In a game where 12 men took on 9… Its Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Wigan Athletic hosted Blackburn Rovers which has been dubbed a possible promotion 6 pointer (bit early but…).  However the lack of goals didnt reduce the lack of drama, as Rovers were reduced to 10 men for a good portion of the 2nd half and were stretched further when an injury to Harry Chapman made them finish the match with 9 men.  Check out my match review and more.

Played For Both: Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic

Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic

Player Name Season From/To Clubs

Bent, MN (Marcus) 1995/1996 to 2011/2012 Brentford, Crystal Palace, Port Vale, Sheffield Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Everton, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic, Birmingham City, Middlesbrough, Queen`s Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mitra Kukar

Bimpson, JL (Louis) 1952/1953 to 1965/1966 Burscough, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Bournemouth & Boscombe Ath, Rochdale, Wigan Athletic

Bruce, AS (Alex) 2002/2003 to 2016/2017 Blackburn Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday, Tranmere Rovers, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Leeds Utd, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Wigan Athletic

Byrne, J (Jack) 2015/2016 to 2016/2017 Manchester City, Cambuur Leeuwarden, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

Cairns, KW (Kevin) 1954/1955 to 1971/1972 Walmer Bridge, Blackburn Rovers, Weymouth, Carshalton Athletic, Dundee Utd, Southport, Wigan Athletic

Cairns, R (Ronnie) 1952/1953 to 1967/1968 Consett, Blackburn Rovers, Rochdale, Southport, Wigan Athletic, Darwen

Chimbonda, P (Pascal) 1999/2000 to 2014/2015 Le Havre, Bastia, Wigan Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Queen`s Park Rangers, Doncaster Rovers, Market Drayton Town, Carlisle Utd, Oikonomos Tsaritsani, AC Arles-Avignon

Comstive, PT (Paul) 1980/1981 to 1995/1996 Blackburn Rovers, Rochdale, Wigan Athletic, Wrexham, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Chester City, Southport, Morecambe

Croft, G (Gary) 1990/1991 to 2015/2016 Grimsby Town, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Wigan Athletic, Cardiff City, Lincoln City, Grimsby Borough

Crompton, A (Alan) 1975/1976 to 1987/1988 Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Runcorn, Telford Utd, Northwich Victoria

Curtis, J (John) 1973/1974 to 1981/1982 Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Morecambe

Di Santo, FM (Franco) 2006/2007 to 2013/2014 Audax Italiano, Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Werder Bremen

Diamond, AJ (Tony) 1986/1987 to 1990/1991 Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool, Chorley, Atherton Laburnum Rovers

Else, F (Fred) 1950/1951 to 1969/1970 Standish St Wilfred’s, Axwell Park, Wigan Athletic, Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers, Barrow

Filan, JR (John) 1988/1989 to 2008/2009 Wollongong City, St George (Sydney), Cambridge Utd, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Stoke City, Wigan Athletic, Doncaster Rovers, Sydney FC

Forsyth, WA (Bill) 1948/1949 to 1957/1958 Bowhill Rovers, Blackburn Rovers, Southport, Wigan Athletic

Frandsen, P (Per) 1990/1991 to 2004/2005 B1903, OSC Lille, FC Copenhagen, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

Garcia-Penche, JG (Jordi Gomez) 2003/2004 to 2016/2017 Barcelona C, Barcelona B, Espanyol B, Espanyol, Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Rayo Vallecano

Gillespie, KR (Keith) 1992/1993 to 2010/2011 Manchester Utd, Wigan Athletic, Newcastle Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City, Sheffield Utd, Charlton Athletic, Bradford City, Glentoran, Darlington, Longford Town

Glenn, DA (David) 1980/1981 to 1992/1993 Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Chester City, Blacktown City, Fleetwood Town, Chorley

Grew, MS (Mark) 1978/1979 to 1994/1995 West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, Notts County, Leicester City, Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town, Fulham, Derby County, Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Stafford Rangers, Hednesford Town

Hamilton, D (David) 1978/1979 to 1997/1998 Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Wigan Athletic, Chester City, US Binche, Burnley, Chorley, Barrow, Accrington Stanley, Great Harwood Town, Mossley, Atherton Laburnum Rovers, Ramsbottom Utd

Harford, PRT (Paul) 1993/1994 to 2002/2003 Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Shrewsbury Town, Farnborough Town, Welling Utd, Sutton Utd, Aldershot Town, Bracknell Town, Leatherhead

Heath, J (John) 1955/1956 to 1966/1967 Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Rochdale, Chester, Mossley, Buxton

Henchoz, S (Stephane) 1991/1992 to 2006/2007 Bulle, Neuchatel Xamax, SV Hamburg, Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Celtic, Wigan Athletic

Herron, A (Alan) 1949/1950 to 1959/1960 Newcastle Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

Hildersley, R (Ronnie) 1982/1983 to 1997/1998 Manchester City, Chester, Chester City, Rochdale, Preston North End, Cambridge Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Montreal Sprint, Halifax Town, East Fife, Montrose

Jones, DFL (David) 2004/2005 to 2016/2017 Manchester Utd, Preston North End, NEC Nijmegen, Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday

Kenna, JJ (Jeff) 1990/1991 to 2006/2007 Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Birmingham City, Derby County, Kidderminster Harriers

Kenyon, JF (John) 1971/1972 to 1981/1982 Great Harwood, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Runcorn, Darwen, Great Harwood Town, Feniscowles

Leaver, D (Derek) 1948/1949 to 1959/1960 Burnley, Blackburn Rovers, Bournemouth & Boscombe Ath, Crewe Alexandra, Macclesfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Mossley

Ledgard, I (Ian) 1966/1967 to 1969/1970 Leeds Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic

Lee, DM (David) 1984/1985 to 2000/2001 Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Southampton, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool, Carlisle Utd, Halifax Town, Morecambe

Leyland, HK (Harry) 1951/1952 to 1967/1968 Everton, Tonbridge, Blackburn Rovers, Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic

Lowey, JA (John) 1975/1976 to 1988/1989 Manchester Utd, Chicago Sting, Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, California Surf, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic, Chesterfield, York City, Preston North End, Chester City, Brisbane Lions

Mahon, AJ (Alan) 1993/1994 to 2009/2010 Crumlin Utd, Tranmere Rovers, Sporting Lisbon, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, Wigan Athletic, Burnley, Blackpool

Marriott, A (Andy) 1988/1989 to 2009/2010 Arsenal, Nottingham Forest, West Bromwich Albion, Blackburn Rovers, Colchester Utd, Burnley, Wrexham, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, Barnsley, Birmingham City, Beira Mar, Coventry City, Bury, Torquay Utd, Boston Utd, Exeter City

Moore, M (Micky) 1967/1968 to 1989/1990 Adlington Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Southport, Great Harwood, Dallas Tornado, Altrincham, Wigan Athletic, Port Vale, Barrow, Dallas Flame, Leyland Motors, Glossop, Chorley, Horwich RMI, Adlington Athletic

Newell, MC (Mike) 1982/1983 to 2000/2001 Liverpool, Crewe Alexandra, Wigan Athletic, Luton Town, Leicester City, Everton, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, West Ham Utd, Bradford City, Aberdeen, Doncaster Rovers, Blackpool

Ormerod, BR (Brett) 1993/1994 to 2015/2016 Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Southampton, Leeds Utd, Wigan Athletic, Preston North End, Nottingham Forest, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Wrexham, Padiham, Bamber Bridge

Pryde, RI (Bob) 1928/1929 to 1949/1950 Windygates Thistle, Thornton Rangers, East Fife, St Johnstone, Brechin City, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

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

Sandiford, IR (Ian) 1963/1964 to 1967/1968 Blackburn Rovers, Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Wigan Athletic

Suart, R (Ron) 1937/1938 to 1955/1956 Netherfield, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

Thompson, CD (Chris) 1977/1978 to 1991/1992 Bolton Wanderers, Lincoln City, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool, Cardiff City, Walsall, Fleetwood Town

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

Thorne, PL (Peter) 1991/1992 to 2009/2010 Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Swindon Town, Stoke City, Cardiff City, Norwich City, Bradford City

Tunnicliffe, R (Ryan) 2009/2010 to 2016/2017 Manchester Utd, Peterborough Utd, Barnsley, Ipswich Town, Fulham, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers

Warnock, S (Stephen) 1998/1999 to 2016/2017 Liverpool, Bradford City, Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Leeds Utd, Derby County, Wigan Athletic

Wharton, JE (Jackie) 1935/1936 to 1955/1956 Bolton Wanderers, Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Newport County, Wigan Athletic

Whiteside, A (Arnold) 1931/1932 to 1949/1950 Woodplumpton Juniors, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

Whittle, M (Maurice) 1968/1969 to 1980/1981 Blackburn Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Stafford Rangers, Barrow, Wigan Athletic

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


Promotion clash in 16bit Glory – Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Check out my Sega Megadrive simulation of this weekends 6 pointer between Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers. With a little help from a friend, we managed to tweak the current data so that we could update the teams of both Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers. So sit back an relax as we take you back to 1995, in all 16 bit glory!

Mystic Moggy Predicts big North West Clash – Latics vs Rovers

Who will take home the bragging rights between these two North West rivals? Wigan Athletic or Blackburn Rovers. These two fallen giants have a small but tense history, and have tasted premier league football together over recent times. But now both clubs try to navigate out of the English 3rd tier of football, and a win Saturday will be a huge statement of intent for the season. Cass the Cat uses her psychic powers to see who will be the happier team come the final whistle.

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.

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