Friday, 28 September 2012

Blackburn remember 1958

Blackburn Rovers are seeking inspiration from their 1958 4-3 victory over Charlton which was a black day in the history of the Addicks. Charlton needed only one point to go up, but the visitors secured all three and promotion: Rovers

Under the three points system in operation today, Charlton would have gone up. As it was, it was a long time before the Addicks were able to mount a comparable promotion push. The crowd (56,435) was and is remains a record for a second tier match at The Valley. At least we can expect more tomorrow than the 13,405 who were at Blackburn's last home game.

Steve Kean's position remains perilous, but the word from Blackburn is that once they are on the pitch they will go all out to secure the three points and I am sure that is what will happen. The Championship is a very competitive league and games like this make it attractive.

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