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Ryan Nelsen: Let's Get It On!!!

Ryan Nelsen: Let's Get It On!!!

Blackburn Rovers Defender (and skipper) Ryan Nelsen is ready and raring to get the season underway in order to make up for the lost time he suffered last season after a long injury layoff.

Injuries sidelined Nelsen until January last term, and his commanding influence was MASSIVELY missed (even though we just about coped with him) before his return coincided with even more of an upturn in Rovers fortunes, and a fine defensive partnership with Christopher Samba. The competition for places is EVEN stronger than ever, and God (Nelsen in case anyone is unfamiliar with this?) is relishing this (and it is showing in training by all accounts!!!)

God told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "The competition for places is well up for grabs.

"I've never heard our coaches tell everybody to calm down so much, so I think that means everybody is ready and raring to go for Saturday
."

God, who missed the whole of Pre-Season last year has enjoyed every minute of what he has played this summer and he feels the squad will benefit from this, as well as the two competitive games Rovers have already played in the Intertoto Cup.

He added: "It isn't going to take three or four games to maybe get accustomed to the fitness, I think we're ready and I think everybody is looking forward to it."

As we ALL know Rovers a notoriously sluggish starters, but the added benefits of this extended Pre-Season SHOULD see us up and running sooner, with the already mentioned added bonus of having played competitive must win matches already, so Rovers will be looking to buck the trend and make sure it doesn't become three successive opening day defeats in a row against Middlesbrough tomorrow. However, we have to remember it is a marathon and not a sprint.

The New Zealand International also said: "We want to start well this season, but we also know it is a 38-game season and it is a long haul. So the nooses won't be out if we haven't got the points in the first couple of games, but we are motivated to get on the board early doors."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Friday August 10 2007
Time: 12:51PM

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Nelsen is leading his soldiers into battle with a good early rallying cry.
We've waited what seems an age (even though it has in reality flown by!!!) to get things started again, the time in now. Competition for places is fierce but with God to lead us from the off this season Rovers SHOULD start better than we did last season (which I personally think we would have anyway had he been fit!!!)
Hughes Da Man
10/08/2007 12:53:00
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You're right! There's really no excuse for poor form now that we've have quite a few games behind us. Every one is confident and fit and I'd be quite surprised if we started off slow. If I were a Rovers player and the game is lost I'd hate to face the wrath of Sparky after the match!
Chupacabra
10/08/2007 14:04:00
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Thats got to be the line of the summer!!! "God told Sky Sports".... surreal.
MikeyGamst
10/08/2007 15:23:00
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Very good rally call from the rightful captain. If we canget our noses in fron tomorrow I think we will be tough to break down.
MikeyGamst
10/08/2007 15:24:00
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I think you will have a decent season again. I hope young Warnock does well for you.
dazza71
10/08/2007 18:50:00
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Injuries the bain of our season last year! I hope he has an injury free season!
merlin
10/08/2007 20:51:00
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Your gonna have a good year this year. Great squad now, and the forward line is looking superb
Kentlions1983
11/08/2007 11:23:00
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Cheers, thanks dude nice to hear Rovers appreciated by others :)
Hughes Da Man
11/08/2007 22:53:00
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great season this year!!
Derbyshire4England
15/08/2007 13:27:00
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