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Ally Dawson

1958 – 2021 It was with regret that we learnt of the passing of Ally Dawson on 26th July 2021 at the age of 63. Ally Dawson was a typical Don Mackay signing.  He was a player who had enjoyed a successful career but now that he was approaching the twilight of that career, Mackay […]

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Frank Mooney

1932 – 2021 We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Mooney at the age of 89.  Frank passed away at the Crofthead Nursing Home, in his native Fauldhouse, on Sunday 23rd May 2021.  Frank was the last surviving member of the famous forward line that scored 114 League goals for Rovers […]

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Alan Miller

1970 – 2021  It was with regret that we learnt of the passing of Alan Miller on 3rd June 2021 at the tragically young age of 51. Alan began his footballing career as an apprentice with Arsenal in 1984.  Whilst at Highbury he was part of Arsenal’s F.A. Youth Cup winning side of 1987-88 and […]

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George Sharples

1943-2020 It was with regret that we learnt of the passing of George Sharples on 14th December 2020 at the age of 77. George Frank Vincent Sharples was born in Ellesmere Port on 20th September 1943. As a youngster he attended Wirral Grammar School, which was a rugby-playing school, but it was football that he […]

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Bill Holmes

1926-2020 It was with regret that we learnt of the passing of Bill Holmes in early November 2020 at the age of 94. Bill only spent a short time at Ewood Park, signing as an amateur in September 1951 and leaving at the end of the following season. However, in those two seasons, although far […]

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Alan Bradshaw

1941-2020 It was with regret that we learnt of the passing of Alan Bradshaw on the 18th October 2020 at the age of 79. Alan was one of that rare band of footballers who enjoyed a successful playing career whilst retaining his part-time status. Alan played schoolboy football in Blackburn before joining the youth set-up […]

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David Ephraim Holt

1945-2020 We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of David Holt at the age of 75. David was one of a number of young lads who arrived at Ewood Park from the north-east in the early sixties. The blond-haired centre-half broke into the Central League team during the closing stages of the 1963-64 […]

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Stuart Metcalfe

  1950-2020 We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Stuart Metcalfe on Thursday 6th August 2020, at the age of 69.   There will always be a special place in hearts of supporters of a certain generation for Stuart Metcalfe.  A product of Blackburn schoolboy football, Stuart remained close to his Mill […]