Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Ooijer,Nonda & Performance Excellent

Ooijer,Nonda & Performance Excellent

Mark Hughes was thrilled as Blackburn Rovers made it two Premiership wins on the spin with their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

As alluded to by James in his match report it was a result, which would see a series of firsts. Rovers won back to back games for the first time this season; it would be a first clean-sheet resulting in a Rovers win, Rovers' first win of the season and also Shabani Nonda's first goal for his new club.

Mark Hughes would have this to say to Sky Sports News following the win, which moved Rovers into the Premiership's top ten:

"I thought we were excellent in the first half, especially.

"In the second half, as an away team, you're put under a little bit of pressure, but we withstood that.

"We were worthy winners."

Andre Ooijer, a man who has come in for some criticism following some of his early performances for Rovers had a superb game, the type of game that shows just why Hughes would be so keen to pay out over £2 million for a 32-year-old:

"I thought we were excellent at the back. I thought Andre Ooijer was really commanding, his best game for us so far.

"He will only get better from this point onwards. He read things and broke things up, and from that, we had a platform to be able to spring our own attacks."

And last, but by no means least would be the credit for the also hailed as "excellent", Congolese International forward Shabani Nonda; who opened his Rovers goalscoring account with his headed winner, with Hughes adding:

"I thought his movement and his work ethic was a joy to behold.

"He's not as fit as he needs to be. The intensity of football in the Premier League is different to what he's used to.

"But I thought today, the way he applied himself along with Benni up there, caused Middlesbrough problems all day long.

"I'm pleased that he's got off the mark as well - a great towering header at the back post - so a lot of positives today."

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:Saturday September 23 2006
Time: 10:43PM

Comments

0
Worthy praise there from Hughes. Im pleased Ooijer has been singled out. I know this will partly be done because of the criticism he has had but nevertheless he is beginning to demonstrate those qualities that Hughes obviously knew about.
roversman
24/09/2006 09:15:00
0
Hughes knew what he was getting when he brought Ooijer. I know £2.1m isn't exactly a fortune but it's not pocket change for Rovers anymore is it so he wouldn't have spent it if he wasn't sure. You are right it probably was to boost him, and get people of his back, but again if it wasn't true sparky wouldn't have said it.
Hughes Da Man
24/09/2006 12:23:00
0
I know he was a good signing he just needs to settle in and then he will play like a champ
marshinrover
24/09/2006 20:40:00
0
I'm sure he will marshinrover I'd totally agree. He's also a vastly experienced Dutch International isn't he having played under at least three different national managers so they couldn't have all been wrong.
Hughes Da Man
24/09/2006 23:12:00
0
I knew Ooijer would come good, ur not a dutch international for the length of time he has been for no good reason. Nonda will be very good as when Hughes says he gains the fittness needed for the Premiership, im glad Blackburn got these two in particular as they can now show wot they have
Clint
25/09/2006 08:50:00
0
They certainly can and will. Experience is vital, but you need quality to go with it and both have both qualities
Hughes Da Man
25/09/2006 09:25:00
0
Ooijer was much more composed - I did notice from the match however, that Friedel doesn't appear to trust him yet, having said that I am sorry to say but it was a dull game! having made the trip to the boro, our fans easily outsang the boro faithful who's only contribution was "come on boro".
Ex Ewood Resident
25/09/2006 09:29:00
0
You can't beat a good old "come on boro chant EER! The more they play together the more the trust and understanding will come. Ooijer is getting there.
Hughes Da Man
25/09/2006 11:05:00
0
a couple of seasons ago some of the top clubs in the world would have spent massive money to have Benni McCarthy and Shabani Nonda up front for them and we have landed them for around 2.5m for the pair, well until it comes time to buy Nonda should this happen. but point is they are quality just waiting to shine and luckily it will be for Blackburn
Clint
25/09/2006 14:19:00
0
I'm sure it will be for Rovers Clint
Hughes Da Man
25/09/2006 16:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Hull City

All the stats from Blackburn (0) vs (2) Hull City, Ewood Park, 13/02/16 Att: 13,902

Blackburn v Hull - Teamsheets!

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Hull the visitors for the latest league match. This is a 3pm kick-off and the line ups have been confirmed.

Changeable Flexibility

Lambert is confident the signings he's brought into the squad at Blackburn offer up a more versatile amount of options so he can be more flexible with his selections.

Home Comforts

FA Cup wins at Newport & Oxford have complimented draws at Charlton & Middlesbrough in the Championship with Lambert happy to see Rovers back on home soil.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Profile
VitalRovers
Profile
Mikey Delap
Profile
Sasman!
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By:
Steele0%
Marshall0%
Ward0%
Duffy0%
Spurr0%
Evans0%
Akpan0%
Lenihan0%
Gomez100%
Watt0%
Jackson0%
Sub-Brown0%
Sub-Bennett0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 30 18 5 7 59 28
2 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
3 Burnley 31 15 11 5 56 22
4 Brighton 30 15 11 4 56 10
5 Sheff Wed 31 14 11 6 53 16
6 Derby County 31 13 12 6 51 13
7 Birmingham 31 13 9 9 48 8
8 Ipswich 31 13 9 9 48 1
9 Cardiff 31 11 13 7 46 5
10 Forest 31 10 12 9 42 4
11 Preston 31 10 12 9 42 0
12 Wolves 31 10 10 11 40 -2
13 Brentford 31 11 7 13 40 -6
14 Q.P.R. 31 9 12 10 39 -1
15 Reading 31 9 10 12 37 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 31 9 8 14 35 -2
18 Fulham 30 7 11 12 32 -3
19 Blackburn 29 6 13 10 31 -2
20 MK Dons 31 8 7 16 31 -17
21 Bristol City 31 7 10 14 31 -21
22 Rotherham 31 7 5 19 26 -19
23 Charlton 31 5 10 16 25 -30
24 Bolton 31 4 12 15 24 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 21 2016 2:00PM : West Ham United (H)
FA Cup
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker17
2.@roverseas6
3.dallydally2