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  1. I thought a new thread would be in order for the new Championship season. It looks like Middlesbrough are set to appoint Woodgate as their new boss. I'm praying he finds a role for Stewart Downing. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11680/11740080/jonathan-woodgate-set-to-take-over-as-middlesbrough-boss Also Steve Cooper looks like he will be named as the new as the new Swansea mananger. I know Steve well as I am close friends with his dad. I think it's a shrewd appointment and wish him all the best apart from when we play them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48541951
  2. No mudslinging and no ridiculous picture-cropping, children.
  3. The lads are off on their jollies. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2020/january/rovers-head-to-portugal-for-winter-training-camp/
  4. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2018/september/a-to-z-ryan-nyambe/ A Q&A with the delightful young man, and world-class full back, who goes by the name of Ryan Nyambe (or RyNy to his friends). My only gripe (apart from him being a Manure fan) is the following answer to the question 'what is the strangest thing you've seen': "There’s quite a few strange things. I remember driving in Wythenshawe one night and just saw a guy laying with his bike. It was late at night and I remember thinking it was a bit odd!" I think he'd fallen off Ryan and you were meant to ring for an ambulance. Apart from that a top man and a full back who is getting better with every season. Hoorah for Ryan!!
  5. Charlton have announced our game with them will be one of their £5 a ticket deals. Probably won't be quite the same demand as the League One season but still an absolute bargain in this day and age. Always a good day out too.
  6. From the latest Rovers Trust mailing : BRFC Marketing Prospectus: Making it EASY to support Blackburn Rovers The key aims of Rovers Trust are to: -Preserve the Assets and Heritage of the Club. -Regenerate Support. -Mitigate a Lost Generation of Support. This Prospectus lays out suggestions from Rovers Trust members, under the following headings: 1. Pride of Lancashire – Celebrating the history and heritage of Blackburn Rovers. 2. Season Ticket Holders - Rewarding those who make the biggest commitment to our club. 3. All fans - Encouraging all fans to come to Ewood, be they lapsed Rovers fans, new fans, or neutrals. 4. The Next Generation - Ensuring every local child’s first experience of football is with the Rovers at Ewood Park. 5. The Matchday Experience - Improving the matchday experience at Ewood Park. Pride of Lancashire: Plans are in place for East Lancashire/Blackburn to bid for ‘Capital of Culture’ status in 2025, and at the heart of this will be its famous football team; celebrating the 150th birthday of Blackburn Rovers. The Rovers Trust will assist through their Memorandum of Understanding with the Club. -Lancashire citizens need to be exposed to the Heritage of the Rovers. This can be achieved by the club developing a more active partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. -2020 plans to celebrate 25 years since our Premier League win. There are also ongoing discussions to build a physical Hall of Fame / Museum / Time Tunnel around Ewood Park, to be opened by the greatest living Rover; Bryan Douglas. -Ewood Park should more prominently depict key aspects of Rovers history. A statue of Bob Crompton will be crowd-funded in the grounds; the first ‘greatest footballer in the world’ and died-in-the-wool Rover as a fan, player, and manager. -The Ewood area should be regenerated as an entertainment hub, with more promotion of events at the Empire Theatre, more events in the stadium such as the successful Elton John concert of 2017, other sporting events, and the inclusion of a café/restaurant area attached to the ground. -Blackburn Rovers should sponsor more local events, particularly sporting events and music events, such as ‘Darwen Live’. -A ‘history trail’ should be installed from the Museum in Blackburn town centre, to Ewood Park, with close ties between the town and its football team. -Long term, plans should be made through Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to twin Blackburn with the Spanish city of Bilbao, owing to the shared history of the towns thanks to Blackburn Rovers. An annual summer friendly will be arranged between Rovers and Atletico, alternating grounds to preserve and celebrate this link. Season Ticket Holders: Season Ticket Holders have a long-term commitment. The club needs to acknowledge this commitment by making continued support an EASY thing to do. Rovers Trust members suggest: -Promotion of Season Tickets much earlier in the season (March, rather than in May). This allows Rovers fans to plan their budgets ahead of the costly Summer holidays. -Add the option of a Rolling Season Ticket. This would mean a supporter could simply pay for the next Season Ticket automatically on a given date each Season, or via a continuous Direct Debit. -Allow Season Ticket Holders to bring a friend to a match at a reduced price. For example, ‘Bring a friend for £10’. All fans: There are more Rovers supporters NOT going to Ewood than going. A half- empty stadium suits nobody; not the club, not the team, not the fans. We need to encourage more Rovers supporters into the ground, paving the way to a Season Ticket commitment. Rovers Trust members suggest: -More graded Season Ticket pricing to include those fans who are Students at College and University regardless of age. This would be in addition to the standard age-related format. -At least three £10-ticket games per season, to be planned 3-months in ahead Season Ticket Holders warned in advance. -Promote a loyalty scheme for ‘walk-on’ supporters, which uses the additional walk-on charge to guarantee a reward. For example, ‘50% off the price of every 5th game attended’ (excluding Category A). -Give a voucher for a reduced-price game for one-off walk-on fans. For example, ‘10% off the price of the next game’ (excluding Category A). -Promote a ‘10-game ticket’, which a fan can use to enter 10 games of their choosing (excluding Category A). Sometimes the commitment to a Season ticket, or the restriction of a Half-Season ticket, can be too much. Offering a reduced commitment at a good price gives more fans another option to commit to Rovers and may lead gradually to a full Season ticket commitment. -The club should ensure there is an area for our disabled fans both inside the stands and outside on the terraces. -Rovers should open a ‘Neutral Section’, similar to Fulham, for mid-week matches. Perhaps the Darwen End Lower Tier, near the Jack Walker Stand. With this in mind, the Rovers Trust would liaise with Bury Football Club Supporters Trust. -‘Freshers Week’ incentives for UCLan, Blackburn College, and Lancaster University 1st year students. The Next Generation: Every child should have their first experience of football with the Rovers at Ewood Park. Rovers Trust members suggest: -Include a Rovers Shirt in the price of a Junior Season/half-Season Ticket. A Summer Holiday or Christmas present alongside their ticket, that gives them that vital status symbol on matchdays. -Promote the permanent ‘Next Generation Stand’ in the Upper Tier of the Blackburn End with £5 entry to a child under 11, with one parent going free. -Rovers players and staff should each ‘adopt a school’, ensuring the school is provided with tickets to games, as well as access to P.E. coaching sessions and healthy eating lessons with players. -Rovers should provide every Primary School in Lancashire with a digital version of the Matchday Programme, available to be printed as reading material in the classroom. -Rovers could devise/sponsor a set of lesson plans relating to the P.E. (Ball Games), Geography (links to Bilbao, exploration of another culture), and Science (Healthy Eating) curriculums. -Liaise with the DW Dome at Shadsworth to encourage new supporters. The Matchday Experience: -Blackburn Rovers should open a Kiosk in the Blackburn Mall, to be open on all Fridays and Matchdays for same-day ticket purchases. -Test arrangements for transport from wider areas of Lancashire to matches; Ribble Valley, Haslingden, Chorley, and Lancaster. Arrange for transport and tickets for Blackburn College and UCLan students during ‘Fresher’s Week’ and term holidays. -Hold a ‘Happy Hour’ in the concourses and Blues Bar after victories. -Encourage flags and banners: Hold ‘Get Creative’ events where flags/clappers can be designed by children, with matchday in mind. Reinstate the Blackburn End flag crossing the stand at the start of games. -Plan to introduce ‘Safe Standing’ in an area of the ground. For example, the Blackburn End side of the Riverside Stand or the Riverside side of the Blackburn End, taking care not to block the views of fans in seats. We welcome your reactions, encouragement, and further suggestions. Please send them to: enquiries@roverstrust.co.uk or chair@roverstrust.co.uk
  7. Exiled in Toronto

    MGP Event

    Can someone ask how much he enjoyed taking his “long” throws onto Samba’s head? Also, can he sleep yet after that Semi Final header?
  8. Neil Weaver

    FREE Calendars

    Anyone on here want a few Rovers calendars from the not-too-distant past? Or perhaps you know someone who might want them? All in top condition, unmarked and unused. I’ve got the 2003, 2004, and 2005 ones (with the likes of Friedel, Cole, Jansen etc featured) and though I live over in Yorkshire and don’t get over much for games these days, I visit family regularly so I’m sure could sort out delivery. Reply on here or by PM. Ta
  9. JHRover

    Blues Bar

    I see the club have announced that the Blues Bar will cease to open each day and instead will be just matchday and functions. Anyone heard any more about this? I assume just another Waggott cut and downsizing job. Surely in an era of Ffp and non matchday income this sort of thing is important? I was told previously that the Blues Bar was run separately to the club e.g. wasnt covered by Northcote and that was why they could charge sensible(ish) prices for food and drink.
  10. JoeH

    Lewis Holtby

    Lewis Holtby situation has been referenced in the Summer Transfer Window thread, but as we're no longer in that window, and these is a bit of an 'odd one out' I feel as though it deserves its own thread. Yesterday Holtby was on the move, catching a flight to who knows where. How does everyone feel about his potential arrival?
  11. A good day (almost) all round for Lancashire sides today. Lancashire County Stanley getting a creditable 1-1 draw at home to Charlton with Clarke cancelling out Ahearne-Grant’s 15th minute opener in the 78th minute. Chorley make it five wins from five to sit at the top of the National League North after a 1-0 win at home to fourth places Hereford. Bury nicked a point in the 90th minute at home to Forest Green Rovers. Aimson equalising after the away side saw former Blackburn Rover, Gavin Gunning, sent off in the 76th minute. Oldham got their first win with a 3-1 result against pointless Macclesfield Town. Bolton won 1-0 away at Reading which sees them up to fifth. Wigan snatched a draw from the clutches of victory after an injury time penalty was scored from the rebound. They had led 2-1 from the 31st minute after a Will Grigg penalty. Preston currently 0-0 at home to Stoke with 26 minutes gone. Burnley play at home to Watford tomorrow. Lancashire Coast Fleetwood 2 Rochdale 2 with a 95th minute leveller from Henderson’s second. Blackpool get a point in a 0-0 game away at hapless Shrewsbury. Fylde demolished Dover 4-0 to go third in the National League. Southport won 4-1 away at Nuneaton in an early basement battle in the National League North. Meanwhile Morecambe lost 1-0 away at Stevenage to ruin the clean sweep for Lanky sides and sit bottom of League Two after three games.
  12. https://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/2020/january/david-dunn-joins-coaching-staff/ WTAF??
  13. Prelude

    Under 23's games

    I used to watch the under 23's games on Rovers player does anyone know why these are no longer shown on Ifollow not even highlights ? is there anyhwere else they can be watched ? ps would love to watch in person but live 200 miles away.
  14. jim mk2

    Martin Peters

    Surprised no one has started a thread on this. Another member of England's one and only World Cup-winning team has gone. Alan Ball, Ray Wilson, Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore, Martin Peters. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50880336 Saw him play at Ewood. A class player.
  15. Bigdoggsteel

    EFL team of the decade

    Haven't seen this mentioned. So Rhodes got in, clearly from his time with us. Whittingham too,clearly not due to his time with us. Hon Hoolahan and Harte. I didnt think Harte even played in the Championship that much. Surprised hes there. Slowest left back ever,but some left leg on him. Only player I ever saw David Beckham burn for pace.
  16. Stuart

    Happy Kean Out Day

    7 years to the day since the imposter left, as we continue to endure his rotten legacy. Well done and thanks to the “1%” who never gave up fighting and maintained the conditions which ultimately forced him out. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/19736471 https://amp.theguardian.com/football/2012/sep/28/steve-kean-resign-blackburn-rovers We won’t be rid of his stench until we are back in the PL but having worried that he would never go, the relief on 29th September 2012 was palpable. Never forgive, never forget.
  17. Good news! BRFCS has partnered with TheTerraceStore.com until the end of the season. As partners, all BRFCS members and podcast listeners will get access to an exclusive discount on their site - which sells retro football memorabilia. We've previously rejected sponsorship from numerous suppliers (vaping companies, gambling companies) but have chosen to partner with theterracestore.com because we truly love their products and hope you do too. If you are a customer, please make sure you enter our discount code - “BRFCS”. Not too much will change for you - you'll notice our logo now includes a direct link to their website and our homepage now features their products. As well as this, high traffic threads (match threads, transfer threads) will be brought to you through sponsorship from TheTerraceStore and you'll see advertising from them on this threads. Our podcasts will also include advertising from them too. As part of the deal, we will have exclusive discounts, offers and giveaways which we will keep you aware of via the podcast and the advertising in threads. As BRFCS is not for profit and all volunteers work for free to keep the site up, the funds raised will be spent on either advertising or upkeep costs. Thanks. 🙂
  18. You may recall John as a guest on Episode 112 of the podcast, well the book can now be ordered from deCoubertin Books following this link. The book is published on 27th November 2019. https://www.decoubertin.co.uk/rovers It focuses on 1991-5 mainly, but references other periods of Rovers glory including the Howard Kendall years to provide a comprehensive story that will delight old & young Rovers fans alike. Podcast link here:
  19. 4 year deal, undisclosed fee.
  20. ... the only changes they made to the jersey for 1995/96 was add an A to the ASICS Logo and put a blue background to the badge? i had just bought the 94/95 shirt thinking they might keep it another year.
  21. One of the Holy Trinity, with Dunny and Duffy http://www.polarispublishing.com/book/matt_jansen What do you do when the world is at your feet . . . and then suddenly it isn’t? Matt Jansen had it all. He was young, quick, audaciously skilful and, at the turn of the millennium, regarded as one of the most intelligent attacking talents in English football. His potential seemed boundless. After bursting onto the scene with Carlisle in 1997 and helping his hometown club win promotion, Sir Alex Ferguson had tried to lure him to Old Trafford – but foreseeing only a bench spot at United, Jansen instead opted for Steve Coppell’s Crystal Palace. In 1998, he moved to Blackburn, and after blasting them back to the Premier League he earned a place in Sven Goran-Eriksson’s England squad on the back of a 16-goal season that included a strike in the final of the League Cup, which Blackburn won. At 24 Jansen was widely tipped to be part of England’s squad at the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, but Eriksson instead surprised many with his conservative selection of Martin Keown over the rising star; Keown wouldn’t play a single minute at the tournament and England would crash out to ten-man Brazil – but Jansen didn’t see a minute of it. While England battled it out in the Far East, Jansen had taken a holiday to Rome where he was involved a serious traffic accident. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and slipped into a six-day coma. Jansen survived and, astonishingly, he was back playing for Blackburn just four months later. But while his body may have recovered, his mind had not. In the shadow of the accident, he was unable to recapture the instinctive genius or the bullet-proof self-confidence that had previously defined him. This was a hidden breakdown – nothing that could be picked up by a fitness test or fixed on an operating table. As Jansen’s career as an elite footballer slipped away from him, he started to discover more about what had happened to him and how he could recover not only as an athlete, but as a person. This is the story of a career destined for the stratosphere, cruelly snatched away by the vagaries of fate. Brilliant, bold, and at times brutal in its honesty, this powerful tale of shattered dreams and a life rebuilt is a testament to an inspiring, unconquered soul.
  22. IrelandsRover

    Shearers signed my Shirt

    I contacted Alan Shearer via twitter and he agreed to sign my shirt for me, im over the moon. I’m in Ireland so posted it to the UK with a return envelope and I had it back inside a week. He came across as a really nice guy, even sent me this emoji in a message when I thanked him on twitter for the memories and the goals 🙋‍♂️ Lol
  23. Mashed Potatoes

    Jim Smith RIP

    Sad news coming out that Jim Smith has passed away. A good manager and a good football man
  24. From a Bristol City follower,hope as many of you can make the journey on saturday 30th November Firstly THERE WILL NO PAY ON THE DAY and this will NOT be changed. So please buy your match day tickets on saturday if your heading to the home game against Derby Coming by road. Do NOT USE M4/M32 route and don't try to negotiate the roads and streets of Bristol YOU WILL GET LOST Parking is normally in the streets around the area as long as you are there by 1pm please don't block drive ways or park on corners. If you are coming by train there is a local train service to PARSON STREET from Bristol Temple Meads Good train times as most trains from the North as well as the London direction arrive at quarter past the hour and quarter to the hour it takes you two thirds of the way to the ground and walk the rest of the way You will pass Sainsburys on the left with restaurant,Robins pub again on your left hand side When you approach the ground I suggest you walk past wickes using the pavement as the concourse area behind the big new stand gets very congested with bodies Any less you want to look at the John Atyeo statue Please make sure you get your train ticket showing PARSON STREET We are trying to promote PARSON STREET for football fans till Ashton gate halt comes on line. Split train tickets are available to Bristol(parson street) If there are at least three of you arriving by train get a taxi Make sure the taxi driver drops you in the Ashton Road end as it a very long walk round from the other end Casualty and Holby City were filmed in the City don't ask me about either of the programmes cos I think their both rubbish The young ones was also filmed in the BS7 area of the City(actually its Bishopston) Finally the block of flats on the left behind the dolman stand side as you are in the away end is "the" block of flats in "fools and horses" Bring your camera and turn up early if you want to take any photo's Pubs possibly best one are in the cumberland road basin area novia scotia pump house and the cottage. Buy your match day programme before you enter the away end. Radio commentary be on BBC radio Bristol on DAB should be on 94:9fm as well We now have two big screens at the Gate, so if you have bad eyesight sit on the far left hand side as you look at the pitch. The match is shown while the game is in play and some replays but no controversial incidents. Pubs: best ones are along the Cumberland Roads area,suggest park your car and then walk to the ground. Please circulate to any other football forums and footy fans you may deem fit If you need any further info,don't be afraid to ask.
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