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Jason Roberts: I'm not a diver

Jason Roberts: I'm not a diver

Blackburn Rovers forward Jason Roberts has denied the claims made by Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce that he dived in winning Rovers two penalties.

Mike Dean, no stranger to awarding penalties having awarded Rovers one and Sheffield United two (all three saved!) in the 0-0 draw at Ewood Park earlier in the season again awarded two to Rovers in Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Bolton at Ewood Park.

Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts' own penalties were saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen much to the relief of Allardyce with him feeling that Roberts had dived in earning the penalties, with him highly critical of Roberts.

Roberts however has bitten back and is adamant he in now way tried to deceive anyone. He said:

"It all happened so quickly and I've not had a chance to see the incidents again on TV yet.

"But I know I'm not a diver and it didn't go through my mind that I'd try and dive in an attempt to win a penalty.

"For the first one, the ball came in, I went to try and make it and their lad [Quinton Fortune] seemed to catch me.

"Then for the second one, I went through the middle and got caught by a leg."

With the number of chances missed on Sunday ultimately costing Rovers, the former Wigan Athletic forward (who arrived in the summer for around £3 million) was among those guilty as he still looks to open his goalscoring account for Rovers. Despite his miss from the spot he is more than happy to step up again, he added:

"It's disappointing because we had more than enough chances to have won that game.

"We've got to stand up as individuals and have a look at it.

"Obviously, me and Benni are the ones who missed the penalties and we've got to stand up and be strong and take responsibility for that.

"But its part of football and it won't put me off taking another if the opportunity arises."

His goal will come sooner rather than later and although I'd rather see Benni step up once again next time I would have no problems with Roberts trying his luck again. I'm also fully behind Roberts, if he says he didn't dive he didn't.

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Writer:Walker
Date:Tuesday October 24 2006
Time: 2:34PM

Comments

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The cheek of Fat "Show me the money" Sam, who's "star" player is Diouf, the undisputed king of Diving, Spiting and Cheating... Pot Kettle Black says enough! Jason and Benni might be arses for missing but neither of them need to dive.
Ex Ewood Resident
24/10/2006 15:18:00
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Touche Ex Ewood Resident!
Hughes Da Man
24/10/2006 15:21:00
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I've just been watching the fouls on Roberts over and over again and how anyone can claim these are not penalties I don't know? If these were given against Rovers I'd accept them. Maybe neither were overly heavy challenges but bottom line is they were both fouls, clumsy fouls but fouls so they were penalties.
Hughes Da Man
24/10/2006 17:11:00
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lol its because they played crap they have to make up some sort of excuse to take the blame or to descise the crappy football they played
marshinrover
25/10/2006 13:27:00
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What Bolton do they do well so they deserve credit for that. Big Sam thinking they weren't penalties is laughable!
Hughes Da Man
25/10/2006 13:45:00
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