Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Bring On The Chelsea

Bring On The Chelsea

It was a pleasure to sit down and watch Blackburn Rovers' FA Cup Semi Final opponents decided in the company of Mark Hughes this evening.

OK I didn't technically sit down and watch the game with Sparky, but he was a studio guest on BBC One's Match of the Day Live this evening, which was good to see. It was good to see Sparky away from the stress and pressures of the touchline, seeing him nice and relaxed, enjoying the show and having a laugh.

As we all know Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are both much better than what we saw for the vast majority tonight. What we saw in a cat and mouse first half was neither team wanting to lose, before the game opened up somewhat in the second half. However what I saw shows that we have more than a chance in the Semi Final against our now revealed opponent Chelsea.

Obviously I'm not naive enough to base our chances of victory on this game, none of us are but we should have even less reason to now fear Chelsea. Fearing Chelsea will almost certainly see us eliminated in any case.

Don't forget "Walkerbout" Sunday Evening in the forum between 6pm & 8pm. I DO HOPE THAT MANY ROVERS FANS AND ANY OTHER VITAL FOOTBALL FANS FOR THAT MATTER WILL TURN UP. Topics up for debate are down to you! For more information click here

Also don't forget the forum itself, you can talk about whatever you want there and YOU decide what it is! Forum Link

Why should you sign up to Vital Blackburn? - Click Here

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.

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

Date:Monday March 19 2007
Time: 10:32PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires


I'm really looking forward to the game, the FA's dream final is still on but ourselves and Watford will be looking to gatecrash the party, and why not? Will it be fourth time lucky for Rovers against Chelsea this season?!?! Again why not!
Hughes Da Man
19/03/2007 22:38:00
I feel a Watford Rovers final coming up :) hmmm just like i felt three points were in the bag against WH :(
20/03/2007 05:09:00
Chelsea at Old Trafford? Anything is possible in the Cup and it would be hard enough whether it be Chelsea or Spurs... They have shown that they can come from behind as well... but anything can happen in a semi-final - I (for the first time this season) wanted United to win (as much as it grated on me!) for IF we beat Chelsea and get to Wembley then UEFA beckons again... and after that the league can go hang! If it is Chelsea v United final what happens to the extra spot for the UEFA that usually goes to the runner up? 7th in league with 8th going to intertoto?
Ex Ewood Resident
20/03/2007 08:52:00
BR have nothing to lose, people expect it to be a Manyoo-CSKAhelsea final, how nice it would be to see BR up-set the FA's applecart
20/03/2007 10:13:00
Yep - If it's a Manc/spartak final, then the Waffa spot goes to the league, which we might stand a chance of getting anyway. Ideally though, i'd like the spot to go to 7th spot in the league because we finished 6th and won the FA cup ;-)
Head Rover Heels
20/03/2007 11:17:00
I'm 50:50 at the moment on which way things will go, nearer the time I'll be more in favour of either way. It's a tough call. Had we played this tie a few months back we'd have lost, but now it's a REAL tough call. For our sakes I'm with others and as much as it pains me I want United to win their Semi to ensure we make the UEFA Cup even if we lost in the Final, but to also free up another League space should we lose to Chelsea. It would be awesome to upset the FA applecart col8 and have a Rovers - Watford final, which WOULD I feel make a far better Final than Chelsea - United anyway!
Hughes Da Man
20/03/2007 11:42:00
we are due a win over the russian and his mega stars, they've beaten us 3 times already this season. I would just LOVE a Rovers Watford final just to stick 2 fingers up to all the suposed experts preying for a ManUre Chelski final, plus it will be great for the first game at new wembley to have absolutely NO superstar teams. I think, all players being fit, we can take them, but it might just take some of that West Ham luck to do it.
21/03/2007 01:36:00
lol, yeah it may just take some of the luck the Hammered have deserved for us to make it through. It would be GREAT wouldn't it mate!
Hughes Da Man
21/03/2007 09:05:00
I think the as was siad that surely we have to beat Chelsea sometime and hopefully with the final as an carrot to dangle in front of them it should motivate the players enuff, anyway its not as if Chelsea have really stuffed us and having watched them play Spurs , now i know they won, but i dont think they are playing well at the min, there is a lot of long ball to the forwards for the calibre of players they have to play, stop Drogba, and rattle Terry, who is by far their best player, he holds the team together, then with a bit of luck, we have a hope
21/03/2007 16:06:00
i think big Samba will be a match for Drogba, and Nelson is a rock, so with these two in the middle of a solid defense you never know, we are short in midfield of a true battler, as in Robbie Savage to disrupt the play but Mokena has shown he can do a job in there. Wot im trying to say is that i do believe that on the day we have a chance
21/03/2007 16:11:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Match Day Officials v Rotherham (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Rotherham United this weekend.

Audio - Lambert Discusses Summer Departure

Manager Paul Lambert has spoken following his decision to leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season.

Blackburn - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Blackburn Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Mikey Delap
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table