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  1. Alex Brooks won FAWC November Player of the Month with Elise Hughes coming second. There were 1,747 votes in total & the Rovers players got 75% (1,310) between them. Rovers Ladies are away to Sheff Utd tomorrow (Sunday) at 2pm. The game will be streamed live on the FA Player. faplayer.thefa.com
  2. Although Dalglish & Hughes score highly for me, I think I'd go for Mowbray right now - attacking football, good man manager who tries to be fair to his players & brings Academy players through as well. I really like the passion he has for football too.
  3. In recognition of Rovers Ladies form in November, the League has included 2 Rovers Players in it's shortlist of 4 for Player of the Month. You can vote on twitter & the League's handle is @FAWomensChamp . Voting closes midday Thursday, 10th December. Alex Brooks was part of the team keeping three clean sheets in November, including a string of remarkable saves v Liverpool. Elise Hughes, a young striker that Rovers have on loan from Everton scored three League goals in November as well as being an important part of the team's all-round play.
  4. Rovers Ladies managed to keep a clean sheet away v League leaders Durham on Sunday in a 0-0 draw & remain 5th in the League. Rovers Ladies continue their run of three December League games against the top 3 in the division when the play Sheffield United this Sunday (2pm on 13th December). The game will be broadcast live & free on the FA Player. The third December game at home v Leicester City (Sunday 20th December at 2pm) will also be shown live & free on the FA Player.
  5. Durham will be livestreaming their match v Rovers Ladies this Sunday via their Facebook page facebook.com/durhamwomenfc The stream will be free but Durham request that fans contribute £6 (the price of a ticket) to the #endchildfoodpoverty campaign that is spearheaded by Marcus Rashford. Durham currently sit top of the table with Blackburn in 5th. Last season, Rovers went to Durham with no points in the League & Durham were top of the table with a 100% record & Rovers won 0-1 thanks to a gritty away performance & a penalty scored by Ellie Stewart. This season, Durham are again top of the League while Rovers sit in 5th.
  6. Rovers Ladies will face Coventry United at the fantastically named Butts Park Arena tomorrow (Sunday, 22nd November) at 2pm, Last Sunday, Coventry lost 9-1 v the newly full-time Leicester City & lost 4-0 in the Conti Cup v Sheff Utd midweek. Last season we drew against them twice (one of them was the game Rovers Ladies played at Ewood Park). If Rovers win, they will go up to 5th (of 11) in the League. Coventry United will be providing a livestream of the game on their Youtube channel that can be found here:-
  7. The goalkeeper Brooks has played 7 League games for Rovers over two spells, keeping 7 clean sheets in 6 wins. Last season she was at Birmingham City who are in the WSL playing behind Hannah Hampton who is regarded as one of the best English keepers although the ones playing for City & Utd (Roebuck & Earps) tend to get more attention. A lot of the Rovers team have histories with either Liverpool or Everton Academies (& a player on loan from Man Utd) so not surprising they would have wanted to make a point today. Today was a huge result because a lot of the team are new to the Club, young & still learning how to play with each other. That we have taken a point off a full-time team that was in the WSL last season (& beat us 8-0 in a Cup last season) is a big step forward. Yes we had to ride our luck at times but this team can continue to get better over the season. It was frustrating when the goal wasn't given so that we could have a free kick but to be fair I think the keeper had stopped playing because the whistle had blown.
  8. The match can be watched at faplayer.thefa.com although Liverpool will also have a feed on their Twitter @liverpoolfcw & Liverpool Youtube/Facebook (don't know if that will still be neutral commentary though). The trend in women's football is towards being called Women or something else (Lionesses) because generally Ladies is seen as old-fashioned (is seen by some as implying needing help), Rovers just haven't got around to changing yet but I would expect if they ever got to the WSL, the FA may insist for branding purposes (no teams called Ladies in the WSL at the minute). Last season, Women's Championship teams would stay in a hotel for longer journeys which would take up a large chunk of budget & becomes more of an issue when games were cancelled due to flooded pitches etc. however not sure if Covid has changed that for everyone this season. Keep an eye out for our recent signing number 20 at left back, Ali Johnson - from Blackburn & went to the Rovers Academy age 6-16, left to play WSL for Liverpool & Bristol City & has now returned to Rovers.
  9. I think we had a midfielder who was doing well but got injured so we brought in DMWP.
  10. - Had a Platt-era Sampdoria kit that I still use for 5-a-side now. - Borrowed Signori's one step penalty technique too. - The Dutch players at AC Milan were amazing to watch but I also enjoyed Baresi's blatant tactical fouls too on the rare occasions he was beaten.
  11. Unfortunately it looks like Rovers have had to call the match off due to a waterlogged pitch. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2020/february/ladies-game-postponed/ For any London-based Rovers fans, Rovers Ladies are playing: - London Bees @ The Hive (Barnet) on Saturday, 14th March at 5pm. - Crystal Palace @ Selhurst Park on Sunday, 22nd March at 2pm. Next home game is scheduled to be Sunday, 29th March at 2pm v Leicester City.
  12. Just a reminder that this match is happening at Bamber Bridge this Sunday & it would be great if we could get a big crowd there to support Rovers against Charlton. All the matchday info is in my original post. ?
  13. To be fair, I got most of the images from @roversladies (they have their own Fbook/Twitter/Instagram accounts). The above is only really matchday info. It doesn't get across that I originally planned to go to a few Rovers Ladies games this season but ended up going to more because I saw the effort they were putting in early in the season & that finally started getting it's reward on the pitch. Once I started learning more about the players & the teams in this division (eg London City Lionesses are kind of = MK Dons & Lewes are very progressive), it became a whole new Blackburn Rovers for me to follow in addition to the men at Ewood.
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