Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Blackburn Football Club was founded in 1875 and became a part of Football League in 1888. Blackburn Rovers is established in Blackburn, Lancashire. Blackburn's first home ground was Oozehead ground but the club changed four more grounds before settling at Ewood Park in 1890. Ewood Park is a magnificent ground which has a capacity of entertaining more than 30,000 people. Blackburn enjoyed most of its successes in the 1930's while also remained away from the top flight for 26 long years from 1966 to 1992.
Blackburn players put on a split purple-white colored shirts and white shorts. The crest contains a rose along with the name of the club.
Venkatesh Rao and Balaji Rao (Venky's London Limited)
Steve Kean is the present manager and was appointed last season after Sam Allardyce got the sack.
Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton, Brad Friedel, Dereck Fazackerley
The current captain of Blackburn Football Club is the solid centre back Ryan Nelson.
Blackburn Soccer Club found success from 1884-1891 winning five F.A. cups in the period. Blackburn has also won a Premier League title under Kenny Dalglish in the 1994-95 season. Blackburn's last success was in 2002 when it won the league cup.
Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Manchester United, Manchester City
Black Rovers Football Club is a part of only four teams who have won the premier league title since its beginning in 1992.
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September 30, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Manchester City are having a bit of a troubled period at the moment. The Carlos Tevez saga has been a matter of concern for the team which has resulted in a run of poor form for Manchester City in the Champions League. Their Premier League form however, is quite decent. They are unbeaten in the League and have only dropped 2 points in their first six matches of the campaign. Blackburn had secured a morale boosting win against Arsenal but were pecked back again by the defeat away to Newcastle last week. Blackburn manager Steve Keane is under pressure to produce result or he will get the sack.
Manchester City are level on points with Manchester United in the League table with only goal difference separating the two sides. City would like to have another win to keep United honest at the top. Blackburn are in desperate need of points but a win against Manchester City is close to impossible for them. City might not have been prolific in the Champions League but they are quite sublime in the League and have players that can tore apart defences with ease.
To add to the woes of the Blackburn Manger Steve Keane, is the rising number of injuries he has to contend with. Defenders Scott Dann, Gael Givet and Michel Salgado are all out with injury and might miss the game against City. Manchester City on the other hand have no major injury concerns for the game.
Manchester City are the favourites for the game and should win the game easily considering the leaky defence of Blackburn that has shipped in 13 goals so far in the season.
Blackburn Player to Watch: Yakubu
Man City Player to Watch: Aguero
Venue: Ewood Park
Man City: DDWWL
Blackburn: Salgado, Givet, Dann
Man City: None
USoccers Prediction: Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Manchester City
September 15, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Arsenal got their first win and their first goal this season in their last fixture against Swansea. Although the Gunners were not at their best yet they carved out a victory which was vital for them. Blackburn were held to a draw by Fulham in their last fixture. Rovers were lucky to get a point out of the game as their keeper Paul Robinson made many saves to earn his side a point.
Arsenal would want a win from this game to continue their climb up the table. Wenger’s Men are currently placed 12th in the table with just 4 points from 4 games. They would want to get a good away win under their belt to keep the confidence going in the side. Blackburn on the other hand are coming at the back of a loss and a draw in their last two matches. They would like to frustrate Arsenal and would want to nick a point out of this game.
Arsenal were held to a draw by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Group Stage match and are again in need of a confidence boost. A win in this game is going to provide this confidence boost for the Gunners.
Blackburn striker Rubin Rochina scored against Fulham and would again be on the lookout for goals. Arsenal captain Van Persie found his scoring boots in the game against Borussia Dortmund and would love to score some more goals against Blackburn this Saturday.
Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere are all out for the game with injuries joining Thomas Vermaelen on the sidelines. Blackburn meanwhile do not have any injury worries for the game and are set to field the same side that drew against Fulham last week.
Blackburn Player to Watch: Rochina
Arsenal Player to Watch: Mikel Arteta
Venue: Ewood Park
Arsenal: Vermaelen, Diaby, Wilshere and Ramsey
USoccers Prediction: Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Arsenal
September 9, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Blackburn are in a dire need of a win. They have yet to get a point in the League having lost all three of their opening encounters in the League this year. Fulham also haven’t enjoyed a good start to the season managing only a single point out of their first three games.
Fulham manager Martin Jol has no injury concerns and might field the same side against Blackburn that faced Newcastle. Blackburn too have no major injury scares as Christopher Samba and Ryan Nelson both return to the squad for this game.
Both the teams are coming in to this game at the back of defeats and both would like to set the record straight and win this fixture. The Premier league this year is very tough and every game is important therefore both teams are going to try and win this game. Fulham being the home team would like a win while Blackburn have several key players returning and would like to start winning again.
Fulham Player to Watch: John Arne Riise
Blackburn Player to Watch: Yakubu
Venue: Craven Cottage
USoccers Prediction: Fulham 0-0 Blackburn Rovers
August 27, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Blackburn will go head-to-head with Everton as both teams look for their first points in the Premier League. Everton lost their season opener against QPR at home while Blackburn have lost both their games against Wolves and Aston Villa this season.
Everton’s first match against Tottenham was cancelled and they were very unlucky to lose against QPR last week.
Blackburn have not looked threatening at all as Wolves defeated them at Ewood Park while they were thrashed by Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Gueye and Coleman are missing for Everton while the team would welcome back Bilyaletidinov, Fellaini and Arteta. Blackburn have no fresh injury concerns and will welcome back Samba, Givet and Ryan Nelson.
Everton will be looking forward to getting their first points on the board while Blackburn players would be looking to thwart Everton this time around.
Blackburn Player to Watch: Samba
Everton Player to Watch: Jermaine Beckford
Venue: Ewood Park
Everton: Sheamus Coleman
USoccers Prediction: Blackburn 1-1 Everton
August 19, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Aston Villa will play their first home game against Blackburn Rovers this Saturday. Aston Villa showed resilience and determination as they avoided defeat against Fulham last Saturday after playing a goalless draw. Blackburn on the other hand, lost their first game even after taking the lead against fellow strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Aston Villa boss Alex Mcleish was happy with the new signings as both Given and N’Zogbia played excellently. Blackburn’s Formica was the most impressive against Wolves as he scored in his first league appearance after arriving at the club in January.
There are no real injury concerns for Villa while Blackburn are going to miss Givet and Brett Emerton due to injury.
Aston Villa fans must be expecting a strong display at home against Blackburn while Blackburn fans would be expecting a better performance from Steve Kean’s team this Saturday.
Aston Villa Player to Watch: Charles N’Zogbia
Sunderland Player to Watch: Christopher Samba
Venue: Villa Park
Form guide (last season):
Aston Villa: DLDWWD
Aston Villa: Carlos Cuellar
Blackburn: Gael Givet, Brett Emerton
USoccers Prediction: Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
August 12, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Blackburn and Wolverhampton clash again in a rematch of last season’s final day enthralling clash. Both the teams were in danger of getting relegated. However, Blackburn’s 3-2 win ensured them top-flight status while other results favoured Wolves as they also survived with only a single point between them and relegation.
Both teams would start afresh this season though. Wolves have spent heavily this season signing Jamie O’Hara, Dorus De Vries and solid centre back Roger Johnson. Roger Johnson was signed after stiff competition and has already been made club captain.
On the other hand, Blackburn lost their player of the season- Phil Jones- to Manchester United and hasn’t signed any notable replacement. The club finally dipped into the transfer market by snapping up Goodwillie and Radosav Petrovic.
Center backs Nelson and Samba both would be unavailable for Blackburn due to injuries which leaves Kean with limited options at the back. New signing Goodwillie would certainly play a role in the match. Kevin Doyle, Muyokolo, Sylvan Ebanks Blake, Duediora, Kightly and Foley are all injured or lacking match practice and won’t play. New signings Jamie O’ Hara and Johnson would however be heavily involved.
Both teams would want a successful beginning to their campaign in order to lay foundation for a season free from the rigors of fighting against relegation.
Wolves Player to Watch: Roger Johnson
Blackburn Player to Watch: Morten Gamst Pederson
Venue: Ewood Park
Form guide (last season):
Blackburn: Nelsen, Samba.
Wolves: Doyle, Guedioura, Edwards, Mouyokolo, Foley, Kightly, Ebanks Black (LMP)
USoccers Prediction: Blackburn 1-1 Wolves
August 10, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Blackburn Rovers Football Club may well find itself fighting against relegation this season too. A young stalwart has already left them and their best defender may also be on his way. The club hasn’t improved much from last season and may well have to fight courageously once again to keep their top-flight status intact.
Star Man: Morten Gamst Pederson
Morten Gamst Pederson has been Blackburn’s most relied player ever since he signed for the club. He has remained loyal with the club and his sweet left foot has come up with many crucial goals for the club. All the club’s attacking attempts involve Pederson and he will have to produce top-notch performances to keep Blackburn afloat in the PL.
One to Watch: David Hoilett
Hoilett has been given adequate chances to prove his talent in the PL and he has shown glimpses of his talent as well. With a more consistent run in the first team, he may well be Blackburn’s break-out star next season.
Manager: Steve Kean
Steve Kean proved good enough to help Blackburn survive. A tougher season lies ahead and his tactics would need to be spot-on and his defense very tight if he can manage a similar feat to last season this time around.
Myles Anderson (Undisclosed from Aberdeen- Defender)
David Goodwillie (Undisclosed from Dundee United- Striker)
Aaron Doran (Undisclosed to Inverness)
Phil Jones (Undisclosed to Manchester United)
In all honesty, Blackburn hasn’t signed any real star player, Myles Anderson and Goodwillie are both unproven commodities at PL level. Goodwillie has the talent and can solve part of Blackburn’s striking woes if he can settle to the pace and physicality of the PL.
Likely Top Scorer:
Nikola Kalinic scored 4 PL goals last season and was joint top scorer for Blackburn with Pederson and with no real competition, even if he scores less than 10 goals, he may well be Blackburn’s top scorer.
Possible Best XI:
Paul Robinson, Samba, Ryan Nelson, Gael Givet, Michel Salgado, Steven N’Zonzi, David Dunn, Morten Gamst Pederson, Brett Emerton, Jason Roberts, Nikola Kalinic
Predicted Finish: 16th
August 1, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
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February 22, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Manchester United fortifies its first place standing with a two goals to one win over Blackburn. This is the Red Devils’ tenth straight victory in the English Premier League. Though another streak was broken, that of Manchester United’s skein of fourteen matches without conceding a goal as strikers Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo held off a furious rally by the Rovers.
Rooney scored first in the 23rd minute with a superb shot on goal but Roque Santa Cruz pulled Blackburn even in the 32nd minute with the ball into the net at nearly impossible angle. But Ronaldo after receiving a yellow card for diving in the box struck home the winning goal in the 60th to preserve the win. Alex Ferguson later commented that the Blackburn Rovers made his team fight for its chances and placed the team back on terra firma as each match that comes along may make or break their chances at proceeding to the next round. United also preserved another record by starting Tomasz Kuszczak in lieu of Edwin van der Sar to keep the latter’s streak without conceding a goal as keeper to 1032 minutes, a British record.
February 16, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Christopher Samba’s goal late in the match proved to be the score to keep the Blackburn Rover’s chances in the FA Cup within reach. The goal knotted the score at 2 apiece with Coventry, earning a draw for the side. The goal came late in injury time after an error by keeper Andy Marshall.
Coventry City looked well on their way to the quarters but instead had to buck the late game heroics of the defender. The first goal came in just the second minute after a breakthrough was made by the Blackburn side. Then Coventry took over the game with two goals, the first from in the 60th minute by a powerful shot from Gunnarsson. Coventry took the lead in the 75th minute with a looper by Michael Doyle over Samba.
After several attempts from both sides, Samba then took advantage of the error to save the match. Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce was incensed with the poor performance of his club against a second-tier injury riddled team. He pinpointed two questionable calls but overall said his team’s lack of intensity and fluidity on offence made them lucky to get a draw.