John Gilmore Marshall (29 May 1917 – 6 January 1998)was an English football player and coach, who played for Burnley, and managed Rochdale, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday and Bury.
He was born in Bolton, Lancashire.
He managed Blackburn Rovers for seven years during which time "Jolly" Jack, a nickname given him by some of the players, led the team (nicknamed "Marshall's Misfits"), to the top of the old First Division (for a day, Boxing Day 1963). This feat that would not be repeated until the investment by Jack Walker in the 1990s.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club is a professional football club, based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, which competes in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.
Robert Crompton was an English professional footballer. He spent the entirety of his career with his hometown club, Blackburn Rovers. He also represented England on 41 occasions, captaining them 22 times.
Edward Colin James Hendry is a Scottish professional football coach and former player. Hendry, who played as a defender, started his career with Dundee in 1983, and had spells at Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Rangers, Coventry City, Bolton Wanderers, and Blackpool. He was part of the Blackburn squad that won the English Premiership in 1995 and the Rangers squad that won the Scottish domestic treble in 1998–99. He has had management stints at Blackpool and Clyde.
Ewood Park is a football stadium in the English town of Blackburn, Lancashire, and is the home of Blackburn Rovers Football Club — one of the founding members of the Football League and Premier League. Rovers have played there since they moved from Leamington Road in the summer of 1890. The stadium opened in 1882 and is an all seater multi-sports facility with a capacity of 31,367. It comprises four sections: The Bryan Douglas Darwen End, Riverside Stand, Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End, and Jack Walker Stand, which is named after Blackburn industrialist and club supporter, Jack Walker. The football pitch within the stadium measures 115 by 76 yards.
David Batty is an English former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.
John Joseph Carey, known as Johnny Carey or Jackie Carey, was an Irish professional footballer and manager. As a player Carey spent most of his career at Manchester United, where he was team captain from 1946 until he retired as a player in 1953. He was also a dual internationalist, playing for and captaining both Ireland teams – the FAI XI and the IFA XI. In 1947 he also captained a Europe XI which played a Great Britain XI at Hampden Park. In 1949 he was voted the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year and in the same year captained the FAI XI that defeated England 2–0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first non-UK team to beat England at home. Carey was also the first non-UK player and the first Irishman to captain a winning team in both an FA Cup Final and the First Division. Like his contemporary Con Martin, Carey was an extremely versatile footballer and played in nine different positions throughout his career. He even played in goal for United on one occasion.
Henning Stille Berg is a Norwegian football manager and former player who played as a defender. He is the head coach of Cypriot First Division club AC Omonia.
Howard Kendall was an English footballer and manager.
The 1997–98 season was the 118th season of competitive football in England.
Kenneth George Beamish is an English former football player, coach and manager. In his playing days he was a forward, and he scored a total of 159 goals in 555 Football League games.
The East Lancashire Derby also known as the Cotton Mills Derby or El Lanclasico is a football rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley. The nickname originates from the fact that the places Blackburn and Burnley are former mill towns.
Stephen Kean is a Scottish football manager and former player who is currently interim head coach at Melbourne Victory. A winger, he spent his playing career in the lower divisions of Scottish, English and Portuguese leagues in the 1980s and 1990s, before moving into coaching. After a 21-month spell in charge of Blackburn Rovers, he resigned on 28 September 2012.
The history of Blackburn Rovers Football Club, an English football club based in Blackburn, Lancashire, dates back to the club's formation in 1875.
Ben Marshall is an English professional footballer who plays for West Lancashire Division One side Stoneclough. He normally plays as a winger or right back.
The 1998–99 season was Blackburn Rovers' seventh season in the Premier League, and their seventh consecutive season in the top division of English football.
Gary David Bowyer is an English professional football coach and former professional player who manages Salford City. As a player, he made 52 league appearances in a professional career that lasted eight years, before retiring due to injury in 1997, aged 25. He went on to coach at a number of clubs, and has managed Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, and Bradford City.
Blackburn Rovers F.C. Academy and Under-23s are the youth teams of Blackburn Rovers. The Blackburn Rovers Academy holds Category One status. The current manager of the Under 23's side is Billy Barr, who was appointed following Damien Johnson's promotion to First Team Technical Football Director. Billy Barr has managed several youth sides at Blackburn, including most recently the Under 18's, and many of the players now playing under him at 23's level have played for him for many years. The team play in the Premier League 2 Division 1, after gaining promotion from the Premier League 2 Division 2 in the 2017/18 season.
The 2014–15 season is Blackburn Rovers 127th season as a professional football club and its third playing in the Football League Championship since the club's relegation during the 2011–12 Premier League season.
The 2016–17 season is Blackburn Rovers' 129th season as a professional football club and its fifth playing in the Championship. Along with competing in the Championship, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and League Cup. The season covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Rovers were relegated to League One on 7 May 2017, in spite of their 3–1 away win against Brentford, with results elsewhere going against them.
The 2019–20 season was Blackburn Rovers' 132nd season as a professional football club and it participated in the Championship for a second consecutive season. Along with competing in the Championship, the club also participated in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. The season covered the period from 1 July 2019 to 22 July 2020.