SURVIVAL: Time is running out

Vikingsbloggen has been away for a while – and we couldn’t have chosen a better time! What is going on? Since the New Year we’ve managed to slide 11 places down the League One table and we now find ourselves sat in the relegation zone. What seemed like a blip has soon turned into a…

It’s now or never

The “slump” that Doncaster Rovers were in is quickly turning into a crisis. Only three points from the last ten games means Rovers now sit rock bottom of the form table, with no signs of improvement. The game against Shrewsbury last Saturday saw a much improved performance for the first 45 minutes, but no chances…

Coppinger and Tyson commit future

James Coppinger and Nathan Tyson have today penned deals to extend their stays with Doncaster Rovers. Coppinger, who signed for Rovers from Exeter City in 2004, has signed a new one-year contract to keep him at the club for a record breaking 13th season. So far, Copps has amassed almost 500 appearances in total and…

Rovers face Shrewsbury in bid to escape relegation fight

Football is like a giant game of snakes and ladders. You all start on an even footing, some plod along at a gentle pace while others hit snake after snake. There are those that hit a huge ladder and stride to the top, avoiding snakes for most of the season. Rovers are somewhere in between….

Rovers look to build on draw

Darren Ferguson will be hoping the draw from his Rovers side at the weekend is a sign of a turnaround and things to come over the next few weeks. It wasn’t the best Rovers performance we have seen in the 1-1 draw with Millwall, but it is a huge boost after the form and performances…

VERDICT: Rovers come from behind to earn point

Rovers will have looked back on yesterday’s game and thought they could have won, drawn or lost the game. In the end, a draw was the result, and a fair result after considering everything that happened. They went into the game in the need of a good, or at least improved performance compared to the…

Rovers look to turn things around v Millwall

In the week the Flying Scotsman returned to Doncaster for the first time in over a decade, Millwall’s supporters will follow in the famous loco’s footsteps for Saturday’s meeting at the Keepmoat. The Scotsman has been out of action for over ten years but steamed back into service this week. Rovers have been running on…

VERDICT: Rovers fall to another derby defeat

Derby day disappointment was served up to Rovers fans again on Saturday thanks to a single Barnsley goal. A 1,421 strong Rovers following travelled to Oakwell in the hope of a turnaround performance following last week’s defeat to Sheffield United. It took a single goal from substitute Ashley Fletcher with less than ten minutes left…

Rovers look to do the double over managerless Barnsley

You wait months for a derby, only for two to come along at once. Twenty-sixteen hasn’t seen the best of Rovers yet, with only one win since the New Year. The 3-0 thumping of Southend at Roots Hall showed just what Rovers are capable of, followed by the unfortunate loss to Stoke City in the…

VERDICT: Rovers lose out in drab derby

When you think of a local derby, you automatically think of an exciting, fast paced game with tackles flying in left, right and centre. That’s not what many of us witnessed at the Keepmoat yesterday with the visit of Sheffield United. Early on, it looked like we were going to be treated to a good…

Strong squad available for Blades visit

Tomorrow is derby day as Sheffield United visit the Keepmoat. It’s been a while since Rovers had a game. Walsall was the last test for Ferguson’s men when the sides met on Tuesday 2nd February. Last week’s trip to Scunthorpe was called off in controversial circumstances after the referee deemed the pitch unplayable, despite protests…