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Here’s to you, Mrs Robinson, in tribute

Doncaster Rover's superfan Marjorie Robinson, seen here at a Leeds United away game, has passed away aged 86.

Doncaster Rover's superfan Marjorie Robinson, seen here at a Leeds United away game, has passed away aged 86.

One of Doncaster Rovers’ longest serving and oldest supporters has passed away.

Marjorie Robinson, aged 86, died in her sleep in Stenson Court care home, Hexthorpe, after a short illness.

Marjorie, of Adwick-le-Street, had been attending matches for almost 60 years.

Marjorie attended home, away, friendly and cup games - around 2,500 matches in total.

She was well known to the team and fellow fans and many supporters have taken to the Doncaster Rovers fan page on Facebook to share their memories of her.

Her niece, Jane Marshall, said: “She really was Rovers till she died. Everyone she met at the games was like her family.”

Marjorie kept every ticket and programme from each game. They are to be given to her 19-year-old grandson, Thomas Barton. Once a keen footballer, Marjorie used to say he would be the Rovers goalkeeper one day.

The funeral will be held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Barnby Dun, at 10.30am on Friday, and the wake will be held at the Doncaster Rovers bar, Keepmoat Stadium, at noon .

The family have invited people who knew Marjorie to attend.

 

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