Photograph of Ewood Park taken through football net

Watford Post Match Comment

A big thank you to all those Rovers fans who turned up to help us with the ‘Fans Takeover’ on 23rd December v Watford.
January 2, 2024

The involvement of, 4000 Holes Fanzine and RoversChat podcast was invaluable. Without these groups working in partnership and, of course, the active involvement of the Club and Community Trust.

The photographs are a testament to the family atmosphere on the day and the positivity around the stadium; it was also nice to see a ram packed Jack Walker stand. This event, and the similar Girona pre-season event show the power of supporters working together me putting fans first.

We also received and excellent response from the Club with CEO Steve Waggott telling us he

‘Wanted to say a huge thank you to all involved in our second Fans Takeover that, due to a tremendous collective effort, produced the highest home attendance of this season just under 16700 and a superb pre-Xmas atmosphere.’

Steve Waggott added that it would

‘Be good to catch up early in the New Year to evaluate both the huge success of today’s game and any improvements you feel could be applied to a similar event in the future.’

Mike Graham, Chair of We Are The Rovers Supporters Trust added:

‘We are proud to have initiated these events. We are pleased that the various Rovers fan organisations have come together as one to work with our football club; one very good example of that was rising over £3,000 to buy tickets and help towards support programmes for those in need of cheer and assistance.'

Mike Graham added that we must continue with the momentum to reclaim and rebuild our support base; watch this space on follow up activities from We Are The Rovers!!’

 Photograph of Ewood Park taken through football net

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