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No Need For Rovers Panic…Yet!

With Blackburn Rovers currently averaging only a point a game (which is relegation form!) we do not need to worry… YET!

Our 12 points from 12 Premiership matches played will obviously (if this run continued) see us end with just 38 points, which will almost certainly leave Rovers involved in the relegation dog fight, if indeed it didn't prove too little points? Which I have to say it would be touch and go, but don't panic just yet!

At this exact stage of the 2004-2005 season under Graeme Souness we were even worse off! We had only 8 points from 12 Premiership matches and went on to achieve a comfortable 15th place finish easily avoiding relegation, with Mark Hughes having taken charge towards the end of 2004 when Souness left for Newcastle United (before he could be pushed if we are honest!)

The form hasn't been that bad and on the whole we've generally played well as Hughes pointed out when he said:

"I'd be more concerned if we weren't getting results and playing badly as well, but that's not the case. A little bit of our rhythm has been taken out of our game with injuries, but our form itself is not bad but we need to get back on track and the weekend will be a good place to start.

"It is still very early for us, we had a great second half to the season last year and given that we are going to bring back three senior players from long term injuries in January we feel that we could still be in decent shape going into that second period."

Rovers are notorious slow starters and the injuries we've had haven't helped but I am sure we will push on and ideally sooner rather than later. Although there are still plenty of games to play with points to play for last season's fantastic finish of sixth seems a long way off and will be very tough to repeat, won't it? But it's FAR TOO EARLY to give up on this yet!

Where do you see us realistically finishing now? Has this changed from your pre-season expectations? Have your say below…

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The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 19 2006

Time: 9:00AM

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There are only 6-8 points between 15th and 6th so anything is possible. If Rovers go on a similar run like that a while a go then we will be within touching distance of 6th come Christmas then with players coming back we'd have a chance. In the summer I said it was going to be hard but anything less than top 10 would be poor, top 8 had to be the aim but with so many teams in with a chance of 6th it would be tough. My opinion hasn't changed dispite our current position as it is still possible, but still equally, if not now harder to achieve.
Hughes Da Man
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19/11/2006 09:58:00

no need to panic YET yes not now but maybe if we loose vs tottenham then yes that will be time to panic - because there form isnt that good either
marshinrover
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19/11/2006 14:09:00

 

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