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by Duggywerefab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Fred Pickering R.I.P.
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Fred Pickering R.I.P.

Mr Blackbat, thanks for that link, I hadn't seen it, in fact we sort of forgot about Fred when he went Toffeeing. What I meant was that he didn't stay long at Goodison and never developed into the higher level he could have been at Rovers. Maybe I was just fed up at another of my heroes going. Mike ...
by Duggywerefab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Fred Pickering R.I.P.
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Fred Pickering R.I.P.

Gibbon, Blackbat and all, Thanks for your quick replies. Well the hat trick was part of a 10-0 win against the good ole US of A, pre-Friedel! Yes the Everton thing was a bad choice, though he probably didn't have a lot to do with it, players weren't their own bosses in those days. The Toffees were t...
by Duggywerefab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Fred Pickering R.I.P.
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Fred Pickering R.I.P.

Ey Up, Sad to say another of my heroes from the 1960's, Fred Pickering, has passed away. I see my namesake hero Dougie, gave a few words of tribute to him, describing Fred as "just as good as Alan Shearer", which is high praise indeed! Fred was a Blegburn lad and I first saw him as a decent left bac...
by Duggywerefab
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Mike Harrison R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Mike Harrison R.I.P.

Growling, We'll agree to differ on Noddy, but maybe I was being a bit harsh, he was a willing lad who gave 100% and put in some great crosses! I do remember that famous attack around and up to the you-know-what Cup Final, top class players all of them and a thrill to watch as a youngster. But I thin...
by Duggywerefab
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Mike Harrison R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Mike Harrison R.I.P.

Growling, couldn't agree more (the defence was always a bit generous though) and it's funny that my boyhood Rovers are still my favourite even over the 1990s team. As well as my name-sake and Ronnie Clayton, we had some of the best players in the country for 7-10 years but of course too many were al...
by Duggywerefab
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Brentford v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 2 Feb 2019, KO 15:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1235

Re: Brentford v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 2 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Ewood could be seen as The Old Curiosity Shop for decades and has been a Bleak House for too many of them (any more puns in the titles...?)
by Duggywerefab
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Mike Harrison R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Mike Harrison R.I.P.

Ey Darth, thanks for the response, I don't expect many to join in the "when I was a lad.." stuff but I thought it might be interesting for Roverites who are curious about our history. Oh and by the way, go easy on that old-farts memory thing, your Dad's wrong Tom Jones was in the Indian not the chip...
by Duggywerefab
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Mike Harrison R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Mike Harrison R.I.P.

All younger than me! We lost a stalwart Rover this week in Mike Harrison, our left winger in the 1962-68 period. Footballers were different then, you were either thin, tall, small, fat or whatever you were born with, no weights making everyone a look-alike athlete unless you include the weight of a ...
by Duggywerefab
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Jimmy Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Jimmy Mac

All true footy fans should be sad to hear the death of Jimmy Mac, no matter who they support. He was great player and a real gent treated terribly by the then owner of Burnely, Bob "Mr Sausages" Lord. Fortunately Burnley's later owners saw sense and gave him the respect he more than deserved. He was...
by Duggywerefab
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: You can't make this up....!
Replies: 4
Views: 595

You can't make this up....!

Anyone else notice this precious bit of footy news from the nether regions..? East Fife and Forfar drew 1-1 today but as it was a Cup they went to penalties, giving the priceless final score... Clear throat,... Best BBC announcer's voice.... "Forfar 5, East Fife 4", it had to be a set up, or is it A...
by Duggywerefab
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 935
Views: 130293

Re: Where are they now?

Sat sitting watching t'telly as a lot of skilfull but oversensitive babies chase a bag of wind in Russia, I can see Nzonzi and Diouff (sp?) but who else graced our beloved turf at Ewood in their rise to fame and fortune...? And Thursday will tell us just how good this version of the three Lions are....
by Duggywerefab
Thu May 10, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Blackburn Rovers, Season in Review- D3D4football.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: Blackburn Rovers, Season in Review- D3D4football.com

Great analysis Waco! If I could add one more thing it might be that someone, somewhere got the ear of the owners to leave well alone and let the manager do what he was hired and trusted to do. No more overseas consultants, no more agent's advice, just a well experienced manager doing what he thought...
by Duggywerefab
Thu May 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 8397

Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Wish I had a quid for everyone who thinks that Darwen is Darwin, in Australia not Lancs and named after that "evolution guy". Any other Darreners on here?

Used to go train-spotting in Leyland, on us bikes, I get out of breath just driving over those hills now!

Duggy
by Duggywerefab
Wed May 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 8397

Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

All, Big recognition to Stillgrowling who beats me for length of Rovers suffering, wow! I remember a few of that 1950's forward line but only vaguely, the next decade was my favourite. Thanks for your patience with us old farts! I wasn't suggesting we don't give the youngsters a chance, I am all for...
by Duggywerefab
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 8397

Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

All, Bloody 'ell, we did it!!! Sorry for the radio silence, I was away as usual, someday I will stop and smell the weeds.... I must admit, I was pretty depressed at the end of last season, back to the 1970s again but with worse pies. Another bloody manager off the "he failed at XXXX United/City/Town...