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Allardyce: Only Thing To Fault Was The Finishing

Allardyce: Only Thing To Fault Was The Finishing

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce couldn't fault Rovers' effort or commitment against Everton on Wednesday Evening but cursed the missed chances in the 0-0 draw.

Jason Roberts missed the best chance of the match allowing Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard to make a save (and a fairly comfortable one at that) when put through one-on-one with Stephen Warnock clipping the crossbar with a free kick from out wide (which was probably a cross anyway) and substitute Aaron Mokoena heading wide as chances went begging for Rovers.

Allardyce told Sky Sports: "The effort was great. The commitment, I can't fault it. Unfortunately we just needed a quality finish in the second half with the chances we got.

"You're not going to get many against Everton, who are very, very good home and away now. They came in the second half for us and we didn't convert one.

"That's probably why we ended up with the nil-nil. I think that from our point of view it was too many chances missed tonight.

"I thought our fitness was really good. We went right till the very, very end to try and win it. But chances have got to be taken unfortunately when you play at this level.
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There were again positive signs, and things that we can build on but we can't afford to miss chances like we did (in a relegation battle or not) particularly at Ewood Park as these might come back to haunt us later in the season. However, a point against a side that might have an outside chance of a Champions League place isn't the worse thing in the world is it!!!


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Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday March 5 2009
Time: 9:21AM

Comments

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very dissapopinting game in the whole, we need to win our home games and really lacked any width or creativity and never forced howard into any saves, roberts missed yet another one on one and games are quickly running out, we need to get some back to back wins and soon!!
glen9mullan
05/03/2009 09:28:00
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very dissapopinting game in the whole, we need to win our home games and really lacked any width or creativity and never forced howard into any saves, roberts missed yet another one on one and games are quickly running out, we need to get some back to back wins and soon!!
glen9mullan
05/03/2009 09:28:00
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The qualities that Big Sam highlighted were there, the match itself wasn't good but we MUST convert clearcut chances that we get, if not then we know what might happen!!!
Walker
05/03/2009 09:40:00
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The qualities that Big Sam highlighted were there, the match itself wasn't good but we MUST convert clearcut chances that we get, if not then we know what might happen!!!
Walker
05/03/2009 09:40:00
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It was a shocking match. We did work hard, but we're really lacking creativity in midfield. Please let Dunny come back swinging!
Money4midfield
05/03/2009 10:36:00
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It was a shocking match. We did work hard, but we're really lacking creativity in midfield. Please let Dunny come back swinging!
Money4midfield
05/03/2009 10:36:00
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Also, was I the only one that just knew JR would bottle the 1-on-1. Despite playing well, his finishing is shocking. If only that had been Benni or Derbyshire or Santa, *sigh*. Talking of which, I was really disappointed not to see McCarthy coming on around 75minutes when it became obvious we lacked any creativity. Santa and JR just means we hoof it, we need someone who can outfox defenders, not just out-muscle them.
Money4midfield
05/03/2009 10:41:00
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Also, was I the only one that just knew JR would bottle the 1-on-1. Despite playing well, his finishing is shocking. If only that had been Benni or Derbyshire or Santa, *sigh*. Talking of which, I was really disappointed not to see McCarthy coming on around 75minutes when it became obvious we lacked any creativity. Santa and JR just means we hoof it, we need someone who can outfox defenders, not just out-muscle them.
Money4midfield
05/03/2009 10:41:00
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I think our formation should have been 442 - diouf on the right wing and Cruz and Roberts up front. Cruz had such a good game against Hull up front as the target man, then he gets put out on the wing - which you could see was really frustrating for him. Obviously I'm glad we didn't lose but we shiould have shown more ambition, especially at home.
FreidelNo.1
05/03/2009 11:00:00
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I think our formation should have been 442 - diouf on the right wing and Cruz and Roberts up front. Cruz had such a good game against Hull up front as the target man, then he gets put out on the wing - which you could see was really frustrating for him. Obviously I'm glad we didn't lose but we shiould have shown more ambition, especially at home.
FreidelNo.1
05/03/2009 11:00:00
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