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Rovers Fighting Spirit

Blackburn Rovers might have rode their luck on Saturday Evening against Chelsea at times but the fighting spirit (no, not that kind of fighting!!!) earned them a point.

Chelsea scored a perfectly legal goal that should have won the match, but this was wrongly ruled out for offside, and Chelsea might have had the better of the chances but Rovers should have had a penalty despite John Terry's barking in Morten Gamst Pedersen's face claiming he had dived as a result of John Obi Mikel's clumsy challenge, so it could have been a Rovers win in the end.

Thanks to several wonderful saves from Brad Friedel (one in the first half especially) and the battling qualities we ALL know Rovers have, with them ALL willing to put their bodies on the line for the cause as Christopher Samba did (when he took a boot to the head from Andrij Shevchenko as he bravely cleared, thankfully with him being OK) these factors all played their part in earning Rovers their point and stretching the unbeaten record to an impressive 15 matches!!!


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 17 2007

Time: 10:56PM

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The willingness to battle all the way and put your own boy on the line was shown more than ever against Chelsea on Saturday wasn't it.
Like I say Rovers rode their luck but you HAD to be proud (as always) of Rovers on Saturday Evening didn't you, what fighting spirit.
Hughes Da Man
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17/09/2007 22:58:00

for me it was never a penalty! but we earned a point for sure.
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17/09/2007 23:48:00

It was a clumsy challenge, which COULD have been given, and dare I say would have been given for Chelsea?!?! Simple truth is it wasn't, but Rovers battled to the point they deserved.
Hughes Da Man
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18/09/2007 00:03:00

HDM: McCarthy pic on motd As a bonus have a pic of some horrifying spurs fans :S Not laughing now are they lol.
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18/09/2007 00:33:00

Makes a change for the opposition to own up to a bad decision - has Hughsie changed his mind about it yet?
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18/09/2007 08:30:00

merlin, I think all along we have said it was a goal, it was clear. But perhaps that was the reprieve for the goal West Ham got that NEVER was last year and the peno you got against pool that should never have existed!
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18/09/2007 10:14:00

I think that when it comes to spirit- Souness&Sparky are the best. Another issue- I've been to a major football site a few days ago. The writer chose his best 11 of the weekend. When it came to GK, he chose Reina (who saved a penalty) "in the absence of any other stand-out goalkeeping displays this weekend, that is enough to secure him the coveted number one spot". Do people avoid Blackburn on purpose or am I crazy?!?!?!
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18/09/2007 10:54:00

israeli mate.... Brad is the Leagues most underrated keeper.... he will always be over looked for these thinsg because he doesnt play for the top 4!!! For instance if he played for Man U he would get 8/9 out of 10 every week in most papers.
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18/09/2007 11:07:00

On a side note... the NOTW gave Brad 7 in the ratings in the paper. They really dont have a clue.
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18/09/2007 11:08:00

roversman is right we have said ALL along it was a goal, Sparky would have changed his mind by now, but as for not calling it as it is Jose Mourinho can be bad can't he :) lol!
Hughes Da Man
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18/09/2007 11:39:00

Israeli Rover - If it's Garth Crooks team of the week, I noticed Friedal was only in contention. As I have no frame of reference for the weekends game, and I can only go off what people have said, it should have been Friedal. However, Gamst also got on the shortlist of midfielders, and from the report roversman gave, he shouldn't have featured, as he didn't feature in the game. I wouldn't take to much notice of what the pundits/experts/reporters say. We KNOW thatwe HAVE a GREAT side, from 1 - 16 (you know what I mean..obviously, Matty D is 27, Roberts 30!).
Decimus Poole
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18/09/2007 15:17:00

Decimus- the thing is that the media contains tremendous power- and if they don't reflect on the truth- then who does?!?!?
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18/09/2007 18:38:00

That is the problem isn't it dude SO MANY people beleive what the media tells them, true or not!!!
Hughes Da Man
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18/09/2007 20:49:00

Yes it was a pen
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21/09/2007 08:50:00


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