Volcanic ash stopped Blackburn signing Robert Lewandowski
Oh Blackburn, Blackburn, Blackburn! How different it might have been.
This screengrab from 2010 shows that Rovers were within touching distance of signing a little known Polish striker by the name of Robert Lewandowski. The then Lech Poznan player was set to visit Ewood Park to be wooed while watching the club’s glamour clash with Everton.
You know a face-to-face with Sam Allardyce would have been enough to seal the deal.
However, ash from the Icelandic volcano (remember all that hassle?) led to Lewandowski’s flight being cancelled. The trip was postponed, Borussia Dortmund stepped in and now he does stuff like this to Real Madrid.