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  1. No mudslinging and no ridiculous picture-cropping, children.
  2. 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
  3. 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:
  4. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/june/rovers-seal-downing-deal/ Now a Rover
  5. Mashed Potatoes

    Dominic Matteo

    I am sure we all wish Dominic a full recovery from an operation to remove a brain tumour
  6. 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. 🙂
  7. If anybody else fancies adding... My effort to get the ball rolling... https://blueyedboy.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/no-holy-grail-but-revived-rovers-can-look-on-the-bright-side/
  8. This is an attempt to bring together discussions on a number of related issues. There can be few who can disagree the atmosphere at Ewood resembles a morgue (unless we are 3 up🤣). We have the issues of parts of the ground being closed; I understand the logic behind this but the application was not what should be expected of a professional organisation. This is not one for me as a bloke in his early 50’s but we need to come up with a proposal that the Club will support and one that builds atmosphere and lifts the players. Please note I am not saying anything about the football on the pitch. I understand the Club would be receptive to a fans initiative for say a safe standing area in the top corner (JW End) of the BBE Lower. This could, for example, be two blocks of say 15 to 20 seats depth. If for example this came from the fans (Fans Forum) with a suggestion that the fans play their part via crowdfunding a proportion of the cost (and new flags) it could well fly. Shrewsbury fans did this; if they can surely we can? Despite past actions and how these have been received the Club are desperate to improve the atmosphere and surprise surprise they know they do not have all the answers. is anyone prepared to take the initiative? Yet another poll perhaps🤔
  9. https://sportsrecents.com/en/blog/?p=109 not so sure about this one!
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. As Secretary of the Fans Forum I have been approached by a documentary film maker today who is making a film for the BBC about young men's mental health issues and the role both playing and watching football can have. His email outlining the aims of the film is below. It is planned to show the film as part of the BBC's coverage of the FA Cup this year. If anyone is either interested in helping with this or knows someone who is can you please send me a private message and I will put you in touch. Obviously you don't have to be a member of the Fans Forum, or for that matter even a Rovers fan. This landmark film will focus on men’s mental health through the prism of football. The film hopes to highlight the fact that we all have mental health and encourage more men to feel comfortable talking about their mental health. One aspect we're looking at is how supporting a football team can have a positive impact on men that may be dealing with mental health issues. I'm travelling to Blackburn on Thursday next week to spend some time with a group called 'Blokes United' that arrange football meet-up sessions to any lads in the area that may need an outlet and some support. I thought it couldn't hurt to talk to some Rover's fans while i'm up there. If there were any members of the Rovers Fans Forum that you think may be interested in talking to us about the programme and if they had a story that they'd be interested in sharing, please feel free to pass on my details.
  13. 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.
  14. 4 year deal, undisclosed fee.
  15. Total commitment. @EBenno88 is here to stay! 💪 Full story: https://t.co/EjPQKk5C4f https://t.co/TinwxU3Jfv
  16. Preben

    Bury FC rip

    Shocking news and surely worth its own thread
  17. RoversClitheroe

    Retained list 2018/2019 Season

    With clubs now announcing their retained lists for the season and Transfer listings, who do we think is leaving our club and being listed for transfer. My guesses contracts not being renewed are: Gladwin Conway Luetwhiler Rodwell I assume transfer listed players will be: Smallwood, Mulgrew and Nuttall.
  18. AllRoverAsia

    Mike Ferguson RIP

    Sad, sad news https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/august/mike-ferguson-09.03.43---27.08.19/ RIP Mike, one of my childhood heroes
  19. Could be a good move for all concerned. While he's here we're going to keep.playing him. Been a great player for us though
  20. Undisclosed fee. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/july/david-raya-departs/
  21. markhayhurst

    Ben Garratt

    Potential new keeper
  22. Do I care if we lose? Not really if it doesn't impact on league performances. Team I would like to see Walton (I don't think he needs a rest and the more he plays the better imo) Bennett Tosin Grayson Hart Evans Buckley Chapman Rothwell Butterworth Brereton
  23. The WMC Supporters Group met last Wednesday and will be meeting again at Ewood Park WMC at 7pm on Wednesday 28 August. Great new initiatives in the pipeline. All welcome.
  24. I remember Kevin with a lot of fondness. He was rovers version of David Fairclough. Don’t really know what happened to him after leaving Ewood, but he certainly made an impression on me when he was here. RIP Kevin. Loved watching you.
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