Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Allardyce: Missed Chances Cost Us AGAIN!!

Allardyce: Missed Chances Cost Us AGAIN!!

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce was AGAIN left regretting chances that were missed costing us as we lost 2-1 at Sunderland on Saturday.

Gael Givet had given us the lead but two Kenwyne Jones (who had been linked with a move to Rovers) goals saw Sunderland come from behind to win at the Stadium of Light. Allardyce was unhappy with an early goal that was disallowed and also the mistakes that allowed Sunderland back into the match.

Allardyce told Sky Sports: "We thought we had scored a perfectly good goal after just two or three minutes, and then the whole result could have been completely different.

"Then we had our own deficiencies in the way we allowed Sunderland to score, because that was a diabolical piece of defending from us.
"

However, despite creating enough chances to have won the match Big Sam was bitterely disappointed that missing them again cost us and thinks we deserved at least a point so was again left ruing these missed opportunities.

He added: "From the other opportunities we created I am very disappointed that we haven't at least managed to get a draw, but that is how cruel the Premier League can be.

"We have got nothing from the game when we dominated for long periods. In the end we have missed too many easy chances that we should have converted to get us a draw and it is bitterly disappointing.
"

New signing Nikola Kalinic was as guilty (probably more so) than anyone of missing chances with the Croatian International missing at least three very good chances, however Big Sam was happy to see him get into the positions that he did even if the finishing was wayward.

We can't keep looking back at matches bemoaning missed chances, if we keep missing chances we'll keep losing match as the Premier League is an unforgiving league!!


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

For information on how to join the VBer Fantasy Football Mini League Click Here.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday August 23 2009
Time: 5:47PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Get some points in the next two games or get another manager. we will get relegated this season if we don't get some points soon. Awful to see burnley will again today......cheers
riisenholt
23/08/2009 20:46:00
0
How is a new manager going to help those players put the ball in the net?
Othello
23/08/2009 20:48:00
0
Hang on a minute Riisenholt....all a manager can do is prepare his team to compete with the opposition physically and in a footballing capacity....he can organise and prepare but he cant stop Roberts Kalinic and Mcarthey missing great chances, he cant stop referees disallowing perfectly good goals or defenders inexplicably leaving strikers unmarked......there are fine lines in football macthes and we are currently getting on the wrong side of everyone!! We could very easily be sitting here with two wins in two but we're not...Burnley could also be sat with no points because Carrick misses a penalty during the week and Saha misses one today...thats football....we're creating chances which is the main thing. What you think???
mani13963
23/08/2009 23:23:00
0
couldnt agree with you more mani, burnley are probably still high from their play-off win (take a look at hull), they will come down eventually! and blackburn are coming off a poor pre-season and adjusting to new players and new management at the start of the season! we have been good in areas, we just need to bury those chances, just take a split second 2 steady ourselves..... its all we need!
GoneRoverBoard
23/08/2009 23:49:00
0
No riisenholt is right you are gonna get relegated if that porker Fat Sam is left in place for much longer.
TeddyLyon
24/08/2009 02:23:00
0
Teddy.....are u mischief makin???? ha ha
mani13963
24/08/2009 02:30:00
0
Big Sam has done nothing wrong - he is the best guy for the job. Lets not hit the panic stations here, we have played two teams with a lot larger budgets than us and BOSSED both of them. The problem is clear as is outlined above - lets solve it and watch us fly!
Mikey D
24/08/2009 08:05:00
0
Gotta say I sympathise with Risenholt - Oct could be pretty *****e for us, and I think we're playing awful long ball football at the moment. btw have we ever scored from a MGP long throw? We look like a poor man's Stoke when we persevere with it.
Desert Kiwi
24/08/2009 08:36:00
0
I must not be watching the same football as some people on VB! A few comments here and there about hoof football but watching the extended highlights on football first (would love to be there at more matches but i dont live on the mainland) we have outplayed our first two opponents for the majority of the game. The passing has been slicker and the football has been way more attractive that most of last seasons. If it wasnt for some poor finishing (which is getting a bit repetitive isnt it??) we could have had two convincing wins. As it happens we have 0 points due to the opposition actually taking their chances, but to say if we have 0 in a couple matches time and to want big sam out would be the most ridiculous thing that could happen to the club. Keep the faith and the points will come! Give Kalinic a bit more time to settle and im sure we will see some goals from the lad! Bit of a rant and for that i apologise but sometimes people jump the gun...
fransavarese
24/08/2009 08:50:00
0
My only point here is, that the next two matches are 2 home matches against West ham and Wolves, if I remember right. In those two matches I would like at least 2 points, or else we have to do something - we will again be stuck at the bottom as last season. As Desert kiwi write then october are coming soon and it is looking very hard......you can't change the whole team but you can change the manager. Do you understand my concern?.......cheers
riisenholt
24/08/2009 08:57:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Blackburn Rovers be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Match Day Officials v Rotherham (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Rotherham United this weekend.

Audio - Lambert Discusses Summer Departure

Manager Paul Lambert has spoken following his decision to leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season.

Blackburn - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:
Steele2%
Lowe0%
Hanley7%
Ward0%
Kilgallon0%
Mahoney35%
Akpan0%
Evans7%
Marshall0%
Gomez0%
Graham42%
Sub-Conway0%
Sub-Jackson7%
Sub-Lenihan0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker12
2.jimbogeesus2
3.@roverseas2
4.Dublin_Rover1