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  1. Don't know if I'm stepping on the toe's of anyone wanting to do the match thread but I thought I'd do one to get the conversation started. Not long till kick off now, doesn't seem that long ago since the last season finished and the manager currently has us in a weaker position (defensively) than what we were in last season. We have a tough start to the season so for me this is already a must win game, considering our home form is what kept us from being in a relegation battle last season. As far as our starting 11 goes, it's hard to predict right now considering we could still sign 3 first team players. In an attacking sense the manager will have somewhat of a headache but I imagine Graham will start ahead of Gallagher and I think Dacky, Armstrong and Rothwell will still be nailed on starters, though I would like to see more of Chapman. I imagine Johnson and Trav will play holding midfield. Trying to guess our defence right now is almost impossible. Will he still play Bennett at right back? (please god no) Hopefully it will be Nyambe following some stand out performances in the African Cup of Nations. Lennihan is nailed on to start at centre half, along side who is anyone's guess. Left back is a position I felt strongly about improving and I'm sure many of us felt the same but obviously the manager doesn't agree (how? I have no idea), so it's looking like Bell will continue there. All this is based on the presumption we will play 4231 but strong rumours we might go back to the dreaded 5 a the back and false 9 experiment that brought about our worst results last season. It's a great formation if you have the personnel to pull it off but I don't think we do. When I've seen other sides who have played this formation they appear to fully commit to it and I think that's a must if you want the players to fully buy into the idea. I just don't see it working. I just hope the manager keeps it simple this season and plays players in their best positions instead square pegs in round holes and just to fit in his favourites, if he does this he will find the fans on his back pretty sharpish, me included. Charlton will be a tricky test, no games are easy in the championship, they've lost key players in Bielik and our main defensive target in Bauer to Preston and Joe Aribo to Rangers. With regards to incomings, they don't appear to have added any proven quality to their first 11 so currently it's looking like Bowyer is going to have a real job on his hands to keep them up because they're very much weaker than last seasons side who didn't exactly walk it into the Championship following a late promotion push. Also, their absolute bastard of an owner has neglected the club, openly admitting that he has no real interest in owning them (scumbag), so it doesn't appear likely that they're going to add anymore quality to their ranks either before our game. I know its the first game of the season but this has to be a must win, a draw and a cagey match is most likely but we need to go for it if we have any intentions of doing something this season. The manager can't have the same mentality as he had last season, he frequently referenced Sheff United who had a manager with a very positive and attacking mindset, he needs to adopt the same to push us on this season. Prediction 2 - 1 Rovers (Dack, Graham) and typically we will be hanging on for a win.
  2. Proudtobeblue&white

    Blackburn Ladies

    I have searched the site, and cannot find a thread and surely they deserve one? (Sorry if I have missed it.) Having won the triple last year, and cruelly overlooked to go into the PL, I note they are now storming the league. Six wins out of six, for 30, against 1! Do any members go, where do they play, and do the horrors from Pune support them? I just think it would be good if there was some publicity whilst there is a lull in the first team fixtures? Any information as to why they were rejected from the PL, despite an appeal, and the obvious that as soon as Man Ure raise a team, they are fast tracked?
  3. MarkBRFC

    Fixtures 2019/2020

    With the dingles starting there season at home on Saturday 10th August, it looks like we'll be at home on the opening weekend (3rd August) Also looks like a home game on Boxing Day, away on New Years day, and away on the final day of the season if it falls on the same weekend as last season. Fixtures released next Thursday (20th) at 9am.
  4. Lancashire lad

    FA CUP

    The Fa cup 1st round starts this weekend ,many lower non league clubs will be looking to cause some upsets .There's not many bigger ties than Chorley FC v Doncaster Rovers FC ( somehow Bt and BBC chose not to show live coverageπŸ€”). Top of the league Chorley have sofar won 49 grand in prize money alone gate receipts will make this 60-70 grand.The FA have doubled there prize money this year BBC 2 are showing live highlights of 6 games Sunday including this match ,all 12 teams receive Β£12,500 If you would like to go and support the Lancashire lads v Yorkshire here's the details Ko 12,45pm Sunday 12Β£ adults 9Β£ Concessions 5Β£ 12-16 years Under 12 free Tickets on sale from club shop from 10am til 5pm everyday * Doncaster sold nearly 1000 sofar so this promises to be a very tasty cup tie atmosphere Ring 01257 230007 for more details
  5. I thought this match deserving of it's own thread. Ordinarily I wouldn't agree but as it's a final and against the Troglodytes then winning becomes all that matters. On paper we should win. We have the quality and experience and stuffing them at anything matters. As of this morning there were less than 600 tickets sold.
  6. The conclusion of our 2018/19 season sees us face Swansea, recently relegated from the Premier League and previously labelled as Swansalona at their prime, which I used to always enjoy. We get cheap tickets, which some people think is a good idea - and others think is an insult to season ticket holders. They really can't please anyone. Rovers have won 4 of their last 5 - Swansea have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1, form which saw a late playoff charge from Swansea, but it wasn't quite enough, making this a total nothing game - apart from the battle of the Lancashire Championship Clubs, with the right result we can overtake PNE and finish top. Rovers are favourites to beat Swansea and the bookies aren't often wrong. No new injury updates for Rovers. We might see some of the kids, this may be the last time we see some of our players. Not sure on the Swansea team news, to be honest i'm not really sure on any of their players, but after a quick google they've got former Rover Matt Grimes, Nathan Dyer who feels like has played football forever and Ollie McBurnie who's very bloody good. My Rovers team below: Canadian Nyambe Lenihan Magloire Bell Buckley Travis Chapman Dack Rothwell Breo Davenport and Butterworth to come off the bench. Then pick any other player who will be leaving at the end of the season to come on late. Smallwood? Bennett? Mulgrew? Rodwell? Tony decides.
  7. At Blueboy's request he would like some proper match threads ... He may have a point! Below is a list of our upcoming fixtures, if you'd like to start the thread for each please shout up. Opposition fan interviews, stats, history - whatever it is, let's see it! Rovers vs. Reading, Weds 22nd August Rovers vs Brentford, Sat 25th August - @blueboy3333 Rovers vs Lincoln, Tues 28th August - Biz Bristol vs Rovers, Sat 2nd September - K Hod Rovers vs Villa, Sat 15th September - proudtobebluenwhite Derby vs Rovers, Tues 18th September - Mike E Stoke vs Rovers, Sat 22nd September - Dreams of 1995 Rovers vs Forest, Sat 29th September. - Dreams of 1995 Rovers vs. Sheff Utd Bolton vs Rovers Rovers vs Leeds - Big Dogg Swansea vs Rovers - Biz West Brom vs Rovers - Dreams of 1995. Rovers vs QPR Rovers vs Rotherham PNE vs Rovers Wigan vs Rovers
  8. Checked the match thread and nobody has volunteered for this one so here goes. I had vowed never to do a Match preview again after chalking up a 100% record of defeats in games I wrote in anticipation of last season so probably as well I saved my literary endeavours for one that doesn't matter. Not even prize money for places are at stake unless someone can correct me. 1965/6 was the first season I followed Rovers in depth and we had a decent Cup run as well as an abysmal relegation. In the 5th round we drew then 2nd Division Norwich away and got a 2-2 draw before winning the replay at Ewood 3-2 after a fright of being pulled back from an early lead to trailing 1-2 until quite late. Roll forward 15 years and I worked with a pleasant guy at Shell who was a passionate Norwich supporter who told me he had been at the Carrow Road game and had see his first incident of football hooliganism when Rovers supporters pelted a guy dressed as a canary with anything they could get their hands on. So much for football mascots... Back to Saturday night and the late late kick off and a chance for somebody to put themselves in the shop window... perhaps... Leeds are not playing Villa until Sunday and If Sheffield United fail to beat Ipswich at 3pm then Norwich will be playing for both promotion and the title. Party pooping time! Something we did a few times when in the Prem but not recently. Of course Norwich will be on a roll in a packed Carrow Road which can get quite noisy as a smallish stadium extended upwards over the years. So not perfect for blooding youngsters but I hope we will see a repeat of u-23s on the bench while saving the nappy job for Swansea. I see no benefit from not restoring Raya and very much hope travis has recovered to give us an otherwise unchanged outfield line-up from the stroll against Bolton. We have shown we can give all of the teams at the top a headache (even Sheff U away until the sending off) and Norwich had their work cut out at Ewood until the clock struck 80 and the most vulnerable defence to late goals met the most potent late scorers. Norwich have now drawn 4 consecutively and not been commanding in any of their games recently. Of course if we see Mulgrove, Evans and Smallwood together- we will let in at least 4, again. Not a game for Charlie unless we win a late corner. I would particularly like to see Rodwell in midfield under the pressure Norwich will exert. We have seen enough from Rovers to know we can get in amongst the Canaries. I don't expect we will get to or past the 60 point mark with a game to spare but I do expect we will make a decent game of it which is the very least the tv audience and the travelling 600 deserve.
  9. blackburndavidblackburn

    Feyenoord away 2006

    Some people here who have visited the game against Feyenoord in 2006?
  10. Norwich City are promoted to the Premier League after beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Carrow Road. Norwich exploded into the match scoring two early goals to take control of the game. Rovers got back into the match after Lewis Travis scored his first professional goal for the club. The loss ends Rovers winning run, and confirms Norwich promotion. Norwich City: Krul, Godfrey, Zimmermann (c), Vrancic (, Lewis, Buendia, Stiepermann (Tettey, 90), Pukki (Rhodes, 90), McLean, Hernandez (Leitner, 90), Aarons. Unused substitutes: McGovern, Klose, Hanley, Cantwell. Goals: Stiepermann, 13, Vrancic, 20 Booked: Zimmermann, 64 Rovers: Leutwiler, Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Bell, Rodwell (Conway, 58), Travis, Armstrong, Dack (Chapman, 71), Rothwell, Graham (Brereton, 46). Unused substitutes: Raya, Nyambe, Mulgrew, Evans. Goal: Travis, 23 Booked: Lenihan, 18, Dack, 53, Armstrong, 81. Referee: Andrew Madley Attendance: 26,848. TWITCH πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas PATREON πŸ‘‰https://www.patreon.com/roverseas Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/box500productions Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw #BLACKBURN #ROVERS #BLACKBURNROVERS
  11. arbitro

    Bolton at home.

    Easter Monday sees us lock horns with an old foe from t'other side of Bull Hill. I have to be perfectly honest and admit I don't really care too much for them. Almost certainly this goes back to the 70's when a visit to Burnden Park could be intimidating. I was actually chased back to Trinity Street station by some Bolton fans because we had the temerity to beat them in a crucial Division Three game. For anybody of a certain age Derek Fazackerley scored a late winner. I used to meet him frequently on the football circuit and I always reminded him that he was almost responsible for an early demise for me. Another reason I disliked them was because quite often they used to beat us. Players like Paul Jones, Sam Allardyce, Neil Whatmore, Warwick Rimmer, Peter Nicholson, Barry Siddall, Frank Worthington as the names just roll off my tongue and I was envious. Over the years they have a marginally better record with 70 wins to our 63 with 38 drawn. Hopefully we will seal their relegation on Monday and be able to laugh at them from our lofty, smug mid table security. They have really had a season to forget with late payments to playing and non playing staff, a pre season players strike and more recently players refusing to train with some games only being confirmed at the eleventh hour. At this point I ought to give them some grudging praise that they have taken it to within a few games of the seasons end before relegation is confirmed. There is some real concern about their new owner, Bassini who has bought the club from the snake oil salesman that was Anderson. I can't help thinking that it will be out of the frying pan for them. Their nickname is The Trotters which is quite apt really when you consider some of the Del Boy like characters they have had running them. Sadly Jason Lowe is out for the season but aside from him they still have some experienced players to call upon so whilst I'm not expecting a cakewalk I will be disappointed if we don't win by two clear goals. Hopefully our boss is as true as his word and we see some of the excellent young players who have impressed this season in the under 23's. It would be a good time to blood them. For older supporters John Byrom will probably be the most famous ' played for both teams' player. But from memory these weren't too bad: El Hadj Diouf Alan Ainscow Gordon Taylor The infamous (in Darwen anyway) Mark Patterson Scott Sellars Matt Jansen And Big Sam managed us both. Enjoy the game and the Trotters wallowing in their own misery.
  12. Blackburn Rovers head to Carrow Road looking to upset the party as Norwich City look to seal the deal and get promoted to the Premier League. Rovers come into the match on the back of a sweet 4 game winning run, where as Norwich City come into this on the back of 4 draws. In this video I catch up with Norwich City supporter Harvey Monck and he gives his verdict on Norwich and the players that have stood out for him. We also take a look at the form book and get a prediction from the Cat. TWITCH πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas PATREON πŸ‘‰https://www.patreon.com/roverseas Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/box500productions Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw #BLACKBURN #ROVERS #BLACKBURNROVERS
  13. Blackburn Rovers made it 4 wins on the spin as they beat local rivals Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Ewood Park. The story of the day was Ben Brereton scoring his first goal for the club in the 1st half. Rovers had other chances to add to their tally but had to wait to the 2nd half before we made the game safe. The 2nd goal fell to Adam Armstrong who tapped home a scrappy effort which made the points safe. Rovers will head to Carrow next Saturday as they look to be party poopers in Norwich City's promotion push. Rovers did introduce some youngsters in the 2nd half, as they looked to gain some valuable experience for next season. Rovers: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Lenihan (c), D. Williams, Bell, Rodwell (J. Buckley, 65, Travis (Bennett, 46), Armstrong, Dack (Butterworth, 76), Rothwell, Brereton. Unused substitutes: Raya, Graham, Mulgrew, Conway. Goals: Brereton, 30, Armstrong, 50. Bolton Wanderers: Alnwick, Taylor (c), Beevers (Wilson, 11), Donaldson, Ameobi, Noone, Hobbs, Connolly, J. Williams (Murphy, 39), Brockbank (Muscatt, 75), Connell. Unused substitutes: B. Williams, Oztumer, W. Buckley, Magennis. Referee: Andy Woolmer. Attendance: 14,495 (1,163 away) TWITCH πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas PATREON πŸ‘‰https://www.patreon.com/roverseas Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/box500productions Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw #BLACKBURN #ROVERS #BLACKBURNROVERS
  14. It will be a Friday, but will it be any good? Rovers sit safe and sound in 15th place, QPR two places below on 48. Whilst mathematically Rangers can still be caught, relegation is unlikely, so a fairly meaningless match in the general scheme of things, but will tinker Tony blood some youngsters? Founded in 1886, Rangers meandered around various grounds in and around White City, they finally settled at Loftus Road. They have had pockets of success, winning the then League Cup in 1967, and finished runners up in the First Division in 1975-6. Head to head we have won 21, drawn 12 and lost 14 against the Hoops. Players common to both clubs in recent times include the beast that was Chris Samba, Junior Hoilett went the other way, current player Ben Gladwin and the Bradley whose name shall never again be associated with our club. Rangers were quite a force in the early/mid 70's, when Gerry Francis was a key player, and later, manager. Owners....don't get me started on owners.....QPR have had their own fair few "issues" with ownership. Chris Wright bought the club in 1996, ploughing Β£20 million inside the next 5 years. Then F1 glitterati, Bernie the Germanic loving then owner and Flavio Briatore, had a "do", committing another Β£20 million to cover debt etc. 2007 saw the family of billionaire Lakshmi Mittal purchase a 20% stake in the club. Son-in-law Amit Bhaia made it onto the board. Mittal was reportedly the eighth richest man in the world at the time, and Rangers fans could have been right to think all these wealthy chaps might provide a veritable treasure chest to assist the club to prosper. Unfortunately that didn't transpire, and various debts emerged, and little or no cash invested. Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes (Air Asia) was next to have a punt in 2011, with an investment rumoured to be around Β£35 million. A loan using the stadium as collateral, paid off other debt, and refinanced new debt. The club continues to be mired in various controversies from the previous owners dealings. Bhatia became chairman of the club in August last year. We beat them at Ewood last November, with a 1-0 win. A double would be nice. QPR average 13,800 or so home crowds this season, so plenty of room to stretch out. Have a lovely Easter away day roaming Rovers, basking in the 25 degree heat...... Here's to 3-points!
  15. Blackburn Rovers take on already relegated Bolton Wanderers in their penultimate home match of the season. Rovers have the comfort in knowing that they cannot go up or cannot go down and will look to make it 4 wins on the spin at Ewood Park. Bolton come into the match after their latest loss to Aston Villa which say them drop to the 3rd tier of english football. Rovers on the other hand come into the match on the back of a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers. In this video I preview the match, take a look at the form books and see what Cass the Cat has to say about the match. JOIN ME LIVE ON TWITCH FOR THIS MATCH TWITCH πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas PATREON (will you be #1) πŸ‘‰https://www.patreon.com/roverseas Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/box500productions Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw #BLACKBURN #ROVERS #BLACKBURNROVERS
  16. Blackburn Rovers made it 3 wins on the spin after an impressive performance against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Rovers got their goals firstly from Danny Graham who converted a penalty after a Rovers man was brought down. Rovers made it two quickly into the 2nd half after Bradley Dack converted a Adam Armstrong cross into the back of the net. Blackburn had a few decent opportunities to add to their tally however they could not be converted. QPR made it a little nervy deep into the final stages as Matt Smith pulled on back for the hosts. Queens Park Rangers: Lumley, Furlong, Freeman, Cousins (Wells, 51), Scowen, Manning, Hemed (Smith, 64), Osayi-Samuel, Luongo, Wszolek (Eze, 73), Lynch. Unused substitutes: Ingram, Cameron, Walker, Tilt. Goal: Smith, 90. Booked: Luongo, 59, Osayi-Samuel, 82, Wells, 90. Rovers: Leutwiler, Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Bell, Evans (Rodwell, 64), Travis, Rothwell, Dack, Armstrong (Brereton, 85), Graham (Nuttall, 68). Unused substitutes: Raya, Nyambe, Smallwood, Mulgrew. Goals: Graham pen, 22, Dack, 47. Booked: Dack, 31, Rodwell, 83, Leutwiler, 90. Attendance: 13,632 (964 away). TWITCH πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas PATREON (will you be #1) πŸ‘‰https://www.patreon.com/roverseas Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/box500productions Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw #BLACKBURN #ROVERS #BLACKBURNROVERS
  17. Blackburn Rovers head to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers looking to make it 3 wins in a row. QPR come into the match fresh off the back of a nice victory over Swansea City, whereas Rovers come into the match off the back of the away win against Nottingham Forest. In this video I preview the match, look at the form books and get a prediction from the Cat. Also we hear from Jonny Naidoo who is a Queens Park Rangers supporter about their season and the match this Friday. If you want to check me out LIVE on TWITCH on Easter Monday as Rovers take o n Bolton Wanderers here is a link to my channel: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Meanwhile some other social media links: Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ 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: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  18. Can't seem to find anything so here it is. Will Mowbray stick with the same team as Tuesday. Will my lads get out of Hooters. Questions Questions. 1 0 win for the ROVERS
  19. Back to back wins for Blackburn Rovers after they managed to scrape a 1-2 win against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Rovers took the lead thanks to form man Joe Rothwell in the first half after a lovely floating shot hit the back of the net. Rovers doubled their lead in the 2nd half thanks to Danny Graham who bagged his 150th professional goal. Yates gave Forest hope to make it 1-2, however despite all their pressure they could not find an equalizer. Rovers will move onto take on QPR on Good Friday. Meanwhile you can catch me LIVE via TWITCH on Easter Monday for a LIVE REACTION show as Rovers take on Bolton. Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Stop by and give me a follow. Nottingham Forest: Pantilimon, Colback (c), Grabban (Carvalho, 74), Wague, Cash, Robinson, Yates (Osborn, 77), Lolley, Byram, Pele, Appiah (Murphy, 65). Unused substitutes: Steele, Yacob, Benalouane, Ansarifard. Goal: Yates, 53 Booked: Yates, 56, Byram, 74 Rovers: Raya, Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Bell, Travis, Evans (Rodwell, 69), Armstrong, Dack (Brereton, 85), Rothwell, Graham (Nuttall, 63). Unused substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Smallwood, Mulgrew. Goal: Rothwell, 29, Graham, 49 Booked: Bennett, 68, Williams, 81 Referee: Darren Bond. Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ 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: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  20. Where do we go from here, is it down to the lake I fear.... Frank Lampard FC are in town so we're all off Ewood, that's where, the home of Tony's exciting free-scoring Rovers team. It's going to be a cracker! Lord knows what the team will be but hopefully at least 1 youngster will play just to add some intrigue. FLDCFC are actually fairly shite away from home (1 win in 8 ) so in time-honoured tradition we'll roll out the red carpet and give them a timely play-off boost. Rovers 1 v 2 Derby County Att; 3100 (3000 away) Speeedddiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  21. Blackburn Rovers hit the road once again to take on playoff chasing Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Rovers come into the match off the back of a confidence boosting win over Derby County earlier in the week. Forest on the other hand come into the match on the back of a loss to Sheffield Wednesday. Despite that Forest still have slight ambitions to gate crash the playoffs, as for Rovers they seem to have done enough to keep themselves in the division for another season. In this video I preview the match, take a look at the form books and speak with Forest fan Jack Inger who gives me a review of their season. While your here check out his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYdSfYBIoyJAQzcv0lusirg Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ 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: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  22. Blackburn Rovers got back to winning ways with a amazing performance against high flyers Derby County, coming with a comfortable 2-0 win at Ewood Park. Rovers hit the ground running and could have scored 5 or 6 in this match had it not been for Derby's strong defense. The deadlock was broken however via Joe Rothwell who's first goal for the club was a cheeky chip over the Derby keeper. Rovers added a 2nd right at the death via Bradley Dack who tapped in the final ball after a great build up by Rovers. If Rovers can deliver this kind of performance week in week out we could have a great season on our hands. However a bit too late for that. As for Derby they will need to dig deep to get their playoff push back on track. Rovers: Raya, E. Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Bell, Travis, Reed (Evans, 90), Rothwell (Armstrong, 81), Dack, Conway, Graham (Nuttall, 90). Unused substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Rodwell, Brereton. Goal: Rothwell, 76 Booked: E. Bennett, 52, Travis 85 Derby County: Roos, Bryson (Holmes, 65), Tomori, Keogh (c), Wilson, Mount (Nugent, 73), Waghorn (M. Bennett, 52), Lawrence, Johnson, Cole, Bogle. Unused substitutes: Carson, Wisdom, Jozefzoon, Huddlestone. Referee: Jeremy Simpson. Attendance: 12,590 (901 away) Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ 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: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  23. Well then, our season seems to have petered out somewhat, we’re all a bit fed up for many reasons, but it’s Easter soon and we get extra days off work…. (Well, most of us do!) In our last match, at in-form Aston Villa, as many of us expected, we lost. Though admittedly, not as heavily as I personally would have thought! A Bit About Stoke-On-Trent At a music festival last year, my mate and I got talking to a lad from Stoke at the bar. He asked us what we knew of Stoke, I said β€˜Alton Towers’ and my mate said β€˜Rory Delap’. My mate had the better answer, it turned out, as Rory Delap was this lad’s childhood hero. It is known as β€˜The Potteries’ as it is the historical home of the pottery industry in the UK. Locals are known as β€˜Potters’ (indeed, this is the nickname of Stoke City FC) as well as β€˜Stokies’. The Oatcake is a popular local food item, made from oatmeal, flour and yeast apparently! These can be eaten as is, or with a filling, i.e. savoury items, i.e. breakfast stuff typically, but also sweet items, such as golden syrup, jam, banana etc. The Oatcake is also the name of a Stoke City FC fanzine and also an internet message board for fans of the club. As I alluded to above, Alton Towers is a major national theme/water park, located in the village of Alton, just outside of Stoke-On-Trent. A Brief History of Our Opponents Founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863, the club changed its name to Stoke in 1878, then finally to Stoke City FC in 1925, when Stoke-On-Trent was granted City Status. Their most celebrated player was Stanley Matthews and he served the club between 1932 and 1947, then again between 1961 and 1965, scoring 62 goals from the wing in the process. A special mention must also go to recently deceased former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks as well. He served the club for 6 years between 1967 and 1973. Like ourselves, they were founder members of the Football League and are the second oldest football club in the world, after Notts County. Their city rivals are Port Vale and between them, they contest the Potteries Derby. They currently play at the Bet365 Stadium (formerly The Britannia Stadium), having played there since 1997 when it was opened. Prior to that, they played their home matches at The Victoria Ground and had done since 1878. They haven’t really been all that successful in terms of winning trophies, if truth be told! They won the League Cup in 1972 and won the Second Division (Now The Championship) twice, in the 1932-33 and 1962-63 seasons. John Ritchie is the club’s all-time leading scorer with 176 goals in all competitions and he played for the club between 1962 and 1966 initially, then returned to the club between 1969 and 1975. Giannelli Imbula is the club’s record signing at Β£18.3 Million in 2016. Imbula is currently on loan at Rayo Vallecano in Spain, playing alongside Franco Di Santo, formerly of this parish. The lucky swine…… The club are owned by local businessman and owner of Bet365, (hence the stadium sponsorship) Peter Coates. Some Famous Stoke City Fans Neil Morrissey (Actor whose credits include Men Behaving Badly) Nick Hancock (TV Host from They Think It’s All over) Dominic Cork (Former Lancashire Cricketer) Adrian Lewis (Darts Player) Jeremy Bates (Former Tennis Player) Frank Gough (Former TV Presenter) Selection of Played For/Managed Both Paul Lambert (Managed Both) Mark Hughes (Managed Both) Peter Thorne (Played For Both) Shay Given (Played For Both) Jonathan Walters (Played For Both) James Beattie (Played For Both) Roger Jones (Played For Both) Ben Marshall (Played For Both) Mame Biram Diouf (Played For Both) Steven N’Zonzi (Played For Both) When The Two Sides Last Met…. Last time out against the lads in red and white from the Potteries, we almost did a classic Rovers in being 3-0 up and in dreamland, then ultimately drawing 3-3. This was down in no small part to Saido Berahino not being able to put a free shot from 12 yards out in the back of the net, with the scores at 3-2 to us in the 90th minute. So luckily, as it was, we actually won 3-2. We don’t like doing things the easy way, with clean sheets, incredible defending and such. That’s all boring! The last time we played them at Ewood, we won 4-1 in the FA Cup, back in 2015. Josh King had a blinder for us and scored a hat trick, mostly after Geoff Cameron was sent off for the visitors. Still, you can only beat what’s in front of you and as Stoke were then an established Premier League side, this was considered quite the upset. Overall Head to Head Record Rovers 43 Wins Stoke 35 Wins 15 Draws Although we don't tend to defend very well, I can honestly foresee a 0-0 here. Just as long as we aren't beaten again! I'm sure we could all do without that! If anything, we just need to arrest this slide and boost the morale around the place.....
  24. Blackburn Rovers return to Ewood Park to take on high flying Derby County, with the hope of breaking their winless run. Rovers come into the match on the back of a 0-1 loss to Stoke City. Derby on the other hand come into the match off the back of a thrilling 3-3 draw against Brentford. In this video I preview the match, look at the form books and get a prediction from the Cat. Also joining me this week is Chris Parson's from the Steve Bloomers Washing podcast, we talk all things Derby County. https://stevebloomerswashing.com/ @SteveBloomerPod https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/steve-bloomers-washing/id1265416808?mt=2 Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ 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: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  25. Blackburn Rovers return to Ewood Park but could not break the air tight Stoke defense and ultimately losing 0-1. Etebo the only scorer on the day with a crisp strike that broke the Rovers defense. It could have been much worse for Rovers as Stoke were given a penalty which was saved by David Raya between the sticks. Raya also came to Rovers rescue in the 2nd half and delivered a wonder save to deny ex Burnley man Sam Volkes a goal. Rovers created little and look lost at sea the moment. The season can not end quick enough for Rovers who will need to work extra hard in the summer to turn this team into something that can compete in this league. Later on the channel, I will take a detailed look at the match, hear what the gaffa had to say, take a look at Rovers fans input on social media and more. Webpage πŸ‘‰ http://blackburnroverseas.com Twitter πŸ‘‰ http://twitter.com/roverseas Facebook πŸ‘‰ http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas Subscribe πŸ‘‰ http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas Other Work πŸ‘‰ 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: Twitch πŸ‘‰ http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Edition πŸ‘‰ http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
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