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    On The March With Howard’s Army


    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

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    Kendall was a real gentleman.  Always had time for a word.  Bumped into him and his 'sidekick' (Mick Heaton) on a number of occasions in the Bulls Head, Wilpshire which in those days was a thriving Duttons Grill Room Restaurant managed by a larger than life character (Harry D).  It was some party there when Rovers won promotion.

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    Would love to see some footage of our Promotion party at Gigg lane,we had three sides of the ground that night I believe...it must exist somewhere in the vaults of Granada studios.

    Just before my time,just hope we can emulate something similar this season.

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    As Kamy says Kendall's appointment was a masterstroke by then chairman Derek Keighley, who I believe would have taken us to another level but for his untimely passing.

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