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david brent last won the day on April 30 2014

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    Football - play for Darwen Victoria FC - Blackburn Sunday league


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  1. Fleetwood

    I stand to be corrected but isn’t the owner of Fisherman’s Friends a Rovers fan? Someone one here will know!
  2. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    I’ve just watched it back on tv. I froze it and Raya seems to have a hand on the ball. Likewise definite contact by their keeper on Samuel for our penalty. As for the disallowed goal none of their players appeal for the ‘infringement.’ Not even the player himself who just seems to misjudge the header. Graham just seems to stand his ground which he is perfectly entitled to do. If the goal had stood nothing would have been said about it - contact like that happens hundreds of times during games - again the ref has gone out of his way to give the decision. Appreciate I shouldn’t be clogging up the thread talking about the ref given we won. I don’t usually like baiting refs as having played a lot of amateur football, I appreciate the job they do for very little money. I just feel in this league there have been a couple of refs who seem to be anti - Rovers. Maybe because we are a big fish in the league and they want to make their mark? If the ref yesterday is just regarded as a poor ref then so be it. However the fact that he is considered a bright prospect as pointed out by arbitro makes it worse. But for such a spirited performance against 12 men we could easily have been saying this morning how the ref had potentially cost us any chance of automatic promotion! The only positive thing about the ref was he didn’t book Smallwood!
  3. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    Having just seen that the ref clearly sees the keeper throw the items back into the crowd. He even speaks to the keeper and the hand gesturing by the ref suggests he is telling him to calm down. Should have been a straight red. Having said that if he had given the red card, it would have been a big talking point in the media and wouldn’t have portrayed our fans in a great light!
  4. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    I said at time their keeper should have been given a straight red when he threw the bottle back into the crowd with venom. Two wrongs do not make a right. Whilst not condoning for one second the actions of the fans, their keeper was a massive melt and had been antagonising the Rovers fans all game in both the Darwen and Blackburn ends. I am sure if Raya had acted like this the ref would have pulled out his red card immediately. The ref certainly seemed to favour Shrewsbury and reminded me very much of Trevor Kettle. I can see why he didn’t give their 6 a straight red as Samuel seemed to get the ball stuck in his feet. However to not give a second yellow when Samuel skinned him down the right is inexcusable. Also the ref couldn’t wait to give their penalty. Conversely he was not going to give ours but for the assistant intervening. I am also still at a loss as to what the ref saw as a foul for the disallowed goal?! Presume it was for a ‘push’ by Danny Graham but it looked really soft to me. I am surprised our players didn’t make more of an issue with it. Thankfully we won and I shouldn’t be writing too much about the ref; can’t help it though when I think he has really gone out of his way to try and screw us over. Tremendous spirited performance. Bennett was outstanding; i was hoping Rev Blue was going to eat some humble pie but he was working! Credit to Dunn F.C. for the worst post match post ever for suggesting we sell Mulgrew in the summer if we get promoted?!!! On a final note their seemed to be a load of trouble behind the Darwen End after the game. Saw it spilling over into the car park where the church used to be. Shrews fans were obviously upset they are about to lose their 2nd place 😂. To be fair the Shrews fans who were in the black bull before hand were a good laugh.
  5. The January 2018 transfer thread

    How very modest!
  6. The January 2018 transfer thread

    ‘Pond life’ because some of us have a differing view to you. Yeah good one. i was critical of Lowe in the last couple of years in terms of some of his performances. I just don’t get the hatred towards a local lad who came through the academy and gave his all in his 170 odd appearances. Comments such as handing season tickets back in are ridiculous. I could understand the hatred to some of the leaches like Best, Orr, Murphy etc but Lowe isn’t in that bracket. He cared. On a footballing note I genuinely believe he’d do a good job at right back in this league. He held his own at right back in the premier league only a few years ago. He would have a point to prove. Providing his wages are relatively cheap id be one of the pond life who would welcome him back!
  7. Hull City Fa Cup game 6.1.17

    Not usually one to advocate resting players for FA Cup games as I am a big fan of the same. However LT reporter Rich Sharpe pointed out on twitter that Smallwood is currently on 9 yellow cards and will be suspended for 2 games when he gets a 10th. We need him for the Shrewsbury game next week. I wouldn’t risk him against Hull.
  8. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Assuming it’s true, the fact he is a Blackburn lad and a Rovers fan may well sway this. A final swansong for his hometown club. I’ve seen him a number of times in the Jack Walker stand over the years supporting us. He may also feel he didn’t get a fair crack of the whip as a youngster and this is an opportunity to rectify that. On a playing note I think it would be a great coup. He has been regularly starting for a championship side who have spent the majority of the season in the top 8. A very creative player who also puts a shift in; he would be capable of running games in this league. I think he would really suit playing with Smallwood. I hope J*B info is correct and we pull this off.
  9. Rotherham V Rovers

    Bit harsh! Only 6 days ago he started in the win against Rochdale and won the penalty!
  10. NAPM

    A good point well made
  11. NAPM

    I just want to see more people at Ewood supporting the manager and this good bunch of players. People boycotting, and deriding those who go, doesn’t help that. Equally having a go at those who are tempted to come back doesn’t help that either! Edit - I’ve misinterpreted your stance having just seen your most recent post. I just assumed you were attending and having a pop at those who have been boycotting and suddenly returned now we are winning.
  12. NAPM

    Good. The Jack Walker and Blackburn End lower are filling up nicely having looked on the ground plan on the Rovers site. I know a boycotter who is seriously considering returning on Boxing Day. He has been a very prominent poster on here over the years; I am sure he will confess if he does go! If we win on Saturday there will never be a better chance to watch a bit of history and equal our consecutive league wins record against Rochdale. Sod venkys. I can’t wait.
  13. Northampton Town v Rovers

    Thanks for the post. Looking forward to my first visit to Sixfields. Where would you recommended drinking before the game? A few of us are making an early journey down. I know there is very little around the ground so we either going to the pubs around Franklin Gardens or going into the centre. What do you suggest? cheers
  14. Crewe - FA Cup (Again!)

    There is a very good chance it will be off tomorrow unfortunately. The ground definitely does not have undersoil heating and -8 tonight in Crewe
  15. Season ticket sales confirmation

    I absolutely agree with this. Likewise here is hoping to a decent crowd on Boxing Day. I am right in saying if we beat Charlton and Northampton, a win against Dale will equal club record of 8 consecutive league wins set under Howard Kendall? If that’s not a good enough reason to go I don’t know what is. My old man has booked a table in the hospitality for the Rochdale game and was told by the lady in charge that corporate ticket sales have been very good for this game; she said it will be the busiest they have been in hospitality for a few years. i know of a couple of venky boycotters going to the Crewe replay - they haven’t been for a few years. Let’s hope some gradually start to return and get behind this good bunch of players.