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Brett confident ahead of quarter final clash

Brett Emerton has issued something of a battle cry ahead of the Wednesday night Carling Cup match against league leaders Chelsea at Ewood Park.

Whilst Brett acknowledges the difficulty of the challenge, he insists Rovers won't be overran like the last time we played Chelsea.

Brett, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said - "Definitely, everyone realises the importance of Wednesday`s game.

'If we can get a positive result there, excitement will build and the players will start to believe we can win something.

"Some of our cup runs have been very enjoyable. We`d love to go on another one again.

"To get to Wembley would be something special. I`ve had a couple of semi finals but you`re in football to win things and hopefully this is our chance.

"I don`t think we`ll need to mention that defeat (5-0 at Stamford Bridge) in the changing rooms.

'It`s still fresh in our minds and we must not let it happen again.'

Whilst Emerton accepts the Rovers are far from favourites, he has pointed to a good run of results at home base as the key to perhaps springing a suprise.

Emerton continued - "'Obviously they're a world-class team, one of the best in Europe. We'll see what kind of team they put out.

'We'll have to see whether they rotate or if we do. But all we can do is prepare the best way possible.

'We have to approach it in a positive manner. If you try and defend against that sort of quality then eventually they'll break you down.

'Hopefully we can try to be on the front foot and cause them some problems.

'They pass and move the ball very well. On that day we sat back too deeply.

'Hopefully we can get on the front foot and force some mistakes."

I have actually got a funny feeling about Wednesday. I think we will follow what Brett says here.

We are expected to lose.

We are expected to be defensive.

So why the heck not go out and have a go? It's a one off game... stranger things have happened.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 30 2009

Time: 11:56AM

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Anyone think we can do it? I am actually suprisingly confident!
Mikey Delap
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30/11/2009 11:57:00

OK i say it every time and it really doesn't help things but... I hate Chelsea
retroflair31
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30/11/2009 13:19:00

Optimism as always! Thats the Aussie Spirit!!!! Now lets hope the rest of the team can carry this on
sasman
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01/12/2009 05:12:00

Retro remember last time you said that?! lol... These shocks happen when you least expect them!
Mikey Delap
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01/12/2009 08:51:00

Chelsea are flying at the moment - and are my bet for the league. Even if they rotate their team it will be tough to beat them - especially as we'll make changes to I suspect (DiSanto for one) But its a cup game and there to be won, we have nothing to lose and I hope we play to our strengths. Come on the Rovers!
FreidelNo.1
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01/12/2009 13:55:00

Why play if we've accepted defeat already?? Yes it'll be hard and we'll be the big underdogs but this is the Cup we're talking about so why not!!
Walker
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02/12/2009 17:43:00

IT'LL BE A CLOSE GAME - MARK MY WORDS!
merlin
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02/12/2009 19:29:00

 

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