Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Mixed Fortunes for Rovers in November

Mixed Fortunes for Rovers in November
This edition of The Blackburn Times looks back at the month of November, as reported by Vital Blackburn.

This first thing on everybodies minds, was the takeover. Will it go ahead, will it collapse and exactly who will take the helm at Ewood Park. Long time favourite, Ali Syed withdrew his interest early on in the month, leaving Venkys at the top of the chain. And the Indian based poultry company finally sealed the deal, a reported $43 million pound bid clinching the purchase, and wiping off all debt.

The next question was how much funds would Sam get. An initial 5 million pound amount was allocated, however many are sceptical of this amount, believing (hoping) it is much more, and the club are only trying to underplay their hand.

With the takeover, came the sense of change, reform and fear. The first thing the Venky's board though is minimized this fear, confirming Mr Williams and Mr Allardyce will remain in their respective roles. Ewood Park would remain Ewood Park, and the new owners would attempt to broaden the clubs appeal, stretching out to India and South East Asia....

So that was done and dusted, lets move on to the real stuff.

Rovers played 5 games in November, tasted success, a loss, and a heck of a beating.

Blackburn kickstarted things under new ownership with a 2-1 victory against Wigan. Goals to Morten Gamst Pedersen and Jason Roberts were enough to deny the latics, despite a late free kick from Nzogbia.

Next up was the inform Newcastle, and that brat Joey Barton. Brett Emerton set up Gamst to open the scoring, whilst Andy Carrol equalised with a trademark header. Jason Roberts scored his second succesive winner, to ensure Blackburn continued their great spell over Newcastle, 2-1 victors

Tottenham were next, and 2 late goals for Rovers werent enough, as a Gareth Bale inspired Spurs outfit continued their march up the table, and ended Rovers' run with a 4-2 victory.

Then it was all about Morten Gamst Pedersen. The Norweigan was on song, burying 2 goals to defeat Aston Villa and Rovers old boys Steven Warnock and Brad Friedel. In what was a rather entertaining match, Gamst managed to put the Houdini on Friedel, whipping in a free kick into the top corner of the net from the sideline, then powering home to seal the victory

And finally it was that game at Old Trafford. 7-1 with Berbatov scoring 5. One that would be definately one to forget, not for Josh Morris though, the young lad delighted at making his debut at the Theatre of Dreams, and pinching Berbatovs jersey afterwards

With New owners, comes the round of transfer rumours. Of the lot, the most notable was the possible return of Roque Santa Cruz. Sam Allardyce has admitted interest, but whether the Paraguayan hitman will be interested is yet another tale....Jason Brown signalled his intention to leave the club, whilst the big boys were signalling interest in Phil Jones

So new owners, 3 wins, 2 losses and more rumours, November indeed was an eventful month for Blackburn. With Santa Claus just around the corner, what surprises are in store for Blackburn in December....tune back in in a months time to recap exaclty how Blackburn propelled themselves into the top 6!
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday December 5 2010
Time: 10:57PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
that man u result really put a damper on the month aye!
sasman
05/12/2010 22:58:00
0
Certainly did mate! If we can keep up the form we showed last week, December could be a really good month for us!!
oziroversfan
06/12/2010 03:34:00
0
If we take the Man U result out of the equation this would have been a top draw month in my estimation...
Mikey Delap
06/12/2010 09:11:00
0
The 7-1 thrashing was the main highlight of November, stand out prominently. A new entry in our history record books, heaviest defeat column. Nevertheless, we bounced back in style, and hope for a good December and 2011 for the Rovers.
metalrover
06/12/2010 11:29:00
0
Was looking a very rosy month until old trafford but they bounced back and lets keep it goin into the new year!
mutts nutts
07/12/2010 10:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Blackburn

Should Blackburn Rovers progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Blackburn's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Blackburn Rovers...

Blackburn Trio Sign Professional Deals

Blackburn have revealed three academy graduates have signed professional contracts. Josh Askew, Lewis Travis & Ramirez Howarth have signed one-year deals.

Duffy Set For Republic Of Ireland Squad?

Duffy's fine season for Blackburn, which saw him win his first cap for the Republic of Ireland since arriving from Everton, could end with him going to the European Championships.

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)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele10%
Marshall6%
Duffy1%
Hanley3%
Kilgallon7%
Lenihan6%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett1%
Graham56%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans3%
Sub - Jackson3%
Sub - Conway1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker7
2.dallydally6
3.mobyduck5
4.@roverseas4
5.tonys1