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No Complaints From Hughes

No Complaints From Hughes

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes had no complaints about Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth. They came to Ewood Park to do a job, and they got this job done.

It was a bad end to what had been a disappointing week ultimately. The draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge the Saturday before looked to set up Rovers nicely for the UEFA Cup first round first leg tie with Larissa, but after a shock 2-0 defeat in Greece a response was expected in the League. However, another disappointing showing, which bar the opening 10-20 minutes Rovers were not really threatening at all saw them lose their unbeaten start to the Premiership season.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "We had a good opening period in the first 20 minutes and, if we'd have scored then, there'd have been a different pattern to the game.

"But we didn't get the goal and, obviously, defensively we were very poor for their goal. From that point onwards, with Portsmouth a goal up, they had the perfect game-plan to see things through.

"They came here to frustrate us and they kept plenty of people behind the ball.

"In fairness to them, their back four was rock-solid and we didn't really have the craft and the guile to draw them out and create enough chances to ask questions of them.

"So I've no complaints really. There wasn't quite that intensity to our play, which we have come to expect at Ewood Park.

"That might have something to do with our game in Europe, but we don't want to use that as an excuse
."

Rovers will now be hoping to bounce back against Birmingham City in the Carling Cup this Wednesday, something that Hughes, and the fans WILL be demanding from the players.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday September 24 2007
Time: 11:13PM

Comments

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It was a bad end to a bad week, but how Rovers respond to the double setback is what is VITALLY important. We can start with victory over Birmingham!!!
Hughes Da Man
24/09/2007 23:15:00
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It's good to hear that Sparky knows we didn't play well. He could have come out and said Portsmouth parked the bus in front of the goal, complained of defencive nature of Portsmouth play, etc. However, he is man enough to recognise our short comings i.e. we were not good enough to break them down (reading between the lines...). Good on him. I was disappointed with the display. Is anyone else wondering whether holding on to MGP was a mistake? And where would we be without super Brad...!?
Decimus Poole
25/09/2007 12:03:00
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I think holding onto MGP is a good idea because as they say "form is temporary, class is permanent"... he ill come good. Super Brad has always been awesome and I dread the day when he goes. As for Birmingham on Wed... start wit Matty up front.
MikeyGamst
25/09/2007 12:51:00
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Form is none exsistent at present! :-) Should be Matty and Rocky to start. However, he might give Rigters a run out...?
Decimus Poole
25/09/2007 13:03:00
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i would give treacy a run out on wednesday as that will put MGP under a bit of pressure if he has two players behind him looking for his position!
durks de rover
25/09/2007 14:29:00
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What about Peter??? surely worth a go... deserves more playing time with Gamst struggling.
MikeyGamst
25/09/2007 20:44:00
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If/when MGP is left out, or should I say "rested" then Sergio is the man that SHOULD be next in line. I have high hopes for Keith Treacy but what sort of message is that sending Sergio if he is left languishing in the reserves and Treacy comes in ahead of him?!?!
Hughes Da Man
27/09/2007 10:56:00
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