Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

A view on the takeover

A view on the takeover

After almost 3 years of rumours and false hope, our glorious club has finally been sold to new owners. As a die hard Rovers fan, I find myself asking; where do we go from here?

When Venky's were originally linked with the takeover, the news was greeted with a mixed response from Rovers fans, ranging from sheer delight to absolute disgust. My personal opinion leans more towards the first of those two views, I can only see this being a positive move, both for our club and our fans.

There are 2 key areas which we need to look at improving upon.

The first major area is our playing squad. Looking at what we currently have available, I think we can all agree that our squad needs bolstering, and the first port of call has to be up front. The likes of Benjani, Jason Roberts, Niko Kalinic et al will never catapult us into the top 6-8, and let's be honest, we would all like to see Rovers established as a regular top 8 club, akin to Everton. There are some quality strikers out there, and the vast majority of them will not sent us back more than £10m.

I like Sam's policy for bringing in young talent, but personally I would like to see him bring in some more experienced strikers between the ages of 25 to 30. There has been far too many occasions this year where we have completely outplayed teams, but our attack has just been unable to finish the opposition off. Take Chelsea for example, that game should`ve only ended with 3 points in the bag for Rovers, but when you miss such a glorious chance as Roberts had moments before they scored, inevitably Chelsea will punish you for a costly miss. We have too many midfielder`s, and we have plenty of defenders, we need to take a risk and spend all available funds on a striker who will score more than 10 goals a seaon.

The second area is our style of play. One of Venky`s major ambitions is to sell Rovers into the as yet untapped Indian market, but how are they supposed to do this with Big Sam`s long ball tactics?

India have the IPL, and let`s be honest 20/20 cricket is thoroughly entertaining, so it is going to take something special to grab their attention. Our current style of football certainly won`t do that, but if Big Sam starts to play attractive football, and we are well capable of doing so, Venky`s may be able to realise that ambition.

We have lived in the shadow of 'lesser' teams for too long now, and when it comes to the transfer market, I think it's reasonable to say that we are pretty much a none entity.

I plead with Venky`s to please take our club back to the glory days. We will never win the league again, but there`s no reason why we can not make it into Europe and establish ourselves as one of the Premier League`s major forces.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:roversfanben
Date:Thursday November 25 2010
Time: 10:17AM

Comments

0
Excellent effort as always Ben!
Mikey Delap
25/11/2010 10:19:00
0
good article,hope u guyz do well
kishaloy_nag_blue
25/11/2010 10:23:00
0
great read mate, 2 fantastic and valid points
sasman
25/11/2010 11:05:00
0
fat sam and attractive football dont mix. you'll need to get someone else to bring that to blackburn.
rabit71
25/11/2010 11:31:00
0
you've summed it up well Ben, great and valid opinions.
BigNumber5
25/11/2010 19:49:00
0
Heard that Sam, your days are numbered....
metalrover
26/11/2010 12:11:00
0
Good points there Ben, Only negative is just maybe WE WILL win the league again one day... oh well maybe not but we can Hope. lol
ITSALLROVER
26/11/2010 12:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Officials - Blackburn v Birmingham (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Vital Preview - Championship, 20th-21st Jan 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Defender Close To Rovers Return

Blackburn's Tommie Hoban - on loan from Watford - could return from his shoulder injury next month.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City
Suggested By:
Blackburn win67%
Birmingham win33%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
2 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.jr of the rovers1
The Vital Football Members League