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Rovers rocked by SWINE FLU

Big, big news for a Monday morning but the ilness that kept Dave Dunn and Chris Samba out of the 5-0 defeat at Chelsea was a bout of swine flu - and there are fears they will have passed on the virus as well.

Allardyce had warned that some of the Rovers stars other than the infected two had displayed 'flu like symptoms' and there are fears that the disease may spread enought to postpone the Peterbrough Carling Cup tie, due to be played tomorrow.

This is obviously a massive blow as it can often take a while to shake off the swine flu disease and if Dunny and Samba had been in contact with other first team members we could have a Rover epidemic on our hands!

Not what we need at all at the moment, but it may go some way to explain the lacklustre performance of some on Saturday evening.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 26 2009

Time: 8:35AM

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Well it certainy explains their strange absence but could this lead to a much bigger problem!?
Mikey Delap
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26/10/2009 09:09:00

wow! we in
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26/10/2009 09:17:00

3 players and 2 members of staff diagnosed with swine flu.. including the club doctor!
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26/10/2009 14:57:00

even the doc now thats something where dyu get the info 23
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26/10/2009 16:22:00

Sky Sports news :)
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26/10/2009 19:17:00

hasnt the doc said that he wants swine flu to sweep through the camp so that its over and done with?!?!
Mikey Delap
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27/10/2009 15:44:00

Big sam said that! he said he doesnt want it dragging out over 3 months, he would rather play a patched up squad for 2 games and then have everyone fit for the next 6-8... seems reasonable..
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27/10/2009 16:34:00

Makes sense cus i mean comon guys swine flu or no flu fat chance we could have got anything from chelsea or man utd> though the next 3 games i think pourtsmouth bolton and stoke i dont c y we cant go for all 9 points
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27/10/2009 18:24:00


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