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  • "A very good article has appeared on the ESPN site describing the seasons worst signings. We have 2 in the top ten, which is no great surprise. Pasted directly from the site are the following:
    7. Myles Anderson (Blackburn, free)
    Not just a poor signing, but also a perplexing one as far as supporters were concerned. Steve Kean likened him to Chris Smalling when signing a player who made a solitary appearance for Aberdeen. Since then, Anderson has not played at all for Blackburn. Neither, for that matter, has full-back Bruno Ribeiro, described as a Brazilian Denis Irwin when recruited. Neither even got on the bench when Rovers had five defenders out injured, so why sign them?
    Go back to last summer and Scott Dann seemed a man in demand. Liverpool and Arsenal were allegedly interested, so it seemed a coup when Blackburn signed him at the end of the transfer window. Now it looks another of the mistakes that could cost Rovers their Premier League status. Secure in a well-drilled and rigorously-screened Birmingham back four last season, Dann has been exposed and embarrassed at Ewood Park. Examine the many goals that Blackburn have conceded and all too often he is culpable. The ruptured testicle he suffered in December may have seemed the most painful part of his season, but arguably his defending has caused more anguish.


    Of course none of us will forget that the Father of Myles broke down in tears on SSN for the stick the fans were allegedly giving his son, who is only trying his best to do his job!"
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GALLERY: Blackburn Rovers fans urged to grow a 'Givet beard' for survival

GALLERY: Blackburn Rovers fans urged to grow a 'Givet beard' for survival

Gael Givet's beard is the focus of a new campaign.

The campaign has the backing of Givet himself.

First published in News

BLACKBURN Rovers’ relegation battle is getting a bit hairy – with fans growing a ‘Givet beard for survival’.

In honour of bearded favourite Gael Givet, Rovers fans have started a Twitter campaign for fans to copy his facial hair to inspire a great escape.

It will certainly be a close shave but Rovers are hoping they don’t finish a whisker away from safety.

To join the campaign, which has been backed by Givet himself, go to #GivetBeardForSurvival on Twitter.

Organisers of the campaign are also urging Givet beard growers to make a donation to East Lancashire Hospice

  • Are you growing a Givet beard? Send your pictures to bob.hart@nqnw.co.uk - and we'll add you to our online gallery.

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