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Give yourselves a round of applause

I remember back in April the feeling of dejection and fear when we crashed 2-0 in a display that lacked any punch or drive to Everton at Goodison Park.

We looked lost, without inspiration and heading for the drop without a whimper. We had a manager that no-one was keen on (yes I know) and we hadn't won since January.

Knowing what we know today it is difficult to pin point the exact moment that we fought back with pride but as much as the players and the managers have been great in the last few games and have lapped up the plaudits the fans deserve an equal share of the credit.

It reminds me of two seasons ago when we again faced the drop, the Rovers fans made the extra effort and made extra noise to assure we stayed safe back in 2008-09. When the chips were down the fans roared us all to another season in the Premier League and two seasons later history has repeated itself.

The fans of Blackburn Rovers have often received flak for generating a relatively quiet home atmosphere and not travelling in great numbers when on the road but when the club needed them most they made sure the players received full backing.

Selling out away allocations at West Ham, Fulham and Arsenal, places notorious for small blue and white followings coupled with loud, vocal backing at Ewood against both Manchester sides and especially Bolton showed the good side of the fans and if anyone deserved to stay up it was us.

Even on the last day away at Wolves in the nail biting finale there were 3,000 Roverites in attendance and he notoriously hostile Wolves fans even came over to applaud the effort of the away fans.

So well done the fans of Blackburn Rovers. In a season where morons have booed Keith Andrews and fans of other clubs have had their stereotyped pops at us we came together when it mattered.

We are a Premier League club with Premier League fans.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 26 2011

Time: 8:57AM

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26/05/2011 08:59:00

Well said, Mikey. A lot of fans lost faith in the manager, but kept faith in the players, that was the key for me. Other than one bad week, I kept faith in Kean and in the end that faith paid off. I would like to see the same recognition given to Kean for pulling us out of the ***** when it counted the most. I reckon next season may be a record in terms of how many season tickets we sell, especially if we do spend big in the off season.
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26/05/2011 12:17:00

kean hasn't exactly done enough to inspire faith among supporters, but in the end he got it right...he seems to have the ability to just switch on and off
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26/05/2011 16:13:00

Premiership safety secured and a summer to be otimistic, I still won't give Kean any credit though, He got us in a right mess, and Although we are still a prem team, we have taken giant strides backwards from the previous season
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