Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

What can we read into pre-season?

What can we read into pre-season?

Rovers completed their pre-season obligations this afternoon with a thoroughly deserved and accomplished 2-1 victory over Celtic at Celtic Park.

Dunny and Alan Judge were the guys who put us on the path to victory and rounded off what was a real mixed bag series of warm up games.

We started off in Austria with a non-event 0-0 draw with Sturm Graz and cruised to solid enough wins over Fleetwood Town and Morecambe before losing pace with some half hearted and lazy showings at Preston and with the young lads at Huddersfield.

The Sydney festival of football was the highlight but on the pitch saw some sloppiness and some encouragement in equal measures... defeats to Rangers with jet lag and to a mightily impressive AEK Athens were off set by a good win over a plucky Sydney FC.

You could be forgiven for not realising the Sydney tournament took place though, none of the resident Australian VBers even mentioned it once ;)

After a week off, a draw at Hearts and a win over Celtic in Scotland rounded off proceedings.

The good news is that we have kept early season opponents such as Everton, Arsenal and Birmingham guessing, apart from the matches down under we have often kept the main players apart - two games have taken place either on the same day or across a couple of days meaning the full strength side has rarely been on show.

Defeats have been reacted to in pre-season with too much panic in my eyes, where as likewise we cannot read too much into the wins, they mean as little as the defeats.

Pre-season is all about getting fitness into the players legs and understanding into their brains. I think the mission has been accomplished (apart from maybe with Niko and Samba who have been injured for a large chunk of the games) as the players have looked more alert as we have gone along.

The young Rovers have also had opportunities to gel with the more senior players and as long as none of them have been watching and mimicking Jason Roberts' composure in front of goal then I think it will have done them some good.

Come on Rovers, let's get into 'em next weekend.

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Sunday August 8 2010
Time: 7:08PM

Comments

0
I always find it really hard to summarise too much what has gone down in pre-season but I think as long as we get the right amount of power into the players and no-one picks up a niggle then good times.
Mikey Delap
08/08/2010 19:21:00
0
Indeed, i think the only time we won all our pre season games was when we got relegated? just hope we manage to get a few points at the start of the season and not end up playing catch up, or dropping into the bottom 3 like last season.
LHrover
09/08/2010 00:02:00
0
What! there was a tournament in Sydney!!!!!! lol
sasman
09/08/2010 03:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Kilgallon Talks Lambert Exit Disappointment

Ahead of the Rotherham win it was revealed Lambert was leaving the club with Kilgallon saying how 'gutted' he and the rest of the Blackburn squad were at this news.

Former Bradford And Wigan Boss Linked

Jewell's been out of work since a week-long stint with West Brom, before this the former Bradford and Wigan boss was last the outright boss at Ipswich, who sacked him in 2012.

Lambert Says Blackburn Need Help

Continued uncertainty surrounding the club and our financial future saw Lambert decide to activate a 'release clause' allowing him to walk away from Blackburn at the end of the season.

Ben Nevis Vital Challenge For The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

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)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele10%
Lowe0%
Duffy10%
Hanley10%
Kilgallon0%
Marshall0%
Lenihan60%
Jordi Gomez0%
Grimes0%
Bennett0%
Graham10%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Conway0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship