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Rovers Rot as Rivals Rise.

Not only did Rovers woefully concede their third straight league defeat but also they showed signs of a side, tired and out of form.

To make matters worse, Rovers` next two opponents in the UEFA Cup, Feyenoord and A S Nancy were once again in terrific form, both completing 2-1 victories. The other two sides in Group E, whom Rovers have already swept aside managed draws.

It is fair to say that Rovers are in the worse possible form at the moment.

Starting with the next group opponents, Feyenoord, Rovers will be concerned about the distant parallel that is forming between the respective sides performances.

A few weeks ago Feyenoord were resoundingly thumped 4-0 in front of their own fans by bitter rivals Ajax. Since then Erwin Koeman`s side have won three on the trot, including the game against Vitesse Arnheim at the weekend, to move into sixth in the division. Goals from Andre Bahia and Theo Lucius were enough for the home side.

However, they were dealt a blow at the weekend when it was confirmed influential defender Ron Vlaar will be absent for another four weeks following the broken bone in his foot that he suffered earlier in the season.

A S Nancy also won at the weekend. They impressively beat Bordeaux 2-1 with goals from defender Sebastien Puygrenier and a second half penalty from Moncef Zerka. Sandwiched in between was a goal from former Nottingham Forest striker Jean Claude Darcheville for Bordeaux.

ASNL now still sit in second place, ten points behind Lyon however, manager Pablo Correa isn`t getting carried away. He is quoted on Skysports saying:

"I am happy to be second, but the problem is we are just at game 12. Anyway, it is nice and I take my hat off to my players, who have gone second with a lot of talent and desire."

Wisla Krakow, who look as far out of the competition as Rovers are in the next round, managed to stay top in Poland despite a 2-2 draw against Grolcin Grodzisk. Grolcin raced into a two-goal lead before being pegged back by a sprightly Wisla side. Goals from Kryszalowicz and Pawel ensured Wisla enjoyed a share of the spoils.

Finally, Rovers` victims on Thursday, Basel, continued to curse their luck after only managing a 1-1 draw against F C Thun. The impressive Eduardo came off the bench to slot home an equaliser with just eight minutes remaining. Basel remain 5th in the league as their season shows no signs of improving.

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Writer: Roversman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 6 2006

Time: 11:07AM

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Makes for sad reading but certainly very realistic on the showing from the weekend, must admit I expected more spirit and fight from Hughes's boys.
The Fear
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06/11/2006 11:51:00

The games are catching up with us so this break will do us good we'll be back!
Hughes Da Man
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06/11/2006 12:20:00

Its the same old thing isnt it with teams involved in Europe, Blackburn as a team dont play two games a week usually and it may be catching up with them a bit more than maybe was expected!! more so the squad isnt that big - especailly in midfield at present - to rotate like other clubs do and we seem to have played some big games recently needing to field the best team possible.
Clint
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06/11/2006 13:12:00

Lots of games is something we will have to get used to isn't it if we want success in the future but it certainly does highlight the squad weakness in depth doesn't it.
Hughes Da Man
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06/11/2006 16:18:00

We do seem to have a very weak squad. Excellent starting eleven and some great talent to support but as soon as we are hit with big injuries to players, like we have it is hurting us.
roversman
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06/11/2006 16:21:00

well were doing very well in europe and i think we will do better in time in the leage
marshinrover
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06/11/2006 17:42:00

 

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