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Micah Hyde scorer of that fantastic goal the last time the two teams met in the FA Cup at Ewood Park.

"I enjoyed the goal, it was a great moment, especially in front of the fans.We knew before the cup games just what it meant to the fans - we were told in no uncertain terms.The rivalry is fierce, and to score an equaliser in an FA Cup fifth round replay against a Premier League team was tremendous, but to do it against your rivals was a big thing."

The Beast celebrating his 250th appearance for the Clarets on Sunday

"It`s hostile. The fans don`t like each other and make it known verbally. The atmospheres are good, and this will probably be the best so far. But when it comes down to it, it`s just football, and it`s nice to be involved in those games. I`m looking forward to it, and fingers crossed we can turn it around and score a late goal against them."

Steven Caldwell

'You get caught up in the whole euphoria and excitement to the game and it adds that little bit of tension and makes people do things they don't normally do - bad and good. It's important that, as a team, and as captain, I try to keep the lads calm. You want to be keyed up for the derby, but you can get over-keyed and too excited before the game and go out there with a rash tackle, or a rash decision and it costs the team. We have to just stay calm, although realising it's a very big game to a lot of people, including us. It's the happy medium that you need, and we've been pretty good at that in a lot of the big games we've played in the past.'

Steve Cotterill, manager in charge the last time we met this lot!

"We were as good as them on the night. Micah Hyde wasn`t a great goalscorer but he was a scorer of great goals and he scored a fantastic goal right in front of the Burnley fans. But the winning goal from Pedersen ... I think it sank all of us because we were so close to going into extra-time, and I felt that was the least we deserved. They were the Premier League team but I felt we got better as the game wore on and became more confident. If we could have taken it to extra-time it was anybody`s game. The crowd were fantastic and it would have been fantastic to have given our fans the bragging rights of what were our rich counterparts at the time. On night when you could be so proud, it was probably one of my biggest disappointments."

..and on Sunday's game?

"But obviously, being the former Burnley manager, my loyalties are with them and I wish the players, staff, manager, chairman and directors all the best for Sunday, and hopefully the Burnley fans will have a good time and get the win they crave."

Robbie Blake

"It would top winning the play-off final wouldn't it? We haven't got any away points so there'd be no better place to start than Ewood Park.When you've got the Merseyside, Manchester, London and North East derbies, ours can be over-shadowed. But you'll find at Ewood Park it will be a great atmosphere and a great game to be involved in.This is one of those ones that goes under the radar but it's going to be high pressure."

Frank Sinclair, former Clarets skipper

"I didn`t know much about the rivalry between Burnley and Blackburn, and the hatred that comes with it, until I played in those cup games. Burnley get to meet them on a more even scale now. I don`t think Blackburn are that hot."

Bring it on!

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Date:Thursday October 15 2009
Time: 10:04PM


I will add to these if more come through!
15/10/2009 22:10:00
Love them all but RBs is a bit more speacial as he is thinking like a fan, hope hecan score a wonderful winning goal he deserves it, so do he whole team but you know what I mean
16/10/2009 08:48:00
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