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Alan Green: It’s Rover and out for Blackburn boys

Long before kick-off at Stamford Bridge the other night, Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, were making their way around the touchline from the tunnel towards their seats on the far side of the ground.

Unwisely, the walk took them in front of some United fans who let the Americans know the contempt in which they’re held. But no one believes the Glazers are dumb.

What Blackburn supporters make of the Venkys is another matter. I don’t think much of the football played by teams managed by Sam Allardyce (pictured) but their decision to sack him looks crazier by the minute. He tells us Rovers wouldn’t be in relegation trouble if he was still in charge and I’m inclined to agree.

Blackburn have won just one of 10 league games: they’re only three points above the drop zone. It’s as well for them that the bottom four all lost over the weekend but Rovers run-in is horrible: Everton (a), Manchester City (h), Bolton (h), West Ham (a), Manchester United (h) and, finally, Wolves (a). I’d rather waste money on the National — as I did — than bet on Blackburn staying up.

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