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Tim Sherwood: I knew Blackburn Rovers would clinch Premiership title

Lancashire Telegraph: Tim Sherwood and Kenny Dalglish lift the Premiership trophy in 1995 Tim Sherwood and Kenny Dalglish lift the Premiership trophy in 1995

A BALL had not even been kicked in the never-to-be-forgotten 1994/95 season but Tim Sherwood just knew it would end with Blackburn Rovers being crowned champions of England for the first time in 81 years.

Such was the inspirational captain’s unshakeable belief in his team-mates, in his manager Kenny Dalglish and in Jack Walker, the man he credits above all else for transforming Rovers into the finest team in the land.

There was a question over whether Dalglish’s side, just two seasons after winning promotion from the old Division Two, could go one step further and prevent Manchester United from making it a hat-trick of Premiership titles in a row.

But Sherwood, who was with Rovers every step of the way on their remarkable journey to the pinnacle of English football, insists those on the inside at Ewood Park had no doubts whatsoever.

“The first year in the Premier League we finished fourth,” remembers the former midfielder, who scored 32 goals in 300 appearances for the club between 1992 and 1999.

“It was a good season but I’m not sure we really believed we could go on and win it.

“But we got close in the second year, finishing second behind Manchester United, and from that moment on we knew we could win it. In fact I’d say we expected to win it.

“That was the mentality going into the 94/95 season and everything went swimmingly. Well I say swimmingly but at one point in the season I think were a number of points clear and it looked like we were pulling away.

“Obviously we only just managed to get over the line and in the end it was a massive relief but it was also fully deserved. It was a team full of men. We had a lot of captains in there, a lot of people who have gone on to work in football since then.

“We had a lot of leadership qualities. In fact anyone could have been the captain. Even though I was the captain – and I was very proud to be it – it could easily have been Alan Shearer, Colin Hendry, Henning Berg.

“And if any of them would have been captain I’m sure it wouldn’t change them as it didn’t change me.

“But I was the person who got chosen to do it and I was the first up to lift the trophy, which was a really special moment.”

Sherwood, of course, is talking about what remains arguably the proudest day in Rovers’ rich 139-year history, the day when the team that Walker built were crowned Premiership champions at Anfield against Dalglish’s beloved Liverpool.

The events of Sunday, May 14, 1995 are well told but listening to Sherwood relive them brings back the memories of what a truly dramatic and emotionally draining afternoon it was.

Two points clear of United going into the final game of the season, Rovers looked to be cruising to the championship when top scorer Alan Shearer plundered his 34th league goal of the season to give them a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

That was the way it stayed until the 64th minute when John Barnes equalised.

Nerves among the thousands of Rovers fans in the away end frayed further when Jamie Redknapp scored an injury-time free kick to put Liverpool – whose supporters desperately wanted Rovers and their hero Dalglish, and not their bitter rivals United, to lift the crown – 2-1 in front.

A win at West Ham United would have given Sir Alex Ferguson’s side the title.

But despite a late barrage of chances United had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Walker’s dream had been realised. Rovers were champions.

“It was horrible day,” laughs Sherwood, who scored six goals in 38 league appearances during the incredible campaign.

“Building up to it, we’d been ahead for so long, and it could have all slipped away, but at least it was in our own hands.

“People were saying Liverpool were not going to try because their supporters didn’t want United to win the league. But we knew that wasn’t going to be the case because they were professional footballers and as a professional footballer you never go out there not to win a game.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game and so it proved to be.

“We just ran out of legs towards the end, we were shot, so we were just pleased to have done enough over the course of the season to have won it.

“And we thoroughly deserved to win it, as any team does that tops the league. It’s not a cup competition, it’s a marathon, and we stood the test of time and managed to get our hands on the trophy. It was just a brilliant achievement.”

Critics have suggested that Rovers, bankrolled by benefactor Walker’s millions, bought the title. But Sherwood, like Dalglish did in the pages of the Lancashire Telegraph last month, emphatically refutes those claims.

“Kenny Dalglish would always argue and I would argue alongside him that we did not buy the title,” said Sherwood, a £500,000 arrival from Norwich City in February 1992. 

“Of course we added a few on big fees relative at the time but I came in for hardly anything as did the likes of Alan Wright and Henning Berg.

“Kenny just got the perfect blend of youth and experience, he just knew how to blend it all together.

“He knew how to pick the right characters and the team spirit between the boys was just fantastic, the best I have ever known.

“We wouldn’t let each other get away from anything, we dug each other out as men and didn’t take it personally when we’d have a go at each other.

“We got done what we needed to be done out on the pitch and we did it to make each of us better – and that’s what took us to the title.”

Rovers are this season celebrating the 20th anniversary of the club’s Premiership victory.

And former England international Sherwood, now 45, said: “Twenty years is a long time ago but it still remains fresh in my memory.

“Your football career is so short so you cherish the moments when you were successful.

“And that time, 94/95, will stick in my memory forever because there are not many players out there who have lifted the Premier League trophy.

“And to do it with Blackburn was a pleasure and a privilege.”

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6:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

forever blue and white says...

I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!!
I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!! forever blue and white
  • Score: 14

7:36pm Mon 7 Jul 14

roverrite says...

CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND
CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND roverrite
  • Score: 7

8:09pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Super Claret . says...

Even I have to admit it will never be matched by a town club again. Wish my team showed some ambition
Even I have to admit it will never be matched by a town club again. Wish my team showed some ambition Super Claret .
  • Score: 10

10:11pm Mon 7 Jul 14

I am the voice of my own god says...

Bloke is a total p*ss flap!!!
Bloke is a total p*ss flap!!! I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -12

10:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

owd nick says...

Super Claret . wrote:
Even I have to admit it will never be matched by a town club again. Wish my team showed some ambition
Unfortunately you aren't the real SC! lol.
[quote][p][bold]Super Claret .[/bold] wrote: Even I have to admit it will never be matched by a town club again. Wish my team showed some ambition[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you aren't the real SC! lol. owd nick
  • Score: 3

10:39pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Super CIaret says...

Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g.. Super CIaret
  • Score: -14

10:41pm Mon 7 Jul 14

owd nick says...

forever blue and white wrote:
I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!!
I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently.

The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over.

When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in.

I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later.

Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity.

There is no better legacy.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!![/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently. The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over. When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in. I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later. Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity. There is no better legacy. owd nick
  • Score: 15

11:11pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Stone Island: says...

Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Well unless you're a coffin dodger, you weren't there to see it, were you? And I'll bet everything I have, that you never will see your shower of sheeite crowned Champions of England.

The fact that Blackburn Rovers have been crowned Champions of England, in recent memory, is one of the main reasons for your intense jealousy towards us. It really rankles, doesn't it? So much so, that almost ALL OF YOUR MISERABLE LIFE, is taken up by posting incessant nonsense on Rovers related pages. What sort of IDIOT would do this?

You seem to think that starting a season in a higher league than your illustrious neighbours, for the first time in over THIRTY YEARS, makes you the bigger club. It doesn't.

It's not Sherwood that is the 'epic ballb@g', it's YOU!
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Well unless you're a coffin dodger, you weren't there to see it, were you? And I'll bet everything I have, that you never will see your shower of sheeite crowned Champions of England. The fact that Blackburn Rovers have been crowned Champions of England, in recent memory, is one of the main reasons for your intense jealousy towards us. It really rankles, doesn't it? So much so, that almost ALL OF YOUR MISERABLE LIFE, is taken up by posting incessant nonsense on Rovers related pages. What sort of IDIOT would do this? You seem to think that starting a season in a higher league than your illustrious neighbours, for the first time in over THIRTY YEARS, makes you the bigger club. It doesn't. It's not Sherwood that is the 'epic ballb@g', it's YOU! Stone Island:
  • Score: 27

11:33pm Mon 7 Jul 14

unclejacklegend says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Well unless you're a coffin dodger, you weren't there to see it, were you? And I'll bet everything I have, that you never will see your shower of sheeite crowned Champions of England.

The fact that Blackburn Rovers have been crowned Champions of England, in recent memory, is one of the main reasons for your intense jealousy towards us. It really rankles, doesn't it? So much so, that almost ALL OF YOUR MISERABLE LIFE, is taken up by posting incessant nonsense on Rovers related pages. What sort of IDIOT would do this?

You seem to think that starting a season in a higher league than your illustrious neighbours, for the first time in over THIRTY YEARS, makes you the bigger club. It doesn't.

It's not Sherwood that is the 'epic ballb@g', it's YOU!
Ha, Excellent
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Well unless you're a coffin dodger, you weren't there to see it, were you? And I'll bet everything I have, that you never will see your shower of sheeite crowned Champions of England. The fact that Blackburn Rovers have been crowned Champions of England, in recent memory, is one of the main reasons for your intense jealousy towards us. It really rankles, doesn't it? So much so, that almost ALL OF YOUR MISERABLE LIFE, is taken up by posting incessant nonsense on Rovers related pages. What sort of IDIOT would do this? You seem to think that starting a season in a higher league than your illustrious neighbours, for the first time in over THIRTY YEARS, makes you the bigger club. It doesn't. It's not Sherwood that is the 'epic ballb@g', it's YOU![/p][/quote]Ha, Excellent unclejacklegend
  • Score: 19

11:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Super CIaret says...

20 years ago. And you bought it.
And now all the money has gone look at where you are.
And look at where we are.
We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.
20 years ago. And you bought it. And now all the money has gone look at where you are. And look at where we are. We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be. Super CIaret
  • Score: -13

12:19am Tue 8 Jul 14

Stone Island: says...

Super CIaret wrote:
20 years ago. And you bought it.
And now all the money has gone look at where you are.
And look at where we are.
We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.
So, over FOURTEEN HOURS after your first post on a Rovers article - under another of your pseudonyms - you are STILL posting your rubbish.

Only an IDIOT would devote his entire life, to his own teams greatest rivals. Seriously, I doubt there is anyone in the world that would do such a thing. Totally OBSESSED, and green with envy, that you have never seen your team be crowned Champions of England. How it must have hurt you to see these words: Blackburn Rovers, Champions of England. You still bear the psychological scars to this day. Hence your obsession with all things Rovers.

You claim you have always been the bigger club. Well Einstein, please tell us all how being in the Fourth Division, playing to 'crowds' of LESS than two thousand, entering competitions to win a SHERPA VAN, whilst TWO DIVISIONS below Rovers, BEFORE Jack Walker took over - before you start that nonsense - makes you the bigger club?
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: 20 years ago. And you bought it. And now all the money has gone look at where you are. And look at where we are. We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.[/p][/quote]So, over FOURTEEN HOURS after your first post on a Rovers article - under another of your pseudonyms - you are STILL posting your rubbish. Only an IDIOT would devote his entire life, to his own teams greatest rivals. Seriously, I doubt there is anyone in the world that would do such a thing. Totally OBSESSED, and green with envy, that you have never seen your team be crowned Champions of England. How it must have hurt you to see these words: Blackburn Rovers, Champions of England. You still bear the psychological scars to this day. Hence your obsession with all things Rovers. You claim you have always been the bigger club. Well Einstein, please tell us all how being in the Fourth Division, playing to 'crowds' of LESS than two thousand, entering competitions to win a SHERPA VAN, whilst TWO DIVISIONS below Rovers, BEFORE Jack Walker took over - before you start that nonsense - makes you the bigger club? Stone Island:
  • Score: 10

6:23am Tue 8 Jul 14

jim 2012 says...

Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that. Twice
no you have not and never will see burnley win the premier league
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Super CIaret wrote: Been there, done that. Twice no you have not and never will see burnley win the premier league jim 2012
  • Score: 3

8:14am Tue 8 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Super CIaret wrote:
20 years ago. And you bought it.
And now all the money has gone look at where you are.
And look at where we are.
We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.
So, over FOURTEEN HOURS after your first post on a Rovers article - under another of your pseudonyms - you are STILL posting your rubbish.

Only an IDIOT would devote his entire life, to his own teams greatest rivals. Seriously, I doubt there is anyone in the world that would do such a thing. Totally OBSESSED, and green with envy, that you have never seen your team be crowned Champions of England. How it must have hurt you to see these words: Blackburn Rovers, Champions of England. You still bear the psychological scars to this day. Hence your obsession with all things Rovers.

You claim you have always been the bigger club. Well Einstein, please tell us all how being in the Fourth Division, playing to 'crowds' of LESS than two thousand, entering competitions to win a SHERPA VAN, whilst TWO DIVISIONS below Rovers, BEFORE Jack Walker took over - before you start that nonsense - makes you the bigger club?
They're not the bigger club. He knows it, we know it and the whole world knows it. He just spouts all this rubbish to wind people up.
It's nothing but utter nonsense and why I won't enter dialogue with him. I suggest others treat him the same.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: 20 years ago. And you bought it. And now all the money has gone look at where you are. And look at where we are. We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.[/p][/quote]So, over FOURTEEN HOURS after your first post on a Rovers article - under another of your pseudonyms - you are STILL posting your rubbish. Only an IDIOT would devote his entire life, to his own teams greatest rivals. Seriously, I doubt there is anyone in the world that would do such a thing. Totally OBSESSED, and green with envy, that you have never seen your team be crowned Champions of England. How it must have hurt you to see these words: Blackburn Rovers, Champions of England. You still bear the psychological scars to this day. Hence your obsession with all things Rovers. You claim you have always been the bigger club. Well Einstein, please tell us all how being in the Fourth Division, playing to 'crowds' of LESS than two thousand, entering competitions to win a SHERPA VAN, whilst TWO DIVISIONS below Rovers, BEFORE Jack Walker took over - before you start that nonsense - makes you the bigger club?[/p][/quote]They're not the bigger club. He knows it, we know it and the whole world knows it. He just spouts all this rubbish to wind people up. It's nothing but utter nonsense and why I won't enter dialogue with him. I suggest others treat him the same. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

8:19am Tue 8 Jul 14

A Darener says...

Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Just google........Blackb
urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it

Read it and weep!
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Just google........Blackb urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it Read it and weep! A Darener
  • Score: 6

8:20am Tue 8 Jul 14

kitchener2 says...

Super CIaret wrote:
20 years ago. And you bought it.
And now all the money has gone look at where you are.
And look at where we are.
We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.
Every club that has won the premier league have bought it.....the thing is you lot didn't, and could never have afforded to in a million years. Enjoy your "2nd"season in the prem.
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: 20 years ago. And you bought it. And now all the money has gone look at where you are. And look at where we are. We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.[/p][/quote]Every club that has won the premier league have bought it.....the thing is you lot didn't, and could never have afforded to in a million years. Enjoy your "2nd"season in the prem. kitchener2
  • Score: 5

8:31am Tue 8 Jul 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

Burnley FC are in the Premier League. Burnley FC beat Blackburn Rovers.

It really happened.


In other news....

"Norwich have been keen on acquiring Jordan Rhodes since their relegation to the Championship, and, with the aid of parachute payments, the Canaries will be able to offer both a higher transfer fee, and a higher wage than many other second division clubs.

They have already had an £8 million offer rejected, following which Rhodes requested a pay rise, but it is rumoured that Norwich have not given up their pursuit of their target.

Signing Rhodes would be a declaration of their intent for an instant return to the Premier League. Despite not wanting to see the departure of their star striker, Blackburn have also been strengthening their offensive line - with Chris Brown arriving from Doncaster and Luke Varney signing from Leeds.

This act may appear simply as providing cover for Rhodes, but it suggests that Blackburn officials are wary that the Scot's departure may not be too far off - and that they are loading their ranks to cope with the upcoming Championship season."


The precedent has been set with Fulham bringing in McCormack for £11m. Norwich know thay have to compete and they can well afford to meet Blackburn Rovers asking price.... 'tis simply a matter of time.

So that's the automatic promotion places sewn up for Fulham and Norwich.... you've just got to compete for that final spot through the play-off's against.....

Cardiff, Derby, Wigan, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Watford, Wolves... all bigger clubs, all with more money to spend than you.

Looks like another season of looking over your shoulder awaits...

What a shambles.
Burnley FC are in the Premier League. Burnley FC beat Blackburn Rovers. It really happened. In other news.... "Norwich have been keen on acquiring Jordan Rhodes since their relegation to the Championship, and, with the aid of parachute payments, the Canaries will be able to offer both a higher transfer fee, and a higher wage than many other second division clubs. They have already had an £8 million offer rejected, following which Rhodes requested a pay rise, but it is rumoured that Norwich have not given up their pursuit of their target. Signing Rhodes would be a declaration of their intent for an instant return to the Premier League. Despite not wanting to see the departure of their star striker, Blackburn have also been strengthening their offensive line - with Chris Brown arriving from Doncaster and Luke Varney signing from Leeds. This act may appear simply as providing cover for Rhodes, but it suggests that Blackburn officials are wary that the Scot's departure may not be too far off - and that they are loading their ranks to cope with the upcoming Championship season." The precedent has been set with Fulham bringing in McCormack for £11m. Norwich know thay have to compete and they can well afford to meet Blackburn Rovers asking price.... 'tis simply a matter of time. So that's the automatic promotion places sewn up for Fulham and Norwich.... you've just got to compete for that final spot through the play-off's against..... Cardiff, Derby, Wigan, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Watford, Wolves... all bigger clubs, all with more money to spend than you. Looks like another season of looking over your shoulder awaits... What a shambles. Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: -6

8:42am Tue 8 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

A Darener wrote:
Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Just google........Blackb

urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it

Read it and weep!
Excellent read and spot on. The only significant money we spent was on the strike force and the goalkeeper. The re.st were picked up for relatively little. Let's see if anyone we know can "buy it " with their £120 million. I somehow very much doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Just google........Blackb urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it Read it and weep![/p][/quote]Excellent read and spot on. The only significant money we spent was on the strike force and the goalkeeper. The re.st were picked up for relatively little. Let's see if anyone we know can "buy it " with their £120 million. I somehow very much doubt it. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 8

8:53am Tue 8 Jul 14

Welsh Rover says...

owd nick wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!!
I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently.

The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over.

When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in.

I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later.

Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity.

There is no better legacy.
I wasn't at Anfield and I didn't get to watch the match on Sky either, but I did get to hear it though! The house we lived in at the time already had a Sky receiver but my mother wouldn't get a subscription to Sky Sports, preferring to 'waste her money' on more trivial things like food and bills instead. Fortunately for us, this was 1995 and Sky were still scrambling signals so you only lost the picture, not the audio.

I sat listening to the game with my best mate - a Liverpool fan - and my United supporting brother and mother. To say it was the tensest two hours of my life (up until then) would be an understatement. As soon as Redknapp scored my brother started 'extracting the urine', we started arguing and my mother ordered me out of the room before things got out of hand.

I went into my room to cool off, but that didn't seem possible as I thought we'd thrown the title away. However, moments later my pal came bursting in to tell me the good news: Blackburn Rovers had won the Premiership! I returned to the sitting room to revel in 'my' moment of glory, only to have my brother try to punch me and my mother try to ground me! Reminding her that I was too old to be grounded, I grabbed my football, my tent and some supplies, and told her I'd be back in the morning, after they'd both had a chance to ''cool off''.

Needless to say, I had a great weekend after that. It was on my return to school the following Monday that I first heard the phrase that has come eponymous with Rovers' title winning season amongst the bitter United and, it would seem, Burnley fans...

''Jack Walker bought you that title!''

What really p!ssed me off about this - and still does to this day - is that nothing had been made of it during the previous seasons. United fans weren't saying, ''you only came second because of Jack Walker's money.'' No, they were too arrogant to believe they could be beaten by a small town club. It probably wasn't until some ex-United pundit or Red Devils supporting journalist made reference to Rovers 'buying the title' that it even crossed their mind.

I'll be buying the away shirt this season but when we're playing at home I'll be wearing my 94/95 McEwans Lager shirt to mark the 20th anniversary of a great day in Rovers' history.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!![/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently. The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over. When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in. I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later. Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity. There is no better legacy.[/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield and I didn't get to watch the match on Sky either, but I did get to hear it though! The house we lived in at the time already had a Sky receiver but my mother wouldn't get a subscription to Sky Sports, preferring to 'waste her money' on more trivial things like food and bills instead. Fortunately for us, this was 1995 and Sky were still scrambling signals so you only lost the picture, not the audio. I sat listening to the game with my best mate - a Liverpool fan - and my United supporting brother and mother. To say it was the tensest two hours of my life (up until then) would be an understatement. As soon as Redknapp scored my brother started 'extracting the urine', we started arguing and my mother ordered me out of the room before things got out of hand. I went into my room to cool off, but that didn't seem possible as I thought we'd thrown the title away. However, moments later my pal came bursting in to tell me the good news: Blackburn Rovers had won the Premiership! I returned to the sitting room to revel in 'my' moment of glory, only to have my brother try to punch me and my mother try to ground me! Reminding her that I was too old to be grounded, I grabbed my football, my tent and some supplies, and told her I'd be back in the morning, after they'd both had a chance to ''cool off''. Needless to say, I had a great weekend after that. It was on my return to school the following Monday that I first heard the phrase that has come eponymous with Rovers' title winning season amongst the bitter United and, it would seem, Burnley fans... ''Jack Walker bought you that title!'' What really p!ssed me off about this - and still does to this day - is that nothing had been made of it during the previous seasons. United fans weren't saying, ''you only came second because of Jack Walker's money.'' No, they were too arrogant to believe they could be beaten by a small town club. It probably wasn't until some ex-United pundit or Red Devils supporting journalist made reference to Rovers 'buying the title' that it even crossed their mind. I'll be buying the away shirt this season but when we're playing at home I'll be wearing my 94/95 McEwans Lager shirt to mark the 20th anniversary of a great day in Rovers' history. Welsh Rover
  • Score: 14

8:54am Tue 8 Jul 14

carltondry says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Super CIaret wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Just google........Blackb urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it Read it and weep!
Excellent read and spot on. The only significant money we spent was on the strike force and the goalkeeper. The re.st were picked up for relatively little. Let's see if anyone we know can "buy it " with their £120 million. I somehow very much doubt it.
Tim Sherwood was a class midfielder and very underated by many "blind"Rovers fans.
Decent article however it doesn't seem to matter what any articles is about the same sad Dingle(s) always turns it into a bitter tirade of FFP armageddon and endless relegations for Rovers, one win in 34 years, 120 million quid and whatever other pointless s..te this retard can muster up.
Mind you some Rovers "fans" don't help with posting on the Burnley page and both sets have forgotten or have no clue what is banter.
Sad -
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Just google........Blackb urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it Read it and weep![/p][/quote]Excellent read and spot on. The only significant money we spent was on the strike force and the goalkeeper. The re.st were picked up for relatively little. Let's see if anyone we know can "buy it " with their £120 million. I somehow very much doubt it.[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood was a class midfielder and very underated by many "blind"Rovers fans. Decent article however it doesn't seem to matter what any articles is about the same sad Dingle(s) always turns it into a bitter tirade of FFP armageddon and endless relegations for Rovers, one win in 34 years, 120 million quid and whatever other pointless s..te this retard can muster up. Mind you some Rovers "fans" don't help with posting on the Burnley page and both sets have forgotten or have no clue what is banter. Sad - carltondry
  • Score: 7

9:50am Tue 8 Jul 14

unclejacklegend says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Burnley FC are in the Premier League. Burnley FC beat Blackburn Rovers.

It really happened.


In other news....

"Norwich have been keen on acquiring Jordan Rhodes since their relegation to the Championship, and, with the aid of parachute payments, the Canaries will be able to offer both a higher transfer fee, and a higher wage than many other second division clubs.

They have already had an £8 million offer rejected, following which Rhodes requested a pay rise, but it is rumoured that Norwich have not given up their pursuit of their target.

Signing Rhodes would be a declaration of their intent for an instant return to the Premier League. Despite not wanting to see the departure of their star striker, Blackburn have also been strengthening their offensive line - with Chris Brown arriving from Doncaster and Luke Varney signing from Leeds.

This act may appear simply as providing cover for Rhodes, but it suggests that Blackburn officials are wary that the Scot's departure may not be too far off - and that they are loading their ranks to cope with the upcoming Championship season."


The precedent has been set with Fulham bringing in McCormack for £11m. Norwich know thay have to compete and they can well afford to meet Blackburn Rovers asking price.... 'tis simply a matter of time.

So that's the automatic promotion places sewn up for Fulham and Norwich.... you've just got to compete for that final spot through the play-off's against.....

Cardiff, Derby, Wigan, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Watford, Wolves... all bigger clubs, all with more money to spend than you.

Looks like another season of looking over your shoulder awaits...

What a shambles.
Wrong again, with the exception of Leeds and possibly forest, we're the biggest club in the championship. Bigger than half the premiership aswell. It absolutely cuts you up inside. There's clubs in league two bigger than you lot, Luton and Bristol, there's two off the top of my head
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Burnley FC are in the Premier League. Burnley FC beat Blackburn Rovers. It really happened. In other news.... "Norwich have been keen on acquiring Jordan Rhodes since their relegation to the Championship, and, with the aid of parachute payments, the Canaries will be able to offer both a higher transfer fee, and a higher wage than many other second division clubs. They have already had an £8 million offer rejected, following which Rhodes requested a pay rise, but it is rumoured that Norwich have not given up their pursuit of their target. Signing Rhodes would be a declaration of their intent for an instant return to the Premier League. Despite not wanting to see the departure of their star striker, Blackburn have also been strengthening their offensive line - with Chris Brown arriving from Doncaster and Luke Varney signing from Leeds. This act may appear simply as providing cover for Rhodes, but it suggests that Blackburn officials are wary that the Scot's departure may not be too far off - and that they are loading their ranks to cope with the upcoming Championship season." The precedent has been set with Fulham bringing in McCormack for £11m. Norwich know thay have to compete and they can well afford to meet Blackburn Rovers asking price.... 'tis simply a matter of time. So that's the automatic promotion places sewn up for Fulham and Norwich.... you've just got to compete for that final spot through the play-off's against..... Cardiff, Derby, Wigan, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Watford, Wolves... all bigger clubs, all with more money to spend than you. Looks like another season of looking over your shoulder awaits... What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Wrong again, with the exception of Leeds and possibly forest, we're the biggest club in the championship. Bigger than half the premiership aswell. It absolutely cuts you up inside. There's clubs in league two bigger than you lot, Luton and Bristol, there's two off the top of my head unclejacklegend
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Tue 8 Jul 14

mickth says...

Great memories indeed, I was at Anfield - still a bit annoyed that after going to every match home and away that season, I had to pay over the odds to touts for a ticket, as I missed out on getting one from Rovers.

As for Sherwood, very mixed feelings, look forward to hearin the next article in which he explains his behaviour under Woy, and effctively going on strike to engineer his transfer despite being club captain - I still put much of the blame for our relegation on him. How much did he love Blackburn then?
Great memories indeed, I was at Anfield - still a bit annoyed that after going to every match home and away that season, I had to pay over the odds to touts for a ticket, as I missed out on getting one from Rovers. As for Sherwood, very mixed feelings, look forward to hearin the next article in which he explains his behaviour under Woy, and effctively going on strike to engineer his transfer despite being club captain - I still put much of the blame for our relegation on him. How much did he love Blackburn then? mickth
  • Score: 6

12:22pm Tue 8 Jul 14

WheresYourFamousSuicide? says...

Welsh Rover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!!
I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently.

The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over.

When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in.

I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later.

Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity.

There is no better legacy.
I wasn't at Anfield and I didn't get to watch the match on Sky either, but I did get to hear it though! The house we lived in at the time already had a Sky receiver but my mother wouldn't get a subscription to Sky Sports, preferring to 'waste her money' on more trivial things like food and bills instead. Fortunately for us, this was 1995 and Sky were still scrambling signals so you only lost the picture, not the audio.

I sat listening to the game with my best mate - a Liverpool fan - and my United supporting brother and mother. To say it was the tensest two hours of my life (up until then) would be an understatement. As soon as Redknapp scored my brother started 'extracting the urine', we started arguing and my mother ordered me out of the room before things got out of hand.

I went into my room to cool off, but that didn't seem possible as I thought we'd thrown the title away. However, moments later my pal came bursting in to tell me the good news: Blackburn Rovers had won the Premiership! I returned to the sitting room to revel in 'my' moment of glory, only to have my brother try to punch me and my mother try to ground me! Reminding her that I was too old to be grounded, I grabbed my football, my tent and some supplies, and told her I'd be back in the morning, after they'd both had a chance to ''cool off''.

Needless to say, I had a great weekend after that. It was on my return to school the following Monday that I first heard the phrase that has come eponymous with Rovers' title winning season amongst the bitter United and, it would seem, Burnley fans...

''Jack Walker bought you that title!''

What really p!ssed me off about this - and still does to this day - is that nothing had been made of it during the previous seasons. United fans weren't saying, ''you only came second because of Jack Walker's money.'' No, they were too arrogant to believe they could be beaten by a small town club. It probably wasn't until some ex-United pundit or Red Devils supporting journalist made reference to Rovers 'buying the title' that it even crossed their mind.

I'll be buying the away shirt this season but when we're playing at home I'll be wearing my 94/95 McEwans Lager shirt to mark the 20th anniversary of a great day in Rovers' history.
Awesome story, I bet Dingles will be telling their inbred grandkids about that day in March 2014, when after 35 years of failure, and 'no-one said we could do it' they beat the mighty Rovers.
Just shows the difference between our clubs and support really!
[quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!![/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently. The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over. When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in. I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later. Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity. There is no better legacy.[/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield and I didn't get to watch the match on Sky either, but I did get to hear it though! The house we lived in at the time already had a Sky receiver but my mother wouldn't get a subscription to Sky Sports, preferring to 'waste her money' on more trivial things like food and bills instead. Fortunately for us, this was 1995 and Sky were still scrambling signals so you only lost the picture, not the audio. I sat listening to the game with my best mate - a Liverpool fan - and my United supporting brother and mother. To say it was the tensest two hours of my life (up until then) would be an understatement. As soon as Redknapp scored my brother started 'extracting the urine', we started arguing and my mother ordered me out of the room before things got out of hand. I went into my room to cool off, but that didn't seem possible as I thought we'd thrown the title away. However, moments later my pal came bursting in to tell me the good news: Blackburn Rovers had won the Premiership! I returned to the sitting room to revel in 'my' moment of glory, only to have my brother try to punch me and my mother try to ground me! Reminding her that I was too old to be grounded, I grabbed my football, my tent and some supplies, and told her I'd be back in the morning, after they'd both had a chance to ''cool off''. Needless to say, I had a great weekend after that. It was on my return to school the following Monday that I first heard the phrase that has come eponymous with Rovers' title winning season amongst the bitter United and, it would seem, Burnley fans... ''Jack Walker bought you that title!'' What really p!ssed me off about this - and still does to this day - is that nothing had been made of it during the previous seasons. United fans weren't saying, ''you only came second because of Jack Walker's money.'' No, they were too arrogant to believe they could be beaten by a small town club. It probably wasn't until some ex-United pundit or Red Devils supporting journalist made reference to Rovers 'buying the title' that it even crossed their mind. I'll be buying the away shirt this season but when we're playing at home I'll be wearing my 94/95 McEwans Lager shirt to mark the 20th anniversary of a great day in Rovers' history.[/p][/quote]Awesome story, I bet Dingles will be telling their inbred grandkids about that day in March 2014, when after 35 years of failure, and 'no-one said we could do it' they beat the mighty Rovers. Just shows the difference between our clubs and support really! WheresYourFamousSuicide?
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

"Just shows the difference between our clubs"

Indeed.

Burnley FC are in the Premier League and £120million better off.

Blackburn Rovers are in the second division and over £60million in debt.
"Just shows the difference between our clubs" Indeed. Burnley FC are in the Premier League and £120million better off. Blackburn Rovers are in the second division and over £60million in debt. Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: -2

12:42pm Tue 8 Jul 14

A Darener says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
"Just shows the difference between our clubs"

Indeed.

Burnley FC are in the Premier League and £120million better off.

Blackburn Rovers are in the second division and over £60million in debt.
But we won the PL something you can never take away from us. Plus something you will never achieve £120M or not.
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: "Just shows the difference between our clubs" Indeed. Burnley FC are in the Premier League and £120million better off. Blackburn Rovers are in the second division and over £60million in debt.[/p][/quote]But we won the PL something you can never take away from us. Plus something you will never achieve £120M or not. A Darener
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Roverthere says...

Super CIaret wrote:
20 years ago. And you bought it.
And now all the money has gone look at where you are.
And look at where we are.
We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.
Dream on you inferior claret. Done it and won it!!!
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: 20 years ago. And you bought it. And now all the money has gone look at where you are. And look at where we are. We always have been the bigger club, and we always will be.[/p][/quote]Dream on you inferior claret. Done it and won it!!! Roverthere
  • Score: 3

1:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Stone Island: says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
"Just shows the difference between our clubs"

Indeed.

Burnley FC are in the Premier League and £120million better off.

Blackburn Rovers are in the second division and over £60million in debt.
Who are Rovers in debt to?

And you still haven't answered my question from last night, which was in response to your ludicrous claim that you have ALWAYS been the bigger club. The question I asked, was:

Please tell us all how being in the Fourth Division, playing to 'crowds' of LESS than two thousand, entering competitions to win a SHERPA VAN, whilst TWO DIVISIONS below Rovers, BEFORE Jack Walker took us over, makes you the bigger club?
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: "Just shows the difference between our clubs" Indeed. Burnley FC are in the Premier League and £120million better off. Blackburn Rovers are in the second division and over £60million in debt.[/p][/quote]Who are Rovers in debt to? And you still haven't answered my question from last night, which was in response to your ludicrous claim that you have ALWAYS been the bigger club. The question I asked, was: Please tell us all how being in the Fourth Division, playing to 'crowds' of LESS than two thousand, entering competitions to win a SHERPA VAN, whilst TWO DIVISIONS below Rovers, BEFORE Jack Walker took us over, makes you the bigger club? Stone Island:
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Tue 8 Jul 14

owd nick says...

Welsh Rover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!!
I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently.

The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over.

When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in.

I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later.

Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity.

There is no better legacy.
I wasn't at Anfield and I didn't get to watch the match on Sky either, but I did get to hear it though! The house we lived in at the time already had a Sky receiver but my mother wouldn't get a subscription to Sky Sports, preferring to 'waste her money' on more trivial things like food and bills instead. Fortunately for us, this was 1995 and Sky were still scrambling signals so you only lost the picture, not the audio.

I sat listening to the game with my best mate - a Liverpool fan - and my United supporting brother and mother. To say it was the tensest two hours of my life (up until then) would be an understatement. As soon as Redknapp scored my brother started 'extracting the urine', we started arguing and my mother ordered me out of the room before things got out of hand.

I went into my room to cool off, but that didn't seem possible as I thought we'd thrown the title away. However, moments later my pal came bursting in to tell me the good news: Blackburn Rovers had won the Premiership! I returned to the sitting room to revel in 'my' moment of glory, only to have my brother try to punch me and my mother try to ground me! Reminding her that I was too old to be grounded, I grabbed my football, my tent and some supplies, and told her I'd be back in the morning, after they'd both had a chance to ''cool off''.

Needless to say, I had a great weekend after that. It was on my return to school the following Monday that I first heard the phrase that has come eponymous with Rovers' title winning season amongst the bitter United and, it would seem, Burnley fans...

''Jack Walker bought you that title!''

What really p!ssed me off about this - and still does to this day - is that nothing had been made of it during the previous seasons. United fans weren't saying, ''you only came second because of Jack Walker's money.'' No, they were too arrogant to believe they could be beaten by a small town club. It probably wasn't until some ex-United pundit or Red Devils supporting journalist made reference to Rovers 'buying the title' that it even crossed their mind.

I'll be buying the away shirt this season but when we're playing at home I'll be wearing my 94/95 McEwans Lager shirt to mark the 20th anniversary of a great day in Rovers' history.
I still have that shirt as well...doesn't fit anymore!

Totally agree with you on your comments about "buying the title" the majority of United fans are arrogant knobheads anyway so I don't take any notice because guess what; our name is on it, we earned it, we deserved it and at the end of the day there is one, simple salient fact, the league table never lies.
[quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!![/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield, would never pretend I was, but you didn't have the monopoly on coronaries! Especially as Sky was showing the two games concurrently. The number of times the ball bobbled around in the West Ham 6 yd box waiting for some red shirted knobhead to tap it in was unbelievable.....and it was all in slow motion there, while at Anfield the game literally took seconds then it was over. When the final whistle went at both grounds I couldn't do anything, I wasn't breathing, I remember my wife shouting "we've done it" several times before the reality of what we had achieved finally sank in. I don't remember much of the day after but that season, and that day only ranks second to being at the birth of my daughter four short years later. Some things are meant to be; and the name of Blackburn Rovers. Premier League Champions is on that trophy and in the record books for eternity. There is no better legacy.[/p][/quote]I wasn't at Anfield and I didn't get to watch the match on Sky either, but I did get to hear it though! The house we lived in at the time already had a Sky receiver but my mother wouldn't get a subscription to Sky Sports, preferring to 'waste her money' on more trivial things like food and bills instead. Fortunately for us, this was 1995 and Sky were still scrambling signals so you only lost the picture, not the audio. I sat listening to the game with my best mate - a Liverpool fan - and my United supporting brother and mother. To say it was the tensest two hours of my life (up until then) would be an understatement. As soon as Redknapp scored my brother started 'extracting the urine', we started arguing and my mother ordered me out of the room before things got out of hand. I went into my room to cool off, but that didn't seem possible as I thought we'd thrown the title away. However, moments later my pal came bursting in to tell me the good news: Blackburn Rovers had won the Premiership! I returned to the sitting room to revel in 'my' moment of glory, only to have my brother try to punch me and my mother try to ground me! Reminding her that I was too old to be grounded, I grabbed my football, my tent and some supplies, and told her I'd be back in the morning, after they'd both had a chance to ''cool off''. Needless to say, I had a great weekend after that. It was on my return to school the following Monday that I first heard the phrase that has come eponymous with Rovers' title winning season amongst the bitter United and, it would seem, Burnley fans... ''Jack Walker bought you that title!'' What really p!ssed me off about this - and still does to this day - is that nothing had been made of it during the previous seasons. United fans weren't saying, ''you only came second because of Jack Walker's money.'' No, they were too arrogant to believe they could be beaten by a small town club. It probably wasn't until some ex-United pundit or Red Devils supporting journalist made reference to Rovers 'buying the title' that it even crossed their mind. I'll be buying the away shirt this season but when we're playing at home I'll be wearing my 94/95 McEwans Lager shirt to mark the 20th anniversary of a great day in Rovers' history.[/p][/quote]I still have that shirt as well...doesn't fit anymore! Totally agree with you on your comments about "buying the title" the majority of United fans are arrogant knobheads anyway so I don't take any notice because guess what; our name is on it, we earned it, we deserved it and at the end of the day there is one, simple salient fact, the league table never lies. owd nick
  • Score: 5

4:48pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Bazzer says...

Outside the Cavern club singing about 7m Andy Cole not being able to get a goal. Not being able to speak at work the following day. Drinking with another Roverite who had also been to Gay Meadow where we were walloped 1-7 -both with what Alf Thornton used to describe as "a water melon grin". Losing my brother in Liverpool city centre and finding him two hours later with a group of happy scousers. But not as happy as us! Up Rovers! Await in fear! We shall return!
Outside the Cavern club singing about 7m Andy Cole not being able to get a goal. Not being able to speak at work the following day. Drinking with another Roverite who had also been to Gay Meadow where we were walloped 1-7 -both with what Alf Thornton used to describe as "a water melon grin". Losing my brother in Liverpool city centre and finding him two hours later with a group of happy scousers. But not as happy as us! Up Rovers! Await in fear! We shall return! Bazzer
  • Score: 5

7:34pm Tue 8 Jul 14

roverstid says...

carltondry wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Super CIaret wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
Just google........Blackb urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it Read it and weep!
Excellent read and spot on. The only significant money we spent was on the strike force and the goalkeeper. The re.st were picked up for relatively little. Let's see if anyone we know can "buy it " with their £120 million. I somehow very much doubt it.
Tim Sherwood was a class midfielder and very underated by many "blind"Rovers fans.
Decent article however it doesn't seem to matter what any articles is about the same sad Dingle(s) always turns it into a bitter tirade of FFP armageddon and endless relegations for Rovers, one win in 34 years, 120 million quid and whatever other pointless s..te this retard can muster up.
Mind you some Rovers "fans" don't help with posting on the Burnley page and both sets have forgotten or have no clue what is banter.
Sad -
Banter used to be about the games, even in the early days of the net we used to wind each other up about poor passing, wobbly legs "couldnt score in a brothel" etc.

These days its sad gits on here commenting about games they don't attend and generally abusing each other.

With great banter, came great community and just like our Premier league win, will never be repeated again.
[quote][p][bold]carltondry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]Just google........Blackb urn Rovers didn't buy the title – they earned it Read it and weep![/p][/quote]Excellent read and spot on. The only significant money we spent was on the strike force and the goalkeeper. The re.st were picked up for relatively little. Let's see if anyone we know can "buy it " with their £120 million. I somehow very much doubt it.[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood was a class midfielder and very underated by many "blind"Rovers fans. Decent article however it doesn't seem to matter what any articles is about the same sad Dingle(s) always turns it into a bitter tirade of FFP armageddon and endless relegations for Rovers, one win in 34 years, 120 million quid and whatever other pointless s..te this retard can muster up. Mind you some Rovers "fans" don't help with posting on the Burnley page and both sets have forgotten or have no clue what is banter. Sad -[/p][/quote]Banter used to be about the games, even in the early days of the net we used to wind each other up about poor passing, wobbly legs "couldnt score in a brothel" etc. These days its sad gits on here commenting about games they don't attend and generally abusing each other. With great banter, came great community and just like our Premier league win, will never be repeated again. roverstid
  • Score: 5

7:50am Wed 9 Jul 14

Forever Blue says...

Super CIaret wrote:
Been there, done that.
Twice.
Without buying it.

Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..
What won the English premiership? must have missed that one what a dreamer and imbecile.
[quote][p][bold]Super CIaret[/bold] wrote: Been there, done that. Twice. Without buying it. Sherwood is an epic ballb@g..[/p][/quote]What won the English premiership? must have missed that one what a dreamer and imbecile. Forever Blue
  • Score: -1

1:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

forever blue and white wrote:
I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!!
Champions of England and paid for by our greatest ever supporter who made all our dreams come true. Something Burnley can only dream of such greatness.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: I wish if he knew he would have told me while I was stood having a coronary at Anfield. Worst feeling in football and then best feeling in football all in the space of a few minutes. Brilliant!!![/p][/quote]Champions of England and paid for by our greatest ever supporter who made all our dreams come true. Something Burnley can only dream of such greatness. noddy57
  • Score: 0
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