Year Founded: 1875
Stadium (Capacity): Ewood Park (31,367)
2011/2012 Final League Position: 19th in Premier League (Relegated)
Manager: Steve Kean
Notable Transfers In: Danny Murphy (Fulham), Nuno Gomes (Sporting Braga), Leon Best (Newcastle)
Notable Transfers Out: David Hoilett (QPR), Yakubu (Guangzhou), Michel Salgado (Unattached)
Key Player: Paul Robinson
Preview: Rarely has there been a time when a football club is in open civil war but that is the atmosphere the Blackburn Rovers must start the season in.
Club owners, the Venky family, have backed current boss Steve Kean despite his getting the club relegated from the Premier League last season. Blackburn fans have been calling for Kean’s head since the autumn.
With relegation confirmed, more information about poor management throughout the club came into public circulation which further drove a wedge between the club and its fans.
In fact, Rovers fans have become so appalled with the situation that they have met with the league in the attempt to get the Venkys removed from the club.
With all that going on, the idea of some actual football being played seems like a nice idea. Blackburn have been able to maintain many of their players and added Danny Murphy to control the midfield area.
Should things stay together then Blackburn will be in the hunt for the playoff places.
Predicted Finish: Playoff Contenders