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SIMON GARNERS 194

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1 hour ago, SIMON GARNERS 194 said:

Phil,is there a limit to how many pinned threads you can have on the main board?

I was hoping this could be permanently pinned here for members to add footage of Rovers when/if it becomes available for viewing...let new Rovers fans and opposition fans know exactly what our famous old club is all about.

I fully understand if this is not possible.

You can have as many pinned threads as you want, but I think once it starts going past a few pinned threads, the pinned functionality starts to become redundant, really, as other discussions get pushed way down the viewport of the page. Let's leave it as it is and enjoy the vids!

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Once the season gets going you’d only have a match thread and maybe a podcast pinned.

Plenty of room for a pinned thread celebrating the heritage of this fantastic football club, no? :brfc:

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Some fantastic footage there - glimpses of Duggie in his pomp giving Spurs the runaround. Can anyone find old film of the 7-2 win over them at Ewood in the early 1960s?

As for the quartered shirts do they think Bristol Rovers play in one eighth shirts? 

Edited by jim mk2

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Why do we keep going in circles around this.

Of course we play in halves, but at one time the halves were always reversed at the back, ergo they were described as quarters.

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3 minutes ago, jim mk2 said:

Some fantastic footage there - glimpses of Duggie in his pomp giving Spurs the runaround. Can anyone find old film of the 7-2 win over them at Ewood in the early 1960s?

As for the quartered shirts do they think Bristol Rovers play in one eighth shirts? 

I'd give a lot to see extended highlights of that game Jim. I couldn't believe what I was seeing at the time. 

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Best I've ever seen Rovers play.  We took Spurs to the cleaners. The 8-2 at West Ham would be good to see too. 

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1 hour ago, Mattyblue said:

Why do we keep going in circles around this.

Of course we play in halves, but at one time the halves were always reversed at the back, ergo they were described as quarters.

They were called Quarters as made of 4 pieces of cloth.

Yes is the answer to the Bristol question.

Everyone now accepts that in the modern age and shirt manufacture Rovers design is called halves.

Rovers themselves referred to the shirt as quartered up to at least WW2

Not a pop at just you but some posters on here refuse to accept historical truth.

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Interesting looking at the videos to see how the blue changes sides in different years but always reversed on the back.

Due to the colour clash, we played in an all dark blue shirt in the 1928 FA Cup Final. Both teams wore Knickers......

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2 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

Best I've ever seen Rovers play.  We took Spurs to the cleaners. The 8-2 at West Ham would be good to see too. 

I was there for the 7-1 caning of a pretty good Notts Forest side, that was probably the nearest we've come to that Spurs game. Having said that Spurs then were the equivalent of City or Liverpool today. It was one of those days when that team clicked and when they did they were a goal scoring machine.

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3 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I'd give a lot to see extended highlights of that game Jim. I couldn't believe what I was seeing at the time. 

I can help a little here. I don’t have videos, but if you are on Facebook, join “the Talbot archive” group. On there you will find some great photos of that game plus other wonderful photos of rovers, football in general and all things Blackburn. 

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10 hours ago, SIMON GARNERS 194 said:

 

Rovers v WBA at Ewood FA Cup 5th round 1952...The Blue n Whtes win 1-0 in front of 51,000 and then comes an old foe.....

 

Rovers V Burnley at Ewood FA Cup 6th round 1952....The Blue n Whites win 3-1 in front of a crowd of 53,000.

 

I was at both games and when the penalty was awarded, with a few minutes to go, the WBA keeper was doing everything to delay the kick. The story goes that Bill Eckersley asked him what he was doing, he replied “I’m making sure the ball is on the spot”. Bill’s alleged response “If tha gets back on thi line it’ll be int back ot net in a minute”. 

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2 minutes ago, den said:

I can help a little here. I don’t have videos, but if you are on Facebook, join “the Talbot archive” group. On there you will find some great photos of that game plus other wonderful photos of rovers, football in general and all things Blackburn. 

A wonderful group which I joined soon after it appeared. They have I think 16 photos of the 7-2 win over Spurs and numerous others of great interest. Some good Rovers photos of times gone bye have also recently appeared in "TheRovers'' Facebook group. 

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11 hours ago, den said:

I can help a little here. I don’t have videos, but if you are on Facebook, join “the Talbot archive” group. On there you will find some great photos of that game plus other wonderful photos of rovers, football in general and all things Blackburn. 

I'm not on Facebook Den.

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2 hours ago, SIMON GARNERS 194 said:

Rovers v Aston Villa at Ewood 1904

 

I think the commentator has got his ground layout wrong. At the time of this match, the main stand at Ewood Park backed on to the River with 2 separate smaller stands on the Nuttall Street side. 

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15 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I'm not on Facebook Den.

You must know someone who is Tyrone. They would show you the photos I’m sure.

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These are a great watch...

Can anyone help?

For ages, I have been trying to source a film of Watford v Rovers  -1972 I think- the 3-1 away win, where Tony Field got that fantastic lob.

My southern friends got to see proper highlights,  featured on their Sunday afternoon Big Match, but Gerald Sinstadt et al gave us the obligatory 40 minutes of a Man Utd bore draw and only 30 seconds of Rovers at the end!

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12 hours ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

These are a great watch...

Can anyone help?

For ages, I have been trying to source a film of Watford v Rovers  -1972 I think- the 3-1 away win, where Tony Field got that fantastic lob.

My southern friends got to see proper highlights,  featured on their Sunday afternoon Big Match, but Gerald Sinstadt et al gave us the obligatory 40 minutes of a Man Utd bore draw and only 30 seconds of Rovers at the end!

I was living in South Wales at the time and the full highlights were broadcast there. I think Brian Moore was the commentator and I seem to remember him making several references that the Rovers had chartered a disco train (?) for the fans.

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