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  1. Issue 92 of the fanzine will be out in a couple of weeks so if you would like to submit anything for inclusion, please email it over to roversfanzine@gmail.com before the end of Sunday 12th August. We had an excellent 2017/18 in selling approximately 1600 copies over the five issues and getting great feedback, so we're hoping to push on to even better things this season at Championship level!! If you would like each issue delivered to your door as soon as it is released, a full-season subscription is available for just £10 by CLICKING HERE (five issues). Usual price per issue is £1.50 (+75p P&P if delivered). Thanks for your support as we enter our 30th year!!
  2. Bepeja43

    Alan Shearer

    Turns 48 Today. Signed for Rovers as a 22 year old from Southampton. Unreal how time moves on. I feel so old I could cry.
  3. AshleyClifford

    Tent in the darwen end..

    Why is there a tent in the darwen end ?
  4. Rovers have launched an appeal over the unfair exclusion from the FA Women's Premier League Tier 2. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2018/june/rovers-lodge-ladies-licence-appeal/
  5. Freebie

    jerome anderson

    to assist business growth Personal Accounting Business Accounting Fee Protection Meet the Team Football agent scores £1.2m own goal Source: HM Revenue & Customs | | 31/07/2018 A former football agent, Jerome Anderson, who looked after over 200 players during his career including Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, has lost his £1.2m tax avoidance case with HMRC. The football agent's tax appeal was recently heard at the Upper Tribunal who upheld the decision of the First Tier Tribunal and disallowed the relief for losses incurred by a football academy run by the football agent. Anderson and eight others attempted to use this scheme to avoid large amounts of tax. The losses that were under consideration by the Tribunal involved investments in the recruitment and training of young footballers at the Bafana Soccer Academy in South Africa. Anderson attempted to use this investment to claim a £3m artificial trading loss and thereby make a significant dent in his tax liability. The tribunal found that Anderson’s activities were more like those of an investor which meant he could not claim a trading loss and was therefore liable to pay the tax HMRC said was due. Penny Ciniewicz, HMRC’s director general for customer compliance, said: 'The court has made it clear that these schemes don’t work. Our public services rely on everyone paying their taxes and it’s unfair for people not to pay their share. Anyone who’s caught up in tax avoidance and who wants to put it behind them should come forward now and settle what they owe.'
  6. meadows

    Haggis. 1954-2018

    Sad news that Dave Hargreaves who played two first team games for Rovers in 1977-78 has passed away aged 64 Dave of course arrived at Ewood from Accrington Stanley as a prolific goal scorer in non league and returned there later in the year to become the club’s record goalscorer (still standing) after injury blighted his spell under Jim Smith He made two starts, both unusually for the times televised : a 2-5 defeat at Blackpool and a 2-0 H win against Luton on ice. He scored in neither He played for Oswaldtwistle Immanuel FC and Accrington Anateurs later in his career and was also a familiar sight on local cricket grounds. A footnote in Rovers history but an absolute legend in local sport and a good lad. His passing is no surprise to many of us who learned he was gravely ill some time ago but as ever he kept going well past the 90thminute.
  7. Blackburn Rovers started their new season back in the EFL Championship with a draw against a revamped Ipswich Town. Despite trailing in the first 5 minutes Rovers took the lead thanks to goals from Danny Graham and the other from Bradley Dack. It was not until the last minute of normal time when Ipswich clawed themselves back into the match with an equalizer. Bit of a bitter pill to swallow but I would have taken a point if offered at the start of the day. In this video we go over the match in a bit more detail with analysis, fan input and words from the gaffa. Starting Lineups: Ipswich Town: Ipswich Town: Bialkowski, Spence (Woolfenden, 38) , Donacien, Chambers (c), Knudsen, Chalobah, Skuse, Downes (Edun, 60), Edwards, Sears (Morris, 77), Harrison. Blackburn Rovers: Raya, Nyambe, Lenihan, Mulgrew (c), Williams, Smallwood, Evans, Bennett, Dack (Conway, 82), Samuel (Palmer, 62), Graham (Nuttall, 68). Goals: Ipswich Town: Edwards, 5, Edun, 90 Blackburn Rovers: Graham, 20, Dack, 29 Attendance: 18,940 (1,070) The Blue Monday Podcast - Match Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MNdx1VPmp0&t=962s Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: Cass the Cat World Cup - Now revamped for the championship -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  8. The 2018-19 EFL Championship season is about to begin and in the opening match Blackburn Rovers head to Ipswich Town to begin life back in the 2nd tier of English football. In this video I preview the match with input from Ipswich Town supporter and host of the Blue Monday Podcast Benjamin Bloom, as well as a prediction from Cass the Cat. Please like, share and subscribe. More about the Blue Monday Podcast can be found here: https://t.co/R8Y2ZFFk0y Follow Benjamin Bloom: https://twitter.com/BenjaminBloom https://twitter.com/BlueMondayITFC Championship Predictions: https://youtu.be/ciOVFDzD1_I Played for Both: https://blackburnroverseas.com/ Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat World Cup (I know the tournament is over, still a fun FREE game) -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  9. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat World Cup (I know the tournament is over, still a fun FREE game) -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  10. I am staying overnight in Ipswich on Saturday. Any suggestions for good drinking spots?
  11. Sky have confirmed that all EFL midweek games will be live on Sky Sports this season. Attendances sure to take a hit now.
  12. den

    Paul Madeley

    Paul Madeley has died aged 73. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/23/paul-madeley-former-leeds-united-england-dies-age-73
  13. Just surfing the net and came across this: http://www.venkyschicken.com/ It's a bit naff but maybe they are actually taking an interest - or possibly trying to cash in on our success last season? No idea if it is new or not.
  14. I’m currently planning podcasts for 2018/19 season & I have been inspired by another podcast that I listen to, namely Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History”. In it, Gladwell takes a conventional idea or thought & looks at it more closely, from a different angle, usually challenging received wisdom. I am therefore toying with the idea of a “Revisionist Rovers” item for future podcasts.... if anyone out there has an idea & would like to get involved - in other words is prepared to construct a case for what might be a left-field, unconventional or potentially even downright unpopular view & is prepared to come on the pod (in some format to be agreed) to present it, please get in touch. I am NOT looking for deliberately contrarian, shock-jock positions e.g. “Alan Shearer was grossly overrated” will probably not pass muster, unless you are REALLY good at advocacy...😳 The sort of thing I’m looking for would be, for instance (NB I don’t necessarily subscribe to any of these views for clarity...they are just to give you a flavour...😉): Zinedine Zidane would not have improved Rovers midfield had he signed in the 90’s David Dunn should never have re-signed from Birmingham as he never fulfilled his potential Sam Allardyce’s football was so ugly, Venky’s were correct to sack him Signing Danny Murphy made sense at the time, knowing what we knew then ...hopefully you get the idea...! Is there something in Rovers’ history that has always bugged you because you see it differently from most of your mates ? Do you carry an unpopular opinion around & have always wanted to unburden ? This might be your chance 🤨 The mechanics & logistics of how we will do it will be worked through once I know if we have enough contributors & good ideas to make it worthwhile. It could be an interview, it could be a first person piece, it could be a written article narrated by someone else if you don’t fancy sharing your dulcet tones....that can be worked through. If you have an idea, please contact me by PM’ing me on here, or on Twitter using the @brfcs.com handle please....let’s see if we can create audio gold 🙂
  15. Dunny official twitter message Thanks to everyone for all the kind messages ! It’s been a great couple of years working with the club again but at this moment can’t commit the time ! For the record I won’t be going to any other club 💙 #tmbwa https://t.co/gLgvvWqxw0 http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/16308553._I_m_looking_forward_to_the_next_chapter__-_David_Dunn_on_leaving_Rovers/
  16. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2018/june/fixture-changes-confirmed/ Leeds and Preston home games both 12pm kick offs, typical rovers.
  17. tomphil


    New assistant boss of Exeter.
  18. JacknOry


    Not sure if anyone read Collymores piece in the Guardian yesterday but he is bemoaning his lack of opportunities in getting media work and the fact that Lampard, Barton and Gerrard walk into managerial positions while the likes of Sol Campbell have been ignored for years. Basically said that Ian Wright and Chris Kamara only got pundit roles for their comedic values and Jenas because he is bland and inoffensive. Ian Wright replied on Twitter suggesting there are other reasons why Collymore is not given pundit work (wife-beating and dogging springs to mind) and Collymore replied calling him a c***.
  19. I am currently working with a playwright, who wishes to write a drama about the tribulations of a Rovers fan after 2010. More of this, hopefully, later in the summer. I am currently helping with the brochure and we need one final picture to go with the rest. I would like to borrow a picture of supporters/families with the trophy in 1995. It will be returned within a day or so. I am confident there will be no safeguarding issues, if it is a picture with children, as all the '95 children will be adults by now. The idea is for this picture to represent both the fact that Rovers were title winners and the idea of the club, as an important community asset. If you can help, please PM me and we can take it from there. Thanks...LV
  20. As the World Cup gets nearer the papers are full of Russian connected football stories. This curious but intriguing story was published in The Sunday Times linking the Rovers, The textile industry, espionage, the Russian Revolution and the Russian Football League! The story begins in the first decade of the 20th Century. Russia is keen to develop its textile industry through increased mechanisation. So they turn to a part of the world famous for its expertise in this field namely Lancashire. Adverts were placed in the Times and other places for young men to emigrate to the Moscow area lured by offers of work and a sense of adventure. The advert also added that an ability to play football would be advantageous. 2 brothers called Clement and Harry Charnock from Lancashire went out there to work and after some months founded a football team called Morozovsky FC . Morozovsky was the name of the owner of some textile mills where many of the English ex pats were working. There is a grainy photograph of the team lining up for a photo shoot before a game but what is clear is that they are kitted out in the famous blue and white halves. So perhaps we can assume that the Charnock brothers were Rovers fans who had obtained the strip from Rovers. They joined the Moscow League and were incredibly successful winning the league title 5 years in succession from 1910-14. The British diplomat Bruce Lockhart played for the team in 1912 before being expelled from Russia on espionage charges. The blue and white halves were achieving fame in Russia and Mr. Morozovsky must have been a very happy man. However the onset of war brought an end to the football and later in 1917 The Russian Revolution ended English influence on the new national sport of football. Morozovsky FC became Dynamo Moscow and played for a while in the blue and white halves but my Google search today showed that their strip is now mainly blue shirts, a bit like Everton. There are many fascinating threads to this story. What happened to the Charnock brothers at the onset of war? Did they return home or stay in Russia even after the Revolution? Perhaps they are known to people on here as Charnock is a common name. I will now follow the fortunes of Dynamo Moscow more closely from now on! Intriguingly back in England Rovers won the league in 1911 and reached 2 semifinals so were a dominant force in the domestic game and so were no doubt more than happy to kit out Morozovsky FC and influence the game in Russia. When I read the story I felt a certain pride in supporting this great club of ours. We might be in a trough at the moment but we have been a real giant throughout the history of the game.
  21. islander200

    BBC lancs Rovers talk

    Bayes, Rich Sharpe, Mark Atkins and Alan Nixon talk Rovers https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0682wj4
  22. ewoodpo

    Sir Kenny Dalglish

    Confirmed by BBC. Arise Sir Kenneth Dalglish, demoted from King to Sir Should have been awarded years ago to this great man. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/44417369
  23. Hi all I am Tony I now live on the Wirral, I am 48 and have actively supported Rovers since i was Ten.I remember the good old bad days braziers on the pitch, average crowd between 5 and 8 thousand, and cant afford stamps. So i am a true rovers supporter and always want what is best for them. I would dearly love to become a committee member for rovers trust as they will like it or not have a bigger and bigger say over rovers in the years to come. As i no longer live in the area i don't have many friends in the area who are trust members so i am hoping a couple of trust members are willing to nominate me please? I will always act in the best interest of the club and want them to be successful in all that they do. Ps my Name for nomination is Anthony Webster

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