Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Hughes Plans To Make The Most Of Cup

Hughes Plans To Make The Most Of Cup

Having exceeded expectations by last season finishing in 6th place in the Premiership Blackburn Rovers tomorrow embark on their first European campaign since the 2003-2004 season.

With the Second Round of the UEFA Cup in the 2002-2003 season so far proving Rovers' most successful attempt at cracking Europe Hughes is adamant that having "worked extremely hard to get in the competition" in the first place with last season's excursions that his Rovers side "plan to make the most of it." He would also say:

"The aim is to get the club involved in this competition year-in, year-out, so we are pleased to be in it. We want to make sure the adventure lasts as long as possible."

"I have sensed excitement in the players; there has been a good feeling about the training, everybody is looking forward to it."

Hughes' first taste of European Football as a Manager, having previously appeared in Europe for Manchester United and Chelsea as a player, winning the European Cup Winners Cup in 1991 with United, in fact scoring a goal in the victory over a former club Barcelona, comes against Austrian Bundesliga leaders Salzburg. This game will not be easy, as Hughes himself was quick to point out:

"I think people have to be mindful that Salzburg are a good team. I saw them in action against Rapid Vienna and it was a good competitive game that gave me a good insight."

"They are no pushovers, but I think we are more than capable of getting a positive result. Certainly we are looking for an away goal if we can; it would make our task at Ewood much better."

Hopefully this season can see Rovers put previous disappointing European campaigns behind them. Most of the first team squad have tasted European football in the past, most of whom already with Rovers, with Benni McCarthy and Andre Ooijer regular performers on the highest stage of European football in the Champions League.

Look out for James Match Preview shortly, and then also his Match Report; hopefully he be reporting upon a positive Rovers result.

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday September 13 2006
Time: 6:10PM

Comments

0
Let's kick start the season with a win in Austria, tough game but they can do it
Hughes Da Man
13/09/2006 18:16:00
0
When you look at what Boro achieved in Europe last season, you know it makes sense to take these matches very seriously indeed.
sandgroanun
14/09/2006 14:01:00
0
Certainly. Extended runs in Europe mean increased revenue, increased revenue means more money to spend on quality footballers and improvments to the club and youth set-ups, improvements in these areas ultimately lead to increased success!
Hughes Da Man
14/09/2006 14:48:00
0
It all makes financial sense indeed, not forgetting it would be nice for us Rovers fans to walk around with heads held high. PLus a win tonight could be the catalyst the team need to get the season going.
roversman
14/09/2006 19:03:00
0
Maybe not quite a win, but still enough (hopefully the late, late goal won't cause too much of a set back?) to probably see Rovers kick on from here.
Hughes Da Man
15/09/2006 08:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Huddersfield Town

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (1) Huddersfield Town, Ewood Park, 3/12/16 Att: 12034

Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town - Team Sheets

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Huddersfield the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Blackburn v Huddersfield - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Huddersfield the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Steele1%
Nyambe33%
Lenihan33%
Mulgrew0%
Williams0%
Feeney0%
Lowe0%
Evans0%
Conway0%
Graham0%
Gallagher0%
Sub - Emnes33%
Sub - Bennett0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 12:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League