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FLW Greats: A look at when Matt Jansen fired Blackburn Rovers back to the Premier League
Support the amazing work of the NHS and AGE UK by getting involved in the #FLYTHEFLAG campaign, to find out more click here! — This article is part of Football League World’s ‘FLW Greats’ series, this content strand is where we look back at a player’s individual season and discuss how impressive they were… In […]
What does the future hold for Danny Graham at Blackburn Rovers?
Support the amazing work of the NHS and AGE UK by getting involved in the #FLYTHEFLAG campaign, to find out more click here! — This article is part of Football League World’s ‘What does the future hold?’ series, this content strand is where we evaluate and subjectively debate a player’s future at their current club… […]
Did you know these two facts about Blackburn Rovers’ Bradley Dack?
Support the amazing work of the NHS and AGE UK by getting involved in the #FLYTHEFLAG campaign, to find out more click here! What a signing Bradley Dack has been for Blackburn Rovers. Having played a huge role in firing Blackburn to an immediate promotion back to the Championship during his debut season with the […]
The best Blackburn Rovers XI of the Millennium – Right-backs
It’s now almost nine years since a Blackburn Rovers side last walked onto a pitch as a Premier League team. Having spent most of the first decade of the current millennium as part of English football’s top-flight following promotion in the 2000/01 season, Blackburn have now spent most of the second decade of the millennium […]
FLW Greats: A look at Bradley Dack in Blackburn Rovers’ League One promotion season
This article is part of Football League World’s ‘FLW Greats’ series, this content strand is where we look back at a player’s individual season and discuss how impressive they were… Looking back, it could be argued that Blackburn Rovers were taking something of a risk when they signed Bradley Dack from Gillingham back in the […]
What does the future hold for Tosin Adarabioyo at Blackburn Rovers?
This article is part of Football League World’s ‘What does the future hold?’ series, this content strand is where we evaluate and subjectively debate a player’s future at their current club… It has been a rather productive season for Tosin Adarabioyo at Blackburn Rovers. Having joined the club on a season-long loan from Manchester City […]
Report: Club pull out of club-record deal for Burnley man after talks, eye Rovers alternative
A Blackburn Rovers player could be on the move in place of Burnley's Ben Gibson.
Report: Sunderland star pondering summer exit; move to Championship club appeals
League One hopefuls Sunderland need promotion to the Championship if they are to keep reported Blackburn Rovers target Jon McLaughlin.
'Doesn't bear thinking about': Tony Mowbray gives his view on Leeds' situation
Just when Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers were dreaming of promotion from the Championship, the COVID-19 crisis has left the season in doubt.
Reported 12-goal target opens up on his love of Newcastle, idolises Shearer
Premier Leauge Newcastle United reportedly want to hand Adam Armstrong a second chance after his superb run in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers.
Sunderland reportedly considering deal for Championship club's attacker, pictured on Black Cats' team-sheet
League One Sunderland could raid Blackburn Rovers for Chanka Zimba - is he set to swap Ewood Park for the Stadium of Light?
'I'm a Newcastle fan': Reported Magpies target would surely relish Tyneside switch
Newcastle United have been tipped to bring Blackburn Rovers's Championship talisman Adam Armstrong back to the Premier League.
Sheffield United have stunned the Premier League but how do they compare to the best promoted teams?
Sheffield United's latest win leaves them just two points off a Champions League spot, but how do they compare to other Premier League sides to have taken the top flight by storm following promotion.
Championship round-up: Fulham pile pressure on West Brom and Leeds
Fulham took full advantage of Leeds' slip and closed the gap to the automatic promotion places with a 1-0 win at blackburn. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 20th league goal of the season fired them into third place.
Liverpool starlet Curtis Jones 'wanted by Blackburn' as Championship side promise football
Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones is reportedly wanted by Championship side Blackburn, who are hoping to entice the promising midfielder with the lure of first team football.
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: West Brom drop to second after Cardiff loss as Wigan beat Sheffield Wednesday
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Slaven Bilic's men have chosen the worst possible time to hit a bad run of form and are now down the second and winless in seven Championship matches.
Former Inter Milan star and Turkey legend Hakan Sukur reveals he now drives for Uber
Turkey football legend Hakan Sukur has opened up on the bizarre path his life has taken since retiring from the sport, taking him from a political 'exile' to running a cafe and driving for Uber in the USA.
THE SECRET SCOUT: Christian Walton shows good reflexes in goal for a big man
Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches searching for the next star. This week they give you the lowdown on Brighton keeper Christian Walton, who is playing on loan at Blackburn.
- Whittingham suffered head injuries in fall this month
- Cardiff pay tribute and say they are ‘heartbroken’
The former Cardiff and Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35. Whittingham had what South Wales police described as “an accidental fall” at a Barry pub on 7 March and had been in hospital with head injuries.
The former midfielder was a huge fans’ favourite at Cardiff, scoring numerous spectacular long-range goals that helped earn him a place in the EFL’s team of the decade for 2005-2015. He started his career at Villa before joining Cardiff in 2007, playing more than 450 times for the club. He finished his career at Blackburn, whom he left in August 2018.Continue reading...
- Serb’s header sinks Swansea and ropes in Forest
- Barnsley and Wigan secure timely wins at the bottom
Aleksandar Mitrovic left it late to ensure Fulham maintained their promotion challenge with a 1-0 win against Swansea, having missed a penalty minutes earlier.
The Serbia striker connected with Aboubakar Kamara’s right-wing cross four minutes into injury time to deliver his side’s first win in four games and boost their hopes of breaking into the top two. But a few minutes earlier it appeared as though he would be the villain when he was denied from the spot by the goalkeeper Freddie Woodman after Neeskens Kebano had gone down under a challenge from Connor Roberts.Continue reading...
Lazio are in a title race for the first time in years. When they last won Serie A 20 years ago, Sven-Göran Eriksson was in charge
Serie A was the best league in the world when Roma offered me the job of manager in 1984. All of the best players went there. I was managing Benfica when they knocked out Roma in the Uefa Cup quarter-finals the year before, which is the reason that offer was made. When it came, I took it – it was time to move.
I joined a good team, but an old team. Roma had been successful with Nils Liedholm, another Swedish coach. They had won the league in 1983 and gone on to play in the European Cup final, which they lost on penalties to Liverpool, a few months before I arrived. It was a team full of success, full of great players and names. They felt like they were the kings of Rome.Continue reading...
EFL roundup: Nottingham Forest’s promotion hopes dented by Charlton
• Lyle Taylor volley earns Addicks 1-0 win at City Ground
• Blackburn climb to eighth with 3-0 home win over Hull
Charlton boosted their fight against relegation with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over high-flying Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side came into the game on a high, having enhanced their promotion credentials with a 2-0 win over Leeds and needing a win to reach the automatic promotion places. But a team who included five changes – probably made with Saturday’s trip to West Brom in mind – toiled to turn things around after Lyle Taylor put Charlton ahead in the 24th minute.
Tosin Adarabioyo: ‘In five years I’d like to be Man City captain. It can happen’
Manchester City’s defender, on loan at Blackburn, discusses his future, how racism is getting worse and being spotted aged five
Tosin Adarabioyo may be on loan again from Manchester City but the 22-year-old remains focused on the boyhood dream. “In five years’ time I’d like to be captain of Man City and have won the Premier League and the Champions League. Definitely it can happen,” he says.
Here high ambition is married to a recognition of the hard yards required to reach the top. Sitting in plush seats at The Mere hotel in Cheshire, Adarabioyo can point to the decision to sign for a season at Blackburn Rovers after spending the previous campaign on loan at West Bromwich Albion.Continue reading...
St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not forgotten, magic | Jonathan Liew
Even at third-round tie between Birmingham and Blackburn few wanted to watch, it was still possible to find a little joy
Most match days, you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the north-eastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour before Birmingham play Blackburn, however, there are still plenty of chairs and tables available. A short distance away, in front of the Tilton Road Stand, a lone steward stands solemn guard in front of a bank of silent turnstiles. The magic of the FA Cup is still very much in evidence, it seems – but these days it tends to be more of a vanishing act.
It’s a similar story inside the stadium, where only one of the four stands – the Kop – is fully open, along with a sliver of away fans in the Gil Merrick. This despite Blackburn bringing a healthy away contingent and tickets being attractively priced at £12. Birmingham’s Twitter account was still trying to flog them early on Saturday morning.Continue reading...
Why Wolves must make a move for Manchester City’s Tosin Adarabioyo According to 90min (h/t Leeds Live), Wolves are among a host of English clubs interested in signing Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo. Tosin Adarabioyo, 22, spent last season out on loan with West Brom and is impressing this campaign in the Championship once again, […] More
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Why Newcastle United must make a move for Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong According to the Chronicle (h/t The Lancs Live), Newcastle United are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in signing Blackburn Rovers forward Adam Armstrong. Adam Armstrong, 23, has been a revelation at Blackburn Rovers since joining permanently from Newcastle United in August […] More
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2019-20 EFL Championship: 3 winners and 3 losers from Matchday 22 We are just a week away from reaching the halfway mark in the 2019-20 edition of the EFL Championship and the promotion race is shaping up nicely, with the platform very much set for yet another intriguing top-six battle. Leeds United and West Brom […] More
5 Instances when Premier League teams swapped players between themselves Swap deals between clubs playing in the same league are rare occurrences in football, especially in the Premier League, where the clubs are rather reluctant to sell their star players to their rivals. Even if they do agree to do business, outright cash is what […] More
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5 one-season wonders in the Premier League and what happened to them eventually When we talk about prolific goalscorers in the Premier League, the names of Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Didier Drogba, Alan Shearer and more recently, Mo Salah and Harry Kane come to our mind. All the aforementioned players […] More
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Aston Villa Opinion: Why Dean Smith should make a move for Bradley Dack? According to a report from The Sun, Aston Villa and Brighton are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers star Bradley Dack this summer. The 25-year-old midfielder was one of the standout players for Blackburn Rovers last season, as the Championship outfit finished 15th […] More
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