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Rovers slide down the ladder!

A succession of poor results has seen Blackburn Rovers drop from the pinnacle of the Championship to battling it out for a play-off position. Whilst it is only early days, every point dropped is a point lost in the race to achieving promotion to the lucrative English Premier League.

The second fixture of the Post Steve Kean era came less than a week after his resignation. Blackburn Rovers travelled to Nottingham Forest, with a strong away backing 'celebrating' the resignation of Mr Steve Kean. After a roller coaster 18 months, Blackburn fans could return to enjoying supporting their team, well attempting to anyways.

A fixture lacking any cutting edge, with both teams failing to dominate possession, nor create any clear cut opportunities. Nottingham did hold the upper hand in the fixture, though couldn't convert any half chances which came their way. Paul Robinson was on hand late on in the match, a double save preventing an away loss and returning Rovers back into the play off position.

The first home game of the Post Kean Era saw Rovers fans return in their droves. 5000 extra fans from the average so far this season made their way into Ewood Park as Blackburn took on Wolverhampton Wolves, themselves attempting to bounce back on the first attempt.

However, once again for the Rovers fans, their was little joy as Wolverhampton dominated on all accounts. First to the ball, strongest into challenges and a sense of determination ensured Wolverhampton would leave Ewood with all 3 points.

Whilst Rovers failed to create much in attack, Wolves, who had scuffed several opportunities throughout the encounter, took their chance with 10 minutes left on the clock, Sako firing in after a partially cleared corner rolled his way, making space before lashing it into the far corner of the net, 1-0 Wolves.

Blackburn now linger in 8th spot, 5 points behind league leaders Cardiff and a solitary point outside the play off positions



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Writer:Sasman!
Date:Wednesday October 10 2012
Time: 5:46AM

Comments

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we need a new manager in NOW before we slip to far behind. Con man Shebby get your act together.
FLEETWOOD ROVER
10/10/2012 07:15:00
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we need a new manager in NOW before we slip to far behind. Con man Shebby get your act together.
FLEETWOOD ROVER
10/10/2012 07:15:00
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If it's OGS then he's unlikely to move before the middle of november - his team's top of the league with 5 games to go, but it's a close race, and I would guess that he will want to see it through.
Blue_Canoe
10/10/2012 10:43:00
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If it's OGS then he's unlikely to move before the middle of november - his team's top of the league with 5 games to go, but it's a close race, and I would guess that he will want to see it through.
Blue_Canoe
10/10/2012 10:43:00
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Why do Rovers take so long on major transactions? I know it's not good to "rush into" decisions but other clubs make successful new manager appointments within a week or so. The meeting tomorrow will be almost 2 weeks after Kean's resignation (reports say that they had started the search for Kean' successor before he resigned) The indian connection should not be used as an excuse as the brothers are/were in Blackburn and video conferencing with Mrs D is instant (could never understand why Kean did not use that) After tomorrows meeting the job should be offered, with a reply required by 12:00 Monday, at the latest, so that a press conference can be called. That would give Solskjaer Friday and the weekend and Monday morning to sort things out with the directors of Mold (just for example!) Only if the first choice turns us down should it take any longer, even then we need a new manager in place by the Friday, 3 weeks after the resignation. As has already been pointed out, we are now in competition with Bolton. Which team will have a new manager first?
r.waterfall
10/10/2012 14:17:00
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Why do Rovers take so long on major transactions? I know it's not good to "rush into" decisions but other clubs make successful new manager appointments within a week or so. The meeting tomorrow will be almost 2 weeks after Kean's resignation (reports say that they had started the search for Kean' successor before he resigned) The indian connection should not be used as an excuse as the brothers are/were in Blackburn and video conferencing with Mrs D is instant (could never understand why Kean did not use that) After tomorrows meeting the job should be offered, with a reply required by 12:00 Monday, at the latest, so that a press conference can be called. That would give Solskjaer Friday and the weekend and Monday morning to sort things out with the directors of Mold (just for example!) Only if the first choice turns us down should it take any longer, even then we need a new manager in place by the Friday, 3 weeks after the resignation. As has already been pointed out, we are now in competition with Bolton. Which team will have a new manager first?
r.waterfall
10/10/2012 14:17:00
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