The Verdict by Paul Goodwin

Rovers substitution, Ryan Mason, battled hard to get the away side back in the game in the second half. Picture: Kate Evans
Rovers substitution, Ryan Mason, battled hard to get the away side back in the game in the second half. Picture: Kate Evans

HERE’S hoping Good Friday lives up to its name - after another extraordinary week in the life of Doncaster Rovers.

I’ve always said there’s something a little bit special about Rovers.

In John Ryan, they have a bold and brilliant chairman - and this week’s magnificent ticket gesture proved exactly that.

In Sean O’Driscoll they don’t have a stereotypical rent-a-quote manager - and his post-Hull rant about flying to the moon and managing Real Madrid certainly proved that.

As a football club Rovers also remain firmly attached to its local community.

And that community has rallied behind its team in its hour of need this week, in time for tomorrow’s crucial clash with Crystal Palace.

* For full story see this week’s Free Press