Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Hughes: Defeat Not Yet Terminal

Hughes: Defeat Not Yet Terminal

Although Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes is baffled by our inability to beat West Ham United at Upton Park he believes that our defeat isn't yet terminal for our season.

The failure to beat West Ham at Upton Park continued (it's now 14-years since we last beat the Hammers at Upton) as we lost AGAIN today 2-1, something that Hughes can't explain, or understand.

Hughes told Sky Sports News: "We seem to have a problem, for whatever reason, whenever we come here.

"West Ham seem to be our bogey team and it has happened again. We can't quite put our finger on the reason why that seems to happen.

"But probably today it is a situation that we didn't quite have enough drive in our play when we needed to ask a lot more questions of West Ham.

"In the first half there was a little bit of apprehension about the place and we should have capitalised on that
."

Despite taking the lead through Roque Santa Cruz, a goal from Dean Ashton equalised before half time, then Hammers debutant Freddie Sears scored the winner. Even after this defeat Sparky is refusing to give up on the European charge, as he feels this will still go until the end of the season and the impact this defeat will have WILL NOT be known until the season does indeed end.

He added: "We have still got games to play and games that we feel we can win.

"Maybe the damage hasn't been as key as possibly it could have been, but we will have to wait and see.

"It is only at the end of the season when we will see if this defeat has a real impact on us
."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday March 15 2008
Time: 7:46PM

Comments

0
It's a MASSIVE defeat, Sparky is right that we will not fully know the impact until the end of the season, but it's a big one!!!
There are however A LOT of points still to play for, but victory over Wigan really MUST happen.
Hughes Da Man
15/03/2008 19:48:00
0
I had you down for a 4-0, everyone else beats them 4-0!
merlin
15/03/2008 20:17:00
0
Huge oppertunity blown!! Why do we always lose to West Ham???, they're f#ckin s#it like.
spinaker7081
15/03/2008 21:00:00
0
Arsenals Bogey team are Middlesbourgh, and Chelsea hated us going to Stanford bridge upuntil 2 seasons ago... It happens move on and keep trying thats all we ask... give it a shot!
govtpros
16/03/2008 00:48:00
0
yep but top ten might slip away soon if you are not careful
ozanne park rangers
16/03/2008 05:42:00
0
aaaaaarrrgghhh!!!!!!! sooooo frustrating!!!!!!!!!!! west ham fans hit the nail on the head singing, '1-0, and you ******ed it up!'
martinr
16/03/2008 10:55:00
0
After some simmering off time, if we CAN finish above Aston Villa and Manchester City we'll still make the Intertoto Cup, and we're ONLY three points behind Villa!!!
Hughes Da Man
16/03/2008 20:02:00
0
ozanne park rangers - We're NOT going to finish outside the top 10, that's a near certainty WHATEVER happens!!!
Hughes Da Man
16/03/2008 20:04:00
0
I predicted at the beginning of the season that West Ham would do the double over us...It something to do with the Claret and Blue, I'm sure of it...However, our run in is not that bad, and in theory, we should pick up more points than we should drop...With Villa on the drop also, it is more than possible we will finish above them, and I would suggest Portsmouth our the team we need to finish above, unless they haven't gone for the intertoto, then, in theory, we should be alright...In theory...
Decimus Poole
17/03/2008 09:05:00
0
We should have won - Gamst should have scored!
FreidelNo.1
17/03/2008 13:42:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Good Luck JR

Hopefully this luck and goals a plenty to help Middlesbrough to promotion into the Premier League will began after Blackburn Rovers go to The Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon!!

Rovers Preview: Middlesbrough (A)

Blackburn Rovers are at The Riverside Stadium for the SkyBet Championship match against Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.

Match Day Officials v Middlesbrough

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Middlesbrough this weekend.

New Ipswich Date Confirmed

I think that old adage of 'taking it a game at a time' will be the case for Rovers mind, with one of two Premier League sides, Liverpool or West Ham, faced next!

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Profile
VitalRovers
Profile
Mikey Delap
Profile
Sasman!
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA - Oxford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele12%
Marshall27%
Hanley2%
Ward11%
Spurr0%
Bennett2%
Lenihan2%
Evans0%
Conway2%
Jackson13%
Watt27%
Sub - Lawrence0%
Sub - Taylor2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 28 17 5 6 56 27
2 Middlesbrough 27 17 4 6 55 23
3 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
4 Burnley 29 14 10 5 52 21
5 Derby County 29 13 11 5 50 14
6 Ipswich 29 13 9 7 48 3
7 Sheff Wed 29 12 11 6 47 11
8 Birmingham 29 13 8 8 47 9
9 Cardiff 29 11 11 7 44 5
10 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
11 Forest 29 9 12 8 39 5
12 Wolves 29 10 9 10 39 -1
13 Q.P.R. 29 8 12 9 36 0
14 Preston 29 8 12 9 36 -2
15 Leeds Utd 29 8 12 9 36 -4
16 Reading 29 9 8 12 35 0
17 Huddersfield 29 8 8 13 32 -3
18 Blackburn 27 6 12 9 30 0
19 Fulham 28 6 10 12 28 -5
20 MK Dons 28 7 5 16 26 -18
21 Rotherham 29 7 4 18 25 -18
22 Bristol City 29 5 10 14 25 -23
23 Charlton 29 5 9 15 24 -29
24 Bolton 29 3 12 14 21 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker11
2.@roverseas6
3.dallydally2