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Byline: Dave Kidd

LOyALLy sHAFTEd WHILE Doncaster Rovers were winning an unlikely promotion into the Championship and then defying gravity by staying in the second flight, their manager Sean O'Driscoll distanced himself from a string of opportunities to move to wealthier clubs.

Yet when Rovers had a run of poor results - in a division in which, financially-speaking, they really have no right to be - the Yorkshire club put their excellent manager on 'gardening leave'.

Meanwhile, Plymouth sack Peter Reid (above), a man who has been paying fuel bills out of his own pocket and flogging off old playing medals to help keep debt-ravaged Argyle alive.

There's a one-way street in football and it's name is Loyalty.
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Title Annotation:Sport; Opinion, Columns
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Sep 25, 2011
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