Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Kean still trying to beat the same drum

Kean still trying to beat the same drum

Rovers are in the mother of all pickles after yesterday's 2-0 crash at White Hart Lane and worse, they registered a very unwelcome record.

Our boys were the first side since 2004 not to register and attempt on goal in match during a Premier League game. That was eight years ago, in short that is some going.

And yet despite a horrific display we got what we expected - Kean stood in front of the press trying to defend the indefensible.

Apparently, according to the man himself, Rovers didn't lack ambition and in fact at times looked to take the game to Spurs.

Kean instead blamed the lack of quality on show.

Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph - "I don`t think, if you are playing three versus two at the back and pushing your wide men on high, that is lacking ambition.

"Lacking ambition is if you come and play with one up. We were very ambitious, we wanted to play with two strikers, we wanted to keep Junior Hoilett and Yakubu up. I saw Norwich doing it here and they did it very well.

"They kept two up and asked questions of the central defenders of Tottenham. You have to give your strikers something to get after though. If you don`t give them any quality it is difficult for any front two."

"The first plan was to make sure we could frustrate Tottenham, we wanted to continue to play two strikers with Junior Hoilett playing up front with Yakubu.

"We were better in the second but when we did win possession and frustrate them, we were a little bit loose in possession and that had a big bearing on us not getting enough goal scoring opportunities.

"In the second half we improved on that. We wanted to keep a front two because it is easy coming here and playing with one up.

"We tried to have the three versus two at the back and have the extra man in midfield playing between Sandro and Modric.

"The shape was okay but when we did win the ball we were far too loose in our passing which had a big bearing on us not getting enough (ed - enough = no) goal scoring opportunities."

Rovers are now facing the prospect of having relegation confirmed before they even play their next match, at home to Wigan next Monday, but yet there are still positives to look to says Kean.

Yes, positives.

Kean continued - "It is tough but we have to look at the positives. We need two monumental performances and two massive results. We have Wigan up next and if we beat them we go into the Chelsea game.

"We keep going, we keep battling. We have had many monumental performances this season. We have had some great home wins, back to back clean sheets and it is probably going to take that again.

"I have not lost trust and faith in the lads and we can keep going. I am not embarrassed, I am disappointed. We have been to many away games and tough away grounds and always carved lout a few chances."

Words. Fail. Me.

Join The Vital Debate

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:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday April 30 2012
Time: 9:44AM

Comments

0
I do sometimes wonder if he exists on the same planet as we do?!
Mikey Delap
30/04/2012 09:58:00
0
Sorry to post on your Blackburn site, but to see your manager defending that performance was almost unbelievable. 90 minutes and NO shots on (or off) target and he sees nothing wrong with that. I'm sorry, but I think that Blackburn fans deserve MUCH better than that.
spurboy61
30/04/2012 12:27:00
0
My god this guy is clueless. I hoped the only problem was the Venkys but Kean is determined to outshine them. Praying for some hope right now, not for PL survival cause that's gone, just for the future. I'll take Kean being released...into the atmosphere, I don't think the owners are going any time soon.
Citizen Kean
30/04/2012 14:13:00
0
I can't even see us beating Wigan next week!
FreidelNo.1
30/04/2012 15:15:00
0
Well hopefully we have a shot against wigan............. what game was kean watching????
the-one-and-only-mar
30/04/2012 15:34:00
0
Oh. Dear. God. I still just can't get over how he never changed anything. No matter how awful it was, he didn't change it!? Why not just go to 4-4-2? Or 4-5-1? No subs necessary - just a change to the shape. At least either of those would have stopped the full backs, if nothing else. Pathetic.
rossp2112
30/04/2012 19:40:00
0
Kean is psychologically challenged, no doubt about it. I hope all fans make their feelings clear at the Wigan game.
hmibennett
01/05/2012 13:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Kilgallon Talks Lambert Exit Disappointment

Ahead of the Rotherham win it was revealed Lambert was leaving the club with Kilgallon saying how 'gutted' he and the rest of the Blackburn squad were at this news.

Former Bradford And Wigan Boss Linked

Jewell's been out of work since a week-long stint with West Brom, before this the former Bradford and Wigan boss was last the outright boss at Ipswich, who sacked him in 2012.

Lambert Says Blackburn Need Help

Continued uncertainty surrounding the club and our financial future saw Lambert decide to activate a 'release clause' allowing him to walk away from Blackburn at the end of the season.

Ben Nevis Vital Challenge For The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

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)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele15%
Lowe0%
Duffy0%
Hanley14%
Kilgallon0%
Marshall0%
Lenihan71%
Jordi Gomez0%
Grimes0%
Bennett0%
Graham0%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Conway0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship