Rovers Gunned Down
Today I have decided to vary it up slightly, and write something other then our normal match report. Last night, our men made the trip to London to play against the Arsenal. All week, the press had been portraying a demolishing, the beauty against the beast. The delightful, one touch football of Arsenal, against the hard tackling, long ball tactics of Blackburn. The pundits were at it, even the commentators were predicting a blow out scoreline.....Looking at the scoreline, 6-2...ouch.
If you didnt watch the game, then think what you want, but for those who did sit and watch the game, we saw some of the finest football that will be played in this season's Premier League. Arsenal were simply too good, too classy, and deadly with their finishing. However, Rovers put up a fight, and no, not literally. An early goal to Nzonzi put Rovers ahead, and after the Gunners equalised, Dunny put Rovers ahead once more.
Sure, the Gunners pounded our goal, with Robinson forced into save after save, sure, the Gunners were up 3-2 half time, but our boys could hold their heads up. We are talking about a team, who's whole player wage value probably doesnt equate to the 6 year contract of a certain Gunner....
Rovers showed more of the same spirit, and if it wasnt for a dubious decision not to award David DUnn a clear penalty, it could of been 3 all. Could of, would of, should of, in the end it didnt matter. 4-2 the Gunners went, and instead of going into Damage control, our lads kept going, Dunn darting through the Arsenal defence, Hoillet striking the post....
It just wasn't to be, 6-2 to the Gunners. Many will read of the mauling, and lesson Arsenal taught the Rovers. However, I can stand proud, our boys went to the Emirates, got beat by what I believe to be the most clinical attacking force to ever take the pitch in the Premier League, and we faught hard. We played good football, and who knows, we were missing our 3 best defenders, Samba and Nelsen in Central defence, and Vince Grella in midfield....
Heads up men
Save after save after save. Conceded 6, but stopped about 20....Lets hope Capello doesnt draw too much out of the conceded goals, nobody could of stopped them
Paul Robinson 9
Gael Givet/Pascal Chimbonda 6.5
Lars Jacobsen 6
Martin Olsson 7
Keith Andrews 6.5
David Dunn 9
Di Santo 7