Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Allardyce hits back at Ancelotti

Allardyce hits back at Ancelotti

Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports said -'The performance in the second half, irrespective of what Ancelotti said that we played long and all that rubbish again, shows we have another top coach who is unable and unwilling to give us the credit we deserved, which is a bit of a shame,'

'Considering how many top players we had out, which was more than Chelsea, it was a fantastic result and a great performance in the second half with some really good football played.

'There's no doubt I have this tag, but just because it has followed me - which as I've always said is a perception not a reality anyway - it shouldn't apply to my players.

'As always, when you're one of the smaller clubs that gets a big result against one of the big boys then you very rarely get the praise you deserve. In particular, it now seems, from the coach you are up against, which is a great shame.

'Ancelotti is a big man in the world of football, but for me he has come down in my estimation after listening to his interview on Sunday.'

Allardyce, defending his corner, has made it clear that since his arrival at Blackburn that he has tried to get the team playing with flair.

The long ball tag though will live on with Allardyce and he will probably take it to the grave.

The Big Man continued - 'I'm okay with it (the long-ball tag), but I just know it's not a true reflection of me or the team, they have always gone out and tried their best, and particularly at home have been very entertaining and played some great football this season.

'Even away from home we've played far too much football, if you like, at places such as Liverpool and Tottenham. We've ultimately paid the price because we have ended up being exposed defensively due to our attacking flair in those games.'

Allardyce is fairly sure of himself though that when the 'big team' is upset by the 'little team' the remarks made by the managers are often to hide their own frustrations.

I concur with this as some of the top 4 managers in particular are very poor losers and rarely blame themselves.... much like a woman!

Sam set off again - 'I even heard Wenger try to tag Martin O'Neill with it, you have to try and read between the lines and, if you do then you might not see it the way they do, and instead see it in the correct manner.

'It's to cover themselves, their own deficiencies in the main, because your team has done better than theirs on that particular day. Because it shouldn't have done, they need to find some excuse to divert the attention away from themselves.'

We covered this the other week but it has surfaced again.

I would take it as a compliment that Chelsea's manager is bothered about us. If they had just won 3-0 he would have barely raised an eyebrow.

Rovers have played long ball a fair bit this season but often can turn on the charm as well.

And wasn't it Chelsea thumping it long when we equalised on Sunday???

Hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Join The Vital Debate

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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday March 23 2010
Time: 4:43PM

Comments

0
You can tell Sam is a bit sensitive about it but I feel he has a right to be as some of the stuff he gets is OTT!
Mikey Delap
23/03/2010 18:55:00
0
He's just plain sour over the dropped points. Would love it if we had beaten them.
metalrover
24/03/2010 02:03:00
0
Frankly, we matched Chelsea over the park. Sure they shaded us in possession, but not in the attacking third. Chelsea were simply not good enough to overcome a brilliant Rovers side who played real football. what game was that *****er from chelsea watching?
retroflair31
24/03/2010 07:50:00
0
"Would love it if we had beaten them." - Kevin Keegan?! ha ha
Mikey Delap
24/03/2010 08:31:00
0
When a manager loses or indeed drops point he needs to blame someone else or his job will be in jeopardy - Rafa, now Carlo - we've seen and heard it all before...
FreidelNo.1
24/03/2010 10:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Eastwood Joins Oxford - Mansfield Cancelled

Eastwood has found a new club, signing a one-year deal with a former club Oxford after Blackburn released him after three-years at Ewood Park.

Sunderland Striker Graham Pens Blackburn Contract

Former Watford & Swansea striker Graham has joined Blackburn after his Sunderland release. During his time with the Black Cats he was loaned to Middlesbrough, Wolves, Hull & Rovers.

West Ham Full Back Arrival Confirmed

Hot on the heals of Stokes' arrival, following his release by Celtic, Blackburn have added the season-long loan signing of Scottish U21 international Hendrie from West Ham.

League Cup F‏irst Round - Mansfield (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

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)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele17%
Marshall5%
Duffy2%
Hanley1%
Kilgallon4%
Lenihan6%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett1%
Graham57%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans1%
Sub - Jackson1%
Sub - Conway2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.@roverseas6
2.captain _midnight4
3.Brownster741
4.Peter Chains-Lynch1