Doncaster Rovers would like to thank all the supporters who recently attended the very successful Meet The Owners event at Keepmoat Stadium.It is the eighth time that the club have run the event and the interaction of the 200+ attendees provided much food for thought and scope for maintaining and improving our standards.
On the top table were First Team Manager Darren Ferguson, President Dick Watson, Chairman David Blunt, Directors Terry Bramall and Andrew Watson and CEO Gavin Baldwin.
Gavin said: “We would like to thank all those supporters who attended the evening and took their time to ask us questions. That will ultimately challenge us to make Doncaster Rovers, and Club Doncaster better. There were some really good ideas once again from our supporters so we thank you all and look forward to working with you to implement positive change.”
Doncaster Rovers announced 2016/17 Season Ticket prices while Club Doncaster were proud to welcome our new technical partners FBT Europe and their representatives including Sir Rodney Walker.
Marketing and Communications Manager Ryan Murrant said: “From the feedback that we have had so far this seems to be one of the most successful Meet the Owners to date. We have had some really constructive feedback from our supporters over the new kit deal and items on show and we are still looking for more so please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org "
Best of MTO:
Q: “For Darren Ferguson, why Doncaster Rovers?”
Darren Ferguson: “The potential for this football club is great. It's superbly run. When I spoke to the owners, I just knew. It was an easy decision.”
Q: "Can you share with us what areas of the team you wanted to strengthen?"
Darren Ferguson: “My first signing was Conor Grant, in my opinion we are very lucky to have him. He's a fantastic player. I wanted to strengthen our strikers but Liam Mandeville has come in and done brilliantly and he's really given me something to think about. We have to create a culture at the football club where people want to play for Doncaster Rovers. I'm on board and so are the players.”
Q: "How has the club progressed with the unreserved South Stand seating?"
David Blunt: “Where I'm sat it's been amazing. Even when things haven't gone our way you've still been amazing.”
Darren Ferguson: “It's been simply incredible. The Stoke game was fantastic; we want 10,000 here for the Sheffield United game. The Gillingham game stands out for me. You had the belief that we could get a result, and you carried us over the line, thank you.”
"Q: Would it be commercially possible to buy your way out of this league?"
Terry Bramall: “Behind every successful football team there is a very successful club team. We have that here. Since we took more control of the club, we have preached a much more sustainable club. There is a better way than buying your way out. The club will take its way out of this league with the work that we do.”