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  1. Looks like the training match was today - hope all went well.
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  2. David Dunn thinks about David Dunn nothing else he was a good player for us in the rare spells he was ever fit. He flounced off to Brum thinking he was the dogs whatsits because Souness was always on his case for being a piss artist. Flopped there and was very lucky and no doubt greatfull to end up back here. The 'Blackburn' lad tag has carried him a long way and iv'e no doubt he loves the club. He doesn't however speak for thousands of fans and never has. And no way does he have what it takes to be manager here ever, that would be another huge step backwards. Sorry Dunny, stay in
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  3. He should just be concentrating on Barrow. In my view he still sees himself as a future Rovers manager. Keeping sweet with the owners gives him a chance given their liking of people sucking up to them.
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  4. What I can't really stand is 'celebrities' or ex-players/staff members telling the general support base what we should and shouldn't think about Venkys. For example Dunn - the reality, however you want to spin it, is that he was on the club payroll for a large part of the Venky era, first as a senior player, then as a coach and u23 assistant, and there's no doubt at all that his status will ensure he is at the front of the queue in future if he needs a job here. So he might be a 'legend' or respected former player, but the reality remains that he has had a living out of Rovers for much of
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  5. Hello Rovers fans We're looking for your nostalgic photo and video content to help us tell the Blackburn story in the 1990s for a BBC 2 documentary. I work for Story Films and we are making a series about the history of the Premier League in the 1990s - naturally one of the major stories will be the Blackburn Renaissance under the stewardship of Jack Walker. I've been scouring the archives of ITV, the BBC and Sky but what I'm still missing is more content shot by fans around that time (let's say 91-96) to help capture the mood amongst fans and the whole town. **What sorts of thi
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  6. I normally agree with most you say Dom, you talk a lot of sense, but I am struggling as to why people try to distinguish between these two things. What difference does it make? Even if 75k healthy, uninfected people had died getting run over crossing the road to get to a test centre.....they have still died because of the virus. If the virus didn't exist, the deaths wouldn't have happened. Or more precisely, if the virus was controlled better, less of the deaths would have happened. And all Countries have to deal with the same issues - delayed routine medical procedures, sui
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  7. So why does this keep coming up? Because the "scab" has formed over a dirty wound. This was a very deep wound and the healing process has been hindered by dishonesty and successful attempts to silence full and open discussion. A look across messageboards and facebook will show anyone that it remains poisonous. There is still too much secrecy, half-truth/partial disclosure. Personally, I felt a bit sick when Nelsen and Samba trumpeted their partial revelations a "convenient" ten years after the events. And I wasn't impressed by Nick Harris' minimalist podcast either. Too much about Ha
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  8. Be an absolute disaster if Nyambe left on a free. He’s worth a couple of million as it is and he’s only going to get better.
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  9. The Oxford/AZ vaccine won't need freezing at -80. Maybe AZ's presence in the UK is larger than it has ever been but it only employs 6,500 here out of more than 70,000 worldwide. Whatever, it's a damn sight more important than fishing...
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  10. Your entitled to your opinion David Dunn. But please don't preach to long standing supporters of this Club who have been genuinely dismayed and hurt at the collapse of this great old institution under THEIR tenure.The last ten years have been horrible and embarrassing,the animosity runs deep. Concentrate on Barrow and gorging into that bucket of Venky Express fella..Mmmmm
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  11. I just don't get the mask thing. There's so much more people can complain about regarding lockdowns etc., rights and freedoms potentially being impinged. Putting a bit of cloth on your face for 20 mins is really neither here or there. My pal works at the local butchers and has to cover the door, monitoring the numbers coming in and asking people to put their masks on. After 7 long months he finally lost his temper the other day, which is very out of character for him: "Can you please put a mask on before coming in." "I don't see why I have to wear a mask, it's an unnecessa
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  12. I see they've started repeating some of the old " Play For Today ". Tonight it's " The Black Stuff ". The stand alone play that started off the fantastic " The Boys From The Black Stuff " mini series.
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  13. Club owners that have done the absolute minimum expected of them, after completely ruining things for years after listening to the wrong people time and again, then being too stubborn to change their ways or admit they were ever wrong. Yep, sounds like that’s who we should be grateful to....
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  14. ‘Get Real’ 2020 edition... https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/18876240.david-dunn-venkys-commitment-cant-questioned/
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  15. Got my test back today which was negative. Quite surprising since Mrs Blue Blood tested positive and we'd been in lockdown together and had similar inital symptoms - many of which we thought were a cold. It's an unpredictable virus. I wonder if that's part of the difficulty with it. Afterwards got a phone call from NHS saying I needed to avoid my wife but remain at home. (I'm assuming all instructions were in light of our Covid tests rather than a comment on the state of our marriage.) Even with a man-cave that's a tad tricky. Appreciate that people have had it far, far worse than
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  16. I'm angry tonight. Watching Robert Rinder's programme about the Holocaust and it's impact on the descendants of those who died there or even escaped. And people have the nerve to complain about being told stay home, and wearing a thin bit of cloth on your face when you go out. 'I'm being oppressed', are you bollocks! Oppressed is when you have ACTUAL freedom taken away. You cannot work, you can't trade, you can't have peace. When you get tortured, maimed, murdered just for existing.
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  17. Can't understand why you always want to minimise this pandemic. What's the point/ Do you want to wish it away? If 75000 people have died and wouldn't have without the pandemic, then that's the effect of the pandemic isn't it? What else matters? They're dead aren't they? Without the pandemic they would have been alive.
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  18. Jeez that was a heavy challenge at 3:12 What the hell was the fella playing at. A second tier friendly and throwing that around
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  19. i remember this one with fondness,went on the train with 4 mates,we spent the majority of the game taking the **** out of a newcastle fan and his monstrously large girlfriend who were stood on the other side of the segregation fence,she looked like giant haystacks(the wrestler) in a white mini dress,they both took some fearful stick, from everyone around us,not just from us,even the police were grinning ,bearing in mind she was about 20 stone,in a mini dress in the middle of a north east winter
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  20. Watching Namibia v Mali and it doesn't look like Ryan (number 22) is playing. Mali are leading 1-0 and at least look like they have met each other before the game which cannot be said about Namibia. A horrendous pass by the Namibian left back lead to the goal which the keeper stood and watched go past him at his near post. Mali could easily be three up had shots been on target and not narrowly wide. The Mali physio is something else. Player goes down with a foot injury and this body builder comes on and yanks the foot around through 360 degrees in both directions...
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  21. What a beautiful sight
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  22. They can publish anything they want but it doesn’t change the fact that 75,000 excess deaths is the most accurate way of measuring the effect of covid.
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  23. This tweet pretty much sums it up. Give us all 3 and say the number is somewhere inbetween these
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  24. For deaths over and above what we might have expected in a normal year 75,000 is pretty much bang on. As that's what excess deaths mean.
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  25. There has always been an anti-England sentiment on here. It's a Rovers board so I understand that the national team isn't topic number 1. I am an eternal optimist when it comes to England, which never works out as the one consistency is that they always disappoint. Which is why I don't understand the negativity. Comparing team from different times is nigh on impossible but post WWII England teams are remarkably similar. Cases of arrogance, bad luck, and stupidity reign. 1950's - little Englanders at the FA thought that they were the best team in the world. They weren't. 1960's
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  26. I think we’ve got a little bit too “needy”. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
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  27. Such as? I don't reckon TM is picking the team based on who Olivia Attwood hangs around with tbh, look at Charles.
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  28. The FA wanted the (relatively) cheap and easy option after spending fortunes on the likes of Capello and then a controversial character like Allardyce. Southgate would also support ‘the pathway’ from the youth squads, justifies St George’s Park etc. It was obviously not because he was a top coach/manager.
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  29. So essentially no one can complain about anything so long as it is ever so slightly better than the holocaust.
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  30. And the other umpteen times he has dropped him?
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  31. 1. If someone hands me detailed plans on how they're going to break into my house, they haven't broken the law yet either. 2. You've obviously not read the bill, or at least you've badly misunderstood it. 3. Because they assured us we could have our cake and eat it. I believed them. They also repeatedly and regularly assured us that we would get a second vote (this was posted in at least 2 Leave.EU leaflets and was at various points said by Rees-Mogg, Gove, Johnson, Fox, and Farage) which would have the choice of 'This is the deal we negotiated, or we can Remain'. We were,
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  32. No shame anymore. For most of my life, any minister faced with failure on that scale wouldn't even have had to be pushed. He/she would have resigned and apologised of their own accord. We've lost decency in public life to an enormous extent.
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  33. I must have deleted it by mistake but for completing that set it was simply put as Coyle = C@nt
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  34. I accept that it doesn't achieve anything to dredge up the memories of 2010 onwards but it is difficult not to and I don't think we should ever forget it. At best it was criminal mismanagement and negligence that could and may yet still be the end of Blackburn Rovers. Whilst it didn't result in a Portsmouth style bankruptcy and owners skipping off into the sunset leaving us in strife the fact remains that we are up to our eyeballs in massive losses and dependency on these owners, the very people responsible for this mess. I don't think these owners feel guilty or responsible for the mess
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  35. Stuart,let me make this clear it was Venkys and the 'chancers' who were responsible for a fractured supporter base NOT the protesters. Those who stood up and had the balls to protest are indeed the reason this Club is still here.
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  36. I agree that it’s pretty unhelpful to keep picking at this scab. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years of this lot being here though. There’s hardly a decade of highlights to look back on. That said, I do get quite upset at the idea that the efforts of Glen et al, and the few hundred protesters, are somehow responsible for a fractured fanbase. Not enough people would stand against Kean, let alone put pressure on Venkys, and the vast majority did nothing. Should this minority have simply stood with the majority and supported Kean and what he was doing? Would that have helped? Would
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  37. Fake/citezenship/ passports - Formica, a recipe in Italy. Hidden work permits in drawers at Ewood - Shaw/Agnew - leaving rovers with a decimated medical team - whilst they played King of the castle. Kean's contract written by himself, with ludicrous bonus and a hefty personal loan off rovers for himself Kentaro massive business associate in Venkys pharmaceutical business (this has always bugged me, that relationship of the people who were in Kentaro continues) Yet its still laid out they were naive. Anderson a snake and well out of the picture, but he was never the pied piper, h
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  38. Well Louie played the full 90 as Gibraltar drew 1-1 with Liechtenstein to secure promotion to League C. Looked pretty assured during the game and made a few dangerous headers when in attacking positions which just didn't come off as teammates were in the wrong positions. Should really have had an assist for a Kian Ronan goal but it was ruled out for a narrow offside. He'll get much better experience next season in League C where he'll potentially end up facing the likes of Northern Ireland, if they can't escape relegation. Hopefully by then he'll be in the Blackburn first team.
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  39. With the fishing industry. Of course nobody voted to leave the Single Market.
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  40. They could hardly be any different. you see, my view that it was a bad decision to take him back in was because it opened the party back up to your kind of attack. To your kind of criticisms. That doesn’t mean I agree with you or otherwise.
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  41. The Waterboys - The Whole Of The moon
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  42. Starter wasn’t involved in the decision and didn’t have a say in it. It was made by the ruling executive.
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  43. Given the outbreak at Brockhall the Irish might be saying the opposite
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  44. Ok, wasn't quite sure whether to put this in here or the main football forum, but, did anyone watch I'm a celeb tonight? If u didn't, get it on catch up. That DJ, Jordan North is on it & he's a proper Dingle - born, bred, fan, 6 fingers....the lot! Anyway, I won't spoil it, but watch his trial. Afterwards, even Ant & Dec were taking the piss out of the unwashed from't Turd! ? Don't wait to see it on YouTube as I doubt they'll keep their comments on & just show the trial & they're the best bits (for any Rover anyway!)
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  45. No, of course not. By all means whinge about the inconvenience (I certainly do, I can't lip read anybody) but just wish people would have some perspective. There are aspects of our response to the pandemic undoubted worthy of complaint, but the people who think it's 'oppression' to wear a mask when you go out can take a running jump. Perspective is all I ask.
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  46. Fisher needed to move on to get first team football. Good luck to the lad.
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  47. First time I ever encountered skinheads was when Leicester played at Ewood about 1968. I also have a vague recollection of standing on the BE around that time when we played Sheff Wed. This was in the days of 'mingling' on the terraces. Their 'lads' were all fashionably attired in Crombies and carrying neatly furled black umbrellas. We all thought they were a bit of a laugh until, at some given signal presumably, they started lamping everyone in sight with their brollies and it all kicked off.
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  48. Ok so this has been quoted 3 times in this thread now and nobody seems to have read it accurately. I haven't listened to the podcast, maybe there is context either side of this quote that changes the meaning, but the quote itself is saying media coverage of the situation often crossed over into the boundaries of racism. It doesn't mention the fans at all. No need for us to be offended. Outside of the quote, yes I have seen the occasional iffy fan comment in regards to the ethnicity of the owners, although it is undoubtedly from a small minority, as you would find anywhere, and the ma
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  49. “Naive” and “Badly advised”... No doubt both of these things are true, but I’d say it’s also pretty indisputable they have also displayed massive amounts of arrogance and incompetence. Ignoring that and blaming everything on Jerome Anderson and absolving Venky’s is ridiculous. Apparently he was persona non grata when Coyle was appointed... although join the dots with the agents of all their managerial appointments since Bowyer and it’s apparent that the “lessons have been learned” line isn’t true. Like Glen and Philip have touched on, there’s nothing much new there for us, and p
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