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Blackburn’s Sorry Decline Continues With Relegation On Dramatic Championship Final Day

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 7: Danny Graham of Blackburn Rovers reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers’ descent into the abyss continued on Sunday as they were relegated to the third tier of English football. The 1995 Premier League champions went down on a dramatic final day of the Championship season, as despite beating Brentford 3-1 at Griffin Park, victories for fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City put them down on goal difference. Results …

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Arsenal and Liverpool Ready To Swoop As Manchester United Prepare To Sell Defender

Manchester United finally appear ready to offload defensive disappointment Phil Jones, with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal reportedly monitoring the situation. Jones has yet to feature for manager José Mourinho this season and is currently sidelined with yet another injury, this time a knee problem. Having arrived at Old Trafford back in 2011, the now 24-year-old was hailed by …

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Manchester City And Ireland Starlet Jack Byrne Completes Championship Loan Move

Jack Byrne of SC Cambuur during the Dutch Eredivisie match between SC Cambuur Leeuwarden and Roda JC Kerkrade at the Cambuur Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Manchester City youth player and Irish under-21 international Jack Byrne has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan for the coming season. Byrne and both clubs all confirmed via social media earlier this afternoon that the 20 year old will join Owen Coyle’s side for the next twelve months. A very warm welcome to Owen Coyle’s fifth signing of the summer, Manchester City starlet …

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Opinion: The RFU Need To Host More England Fixtures Outside Of Twickenham

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Chris Robshaw of England walks down the tunnel after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

So many fans find it a struggle to get to Twickenham to watch their national side play Test and international matches, particularly with the rise and rise in the cost of train tickets each year. Every season England international rugby fixtures are held at Twickenham in greater London at the RFU’s dedicated 82,000-seater stadium. However, for many fans from the rest …

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Leicester Beware: What Happened Next For Blackburn Rovers’ 1995 Premier League Winning Side

Leicester City are seemingly on the threshold of a shock Premier League title win. Today came the news that manager Claudio Ranieri would be willing to relinquish star midfielder N’Golo Kanté. Since the beginning of Leicester’s serious title challenge fans and pundits have feared a mass clear out of players to bigger clubs. Ranieri’s comments could well be the first …

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Throwback Thursday: Brad Friedel’s Greatest Saves

We’re not often a sentimental bunch at Pundit Arena but on the day Brad Friedel announces he will retire at the end of this season, we thought it only fitting to reflect on the career of one of the Premier League’s all-time greats. Friedel, who will be 44 in four days’ time, has not had the most glittering career in …

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Premier League Heroes: Man Utd Legend Andy Cole

Andy Cole had everything it took to be a top striker in the Premier League; Pace, skill, vision and an incredible eye for goal. This makes it no surprise that he currently stands as the all-time second highest goal scorer in Premier League history with a whopping 187 goals. The talented striker also has plenty of success to boast about, as he …

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Blackburn’s Defence Too Good For Liverpool To Breakdown

Liverpool knocked and knocked but Blackburn’s front door never caved in. Credit today goes to Rovers’ stubborn defence, setting up a lucrative replay at Ewood Park. The game had hardly begun when a lengthy delay due to a Martin Skrtel head injury held up proceedings. The Liverpool centre-back was later confirmed as being OK, however it was a stop-start opening which …

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5 Talking Points From Blackburn’s 4-1 Win Over Stoke City

Stoke City came in to today’s FA Cup fifth round clash as favourites but the Potters were simply swept away by Blackburn with the help of three Joshua King goals and a Rudy Gestede penalty to make the full-time scoreline 4-1. Here, Rob Lyons discusses five of the major talking points from today’s game. 5. Stoke City complacency  Stoke came into …

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Blackburn vs Stoke: FA Cup Upset Is On The Cards

Former Blackburn manager Mark Hughes returns to Ewood Park for today’s fifth round FA Cup clash with a host of injury concerns to contend with.  While Jonathan Walters is available after missing the mid-week game against Manchester City, the Stoke boss will have to plan without the services of playmaker Bojan and midfielder Stephen Ireland. Stoke must also face Blackburn …

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Money, Money, Money: The Birth Of The Premier League

The birth of the Premier League back in 1992 heralded a new era for football in England. Conor Heffernan looks back at this pivotal period of transition. When English football entered the 1990s, the game was in crisis. The golden days of the 1950s and 1960s had become a hazy memory, replaced by the three H’s: Heysel, Hillsborough and Hooliganism. …

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Shane Duffy Moves To Blackburn Rovers

Sky Sports have reported that 22-year-old Irish international Shane Duffy has signed for Blackburn Rovers after leaving Everton. The deal will run for three years.  Duffy joined the Liverpool club in 2009 as a youth but is now looking to take a step down in level to get some proper game time. He played all of last season on loan at …

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Premier League Heroes: Alan Shearer

This week’s Premier League Heroes column is dedicated to Geordie legend Alan Shearer who spent his career in the Premier League playing for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers before going back to the North East to become a Newcastle United legend. Shearer is a great example of the classic English striker who lacked pace but made up for it in strength and physical stature. The …

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