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Douglas: Whelan's FA Cup win felt so great after our Wembley pain

Lancashire Telegraph: Dave Whelan lifts the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic Dave Whelan lifts the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic

FOR decades Bryan Douglas always left his living room at the end of the FA Cup final. Not until pal Dave Whelan lifted the trophy were the painful memories wiped away.

Douglas and Whelan suffered together in 1960, when Blackburn Rovers were beaten 3-0 by Wolves in the final at Wembley.

Both were in the Rovers team that day but Whelan famously ended up in hospital, after cruelly breaking his leg during the match.

Douglas never got another chance to play in the FA Cup final, but he was back at the national stadium last May to watch Dave Whelan’s Wigan Athletic face Manchester City.

Against all odds, a Ben Watson goal gave Wigan and their owner a 1-0 victory.

"I was there as his guest in a private box, and I was over the moon for him," Douglas says.

"When the FA Cup final is over and someone has won, I always buzz off and go outside.

"I always felt sorry for the losers, but the day Wigan won I didn’t."

Whelan was not the only one in hospital on cup final day in 1960.

So too was Douglas’ wife Joyce, after giving birth to their son Graham the night beforehand.

"She was in hospital near Euston and Dave was near Wembley," he remembers.

"On the Monday I had to go to Portugal with England, so for five days they were on the phone to one another asking how each other were."

Douglas will never forget the events of the day of the final. They illustrated just how different football was back then.

"The day before the match we were already down in London at Hendon Hall," he says.

"My wife was about seven months’ pregnant and the officials were coming down on the Friday.

"She started with pains but Val Clayton said, ‘It might be a false alarm, you’ll never forgive yourself, go to the game’.

"So they set off on the Friday morning and it went worse. Fortunately the club doctor was on the train with all the directors.

"Val went to them and said, ‘Will you come and look at Mrs Douglas?’ "They managed to get to London, it could have been born in Crewe or Rugby!

"They whipped her into University College Hospital in London, but I knew nothing about this.

"In the meantime I’m at Hendon Hall and we went to the pictures after tea.

"When I got back to the hotel I had a message to ring a number and it was the Lancashire Telegraph reporter Alf Thornton saying congratulations.

"I said, ‘What on?’ He said, ‘Oh, do you not know? Your wife Joyce has had a little boy’.

"I said, ‘Oh, where?’ and he told me she was in London.

"The following morning I went to see the manager Dally Duncan.

"I told him about my wife, he said, ‘I know, well done Bryan’.

"I said, ‘Look, I want to see her, I want to go down now and see her’.

"He said, ‘What, now?’ I said, ‘Aye, now!’.

"If it were now they’d have a helicopter or something with a TV crew. But I had to go out of the hotel, get a bus to Golders Green where the nearest Tube was, get the Tube into Euston, get off at Euston, find out where this hospital was about half a mile from Euston, get into the hospital and then find where she was after 10 minutes.

"I was told the team were leaving at 12.30pm for Wembley and I had to be back by then.

"I had about four or five minutes with her and our Graham, just to say well done and then I had to leave her in hospital to go and play the game.

"At night after the game the team all went to another hotel in the centre of town, they’d put a turn on for them, but it was a bit damp because we’d lost.

"I didn’t go there, I went to the hospital and didn’t get there until about 9.45pm, then stayed the night.

"Today there would be television cameras all over.

"But that’s how it was then."

Whelan and Douglas remain firm friends.

"When my wife died he invited me over to his place in Barbados," Douglas says.

"I go now to watch a lot of Wigan games. If Blackburn are away and Wigan are at home, I go there.

"Also through him really, even though he’s no longer involved with it, I go to the rugby."

If Whelan is one of English football’s more popular owners, the same has not always been the case for Venky’s at Rovers.

But even in his playing days, Douglas remembers that the Rovers board had their moments.

"Now in football there are millionaires and multi-millionaires, and then there are Russians," he said of the modern Premier League.

"Back then it was tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor.

"I remember we were going on pre-season tour to Holland and the manager said, ‘Don’t dash off lads, the chairman wants to have a word with you before we go’.

"He came in and I’ll not tell you his name but, ‘He said right lads, we’re flying tomorrow to Amsterdam, don’t forget that we’re not just representing Blackburn Rovers, we’re representing England as well so we want you on your behaviour etc etc’.

"We all said, ‘All right, chairman’.

"The following day we go to Manchester Airport, our directors are in the bar, then on the plane they’re topping it down.

"When we arrived at Amsterdam Airport, what was so embarrassing was some of the officials from one of the Dutch teams met us and they had a cheese each for us.

"I’m not telling you lies, two of our directors - the chairman and the vice chairman - we had to put them on the truck with the luggage, they were absolutely hammered!

"These were the blokes who had been telling us!"

Douglas’ life has been one of incredible tales.

"I’ve had a wonderful life through football, and I’m still enjoying life now," he said.

"I’ve been a lucky lad."

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5:57pm Tue 1 Jul 14

dangerous dave says...

What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: 8

8:37pm Tue 1 Jul 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Great piece from a true gentleman and absolute genius, proper player. Well said Duggy classy just classy that's all I can say, the Dingles will be on soon, but even they must acknowledge that
Great piece from a true gentleman and absolute genius, proper player. Well said Duggy classy just classy that's all I can say, the Dingles will be on soon, but even they must acknowledge that George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 3

11:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Mike Ferguson says...

you were not lucky,you deserve all the praise given,you were not only a great player you were a credit to the game and a model for all of us who played in the same team as you.
you were not lucky,you deserve all the praise given,you were not only a great player you were a credit to the game and a model for all of us who played in the same team as you. Mike Ferguson
  • Score: 10

7:42am Wed 2 Jul 14

capri1 says...

Do any of you remember singing this
TWO, FOUR ,SIX ,EIGHT, NINE, Dougies on the forward line,
Will he score we don't know
Come on Dougie have a go
Great memories of the guy true gentleman
Do any of you remember singing this TWO, FOUR ,SIX ,EIGHT, NINE, Dougies on the forward line, Will he score we don't know Come on Dougie have a go Great memories of the guy true gentleman capri1
  • Score: 1

7:53am Wed 2 Jul 14

ossybsting says...

capri1 wrote:
Do any of you remember singing this
TWO, FOUR ,SIX ,EIGHT, NINE, Dougies on the forward line,
Will he score we don't know
Come on Dougie have a go
Great memories of the guy true gentleman
no cant say i do remember that one ........nice guy though
[quote][p][bold]capri1[/bold] wrote: Do any of you remember singing this TWO, FOUR ,SIX ,EIGHT, NINE, Dougies on the forward line, Will he score we don't know Come on Dougie have a go Great memories of the guy true gentleman[/p][/quote]no cant say i do remember that one ........nice guy though ossybsting
  • Score: 0

7:58am Wed 2 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been. greenscreener
  • Score: 3

8:27am Wed 2 Jul 14

bburnrover says...

Wish we had people like Dougie and Whelan at Ewood again at least our manager GB is down to earth and knows what he is doing. I just hope we can put it all together this season and score lots of goals.
Wish we had people like Dougie and Whelan at Ewood again at least our manager GB is down to earth and knows what he is doing. I just hope we can put it all together this season and score lots of goals. bburnrover
  • Score: 1

8:27am Wed 2 Jul 14

dangerous dave says...

greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!!
Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: 9

9:26am Wed 2 Jul 14

French Rover says...

Dougie should write a book about his footballing years for the Rovers and England, what a fascinating read that would be!
Dougie should write a book about his footballing years for the Rovers and England, what a fascinating read that would be! French Rover
  • Score: 2

10:24am Wed 2 Jul 14

Bazzer says...

dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The problem here is that Dangerous Dave is entirely correct in what he has said and Preenscreener has done his usual by throwing insults. Son.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The problem here is that Dangerous Dave is entirely correct in what he has said and Preenscreener has done his usual by throwing insults. Son. Bazzer
  • Score: -1

1:17pm Wed 2 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Bazzer wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The problem here is that Dangerous Dave is entirely correct in what he has said and Preenscreener has done his usual by throwing insults. Son.
problem is bazzer - yes on the surface whelan has been great for wigan (move from springfield to dw stadium, from d4 to prem, fa cup etc).

but....(and its a big but) wigan's debt is broadly in line with that of the trotters at the breezeblock and dwarfs the debt that our beloved venkys have saddled our club with. now when mr whelan decides to get shut or is no longer able to continue - what do you think will happen to that debt? written off?

i hope it won't happen - but i see major problems for the 'latics in the not too distant
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The problem here is that Dangerous Dave is entirely correct in what he has said and Preenscreener has done his usual by throwing insults. Son.[/p][/quote]problem is bazzer - yes on the surface whelan has been great for wigan (move from springfield to dw stadium, from d4 to prem, fa cup etc). but....(and its a big but) wigan's debt is broadly in line with that of the trotters at the breezeblock and dwarfs the debt that our beloved venkys have saddled our club with. now when mr whelan decides to get shut or is no longer able to continue - what do you think will happen to that debt? written off? i hope it won't happen - but i see major problems for the 'latics in the not too distant hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 1

3:21pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Pembina says...

dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!!
Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Is Dangerous Dave really dangerous?
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Is Dangerous Dave really dangerous? Pembina
  • Score: 1

7:29am Thu 3 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!!
Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive.

Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic.

I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect.

Have a good one Dave.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive. Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic. I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect. Have a good one Dave. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

8:39am Thu 3 Jul 14

dangerous dave says...

greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!!
Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive.

Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic.

I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect.

Have a good one Dave.
mr insult man at it again - just showing yourself up for what you are - bitter and twisted idiot!!!
Lets wait and see what the new season brings then we'll see if your still spouting your self opinionated statements - what a clown!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive. Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic. I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect. Have a good one Dave.[/p][/quote]mr insult man at it again - just showing yourself up for what you are - bitter and twisted idiot!!! Lets wait and see what the new season brings then we'll see if your still spouting your self opinionated statements - what a clown!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -1

12:01pm Thu 3 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!!
Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive.

Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic.

I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect.

Have a good one Dave.
mr insult man at it again - just showing yourself up for what you are - bitter and twisted idiot!!!
Lets wait and see what the new season brings then we'll see if your still spouting your self opinionated statements - what a clown!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Au contraire mon amie, I'm happy with the improvements Im seeing at the club, unlike you, who hasn't actually been to a match but has spent the last 3 years complaining and insulting everybody connected with Blackburn Rovers.

My glass is, as ever, at least half full,

cheers, Dave :-)
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive. Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic. I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect. Have a good one Dave.[/p][/quote]mr insult man at it again - just showing yourself up for what you are - bitter and twisted idiot!!! Lets wait and see what the new season brings then we'll see if your still spouting your self opinionated statements - what a clown!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Au contraire mon amie, I'm happy with the improvements Im seeing at the club, unlike you, who hasn't actually been to a match but has spent the last 3 years complaining and insulting everybody connected with Blackburn Rovers. My glass is, as ever, at least half full, cheers, Dave :-) greenscreener
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

dangerous dave says...

greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever.
Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra.
You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.
self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!!
Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive.

Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic.

I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect.

Have a good one Dave.
mr insult man at it again - just showing yourself up for what you are - bitter and twisted idiot!!!
Lets wait and see what the new season brings then we'll see if your still spouting your self opinionated statements - what a clown!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Au contraire mon amie, I'm happy with the improvements Im seeing at the club, unlike you, who hasn't actually been to a match but has spent the last 3 years complaining and insulting everybody connected with Blackburn Rovers.

My glass is, as ever, at least half full,

cheers, Dave :-)
yes Mr Nasty happy with glass always being half empty - a club/supporter with that attitude will always be second best/only if!!!! - idiot as usual
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shame we were nt fortunate enough to have Dave Whelan as owner instead of the Venkys - if so the club would have been far better run in terms of Professional Management, Players and interaction with the fan base - an owner involved with the club like Jack Walker day in day out instead of being invisible thousands of miles away with no real understanding of the fans or the club - just a cheque book to correct the rank poor decisions that they have made from one season to the next!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What a bloody shame that some folk can only sit and criticise everyone and everything at Blackburn Rovers rather than follow the example of a great man like Dougie, who has stuck by the club through thick and thin and at 80 is as passionate as ever. Gary Bowyer and his team did not create the problems, but they are rebuilding the club, they deserve some support, rather than your constant sad whining on and on with your pathetic little mantra. You are a sad excuse for an individual, let alone the Rovers fan you claim to have once been.[/p][/quote]self opinionated pratt - the current regime at Ewood deserve all the criticism they get as far as I am concerned and individuals like you are obviously out of the same mold - idiot!! Trying to substantiate your bitterness towards me by using my post about Brian Douglas just shows what a low life you are!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The fact that you refuse to accept that anybody at the club has done anything positive despite the obvious improvements that have been evident in the last 12 months is proof that your only agenda is negative and destructive. Regarding your final nonsensical comment, If you actually read your own post you will see you never mentioned Brian Douglas, you are clearly delusional as well as pathetic. I wish every success for the club this season, unlike you, who will be seething in your personal pit of bile with every 3 points we collect. Have a good one Dave.[/p][/quote]mr insult man at it again - just showing yourself up for what you are - bitter and twisted idiot!!! Lets wait and see what the new season brings then we'll see if your still spouting your self opinionated statements - what a clown!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Au contraire mon amie, I'm happy with the improvements Im seeing at the club, unlike you, who hasn't actually been to a match but has spent the last 3 years complaining and insulting everybody connected with Blackburn Rovers. My glass is, as ever, at least half full, cheers, Dave :-)[/p][/quote]yes Mr Nasty happy with glass always being half empty - a club/supporter with that attitude will always be second best/only if!!!! - idiot as usual OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -1
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