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Don't Panic

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!

Forever Blackburn!

P.S still top on fantasy football haha!



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Date:Sunday November 16 2008
Time: 9:04AM


Superb article kendog, and plenty to chew over!!! I have to get off to work now, but look forward to seeing the response as time passes.
16/11/2008 09:08:00
Great article mate, i'm much more enclined to side with yo than Sas on this one.....having said that, had i written this yest then i would probably have been screaming from the roof tops to sack ince....i really cannot stress how poor the quality is on the pitch at the mo...the injuries have dessimated our team and our second string eleven is ull of averge players with an eye on the transer window. Ince needs time to look at his squad. In my opinion, Warnock has to be moved back in to LB, Simpson, Ooijer, Zurab, Mokoena and Villanueva need to be moved on. They have not been effecting games in a positive way and we cannot carry them. Villanueva in particular has all the bility in the world but will never impose it at 5t 2in tall, carrying weight, with no turn o pace or physical i think we will need the 5m on other players!!! Have to get our injured players fit again ASAP.
16/11/2008 10:35:00
fair enough mate, your entitled to your opinion, just as well as i am. However, just because i said we should sack ince, that does not mean im not a blackburn fan. I have supported him from day one, everyone has and is entitled to an opportunity, however, he simply is not capable of leading our side. Just as i said with Jason Roberts, these guys both give there absolute best, game in, game out, but they are just not premier league quality, that applies for the coach, and the striker...
16/11/2008 13:45:00
I have the same opinion as a lot of fans... And what appeared to be the consensus of opinion in the Blues Bar post the match... Kieth Andrews, Fowler and Ince need to go... for the pst few games we have lack direction andf strategy... we don't have a settled side... none of the players know what they are supposed to be doing.
16/11/2008 14:03:00
Just re read it, and re watched highlights, how was Danny Simpson responsible for either goal? The first was a Robbo Blunder, the second was a Zurab Blunder. And mate, with Ince at the helm, there is no stability. Surely Keith Andrews is not a right mid. Surely Warnock is not a Cm. Surely when we are down 2-1, you dont take of the most attacking player we have on the pitch. Also mate, ive always agreed Ince is a good manager, he is just not a premier league manager, we have so many disadvantages as it is with finances, location etc, the last thing we need is a manager that is not up to scratch.
16/11/2008 14:04:00
Sas I agree with ya 100%, with all due respect Kendog your making excuses for Ince, unlike Sparky Ince has inherited a good team and he's had a fair bit of time with them now to get it right and he has'nt. I'm givin him another 3 games to turn it around otherwise I want him out!!! This is no time for on-the-job training, with every passing week we're sliding closer and closer to the bottom of the table, you might be unconcerned but I sure as hell am!!!
16/11/2008 14:49:00
hmmm i smell a vote coming aye boss lol
16/11/2008 14:52:00
rite then sas i watched the rovers game over again on footbal 1st and simpson is the player that cocks it up that leads to a few corners 4 sunderland, by playin about with the ball n not playin simple , and its not makin excuses, yeh i agree some of the players like fowler n simpson are bad sighnings and ince has got near enough everythin tacticaly wrong, but you need stability at a club, whats the point in changing again cos the new manager would only inhertin the same suroundings
16/11/2008 15:00:00
Whats the point in changing the manager?? Man you've just said it yourself, he's getting it wrong tacticaly almost all of the time. Stability is important at any football club but would you risk relegation for the sake of stability.
16/11/2008 16:16:00
If the manager isn't delivering and i think he is the one causing the instability... injuries aside he has not reguilarly played a core team... leave simpson alone... at least you notice when he is on the pitch and not that... money grabbing scouse thief... then he has to go BEFORE we get relegated! if teh manager hasn;t got the dressign room then you won't ever have stability... Souness lost it... he went... we hear continued roumors of players upset... and not just in the papers...
16/11/2008 16:51:00
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