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Ince Delighted With Rovers Clean Sheet

Blackburn Rovers had been conceding goals at quite an alarming rate this season, especially in the two matches prior to Fulham. So the clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Fulham delighted Paul Ince.

Going into the Fulham match Rovers had conceded four goals in each of the previous two matches, with the defending at times suicidal. Due to this Ince has said that Rovers went back to basics to ensure we did this properly, and this paid off with the clean sheet and win (his first League win at Ewood Park) over Fulham on Saturday thanks to Matt Derbyshire's late goal.

Ince is quoted on Sky Sports: "It is more satisfying that we kept a clean sheet when you look back over the last two weeks and see we have conceded eight goals.

"We went back to basics on the training ground this week and the application from the lads was awesome.
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Incey's praise didn't stop there, he paid tribute to the defence and in particular Paul Robinson who made some superb saves.

He added: "The most important thing is that our back five today was outstanding. Paul Robinson made two world-class saves.

"He made one in the first minute and if that goes in, heads can go down and it could be a completely different story.

"He made another one 15 minutes from time from Johnson, world-class, and if that goes in it could be a different story.

"When you play in the Premiership, teams are always going to get chances, but it's how many you give them.

"We gave them two or three today and we had six or seven, but to be fair I would have taken a 0-0 because I think it was important that we got the clean sheet.
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The introduction of the substitutes played a major role in Rovers winning, with Carlos Villanueva (who came on in the 65th minute) and Derbyshire (a 75th minute arrival) combining with the help of Roque Santa Cruz for Derbs to score the winner in the 85th minute and the impact of the substitutes is also something that delighted Incey.

Incey continued: "When you have the likes of Roque and Carlos and Matty you are always going to create chances and 1-0 is always a great result.

"Carlos played a lovely ball over the top and Roque got the header like an old-fashioned centre-forward knocking it down, and Matty Derbyshire did what he does best and that is getting across people and putting the ball in the back of the net.
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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 21 2008

Time: 5:27PM

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It was superb to keep a clean sheet, as if we do this I always fancy us to score a goal (as we have the players to do this) Incey now has his first Ewood win under his belt (in the League anyway) so lets hope there are plenty more to come. No "friends before" with the introduction of Derbs ahead of Fowler was there LOL!!!
Walker
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21/09/2008 17:30:00

on a side note, i'd LOVE to hear whats goin on in bentley's head right now! Moved to a 'bigger and better' club huh? Want to play champions league football? HAHAHA sucker! cant wait til they come to ewood! wouldn't be surprised if he picks up an 'injury' in training that week and tells Ramos he cant play that game ;)
texasrover
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21/09/2008 20:04:00

lol Texas Rover. Definitely a much needed clean sheet. managers prefer one nil wins over 4-3 games as it shows defensively we were good. Big mention to Mr.Robinson as well as he had a good game and pulled off two excellent saves.
MikeyGamst
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22/09/2008 12:55:00

A good win, we needed an injection of invention in to the game and CV provided that. Thought Derbyshire was great too!!
mani13963
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22/09/2008 17:28:00

Always Mani... I love the attitude Matty D has. He doesnt moan or sulk, he does his talking on the pitch, he is saying to ince "I dare you not to pick me next time". Every player should be like that.
MikeyGamst
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22/09/2008 17:31:00

Totally agree but i gotta also comment on the lads quality.....i dont know if it was more noticable because of the crap that was already on the pitch but his touch and passing was immaculate.....maybe its more because we've been watching JR for a few weeks....has that guy ever struck a ball true???? everythin comes off his shin or just looks uncomfortable.....i'll be honest, i think if Matty doesn't get his chance this year then he may consider walking....wouldn't you if JR and Robbie Fowler were playin more games than you????
mani13963
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22/09/2008 21:00:00

I dont think Robbie will play more than Matty!!! lol... and Matty wouldnt consider going. He is a Blackburn fan, he wont go unless he is told to.
MikeyGamst
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22/09/2008 21:27:00

Always build from a solid base at the back I say
Red Wimp
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25/09/2008 22:52:00

 

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