UK time is: 18:49:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Blackburn Rovers Strikers

r.waterfall shares his views on the Blackburn Rovers strikers, and why Matt Derbyshire should be given a run as a first choice striker.

The Charlton Athletic match score yesterday flattered Rovers, until Derbyshire came on. He showed McCarthy and Roberts what they should have been doing to beat a 10 man relegation team.

If you weren't there, let me explain that the newspaper headlines, about Rovers giving Charlton a drubbing, don't tell the whole story. Rovers first two goals were due to terrible goalkeeping errors. With even a half decent goalkeeper and if Derbyshire had not come on, the result could have easily been 1-1. (With Charlton hitting the crossbar with a strong shot it could even have been 1-2) Of course Rovers deserved to win but then they did last week - and lost!

So many times when in a shooting position forwards passed and the opportunity was gone, the one time when McCarthy should have left the wingers centre for the unmarked Roberts, he tried the spectacular overhead kick which failed.

Derbyshire came on and showed them how easy it should have been for them, against such a weak defence, to get goals. I am sure that if Derbyshire had started it really would have been a drubbing of 5 or even 6-1. I can't help but see him having got a hat trick over 90 minuets.

Why do we underrate him? Is it because he is a homegrown talent? He should be given a run as first choice striker. Our goal difference would not be a minus with him as a main striker.

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND SUBMITTED BY R.WATERFALL.


Don't forget "Walkerbout" Sunday Evenings in the forum between 6pm & 8pm - For more information click here.

But 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 and you'll find out!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 29 2007

Time: 3:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Thanks for this r.waterfall, this is exactly what this site needs, articles being submitted by its members. The amount of people that are doing this (and submitting polls) is growing, lets keep it going!
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
29/04/2007 15:33:00

It wasn't the drubbing the scoreline appears to suggest and Charlton maybe could have had more, but we SHOULD have had more also so I can see where r.waterfall is coming from, but at the same time a win is a win isn't it and goals are goals no matter how they come?!?! As for Derbs, I'm not sure too many do underestimate him do they? I know I don't as most will testify due to my constant banging on about him! Lets face it can we really see Sparky leaving out Benni in place of Derbs?!?! I think JR will work well with both, and Derbs could work with Benni but JR proves that perfect foil for most strikers. But I do still feel that JR is the better partner for Benni at the moment.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
29/04/2007 15:35:00

He's a great guy to have around Matty because he doesnt sulk when not picked, he gives it his all and always looks to make an impact when he does get on. There are not enough footballers like him.
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
29/04/2007 18:06:00

He's appreciates what he's got doesn't he, he knows he could EASILY not have. Playing for YOUR club makes you see things clearer doesn't it.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
29/04/2007 18:34:00

Definitely.... he is a joy to have and he really doesnt want to be anywhere other than where he is right now. For Rovers fans that means so much.
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
30/04/2007 12:58:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Lenihan Recalled (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Defender Departs (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Duffy's Rovers Season Over (Monday March 2 2015)

Bowyer: The Players Were Spot On (Monday March 2 2015)

Bournemouth 0-0 Blackburn (Champ) (Sunday March 1 2015)

Stats: Bournemouth v Blackburn (Saturday February 28 2015)

Rovers Preview: AFC Bournemouth (A) (Saturday February 28 2015)

Bournemouth v Blackburn (Team News) (Friday February 27 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Wolves 35 16 9 10 6 57
9. Forest 35 13 11 11 7 50
10. Sheff Wed 34 11 13 10 -2 46
11. Blackburn 34 11 12 11 -1 45
12. Charlton 35 10 15 10 -5 45
13. Cardiff 35 11 11 13 -4 44
14. Birmingham 34 10 12 12 -11 42

Breaking League News

LUFC Bellusci replaces Austin for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 04/03/2015 18:46:00
Kim Bo-kyung Voted Latics Man Of The Match
Wigan : 04/03/2015 17:11:00
Latics Directors To Step Down
Wigan : 04/03/2015 16:53:01
The Wigan Preview
Norwich : 04/03/2015 16:37:00
Preview: Birmingham City v Blackpool
Birmingham : 04/03/2015 16:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn
Suggested By:  Rovers Admin
Blackburn win 40%
Sheffield Wednesday win 40%
Draw 20%