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Rovers becomes first UK football club to host Eid prayers


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4 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

The question is, how will those who defected to the dark side cope with it? 

 

I've no idea who this is referring to?

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Apparently the video on Twitter is now at over 1.2m 'views' (how a 'view' is measured on social media is always questionable of course!): 

For comparison, our top highlights videos, e.g., the Gally celebration after his PNE goal, typically get about 20k views.

Certainly has got some traction.

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It’s popping up on sports feeds all over. The comments from all over the world on it, from people who obviously 

This could be a master stroke at increasing Asian attendance even further, providing the £430 doesn’t put them off.

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20 minutes ago, Hasta said:

It’s popping up on sports feeds all over. The comments from all over the world on it, from people who obviously 

This could be a master stroke at increasing Asian attendance even further, providing the £430 doesn’t put them off.

There hasn’t been any increase in followers outside of the norm on the Twitter account since the video was posted. Obviously there’s plenty of reasons why the club are doing this, including you would expect integration, hoping that the local Muslim population become fans and ultimately spend money with the club. I’m interested to see the effect on ST sales next season. You’d hope a decent managerial appointment and some good signings would have a positive effect, but I’m sure there’s a hope that these efforts bring an increase in ST sales too. 

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30 minutes ago, Armchair supporter supremo said:

Flippin eck zoom in on the photo in that article they nearly all look miserable af, poor buggers it was a bit cold and wet that morning 

They would likely have been listening to or waiting on sermon or speeches in those photos, prior to the prayers, so more likely to be bored than anything, as these things can go on.

Moreover, the Eid prayers are often considered a time of quiet reflection and communion, hence the lack of frivolity. There would have been plenty of smiles and embraces afterwards. I'm sure you'll find photos of them, if you look.

It's a great initiative by Rovers which follows in the steps of Croke Park in Ireland. Whatever one thinks about immigration policies and Islamic traditions (of which there is not just one set) we are here together and must cooperate and live together. Reaching a hand of friendship is what is needed, especially, from institutions and authorities. We know what the alternatives can lead to.

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16 hours ago, RoverCanada said:

Apparently the video on Twitter is now at over 1.2m 'views' (how a 'view' is measured on social media is always questionable of course!)

2.5m views now. Not too shabby...

15 hours ago, J*B said:

There hasn’t been any increase in followers outside of the norm on the Twitter account since the video was posted.

Was curious about this and according to here: https://socialblade.com/twitter/user/rovers, the Twitter account has added about 3k followers since that video was posted (the account's saying 289k right now), compared to the usual average of 25/day.

Other comparions: according to that site, we gained about 4k followers during the couple weeks after Brereton first joined Chile in June, plus another 7-9k followers when Brereton got his first two WC qualifying goals in October.

Now, the actual utility of those additional followers is obviously questionable... but can't hurt I suppose.

Some extended scenic shots from the account this morning. Drones can capture some awesome images... (and high-level shots also hide some of the neglect 🙂)

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15 hours ago, J*B said:

I’m interested to see the effect on ST sales next season. 

There is more to it from the club's pov.

See Manures worldwide fanbase as an example. If there are fans in other countries who may never come to Blackburn, they can still provide valuable income. Even if Rovers become their second team. Yes I know the concept of having a second team should be illegal 🤣.

Buying shirts, subscribing to Rovers TV, spreading the word, etc. I think it was yourself not long ago talking about some new virtual thing I am too old to understand. Is it buying teams or skins on computer games or something?

Yes the team ultimately needs to perform on the pitch to maintain interest.

The Diaz situation is another example of worldwide fandom.

Maybe generating income from these things are the future for the club and us old gits sitting in the cold moaning about pies & pints are the past for them. Pay the price to come down or don't.

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