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18 hours ago, Elvis Biro said:

'It's been a good year for the roses' - One of my favourite songs by my namesake.

As with a couple of his other big hits, EC's was actually a cover version. The original was by a guy called George Jones in the very early 70s.

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My favourite piece of memorabilia is my copy of the "Sports Telegraph" dated 21st April 1928 that my grandfather bought after he went to the FA Cup final...it now hangs on the wall of my office at home. 

The worst is probably the large cardboard box of match programmes, mainly from the 1970s, that I have kept in my loft for nearly 50 years and never look at but l still can't throw away, despite my wife's pleading.

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On 06/01/2021 at 18:59, Elvis Biro said:

Probably my favourite item is a copy of Harry Berry's Centenary history of the Rovers, signed by Sir Roger Jones. The only Rovers autograph I ever remember queuing up for.

At the time, I read and re-read the Thrird Division title section...Chesterfield at home will never leave me...

"Metcalfe, imperturbable as a garden gnome....years of penal servitude...diminishing fast"...

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On 06/01/2021 at 19:23, bazza said:

That Frenzy is poor but not as bad as the By Gum.....  and  Come on......... which were embarrassing. Chelsea had a good one with "Blue is the colour", and Spurs had "Nice one Cyril"

The best for me is the current version of "Wild Rover" which they play at Ewood.

It irks me , but I think "Blue is the Colour"and "Marching on Together" are the best

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2 hours ago, oldjamfan1 said:

As with a couple of his other big hits, EC's was actually a cover version. The original was by a guy called George Jones in the very early 70s.

Yes, I think the whole album 'Almost Blue' consisted of cover versions of C/W classics he recorded in Nashville.

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3 hours ago, TonyM said:


The worst is probably the large cardboard box of match programmes, mainly from the 1970s, that I have kept in my loft for nearly 50 years and never look at but l still can't throw away, despite my wife's pleading.

 

Yup...😳

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4 hours ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

It irks me , but I think "Blue is the Colour"and "Marching on Together" are the best

I just can’t stand Marching On Together. It’s a mixture of hating Leeds generally and Yorkshire in particular. Also, the gnats piss that’s called Yorkshire tea. God’s country my ass. I’m just so glad I was born in Lancashire.

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52 minutes ago, Riversider28 said:

I just can’t stand Marching On Together. It’s a mixture of hating Leeds generally and Yorkshire in particular. Also, the gnats piss that’s called Yorkshire tea. God’s country my ass. I’m just so glad I was born in Lancashire.

The devil has the best music!

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https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/18999642.blackburn-superfan-frames-lancashire-telegraph-front-pages-year-rovers-won-league/

On a personal note I paid a small fortune back in the 90's for 2 footballs, on separate occasions, signed by the Championship winning team. I wasn't present at the auctions and never saw the footballs beforehand, but both supported my 2 favourite local charities.

When they arrived, on further inspection, they're both missing our England contingent, they must have been away on international duty when both footballs were signed...........

I couldn't exactly ask for my money back 😪

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47 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

Did we win? 

0-0 draw. It was the 3rd one in a row in just over a week, Newcastle and Notlob the others. After the Nobenders game, I went back to the Red House near the Darwen boundary , as it was called then. A little later in walked a few of the Rovers players including Marshall Burke. He was laughing and joking without a care in the world. Me and my friends were gutted that we hadn’t won, but that little git couldn’t give a toss. That was the day I realised that it was really only the supporters that cared about what happened to their club and players just came and moved on.

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