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Early goals may cost us top ten finish

Early goals may cost us top ten finish

It has been an achilles heel for us all season and something that may end up costing us a top ten finish.

It may not have struck everybody but at a count in the league we have conceded 12, yes thats 12 goals in the first fifteen minutes of matches.

That is a staggering figure and perhaps explains why a lot of games have been drawn when maybe potentially they could have been a maximum 3 point haul.

Luckily enough, in games at home at Ewood Park, such as the ones against Aston Villa and the hugely 'impressive' Burnley, we have been able to turn a losing position into a winning one.

But such as in the game like the one at the weekend against Everton, Rovers are left with a massive uphill battle to get into a winning position due to the concession of an early goal.

Early goals also set the tone for matches in the Premier League all to often as well.

Games such as Stoke away and Man City away have started with early goals and heads have been dropped in the Blue and White shirts.

Infact, for a team that is so organised the rate of early goals conceded is quite astonishing!

Sort it out Big Sam, it can only go on so long.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday April 21 2010
Time: 8:42AM

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Chelsea at home is another classic example of a game where we could have had 3 instead of 1 without the early lapse.
Mikey Delap
21/04/2010 08:45:00
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indeed, seems to take us a while to get going, we should probably do a longer warmup to get it sorted
LHrover
21/04/2010 09:28:00
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In the second half of the season I think our defence has been the best part of our team. We conceded loads of goals early on in the season but we've tightened up considerably. It seems as though Salgado-Samba/Nelsen/Jones-Givet and Robbo (obviously) are having more game time together and are working better together. This is the opposite to our midfield and up front that always seems to be changing from game to game (usually due to injuries) and we've had a lack of goals as a result. If anything Mikey, I think our defence has really improved over the last few months.
FreidelNo.1
21/04/2010 13:54:00
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The benefit of hindsight is a superb thing isn't it Mr Mikey, however, (and I agree with a lot of what you say) I think FN1 is right that our defending has (on the whole) really improved in the second half of the season.
Walker
21/04/2010 17:16:00
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