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Donny Dog’s End of Season Review

21 May 2015

Another season of adventures over for me but I'm already looking forward to seeing you all again next season!

I have had another season of adventures and I know we missed out on the playoffs towards the end, but we can look forward to summer and come back stronger.

It has been a while since I last wrote about my adventures, but I will continue from my trip to Walsall at the end of September. The result didn't go in our favour and ex Rovers player James Baxendale scored.  I was well looked after and I enjoyed sitting in the stand with you all. Here I am entering the pitch at the Banks's Stadium:

When we played Chesterfield at home we were lucky enough to have birds of prey on display and I even got up close and personal with them (pictured below).  At the end of November I was lucky enough to join you at Rochdale where we won 3-1, I do enjoy away days with you all.

At Christmas time I attended the annual hospital visit with a few of the players. It is always sad to see poorly children around that time of year, but we managed to spread lots of smiles across all the faces on the Children’s Ward.

I enjoyed my visit to London Road and caught up with my friend Peter Burrow, we always have lots of fun, especially climbing in a skip at half time for fans to shoot balls at us, none reached us though!

In February we started the Pukka Pie Row Party which I was so nervous about, I didn't want to fall over with 12 pies! It was a lot of fun during the season and if you were lucky enough to have been selected, well done and hope you enjoyed your treat.

I always enjoy my time in the family stand on match days and have been known to play table tennis with the kids! I'm really looking forward to doing this again next season. 

I met Boomer the dog at Port Vale and at half time we visited the disabled area where I was delighted to see our loyal supporter, Patrick Queens.  I met some fantastic people and was well looked after. Yes, Boomer was top dog after their 3-0 victory, but let’s see what happens next season!


On St Patrick’s Day we played Swindon Town and we had a group of Irish dancers in the family stand, Erik the Viking and me joined in.  It was funny but also very tiring, we are not afraid to try new things!

I was invited to Balby Carr to attend a girl’s festival which was run by Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA. I was not the only mascot in attendance, I was with Miller Bear (Rotherham), Captain Blade (Sheffield United), Ozzie Owl (Sheffield Wednesday) and Berry the Bear (WSL). We had a dance off and I came second, beaten by Ozzie! Here we are all pictured below:

Doncaster Rovers Belles invited me to attend their charity night for Hannah Brown and I got to meet their mascot ‘Velda’.  I was straight on the dance floor with my many dance moves and everyone was entertained!

Captain Cod visited the stadium for the first time when we played Fleetwood Town at the end of the season; it is always good to have visiting mascots.


The Legends match on 19th April was one of the most enjoyable moments of the season. It was great to see so many familiar faces back at the Club; Gregg Blundell, Brian Stock, Jason Price to name a few. 

The photo of that day (below) was the legend himself, James Coppinger walking towards me at the end of the match.


That leads us on to the final game against Scunthorpe United. The weather started wet and miserable, but the sun came out and we had lots of goals to jump about to. 

I enjoyed the family fun day activities in the concourse and even took part in the crazy golf!  I hope you all saw my cartwheel into the centre circle? 

On my pukka pie run I made one lady very happy in the family stand and I even watched some of the first half from up there, what a great view. At half time I was up against some strange characters in our mascot race; Frenchie the cat (Frenchgate Centre), Pizza Hut, One Call birds, Archie (Doncaster Racecourse), Vila (The Dons), Donny the White Knight (Doncaster Knights rugby) and my good friend Erik the Viking. 

Ready, steady, go and I was off as quick as a flash. I got to the ball and who could forget my shot that went wide, but luckily I got the ball back and I didn't make the same mistake again- back of the net and I won! I did some acrobatics and was unaware of the chaos behind me. I ached for a few days after so I stayed in my kennel and couldn't go on my daily walks. 

It was all a great end to the season and thank you all for your support. I can't wait to see you all next season.

I will be attending events during the summer so look out for me at Bessacarr tournament and the Town Fields Gala. Also look out for me in the Frenchgate Shopping Centre and if you see me, don't forget to take a selfie to be in with a chance of winning tickets to a Doncaster Rovers game!  


Donny Dog

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