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Saturday, 28th October 2023 Kick-off 15:00
Swansea City : Warning ! History must not repeat itself today
Saturday, 28th Oct 2023 08:00 by Liam Walters
The Swans make the one hundred mile journey from their base at St George’s Park in Staffordshire to Ewood Park, Blackburn later this morning. The squad have spent the last two days at England’s training base readying themselves for this afternoons test.
And a test it will be.
The weather for fans attending the game is mild with sunshine and showers, ideal again for a football match to hopefully break out in Lancashire this afternoon. With just five points separating the Swans and the play offs it’s games like this that have to be seized upon. However, there must not be any repeat history today. The Swans haven’t won at Ewood Park in all competitions since 1971. Since then they have played the Riversiders ten times losing six and drawing four. Back in 1971, way before the John Toshack glory days the Swans had just become a city by two years and were doing rather well in division three.
In fact the first time the Swans tasted FA Cup glory was way back in 1915 in the first round of the competition when sixteen thousand crammed in to the old Vetch Field. The Swans won 1-0 which was heralded as a huge cup shock. With the help of Swans 100 we have managed to resource some information from that game. You may have to click on the picture for a better focus on the game, or widen your screen.
The real fact regards the history of this game is it must not be a day where history repeats itself. There are some pretty dismal stats around for Blackburn v Swansea, if your a Swans fan that is, and possibly a surprising one as well.
We will have more news on todays game later on including a pre match teams feature and latest information straight from Ewood Park.
Catch up with his weeks Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City reports below.
First off Ben is back, but will Duff risk him from the off this afternoon ?
That’s here —> ⚽️Cabango latest
We highlighted the injury concerns as the Swans departed for St George’s Park late on Thursday morning.
Click here for that report —> ⚽️ Injury update
Yesterday morning we looked at the over reaction by managers to the ‘demanding’ Championship on the Indy. Rob Phillips asked some tough questions of Michael Duff on the ever increasing injury list.
Click here for that story —> ⚽️ Tough ask
Around a thousand Swansea supporters are expected at Ewood Park today with the hope that Tuesday night was just a blip and they can find the form which saw away wins at Plymouth and Millwall.
You don’t lose that type of form in an international break.
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