VIP invite for Blackburn Rovers-mad Doctor Who star

This Is Lancashire: VIP invite for Blackburn Rovers-mad Doctor Who VIP invite for Blackburn Rovers-mad Doctor Who

NEW Doctor Who Matt Smith has been invited to Ewood Park as a VIP guest after revealing he is a Blackburn Rovers fan.

And club bosses have even pledged to reserve a parking space for his Tardis!

Smith revealed his affiliation this week during a whirlwind publicity tour across the country ahead of his debut on BBC1 tomorrow.

His dad David was brought up in Darwen, and during one interview revealed he has an auntie still living in the town.

Smith, who succeeds David Tennant in the prestigious role, was born in Northampton, but he has inherited his father's love of Rovers.

A Rovers spokesman said: "This is the first we have heard of this but it is exciting news, given the profile and history of the programme.

"If the new Doctor ever wants to come to a game as our guest, I am sure we can find a parking space for his Tardis!"

Darwen has a special link with Doctor who after librarian Graham Groom staged a number of conventions for the show in recent years, which attracted stars past and present.

Mr Groom said: "I'm really looking forward to seeing Matt Smith as the new Doctor Who on Saturday.

"He has a hard act to follow in David Tennant but I'm sure he'll make a good stab at it.

"To learn his family is originally from Darwen is amazing and I wish him every success in his new role."

Rovers also count comedians Jim Bowen and Lee Mack, Justice Secretary Jack Straw, fashion designer Wayne Hemingway and former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty among their celebrity fans.

Doctor Who begins on BBC One on Saturday at 6.20pm

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3:04pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Boris The Spider says...

Nice to know of another celebrity Rovers fan - not many of us!!

Having said that, Catherine Pye looks worth getting to know too
;o))
Nice to know of another celebrity Rovers fan - not many of us!! Having said that, Catherine Pye looks worth getting to know too ;o)) Boris The Spider

3:08pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Vinjay says...

Why should he get special treatment?

He hardly had a word to say about Rovers in his MEN article. Saying that playing for Man United would be a privilege? Wonder what Jack Walker (who refused to sell Shearer to them) would have thought of that?

Calling the likes of Cantona a legend (he's no legend at Blackburn Rovers and he certainly isn't a legendary actor) why should he be welcome at Ewood? Bet its for the Man Utd game as well wondering who he will be supporting since he seems to love them so much.

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Peter White-"Rovers should never be forgiven for allowing that to happen. They know they would never be forgiven if they let Shearer go to the club the Rovers fans love to hate. Fans might just live with a move to Barcelona or Milan but not to that lot."
Why should he get special treatment? He hardly had a word to say about Rovers in his MEN article. Saying that playing for Man United would be a privilege? Wonder what Jack Walker (who refused to sell Shearer to them) would have thought of that? Calling the likes of Cantona a legend (he's no legend at Blackburn Rovers and he certainly isn't a legendary actor) why should he be welcome at Ewood? Bet its for the Man Utd game as well wondering who he will be supporting since he seems to love them so much. ******************** ******* SIGNATURE Peter White-"Rovers should never be forgiven for allowing that to happen. They know they would never be forgiven if they let Shearer go to the club the Rovers fans love to hate. Fans might just live with a move to Barcelona or Milan but not to that lot." Vinjay

3:55pm Thu 1 Apr 10

marghen says...

marghen, taunton says...
9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10

Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion.
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I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95!

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Catherine my dear, just ask in future if you want to copy my research * note the time of the post hehe
marghen, taunton says... 9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10 Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion. . I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95! . Catherine my dear, just ask in future if you want to copy my research * note the time of the post hehe marghen

3:56pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Vinjay says...

Its a fair question why should he get special treatment? Bad enough to pay a tv extortion license fee for a service offering things like his mediocre acting. He shouldn't be getting preferable treatment over all other Rovers supporters as well.
Its a fair question why should he get special treatment? Bad enough to pay a tv extortion license fee for a service offering things like his mediocre acting. He shouldn't be getting preferable treatment over all other Rovers supporters as well. Vinjay

4:11pm Thu 1 Apr 10

jeppo says...

Marghen...at last, we have found something that you have a fair knowledge about!
...are there any Dr Who message boards you could perhaps frequent??
Marghen...at last, we have found something that you have a fair knowledge about! ...are there any Dr Who message boards you could perhaps frequent?? jeppo

4:14pm Thu 1 Apr 10

wildrover says...

Maybe he can transport us back to the tiltle year!
Maybe he can transport us back to the tiltle year! wildrover

4:17pm Thu 1 Apr 10

onlyonesimongarner says...

This artitcle appeared almost word for word on another web site last week, ( http://roversreturn.
footballunited.com/2
010/03/25/doctor-who
-is-a-rover/ )
and it wasn`t Cathryn Pye that wrote it

As I said then, and I will say again
Carl the Cat Killer was never a Rovers Fan, he always professes to be a Manc. Even when he was paraded at ewood in 95 after winning the Wrld Superbikes.
This artitcle appeared almost word for word on another web site last week, ( http://roversreturn. footballunited.com/2 010/03/25/doctor-who -is-a-rover/ ) and it wasn`t Cathryn Pye that wrote it As I said then, and I will say again Carl the Cat Killer was never a Rovers Fan, he always professes to be a Manc. Even when he was paraded at ewood in 95 after winning the Wrld Superbikes. onlyonesimongarner

4:48pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Celtic Rover says...

Fame can be fickle, Dr Who comes on tv and announces he is a blue and the club can't get the red carpet and VIP invitation out quick enough.Pity the same can't be offered to that Aussie blue who travelled 10,000 miles recently to see Rovers play.Only for his train to brake down near Rugby and the lad missed the opportunity to see his club play live.If it's good enough for Dr Who, it's good enough for Aussie Blue!.
Fame can be fickle, Dr Who comes on tv and announces he is a blue and the club can't get the red carpet and VIP invitation out quick enough.Pity the same can't be offered to that Aussie blue who travelled 10,000 miles recently to see Rovers play.Only for his train to brake down near Rugby and the lad missed the opportunity to see his club play live.If it's good enough for Dr Who, it's good enough for Aussie Blue!. Celtic Rover

4:50pm Thu 1 Apr 10

pendleman says...

Great news - the week just gets better and better - especially if he can play a bit!

Timelord and defender of the World.

I would put him up front in our 4-5-1, but no doubt Sam would play him at back - if not in goals...but 'tis not a week to criticise!
Great news - the week just gets better and better - especially if he can play a bit! Timelord and defender of the World. I would put him up front in our 4-5-1, but no doubt Sam would play him at back - if not in goals...but 'tis not a week to criticise! pendleman

4:51pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Paul Cockerton says...

marghen wrote:
marghen, taunton says... 9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10 Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion. . I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95! . Catherine my dear, just ask in future if you want to copy my research * note the time of the post hehe
Marghen - we didn't say he was born in Darwen.

See paragraph five: "Smith... was born in Northampton."
[quote][p][bold]marghen[/bold] wrote: marghen, taunton says... 9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10 Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion. . I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95! . Catherine my dear, just ask in future if you want to copy my research * note the time of the post hehe[/p][/quote]Marghen - we didn't say he was born in Darwen. See paragraph five: "Smith... was born in Northampton." Paul Cockerton

5:00pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Paul Cockerton says...

onlyonesimongarner wrote:
This artitcle appeared almost word for word on another web site last week, ( http://roversreturn. footballunited.com/2 010/03/25/doctor-who -is-a-rover/ ) and it wasn`t Cathryn Pye that wrote it As I said then, and I will say again Carl the Cat Killer was never a Rovers Fan, he always professes to be a Manc. Even when he was paraded at ewood in 95 after winning the Wrld Superbikes.
Onlyonesimongarner: this article cannot have appeared 'word for word' elsewhere.

As Rovers said when we spoke to them today (paragraph 7): "This is the first we have heard of this but it is exciting news..."

So clearly no blog has done the journalistic work of speaking to Rovers, the BBC, Matt Smith's representatives, Darwen's Doctor Who convention organiser etc.
[quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: This artitcle appeared almost word for word on another web site last week, ( http://roversreturn. footballunited.com/2 010/03/25/doctor-who -is-a-rover/ ) and it wasn`t Cathryn Pye that wrote it As I said then, and I will say again Carl the Cat Killer was never a Rovers Fan, he always professes to be a Manc. Even when he was paraded at ewood in 95 after winning the Wrld Superbikes.[/p][/quote]Onlyonesimongarner: this article cannot have appeared 'word for word' elsewhere. As Rovers said when we spoke to them today (paragraph 7): "This is the first we have heard of this but it is exciting news..." So clearly no blog has done the journalistic work of speaking to Rovers, the BBC, Matt Smith's representatives, Darwen's Doctor Who convention organiser etc. Paul Cockerton

5:07pm Thu 1 Apr 10

marghen says...

Paul Cockerton wrote:
marghen wrote: marghen, taunton says... 9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10 Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion. . I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95! . Catherine my dear, just ask in future if you want to copy my research * note the time of the post hehe
Marghen - we didn't say he was born in Darwen. See paragraph five: "Smith... was born in Northampton."
Sorry Paul if I gave that impression -not my intention ..I should have pasted all the quotes that were posted this morning on another thread before posting on Catherine’s piece this afternoon. I was inferring (little joke )that it was old news!
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marghen, taunton says...
9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10
French Rover wrote:
Gladiator wrote: Apparantly the new Doctor Who is a Rovers fan. His most dangerous adventure was set in a town, 30 years behind everyone else, battling with 7 fingered creatures who shuffled along, muttering a language that nobody could understand. Not an actual episode of Doctor Who, but him just re-living Sundays game at Burnley
Yes he is arovers fan and he was born in Darwen. So two great reasons for watching the new series! Plus it adds a new 'dimension' of celebrity fan for the Rovers. Plus maybe he can get us into the Venusian premier league and make Burnley play all their away games on Uranus? Onwards and upwards!
Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion.
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I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95!
[quote][p][bold]Paul Cockerton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marghen[/bold] wrote: marghen, taunton says... 9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10 Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion. . I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95! . Catherine my dear, just ask in future if you want to copy my research * note the time of the post hehe[/p][/quote]Marghen - we didn't say he was born in Darwen. See paragraph five: "Smith... was born in Northampton."[/p][/quote]Sorry Paul if I gave that impression -not my intention ..I should have pasted all the quotes that were posted this morning on another thread before posting on Catherine’s piece this afternoon. I was inferring (little joke )that it was old news! . . marghen, taunton says... 9:42am Thu 1 Apr 10 French Rover wrote: Gladiator wrote: Apparantly the new Doctor Who is a Rovers fan. His most dangerous adventure was set in a town, 30 years behind everyone else, battling with 7 fingered creatures who shuffled along, muttering a language that nobody could understand. Not an actual episode of Doctor Who, but him just re-living Sundays game at Burnley Yes he is arovers fan and he was born in Darwen. So two great reasons for watching the new series! Plus it adds a new 'dimension' of celebrity fan for the Rovers. Plus maybe he can get us into the Venusian premier league and make Burnley play all their away games on Uranus? Onwards and upwards! Sorry, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) wasn’t born in Darwen -he was born in Northampton -he played football for Northampton FC, Notts Forest FC & Leicester City FC youth teams. He is a massive Blackburn Rovers fan because of his family connections-his father was born in Darwen, hence the confusion. . I believe one of the future Doctor Who episodes is to go back in time to Liverpool on 14-05-95! marghen

5:16pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Vinjay says...

Celtic Rover wrote:
Fame can be fickle, Dr Who comes on tv and announces he is a blue and the club can't get the red carpet and VIP invitation out quick enough.Pity the same can't be offered to that Aussie blue who travelled 10,000 miles recently to see Rovers play.Only for his train to brake down near Rugby and the lad missed the opportunity to see his club play live.If it's good enough for Dr Who, it's good enough for Aussie Blue!.
If I came all the way from Australia I wouldn't have risked train travel on the same day! Would have got to Blackburn or as near to Blackburn as possible days in advance in that situation.

Aussie Blue should be offered something if he already hasn't. Not some guy who gets a high profile tv role and all of a sudden he gets vip treatment. He hasn't done anything to deserve it and he should decline the offer unless he pays like most rovers fans would.
[quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: Fame can be fickle, Dr Who comes on tv and announces he is a blue and the club can't get the red carpet and VIP invitation out quick enough.Pity the same can't be offered to that Aussie blue who travelled 10,000 miles recently to see Rovers play.Only for his train to brake down near Rugby and the lad missed the opportunity to see his club play live.If it's good enough for Dr Who, it's good enough for Aussie Blue!.[/p][/quote]If I came all the way from Australia I wouldn't have risked train travel on the same day! Would have got to Blackburn or as near to Blackburn as possible days in advance in that situation. Aussie Blue should be offered something if he already hasn't. Not some guy who gets a high profile tv role and all of a sudden he gets vip treatment. He hasn't done anything to deserve it and he should decline the offer unless he pays like most rovers fans would. Vinjay

5:29pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Gladiator says...

Shawn Michaels the wrestler is also a Rovers fan - fact
Shawn Michaels the wrestler is also a Rovers fan - fact Gladiator

5:44pm Thu 1 Apr 10

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

jeppo wrote:
Marghen...at last, we have found something that you have a fair knowledge about! ...are there any Dr Who message boards you could perhaps frequent??
Below the belt that Jeppo......

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Dirk Diggler is without doubt, our most well known, celebrity fan...I wonder if Marghen knows anything about him????
[quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: Marghen...at last, we have found something that you have a fair knowledge about! ...are there any Dr Who message boards you could perhaps frequent??[/p][/quote]Below the belt that Jeppo...... . Dirk Diggler is without doubt, our most well known, celebrity fan...I wonder if Marghen knows anything about him???? NICEONESUNSHINE

5:50pm Thu 1 Apr 10

jeppo says...

Paul Cockerton...good to see you posting though. Its good to see the Telegraph defending itself, I like it!
Paul Cockerton...good to see you posting though. Its good to see the Telegraph defending itself, I like it! jeppo

5:51pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Morst says...

Blakes 7 was better!
Blakes 7 was better! Morst

5:57pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Vinjay says...

Gladiator wrote:
Shawn Michaels the wrestler is also a Rovers fan - fact
Never seen any visual evidence of this but apparently he said so on Sky years ago. He might have wrestled his final match recently (though don't trust wrestling stipulations) so he will have a lot more time on his hands. Maybe he could show up at the next home fixture and give Ferguson and his players some sweet chin music : )

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Peter White-"Rovers should never be forgiven for allowing that to happen. They know they would never be forgiven if they let Shearer go to the club the Rovers fans love to hate. Fans might just live with a move to Barcelona or Milan but not to that lot."
[quote][p][bold]Gladiator[/bold] wrote: Shawn Michaels the wrestler is also a Rovers fan - fact[/p][/quote]Never seen any visual evidence of this but apparently he said so on Sky years ago. He might have wrestled his final match recently (though don't trust wrestling stipulations) so he will have a lot more time on his hands. Maybe he could show up at the next home fixture and give Ferguson and his players some sweet chin music : ) ******************** ******** Peter White-"Rovers should never be forgiven for allowing that to happen. They know they would never be forgiven if they let Shearer go to the club the Rovers fans love to hate. Fans might just live with a move to Barcelona or Milan but not to that lot." Vinjay

6:01pm Thu 1 Apr 10

pez63 says...

Doctor Who a true blue..... Fookin hates the dingles too..... With the darleks here and the darleks there...... Barmy army is everywhere.
Doctor Who a true blue..... Fookin hates the dingles too..... With the darleks here and the darleks there...... Barmy army is everywhere. pez63

6:13pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Miller11 says...

Cockerton - don't set a precedent here - you'll be a busy man. Articles on here are frequently riddled with errors!
Cockerton - don't set a precedent here - you'll be a busy man. Articles on here are frequently riddled with errors! Miller11

6:20pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Paul Cockerton says...

Miller11 wrote:
Cockerton - don't set a precedent here - you'll be a busy man. Articles on here are frequently riddled with errors!
You're welcome to drop me an email if you have a question about our coverage, want something clarified or spot an error.

pcockerton@nqnw.co.u
k.
[quote][p][bold]Miller11[/bold] wrote: Cockerton - don't set a precedent here - you'll be a busy man. Articles on here are frequently riddled with errors![/p][/quote]You're welcome to drop me an email if you have a question about our coverage, want something clarified or spot an error. pcockerton@nqnw.co.u k. Paul Cockerton

6:23pm Thu 1 Apr 10

marghen says...

NICEONESUNSHINE wrote:
jeppo wrote: Marghen...at last, we have found something that you have a fair knowledge about! ...are there any Dr Who message boards you could perhaps frequent??
Below the belt that Jeppo...... . Dirk Diggler is without doubt, our most well known, celebrity fan...I wonder if Marghen knows anything about him????
Past contretemps are never forgotten-Oh dear!
[quote][p][bold]NICEONESUNSHINE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: Marghen...at last, we have found something that you have a fair knowledge about! ...are there any Dr Who message boards you could perhaps frequent??[/p][/quote]Below the belt that Jeppo...... . Dirk Diggler is without doubt, our most well known, celebrity fan...I wonder if Marghen knows anything about him????[/p][/quote]Past contretemps are never forgotten-Oh dear! marghen

7:39pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Dynamite. says...

Doctor Who is blue n white , blue n white , blue n white , Doctor Who is blue n white he hates Burnley .
Doctor Who is blue n white , blue n white , blue n white , Doctor Who is blue n white he hates Burnley . Dynamite.

7:49pm Thu 1 Apr 10

pez63 says...

Dynamite. wrote:
Doctor Who is blue n white , blue n white , blue n white , Doctor Who is blue n white he hates Burnley .
Work on it brother.....
[quote][p][bold]Dynamite.[/bold] wrote: Doctor Who is blue n white , blue n white , blue n white , Doctor Who is blue n white he hates Burnley .[/p][/quote]Work on it brother..... pez63

9:45pm Thu 1 Apr 10

rk18 says...

pez63 wrote:
Doctor Who a true blue..... Fookin hates the dingles too..... With the darleks here and the darleks there...... Barmy army is everywhere.
quality!!! :D
[quote][p][bold]pez63[/bold] wrote: Doctor Who a true blue..... Fookin hates the dingles too..... With the darleks here and the darleks there...... Barmy army is everywhere.[/p][/quote]quality!!! :D rk18

9:52pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Lamp it! says...

some of these posts take the p*ss! i've never heard such a cynical bunch! the glass is always half full with many, many roverites!
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some of you must have sh1te jobs. get a life and chill!
some of these posts take the p*ss! i've never heard such a cynical bunch! the glass is always half full with many, many roverites! . some of you must have sh1te jobs. get a life and chill! Lamp it!

10:35pm Thu 1 Apr 10

Ian the Beancounter says...

May I be so bold as to suggest that the source of this story came from:
http://www.darwenrep
orter.com/2010/03/ne
w-time-lord-has-darw
en-roots

This article dated SIX days before the LT's!
May I be so bold as to suggest that the source of this story came from: http://www.darwenrep orter.com/2010/03/ne w-time-lord-has-darw en-roots This article dated SIX days before the LT's! Ian the Beancounter

11:50pm Thu 1 Apr 10

onlyonesimongarner says...

Paul Cockerton wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote: This artitcle appeared almost word for word on another web site last week, ( http://roversreturn. footballunited.com/2 010/03/25/doctor-who -is-a-rover/ ) and it wasn`t Cathryn Pye that wrote it As I said then, and I will say again Carl the Cat Killer was never a Rovers Fan, he always professes to be a Manc. Even when he was paraded at ewood in 95 after winning the Wrld Superbikes.
Onlyonesimongarner: this article cannot have appeared 'word for word' elsewhere. As Rovers said when we spoke to them today (paragraph 7): "This is the first we have heard of this but it is exciting news..." So clearly no blog has done the journalistic work of speaking to Rovers, the BBC, Matt Smith's representatives, Darwen's Doctor Who convention organiser etc.
Your wrong Mr Cockerton
Follow the link I posted which was active on 25/3
at east some plaugurism is afoot.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Cockerton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: This artitcle appeared almost word for word on another web site last week, ( http://roversreturn. footballunited.com/2 010/03/25/doctor-who -is-a-rover/ ) and it wasn`t Cathryn Pye that wrote it As I said then, and I will say again Carl the Cat Killer was never a Rovers Fan, he always professes to be a Manc. Even when he was paraded at ewood in 95 after winning the Wrld Superbikes.[/p][/quote]Onlyonesimongarner: this article cannot have appeared 'word for word' elsewhere. As Rovers said when we spoke to them today (paragraph 7): "This is the first we have heard of this but it is exciting news..." So clearly no blog has done the journalistic work of speaking to Rovers, the BBC, Matt Smith's representatives, Darwen's Doctor Who convention organiser etc.[/p][/quote]Your wrong Mr Cockerton Follow the link I posted which was active on 25/3 at east some plaugurism is afoot. onlyonesimongarner

3:49am Fri 2 Apr 10

dg666 says...

Lamp it!, ribble rover says...
9:52pm Thu 1 Apr 10

some of these posts take the p*ss! i've never heard such a cynical bunch! the glass is always half full with many, many roverites!
.
some of you must have sh1te jobs. get a life and chill!


Yes Mr Lamp,

I am sure some of us have Sh1te jobs as you say.

However, what we do have is a grasp on realism, we know what we can get excited about, and also understand, and that is opinions on our beautiful club!!

Please dont forget that football is a working persons game, and everybody is entitled to thier say (please excuse me as a working man i have had a few beers tonight as i have a very important appiontment in Portsmouth on Saturday)

Get a life please man!! I have never really come out to what i do, however you have really pi££ed me off with your post.

I can really pull you on your football knowledge as i have worked in the business for 18 years, i own several properties in Blackburn, Mellor, and RV. I deliver a lot through charity, to our local good causes!!

Also, some of my best mates are at Burnley, Rochdale and Bury.

Football is not all about the big boys, and should never be! Its about passion and breaking down barriers, if you want to be Billy Big time, get your post right as in glass half full!! The rest of your communication sounded negative, but your anology was kind of positive

I am giving you the old Benifit of the doubt, and all due respect NEVER come accross as arich better than person, as people will always be better off than you, and will also have a heart!!

I appologise if i seem harsh, but seen it before.

Oh and i will do a cheap rent on whatever you want until you realise that the majority of people in our beloved town, dont have S££t jobs, they work to live, and should be commended for what they do. Our Beautiful town and surrounding areas would not be what it was without our club, so...........

Not being harsh just being real!!!!!

DG666
Lamp it!, ribble rover says... 9:52pm Thu 1 Apr 10 some of these posts take the p*ss! i've never heard such a cynical bunch! the glass is always half full with many, many roverites! . some of you must have sh1te jobs. get a life and chill! Yes Mr Lamp, I am sure some of us have Sh1te jobs as you say. However, what we do have is a grasp on realism, we know what we can get excited about, and also understand, and that is opinions on our beautiful club!! Please dont forget that football is a working persons game, and everybody is entitled to thier say (please excuse me as a working man i have had a few beers tonight as i have a very important appiontment in Portsmouth on Saturday) Get a life please man!! I have never really come out to what i do, however you have really pi££ed me off with your post. I can really pull you on your football knowledge as i have worked in the business for 18 years, i own several properties in Blackburn, Mellor, and RV. I deliver a lot through charity, to our local good causes!! Also, some of my best mates are at Burnley, Rochdale and Bury. Football is not all about the big boys, and should never be! Its about passion and breaking down barriers, if you want to be Billy Big time, get your post right as in glass half full!! The rest of your communication sounded negative, but your anology was kind of positive I am giving you the old Benifit of the doubt, and all due respect NEVER come accross as arich better than person, as people will always be better off than you, and will also have a heart!! I appologise if i seem harsh, but seen it before. Oh and i will do a cheap rent on whatever you want until you realise that the majority of people in our beloved town, dont have S££t jobs, they work to live, and should be commended for what they do. Our Beautiful town and surrounding areas would not be what it was without our club, so........... Not being harsh just being real!!!!! DG666 dg666

9:42am Fri 2 Apr 10

mammamiauk says...

I am a London-born Rovers supporter who lives along the South Coast and had the opportunity to meet Matt Smith in late 2008 in London as he was then obviously an unknown actor who was in a West End play. We had a brief chat as Matt spotted my Rovers sweatshirt and he was surprised to see a Rovers supporter in the South - he also mentioned that his parents live in Darwen. It was indeed a memorable meeting and I do not believe that one is able to chat with him now as there will be too many Doctor Who fans pushing and shoving for his autograph! I wish Matt all the best as the new Doctor.
I am a London-born Rovers supporter who lives along the South Coast and had the opportunity to meet Matt Smith in late 2008 in London as he was then obviously an unknown actor who was in a West End play. We had a brief chat as Matt spotted my Rovers sweatshirt and he was surprised to see a Rovers supporter in the South - he also mentioned that his parents live in Darwen. It was indeed a memorable meeting and I do not believe that one is able to chat with him now as there will be too many Doctor Who fans pushing and shoving for his autograph! I wish Matt all the best as the new Doctor. mammamiauk

9:42am Fri 2 Apr 10

mammamiauk says...

I am a London-born Rovers supporter who lives along the South Coast and had the opportunity to meet Matt Smith in late 2008 in London as he was then obviously an unknown actor who was in a West End play. We had a brief chat as Matt spotted my Rovers sweatshirt and he was surprised to see a Rovers supporter in the South - he also mentioned that his parents live in Darwen. It was indeed a memorable meeting and I do not believe that one is able to chat with him now as there will be too many Doctor Who fans pushing and shoving for his autograph! I wish Matt all the best as the new Doctor.
I am a London-born Rovers supporter who lives along the South Coast and had the opportunity to meet Matt Smith in late 2008 in London as he was then obviously an unknown actor who was in a West End play. We had a brief chat as Matt spotted my Rovers sweatshirt and he was surprised to see a Rovers supporter in the South - he also mentioned that his parents live in Darwen. It was indeed a memorable meeting and I do not believe that one is able to chat with him now as there will be too many Doctor Who fans pushing and shoving for his autograph! I wish Matt all the best as the new Doctor. mammamiauk

10:07am Fri 2 Apr 10

cutthebull says...

Carl fogerty is a man u fan, I once sat near him at a rovers v man u match & he clearly weren't backing rovers!
Carl fogerty is a man u fan, I once sat near him at a rovers v man u match & he clearly weren't backing rovers! cutthebull

1:19pm Fri 2 Apr 10

getrealman says...

Ian the Beancounter wrote:
May I be so bold as to suggest that the source of this story came from: http://www.darwenrep orter.com/2010/03/ne w-time-lord-has-darw en-roots This article dated SIX days before the LT's!
The MEN had it before darwenreporter found it
[quote][p][bold]Ian the Beancounter[/bold] wrote: May I be so bold as to suggest that the source of this story came from: http://www.darwenrep orter.com/2010/03/ne w-time-lord-has-darw en-roots This article dated SIX days before the LT's![/p][/quote]The MEN had it before darwenreporter found it getrealman

2:36pm Fri 2 Apr 10

dchana says...

Does this article claim to be an 'exclusive'? No. There is no intellectual copyright law on 'news' per se - all news has to be spread from somewhere after all to be classed as news! If a reporter follows up an existing story, writes new copy, gets their own quotes and interviews people for their reaction like Catherine has done then what exactly is the problem? It's hardly plagiarism!
Does this article claim to be an 'exclusive'? No. There is no intellectual copyright law on 'news' per se - all news has to be spread from somewhere after all to be classed as news! If a reporter follows up an existing story, writes new copy, gets their own quotes and interviews people for their reaction like Catherine has done then what exactly is the problem? It's hardly plagiarism! dchana

8:39pm Fri 2 Apr 10

blueandwhitey79 says...

maybe he can take us back in time to 2008 and Mark Hughes might realise what a mistake he was making in leaving, also we could see what damage Ince would do to us in the 5 month reign of terror he brought us
maybe he can take us back in time to 2008 and Mark Hughes might realise what a mistake he was making in leaving, also we could see what damage Ince would do to us in the 5 month reign of terror he brought us blueandwhitey79

9:43am Sat 3 Apr 10

Stone Cold says...

Are we all sure this is not an April fool?
That said, if it is true then it's fantastic. I just hope Rovers also invite the Rovers mad soldier who appeared on the front page of the LET a few weeks ago with one of his limbs blown off. Now that would be a magnificent gesture.
Are we all sure this is not an April fool? That said, if it is true then it's fantastic. I just hope Rovers also invite the Rovers mad soldier who appeared on the front page of the LET a few weeks ago with one of his limbs blown off. Now that would be a magnificent gesture. Stone Cold

8:26pm Sun 4 Apr 10

MartonBlue says...

Stone Cold wrote:
Are we all sure this is not an April fool?
That said, if it is true then it's fantastic. I just hope Rovers also invite the Rovers mad soldier who appeared on the front page of the LET a few weeks ago with one of his limbs blown off. Now that would be a magnificent gesture.
No he actually stated he was a Rovers fan on the One Show & his Dad came from Darwen, so it is straight from the Actors mouth.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Cold[/bold] wrote: Are we all sure this is not an April fool? That said, if it is true then it's fantastic. I just hope Rovers also invite the Rovers mad soldier who appeared on the front page of the LET a few weeks ago with one of his limbs blown off. Now that would be a magnificent gesture.[/p][/quote]No he actually stated he was a Rovers fan on the One Show & his Dad came from Darwen, so it is straight from the Actors mouth. MartonBlue

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