BPF Posted January 28, 2010 Share Posted January 28, 2010 The year was 1995 and every Rovers fan in the world looked upon the above two images with nothing but gratitude and respect. A valiant last day effort from West Ham United and in particular Ludek Miklosko had ensured that Blackburn Rovers had secured the Premier League title. I remember being sat in the Blackburn end for the celebration and listening to 'I'm forever blowing bubbles.' Ever since that day I have found myself with a silent and mostly hidden soft spot for the Hammers. They ensured that I experienced something special and something very unlikely to ever repeat (in my lifetime.) That was then... There is no doubt that Upton Park has become cursed turf for us. I know a number of Rovers fans write it off as an instant loss. Could it be that a mythical force, a red shirt wearing God of some sort did not want us to win the Premiership in 1995 and decides to punish us each season, without fail. Every season I now want us to destroy West Ham at Upton Park. All sentiment and past memories go out of the window and only picking up three points matters. Of course, there is an added element of fire to this match. The owner of the wallet that has kept McDonalds out of the recession, Benni McCarthy is on the verge of signing for the 'appy 'ammers. Few Rovers fans will shed too many tears over the transfer but the childish behaviour of the (former) fan favourite is likely to add an extra spice to an already tasty tie. Last 6 results: West Ham United Portsmouth - West Ham 1 - 1 Aston Villa - West Ham 0 - 0 West Ham - Arsenal 1 - 2 Tottenham - West Ham 2 - 0 West Ham - Portsmouth 2 - 0 West Ham - Chelsea 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1 Blackburn - Wigan 6 - 4 Aston Villa - Blackburn 2 - 0 Blackburn - Fulham 0 - 1 Blackburn - Aston Villa 4 - 1 Man City - Blackburn 3 - 1 Aston Villa - Blackburn Looking at the last six matches, you can see something extremely rare. So rare in fact that it could be compared to the birth of a Panda. Of course, the rarity is that Blackburn Rovers have won two Premier League games in a row. Fickle or not, there is a new hope surging through the team. There appears to be both a belief from the fans and the players. Kalinic is looking to be a fantastic find and there is every possibility that he could fire us into a top half finish. The number one priority is still survival and a game like this has to be considered a six pointer. The difference between a win and a loss could affect the rest of the season dramatically. Three wins in the row would have us all looking to the sky with dreams of ninth and eighth. A loss and with many teams possessing games in hand, could have us looking over our shoulder worriedly once again. I feel confident at this point and excited about seeing our new signings and those to come... 0 - 2 Rovers Kalinic (2) Sorry this took so long, with Immigration and teaching and everything my head is about to explode Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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