Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers Defence Not Looking Too Bad

Rovers Defence Not Looking Too Bad

Boddingtonblue's views on Lucas Neill's "injury" and the state of the Blackburn Rovers defence in general... at least when all are fit.

With the departure of Lucas Neil seeming to be looming, who believes the hamstring strain?

Michael Gray has been outstanding in his last two games. He obviously wants to stay so let's run with that.

With a pairing of Andre Ooijer and the Admiral Ryan Nelsen, and Brett Emerton being better at full back (when he gets his line right) we are not doing to bad.

This article was produced using a comment posted by boddingtonblue recently.

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:Wednesday November 29 2006
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
I couldn't disagree with boddingtonblue here, Mickey Gray, Andre Ooijer, the Admiral Ryan Nelsen and Brett Emerton would be my favoured back four...even if Neill stayed beyond January.
Hughes Da Man
28/11/2006 21:50:00
0
I cant agree more with 3 of the choices but dont know why Gray would be picked, I personnelly dont rate him, as I may haver said b4, he is an honest player and gives his best but I feel he is keeping younger players out of the team that would do the same job and maybe better, if a little faith is shown in them!
Clint
29/11/2006 09:31:00
0
I have always been a big fan of Mikey Gray's, I know he is occaisonally rpone to make mistakes but who isn't. I still prefer him for left back over Lucas Neill and who else is there to consider? Still difference of opinion is what makes the world go round, either that or the gravitational effects of the Sun! LOL
Ex Ewood Resident
29/11/2006 09:41:00
0
Mickey Gray has been superb the last few games hasn't he, almost like he knows he's playing for his FINAL chance with the club. If Gray didn't play I'd not mind Andy Taylor getting a go, he's had first team football with Crewe and done well. Not sure McEveley will be given a chance, so think he could well move on soon. Martin Olsson is a VERY highly rated youngster so if all else failed use him? Chances are it will be Stephen Warnock come January as he'll almost certainly come in as part of the Neill deal to Liverpool.
Hughes Da Man
29/11/2006 10:23:00
0
I can see Mickey seeing us through this season, and then it'll be a foot race between Olsson (or however you spell it), Taylor and McEverley - To be honest, i can't think of another team that has that much potential in the left back position - Theoretically every one of those three could go on to be a great left back (If only it ever turned out that way)
Head Rover Heels
29/11/2006 13:02:00
0
HRH - Gresko came to use with much acclaim and "potential" and for awhile he looked handy enough to get in the first team and then he got freaked out when he went in on a tough challenge and seemed to bottle after then. So remember that not all youngsters ever "make it".
Ex Ewood Resident
29/11/2006 15:25:00
0
Oh totally agree - Gresko was a prime example of "not living up to expectation". All i'm suggesting is that with those three (Taylor - Bright young England prospect, McEverley - Scottish international, and Olssen (Any ideas on how you're meant to spell that?) supposedly one of the best Swedish prospects there is) we surely are in with a decent chance of turning out one good left back in the coming years. I know it's impossible to tell, but surely one out of three must be good odds?
Head Rover Heels
29/11/2006 15:30:00
0
You'd expect at least one out of the three (at least!) to fulfil their potential wouldn't you. I'm sure its OLSSON like this HRH!
Hughes Da Man
29/11/2006 15:36:00
0
with gomaa on the way no its not
marshinrover
29/11/2006 16:07:00
0
I'm not so sure Gomaa will arrive anymore marshin, I'm really not.
Hughes Da Man
29/11/2006 16:54:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Lowe And Graham After Continued Improvement

Blackburn go into the meeting with Huddersfield at Ewood Park on Saturday seeking a third straight win in the Championship to follow up those against Brentford and Newcastle.

Vital Preview - Championship, 1st-3rd Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, which will see us among those involved in this schedule with three points of course the aim.

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

Match Day Officials v Huddersfield (3/12/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Huddersfield Town this Saturday.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
Blackburn win0%
Huddersfield win0%
Draw100%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 18 13 1 4 40 22
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
14 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
15 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
16 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
17 Forest 18 6 4 8 22 0
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 12:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football