6.38pm Sunday 8th December 2013
Blackburn Rovers drawn at home to Manchester City in FA Cup third round
1.00pm Thursday 5th December 2013
‘We must toughen up’ blasts Rovers boss Bowyer
10.40pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
Blackburn Rovers pay price for slow starts
10.34pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
10.25am Monday 2nd December 2013
DAILY SPORT DEBATE: Is there too much money in football?
4.33pm Saturday 16th November 2013
Oswaldtwistle grandfather of eight dies suddenly aged 60
9.58am Saturday 16th November 2013
The daily sports debate: November 15
2.54pm Thursday 14th November 2013
Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes withdraws from Scotland squad with injury
A Darener wrote:
J bee...to you history of football may not be important, but to us poor fans who were never good enough to wear football boots our only consolation is the memory of watching great players of the past. Best, Charlton, Law, etc etc. we were privileged to see these historic players in the flesh. It excited us, it made us wish we too could have played to their level. Do not dismiss history as nonsense. Without history there is no future.
2.13pm Thursday 14th November 2013
A Darener wrote:
Burnley fans fascination with everything Rovers whilst flattering is getting rather tedious.
Rhodes is going in January! No he isn't!
Our debts will break us! No they won't!
Our manager is a bib and cone man! No he isn't.
Our boardroom is in turmoil! Yes it is!
Our owners are dragging us down! Yes they are!
But we will continue as a football club. It may be in a lower league in the future, or it may not. Time will tell.
The fans have shown they care about the future of the club. Those that still attend matches by their undying loyalty to the club and all it stands for. Those that boycott by their undying passion to see a change of ownership.
What ever the outcome of this traumatic season, be it promotion, doubtful. Or midfield mediocrity, probably, we will always be superior to Burnley. Maybe not in points or league position, but certainly in historical importance. We will long be remembered as the only small town team to win the PL. Never again will it be achieved. We were the first and I think probably the last to achieve such heights. Something I never imagined in my lifetime. For that I am eternally grateful to a man who became known as Uncle Jack to thousand's of Rovers followers. However hard the Dingles try and demean the clubs achievements, they cannot!
9.10pm Saturday 9th November 2013
Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Blackburn Rovers 0
Doomed I tell thee
Up the Clarets
Bottom half of the league for the fiddlersAnd a draw at home against Bournmouth - priceless!
Doomed I tell thee
Up the Clarets
Bottom half of the league for the fiddlers
8.40pm Friday 8th November 2013
Dyche's delight at double honour
john byrom wrote:
The season ends in May not December . Enjoy it while it last. slip sliding down deeper and deeper down.The bubble will BURST.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1.33pm Friday 8th November 2013
Team spirit key for Rovers says Cairney
10.19pm Saturday 2nd November 2013
Blackburn Rovers accounts show massive loss
whats the problem.54million is nothing in football these days.man utd are 764million in the red.all a joke nowadays
1.10pm Thursday 31st October 2013
Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool charged by FA
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
I think the situation was made worse for Blackburn when GB allowed Best to run on the pitch and didn't try to bring him off, apparently just stood there and watched. total lack of control on this occasion.So bowyer runs after best and gets in trouble himself. Yeh, good idea. Best is a to$$er, sooner he goes the better.
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
I think the situation was made worse for Blackburn when GB allowed Best to run on the pitch and didn't try to bring him off, apparently just stood there and watched. total lack of control on this occasion.
6.10pm Saturday 19th October 2013
Full-time: Blackburn Rovers 0 Charlton Athletic 1
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Terrible result which I certainly didnt see coming - even the happy clappers on here will have trouble puting on a positive spin on.
As painful as it is we have to face up to facts that Burnley are doing somthing right as a club and we, as a much bigger club with bigger resourses are doing something WRONG because it cannot be a fluke that we trail our 6 fingered fiends by a million points after 12 games.
To me it is obvious - their board (made up of local people who know and love their club) has made correct decisions over the medium and long term - we on the other hand have the lunes from Pune who know nothing about England let alone East Lancs and care even less about BFRC or its proud history. BRFC is simply a marketing tool to those morons.
Until we get rid of the pillocks from Pune nothing will ever change - any Rovers fan who thinks we will ever get promoted with them muppets in charge are totally and utterly deluded.
Without JR goals we are finished as a championship outfit - he kept us up last season and without his goals this season we would be in the bottom 5 or 6. Despite what GB says Venkys DID offer JR to Wigan in summer on the QT for offers over £8m - instead on final night of transfer window at 10.30pm they offered £6.5m - so he stayed, I doubt we will be so lucky in Jan.
WE need new owners ASAP and the thing that Burnley show us is that they don't necessarilly need money - Venkys have loads of it and it hasnt made a jot of difference - we need owners that CARE and UNDERSTAND our club (que the Venkys lovers slagging this peice off and telling us all how wonderful and misunderstood they really are).
5.27pm Saturday 19th October 2013
5.17pm Saturday 19th October 2013
9.57am Friday 18th October 2013
Excited Blackburn Rovers defender looking forward
He's more likely to be laughing at the Dingle attempts at beating Rovers fade again as another 94th min goal adds to the misery of knowing that you were so close to a automatic promotion spot a few games back and now tumbling down the table back to reality.
10.02am Thursday 17th October 2013
Shaw: Blackburn Rovers will face sanctions either way
French Rover wrote:
Nice article in WSC this week lookng back at our Premiership winning season and dispelling the myth that Rovers `bought` the title win:
Blackburn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it
eappraisal ~ Jimmy Pierce looks back at Blackburn Rovers' team of 1994-95 to dispel the myth that the club simply spent their way to the Premier League trophy
Ask anyone to summarise how Blackburn managed to win their first League title for 81 years and they will undoubtedly recall Jack Walker's wealth, Alan Shearer's goals and his partnership with Chris Sutton (the "SAS") – probably in that order.
A quick internet search generates season reviews which invariably but frustratingly convey the message that "moneybags" Blackburn "bought their way to the title". While Rovers owe a huge debt of gratitude to their generous benefactor, which their fans continue to vociferously acknowledge, the emphasis on money is unjust and the assertion that they only won the league because of it is ignorant of the facts and holds no weight.
To win a league, a team must invest in playing staff. Rovers admittedly spent a considerable amount on their strike force, twice breaking the British transfer record and parting with £8.3 million, while also signing Tim Flowers in a record deal for a goalkeeper. However, in terms of financial outlay on the first team that won the league, that is just about it.
There is a mistaken assumption that the club also spent heavily on Graeme Le Saux, Colin Hendry and captain Tim Sherwood, perhaps because they became indispensable so quickly and were sold on for big profit. In fact, all three were acquired on the cheap: Hendry for £700,000, the same price the club sold him for two years earlier; Le Saux, who was an out of favour at Chelsea, for around the same and Sherwood from Norwich City for a mere £400,000.
However, based on calculations of the reported transfer fees for the roughly first choice starting XIs of both clubs in the 1994-95 season (taking into account injuries and long-term suspension), Rovers spent far less than the incumbent champions, Manchester United. Peter Schmeichel, Denis Irwin, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Andrei Kanchelskis, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Brian McClair, Mark Hughes and Andy Cole cost £19.33m.
Whereas Flowers, Henning Berg, Hendry, Ian Pearce, Le Saux, Stuart Ripley, Mark Atkins, Sherwood, Jason Wilcox, Shearer and Sutton set Rovers back a comparatively low £14.7m. Given that these squads – in particular United's – took years to assemble, perhaps a fairer assessment would be to look at the 1994-95 spend in isolation. Even on this basis, United's outlay exceeded their rivals'.
Comparisons with other clubs are also favourable. Blackburn's entire back four cost less than Newcastle paid for Darren Peacock and less than half of the sum required to bring Phil Babb and John Scales to Liverpool. In Carlton Palmer, Leeds United spent more on a single midfielder than Rovers did across their starting midfield four – illustrating that Rovers' spending was largely limited to their front two and not wasted unlike so many others.
How Blackburn happened to accidentally hoodwink so many into believing this "bought the league" fallacy is partly because of their wilful blindness to some of Kenny Dalglish's shrewd forays in the transfer market and abundance of unsung heroes. Take Atkins, for example. Signed from Scunthorpe United for £45,000 as a right-back, he filled in for the injured David Batty in central midfield and made 30 league appearances during the title-winning campaign, scoring six times – the well timed volley at home to Southampton being the pick of a number of sweet strikes.
Other astute additions to play major roles included Berg, who was a relatively unknown 23-year-old at the time of his move from Lillestrom for under half a million, and the largely forgotten Pearce, who had only made four senior appearances before he joined the club for £300,000 – both insignificant sums even then.
Also fundamental to Rovers' success was the organisation and desire instilled in the side and, pivotally, the width provided by Wilcox (who incidentally came through the ranks as a trainee) and Ripley. Despite lacking natural pace, they both had the knack of being able to create the half a yard required to deliver crosses into areas where Shearer and Sutton thrived, scoring 49 of Rovers' 80 league goals.
Rovers' rise was remarkable. Dalglish took over an unfashionable club lying in the bottom half of the old Second Division and won promotion to the new Premier League at his first attempt. The following two seasons saw the club finish fourth and then runners-up, before being crowned Champions of England.
It is not disputed that the club were able to offer substantial wages to attract players, but they bought wisely rather than overly and deserved nothing less than the success they achieved. It is a story that is unlikely to happen again and one that should be celebrated with respect and admiration, rather than viewed as the 1990's version of Roman Abramovich's Chelsea or present day Manchester City.
8.46pm Wednesday 9th October 2013
Our belief is so strong, says Blackburn Rovers keeper
j bee wrote:
THESE YOUNG LADS KEEP SAYING THIS , THEY WIN ONE AND THINK THERE WORLD BEATERS THEN THEY GO AND LOSE AGAIN , NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN MY OPINION AND I WASON EWOOD IN 1948 AND SEEN THEM ALL, PREMIERSHIP FORGET IT AND THATS WHAT THE BOOKIES THINKWigan, win the FA cup forget it, and that's what the bookies think!!!
j bee wrote:
THESE YOUNG LADS KEEP SAYING THIS , THEY WIN ONE AND THINK THERE WORLD BEATERS THEN THEY GO AND LOSE AGAIN , NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN MY OPINION AND I WASON EWOOD IN 1948 AND SEEN THEM ALL, PREMIERSHIP FORGET IT AND THATS WHAT THE BOOKIES THINK
10.20am Wednesday 9th October 2013
11.51am Monday 7th October 2013
FULL TIME: Wigan Athletic 2 Blackburn Rovers 1
8.15pm Sunday 6th October 2013
We were in control untilHanley got sent off he has lost us 3 points fr being an immature idiot.These things are going to happen with young players giving it 100%. A bit of clumsiness or overenthusiasm and it will happen so we will have our setbacks like this. True it may have cost us the points as I'm sure we could have taken something with 11 on the pitch. I was expecting a draw but ended up disappointed we didn't win. Let's put this right in the next couple of games and everything will be back on track.
We were in control untilHanley got sent off he has lost us 3 points fr being an immature idiot.
5.26pm Sunday 6th October 2013
HALF-TIME: Wigan Athletic 0 Blackburn Rovers 1
john byrom wrote:
j bee wrote:
I HAVE A GOOD LAUGH WHEN THEY KEEP SAYING ITS ONLY EARLY DAYS, THATS GARNER ,SAVAGE, AND KEVIN GALLAGERWE will have a good laugh when your bubble burst you are in a false position. still you dingles can not keep off our pages though sad numpties.
j bee wrote:
I HAVE A GOOD LAUGH WHEN THEY KEEP SAYING ITS ONLY EARLY DAYS, THATS GARNER ,SAVAGE, AND KEVIN GALLAGER
5.09pm Sunday 6th October 2013
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