Blackburn Transfers

The Latest Blackburn Rovers FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018

  • Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:42:17 +0000: Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham dies aged 35 - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • 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.

    Related: 'He made it look so cool': tributes flood in for Peter Whittingham

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  • Wed, 26 Feb 2020 23:04:20 +0000: Championship roundup: Mitrovic leads Fulham back into third place - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • 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.

    Related: Mateusz Klich sinks Middlesbrough and gives Leeds breathing space

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  • Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:40:09 +0000: Sven-Göran Eriksson: 'Blackburn let me join Lazio. I thank them every day' - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian

    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

    By The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport Network

    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.

    Related: Where did it all go wrong for Deportivo La Coruña?

    Related: Diego Simeone: 'If I want something I go after it ad nauseam'

    Related: How Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Lazio won the Serie A title race of 1999-2000

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  • Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:39:11 +0000: EFL roundup: Nottingham Forest’s promotion hopes dented by Charlton - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    • 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.

    Related: Liam Cooper earns Leeds draw against Brentford after Kiko Casilla blunder

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  • Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:59:31 +0000: Tosin Adarabioyo: ‘In five years I’d like to be Man City captain. It can happen’ - Blackburn Rovers | The Guardian
    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.

    Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

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  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:51:33 +0000: EFL STATEMENT: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Blackburn Rovers News

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    The EFL has today agreed to postpone its football competitions until it is safe to resume

    As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the EFL, Premier League, FA and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship has today collectively agreed to postpone its football competitions until it is safe to resume.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:48:00 +0000: FA Women’s Championship Statement - Blackburn Rovers News

    Ladies

    The 2019-20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so

    These are challenging circumstances for English football and our primary concern will always be for the safety and welfare of clubs, players, staff, officials, volunteers and supporters during this unprecedented time.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:41:00 +0000: Rovers quartet face play-off wait - Blackburn Rovers News

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    Further fixture postponements for Rovers stars Lenihan, Williams, Mulgrew and Evans

    Rovers’ home nation internationals face a further wait in their quest to qualify for next summer’s European Championships.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:29:56 +0000: Insta Q&A with Bradley Johnson - Blackburn Rovers News

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    The Rovers midfielder answered questions from supporters on his Instagram account

    Midfielder Bradley Johnson has provided an insight into his life at Rovers by taking part in an Instagram Q&A with supporters.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:03:42 +0000: Rovers Rewind: Watch last season’s triumph over Leeds! - Blackburn Rovers News

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    With no live football at present, we've selected another classic clash to show in full on YouTube!

    With tonight’s Championship clash against Leeds United postponed, we will be showing a full match replay of last season’s corresponding Ewood encounter instead.

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.