Rovers Book – Doncaster Rovers: Their greatest team

The complete story of the 1965-66 season – Doncaster Rovers Book Finding my way as a Rovers fan in the 80’s and 90’s I was bombarded with tales of the Rovers glorious past.  Stories of ‘The King’ Click Jeffrey, the deadly finishing of Laurie Sheffield, the guile of Bobby Gilfillan, the legend of Tony Coleman … More Rovers Book – Doncaster Rovers: Their greatest team

Mickey Norbury

Will always be considered something of a hero by Rovers fans after scoring a hat trick against Scunthorpe United at Glanford in the Rovers 5-0 demolition of their rivals.  Former jail bird, ‘Mental’ Mickey joined Rovers in 1994 having enjoyed a good record at Preston North End; however he suffered a broken leg at Deepdale … More Mickey Norbury

Fran Tierney

Fran Tierney was one of the highly regarded players to come off the Crewe Alexandra production line, during a period when Dario Grady produced a number of top class talents such as Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage and Neil Lennon. Tierney was regarded as the hottest of prospects in the early part of his career and … More Fran Tierney

John Doolan

Midfielder John Doolan signed for the Rovers at the latter end of the clubs stay in the Football Conference, quickly establishing himself in the centre of Rovers midfield during the clubs rise through the divisions. A talented midfielder, who was comfortable on the ball and always able to link play well, Doolan will be forever … More John Doolan

Tony Coleman

On 6th May 1966 Rovers entertained Notts County in a game they were desperate to win in order to further progress their march towards promotion with only three games remaining. Things didn’t go well on that night at Belle Vue; Rovers struggled to get going and were frustrated by a number of ‘questionable’ decisions awarded … More Tony Coleman

Brian Deane

He fit the bill as the archetypal front man of the day.  At 6’3” tall he was big and strong, good in the air and held the ball up well, allied with decent pace and the ability to run in behind defenders, Brian Deane had all the necessary qualities as a front man. Undoubtedly talented … More Brian Deane

Jack Ashurst

Jack joined in 1988 aged 34 years for a reported fee of £15,000 from Leeds Utd. He brought with him vast experience and excellent organisational skills.  He was a tough central defender who could read the game extremely well and was never flustered, regardless of the situation in front of him. He had a tremendous … More Jack Ashurst

Eddie Gormley

Joining the club on a free transfer in July 1990 from Tottenham Hotspur, the Irish midfielder went on to make 128 appearances and scored 17 goals during three years in South Yorkshire. Eddie was an all action, box to box midfielder with the ability to drag his team back into a game. He won the … More Eddie Gormley

Tom Keetley

One of twelve brothers, four of which played for the club during the 1920’s, Tom Keetley joined the Rovers from Bradford Park Avenue in 1923.  He went on to become one of the most significant He spent six seasons at Belle Vue and scored more than 20 goals every term,  and is Rovers all-time leading … More Tom Keetley

Fred Emery

Following brief spells with Lincoln City and Bradford City, Fred joined the Rovers in the summer of 1924 but had to wait until December to make his debut in a 1-0 win at home to Hartlepool when he was drafted in a replacement to the injured full back Wigglesworth.  He made a total of just … More Fred Emery