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Greatest Rovers Squad Right-Midfield

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 right-midfielders first time round, these six men were the men with the most mentions, and hence they made the poll.

Bryan Douglas
Noel Brotherston
David Thompson
Stuart Ripley
Roy Vernon
Kevin Gallacher

From these six the following two were selected.

Bryan Douglas (35%) &
Stuart Ripley (32%)

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 heardů 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 forů
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 opinionů


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 6 2007

Time: 6:24PM

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Others that gained mentions last time but failed to make the vote were: David Bentley & David Speedie.
Hughes Da Man
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06/05/2007 18:27:00

This is REALLY tough to call! My opinion is (and I'm sure most will agree) that you can't have a Greatest Squad without Noel Brotherston, but after missing out on the left he could only get in on the right! It was always my intention to vote him in on the right but now I'm torn between him and Ripley (Douglas is a CERTAIN retainer here!) as you could argue no squad is complete without all three?!?! You could say that Ripley falls into the Wilcox mould to a degree (right place, right time) however, I feel he was a more consistent and better player than Wilcox. I'm not sure guys, but I'm going BRYAN DOUGLAS and leaning slightly towards NOEL BROTHERSTON, sorry Rippers.
Hughes Da Man
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06/05/2007 18:29:00

Off topic I know but if you happen to read this between 6pm & 8pm on Sunday Evening (6th May) DON'T forget Walkerabout currently taking place in the forum!
Hughes Da Man
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06/05/2007 18:30:00

For me I still stick with my original picks of Douglas and Ripley
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07/05/2007 02:58:00

Fair play, and good call AustRover. Thanks for the mentions, this is a help :)
Hughes Da Man
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07/05/2007 09:58:00

no idea? wenger?
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07/05/2007 15:02:00

Interesting suggestion from a gooner there but I don't really remember the days when Arsene pulled on a Blue and White halved shirt :)
Hughes Da Man
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07/05/2007 16:12:00

Whichever way i go im *****ed! Douglas is a given, but i need time to think about rippers and brotherston. When you ending this HDM? I need time on this one, i told you on the left midfield one that this was gonna be tough.
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07/05/2007 21:48:00

It'll be on until Thursday, maybe Friday at least I would say dude, so plenty of time yet!
Hughes Da Man
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07/05/2007 22:52:00

Brotherston and Douglas simple, Ripley was good but not great, Thompson was average and Gallagher I see as more of a striker
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08/05/2007 09:21:00

Thanks for adding your views Clint, KEEP THEM COMING PEOPLE!
Hughes Da Man
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08/05/2007 09:30:00

Yup. A no brainer for me this one (Heartbreaking though) Douglas and Brotherston. (as mentioned above, sorry Rippers. I was beaten on the Wilcox one for the same reason as i'm leaving Rippers out, horses for courses - Rippers did the job expected to perfection for us, but the other two have to pip him to the squad in this instance)
Head Rover Heels
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08/05/2007 13:57:00

Good calls Head Rover Heels, thanks for adding your opinion also.
Hughes Da Man
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08/05/2007 14:00:00

OK, as much as this saddens me, I feel that Rippers needs to come out and Brotherston in. I still think he shouldve got in on the right as Ripley was so much more than right place right time IMO but i guess its just not be!
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09/05/2007 10:56:00

Fair play BomBom. Once the selection is done, and an XI selected we can re-visit this time and time again, and we WILL! This is an ongoing theme.
Hughes Da Man
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09/05/2007 11:04:00

I think I'll draw a line under this selection today then as I don't think much will change now?!?!
Hughes Da Man
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09/05/2007 11:24:00


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