Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Ince Explains Morten Axe

Ince Explains Morten Axe

Paul Ince has explained his reasonsing behind not including Morten Gamst Pedersen against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Too the shock of many, Gamst Pedersen didn't even make the squad of 18.

However, Rovers boss Ince has explained that he felt the game wouldn't of suited Morten and gave him a rest after a busy week of internationals.

Ince told the club's official website: 'Morten had been away with Norway, he played against Holland, played against Scotland, but I just felt that the way the game was, that it wasn't the type of game for him.

'The good thing about this team now is that we've got 20 players that you can pick from. Players are going to be left out, players will be on the bench.

'That is the kind of competition you want, that is healthy competition and if you've got that then you've got a chance.

'We've got some fantastic players and if you can couple that with the spirit that we've shown defensively then we've got something going here.'

I kind of like Ince's reasoning as he is judging each team we face on it's merits. But Morten will not likely be happy with being dropped, but it is up to him to prove he is worth re-instating for the Boro game.

Come on Morten.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey D
Date:Monday October 20 2008
Time: 5:24PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Wants Lebedev Next


Sounds fair enough to me, although there will be some that disagree.
Mikey D
20/10/2008 17:25:00
Talk of rifts isn't there, which I can't see there is but hypothetically if Ince left MGP out and he didn't like it and said he wanted to go, then I'd say we let him go as NO ONE should be assured of a place in the side. MGP (although back in some form this season) was given a fairly easy ride by Sparky, never being dropped when there were times he should've been. If he was dropped by Incey and didn't like it, that isn't the kind of reaction that I want. This is ONLY hypothetical of course! I don't like the way Incey has to justify everything he does though, lets just let him manage like he wants!
20/10/2008 19:33:00
He is always gonna be called into question whilst he is young and not proven at this level... but I agree, the amount of rubbish that is made up is ridiculous.
Mikey D
20/10/2008 19:49:00
I have said it before in the last few days that I feel its high time MGP was dropped. People have been saying he will come good but I just dont think he has it in him and besides what motivation does he need if he is in the team every week despite playing terribly for a long time now. If this gives him the kick up the arse that he needs then great
durks de rover
20/10/2008 21:18:00
It's good to have competition for places. It's the way it should be. even our goalkeeper now has competition, which can only be a good thing...
Decimus Poole
21/10/2008 09:40:00
only assurance in Inces team is to be his FRIEND..FACT like it or lump it..nothing to do with ability old forth division players playing where they dont belong leaving 4 international midfielders for ten minutes for his friend..someone needs to get our Charlies head out of his rear..
21/10/2008 11:07:00
Here we go again! LOL!
21/10/2008 12:54:00
I am not sure if Oz realises but Andrews was on the bench on Saturday and Fowler has onyl started 2 games in 2 months... at least make sense. Please.
Mikey D
21/10/2008 13:35:00
oz, "the man" you certainly are not dude!!!
21/10/2008 18:01:00
Oz you do realise that Morten barely plays for Norway anymore right? and should players not be in the team based on form and no reputation? or is that good enough for you? MGP has been terrible for too long no and im glad Ince has dropped him properly
durks de rover
21/10/2008 18:19:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Gallagher's Forest Delight

Gallagher's brace against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday not only took the Southampton loanees tally to five-goals for Blackburn but it also helped us to an important first league win.

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 21st-22nd October

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this weekend, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

Match Day Officials v Bristol City (22/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Bristol City this Saturday.

Coyle - Win The Most Important Thing

A win was needed, with Owen Coyle gaining his first for Blackburn in the Championship since his arrival at Ewood Park after a two-one win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Mikey Delap
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City v Blackburn
Suggested By:
Blackburn win0%
Bristol City win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 13 6 5 2 23 5
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
14 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
15 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
16 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
17 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
18 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
19 Burton 13 3 5 5 14 -2
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football