Saving Face

In spite of an ever-growing injury list impacting squad depth, Ray Harford had at least steered the ship back on course with several solid domestic victories over the final few weeks of 1995. Sat in the maelstrom of a highly competitive Premier League mid-table, there is certainly an opportunity for Rovers to re-establish themselves as […]

Collective Collaboration

Following on from United’s clash with FC Barcelona they returned to face another old adversary, this time in the form of domestic rivals Arsenal. Alex Ferguson came into the match with a number of injury concerns, the first of which was Andy Cole who would eventually be ruled of participating, however while Paul Scholes and […]

Jewel in the Crown

The evening of the 15th of May 1991 will go down as one of the most famous nights in Manchester United history, with the club once again experiencing European glory and the realization that the man in charge was capable of delivering on the big stage. Thousands of United supporters made the pilgrimage across the […]

Lazio vs AC Milan

In May of 1994 AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi stood beside Head Coach Fabio Capello as the pair held aloft the Champions League trophy, following Milan’s 4-0 destruction of Johan Cruyff’s FC Barcelona. Eight years into Berlusconi’s tenure as the controlling shareholder of the club, he was about to turn his hand to another form […]

Under Starters Orders

On the 15th of December 1995 Belgian footballer Jean Marc Bosman stood in front of the European Court of Justice, awaiting a ruling that was to change the face of professional football forever. This case had been brought to court after Bosman had attempted to join French club Dunkerque in 1990 after his contract with RFC Liege […]

New Kid In Town

On the 26th of May 1999 in the depths of the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, ITV presenter Gary Newbon stands in front of Alex Ferguson to conduct a post-match interview following the climactic end of the 1999 Champions League Final against Bayern Munich. Newbon begins by almost shrieking his interviewee’s name, blurting out a […]

Winter is Coming

While the month of October had led to a resurgence in positivity, with a relative upswing in performances leading to four wins in six matches, Blackburn faced the daunting task of a packed November and December schedule that would likely define their season. UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 1st November 1995 vs Legia Warsaw Ewood […]

England vs Argentina

Much of the build up to this match focused on the last time England met Argentina in the World Cup, a game that brought us two moments of infamy from a certain Diego Maradona. The BBC asked Hoddle about his feelings toward the Argentines, having been an England player in the last meeting in 1986. […]

Reality Check

It’s fair to say that Blackburn’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on September 16th 1995 had an altogether different atmosphere than their previous encounter in May. While hope and expectation remained in the hearts of their supporters, this time it was more directed towards their fear of dropping into the relegation zone. In what […]

Life After Kenny

Amidst the high of winning the Premier League title, in June of 1995 Kenny Dalglish stunned the fanbase by announcing he was to step down with immediate effect to take up a role as Director of Football. This prompted the promotion of his assistant Ray Harford, who would take over as the club’s new manager. […]