Blackburn Rovers - Rovers Cup Opponents Known Soon...
UK time is: 22:29:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rovers Cup Opponents Known Soon...

The draw for the third round of the Carling Cup will be made at lunchtime today with Blackburn Rovers finding out if they will face a fellow Premiership side, or a potential banana skin...

Due to the clubs involvement in Europe they, along with the other sides with such commitments received a bye into the third round with other Premiership sides having entered the competition in round two, with several having already tumbled out.

The 2001-2002 season would see Rovers win the trophy when under its Worthington Cup guise, making the semi-finals the following year, and last season Rovers lost to the eventually winners, Manchester United, also in the semi-finals. Rovers would go into the game with whomever they play with high expectations due to the competition having been kind to them on the whole thus far this decade, although I'm sure Mark Hughes would rather avoid the likes of the following.

Crewe Alexandra: The League One side knocked out last seasons beaten finalists Wigan Athletic 2-0 on Tuesday night. Crewe are notoriously tough to play in Cup competitions, especially on home soil.

Chesterfield: Manchester City found out to their cost in their 2-1 away defeat on Wednesday night that the League One side are no pushovers when they knocked a top flight club out of the League Cup for the first time in their history.

Doncaster Rovers: Last season's League Cup giant killers knocked out Premiership sides Manchester City and Aston Villa, knocking out Championship side Derby County on penalties on Wednesday night. The League One side had been 3-0 up before Derby came back to force extra time and penalties, but Doncaster were not to be denied.

Wycombe Wanderers: Wycombe are no strangers to giant killing Cup exploits. The League Two side came up trumps again as they knocked out Chris Coleman's Fulham on Wednesday night when beating Fulham at Craven Cottage 2-1.

Notts County: Another League Two side caused a major upset when travelling to a Premiership side and beating them on their own turf. Middlesbrough (Rovers' opponents today in the Premiership) would be knocked out 1-0 on Wednesday at the Riverside.

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 23 2006

Time: 12:16AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Good old League Cup, it's been good to Rovers recently, will it again?
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
23/09/2006 00:18:00

I know we only won it back in 2002 and have been fortunate with our ties but I can't help but feel we are still owed a huge slice of luck after poor refereeing and unfortunate circumstances denied us in both semi-finals against man utd.
roversman
Report Abuse
23/09/2006 10:03:00

This could be the year then roversman (again!)
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
23/09/2006 10:12:00

dont we all hope so
marshinrover
Report Abuse
23/09/2006 11:34:00

It'll be a tough start but if Rovers overcome Chelsea they won't many more tougher games than that.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
23/09/2006 19:26:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn Host Lancashire Rivals! (Thursday August 27 2015)

Bowyer's 'Complete Shock' (Thursday August 27 2015)

Trio On International Duty (Thursday August 27 2015)

Business As Usual For Bowyer (Thursday August 27 2015)

Next Up: Bolton Wanderers (H) (Thursday August 27 2015)

Video - Brighton Highlights (Monday August 24 2015)

Bowyer Hasn't Left Rovers!! (Monday August 24 2015)

Stats: Brighton v Blackburn (Saturday August 22 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 151
2. dallydally 120
3. roverjoy 26
4. @roverseas 21
5. rovers2011 15
6. jimbogeesus 12
7. hmibennett 7
8. captain _midnight 6
9. mobyduck 3
10. billingtonrover 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Brighton 1 - 0 Blackburn
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff
Huddersfield 1 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 1 - 2 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Bristol City 4 1 1 2 -3 4
19. Reading 4 0 3 1 -1 3
20. Huddersfield 4 0 3 1 -2 3
21. Fulham 4 0 2 2 -2 2
22. Blackburn 4 0 2 2 -2 2
23. Bolton 4 0 2 2 -4 2
24. Rotherham 4 0 1 3 -6 1

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Winger completes loan switch
Middlesbrough : 27/08/2015 22:14:00
Big Russian joins Dynamo Moscow
Reading : 27/08/2015 22:00:00
Wednesday Bid For Watford Forward Fernando Forestieri?
Sheff Wed : 27/08/2015 21:09:01
LUFC Rosler not aware of any interest in Leeds defender
Leeds Utd : 27/08/2015 21:00:00
LUFC Rosler - I only want players that are fully committed
Leeds Utd : 27/08/2015 20:40:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers vs Bolton Wanderers??
Suggested By:  Walker
Rovers to win 58%
Bolton to win 14%
It'll be a draw 28%