OUR Doncaster Rovers Prediction League is back!
Four of Rovers’ biggest fans will have their say on the club every week in the Free Press as part of our new Big Match Preview section.
They will also compete against each other - and Free Press sports reporters Paul Goodwin and Liam Hoden - for the title of Prediction League champion by forecasting Doncaster’s results each week.
Here’s your chance to meet this season’s Prediction League competitors.
Name: Jonathan Foster
Lives: Wheatley Hills
South Stand season ticket holder
Attends Rovers games with a group of friends.
Hopes for the season: Staying in the Championship would be a great achievement and should always be the primary aim, anything more than that would be a bonus.
Name: Lee Croft
Occupation: Student, studying BA Politics at University of Hull
Attends games with his three brothers Andrew, Liam and Kyle.
Hopes for the season: I’m hoping the Rovers do well despite the bad start.
I do think the worst is behind us and the only way from here is up.
I predict finishing around 11th, unless we take a nose-dive similar to last season due to injuries.
Name: Paul Mayfield
Occupation: Branch manager for a bearings and power transmission distributor. Secretary of Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club (Retford Branch)
Family: Married to Ruth with two children, Daniel and Claire.
Attends with games with Wally Lamb of Gainsborough.
Hopes for the season: If we can finish in the same position as last season I think we will have achieved what we needed to do and stay in the Championship, it’s so important financially.
There are a lot of teams still receiving parachute payments from the Premier League, or have a bigger fan and revenue base than we have, so we don’t start on a level playing field.
I’d like to see us revert to playing football, not these long punts up field.
It’d be nice to get a good draw in the FA Cup too to help the finances. And see the town get behind the team.
Name: Martin Hall
Occupation: Insurance underwriter
Family: Married to Sam and two children, Gemma and Connor.
Attend Rovers games with Connor and my friend Rob Isaac.
Hopes for the season: Staying up!