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    Richard Oakley wrote:
    Super_Clarets wrote:
    jack01 wrote:
    Once again Rovers putting their bitter neighbours to shame. Whilst one club looks to cash in on their glory season by milking loyal supporters for every penny they can get out of them by charging £700 for season tickets and forcing £100 'retainers' on people, the other continues a tradition of offering one of the cheapest deals in the league at a time when many football supporters struggle with the cost of supporting their team.

    Its working out about £10 a game for adults next season at Ewood. Quite a comparison to the utterly disgraceful £30-£40 a game charged at Burnley.

    Why don't Burnley use some of that windfall to do the same? Surely if Burnley's board of directors were the great local supporters that they claim to be, that understand the town and its people etc etc. then they would understand that they are going to be pricing thousands out of enjoying a season in the sun. Say what you like about Venkys, but they don't try to make money out of loyal supporters.

    It wouldn't surprise me if next season Rovers were once again getting higher gates than Burnley. Now that would be good.
    "Once again Rovers putting their bitter neighbours to shame."

    Although the hilarity in this comment is all too evident without me clarifying, I have to say the delusion sweeping through the Shadsworth area is quite astounding at present. I honestly believe someone has been tampering with the latest shipment of Pot Noodles as the no-dads appear to be on another planet.

    Your club finished a dire season in 8th place. You never once climbed higher than that position throughout the whole season. Over 46 games you were the eighth best team and therefore enter your third season in the Championship still losing astronomical amounts of money and saddled with a debt of over £60million. A few facts to put your comment into context...

    Burnley were in the top 3 for 8 months.

    Burnley beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

    Burnley took 4 points off Blackburn Rovers, which should have been six but we won't complain.

    Burnley prevented Blackburn Rovers from reaching the play-off's.

    Burnley are a Premier League club.

    The fact that you have to resort to a comparison of season ticket prices in a vain attempt to have something to squawk about shows just how much we have tormented you this season.

    Who care's how much a season ticket is, this is Premier League football, I personally don't care about price increases as I have been rewarded for my loyalty over the years and will be so again next season.

    The fact that your club continues to foot the bill in a desperate attempt to get more through the turnstiles shows just what a farce of a club you have become, quite possibly the worst run club in the country.

    What will be really good next season will be watching you morons struggle once again to keep your heads above water as FFP cleans you out. I can literally smell the fear wafting down the M65 already.

    Staying down forever, and I think one or two of you know it.
    Late injury time second half equalizers and failure to beat Yeovil stopped Blackburn Rovers from reaching the playoffs, not Burnley.

    It was only last August that Burnley fans wondered how a £100m that was supposed to set the club up for a decade had been squandered in half the time, worried about the amount of debt the club owed its directors and feared administration was just around the corner. You got your miracle. Dyche is keeping the door open for the claret heroes. He sure is! Of 23 players in the squad, four released. four offered contract, one not sure if he wants to play for Burnley in the Premier League, Kightly backoff to his parent club Stoke and Premier League teams after Ings and Trippier. Trouble fielding a team at this rate. Still here are the six transfer listed at Rovers.

    The golden ticket can be forgiven as a gimmick. The failure to charge a market value for season tickets and gratuitously throwing away £3m+ turnover should Rovers reach the Premier league next season raise grave doubts as to whether the business that is Blackburn Rovers Football Club is being run as a going concern.

    It's hard to mount a serious promotion challenge if key players aren't retained. Wasn't Scott Danns a key player for us? He certainly was for Crystal Palace helping to keep them in the Premier League and finish where they did. That ought to add a few millions to the transfer fee paid to Rovers. Venkys have cashed in on every player they can and I see no reason why Rhodes will be any different. Indeed, the way Gestede is being talked up ought set alarm bells ringing that Rhodes will be sold..

    Had Allardyce and Messrs' Williams et al. had been left to get on with their jobs, Blackburn Rovers would have been in no danger of relegation.
    I beg to differ with your first couple of paragraphs, had you beaten Burnley at Ewood, for example if Jordan 'He scores when he wants' Rhodes actually wanted to score instead of hitting the post when clean through with the score at 1-0 to Rovers, you would have probably gone on to win the game and those three points would have meant you were definitely, 100% in the play-offs. He didn't want to, therefore you didn't win the game and you didn't finish on 73 points that would have got you into the play-offs - such a shame.

    The rest of your post though I have to say is the most rational and realistic post on here from any Rovers fan, you seem to actually have a grasp on the overall situation and your head seems to not be buried in builder's sand."
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Rovers offer fans a 'golden' ticket

Rovers offer fans a 'golden' ticket

Rovers offer fans a 'golden' ticket

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

BLACKBURN Rovers are to give away 20 ‘golden season tickets’ to celebrate the anniversary of their Premier League title triumph – and they have also announced only modest price rises for the new campaign.

The 2014/15 season will be the 20th anniversary of Rovers’ title-winning campaign in 1994/95 and Rovers are marking the milestone by handing out 20 free season tickets. More details will be unveiled by the club today.

Season tickets go on sale today and Rovers are again offering one of the cheapest season ticket deals in the country, as well as retaining the ‘Premier League pledge’ – meaning that fans will get 75 per cent off season tickets for 2015/16 if the club go up.

The cheapest adult season ticket at Ewood Park next term will cost £249, with under 17s prices frozen at £60.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer said: “We have tried to build a young, energetic team, playing for each other, committed to the cause – one that fans can identify with.

“I hope they will join us for the forthcoming season and support us in getting this club back where it belongs – the Premier League.”

Season tickets in the Riverside Stand, Blackburn End and Darwen End cost £225 for adults a year ago.

For 2014/15 Riverside Stand season tickets are priced at £249, with Blackburn End and Darwen End tickets priced at £279.

Tickets in the Jack Walker Stand wings have increased from £340 to £379, while seats in the centre of the Jack Walker Stand are up to £429 from £399.

Rovers say the prices are the second cheapest in the Championship behind Blackpool.

Tickets for 17 to 21-year-olds and senior citizens will cost £159 in the Riverside Stand, £179 in the Blackburn End and Darwen End, £199 in the Jack Walker wings and £309 in the Jack Walker centre.

Under 17s tickets cost £60 in all areas of the ground apart from the centre of the Jack Walker Stand, where they are priced at £99.

Under eights can get a free season ticket in the Blackburn End Family Stand when an adult or senior citizen season ticket is also purchased.

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