Rovers will start this campaign on August 5th in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1979.
In 1979, the board decided to try something new by appointing a player-manager in the hope that the chosen one could turn round the club’s fortunes. That man was Howard Kendall & the appointment proved to be a masterstroke…but it didn’t look that way during the opening half of the 1979/80 season. In today’s cutthroat football landscape, how long would he have lasted ?
Upon Howard’s untimely passing in October 2015, Jim Wilkinson was moved to write a marvellous four-part blog charting the Kendall years at Ewood Park & we have transformed this into a podcast series for your pleasure !
“On The March With Howard’s Army” pays a fitting tribute to a fine footballer, a great manager & a Rovers legend.
Part One – The Beginning - http://brfcs-podcast.brfcs.com/?name=2017-07-29_howard_kendall_part_one.mp3