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david brent last won the day on April 30 2014

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  1. david brent

    Season Tickets 2018/19

    What did Waggott say about sales? I haven’t seen that. I believe we had 8,000 season ticket holders last season. If sales were already at a 50% increase the club would be shouting from the rooftops. Do you know anybody who has got a season ticket this season who didn’t have one last season? I don’t. There was significant interest towards the end of last season and the Club failed to make the most of it.
  2. david brent

    Season Tickets 2018/19

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we sell less than last year. This time last year there was a perverse kind of excitement. We were signing players. We were going into the league as favourites. There isn’t the same kind of excitement this year. The club have massively messed up in my opinion by putting prices up by £50 across the board and closing the Darwen End to Rovers fans. They have alienated fans. i can only speak for my circle of mates - 3 haven’t renewed from last season. Not happy with the price increase. It’s not so much the extra £50 but more the principle of it. I’m a little annoyed by it and only renewed on Friday. We had 8 years of dross until last season; increasing prices from our last stint in the championship is an insult. Just over a month ago we had the largest amount of Rovers fans in Ewood for a match for 10 years. More kids are wearing Rovers shirts around town since the Europe days. It was a great opportunity to capitalise on this with innovative season ticket prices. Surely it’s better to have 16,000 at £200 than 8,000 at £400 eg Bradford. The fact there has been nothing from the club about season ticket sales is a clear indication they haven’t been great. You reap what you sow.
  3. Anybody watch the Edinburgh derby last night? My Scottish team are Hearts. I was particularly interested in the game to watch the reported Rovers target Dylan Mcgeouch who plays for Hibs. He was on the bench, came on early, did okay but nothing special. A rather angry Neil Lennon has confirmed today Mcgeouch is definitely leaving. My conclusion - forget him and go all out to get 17 year old Harry Cochrane from Hearts. This lad will be playing for the full Scotland team in the near future. A great player with a big future. An all round midfielder who can pass, beat a man, strike a ball but also isn’t afraid to put a tackle in and has a great engine. Would work well with Smallwood. If Venkys are looking for sell on value he is the type of player we should be in for. The Scottish captain could hopefully have an influence! I honestly don’t know what he would cost though? Rangers are rumoured to be sniffing around him so by virtue of that he shouldn’t be too much?! Albeit he signed a new contract with Hearts during the season.
  4. david brent

    Pitch Invasion of sorts

    End of season awards tonight at Ewood. I think you have just won the award for ‘hysterical overreaction post 2017-18.’ Nb - I don’t condone football violence, nor want football to return to the troubled days of the 1980s. Equally I don’t want to follow an under 5’s tiddlywinks team!
  5. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    I still can’t believe the mass overreaction to the pitch invasion. I wasn’t part of it. It shouldn’t have happened before the end of the game. Clearly a mistake and not deliberate. It’s a bit embarrassing that it happened with 30 seconds still to play but for me that’s the extent of it. We move on. How many pitch invasions did we witness in the country over the weekend? Double figures? It happened, it dispersed, players came out and celebrated with a lap of honour. Happy days. It hasn’t offended or upset me. But clearly it has a good few. And the irony is it seems to have upset a few, certainly on here anyway, who haven’t been for all season or seldom go these days! I can say on good authority that there were some fans on that pitch who have been going all season, who have stuck with Rovers through the last torrid 7-8 years who went on through sheer emotion. I am not saying that was right or wrong; but let’s just dispel the myth that everyone who went on just did it for the ‘craic.’ I had a bloke behind me, not from the area, hasn’t been all season, screaming ‘get off the pitch you effing scrotes’. I was more offended by that knowing that some on the pitch are anything but scrotes. The cowards in the blackburn end who attacked the lad who ran across the pitch are disgraceful. Hearing tales of kids reduced to tears and people walking out of the ground in disgust as a result of a pitch invasion? Really?! My 5 and 7 year old were there, they were so happy and they weren’t in the least upset by a pitch invasion. In fact the complete opposite. I wasn’t going to post this given it’s now Monday but just read on here that people are still getting upset by it! and Hasta - I ran on the pitch in the initial one at Doncaster - I did so out of pure joy and not to be ‘anti establishment’ or whatever it is you are trying to say.
  6. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    Does that factor in the Oxford fans?
  7. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    Possibly keeping the other half of the Darwen End upper for Rovers fans should the need arise?
  8. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    Their highest is 21,841 v Utd. Contrary to them claiming to sell out every week, a number of their gates have been 18-19,000. I am confident we have surpassed their highest attendance already.
  9. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    I was thinking of ‘Wayne’ in the pub who hasn’t been for a decade, sees half the town going to Rovers and decides to come along at the 11th hour!
  10. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    Yeah I have seen that the deal only lasts to 3pm. Not sure how they enforce that if there are big queues at that time - hopefully common sense would prevail
  11. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    Just had a look on the online planner and we have sold over 500 tickets in the blackburn end upper since it opened up this morning. The first 3 blocks of the Darwen end are not far off filling up. It’s only the block nearest to the JW which is currently sparsely populated. If sales continue in this manner over the next 4 days we could be looking at a sell out. I also think there will be a surge of sales on Saturday. The weather is forecast to be sunny, it’s a bank holiday weekend and people will just follow suit. I wonder if they would open the other half of the Darwen end upper for Rovers fans?
  12. david brent

    Oxford Utd at home

    You will have a far better time at Ewood than the AJ Bell! I’m a fan of Salford in the other code! Nice ground to be fair
  13. david brent

    Pitch Invasion of sorts

    I came off after the initial invasion and stayed off. I misconstrued your post at being aimed at all of us. I take the point about the 2nd wave.
  14. david brent

    Pitch Invasion of sorts

    I agree with the first part of your post. The pitch invasion was done last night and there should be the traditional lap of honour after the Oxford game. Re the second part of your post - I take this as a moan at anybody who went on the pitch last night - not just those who went back on the 2nd and 3rd times? I agree the fans should have come back to the stand after the initial wave. But your criticism is seemingly against anybody who went on the pitch. The criticism is quite frankly pathetic. Stop speaking as though you speak for the majority. You really don’t. Rovers have had some great coverage in the media today - see Granada tonight and Northwest tonight - as a result of the pitch invasion and joyous scenes at the end. I have had old uni mates who support other teams around the country texting to compliment on the great scenes at the end. Have you seen the photo of Bradley Dack been carried around the pitch by Rovers fans? The Match of the Day twitter site described it as a great photo that perfectly captures the emotion of football. It will become an iconic photo in years to come. Did you see the media coverage of Wigan’s promotion at Fleetwood? No neither did I because it was a damp squib. Bit of a clap between players and fans; that was the end of that. Will be talked about for years to come.... said nobody ever. i take offence at being called a “self centred clown” by running on the pitch in a once in a 20/30 year moment with hundreds (if not a thousand) others that will be looked back with fondness in years to come.
  15. david brent

    THE BATTLE FOR PROMOTION....WON.

    The ticket office told someone I know that 17,000 had been sold. I am not sure that’s correct but then the ground is filling up on the online planner. Would be good to win this league in front of the biggest league 1 crowd of the season. Would also be great to get a bigger crowd than Burnley have had all season! A win at Charlton will set this game up very nicely!
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