Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Kean tries his hand at some mind games

Kean tries his hand at some mind games

Steve Kean has planted the seed of doubt in the mind of Avram Grant ahead of the crunch clash in East London tomorrow.

Scott Parker is touch and go for the match and Kean has used Junior Hoilett as an example of playing a talisman too soon after Hoilett was not risked in the last few games due to the risk of further injury.

Kean believes playing Parker when not a 100% can have a negative effect on the West Ham side, whether Hammers boss Grant is listening or not is in doubt however as he may have relocated to a nearby massage parlour/brothel for his midweek treat.

Kean told Sky Sports - 'It depends how fit he is. Sometimes if a player is not 100% fit and all of a sudden has to go off that can have a psychological effect on the rest of the team'

'That was one of the factors we felt about Junior Hoilett over the last few games. If he starts and he's not quite right and you have to take him off after 10 minutes then people can say 'oh no, the potential talisman is not on the pitch'.'

The Rovers boss has played fears about the importance of the game and has insisted that Rovers go into the game full of beans due to the current performances of the Rovers side.

Kean added - 'We do not fear these games - we are looking forward to going and getting points because we are playing well'

'I think it will be an open game, I think they will come and try and score in the first 15 minutes and will try and get at us. I don't expect them to be cagey but to try to get the ball up front and try to get the crowd on their side.'

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday May 6 2011
Time: 9:14AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
Really up for tomorrow again, a win would practically see us safe!
Mikey Delap
06/05/2011 09:18:00
0
Sorry West Ham will nick this one!
merlin
06/05/2011 22:07:00
0
Probably the best interview Kean has done. The point about the "talisman" going off after 10 minutes is a valid one - think of the times when Roque MkI went off. Anyway, this is match of the weekend. United vs Chelsea is nothing more than a sideshow:) COME ON ROVERS!
rossp2112
07/05/2011 09:15:00
0
"Sorry West Ham will nick this one!" - We'll see Merlin, don't rule us out!
Mikey Delap
07/05/2011 09:19:00
0
Time to bury the Bubble blowing Bogey Curse and finally get 3 points at Upton Park. If we win this then I think West Ham are all but mathematically down so they will be desperate. we need to exploit this and pick them off. If we've got JR playing and they don't have Parker we should have every chance of bossing this game as well as scoring a few goals today.
ITSALLROVER
07/05/2011 11:57:00
0
GOOD LUCK TODAY GUYS, TAKE ALL 3PTS PLEASE AND KEEP WET SPAM BOTTOM, IT'S A MUST WIN GAME FOR YOU AND SAFETY IS IN THE BAG.
spu 4 life
07/05/2011 12:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Sheffield Wednesday

All the stats from Blackburn (0) vs (1) Sheffield Wednesday, Ewood Park, 27/9/16 Att: 12,844

Blackburn v Sheffield Wednesday - Team Sheets

Blackburn Rovers are at Ewood Park with Sheffield Wednesday the visitors today, this is a 7.45pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Match Day Officials v Sheffield Wednesday (27/9/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Sheffield Wednesday this Tuesday.

Most Successful English Trophy Hauls

Well the new season is definitely upon us as we go into October, and amongst the 10 most successful English sides in football history - there are a number who are unlikely...

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)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele0%
Lowe0%
Greer0%
Hoban0%
Williams0%
Marshall0%
Guthrie0%
Evans0%
Conway0%
Emnes0%
Gallagher0%
Sub - Graham0%
Sub - Lenihan100%
Sub - Feeney0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker5
2.ukabbdav1
3.hmibennett1