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Alex Rover

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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48736727 Why and how?
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    Old Rovers Footage

  3. One of the Holy Trinity, with Dunny and Duffy http://www.polarispublishing.com/book/matt_jansen What do you do when the world is at your feet . . . and then suddenly it isn’t? Matt Jansen had it all. He was young, quick, audaciously skilful and, at the turn of the millennium, regarded as one of the most intelligent attacking talents in English football. His potential seemed boundless. After bursting onto the scene with Carlisle in 1997 and helping his hometown club win promotion, Sir Alex Ferguson had tried to lure him to Old Trafford – but foreseeing only a bench spot at United, Jansen instead opted for Steve Coppell’s Crystal Palace. In 1998, he moved to Blackburn, and after blasting them back to the Premier League he earned a place in Sven Goran-Eriksson’s England squad on the back of a 16-goal season that included a strike in the final of the League Cup, which Blackburn won. At 24 Jansen was widely tipped to be part of England’s squad at the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, but Eriksson instead surprised many with his conservative selection of Martin Keown over the rising star; Keown wouldn’t play a single minute at the tournament and England would crash out to ten-man Brazil – but Jansen didn’t see a minute of it. While England battled it out in the Far East, Jansen had taken a holiday to Rome where he was involved a serious traffic accident. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and slipped into a six-day coma. Jansen survived and, astonishingly, he was back playing for Blackburn just four months later. But while his body may have recovered, his mind had not. In the shadow of the accident, he was unable to recapture the instinctive genius or the bullet-proof self-confidence that had previously defined him. This was a hidden breakdown – nothing that could be picked up by a fitness test or fixed on an operating table. As Jansen’s career as an elite footballer slipped away from him, he started to discover more about what had happened to him and how he could recover not only as an athlete, but as a person. This is the story of a career destined for the stratosphere, cruelly snatched away by the vagaries of fate. Brilliant, bold, and at times brutal in its honesty, this powerful tale of shattered dreams and a life rebuilt is a testament to an inspiring, unconquered soul.
  4.  Alex Rover

    Why do we concede so many last minute goals?

    It feels odd. Under Souness and Hughes when we were a goal up we'd lock it out. Now if we are 1 up going into the finish, we seem to fall apart!
  5. Maybe a statician can dispute this but it feels like we concede goals in the last few minutes constantly.
  6.  Alex Rover

    Restaurants

    Went to the Clog the other day it was OK. However they said they are shutting for two weeks in a fortnight for a refurbishment. They are building a large fireplace in the middle and new furniture. Might be worth seeing if they refresh the menu when it reopens.
  7.  Alex Rover

    New Games/General Gaming

    The breadth and scope of GTA5 is unlike anything I've seen. Assuming this is the PS3 and Xbox360 pushed to their limits I can't quite get my head around what the PS4 and Xbox One are going to be capable of.
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    Restaurants

    I'll be interested to try the Butlers when I next back up, my old local. Used to be a great 'drinking' pub back in the day but always thought it was in a great position for a restaurant. The view sitting out the back in summer with the sun setting over Hoghton Hill is fabulous.
  9.  Alex Rover

    T.v.

    Jon Snuuuuur!
  10.  Alex Rover

    T.v.

    About the same verdict from me as well and I agree about the 2nd half of the 3rd series. Perhaps unfair though, to have kept up the standard of the first 2 would have been asking a lot. Not many comedies make much more than two great seasons before having to parody themselves a bit and running out of steam. Still, it's the greatest of its type ever made so it will always have that.
  11. Although as Appleton's tactics were to hoof the ball up directly on to his head for 180 minutes it wasn't that hard.
  12. I know. Bowyer's got to worried about getting the job permanently at this rate. He's just not playing ball, in both spells he looks like he's buggered up the grand plan for this season.
  13.  Alex Rover

    Restaurants

    Really that's a shame, we used to start our Friday night off there about 18 years ago.
  14.  Alex Rover

    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    Cracking interview with Xavi and he mentions the Rovers.
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