Blackburn Rovers and Burnley FC have appealed to fans to make Saturday's Championship derby memorable for the football. They say that anti social behaviour will be dealt with.
“We encourage all supporters attending this game to respect each other and the authorities. An East Lancashire derby between our two historic clubs is always a special occasion and we hope Saturday’s Championship game will be remembered for the action on the pitch and the positive backing of both sets of supporters....all fans should be aware that breaches of stadium regulations - including anti-social behaviour - will not be tolerated. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers also have a zero tolerance for discrimination of any sort, on the pitch or in the stands."
Blackburn and Burnley have called on fans to treat each other with respect ahead of this weekend's East Lancs derby in the Championship on Saturday. But they've warned that any anti social behaviour won't be tolerated.
Players in: Chris Taylor (Millwall, free), Simon Eastwood (Portsmouth, free), Alan Judge (Notts County, free), Todd Kane (Chelsea, loan), DJ Campbell (QPR, free), Alex Marrow (Crystal Palace, free), Matt Kilgallon,
(Sunderland, free), Tommy Spurr (Doncaster, free), Tom Cairney (Hull, loan), Yann Songo'o (Sporting Kansas City, free)
Players out: David Goodwillie (Dundee United, loan) Micah Evans, Osayamen Osawe, Chris Dilo, Jamie MacLaren, Reece Hands, Peter Wylie, Ryan Humphreys, Danny Laverty, Nuno Gomes (all
released), Martin Olsson (Norwich, undisclosed), Jack O'Connell (Rochdale, loan), Anton Forrester (Bury, loan), Nuno Henrique (Futebol Clube de Arouca, loan), Morten Gamst Pedersen (Kardemir Karabukspor), Gael Givet (Arles-Avignon), Bradley Orr (Blackpool, loan)
Blackburn Rovers will announce Gary Bowyer as their new manager today.
The 41 year old former caretaker boss has twice had spells in charge of the club over the last season.
Blackburn have been ordered to pay £2.25million in compensation to former manager Henning Berg by a High Court judge.
Former Rovers defender Berg's spell in charge at Ewood Park was brought to an end 57 days into a 3-year deal last December, following a run of one win in 10 matches.
The case argued by Blackburn was that managing director Derek Shaw acted without authority from owners Venky's in granting Berg a contract that entitled him to full payment of his agreement in the event of an early dismissal.
Venky's preference was a 12-month notice period, but Judge Mark Pelling dismissed the notion that Shaw lacked the authority to finalise the terms of Berg's deal.
David Dunn has called on the Blackburn hierarchy to show him some respect and tell him whether he will still be at Ewood Park next season.Read the full story ›
Each year more than 1000 women in the North West are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Symptoms can be hard to spot and often by the time women visit their GP it can be too late.
Stefan Mincher lost his wife Emma at age 21. She was a keen footballer who made more than 30 appearances for Blackburn Rovers' ladies team. Her husband hopes telling her story will help others get an earlier diagnosis.
Blackburn Rovers will begin their search for a new manager after Michael Appleton was sacked yesterday.
The former Preston midfielder spent just two months in charge and managed 15 games at the helm at Ewood Park.
Blackburn Rovers have sacked their manager after just 67 days in the job.
Michael Appleton moved to Ewood Park in the New Year after only two months in charge of Blackpool.
Michael Appleton is the fourth permanent manager to leave Blackburn since Venky's took over in November 2010.Read the full story ›