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Inside Your Matchday Programme: Blackburn Rovers

Get a sneak peak at the contents of this weekend's programme as Blackburn Rovers make their final league trip to Griffin Park

21 February 2020

With seven games to go at Griffin Park, Blackburn Rovers visit West London in a clash of fourth vs eighth in the Sky Bet Championship. Here's your look inside issue 20, with a front cover based on the template used in 1991.

"I have good memories of the town, they have a good team, are playing well despite an obvious injury crisis, and will be tough to play against this afternoon"

Goalkeeper David Raya writes this weekend's From the Field player programme notes, looking at the test his former side will bring to TW8 from Lancashire.

"There has never been – or will never be – another centre-half at Griffin Park to compare with Joe. That he never played for England was partly due to spending all his career with unfashionable Brentford, but also because of the outstanding stoppers England then possessed in Jack Barker, Stan Culliss and Alf Young."

Featured contributor Dan Long profiles Joe James,the former Assistant Groundsman who went on to star for The Bees and win the London War Cup in 1942.

"Glenn Poole. I was standing behind the goal. From a corner, he volleyed the ball into the net and it was the most amazing goal I have ever seen at Griffin Park."

In My Brentford Story, Lee Towersey - the man behind the controls of R2D2 in Star Wars - explains how he fell in love with football in West London.

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Greville Waterman takes a look at the 1991-92 season, in which The Bees went all the way to the Third Division title. In this week's Cover Story: "After an unforgettable 4-0 thrashing of neighbours Fulham in front of a packed Griffin Park, the Championship was won on the final day"

Nick Bruzon examines what might make a last-minute return to the matchday experience in Park Life: "Whilst we’ve already done a lot of that this season, there are a couple of retrospectives yet to take place. A chance to reminisce about the great events that take place in the stadium but away from the main match action."

Ben Burgess gives us his take on a meeting between two of his former sides in The Last Word: "At Brentford, we were battling for the Play-Offs in League One whilst Rovers were a Premier League team finishing in mid-table and winning the League Cup"


Also inside: Dominic Thompson is our pull-out poster, Daniel Griffiths talks us through his beloved Rovers in Away Fan Q&A, there are 12 pages on our visitors from Lancashire, plus Rob Jex supplies a whole host of historic stories and stats in Fixture In Focus.

Pick up a copy of the Official Matchday Programme around Griffin Park for £3.50. Unable to make it to the game? All of this season's programmes can be bought online from our supplier Curtis Sport. Click Here.

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