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Blackburn Rovers Bill Beaumont


My major sporting passion as a young lad was as a Blackburn Rovers supporter.

My next door neighbour took me at the age of six to my first game. I badgered him because he was a season ticket holder at Rovers to take me, and he did do and ever since then I've always been a passionate Blackburn Rovers supporter.

My first sporting memory would be the 1960 FA Cup final when Blackburn got beaten three - nil by Wolves and a guy called Dave Whelan, who went on to gain fame and fortune in the sports business with JJB Sports, was the full back for Rovers and broke his leg in the final.

I didn't go to the game but I remember watching it on TV wearing my Blackburn shirt and being devastated when we lost.

Bill Beaumont

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