Norwich City refuse Blackburn Rovers' request to beam back tonight's Carrow Road clash to Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers are away to Norwich City tonight

Blackburn Rovers are away to Norwich City tonight

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BLACKBURN Rovers’ attempts to give their supporters the chance to watch tonight's Carrow Road clash from Ewood Park have been rejected by Norwich City.

As part of a new broadcasting initiative by the Football League supporters have been offered the chance to watch coverage of their club playing away from home during midweek.

Following the installation of a fibre-optic network that will eventually link all club stadiums, matches can now be beamed back to grounds, live in HD, at a fraction of the previous cost.

As a result clubs in the Championship can now enter into agreements that will enable the away club to broadcast the game for the benefit of its own fans.

Leeds United have granted permission to Brighton & Hove Albion to beam back live coverage of tonight's Elland Road encounter to the AMEX.

Rovers hoped Norwich would allow them to do the same. However the Canaries declined the proposal.

Rovers director of communications Alan Myers said: “Obviously with the timing of the game on a week night and the distances involved, we would have wanted to help our fans by providing a beam back facility.

“Of course this would have been on a reciprocal basis for the return game at Ewood Park.

“However it is the home team’s prerogative to refuse and we respect Norwich City’s decision.”

The reverse fixture with the Canaries is scheduled to take place at Ewood on Tuesday, February 24.

Clubs will only be permitted to broadcast matches played at 3pm on Saturdays in exceptional circumstances as they fall within the ‘blocked hours’ under UEFA regulations.

The Football League’s chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “While our overriding priority will always be to get as many people as possible to attend matches in person, we also have to recognise that a huge number of fans are simply unable to make long journeys during midweek to watch their team.

“It will be up to the clubs involved in each match to determine whether it can be broadcast in this way and I would largely expect to see them entering into such arrangements in instances where they are playing a significant distance away from home during midweek or at matches where the away allocation is likely to sell out.”

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5:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Rossendale Rover says...

C'mon Garry ! You should not even have to give a team talk now, let's stuff them Budgies!
Up the Rovers !!!!!
C'mon Garry ! You should not even have to give a team talk now, let's stuff them Budgies! Up the Rovers !!!!! Rossendale Rover
  • Score: 13

5:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

If this is a reciprocal agreement then exactly what do Norwich gain by not doing this ?
If this is a reciprocal agreement then exactly what do Norwich gain by not doing this ? greenscreener
  • Score: 22

6:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

dinglecrusher says...

Pathetic. Obviously realise they are going to get stuffed!
Pathetic. Obviously realise they are going to get stuffed! dinglecrusher
  • Score: 11

6:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Well I just hope that Delia Smith poisons her team with her pre-match pies. The miserable sods.
Well I just hope that Delia Smith poisons her team with her pre-match pies. The miserable sods. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 16

6:13pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Ewood_Mark says...

300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth Ewood_Mark
  • Score: -30

6:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

londonrover says...

Miserable cushion footed quadrupeds!
Miserable cushion footed quadrupeds! londonrover
  • Score: 7

6:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

BlueSkies says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
Well I just hope that Delia Smith poisons her team with her pre-match pies. The miserable sods.
For once, I'm in agreement :-)
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: Well I just hope that Delia Smith poisons her team with her pre-match pies. The miserable sods.[/p][/quote]For once, I'm in agreement :-) BlueSkies
  • Score: 8

6:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

BlueSkies says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Knob
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Knob BlueSkies
  • Score: 6

6:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Raymond Ban says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Could be worse Mark, we could have 10,000 glory hunters turn up like those cotton eyed joes had last night, despite their hilarious claims of having no glory hunters.

Here's a thought, rather than change accounts, why not just carry on posting under the same user name you've used all day?
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Could be worse Mark, we could have 10,000 glory hunters turn up like those cotton eyed joes had last night, despite their hilarious claims of having no glory hunters. Here's a thought, rather than change accounts, why not just carry on posting under the same user name you've used all day? Raymond Ban
  • Score: 22

6:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

A Darener says...

There can be no logical reason for Norwich to decline to broadcast the match.
There can be no logical reason for Norwich to decline to broadcast the match. A Darener
  • Score: 11

6:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

300 - is that the total allocation of tickets taken up ?
300 - is that the total allocation of tickets taken up ? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Tue 19 Aug 14

eddyo says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Leonidas only needed 300 at Thermopylae. He lost, fair does, but what a day ! (Google-it and come back to me dingle-brain).
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Leonidas only needed 300 at Thermopylae. He lost, fair does, but what a day ! (Google-it and come back to me dingle-brain). eddyo
  • Score: 6

7:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

A Darener says...

eddyo wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Leonidas only needed 300 at Thermopylae. He lost, fair does, but what a day ! (Google-it and come back to me dingle-brain).
In a way he won...who remembers the loser?
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Leonidas only needed 300 at Thermopylae. He lost, fair does, but what a day ! (Google-it and come back to me dingle-brain).[/p][/quote]In a way he won...who remembers the loser? A Darener
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

eddyo wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Leonidas only needed 300 at Thermopylae. He lost, fair does, but what a day ! (Google-it and come back to me dingle-brain).
Fair does? Does what ?
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Leonidas only needed 300 at Thermopylae. He lost, fair does, but what a day ! (Google-it and come back to me dingle-brain).[/p][/quote]Fair does? Does what ? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

7:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Ewood_No Mark: Get back under your rock, you total waste of space.
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Ewood_No Mark: Get back under your rock, you total waste of space. Stone Island:
  • Score: 4

7:39pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

BlueSkies wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
Well I just hope that Delia Smith poisons her team with her pre-match pies. The miserable sods.
For once, I'm in agreement :-)
Yes well fair is fair shen it comes to proper football fans - I do exclude Man U fans from that statement.
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: Well I just hope that Delia Smith poisons her team with her pre-match pies. The miserable sods.[/p][/quote]For once, I'm in agreement :-)[/p][/quote]Yes well fair is fair shen it comes to proper football fans - I do exclude Man U fans from that statement. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Raymond Ban wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Could be worse Mark, we could have 10,000 glory hunters turn up like those cotton eyed joes had last night, despite their hilarious claims of having no glory hunters.

Here's a thought, rather than change accounts, why not just carry on posting under the same user name you've used all day?
Incorrect. Chelsea brought only 4000 !!!
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Ban[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Could be worse Mark, we could have 10,000 glory hunters turn up like those cotton eyed joes had last night, despite their hilarious claims of having no glory hunters. Here's a thought, rather than change accounts, why not just carry on posting under the same user name you've used all day?[/p][/quote]Incorrect. Chelsea brought only 4000 !!! tall in the saddle
  • Score: -10

7:46pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Iiii1111 says...

It's a foodie thing....the 3 or 5 birds in 1 that's on sale round Xmas

Delia always stuffs the canary in the chicken
It's a foodie thing....the 3 or 5 birds in 1 that's on sale round Xmas Delia always stuffs the canary in the chicken Iiii1111
  • Score: 3

7:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Go online and stream it for yourself in the comfort of your chair. What a goal!!!! Tom Cairney 25yard volley!!!! 45sec
Go online and stream it for yourself in the comfort of your chair. What a goal!!!! Tom Cairney 25yard volley!!!! 45sec mark anthony
  • Score: 3

12:12am Wed 20 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

Delia,s just a stuck up ****.
Delia,s just a stuck up ****. noddy57
  • Score: 0

12:43am Wed 20 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

Raymond Ban wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth
Could be worse Mark, we could have 10,000 glory hunters turn up like those cotton eyed joes had last night, despite their hilarious claims of having no glory hunters.

Here's a thought, rather than change accounts, why not just carry on posting under the same user name you've used all day?
Why not join the other 300 who made the trip and watch them lose 3 1, I mean you would be lucky to get another 300 glory hunters in Deadwood to watch the match.
That's why Norwich refused, it wasn't worth there while against a mid table side like Dumpburn.
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Ban[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: 300 people making the trip tonight. This is why we are the best supported team in the whole of Shadsworth[/p][/quote]Could be worse Mark, we could have 10,000 glory hunters turn up like those cotton eyed joes had last night, despite their hilarious claims of having no glory hunters. Here's a thought, rather than change accounts, why not just carry on posting under the same user name you've used all day?[/p][/quote]Why not join the other 300 who made the trip and watch them lose 3 1, I mean you would be lucky to get another 300 glory hunters in Deadwood to watch the match. That's why Norwich refused, it wasn't worth there while against a mid table side like Dumpburn. mjp 53
  • Score: -3

12:46am Wed 20 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

mark anthony wrote:
Go online and stream it for yourself in the comfort of your chair. What a goal!!!! Tom Cairney 25yard volley!!!! 45sec
Oops keep streaming Norwich are now 3 1 up, you shouldn't have bothered.
Canaries 3 Chicken Pluckers 1
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Go online and stream it for yourself in the comfort of your chair. What a goal!!!! Tom Cairney 25yard volley!!!! 45sec[/p][/quote]Oops keep streaming Norwich are now 3 1 up, you shouldn't have bothered. Canaries 3 Chicken Pluckers 1 mjp 53
  • Score: -2

7:46am Thu 21 Aug 14

painterman1060 says...

mjp 53 wrote:
mark anthony wrote:
Go online and stream it for yourself in the comfort of your chair. What a goal!!!! Tom Cairney 25yard volley!!!! 45sec
Oops keep streaming Norwich are now 3 1 up, you shouldn't have bothered.
Canaries 3 Chicken Pluckers 1
Not sure it's a good idea .not many go to ewood when they play at home so u might get a few dozen if games r beamed back get real
[quote][p][bold]mjp 53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Go online and stream it for yourself in the comfort of your chair. What a goal!!!! Tom Cairney 25yard volley!!!! 45sec[/p][/quote]Oops keep streaming Norwich are now 3 1 up, you shouldn't have bothered. Canaries 3 Chicken Pluckers 1[/p][/quote]Not sure it's a good idea .not many go to ewood when they play at home so u might get a few dozen if games r beamed back get real painterman1060
  • Score: 0

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