Battle for Promotion – Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Building up the atmosphere to the weekend match between Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers.

Two former premier league regulars now on fallen times meet this Saturday as they try to push themselves up and out of League One.

Wigan coming into this match as the form team, and sit pretty in 2nd spot, whereas Rovers finally showing some class by picking up an impressive win against Portsmouth which puts them nicely inside the play off spots.

Who will reign supreme in this early top 6 clash?

My weekly vlog is back, but we a much needed facelift. Both the reviews and previews have been split into their own separate shows. New features include, talking heads, played for both and mystery rover returns after a year hiatus.

All angles covered included news, team selection, match history and much much more including a first look at Cass the Cat.

For more information about Blackburn Roverseas check out the following websites:


If you want more information about my other work head over to my website:

Blackburn vs Portsmouth (3-0) Match Review

Blackburn Rovers taking home all three points after an impressive 3-0 victory over Portsmouth. Goals from Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and an awesome finisher from Craig Conway.

Only downer was the dismissal of Dominic Samuel (Red Card).

This result sets up the build up to next weekends match between Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers, you can catch my match Preview right here on this YouTube Channel.

Played For Both: Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth

Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth

Player Name Season From/To Clubs

Agnew, SM (Steve) 1983/1984 to 2002/2003 Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, Leicester City, Sunderland, York City, Gateshead, West Auckland Town

Ashworth, PA (Phil) 1973/1974 to 1989/1990 Accrington Stanley, Burnley Utd, Nelson, Blackburn Rovers, AFC Bournemouth, Workington, Hartlepool, Southport, Rochdale, Portsmouth, Scunthorpe Utd, GAIS Gothenburg, Cambridge City, Devonport City (Tasmania), Rossendale Utd, Clitheroe, Bottesford Town, Brigg Town

Berkovic, E (Eyal) 1992/1993 to 2004/2005 Maccabi Haifa, Southampton, West Ham Utd, Celtic, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Maccabi Tel Aviv

Bowman, A (Adam) 1899/1900 to 1912/1913 St Johnstone, East Stirlingshire, Everton, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Leeds City, Portsmouth, Leith Athletic, Forfar Athletic, Accrington Stanley

Cleghorn, T (Tom) 1892/1893 to 1903/1904 Leith Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle

Cole, AA (Andy) 1990/1991 to 2008/2009 Arsenal, Fulham, Bristol City, Newcastle Utd, Manchester Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Burnley, Nottingham Forest

Curtis, JCK (John) 1997/1998 to 2010/2011 Manchester Utd, Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Utd, Leicester City, Portsmouth, Preston North End, Nottingham Forest, Queen`s Park Rangers, Worcester City, Wrexham, Northampton Town, Gold Coast Utd

Dailly, CE (Christian) 1990/1991 to 2011/2012 Dundee Utd, Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham Utd, Southampton, Rangers, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth, Southend Utd

Davey, HH (Hugh) 1921/1922 to 1928/1929 Glentoran, Blackburn Rovers, Boscombe, Bournemouth & Boscombe Ath, Reading, Portsmouth, Belfast Celtic

Davis, E (Ted) 1911/1912 to 1927/1928 Bristol City, Brentford, Clapton Orient, Portsmouth, Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers, Bath City

Dobson, AJ (Tony) 1986/1987 to 2000/2001 Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, Oxford Utd, Peterborough Utd, Swindon Town, West Bromwich Albion, Gillingham, Northampton Town, Forest Green Rovers, Nuneaton Borough, Rugby Utd

Dougan, AD (Derek) 1955/1956 to 1975/1976 Distillery, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Peterborough Utd, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Los Angeles Wolves, Kansas City Spurs, Kettering Town

Eastwood, SC (Simon) 2007/2008 to 2016/2017 Huddersfield Town, Woking, Bradford City, Oxford Utd, FC Halifax Town, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers

Edds, EF (Ernie) 1944/1945 to 1955/1956 Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Blackburn Rovers, Torquay Utd, Swindon Town

Gregory, DH (David) 1972/1973 to 1996/1997 Chatteris Town, Peterborough Utd, Stoke City, Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Portsmouth, Wrexham, King’s Lynn, Holbeach Utd, Watton Utd, Spalding Utd, The Crown (Holbeach)

Groves, A (Arthur) 1926/1927 to 1946/1947 Langwith Colliery, Halifax Town, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Portsmouth, Stockport County, Atherstone Town, Heanor Athletic

Houlker, AE (Albert ‘Kelly’) 1892/1893 to 1909/1910 Blackburn Hornets, Park Road (Blackburn), Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, Southampton, Colne

Jones, R (Roger) 1964/1965 to 1985/1986 Portsmouth, Bournemouth & Boscombe Ath, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle Utd, Stoke City, Derby County, Birmingham City, York City, Loggerheads

Keller, M (Marc) 1984/1985 to 2000/2001 Fessenheim, Colmar, Mulhouse, RC Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, West Ham Utd, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers

Linganzi, A (Amine) 2008/2009 to 2016/2017 Saint-Etienne, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Accrington Stanley (2), Gillingham, Frejus Saint-Raphael, Portsmouth

Luke, C (Charlie) 1924/1925 to 1945/1946 Esh Winning Juniors, Ushaw Moor, Tow Law Town, Portsmouth, Darlington, Esh Winning, Bishop Auckland, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers, Chesterfield, Whitstable Town

Makel, LR (Lee) 1990/1991 to 2010/2011 Newcastle Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Heart of Midlothian, Portsmouth, Bradford City, Livingston, Plymouth Argyle, Dunfermline Athletic, Ostersunds, East Fife, Cowdenbeath

Mokoena, TA (Aaron) 1997/1998 to 2012/2013 Jomo Cosmos, Bayer Leverkusen, Ajax, Royal Antwerp, Germinal Beerschot, KRC Genk, Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, Bidvest Wits

Mortimer, R (Bob) 1924/1925 to 1946/1947 Park Street Wesleyans, Bolton Wanderers, Connah’s Quay & Shotton, Darwen, Barrow, Northampton Town, Brentford, Bournemouth & Boscombe Ath, Accrington Stanley, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers, York City, Bacup Borough, Horwich RMI

Mwaruwari, B (Benjani) 1999/2000 to 2013/2014 Jomo Cosmos, Grasshoppers Zurich, Auxerre, Portsmouth, Manchester City, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Chippa Utd, Bidvest Wits

Price, CJ (Chris) 1976/1977 to 1995/1996 Hereford Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Portsmouth, Cinderford Town

Rekik, K (Karim) 2010/2011 to 2015/2016 Feyenoord, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers, PSV Eindhoven, Olympique Marseille

Roberts, JAD (Jason) 1995/1996 to 2012/2013 Hayes, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Torquay Utd, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, West Bromwich Albion, Portsmouth, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Reading

Rutherford, SE (Sep) 1926/1927 to 1936/1937 Blyth Spartans, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers

Sherwood, TA (Tim) 1987/1988 to 2004/2005 Watford, Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Coventry City

Smith, J (Jack) 1906/1907 to 1920/1921 Moor Park, Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, Reading

Thompson, DA (David) 1996/1997 to 2006/2007 Liverpool, Swindon Town, Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers

Turner, DJ (Dave) 1961/1962 to 1973/1974 Newcastle Utd, Brighton & Hove Albion, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers

Varney, LI (Luke) 2002/2003 to 2016/2017 Quorn, Crewe Alexandra, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Portsmouth, Leeds Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Burton Albion

Weddle, JR (Jack) 1923/1924 to 1939/1940 Fatfield Albion, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers

Wheeler, AJ (Alf) 1946/1947 to 1955/1956 Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers, Swindon Town, Boston Utd, Weymouth, Chippenham Town, Salisbury

Williamson, LT (Lee) 1999/2000 to 2016/2017 Mansfield Town, Northampton Town, Rotherham Utd, Watford, Preston North End, Sheffield Utd, Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers, Burton Albion

Wilson, W (Billy) 1964/1965 to 1978/1979 Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth

Yakubu, A (Aiyegbeni) 1998/1999 to 2016/2017 Julius Berger, Gil Vicente, Maccabi Haifa, Hapoel Kfar Saba, Dynamo Kiev, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Guangzhou R & F, Al Rayyan, Reading, Kayserispor, Coventry City

A big thank you to THE ENGLISH NATIONAL FOOTBALL ARCHIVE for this awesome information.


2 Fallen Giants in League 1 Action – Blackburn vs Portsmouth Preview

Last time these two sides played each other they were both in the premier league. The fallen giants of english football are both battling it out to get back in the 2nd tier of english football.

Throw the form book out the window, as both sides are currently as inconsistent as each other. Blackburn hope to get back to winning ways and Pompey hoping to bring hove the 3 points after a long road trip.

Match preview and more.

Blackburn Rovers vs Plymouth Argyle – Review

Blackburn Rovers taking on Plymouth Argyle at home for the first time in 25 years, and Rovers fail to take home the win. Despite 25 shots for the night Rovers could not finish the visitors off. Plymouth could have won it, but Rovers can count themselves lucky that Bradley Dack found the equalizer before half time.

Blackburn 1 vs 1 Plymouth