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Sam ready to launch aerial assault

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce reckons the way to unsettle Chelsea is with a set piece bombardment.

Whilst Chelsea had a comfortable midweek with a regulation dismissal of Atletico Madrid recent defeats to Wigan and Villa has set off a game plan for Rovers boss Sam Allardyce - who takes the Rovers to Stamford Bridge tomorrow evening.

Big Sam, speaking to Sky Sports said - 'It's fair to say we have been working on a few things from dead-ball situations.

'I wonder if the message is getting across from what the manager wants his defence to do and what they are doing. But I also find with the big clubs they defend the same way whoever they are playing and don't change to adapt to different opponents, whereas we will alter our methods depending on who we are up against.

'There has been some pretty poor defending generally in the League this season from lots of teams and there aren't as many good defenders around as there used to be. Having said that, I reckon the game's gone soft anyway. The authorities have taken tackling out of the game and referees seem to blow for fouls whenever anyone falls over.

'It's a shame because tackling is a great part of the game but I think the powers that be want to outlaw it.'

Too much of an insight or fair game? I agree with what Sam is saying personally in that there has been some poor defending from most teams from set pieces this season.



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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday October 23 2009
Time: 9:09AM

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It is going to be super tough tomorrow but I believe with the right run of luck and hard work we might be able to suprise some people! Bring it on - let the players use the high of last week.
Mikey Delap
23/10/2009 09:29:00
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We're playing percentages against the big teams, it will pay off eventually. Probably not regularly but a win and a draw or two against the bigger teams would be a great return!
African Rover
23/10/2009 10:19:00
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we will be lucky to get anything from this no big surprise what sam is expecting the boys to do
aadil4rovers
23/10/2009 10:20:00
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Don't rule out a surprise - despite a 6-2 defeat by Arsenal, it was Rovers that took the lead twice and with the penalty it should have been 'match on' at 3-3 - we would probably have lost anyway but 6-3 would have been more respectable! Anyway this week we should have our regular central defenders back - will it make a difference?????
YORK ROVER
23/10/2009 11:18:00
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Yes hopefully it will as having samba and nelsen will also help us in attacking from set plays and defending
aadil4rovers
23/10/2009 11:30:00
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If we are going to cause problems at set pieces we will need Samba and NZonzi in there...
Mikey Delap
23/10/2009 12:44:00
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ah get in....id rather us go out there and give it a shot, rather then hold out for a 0-0....cause there aint no chance that will happen!
sasman
23/10/2009 15:15:00
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I can see us being similar to the Arsenal game - go and give as good as we get! Go down fighting baby!
Mikey Delap
23/10/2009 15:21:00
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For months Petr Cech has woken up with nightmares of Big Chris Samba crashing over the top of Ballack and Terry on set pieces. This weekend the nightmare is going to become a reality. Samba for 2 assists!
SoCal Rover
23/10/2009 20:42:00
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Samba up front with Di Santo anyone?
retroflair31
24/10/2009 04:34:00
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