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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Manchester United vs FC Barcelona

Phil Neville had deputized for both Gary Neville and Dennis Irwin in the weeks leading up to this game, however as both found themselves back to full fitness Ferguson went with his more experienced full back pairing. A late injury in United’s game with Coventry would see Ronnie Johnsen miss out on this match, with […]

Juventus vs Inter Milan

On Friday 20th June 1997 it was announced that Inter Milan had pulled off the signing of the summer, capturing the signature of Ronaldo from under the noses of his current club FC Barcelona. The Brazilian had a release clause in his contract that allowed for his departure should the buying club offer an agreed […]

The Final Chapter

To wrap up the series we take a look at how the main protagonists in this story of season 92/93 finish out their domestic campaign after the completion of the Champions League Final. Rangers If exiting the Champions League wasn’t enough heartbreak for the Rangers support, the following week they would be dealt a further […]

Tapie’s Last Stand

We covered both sides route to the final in this preview piece, which provides a greater context of how how each team was formulated as well as how their season had progressed prior to qualifying for the Champions League Final. Starting Line Ups Marseille Line Up: An injury concern had left Franck Sauzee out of […]