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Memories of Blackburn's upset of Chelsea

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Chelsea meet Blackburn Rovers on Sunday hoping to continue their push for four trophies and their first FA Cup title under Jose Mourinho.

While Mourinho’s side of superstars are the favourites to make the final, Rovers will fancy another scalp having already claimed Arsenal’s in the quarter-final.

Back in 1984, the two sides were drawn together in the third round at Ewood Park, where the clubs were more evenly matched and Rovers claimed a 1-0 win.

We’ve put together a piece of what the class of 84 are up to now – 22 years on from that tie, and we’d like to know your thoughts and memories of the match and the players that graced it.

How did Blackburn contain Chelsea’s dangerous attacking trio of Pat Nevin, Kerry Dixon and David Speedie, and how much of an influence was Rovers legend Simon Garner?

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posted Apr 13, 2007

Sadly I don't have any memories of the game itself, but was a trip down memory lane looking at the names in the Chelsea team. The only one I didn't know was Tony McAndrew, oh and all of the Blackburn team!

It is shameful that Paul Canoville was booed by his own fans, but I think he did pop up with the winner in the cup against Sheff Wed the following season (?) after two replays. Ah those were the days.....

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comment by 123axw (U8098417)

posted Apr 13, 2007

Pat Nevin also played for Kilmarnock and had some success and was well liked by the fans before going off to motherwell in an ill fated attempt to make them good.

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posted Apr 13, 2007

My memory's playing tricks on me. I could swear blind that Colin pates looks just like Joey Jones and vice versa. Anyone care to give the page layout guys a prompt. How embarassing..

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posted Apr 13, 2007

Why is Pat Nevin described as a "genius"?
I certainly don't remeber him being a genius

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comment by DTFCDan (U8101178)

posted Apr 13, 2007

Dicko isn't Dunstable Town's assistant manager, he was our joint manager for two seasons and brought us two consecutive relegations. Talks a good game but that's it.

Should've really left his ties to us as starting his career at Creasey Park.

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posted Apr 13, 2007

The late great Noel Brotherston. He went a bit thin on top and tended to look like a mad monk.

Could dribble his way past two mesmerised defenders only to fall over his own boots. I vaguely remember the goal ... or maybe not. It was a long time ago.

I actually cried slightly when I heard he had died suddenly. He was as much a legend to me as Simon Garner.

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