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Donny Dog On Tour

20 March 2013

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Since my trip to the capital for England v Brazil, I have been on numerous adventures.

I took the long trip back down South to Crawley on Monday 18 February, I was passed a huge amount of sweets to share with the fans.  They were very much appreciated and the customer service down there was excellent.

Back to the Keepmoat where we took on Yeovil Town, they led inside the first 6 minutes and we ended with a draw thanks to Billy Paynter.

I also got to meet my new friend and fellow mascot Erik the Viking at the game which was very nice.

On Tuesday 26 February I went to Shrewsbury Town where Lenny the Lion was passing drumstick lollies around, I took a few for our fans and even got some for the players on the bench (not mentioning any names!!!).  Our first visit to Greenhous Meadow and I won't forget Kyle Bennett's goal to give us all 3 points! 

Hartlepool were the next visitors to our home and along came H'Angus the monkey.  Half time was funny, during the mascot race H'Angus was leading, but fell over and I happily passed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net. Good job I had Erik the Viking in the goal, but he never moved off his line. It felt fantastic scoring a goal and the team won 3-0 so I was jumping around with excitement.  H'Angus soon disappeared though!


I took another Tuesday night trip, this time to MK Dons.  This stadium is fantastic and opposite their shop was a sweet stall (popular with the fans I bet).  Everywhere I go and it is all sweets, no complaints from me, but not ideal for dogs! I spent the first half sat in the stands and two young supporters sat with me which was great.  Shame the result did not go in our favour, but we are top of the league!

Not forgetting my video appearance in 'We've got Rovers Style' which was made by the students in the Rovers Education Centre.  It was fun to do and in one scene, which wasn't used in the finished masterpiece, I ran up and down the hill at the back of the stadium and yes I ended up falling down!  I created a lot of laughs and was very muddy, but I was not hurt in the making of it. I recommend everybody to watch it.

We did not get to play Carlisle due to a frozen pitch and I never made the trip down to Bournemouth.  Great result and admiration once again for the supporters that did make the long journey.

I was invited to make a special appearance held at the stadium for a season ticket holders 50th birthday on Friday 15 March.  Everyone at Doncaster Rovers would like to wish Hazel a very happy birthday and I am pleased I was there to make the evening more special.

Before the Portsmouth game I attended the Walkies Walk event on Town Fields as part of the Doncaster Walking Festival. I was asked to judge the Fun Dog Show and the dogs were well behaved and very well groomed.  The local junior football teams were surprised to see me on a Saturday morning, but were all supportive on my walk around the field.  Guide Dogs mascot 'Paddy' was also there to show his support.

Back to the stadium where we have to applaud Pompey for their following and the atmosphere they create is brilliant. The game ended 1-1, but like Brian Flynn said 4pts from Bournemouth away and Portsmouth at home is good going.

Next up is a trip on the M180 to Scunthorpe.  I am looking forward to making my appearance pre-match and the atmosphere from the traveling fans is going to be one to remember.
Come on you reds!

Donny Dog

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