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TEAM NEWS: Rekik handed Blackburn Rovers debut

KARIM Rekik will make his Blackburn Rovers debut in this evening's Championship clash at Hull City.

The Manchester City loanee replaces Markus Olsson at left back, allowing Martin Olsson to play in a left midfield position.

Danny Murphy returns to the line-up after missing Saturday's FA Cup win at Arsenal with Morten Gamst Pedersen making way.

ROVERS: Jake Kean, Bradley Orr, Scott Dann, Grant Hanley, Karim Rekik, Colin Kazim-Richards, Danny Murphy, Lee Williamson, Jason Lowe, Martin Olsson, Jordan Rhodes

SUBS: Seb Usai, Gael Givet, DJ Campbell, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Markus Olsson, Nuno Gomes, David Bentley

HULL CITY: David Stockdale, James Chester, Jack Hobbs, Corry Evans, Robert Koren, Gedo, Ahmed Elmohamady, Alex Bruce, Stephen Quinn, Robbie Brady, David Meyler

SUBS: Eldin Jakupovic, Liam Rosenior, Jay Simpson, Tom Cairney, Seyi Olofinjana, Ahmed Fathi, Nick Proschwitz

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7:30pm Tue 19 Feb 13

forever blue and white says...

Good move by MA. Keeps all the players on their toes despite the win at Arsenal. Proves that every place is up for grabs. Just hope changing the back four doesnt back fire. Hull 1 Rovers 2 please
Good move by MA. Keeps all the players on their toes despite the win at Arsenal. Proves that every place is up for grabs. Just hope changing the back four doesnt back fire. Hull 1 Rovers 2 please forever blue and white
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Anyone got this on a TV channel
Anyone got this on a TV channel Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Tue 19 Feb 13

forever blue and white says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Anyone got this on a TV channel
Not likely Lancs with the Champions League being on. I will have a search and let you know if I find it
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Anyone got this on a TV channel[/p][/quote]Not likely Lancs with the Champions League being on. I will have a search and let you know if I find it forever blue and white
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Tue 19 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

There are 5 defenders, how are Rovers set up?

the only champiionship streams i can find is a cardiff v brighton
There are 5 defenders, how are Rovers set up? the only champiionship streams i can find is a cardiff v brighton passingfootball
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Tue 19 Feb 13

tugaycomeback says...

That is a strong bench. Strength in depth strategy working already?
That is a strong bench. Strength in depth strategy working already? tugaycomeback
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Anyone got this on a TV channel
Not likely Lancs with the Champions League being on. I will have a search and let you know if I find it
Cheers
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Anyone got this on a TV channel[/p][/quote]Not likely Lancs with the Champions League being on. I will have a search and let you know if I find it[/p][/quote]Cheers Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

0-0 halftime
0-0 halftime Lancs - pensioner
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8:55pm Tue 19 Feb 13

A Game of Blue & White Halves says...

Livestream footba
Livestream footba A Game of Blue & White Halves
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Tue 19 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

gone one goal down,

rovers keep inviting pressure sooner or later teams wise up to it, need an attacking threat, hull need players running back to their goal,

rovers have to be looking to score at least 2 goals per game, whatever the other team does
gone one goal down, rovers keep inviting pressure sooner or later teams wise up to it, need an attacking threat, hull need players running back to their goal, rovers have to be looking to score at least 2 goals per game, whatever the other team does passingfootball
  • Score: 0

9:11pm Tue 19 Feb 13

JPainter90 says...

Sounds like we're taking an absolute battering.
Sounds like we're taking an absolute battering. JPainter90
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Tue 19 Feb 13

mcadee says...

Lancs - pensioner says...
7:35pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Anyone got this on a TV channel


Yes it's on Channel 4 you silly old git...
Lancs - pensioner says... 7:35pm Tue 19 Feb 13 Anyone got this on a TV channel Yes it's on Channel 4 you silly old git... mcadee
  • Score: 1

9:17pm Tue 19 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

dont think hull keeper has had a serious save to make, as i say that hull double their advantage,

rovers have to be imposing their game more than they are doing
dont think hull keeper has had a serious save to make, as i say that hull double their advantage, rovers have to be imposing their game more than they are doing passingfootball
  • Score: 0

9:19pm Tue 19 Feb 13

bluenwhite says...

Its a joke..........playof
fs my arseee

Absolute rubbish....
Its a joke..........playof fs my arseee Absolute rubbish.... bluenwhite
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Wellsy11 says...

We are not going to go anywhere until he sorts that centre midfield out. It's been out problem all season! Lowe & murphy cannot go forward and cannot drive the game on.
We are not going to go anywhere until he sorts that centre midfield out. It's been out problem all season! Lowe & murphy cannot go forward and cannot drive the game on. Wellsy11
  • Score: 1

9:30pm Tue 19 Feb 13

merlinrabbit says...

Think the recent form was misleading somewhat. Appleton isn't a genius and will make mistakes. Tonight he got it wrong. Too defensive, trying to hit on the break and Rhodes not getting a look in. The teams at the top are way ahead.
Think the recent form was misleading somewhat. Appleton isn't a genius and will make mistakes. Tonight he got it wrong. Too defensive, trying to hit on the break and Rhodes not getting a look in. The teams at the top are way ahead. merlinrabbit
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Tue 19 Feb 13

pistols blue says...

Problem with rhodes is, he won't chase the ball,he can't tackle.Chris Sutton was good at this, and it makes a BIG difference.
Problem with rhodes is, he won't chase the ball,he can't tackle.Chris Sutton was good at this, and it makes a BIG difference. pistols blue
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Tue 19 Feb 13

JPainter90 says...

Certainly looks like another transfer window is needed if we want to get out of this league.
Certainly looks like another transfer window is needed if we want to get out of this league. JPainter90
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Abbot says...

No surprise really we haven't even looked close to beating any of the top teams since our flying start.
No surprise really we haven't even looked close to beating any of the top teams since our flying start. Abbot
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Tue 19 Feb 13

pistols blue says...

We need to attack teams more instead of defending against nearly every team we play. It's a lot better under appy, but we need to have more of a go , not sit back most of the time
We need to attack teams more instead of defending against nearly every team we play. It's a lot better under appy, but we need to have more of a go , not sit back most of the time pistols blue
  • Score: 1

9:58pm Tue 19 Feb 13

moh says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Think the recent form was misleading somewhat. Appleton isn't a genius and will make mistakes. Tonight he got it wrong. Too defensive, trying to hit on the break and Rhodes not getting a look in. The teams at the top are way ahead.
We have just been defending in last few games and hoping for a lucky goal at the other end. We have been lucky in last few games but its not going to happen in every game. We need to attack more and play better football.
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: Think the recent form was misleading somewhat. Appleton isn't a genius and will make mistakes. Tonight he got it wrong. Too defensive, trying to hit on the break and Rhodes not getting a look in. The teams at the top are way ahead.[/p][/quote]We have just been defending in last few games and hoping for a lucky goal at the other end. We have been lucky in last few games but its not going to happen in every game. We need to attack more and play better football. moh
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Tue 19 Feb 13

moh says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Think the recent form was misleading somewhat. Appleton isn't a genius and will make mistakes. Tonight he got it wrong. Too defensive, trying to hit on the break and Rhodes not getting a look in. The teams at the top are way ahead.
We have just been defending in last few games and hoping for a lucky goal at the other end. We have been lucky in last few games but its not going to happen in every game. We need to attack more and play better football.
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: Think the recent form was misleading somewhat. Appleton isn't a genius and will make mistakes. Tonight he got it wrong. Too defensive, trying to hit on the break and Rhodes not getting a look in. The teams at the top are way ahead.[/p][/quote]We have just been defending in last few games and hoping for a lucky goal at the other end. We have been lucky in last few games but its not going to happen in every game. We need to attack more and play better football. moh
  • Score: 0

10:01pm Tue 19 Feb 13

pistols blue says...

We need to attack teams more instead of defending against nearly every team we play. It's a lot better under appy, but we need to have more of a go , not sit back most of the time
We need to attack teams more instead of defending against nearly every team we play. It's a lot better under appy, but we need to have more of a go , not sit back most of the time pistols blue
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Tue 19 Feb 13

kfc yummy says...

Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.
Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting. kfc yummy
  • Score: 0

10:31pm Tue 19 Feb 13

PersianRover says...

Missed our most creative and technical players, the ones out on loan. I am big fan of creative players, I fully believe they are easily picked on but without strong holding players it becomes difficult.
Missed our most creative and technical players, the ones out on loan. I am big fan of creative players, I fully believe they are easily picked on but without strong holding players it becomes difficult. PersianRover
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Tue 19 Feb 13

fanny.tickler. says...

Appleton OUT!
Appleton OUT! fanny.tickler.
  • Score: -4

10:43pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Two Hats says...

What of load of Burnley!
What of load of Burnley! Two Hats
  • Score: 1

10:44pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Two Hats says...

What a load of Sh1t3
What a load of Sh1t3 Two Hats
  • Score: 1

11:25pm Tue 19 Feb 13

reiko082 says...

A couple of scroats crawling back out of the woodwork i see. Must have been on a "family holiday" for the past couple of weeks.

Wasn't the best performance today but Hull are a good side, they're now second, and we're not going to win every game so lets keep this into perspective. Heads up and move on.

Agree with some comments on the mid though, I sigh every time I see Murphy on the teamsheet. For me the mid has been the problem for the last 2 years. Neither got steel and engine power to support the df, or the vision, pace and creativity to provide for the forwards.

Pederson and Rochina are the midfielders that have the most assists, neither played tonight.
A couple of scroats crawling back out of the woodwork i see. Must have been on a "family holiday" for the past couple of weeks. Wasn't the best performance today but Hull are a good side, they're now second, and we're not going to win every game so lets keep this into perspective. Heads up and move on. Agree with some comments on the mid though, I sigh every time I see Murphy on the teamsheet. For me the mid has been the problem for the last 2 years. Neither got steel and engine power to support the df, or the vision, pace and creativity to provide for the forwards. Pederson and Rochina are the midfielders that have the most assists, neither played tonight. reiko082
  • Score: 3

1:11am Wed 20 Feb 13

BlueSkies says...

Olsson played at left-back with Rekik in front of him. Team looked well set-up initially and looked like we could have a good night.
Obviously very flat after the Arsenal game so not too despondent, it's a work in progress after all.
Kean is looking a very good prospect, made a couple of exceptional saves and has a good future ahead of him.
Hanley very involved but nobody able to cover themselves in glory.

We defend reasonably well but are unable to break quickly, with Rhodes and Kaz feeding off absolute scraps.
I won't criticise these players as they put in a good shift tonight but weren't good enough, simple as that.

BTW is Bentley carrying an injury? He runs like he has a knee or hip problem or is it my eyes?

We ain't going up folks, let's just beat the Dingles then concentrate on doing better next year.
Olsson played at left-back with Rekik in front of him. Team looked well set-up initially and looked like we could have a good night. Obviously very flat after the Arsenal game so not too despondent, it's a work in progress after all. Kean is looking a very good prospect, made a couple of exceptional saves and has a good future ahead of him. Hanley very involved but nobody able to cover themselves in glory. We defend reasonably well but are unable to break quickly, with Rhodes and Kaz feeding off absolute scraps. I won't criticise these players as they put in a good shift tonight but weren't good enough, simple as that. BTW is Bentley carrying an injury? He runs like he has a knee or hip problem or is it my eyes? We ain't going up folks, let's just beat the Dingles then concentrate on doing better next year. BlueSkies
  • Score: 0

8:15am Wed 20 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

kfc yummy wrote:
Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.
Hello the coward has turned up. Where have you been the last three weeks?
Coward.
[quote][p][bold]kfc yummy[/bold] wrote: Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.[/p][/quote]Hello the coward has turned up. Where have you been the last three weeks? Coward. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

8:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
Appleton OUT!
And another coward here. You disgusting yellow git.
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: Appleton OUT![/p][/quote]And another coward here. You disgusting yellow git. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

8:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

bburnrover says...

Well thats it we need to rebuild for next year,we are not good enough ,Lowe maybe young but he hasnt enough skill to move the ball forward and Murphy is just too slow that is why Liverpool got rid a few seasons ago. We need a good midfielder and that is what we should be looking for in the summer as Appleton is a good manager he just needs to build his own team and get rid of the Pedersons,Murphys Danns and Lowes from our side.
Well thats it we need to rebuild for next year,we are not good enough ,Lowe maybe young but he hasnt enough skill to move the ball forward and Murphy is just too slow that is why Liverpool got rid a few seasons ago. We need a good midfielder and that is what we should be looking for in the summer as Appleton is a good manager he just needs to build his own team and get rid of the Pedersons,Murphys Danns and Lowes from our side. bburnrover
  • Score: 1

8:46am Wed 20 Feb 13

walshy2866 says...

reiko082 wrote:
A couple of scroats crawling back out of the woodwork i see. Must have been on a "family holiday" for the past couple of weeks.

Wasn't the best performance today but Hull are a good side, they're now second, and we're not going to win every game so lets keep this into perspective. Heads up and move on.

Agree with some comments on the mid though, I sigh every time I see Murphy on the teamsheet. For me the mid has been the problem for the last 2 years. Neither got steel and engine power to support the df, or the vision, pace and creativity to provide for the forwards.

Pederson and Rochina are the midfielders that have the most assists, neither played tonight.
I was there , Hull were NOT a good side, and aren't a good side, but wanted it more. We were shocking and we'd do well to play Rochina, seeing he's out on loan in Spain! Think you need to get up to speed, but agree on Peds, only creative quality midfielder we have & look at the games we've done well in, he's played.
[quote][p][bold]reiko082[/bold] wrote: A couple of scroats crawling back out of the woodwork i see. Must have been on a "family holiday" for the past couple of weeks. Wasn't the best performance today but Hull are a good side, they're now second, and we're not going to win every game so lets keep this into perspective. Heads up and move on. Agree with some comments on the mid though, I sigh every time I see Murphy on the teamsheet. For me the mid has been the problem for the last 2 years. Neither got steel and engine power to support the df, or the vision, pace and creativity to provide for the forwards. Pederson and Rochina are the midfielders that have the most assists, neither played tonight.[/p][/quote]I was there , Hull were NOT a good side, and aren't a good side, but wanted it more. We were shocking and we'd do well to play Rochina, seeing he's out on loan in Spain! Think you need to get up to speed, but agree on Peds, only creative quality midfielder we have & look at the games we've done well in, he's played. walshy2866
  • Score: 0

8:53am Wed 20 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

bburnrover wrote:
Well thats it we need to rebuild for next year,we are not good enough ,Lowe maybe young but he hasnt enough skill to move the ball forward and Murphy is just too slow that is why Liverpool got rid a few seasons ago. We need a good midfielder and that is what we should be looking for in the summer as Appleton is a good manager he just needs to build his own team and get rid of the Pedersons,Murphys Danns and Lowes from our side.
Look at Hull's team, no household / star names there but flying in the league.
A properly managed team with players playing in their natural positions could walk this league.
Appleton needs more time and importantly, backing from the owners to take us up. Some of our players simply aren't good enough and there needs to be some more outs and ins in the next twelve months before we can make a serious challenge.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Well thats it we need to rebuild for next year,we are not good enough ,Lowe maybe young but he hasnt enough skill to move the ball forward and Murphy is just too slow that is why Liverpool got rid a few seasons ago. We need a good midfielder and that is what we should be looking for in the summer as Appleton is a good manager he just needs to build his own team and get rid of the Pedersons,Murphys Danns and Lowes from our side.[/p][/quote]Look at Hull's team, no household / star names there but flying in the league. A properly managed team with players playing in their natural positions could walk this league. Appleton needs more time and importantly, backing from the owners to take us up. Some of our players simply aren't good enough and there needs to be some more outs and ins in the next twelve months before we can make a serious challenge. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

10:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

kfc yummy says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
kfc yummy wrote:
Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.
Hello the coward has turned up. Where have you been the last three weeks?
Coward.
Why am i a coward? I have a life not obsessed with football also im not a child.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kfc yummy[/bold] wrote: Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.[/p][/quote]Hello the coward has turned up. Where have you been the last three weeks? Coward.[/p][/quote]Why am i a coward? I have a life not obsessed with football also im not a child. kfc yummy
  • Score: 0

1:50pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

kfc yummy wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
kfc yummy wrote:
Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.
Hello the coward has turned up. Where have you been the last three weeks?
Coward.
Why am i a coward? I have a life not obsessed with football also im not a child.
You are a coward because you dare not come on here when Dingles lose or Rovers win. Only when Rovers lose.That's why.
In any case a supporter of a team with a record like Burnley is in no position to criticise anyone.
[quote][p][bold]kfc yummy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kfc yummy[/bold] wrote: Played terrible tonight Appleton beginning to be found wanting.[/p][/quote]Hello the coward has turned up. Where have you been the last three weeks? Coward.[/p][/quote]Why am i a coward? I have a life not obsessed with football also im not a child.[/p][/quote]You are a coward because you dare not come on here when Dingles lose or Rovers win. Only when Rovers lose.That's why. In any case a supporter of a team with a record like Burnley is in no position to criticise anyone. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

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