‘You must be Burnley in disguise,’ the fans around me in the Blackburn end suddenly started chanting during one of the few slack periods in Sunday’s game.
Almost without thinking, I was about to join in. Then everyone realised it wasn’t any team in disguise, it wasn’t Burnley in disguise, it was the real thing.
The first top [...]
Pascal Chimbonda celebrates after scoring the third goal. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images
Congratulations to Blackburn Rovers in the East Lancashire derby, cheered on at Ewood Park by many of our members, the majority of our party officers and two Labour MPs. Commiserations to Burnley supporter Alastair Campbell(!)
Jack Straw’s open air meeting in Blackburn town centre yesterday was the [...]