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Thank You Blackburn!

Thank You Blackburn!

Its not many times where you can where your Blackburn Jersey in Sydney, and people actually know who the team in the blue and white halves are.

Its not many times where you can walk to a football ground, in Sydney, and see a fair few hundred other fans, wearing the same blue and white halve jersey as yourself.

And its not many times where you get to see your beloved Rovers, 3 times, in the one week.

So this is an open Thank you, to the promoters of the Sydney Festival of Football, to Sydney FC, AEK and Rangers, and to our beloved Rovers for making the trek to Sydney, and participating in this tournament. Whilst we can only wish Blackburn are invited again next year, we can only be happy that we did see our superstars in action, not once, not twice, but three times.

Sure we didnt win the tournament, but, our boys did their best, played some entertaining football, and ended up with a win against the hosts!

A special thanks must go out to the following, and for the following reasons

El Hadji Diouf- The 3 days have changed my total mindset on Diouf. El Hadji was always the first to sign jerseys and the last to leave. Even on Wednesday night, when everbody else was tucking into their post match feed, Diouf was outside, signing and taking photos in the pouring rain. On match day he would do the same. There were 3 or 4 Senegalese fans who summed it up, one was wearing a Senegal Jersey, one was wearing a liverpool jacket and the final a Rovers scarf. Who do you follow one asked, they replied, nobody, we follow Diouf!

Chris Samba- Another whose off-field performances deserve a wrap. Chris was always available for photos, spending at least an hour on Day 3 with anybody who wanted a photo, and the same on previous days.

Michel Salgado- Whilst everybody else would run straight into the sheds after being substituted, Michel ran straight to the Rovers faithful, chatting with anybody who wanted a chat, and signing away. A class act

Pascal Chimbonda- The Peoples favourite. Pascal was hilarious, he would crack jokes, have a laugh, do some ball tricks infront of us, and always respond. Well done

Last but not least, Sammy Allardyce. The big man copped a bit of tongue in cheek, and was more then willing to reply. However, he was accesible for 30 or so minutes prior to every game, signing jerseys and taking photos.

A great 3 days it was, one myself and Adam will definately treasure for many years to come!



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Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday August 1 2010
Time: 2:01AM

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ah the memories! and the photos!!! good times :D
sasman
01/08/2010 02:41:00
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Agree with absolutely everything you have to say there mate. Diouf on and of the field was fantastic!! Anyone who asked for a photo or a signiture he had the same response 'Yeh definetely man" Was a brilliant week that we will never forget!! I got all but Robinson, Roberts and Josh Morris to sign my jersey and it will be framed this week surrounded by all the photos i got with the players!! Big cheers to you Sas for capturing every game and putting it here for me to read whenever i feel the need. Well done mate!! And we will catch up during the season to have some more beer watch some games together.
oziroversfan
01/08/2010 06:42:00
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Fantastic. It sounds like it was everything you dreamed of and more. Really pleased for you!!! That really surprises me about Diouf!
Mikey Delap
01/08/2010 10:22:00
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Its been a child hood dream to watch our Boys live and to be honest I am more than pleased on how the players conducted themselves with the fans. Also the Fans of rovers in sydney is amazing and I am glad to meet those who I spoke to, its amazing to meet People who Follow the same passion. Will My Ewood Park dream is still to be due, but it has been a wonderful week for me personally. Lets go Rovers 2010-2011
xpdshn79
01/08/2010 10:26:00
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if I may here are some photos I put up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whVuzfVOn9o
xpdshn79
01/08/2010 10:29:00
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it was amazing aye lads!
sasman
02/08/2010 02:58:00
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Absolutely mate!! Lets hope they make it an annual thing coming here!! That would be awesome!!
oziroversfan
02/08/2010 04:06:00
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great article mate, good to hear the boys were great in person and our boy Diouf not all bad
retroflair31
03/08/2010 06:05:00
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Sounds like you all had a whale of a time, great read
glen9mullan
04/08/2010 12:57:00
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