

I, along with quite a number of Rovers fans, went down to Cardiff on Saturday to watch the national side play against Wales.

It brought back many memories of Rovers JPT Trophy win over Bristol Rovers.

On that occasion I was in the press box, but on Saturday I sat at the end where Graeme Lee scored the extra-time winner.

Personally, I think the Millennium Stadium is better than Wembley.

I even managed to beat the traffic and be home by 10.25pm.

The standard of football on show left a lot to be desired, however, and give me Rovers any day.

Along with 103 other Rovers’ fans, our weekend starts early as we are all staying down in Weston-Super-Mare from Friday through until Sunday, taking in the game at Bristol City.

It should be a great time, despite inflicting our Karaoke skills? on the locals.

Hopefully we can get the same result as last season when we won 5-2, with Billy Sharp and Jay Emmanuel Thomas giving the Robins a footballing lesson.

It will be much harder this time, but on our day we are a match for most Championship sides.

I can’t believe the season is drawing to a close, but the next six weeks should be very exciting.

The closing of the loan window came and went last week without us adding to the squad, so it’s a case of what you see is what you get.......

As I informed readers of this column last week, I am so lucky to be going on the Rovers/NSPCC Childline Inca Trek in Peru from June 5th to the 15th.

I have been training hard along with fellow walker Steve Uttley and staff from the Rovers and families.

We tackled a hike near Ladybower as some practice, and I know it’s difficult to believe, but I’m running two nights a week and cycling to try and get into shape.

I will have to lay off the biscuits!

As we are walking at between 10,000 and 14,000ft I need to train where there is very little atmosphere, so I think I will drop in at Glanford Park this week ...

The first deadline for the season ticket sales has passed and gone, and there has been a very good response,

It helps that fans are allowed to spread the cost this season, although the Supporters’ Club have had a season ticket savings scheme going for over 30 years now.

Let’s hope for a win on Saturday and enjoy the game if you are travelling. If not why not keep up to date with live commentary on Rovers Players at only £3.99 per month......

Coach times for the Day trip to Bristol are Harworth: 8.05, Rossington 8.15, Hare and Tortoise (Rosso Side) 8.20, Infirmary 8.30 and Keepmoat 8.45.

There are still some seats available.