The Peter White Memorial Trophy is awarded to the player winning the goal of the season competition, which started in season 2000–01. Winners are as follows:

At the start of the 2012-2013 season, Steve Kean, the manager in charge for the previous relegation season, was given a chance by owners to win promotion and kept his job as the manager. Ultimately though, pressure from the supporters who had been calling for the managers removal for months resulted in his resignation as manager on 29 September 2012.[51]

To the west, the wooded Billinge Hill in Witton Country Park is 245 metres (804 ft) high, while Royal Blackburn Hospital is situated to the east of the town at a vantage point of 202 metres (663 ft).[61] These figures can be considered in the context of other hills and mountains in Lancashire, including Great Hill at 456 metres (1,496 ft), Winter Hill at 456 metres (1,496 ft), Pendle Hill at 557 metres (1,827 ft) and Green Hill at 628 metres (2,060 ft).

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Birmingham City make it seven games unbeaten as Stephen Gleeson's goal is enough to keep Blackburn in the bottom three.

In 1999–2000 Rovers began the season as promotion favourites, but with the club hovering just above the Division One relegation zone Brian Kidd was sacked in October[31] and replaced in March by Graeme Souness.[32] Jack Walker died just after the start of the 2000–01 season,[33] and the club dedicated its promotion challenge in memory of their benefactor. Fittingly, they returned to the Premier League after a much improved season, finishing second behind Fulham.

"They've been clinical and ruthless and punished us for every mistake we've made. Having said that, it's important that in those areas where the Hoolahans and Naismiths are popping the ball off, that we get pressure on the ball and get that tackle in.

After scoring 10 times last season on loan at Coventry, 21-year-old Murphy netted just 12 minutes into his Canaries debut when he wriggled clear from Adam Henley and was allowed to turn before blasting home a fabulous strike from well outside the box.

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Norwich failed to score in five of their last six games in the Premier League - but Alex Neil's side wasted no time in putting that right as they enjoyed their first opening-day victory in 14 years.

Attempt missed. Timm Klose (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

Bob Crompton, 40 yrs and 150 days against Bradford, Division 1, 23 February 1920

Remembering football 20 years ago in the mid 1990s, when Britpop was in full swing and Eric Cantona was in his pomp.

Roe Lee Park, in the north of the town, was opened on Wednesday 30 May 1923 and was intended to commemorate the visit of George V. It was originally a 6.5-hectare (16-acre) site with five tennis courts and three bowling greens.[111] The borough council's website describes the park as a 7-hectare (17-acre) "urban fringe park with bowling greens, kick around area and children's playground".[112] In 2007, all four parks described above were winners of Green Flag awards.[113]

"I spoke to him throughout the week and said 'I'm not now fixing Hannover, I'm preparing to beat Blackburn.' He's responded. It's a fantastic strike.

Jacob Murphy fired in a 25-yard shot, his first goal for the club, to set the Canaries on their way on 12 minutes.

11–0 v Rossendale United, Ewood Park, FA Cup 1st round 13 October 1884

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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Blackburn Rovers again reached the F.A. Cup final on 29 March 1890 at the Kennington Oval.[14] The club claimed the trophy for the fourth time, by beating Sheffield Wednesday a hefty 6–1 with left forward William Townley scoring three goals and becoming the first player to achieve a hat-trick in the F.A. Cup final.[15]

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Rovers fans have the chance to vote for Danny Graham’s stunning team goal against Derby County in September’s Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month awards.

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.


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In new Blackburn boss Coyle's first game in charge since succeeding former Norwich manager Paul Lambert, his outclassed side were fighting a massive uphill battle before the new season was even half an hour old.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Adam Henley tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

Coyle hopes to have Brown available to face Leeds United in Tuesday's EFL Cup third-round tie, providing the deal is completed in time.

In December 2011, Blackburn Rovers posted an annual pre-tax loss of £18.6m for the year ending 30 June 2011. Despite this, the owners of Blackburn Rovers provided assurances over the continued funding of the club, even if they were relegated.[49]

Wrongly implicated in a match-fixing scandal, DJ Campbell is playing for free at non-league Maidenhead to rebuild his career.

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Attempt missed. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross following a corner.

Rovers made headlines in the summer of 1992 by paying an English record fee of £3.5million for the 22-year-old Southampton and England centre forward Alan Shearer.[22] After finishing fourth in 1992–93 [23] and runners-up in 1993–94,[24] they went on to win the Premier League title in 1994–95.[25] The title chase went down to the last game of the season, but despite Rovers losing to Liverpool they edged out rivals Manchester United to win the championship.

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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£8m to Manchester United for Andrew Cole in December 2001 £8m to Huddersfield Town for Jordan Rhodes in August 2012

The club was founded following a meeting, at the Leger Hotel, Blackburn, on 5 November 1875. The meeting was organised by two young men, namely John Lewis and Arthur Constantine. The purpose of the meeting was "to discuss the possibility of forming a football club to play under Association rules".[5] The first match played by Blackburn Rovers took place in Church, Lancashire on 18 December 1875 and was a 1–1 draw.[6]

On 28 September 1878, Blackburn Rovers became one of 23 clubs to form the Lancashire Football Association.[7] On 1 November 1879 the club played in the F.A. Cup for the first time, beating the Tyne Association Football Club 5–1.[7] Rovers were eventually put out of the competition in the third round after suffering a heavy 6–0 defeat by Nottingham Forest.[8]