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Alls Well That Ends Well...

Alls Well That Ends Well...

The first half for Blackburn Rovers against Manchester City would see them play like a team that had seen Thursday's UEFA Cup tie catch up with them... but a masterful double half time change from Mark Hughes would do the trick.

"It wasn't a great first half from our point of view, we scored two goals but hadn't really done a great deal at all in the game up to that point."

"They came back and our defending as a team was poor to say the least, but we came in on level terms and were grateful for that," would be Hughes' thoughts on the first forty-five minutes.

Despite going into the break with the game at Ewood Park tied at 2-2 Sparky would be far from happy and his double change, Shabani Nonda and Aaron Mokoena on for Francis Jeffers and Tugay, would see Rovers overpower City in a game that should have probably ended with a better result than the eventual 4-2 win, Hughes would also say:

"But the second half was much, much better, more like how Blackburn Rovers need to be if we are going to win games at Premier League level."

"We took the fight to them, got on the front foot, challenged for balls that we didn't in the first half and didn't allow them to play."

"Towards the end we looked strong and looked like we had more goals in us, so alls well that ends well as we say."

You, the Vital Blackburn Rovers fans called it, 24% believed that as a result of the Salzburg UEFA Cup tie Manchester City would be dispatched, and eventually they would. It's the first step in the right direction that the overall 72% (which includes the previously mentioned 24%) felt would be achieved following that 2-2 draw, which would act as a catalyst to the season taking off, hopefully it will prove just that.

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Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday September 17 2006
Time: 10:24PM

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Hughes is a masterful tactician isn't he! It's a team effort but Nonda made a real difference, just a shame he couldn't have scored the goal he deserved.
Hughes Da Man
17/09/2006 22:28:00
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Judging by the second half performance, yes he is!
sandgroanun
19/09/2006 23:13:00
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You'll not here me disagreeing.
Hughes Da Man
19/09/2006 23:35:00
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