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Rovers Met By Large Police Presence

Incredibly Blackburn Rovers' travelling fans for this weekend's Intertoto Cup match with FK Vetra will be outnumbered almost three to one by a heavy police presence.

Following the scenes when Legia Warsaw fans stormed onto the pitch in FK Vetra's last Round Intertoto Cup match (which resulted in Warsaw's expulsion, and Vetra's progression) security has been increased dramatically to counter a repeat performance from the travelling Rovers fans.

Obviously the 120 or so travelling WILL NOT repeat such acts, but even so to ensure this 300 Police Officers have been drafted. However, Rovers understand why this move has been taken (and take NO offence to it) with the Lancashire Police consulting with the Lithuanian authorities.

Club Secretary Andrew Pincher told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website:

"The unfortunate events against Legia Warsaw has resulted in increased security for our game.

"But that was to be expected and is no reflection whatsoever on Blackburn Rovers.

"Indeed, officials over there are well aware of our reputation as a family club.

"Clearly, and as a matter of course, we would like to ask that anyone travelling to support us plays their part in ensuring that the match passes without incident
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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 19 2007

Time: 11:00PM

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300 police to 120 or so Rovers fans!!!
Obviously the Rovers fans won't do what the Legia Warsaw fans did, but they have to do what they have to do I guess, although it is a shame that it has come to this.
Hughes Da Man
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19/07/2007 23:03:00

ONLY 300 police for 120 Lancastrians?! they've obviously not done there homework. Best behaviour lads, seemingly UEFA's constantly tooking for an excuse to slam the Brits. Good luck for Saturday
Phartman87
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19/07/2007 23:15:00

Not Saturday, Sunday :) but thanks all the same dude. They've under sold on the police presence haven't they LOL!
Hughes Da Man
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20/07/2007 12:53:00

Its amazing how UEFA always look to blame the Brits, when most of the time, its other countries, this time Poland who cause the agro!!
im_a_blackburn_rover
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20/07/2007 17:35:00

tongue in cheek - it's cos you've always been noted as having a hooligan following as denoted by Le Saux and Batty brawling inside that stadium in Russia!
merlin
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20/07/2007 19:42:00

LOL! Yeah we bring it upon ourselves with the fighting amoung the own team-mates, let alone the crowd.
Hughes Da Man
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20/07/2007 23:46:00

Do they realisew e're probably one of the best behaved set of fans in the league?
MikeyGamst
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21/07/2007 11:21:00

In the WORLD dude!!!
Hughes Da Man
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22/07/2007 01:19:00

 

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