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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…

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Burnleys Record Cup Defeat: 0-11 v Darwen in the FA Cup! HAHAHAHA..............
govtpros
23/12/2006 20:15:00
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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
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sorry first one was PNE..........
govtpros
23/12/2006 20:25:00
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You've been bust govtpros!
Hughes Da Man
23/12/2006 22:18:00
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why....?
govtpros
24/12/2006 16:48:00
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