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by Duggywerefab
Fri May 28, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Happy Birthday to my namesake!
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Happy Birthday to my namesake!

Raising a glass to the real Bryan Douglas, the best player I ever saw wearing a Rovers' shirt, since 1957 anyway. Playing for a non-fashionable club he was not recognized as Britain's best but for a while between 1959 and say 1964, he most certainly was. That's why Spuds wanted him, to do for Smith,...
by Duggywerefab
Thu May 27, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Stuart Metcalfe RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Stuart Metcalfe RIP

Can that be THE OOJW? Welcome back to old-farts corner! Things are a little quiet here nowadays and I had given up on you, STAR and a few other old 'uns! Yes Stuart M was, as you say, an embodiment of the team back then, wish we had such a player now - preferably one under 30 too, who can grow with ...
by Duggywerefab
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Quarantine for Hudson Eating peas Edition: Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City, Wed 17th March 2021, KO19.45
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Quarantine for Hudson Eating peas Edition: Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City, Wed 17th March 2021, KO19.45

All, some, a few, a very few: So are the survivors on here still in love with TM? What's it going to take to "get shut" of him?

Asking for a friend,

Duggy
by Duggywerefab
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Rovers vs. Doncaster, FA Cup: Post-match
Replies: 42
Views: 3638

Re: Rovers vs. Doncaster, FA Cup: Post-match

Waco, Good question. I'll join in. Maybe I am a bit old fashioned (!) but I assume somebody paid to watch this online, did we give value? Did we seem to be aware of the need to at least look motivated? According to reports by fans (admitedly on FB), TM acted even less interested today than in a norm...
by Duggywerefab
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Quarantine Boxing Day Edition: Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday, Sat 26 Dec 2020, KO 1500
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Quarantine Boxing Day Edition: Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday, Sat 26 Dec 2020, KO 1500

Disclaimer: I hereby certify that the current occupier of the Rovers shirt named Douglas is NO relation... ;)

My legal team is investigating making him change his name

Up the Rovers

Duggywerefab (i.e. the original one)
by Duggywerefab
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Memory Lane Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Memory Lane Pics

Waco, thanks, I'd love to see all of them, as these two photographers had a 20 year business in Lancs, weddings in the morning and footy in the afternoon - they must have taken thousands of pics. It's as much a social history collection as a footy one isn't it and for a Texan some of the scenes away...
by Duggywerefab
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Memory Lane Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Memory Lane Pics

Still Growling, Agree, the photo quality is outstanding, he obviously knew what he was doing. I wonder how many pics there are that the Guardian didn't select for this piece. Yes that's Dobing, such a good player with a shot like a cannon. I saw him score at the Darren end once and the ball got jamm...
by Duggywerefab
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Memory Lane Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Memory Lane Pics

All, For those of a certain age (or is that just me on here?) this is nostalgia, for everyone else, interesting viewing of our (and our local rivals) history. My fave is Noddy in the cold, (polluted) R Darwen - those were the days, now they wear gloves in Sept - and my namesake teaching boys to swim...
by Duggywerefab
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Stuart Metcalfe RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Stuart Metcalfe RIP

All, Another sad RIP to post for this Rover through and through, who died much too young. Local lad born in town and came back after his playing days were done to be a good local Radio footy "expert". He was a small, fast and nippy winger at first (when midfielders were still mostly brawny...
by Duggywerefab
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Quarentine Edition: Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers, Tue 30 June 2020, KO 1800
Replies: 33
Views: 3038

Re: Quarentine Edition: Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers, Tue 30 June 2020, KO 1800

Had to be Kestrels in barns, Barnsley was where the film "Kes" was set, (for people of a certain age!)
by Duggywerefab
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Quarantine Edition: Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 27 June 2020, KO 15:00
Replies: 90
Views: 7621

Re: Quarantine Edition: Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 27 June 2020, KO 15:00

All, whether we like it or not (and I don't particularly) this is now a business and we have some really good employees who are under-performing, as well as other employees who are past their cost/benefit or sell-date and some who are out of their league (literally!). In any other business, the mana...
by Duggywerefab
Mon May 11, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1017
Views: 226023

Re: Where are they now?

Greetings Waco! Good to hear from you and thanks for validating my namesake suggestion. That online legend thing is good to keep people interested so that's nothing but a good thing for the club. As for Derek Faz, he was Mr Rovers at a point when we were in a long long slump. Through several manager...
by Duggywerefab
Fri May 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1017
Views: 226023

Re: Where are they now?

No Ethiaa,I didn't know though I don't recall too much Tyneside glory since the 1970s! "Come back Malcolm, all is forgiven". I could have looked it up but I thought someone on here would be much quicker than me at that anyway. Still standing by my legend opinion too! Have a nice weekend ev...
by Duggywerefab
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1017
Views: 226023

Re: Where are they now?

All, I expected Shearer to win that legend vote over BD but I will only change my vote when I see the Alan Shearer Stand going up at Ewood! :D Interestingly whenever I see Shearer introduced or talked about it's usually along the lines of "Former Newcastle and England....", rarely if ever ...
by Duggywerefab
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1017
Views: 226023

Re: Where are they now?

Greetings All, Anyone else following this Rovers Legend competition on Facebook? Today we are asked to choose between A. Shearer and Dougie! Bloody cheek! Of course Shearer will win as few on there even saw my namesake play, but when you were a one-club man for over 500 games at the top level for 16...