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First to last – 37 years of Springsteen live

From glam to blue collar New Jersey rock wasn’t the most obvious one-stop leap in the seventies but strangely, it was A Roxy Music concert in Preston in 1975 which ignited my (thus far) 43-year obsession with the Boss and … Continue reading

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Glory Days a long time coming but better ahead for Rovers?

Exhausted and emotionally drained – and with a pressing deadline for a lengthy Springsteen book contribution looming – Blue Eyed Boy hands the final word on the season  to Riversider23 (@MarkMark37m) with whom he’s shared the many ups and downs … Continue reading

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Glory days – success a long time coming but better days ahead for Rovers?

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Prodigals, protestors, fledgling fans all welcome at Rovers’ promotion parties.

Twenty thousand on Ewood and a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon civic reception on the Cathedral Square? You’d have got good odds on that for a double the morning after Rovers’ Hallowe’en horror show against Fleetwood at home. Back then, there … Continue reading

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Our Blue heaven. Rovers take a shot of redemption as long night turns to dawn

March 2nd 2013 3-40pm: I was on the point of calling my wife Lesley to ask her  to pick me and daughter Olivia up early from Rovers. In the top half of the table at the start of the day … Continue reading

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No ordinary Blues. Rovers set to reward roadtrip army?

Well, if you’re only going to play for a half, it’s a pretty good idea to make it a bloody good half. Another slightly surreal Ewood evening contained all the elements to make Thursday’s game (and Thursday football in itself … Continue reading

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No breakaway for Blues but Rovers still a step ahead as staggered sequence tests the nerve

Football, like life, has an infinite capacity for taking a different twist or  turn to the ones we have plotted out in our heads or have attempted to chart with a piece of paper and pen, be that sat with … Continue reading

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