Allardyce: Rovers Were Near Prefect!!!
New Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce got off to a dream start on Saturday as his Rovers side beat Stoke City 3-0 at Ewood Park.
Two goals from Benni McCarthy (who nearly completed a hat-trick) and one from Jason Roberts saw Rovers to a 3-0 win over Stoke. However, we will remain in the relegation zone going into Christmas but we have edged closer to escaping from this and Allardyce was over the moon with a near perfect start to his Ewood reign.
Allardyce told BBC Match of the Day: "I would have to be pretty nit-picking to say that wasn't as perfect as I would have wanted it.
"We have still got a long way to go to get out of trouble, but it is a very nice start. I just tried to give the lads a few pointers, but the big contribution came from the players.
"They showed a real desire and commitment to compete with a Stoke City side that is very difficult to play against.
"We showed a lot of quality in and around the box and the victory was built from a clean sheet mentality in the team.."
A superb start for Big Sam, but I can't help but be a little disappointed to understand WHY basically the same players can't have done the same under Paul Ince?!?! Yes Big Sam has plenty more experience and might be more respected but can't have done enough in a day that the 3-0 win suggests? Obviously the players were not as behind Ince as they almost always claimed!!!
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