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Tottenham v. Liverpool I EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS 9/15/18 I Premier League I NBC Sports

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Watch the extended highlights of Tottenham v. Liverpool during matchweek five of the 2018-2019 Premier League season. #Tottenham #Liverpool #PremierLeague

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FM18 – Altrincham FC – EP136 – PREMIER LEAGUE BABY!! – Football Manager 2018

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Welcome to the Rise of the Robins. we will attempt to take Altrincham FC in FM18 all the way from the Evo-Stik Premier League to the actual Premier League in Football Manager 2018.

This is LLM (lower league management) at its finest. it’s going to be a long tough challenge, we need to keep an eye on finances, and build a new bright future for the club. I have been hired as the official Altrincham Football Manager Manager so let’s not get sacked in our first season!

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Akhaa Ahli Aley 0-4 Nejmeh | 2018-19 Lebanese Football League Week 3

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Scorers: Takaji (og), Hassan Mohamad, Ali Alaaeddine, Abu Bakr Al-Mel Bako.

Adrian Purnell Queen Of The Lingerie Bowl – Legends Football League

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Adrian Purnell Queen Of The Lingerie Bowl – Legends Football League. One of the hottest athletes of the women’s Football league.

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Is Legal Marijuana Bigger Than The Internet of Things?

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The greatest innovation in history –

Nothing on Earth today (and I mean nothing at all), not smartphones, automotives, aerospace, real estate, gold, oil, software, biotechnology, nothing… is growing as much or as fast as the market for legal marijuana.

Consider this: By 2020, the market for legal marijuana will top $22.8 billion (not million, but billion with a B).The legal market for cannabis “could be bigger than the National Football League, which saw $12 billion of revenue in 2015. Between 2016 and 2029, the projected growth of marijuana is expected to reach $100 billion – 1,308% growth.

Estimates place the number of some time marijuana users in the neighborhood of 50 million people. As many as 7.6 million indulge on a daily basis. Out of the 83.3 million milllennials, fully 68%of them want cannabis to be legal and available. Once legalization takes hold everywhere, dozens of already established firms – in the tobacco industry… in agriculture and irrigation… in pharmacueticals – are going to want to jump in without hesitation. And if you want more proof that marijuana is going mainstream, consider this…

On Nov 8th, tens of millions of Americans in nine states headed to the polls and voted on the future of marijuana. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. And voters in Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota and Montana passed ballot initiatives legalizing medical marijuana. Only Arizona, where recreational cannabis was up for a vote, decided against legalization. Together, these states (excluding Arizona) represent a total population of 75 million people. That means one in five Americans – 20% of us – woke up on Aug 9th finding themselves in a state where medical and/or recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and over.

Even Hollywood celebrities are getting into the act. Many folks already know about the weed-related business activities of Snoop Dog, country music legend Willie Nelson and actor and comedian Tommy Chong. Fewer know that Grammy Award winning singer Melissa Etheridge is developing her own line of cannabis-infused wine and TV talk show host Whoopi Goldberg is launching a line of medical marijuana products aimed at women. And people listen to Hollywood icons. Nothing is more mainstream than the TV sitcom.

On July 13th in 2016, Variety revealed that Netflix is planning to air a sitcom set inside a legal pot dispensary. Called DisJointed, the show is the brainchild of TV genius Chuck Lorre, creator of such mainstream blockbusters as The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. A recent poll by Quinnipiac University found that 89 percent of voters in the United States believe that adults should be allowed legal access to medical marijuana when a doctor prescribes it. And the U.S.A. is not the only country poised to loosen the reins on marijuana. Israel, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Australia, Uruguay, Jamaica, Germany and Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized possession.

Since 1972, marijuana has been classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. Schedule 1 drugs are those considered to lack medical use and present a high potential for abuse. As a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana gets grouped alongside heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. But in the face of mounting pressure from the doctors, medical researchers, state governments and Congress, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have come under pressure to downgrade marijuana to a Schedule II drug, or maybe even a Schedule III.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 one fifth of the population – 72 million Americans – will be 65 or older. Those Baby Boomers will all confront a slew of age-related ailments, such as glaucoma, cancer, arthritis and back pain. As it happens, cannabis-based remedies are uniquely suited to treating those diseases. So, as the elderly population grows, so will the size of the medical marijuana market. Social acceptance of cannabis will grow as well, as millions of people discover the benefits of medical marijuana for themselves.

A single marijuana dispensary could bring in more than $676 million a year. Not all of that cash comes from weed itself. Most folks have already heard about things like “pot brownies.” But the market for marijuana “edibles” goes for beyond that. There are weed desserts and weed energy drinks. In fact, we’re even about to see the opening of the world’s first weed distillery.

For people averse to inhaling smoke, there are sites that offer THC-laden capsules, lip balms, hash bath oils, topical compound, and even THC patches that provide “accurate dosing… a quick onset and unsurpassed duration.” Thirsty users can enjoy THC-infused coffees, sodas, and sparkling waters. Aside from the market boom in recreational cannabis, medicinal marijuana and derivatives have also been seeing brisk growth, and for good reason.

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation usually lose their appetite and have sensitive stomachs. But if they don’t eat, the treatments aren’t as effective. Cannabis has been proven to help stimulate the appetite and settle the stomach. There is also new work being done with cannabis oil that shows promise treating epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, some cancers, and even rheumatoid arthritis. The oil is also effective for insomnia.

For most of the 20th century, doctors knew little about the working of out most important organ, the human brain. Brain cells dictate almost one of our sensations, thoughts, and actions sending signals that trigger appetite and hunger. Marijuana seems to bridge the gap. The voters in state after start are quickly coming to an agreement that cannabis is in fact medicine. Momentum is only going in one direction.

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Maintain Relationships – Children and Incarcerated Parents

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Thanks to our advancing technology, white collar crime is on the rise, but there are those who prefer the simplicity of journalism 101 from the 80's, that, copy and pasting! Yes, one Michigan man was so ingenious; he physically taped a signature on documents and embezzled almost $ 500,000! According to the FBI reports, the losses from white collar crime to the US exceeded $ 300 billion per year. More substantial is the amount of children and families that are displaced, left to agree and pick up pieces, or despite continue to crumble and fall in a downward spiral never to regain upward momentum again.

The FBI jumped right in as well as the SEC and of course, records were closed and a job was lost. With children of ages two and a half and not even one, more than one life was shattered. The effects of one man's weakness stretched across the miles and into the homes and hearts of many people. Perhaps the most experienced criminal attorney saved some embarrassing reasons (no press, no handcuffs); however, the points still add up the same way with stringent sentencing guidelines. It took two years to process the case and the sentence delivered was 30 months, but did not come until the most appropriate day for this family that put so much trust in their faith …. Ash Wednesday, 2004, running in tandem to the opening of the Passion of the Christ.

Interestingly enough, in this case, Dad decided to commit wire fraud while his wife, at the time, was pregnant with their second child and they had just moved into their dream home after climbing up the arduous corporate ladder! Many sessions of therapy were processed and proved beneficial to all, but could never prepare the family for the years ahead. Hopefully this will shed some light as to how to maintain relations with the children left behind in similar cases.

The last few months were a time of family bonding. A time where nothing else mattered except creating memories and treasuring each waking moment. Perhaps this is how we should all live our lives if a family member is heading off to prison or not! Special events were planned such as trips to the Toledo Zoo and Mackinac Island, as well as dinner with a Catholic priest and just lots of family fun! If there was ever a time of peace in our lives this was it, for the future held much unrest.

D-day was August 24, 2004, and the release day, although undetermined for quite some time, came to be August 14, 2006. As long as Daddy did not get thrown into the "hole" he could receive a reduced sentence for good behavior. The children had grown and were told Daddy was "going to school"! Too little to comprehend the truth, that seemed best for a three and five-year-old.

So off he went, with wife and sister-in-law, on a six-hour drive to northern West Virginia where the mornings were blanketed in fog and the scenery left one breathless. West Virginia University was only miles away; often one could hear the fans cheering during a football game.

The first visit was a solo expedition to track the route that would be so heavily traveled and become ritualistic by nature. More importantly, no one could prepare you for your first trip to a federal prison camp let alone prepare young children. Especially to such a large facility where over 1000 inmates were housed and white collar crime was not the major liability. Drug trafficking was the norm, but it was not immune to heavier charges where the inmates were transferred there from higher security facilities as their time served dwindled they were rewarded with a lower security facility with no fines and a lot more freedom. One could walk right off the grounds, but suffer the consequences, of course.

When children prepare for their first trip there are a few things to keep in mind. To maximize a weekend and be as cost effective as possible, driving all day Friday to visit Friday night works best. This allows for a full day visit on Saturday with only one hotel night stay. If two nights are in the budget then the research local areas of interest for the children such as movie theater, book store, or just swimming at the hotel. During a two-year visitation schedule, road trips will bring many adventures including vomit in the car, and many rest stops and pulling off the to the side of the road if you can not make the rest stop when a child is potty training. Mini vans with DVD players are great or portable DVD's, electronic games, magic pen pads and of course, snacks!

After much discussion with therapists, we arrived at a myriad of things to prepare for the two year absence, reserve the love that exists and maintained the relationships that had been built then far, following is what was put into play:

1. Written Word: What better way to keep in touch than the traditional pen and paper. For inmates it is just that! No computer, just pen in hand while dressed in layers to buffer any amount of cold that lingers around the cinder block building. Trying to find solace in connecting with family and friends while the hand stiffens, the chair is hard and uncomfortable, there is limited lighting, music from other inmates booms in the background and tears stream down his face as he looks at photos of the children. …. lonely, fatherless, children.
a. Stationary can be sent in including children-specific paper that makes it more exciting to receive. There is usually an artist amongst the group so in trade for a mere book of stamps, one can send their beloved drawings as well! At the end of the sojourn, several binders hold these treasures sometimes to never be viewed again. Just tucked away as the memories will fade for some and remain vibrant as today's headlines to others. Nonetheless, they exist and the emotion, sorrow and pain behind them will never be forgotten.
b. A large hand of greeting cards were bought and pre-written for every occasion. For example, get well, congrats for school and / or sports, miss you, etc. Additionally, award ribbons and stickers were purchased to include for cards as special trips. All of these items were organized in an accordion-type folder. Dad signed all cards and put individual notes in them.
c. School / teacher support …

2. Voice Recognition: According to Mary DiPaolo, MA, LLP, the sound of a parents voice reassures a child that there is still a bond and, if applicable, the parent will return and life will be back to "normal" some day.
a. A trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop was made to record Daddy's voice only to be tucked inside of a cuddly animal that could have squeezed and heard at a whim! This only rented one year so one must use creativity to get Dad's voice back on the recording device being that no recording devices are allowed during visits at federal prison camps.
b. If one can get past the fact that someone is listening to every word you say, phone calls are allowed and help the realism factor. Phone time can be purchased on a monthly basis and the inmate must wait for a free phone to call. There is a prerecording stating that the call is from a federal prison and then a silence before you actually here a voice. On a caller ID it will come up as "unknown".

3. Visuals: Perhaps nothing is more stimulating to the mind than what it can see. If Dad can not be home, then children will have to set for the next best thing; seeing his face in a photo, on a video or through some other means of visual presentation!
a. Family photos were taken, of course, on exit day. Photos can be taken during incarceration at the camp as well. Inmates can purchase tickets to use for this. Money can be wired in for inmates to buy toiletries, food, clothes, stamps, batteries and other misc. items. Wiring is the best route to go as sending money orders, which is allowed, can take a long time to hit the inmates account and often the inmate does not know who it comes from.
b. A paper "Dad" made out of construction paper was made to sit at the dinner table. This was alternated by an 8×10 photo head shot. The children even cave their paper Dad a plate of food …. desperate for his voice, touch and laughter all while trying to please and comfort him. Are not they the ones that need to be embraced ?!
c. Video ~ the months just prior to his departure we filmed a home video of just day-to-day things. There was also a DVD from a family trip taken earlier in the year that was special to all! Beach time, laughter, and just plain family fun!

4. Ministry / Faith: If faith is the evidence of things unseen, how could you not have faith in what you do see?
a. Angel Tree, A Ministry of Prison Fellowship ~ The holidays are a doleful time and with the help of such programs as Angel Tree, they do not have to be that way. When my children saw the bag of presents left on our doorstep she was elated and tears streamed down my face. To this day, my daughter remembers my tears of joy and although there is a deer meaning of the season, the generosity of fellow Christians helped ease the emotional magnitude that was looming. The tag read: "I miss you. I will be home soon. I love you. Daddy"
b. There is always a time and a place to get to know the Lord, but apparently when one has a lot of time on their hands, say in prison, there is a better chance of it happening. Increased faith can always help even if it is temporary. Claiming to be Born Again when confined and incarcerated can appear to some as an act of martyrdom and a hypocrite or con artist to others. Nonetheless, there are benefits to the children as Dad draws strength and appears grounded to them in written communication, visits, and in phone conversations. Notable books that helped Dad during his stay were: Drink this Cup, Nowen, The Alchemist, Coelho, and A Course in Miracles, Schucman & Thetford. This can be a time for a man to grow in spirit even if it is temporary. The friends he finds here will be friends for life as they share something very deep and common – sin, pain, regret, fear, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, and loss.
c. Choosing the right friends and support system (s) ~ to a 5 year year old boy, losing his father can be devastating. If the relationship is strong when the father leaves the harder it will be for the child to function socially. We were fortunate that when a breakdown occurred during a play date the parents where abreast of the situation and were able to comfort the child vs. brushing off his needs and using tough love. People of faith have the foundation and basis of love and that is what the children left behind in this situation need a lot of! A mother left to care for children can build her strength as well and in this situation, many avenues were explored and utilized such as Toastmaster's International, small women's groups, Christian therapy, places of worship / Bible study, and personal networking and creation of prayer group (s).

5. Visitation: This was once a topic for a speech in Toastmaster's International titled "How to Prepare for Your First Visit to Federal Prison Camp". It turned out being a humorous speech because of all of the stipulations the government has for visitation. It is wonderful that this can occur, but the guards might as well be Northwest Airlines ticket agents because they do not care at all for the visitors and they are clearly on a power trip! Let's look at just a few highlights.
a. Regular visiting hours were Friday 5: 30-8: 00, Saturday 8:00 am-4:00pm, and Sunday 8:00 am-4:00pm as well as most federal holidays although some inmates work on those days. If visitors do not make it before "count" time or a cut off time, they will not be let in or made to wait. If the "count" occurs when you are visiting with children be prepared to make up a story to say why Daddy is lining up and being counted with the other "students". If there is too much fog, there may be no visiting at all. Even if you have driven seven hours across four states and the children in the car are restless there is no pity. Keep in mind that first (there are a lot of firsts) you must be an "approved" visitor by filling out paperwork and waiting for approval. Children of the inmate are automatically on the list. The first visit we made, one of the family members was not "cleared" so she had to wait outside while the other visited. Imagine driving all that way and not being allowed in. Tears run rampant and emotions keep you beyond what you ever imagined! You should also be mindful to come early or before the "count" because there will be a line and then you have to wait for them to call the inmate and they do this at their extreme leisure.
b. There is a dress code, of course. Either leave your coat in your car or put it in a locker because they may search you. Women can not wear tank tops or short skirts or dresses that reveal too much. No shorts except for children. They will turn you away to go and change if you can or you will have to come back the next day or next time.
c. What to bring – You can not bring anything to the inmate when visiting so you can tell the friends and family members from day one that "NO, I can not bring them this or that!" You must mail it; it will be inspected, read, etc. If you are visiting for the entire day there are vending machines to buy gourmet treasures and sodas (a bit of sarcasm here)! Your money must be in a clear plastic bag, preferably coins because the change machine may not be working. Do not be shocked when Daddy consumes more junk food in a four-hour sitting than you have ever seen him eat in his life! The food prepared in the kitchen is without butter, salt, flavor, and often the most bland, stale, expired food one has ever ateen! So at this point, anything out of a vending machine looks like a Thanksgiving feast!
d. On a positive note, there are board games, playing cards and a few toys for the children to play and possibly a TV (maybe even a VCR) or two, depending on the size of the facility. You just have to get past the germs, missing pieces and those who keep the games the entire visitation. This is one benefit to a smaller and newer camp. A transfer is not necessarily a bad thing. Only a few short months Daddy was transferred to a new minimum security camp where a prison mecca was forming with a maximum security men's facility, a maximum security women's facility and ultimately a super max underground maximum security facility.

After June 2004, when the Supreme Court ruled on Blakely v. Washington, sentencing guidelines were no longer uniformly applied. Even further, in January 2005, the Supreme Court decided in United States v. Booker that mandatory application of the federal sentencing guidelines violated the right to trial by jury under the Sixth Amendment. Once hopeful that these cases would overturn and reduce his sentence the final verdicts left no hope, then, these children remained fatherless for 24 months.

One factor that came into play for this case included regional differences in sending procedures. The rate of deposition of below-average and above-average sending for first offenders also increased after Booker. The new methodology implemented in response to Booker uses 11 categories designed to collect and report the nuances of sentencing under the advisory guideline system. Attorneys were hopeful here, but their efforts went unrecognized and broken dreams of an earlier return were shattered.

Whoever is left maintaining the home front plays a critical role. A positive portrait of the incarcerated parent can only benefit the future relationships of the family members, as hard as it may be. Ill thoughts and words can be processed in therapy or anywhere away from the children's ears. If they are so fortunate to come out unscathed from such a crime the thing that matters most, family, will be strong in the long run.

People make mistakes. Some forgive and some do not. Choices are made and making no choice at all is still making a choice not to choose. Some get spoken when the wrong choice is made and some do not. Could you live with the knowledge of having committed a crime and gotten away with it? In this case, the felon thought, for a time, that he got away with "it". He was not done until approximately six months after the client moved their account. He was living with sin and swept it under the rug. Choices.

Children are the unfortunate helpless victims in these cases. Spouses suffer emotionally, financially, and physically, but generally gather strength to care for these children that are left behind. To go from a whole family one day to a broken one the next. Going to church and looking around at all of the other families, the fathers, silently weeding. Thoughts of divorce saunter in and out of one's mind. Anxiety attacks grow, pity is at first welcome and ever rejected. Humbleness is an acquired state.

He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which none you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that people do not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
Deuteronomy 8: 3

The History of Blackburn Rovers FC

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The though behind Blackburn Rovers Football Club came from a gentleman named John Lewis who was born 1855 in Market Drayton. The gifts he brought to football began in his days as a player and later he came to be known as one of the best referees in the country, presiding over several FA Cup finals.

November the 5th, 1875, saw Lewis and other gentlemen, notably Author Constantine arrange a meeting at the Leger Hotel in Blackburn where they discussed and concluded that they would establish a Football Club with the title Blackburn Rovers. The city already had a strong association with the game with existing clubs such as Blackburn Park Road FC and Blackburn Olympic FC. Their games were initially played at a place called Church in Lancashire as they had no ground of their own. This changed in mid 1877 when the club leased farmland at Oozehead close to Preston New Road.

This new ground itself was simplistic with its make shift turf and wooden planks to cover the heavy water logged; almost a small pool, in the centre of the playing field but it did generate a small income for the club with the ability to be able to charge a fee for the pleasure of been a spectator. Later Rovers leased a more suitable ground from the East Lancashire Cricket Club. Their debut match at Alexandra Meadows was played against Partick Thistle which they won 2-1 partially thanks to the football gifts of Richard Birtwistle who scored both goals for Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers first entry to the FA Cup came in November 1879 and got to off to a great start when they beat Tyne Football Club 5-1 in their opening game. Later in the 3rd round they received a humiliating defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forrest losing 6-0. During these times Rovers had out-grew their present ground and certainly were the largest club in the area. With this they did seek a larger venue and settled on one in Leamington Street which they altered and refurbished to make way for extra seating needed to cope with the current demand on visitors to their games.

One that nearly made it in the history books for Blackburn Rovers FC came in 1882 when they reached the final of the FA Cup and were up against the Old Etonians. However, the football gifts of the Etonians proved just a little too strong and Rovers lost 1-0. The following year the club were in no such form and only managed the 2nd round before being knocked out by Darwen 1-0 and to rub salt in the wound local rivals Blackburn Olympic went on to win the FA Cup.

Under new manager Thomas Mitchell they were victorious the season after when the beat Queens Park FC in the final 2-1 and again the following year beating the same club 2-0. And in fine form they once more won the FA Cup the next year this time beating West Bromwich Albion and in doing so were awarded a Silver Shield from the FA for their treble success. Blackburn’s form did see a dip from the previous years and were subsequently knocked out of the FA Cup in the 2nd round by Renton the year after but they did win it again 1890 when the gifts of William Townley scored 3 and Rovers went on to crush Sheffield Wednesday 6-1 and also 1890/91 season with a 3-1 win over Notts County FC, bringing Rovers FA Cup tally to a staggering five. During this time Blackburn purchased Ewood Park and spent, in respect of today a massive £1000 on extras and alterations.

After WW2 Rovers time in Division 1 came to end and for the next decade the club remained in Division 2 until making their way back to Division 1 in 1958. The silverware that they had been accustomed to in the early part of the century no longer existed, however they did regularly finish mid table. 1960, with the gifts of Scotsman Dally Duncan in charge they once again came close to another FA Cup trophy but were denied it in the final by Wolverhampton Wanderers losing 3-0. The 1970’s were not really a good period in the history pages for Rovers, spending the majority of the time between Division 2 and 3.

Their turn around in fortunes came when a Mr Jack Walker took control of Rovers in 1990. Walker had made his millions in the steel industry that he inherited from his family. His biggest pay day came when British Steel paid him £360 million for his company in 1990. The manager of Blackburn at the time, Don Mackay was sacked when Walker persuaded the football gifts of Kenny Dalglish to come out of retirement and manage the club. Dalglish soon made new signings and improvements started to take shape and were becoming apparent as Rovers climbed the table.

At one stage they were the only clear winners of Division 2 but it ended slightly different as they had a disastrous losing run and only just managed to grab a play off place. Meeting Leicester in the final at Wembley they booked their place in the new Premiership League, beating Leicester 1-0. It had been 25 years since Blackburn Rovers FC had played in the top flight of English football.

Their largest pay out for a player that broke all English Football records at the time came when they brought the 22 year old gifts of Alan Shearer from Southampton in 1992. Other quality signings were made like Chelsea’s Graeme Le Saux and striker Kevin Gallacher from Coventry. The club enjoyed a fantastic Premiership season in 1993/94 when they managed to finish the table in 2nd place behind Manchester United. Their record transfer fee in 1992 would also be broken this season when they paid £5 million for striker Chris Sutton from Norwich City.

1994/95 season saw Rovers in close rivalry with Manchester United for the Premiership title. It was neck and neck towards the end of season and having lost to Liverpool the club thought United had taken the title but they only managed a 1-1 draw with West Ham which made Rovers Premiership Champions. Later Dalglish would become Director of Football for the club and Alan Shearer had proved he was worth every penny that Blackburn had paid for him by scoring over 30 goals in 3 consecutive seasons, a record in itself. In 1996 the football gifts of Shearer was sold to Newcastle United for a world record transfer fee of £15 million.

The good times for Rovers were soon becoming the bad times when they ended the 1998/99 bottom of the tables and found themselves in Division 1. Jack Walker sadly died in 2000 at the age of 71 and in remembrance a statue was placed at Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers FC is still owned by the family. They did achieve promotion back to the Premiership in the 2000/01 season and dedicated it to the late Jack Walker.

The 2004/05 saw Mark Hughes take the managers post at Blackburn Rovers and with it a more secure solid club. Hughes signed gifts such as Aaron Mokoena and Newcastle United’s Craig Bellamy and steered Rovers to a 6th place finish in the 2005/06. In addition the club earned a place in the UEFA Cup the following year.

Hughes left for Manchester City in May 2008 giving Paul Ince a short spell in the job. With poor results and 11 games on the bounce without a win he was sacked on December 16th and to be replaced by Sam Allardyce on a 3 year contract. Blackburn Rovers FC still currently play in the Premiership.