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Played in 1984 Third Round of the FA Cup meeting between struggling Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea

Read more: http://www.blackburn.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=61012#ixzz1x39TGaz8

The former England youth international joined Rovers from Bolton as a result of the Wanderers dire financial situation in the early 1980s. He moved to Wigan at start of season 1986/87 where he went on to form a prolific attacking partnership alongside Paul Jewell.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/6475529.stm

R.I.P Chris Thompson

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RIP.

Remember the days when things like this would have been communicated by our club.

Abbey's title is probably how the official club statement will read. If they can be arsed.

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Played in 1984 Third Round of the FA Cup meeting between struggling Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea

Read more: http://www.blackburn.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=61012#ixzz1x39TGaz8

The former England youth international joined Rovers from Bolton as a result of the Wanderers dire financial situation in the early 1980s. He moved to Wigan at start of season 1986/87 where he went on to form a prolific attacking partnership alongside Paul Jewell.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/6475529.stm

R.I.P Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson played 100 times for the Rovers scoring 26 goals (rovers.co.uk). Other sites have him as playing less games at 85, but still scoring 24 goals.

Thommo was Garner's strike partner between 83 and 86. Never prolific, but ran the channels well, played with his back to goal up against the centre halves and won the flick on's for Garner, chipping in with some useful goals along the way.

He played at a time when we were proud of the club and its players although expectations, finances and crowds were relatively low.

R.I.P Chris Thompson. We were proud of you.

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Lovely stuff Ozz.

I remember Thommo as a strong and reasonably technical player. Not blessed with pace though, which probably stopped him from moving into higher leagues.

Very sad to hear of his death. Far, far too young.

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Very sad and too young.

84/85 was my first season watching Rovers and he finished top scorer. Naturally became my favourite player alongside Ian Miller and Simon Barker.

Rovers were unlucky not to be promoted that season as well

RIP Chris

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I rember playing pool with him at the royal in Abbey Village a couple of times. I always remember giving him stick when he missed an easy shot and telling him he finished at pool like he did at footy ..top bloke on the occasions I met him.

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