UK time is: 21:53:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Point, Should It Have Been More?

To bounce back from the poor Portsmouth performance with a good show against Everton at Ewood Park pleased Mark Hughes, but he would have hoped for more following a number of chances, particularly in the first half.

With time running out it looked as though Rovers would start the first half of a possible double over Everton, who beat Rovers twice last season without conceding a goal. Speaking to Radio Rovers Hughes said:

"We had the vast majority of the game. Obviously in the last ten-fifteen minutes they tried to put the pressure on and they got their reward for that."

"But up to that point I never felt we were any danger, we got our noses in front and were playing some good stuff."

Rovers couldn't really have played much worse than they did against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday, so a good showing and a point to get the season started is a step in the right direction. Hughes went on to say:

"Overall it was a much better performance from Saturday and we take some credit for that. We'll look at the performance and we'll look at the positives, but there was a lot of very good stuff played."

"Obviously it was disappointed to concede when we did, but we are off and running, we've a point on the board and our season has started now."

The season continues on Sunday with the LIVE SKY Sports clash with defending Champions Chelsea. As if the game wouldn't be tough enough as it is, Rovers take on Chelsea who themselves go into the game off the back of a defeat to Middlesbrough.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 24 2006

Time: 9:38AM

Your Comments

I think this is important to Chelsea as another defeat will really kick them while there down and I really hope Blackburn kicks them where it hurts on Sunday - Benni to show Jose wot he missed in a 2-1 win, well u have to be behind ur team!!
Clint
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Maybe Rochina Might Stay?? (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Rudy Absence In The Balance (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Rovers In Need Of A Right-Back (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Rovers Keane On Michael Again (Saturday July 19 2014)

Strengthen The Defence (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Best If Leon And Rovers Part (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Marrow leaves Rovers (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Bowyer's Rhodes Delight (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Odd Kit Launch!! (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 66
2. Mikey Delap 47
3. dallydally 44
4. Sasman! 26
5. *Dave* 22
6. Marcus:) 10
7. chris_rovers 9
8. rhodie110961 7
9. fransavarese 6
10. adam_quirk 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Six Up For Millers
Rotherham : 29/07/2014 21:38:00
Birmingham Maintain Winning Ways
Birmingham : 29/07/2014 21:24:00
OFFICIAL: Odion Ighalo Signs
Watford : 29/07/2014 19:36:00
Veseli Joins Port Vale
Ipswich : 29/07/2014 18:00:00
Leeds and Milan cannot agree on Benedicic deal
Leeds Utd : 29/07/2014 17:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Ruben Rochina stay at Ewood Park this season?
Suggested By:  Walker
Yes (and that's a good thing) 60%
Yes (and that's a bad thing) 0%
No (and that's a good thing) 0%
No (and that's a bad thing) 0%
If he does he'll go in January anyway!! 40%