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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!

Sasman
The Journalist

Writer: Sasman! Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 10 2010

Time: 12:45AM

Your Comments

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
oziroversfan
And in the end i only missed out on 3 signitures of the touring squad which were Robinson, Roberts and Josh Morris. :)
oziroversfan
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
Roberts would have missed your pad anyway ozi ;)
Mikey Delap
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!! :)
oziroversfan
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!
sasman
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 :)
oziroversfan
Kalinic would hit the white side judging by his ability to hit the post!!!
Mikey Delap
a rover fan from perth? give me a buzz friend... will need the support at burswood when we play the big four
retroflair31
 

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