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Rovers Looking To Meet Targets

Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes recently set Rovers a target of eight wins from the final eleven games; it's now two down six to go!

In order for European qualification to be achieved once again via the Premiership Hughes recently set a target of eight wins from eleven matches, following back to back victories over fellow European contenders Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers Rovers are now within three points of sixth placed Everton.

"We have got nine games left and a couple of weeks ago I said I wanted eight wins from 11. I certainly think it is do-able," said Hughes.

"I think we are better when we have targets. Some people might think they are unrealistic but we set the same targets last year and we hit them.

"It is a big ask but we are very much in with a shout for a European position. Given the injuries we have had I think it is remarkable that we find ourselves in this position."

With the majority of the matches coming against teams you would think we could beat, with the bottom three all set to visit Ewood Park before the season is out we are in with a great chance of gaining the six more victories Sparky feels we will need to make sixth place our own again this term. With Manchester United at Old Trafford the toughest match in theory that we will face if we keep the run going who knows what might happen, sixth could maybe even become fifth…


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 6 2007

Time: 10:46PM

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I'm confident that one way or the other be it via the League or FA Cup we'll be seeing European football at Ewood Park again next season. We've often struggled against the lower teams this season but with what is at stake I think we'll raise our game and overcome them this time; well at least not lose the away matches win the ones at home.
Hughes Da Man
we still have to have belief the team did it last year but we were in a stronger position and could have got Champs League if we had faired better against the relegation contenders... we have a better run in than most with inly Man U of the top four to play.
Ex Ewood Resident
I know what I'm going to say will be seen as unpopular but I think It's too obvious. Hughes is a great character, was a brilliant forward, but has he really brought Blackburn that extra thing we needed besides fighting? When R Hodgson became our new manager a decade ago I felt we finally made a step forward: someone who brought experience, composure and most important- knowledge of the game. I still think we need a more accomplished manager, though I really like sparky as a man.
IsraeliRover
I admirer you for having the bottle to come on here and share your thoughts IsraeliRover as that is what football and this site is all about, opinions. Not everyone likes what others have to say but its their opinion. Personally I'm astonished that anyone could doubt Sparky and what he's done. He's one of the brightest young managers in European let alone English football, has already managed his country and took them to within a whisker of their first Major tournament in god knows how long. He may only be young in terms of experience of managing but they don't come much better than Sparky for knowledge of the game... On realistic options I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have at this time. As I say hats off to you for sharing these thoughts, maybe others agree but I can't say I do here.
Hughes Da Man
 

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