RUMOUR MILL: United interested in Arnautovic | Chelsea eye up Lewandowski | Liverpool offer Lyon £52.68m for Fekir

Here are today’s hot rumours from the football grapevine.

Mental health football event

Football helping to tackle mental health in Doncaster

Football aimed to tackle mental health when Doncaster Council’s Public Health team organised a soccer tournament to raise awareness of the issue.


Blades and Owls go head to head

A Sheffield woman is raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Research, having spent seven years raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), in memory of her best friend who died in 2011.

John Marquis

Doncaster Rovers: Why John Marquis is ready to put his feet up for a while

“I’ll be trying to get some rest but that’ll only last until my little girl is getting me up at six o’clock.”

Alfie Beestin

Doncaster Rovers: Why Ferguson is such a fan of Beestin

Try as he might to avoid talking up the qualities of Alfie Beestin, Darren Ferguson cannot help but wax lyrical about the Doncaster Rovers starlet.

Joe Newell scores in the 103rd minute. Pictures: Dean Atkins

How a derby turned in 13 minutes of mayhem: Rotherham United 2 Doncaster Rovers 1

The talk beforehand had been of tin hats. The derby was won by men of steel.

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson appeals. Picture: Marie Caley

Doncaster Rovers: Boss Darren Ferguson raps ref but says FA Cup defeat was side’s own fault

Darren Ferguson said Doncaster Rovers only had themselves to blame for their FA Cup exit at the hands of Rochdale.

Neil Redfearn, Belles' head coach

Watford 0 Doncaster Rovers Belles 2: Belles give Neil Redfearn flying start as new boss

It was a winning start for new manager Neil Redfearn as Doncaster Rovers Belles continued their impressive form at the top of FA Women’s Super League 2 with victory over Watford.

West Ham boss David Moyes.

Rumour Mill: Chelsea join race for Lemar, Moyes eyes up Moore

Here are today’s main stories from football’s rumour mill as we head towards the January transfer window.


Rotherham United players are Bluebell Wood’s latest signings for Christmas jumper day

Rotherham United players are among the latest signings to Bluebell Wood’s Christmas Jumper Day 2017.

Alfie Beestin made both goals in Rovers' 2-1 win    Picture: Marie Caley

Doncaster Rovers: Why Darren Ferguson took extra satisfaction from Alfie Beestin’s game-changing cameo

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says Alfie Beestin’s game-changing cameo against MK Dons helped back up his philosophy for the club.

Matt Challinor made his 200th appearance for the Knights - Picture Scott Merrylees

Doncaster Knights boss Clive Griffiths takes positives from draw with Bedford

Despite a late converted try denying Doncaster Knights their first victory in four Championship games, Clive Griffiths rightly took the positives from their 25-25 draw against third-placed Bedford Blues at Castle Park.

Darren Ferguson: Pleased with Rovers' performance

solid show pleases boss

Darren Ferguson was delighted with the resilience his Doncaster Rovers side showed in the goalless draw with Fleetwood Town.

John Marquis impressed at Fleetwood

What’s the word on Rovers after creditable away draw? Fleetwood Town 0 Doncaster 0

Once the word was concentration. Then it was consistency. Now it is progress.

Simon Humberstone's late drop kick was wide. Picture: Chris Etchells

Doncaster Knights 25 Bedford Blues 25: Knights have to settle for draw after last-ditch drop-kick miss

Fly-half Simon Humberstone missed out on becoming Doncaster Knights’ match-winning hero in the club’s Championship clash against Bedford Blues at Castle Park.

John Marquis threatens for Rovers.  Picture Chris Etchells

Doncaster Rovers: Rotherham draw ‘like a defeat’ but Ferguson has no complaints with players

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson admitted his side’s draw with Rotherham United felt like a defeat but said he had no complaints with his players.

Belles  scorer Kirsty Hanson.  Picture: Marie Caley

Birmingham City 3 Doncaster Rovers Belles 2: Belles pipped by last year’s beaten finalists

Doncaster Rovers Belles were pipped 3-2 at last season’s beaten finalists Birmingham City in a FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup group match yesterday.

Rovers manager Darren Ferguson

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson says striking talent in League One teams underlines strength of division

Darren Ferguson feels the might of the strike forces of some of the division’s perennial strugglers shows just how difficult a task League One is this season.

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