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Allardyce: I'll Get Grief I Know

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has said that he is prepared for criticism that he will receive following Rovers' FA Cup exit at the hands of Coventry City on Tuesday Evening.

Rovers put in a superb showing against Manchester United on Saturday Evening, but as has been the Allardyce way he selected a weakened side against Coventry on Tuesday and in the end the Championship side knocked us out 1-0 at the Ricoh Arena through Leon Best's goal. Big Sam is prepared to be given grief for the side he selected, however, he believed it was important to get other players involved and our FA Cup future was always secondary to our Premier League survival.

Allardyce told Setanta Sports News: "We've lost three on the trot now and it's not very nice. Know what I mean?

"I'll get some criticism for changing the side but this squad has to be used to its full potential.

"I think, overall, this is out of the way now and I'm very, very disappointed.

"I would love to have played Chelsea at Ewood Park in a sell-out game but The Premier League is obviously more important.
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Personally I am really disappointed at our FA Cup exit. I'm not surprised by it, nor am I surprise by the side that Big Sam selected as this was to be expected, but felt we had a chance of winning something and this wouldn't have had a negative influence on our League form. Of course our Premier League survival is the most important thing but an extended run in the FA Cup (even if it MIGHT have ended against Chelsea in the Quarter-Finals) could possible have boosted the morale at Ewood Park?

We gave ourselves something to build on with the performance against the best team in Europe last Saturday, but did we miss out on something by not building on this? Hopefully that good work (even though we lost that match at Old Trafford) will not be undone by this Cup defeat!!!


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 25 2009

Time: 5:49PM

Your Comments

I honestly feel we can move past this quickly. A good result against Hull on Sunday and we can crack on with confidence back in touch. We have only one focus now so there can be no excuses.
Mikey D
I honestly feel we can move past this quickly. A good result against Hull on Sunday and we can crack on with confidence back in touch. We have only one focus now so there can be no excuses.
Mikey D
Yes, the prem should be the main focus, but ive always believed a good cup run is good for morale, the boys should of been strong enough, yet we lose again to coventry...wake up lads, wake up
sasman
Yes, the prem should be the main focus, but ive always believed a good cup run is good for morale, the boys should of been strong enough, yet we lose again to coventry...wake up lads, wake up
sasman
Cup run or not I think we are staying up anyway, but this is now gone so we move on and fully concentrate on our Premier League survival and then give the Cup's a good go next season.
Walker
Cup run or not I think we are staying up anyway, but this is now gone so we move on and fully concentrate on our Premier League survival and then give the Cup's a good go next season.
Walker
Wake up is right... maybe this can be the wake up call at just the right time?
Mikey D
Wake up is right... maybe this can be the wake up call at just the right time?
Mikey D
We must move on. It wasn't THAT weak a side anyway.
Money4midfield
We must move on. It wasn't THAT weak a side anyway.
Money4midfield
I don't understand this - if we played full strength teams against Sunderland and Coventry we would have (probably) won the games at the first time of asking. The fact that we played weakened teams meant that we got draws and had to go to a replay.
FreidelNo.1
I don't understand this - if we played full strength teams against Sunderland and Coventry we would have (probably) won the games at the first time of asking. The fact that we played weakened teams meant that we got draws and had to go to a replay.
FreidelNo.1
I fully understand why he fielded wot would be considered a 'weak' team because the league is much more important than any cup, especailly for a team like Rovers - who, in my humble opinion, wouldnt survive relegation, team would be picked apart in no time... A cup run is good, but ONLY when ur sitting in a good position in what ever league ur in..
Clint
I fully understand why he fielded wot would be considered a 'weak' team because the league is much more important than any cup, especailly for a team like Rovers - who, in my humble opinion, wouldnt survive relegation, team would be picked apart in no time... A cup run is good, but ONLY when ur sitting in a good position in what ever league ur in..
Clint
 

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