Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Portsmouth 1-2 Rovers

Portsmouth 1-2 Rovers

Brad Friedel - 7

Defence looked solid but did the sweeping up behind them well. Few decent saves and commanded the area well. Will be annoyed at late goal.

Zurab Khizanishvili - 6

Did his job, looked stable and made no errors. Having said that if he wants to start more regularly then he'll need to contirbute more going forward, especially from right back.

Ryan Nelsen - 8

He's back, he looks like he has never been away. Commanded, won the aerial battle and lead by example. Welcome baack God.

Chris Samba - 7

Big Daddy did his usual no nonsense defending and looked very comfortable next to Nelsen. His commanding presense was again crucial to keeping level heads when Pompey laid siege for 20 minutes in the secomd half.

Bruno Berner - 6

Looked like a guy who had a long lay off in the first half our as he was caught napping several times. As the game wore on he grew into the match and looked decent towards the end. We'll be able to tell more after a few regular games but at the moment Mr.Warnock won't be bricking himself.

Dave Bentley - 6

Was doing well until he was unfortunately injured taking a knock. He attacked with purpose down the right. The 4-2-3-1 we played earlier in the year actually suits him better but he so talented he can play anywhere more or less. Hopefully he won't be out for too long if at all.

Aaron Mokoena - 7

Was doing a storming job as the holding midfielder until injury struck. Strong, won tackles, distributed better than normal. He may of broken his leg though... gutted.

David Dunn - 7

Displayed the drive that adds purpose to his game, did go missing for a bit at the start of the second half but can be pleased with his evening's work.

Morten Gamst Pedersen - 7

Well where the hell has that been???? Maximum effort, good crossing, potent shooting, good positioning, involved everone and a goal...

Roque Santa Cruz - 7

Anything decent Rovers did went through the Centre forward, held things up and is the perfect compliment for Benni Mac. His touch is getting better with each game and he gave everyone time to bomb forward in the second half to relieve the pressure.

Benni McCarthy - 9

Excellent. Took his goal well but his all round team play is better than it was last year. Getting dropped was the best thing that could of happened to him.

SUBS

Brett Emerton - 6

Did his best in an unfamiliar central role, it isnt his best position but he made it work, effective but nothing special.

Matt Derbyshire - 6

See Brett Emerton. His effort will allow him to make the best of whatever position he is put in.

Keith Treacy - 6

Had little time to make an impact but his sheer entrance showed there is one more person to add into the mix... strength in depth is always welcome.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mikey Gamst
Date:Thursday November 1 2007
Time: 12:08PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
This team is playing like a team!! Can you guys notice how there aren't any major weakneses on this team..they are all doing their jobs! So, I cannot help thinking that this can only get better! And I hope this can be seen on the next two premiership games! (Liverpool and Manchester) to get aourselves into the top4!
diegoveron
01/11/2007 12:16:00
0
I think what we're seeing is not individually the best XI. But one of the best teams that can play a system that is set for them.
MikeyGamst
01/11/2007 12:24:00
0
"Welcome baack God" - is that a reference to our sheep? lol. Good to see Nelsen back in the team, and hopefully we can get a few more clean sheets - starting this weekend vs Liverpool. Having not seen the game, was partic interested in how Berner played, but would have liked a better performance from him than the one you described. Hopefully that is just down to getting games. We can't have Sparky signing a dud - that wouldn't be right.
Desert Kiwi
01/11/2007 12:27:00
0
i dont think he is a dud matey.... just short of match fitness... if you saw him pre season he looked very good.
MikeyGamst
01/11/2007 13:19:00
0
I backed your team to finish in the top four this season and get into the champions league. Great result last night at one of the hardest grounds to get a result.
will it ever happen
01/11/2007 16:57:00
0
cheers will it ever happen.... It is a notoriously difficult place to go to Fratton Park. I'm glad we won and played well, sets us up for Sat.
MikeyGamst
01/11/2007 18:30:00
0
Good win for you guys last night. Pompey at home are very strong so fair play.
Real Deal
01/11/2007 20:46:00
0
Fair play to you, you did to us what we did to you in the league game. Good luck with the q/f draw.
storagematt
01/11/2007 22:23:00
0
Best Kiwi footballer by a country mile right now
ozanne park rangers
02/11/2007 07:25:00
0
cheers storage matt... your right it is officially 1-1 now. Good luck until we meet again.
MikeyGamst
02/11/2007 09:25:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Rotherham v Blackburn

All the stats from Rotherham (0) vs (1) Blackburn, New York Stadium, 30/4/16 Att: 11,035

Rotherham v Blackburn - Team Sheets

Rotherham are at the New York Stadium with Blackburn the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Blackburn - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Blackburn Rovers be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Match Day Officials v Rotherham (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Rotherham United this weekend.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele0%
Lowe0%
Duffy0%
Hanley0%
Kilgallon0%
Marshall0%
Lenihan0%
Jordi Gomez0%
Grimes0%
Bennett0%
Graham0%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Conway0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker12
2.jimbogeesus2
3.@roverseas2
4.Dublin_Rover1