View Full Version : Have You Ever Cheered On Rovers?

08-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Wondered if anyone will admit to having ever cheered for those Venky posstots down the road?

A different thread prompted me to ask this question.

I confess I once "cheered" when Venky Rovers scored s goal. It was when they played Owen Coyle's Noblot on the day we got stuffed at Villa in the Prem season.

Their game was televised on the screens under the stands before the game. I was far from being alone in "cheering" their goal.

It was a visceral, hate-filled "cheer" unlike anything i've ever heard at a football match before. There was no element of 'celebration', just a cacophony of stick-that-up-your-jacksie-sideways-you-horse-faced-***** outbursts.

So, especially older ClaretsMadders, have you ever cheered for Rovers?

Also, does anyone know: Have we ever wanted or needed them to win a game to help us in a promotion/relegation battle?

08-01-2014, 07:24 PM
I've sort of politely applauded a few of their goals. My best friend and his brothers are Rovers fans and they always had season tickets when we were younger. I've been to a handful of games when one of them couldn't make it for whatever reason.

Shearer was playing for them back then so I'm quite pleased I got to see him playing around his peak.

Technically never cheered them on though.

08-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Good stuff MrC&B.

Polite applause is the kind of respectable behaviour that sets us (Burnley) apart from them Neanderthals (B$strds).

08-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Wash your mouth out... with soap!

08-01-2014, 07:29 PM
I've been a massive Venkey fan from day one. They've done wonders for Rovers. I cheer them on a daily basis.

08-01-2014, 07:31 PM

Wouldn't dream of it.

08-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Have always wanted them to beat Bolton as I spent nearly all my working life as well as the majority of my schooldays in Bolton.
Therefore in a way I have "cheered on" a few Rovers goals.

08-01-2014, 07:34 PM
I didn't think I ever would either Redbeard.

That's just how much i hated Coyle back then and whether others care to admit it there were lots of others who felt the same way too.

edit - would you 'cheer' if we needed them to win to clinch us promotion and they got a last minute winner?

08-01-2014, 07:36 PM
In my case it's not a matter of thinking, but knowing, Rowls. :)

EDIT - Should your imaginary scenario ever actually occur, then of course I'd be pleased - but cheering them on ? - Never.

The b******s would probably lose on purpose anyway...

08-01-2014, 07:38 PM
I haven't and used to never will.. However it's made me wonder the closer it gets to end of season and were still up in top two I would support them if they were playing against promotion rivals

08-01-2014, 07:44 PM
I hadn't considered the implications when I started this thread and have worked myself into a cold sweat about this possibility.

Fortunately, I think we're 'safe' in this respect for at least another season.

Venky's last 5 fixtures are Wigan, Charlton, Birmingham, Yeovil and Sheffield Weds.

But they do have QPR on 8th April. Hopefully, we'll have clinched the title before Easter. ;)

08-01-2014, 07:46 PM
I can only conclude that the OP is bored.

08-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Afraid so, when they play weeds :s

08-01-2014, 07:49 PM

Now look what you did. You made me shout. :blue:

It was just recalling the events at Villa Park that made me think of it.

08-01-2014, 08:09 PM
Never have. Never will.

Unless, of course, they take points of a promotion rival toward the end of the season (should we still be there, which I pray we will be), then I might have a sneaky 'Get in there you Basturds'.

The hypocrite that I am.

08-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Forest Green, or Bristol?

08-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Rowls you have described events at Villa Park that day exactly in accordance with my own recollection, and my own feelings at the time too.

08-01-2014, 08:31 PM
I once cheered on two Rovers players as they attempted to knock the 5hit out of each other in a European cup tie

Does that count? >:)

08-01-2014, 08:31 PM
So we're not on about Bristol then.

What a waste of a click.

08-01-2014, 08:42 PM
You can tell the true Burnley fans on this thread

08-01-2014, 08:45 PM
That's the spirit Lancaster. You'll catch a haul with that...

08-01-2014, 08:46 PM
I am no longer talking to you.

You might as well be an S/T holder in the Walker Steel Stand.

08-01-2014, 08:52 PM
If only the 'like' button were working!


08-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Not even if they were playing Serial Killer Argyle with their forward line of West and Shipman up front with Sutcliffe in the hole.

08-01-2014, 09:31 PM
Cheered on Rovers...God NO!!!

Cheered on the Venkys,..now thats a different matter..;D ;D

08-01-2014, 09:33 PM
No Nay Never unless of course they are playing Leicester last day of season and we need them to draw, cheer if they got draw, not if they scored though, make it nil - nil and would cheer but would not really be for them enders would it :D

08-01-2014, 09:34 PM

08-01-2014, 09:36 PM
i once cheered a certain steve davis goal..

08-01-2014, 09:47 PM
1/ No.
2/ No.

08-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Treason, off to the tower with you

08-01-2014, 10:26 PM

And never will.

I admit to being a little confused on occasion tho... I.E. When they play Weeds, it's hard to know how to feel, due to them both being utterly disgusting.

I hate *******s. I was born with it. I hate Weeds. That hatred has been cultivated.
*******s just shade it. >:( >:( >:(

09-01-2014, 07:14 AM
This thread might as well have been titled 'Have You Ever Cheated on Burnley'


09-01-2014, 10:07 AM
I cheered an Alan Shearer goal against Man U, but only because I was in the company of a load of Man U fans at the time who were getting on my last nerve.

09-01-2014, 10:24 AM
I'm sure there might have been an occasion when it benefited us for them to win but otherwise - NO

09-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Yes, I have.

When I was a lad my dad and I would go on all home matches, and travel to some away matches. When we couldn't travel we went to Ewood Park and cheered on the Rovers. When neither was possible we went to Accy and cheered on the reds.

Life was a little more civilised then.

09-01-2014, 11:42 AM
I was at the Millenium Stadium 2002 when they played Spurs. On old mate is a rabid Spurs fan and he came over from the US and hired a banqueting suite. I was torn about going but it was a free lunch so I didn't take long to decide. I thought Spurs would win but sadly it didn't happen.
Two things that made the day. A Rovers fan right in front of our viewing platform getting ejected for gobbing over a Spurs supporter and a steward (standard behaviour) and I won the sweepstake for the first goal by Matt Jansen. (?50) Worth the trip.
Did I do right?

The Bedlington Terrier
09-01-2014, 07:49 PM
I would rather chew my cock off..!

09-01-2014, 08:14 PM
No but I had a fantastic night at Ewood , supporting Workington when the beat Rovers 5-1 in the League Cup. It was 1964-65. Rovers finished 4th in the old First Division and Workington were bottom of the third. It was a replay at Ewood after a 0-0 draw at Workington.

09-01-2014, 08:52 PM

09-01-2014, 09:13 PM

09-01-2014, 09:33 PM
I'd forgotten all about that before the Villa game - Busy getting from the in-laws after the game.

It's true, the cameras kept showing Coyles face, only enraging everybody in the cramped space.
I don't think it was cheering the goal as celebrating the team conceding a goal. Very very strange moment though, Rowls you've probably described it perfectly.

09-01-2014, 11:12 PM
I have a mate who used to play for *******s and he certainly knows how how much I and most Burnley fans hate them, and no I have and never will ever cheer for them.

10-01-2014, 08:18 AM
I remember once cheering twice ( I think ) when they played Carlisle at Ewood - Carlisle goals of course and I can't remember why I was there .:?
Was in the "Negus Stand" and the natives threw a few dirty looks my way .

Also remember and possibly CT will remember -- I think it was a reserve game at Ewood just after the " Negus Stand " had a fire and a certain Clarets supporter coming up the stairs shouting "fire " . Caused a laugh as I remember .

There have been times when I've been happy for them to win but only when it affected us in a positive way .

Spent my school days ( 11 to 16 ) in Blackburn so I still owe 'em one or two from all the stick I took although 59/60 was a good school year . :O XD .

10-01-2014, 08:40 AM
"Rowls you have described events at Villa Park that day exactly in accordance with my own recollection, and my own feelings at the time too."


10-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Lotty do you remember the coffee shop on the boulevard was it called the Blue Dahlia ?

10-01-2014, 01:13 PM
I am surprised Nighty and TY havent contributed to this discussion! >:)

10-01-2014, 01:25 PM
Yes g69 I do . Went in there occasionally .:D

10-01-2014, 01:38 PM
I actually said good on ya Rovers out loud with a big smile when they kept a clean sheet at QPR.

Hoping they nick a point is just about acceptable.