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Good day Blackburn fans,

I am Steve, a fan of Cercle Bruges. I am sure that the majority of you are aware of an almost allegiance at the moment between my own fantastic football club, and yours, Blackburn Rovers. Both Watt and Weaver were actually sent here in Belgium for the first half of the year and now Sergio Peter even tries to be in the A-team!! He has been blocked more recently with a small injury, but he certainly has the talent to break through.

Enough chit chat, Cercle Bruges and Blacburn Rovers intend to have some friendlies come the summer pre season, as well as use your complex I presume. Our supporters federation of course has seen this a great opportunity to organise a trip to England. The weekend of 9-10-11 July we plan to travel over from Belgium.

Of course we need a place to sleep, eat, shower etc… So we are searching addresses of camping’s, youth hostels, hotels, bars, place to see, you name it we want to visit it tongue.gif

We are also interested in playing a friendly game between the supporters of Blackburn and ourselves, and maybe organise a big BBQ together or something..

Whatever you guys possibly have to offer me, whether it is knowledge on places to visit and things to see, or perhaps the more helpful, places to stay, I would be deeply thankful. I am asking on here, because I have heard such good things about Blackburn Rover’s football club, and I know you would possibly help a foreigner out wink.gif

If you can help us please contact Richard.doeven@pandora.be or add him on msn: richarddoeven@hotmail.com. ( He doesn't read this forum )

Regards,

Long live Cercle and Blackburn!

Steve

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While i am here... a picture of Sergio Peter who played the last minutes in our last game:

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He had some minor injuries but he's definitely a player with potential who could break through in our A-team. Our left winger moves back to his homecountry and we are quite short there so let's hope we can give him more chances next season wink.gif

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Welcome to the MB Steve. In the past we have had a very succesful relationship with fans from Genclerbirligi from Turkey, who we played in a UEFA cup tie. We arranged to play a friendly game at Brockhall (Blackburns training ground) and had a fantastic evening with them.

I'm sure the people who arranged that would be more than happy to arrange something similar, especially if it results in a return visit to Belgium.

I'm sure they will post on here in time, but to start with there is a starlodge opposite ewood park called the fernhurst which is about £45 a night for a twin/double room.

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Last year there were also some rumours that Rovers would play a friendly in Bruges. Does anyone know if that would happen this year ?

Would be great to see Blackburn Rovers playing close to my home. Last time was at a friendly tournament in Arnhem (1996) together with Vitesse and Sevilla.

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Last year there were also some rumours that Rovers would play a friendly in Bruges. Does anyone know if that would happen this year ?

Yeah normally Blackburn comes to Bruges to use the facilities and play against Cercle Bruges. Last time we had as " galamatch " Ominia Nicosia " from Cyprus so a big improvement if the rumours are true laugh.gif

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Somebody has just posted a date of 31st of July to the mailing list. Can anyone confirm this date and confirm is at Ewood or in Belgium ?

That's the date for our player introduction so it is in Belgium smile.gif

@ Glenn: I gave your e-mail to the person that is organising the whole trip.

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People in Belgium tend to be a little quick off the mark.

I'm certainly not aware of a game in Belgium on that date, from what I've heard there's probably a game over here the day before (saturday) which would certainly cast some doubt over a game the following day in Belgium

But you never know it is still early days and plans can always change as invites to play come into the club.

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Huddersfield not happening now. They have changed and are playing Wigan on the 27th. No space left so we will not be going there. Still nothing more concrete on the Swansea game.

That fits in with the rumours I've heard of the team being away in Germany the 18th - 28th July.

We are playing in Circle Bruges, but i'm told thats the youth/reserves, not the first team.

I've heard talk of 1860 Munich being one of the games, but I've seen that German clubs play preseason home games away from their usual home.

It could have course all be complete rubbish as things will change from one day to the next, so dont plan any dates yet.

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Hello dear Blackburn fans,

The world wide cercle fans ( wwcf ) are coming to Blackburn with a good 20 men. Wednesday 13 July we will arrive in England to watch the game against Bolton or Manchester City and 16 July we will go back after the Blackburn game.

During 3 nights we will stay in a Hotel near the grounds of your team. Of course we are not just coming for the football and training of our favorite team.

We are looking for supsfeds or local sups we are willing to do the following things :

- Visit the city of Blackburn, maybe do some shopping etc...

- Check out the night life of Blackburn

- Play a friendly against Blackburn fans

- Just socialising with you guys and fans from York and Leeds who will come join us. These guy allready follow our team for over 5 years!

All this between 13-16 July, i would say if you are interessed and can arrange something concrete. Please let me know either:

* through this topic or pm

* msn: steve_goethals@hotmail.com

* mail: steve.goethals@pandora.be

See ya soon in July,

all the best

Steve

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.... however the local press has made similar claims in previous years and it's always been a "second" team.

Still, if the semi-drunken chatter at the testimonal is anything to go by, I think a bunch of us may be going up for a days beer around Morecambe (actually, I suggest pre-game in Morecambe and post-game in Lancaster).

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But why mention it? The Everton friendly came about after the sale of John Ruddy in January... the last player to have any link with Rovers I remember was Fred Murray, and that was so long ago he's sicne left the U's anyway.

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