Blackburn Rovers - Bowyer Feels We Deserved More
UK time is: 04:25:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bowyer Feels We Deserved More

Blackburn Rovers started the 2014-2015 season with a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park against Cardiff City on Friday Evening.

An unbeaten run now stretches to thirteen Championship matches with Tom Cairney superb goal cancelling out a Kenwyne Jones opener for Cardiff, however, it was Rovers that looked the more likely winners even if we didn't threaten the goal too much.

Gary Bowyer certainly felt that we deserved more and was left more than pleased with our performance, which in many ways I do feel he should.

He told Sky Sports: "I thought we deserved a bit more

"In terms of the possession we had a lot of the ball against a team that's just come down from Premier League. I thought we played very well but we should have had a penalty in the first minute.

"We recovered very well from their goal; we were disappointed with that but then we score a fantastic goal. The lad (Cairney) has got a fantastic left foot. Cardiff changed shape, which was a compliment to us, but we can take a lot of confidence from the way we preformed.
"

The loss of Matt Kilgallon just before half time meant that Jason Lowe moved into the right-back spot and Alex Baptiste switched to a central defensive role. In my honest opinion Baptiste looked better in central defence and I don't think we could use him at right-back all season. We either use Lowe or bring in a specialist right-back!!

Bowyer admitted that he'll be looking to "beg, borrow or steal" a defender, however, a specialist right-back or central defender as such isn't something it looks like he'll go after as he wants versatile players with him impressed by the versatility shown in the defence on Friday.

In my honest opinion this match was there for the taking, some better decision making from those on the pitch and maybe some braver moves with player personnel from Bowyer off it and this point could easily have been all three.

Cardiff didn't do much to live up to the pre-season billing as Championship favourites as if this is as good as they'll get us marking our twentieth anniversary of our Premier League win would be more likely to be celebrated with us as Championship Champions.

We've got to be a little bolder (particularly at home) as this is a match we could've won and perhaps should've won too as we dominated much of the second half, even a large amount of the first half, without really threatening the Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall.

I'm encouraged enough by this start though!!

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 9 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We spent most of last season saying: "We have to be bolder, to go for the win." We spent the rest saying: "You can't play Cairney out on the wing." It seems some lessons just won't be learnt...
Uncle Jack's Nephew
Report Abuse
09/08/2014 13:04:00

That's a major worry isn't it dude. All being well we'll not keep saying that agains this season!! Wasn't a great advert to suggest it isn't going to be the case though was it.
Walker
Report Abuse
18/08/2014 08:21:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Striker Linked With Bournemouth (Sunday May 24 2015)

Scotland Omit Rovers Duo (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Where Does The Time Go!! (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Retained List Confirmed (Saturday May 16 2015)

Pre-Season Plans Revealed (Saturday May 16 2015)

Robbo Returning To Leeds?? (Tuesday May 12 2015)

Dunn And Dusted (Tuesday May 12 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 11
2. rover50 6
3. rovers2011 5
4. dallydally 3
5. Sasman! 2
6. roverjoy 2
7. marshinrover 1
8. Adrian Daykin 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Ipswich 46 22 12 12 18 78
7. Wolves 46 22 12 12 14 78
8. Derby County 46 21 14 11 29 77
9. Blackburn 46 17 16 13 7 67
10. Birmingham 46 16 15 15 -10 63
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60

Breaking League News

Potential Loan Signings- Strikers
Reading : 24/05/2015 21:00:01
Boro bid to complete return
Middlesbrough : 24/05/2015 19:35:01
Mills Holds Forest Talks
Forest : 24/05/2015 17:21:01
Gobern Expected To Leave
Huddersfield : 24/05/2015 16:34:00
Cherries linked to Blackburn striker
Bournemouth : 24/05/2015 15:55:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Raya Martin 9%
Henley 0%
Lenihan 35%
Spurr 0%
Olsson 0%
Williamson 0%
Dunn 23%
Conway 29%
Evans 0%
Rhodes 2%
Gestede 0%
Sub - King 0%
Sub - Marshall 2%