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Blackburn fans pay tribute to Jack Walker 15 years on

Blackburn's former owner passed away 15 years ago this week. Credit: Reuters
The Jack Walker memorial outside Ewood Park. Credit: Reuters

Blackburn fans have been paying tribute to former owner Jack Walker outside Ewood Park today ahead of the Championship match against Cardiff.

Walker passed away 15 years ago this week and holds legendary status with Blackburn's supporters, as a lifelong fan himself, who invested tens of millions of pounds into the club.

Blackburn won the Premier League title with Walker as chairman in 1994/95.


Blackburn sign Swansea forward on emergency loan

Blackburn Rovers have signed Swansea striker Modou Barrow on an emergency loan deal until November 10th, subject to international clearance.

The forward spent time on loan with Nottingham Forest earlier this season, and has been granted permission to play in Blackburn's League Cup tie against Shrewsbury this week.

Barrow, 22, joined Swansea from Ostersunds in August 2014, and has never scored a league goal in England.


McCarthy robbed at gunpoint in South African barbers

Former Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy has been robbed at gunpoint at a barber shop in South Africa.

McCarthy played at Blackburn for four years. Credit: PA

The ex-South Africa international was targeted in the shop in Johannesburg, where armed men stole jewellery from him, according to his agent.

Percy Adams said one man pointed a gun at McCarthy's face and demanded his watch, earrings and wedding ring.

Adams told Eyewitness News that McCarthy was not hurt and other customers were not targeted in the incident.

McCarthy, who won the 2004 Champions League with Porto, is South Africa's record goal-scorer and played in Spain and Portugal as well as England, where he also had a spell with West Ham.

South Africa goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed in an apparent house robbery near Johannesburg last year. Police are still investigating.

Blackburn late show is trouble for Millwall

Jordan Rhodes netted late on. Credit: PA

Millwall's hopes of Championship survival were dealt a huge blow after two late goals were enough to give Blackburn Rovers a 2-0 win.

Rudy Gestede's sumptuous volley in the 78th minute finally broke the deadlock for Rovers and substitute Jordan Rhodes settled it in injury time, catching an increasingly desperate Millwall side on the break.

Blackburn boss Bowyer ridicules Liverpool crisis talk

Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer says the idea that Liverpool are in the middle of a crisis is 'ridiculous'.

The two clubs face each other in an FA Cup replay on Wednesday night, with the Premier League side coming off the back of two defeats.

Gary Bowyer will come up against Brendan Rodgers on Wednesday night. Credit: PA

"I think it's ridiculous that after losing two games, the team that was hailed prior to those two games as being the best in the Premier League - which they were at the time with the football they were playing - then comes in for that," he said.

"Brendan Rodgers has done an unbelievable job, he doesn't need me telling him. But that's just the world we live in now - it's crazy."

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