English Championship side have a partnership with EachStep Blackburn specialist dementia care, and they have given the home the season tickets and a special exclusive tour of the Blackburn Rover Football Club stadium, according to a report from CareHome.
Eachstep bought four season tickets that will ensure two individuals that the care home supports and their care workers can cheer the club at their games to victory this term. The club even invited Susan Adlum – who is with EachStep, and her care manager Phil Benson to the stadium to pick out seats. They also received exclusive tour of Ewood Park, visiting the director’s box, players changing rooms, and the silverware area with the famous Premier League trophy.
The home in partnership with the club’s Community Trust has seen them create a sport themed room at the home, with the Trust donating unique pictures and memorabilia to help create a special effect. One of the service managers at EachStep said: “Football is one of the most popular topics of conversation at EachStep Blckburn, and our work with Rovers has helped the people we support to stay connected with the club that they love.
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Chelsea travelled to the home turf of Galatasaray at the Telekom Arena in Istanbul and despite enjoying a fairly impressive season in the Premier League they had to settle with a 1-1 draw as they went against the Turkish team of Roberto Mancini.
It was the 1st leg of the Champions League, with both teams having much lying on this match as positive result would give them a huge advantage for the return match which will be played on March 18.
Jose Mourinho’s men enjoyed a better 1st half as they dominated the opening 45 minutes with more shots on goal and simply just played far more impressively than the 2nd half of the match when Galatasaray took center stage and threatened Chelsea’s goalkeeper Petr Cech.
A close range shot from Fernando Torres gave Chelsea the lead after only 9 minutes had passed and the Premier League club tried to extend the lead through Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle and Willian as they were the players that pushed the team forward but were unable on scoring as the 1st half came to a conclusion.
Both teams re-entered the pitch in order to play the remaining 45 minutes of the match this time around it was Galatasaray that looked like the better team and it didn’t take long for Roberto Mancini’s men to find the equalizer as the 28 years old defender Aurelien Chedjou found the back of the net and turned the score 1-1.
Throughout the remainder of the match it was Galatasaray the team that pressured more but was unlucky on not being able to score another goal. According to the head coach of Galatasaray, Roberto Mancini he stated that his team deserved to win.
‘’In the second half we probably deserved to score another goal. We gained a lot of confidence from the second half, but we had too much respect for Chelsea. Maybe we were too deep in the first half, we played with fear but I’m happy. One-one is a good result, we have another game.” Mancini stated.