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Rovers offer free coach travel to Villa

Blackburn Rovers will offer free transport for all fans wishing to travel to Villa Park for their Carling Cup semi-final in January.

Sam Allardyce's men travel to Aston Villa on January 20, which follows the first leg at Ewood Park - and the Rovers board are hoping to attract a large away following to push Rovers through.

There are no condition placed on this offer, just merely that all fans wanting to take advantage must use the club's official transport.

Simon Williams, head of commercial and marketing, speaking to said - 'This will be our sixth semi-final appearance in nine years and we hope this offer will encourage as many fans as possible to get behind Sam and the team.'

Expect further details closer to the date but may I be the first to say this is a tremendous idea and shows a great respect for the Rovers fans.

Infact, I remember Randy Lerner did something similar for the Villa fans a year back or so...

Super stuff.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 8 2009

Time: 9:16AM

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More great work from the absolute masters!
Mikey Delap
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08/12/2009 09:20:00

so, does this include return airfares?
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08/12/2009 13:28:00

Good question sasman, I will come as well if return airfares is included ;-)......cheers
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08/12/2009 14:06:00

Flipping heck sas... how much money do you think Rovers have?!
Mikey Delap
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08/12/2009 21:42:00

mate its 2k! il cover accomodation and expenses....surely they can spare $2000 aussie dollars for me
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08/12/2009 22:03:00

i'll fly in the cargo hold even, put me in a box with some holes in it!
the shire
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08/12/2009 22:41:00

It makes perfect sense to do this doesn't it. The more we can take to Villa Park the better chance we have.
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10/12/2009 08:59:00

going to be an interesting month between our clubs, we could end up totally traumatised by each other! LOL
The Fear
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10/12/2009 09:00:00


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