The Latest Blackburn Rovers FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018
- Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:17:54 +0000: Brad Friedel appointed head coach of MLS's New England Revolution - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
- Former USA, Blackburn and Villa goalkeeper gets first head coach role
- Revolution have appeared in five MLS Cup finals but have never won
The former USA, Blackburn and Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has been named as the new head coach of the New England Revolution.
Friedel, who also had spells at Liverpool and Tottenham in a Premier League career spanning almost two decades, had been coaching the United States’ under-19 team prior to accepting the challenge with the Major League Soccer team. He also played in MLS for Columbus Crew.Continue reading...
- Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:05:37 +0000: Carabao Cup roundup: Wolves stun Southampton while Burnley win derby - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
• Last season’s finalists crash out at home against Championship side
• Lancashire derby marred by crowd disturbances at Ewood Park
Last season’s runners-up are out of the Carabao Cup as Southampton were stunned 2-0 at home by the Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers. Southampton, who lost 3-2 against Manchester United in the Wembley final in February, fell at the first hurdle this time.
Danny Batth headed in Ivan Cavaleiro’s corner in the 67th minute and substitute Donovan Wilson made it 2-0 with three minutes left.Continue reading...
- Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:38 +0000: Football League in focus: Tony Mowbray bemoans Blackburn’s sinking feeling | Jeremy Alexander - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
New season, new league and new players but same old defeats for Blackburn as the malaise at Ewood Park under the Venky’s ownership continues
League football returned to Ewood Park as if it had never been away. But Blackburn Rovers, Premier League champions of 1995, found themselves in the unusual surroundings of League One on Saturday, losing 3-1 to Doncaster Rovers, who came in by the other door. After two degrees of separation the only familiarity for Blackburn was defeat.
Three months ago, in their last five games, at least they were mixing it with Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Aston Villa, beating two and drawing with Wolves in a vain attempt to avoid the drop. Now they continue their struggles in the company of Rochdale and Northampton. It is a sad descent. As the old boys of Eton and Harrow were discussing in the late 1870s whether to have hacking, Blackburn was shaping as the first northern centre to upset that dominance, with Rovers winning the FA Cup from 1884-86 and becoming founder members of the League. Hacking now is as international as the game itself but Blackburn are not keeping up.Continue reading...
- Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:00:46 +0000: League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs
It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.
Related: League Two 2017-18 season previewContinue reading...
- Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:12:24 +0000: Premier League at 25: fans from all 47 clubs on their best and worst memories - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
Fans from the 47 clubs to have competed in the league reminisce about legends such as Paulo Wanchope, Duncan Ferguson, Juninho and Jay-Jay Okocha
Best moment: For all the rage of the last year (or two, or three, or four depending on if and when the stasis finally broke you), we have been rather blessed during the Premier League era. We have won the league at White Hart Lane, a ground that was demolished with Arsenal having won as many titles there as the home team have in their entire existence. We have won the league at Old Trafford, the home of our great rivals of the time. We have gone an entire season unbeaten. But it’s hard to remember a single moment where life was so perfect as when Tony Adams, Mr Arsenal himself, sprinted forward to bring down a chipped throughball from Steve Bould (!) and lash it home in front of the North Bank at Highbury in the glorious sunshine to seal our first Premier League title in 1997-98.Continue reading...
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- Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:02:55 +0000: Highlights: Bury 0 Rovers 3 - Blackburn Rovers News
All the goals and action from Rovers' big win at the Energy Check Stadium on Saturday, as a Marcus Antonsson brace and a Bradley Dack strike sealed the win in front of a huge Rovers travelling contingent.
- Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:57:00 +0000: Tony: Dack's hitting the right notes - Blackburn Rovers News
The boss confesses he's had to be patient with the midfielder, whose showing his class now
Rovers boss Tony Mowbray admits Bradley Dack's fine performance against Bury at the weekend came as no surprise to him.
- Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:33:25 +0000: Dack delight at Rovers' ruthlessness - Blackburn Rovers News
Bradley's already looking forward to four months of "total football" from here on in
"I don't think it could have gone any better for us," says Bradley Dack, who was the main architect for Rovers in their impressive victory at Bury.
- Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:47:50 +0000: Boss hails 'X-factor' Brad - Blackburn Rovers News
Tony Mowbray was delighted with the convincing victory at Bury, but reserved special praise for Bradley Dack, who created the two first half goals for Marcus Antonsson and then capped a fine individual display with Rovers' third of the game.
- Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:11:26 +0000: Mowbray: The early goal was crucial - Blackburn Rovers News
The boss was thrilled with his side's performance at the Energy Check Stadium
The Rovers boss admits that Marcus Antonsson's brace killed off any potential Bury challenge as his side ran out 0-3 winners against the Shakers on Saturday.
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.