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Greatest Ever Squad: Goalkeepers

Greatest Ever Squad: Goalkeepers

For sometime now we've been trying to put together what we feel is the Greatest Ever Blackburn Rovers Squad. This has been selected but now is time for a recap and in some cases a re-evaluation.

This recap will entail us going through the positions, looking at those already selected and deciding are "they really worthy of their place in the Greatest Ever Rovers Squad?

This squad comprises of:

3 Goalkeepers

2 Left-backs (or Wing-backs)
4 Centre-backs
2 Right-backs (or Wing-backs)

2 Left-midfielders (or Wingers)
4 Central Midfielders
2 Right-midfielders (or Wingers)

4 Forwards

When we looked at the goalkeepers first time round, these six men were the men with the most mentions, and hence they made the poll.

Jim Arnold
Reg Elvy
Tim Flowers
Brad Friedel
Terry Gennoe
Bobby Mimms

From these six the following three were selected.

Tim Flowers (17%)
Brad Friedel (27%)
Bobby Mimms (41%)

In this article I do not really want to influence people as this is unfair, but I think we would all agree that someone within doesn't really deserve the amount of the vote they gained, I'm not saying they shouldn't have been in the Squad but the amount pulled is too much (in my opinion).

So what do we do next?
Next we will go over the positional selections and once we have these positional placing selected to a level the majority agree on (not all will, but the majority will speak and be heard… hopefully!) we will start selecting the Greatest XI!

How do we review this?
Quite simple, YOU look at the people who have been brought into the squad, if you are not happy you mention the name in the comments section below for the name you think should come out and put forward the name (PLEASE NOTE - This doesn't have to come from the original six mentioned!) you thought should come in (ideally why in both instances!)

From the names put forward to come in, and those to go out we should have a majority voicing their fair and honest opinion more fairly than a poll for this process. In a poll you just select a name, in some cases maybe that you like, by asking you to comment you mention a name with a reason why!

What happens if no one comments?
Quite simply if no one comments then no one comes in or out of the Squad and we'll select a keeper for the Greatest XI from what we already have.

I DO NOT want this re-selection process to go to a vote, I want this process decided by the majority through your comments. People have no excuse to moan or be unhappy about who is and who isn't in if they will not debate (not argue!) their point. In a split decision we will, well we will cross that bridge if and when it comes to it!

It's a lot simpler than it may seem!
So simply leave the name(s) below for who you think should go out and add the name for the player that you think should come in, all ideally with reasons. This doesn't need to be fully detailed but some reasoning would help.

Things can and will change over time
Do remember the squad can and will be changed over time at your request. This is a long running process as hopefully I will be around this site for YEARS to come, as will you?

Once we have decided (to the majority, not minority I'm afraid) we will have a finalised squad and then select a Greatest XI (this will go to a vote though!) I will reveal how the "appeals" process for change will happen once we fully finish this project.

So what are you waiting for…
You know what to do, have your say below. This re-evaluation process will run for a maximum of a week, this should give people plenty of time to have their say. If you don't the true Greats (again I'm not saying those already selected aren't, I'm not looking to sway opinion within this article, will do this below LOL!) could miss out, then who will be to blame? Without wanting to be harsh you, the Vital Blackburn members will as you would not have voiced your opinion…

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Date:Friday March 30 2007
Time: 12:53PM


I don't really want to start commenting just yet, want to sit on the fence and see what happens at first. Some of you already started with your thoughts on the goalkeepers (in a different thread) do share them again here, copy and paste if needed :)
Hughes Da Man
30/03/2007 12:56:00
Oh and the selection of Tim Flowers for the image doesn't mean I think he's the Greatest 'keeper we've had, just means he's one of them hence he made a good selection (plus I got to use his image LOL). Without question Flowers is one of the top three though, so will stay in :)
Hughes Da Man
30/03/2007 12:59:00
Well, Ill start off (no surprise there eh? lol) Mimms out, Gennoe In. Mimms didnt play as long as Gennoe and IMO Mimms was a servicable keeper but had his best years at Everton/Spurs. Although he played over 100 games for us and was the keeper when we won promotion, Gennoe was a great servant for us in the 80s, albeit at a lower level. If i am brutally honest, not really fussed whether Mimms stays or goes in this squad but am sure that if he stays, hes definatly number 3! Thoughts????
30/03/2007 15:02:00
Spot on BomBom (Sorry, no arguement from me ;-) ) Gennoe in, Mimms out (Nothing against Bobby, but Flowers was always a personal favourite and Friedel has been arguably our best player, let alone goalkeeper, for years)
Head Rover Heels
30/03/2007 15:11:00
People are speaking so Mimms is gone (well so it looks!) unless people save him?!?! No argument from me on him being number three (if he stays, but looknig doubtful) he was NEVER the Greatest out of the lot as the poll suggests.
Hughes Da Man
30/03/2007 15:25:00
Mimms shouldn't have been there. Roger Jones should have.
31/03/2007 02:37:00
Yeah, sorry Bobby.. I think Reg Elvy should get the vote before Big Bradders smashes his consecutive record of 152 league appearances! some record whatever level of football.
31/03/2007 09:35:00
Mr Mimms is going, going... almost gone! All it will be now is a case of who will come in for him?!?!
Hughes Da Man
31/03/2007 10:03:00
well, seeing as I am the only one who has stated why i think mimms shouldn't be there and why Gennoe SHOULD, I win. Seriously tho people, come on. Don't just be saying, i think Mimms should be out and "Dai Jones" should be in, back it up, say why. Its called a discussion because we are supposed to discuss!!!
31/03/2007 10:28:00
Don't worry BomBom all is being taken on board. In fairness when one person gives a player credit (as you have) sometims people might not for fear of repeating what has been said. Mimms is out ????? will come in. Still a number of days yet before a decision is made SO KEEP PUTTING FORWARD IDEAS WITH REASONS (ideally!)
Hughes Da Man
31/03/2007 11:19:00
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