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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    The boundaries of the county of Lancashire remain exactly as they always have. Administrative Areas were created in 1974, ie. Cumbria, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. See www.forl.co.uk To start advertising our presence in Bolton, at this moment in time, would be an act of gross stupidity and make us less than popular, not only in Bolton but in the wider football world.
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    Rangers fan here

    My lad and his mates outside Ibrox earlier today.
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    Rovers v Charlton

    Rovers 2 Charlton 0 Att 12,788
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    Rovers in Netflix football series

    The Tower is as yet an unused nuclear missile. Any more of that and we’ll press the red button.
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    Rovers in Netflix football series

    Listen Vinjay, Blackburn is actually known as Darwen North. All Darreners are aware of this lol.
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    Rovers in Netflix football series

    There’s a great book by Keith Dewhurst titled Underdogs. Darwen FC are the central figures and their early FA Cup exploits but the book also tells how football developed from games in the Darwen and Penistone (nr Barnsley) districts. They used to have ‘goals’ down at the Boundary, probably just two trees. The other goals were up at Bull Hill and there were around 50 a side with games lasting all day. The forerunner of the modern game. Before the Football League was formed, Darwen and Turton were two of our areas biggest teams. Rovers and Bolton hadn’t really got going. There was an account of 500 Darwen fans travelling to Turton by train. One of the first football specials lol. Great reading, especially if you’re from Darwen as there are many references to the town and its mill owners and other buildings etc. I’ve lent the book to someone and never got it back. Trouble is, I can’t remember who. It’s still available on Amazon.
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    Away Kit - Poll

    Superb. Best away kit for years other than the red and black halves. I have mentioned elsewhere that not enough clubs utilise green for some reason. A bit of green to debut the kit at Ibrox. Couldn’t be better.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Our record attendance is still 6k more than that of Leeds and the population of Leeds is around 700k, not the 147k of BwD. That’s without all the other fans they pull in from around Yorkshire and the neanderthal knuckle draggers from other parts of the country. I regularly remind their fans of this on a football Facebook site but they are unable to get their heads around it.
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    Premier League Stuff

    I’ve always said Poo-ne but those in India may pronounce it differently. In my last job, I was arranging for a container load of spares to be shipped to the Middle East for some Asians. When I asked which port they would be using out there, they said Doo-bi. They said Doo-bi really quickly. I had to ask them to repeat this four or five times until I realised they meant Dubai!
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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    There are actually four Matty! Witton Albion, Northwich Victoria, 1874 Northwich and Barnton. Technically Barnton is a separate village but it’s tagged on to the Winnington area of Northwich where I live. Northwich Vics were a top non league set up in the 60s and 70s and, like Witton, had a ground more or less in the town centre. Sold to developers, both clubs relocated to the edge of town and Vics’ new ground was very impressive. Unfortunately, they fell on hard times for a number of reasons and had to sell this new ground to pay off debts. 1874 Northwich were formed from the ashes as certain supporters refused to follow Vics because of the actions of the former owners. Vics play at Witton Albion’s ground whilst 1874 were playing at Winsford’s ground last time I checked. The population of Northwich was around 20k a few years ago but is growing fast. It’s probably 23k or 24k now. There are also several large villages within two or three miles, which create a sort of ‘Greater Northwich’ taking the population to around 40k or more. So a bit bigger than Clitheroe.
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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    First game of the season for me tonight, a friendly, Witton Albion 0 Crewe 3. The first half was very even with little between the two teams. Crewe seemed to move up a gear in the second half and the gulf in the respective leagues showed as the Albion noticeably tired, especially in the last twenty minutes. Witton are tier seven, Northern Premier League, Premier. Same as Bamber Bridge and FC United of Manchester. Crewe is 15 miles south of Northwich, a few of their fans attended but not too many in a crowd of just over 300.
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    Never really been in to cricket although I have been to Old Trafford v the Aussies in the Botham era. What a game though today. I was a bag of nerves during the last hour and a half. When Stokes got lucky with the ricochet, I said it was fate. Well done England and a great advert for the sport.
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    I was on a Facebook football page recently TS when Dougie featured in an early 60s England team picture. I remarked that he was an Ewood legend. A guy replied that he had seen Rovers beat Everton at Goodison around that time and Dougie absolutely ran the show. It would have been either 1963-64 when we beat them 4-2 or 1964-65 when we won 3-2. At the end of the game, both teams formed a guard of honour for Dougie as he left the pitch. Not very often that that sort of thing is witnessed and showed just what his fellow professionals thought of him.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    Probably just me and most from my generation (when admittedly things were a lot simpler) but I didn’t need a poster on a Preston bus shelter, a splash in the local rag, frozen prices, credit incentives or signing exciting players to get down to Ewood and buy my season ticket. I just did it. Every season from 1973 to 2015 and from 1966 to 1973, I happily paid cash at the turnstile on the day. I never stopped to think about doing anything else. Ever.

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