Right, that’ll do, two weeks is enough of a break, time to peel back the creaking shutters from the ornate gothic windows of Viva Towers, dust off the cheerleaders, and get this show back on the road. Actual football is almost upon us, the guff almost left behind, or at least playing an ignorable second fiddle, I’m back up north (has it been this tropical the decade I’ve been away? why did no-one tell me?) and ready to get things moving again.
As a thank you for the kind comments posted beneath the announcement of Viva’s break, as well as those emailed and tweeted in our general direction I’m returning with an out-and-out treat for Rovers fans, an internet premiere of a match long thought lost to the ravages of time, and, or David Harle’s shed. Ahead of the new season we bring you the gift of rare 80s FA Cup match footage, and the whole of Rovers’ 1985 FA Cup 3rd round match with QPR. Honestly we do, look, here it is. So enjoy that, and we promise not to leave you like this again. We’d all had a drink OK,it was the bourbon talking. We still love you really. Lets not fight again.