Tag: Blackburn Rovers

Video of the Day: Coventry City vs Blackburn Rovers, 1995

Coventry City play Blackburn Rovers in the First Round of the League Cup tomorrow night. Both sides, it might well be argued, are at the lowest ebbs in their recent histories, with Coventry having been relegated to League Two and Blackburn to League One at the end of last season, although Coventry City did at least get their new season underway with a comfortable home win against Notts County at the weekend. Blackburn, however, lost by the odd goal in three at Southend United. Their waiting spell in football purgatory continues. For this morning’s video, however, we travel back...

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Football Shorts: An Ill-Timed Blackburn Rovers Jibe

Modern content producers, it can sometimes feel, have the worst of all possible worlds. On the one hand, the pressure to produce more and more content for the internet can be enormous. With the amount of eyeballs to gawp at what your website has to produce limited and media giants being the only people who will – whether they can or not is a different question – pay for a constant stream for articles, the pressure to knock out article after article will inevitably lead to some poor decisions. Questions of judgement may be affected by this. How to...

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Blackburn Rovers: debt, silence & stagnation

The early stages of the season are probably not the right time to be drawing too many inferences from league tables, but Blackburn Rovers’ position at the bottom of the Football League Championship mirrors increasing disillusionment at the way in which the club is being run at the moment. On the pitch, Rovers’ season couldn’t have started much more inffectively. On the opening day of the season, they were handed a sharp reminder of the amount of work required to be done if the club is to get anywhere near challenging for a return to the Premier League. Three...

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Video of the Day: Fulham vs Blackburn Rovers, September 1968

It’s September 1968, then, and “Swinging London” may already be starting to like a fading memory. The city has already seen the Grosvenor Square riots in protest at the Vietnam war, and in the first week of October would follow the baton charge on civil rights demonstrators in Derry that would mark the beginning of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. While Chelsea FC are starting push themselves as London’s showbusiness club, their geographically closest rivals, Fulham, are in decline. Relegated from the First Division at the end of the 1967/68 season after nine seasons, having conceded almost one hundred...

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On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

It was always likely to only be a matter of time before somebody issued a legal challenge to somebody’s Financial Fair Play rules somewhere in this country. After all, the acquisition of debt has become one of the defining characteristics of football in this country from the very top of the professional game down in recent years. Indeed, in some respects it might be even considered a tradition – English football clubs have been using their financial muscle to crowd out their rivals since before the Football Association’s rules even allowed players to be paid to play. The challenge to Financial Fair Play is being made to the Football League and it’s coming primarily from the Championship, although reports have been conflicting on how many it might be, with the Guardian not giving the exact number of clubs behind it all (although they did nameĀ  Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers as being amongst the main movers behind it), whilst the Daily Mail went a step further and made the claim that ten clubs from the Championship and one from League One were involved in it all, although they only added the name of Bolton Wanderers to that given by their rival publication. The Guardian’s list of clubs came from “Championship sources,” and there is little reason to question it. The notion of Financial Fair...

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