Why not follow Millwall’s lead and have a Plantworkers Day?

Model professional: It was great news that Brian Stock signed a new deal this week.     Picture: Matt Short
Model professional: It was great news that Brian Stock signed a new deal this week. Picture: Matt Short
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WIND blown and deflated! That’s how I felt after the long round trip to Millwall last Saturday.

It’s always bad when you lose, but after spending 90 minutes being battered by a gale force wind, and then letting a goal in at the death, it was hard to take.

It was not a classic game but we shaded it and deserved a point, but that’s football for you.

Millwall is always a hard ground to get to but as I followed my satnav it took me a different way past Canary Wharf and through Rotherhithe Tunnel.

This was a tunnel I had never heard of and to be honest, after I later found out it is rated as the fourth most dangerous tunnel in Europe, I was wondering why I had gone that way! It’s tight and has bends that are at 90 degrees

So we managed to get through that on to find ourselves driving down a bumpy road past archway garages that looked like they were out of Eastenders

It had actually saved me over 30 minutes but was a bit hairy at times.

What we did enjoy was being part of their ‘Dockers’ Day’ when they celebrate their origins.

Maz Ahmed enjoyed it even more as they had some of their players from the past on show and he could not resist posing with Teddy Sheringham on a quite few photos both on his iphone and other cameras we had.

It was good to see all the photographs and history of a proud club that has wrongly been tarred with a bad reputation because of a minority of idiots.

It made me think that maybe we should have a ‘Plant Works Day’ where we invite Plant workers from the steam days back and show our proud history of railway heritage. We could make Albert Jenkins proud. Let me know what you think.

We were made very welcome by everyone at the club and enjoyed it other than the result a great afternoon with the media team down there.

What great news this week when captain Brian Stock put pen to paper.

For us in the media he is one of the nicest guys and a pleasure to work with. He is a model professional that many could learn from.

He is always after me for photos that he collects of the games he is in and has quite a few now. If we could only get the other eleven players fit we would a super squad and could really go for it.

This is where you the fans come in as the 12th man, because the noise and support you give helps the players keep going. The fans who sit there moaning throughout the game help no one and cause the atmosphere at the Keepmoat to be solemn and lacking.

We have a big double-header over four days with, first Portsmouth, and then Ipswich, visiting with such top players as Kanu, Nugent, Lawrence, Wickham, Bullard and Cunago to name a few on show.

I can remember when we had players from teams like Leigh RMI and Nuneaton now we have international Premier League stars playing against us.

No Rovers fans have ever seen such a good Rovers footballing side as now. So get down and be that 12th man. Oh, and don’t forget to buy a programme and see if you are the face in the crowd.