Moore has the magic secret

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

WITH four Championship promotions already to his name, Darren Moore certainly knows what it takes to get out English football’s second tier.

The tough-tackling centre back is now embarking on a new coaching career at Blackburn Rovers but he believes his experiences can only help in the new promotion challenge facing him.

The 38-year-old, who was appointed first team coach last week, is hoping to share the ingredients of success with Michael Appleton’s men as Rovers chase a play-off spot.

But Moore, who enjoyed Premier League promotion at Bradford, West Brom twice and Derby, is staying tight-lipped on what exactly the magic ingredients are though.

He said: “I have been promoted out of this division four times now. I do know what it takes and these are the characteristics I will be giving to the club.

“Even though I have been promoted four times it has been with four different managers.

“But there has been one ingredient there and that is an ingredient I have to touch on.

“It is the ingredient I have gone by and is the ingredient I know has brought success and is one I will give to the boys.

“I don’t want to give it to the outside world but I will be giving it here in trying to see the club move forward.

“The gaffer will know that ingredient and Westy (Ashley Westwood). I have to try applying to that to the players because they are a fantastic group.

“In most sports, confidence is a big thing and consistency. That is what we have to build here. It is about continuing doing good things and building consistency so that the good things become second nature.

“The Championship is the hardest division to get out of because there is not that much difference between the teams at the top and the teams at the bottom.

“Anybody on their given day, if you don’t apply yourself on any given day, can lose to anyone else. It is as simple as that.”

Moore, was a team-mate of Appleton’s at West Brom and more recently had been working in the youth set up at the Hawthorns.

He also spent time in the same Bradford side as Rovers’ new assistant manager Westwood.

Moore said: “It has been excellent, the feel of the club is superb. Coming into the club has been really, really good.

“The size and stature of Blackburn Rovers is very, very impressive. I have had 20 years of playing the game and enjoyed every minute, had some great successes, really treasure them but since 1999 behind the scenes I have been preparing for a job opportunity like this.

“It was waiting for the right opportunity to come along and the gaffer has come in and offered me this.

“I have enjoyed doing the coaching badges and now it is a case of putting all the experiences and qualifications into practice.”

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9:07am Tue 5 Feb 13

Hovis1945 says...

Backroom team seem to be gelling and talking sense not hyperbolic nonsense. Team on the park seem to be gelling and believing in themselves at last. Unfortunately with Rovers over the past couple of years that usually means something stupid is going to crop up and everything comes crashing down!
Backroom team seem to be gelling and talking sense not hyperbolic nonsense. Team on the park seem to be gelling and believing in themselves at last. Unfortunately with Rovers over the past couple of years that usually means something stupid is going to crop up and everything comes crashing down! Hovis1945
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9:11am Tue 5 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Good luck Darren we all hope you will do really well.
Good luck Darren we all hope you will do really well. A Rover 45 years and over
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9:32am Tue 5 Feb 13

owd nick says...

Hovis1945 wrote:
Backroom team seem to be gelling and talking sense not hyperbolic nonsense. Team on the park seem to be gelling and believing in themselves at last. Unfortunately with Rovers over the past couple of years that usually means something stupid is going to crop up and everything comes crashing down!
LOL

Possibly!

It's still going to be a bit of a bumpy ride but at least we appear to be moving in the right direction at long last.

The game against Burnley will be the pivotal point from the fan's perspective.
[quote][p][bold]Hovis1945[/bold] wrote: Backroom team seem to be gelling and talking sense not hyperbolic nonsense. Team on the park seem to be gelling and believing in themselves at last. Unfortunately with Rovers over the past couple of years that usually means something stupid is going to crop up and everything comes crashing down![/p][/quote]LOL Possibly! It's still going to be a bit of a bumpy ride but at least we appear to be moving in the right direction at long last. The game against Burnley will be the pivotal point from the fan's perspective. owd nick
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9:34am Tue 5 Feb 13

1952 rover says...

has anyone seen Shebby?
has anyone seen Shebby? 1952 rover
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9:37am Tue 5 Feb 13

Hovis1945 says...

1952 rover wrote:
has anyone seen Shebby?
Who????
[quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: has anyone seen Shebby?[/p][/quote]Who???? Hovis1945
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10:45am Tue 5 Feb 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

Hovis1945 wrote:
1952 rover wrote:
has anyone seen Shebby?
Who????
I believe he is going to be in our new Rover mascot suit to hide his ugly mush from the crowd but yet still keep him in the job! haha

RTID
[quote][p][bold]Hovis1945[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: has anyone seen Shebby?[/p][/quote]Who????[/p][/quote]I believe he is going to be in our new Rover mascot suit to hide his ugly mush from the crowd but yet still keep him in the job! haha RTID ChrisDeBerg
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11:08am Tue 5 Feb 13

MatthewCA says...

Shebby took incharge of RoversTV.

Madam give a BIG TV to shutup also
Shebby took incharge of RoversTV. Madam give a BIG TV to shutup also MatthewCA
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11:37am Tue 5 Feb 13

He Looks So Good In Training says...

MatthewCA wrote:
Shebby took incharge of RoversTV.

Madam give a BIG TV to shutup also
You words have way with a

One of these days I might understand your post.
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: Shebby took incharge of RoversTV. Madam give a BIG TV to shutup also[/p][/quote]You words have way with a One of these days I might understand your post. He Looks So Good In Training
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1:24pm Tue 5 Feb 13

spike t says...

just look what Ince and Kidd won before they came to Ewood!

Been there done it in another role means newt.

Still way behind where Kean had the team in this league
just look what Ince and Kidd won before they came to Ewood! Been there done it in another role means newt. Still way behind where Kean had the team in this league spike t
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1:41pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

I like the look of this fella. Gives the impression he'll run 'em up against the wall, and prbably through it, if there's any nonsense. We havn't had that since Souness. Just whats needed with this lot. Impressive.
I like the look of this fella. Gives the impression he'll run 'em up against the wall, and prbably through it, if there's any nonsense. We havn't had that since Souness. Just whats needed with this lot. Impressive. Is Eckersley playing?
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2:44pm Tue 5 Feb 13

noddymcleod says...

I note he doesn't have any success in keeping his teams in the Premiership, but I'd settle for promotion, unlikely as that is.
I'm going to post Shabby's photo in the Big Issue "missing" column.
I note he doesn't have any success in keeping his teams in the Premiership, but I'd settle for promotion, unlikely as that is. I'm going to post Shabby's photo in the Big Issue "missing" column. noddymcleod
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3:12pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Phoenix From The Ashes says...

1952 rover wrote:
has anyone seen Shebby?
Thought I saw him today on Only Fools and Horses trying to stitch Del' boy up!
[quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: has anyone seen Shebby?[/p][/quote]Thought I saw him today on Only Fools and Horses trying to stitch Del' boy up! Phoenix From The Ashes
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3:14pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Phoenix From The Ashes says...

DM you are the man. The boys should follow your leadership and experience to keep the consistency up and the performance levels high.
DM you are the man. The boys should follow your leadership and experience to keep the consistency up and the performance levels high. Phoenix From The Ashes
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3:15pm Tue 5 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Secret Magic Ingredient?
Looks like Appys brought his crack dealer along for the ride.
Secret Magic Ingredient? Looks like Appys brought his crack dealer along for the ride. MxMave
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3:26pm Tue 5 Feb 13

fanny_tickler. says...

Darren who?
Darren who? fanny_tickler.
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4:11pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Two Hats says...

Big Dave...
Big Dave... Two Hats
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7:47pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Angry From Accrington says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
Hovis1945 wrote:
1952 rover wrote:
has anyone seen Shebby?
Who????
I believe he is going to be in our new Rover mascot suit to hide his ugly mush from the crowd but yet still keep him in the job! haha

RTID
Does he report directly to Colin Hendry?
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovis1945[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: has anyone seen Shebby?[/p][/quote]Who????[/p][/quote]I believe he is going to be in our new Rover mascot suit to hide his ugly mush from the crowd but yet still keep him in the job! haha RTID[/p][/quote]Does he report directly to Colin Hendry? Angry From Accrington
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8:26pm Tue 5 Feb 13

French Rover says...

sound words from our new first team coach....Appleton is creating a good team around him all of whom have ambition and a desire to succeed in the game. That can only be good for the Rovers, welcome to the team Darren.
sound words from our new first team coach....Appleton is creating a good team around him all of whom have ambition and a desire to succeed in the game. That can only be good for the Rovers, welcome to the team Darren. French Rover
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11:06pm Tue 5 Feb 13

blueblooded says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
Darren who?
about sums up your footballing knowledge doesn't it mommy tickler?
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: Darren who?[/p][/quote]about sums up your footballing knowledge doesn't it mommy tickler? blueblooded
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9:08am Fri 8 Feb 13

drunken donut says...

Kean also knew what it took to get us out of the championship, unfortunately his plan involved division one.
Kean also knew what it took to get us out of the championship, unfortunately his plan involved division one. drunken donut
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