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  1. An Exclusive reported on-line on the " Independent's " website .... " The Football Association and the Football League have backed a proposal from The National Association of Football Statisticians to downgrade the first 22 years of the FA Cup, to the equivilant of the FA Amateur Cup which commenced in 1893-94, and ran until the 1973-74 season. The years affected run from 1872 to 1893, and the winners of the Cup for those years will not be permitted to claim these successes as FA Cup wins on their official Club websites or publications. Explaining the reasoning, N.A.F.S. Secretary, Dr John Hickson said " Any objective analysis of the early years of the " FA Cup " reveals a large number of " byes ", " walkovers " and hugely one-sided results, and in the modern age, we no longer feel it appropriate that these early incarnations of the greatest Club knockout Cup should be classed as true F.A. Cup Competitions ". He added, " The dominance of Public School Old Boys and Military Clubs in the early years, as well as mis-matches with the early Professional Clubs coming up against "true amateur " sides, does not sit well in the modern professional age ". An FA spokesman endorsed the decision, which is expected to be passed unopposed at next month's FA Council meeting, where the renaming of the Football Association, as the " English Football Association " is also expected to gain approval . Some of the affected downgrading concern Clubs no longer in existance, such as Wanderers, Royal Engineers and Clapton Rovers. David Singleton, West Bromwich Albion's head of media relations said, " We accept this decision with some reluctance, but understand the reasoning behind it " . West Bromwich Albion will no longer be able to claim their 1888 & 1892 victories on their official " Roll of Honour" . Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End are also affected losing one victory each, but the Club most affected is Championship side Blackburn Rovers who will have 5 of their FA Cup wins effectively deleted from the history books. No one at Blackburn Rovers was available for comment, although a source inside the Club said " they were studying the implications of the decision closely, and a statement is expected to be issued in due course ".
  2. HowieFive0

    Norwich Away KO change

    https://twitter.com/Rovers/status/1114152240858763264 Free travel via Rovers or recognised Rovers supporters coaches
  3. Not many better ways to spend your Thursday. http://www.clitheroefc.co.uk/news/an-evening-with-blackburn-rovers-old-boys-2420408.html
  4. SIMON GARNERS 194

    Reduced prices for Swansea game.

    https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/april/special-offer-for-swans-clash/ Not been a bad season tbh...let's see a decent crowd on for the 'owd Blue n Whites. ..And a good piss up!
  5. Fascinating story and one I wasn't aware of. He was the architect behind just about every major football ground in the country from the 1890s - 1930s, including Ewood. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48028660 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Leitch
  6. den

    Barrie Hole

    Sad to hear Barrie Hole passed away aged 76. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/sadness-barrie-hole-former-cardiff-16055090
  7. Rovers Trust has worked tirelessly over the last 8 years to persuade the FA, Premier League and English Football League in order to improve the safeguarding of the organisation and control of our Football Clubs. The Trust has decided to embrace a new medium and take the fight to the theatre to show the anxiety and devastation of being a true fan in these circumstances. Blackburn Rovers was an original founding member of the football league; therefore, the Rovers' Trust should also lead from the front and stage this production, not just for Rovers' fans, but also for the fans of clubs like Blackpool, Coventry, Wimbledon and Charlton etc. We feel it is time that the football authorities were made to sit up and take notice. We urge you to support this play and plight, providing a platform for the voice's of true fans to be heard in an exciting and revolutionary way. A sum of £9,000 is required to make this play happen; a national appeal which is supported by Henry Winter, one of the few prominent journalists to lend his support to football fans who feel a lost connection with their club. https://mobile.twitter.com/henrywinter/status/1092798519243689986 This is not a mere protest play. It’s a story about one fan’s feeling of depression and helplessness when there is a loss of localism, and the connection with his club begins to slip away. I’m sure we all know how that has felt at some point in the last 8 years, and we hope fans of other clubs who have had similar experiences of ownership to ours will support this message. If you wish to support this play, you can view the appeal brochure and donation pages from this link: https://www.roverstrust.com/2019/01/17/heart-scarf-soul-a-play-starring-a-blackburn-rovers-fan/ Please feel free to share far and wide!
  8. THE FINAL ISSUE OF THE SEASON HERE!! To order your copy please visit our ONLINE SHOP or purchase through eBay by CLICKING HERE. It's only £1.50 and postage is still 75p for first class delivery. It will also be available to buy on Kidder Street from an hour before kick-off at the April home matches. Issue 96 includes: Alternative Hall of Fame, From The Terraces, Next Season Starts Here?, All Rover The World, Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?, Did You See That?!!, Witless Tributes, Voice From The Valleys, Who Were You? #10, Venky's Sleeping Pods Plan, The Borehamwood Zizou, The Naming of the Shrewd, Top Of The Pops, Cartoon, Quizzes, Crossword, The Second Coming XI plus much more! Finally, it's been another strong year for the fanzine with over 1500 copies sold and almost £400 raised for charity, so thanks for your interest if you've purchased any this season. Onwards to 2019/20!
  9. htfc_m

    Help

    Hello lads and lasses, I am trying to find out some information about a former Blackburn Rovers played called Brian Hill. I am just wondering if any of you know what he's up to these days, or can either put me in contact with him or him in contact with me. The reason for this is because he also played for my team, Huddersfield Town, and I am trying to get in touch with him about that period in his career. Any help on this is appreciated. Thanks.
  10. WE'RE BACK WITH A BRAND NEW ISSUE!! To order your copy of the fanzine please visit our ONLINE SHOP or purchase through eBay by CLICKING HERE. It's still only £1.50 and postage is 75p for first class delivery. Please note that a full £1 from each issue sold will be donated to local charities. We do this whenever we can if sales have been healthy enough to put us into profit. If you prefer grabbing a copy in person, the fanzine will be sold outside Ewood before the forthcoming home matches from an hour before kick-off (at the bottom of Kidder Street). Thanks for your interest! Issue 95 contains: We Spy On Who We Want!, Waggott Woes, The Brereton Enigma - Solved!, Tactics and Humility, Overheard in the Blues Bar, Kit Stories - 1960 FA Cup Final, Reffin' Hell, Sliding Doors #3, Voice From The Valleys, Who Were You? #9, There's Only One Simon Garner, The Evolving Nature of Fandom, Film Poster, Our Boy Dunn Good, Quizzes, Crossword, Tartan Army XI plus much more!
  11. With European football taking precedence over league football this weekend, Chorley FC extend a warm welcome to Victory Park for their league game against Leamington on Saturday. Top-of-the-table, Chorley will be looking to extend their lead over Stockport County as the end of the season draws ever-closer. For once, the weather forecast is for a dry Saturday, so why not come along and re-live the days of standing on the terraces, a few pre-match pints of real ale in the social club and swapping ends at half-time! As a gesture for Blackburn Rovers season ticket holders, we have reduced the price of adult admission from £12 to £10, and concessions ( over 60s) from £9 to £7. Please show your current season ticket at the turnstile in order to take advantage of this offer. Admission for High School pupils remains at £5, students with ID £7, and for Primary school children accompanied by an adult, admission is FREE! Thank you,I know that Chorley FC and the pubs of Chorley will welcome your support!!
  12. So after an absolutely shocking run you might expect the players to be dragged in during the international break for extra training or meetings - at least for those who aren’t called up for international duty. Dack and Williams are instead off to Dubai for some sunshine. The tough life of a second tier footballer. Is it any wonder that we are in the position we are when we have players booked on a flight the day after a match? Don’t think I’d be risking an injury when I’ve got a holiday planned. Do the players actually care? Can Mowbray instil any discipline? Has he told them all to have a break?
  13. So the club have released a statement about racist abuse received by Williams on social media. Fan banned and police involved. Does anyone know if the abuse was related to him being black or being Irish?
  14. J*B

    BRFCS Giveaway

    @Art_of_football on Twitter have kindly given us this Rovers t-shirt to give away. To do so, answer the above question right and a winner will be picked by 9am this coming Monday. Helpful tip, listen to the Don Mackay podcast...
  15. Leading on from a separate thread and as the title suggests, who would you rather have and why? Personally I quite like watching City play so it’s them for me.
  16. Proudtobeblue&white

    The tea thread!

    Now we have some serious debate, .....Assam every time!
  17. JHRover

    Sheff Wednesday away

    Ticket prices announced, a bargain £33 for adults for a clash of bottom half 2nd division sides likely to be a dead rubber game.
  18. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/former-blackburn-boss-steve-kean-1397368 I cannot believe the media are still trying to spin that the clown left us on the up.
  19. oldjamfan1

    Fred Pickering

    I’m slightly reluctant to post this as there is no official confirmation as far as I know but I hear that Fred Pickering has passed away. RIP
  20. https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/compare-accrington-stanley-pne-rovers-15547607 We are losing to the great unwashed on this chaps and chapesses, get voting!
  21. dingles staying down 4ever

    John Lewis Grave

    The Scouts from St. Georges, Mill Hill as part of their Community Impact Badge went to the Old Blackburn Cemetery to clean Rovers' Founder, John Lewis' grave.
  22. Stuart

    Happy Kean Out Day

    Is it 6 years ago already?
  23. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/rovers/news/17408147.rovers-to-induct-seven-players-in-to-inaugural-hall-of-fame/ Record goalscorer Simon Garner, appearance holder Derek Fazackerley, and club legends Bryan Douglas, Ronnie Clayton, Brad Friedel, Alan Shearer and Bob Crompton, who led his hometown club to glory as a player and as a manager, are the first seven to be inducted. Friedel ahead of Tugay though? Tough call
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