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Blackburn fans eye vital cup win

Vital Blackburn Editor Mikey Delap insists Rovers should be taking tonight's Carling Cup clash against Wednesday seriously to help get their season up and running.

The Lancashire club has struggled out of the blocks this season and we got in touch with die-hard Rover Mikey to get his thoughts on tonight's cup clash. This is what he said...

'Whilst many of the clubs up in the heady heights of the Premier League seem to be looking at the Carling Cup and viewing it as a distraction. Something that is merely an obstacle as a strive towards the bigger picture.

'One of those clubs should not be Blackburn Rovers.

'After two games and two defeats in the league tonight's game with Sheffield Wednesday represents a golden chance for Rovers to get back on their game and I don't mean that in a disrespectful manner to Wednesday more that our boys have a home game against a lower league side, which many a neutral will view as a must win for Rovers.

'From a selection point of view it is difficult to see Steve Kean picking a weaker side, I am sure some of the younger lads will see a bit of action but the starting X1 will be the strongest X1 possible I would imagine given the circumstances.

'Rovers you see are in a bit of a pickle and the players need a bit of confidence so chucking the kids onto the pitch when the boss, the owners and the players need a win would just be reckless.

'Rovers also have a few new signings to give game time to - Radosav Petrovic is a big central midfielder who made his debut on Saturday and David Goodwillie (yes, I know quality name isn't it) are both expected to start and with Mauro Formica and Ruben Rochina both likely to be in the starting line up it will be a youthful side, by our usual standards, that takes to the field.

'I hope we're going out to win and I think we will do, Rovers should be taking the Carling Cup seriously as I have always been a big believer in the merits of a good cup run actually helping the league form to a certain extent.

'We haven't been very good so far this season and tonight represents an important game, I expect a win and I certainly hope we do - as a Rovers fan who lives ten minutes from Hillsborough I am in for some serious abuse if we don't!'

Head on over to our sister site Vital Blackburn for all the news from the Rovers side ahead of tonight's match.




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 24 2011

Time: 11:56AM

Your Comments

Yep, sounds like Blackburn are on the RUNS. A case of shutting Bombay Doors after their a**e has BALTI'd. Well if Meggo picks a piping hot side, CURRY the threat from the first whistle I think we can TIKKA'm to the cleaners. They've more VINDALOOS. KORMA'n you OWLS!
OurMaurice
Yep, sounds like Blackburn are on the RUNS. A case of shutting Bombay Doors after their a**e has BALTI'd. Well if Meggo picks a piping hot side, CURRY the threat from the first whistle I think we can TIKKA'm to the cleaners. They've more VINDALOOS. KORMA'n you OWLS!
OurMaurice
OurMaurice did you use to write headlines for the News of The World?
Carbone's Padawan
OurMaurice did you use to write headlines for the News of The World?
Carbone's Padawan
Check out Nicholas' return interview with VB - http://www.blackburn.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=252520
Mikey Delap
Check out Nicholas' return interview with VB - http://www.blackburn.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=252520
Mikey Delap
By the way ALF is in the bag - you heard it hear first!!!
Radon Barrier
Magic ourmaurice
Radon Barrier
By the way ALF is in the bag - you heard it hear first!!!
Radon Barrier
Magic ourmaurice
Radon Barrier
if thats true radon barrier then il ask you out
wrighty-swfc
if thats true radon barrier then il ask you out
wrighty-swfc
If Blackburn do take it seriously they are about the only premiership side that will judging by some of the post match comments after last nights matches, it would seem most of them see this competition as a nuisance and happily field weakened teams that crash out against lower league opposition who clearly want it more. Would like to go through to R3 but won't be that disappointed if we don't, that said with the start blackburn have had the last thing Kean would want is to lose against Wednesday tonight so maybe that's our chance to go for it and heap more pressure on him!!
sussexowl
If Blackburn do take it seriously they are about the only premiership side that will judging by some of the post match comments after last nights matches, it would seem most of them see this competition as a nuisance and happily field weakened teams that crash out against lower league opposition who clearly want it more. Would like to go through to R3 but won't be that disappointed if we don't, that said with the start blackburn have had the last thing Kean would want is to lose against Wednesday tonight so maybe that's our chance to go for it and heap more pressure on him!!
sussexowl
why av we turned to kidnappin him Radon Barrier lol
ollyowl70
why av we turned to kidnappin him Radon Barrier lol
ollyowl70
I'm itching to say more but sworn to secrecy - although i'm obviously not that great at secrecy. This post will self destruct in 30 seconds!!!
Radon Barrier
I'm itching to say more but sworn to secrecy - although i'm obviously not that great at secrecy. This post will self destruct in 30 seconds!!!
Radon Barrier
Tick tock tick tock tick tock-----BANG!!!!!
Radon Barrier
Tick tock tick tock tick tock-----BANG!!!!!
Radon Barrier
Well Radon Barrier, I reckon you're the first one to suss out the origins of my pen name so maybe your secret source is reliable too!
OurMaurice
Well Radon Barrier, I reckon you're the first one to suss out the origins of my pen name so maybe your secret source is reliable too!
OurMaurice
wrighty youd better get your creditcard out - i'm not a cheap night out
Radon Barrier
wrighty youd better get your creditcard out - i'm not a cheap night out
Radon Barrier
hehehehe,i love abit of laughter it makes my day.
ollyowl70
hehehehe,i love abit of laughter it makes my day.
ollyowl70
weve not kidnapped him ollyowl - but i do have gadaffi hiding in my garage.
Radon Barrier
weve not kidnapped him ollyowl - but i do have gadaffi hiding in my garage.
Radon Barrier
What position does Gadaffi play?? I've heard he has limited movement and he's over agressive... I thought we were after a proper player not another diluded has been!! UTO
4evaOWL
What position does Gadaffi play?? I've heard he has limited movement and he's over agressive... I thought we were after a proper player not another diluded has been!! UTO
4evaOWL
Oh and having read the article at the top.... I have to confess I'm worried being that we aren't playing a starting 11 or even an XI but instead a X1 which is a German WWII glide bomb!! Think we run the risk of getting blown away tonight!!!
4evaOWL
Oh and having read the article at the top.... I have to confess I'm worried being that we aren't playing a starting 11 or even an XI but instead a X1 which is a German WWII glide bomb!! Think we run the risk of getting blown away tonight!!!
4evaOWL
What kind of subs do you reckon they'll use?
OurMaurice
What kind of subs do you reckon they'll use?
OurMaurice
sheff wed suck
stevekally
sheff wed suck
stevekally
No Steve, Burnley suck. Bolton suck. Hell, we suck just a little. Last thing we need is our fans being viewed as muppets too.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
No Steve, Burnley suck. Bolton suck. Hell, we suck just a little. Last thing we need is our fans being viewed as muppets too.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
hahaha well said ufn, dont worry im sure "the views represented by stevekally are in no way associated witht views of blackburn fc"
ozzietheowl
hahaha well said ufn, dont worry im sure "the views represented by stevekally are in no way associated witht views of blackburn fc"
ozzietheowl
What sort of comment is that stevekally are you 5 years old. Best get used to this fixture as you will be playing it twice next year. Your tin pot outfit has been punching above its weight for too long anyway.
Radon Barrier
What sort of comment is that stevekally are you 5 years old. Best get used to this fixture as you will be playing it twice next year. Your tin pot outfit has been punching above its weight for too long anyway.
Radon Barrier
Sorry guys for the insults to be honest i was just bored and decided to see if i could wind anybody up just for a bit of fun and to great affect. to be honest i have great respect for all clubs especially a great club like yours. Hope you can get out of div 1, you defo dont belong there. Hard luck in the game but we both had a reasonable idea of the outcome of this 1
stevekally
Sorry guys for the insults to be honest i was just bored and decided to see if i could wind anybody up just for a bit of fun and to great affect. to be honest i have great respect for all clubs especially a great club like yours. Hope you can get out of div 1, you defo dont belong there. Hard luck in the game but we both had a reasonable idea of the outcome of this 1
stevekally
I think we should find out where this character lives and then go round there and let the tyres down on his bicycle.
OurMaurice
I think we should find out where this character lives and then go round there and let the tyres down on his bicycle.
OurMaurice
 

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