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Defence Thrown out the Window......

Defence Thrown out the Window......

First of all, I'd like to apologise in advance for the short yet sharp match report, yours truly aint feeling well, but is still dedicated to his job here at Vital to crack up something of a match report :D

Anyways, it was disgraceful. Blackburn travelled to Wigan, with a win the only option for the travelling 4500 Rovers Supporters. And it was a win which realistically should have been achieved.

An opening goal for Jason Roberts got the ball rolling for Blackburn. Junior Hoillet found Brett Emerton with a neat ball in behind the defence. The Aussie hit the byline, cutting in for Jason to prod the ball home.

Both teams pressed in search of a goal, but it was the home team, through McCarthy, pouncing on a Paul Robinson parry to equalise for the home team.

Blackburn were stunned as they were by far the better team in the first half, but this was not reflected on the scoreboard, 1-1 at the break.

The second half exploded. Less then 5 minutes in, comical defending saw Wigan take the lead. An Al Habsi clearance was flicked on by Moses, sending Rodallega through on goal. Samba had left his man unmarked, whilst Robinson left his charge too late, Rodallega evading both and slotting into an empty net.

5 Minutes later it was 3-1, as McCarthy put on a juggling act in the Rovers penalty box as Jermaine Jones stood there and watched in awe....slotting into the bottom left corner of the net.

Rovers pulled one back with 25 minutes to go after a bundle of attempts. Pedersen lobbed in a corner, Samba leaping highest and into the back of the net 3-2.

However Blackburn sinned in defence again, this time it was Salgado, bringing his man down in the box, Watson slotting it straight down the middle. 4-2

Their was to be a late twist, with David Dunn earning Rovers a penalty, and converting it, 4-3 with 10 minutes to go.

However Blackburn couldnt find the equaliser despite bombarding the Wigan box for the final stages, as the home side held out for a 4-3 Victory



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Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday February 6 2011
Time: 1:06AM

Comments

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Poor defending and not taking the game by the scruff of the neck cost us again. Can't really blame Kean for the defensive errors and the very clever McCarthy goal but I would like to have seen Dunn on from the start after playing so well against Spurs.
ITSALLROVER
06/02/2011 02:14:00
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a few mistakes in the defense cost us greatly tonight. we gave away possession far too easily and this has been our problem for the last 3 matches.
DommyWalker
06/02/2011 03:13:00
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Very poor tactics were to blame. Playing Hoilett through the middle on a quagmire of a pitch with Emerton as the wide player made no sense at all and could have been changed as soon as it was clear that Junior was making little headway against a beefy and committed Wigan midfield and defence. When we had gone 1-0 we should have pulled Jones back 20 yards and we should have picked Wigan off on the brak using our speedy wide men down the good surface on the wings.
kevin e
06/02/2011 10:42:00
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Kevin you seem to have more idea than our current manager! I'm all for giving Kean a chance but at what cost? This reminds me of the Ince era and we know what happened there!
BlueSue
06/02/2011 11:10:00
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Conceding 4 goals to Wigan is very poor that's a quarter of all the goals they've scored at home this season. We get ourselves into a great 7th position in the league after the WBA game and now we are slipping down again. Next week at home to Newcastle has to be a win!!!!
Fellrunner
06/02/2011 16:54:00
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I don't see any reason to hit the panic button just yet we're still in a good position in a very compact league. I do think the pitch was a disgrace and a big help for Wigan as they're evidently used to it. personally I think if they can't maintain it to the standard for Premier league football then it shouldn't be allowed to use it. The rugby season starts next week so with Wigan Warriors playing on it every other week it's only going to get worse if we get more rain.
ITSALLROVER
06/02/2011 20:05:00
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We are changing the way we play.It is far harder to go from an agricultural style of football,to what we are playing now,we went all out for it at wigan,it backfired,its early days. Wigan play good football,I hope they stay up.The manager is trying to find the happy medium.
boddingtonblue
06/02/2011 22:36:00
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Agreed with IAR here - no need to panic but this was a ridiculous chance to get a win on the board and we contrived to mess it up. The defending for Wigan goals 2,3 and 4 was beyond comical and Wigan coped better with the pitch than we did. Chance missed.
Mikey Delap
07/02/2011 08:44:00
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Can't blame the pitch as both teams played on it! Very disappointed. Wigan are a team that we should beat. They score hardly any goals at home, concede loads - and we defend like that... shocking. I feel as though we are getting dragged, slowly, into a relegation battle.
FreidelNo.1
07/02/2011 10:57:00
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