Weekly round-up from the Rovers end

Flitcroft's big handicap ... golf!

ROVERS' recent trip to Marbella featured everything you'd expect from a mid-season break.

During the day the players took the opportunity to relax, either with a game of golf or a lounge by the pool.

Then in the early evening it was time for a spot of training before the players were given leisure time to do what they wanted.

But for one member of the squad, a quick round of golf proved anything but relaxing.

"Believe me, Flitty is absolutely minging at golf," explained David Dunn, in reference to his skipper Garry Flitcroft.

"He likes to think of himself as a bit of a golfer but he would have been better off using a snooker cue on the opening few holes because at least he would have hit it further!"

A Red Hot night

SEVERAL members of the Rovers first team took time out this week to see one of their favourite bands in action.

A strong Rovers contingent was at the MEN Arena on Tuesday night to watch the 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers' play a sell-out gig.

Nick's close shave

IF you had the opportunity to put one question to Rovers boss Graeme Souness, what would you ask him?

'Who do you want to sign this summer?' 'Who was the hardest player you ever played against?' or 'Which manager do you admire the most?' would appear to be the obvious ones.

But Rovers fan Nick Mooney came up with an interesting alternative this week when he found himself confronted by such a dilemma.

Nick is currently on work experience at the Telegraph and he got the chance to attend the weekly press conference at Brockhall yesterday.

So when Souey spotted the 14-year-old among the crowd of assembled media he asked him to think of a question by the end of the conference.

'Why did you shave your moustache off?' was going to be Nick's imaginative retort but sadly due to the pressures of time he didn't get the chance to pose it!

Player of year

BLACKBURN Rovers' Disabled Supporters Association are holding their annual player of the year night on Wednesday April 23.

The event will take place in the Premier Suite at Ewood and admission is by ticket only with the cost £5.

For further information contact Duncan Gardiner on 01254 693793 or any other committee member.