Right I just read the article 'Rovers on the slide' by Sasman and here's my (kendog's) views.
Yesterday's display against Sunderland was atrocious, great start to the game, we looked lively and energetic But the 2nd half has got to be the worst display I have ever seen. There was no fight about the players, as soon as Sunderland pegged it back the players completely fell into disarray, god knows what happened to them.
In the report Sas, Stephen Warnock was credited with a 7? Well am sorry sas but what was you watching, the player has been bang in form currently, but yesterday Jesusss! He was dreadful, ran around a lot yes, but just looked lost in the middle. I personally would not have given Warnock the responsibility of being captain as he isn't a leader.
And the comment saying about Danny Simpson, he was at fault for 1 of the goals, I really did like the youngster and defended him a lot but am sorry he has to go back in January for me and getter a premiership quality full back in, just isn't good enough.
Roque Santa Cruz - fair enough he has just come back from an injury, but seems to have gone backward compared to last season, the ball just doesn't seem to stick to him like last season, but I won't moan because he is a quality player.
On the up side of things, I was impressed with Keith Andrews yesterday, and Morten Gamst Pedersen for the 1st half. Morten seemed to find his deadly crosses again, but is still very lightweight and disposed to easily.
I was most impressed with Chris Samba and Aaron Mokoena, Samba showed he was a real leader, and the only one seen to be rallying the boys on, he held the back four together putting in several clinical challenges, And Aaron Mokoena you motioned 'sas' saying 'provided nothing in attack' well have you ever know Mokoena to attack no, Ince has simply got confidence into him and told him just to play in the whole and stop the play, Mokoena isn't there to play nice football!!!
And I don't actually know what was up with Nelsen, but we missed him, and Brett Emerton, for me them two are the two best players this season, we miss Emerton's conviction and determination to dig deep and battle hard.. Zurab Khizanishvili looked bright in the 1st half, but all in all he was shocking yesterday, back four were very unorganised.
And I do think some of the tactics Ince has used have failed, Matt Derbyshire is not a winger, don't play him there, it just makes him like a Great Harwood player again, also the formation does need a good look at, to try and get Villanueva with Santa Cruz up top, because Roberts was bad yesterday. Only god knows how he has earned a new 3 year deal with an option for a fourth.
But come on sas, what you mentioning sacking Ince for, your supposed to be a Blackburn fan mate. You have to leave Ince at the helm and get a bit of stability, remember when mark Hughes took over, we was a bad team then it took a while for us to get going, so you have to do the same with Ince.
Paul Ince is a good manager who maybe needs a better backroom staff, but remember he doesn't have a team like the Chelsea, United, Liverpool etc, so expect tough times and ride them out, because we don't have the worldliest talent, Alex Ferguson, yeh is a great manager but just remember he has always had the best players available he's got like a team of world-class players we have one in Santa Cruz, Fergie could never go to Macclesfield and do the job Ince did, because Fergie has always had the best players going...
So what _ think we need is
- buy a leader in the middle of midfield
- a speedy left winger
- and a right back
- a cheep striker with threat, Benjani, Jay Simpson, Ebanks-Blake..
So come on Lets not get on Ince's back already please, and just ride out this bad times we are going through cos things will take time to get better but come on lets just get behind the boys, hope this gets shown!
P.S still top on fantasy football haha!
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