Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

July- The Tour of Oz!

July- The Tour of Oz!
July, is often the month of the year most footballing fans dont look forward to. Its the month of the year where most wives and partners of footballing fans do look forward to!!

In what could possibly have been the dullest July in the history of World Football, with the World Cup wrapping up in the first week, (Congrats Spain), and players away on leave, we were left with scrouging the newspapers and websites, in the hope that 1 of the 42698 strikers we are linked with, were

A) Useful

B) Within our price fram

C) Not Emile Heskey...

So the month of July dragged on, with Guti and Raul moving elsewhere, and a slow start in pre season trials not really lifting the atmosphere around Ewood Park. Heck, not a game was seen at Ewood Park, with all pre season fixtures scheduled away from home...

Finally, some good news. VBER Roversince74 decided to donate his winnings from the Vital Blackburn Fantasty Football challenge to the Help the Heroes Charity. Superb stuff from one of our very own.

Further good news, the likes of Emerton, Gamst, Andrews and Righters all declaring their anticipation for the new season and the unity of the whole squad.

And then it was time. The Blue and White halves hopped on a plane, and made the long trek to Sydney, Australia. Whilst it was not a sunny Sydney, being in the middle of Winter, it was still warm enough, and provided a weeks worth of fantastic football.

The Sydney Festival of Football was definately the highlight of July, with Rovers defeating Sydney FC, after early 2-1 losses to AEK and Rangers FC. A respectable second spot for our boys, and the experience of a lifetime for Oziroversfan (Adam) and myself, with both of us taking many photos with our boys, and Adam filling the white half of his jersey with almost the hole squads signatures!!!

And so the boys flew back to England, and bid July farewell, with a win finally under there belt, the same squad of 30 or so players, and still the anticipation of a new striker or two joining the ranks

Will there be more to report to in the August edition of The Blackburn Times....only time will tell!


Date:Tuesday August 10 2010
Time: 12:45AM


What a great month for us Aussie fans!! A treasured memory that's for sure, When i get old and fragile i may forget my wifes name but i wont forget Rovers 2010 tour Down Under! :D
10/08/2010 04:25:00
And in the end i only missed out on 3 signitures of the touring squad which were Robinson, Roberts and Josh Morris. :)
10/08/2010 04:26:00
Sasman, I have just stumbled over your blogs over the last 3 weeks and they make for a great read. I live in Perth and I wish I had found you guys before the Rangers game as I flew over with my 3 year old little Girl and introduced her to my beloved team! It was a great experience and we had lot's of pics with the players, including a chat with Dunny in the players bar after the game. I dont think my daughter quite knows how lucky she is but David is now her favourite player :) I hope to chat much more with you guys throughout the season and let's hope we get off to a great start against Everton.
Born A Rover
10/08/2010 05:50:00
Roberts would have missed your pad anyway ozi ;)
Mikey Delap
10/08/2010 08:34:00
Hahaha! Good call Mikey!! I was getting them to sign my jersey, So he may have had 'half' a chance at hitting the white side!! :)
10/08/2010 08:52:00
welcome aboard!!! i guess we are due a drink next time round! our you could get in contact with another perth resident who is part of our site, retroflair!
10/08/2010 09:03:00
lol. Yes welcome! Another Aussie!! :) Looks like i will be a Perth resident again in the near future. May have to catch up with the other Aussie West Coast Rovers :)
10/08/2010 09:40:00
Kalinic would hit the white side judging by his ability to hit the post!!!
Mikey Delap
10/08/2010 10:56:00
a rover fan from perth? give me a buzz friend... will need the support at burswood when we play the big four
12/08/2010 06:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

After Game Player Interviews Explained

Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post game press interviews...

Bristol City Disappointment For Coyle

Blackburn's first win of the Championship season under Owen Coyle came against Nottingham Forest but it was back to losing ways late on at Bristol City on Saturday.

Bristol City 1-0 Blackburn - Highlights

Blackburn were beaten by Bristol City in the Championship on Saturday.

Vital View - Championship, 21st-22nd October

Newcastle's lead at the top was extended with Brighton up to second. Blackburn dropped back into the bottom three with Wigan staying second-bottom and Rotherham rooted to the foot.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Mikey Delap
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Mulgrew0%
Sub - Akpan10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
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)

Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment