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Blackburn way ahead of schedule

Blackburn way ahead of schedule

Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has declared that he had a plan when he took over as manager of Blackburn Rovers 18 months ago - and his team are far, far ahead of what he had in mind.

Rovers were struggling when Big Sam took the reigns and were heading in the wrong direction with barely a pot to take a slash in.

But fast forward a year and a half and the team has improved dramatically under the ex-Newcastle and Bolton manager, there is still nothing much in the way of positive cash flow but the teams fortunes are on the rise.

Big Sam has highlighted the lack of funding but insists managers will moan whatever the circumstances.

'Like every manager you are disappointed you can't bring more in but that is a fact of life at the moment,'' Allardyce told the Lancashire Telegraph.

'But, in terms of development time, I would say we are at least 12 months ahead of where I thought we would be when I first came. The main aim then was to keep the club in the Premier League and then to resolve its financial difficulties.

'That left us in a very difficult position in terms of producing a good side for Blackburn Rovers. We have managed to do that. We have put the financial side straight by accumulating £30million plus in the transfer market.

'We have gone out and spent wisely - around £12million or £14million - and have left a massive profit for the club. To get this far in 20 months with the trials and tribulations we have had has been pretty miraculous. It is a position I am delighted to say we are way above where I considered to be.''

When the figures are laid out on the table I must say Big Sam has indeed done a sterling job... irrespective of your personal feelings for him.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday September 6 2010
Time: 9:38PM

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Quality stuff indeed given the metaphorical handcuffs he has placed round him...
Mikey Delap
06/09/2010 21:56:00
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sounds positive, but he could also be protecting himself by saying we have "overachieved"....fair call though!
sasman
07/09/2010 00:59:00
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I have to say we don't look in bad shape really all thing's considered. before xmas last season i have to admit i did start to doubt the Big man, every week i was cursing when Kalinic wasn't starting but he probably did benefit from not being thrown in too early. The league table doesn't lie at the end of the season even if we did over achieve. Keep up the good work Big man.
ITSALLROVER
07/09/2010 12:26:00
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Sam has bought well, Kalinic must have one of the best first touches in the premeirship, he is very strong and if he can stop hitting the woodwork he can surely get 15 -20 goals this season
glen9mullan
07/09/2010 13:41:00
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He is proving his worth yet again as a manager who can produce a team of grafters with a little bit of skill and do well.
SFC Forever
07/09/2010 14:00:00
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The best thing Sam ever did was ignore everybody else and wait for Kali to be ready. We are slowly starting to see dividends.
Mikey Delap
07/09/2010 16:40:00
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Not to worry folks, I'm sure we'll do our best to deliver a much needed dose of realism at the weekend.... ;)
fifthcolumnblue
08/09/2010 14:18:00
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