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New athletics track is now open

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 …

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Watch the Under-21s for free at Ewood tonight

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. …

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Police thank fans at Burnley v Blackburn local derby

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. …

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

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 …

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Darwen AFC offer free pint in pre-season match deal

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 …

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Blackburn Orphanage Cup – First Round Draw

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 …

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

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 …

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Blackburn appoint Blackpool boss Appleton as new manager

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 …

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Rovers confirm they have approached Blackpool about manager role

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that they have made an official approach to Blackpool FC regarding an interest in Michael Appleton for the vacant Blackburn Rovers’ manager job. They have also said that this is currently the only approach they have …

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Blackburn Rovers issue apology to Sam Allardyce for Kean’s comment

Blackburn Rovers have issued a public apology to Sam Allardyce, a former manager of  the club, for comments made by ex-manager Steve Kean. The comments were made to fans in a bar in Hong Kong, during a pre-season tour of …

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Venky’s New Year Message – “Happier Times Lie Ahead”

Venky’s, the owners of Blackburn Rovers Football Club, have issued a New Year Message in which they say everything is being done to ensure happier times ahead. They reflect on 2012 saying that the past year has been very difficult …

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Steven Kean “forced to resign” – What next at Ewood?

Following the sudden resignation of Steve Kean from Blackburn Rovers yesterday, it finally brings to an end his turbulent reign at the club. Sadly it doesn’t spell the end of the problems at the club as many fans see it, …

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Plans to improve Witton on back of local Olympic success

Blackburn with Darwen Council are planning a “fitting civic tribute” to three local athletes as they return to their club, Blackburn Harriers. [caption id=”attachment_263311″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″] Samantha Murray[/caption] The heroes’ welcome will also be the launchpad for an investment of £2m …

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Blackburn Rovers’ Supporters cheeky video from Cathedral pulpit

The pulpit at Blackburn Cathedral has been used in a cheeky advert published by the Blackburn Rovers‘ Supporters Investment Trust on their website. The advert features a preacher in full cathedral regalia preaching from the carved pulpit to the congregation. …

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Rovers’ Supporters’ Trust pleased that club is “starting to reach out to supporters”

The Blackburn Rovers’ Supporters’ Investment Trust have welcomed the first steps of Blackburn Rovers’ management starting to  reach out to fans. It follows a meeting between Wayne Wild of Darwen-based WEC Group Limited and founder of the BRSIT and Rovers’ new Director …

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Clean Slate at Rovers while Steve Kean stays

Blackburn Rovers new global scout and advisor appears to have performed a U-turn by declaring that Steve Kean is safe as Blackburn manager having called for him to be sacked just one month ago. Kean’s position was assumed to be …

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As Blackburn Rovers’ turmoil continues – Fans bid to buy club with first open meeting

The Blackburn Rovers’ Supporters Investment Trust or BRSIT hold their first public meeting this Saturday 26th May 2012 in Blackburn, as they aim to buy Blackburn Rovers from Venky’s. As mystery and confusion surrounds the position of manager Steve Kean and …

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Blackburn Road Runners in the BUPA Great Manchester Run

Runners from Blackburn Road Runners took part in the BUPA Great Manchester run today. The results for Blackburn runners were: 179th – Jason Cook – 00:37:41 300th – Shafiq Khan – 00:39:15 3757th – Jeanette Richards – 00:47:46 7593th – …

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Steve Kean offered new role at Blackburn Rovers – Denied by Blackburn

A report from ITV Granada News sports reporter Chris Hall says that a source close to Venkys, the owners of Blackburn Rovers, says that manager Steve Kean has been offered a different role at the club, which would clear the way …

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Reports say Sam Allardyce set to sue Blackburn Rovers’ manager Steve Kean

Reports are now saying that Sam Allardyce, the West Ham manager, has instructed lawyers to start proceedings against Steve Kean. This follows the publication of a video on YouTube that apparently shows Steve Kean making an expletive ridden attack on his …

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Steve Kean at centre of internet video storm

Footage appeared yesterday on popular video site YouTube, that appears to show Blackburn Rovers’ manager, Steve Kean, making an expletive laden attack on his predecessor, Sam Allardyce. The four-minute clip, which appeared  on the website of Rovers fan group BRFC Action …

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Straw slams “fit and proper person” Premiership test

Jack Straw Blackburn

Jack Straw, the MP for Blackburn, has criticised the Premier League‘s qualification process for vetting owners of football clubs. This follows Blackburn Rover’s relegation from the Premiership when they lost to Wigan last Monday. In his latest blog he cites that the …

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Blackburn Rovers sack deputy CEO Paul Hunt

Blackburn Rovers appear to have sensationally sacked Deputy CEO Paul Hunt after an email was leaked that called for the sacking of Rover’s boss Steve Kean before Christmas last year. Sources say that the email, which was sent to the owners, Venky’s …

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Blackburn Rovers are relegated after poor display at Ewood Park

Blackburn are relegated from the Premiership after losing to Wigan at home. A very sad day for the fans, the club and the town. Blackburn 0 – 1 Wigan No excuses left for Venky’s or Kean. Alcaraz’s late header sends …

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Blackburn Road Runners – London Marathon Results

Blackburn Marathon Runners

Blackburn Road Runners had ten competitors taking part in the Virgin London Marathon 2012 today. David Cronshaw gained a very commendable 503rd place with a time of 2 hours 29 minutes. With well over 30,000 competitors this year and it …

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Blackburn Hawks turn back time to help fans cheer them on to victory

Blackburn Hawks Ice Hockey team are turning back the clock to 2002 to help fans join them at a vital play off game. Ticket prices will be turned back to 2002  for the ENL Play Off Final against Billingham Stars on …

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Final Whistle set to blow for “Blackburn Rovers” Police Officer

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

A police officer, who helped to keep football spectators safe, is set to blow the final whistle on his role as Football Intelligence Officer in Blackburn. PC Martin Crook, who took over the role in 2006, has retired from Lancashire …

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Jack Straw recognises the strength of character shown by Steve Kean

Jack Straw Blackburn

Jack Straw, the MP for Blackburn, has said that Steve Kean has shown “considerable strength of character” and that he has secured “some remarkable results in recent days”. In his latest blog on the Blackburn Labour Party website he goes on to …

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Fan sites of Blackburn Rovers unite with a joint statement

Many of the major websites for Blackburn Rovers’ fans have joined together to issue a united statement on the club’s current plight. They claim that that they have been misrepresented and their stance has been ‘grossly misunderstood’. The websites involved …

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Blackburn Rovers fans to watch Chorley FC

Venkys Out Banner Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers fans have been urged to boycott their own club’s FA Cup match on Saturday and watch a local non-league club instead. Fans campaigning against the Premier League club’s Indian owners Venky’s have urged supporters to watch Chorley. Blackburn …

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