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Tinkerman Tony must forget fancy formations & get back to basics

For all the indignities heaped upon Rovers fans over seven years of failure, the constant simmering anger and despair of the long-suffering supporters – and we’re unquestionably down to a few thousand of the most fiercely loyal and tolerant at … Continue reading

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Roots-Rocked Rovers but couple of Ricoh specials set the blue beat

An old fitter pal of mine at the Gas Depot in Great Harwood was summoned into the boss’s office one Friday after the gaffer, extremely well refreshed as was his custom, made a rare late afternoon appearance. “You’ve grafted this … Continue reading

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Never look back, walk tall, act fine and give us a Golden Year, Rovers

Let’s start the season with a little quiz. No googling. Go on the Beeb website and look at the League One table, all currently listed neatly in alphabetical order. When you get over the thrill of seeing us in an … Continue reading

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League One summer transfers. 

League one signings AFC Wimbledon (Neal Ardley)  Kwesi Appiah.CF. Crystal Palace. Free Demi Oshilaja. DF. Cardiff. Free Cody McDonald. CF. Gillingham. Free George Long. Gk. Sheff Utd. Season Loan Jimmy Abdou. MF. Millwall. Loan Liam Trotter. MF. Bolton. Free    … Continue reading

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Velvet underwhelmed but our music beats your fanaticism

Around 18 years ago, I think it was the night after my 40th birthday, my friend Damian and I emerged from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall having watched John Cale in concert, the solo “Fragments Of A Rainy Season” show he … Continue reading

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Velvet on the Mersey 

Around 18 years ago, I think it was the night after my 40th birthday, my friend Damian and I emerged from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall having watched John Cale in concert, the solo “Fragments Of A Rainy Season” show he … Continue reading

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Saturday’s kids still livin’ the blues but relegation is the bitterest pill

“I said: “I’m so happy, I could die,” “She said: “Drop dead,” then left with another guy. (Elvis Costello, “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes” 1977)     Relegation, when it comes, is almost never unseen, unexpected, unconsidered. It’s … Continue reading

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