Appleton wants Premier League team at home

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

A JUBILANT Blackburn Rovers manager Michael Appleton wants a home tie against a Premier League side in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Rovers boss celebrated his first win since taking charge at Ewood Park, a 3-0 win at Derby County, and is keeping his fingers crossed for a good reward in tomorrow's draw.

Appleton also had words of praise for Rovers' travelling support this afternoon, claiming the Pride Park clash was made to feel like a home game.

He said: "I would love to see a full house at Ewood Park. 25000 plus fans against one of the big Premier League boys just to remind people what a fantastic club we have got and what fantastic supporters we have got.

"Because those types of days are the ones we want to recreate at the football club again. It would be nice.

"A home tie is always a bonus. It is nice to get in the hat and lets see what happens.

"The league is the main priority but it is a good habit to win games. From my point of view I am not even thinking about the league at the minute.

"It is important we enjoy what we did today, look forward to the draw and then come Monday morning I will get the lads together and make sure we prepare for Bristol.

"At times it felt like a home game and we all really appreciate the support. The fans have been fantastic."

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10:55pm Sat 26 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

Appleton's Blue and White Army!

Glad you enjoyed the fan support Michael, we enjoyed watching Rovers playing like they wanted to win. don't know what you said to them in the dressing room at HT, but it sure made a difference.

Feeling the confidence sweeping through the squad and lifting the fans, lots of smiling faces and credit to Derby fans, very humble in defeat. Enjoying this new found passion, some really tight play and the whole team looking transformed and hungry already.

Seeing that this STILL isnt Appys team, its a credit to him. I think I have to say Shaw was right to lure him to Ewood, he may be inexperienced in some eyes but he seems pretty clued up from what Ive seen and heard so far. MA said in his post match interview that he felt the last game in his eyes was his first win and he's right because he got the squad playing like they should be and todays win was a result of that as the confidence is building in the team.

Well done MA. You may just tutn out to be our saviour yet.
Appleton's Blue and White Army! Glad you enjoyed the fan support Michael, we enjoyed watching Rovers playing like they wanted to win. don't know what you said to them in the dressing room at HT, but it sure made a difference. Feeling the confidence sweeping through the squad and lifting the fans, lots of smiling faces and credit to Derby fans, very humble in defeat. Enjoying this new found passion, some really tight play and the whole team looking transformed and hungry already. Seeing that this STILL isnt Appys team, its a credit to him. I think I have to say Shaw was right to lure him to Ewood, he may be inexperienced in some eyes but he seems pretty clued up from what Ive seen and heard so far. MA said in his post match interview that he felt the last game in his eyes was his first win and he's right because he got the squad playing like they should be and todays win was a result of that as the confidence is building in the team. Well done MA. You may just tutn out to be our saviour yet. blueblooded
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10:58pm Sat 26 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ?

Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ? greenscreener
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11:06pm Sat 26 Jan 13

owd nick says...

A home game against anyone would be great but my daughter has been nagging me to take her to an away game so whoever we get it if its an away game could be a good choice for her first.

I used to go to every away game until we first got in the PL but a combination of cost and work stopped that, would be good to start again and get a couple of away games a season in at leats

But with our luck we will get Everton again, and they are not messing around this season.
A home game against anyone would be great but my daughter has been nagging me to take her to an away game so whoever we get it if its an away game could be a good choice for her first. I used to go to every away game until we first got in the PL but a combination of cost and work stopped that, would be good to start again and get a couple of away games a season in at leats But with our luck we will get Everton again, and they are not messing around this season. owd nick
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11:28pm Sat 26 Jan 13

leitchy says...

Well done today, excellent result.....lets hope we can push on and take this form into the league match. Our next 2 games are very winnable at Ewood, and a must if we want to look ahead.
Well done today, excellent result.....lets hope we can push on and take this form into the league match. Our next 2 games are very winnable at Ewood, and a must if we want to look ahead. leitchy
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11:49pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

leitchy wrote:
Well done today, excellent result.....lets hope we can push on and take this form into the league match. Our next 2 games are very winnable at Ewood, and a must if we want to look ahead.
so we're our last two
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Well done today, excellent result.....lets hope we can push on and take this form into the league match. Our next 2 games are very winnable at Ewood, and a must if we want to look ahead.[/p][/quote]so we're our last two Angry From Accrington
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12:00am Sun 27 Jan 13

Dukes says...

GOOD home draw yes please.
GOOD home draw yes please. Dukes
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12:04am Sun 27 Jan 13

garyintandem says...

Luton home will do me. I'm mates with Nick Owen :)
Luton home will do me. I'm mates with Nick Owen :) garyintandem
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1:04am Sun 27 Jan 13

Two Hats says...

Well done! Everybody Appy!!
Well done! Everybody Appy!! Two Hats
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8:33am Sun 27 Jan 13

Richeyroverite101 says...

A fantastic win, just what the club needed especially after whats been a torrid season on and off the pitch!

I am impressed with Michael Appleton, he conducts him self very well to the media!.

Hes honest, in your face, tells it how it is!.

Give the guy a chance and he may just be able to save this club!
A fantastic win, just what the club needed especially after whats been a torrid season on and off the pitch! I am impressed with Michael Appleton, he conducts him self very well to the media!. Hes honest, in your face, tells it how it is!. Give the guy a chance and he may just be able to save this club! Richeyroverite101
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8:47am Sun 27 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood.

5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again hasslem hasslem
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10:00am Sun 27 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Real stattos? The highest attendance we have had? Get a grip man, there are some on this board who can provide you with the names and addresses of the Rovers fans on that day. And occupations......
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Real stattos? The highest attendance we have had? Get a grip man, there are some on this board who can provide you with the names and addresses of the Rovers fans on that day. And occupations...... Bazzer
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10:02am Sun 27 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters. Bazzer
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10:03am Sun 27 Jan 13

Will P says...

Great result against a team who'd only lost once in their last 11 home games. Granted a mistake lead to their demise but the difference i've noticed is that under Appleton we go for the second goal, one goal isn't enough to sit back on.

The return of Pedersen has been useful as well. Set-pieces are far more dangerous and I believe this is one of the reasons we've created more chances in the last two games. Forget the Charlton game, that game was a nightmare on and off the pitch.

Bristol and Ipswich at home are great opportunities to add three points to the tally. I don't think it'd be unrealistic to hope for two wins, however they'll be tough, O'Driscoll has tightened Bristol up.

In all honesty, I really don't mind who we play. If we get Middlesbrough away then it'll test us against play-off contenders, if we get lower-league opposition then we have a good chance of progression but a premier league team at home would hopefully get the fans closer together.

Hopefully you get your signings over the next four days MA. The next two games will decide where we are come May.

Scott Dann released the kraken!
Great result against a team who'd only lost once in their last 11 home games. Granted a mistake lead to their demise but the difference i've noticed is that under Appleton we go for the second goal, one goal isn't enough to sit back on. The return of Pedersen has been useful as well. Set-pieces are far more dangerous and I believe this is one of the reasons we've created more chances in the last two games. Forget the Charlton game, that game was a nightmare on and off the pitch. Bristol and Ipswich at home are great opportunities to add three points to the tally. I don't think it'd be unrealistic to hope for two wins, however they'll be tough, O'Driscoll has tightened Bristol up. In all honesty, I really don't mind who we play. If we get Middlesbrough away then it'll test us against play-off contenders, if we get lower-league opposition then we have a good chance of progression but a premier league team at home would hopefully get the fans closer together. Hopefully you get your signings over the next four days MA. The next two games will decide where we are come May. Scott Dann released the kraken! Will P
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10:17am Sun 27 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
trouble with luton away will be the limited # of tickets for away fans

and will the reason i don't want boro - is the many times we have played them in cup games .....at least villa are out
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]trouble with luton away will be the limited # of tickets for away fans and will the reason i don't want boro - is the many times we have played them in cup games .....at least villa are out hasslem hasslem
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10:25am Sun 27 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
Kenilworth Road.....

FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch !

But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :)

Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ?

How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ?

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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10:25am Sun 27 Jan 13

leitchy says...

David Bentley for Rovers??

I hope the rumour is true...Would love to see his passing ability back at Ewood...He would supply Rhodes a lot better than we are at the moment.

BRING HIM BACK! !
David Bentley for Rovers?? I hope the rumour is true...Would love to see his passing ability back at Ewood...He would supply Rhodes a lot better than we are at the moment. BRING HIM BACK! ! leitchy
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10:28am Sun 27 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

blueblooded wrote:
Appleton's Blue and White Army!

Glad you enjoyed the fan support Michael, we enjoyed watching Rovers playing like they wanted to win. don't know what you said to them in the dressing room at HT, but it sure made a difference.

Feeling the confidence sweeping through the squad and lifting the fans, lots of smiling faces and credit to Derby fans, very humble in defeat. Enjoying this new found passion, some really tight play and the whole team looking transformed and hungry already.

Seeing that this STILL isnt Appys team, its a credit to him. I think I have to say Shaw was right to lure him to Ewood, he may be inexperienced in some eyes but he seems pretty clued up from what Ive seen and heard so far. MA said in his post match interview that he felt the last game in his eyes was his first win and he's right because he got the squad playing like they should be and todays win was a result of that as the confidence is building in the team.

Well done MA. You may just tutn out to be our saviour yet.
Great post Blueblooded....

Couldn't get there yesterday with a pal of mine - gutted, but credit to all those who did to roar the boys on.

The away support never lets the club down.

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: Appleton's Blue and White Army! Glad you enjoyed the fan support Michael, we enjoyed watching Rovers playing like they wanted to win. don't know what you said to them in the dressing room at HT, but it sure made a difference. Feeling the confidence sweeping through the squad and lifting the fans, lots of smiling faces and credit to Derby fans, very humble in defeat. Enjoying this new found passion, some really tight play and the whole team looking transformed and hungry already. Seeing that this STILL isnt Appys team, its a credit to him. I think I have to say Shaw was right to lure him to Ewood, he may be inexperienced in some eyes but he seems pretty clued up from what Ive seen and heard so far. MA said in his post match interview that he felt the last game in his eyes was his first win and he's right because he got the squad playing like they should be and todays win was a result of that as the confidence is building in the team. Well done MA. You may just tutn out to be our saviour yet.[/p][/quote]Great post Blueblooded.... Couldn't get there yesterday with a pal of mine - gutted, but credit to all those who did to roar the boys on. The away support never lets the club down. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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10:32am Sun 27 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

leitchy wrote:
David Bentley for Rovers??

I hope the rumour is true...Would love to see his passing ability back at Ewood...He would supply Rhodes a lot better than we are at the moment.

BRING HIM BACK! !
Bang on with one leitchy, and reading an interview with him along with his regret of how it ended at Ewood I believe he would jump at the chance for a return to even things up for himself and our beloved.

BRING HIM BACK

Quality hat trick v Manure, anyone :)

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: David Bentley for Rovers?? I hope the rumour is true...Would love to see his passing ability back at Ewood...He would supply Rhodes a lot better than we are at the moment. BRING HIM BACK! ![/p][/quote]Bang on with one leitchy, and reading an interview with him along with his regret of how it ended at Ewood I believe he would jump at the chance for a return to even things up for himself and our beloved. BRING HIM BACK Quality hat trick v Manure, anyone :) Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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11:31am Sun 27 Jan 13

Wild Rover says...

So do the Naysayers concede that maybe Mr Shaw does have a clue?
No, thought not , still want everbody out Dopey Dave? Hmm , thought so
Lets get back to real support and kick on
Boo boys out
Dingles in disguise out
Negative agenda out
Dave out
So do the Naysayers concede that maybe Mr Shaw does have a clue? No, thought not , still want everbody out Dopey Dave? Hmm , thought so Lets get back to real support and kick on Boo boys out Dingles in disguise out Negative agenda out Dave out Wild Rover
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11:34am Sun 27 Jan 13

Wild Rover says...

Everybody in who really loves Rovers the club
Everybody in who really loves Rovers the club Wild Rover
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11:46am Sun 27 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore
That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days!
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore[/p][/quote]That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days! Bazzer
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11:56am Sun 27 Jan 13

crankitup says...

crackin game....although at time it looked like being a draw....well done lads, when we got to pride park it was freezing but a good old sing song soon changed that....i still would rather us get them results in the league....COYB
crackin game....although at time it looked like being a draw....well done lads, when we got to pride park it was freezing but a good old sing song soon changed that....i still would rather us get them results in the league....COYB crankitup
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12:06pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Philadelphiarover says...

Bazzer wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore
That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days!
Remember it well!
I was on the train. It broke down getting us to the ground with about 15 mins to go to full time. Luton were I think in Div one, (now the Prem). I think we were in Div 2 or maybe 3?
We were all **** off because we had to pay full price to get in for the last 15 minutes or so. I am sure it was still 0-0 at that point, then Luton scored 2 late goals!
We were then bricked and bottled all the way back to the station. (anyone remember that narrow back alley we were ambushed in? Luton fans both sides of the fence?
Train broke down about 3 times on the way home. It cost a **** load of money for about 10 minutes of football in which Luton scored twice, but the memories of that one game are still better than these awful last two years with these mammeries in charge.
Good luck to Michael and his staff. Better times are ahead with this manager I feel. 100% support!
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore[/p][/quote]That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days![/p][/quote]Remember it well! I was on the train. It broke down getting us to the ground with about 15 mins to go to full time. Luton were I think in Div one, (now the Prem). I think we were in Div 2 or maybe 3? We were all **** off because we had to pay full price to get in for the last 15 minutes or so. I am sure it was still 0-0 at that point, then Luton scored 2 late goals! We were then bricked and bottled all the way back to the station. (anyone remember that narrow back alley we were ambushed in? Luton fans both sides of the fence? Train broke down about 3 times on the way home. It cost a **** load of money for about 10 minutes of football in which Luton scored twice, but the memories of that one game are still better than these awful last two years with these mammeries in charge. Good luck to Michael and his staff. Better times are ahead with this manager I feel. 100% support! Philadelphiarover
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12:18pm Sun 27 Jan 13

RTID says...

I see that Nick Blackman is banging them in for Sheffield United and Crystal Palace have offered £1.2m for him. Another example of the awful transfer policy that existed under Kean. Appleton seems to have made it clear he doesn't want a succession of average imports, and only wants players who could hit the ground running in the Championship. The next few days could decide whether we scrape in to the play offs.
I see that Nick Blackman is banging them in for Sheffield United and Crystal Palace have offered £1.2m for him. Another example of the awful transfer policy that existed under Kean. Appleton seems to have made it clear he doesn't want a succession of average imports, and only wants players who could hit the ground running in the Championship. The next few days could decide whether we scrape in to the play offs. RTID
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12:28pm Sun 27 Jan 13

R.I.P. Rovers says...

Great result on wards and up wards now... a win is a win who cares who it's against?
Great result on wards and up wards now... a win is a win who cares who it's against? R.I.P. Rovers
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12:45pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Hovis1945 says...

and bogey team Villa are not in the draw ;-))
and bogey team Villa are not in the draw ;-)) Hovis1945
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1:33pm Sun 27 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

Great result lets start winning in the league now bring Bentley and Warnock back and lets go for it.
Great result lets start winning in the league now bring Bentley and Warnock back and lets go for it. bburnrover
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1:34pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Bognorover says...

Wild Rover wrote:
So do the Naysayers concede that maybe Mr Shaw does have a clue?
No, thought not , still want everbody out Dopey Dave? Hmm , thought so
Lets get back to real support and kick on
Boo boys out
Dingles in disguise out
Negative agenda out
Dave out
Mr Shaw had an excellent rep at Preston for keeping them going and, once he left, they stopped being playoff hopefuls with Prem ambitions and have slipped into the league below. The man knows his stuff and its starting to show.

And he's shut Shebby up! That goes some way in my book!
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: So do the Naysayers concede that maybe Mr Shaw does have a clue? No, thought not , still want everbody out Dopey Dave? Hmm , thought so Lets get back to real support and kick on Boo boys out Dingles in disguise out Negative agenda out Dave out[/p][/quote]Mr Shaw had an excellent rep at Preston for keeping them going and, once he left, they stopped being playoff hopefuls with Prem ambitions and have slipped into the league below. The man knows his stuff and its starting to show. And he's shut Shebby up! That goes some way in my book! Bognorover
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2:56pm Sun 27 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

Bognorover wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
So do the Naysayers concede that maybe Mr Shaw does have a clue?
No, thought not , still want everbody out Dopey Dave? Hmm , thought so
Lets get back to real support and kick on
Boo boys out
Dingles in disguise out
Negative agenda out
Dave out
Mr Shaw had an excellent rep at Preston for keeping them going and, once he left, they stopped being playoff hopefuls with Prem ambitions and have slipped into the league below. The man knows his stuff and its starting to show.

And he's shut Shebby up! That goes some way in my book!
Shaw did nothing for Preston hence his removal like his mate Agnew - but as I said before good result for Appleton yesterday early days but lets hope it continues.
My view regarding Shaw Agnew Singh Hendry Venkys however has not changed - out with the lot of them.
[quote][p][bold]Bognorover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: So do the Naysayers concede that maybe Mr Shaw does have a clue? No, thought not , still want everbody out Dopey Dave? Hmm , thought so Lets get back to real support and kick on Boo boys out Dingles in disguise out Negative agenda out Dave out[/p][/quote]Mr Shaw had an excellent rep at Preston for keeping them going and, once he left, they stopped being playoff hopefuls with Prem ambitions and have slipped into the league below. The man knows his stuff and its starting to show. And he's shut Shebby up! That goes some way in my book![/p][/quote]Shaw did nothing for Preston hence his removal like his mate Agnew - but as I said before good result for Appleton yesterday early days but lets hope it continues. My view regarding Shaw Agnew Singh Hendry Venkys however has not changed - out with the lot of them. dangerous dave
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3:08pm Sun 27 Jan 13

modan says...

Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park.
Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins
Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant
Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played
Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park. Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played modan
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3:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ?

Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Hi Greenscreener,

The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!)

Statto Time:

What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood?

The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League?

What was Ewood Park called originally?

Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)?

It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Hi Greenscreener, The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!) Statto Time: What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood? The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League? What was Ewood Park called originally? Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)? It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw.... French Rover
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4:15pm Sun 27 Jan 13

To.guy says...

modan wrote:
Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park.
Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins
Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant
Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played
Flippin heck, you must be bored posting that c##p. It's Sunday afternoon. Get down to the pub and watch the FA Cup ties you sorry excuse for a football fan.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park. Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played[/p][/quote]Flippin heck, you must be bored posting that c##p. It's Sunday afternoon. Get down to the pub and watch the FA Cup ties you sorry excuse for a football fan. To.guy
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4:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

To.guy says...

What's the betting we get one of the top PL teams away in next round? We could have done with Villa this time round seen as they can't win a game of tiddly winks
What's the betting we get one of the top PL teams away in next round? We could have done with Villa this time round seen as they can't win a game of tiddly winks To.guy
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4:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

merlinrabbit says...

Who do you reckon was behind the move to bring Friedel back? Shebby? Think he made a fool of old Henning personally. Set him up for a fall getting him in and then probably shackling him with his own interference. Still, Henning knew the score. He's an intelligent guy and took the job knowing the situation. Would Appleton have made the move in the same circumstances, working under Shebby's eagle eye?
Who do you reckon was behind the move to bring Friedel back? Shebby? Think he made a fool of old Henning personally. Set him up for a fall getting him in and then probably shackling him with his own interference. Still, Henning knew the score. He's an intelligent guy and took the job knowing the situation. Would Appleton have made the move in the same circumstances, working under Shebby's eagle eye? merlinrabbit
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4:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

merlinrabbit says...

modan wrote:
Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park.
Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins
Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant
Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played
A piece of advice. Burnley General Urgent Care Unit and ask for the psychiatric emergency team.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park. Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played[/p][/quote]A piece of advice. Burnley General Urgent Care Unit and ask for the psychiatric emergency team. merlinrabbit
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5:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

philmoulden says...

Bazzer wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore
That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days!
i went twice that season if memory serves me right , got chased in the league match and went back for more in the fa cup . ye , was a relief to se back up . watching oldham beating liverpool which takes my mind back to many a time on the old chaddy end with the bouncy wooden floor ,top away days .
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore[/p][/quote]That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days![/p][/quote]i went twice that season if memory serves me right , got chased in the league match and went back for more in the fa cup . ye , was a relief to se back up . watching oldham beating liverpool which takes my mind back to many a time on the old chaddy end with the bouncy wooden floor ,top away days . philmoulden
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6:00pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ?

Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Hi Greenscreener,

The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!)

Statto Time:

What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood?

The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League?

What was Ewood Park called originally?

Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)?

It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....
Oldest ground is Bramall lane opened in 1855 ....Sheffield united didn't
play there until 1889......Sheffield
Wednesday played there first from 1867


Oldest ground with the same team/owners playing at the ground is Deepdale....PNE 1875
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Hi Greenscreener, The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!) Statto Time: What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood? The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League? What was Ewood Park called originally? Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)? It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....[/p][/quote]Oldest ground is Bramall lane opened in 1855 ....Sheffield united didn't play there until 1889......Sheffield Wednesday played there first from 1867 Oldest ground with the same team/owners playing at the ground is Deepdale....PNE 1875 Iiii1111
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6:05pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Arsenal v BRFC
Arsenal v BRFC Lancs - pensioner
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6:06pm Sun 27 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

To.guy wrote:
What's the betting we get one of the top PL teams away in next round? We could have done with Villa this time round seen as they can't win a game of tiddly winks
You've got your wish Arsenal away,oh eck
[quote][p][bold]To.guy[/bold] wrote: What's the betting we get one of the top PL teams away in next round? We could have done with Villa this time round seen as they can't win a game of tiddly winks[/p][/quote]You've got your wish Arsenal away,oh eck juanbbien
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6:44pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

modan wrote:
Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park.
Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins
Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant
Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played
Hey Modan don't be a pr*ck all your life, take a day off and ffs please let it be today
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Appeton want a positive atmosphere at Ewood Park. Breaking News Venkys want Bollywood dancers at Ewood Park and Appleton will only get a kiss if the teams wins Venkys are taking BRFC to Bollywood and Appleton wants a hair transplant Venky's are taking BRFC to the World's biggest football stadia capacity 120,000 Salt Lake Stadia Kolkata India where Messi and Byern Munich played[/p][/quote]Hey Modan don't be a pr*ck all your life, take a day off and ffs please let it be today Captain Dreckley
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8:58pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Donmac46 says...

greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Your grandad must have been a very brave boy, because I can remember many 52,000 capacity crowds but never any as big as that. I hope he took his wellingtons with him to wade through all the urine flowing down the terraces, into the River Darwen. Oh for those happy days.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Your grandad must have been a very brave boy, because I can remember many 52,000 capacity crowds but never any as big as that. I hope he took his wellingtons with him to wade through all the urine flowing down the terraces, into the River Darwen. Oh for those happy days. Donmac46
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9:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

philmoulden wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore
That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days!
i went twice that season if memory serves me right , got chased in the league match and went back for more in the fa cup . ye , was a relief to se back up . watching oldham beating liverpool which takes my mind back to many a time on the old chaddy end with the bouncy wooden floor ,top away days .
Phil, you was on the bloody coaches for that one mate !
Oldham ? Coldest bloody ground in the world back in the day, and the highest, if I'm correct ?

Well done them today, in fact, all lower League clubs who have pulled it off over the week-end.

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore[/p][/quote]That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days![/p][/quote]i went twice that season if memory serves me right , got chased in the league match and went back for more in the fa cup . ye , was a relief to se back up . watching oldham beating liverpool which takes my mind back to many a time on the old chaddy end with the bouncy wooden floor ,top away days .[/p][/quote]Phil, you was on the bloody coaches for that one mate ! Oldham ? Coldest bloody ground in the world back in the day, and the highest, if I'm correct ? Well done them today, in fact, all lower League clubs who have pulled it off over the week-end. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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9:47pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
philmoulden wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again
Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.
Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore
That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days!
i went twice that season if memory serves me right , got chased in the league match and went back for more in the fa cup . ye , was a relief to se back up . watching oldham beating liverpool which takes my mind back to many a time on the old chaddy end with the bouncy wooden floor ,top away days .
Phil, you was on the bloody coaches for that one mate ! Oldham ? Coldest bloody ground in the world back in the day, and the highest, if I'm correct ? Well done them today, in fact, all lower League clubs who have pulled it off over the week-end. Arte et labore
I understand WBA is highest ground in the league. Oldham? Away? Freezing and some bloke got out some bagpipes to warm us all up. Or did I dream it?
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: no big club for me - would be delighted to scab our way to semis by beating lower ranked teams 1-0 at ewood. 5.45 - #4 bring it on. just hope we don't draw middlesbro again[/p][/quote]Luton away for me. They used up all their luck yesterday and it will bring some memories of trips to the mad hatters.[/p][/quote]Kenilworth Road..... FA Cup - 2 coaches and a runaway train that arrived just in time to end us being chased all over the away end. Kicked over the crash barriers losing my brew in the process - ouch ! But then came the B&W army to even all things up - yipee :) Broken leg for(remind me) and a 2-1 defeat ? How many 13 year old's would experience that in these days ? Arte et labore[/p][/quote]That match was the most memorable. If I remember rightly the main contingent arrived as late as just before half time. Trouble kicked off outside the ground as well. Of the actual football I remember nothing except we got beat. The books tell me by 2-0. Exciting days![/p][/quote]i went twice that season if memory serves me right , got chased in the league match and went back for more in the fa cup . ye , was a relief to se back up . watching oldham beating liverpool which takes my mind back to many a time on the old chaddy end with the bouncy wooden floor ,top away days .[/p][/quote]Phil, you was on the bloody coaches for that one mate ! Oldham ? Coldest bloody ground in the world back in the day, and the highest, if I'm correct ? Well done them today, in fact, all lower League clubs who have pulled it off over the week-end. Arte et labore[/p][/quote]I understand WBA is highest ground in the league. Oldham? Away? Freezing and some bloke got out some bagpipes to warm us all up. Or did I dream it? Bazzer
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11:37pm Sun 27 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ?

Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Hi Greenscreener,

The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!)

Statto Time:

What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood?

The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League?

What was Ewood Park called originally?

Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)?

It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....
Cheers Mr French, my grandad passed away some time ago, it was probably back in the 70's when he was telling me his stories so the details are vague at best.

My original call for a statto was just curiosity, what percentage of the towns then population probably went to that game ? and how big a ground would we need if we had that level of support today ! Are you up to the challenge ?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Hi Greenscreener, The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!) Statto Time: What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood? The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League? What was Ewood Park called originally? Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)? It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....[/p][/quote]Cheers Mr French, my grandad passed away some time ago, it was probably back in the 70's when he was telling me his stories so the details are vague at best. My original call for a statto was just curiosity, what percentage of the towns then population probably went to that game ? and how big a ground would we need if we had that level of support today ! Are you up to the challenge ? greenscreener
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11:47pm Sun 27 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Donmac46 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Your grandad must have been a very brave boy, because I can remember many 52,000 capacity crowds but never any as big as that. I hope he took his wellingtons with him to wade through all the urine flowing down the terraces, into the River Darwen. Oh for those happy days.
Aye, but there were probably plenty of 'the pals' in that old crowd, men who fought in the trenches of WW1, don't think they would even notice a bit of used Lion Mild slopping about their boots.
[quote][p][bold]Donmac46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Your grandad must have been a very brave boy, because I can remember many 52,000 capacity crowds but never any as big as that. I hope he took his wellingtons with him to wade through all the urine flowing down the terraces, into the River Darwen. Oh for those happy days.[/p][/quote]Aye, but there were probably plenty of 'the pals' in that old crowd, men who fought in the trenches of WW1, don't think they would even notice a bit of used Lion Mild slopping about their boots. greenscreener
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8:07am Mon 28 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ?

Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?
Hi Greenscreener,

The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!)

Statto Time:

What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood?

The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League?

What was Ewood Park called originally?

Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)?

It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....
Cheers Mr French, my grandad passed away some time ago, it was probably back in the 70's when he was telling me his stories so the details are vague at best.

My original call for a statto was just curiosity, what percentage of the towns then population probably went to that game ? and how big a ground would we need if we had that level of support today ! Are you up to the challenge ?
By far the biggest drop in attendances this season is Rovers....36.7% down on last season....no other club in the entire football pyramid comes close.....why's that Venkeys?


Rovers have never had massive attendances even in the 'old' days.....big attendance did happen but very occasionally......th
e best season and only season Rovers averaged more than 30k was 1959 -30,544


Roughly about 1/3rd of the towns population in the late 50's
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I remember some fatastic times when the old Ewood and the new Stadium were sold out but my Grandad told me about the time we had 62,000 on there against Bolton, sometime between the wars ? Thats twice what we can fit in the new stadium, and must have been a large percentage of the town on there. One for the real statto's ?[/p][/quote]Hi Greenscreener, The record attendance at Ewood is 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers, 2 March 1929 – FA Cup 6th Round (Your grandad must be older than he says!) Statto Time: What is Rovers 'second' highest ever attendance at Ewood? The top 6 highest attendances were all in the FA Cup - but what is the highest in the League? What was Ewood Park called originally? Ewood is the second oldest ground in the Prem/English League and opened in 1882. But which is the oldest ground (and this may surprise a few folks)? It may pass some time waiting for the cup draw....[/p][/quote]Cheers Mr French, my grandad passed away some time ago, it was probably back in the 70's when he was telling me his stories so the details are vague at best. My original call for a statto was just curiosity, what percentage of the towns then population probably went to that game ? and how big a ground would we need if we had that level of support today ! Are you up to the challenge ?[/p][/quote]By far the biggest drop in attendances this season is Rovers....36.7% down on last season....no other club in the entire football pyramid comes close.....why's that Venkeys? Rovers have never had massive attendances even in the 'old' days.....big attendance did happen but very occasionally......th e best season and only season Rovers averaged more than 30k was 1959 -30,544 Roughly about 1/3rd of the towns population in the late 50's Iiii1111
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