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On this day in 1992. signed for Blackburn Rovers for a fee of £3.6m. . ⚽ 130 goals. 🏆 Premier League . Bargain! htt…
🗓 7th May 2012: Blackburn Rovers relegated from the Premier League. 🗓 7th May 2017: Blackburn Rovers relegated from the Champi…
1995 was a long time ago for Blackburn Rovers fans. 22 years ago they won the Premier League. Now they're in League One. W…
Blackburn become first Premier League winners to drop to third tier after rollercoaster final day.
Blackburn are the first ever Premier League champions to be relegated to the third tier of English football. ⬇️ (So…
Premier League champions in 1995. Blackburn Rovers have been relegated to League One.
Blackburn Rovers are the first team to be relegated to League One after having won the Premier League
Blackburn Rovers and Burnley ban away fans at U23 Premier League Cup games.
The last Scottish player to score a Premier League hat trick was Kevin Gallacher in 1998 for Blackburn Rovers, well done
Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle waiting on answers from Premier League clubs over loan moves: BLACKBUR...
On this day in 1992 John Hendrie scored a fantastic 15-minute Premier League hat-trick against Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers continue good U18s Premier League form with Manchester United win. BLACKBURN...
Jordan Rhodes, winless runs, Premier League refs and everything you need to know ahead of Blackburn Rovers v I...
The clamour for video technology outside the Premier League intensified on Sunday as Blackburn Rovers we...
Fantastic win for against former Premier League winners Blackburn Rovers tonight! Roll on the next round!
Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede is in the middle of an 8M tug-of-war between Premier League new boys Watford and Norwich City. [sun]
ON THIS DAY: In 1995, Blackburn Rovers won their first and only Premier League title.
List of Premier League teams that have beaten Blackburn Rovers this season. ...as you were.
Blackburn Rovers have drawn 99 Premier League away games.
Blackburn shock Swansea; Utd held Blackburn Rovers scored two late goals to knock ill-disciplined Premier League side Swansea City out of the Fa Cup with a thoroughly deserved 3-1 victory in the fourth round at Ewood Park on Saturday. Read more:
Blackburn Rovers have beaten Premier League opposition in the Fa Cup in front of 25,226 empty seats!. . ht…
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Clarets boss Sean Dyche has been named as the best manager in the North West at a prestigious awards evening on Tuesday. The Burnley manager beat off top-level competition from shortlisted Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini and Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers to land the honour. Dyche guided the Clarets back to the Premier League on a shoestring budget. And Clarets striker Danny Ings made it a Turf Moor double when he was named Championship player of the year, beating off Blackburn Rovers marksman Jordan Rhodes. The evening was staged in Manchester.
THE 3 BEST SQUADS IN PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY In 1992, in a step that marked a new epoch in how football was viewed the world over, all 22 teams from the First Division of the English domestic Football League resigned en-masse to form the English Premier League. 22 years on, the Premier League is the most-watched Football League in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes. 46 clubs have since earned the privilege of competing for the most prestigous domestic title in world football, and only 5 clubs have managed to lay their hands on the coveted trophy – Manchester United 13 times, Arsenal and Chelsea thrice, Manchester City twice and Blackburn Rovers once. Some teams have gone beyond simply being titled champions for a season though. Through clinically competitive performances, through eye-catching performances brimming with flair, or with attitudes that screamed out the desire to not turn out on the losing side, a few champion teams have earned the right of having lasting eulogies co ...
What does it take to win the Premier League? The Premier League is the most watched football division in the world, and is often heralded as being the most competitive too. Rising stars of the playing and managerial world flock to the Premier League to prove their ability in English football and achieve global recognition for their talents. In the 19 seasons of a 20 team Premier League, just five teams have gone on to win the title – Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. Each of these teams spent big on recruiting the Best Players available to them; each demonstrated considerable physical and mental strength throughout the campaign; and each produced moments of fantastic skill and guile to overcome their opponents. But taking an overview of the numbers from the last two decades of Premier League football, what kind of targets does a team setting out to mount a title campaign need to set if it is realistically going to stand a chance of succeeding? How many points do ...
In 1994, an up and coming Zinedine Zidane was earmarked by Blackburn Rovers boss, Kenny Dalglish, as the man to spearhead Rovers' defence of their Premier League title. In what will go down as one of the biggest mistakes in english football's history, Blackburn owner, Jack Walker, quickly replied to his manager's request with "what do you need him for, we've got Tim Sherwood"!!!
Nottingham Forest: Tim Flowers & John Marshall join backroom team Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has brought in former England goalkeeper Tim Flowers and senior Football Association scout John Marshall to bolster his backroom staff. Marshall, 49, who played 411 matches for Fulham before working as their scout, joins as head of recruitment. Tim Flowers' playing career Tim Flowers, in his days as Blackburn Rovers keeper Flowers made 500 Football League appearances with Wolves, Southampton, Swindon Town (loan), Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City, Stockport County (loan) and Coventry City (loan), winning England 11 caps. He also headed player recruitment at Leicester City before joining the FA. Flowers, 47, is reunited with his former England team-mate Pearce as goalkeeping coach at the City Ground. Most recently the former Southampton, Wolves, Swindon Town and Leicester City goalkeeper, who was a Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, worked as first-team coach at Kidderminster Harriers. Pr ...
One day last November, psychology professor Carol Dweck welcomed a pair of visitors from the Blackburn Rovers, a soccer team in the United Kingdom’s Premier League. The Rovers’ training academy is ranked in England’s top three, yet performance director Tony Faulkner had long suspected that many prom…
Norwich City are relegated from the Premier League, so looking forward to going there next season in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers!
ON THIS DAY: In 1994, ManUtd won the Premier League for the second successive season, after Blackburn Rovers lost to Coventry City.
Tim Sherwood lifted the Barclays Premier League trophy as Blackburn Rovers captain at Anfield in 1995. Interesting.
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Top five BPL strike partnerships : Daniel Sturridge scored his 20th league goal this season against Sunderland on Tuesday, making him and Luis Suarez the first Liverpool strikers to both reach the milestone in 50 years. Here, AFP Sports looks at five of the most successful strike partnerships to have graced the English top flight since the Premier League was launched in 1992: Andy Cole AND PETER BEARDSLEY (Newcastle United; 1993-1995) Newcastle were promoted in 1993 and stormed to a third-place finish in their first season back in the elite thanks largely to the goals of Cole and Beardsley. The pair proved ideal foils for each other, with 32-year-old schemer Beardsley helping lithe 21- year-old Cole plunder 34 goals and also finding the net 21 times himself. Their combined tally of 55 goals, scored over a 42-game campaign, remains a Premier League record. Alan Shearer AND Chris Sutton (Blackburn Rovers; 1994-1996) Bankrolled by owner Jack Walker, Blackburn broke the British transfer record twice to assemb ...
Manchester United have not conceded a penalty at Old Trafford in the Premier League since December 31 2011 (vs Blackburn Rovers). - Only Everton vs Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards than the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture in the Premier League (14). -Six of the last 10 goals in this fixture have been scored in the 15 minute period just after half- time. - This game should feature the three players to have been involved in the most Premier League goals (scoring & assisting) this season: Suarez 34, Sturridge 23 and Wayne Rooney 21.
No.5: Robbie Fowler (183 goals) The Kop loved Robbie Fowler so much they christened him 'God'. Robert Bernard "Robbie" Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability. He is best remembered for his playing days at Liverpool and is the fifth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. Fowler scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). He subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006. He moved clubs 18 months later to sign for Cardiff City. He refused a one year "pay as you play" contract extension and signed with Blackburn Rovers on a three-month "pay as you play" deal instead. In December 2008, he departed Blackburn and forged a career in Australia with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory. In ...
on this day in premierleaghue. 25 February 2006: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Arsenal Morten Gamst Pedersen scored in the 18th minute to give Blackburn Rovers a victory which sent them above their opponents to go fifth in the Barclays Premier League table. Pedersen converted his eighth Premier League goal of the season from close range following a cross from Craig Bellamy. Arsenal had won 1-0 at Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League five days earlier but it was Blackburn who made the brighter start. After the goal, Rovers were on top and Andy Todd and Robbie Savage each had a chance to stretch the lead. The Gunners had their best spell of the match midway through the second half with Philippe Senderos heading over and Cesc Fabregas shooting straight at goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who then had to deny Emmanuel Adebayor. It was Blackburn’s third win in five league matches and manager Mark Hughes said: “It was a fantastic performance from each and every one of my players. We were really brave in everything that ...
Even if Man City go out against Barcelona in the Champions League, they'll focus all their efforts on over turning Blackburn Rovers' Premier League title win tally of 1, however Steven Gerrard will have something to say about this as he is trying his upmost to equal Luke Chadwick with regards to Premier League winners medals
statistics from 19 seasons, from the most to least, youngest to oldest, fastest to longest, and just plain best. 5 minutes – time of first-ever Premier League goal, scored by Brian Deane for Sheffield United v Manchester United on 15 August 1992 10 seconds – time of the fastest goal, scored by Ledley King for Tottenham Hotspur v Bradford City in December 2000 6 seconds – fastest goal by a substitute after coming on – Nicklas Bendtner for Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur in December 2007 16 years 271 days – youngest top flight scorer – James Vaughan for Everton v Crystal Palace in April 2005 40 years 268 days – oldest scorer – Teddy Sheringham for West Ham United v Portsmouth in December 2006 17 goals as a substitute – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United 3 goals scored by goalkeepers – Peter Schmeichel for Aston Villa v Everton in 2001, Brad Freidel for Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic in 2004 and Paul Robinson for Tottenham Hotspur v Watford in 2007 38 goals scored by a defender ...
Latest developments...big boost for Barnsley as Danny Rose has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract. mark.stokes Rose pens contract extension with until 2016. Jan. 22, 2014 13:28 Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp isn't planning a bid for Jordan Rhodes after claiming Blackburn Rovers want '£8m or £9m' for the striker. Rhodes told Sky Sports News earlier today that he isn't looking to leave Ewood Park and is keen to help Blackburn secure promotion back to the Premier League. 13:24 Another Leicester player attracting interest is Kasper Schmeichel and Sky Sports understands AC Milan are keen on the goalkeeper. Milan are understood to have made an approach for Schmeichel, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Milan are looking to sign a new goalkeeper and have previously been linked with Newcastle's No.1 Tim Krul. 13:18 We're hearing reports that Fulham have made a fresh bid for Leicester City defender Liam Moore and have also made an offer for his team-mate Jeffrey Schlupp. Fulham a ...
Hope you all enjoyed Leigh Centurionsreturn to action yesterday, even if the score wasn't quite right, lots of positive signs! Anyway, the sport continues tonight: Blackburn Rovers play Norwich City in the Barclays U21 Premier League. Kick off 7pm, hope to see you, and some Northern Canaries, there!
Manuel Pellegrini hailed the 99 goals his Manchester City side have scored in all competitions as Blackburn Rovers were routed 5-0 in the Fa Cup third-round replay. Sergio Agüero found the net 49 seconds after coming off the bench on his return from injury and Pellegrini stated that offered him a good selection headache as Álvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko, who started in the City attack, each scored twice. City face Cardiff City next in Saturday's Premier League game at the Etihad and Pellegrini welcomed being faced with potentially having to choose two of his three strikers.
We can reveal that the Premier League club in talks with Blackburn Rovers regarding Jordan Rhodes, is West Bromwich Albi…
The top level sport returns to Leigh Sports Village this week! Leigh Centurions take on Wigan Warriors in the 'battle of the borough' on Sunday (KO 3pm) and on Monday 20th, Blackburn Rovers take on FA Youth Cup holders Norwich City in the Barclays U21 Premier League (KO 7pm). We'd love to see you down here!
will Suarez be able to create history ???.he has already scored 22.place your views guys. "The leading scorers of EPL.." 1993/94 Andy Cole – 34 goals The Newcastle United forward was too much to handle for just about every defence that season which led to Alex Ferguson forking out £7 million for his services the following year. Accused of missing several chances before getting on the score sheet – stats indicated other strikers were in fact guiltier of this than Cole – his deadly partnership with Dwight Yorke during the 1998/99 season was a key part of the Treble winning side. 1994/95 Alan Shearer – 34 goals The first of three years in a row that the England striker sat top of the pile and instrumental in helping Blackburn Rovers land the title. Left to join Newcastle United for £15 million and quickly made that fee look like a bargain as he continued in a similar prolific vein. With 260 goals to his name, Shearer has an incredible 73 to spare over Andy Cole as the top Premier League goal scorer ...
Manchester City's opener against Blackburn Rovers came from a corner; they have scored more Premier League ...
Leeds United - Barnsley Kick Off : 16:00 Referee : Keith Stroud Injuries and suspensions : Danny Pugh are unsure of the hosts . Chris O'Grady and Paddy McCourt are uncertain of the guests. Leeds United fans have long dreamed of returning to the Premier League, and finally see it actually plausible. Brian McDermott had some teething problems earlier this fall , but now they look stronger after every round that passes. Last weekend, shattering the local rivals Doncaster Rovers entire 3-0 away from home . They are now with just one defeat in their last seven matches, and it came when they were visiting Blackburn Rovers in late November. All five of these seven matches have ended in victory , and therefore they have not surprisingly jumped up a little on the table . In front of this round is the a great 6th place with a 10-3-7 overall. They have 33 points and are just one point down to the next layer on the table , so it is important not to take your foot off the accelerator. Up to direct promotion is seven p ...
Fa Cup: Arsenal draw Tottenham for third-round north London derby Arsenal will play Tottenham at Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Fa Cup in the first weekend of January. Manchester United will play Swansea City at Old Trafford and Norwich entertain Fulham. Chelsea travel to Championship form side Derby County, while Manchester City visit Blackburn Rovers. Holders Wigan host Milton Keynes Dons while non-league sides Kidderminster and Macclesfield entertain Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday respectively. West Brom will play Crystal Palace at home and Cardiff travel to Newcastle in the other all-Premier League ties of the round, while Liverpool have been given a tie at home to either League One Oldham or League Two Mansfield. The Latics knocked Brendan Rodgers's men out of the fourth round of last season's competition at Boundary Park, while a Luis Suarez handball ensured Liverpool avoided an Fa Cup third-round shock at Mansfield Town at this stage last season. The last time north London rivals ...
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The north London rivals will face off once again at the Emirates Stadium, while David Moyes' struggling men take on last year's Capital One Cup winners Premier League leaders Arsenal will host north London rivals Tottenham in the Fa Cup third round. Manchester United take on Swansea in one of a number of all-Premier League clashes, while Liverpool will face Oldham or Mansfield Town. Chelsea take on Steve McClaren's high-flying Derby County at Pride Park while Manchester City also face an away assignment against Blackburn Rovers. Everton manager Roberto Martinez, looking to win the Fa Cup for a second successive season, will take on QPR at Goodison Park. Holders Wigan Athletic, meanwhile, begin their tournament defence at home to MK Dons. The ties will take place on Saturday January 4 and Sunday January 5
Andrew Alexander "Andy" Cole (born 15 October 1971 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) is an English former professional footballer and coach at Huddersfield Town. He was almost universally known as Andy Cole in the 1990s, but in 2000, he allegedly asked to be known as Andrew Cole. As a player, he was a striker from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for his time in the Premier League, with Manchester United, where he spent six years of his career and winning numerous trophies in the process. He also played in the top division of English football for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley and Nottingham Forest. A former England international, Cole is the second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history; in his career, Cole has scored a total of 187 Premier League goals, placing him behind Alan Shearer who has 260 goals. Cole has the distinction of being one of the ...
Sick Notes: Five Current Injury Prone Players in the Premier League 5. Michael Essien - Chelsea Michael Essien of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge on May 13, 2012 in London, England 4. Jack Wilshere - Arsenal Simion Bulgaru of Moldova (L) challenges Jack Wilshere of England during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Moldova at Wembley Stadium on September 6, 2013 in London, England One of most unfortunate players in the Premier League - he was injured very early on last season in August and was ruled out for eight months. However, when he was almost due to return to full-fitness, he was dealt the crushing news that a recurrence of the knee ligament injury would actually keep him out of the entire 2013/14 season also. Injuries have been a common occurrence for Newcastle's full-back and he was regularly sidelined while at Wigan also. 2. Steven Reid - West Brom A classic, yet sad footballing tal ...
411 HEADIES: • Sunderland are "very disappointed" with FA chairman Greg *** after he criticised the amount of foreign players signed by the club. • Southampton's Victor Wanyama says being away with Kenya's national side has helped him to overcome a 'tough' start to Premier League life. • Alan Pardew felt Hatem Ben Arfa was "unplayable" during his goalscoring display in Newcastle United's 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday. • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with a point after a tough 0-0 draw with Stoke. • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has expressed disappointment at the way his side defended in their 2-1 loss to Newcastle United. • Jordan Rhodes' late intervention saw Blackburn Rovers secure a 1-1 draw away to fierce Lancashire rivals Burnley on Saturday. • Arsene Wenger praised Aaron Ramsey for his dramatic improvement over the past year, as his brace helped Arsenal to a 3-1 win at Sunderland. • Mark Hughes praised his Stoke City side for their battling display a ...
Former R's defender takes centre stage for charity ... To come back and partner with QPR in the Community Trust is a great feeling." Zesh Rehman ZESH Rehman made a welcome return to Loftus Road to help mastermind the launch of a new partnership with QPR in the Community Trust tackling the under-representation of South Asians in British football. The one-time QPR defender took centre stage for Sidelined-to-Sidelines – the Trust's new unique coach education and mentoring programme delivered in collaboration with the Zesh Rehman Foundation (ZRF). Funded by the Premier League and Professional Footballers Association, the project is designed to develop British Asian coaches in order to increase the number of young people from minority communities accessing high-quality football coaching. In front of a conference brimming with budding, young coaches, the former Ranger was one of several guest speakers on a panel which included ex-Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean, who oversaw Rehman's development through th ...
The Premier League Golden Boot, known for sponsorship reasons as the Barclays Golden Boot, is an annual English association football award given to the top goalscorer at the end of the Premier League season, the top domestic league competition in club football in England, since its creation in 1992. Golden Boot awards are also awarded to the first players to reach 10, 20 and 30 goals in a season. The top-scoring Premier League Golden Boot winners are Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer with 34 goals in a 42-game season, but Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo jointly hold the record since the league changed to a 38 game season, with 31 goals. Thierry Henry has won the award the most times (four), all with Arsenal, while Shearer won it three times with Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Robin Van Persie of Manchester United has held the Golden Boot for the last two seasons. Combining the statistics for all winners up to 2013, a Premier League Golden Boot winner scores an average of 24 goals from 35 games, a strike ...
It was 18 years ago this week that Newcastle United completed the signing of David Ginola to mark their fourth capture of an exciting summer that would see them lay the foundations for a tilt at the Premier League title. Then the razzmatazz of Ginola’s arrival from Paris St-Germain sent this football mad city into an absolute frenzy with many fans believing that the time had come for Kevin Keegan’s team to finally lift the big one and end decades of disappointment by delivering the top flight trophy. The Magpies beat Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Juventus to Ginola’s signature and Sir John Hall even had ambitions to sign Serie A legend Roberto Baggio while then Blackburn Rovers ace Chris Sutton was also shortlisted in what felt like Fantasy Football for Toon fans. Chief executive at the time Freddie Fletcher said then: “We are only interested in signing world class players”. And intent was shown after a £13m spending spree that had fans buzzing and the city eagerly anticipating a Premier League ...
The official lists of players released by Premier League clubs have been published with Andre Ashavin, Roque Santa Cruz and William Gallas heading the list. Some of the other players are Phil Neville, David Bentley, Filippo Mancini, Simon Davies, Mark Schwarzer, Michael Owen and Mark Gower. Arsenal released the largest number of players from their squad, with Arshavin just one of 14 players to depart the Gunners. The 32-year-old Russian joined Arsenal from Zenith St. Petersburg for a reported £15 million in January of 2009. 35-year-old Frenchman William Gallas has also been shown the exit door, three years after joining from Arsenal. Gallas made 78 appearances for Spurs, 24 of those coming from last season. Santa Cruz joined Manchester City for around £18 million from Blackburn Rovers in 2009 but played just 20 games for the club. Eight years since Phil Neville joined Everton from Manchester United, he has been told he could now leave after making over 300 appearances in all competitions for the Merseys ...
Hanley signs new Blackburn deal Blackburn Rovers centre-back Grant Hanley has signed a new five-year deal with the club, Sky Sports understands. Hanley, 21, joined Blackburn from Scottish giants Rangers F.C. in 2008. The 21-year-old defender, who broke into Rovers’ first-team in 2011-12, has formed a reliable partnership with Scott Dann at Ewood Park. Higuain confirms summer exit Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has confirmed he will leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu this summer, ESPN reports. Higuain, 25, has bagged 122 goals and 46 assists in 250-plus appearances for Los Blancos over the past seven seasons. The 25-year-old Argentina international is expected to join Italian champions Juventus when the transfer window reopens in July. Higuain is also attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Garay nears Old Trafford switch Benfica stopper Ezequiel Garay is set to join Manchester United, Portuguese daily Record has r ...
This summer could be the best summer Arsenal has had for a long time. The core of the team have been tied down to new contracts with the only big name player that could leave is Bacary Sagna, however his performances this season have been questionable and a new right-back could be just what is needed. The club has struck incredible sponsorship deals with Fly Emirates and Puma to bulk up their finances and Arsene Wenger has been handed a superior funded war chest to heavily invest his squad this summer. The manager has never spent big with Russian flop Andrey Arshavin his record transfer at £15 million. However, the club fell well short of competing for the Premier League while lower league opposition Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City knocked them out of the domestic cups. Arsenal restored pride with a credible victory at the Allianz Arena to lose out on away goals in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, but were still outclassed. The manager will need to change his transfer policy to get Arsenal ...
Mark Hughes is close to becoming the new manager of Stoke City, replacing Tony Pulis. Hughes, the former Queens Park Rangers boss, has had talks with the club and hopes to fill the vacant managerial position at the Britannia Stadium after Pulis left the club last week. The 49-year old is considered be be the Potters' first choice as leading figures at the club has claimed Hughes would be a 'good fit.' However Bryan Shaw, chairman of Stoke City's Supporters Club, doesn't see Hughes as the ideal replacement. "From all the people available, he would not have been my first choice, although he has a reasonable record apart from at QPR," he told the BBC. "If you ask the majority of Stoke supporters, Mark Hughes would not be their first choice. That said, whoever the chairman appoints we have to get behind. We just have to hope he proves us wrong." Hughes had got plenty of previous Premier League experience having managed Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers. His first job in manag ...
Manchester United 'most popular team in world' with 659 million fans • Survey shows United have doubled fanbase in last five years • Club say Sir Alex Ferguson can overcome Man City threat The Manchester United players celebrate a goal during a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers in May last year. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Owen Gibson They may have lost out to Chelsea in the chase for Europe's hottest property, relinquished the league title with the last kick of the season to their bitter local rivals and crashed out in the group stages of the Champions League. But, according to figures released by Manchester United on Tuesday, none of that has stopped them doubling their international fanbase in five years to a mind-boggling 659 million and remaining the most popular club in world football. A new survey, designed to underpin the global commercial push that has driven the club's revenue growth in the Glazer era, has revealed that Manchester United have 659 million "followe ...
Latest Barclays PL News & Transfer Gossips :- - Arsenal are watching St Etienne pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Stephane Ruffier ahead of a summer swoop. - Monaco are keen to make Manchester City star Carlos Tevez their marquee signing this summer. - Manchester City backroom changes have left players in dark over their futures says Gareth Barry. - Danny Murphy is ready to quit Blackburn Rovers and return to Fulham for behind the scenes job. - Southampton striker Billy Sharp, on loan at Nottingham Forest, will make a £1.2million permanent move in summer. - Arsenal have reignited their interest in Celtic defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama. - Bayern Munich have expressed an interest in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. - Manchester City are still chasing Al-Ain midfielder Omar Abdulrahman. - Manchester United want to bring Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric back to the Premier League. - Barcelona have earmarked Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany as a replacement for Carles Puyol. - Liv ...
KENNY Jackett has warned Millwall will come up against a Blackburn Rovers side "full of quality" in their Fa Cup quarter-final on Sunday. Despite the Lancashire club's well-documented issues off the field and struggles in the league this season, Jackett says the Lions will have to be at their best to progress to the last four. Michael Appleton took up the manager's position at Ewood Park in January to become Rovers' third boss of campaign as their turbulent return to life in the Championship verged on becoming farcical. But Jackett believes their plight illustrates the potential disastrous consequences of being relegated from the Premier League -and the difficulties of adjusting to relegation to the second tier. "Coming out of the Premier League presents its own problems," Jackett said. "It is a different set of problems to a club like Millwall, where we are haven't been in the top flight before. "Blackburn have had their problems since coming down. Do you stay strong financially and go for it? Do you gam ...
Manchester United will aim to vent their feelings of injustice on holders Chelsea in the Fa Cup this weekend after a controversial Champions League exit against Real Madrid on Tuesday torched their hopes of a treble. Alex Ferguson's side have concentrated their firepower on bigger prizes since last lifting the Fa Cup for a record 11th time in 2004 when they beat Millwall. But knocking out the club who have won the Fa Cup four times in the last six seasons - including the 2007 final when Chelsea beat United in the first final at the re-built Wembley Stadium - would be some consolation. The clash at Old Trafford is the standout match of the quarterfinals which also features the all-Premier League tie between Everton and Wigan Athletic. Manchester City, the 2011 winners, face 1912 winners Barnsley of the Championship and in an all-Championship tie Millwall meet Blackburn Rovers, who knocked out Arsenal in the last round. "We've still got an Fa Cup tie and we're still in a commanding position in the league. S ...
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Arsenal need £200m cash splash to stay in top four - Ian Wright The Gunners legend believes that, in order to remain in contention for the Champions League, they need almost three times the £70 million that is currently being touted By Sam Wells Feb 23, 2013 8:04:00 PM Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Arsene Wenger needs to spend £200 million if the club are to stand any chance of seriously competing for a top four spot in the Premier League. The former Gunners striker responded to claims that Arsene Wenger will receive £70m in the next window with contempt, saying that they need to spend almost three times that amount to remain in contention for Champions League qualification. His comments came after a late winner from Santi Cazorla prevented a draw against Aston Villa, which would have capped off a disappointing week for Arsenal, as they recover from successive cup defeats at the hands of Blackburn Rovers and Bayern Munich. Wright was adamant that the touted transfer budget was not enough ...
Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is in no rush to manage a club in the Premier League. Solskjaer has led Molde to unprecedented success, winning the last two Norwegian titles. He turned down the Aston Villa job in May 2012 and was heavily linked with Blackburn Rovers earlier this season. "We've decided that, as a family, we'd still like to live in Norway," he told the BBC's World Football programme. "At that time it was too early to move back. I've moved back home and the kids and my family are enjoying themselves."
Aston Villa loom as the next potential banana skin for Arsenal in what has alreadybeen a horror week for the London club. Arsenal were eliminated from the Fa Cup last week by the Championship's Blackburn Rovers, before Bayern Munich thumped Arsene Wenger's side 3-1 in their UEFA Champions League Round-of-16 first leg on Tuesday. French attacking midfielder Charles N'Zogbia looks set to recover from a knock he received in Aston Villa's last match - a 2-1 English Premier League win over West Ham on February 10 - and with the Birmingham club having moved out of the relegation zone, they are looking forward to taking on Arsenal.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says his team must take Chelsea's spirit into Tuesday's Champions League, last-16 first-leg clash with Bayern Munich if they are to keep alive their hopes of salvaging something from a mediocre season. The London club's defeat by second-tier Blackburn Rovers in the Fa Cup on Saturday ended hopes of domestic silverware and a poor result at home to the Bavarian giants on Tuesday would all but guarantee an eighth successive trophy-less season. Wilshere, who played the final 20 minutes against Blackburn after being rested for Tuesday, says Arsenal need only look at Chelsea's feat last season for inspiration. Chelsea were also struggling in the Premier League but some impressive backs-to-the-wall displays in Europe saw them past Barcelona en route to beating Bayern in the Champions League final in the German club's back yard. "Chelsea are an inspiration for everyone," Wilshere was quoted as saying in British media on Monday. "They weren't having a good season and okay, they got ...
Hoilett out to prove his worth to QPR boss after injury woe QPR winger Junior Hoilett insists he's finally over his injury nightmare and ready to prove a point to boss Harry Redknapp. The summer arrival from Blackburn Rovers has made just one start for Rangers since Redknapp took charge in November, and rejected the chance to join West Brom on deadline day as part of the deal to sign Peter Odemwingie collapsed at the 11th hour. Hoilett has been dogged by a hamstring problem since his move to Loftus Road, making just nine Premier League starts for the Rs. But the 22-year-old is now back in full training and determined to play his part in QPR's survival bid. He told the Chronicle: “I started training last week, so I've been doing some rehab and strength work and hopefully be ready for the next match [against Manchester United]. “It's been really frustrating, especially when a new manager comes in and you can't show him what you can do because of injuries. “I've struggled with the same hamstring proble ...
Alan Shearer (born 13 August 1970) is a retired English footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team. He is considered by some as one of England's best strikers, being both Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goalscorer. After retiring as a player in 2006, Shearer worked as a television pundit for the BBC. In 2009 he briefly left his BBC role to become Newcastle United's manager in the last eight games of their 2008–09 season, in an unsuccessful attempt to save them from relegation. A native of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Shearer made his professional debut with English top-flight club Southampton in 1988, scoring a hat-trick in the process.
Dean Saunders will today try to push through a loan deal for commanding Reading centre-back Kaspars Gorkss. The 31-year-old Latvia international is also wanted by Michael Appleton’s Blackburn Rovers but it appears Wolves are in a strong position, having jumped in early. The emergency loan window allows clubs to bring in players from the Premier League for between 28 and 93 days. Gorkss was left out of Reading’s squad that is currently in Dubai for warm weather training. The former Blackpool and QPR defender has played 16 League and cup games this season but he carried the can for two costly errors in the Royals’ 3-2 defeat at Wigan in November – the fifth in thier 12 opening games. Ironically they would lose their next six matches including a 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal in December –Gorkss’ final appearance. An ever-present until the Wigan loss, Brian McDermott explained at the time: “No-one in this team is undroppable. Kaspars has been a warrior for me. He did well in the Championship and he ...
Sir Alex Ferguson has urged Manchester United to heed the lessons from their hard-fought win over Southampton when they tackle Fulham this weekend. The Premier League leaders overcame the loss of an early goal to secure a 2-1 win on Wednesday but Mauricio Pochettino's side had enough chances to have claimed a share of the points. United face another bottom-half side in Fulham on Saturday and Ferguson warned against further complacency, despite last weekend's comfortable 4-1 victory over the same opponents at Old Trafford. "The effort Southampton put in on Wednesday is a reminder to us that you get three points for every game, not just for beating teams at the top of the league," he said. "We've had great examples of that over the years. Last year we lost to Blackburn Rovers at home. You could quite easily say that cost us the league. "I don't expect my players to be complacent, but Wednesday is obviously a great reminder. "Fulham's home record is very good and has been for a few years. "Hopefully we get t ...
Liverpool are interested in a deal for Anzhi Makhachkala centre-half Christopher Samba, fanatix has learnt. Check out the latest Arsenal vs Liverpool odds now! Why not have a flutter on Arsenal to win 2-1 at 15/2! The Reds have already added Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho to their squad this month but boss Brendan Rodgers also wants to sign a defender and believes the former Blackburn Rovers man could be tempted back to the Premier League. Samba, 28, only joined Anzhi in February and is thought to earn in the region of £100,000 per week at the mega-rich Russia club. But the Congo international has become increasingly dissulisioned about the widespread racism in Russian football and has asked his agent to find him a new club in England or the Bundesliga. In March last year, a Lokomotiv Moscow fan threw a banana at Samba during a match, in the first of several distasteful racism incidents involving the former Hertha Berlin defender. “I am very sad that this happened in front of children who were ...
Michael Appleton insists the Premier League is still “reachable” for Blackburn Rovers this season – but admits he has ‘put his neck on the line’ by taking up the Ewood Park challenge. Ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Charlton Athletic, Rovers’ new boss has revealed he has already set his players a ‘win target’ to cement a Championship play-off spot, having admitted automatic promotion is now beyond them. Appleton, who quit as Blackpool boss after just two months, was quick to insist owners Venky’s had promised him “full control” of the football side of the club and that he was expecting to add ‘two or three’ signings before the end of the transfer window. The 37-year-old, who appointed goalkeeping coach John Keeley from Portsmouth yesterday, also warned West Ham United they would need to up their valuation of Martin Olsson after revealing their latest bid, in the region of £4million, had been rejected. Appleton also took the opportunity to rubbish links between him and sports agen ...
World Sports News Blackburn bid for Blackpool soccer boss Indian-owned English soccer club Blackburn Rovers confirmed on Wednesday they were trying to appoint Michael Appleton, in charge of local rivals Blackpool, as their new coach. Second-tier Rovers, owned by Indian poultry firm Venky's, have been without a full-time manager since sacking Henning Berg in December after the former Manchester United defender had been in charge for just 57 days. "I can confirm that we have made an official approach to Blackpool FC about our interest in speaking to Michael Appleton," said Rovers' managing director Derek Shaw in a statement. "This is the only candidate we have approached for the manager's job." Appleton, who started the season as manager of cash-strapped League One side Portsmouth, has taken 14th-placed Blackpool to within a point of fellow north-west club Blackburn in the Championship - the division below the elite Premier League from which Rovers were relegated last season. Appleton has won two and drawn ...
20 YEARS OF THE BPL The Barclays Premier League has now been contested for 20 seasons. Every year over the past two decades the players, managers, Clubs and the League have created some great moments and matches that tell the story of a season. 1992/93 The competition is formed as the Premier League, 22 teams compete in the first season. Sheffield United's Brian Deane scores the first goal on 15th August in a campaign that Manchester United go on to win. Premier League grounds are 69.6% full and the season’s aggregate attendance is 9.75m. Premier League turnover is £46m. 1993/94 Carling become the first Title Sponsors and the competition is known as the Carling Premiership. Manchester United become only the fourth team in the 20th century to do the League and Fa Cup double. Andy Cole scores a record 34 goals for Newcastle United. 1994/95 Blackburn Rovers, managed by Kenny Dalglish, win the Championship on the final day of the season. Rovers striker Alan Shearer equals Andy Cole's scoring record with 3 ...
So many early goals in the Premier League today - all the reaction on on 5Live this afternoon. We've also got a special guest for all you Blackburn Rovers fans; global advisor Shebby Singh.
We decided there were 2 choices for No.1 So at Number 1: Ryan Giggs and Alan Shearer Ryan Giggs: In any era Ryan Giggs would stand out as an extraordinary talent – but to perform at the top level for so long in the modern-day game is truly stunning. The only footballer to play in all 20 seasons of the Premier League (he has scored in each), the Welshman is the most decorated player in the English game and still plays a vital role for Manchester United, more than 21 years since his professional debut. Alan Shearer: Simply the greatest scorer in Premier League history by a distance, Alan Shearer averaged more than a goal every other match during his hugely impressive career. His 34 goals in 1994-95 were a key factor as Blackburn Rovers won the title while his subsequent move to Newcastle United saw him quickly establish himself as an icon on Tyneside. Deadly with either foot and with his head, Shearer was a classic centre-forward – and pretty much unstoppable.
I'm not keen! Anfield side set sights on less than prolific Wigan Athletic striker. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could be set to sign another striker as he is keeping tabs on Wigan’s Franco Di Santo. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez publicly insists they are hopeful of keeping the 23-year-old Argentina international. But privately the Wigan hierarchy fear he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. That has alerted Rodgers who knows Di Santo from their days together as young player and coach at Chelsea. SOURCE: Daily Mirror One does wonder why Liverpool would loan out Andy Carroll to West Ham, seemingly not a player Brendan Rodgers sees as part of his long term plans, only to then look to bring in Wigan Athletic forward Franco Di Santo. The 23 year old Argentine is hardly the most prolific forward in the Premier League though it is true that he offers a lot more than just a goal return it is also equally true that a striker will always be generally judged on how often he hits the back ...
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Manchester United review of 2012 Manchester United might not have won anything in 2012, but there is a definite sense that the mighty Reds are on the rise again. After missing out in the most agonising fashion on the Premier League in May - against goal difference to City - United reacted quickly. They landed the major prize of the summer transfer window in Robin Van Persie and he has proved cracking value at £24m. United are top of the table at Christmas and into the Champions League knock-out phase - where Real Madrid await - so all bodes well for a successful 2013. In the meantime, MEN Sport would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous 2013! January 2011 ended badly with an unfathomable defeat to Steve Kean's Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford. And 2012 started equally as miserably with a thrashing on the banks of the Tyne against Newcastle United. Then Sir Alex Ferguson pulled an ace from the pack ahead of an Fa Cup victory over City at the Etihad. In the build up to the game an ann ...
SHORT HISTORY OF MAN-UNITED With 18 league titles, four League Cups, and eleven Football Association (FA) Cups, Manchester United’s legacy needs no embellishment. Probably the most successful club in English football history, United is also widely regarded as the most popular football club worldwide. Having the highest average attendance in Europe, the club set a Premier League record when 76,098 spectators attended a match on 31 March 2007 between United and Blackburn Rovers. Along with success and support comes prosperity, with estimates of the club’s worth (according to Forbes Magazine) at $1.83 billion, the most valuable sports franchise in the world. Formed in 1878 as the Newton Heath LYR (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) Football Club, the team competed in various regional Football Leagues until the 1892-93 season when it joined the First Division of a newly formed league created by the merger between the Football League and Football Alliance. The club also became independent of the railway’s ...
Premier League clubs are chasing the signature of Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson. According to reports, the 33-year-old is to leave Ewood Park in January after losing his place to youngster Jake Kean. The former England international has been linked with a number of top flight sides, though Southampton are believed to be the favourites to sign the shot-stopper. Saints boss Nigel Adkins is hoping to bring the former Tottenham man to the club in a bid to ease his goalkeeping problems. West Ham United, West Brom and Fulham are also thought to be keen on the veteran, though it is unclear as to which club Robinson would prefer to join. Robinson joined Rovers from Spurs in 2008.
FOOTBALL NEWS 19/12/2012 09:02, Report by Ben Hibbs Sir Alex seeks home comforts Sir Alex Ferguson’s men travel to Wales on Sunday to face Swansea City, but fast on the heels of that trip are home matches against Newcastle on Boxing Day and West Bromwich Albion on 29 December – and the Reds boss wants to make the most of home advantage. United endured mixed results in two home games between Christmas and New Year last year, with a 5-0 win over Wigan on Boxing Day followed by a hugely frustrating 3-2 defeat to Blackburn Rovers. Sir Alex says the same opportunity cannot be passed up this year. “For years they used to send us up to Middlesbrough or Sunderland around Boxing Day or New Year,” the boss jokes in Inside United. “This time they’re giving us a bit of clemency, forgiving us for our previous sins!" Those two dates in the fixture calendar have yielded 20 games apiece at home and away in the Premier League, but Sir Alex is most likely referring to three consecutive away Boxing Day fixtures ...
Sporting spotlight: Robbie Fowler "I've still got the white suit and I'm going to loan it to the National Football Museum for an exhibition they're doing… From Liverpool to Thailand, white suits and Premier League regrets, BBC Sport puts Robbie Fowler, 37, under the spotlight. What do you do now that you aren't playing? The property business is going well and I'm also doing some television work but I have not officially retired. I'm not going to come out and say I'm desperate for a club and I do know I'm not going to play in the Premier League again, but I can still play. I'm still fit enough. Would you become a manager? Fowler in focus Age: 37 Position: Striker International career: 26 caps for England, seven goals Previous clubs: Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, North Queensland Fury, Perth Glory, Muangthong United. Honours: 1995: League Cup with Liverpool 1995 & 1996 PFA Young Player of the Year Award 1997: Uefa Fair Play award 2001: UeFa Cup, Uefa Super Cup, ...
Harry Redknapp, manager of Queens Park Rangers, has revealed that golfing partner and former Blackburn Rovers boss Graeme Souness called him "mad" for taking charge of the Premier League's bottom club, who have yet to win this season.
Cardiff City legend Phil Dwyer believes the club will not have a better chance to get promotion to the Premier League. The Bluebirds are currently top of the Championship, six points ahead of third-placed Middlesbrough after a run of five wins and a draw. "This is their greatest chance they have ever had," said Dwyer, who made 573 appearances for Cardiff between 1971 and 1985. "If they don't get it this year I can't see it ever coming." Continue reading the main story “I wouldn't like to go through the play-offs again. We had a disaster last year” Phil Dwyer The Bluebirds, who have missed out on promotion for the last three seasons in succession, did go through a poor patch on the road in October and November. But they have won their last three away games including a 4-1 success at Blackburn Rovers last Friday. Talking to BBC Wales Sport Dwyer insists the secret of Cardiff's success so far has been the squad manager Malky Mackay has put together. "The last three away games have been tremendous to get ...
Christopher Samba (Congo) Congolese defender Christopher Samba joined the list following a lucrative move to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. His current salary is in the area of €5.5 million. Samba's move came after a five year spell at Premier League side Blackburn Rovers. He was often played as a striker at Blackburn, scoring 16 goals in 161 appearances. He has 26 international caps for Congo.
THE CHELSEA-CITY CLASH: our expert verdict: Should Chelsea not feel the benefit of a result between Shakhtar Donetsk and Juventus, then they will become the first Champions League winners to exit the competition in the next season's group stage. Manchester City meanwhile, became the first English champions to exit from the group stage since Arsenal in 1998-9. City need to beat Borussia Dortmund in their final group match or face being the worst performing English team in the group stages. Blackburn Rovers got only four points in 1995 6. WHAT ABOUT THE Stats: Carlos Tevez has scored six goals in his last six Premier League games against Chelsea. PROBABLY OUTCOME: Chelsea are slight favourites to win this one, but city has something going for them ---they are the only team in the EpL still to lose A match,and that means what? Chelsea are the european champions while the citizens Rules the epl!!! So who take this?
May 1991 - A 2-1 win over Barcelona in Rotterdam, with Mark Hughes scoring both goals, ensured United won the Cup Winners' Cup. 1992-93 - United ended a 26-year wait for a top-flight title with the first of their 12 Premier League successes. Eric Cantona, who arrived for £1.2m from Leeds United in the summer of 1992, played a pivotal role. 1994-95 - Lost out to Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn Rovers side in the title race and humbled 4-0 by Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the Champions League. 1998-99 - The Treble. Won the Premier League, Fa Cup and European Cup, with their Champions League victory coming after two dramatic late goals against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. 2001-02 - United endured a disappointing season, dropping out of the top two for the first time in 11 years and failing to win a trophy. Ferguson announced he was to retire but reconsidered and signed a new deal at the club. 2005-06 - Crashed out of the Champions League group stages for the first time and finished as runners-up to ...
The Taylor Report's requirement for an all-seater stadium lowered capacity at Old Trafford to around 44,000 by 1993. In 1995, the North Stand was redeveloped into three tiers, restoring capacity to approximately 55,000. At the end of the 1998–99 season, second tiers were added to the East and West Stands, raising capacity to around 67,000, and between July 2005 and May 2006, 8,000 more seats were added via second tiers in the north-west and north-east quadrants. Part of the new seating was used for the first time on 26 March 2006, when an attendance of 69,070 became a new Premier League record.[75] The record was pushed steadily upwards before reaching its peak on 31 March 2007, when 76,098 spectators saw Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers 4–1, with just 114 seats (0.15 percent of the total capacity of 76,212) unoccupied.[76] In 2009, reorganisation of the seating resulted in a reduction of capacity by 255 to 75,957.[77][78] Manchester United has the third highest average attendance of European f ...
No English manager has won the Premier League; the five managers to have won the title comprise two Scots (Alex Ferguson (Manchester United, 11 wins) and Kenny Dalglish (Blackburn Rovers, one win), a Frenchman (Arsène Wenger, Arsenal, three wins), an Italian (Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea, one win), and a Portuguese (José Mourinho, Chelsea, two wins).
Jordan Rhodes has got to ply his trade in the Premier League in the next 2 years whether or not it is with Blackburn Rovers.
Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa is the sole Premier League contender for FIFA's 2012 Goal of the Season for his sensational effort against Blackburn Rovers. Follow this link to see it in all its glory and cast your vote for HBA!
Manchester United have proved the most successful club in the Premier League. An 'eternal ranking' of the Premier League has just been published: 1. Manchester United - 777 games, 1675 points 2. Arsenal - 777 games, 1458 points 3. Chelsea - 777 games, 1415 points 4. Liverpool - 777 games, 1336 points 5. Tottenham Hotspur - 777 games, 1094 points 6. Aston Villa - 777 games, 1093 points 7. Everton - 777 games, 1044 points 8. Newcastle United - 697 games, 1025 points 9. Blackburn Rovers - 696 games, 970 points 10. Manchester City - 587 games, 793 points.
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Born in Whiston, Merseyside,[1] Gerrard started out playing for hometown team Whiston Juniors, where he was noticed by Liverpool scouts. He later joined the Liverpool Academy at the age of nine.[9] Gerrard then had trials with various clubs at fourteen, but his success wasn't immediate — Gerrard never made it into the England schoolboys' team. Gerrard's trials included Manchester United, which he claimed in his 2006 autobiography was "to pressure Liverpool into giving me a YTS contract."[10] He signed his first professional contract with Liverpool on 5 November 1997.[10] Liverpool career Beginnings (1998–2003) Gerrard made his Liverpool first-team debut on 29 November 1998 in a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers as a last-minute substitute for Vegard Heggem.[11] He made thirteen appearances in his debut season, filling in for injured captain Jamie Redknapp in centre-midfield.[9] He also occasionally played on the right wing, but he scarcely contributed in the short on-pitch time he received ...
1. On October 19, 2001 - five days before his 17th birthday - Rooney scored his last-minute winning goal at Highbury, leaving England keeper David Seaman powerless. The goal made Rooney the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history. 2. Rooney was named 2002's BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.Six days on from claiming this award he scored the winning goal against Blackburn Rovers in a 2–1 home win. 3. In January 2003, Rooney signed hisfirst professional contract which made him one of world football's highest-paid teenagers. 4. On February 21, 2004, Rooney netted his first Premier League bracein a 3–3 away draw against Southampton. 5. At the start of the 2004-05 season, Rooney became the most expensive teenager ever when Manchester United splashed out an incredible £25.6m to take him to Old Trafford where he was given the number eight shirt. 6. He made his United debut on September 28, 2004 in a 6–2 home win over Fenerbahçe in the Champions League, scoring a hat-trick and so becoming the ...
Mokoena enjoying life at Wits Former Bafana Bafana skipper Aaron Mokoena says he is happy with his decision to join Wits, following a successful overseas stint, during which he became the country's highest capped international. Mokoena left Portsmouth at the end last season and signed for the Clever Boys after receiving several attractive offers from South African clubs, according to the defender. "Coming back, I made a lot of contact with a lot of clubs but I wanted to come back (to South Africa) and enjoy myself," Mokoena said on Wednesday. "Wits has a structure that I think I will fit in with. "I looked at Wits and I had fantastic meetings with the management and I thought, 'this is where I want to be'. I am enjoying myself." The 31-year-old enjoyed four successful years with Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers in England, before moving to Pompey in 2009, while captaining Bafana during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in SA. Mokoena said he was enjoying his role at the club and looked forward to the rest of ...
Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours 09 October 12 23:47  For breaking Sports News throughout the day, follow Sportsday Live. TRANSFER GOSSIP Inter Milan are interested in Arsenal's 29-year-old defender Bacary Sanga, according to Corriere dello Sport. The Italian paper claims the Serie A club are monitoring the right-back's rehabilitation from a broken leg with a view to a summer move. Full story: talkSPORT Long-term Manchester United and Liverpool target Mesut Ozil, the 23-year-old midfielder, has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Real Madrid. Full story: Daily Mirror Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, 20, says he is flattered by the interest shown in him by Liverpool but insists a move to Anfield is unlikely. Full story: Metro OTHER GOSSIP Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has been tipped to replace Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Full story: Daily Star Blackburn Rovers will draw up a shortlist of potential managers on Thursday, although the club's Premier League- ...
London: Steve Kean quit as Blackburn Rovers manager on Friday, saying he'd been "forced to resign" with immediate effect due to his position becoming "untenable", in a statement issued through his lawyers. The Scot had faced constant criticism from Rovers fans throughout his two-year spell in charge at Ewood Park after the club's owners Venky's, an Indian-based poultry firm, controversially brought him in to replace the experienced Sam Allardyce. Kean, however, soldiered on despite the club's relegation from the elite English Premier League in May. Yet despite Rovers currently lying a promising third in the second division Championship, Kean walked out of the north-west club on Friday.
Take us home, Jordan Rhodes, to the place where we belong, Premier League, We're Blackburn Rovers, Take us home Jordan Rhodes!"
To all the Man City fans: (esp Madhuryya Bikash Sarma :P) Of course Man City LOL... An infantile success of a couple of trophies doesn't elevate u to the level of a 9-times European champions Real Madrid or a 19-times English champions Manchester United. Even Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League in 1995. So, stop filling ur head with all sorts of crap about some pathetically misleading idea of greatness and get real!
It has been an incredibly strange summer at Ewood Park with a dozen new players arriving and several departing. At the end of last week’s transfer window the most significant piece of business was completed when Blackburn Rovers signed Huddersfield Town’s Jordan Rhodes for a fee rising to £8 million...
Jordan Rhodes, take us home, to the place, we belong, Premier League, Blackburn Rovers, take us home, Jordan Rhodes.
Cany believe that Jordan Rhodes is gonnae sign for Blackburn Rovers! Should have held oot for a Premier league team. Talkin aboot.
Hoilett reveals he shunned interest from Liverpool, Newcastle & Sunderland to join QPR The new arrival at Loftus Road confirms that he turned down several offers from Premier League clubs to reunite with former Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes in west London By Jordan Halford Aug 23, 2012 12:30:00 AM Junior Hoilett of QPR challenges Nathan Dyer of Swansea NewQPRrecruit Junior Hoilett has revealed that he turned down offers from Liverpool , Newcastle and Sunderland to reunite with his former boss Mark Hughes at Loftus Road. The Canadian-born winger signed on a four-year deal at Loftus Road following his departure from relegated Blackburn Rovers. And Hoilett, 22, enjoyed his most productive season in the top-flightlast year, after notching seven goals in a struggling side and had been the subject of interest from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. Rovers are thought to want around £6 million in compensation from the London club, although the fee looks set to be decided by an independent tribunal. ...
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Dickson Etuhu has expressed his delight at linking up with Blackburn Rovers, a club plotting an immediate return to the Premier League.
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean believes he can beat Premier League sides Fulham and West Ham United to the signing of Huddersfield goal-machine Jordan Rhodes.
Scott Dann was the joint-top scorer against Blackburn Rovers in the 2011-12 Premier League with three own goals. Oops.”
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Queens Park Rangers have signed out-of-contract Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett on a four-year deal, the Premier League team confirmed on Friday.
Allardyce launches legal action against Steve Kean and Blackburn Rovers By Bill Jacobs 5:44pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 Blackburn Rovers ’ former boss Sam Allardyce says he has now launched legal action against the club and manager Steve Kean over his rant about him. In May a furious Mr Allardyce took legal advice after footage, filmed by a fan in a Hong Kong bar during the team’s pre-season tour last summer, was posted on website YouTube. The clip, which ran for four minutes and three seconds, showed Mr Kean apparently defaming Mr Allardyce as a “crook” while talking to supporters about his predecessor in highly critical terms and is spattered with four letter words. A spokesperson for Mr Allardyce, now manager of newly-promoted Premier League side West Ham United, confirmed that legal claims have been lodged against both Mr Kean and the Blackburn Rovers. He said: “We can confirm that Sam Allardyce has issued legal proceedings against Steve Kean and Blackburn Rovers but he is unable to comment a ...
According to reports Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Dann is wanted by Premier League clubs.
Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers - Premier League. LONDON Ð FEBRUARY 05: Snow blankets The Tony Adams statue at Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC, on February 05, 2012 in London, England. Heavy snowfall across much of the UK has caused road closures and flight cancellations. (Photo by Stuart MacFar...
Leon Best wants to help history repeat itself for him by helping Blackburn Rovers make an immediate return to the Premier League.
Blackburn Rovers sign Portugese striker Nuno Gomes on a two-year deal as they look to make a quick return to the Premier League.
Danny Guthrie and Leon Best have both left Newcastle United for pastures new. Guthrie, 25, has joined Premier League new boys Reading and Best, also 25, has dropped down to the Championship to join Steve Kean’s Blackburn Rovers. Former Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool midfielder Guthrie was released.
Brazil defender Thiago Silva, who was the subject of a big-money bid from Paris St Germain earlier this summer, has ended speculation over his future by signing a new deal with AC Milan. QPR have signed Manchester United defender Fabio on a season-long loan deal.Brazilian Ganso is one of the most coveted players in world football and the top European clubs will be paying particularly close attention to his situation just at the moment after he rejected the offer of a new contract at Santos.Rafael has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United, and the Brazilian says he is hungry for further success.Midfielder Danny Guthrie has admitted that his decision to join Premier League newcomers Reading was a 'no brainer' after he was not offered a new deal with Newcastle.Newcastle United striker Leon Best is undergoing a medical at Blackburn Rovers. More to follow.Filippo Inzaghi's agent claimed over the weekend that the former AC Milan striker would be keen to join Australian side Western Sydney Wandere ...
Yakubu makes China switch Blackburn striker Ayegbeni Yakubu has completed his move to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F for an undisclosed fee The two clubs agreed a deal earlier this month and the former Everton striker has now signed a three-year deal in the Far East. "It's a new adventure for me after playing in Israel and England," Yakubu told BBC Sport. "Many will ask why China? The truth is there is not much to prove after scoring almost a century of goals in a league considered as one of the best in the world (the Premier League). "I thank Blackburn Rovers, the fans, fellow players for making my one season there seem like a decade - I appreciate their support (and) I hope the club will come back again into the top flight as soon as possible."
Yakubu arrives in China to seal Guangzhou Fuli move... The Nigerian striker has landed in Guangdong to finalise his £4.8 million switch from Blackburn Rovers to the Far East, which Fuli's vice chairman says is "99 per cent done"
West Ham chasing Blackburn striker Yakubu West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is chasing Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni. The Daily Mail says Allardyce is ready to raid former club Blackburn for striker Yakubu. Yakubu has a £1million buy-out clause in his contract and wants to stay in the Premier League despite interest from China and the Middle East. My Take Still in shock, thought top sides will be all over the Yak right now but West Ham? Anyhow, The Hammers are in the Premiership...
English Premier League Updates wrote: Former Bolton and Blackburn Rovers forward Chris Thompson has died.He was 52.Rest in peace.
Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has declared he is not ready to play in the Championship with the relegated club, insisting that his quality is for the Premier League.
Wonder if Blackburn Rovers FC's owners have yet grasped the irony of West Ham United's promotion to the Premier League under Sam Allardyce?
FLORENT MALOUDA, Age 31. Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said this week that Malouda was "touch and go" for the final nursing a hamstring injury suffered in the first half of the last match of the Premier League campaign against Blackburn Rovers. Has had his critics at Stamford Bridge but the France international has featured in almost every match this season.
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N'Zonzi - A whole host of clubs track the midfielder after Blackburn's relegation As would expect, a lot of Blackburn Rovers players are interesting clubs in the Premier League following their relegation to the Npower Championship. Junior Hoilett, Mauro Formica, Yakubu, and now Steven N’Zonzi are all thought to be leaving Ewood Park this summer. N’Zonzi is now, apparently, a target for Alan Pardew and Newcastle United. By trade, N’Zonzi a defensive midfielder so he would probably provide back-up to Cheik Tioté when he suffers inevitable suspensions next season , or indeed provide cover for the Ivorian when the Europa League kicks off. As we know, NUFC are already working steam ahead on the transfer front and are expected to announce a couple of signings very soon. I’ve managed to watch N’Zonzi a little bit this season, and he is quite a solid player. He’s young, strong, and possesses a fairly decent strike as well. At 23 years of age, and with Blackburn Rovers in a perilous situation – they ...
According to reports Blackburn Rovers ace Stevsn Nzoniz is being chased by rival Premier League clubs.It is understood thatArsenal and Aston Villa are chasing the Rovers midfielder.the young Frechman's return from injury has coincided in Rovers' push up the table.nThe dynamic midfielder has welcomed comparisons with Gunners legend patrick vieira and both Arsenal and Villa Plan to test Rovers' resolve over the youngster at the end of the season.
Stephen Keshi drops Mikel Obi, Taye Taiwoand Peter Odemwingie from June qualifiers The national team coach threw up an eclectic mix of Nigerian players and dropped some established names from the team while handing out call ups to Sone Aluko and John Utaka By Babajide Alaka May 17, 2012 2:27:00 PM Carling Cup : John Mikel Obi , Chelsea - Everton (PA) The names of the players that will be called up to prosecute key qualifying matches in June in the Nations Cup and World Cup has been released with some established names missing the cut. John Obi Mikel, Taye Taiwo and Peter Odemwingie were part of the players dropped from the team. Yakubu Aiyegbeni is anothernotable absentee from the team despite the 17 goals that the Blackburn Rovers striker plundered in the English Premier League this season.All the afore-mentioned players are England based. While Odemwingie’s exclusion could be put down to injury and his impending marriage ceremony in June, Mikel, Taiwo and Aiyegbeni are fit and do not have serious enga ...
Junior Hoilett has emerged as one of the Premier League's hottest commodities at the moment following an impressive season with Blackburn Rovers. He scored a hatful of goals and formed an effective partnership with Yakubu that at times caused panic in opposition defences, nevertheless this potent fr...
Robin Van Persie, have helped Arsenal salvage what remains of their pride in English Premier League, by clinching the last automatic Champions' League slot, a feat nobody gave them any quantum of chance to achieve, given how the started the just-concluded season. Methinks it's now Arsenal's turn to reciprocate the gesture and help RVP, as the Dutch striker is fondly called, realize his dream of lifting trophies in a commensurate measure with his prowees as a prolific Net-shaker. Arsenal should make a louder statement of intent that goes beyond the signing of only Luckas Podolski. The arrival of the likes of Yann M'vila- a French(from Renne) Jan Vertonghen- a Belgia (from Ajax) and Jhon Hoilett -a Canadian (from Blackburn Rovers, would go a long way in assuring RVP, that Arsenal are willing to shed their toga of an also-ran team, and assume that of, not only a tittle contender, but also that of trophy winner. Other wise, I see no reason why they would not continue to serve as a feeder team to the like of F ...
Looks like Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean will be the next Premier League manager to be sacked either later today or tomorrow
Martin Samuel: Jack Straw just blows with the wind on Blackburn Rovers: Very wisely, the Premier League took one...
The Best Player of the Premier League in the last 20 seasons is set to be announced at an awards ceremony this afternoon... Ten players were short-listed for the panel of judges vote for Best Player, including five players from Manchester United Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal Eric Cantona, Leeds United, Manchester United Ryan Giggs, Manchester United Thierry Henry, Arsenal Roy Keane, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United Paul Scholes, Manchester United Alan Shearer, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United Patrick Vieira, Arsenal, Manchester City Gianfranco Zola, Chelsea Let's have your take...
Premier League new-boys Reading have launched a surprise £5million raid on Blackburn Rovers for Junior Hoilett as they look to sensationally beat a whole host of clubs to his signature. The lightning-fast forward has been one of the only bright sparks in a dismal season for the Ewood Park outfit who...
Cahill & Luiz ruled out of Chelsea's game against Blackburn The Blues host relegated Rovers on Sunday and will definitely be without the injured pair, but Roberto Di Matteo remains hopeful they will be fit for the Champions League final By Miles Chambers May 11, 2012 5:30:00 PM EPL - Chelsea v Manchester United, Gary Cahill Chelsea defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz have been ruled out of this weekend’s Premier League clash against Blackburn Rovers . The defenders will be the only recognised centre-backs in the club's Champions League final later in May due to the suspensions of Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry. Interim manager Roberto Di Matteo revealed that the pair are still not in group training but is hopeful they will not be sidelined much longer. "Now we're trying our hardest working towards next Saturday in the hope they'll be in the group training next week," Di Matteo told reporters. The Blues host Steve Kean’s already- relegated side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with sixth place their gu ...
Chelsea defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be both miss the Blues' final Premier League match of the season against Blackburn Rovers.
Steve Kean's wife dragged into mounting chaos at Blackburn Rovers - The Independent
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Blackburn Rovers have sacked deputy CEO Paul Hunt after the leak of a letter he wrote calling for Steve Kean's dismissal.
and to think that Blackburn Rovers were once Premier League champions with players like Alan Shearer and Graeme Le Saux..
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Blackburn Rovers are the second team to be relegated from the English Premier League after they suffered a late defeat against Wigan Athletic. With both side...
Blackburn Rovers' deputy chief executive wanted manager Steve Kean sacked in December, a leaked letter he sent to the club's Indian owners has revealed a day after the side were relegated.
Blackburn Rovers are relegated after 1-0 loss on monday night to Wigan Athletic from the English Premier League. Manchester City need only to win vs Queens Park Rangers in final game of the season coming sunday to clinch championship. In the German Bundesliga FC Cologne ist relegated as well after 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich.
Blackburn Rovers relegated from Premier League as Antolin Alcaraz scores only goal in Wigan's great escape
Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic: as it happened - Minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League game between B...
Last night Blackburn Rovers FC were relegated from the Premier League. Allow me to reminiss - In the good old days, BRFC had an owner, who bought Rovers because he loved Rovers and loved his town, the town where he employed many people. We miss you 'Uncle Jack'. We had King Kenny as our manager and when Shearer scored twice against Man United we were still singing into the small hours. That year we lifted the Premier League trophy and the whole town was on a high. We are proud founder members of the Football League. The British Press have slated Rovers fans, but they just don't understand what we are going through at the moment. A sad day for all Rovers Fans.
Barclays Premier League Report: Final statistics from the Wigan Athletic vs. Blackburn Rovers game.
How ironic how they're playing the song "The Final Countdown" at Ewood Park when Blackburn Rovers are in danger of getting relegated (demoted) from the Premier League to the Npower Championship if they don't win today against Wigan Athletic.
Charity must begin at home for Indian investors in football - THE NATIONAL (U.A.E), Dileep Premachandran, May 4, 2012 A backdoor entry to the Asian Cup in January 2011 was supposed to herald better times for Indian football. But over a year on, there is little by way of positive change when it comes to investment or improving I-League standards. The Pune-based Venky's bought Blackburn Rovers in 2011 but are caught up in a Premier League relegation battle, not what they envisaged when they promised Ronaldinho, Beckham and top-five finishes. Other Indian firms have eyed teams like Newcastle, but interest in the domestic product remains so lukewarm that two storied clubs, Mahindra United and JCT, have shut up shop in the past 24 months. The Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have struggled recently and the centre of power has shifted to Goa, where Armando Colaco's coaching made Dempo, run by a mining company, the country's top side. Things are even worse in Kerala, which once produced some of India's ...
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Martin Olsson will look to follow Junior Hoilett out of Ewood Park this summer – if Blackburn Rovers do suffer Premier League relegation.
Only three players have won the Premier League with different teams: Henning Berg (Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United), Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole (both with Arsenal and Chelsea). If City win the title, three others will join the list: Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure and Carlos Tevez. Tevez would become the first to win it with both Manchester clubs.
Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers: as it happened - Follow minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League game...
And Then Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers. (Kick-off 4.00pm). Coverage of the Premier League encounter at White Hart Lane. This is the second of today's matches which features a team with top-four aspirations at home to relegation candidates and Spurs will be determined to put their disappointing recent run of league form behind them
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Relegated from the Premier League will be Wolves, Blackburn Rovers and . Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion 3 Blackburn Rovers 0: match report - West Brom banish fears of Premier League relegation and pu...
Manchester United moved five poinst clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Blackburn Rovers 2-0 with dramatic late goals from Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young. The Old Trafford club dominated for long periods of the game, but had to wait until the last 10 minutes to score as Valencia hit a ferocious effort into the far corner from the wing, while Young hit another good effort on the spin with five minutes remaining. Sir Alex Ferguson made three changes to the side who beat Fulham 1-0 last Monday, with Chicharito, Paul Scholes and Phil Jones replacing Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young. Steve Kean, meanwhile, only made one alteration to the team who lost to Bolton last weekend, with Mauro Formica dropping to the bench and Bradley Orr coming in to replace him. United started much the brighter side, with Chicharito coming close on a few occasions in the opening 15 minutes. The striker was looking dangerous on the shoulder of the last defender, and ably assisted by some fine early passi ...
Wayne Rooney has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances against Blackburn Rovers.
Blackburn Rovers - Manchester United Preview: League leaders look to widen gap at top of Premier League table: S...
DailyMail: Blackburn Rovers to gain £2m as part of the Phil Jones transfer if wins the Premier League this season.
Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers: Premier League video preview: Bolton return to action against Blackburn at ...
7 - Peter Crouch has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League starts against Blackburn Rovers. Bully.
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