Dan Clough column: Rovers supporters deserved away win

Lancashire Telegraph: Dan Clough: Rovers supporters deserved away win Dan Clough: Rovers supporters deserved away win

MUCH is said about support these days. Every game you go to, one set of fans will accuse the other set of being rubbish.

I had this argument a few weeks ago after Leeds brought 7,000 to Ewood, giving them the bizarre belief that that made them better than us.

All fans are equal at the end of the day. The number that turn up on the day is dependent on so many factors.

Success of the team, money and population to name but three. The latter is probably the most important.

Blackburn Rovers is by no stretch of the imagination the best supported club in the world, or indeed even in this division.

Ewood Park nowadays can often seem far too big with a sea of empty seats reflecting the difficult times we find ourselves in.

But, in spite of the town being one of this nation’s more impoverished areas, we have an extremely loyal core fanbase that goes home and away.

I refer in particular to the 1,000 brave souls who made the long journey to Somerset on Saturday.

It was particularly pleasing for them that we came away with the victory.

In this day and age it is unusual for Rovers to take up such a portion of the crowd, but at Huish Park we made up about 15 per cent of the day’s crowd.

And that’s nothing against Yeovil, as it is a town of just 40,000. Not only did we take a great number to the game, but they showed fantastic support and outsung their opposite numbers for most of the game.

It was also great to see the away end bouncing after Jordan Rhodes’s goal while watching the highlights back on BBC’s The Football League Show.

So well done to everyone who made the journey to Yeovil at the weekend, and to those who travel week-in week-out to all corners of the country to support the lads.

You do us proud.

All that remains is for me to wish all the supporters of Blackburn Rovers a Merry Christmas and, fingers crossed, come the new year we will be another six points better off and charging towards those play-off spots.

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4:56pm Tue 24 Dec 13

The Epicurian says...

Not as many as Burnley's away followings though. I believe they average 41,000 for every away game.
Not as many as Burnley's away followings though. I believe they average 41,000 for every away game. The Epicurian

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