Articles Archive for July 2009
Seeing as we are supposed to have signed this guy, who I read now, was interesting Portsmouth, I found a video of him in action and his goals for Celta Vigo last season:
Ghilas Goals Video
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Today is supposed to be D-Day in the signing of Di Santo on a season long loan from Chelsea, if he doesn’t arrive at Ewood today, it will be off. So has anyone seen the Argentine around the club or even on the M6 on his way?
Franco Di Santo
This deal has always been on the table, but has been up in the air as Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, had been said, was yet to make his mind up on the lad. Rovers fans were hoping he wouldn’t impress too much …
As Blackburn kicked off against Leeds in their friendly game today, it became apparent that manager Sam Allardyce was not at the game.
This is good news for Rovers fans as it means Big Sam is taking a serious look at a player or players before putting in a bid in.
We know that his self confessed priority is a striker and I hear that he is actually in Russia to watch a game today. There are four games being played there today:
PFK Samara Kryliya Sovetov v Saturn Moscow
Lokomotiv Moscow v Dinamo …
Keith Treacy has joined Sheffield United on loan until the January transfer window, with the idea being he can get some first team action, to improve himself and be ready to play Premier Leauge football in 2010.
I don’t see him playing in the Premier League again though, I don’t think he is quite up to scratch and the idea may be for Rovers to try and get the lad some games where he can impress enough to find a buyer, which could turn out to be Sheffield United if he …
I should think half of the Ewood faithful are happy about this, the other half not so, as Keith Andrews signed a new four year deal at the club today.
Andrews splits Rovers fans down the middle, many thinking he isn’t good enough for the Premier League and a painful reminder of Paul Ince’s tenure at the club. Other fans see that he isn’t the most talented player to pull on the blue & white halves, but he is hard working, reliable and committed to the cause and that is good …
Rovers completed the recent tournament, this weekend, with two games which lasted 45 minutes each, back to back.
First up were Nacional, the half finished 0-0, not a lot happened, Rovers fielded this 11: Brown, Jacobsen, Samba, Khizanishvilli, Olsson, Judge, Andrews, N’Zonzi, Treacy, McCarthy & Gallagher.
For the second half and second opposition Rovers lined up: Robinson, Andrews, Nelsen, Givet, Olsson, Doran, Diouf, Dunn, Pedersen, McCarthy & Roberts. Which meant only Olsson and McCarthy started both halves.
The game against Hajduk Split finished 1-0 to the Croats, the goal was scored by Ibricic, …
Blackburn put in another solid pre-season performance against AS Roma, where it, again was just a case of getting players some match time.
Blackburn vs AS Roma Line-up
In the first half Rovers lined up: Brown, Jacobsen, Samba, Givet, Warnock, Grella, Nzonzi, Andrews, Gallagher, Roberts, Diouf. Whilst the second half saw most players replaced to become: Brown, Jacobsen, Khizanishvili, Nelsen, Warnock (sub Olsson 49 mins), Dunn, Doran, Judge, Treacy, McCarthy, Diouf (sub Pedersen 60 mins). Two further substitutions saw Olsson replace Warnock in the 49th minute and Pedersen replace Diouf in the …
Rovers had a comfortable first pre-season run out against Cambridge United on Tuesday night, but it was more about fitness than the result. Big Sam elected to give no players more than 45 minutes in the game, which meant Rovers had used all of their outfield substitutes when Keith Treacy was injured with ten minutes to go.
This gave reserve goalkeeper Jason Brown the chance to play out on pitch for once, in an attacking midfield role, to the delight of the travelling Blackburn support, who cheered Brownie’s every touch of …