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On 09/10/2020 at 10:44, den said:

In those days home fans and away fans used to change ends either at kick off or at half time to stand behind the goals their teams were attacking, never any trouble.

What would happen if rovers were at home tomorrow against Burnley and the fans crossed on the riverside? Wouldn’t be pretty would it 🙂.

You must be joking.

Remember some huge punch ups - Hull in the Darwen End and Leicester in the Blackburn End come readily to mind.

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On 09/10/2020 at 13:54, simongarnerisgod said:

were any of you older fans at the blackpool game when the ammonia was thrown at their fans🙄

Yep - it was a night match and happened on their 'Spion Kop'.

Think it was the night Hutchinson ripped Sir Keith to pieces. 

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On 09/10/2020 at 23:27, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Green and Suddick were top class players.  Tommy Hutch had a trick when he was running with the ball at speed were he would appear to over run the ball but bring it through with his trailing leg. It worked every time, even watching in the stands I fell for it. Even International class full backs like Keith Newton struggled against him. I've never seen any other player do it.

Both Tony Green and Hutchinson came down from Scotland for very small fees. They had another class act called Pat Quinn a season or two earlier who came down from Scotland but he only stayed a season. He could run the show given half a chance.

If my memory is right, we were also in for Green but lost him to Blackpool as squabbling over a measly few bob!  Shame as a little magician.

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On 10/10/2020 at 00:02, DeeCee said:

Remember going away to Everton in the FA cup (third round?) About 1973/4 and was in the away end and some Scousers siddling up behind us saying they were gonna stab us outside, the days of the silk scarf that you could hide up your (in my case school) jumper, a very nice Lyle & Scott number 😁

Got chased all the way back to the station but never got caught fortunately. Could have been the League Liner or football special train? 

We lost as well.

Aye, think we went down 3-0 in a p1ss poor show.  They had little and large up front (Harper and Royle) and if my memory is right, it was Joe Harper who opened the scoring.

Edited by Mercer

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On 10/10/2020 at 19:05, Gav said:

@USABlue  

@Parsonblue

Both have some great stories.

But I agree, I'd much rather hear 47er, Jim, Parson, Den and TS talk about the matches, seeing some of the greats.

Did you nip to the pub before games? what was Ewood like back then, Albion pub, Aqueduct, Fernhurst, the big gates.

Was it true Stanley Matthews Hardly ever played at Ewood because Dougie was better? 

According to my dad, it was because Bill Eck always had him in his pocket!

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1 hour ago, Mercer said:

You must be joking.

Remember some huge punch ups - Hull in the Darwen End and Leicester in the Blackburn End come readily to mind.

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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12 minutes ago, Elvis Biro said:

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.

Wednesday brolly boys.  Smart lads, in a dress sense.

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2 hours ago, Mercer said:

According to my dad, it was because Bill Eck always had him in his pocket!

Sad fact od the matter is Merc most of my memories of details of games have faded.  Some will never but most have.  I remember the ball thru the net and Sir Rog holding itnu6p and the ref dis allowing.it.  Plymouth 5-2, Boxing day at turf.3-2 will never.be forgotten even thiugh I was pissed as a newt.  Been a long time.

 

See, can' even quote right.

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1 hour ago, Herbie6590 said:

Rovers first £1m player makes his mark...

 

wilcox was going through a bad spell at this time and was the recipiant of a lot of abuse,i remember clearly everyone screaming at him to pass to speedie and everyone getting ready to launch some hardcore vitriol,fortunately the shot went in,he`d have been absolutely pillored if he`d missed

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34 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

wilcox was going through a bad spell at this time and was the recipiant of a lot of abuse,i remember clearly everyone screaming at him to pass to speedie and everyone getting ready to launch some hardcore vitriol,fortunately the shot went in,he`d have been absolutely pillored if he`d missed

Well they made up for it over next 8 years didn't they? 🙄

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On 12/10/2020 at 21:29, Gav said:

I wish we had more footage of the promotion celebrations under Kendall at the start of the piece.

Must be available somewhere, Granada Tv footage with Elton Welsby.

You should have been in the Bulls Head, Wilpshire later that night.

It was carnage with the Rovers' lads - went on well into the small hours with the doors firmly locked!

It was then a Duttons Grill Room managed by a guy called Harry D who was a big Rovers' fan - Kendall and Heaton spent a lot of time in there.

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On 31/10/2020 at 21:13, darrenrover said:

I was only a kid then Tyrone but I remember so much about that cup tie with City. It was sold out (52,000) but twice postponed due to the weather and so the actual gate on the night was only 42,000. Fryatt's goal was the only one City conceded on their cup run to win the cup. My biggest recollection afterwards though was how could 10,000 more people have possibly fit on the ground? My dad and grandad then said, that's nothing, we've both been on the Darwen End when Ewood's had more than 60,000 on! Nah, I thought impossible!

An electric atmosphere that night.

When Big Jim rose to make it 1-1 with his head at the Blackburn End, I thought the roof was going to come off the Blackburn End - a surreal few minutes!

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31 minutes ago, Mercer said:

You should have been in the Bulls Head, Wilpshire later that night.

 

That place is now a Co-op.....how can a great pub like that go under/

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21 minutes ago, Mercer said:

An electric atmosphere that night.

When Big Jim rose to make it 1-1 with his head at the Blackburn End, I thought the roof was going to come off the Blackburn End - a surreal few minutes!

I was sitting in the Nuttall Stand that night ....... it was literally shaking!

Never forget the swaying of the crowd on the Riverside.... how those barriers held up I'll never know.

42,000 on Ewood!

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6 hours ago, Mercer said:

If my memory is right, we were also in for Green but lost him to Blackpool as squabbling over a measly few bob!  Shame as a little magician.

My memory  of Green was that we rejected him as not being good enough....might be wrong though

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9 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

My memory  of Green was that we rejected him as not being good enough....might be wrong though

Whoever thought he wasn't good enough needed firing. The lad was a terrific player right from day one, as was Tommy Hutchinson.

Regarding the City FA Cup game I was behind the goals in the Blackburn End, it was pretty scary. I took my first wife to the game and she refused to go to Rovers again after that.

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10 hours ago, Mercer said:

An electric atmosphere that night.

When Big Jim rose to make it 1-1 with his head at the Blackburn End, I thought the roof was going to come off the Blackburn End - a surreal few minutes!

That was my first game. I was on the Blackburn end with my mum, I was hooked.

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11 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

I was sitting in the Nuttall Stand that night ....... it was literally shaking!

Never forget the swaying of the crowd on the Riverside.... how those barriers held up I'll never know.

42,000 on Ewood!

 

Edited by Boz
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11 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

That place is now a Co-op.....how can a great pub like that go under/

Enterprise Inns!!

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43 minutes ago, Herbie6590 said:

Look out for a goal line scramble or two as Rovers go to St James Park

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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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On 16/11/2020 at 18:48, Elvis Biro said:

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.

I remember it like yesterday. Jimmy Kerr's finest hour in a Rovers shirt!

Nevertheless, a struggling team were 2 down to promotion-chasing Leicester.

As soon as Rovers got the equaliser, the Darwen End just emptied. Wthin a few minutes, they were all around us in the Blackburn End. They had blue and white scarves, but we could distinguish them from our own skinheads and crombies because they were so out of breath! From memory, most of them had exited the ground and re-entered at our end. Pretty scary...but not as bad as Chelsea a few years later....

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22 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

I was sitting in the Nuttall Stand that night ....... it was literally shaking!

Never forget the swaying of the crowd on the Riverside.... how those barriers held up I'll never know.

42,000 on Ewood!

I was on the Riverside with my girlfriend. Freezing and very dangerous. Crowd surging and swaying with every event on the pitch,

Yet we had 52000 on in the recent past.

She married me anyway!

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