Following failed attempts at unfurling not one but three banners, we felt it’s probably best to use a different method for our next message. In support of our new manager Darren Ferguson we have an impressive surfing flag that will be on display tomorrow in the Black Bank.
The flag was designed by our friends at the DRSG and covers 27 square metres – that’s nearly 300 square feet for those of you unable to follow a simple metric system.
If you are part of the Black Bank tomorrow, please help us in surfing it along. If you are situated anywhere else in the stadium, we would appreciate a picture or two sending to our social media channels.
BLACK BANK MAKE SOME NOISE
On the 26th of December, Doncaster Rovers play Scunthorpe United in what is always a great local derby.
The club will be expecting a bumper crowd and Scunny always do a decent job of filling the away end.
After the success of our last Crowd Funder campaign which has seen us buy the numerous flags that adorn the Keepmoat on Matchday now, we decided that we wanted to reward everyone who has helped to make Black Bank what it is so far just in time for Christmas.
Therefore we are offering numerous packages which will see you have the opportunity to lay your hands on the first pieces of Black Bank merchandise.
If our target is met we will be providing everyone who has pledged with a Knitted Black Bank Scarf and Stickers, just in time for Christmas and for the Boxing Day Derby where you’ll have the perfect opportunity to use them. Depending on the amount you pledge we’ll also be providing you with streamers and a one off, small Black Bank Flag. All packages must be collected from the Club on Match Day or a Doncaster Address. Postage can be arranged for the required fee (inc Abroad) but cannot guarantee Christmas Delivery.
Finally, as if this wasn’t enough, one package will win a half season ticket, for the South Stand meaning you could watch every home League game in the second half of the season for as little as £8. One other package will win a pair of Scunthorpe Tickets for Boxing Day (also South Stand).
What are you waiting for? PLEDGE NOW
Legends Vote Four
We have broken the club’s history down into 6 different eras and we’re asking you to vote for one legend from each. This is the third poll with the dates ranging between 1975-1990.
Voting will be available for just 4 days between now and Wednesday before the poll closes. The next two eras will be available shortly after this.
VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED
Winner: Colin Douglas
You may have seen from HERE that the club have offered to pay for a Legends Banner to don the walls of the home of the Black Bank (South Stand) next season.
We have broken the club’s history down into 6 different eras and ask for you to vote for 1 legend from each. This is the first poll with the first era for the club from our birth in 1879 through to 1948.
Voting will be available for just 4 days between now and Thursday before the poll slams shut. The other 5 eras will be available shortly after this. We’re taking it one at a time, each with a legend to name amongst many!
This may be the longest ‘era’ we have defined, but this is perhaps beyond most of our memory. When you also consider that this period includes many years when the club only played friendlies or in the Midland or War Leagues (during WW2) then our time as a ‘league’ football club was actually quite minimal throughout this period.
Lee Croft, Committee member of the DRSG who have played a vital role in the Black Bank movement, has written an article taking a closer look at the 10 legends below. You can read that over on the DRSG website.
But the question is, who ultimately defines this period and takes the title of our first ‘Legend’? You decide!
We were pleased to get a call from the club this week, thanking us for our work so far, requesting to know what we were up to and what our plans were for the start of the season. We updated them on our winning flag design and spoke at length about the idea of a Legends banner, featuring some of the players who have helped shape Doncaster Rovers throughout its history and give a nod to our heritage.
The Club let us know that they wanted to show their continued support of the Black Bank movement by funding the banner and making our idea a reality.
So we’re very proud tonight to announce the launch of the DRFC Legends Banner that will scope our existence and celebrate one player from every era.
However we now want to know who you, the fans, want to feature in the banner. Who do you want to be written into Black Bank history forever?
We’ll be featuring a poll through this site for each era over the coming weeks with each poll running for 4 days.
The categories will be as follows:
6. 2000-present day.