A Blackburn Rovers fan holds up a poster in protest against the club's owners Venkys

Blackburn Rovers under Venky's - a rollercoaster ride

The Indian owners today sacked manager Michael Appleton

Matt Smith has vented his anger at the owners of his beloved Blackburn Rovers

Doctor Who actor Matt Smith vents fury over 'berks' running Blackburn Rovers

TV Timelord in on-air rant about the struggling club's management

Leicester's Andy King meets ball with head to finish Blackburn off
The Blackburn Rovers manager, Michael Appleton, celebrates their
shock victory with goalscorer Colin Kazim-Richards

Revived Rovers delighted to be the ones laughing now

This time last year, Blackburn Rovers were something of a laughing stock. Beaten 7-1 by Arsenal, they were spiralling towards relegation from the Premier League, their manager and owners despised and ridiculed by the supporters, and nothing much seemed to have changed in autumn as they struggled in the Championship under the hapless Henning Berg. But no one in red and white at the Emirates Stadium saw the funny side on Saturday.

QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt

Premier League: QPR v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

Dimitar Berbatov scores his first goal for Fulham on Saturday

Dimitar Berbatov and Mahamadou Diarra return to Fulham squad for visit of Aston Villa

Dimitar Berbatov will return to the Fulham starting line-up against Aston Villa tomorrow and could be joined by Mahamadou Diarra after what Martin Jol described as a “miracle” recovery.

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Fulham manager Martin Jol hits back at Bobby Zamora, claiming striker didn't like defending or crossing

Fulham manager Martin Jol today hit back at the club's former striker Bobby Zamora for suggesting “the vast majority” of the west London club's squad do not like him.

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Bobby Zamora claims 'vast majority' of Fulham players don't get on with Martin Jol

Bobby Zamora has claimed “the vast majority” of Fulham's squad do not get on with Martin Jol, suggesting that was partly behind the exodus of players from the club.

Dickson Etuhu

Blackburn complete deal for Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu

Blackburn have completed the signing of Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu for an undisclosed fee.

Anfield could still be redeveloped

Liverpool sign highly-rated Crewe youngster Dan Smith after Manchester City deal breaks down

Liverpool have completed the signing of highly-rated Crewe youngster Dan Smith.

Fulham FC has purchased eight new 'wingers' - namely eight hens - to live at the club's Motspur Park training ground in south-west London

Welcome to the Fulham branch of Chicken Cottage

Egg puns spread through the football world like mayonnaise yesterday with the news that Fulham FC had purchased eight new "wingers" (etc... so on) – namely eight hens – to live at the club's Motspur Park training ground in south-west London (not far from Tom and Barbara Good's gaff in Surbiton).

Ashley Young flies through the air to win a penalty after Shaun Derry’s minimal contact

Scholes class masked by dreadful refereeing

Manchester United 2 Queen's Park Rangers 0: Young's somersault fools the officials but veteran's enduring quality shines through

Pavel Pogrebnyak

Pavel Pogrebnyak keen to stay at Fulham

Fulham manager Martin Jol has seen his plans for next season bolstered by Pavel Pogrebnyak's admission that he would like to remain at Craven Cottage.

Ryan Giggs in action during Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Fulham on Monday night

Giggs pleased to take luck of penalty ruling

Ryan Giggs is making no apologies for the controversial penalty decision that allowed Manchester United to claim three vital points in the Premier League title battle when they beat Fulham on Monday night.

Fulham’s hat-trick hero Clint Dempsey celebrates during the demolition of Newcastle

Martin Jol challenges Danny Murphy, Andy Johnson and Clint Dempsey to sign new Fulham deals

Fulham manager Martin Jol has challenged his out-of-contract stars to show the mental strength required to commit their future to the Cottagers.

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