Blackburn Rovers title winner Mark Atkins' old clubs set to go head to head

Former Rovers midfielder Mark Atkins takes on Paul Gallagher and Andy Todd on his return to Ewood Park

Former Rovers midfielder Mark Atkins takes on Paul Gallagher and Andy Todd on his return to Ewood Park

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

WHEN Blackburn Rovers take to the field tomorrow night for their Capital One Cup clash with Scunthorpe United it will no doubt evoke a few memories in Mark Atkins.

As Scunthorpe are the club where he started his career as a schoolboy. And Rovers? Well they are the club he now considers his own.

And that from a proud Yorkshireman born and bred in Doncaster who grew up watching his hometown team.

But Atkins’ heart, even 19 years after last leaving Ewood Park, now resides in Lancashire and with Rovers.

How could it not after he witnessed at first-hand the club’s dramatic transformation from one which was forced to train on playing fields to one which would go on to sit proudly at the top of English football.

Atkins was an integral member of the Rovers side which won the Premiership title in 1995.

But he admits a top-flight winners’ medal was a long way from his mind when he first arrived at the club in the summer of 1988, as an unknown 19-year-old from then Fourth Division Scunthorpe, to replace the departed Chris Price.

“Scunthorpe were my first club and I made my debut for them when I was 16, which was a great achievement for me,” remembers Atkins, who turns 46 on Thursday.

“I was really enjoying my time there but when a club like Blackburn comes in for you it’s an easy decision to make.

“At that time Blackburn were trying to get promotion to the old Division One and they always seemed to be in and around the play-off scene so it was a big step up for me.

“But I settled in really well and really quickly as it was back then what it still is now – a friendly and family club.

“But things did change quickly.

“I remember training on the park at Pleasington and I think the first time I played at Ewood Park, which was nothing like it is now, there was something like 8,000 there.

“By the time I left they were getting 30,000 so there were big changes while I was there and I just went along on what was a fantastic ride. When Jack and Kenny got involved you just knew that it was only going to go one way.”

Atkins, of course, is referring to Jack Walker and Kenny Dalglish, the men who inspired Rovers’ remarkable rise.

But it was not benefactor Walker nor manager Dalglish who was to have the biggest impact on Atkins’ career.

Instead it was a member of the old guard at Rovers, Tony Parkes.

As it was Parkes, during a caretaker spell in charge at the start of the 1991/92 season after Don Mackay had been sacked, who switched Atkins from right back to the centre of midfield.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

In that position Atkins was outstanding as Rovers won promotion with a play-off final win over Leicester City on that unforgettable Bank Holiday Monday afternoon in May 1992 – and he was as just as influential over the course of the memorable 1994/95 campaign which this season celebrates its 20th anniversary.

“I’ve got to give Tony Parkes a lot of credit for seeing the midfielder in me and putting me in there,” said Atkins, who scored 39 goals in 314 appearances for Rovers before moving to Wolves for £1m in September 1995.

“When Kenny came in he kept me there and that became my position.

“I’ll never forget driving to Wembley for the play-off final.

“We’d had a bad end to the season, and only just managed to scrape into the play-offs when we should have gone up straight away, but I just knew we would beat Leicester and I really enjoyed the day and I played some of my best football on the day.

“From then on the players just kept on coming in – and I’m not just talking about good players but world class players and ultimately we ended up winning the Premiership title.

“Whatever happens no-can take that season away from the players, the fans and the club.

“I don’t think it will ever happen again – a club in its third year in the Premiership winning it. It is unknown.

“We had some fantastic players but it was hard work that got us there – that and team spirit.

“There were obstacles put in our way but we worked our way through them.”

The same could be said of Atkins himself.

Despite the big name arrivals he remained a constant for Dalglish and his assistant manager, the late Ray Harford.

“I’m proud of that fact,” said Atkins.

“There were doubts whether I would be in the team and whether I would even stay but that just made me want to prove myself and I think I ended up doing that.

“It was difficult seeing new players coming in but I just had to believe in my own ability and I knew if I was doing my job for the team then that’s all that mattered.

“It didn’t matter who was coming in and how much they cost. As long as Kenny and Ray saw me doing what they had asked me to do, and doing it to the best of my ability, that was good enough.

“You can have as many flair players as you want but you also need grafters who will work hard to help the team out.”

Modest Atkins was much more than a midfield workhouse, though.

Blessed with great stamina and positional sense, he also scored six vital goals on the way to Rovers claiming the Premiership crown – his favourites being his strikes at home to Liverpool and Southampton – and, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph last month, Tim Sherwood, the captain of the famous title-winning team, hailed Atkins as one of the best players he played with in his career.

The feeling is mutual.

“Tim was probably the best midfielder I played alongside,” said Atkins.

“He was outstanding, not just on the pitch, where he could do anything with the football, but off the pitch as well, as his character really got us all together.

“We just clicked.”

Atkins went on to play for Wolves, York City, Doncaster, Hull City and Shrewsbury Town before hanging up his boots and he now is set to embark on his sixth full season as manager of Evo-Stik League Premier Division outfit Matlock Town.

But his heart resides with Rovers.

“I’m a Yorkshire lad and always supported Doncaster Rovers as a kid but if anyone asks me who my club is now, I say Blackburn Rovers,” said Atkins.

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4:05pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side.

There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)
It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side. There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-) owd nick
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4:06pm Mon 11 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Why keep dragging up the old lads with their rose tinted memories?

What good does it really do?

Its 2014 and we are in a terrible state. Address the problems we have instead of dreaming of the good old days.
Why keep dragging up the old lads with their rose tinted memories? What good does it really do? Its 2014 and we are in a terrible state. Address the problems we have instead of dreaming of the good old days. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -30

4:07pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

9 March 2014
9 March 2014 Its Only a game boy
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4:14pm Mon 11 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

owd nick wrote:
It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side.

There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)
Simple, Bradley Orr, (unless Keith Andrews was playing.)

:-)

To be fair Super Atko was eventually recognised, but it took a while, I think Lowe will be too.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side. There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)[/p][/quote]Simple, Bradley Orr, (unless Keith Andrews was playing.) :-) To be fair Super Atko was eventually recognised, but it took a while, I think Lowe will be too. greenscreener
  • Score: 14

4:24pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Atkins......didn't he score that beaut of an own goal on MOTD a few years back?
sign him up again- he'll do a good job up front
Atkins......didn't he score that beaut of an own goal on MOTD a few years back? sign him up again- he'll do a good job up front Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -13

4:55pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Danielsan123 says...

Yeah i remember that day too as a 13 year old Leicester fan. Just look at you lot now :D
Yeah i remember that day too as a 13 year old Leicester fan. Just look at you lot now :D Danielsan123
  • Score: -11

5:10pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jackmetickler says...

Atko was a real under rated player and as most who were here when Kenny took over fell by the wayside he went on to be an integral part of the Premiership winning side; unfortunately he was never given a contract on par with the other new players in that side and after we won the premiership he had the audacity to ask for a pay rise and Kenny sold him and Batty took his place...spent a year injured .... was not half the player Atko had been. ..... but for many thousands a week more than Atko.

Bad decision Kenny as he was one of the few that had BRFC at heart and was not here just for the dosh.

A real gent amongst a bunch of big headed tarts.... anyone who witnessed the debacle of the Norway pre season trip after we won the PL knows what I mean.
Atko was a real under rated player and as most who were here when Kenny took over fell by the wayside he went on to be an integral part of the Premiership winning side; unfortunately he was never given a contract on par with the other new players in that side and after we won the premiership he had the audacity to ask for a pay rise and Kenny sold him and Batty took his place...spent a year injured .... was not half the player Atko had been. ..... but for many thousands a week more than Atko. Bad decision Kenny as he was one of the few that had BRFC at heart and was not here just for the dosh. A real gent amongst a bunch of big headed tarts.... anyone who witnessed the debacle of the Norway pre season trip after we won the PL knows what I mean. jackmetickler
  • Score: 20

6:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

peely says...

A genuine grafter of a player unlike the smart arse's like Sherwood and Sutton etc . Who got Hodgson sacked !
A genuine grafter of a player unlike the smart arse's like Sherwood and Sutton etc . Who got Hodgson sacked ! peely
  • Score: 5

6:55pm Mon 11 Aug 14

happiness says...

Danielsan123 wrote:
Yeah i remember that day too as a 13 year old Leicester fan. Just look at you lot now :D
Yeah, just look at us now, basking in memories that you will NEVER have!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Danielsan123[/bold] wrote: Yeah i remember that day too as a 13 year old Leicester fan. Just look at you lot now :D[/p][/quote]Yeah, just look at us now, basking in memories that you will NEVER have!!!! happiness
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7:04pm Mon 11 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Atkins......didn't he score that beaut of an own goal on MOTD a few years back?
sign him up again- he'll do a good job up front
Yeah it was 1990/91 in the FA cup V Liverpool. It's around the same time Bonleh were getting crowds of 1,000.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: Atkins......didn't he score that beaut of an own goal on MOTD a few years back? sign him up again- he'll do a good job up front[/p][/quote]Yeah it was 1990/91 in the FA cup V Liverpool. It's around the same time Bonleh were getting crowds of 1,000. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
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7:10pm Mon 11 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
27 December 1982
4 April 1983
17 December 2000
1 April 2001
1 March 2005
18 October 2009
28 March 2010
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]27 December 1982 4 April 1983 17 December 2000 1 April 2001 1 March 2005 18 October 2009 28 March 2010 more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
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7:58pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Another irrelevant waste of words by Wheelock. Why not find Jim Fryatt and ask him what HE thinks ?
Another irrelevant waste of words by Wheelock. Why not find Jim Fryatt and ask him what HE thinks ? Angry From Accrington
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7:59pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Pembina says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Why keep dragging up the old lads with their rose tinted memories?

What good does it really do?

Its 2014 and we are in a terrible state. Address the problems we have instead of dreaming of the good old days.
What a terrible post -it's obvious your a dingle
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Why keep dragging up the old lads with their rose tinted memories? What good does it really do? Its 2014 and we are in a terrible state. Address the problems we have instead of dreaming of the good old days.[/p][/quote]What a terrible post -it's obvious your a dingle Pembina
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9:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
27 December 1982
4 April 1983
17 December 2000
1 April 2001
1 March 2005
18 October 2009
28 March 2010
Living in the past
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]27 December 1982 4 April 1983 17 December 2000 1 April 2001 1 March 2005 18 October 2009 28 March 2010[/p][/quote]Living in the past Its Only a game boy
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10:02pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
27 December 1982
4 April 1983
17 December 2000
1 April 2001
1 March 2005
18 October 2009
28 March 2010
The April Fools Day massacre, is my particular favourite. The inbreds could only dream of dishing out hidings like that.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]27 December 1982 4 April 1983 17 December 2000 1 April 2001 1 March 2005 18 October 2009 28 March 2010[/p][/quote]The April Fools Day massacre, is my particular favourite. The inbreds could only dream of dishing out hidings like that. Stone Island:
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10:34pm Mon 11 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -3

10:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron! Stone Island:
  • Score: 6

11:00pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
owd nick wrote:
It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side.

There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)
Simple, Bradley Orr, (unless Keith Andrews was playing.)

:-)

To be fair Super Atko was eventually recognised, but it took a while, I think Lowe will be too.
Ah, I had forgotten those two, silly me! :-) Orr I could live without, Andrews was a trier, albeit playing a division too high, a bit like Williamson now.

Atkins was actually perfect for us, a box to box player who gave absolutely everything and let the "stars" shine.
I think Lowe is in exactly the same vein, no matter how it's going for him (remember him being stuck in the middle of that pair of **** Etuhu and Murphy on his own?) he never ever gives up, and that's what GB sees in him.

And despite the stick I will get so do I. A real team player who will bleed blue and white, some people don't realise what they have got until it's gone and been replaced by mediocrity.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side. There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)[/p][/quote]Simple, Bradley Orr, (unless Keith Andrews was playing.) :-) To be fair Super Atko was eventually recognised, but it took a while, I think Lowe will be too.[/p][/quote]Ah, I had forgotten those two, silly me! :-) Orr I could live without, Andrews was a trier, albeit playing a division too high, a bit like Williamson now. Atkins was actually perfect for us, a box to box player who gave absolutely everything and let the "stars" shine. I think Lowe is in exactly the same vein, no matter how it's going for him (remember him being stuck in the middle of that pair of **** Etuhu and Murphy on his own?) he never ever gives up, and that's what GB sees in him. And despite the stick I will get so do I. A real team player who will bleed blue and white, some people don't realise what they have got until it's gone and been replaced by mediocrity. owd nick
  • Score: 5

11:02pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL. owd nick
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL. owd nick
  • Score: 1

11:03pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

jackmetickler wrote:
Atko was a real under rated player and as most who were here when Kenny took over fell by the wayside he went on to be an integral part of the Premiership winning side; unfortunately he was never given a contract on par with the other new players in that side and after we won the premiership he had the audacity to ask for a pay rise and Kenny sold him and Batty took his place...spent a year injured .... was not half the player Atko had been. ..... but for many thousands a week more than Atko.

Bad decision Kenny as he was one of the few that had BRFC at heart and was not here just for the dosh.

A real gent amongst a bunch of big headed tarts.... anyone who witnessed the debacle of the Norway pre season trip after we won the PL knows what I mean.
Absolutely.
[quote][p][bold]jackmetickler[/bold] wrote: Atko was a real under rated player and as most who were here when Kenny took over fell by the wayside he went on to be an integral part of the Premiership winning side; unfortunately he was never given a contract on par with the other new players in that side and after we won the premiership he had the audacity to ask for a pay rise and Kenny sold him and Batty took his place...spent a year injured .... was not half the player Atko had been. ..... but for many thousands a week more than Atko. Bad decision Kenny as he was one of the few that had BRFC at heart and was not here just for the dosh. A real gent amongst a bunch of big headed tarts.... anyone who witnessed the debacle of the Norway pre season trip after we won the PL knows what I mean.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. owd nick
  • Score: 2

11:04pm Mon 11 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
That's some big talk from a little man. I dread to think what you're referring to, you filthy animal.

Perhaps you need to talk to someone about your insecurities? No one will judge you, we're all friends here.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]That's some big talk from a little man. I dread to think what you're referring to, you filthy animal. Perhaps you need to talk to someone about your insecurities? No one will judge you, we're all friends here. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -4

11:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
That's some big talk from a little man. I dread to think what you're referring to, you filthy animal.

Perhaps you need to talk to someone about your insecurities? No one will judge you, we're all friends here.
It's you who needs to talk to someone, you bell end.

http://www.mentalhea
lth.org.uk/
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]That's some big talk from a little man. I dread to think what you're referring to, you filthy animal. Perhaps you need to talk to someone about your insecurities? No one will judge you, we're all friends here.[/p][/quote]It's you who needs to talk to someone, you bell end. http://www.mentalhea lth.org.uk/ Stone Island:
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11:20pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
That's some big talk from a little man. I dread to think what you're referring to, you filthy animal.

Perhaps you need to talk to someone about your insecurities? No one will judge you, we're all friends here.
Don't think so TurfMoor TIt, you are all on your own.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]That's some big talk from a little man. I dread to think what you're referring to, you filthy animal. Perhaps you need to talk to someone about your insecurities? No one will judge you, we're all friends here.[/p][/quote]Don't think so TurfMoor TIt, you are all on your own. Maxrus
  • Score: 2

11:21pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

owd nick wrote:
It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side.

There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)
I can't believe i have read this!!!! What an absolute arse and glory hunter you must be. Mark Atkins epitomises what our club needs today. I was a supporter back in the days of Jim Branigan, then Chris price and then mark Atkins and NOBODY gave more for us than mark Atkins did. MA A true BRFC legend.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side. There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)[/p][/quote]I can't believe i have read this!!!! What an absolute arse and glory hunter you must be. Mark Atkins epitomises what our club needs today. I was a supporter back in the days of Jim Branigan, then Chris price and then mark Atkins and NOBODY gave more for us than mark Atkins did. MA A true BRFC legend. Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: 5

11:22pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
How many dates would you like us to list d1ckhe4d?
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]How many dates would you like us to list d1ckhe4d? Blueandwhitewolf
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11:33pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

owd nick wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL.
He's a bloody nuisance Nick. He's wasted yet another day of his sad pathetic life trolling on here. What kind of loser does that?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL.[/p][/quote]He's a bloody nuisance Nick. He's wasted yet another day of his sad pathetic life trolling on here. What kind of loser does that? Stone Island:
  • Score: 2

11:36pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Stone Island: wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014.

Think about it.....

We were a goal up.
At home.
With Dunny and Rhodes on form.
Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time.

And they still beat us!

We'll never live that one down.
You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron!
LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL.
He's a bloody nuisance Nick. He's wasted yet another day of his sad pathetic life trolling on here. What kind of loser does that?
Just ignore it, although I really did LOL at your reply, we all know who it is, and it's other new identities.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say as a Rovers fan I've never felt pain like March 9th 2014. Think about it..... We were a goal up. At home. With Dunny and Rhodes on form. Burnley were having an off day given their form at the time. And they still beat us! We'll never live that one down.[/p][/quote]You'll feel pain like never before, if I got my hands on you, you fcuking moron![/p][/quote]LOL LOL LOL, thanks Stoney, made my evening! LOL.[/p][/quote]He's a bloody nuisance Nick. He's wasted yet another day of his sad pathetic life trolling on here. What kind of loser does that?[/p][/quote]Just ignore it, although I really did LOL at your reply, we all know who it is, and it's other new identities. owd nick
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
owd nick wrote:
It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side.

There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)
I can't believe i have read this!!!! What an absolute arse and glory hunter you must be. Mark Atkins epitomises what our club needs today. I was a supporter back in the days of Jim Branigan, then Chris price and then mark Atkins and NOBODY gave more for us than mark Atkins did. MA A true BRFC legend.
mmm, read it again then read what I have posted later.

Then if you can rub two braincells together I will accept your apology, if not to be honest I don't give a flying feck what you think about me.

In a nutshell I was having a friendly little dig at certain fans who always have to pick on a certain Rovers player every season and single him out for "special" treatment, I have been supporting Rovers for 45 years now, by the players you name probably longer than you, and if I could remember back that far I could probably name each one of them for every season.

If I could be arsed that is.

Atkins was one of them (I actually thought he did a brilliant yet thankless job for us) Jason Lowe is the current incumbent, who I also think does a brilliant and thankless job for us.
[quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side. There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)[/p][/quote]I can't believe i have read this!!!! What an absolute arse and glory hunter you must be. Mark Atkins epitomises what our club needs today. I was a supporter back in the days of Jim Branigan, then Chris price and then mark Atkins and NOBODY gave more for us than mark Atkins did. MA A true BRFC legend.[/p][/quote]mmm, read it again then read what I have posted later. Then if you can rub two braincells together I will accept your apology, if not to be honest I don't give a flying feck what you think about me. In a nutshell I was having a friendly little dig at certain fans who always have to pick on a certain Rovers player every season and single him out for "special" treatment, I have been supporting Rovers for 45 years now, by the players you name probably longer than you, and if I could remember back that far I could probably name each one of them for every season. If I could be arsed that is. Atkins was one of them (I actually thought he did a brilliant yet thankless job for us) Jason Lowe is the current incumbent, who I also think does a brilliant and thankless job for us. owd nick
  • Score: 2

7:51am Tue 12 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

owd nick wrote:
Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
owd nick wrote:
It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side.

There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)
I can't believe i have read this!!!! What an absolute arse and glory hunter you must be. Mark Atkins epitomises what our club needs today. I was a supporter back in the days of Jim Branigan, then Chris price and then mark Atkins and NOBODY gave more for us than mark Atkins did. MA A true BRFC legend.
mmm, read it again then read what I have posted later.

Then if you can rub two braincells together I will accept your apology, if not to be honest I don't give a flying feck what you think about me.

In a nutshell I was having a friendly little dig at certain fans who always have to pick on a certain Rovers player every season and single him out for "special" treatment, I have been supporting Rovers for 45 years now, by the players you name probably longer than you, and if I could remember back that far I could probably name each one of them for every season.

If I could be arsed that is.

Atkins was one of them (I actually thought he did a brilliant yet thankless job for us) Jason Lowe is the current incumbent, who I also think does a brilliant and thankless job for us.
I think the Wolf owes you an apology Nick.

Serious overreaction and missed the point completely.

Your comment re Atkins and Lowe are shared by many.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: It's a good job Atkins, Lowe and Varney aren't playing in the same side. There's a section of Rovers fans who would be in a right tizz trying to work out who to hate the most. :-)[/p][/quote]I can't believe i have read this!!!! What an absolute arse and glory hunter you must be. Mark Atkins epitomises what our club needs today. I was a supporter back in the days of Jim Branigan, then Chris price and then mark Atkins and NOBODY gave more for us than mark Atkins did. MA A true BRFC legend.[/p][/quote]mmm, read it again then read what I have posted later. Then if you can rub two braincells together I will accept your apology, if not to be honest I don't give a flying feck what you think about me. In a nutshell I was having a friendly little dig at certain fans who always have to pick on a certain Rovers player every season and single him out for "special" treatment, I have been supporting Rovers for 45 years now, by the players you name probably longer than you, and if I could remember back that far I could probably name each one of them for every season. If I could be arsed that is. Atkins was one of them (I actually thought he did a brilliant yet thankless job for us) Jason Lowe is the current incumbent, who I also think does a brilliant and thankless job for us.[/p][/quote]I think the Wolf owes you an apology Nick. Serious overreaction and missed the point completely. Your comment re Atkins and Lowe are shared by many. greenscreener
  • Score: 3

10:20am Tue 12 Aug 14

Roverthere says...

Top pro and a great guy.
Top pro and a great guy. Roverthere
  • Score: 0

11:44am Tue 12 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
27 December 1982
4 April 1983
17 December 2000
1 April 2001
1 March 2005
18 October 2009
28 March 2010
Living in the past
Read this through from your first comment then have a think about how you've just made a twunt of yourself there kiddo.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]27 December 1982 4 April 1983 17 December 2000 1 April 2001 1 March 2005 18 October 2009 28 March 2010[/p][/quote]Living in the past[/p][/quote]Read this through from your first comment then have a think about how you've just made a twunt of yourself there kiddo. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 2

12:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
27 December 1982
4 April 1983
17 December 2000
1 April 2001
1 March 2005
18 October 2009
28 March 2010
Living in the past
Read this through from your first comment then have a think about how you've just made a twunt of yourself there kiddo.
Every so often we get one that's exceptionally thick even by Burnley standards..... Proudburnleylad and Colneladsback were a particularly gifted pair, but this Itsonlyagameboy is so stupid it's funny,

I think it's just another account created by WLUV to make his other accounts look less retarded.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]27 December 1982 4 April 1983 17 December 2000 1 April 2001 1 March 2005 18 October 2009 28 March 2010[/p][/quote]Living in the past[/p][/quote]Read this through from your first comment then have a think about how you've just made a twunt of yourself there kiddo.[/p][/quote]Every so often we get one that's exceptionally thick even by Burnley standards..... Proudburnleylad and Colneladsback were a particularly gifted pair, but this Itsonlyagameboy is so stupid it's funny, I think it's just another account created by WLUV to make his other accounts look less retarded. greenscreener
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

greenscreener wrote:
Mr Ted Maul wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
9 March 2014
27 December 1982
4 April 1983
17 December 2000
1 April 2001
1 March 2005
18 October 2009
28 March 2010
Living in the past
Read this through from your first comment then have a think about how you've just made a twunt of yourself there kiddo.
Every so often we get one that's exceptionally thick even by Burnley standards..... Proudburnleylad and Colneladsback were a particularly gifted pair, but this Itsonlyagameboy is so stupid it's funny,

I think it's just another account created by WLUV to make his other accounts look less retarded.
Indeed.

I remember proudburnleylad/coln
elad, so thick I used to look forward to his posts.

This current weluv/Superclaret tryhard is a much sadder little specimen.

Completely harmless though.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: 9 March 2014[/p][/quote]27 December 1982 4 April 1983 17 December 2000 1 April 2001 1 March 2005 18 October 2009 28 March 2010[/p][/quote]Living in the past[/p][/quote]Read this through from your first comment then have a think about how you've just made a twunt of yourself there kiddo.[/p][/quote]Every so often we get one that's exceptionally thick even by Burnley standards..... Proudburnleylad and Colneladsback were a particularly gifted pair, but this Itsonlyagameboy is so stupid it's funny, I think it's just another account created by WLUV to make his other accounts look less retarded.[/p][/quote]Indeed. I remember proudburnleylad/coln elad, so thick I used to look forward to his posts. This current weluv/Superclaret tryhard is a much sadder little specimen. Completely harmless though. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 0

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