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I’ve had some interest expressed in having a regular recurring item  in podcasts of fans talking about their first Rovers memory....when, where, who, what happened, how did you feel etc. (I’d also consider Fave Rovers memory...especially if it avoided the obvious 1995...! )

I’ve got one in the can already and I’d love to have some more...anybody fancy contributing ? 

 

Help writing &/or recording it is available as required....

 

Anyone ? 🤔

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I’ll happily get involved! VE Day ‘95, my 11th birthday. What.a.day.

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At a recent North Lancs Rovers gathering I talked through my favourite 11 players and few subs with lots of tenderness and nostalgia thrown in for good measure ! Would be happy to replicate something similar.

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My first rovers memory in fact the first time I ever saw the famous blue and white and heard of a team called Blackburn rovers was seeing shearer score two screamers on his debut against palace. A love affair started that very second

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I wish one of the old timers who has all the facts and figures would do a Pod of Rovers in the '60's, say up to our relegation from the First Division with a focus say on my first ever live match at Ewood, Rovers 7 Spurs 2  and the players in that superb team.

Sadly I don't have facilities out here to do it justice but one or 2 posters on here are better qualified anyway! :rover:, come on you know who you are :)

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Benni Mcarthys late goal v arsenal in the FA Cup quarter final replay. I think it was the quarter anyway. I was watching the game with two arsenal supporting mates. Some buzz 

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40 minutes ago, AllRoverAsia said:

I wish one of the old timers who has all the facts and figures would do a Pod of Rovers in the '60's, say up to our relegation from the First Division with a focus say on my first ever live match at Ewood, Rovers 7 Spurs 2  and the players in that superb team.

Sadly I don't have facilities out here to do it justice but one or 2 posters on here are better qualified anyway! :rover:, come on you know who you are :)

All you need is a laptop/smartphone/tablet; a Skype account & some spare time....I’ll gladly provide hints & tips 😉

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22 hours ago, Herbie6590 said:

All you need is a laptop/smartphone/tablet; a Skype account & some spare time....

And a large house.

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On 25/07/2018 at 06:34, S8 & Blue said:

Probably this tbh -

 

Think the ref was sniggering at that as well - he definitely saw it.

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43 minutes ago, Herbie6590 said:

😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

We actually had 6 of us in it over summer, so I'm not that mean really. 🤩

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First memories - the smell of pipe smoke and piss and little Johnny Price looking resplendent in his Rovers kit against a gloomy Ewood Park backdrop - that would have been one of Ken Furphy's first games in charge. 

 

Favourite memory - The unveiling of King Kenny. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing.

One of the few times I've cried at a football game that day (the others being Wembley 1987 and 1992, VE Day game v Newcastle at Ewood just after Noel Brotherston and Micky Heaton had died and shortly afterwards at Anfield - both in 1995, Cardiff 2002 and Ewood Park v Norwich (I think) when that poem to mark Uncle Jack's recent passing was put up on the big screen).

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My first memory as a Rovers fan was a home game to Southampton my dad took me on. Around about 2002 so I was about six years old. I think Jansen or Yordi scored and we won. I was in the JW upper and my dad picked me up when we scored.       Favourite memory is tough, I might go for David Bentley scoring a hat trick against United at home, what a game that was. The most I've ever celebrated a Rovers goal at Ewood though has to be Dunny's last minute equaliser against Burnley. Bodies everywhere. Amazing. One of my favourite away days was Jason Roberts' last minute winner away at Bolton after he picked the ball up on the half way line, unbelievable scenes. It was a Sunday game on sky so wasn't many of us there but the atmosphere after that goal went in has always stayed with me. Du du du du Jason Roberts. Big donkey. 

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Apart from the obvious titles, cup wins etc. , for me the UEFA Cup run of 2006/07, in particulary the away trips are right up there.

I went to all four; Salzburg, Wisla Krakow, Feyenoord, Bayer Leverkusen. Brilliant trips with fantastic followings - especially the thousands of Blues roaming around Amsterdam! I could have burst I was so proud.

Year after a few pals went to the game Larissa in Athens and I couldn't make it, I remember saying 'I'll defo be at the next one', we got knocked out and never played in Europe again...

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Some of our dads, didn’t survive WW2 which meant we were introduced to football through relatives, friends and  neighbours, who supported different clubs. As well as Ewood, I was taken to Deepdale, Peel Park and TM, plus Lancashire Combination games. I remember every single detail of my first Ewood game but nothing at all about any of the others and I was well and truly hooked.

Of all the highs and lows, it’s difficult to pick one, but I would go for the 6th round FA Cup game at Burnley, when we came back from 3-0 down with 17 minutes to go, to equalize and then win the replay in extra time at Ewood

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Just to say thanks to everyone who has replied & those who fancy writing & recording a contribution...just let me know if you need any help re scriptwriting &/or recording...

My original plan was to have 1 memory per podcast but if everyone who has said they’ll do one actually does, we might have 2or 3 per episode or even a dedicated podcast specifically.

Fingers crossed...👍🏻

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I’m giving this topic a bump...when I put out the original appeal back in 2018 I did have a number of DMs expressing interest but for whatever reason, only a few came to pass & resulted in actual podcast items so I thought I’d put out the appeal again.

Those who listen to the pod regularly will have heard pieces written (& in some cases narrated) by individuals who have a particular fond memory or topic they would like to share. If you haven’t listened to the pod, please give it a try. I’m really proud of our contributors, we cover different demographics and have different takes on the club as a result.

if you’ve never written anything...there’s a first time for everything, if you fancy narrating that’s great, if you don’t we can sort that for you.

So over to you...be great to add to our pool of contributors & share some new tales of being a Rovers fan...

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My first memory of Rovers was my dad taking me in the upper tier of the Riverside stand to watch us play Carlisle, 1971 I think. I can still remember the smell of the flask of large milky coffee with a generous amount of rum in it. I was hooked from that point on. 
 

Now this season we are back in the Riverside and the flask still accompanies us!  

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2 hours ago, old darwen blue said:

My first memory of Rovers was my dad taking me in the upper tier of the Riverside stand to watch us play Carlisle, 1971 I think. I can still remember the smell of the flask of large milky coffee with a generous amount of rum in it. I was hooked from that point on. 
 

Now this season we are back in the Riverside and the flask still accompanies us!  

Fancy writing / recording something for the pod ? 🤔 

That’s one of my earliest memories too - outer wings of Riverside on the bench seats...

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2 hours ago, Herbie6590 said:

Fancy writing / recording something for the pod ? 🤔 

That’s one of my earliest memories too - outer wings of Riverside on the bench seats...

I’ll give the matter some thought pal!

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That red hot day at Wembley in 92. I've never felt so nervous and overjoyed.  Waving flags and middle fingers at the Leicester fans who were on their coaches. 

Yellows! Yellows! Yellows!

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46 minutes ago, Pedro said:

That red hot day at Wembley in 92. I've never felt so nervous and overjoyed.  Waving flags and middle fingers at the Leicester fans who were on their coaches. 

Yellows! Yellows! Yellows!

Write a piece...write a piece...write a piece ...write a piece *pause for breath* write a piece...write a piece...😉

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21.3.1987 at Ewood on my eighth birthday my first game against Bradford City. We won but I cant remember who scored. Been a fan ever since

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