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Picked up the first edition of the new Rovers programme on Saturday. The new cover design features an old map of Blackburn and this week had a picture of Danny Graham and Blackburn Cathedral. It seems each edition will feature a different player and 'landmark' of the area on the cover.

Got me wondering how on earth they are going to manage to find 24-26 landmarks from Blackburn to have on each programme cover this season.

Expect to see Darwen Tower, Town Hall, King George's Hall, Railway Station, after that can't think of many other things they could use.

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2 hours ago, JHRover said:

Got me wondering how on earth they are going to manage to find 24-26 landmarks from Blackburn to have on each programme cover this season.

Expect to see Darwen Tower, Town Hall, King George's Hall, Railway Station, after that can't think of many other things they could use.

The Khyber Café, Wainwright Bridge, The M65 Services, a Hole In The Wall cash machine, that metal sculpture with that daft kid he keeps dropping his glove, that metal Bee thing, that one at Junction 4 with that sculpture of the bloke with his arse hanging out, the new fence round the Golden Cup, and one will undoubtedly be the beer garden of Clitheroe Kates. I can't see this being a problem.

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4 hours ago, JHRover said:

Picked up the first edition of the new Rovers programme on Saturday. The new cover design features an old map of Blackburn and this week had a picture of Danny Graham and Blackburn Cathedral. It seems each edition will feature a different player and 'landmark' of the area on the cover.

Got me wondering how on earth they are going to manage to find 24-26 landmarks from Blackburn to have on each programme cover this season.

Expect to see Darwen Tower, Town Hall, King George's Hall, Railway Station, after that can't think of many other things they could use.

They manage all that but somehow failed to give any ticket details for Bradford away :blink:

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1 hour ago, meadows said:

Still no Under 21 Fixtures listed. Absolute joke that Rochdale can produce a far superior programme for their 3,000 diehards 

About time Rovers reduce the price on their programmes to £1.50 or £2 rather than £3. Its one thing churning out rubbish but then having the audacity to charge the same as other clubs who put effort into producing their programmes is something else.

If Rovers aren't going to take it seriously then nobody can force them to but they should charge a price that reflects the sub-standard quality. 

As Rochdale and Scunthorpe have shown recently, it is perfectly viable to produce a good quality programme and charge £3 for it even if the customer base is only 3 or 4 thousand. No excuse for Rovers to produce such rubbish with a customer base of 10,000. Just laziness.

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I wouldn't think any. They'll have been paid an agreed fee for their short term services by now. But doubtless they recommended a reduction in pages, quality and any kind of input costing anything. Hence they are taking out of date syndicated Leigh Edwards stuff about "ten players you didn't know played for....." which in yesterday's case was doubly irrelevant as we've all agreed AFC Wimbledon AREN'T the old Wimbledon FC. 

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It really is woeful. Yesterday they did a 'report' on the last 4 games - MK Dons, Stoke, Rochdale and Scunthorpe - each 'report' amounted to one page, 2/3 of which is covered by a photo, with about 10 lines of a 'report' and the team. 

No fixtures for U23s so clearly they aren't interested in getting more people to Ewood/Leyland to watch.

Worst programme in the Football League bar none.

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4 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

Who actually puts it together now?

The infamous Paul Agnew having long departed, plus Alan Yardley's CREATV had to lay off most of their staff this summer with the end of Radio Rovers and big screen coverage.

Neil Yardley?

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Apparently put together by some lad in the Community department who seems to have got landed with it and Rob Gill - our head of media.  It's a pathetic excuse for a programme - particularly when compared to the likes of Rochdale, Scunthorpe and Southend, to name but three.  Yesterday reached an all time low with the Leigh Edwards syndicated garbage not knowing the difference between Wimbledon, MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon.  Not sure how Johnny Haynes played for a team in 1950 which wasn't founded until 2002.  I would have thought Mr. Gill would have been embarrassed looking at the product he is producing compared with the rest of the League who are working on smaller budgets and with smaller potential sales.

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40 minutes ago, J*B said:

If they had any sense they'd make it a download from a Rovers app. Blows my mind that anyone buys paper copies. It'd save a bloody fortune. 

Not everybody uses apps J*B.  I believe some clubs do offer it as an app as well as a paper copy for the 'traditionalists' - a polite term for old gits like me. Ultimately, the product is garbage no matter how it is delivered.

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1 hour ago, Parsonblue said:

Not everybody uses apps J*B.  I believe some clubs do offer it as an app as well as a paper copy for the 'traditionalists' - a polite term for old gits like me. Ultimately, the product is garbage no matter how it is delivered.

Agreed Parson I wouldn't  be the slightest bit interested in an app version.

I have various kindles and what have you loaded  to the gunnels with stuff  but still prefer a physical book every time 

 I pre-paid for the season and somehow got £18 off with my 1875 membership making it £32 for 23 league programmes. I'd suggest the current quality of the programme means I've paid about £9 more than it's worth!

I've always bought one apart from the years a certain ex-employer of mine was involved in producing it. 

My teenage daughter enjoys reading it and collecting it and maybe future descendants will find something to enjoy about flicking through them as I enjoy looking at vintage editions. 

But paper or digital, it doesn't excuse a slapdash inadequate product. 

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