Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The Strange Tale Of Doncaster Rovers

In the Guardian David Conn looks at the volatile recent history of Donny Rovers.
The bare fact that Rovers would become the first club ever to rise from the Conference to the Championship in five years does not capture the far-fetched episodes in this saga - from the former chairman convicted of conspiring to burn down the main stand, through Irish tribunal hearings into alleged ministerial corruption, to a smart new stadium somewhat controversially built by the local council with £30m of public money and the revival fashioned by the current chairman, John Ryan, who made his money in cosmetic surgery - "Principally," he notes, "breast augmentation."

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