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Blackburn Rovers – actually no bottlers!

Bottle. A time period utilized in soccer which means to succumb to stress. This week’s iconic second sees Blackburn Rovers’ goalkeeper Tim Flowers used the phrase fairly a couple of instances in a post-match interview.

Flowers was being interviewed by Sky Sports activities instantly after his Blackburn Rovers facet had overwhelmed Newcastle United 1-0 of their penultimate match of the 1994/95 season. Sir Alex Ferguson had been as much as his thoughts recreation antics the night time earlier than and questioned whether or not Blackburn had the ‘bottle’ to get see out their championship bid and take the Premier League title from his Manchester United facet.

Ferguson’s phrases will need to have given Blackburn all the inducement wanted and a purpose from Alan Shearer within the twenty ninth minute was sufficient to offer all of them three factors. It put Blackburn 5 factors away from United going into the ultimate weekend of the season.
United confronted Southampton the next night and so they received 2-1 to go two factors behind Blackburn. They might solely draw at West Ham on the final day of the season, which means that Blackburn received the title regardless of dropping 2-1 at Liverpool.

Within the brief interview Flowers gave, he used the phrase ‘bottle’ 5 instances! Sarcastically, it was Ferguson’s gamers who bottled it on the finish of the season and gave Blackburn their first league title in 81 years.


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