The Latest Blackburn Rovers FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018
- Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:52:02 +0000: Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
• Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers
• Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out Ipswich
Blackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, with Adam Armstrong scoring twice at Brunton Park, although Mansfield beat that score with their 6-1 home win against Accrington. At the City Ground, Nottingham Forest, who went 1-0 down in the second minute and were down to 10 men after 33, scored through Matty Cash in the third minute of injury time to force their game with Bury to penalties. Forest then went through 10-9 in the shootout, with extra time not being used in any of the ties last night.
Leeds squeezed past Bolton 2-1 at Elland Road, with the Spanish forward Samuel Sáiz scoring the winning goal in the first half. Marcelo Bielsa praised his changed side, saying: “The performance of the team was balanced. We dominated the game.” Bristol Rovers beat Crawley 2-1 at home but Bristol City, also playing at home, crashed out 1-0 to Plymouth Argyle.Continue reading...
- Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:06:57 +0000: Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Wigan
After a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the club following investment from two billionaires. For a while it looked like we’d have to sell our best players. As that no longer looks to be the case, I’m feeling hopeful. We’ll start the campaign with Jack Grealish, Andre Green and Jonathan Kodjia, who all were out of the side for significant periods last season. We are, however, weakened by the departures of Robert Snodgrass, Sam Johnstone and John Terry. Assuming there are no significant departures, Villa can challenge for a place in the play-offs at the very least. After Cardiff reached the Premier League last season, automatic promotion should not be beyond our wildest dreams. I predict we’ll finish fifth. Josh Smith
Related: Championship 2018-19 season previewContinue reading...
- Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:00:11 +0000: Championship 2018-19 season preview - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictable
- Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:00:44 +0000: How Alex Ferguson snatched Roy Keane out of Blackburn’s hands | Rob Smyth - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
The midfielder became one of Manchester United’s greats but he had almost signed for Kenny Dalglish’s team instead
Historic moments usually have an epic quality. But sometimes all it takes to change the world is for a few office staff to get that Friday feeling. Exactly 25 years ago – in the summer of 1993 – the world of football changed for ever because the admin team at Ewood Park clocked off on time. If somebody had stayed late in the office, Roy Keane would have become a Blackburn Rovers player. Instead, Alex Ferguson was given the chance to oversee one of his most important injury-time winners.Continue reading...
- Tue, 01 May 2018 07:39:43 +0000: Blackburn’s Mowbray out to crack Venky’s puzzle with passage to India | David Conn - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
Rovers’ manager secured a return to the Championship and will ask for money this summer to make the club competitive
So Blackburn Rovers, the scrambled remains of the Jack Walker-funded club which once won the Premier League, have been promoted to the Championship, reversing the precipitous slide since they were bought in 2010 by Venky’s, the egg and chicken conglomerate of India.
After the recent 3-1 home victory against Peterborough United their manager, Tony Mowbray, told the Guardian he would travel to Pune this summer to talk to the Venky family and ask them to invest more of their money to give his team a chance next season. He did the same last summer after relegation and they released £1.5m, of which Mowbray spent £1.25m, including £750,000 signing Bradley Dack, the midfield craftsman whose performances have been outstanding.Continue reading...
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- Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:00:00 +0000: Could you be the next David Raya?... - Blackburn Rovers News
Get goalkeeping coaching from the Rovers first team goalkeeping coach Ben Benson!
Do you know someone who can be the next David Raya? Is there a youngster who looks like a real prospect when playing in goal in the back garden?
- Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:20:23 +0000: Rovers to learn Carabao Cup fate - Blackburn Rovers News
The second round draw takes place tomorrow, with Mick McCarthy and Chris Waddle conducting
Rovers will be ball number two when the draw for the second round of the Carabao Cup is made tomorrow night.
- Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:40:00 +0000: Rovers hooked on new Digital & Diversity Partner... - Blackburn Rovers News
We welcome Nybble.co.uk as Rovers' commercial portfolio continues to grow
Rovers are delighted to announce Nybble.co.uk as our new Digital and Diversity partner for the 2018-19 season.
- Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:54:09 +0000: The experiment worked - Blackburn Rovers News
Adam Armstrong in particular has given Tony Mowbray food for thought ahead of the trip to Hull City
We've not seen Adam Armstrong play as a lone frontman too much in Rovers colours, but his brace in the Carabao Cup at Carlisle United on Tuesday night has given his boss food for thought.
- Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:30:46 +0000: A near perfect performance, says Brad - Blackburn Rovers News
Plenty of positives to take as Rovers head into round two of the Carabao Cup following victory at Carlisle
There were five Rovers goals on Tuesday night in Rovers' big Carabao Cup victory at Carlisle United, and playmaker Bradley Dack had a hand in every single one of them.
Newly relegated Blackburn Rovers have now resigned themselves to loosing many of their top players in the closed season due to their unsuccessful season just gone which will break the hearts of many of their supporters. One of the first players who will make an exit from Ewood Park is French midfielder Steven N`Zonzi who look set to return to the premier league as their are now a number of clubs battling for the players signature.
On a plus note the side from the north have many targets on their scope for the new season as Steve Kean looks to bolster his squad options with the first of these to be signed being the Portuguese striker Nuno Gomes. The influential striker has just signed a two year deal to take him to Ewood Park on a free transfer as he was released from his previous side Braga at the end of the season.
Another two players who have been signed by kean so far are Danny Murphy and Leon Best who have recently both signed lucrative deals to help the side retake their position in the top flight of English football. Both players arrived on free transfers which is always a bonus for clubs and bring with them a wealth of experience.
Want away winger Junior Hoilett is another player who is close to leaving the club this summer as he is on the verge of a move to German side Borussia Monchengladbach. The player is also said to have held talks with many of the premier leagues top clubs but it look for than likely that the player will look for pastures new in on of Europe’s top leagues. The twenty two year old has just been seen to fly out to Germany to seal this deal so barring a disaster you will see him in the colours of Monchengladbach next season.
Finally rover have also been involved in arranging the transfer of up and coming Ipswich goal keeper Scott Loach who has been on Keans radar for some time and are now looking to hijack an approach from Watford. The young keeper is thought to be the perfect player for Kean to rebuild from the back and it is believe that Loach is very keen on a move up north.