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About darwenblueswearehere

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    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Darwen End
  1. Hi everyone. My name is Andy. I am approaching 50 and was born and spent the first 30 years of my life in Darwen. Played for various local football teams including Darwen Olympic, Marsh House, Ewood Amateurs, Blackburn Olympic, Sunnyhurst/Alex and Lower Chapel Olympic. Looking at some of the other posters I'm pretty sure Arbitro has reffed games that I've played in and come along to watch cup finals and the like (if he is who I think he is....?). Scored around 300 goals in amateur and junior football but never had enough natural pace to play professionally. I was also a fairly well known pub
  2. The players probably sussed him out a long time ago, which probably helps to explain the awful results during his tenure.
  3. Beautifully put. RIP Ronnie. Never saw you play but my dad and my uncle never stopped talking about you and Duggie, and I remember your paper shop on Blackburn Road in Darwen. Rovers fans, please get to the ground a bit earlier today to pay a proper tribute to Mr Blackburn Rovers.
  4. Dunno if anyone has mentioned this, but Mark Patterson has secured a job as first team coach at Accrington Stanley. One of the few quality players to come out of Darwen in recent years. Hopefully the Pilkington brothers might emulate him. Should've been more of a Rovers legend but fell out with Don Mackay (and smoked and drank even more than Garner too...............)
  5. I remember going to Liverpool ticketless and some Scousers actually gave us their complimentary tickets for nowt. Ended up sat next to Mark Wright and going through every emotion it was possible to experience. There was a helluva scrap between two Scousers in the pub after the game, but one thing that really sticks in my mind was the banner hung outside a house (possibly a farmhouse) just off the M61 which read "Congratulations Rovers, from BWFC", which I thought was fantastic, and brought a lump to my throat.
  6. Anyone remember the coins pinging off the floodlight pylons at our end, and those who travelled by train were ferried to London Bridge Station (not sure why that one) in police personnel carriers after the game. Bizarre! I went to every away game that season as I was out of action with a torn cruciate ligament...we had a really good away record as I recall, and often came from a goal down to win 2-1 (or is my memory playing tricks?)
  7. I remember gliding up Cravens Brow with my cousin Lee Walmsley after this game and hearing an older chap utter this immortal sentence "I won't even be bothered if t'wife hasn't me tea on t'table after that, what a bloody game". I can't believe how dated the footage looks, Jesus it only seems like yesterday.
  8. Did anyone notice that goals were scored by players called Phil Jones, Paul Robinson and David Dunn in lower league and Scottish games yesterday?..................
  9. Yes it was sad that we lost two great ex Rovers just before our Premier League triumph in Mick Heaton and Noel Brotherston. Noel was the better player of the two but Heaton always gave 100% but I have hazy memories of him scoring an own goal AND hitting his own post in the same game in the early 70s (think it would've been a 3rd Division game). Am I right in thinking that, before going full time as Howard Kendall's assistant, he owned (or co-owned) a sports shop in Darwen?
  10. Hello Fife Rover, all these non Saturday home games are mucking things up for us long distance season ticket holders eh? Anyway, firstly, I echo the condolences of football fans everywhere to the Taylor family, I remember the older family members from my days in Darwen. I hope things get easier for you all with time. I also agree that there should be a 1 minute silence (not 2) on Wednesday. Secondly, Fife Rover is correct with the facts about alcohol being served (or not served, to be more accurate) in Scottish football grounds. However, I live in Glasgow and tbh it doesn't make any differen
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