Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Alternative Blackburn Rovers Views…

Alternative Blackburn Rovers Views…

With many forgetting the Blackburn Rovers history; this doesn't just span the last 15-20 years govtpros gives us a reminder of some of our early history so we don't forget!

The Lancashire club was formed in 1875, turned professional in 1880 and two years later reached the FA Cup final where they were defeated by the (not any) Old Etonians. This setback did not perturb the Rovers, who went wild, winning the Cup in 1884, 1885 and 1886. Not content with that, they came back for more in 1890, 1891 and 1928 to complete their tally to date.

Finals in those days entailed a trek South for the fans of the Blue and Whites. They were decidedly up for the Cup on the way down taking brass bands with them for entertainment and fireworks, which used to startle the Londoners into a state of confusion, as the Lord Mayor's parade wasn't until November.

One of their early grounds featured a "cow pit", which was a drainage pool that had to be covered by planks and turf by the players to allow matches to take place. Unfortunately, two Bury stars required hospitalisation after plunging into the pit when the boarding collapsed during a rainstorm.

Further problems arose after the move to Ewood Park. Darwen were the visitors, just after the four FA Cup victories had been achieved. The fans of the away team were enraged to discover that only three of the first choice Blackburn players had been included in the side and went on the rampage, uprooting goalposts, breaking windows and ruining some carpets. They also spilled some cups of tea, emptied out the waste paper bins and threw the corner flags, javelin-style a distance of 90 yards!

This article was written and submitted by govtpros.

govtpros is a BIG advocate of not forgetting our past so his article sheds a little light on this early past, which we shouldn't forget…

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


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday December 21 2006
Time: 11:37PM

Comments

0
Without the past you have no future so let's make sure that we remember we have a history, our past stretches back WELL over a hundred years!
Hughes Da Man
21/12/2006 23:41:00
0
In 'recent' history (the Clayton, Finney, Lofthouse years) I remember my dad taking me to see epic battles between B.R.F.C., P.N.E. and B.W. My recollection is that the teams were neck and neck, you never knew which was going to win. My question for govtpros is;- throughout the history of these three great clubs, what order do they come in order of all achievments since their formation? P.S. I would love to see P.N.E. in the premiership to give us 4 North west derby teams.
r.waterfall
22/12/2006 12:14:00
0
BRFC.... 39, PNE..... 16, Burnley...... 17, BWFC......... 32 These figures include runners up spots plus some very non-discript trophys won... however there all in the Honours lists, if you want further details call me after christmas! Merry Christmas to you all!
govtpros
23/12/2006 19:56:00
0
Personnally i'd like to see Darwen back on the map! I've read some crackin stories about Darwen V Blackburn which makes the Burnley games look like tea parties!
govtpros
23/12/2006 19:58:00
0
Did you also know Burnley and Preston out of this quartet have never won the Lancashire Cup? Rovers 16 times Wanderers 11 times
govtpros
23/12/2006 20:09:00
0
Burnleys Record Cup Defeat: 0-11 v Darwen in the FA Cup! HAHAHAHA..............
govtpros
23/12/2006 20:15:00
0
Record Attendance: 42,684 v Arsenal, Football League First Division, 23 April 1938.............Ewood record gate was 62,255 v Bolton Wanderers, FA Cup 6th round, 2nd March 1929. ...........Turf Moor Record Gate 54,775 v Huddersfield Town, FA Cup, 3rd Round ,23rd February, 1924. Sadly....Burnden Park was also the scene of the Burnden Park Disaster. On 9 March 1946, crowd congestion led to 33 Bolton Wanderers F.C. spectators losing their lives through asphyxiation and hundreds suffering injuries in a crowd estimated to be in excess of 85,000 people, whilst watching their team take on Stoke City F.C. in the Sixth Round second-leg of the F.A. Cup [2]. In terms of scale it was the worst disaster to hit British football stadia until the Ibrox and Hilsborough disasters.
govtpros
23/12/2006 20:25:00
0
sorry first one was PNE..........
govtpros
23/12/2006 20:25:00
0
You've been bust govtpros!
Hughes Da Man
23/12/2006 22:18:00
0
why....?
govtpros
24/12/2006 16:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn v Aston Villa - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Aston Villa the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Officials - Blackburn v Aston Villa (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa this Saturday.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
Suggested By:
Blackburn win50%
Aston Villa win30%
Draw20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.roveritejon1
Vital Football Comment