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ROVERS. TOO ATTACKING??

Premier League Blackburn Rovers
by conundrum (U14729586) 23 January 2011
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Blackburn were looking pretty comfortable at 2 up with 65 mins or so gone. Why isnt someone telling the players to keep the ball a bit more and kill the game?

Even at 80mins now. they're often playing needless attacking balls and committing more men than is needed. Rather than just pass the ball around and play it back if needed, just take the pace out the game.

It might be a tiny gripe at an otherwise very good performance but the times we did give the ball away unnecessarily at 2 up, the back four looked very open and WBA looked like they could have got back in on a few occasions.

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comment by michael (U2137066)

posted Jan 24, 2011

Sorry, Paul Ince and Brian Kidd should be the other way round in the table above!! <doh>

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posted Jan 25, 2011

Sams gone, lets all enjoy that

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Completly agree :)

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posted Jan 25, 2011

Interesting Gringo. Numbers 1 and 2 are undeniably great in the recent history of Rovers.

I'd certainly say Sam outranks Woy due to the finances available but it's hard to compare out of him and Souey. Obviously Souness played a fair few games in the Championship and had decent money, established us back at the top and won a cup. He did seem to batter all creativity out of the squad towards the end and was struggling, but he did buy Brad and Tugay!

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posted Jan 25, 2011

Ask any season ticket holder whether things have improved under Steve Kean and they will answer yes.

When you regularly endure the cold hard days of sitting at Ewood watching the team while your legs go numb from the feet up, Sam's style of football could make a 3-0 victory versus Wolves seem arduous, whereas watching our quick, flair players let off the leash more is exciting and warms the cockles.

I realise a lot of the people that comment on here regularly do not bother or are unable to attend in person, for those that regularly do and have done for a number of years, in conversations I have had with friends and family as well as my experience, the current style is much preferred to the pragmatic dourness of Mr Allardyce, and the new owners need congratulating for the courage of their decision and the willingness to face the wrath of the supporters.

The only way the Big Sam level of pragmatism is acceptable is if it brings trophies or actual success, a la Mourinho. But if you are not winning trophies, it becomes quite dull and uninspiring.

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posted Jan 25, 2011

bullyboyblue
thats a cracking comment, couldnt agree more.
For us that go watching week in week out it is 100 times better and more enjoyable.

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posted Jan 25, 2011

comment by brfc2011- Venkys have done nothing wrong (U14740095)

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bullyboyblue
thats a cracking comment, couldnt agree more.
For us that go watching week in week out it is 100 times better and more enjoyable.

Completely agree with the more enterainting part. I prefer to watch and go to matches to watch the style of play under SK then of Big Sam, BUT what you seem to forget, is that Sam came in with nothing as a budget, the club in termoil and facing a drop down to the championship. To then bring us to the top half of the table, with his style of play and get us pretty competitive and very hard to beat at home. (which is the most fantastic thing to see your home side, striding along with the oposites pulling their hair out)

Your BRFC2011 only suggest your way of thinking or your opinion matters and everyone else who disagrees with you are wrong. I have never said Big Sams style of football was very exciting, or fun to watch, but the results were!!

SK is a man who seems to be under control of Venky's and seems to do as they say when they say it. A Yes Man! This is were you jump in and defend the Venky's with such passion and rifle down anyone who states otherwise, its almost fact that your working with them, or just have this perverted dream alongside them.

Im still riffed about the sacking of Big Sam, as he did nothing wrong, but alot right to get us where we are today.

That is all

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posted Jan 25, 2011

Woy signed Davies for 8m

Sam signed Kanalic for 6m

Both are/were as much use as a wet weekend

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posted Jan 25, 2011

Reecy, i defend them because sacking Allerdyce was a top class decision and we are now as fans seeing the benefit,
Why do you keep referring to AllArdyce having no money to spend? SK hasnt spent anything yet and we are still playing miles better football and good results to.
As ive said before Big Sam with Money to spend would be any fans worst nightmare. Kevin Davies, Emile Heskey hed sign junk like that.

I admit at the begining i was abit baffeled with the decision not to replace SA with an experienced manager, however now i feel after seeing SK how hes done so far i dont see why we should go for a more well known manger because not many people could do aswell as he has changing the style completly and having the pressure of all these negative comments from you SA lovers.

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posted Jan 25, 2011

Not sure about getting rid of "You-Know-Who" being a class decision. Probably an OK decision considering they didn't fancy him and persevernig until summer would have been silly given their misgivings but to do it without a concrete plan of action was foolhardy. All water under the bridge now though

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posted Jan 25, 2011

"the pressure of all these negative comments from you SA lovers"

Erm... like saying it'd be great if he succeeds???

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