> >Seeing has Big Al has already raised the point of Blackburn being player
> >stealers I echo it totally.
> >But I think the point he's trying to make is...
> >KEPP YER ***Y MITTS OFF JEFF KENNA!
> >and find your own full-back (you've got 2 ***y internationals at FB
> >already you greedy bastards!)
> I have to laugh. I can remember when I was a kid and feeling extremely upset
> when Blackburn (then in the Second Division) had to sell "homegrown" talent
> like Fred Pickering, Mike England and Keith Newton. All were internationals.
> All were lured by big money and top clubs. Trhoughout the sixties, seventies
> and eighties, Blackburn (like its mega-talent producing neighbour Burnley)
> consistently provided bigger clubs with quality local players at a fraction of
> their real worth.
> All I can say to those who feel aggrieved at Blackburn's ability to buy top
> players now is KISS MY ASS!!!!!
I realise my comments probably won't be shared by 99.99% of Burnley
fans, but this Burnley supporter is delighted to see Blackburn doing
well and hopes that they become the first "small-town" team to win the
league since Derby County twenty years ago. Why should big-city teams
have a lock on the major honours? Surely it's healthy for the game if
success is shared around more than was the case in the eighties. So
let's have Blackburn winning in England and Parma in Italy.
I think the problem with Blackburn is that they are regarded as the
"nouveau riche", so their status is somehow questioned by the
"aristocracy" of the football world. Similarly their crowds are
derided by supporters of the elite, despite the fact that their
average is about a quarter of their population and three relatively
well supported small-town teams - Burnley, Preston and Bolton are
within a 25 mile radius of them.
"Just say no to kickins"