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Blackburn Rovers- The First 6 Months

Blackburn Rovers- The First 6 Months

Well what can we say. What a season this campaign has turned out to be. High expectations, no results. A new manager, new players, another new manager, and finally some results.

Whether you disagree or agree with various moments throughout the season, feel free to discuss each point.

Win of the Year:

Wow, not many to choose from is there. I wanted to choose the victory over Stoke, the win that will kickstart our campaign, but surely, that cant be the highlight....can it? Sas has to trace back to our very first game, against Everton. A 93rd minute Andre Oijer goal sealed the 3-2 victory, earning it the win of the year

Loss of the Year

Well, plenty to choose from here. But, does the thrashing West Ham dished out ring a bell. Well, it wasnt a thrashing until late on, but we collapsed, 4 goals went in, the fat lady sang early....

The Win that got away

Sasmans most dissapointing moment in at least 10 years. 2-0 up, Mark Hughes back at Ewood Park, and our boys in control. 2-1 Sturridge volley. 94th minute, 2-2 Robinho.....Our boys were on the ground, the fans went quiet, Sasman couldnt go to bed.....

Signing of the Season

Have any of our signings really flourished. Robinson has done well, but has had his moments, the award has to go to Sam Allardyce and Keith Andrews. 5 points in 3 games, not setting the world on fire, but, hey 5 points we would not have had. Credit to the board for snapping him up.

Keith Andrews- Not the best player in premier league, probably not even the best player in division 2. But hey, give the guy some credit, he plays with his heart on his sleeve, runs for 90 minutes, and Sasman believes he will develop under Fat Sam. He knows that he is no longer a walk in start, and must play for his spot. Good luck to the lad

Flop of the Season

Goes to 2 members of the Club. First of all, Paul Ince. A good manager, but not premier league standard, enough said.

Dissapointingly, the second goes to Vince Grella. Grella is one of my personal favourite players, as many know, however his 4 million pound move has been poor. Injuries have prevented him from spending more then 45 minutes on the pitch. Trust me on this one lads, Grella will be back, filling that whole in midfield which we have been craving for. Trust me lads....

Goal of the Season

Is there many to choose from? Personally, I cant recall a Tugayesque moment, or a flash of brilliance from our men up front, so the award goes to Keith Andrews and his 30 yard strike, giving us a late equaliser. Congrats to Keith

Welcome back, dont Dissapear again

Benni McCarthy. Where has he been, and where has this form come from. 5 goals in 5 matches, Benni is back baby.....Just dont leave us again...Please!!!

Where did you go

This award normally would go to Morten Gamst, who often dissapears in the first 6 months, then comes back. However, its his partner in crime on the left flank who recieves the award this time round. Steven Warnock. What on earth has happened, in line for a call up to the England Squad, now he has fallen of the radar. He is fortunate Olsson isn't ready to step up to the plate.....I think there is a move to Newcastle on his mind....

Get stuck in, or get out!!!!

Warnock, Santa Cruz. Enough said

One to watch

Well its more then 1. Sasman feels our season is held in the hands of 3 players.

Benni McCarthy- Element of class up front, works well with Roberts, as long as Benni keeps finding the net, we will be fine

Morten Gamst- Our Spark in midfield, when he is on offcourse. With Dunny out again, Gamst has to be the one that creates, sets up and hopefully nicks a goal or 2.

Ryan Nelsen- With Nelsen on form, our back 4 match it with the best in the league. As one of my VB brothers says, Our Captain, Leading by example....or something like that.

Well that wraps it up, enjoy the read,and lets hope Rovers continue their form and keep collecting the points

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Date:Thursday January 1 2009
Time: 10:38PM


not a bad report on the first six months im sure the best of this squad is to come
01/01/2009 23:21:00
I really hope so Glen, cheers
01/01/2009 23:56:00
Nice one Sas, good read mate
02/01/2009 00:11:00
Benni McCarthy was always far too good to be a benchwarmer... Can't quite understand how he managed to go this long without either getting back into the squad or moving. But it's nice to see him scoring again.
02/01/2009 02:25:00
Cheers sas, I really enjoyed reading that. Plenty of thought and effort went into that, superb!
02/01/2009 09:26:00
Good read that Sas... thats my quote that as for Nelsen!!! Superb stuff fella.
Mikey D
02/01/2009 10:02:00
i no it is, even called you a brotha hehehe, cheers lads
02/01/2009 11:29:00
im surprised nobody has said anyything bout andrews lol, heck im surporsied he got 2 awards....
02/01/2009 11:35:00
Agree with virtually everything on the list. It's been so dissapointing to see nothing from Grella after all the hype - largely from you know who ;) On Warnock - I doubt playing him in the centre of midfield for much of the season helped the lad (Ince's worst decision imo). Still, he's always linked to newcastle or spurs, so I hope it all blows over and he gets back to the form he was in last year. The only one I'd disagree with is the best goal. Definitely Dunny's curled beauty to kick off the campaign for me. Since that 1st game win where we all thought Incey would be ok, things tumbled downhill. Still, probably our only really worthy goal this season. Also talking of Tugayesque moments - didn't he score a bit of a peach against Pompey?
02/01/2009 12:32:00
He certainly did - my favourite goal was actually that Dunn goal v Everton. Beautiful goal.
Mikey D
02/01/2009 12:38:00
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