Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Savage Relishing The Competition

Savage Relishing The Competition

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage is looking forward to the challenge ahead of him of keeping a starting place in the Rovers midfield this season.

When ALL of the Rovers midfielders are fully fit there will be some real competition for places this season (this is healthy for the players themselves AND the club!!!) which will be great after the struggles that often occurred last season after injuries to key figures like Savage and Steven Reid.

Sav made his return from his broken leg on Tuesday with the Pre-Season game with Wrexham (scoring what proved to be the winning penalty) and is using the extra competition for places from others as something to give him extra motivation. The former Welsh International told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website:

"I think we've got a great chance, there's a huge pressure on places but it is great.

"I've had that all throughout my career, if somebody is trying to take your shirt it makes you work even harder. Towards the end of last year - even though we had a great finish to the season - in games where the gaffer might have wanted to make changes he couldn't really because there wasn't enough bodies.

"So if everyone can stay injury free we can have a great season, maybe add one or two more players it'll be great.

"The bigger the challenge, the better response and that is the most important thing for a player
."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview

Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday July 12 2007
Time: 12:11PM

Comments

0
Competition is ALWAYS healthy, it not only keeps people on their toes (as is essential!!!) but also gives Sparky alternatives.
The Axe showed last season that he CAN fill in for Sav if needed, so he will have to be VERY much on his guard this season won't he.
Hughes Da Man
12/07/2007 12:13:00
0
Mokoena more than stepped into Savages shoes last year, at times he did a better job. We did miss Savages energetic approah however and I am looking forward to seeing him fit and raring to go once more!
im_a_blackburn_rover
12/07/2007 14:04:00
0
Its just not the same without Sav there. Now he is back we are better off for it.
MikeyGamst
12/07/2007 14:27:00
0
has evreyone 4got about david dunn. hes a classy english talent that needs to play more
Derbyshire4England
12/07/2007 16:30:00
0
Savage adds another dimension....So strong and never misses a tackle. However he turns 33, and along with old Tugay we need cover for the future: Time will tell if Dunn is the same Dunn we remember. If not at least bring Danny Murphy-30 , or Tom Soares-21. Owen Garvan-19.5 is also interesting (and why not Ben Watson-22???)
IsraeliRover
12/07/2007 17:57:00
0
Giles Barnes anyone????
MikeyGamst
12/07/2007 18:15:00
0
IsraeliRover - Murphy wouldn't really be looking to the future would it dude?!?! Soares and Watson, both good players but Premiership quality? I'm not sure??? Don't really know much about the other guy.
MikeyGamst - Yeah dude, Barnes would be a GREAT signing, so when derby go down we'll get him!!!
Hughes Da Man
12/07/2007 23:47:00
0
savage seems to compensate for his lack of ability by being overly aggressive, and is prone to yellow and red cards.
Dales_Dad
13/07/2007 09:31:00
0
When Derby go down!?!?! Isnt that tempting fate?? lol
MikeyGamst
13/07/2007 09:42:00
0
Dales_Dad - He may lack ability but he still has FAR more than he is credited with. The card issues is not as bad as rumour would suggest, sure he picks up a few yellows (and some for VERY tupid things) bur red cards, he has only EVER had two I believe?!?! One for Rovers (two yellows) and one for Wales (again two yellows).
MikeyGamst - I meant it slightly tongue in cheek, but forgot my LOL!
Hughes Da Man
13/07/2007 12:21:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - On 9h December 2007…..

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Vital Preview - Championship, 9th-11th Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Moving In The Right Direction

Victories against Brentford and Newcastle were followed up by a draw against Huddersfield. Ideally Coyle wanted to win all three but is happy with this improvement ahead of Preston.

QPR FA Cup Details Confirmed

Blackburn were paired with QPR in Monday's FA Cup third round draw, ticket details have been released.

November MotM Nomination - Coyle

The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are in.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers
Suggested By:
Blackburn win0%
Preston win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 12:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment