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Rovers fans around the world will be watching East Lancs derby

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn scored in the win at Turf Moor David Dunn scored in the win at Turf Moor

THE East Lancashire derby will attract a global audience with Rovers fans abroad watching the action live on television.

Jon Van Der Heiden, 26, who lives in Perth, Western Australia, will watch the match at a local bar.

Mr Van Der Heiden, who is originally from Northampton, started supporting Rovers as a youngster when the club was at the pinnacle of its Premier League success.

He said: “The game kicks off over here at 8.30pm, which is the perfect time for a cheeky ale.

“Championship game’s are rarely covered over here so I am often tuned into Rovers Player, but the derby will be shown at a sports bar at the Burswood Casino.

“I feel this week is a huge opportunity for someone to step up and inspire our next generation of Rovers.

“We have a lot of young players and I think the stage is set for someone to really make a name for themselves.”

In Sweden, 40-year-old Thomas Loften will watch the match at his home in Enkoping.

He said: “I am nervous. I couldn’t watch the game at Turf Moor but listened to the radio and we were so lucky that day.

“I want to say we will win 2-0 with goals from Rhodes and Dunn but I would be settled with us not losing.

“I think a win could really put belief back for the chase for the play-off place.”

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6:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

CorkyMac says...

Well I'll be watching In Canada as Rovers celebrate another formality . Pity It's only Burnley, but needs must when you have to repair the damage of Kean. Upwards & onwards.
Well I'll be watching In Canada as Rovers celebrate another formality . Pity It's only Burnley, but needs must when you have to repair the damage of Kean. Upwards & onwards. CorkyMac
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7:57pm Sat 8 Mar 14

turbo5 says...

CorkyMac wrote:
Well I'll be watching In Canada as Rovers celebrate another formality . Pity It's only Burnley, but needs must when you have to repair the damage of Kean. Upwards & onwards.
Pity it's only Burnley , you mean that team who are 20 points above you and even if they lose they will be still be 5 points clear in an automatic promotion spot.
Dream on my equine neighbour LOL
[quote][p][bold]CorkyMac[/bold] wrote: Well I'll be watching In Canada as Rovers celebrate another formality . Pity It's only Burnley, but needs must when you have to repair the damage of Kean. Upwards & onwards.[/p][/quote]Pity it's only Burnley , you mean that team who are 20 points above you and even if they lose they will be still be 5 points clear in an automatic promotion spot. Dream on my equine neighbour LOL turbo5
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8:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Come on Burnley :)
Come on Burnley :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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11:23am Sun 9 Mar 14

1875 Rovers says...

I'll be watching in Munich, got my Rovers shirt on, come on you Blues !!
I'll be watching in Munich, got my Rovers shirt on, come on you Blues !! 1875 Rovers
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8:27am Mon 10 Mar 14

DaveBurnley says...

CorkyMac wrote:
Well I'll be watching In Canada as Rovers celebrate another formality . Pity It's only Burnley, but needs must when you have to repair the damage of Kean. Upwards & onwards.
Would you like to look back at what you wrote? Keep celebrating losing!
[quote][p][bold]CorkyMac[/bold] wrote: Well I'll be watching In Canada as Rovers celebrate another formality . Pity It's only Burnley, but needs must when you have to repair the damage of Kean. Upwards & onwards.[/p][/quote]Would you like to look back at what you wrote? Keep celebrating losing! DaveBurnley
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