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Where are they now: Blackburn Rovers’ title winning side of 1994/95

Where are they now: Blackburn Rovers’ title winning side of 1994/95

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Blackburn Rovers fall from grace has been firmly laid at the door of owners Venky, from Premier League mid-table side to relegation to league One inside five years is a bitter pill to swallow for Rovers fans.

The club may be in the doldrums right now but it has not always been that way as during the 1990’s local business man Jack Walker and his millions catapulted Blackburn to the top of English football culminating in the Premier League title during the 1994/95 season.

Twenty-two years on from Rovers title success we take a look at where that legendary squad is today.

Tim Flowers

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Former England goalkeeper Tim Flowers had an extensive career playing over 500 appearances. For Blackburn, the Warwickshire based stopper spent six years at the club and played over 170 times.

After leaving Rovers in, Flowers moved to Leicester and spent a majority of his time out on loan with spells at Stockport, Coventry City and Manchester City before hanging up his gloves.

The giant stopper into management and was last employed by Kidderminster Harriers but left after just two weeks in charge.

Jeff Kenna

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Right-back Jeff Kenna made 27 appearances for the Republic of Ireland and was a key man for Kenny Daglish in 1995.

After joining Rovers from Southampton, Kenna went on to spend eight years at the club making over 150 appearances for the club.

In August 2011, Kenna joined the coaching staff at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where he is believed to still be at today.

Colin Hendry

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Hendry’s flowing blond locks became a key image of Blackburn’s title run in. The Scotsman played over 50 times for his national side and over 300 appearances for Rovers during two spells.

Hendry went into management after hanging up his boots at Blackpool in 2003 and went into management with Blackpool a year later.

A spell in charge at Clyde followed before being declared bankrupt in 2010.

Graeme Le Saux

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Le Saux was one of the stars of the Blackburn team at left back and played for two more years at the club.

36 appearances for England and over 400 league outings across Le Saux’s club career marked a distinguished time in English football.

After Blackburn, he played for Chelsea and Southampton and is now occupying his time as a pundit mainly across radio.

Ian Pearce

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Pearce was a solid defender whose best attribute was his longevity – his professional career started in the early 90s and lasted until 2012 mainly with stints at Blackburn from 1993-1997 and West Ham from ’97-2004.

After ending his playing days, Pearce joined Lincoln City as the club’s assistant manager to Chris Sutton. He left when Chris Sutton resigned on 29 September 2010.

Henning Berg

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Blackburn ad Manchester United defender spent most of his time in England with the Lancashire club and quickly became a cult hero at Ewood Park.

The 6ft defender also went on to manage the club in an ill-fated spell in 2012 which lasted just 57 days and just one win.

In May 2016, Henning Berg, signed a 2-year contract with Székesfehérvár-based Hungarian League club Videoton FC.

David Batty

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Former Leeds midfielder Batty made 54 league appearances for Rovers in 2 and a half years at the club whilst also representing England 42 times.

The combative midfielder went back to Leeds to end his playing career in 2004 before going on to play in numerous charity matches across the country.

Stuart Ripley

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Ripley joined Blackburn in 1992 just after they won promotion to the Premier League from Middlesbrough, who had also just gone up.

The midfielder scored the club’s first ever Premier League goal and moved to Southampton in 1998, where he finished his career.

He was capped for England twice and since retiring from football took a completely different career path and trained to be a solicitor.

Tim Sherwood

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Captain Sherwood was a leader on and off the pitch and that has been reflected in his career since retiring from playing the game.

Spells at Tottenham and Aston Villa in the hot seat have followed for Sherwood and despite impressing as interim boss at Spurs, Sherwood has found it difficult securing another managerial role despite often being linked whenever a role comes up.

The midfielder is filling his time as a pundit and playing plenty of golf whilst he tries to get back into the management game.

Chris Sutton

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Sutton was fifty percent of the famous SAS strike partnership with Alan Shearer but had a famous falling out with the England senior side after refusing to play for the B team.

The Englishman had a spell in charge of Lincoln City with fellow title winner Ian Pearce as his assistant before leaving his post in 2010.

Sutton now works as a pundit for BT Sport on their coverage of the Scottish Premier League and also often features on BBC Radio Five Live for his football insight.

Alan Shearer

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Arguably the most famous player in Blackburn’s history, Shearer went on to win his only domestic trophy with Blackburn when they secured the title in 1995.

128 goals in just 138 appearances for Shearer played a key role in Rovers success and also the Englishman becoming the Premier League’s record goal scorer.

A move to hometown club Newcastle United followed for Shearer after leaving Rovers in 1996 and the home town lad went on to play well over 300 times for the Magpies.

Shearer is also a regular on our TV screens working for the BBC on their flagship football show ‘Match of the Day’ and has appeared in numerous adverts and charity matches since his retirement.

Kenny Daglish – Manager

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After claiming the Premier League title with Blackburn, Daglish went on to have spells in charge of Newcastle United, Celtic and an emotional return to his beloved Liverpool where he won the League Cup in 2012.

Daglish returned to Liverpool as a club ambassador where he still remains to this day but openly talks about his Blackburn experiences.

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