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New athletics track is now open

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The new refurbished £320,000 athletics track has opened at Witton Country Park. Members of Blackburn Harriers braved the cold to be the first to use the upgraded facility which was funded by a Sport England Inspired Facilities grant of £150,000 ... Read More »

Watch the Under-21s for free at Ewood tonight

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Rovers are offering free entry for all supporters for tonight’s Under-21 match against Derby County. Eric Kinder’s development squad return to Ewood Park this evening for their final league game before Christmas, and fans can watch the game for free. ... Read More »

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers – BBC Link – Preview and live coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Blackburn Rovers and Doncaster Rovers. Read More »

Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough – BBC Preview + Live coverage link

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough. Read More »

Blackburn Rovers v Watford – Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s game BBC

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Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Blackburn Rovers and Watford in the Championship. Read More »

Bournemouth v Blackburn – Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s game BBC

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Bournemouth and Blackburn in the Championship. Read More »

Leicester v Blackburn – Link to BBC Preview and Live Coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Leicester and Blackburn in the Championship. Read More »

Police thank fans at Burnley v Blackburn local derby

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Police have thanked football fans following the East Lancashire derby between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and passed off without any major incident. There were nine arrests in total, all for relatively minor offences. ... Read More »

Rovers and Burnley issue joint statement ahead of Saturday’s game

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Blackburn Rovers and Burnley FC have issued a joint statement ahead of Saturday’s game at Turf Moor, asking supporters to respect each other. “We encourage all supporters attending this game to respect each other and the authorities. “An East Lancashire ... Read More »

Darwen AFC offer free pint in pre-season match deal

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As part of a promotion to attract people to Darwen AFC, the club are offering a free pint to supporters who attend pre-season matches. To join in the promotion for the free pint all you have to do is attend ... Read More »

Millwall v Blackburn – BBC Link to Preview followed by live coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Millwall and Blackburn in the Championship. Read More »

Blackburn v Huddersfield – BBC Link to Preview followed by live coverage

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Blackburn and Huddersfield in the Championship. Read More »

Cardiff v Blackburn – BBC Link to Preview and Live coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's game between Cardiff and Blackburn in the Championship. Read More »

Blackburn Orphanage Cup – First Round Draw

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At a well attended event at Furthergate Working Men’s Club on Thursday night, the draw was made for the 2013 first round of the Blackburn Orphanage Cup. The event which is organised by Tom Tatham, will host a final between ... Read More »

Millwall v Blackburn (Sun) – Preview followed by live coverage – BBC Link

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's game between Millwall and Blackburn in the FA Cup. Read More »

Blackburn v Peterborough – Link to BBC Preview and Live Coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Blackburn and Peterborough in the Championship. Read More »

Leicester v Blackburn – Preview followed by Live Coverage – BBC Link

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Leicester and Blackburn in the Championship. Read More »

Blackburn v Leeds – BBC Link to Preview and Live Coverage

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Blackburn and Leeds in the Championship. Read More »

Arsenal v Blackburn – BBC Link – Preview followed by live coverage

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Arsenal and Blackburn in the FA Cup. Read More »

Rovers’ Trust offers prize package to help show support for the club

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The Roves’ Trust which aims to bring back the ownership of Blackburn Rovers to the fans has launched a competition to win tickets for one of the biggest matches of the season. They are offering a lucky winner, two match-day tickets for the game at Ewood park ... Read More »

Blackburn v Ipswich – Link to BBC Preview and Live Coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Blackburn and Ipswich in the Championship. Read More »

Blackburn v Bristol City – BBC Link to Preview and Live coverage

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Blackburn and Bristol City in the Championship. Read More »

Blackburn appoint Moore as coach

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Blackburn manager Michael Appleton adds former West Bromwich Albion team-mate Darren Moore to his coaching staff. Read More »

Blackburn’s Formica joins Palermo

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Blackburn Rovers forward Mauro Formica joins Italian club Palermo on loan for the rest of the season. Read More »

Blackburn v Brighton – Link to BBC Preview and Live Coverage

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Blackburn and Brighton in the Championship. Read More »

Shaw coy on Rovers power struggle

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Blackburn's managing director Derek Shaw refuses to be drawn on claims of a power struggle with Shebby Singh. Read More »

Pompey’s Neville joins Blackburn

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Beleaguered Portsmouth lose another member of staff to former manager Michael Appleton who is now at Blackburn. Read More »

Blackburn v Charlton – BBC Link to Preview then Live Coverage

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Blackburn and Charlton in the Championship. Read More »

Blackburn appoint Blackpool boss Appleton as new manager

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Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that they have appointed former Blackpool boss Michael Appleton as their new manager. After confusion following whether Blackpool were even to give permission to Blackburn to speak to the boss, they were finally given permission on ... Read More »

Wolves v Blackburn – BBC Link to Preview and Live coverage

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's game between Wolves and Blackburn in the Championship. Read More »