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Blackburn Rovers
April 16, 2012
Posted by Marcus Tattersall on 04/16/2012

With the exception of a two year sabbatical around the turn of the Millennium, Rovers' 20 year adventure in the top flight of English football is almost at an end. We've had great fun along the way with far more ups than downs and memories to last a lifetime, which Venkys, Steve Kean and the Rovers' PR machine can never take away from us. But following the latest debacle of this nonsense of a season the reality is that we will be starting a new chapter of the club's history in a different division next season. I guess the fans' were right after all...

Just as day turns into night, it was inevitable that Steve Kean would big up our chances of survival after the shambles of Swansea. The master tactician reckons that two wins and a draw from the remaining four games will be enough to survive, but can anyone see this happening given current form and internal strife at the club?

April 4, 2012
Posted by Marcus Tattersall on 04/04/2012

Rovers were eventually undone at Ewood on Monday night by two strikes of the cane from a United side who look destined to claim their 20th title. In the process, Rovers were pushed into the deep end and submerged with a frantic fight for survival which lying ahead.

For 80 minutes Rovers held the visitors and if it wasn't for the brilliance of De Gea we may have been looking at a different league table this morning. Rovers battled and pressurised United, however they rarely moved out of first gear and the sloth like Scholes was able to dictate the pace of the game to suit his team’s needs. Sadly for Rovers, it was the substitution of the flame haired veteran which changed the course of the game and gave United the one commodity that they had been lacking throughout which was pace.