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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.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 30 2012

Time: 9:44AM

Your Comments

I do sometimes wonder if he exists on the same planet as we do?!
Mikey Delap
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
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
I can't even see us beating Wigan next week!
FreidelNo.1
Well hopefully we have a shot against wigan............. what game was kean watching????
the-one-and-only-mar
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
Kean is psychologically challenged, no doubt about it. I hope all fans make their feelings clear at the Wigan game.
hmibennett
 

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