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Rovers earn Semi-Final spot in NAIL BITER

Rovers earn Semi-Final spot in NAIL BITER

After one of the most nail biting evenings of my entire life, underdogs Blackburn Rovers made it through to the semi finals of the Carling Cup after a nervous, torrid 4-3 penalty shoot out victory.

A full report from the Sas will follow at some point.

A few immediate points to make though -

- I never knew so many of the Rovers players could take penalties! well done the Aussies in particular!

- We deserved it on the whole after nearly winning in normal time but a mistake by Robbo left us at 3-3.

- We nearly paid the price for missing so many good chances as you normally do when good teams like Chelsea play you.

- Nikola Kalinic, Brett Emerton, Steven N'Zonzi and Benni McCarthy were all outstanding.

- Nights like this make you proud to be a Rover.

- Every dog has its day and Rovers wanted it more tonight.

- I am not normally one to antagonise or gloat but a certain member of the normally very friendly and articulate Chelsea site deserves this after his super arrogant comment earlier this morning so here we go...

the_blue_world - Everyone at Vital Blackburn says hello and wishes you a nice evening...

Get in Rovers!!! I am super pumped!

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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday December 2 2009
Time: 11:11PM


What a night, it prob wont mean a great deal to a lot of people but that was the best Rovers performance of the season so far...
Mikey Delap
02/12/2009 23:16:00
I will get Sas to do a full match report when he gets a chance, failing that i will do one!!!
Mikey Delap
02/12/2009 23:17:00
Absolutely brilliant. My nerves havn't been like that since the world cup final (Italy fan in peace :P). I'm still shaking......but get in what a game!!! Also I know it will still be a super tough game against a very tough Villa side but out of the three left I'll say we had an altogether brilliant night :D Also I know its only a semi-final but the way in which the match was won and we havn't had the best few seasons I totally made up after that! (Put that before someone comes along and says its only a carling cup semi final haha)
02/12/2009 23:21:00
tough games not game*
02/12/2009 23:21:00
looking forward to the double-legger & FA cup & our place with you boys! were absolute class tonight and it seemed a shame for you not to have won it in extra time. still, robinson redeemed, and it was a justified victory. great performance, although my brother's chelsea and the banter there would have been nice, this'll be a slightly more achievable fixture for villa (no disrespect) UTV
02/12/2009 23:21:00
fair comment that benji, I think we both agree that each other would have been the preference out of the remaining participants! Game on! What a night!
Mikey Delap
02/12/2009 23:29:00
yeah, definitely! such a shame that our semi will be totally in the shadow of the manchester derby, but i'm very excited about it nonetheless. should be great stuff. all the best.
02/12/2009 23:32:00
mate i got no coverage of the game! il see if adrian headed to the game, if so he would lvoe to do a report...
02/12/2009 23:43:00
failing that I will do me one, I am off to bed now though, send me an email if Ads wont do one! Look at us - passing the buck!
Mikey Delap
02/12/2009 23:47:00
Kalinic is going to be a great player for you I hope you can go on and win it.
02/12/2009 23:52:00
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