Blackburn Rovers Personalised Football Diary
A Brilliant Gift Idea For A Blackburn Fan
Blackburn FC had won six FA Cups by the end of the 1920s, but then from 1966, the side faced a torrid twenty-five years outside the First Division. Lifelong fan Jack Walker bought the club in the nineties, boosting Blackburn with an injection of cash and the perfect managerial choice of Kenny Dalglish. Amazingly, the Rovers rose from Championship relegation battles to Premiership glory within the owner’s five-year plan.
We have charted some highlights of this golden nineties era for fans of the club through a special collection of archived newspaper stories and match reports. We have also dug up articles written about a range of other victories from Blackburn FC’s history, gathering all of this coverage together in a fabulous A5 Personalised Diary. This is an essential item for all Rovers fans and due to the smart appearance and fascinating content, our Football Diaries are also a great gift idea.
Inside Your Diary
Our Blackburn Diaries include newspaper reports starting in the 1920s. The latter stages of the 1928 FA Cup run came after a season of steady building and a run of strong league results. With momentum on the side of the Rovers, they first knocked out Arsenal, and then beat Huddersfield Town in the final with the King of England watching from the stands.
Your Football Diary additionally includes some heroics of Dally Duncan in 1960 and the 6-1 thrashing of Notts County in 1976, before it moves on to a selection of coverage from the successful Jack Walker era. Uncle Jack – as he was affectionately know – was a steel baron who sold his business and poured millions of pounds into his beloved club.
Newspaper reports at the time, also included in our Blackburn Diaries, focused upon the Rovers’ sudden riches under their generous new owner. In 1991, newspaper reports announced Liverpool legend Kenny Dalgish’s appointment as manager accompanied with stories about the £43 million he had allegedly been given to spend. In 1994, newspapers informed the nation that Blackburn would ‘Keep on Spending’, as the revolution continued.
The cash flowing into the club produced rapid results. Therefore in 1992, newspapers announced a ‘Rovers Return’, as Blackburn had been promoted to the Premiership. In 1995, the headline ‘Big Al!’ reflected the impact of Alan Shearer on a key 3-1 win against Arsenal, just a couple of months before the club famously lifted the Premier League trophy.
Diary Contents At A Glance
Our A5 Blackburn Diaries include newspaper articles on the following matches:
- 25th March 1928 - Arsenal 0 Blackburn 1
- 22nd April 1928 - Blackburn 3 Huddersfield 1 (FA Cup Final)
- 27th March 1960 - Blackburn 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1
- 10th October 1976 - Blackburn 6 Notts County 1
- 9th October 1988 - Blackburn 5 Crystal Palace 4
- 12th October 1991 - Kenny Dalglish appointed Blackburn Manager
- 26th May 1992 - Blackburn 1 Leicester 0 (Promoted to Premiership)
- 16th July 1994 - Chris Sutton Joins Blackburn
- 9th March 1995 - Blackburn 3 Arsenal 1
- 2nd April 2001 - Blackburn 5 Burnley 0
- 14th March 2005 - Blackburn 1 Leicester 0
- 1st December 2005 - Charlton 2 Blackburn 3
Alternative Football Gifts
These popular Personalised Diaries are just one of the gift ideas we have for Blackburn FC supporters. We also offer Personalised Blackburn Calendars and Personalised Blackburn Football Books, as well as many other exciting football gifts, such as our Personalised Football Commentaries.