Premier League Preview: Blackburn Rovers

Last Year-

Premier League: 15-13-10 (7th)

UEFA Cup First Round (defeated by Greek AE Larisa)

Founded: 1875 by a group of wealthy Lancashire locals

Manager: Paul Ince (English)

Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)

Nicknames: Rovers

Top Players: Roque Santa Cruz, Benni McCarthy, David Dunn, Jason Roberts

Famous Fans: Hmmm…bonus points if you can discover any

Though finishing a remarkable 7th in the table last season, Blackburn appears to be on the fall rather than the rise. Tight funds due to their small market location forced them to sell rising star midfielder David Bentley to Tottenham, and signing manager Paul Ince from fourth-tier champions Milton Keynes Dons is a bit of a stretch. Even if Blackburn are fighting relegation this season, fans can take solace knowing that they are the only club outside of the Big Four to ever win the Premier League, accomplishing that feat in 1994.

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