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Friedel: Hughes The Man For Rovers

Blackburn Rovers are a team that are making waves, this has been the case for a couple of years now, and this will be the case in the future according to Brad Friedel…but ONLY if Mark Hughes stays.

Since taking over at Ewood Park in 2004 Hughes has turned Rovers from a relegation threatened side team of fighters (as they were, but needs required this at that time) to a team that challenged for a Champions League place less 12-months later, and now a club established in the top echelons of the Premiership and looking like competing in European Competition year in year out, with the club playing some superb football.

The early signs so far this season, with Rovers making a superb start to the season (carrying on where they left off at the end of the previous one) which has not always been the case, has seen an unbeaten run extending the fifteen matches, with many people (both within and without Rovers circles) tipping the club to challenge for honours in this, and future seasons, and so long as Hughes remains at the helm Friedel has joined this growing band insisting Rovers CAN seriously challenge for honours under his leadership.

Friedel told the Lancashire Telegraph: "As long as Mark stays here, we will put ourselves in the position to win silverware and that has always been the aim.

"When he arrived, we were struggling and in the bottom two. If you look at the squad today, it is vastly different and the whole complexity of the set-up is different.

"The way he wanted us to play required the players to be at a much higher level of physical fitness


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 20 2007

Time: 10:53AM

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Friedel doesn't need to convince me, or many (if any) VBers here does he on the job Sparky has done, and will continue to do with Rovers, long may this continue.
Hughes Da Man
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20/09/2007 10:55:00

Done a great job for you guys, brought in some good talent and got you playing good football. If only he'd send his team out with less of the go break some legs lads :P hehe
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20/09/2007 13:21:00

the way they play now is great by me.... fantastic. The improvement under Hughes is immense.
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20/09/2007 15:08:00

hope he never leaves!
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20/09/2007 15:11:00

Yeah he is fast becoming a bona fide Rovers legend! Glad there Chelsea rumours didn't have much chance to simmer!
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20/09/2007 15:58:00

look at us... bigging our team up and then we play a shocker!!! hold on have I woken up and we are Spurs!??!?! lol
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20/09/2007 21:16:00

Nah Mr Mikey, Spurs are Rovers, or at least they want to be remember that new kit they have lol!
Hughes Da Man
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20/09/2007 23:52:00

good call... at least they havent got that shocking bronw kit anymore!!!! lol
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21/09/2007 16:06:00


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