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Keith Andrews : An Apology

Keith Andrews : An Apology

Hi all, I, along with many (many, many) others, have been very harsh to Keith Andrews since he danced his jazzy hands into Ewood Park like a diddly Liza Minnelli....and with good reason. He is a mediocre footballer pitched into a league well above his standard (I know doesn't sound like an apology so far).

The reason I am now on the pro side of the long faced chap is that he is a proper footballer. Here is a guy who will play in any position he is asked to and will do the absolute best he can do, which may not be great but at the very least puts every last drop of enthusiasm and energy into it. He's played CM/DM/RW/RB/CB so far this season and not once has he said "It's not my best position" as an excuse for a bad performance. In this age when footballers ask for transfers because they're asked to play 2nd striker and not the main striker or they moan incessantly about being on the bench or the amount they get paid or they just don't look interested (Diouf), here is a man that exudes honesty.

Andrews is essentially what any of us would be like if Big Sam asked us to play for Rovers. A little bit pants but would play anywhere and do our very best despite our limitations. Therefore I, from here on in, will not say a bad word about Mr Andrews*. I ask you to join me in the Keith Jazzy Hands Support Group and from now until the end of the season to cheer him on at Ewood and not resort to posting about him being rubbish. He is every one of us in a Rovers shirt. Honest professional doing the best he can for the team.

COYB, Fat Elvis. *until the end of the season when I can dream of better players being bought.


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Writer:fat-elvis
Date:Monday February 22 2010
Time: 4:46PM

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Fair point Mr Elvis... i behind this... he needs a song or two... I'll post this on facebook too... A Spoonful of Keith helps the Burnley go down The Burnley go down-wown The Burnley go down Just a spoonful of sugar helps the Burnley go down In a most delightful way
simdohquo
22/02/2010 19:59:00
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Keith is not a talented player, but last year he had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He had a couple of match winners to his name! He was aggressive and versatile despite not being the most talented player. This season, however, he has taken over the Mokoena role of standing on Nelson's boots and calling it defensive midfielder. He seems hesitant to get involved. Maybe he's a confidence player and switching him out of his familiar role will take his head of it. We could really use some more decent performances out of him.
SoCal Rover
22/02/2010 20:50:00
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He had a good game against Bolton - I hope he keeps it up.
FreidelNo.1
22/02/2010 21:02:00
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Keith is the new Axe... Judging from his performance as a centre back against Bolton, he looked far better than Mokoena in defence.
metalrover
23/02/2010 01:39:00
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i think Keith is just one of those players who really has little, if any technical ability, though his heart and passion is in the right place. The guy never has a wrong word to say, just goes out there, and tries his best. Sometimes, his best is abyssmal, sometimes he pulls out a pleasing performance, either way, he plays in the blue and white shirt we all love, so i guess all we can do is back him aye!
sasman
23/02/2010 04:34:00
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Agree with that. Not the best, not even particulary good... but he works for the shirt and thats all we can ask
retroflair31
23/02/2010 07:32:00
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Well said Fat elvis.... Andrews can only roll with what he is given. yes he isnt very good but your sentiments are spot on. He never moans about being played out of position and he accepts his limitations and cracks on without a fuss. Top stuff from him on Sunday.
Mikey Delap
23/02/2010 08:57:00
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Great post Fat Elvis...what we need are more players with the Rovers in their hearts.
bluenwhiteaussie
23/02/2010 09:16:00
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Ha, I like your chant simdohquo. Think you got carried away with the song though, you stopped being Rovers and went all Mary Poppins on us at the end! Have a mental image of you Dick van Dyke dancing you're way across the office :)
fat-elvis
23/02/2010 12:09:00
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One swallow does not make a summer.
Ewoodrover
23/02/2010 13:43:00
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