Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

The Shining Light at Ewood

The Shining Light at Ewood

With the well publicized happenings at Blackburn Rovers often taking the limelight in the UK press, surely someone out their can see some of the positives that are coming out of Ewood Parkā€¦.

Well at Vital, I have taken on the stance to only report on the positives, as they happen and when they happen. As with all the bad and negative publicity happening at the moment, there are plenty of positives which are just being wiped under the carpet.

Lets start with the rebirth of Yakubu. The chants have been ringing ever since his debut against Arsenal, feed the Yak and he shall score. Whilst not the hardest working striker to ever grace the football pitch, his clinical finishing and ability to be in the right place at the right time has ensured he has notched up 9 goals so far this campaign, sitting him in 4th spot in the top goal scorers list prior to this weekend. Not a bad return for just over 1 million pounds. The stats don`t lie as well, Yakubu boasts a league leading strike rate of 41%...no that`s not 41% of shots on target, that`s 41% of his shots find the back of the net. So indeed, feed the Yak and he shall score.

And it looks like Yakubu has found a partner in crime, Mauro Formica. It has taken the Argentine plenty of time to find his home at Ewood Park, and whilst the goals have not flowed, he is proving to be one hot man to handle, filling the role just behind the Yak. A tiny figure, but his ability on the ball is causing mayhem for opposing defenders, at times drawing in 2-3 men at a time, giving Yakubu and our wingers plenty of time and space off the ball. He has also started to put the notion of South American footballers being lazy off the ball to shame, with his recent play showing plenty of tracking back, getting stuck in and working his socks off.

We have called for him all season, he came out with a face mask and showed us signs of things to come. Call him Simon, call him Vukevic, call him whatever you like, the Montenegro International has talent and the ability to change a game on its head, as evident in his performance against England earlier this season. There was much skepticism over why he had not featured in the Rovers line up, but the face mask gave us the answer, he had a broken nose! A good eye for a pass, great footwork and confidence in his very own ability will start to come through, giving us all hope at Ewood Park of things to come.

Yes we have shipped in 600 goals in 14 odd games, yes our defence has been abysmal without any clear shape or tactics. But the emergence of Jason Lowe can only mean we have unearthed another gem. Slotting him into his preferred midfield role showed the young Englishman just was not ready. Moving him into the right side of defence to cover Michel Salgado has worked a treat with the young man blossoming in the role, even forcing the veteran Spaniard to watch from the side lines.

So it`s not all doom and gloom. We do have some shining lights within our team, something to keep us awake til` all hours, in anticipation of the next time they walk out onto the pitch, hopefully putting in another special performance.

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:Sasman!
Date:Sunday December 11 2011
Time: 12:11AM

Comments

0
now lets hope there is something positive to report tonight!
Sasman!
11/12/2011 00:29:00
0
By only reporting on the positives, is this you making an excuse for doing no work?
rover23
11/12/2011 00:33:00
0
;)
rover23
11/12/2011 00:34:00
0
lollll watch it or you just might find yourself out of a job haha!
Sasman!
11/12/2011 00:46:00
0
lollll watch it or you just might find yourself out of a job haha!
Sasman!
11/12/2011 00:46:00
0
Hahaha! I admit to not writing enough now. Uni has kicked in. I'm either working or drinking!
rover23
11/12/2011 00:56:00
0
Cheers Sasman. A nice reminder to all of us that it's not all doom and gloom!
awh
11/12/2011 02:51:00
0
The best moment for you will be when that clown of a manager is sacked. Might be too late by then, however.
Tony Rocky Horror
11/12/2011 10:37:00
0
Trying to stay positive... until I read the back page of the Mail on Sunday today... Please Santa for Christmas can we have back the Walker Trust and John Williams !!
Waggy Waggy Wagstaff
11/12/2011 12:51:00
0
Oh no its Kean and his stats again lol
Dazzla73
11/12/2011 19:48:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Who Will Blackburn Face In 2016/17 (30/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2016/17 is now known.

Graham Could Still Make Blackburn Move

Wigan, Birmingham & Preston are all being linked with Graham; Celtic could also make a move for the Sunderland striker who will leave the Stadium of Light on a free transfer.

Henley Out Of Wales Squad

Coleman has regularly selected Henley in his Welsh squads since the twice capped right back returned to the fold in March last year but he's returned from the Portugal training camp.

Ainsworth 'Flattered' But Committed To Wycombe

Lambert's successor is still unclear, one of those linked with the vacancy being former Blackburn youngster Ainsworth. Flattered as he said he is he's not looking to leave Wycombe.

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)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele13%
Marshall5%
Duffy1%
Hanley2%
Kilgallon7%
Lenihan7%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett2%
Graham55%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans2%
Sub - Jackson2%
Sub - Conway1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker7
2.dallydally6
3.@roverseas5
4.mobyduck5
5.tonys1
6.jimbogeesus1