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  1. Exiled in Toronto

    Leicester Play Off Final

    Am I the only one who watched it today on Rovers YouTube channel, #Roversrewind? Never seen it since being there on the day and not having the stress of watching live made me revisit a few opinions I have held since. Definitely a penalty, Speedie beat Walsh with a turn and the arm came across him. Cowans was a lot more Tugay-esque than I remember. Atkins was like having two players; he was 23 then and a lot better than Travis at similar age IMO, he got past our forwards more in that game than LT has in his career. I don’t know why we convinced ourselves they were all over us: Mimms made one very pedestrian save all afternoon while Muggleton kept them in it with 4 crucial ones in the second half. The two goal line clearances were routine, either would’ve been a very scruffy goal had it gone in. I loved listening to Lennie Lawrence as the co-commentator, really good at explaining why things were happening. A bit surprising to hear Don McKay basically call Sellars a big-game choker in the preamble, not that he starred in the game to be fair to Don. Price was very ineffective on the other wing. There would’ve been four sendings off by today’s standards, and I for one prefer backpasses to the keeper to the endless sideways passing we have to endure today. It’s a cracking watch, don’t miss it.
  2. IrelandsRover

    Vote for Rovers today!

    Twitter users can vote for Rovers on the link above. We are currently behind 70% v 30% with just 7 hours to go. we beat off competition from Liverpool in the last round 🔵⚪️
  3. Self explanatory really, not a particularly joyful subject but it’s a matter of fact that real talent want to play at the top. Out of the current lot who do you think will be the next to get a big money move? For me it’s Travis, think he has the talent and the mentality to match, can see him ending up at Everton or similar. Arguments could be made for Dack but I think his injury may have cost him the chance in January, Lenihan has the tools to succeed and Nyambe is a beast in terms of physical attributes. Hope Rovers are protected here as they could all attract big fees in the right circumstances
  4. Continuing a theme of stuff to talk about during these boring and difficult times I started thinking about jay mcevelelys performance away at man united where he played unbelievably well against a good united side and I came away from OT thinking we had a real player in our hands yet he never really produced after that. more of a thread for the older lads who can tell us young ones tales of players we won’t of seen or heard of along these lines. The parsons of the world have any stories of under 21 players who should and didn’t make it for various reasons etc any lee makel fans etc
  5. Riverside under the drip

    Rovers Twitter Legends

    Has anyone else been following the voting tournament thing on Rovers' twitter? Parkes v Shearer as our final 2. If you were to ask me, I'd have gone for Tugay every time and the only discussion would be if Dunn or Parkes lost to him in the final! I suppose it depends on the weighting you put on actual effect of quality compared to fan favourite status, down-to-earth decency or Burnley annoying ability. How about you all?
  6. Yesterday marked 21 years since we were first relegated from the Premier League. What exactly went wrong that season? Hodgson's a steady manager who's had a respectable career elsewhere, never flopping quite as catastrophically as he did with Rovers in 98/99. We still had of players that got us to 7th the previous season. The likes of Flowers, Kenna, Sherwood, Flitcroft, McKinlay, Sutton, Gallacher etc. Not to mention the players Kidd brought in later on: McAteer, Gillespie and Carsley, who were all solid PL players. We had some young stars in Dunn, Duff, Johnson, and Jansen, who had a lot of untapped potential. There's no way on paper that squad should have been relegated. Sure, we signed our fair share of dollopers. Neither Darren Peacock or Christian Dailly were fit to lace Hendry's boots. Kevin Davies was an expensive flop who needed better man-management. Sebastian Perez looked an astute signing but failed to settle up norf. I never forget when he got sent-off against Chelsea for putting his face in the way of Le Saux's fist. 🙄 Stephane Henchoz tried to keep us up single-handedly but his efforts weren't enough. I think if we had signed a decent centre-back and a left-back, we would've avoided the drop that year. Marlon Broomes and Callum Davidson were far from PL quality. However, in a way, relegation was a blessing in disguise. The club needed to learn it wasn't too good to go down, and that we couldn't keep throwing good money after bad. Without relegation, we probably wouldn't have had that renaissance under Souness and won the League Cup. It's a damn shame Uncle Jack never lived long enough to see us get back to the Premier League and lift silverware.
  7. With humble apologies to Douglas Adams & John Lloyd... The Meaning of (Rovers) Liff Audley Range (n.) The potential price increases for next year’s season tickets that is currently being considered by Steve Waggott. “A club spokesman indicated that the Audley Range would likely be in the order of 10-15%...” Beardwood (n.) The proposed name of the range of masculine grooming products that will be launched in June by Danny Graham & Bradley Dack, in an effort to augment their off-field earnings. Belthorn (adj.) Descriptive of the sudden sinking feeling experienced when eating a convivial family lunch at home at 12:15pm on a Saturday, only suddenly to remember that the match kicks off at 12:30pm and isn’t on TV. Brockhall (n.) A cautious, but innately realistic assessment as to the chances of winning the divisional league title; typically expressed most often in January, following a run of three defeats over the festive period. Brownhill (n. colloquial) Rhyming-slang, meaning downhill, “our promotion prospects are rapidly going Brownhill...” Cherry Tree (n. slang) The work done by players (which they don’t like to talk about) to support various community projects e.g. visiting hospitals, raising funds for a fan’s medical treatment that invariably ends up forming a two-page photo splash in the Lancashire Telegraph on a slow news day. Copster Green (n.) A newly enrolled, especially youthfully-looking, policeman on duty at Ewood on a matchday for the first time and at this precise point, still blissfully unaware of the reputation of the visiting Millwall fans. Corporation Park (n.) @Elvis Biro Valiant battle to protect a precarious one goal lead for 74 minutes, always ending in abject failure. Darwen (n.) The amount of additional time deemed appropriate by the home fans when the Rovers are a goal down at 90 minutes. “There must be at least 5 minutes of Darwen...their bloke was on the deck for ages...” (q.v. Lower Darwen) Ewood (n.) The ability of fans successfully to predict the outcome of a penalty that is about to be taken, especially after the taking of said penalty. Feniscowles (n.) An extravagant cross-field pass or long distance shot hit with a precision rarely seen outside the Premier League. Until the advent of Stewart Downing, the last known sighting of a Feniscowles at Ewood was Tugay’s last home game. Great Harwood (n.) At any given point, the club’s most expensive, but generally agreed, utterly useless player. Grimshaw (adj.) Descriptive of an incompetent and singularly unappealing club director, clearly out of his depth but manifestly enjoying the limelight that being the incumbent in the role naturally delivers. Guide (n.) That feeling of panic experienced as a fan, when due to a careless Googling error two hours earlier, the satnav has sent you to entirely the wrong location and there’s barely 20 minutes to kick off with no sign of floodlight pylons. Thanks to research undertaken by Keele University, it has been confirmed that over 90% of football fans driving through Newcastle under Lyme at any given point in time, are stricken with this condition. Hollin Bank (v.) @Riversider28 A term often used by Steve Waggott when he tries to rationalise to the Venkys his inability to reach financial targets, such as season ticket sales,throughout the year. Intack (n.vb) @Elvis Biro A meandering, midfield attempt at at shilly-shallying, tiki-taka football, which ultimately results in no shot on goal, as the players patently don't possess the requisite skill. Knuzden (v.) @DanLad The signal given to the bench by any ageing player, indicating that his knees will no longer adequately convey him around the pitch and that a substitution should be made. Sometimes accompanied by a nonchalant stroll to the far touchline when a goal up. Lammack (n.) The pleasing thud made by a ball hoofed onto the roof of the Riverside Stand as a desperate defender makes a last-ditch clearance. Often succeeded by a cheer from the same stand when the ball eventually finds its way back to the pitch via the head of an over-enthusiastic, middle-aged fan who always fancied themselves as a centre-forward. Langho (n.) The sarcastic cry from the home crowd when an opposition full back warms up for an unfeasibly ambitious long throw. Little Harwood (n.) A player who, whilst not costing a great deal, is generally acknowledged nonetheless, as being a bit too crap for the first team. Livesey (v.)  @Stuart To undertake a long walk up or down hill in either miserable or hopeful mood largely influenced by whether undertaken pre or post match. "Just going out for a Livesey love...I might be a couple of hours” Lower Darwen (n.) The amount of additional time deemed appropriate by the home fans when the Rovers are a goal up at 90 minutes (q.v. Darwen). Mellor Brook (n.) The inane post-match drivel babbled by a losing manager in the post-match press conference trying desperately to justify a comprehensive, heavy defeat. Pleasington (adj.) Descriptive of the warm and sincere reception given to a home-grown player when it is announced that today, they are making their one-hundredth league appearance. Pleckgate (n.) The device used to hold back cars in car park A for at least 15 minutes longer than even the most zealous health & safety official would deem necessary. It is thought that a pair of stout Pleckgates decisively held up the German advance into Leningrad during World War 2, ultimately leading to the failure of Operation Barbarossa. Ramsgreave (vb.) The term originated from the oddly pitched sound of wailing, first heard in the Darwen End in 1992 when Rovers completed a comeback 4-2 win in the play-off semi-final first leg. The term is now generally used whenever a visiting side gives away a two-goal lead at Ewood. “Just listened to them all Ramsgreaving on 606...” Revidge (n.) The testosterone-fuelled jostling and over-excited acceleration often demonstrated by 21 year-old drivers of VW Golfs confronted by the Pleckgates (q.v.) of car park A, as drivers are desperate to exit into a traffic jam just as soon as possible. Rishton (n.) A tactical substitution made far too early in the game, that backfires spectacularly when another player is immediately injured, leaving the team a man short for 20 minutes and ultimately costing the game. Roe Lee (n.) The excess weight carried by players, who clearly have holidayed far too exuberantly, when arriving at Brockhall for pre-season training. Shadsworth (n.) The undisclosed amount at any given point in the season, for which the club is willing to sell the best player in order to keep the bank manager happy. By FA Statute, the Shadsworth cannot ever be more than half of the fee spent on the Great Harwood (q.v.). Tockholes (n.) The gap between income and expenditure in the profit & loss account that can only be filled by raising match day tickets to £500 a pop & selling 30,000 of them every fortnight...or selling Bradley Dack for £180m. Whalley (n. vb.) @Mattyblue Favoured training technique of Owen Coyle when the table tennis table is out of action. Whinny Heights (adj.) Descriptive of being top of the table on Match Of The Day after a single game, largely due to hammering a newly promoted side at home in August and under no circumstances should be predictive of likely out turn at the season’s end. Whitebirk (n.) Originally, the player in any visiting Leeds Utd team that is the focus of home fans taunts at throw ins and corners. Recently, use has spread to include any Leeds United fan on social media who remarks on the unprecedented levels of away support enjoyed by the famous, old Yorkshire club. Wilpshire (vb.) Process to describe the search for a suitable family home by any new signing once staying at the Dunkenhalgh loses its appeal. It was reported widely at the time that Ray Wilkins was once believed to be Wilpshiring in East Lancashire one summer, but the rumour remained unsubstantiated. Witton Park (vb.) The act of abandoning a car on Nuttall Street at 2:56pm on a matchday, fully cognisant of the impending parking violation but deemed an acceptable cost/benefit trade-off given the circumstances.
  8. blackburn bhoy

    125th Anniversary Shirt

    Hi, Just To Ask If Anyone Has The 125th Anniversary Shirt For Sale at all,I’ve been looking about the Internet for years but never been able to find one,hope someone can help.
  9. Bohinen 22

    Underrated Rovers 11

    Same theme: pick your fave team of underrated players. We've had loads over the years. Sandomierski Nyambe Khizanishvilli Short Warnock Gillespie Flitcroft Bohinen Mahon Dickov Jansen (underrated how good he was) Subs Filan Kenna Ooijer Johnson Batty Bent Stead
  10. Just bought this shirt on eBay for a reasonable price and it caught my eye as I have never seen one for sale with an embroidered badge just like the players had. Is this a lucky find or were a certain amount of embroidered badged shirts sold as well as the replicas?
  11. Here is mine! Lets see yours! Flowers Tosin, Hendry, Le Saux Bentley, Dunn, Batty Duff Dack Shearer Jansen Subs Given Hughes Jones Cole Wilcox Ripley Bellamy
  12. Dear all, Many thanks to those of you who contributed to my earlier survey on this topic. As a result of this, I have moved to a second survey that has three follow-up questions, so it should not take you very long at all to complete (5 minutes): https://doit.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_899Zz8SgZA8MFmJ As always, I appreciate your time and thoughts.
  13. Hi all, I know long time no speak I'm after a very rare item I know someone"s been selling the kids item on ebay however I'm after the Large Adult size of the jumper it's the one when we won the Prem Lge find enclosed picture in the attachment I'm willing to pay a fair price for the jumper I would be extremely grateful if anyone is willing to part with the jumper as I believe it's quite rare Thanks for all help! Savio s-l300.webp
  14. IrelandsRover

    What is this keepers shirt?

    Spotted this on eBay. Doesn’t appear to be a knock off. Exact same style as the actual jersey of the time except the badge is centered and ASICS logo is at the back. Does anyone know if this is legit? Perhaps a training jersey? I have no intention of paying the £100 for it, just curious
  15. JHRover

    Away shirts

    Ok, pet hate time. I hate it when we wear an away shirt rather than our proper blue and white halves. There is no need for us to wear a changed strip at places like Middlesbrough, Charlton or Bristol City. This season we now have 3 kits, our '3rd strip' for some reason being blue with white trim and shorts and our '2nd strip' being a horrible grey. The only away game we have worn our proper kit is at Hull. We've worn the blue shirt 10 times in 20 away games, and only worn the grey shirt 9 times. Whole thing absolutely pointless. Made more silly by the fact that the blue shirt was only revealed at the 11th hour and very little stock was available for purchase. Whoever is running this needs replacing. How hard can it be. One away shirt, worn when playing away at sides with blue or white home strips. Rest of the time we use blue and white halves, like we always used to up until about 5 year ago.
  16. ... someone is selling off a ton of match worn Rovers shirts on eBay at the moment featuring Sherwood, Flitcroft, Tugay, Hendry, Samba, Neill, Duff, Salgado, Dahlin, Olssen, Mame Diouf, Diouf, Davidson, Benni McCarthy, Bentley, Savage, Makel, Robinson and more
  17. roversfan99

    Best Championship 11

    Raya Nyambe Lenihan Hanley Marcus Olsson Marshall Travis Cairney Conway Gestede Rhodes Dack and Graham both just miss out to Gestede. Raya very lucky to get in, no credible contenders here, Travis lucky to get in after such a short timespan purely down again to lack of credible alternatives. Marcus Olsson, Nyambe and maybe Marshall also fairly lucky and Duffy or Lenihan is a tough one. No point making silly imbalanced teams with Dack in central midfield etc.
  18. Boz

    Frank Boswell

    Hi Josh J*B might there be room in here for your Granddad? A keen and regular supporter of Rovers over the years, standing on the Riverside, passing the baton to me and then onto you & Mat. His favourite player was Dougie, a wizzard on the ball he'd say. Sadly passed away last Thursday and will be much missed by his loved family.
  19. So I only heard about his recently. Apparently Carling jumped on the fact that the Rovers players were drinking Carling (sponsors of the premier league) in the dressing room at Anfield after winning the league. Does anyone remember this? I can’t imagine McEwans Lager were too happy. By the way, love that keeper jersey, never seen one for sale.
  20. Bohinen 22

    Top Captains

    Who's your favourite Rovers captain? Personally mine is Garry Flitcroft. A leader, a fine and underrated footballer and got stuck in too. Also came back from a nightmare debut, sent off after 3 mins against Everton.
  21. IrelandsRover

    Opinions on Mike Newell

    I was reading an excerpt from Graeme Le Sauxs autobiography and he is quite critical of Mike Newell among others for during the 95/96 season. it made me wonder what are people’s opinions of Mike Newell? Thanks
  22. Bohinen 22

    Worst Rovers 11

    Following on from the joy of thinking of some our best players in our best PL 11, thoughts turned to some of our worst. I wasn't really focussing on the imposter mercenaries like Best, Murphy, Etuhu. They clearly had talent underneath their money grabbing, lazy personas. Or even the Portuguese pub players we were landed with to make some agents very rich, around the same time. I was just thinking of those players we've had that have been useless. Steele Orr Peacock Greer Berner Goulon Lowe Williamson Ward Brown Modeste Subs Fettis Dailly Greer Akpan Koita Treacy Stokes
  23. IrelandsRover

    Republic of Ireland 11

    Out of boredom I’m looking to put together Rovers best Republic of Ireland 11. Here’s a quick try below. Am I forgetting any notable players? 🇮🇪 Keeper: Shay Given Defence: Jeff Kenna, Kevin Moran, Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams Midfield: Damien Duff, Jason McAteer, Keith Andrews, Alan Mahon Strikers: Frank Stapleton, Leon Best
  24. WIR Second Coming

    Top Keepers!

    In the same vein as current threads around best / worst to have played in Blue & White halves (plus keeper colours!), I was thinking about the keepers I've had the pleasure of watching over the years. Started with Roger Jones in the 70s (lived just round the corner from us in a modest house) Since then my favourites have been: Terry Genoe Bobby Mimms Tim Flowers John Filan but the best of all, in my humble opinion, was HellBoy himself Biggus Braddus!
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