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Olsson facing month on the sidelines

MARTIN Olsson looks set to be out of action for at least a month after suffering a freak training ground injury on Friday.

Rovers' Swedish international missed this afternoon's draw at home to Leeds after taking a ball to the eye yesterday, with Appleton revealing he could be facing a month on the sidelines.

Colin Kazim-Richards will have a scan on Monday after limping out of this afternoon's clash with an ankle injury, with Dickson Etuhu and Lee Williamson already ruled out for the next month at least.

Rovers struggled to create too much this afternoon as they remain seven points adrift of the Championship top six.

Manager Michael Appleton, said: "I thought it was a good game to watch and a good game to be involved in, even though the scoreline didn't suggest that.

"It was two teams going toe to toe and hammer and tongs against each other and there were chances for both sides.

"It was a game both teams wanted to win but ultimately both had to settle for a draw.

"I thought we were good in possession at times and looked a threat. I thought we looked much sharper than we did in midweek."

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7:35pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Hovis1945 says...

It was a frustrating game, Rovers again giving the ball away, passing backwards and not much coming from midfield. Five points dropped this week!!!!
It was a frustrating game, Rovers again giving the ball away, passing backwards and not much coming from midfield. Five points dropped this week!!!! Hovis1945
  • Score: 4

7:37pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Hovis1945 says...

PS. What does Gomes have to do to get on the pitch, it sounded like he had a good game with the U21 during the week.
PS. What does Gomes have to do to get on the pitch, it sounded like he had a good game with the U21 during the week. Hovis1945
  • Score: 5

7:39pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Hovis1945 says...

I commented about DJ near the end of the game saying 'what has that guy done since he came on'. The guy in front of me said 'He's been on since the beginning' - I said - 'exactly'!!!
I commented about DJ near the end of the game saying 'what has that guy done since he came on'. The guy in front of me said 'He's been on since the beginning' - I said - 'exactly'!!! Hovis1945
  • Score: 3

7:57pm Sat 23 Feb 13

To.guy says...

REally needed Martin Olsson today. Missing the Olssons movement down the wing. How many times did that lad from City let the ball go out? Also agree about DJ. Ineffective
REally needed Martin Olsson today. Missing the Olssons movement down the wing. How many times did that lad from City let the ball go out? Also agree about DJ. Ineffective To.guy
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Sat 23 Feb 13

BlueSkies says...

Hovis1945 wrote:
I commented about DJ near the end of the game saying 'what has that guy done since he came on'. The guy in front of me said 'He's been on since the beginning' - I said - 'exactly'!!!
LOL! He's done not a lot in the two games he's played so far. Such is life.
[quote][p][bold]Hovis1945[/bold] wrote: I commented about DJ near the end of the game saying 'what has that guy done since he came on'. The guy in front of me said 'He's been on since the beginning' - I said - 'exactly'!!![/p][/quote]LOL! He's done not a lot in the two games he's played so far. Such is life. BlueSkies
  • Score: 1

8:13pm Sat 23 Feb 13

blueblooded says...

not one for losing faith but the last two games don't actually fill me with great confidence that we're going anywhere near the playoffs soon.

A lot of work needed on the field and Murphy needs to be retired from duty.. though at the moment it seems even with a squad our size we struggle when a few players are out. which begs the question, what are players like Nunes doing if we aren't willing to play them??
not one for losing faith but the last two games don't actually fill me with great confidence that we're going anywhere near the playoffs soon. A lot of work needed on the field and Murphy needs to be retired from duty.. though at the moment it seems even with a squad our size we struggle when a few players are out. which begs the question, what are players like Nunes doing if we aren't willing to play them?? blueblooded
  • Score: 5

11:27pm Sat 23 Feb 13

dean555 says...

My observation from today's game
1) Kean kicking was ver poor, but was steady
2) defence again solid apart from the lad from city, who has a disappointing game
3) murphy, enough said
4) kaz ineffective as a wide man , better linking up with rhoads
5) DJ, didn't know he was playing, very poor in possession
6) Rhoads, not one of his better games

All in all good point!
My observation from today's game 1) Kean kicking was ver poor, but was steady 2) defence again solid apart from the lad from city, who has a disappointing game 3) murphy, enough said 4) kaz ineffective as a wide man , better linking up with rhoads 5) DJ, didn't know he was playing, very poor in possession 6) Rhoads, not one of his better games All in all good point! dean555
  • Score: 2

6:47am Sun 24 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Appleton is starting to annoy me with his lack of subs. A manager is at the club in order to make the decisions which tip the balance in tough 0-0 scrappy games. Did the thought of subbing DJ at 65 mins for Nuno Gomez not occur? Sometimes players don't have the best game and its up to the manager to make that call.

Today was the kind of day where we needed a little bit of talent off the bench but since we shipped out Rochina, Formica & Vucevic our options seem limited.
Appleton is starting to annoy me with his lack of subs. A manager is at the club in order to make the decisions which tip the balance in tough 0-0 scrappy games. Did the thought of subbing DJ at 65 mins for Nuno Gomez not occur? Sometimes players don't have the best game and its up to the manager to make that call. Today was the kind of day where we needed a little bit of talent off the bench but since we shipped out Rochina, Formica & Vucevic our options seem limited. MxMave
  • Score: 2

9:36am Sun 24 Feb 13

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Freezing weather, mis-directed long punts from the back, midfield head tennis, one shot in each half from Rhodes and then we got to go home, thank fu ly.
Freezing weather, mis-directed long punts from the back, midfield head tennis, one shot in each half from Rhodes and then we got to go home, thank fu ly. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 4

9:53am Sun 24 Feb 13

MatthewCA says...

Why Appy is not giving Gomes some playing time..........., I feel 30mts at the end , he is good for powerplay need to win games,movement and creative too.

Give Rhodes a break , let Leon and Gomes start the game. Kazim and Rhodes can later join if needed, so they will be fit for FA CUP.
Why Appy is not giving Gomes some playing time..........., I feel 30mts at the end , he is good for powerplay need to win games,movement and creative too. Give Rhodes a break , let Leon and Gomes start the game. Kazim and Rhodes can later join if needed, so they will be fit for FA CUP. MatthewCA
  • Score: 3

10:11am Sun 24 Feb 13

Nuttall Street says...

Forget the play offs. It isn't going to happen and even if it did happen Rovers wouldn't get anywhere in them, and even if they got promoted they couldn't win a game in the Premiership. That much is obvious.
The real test of Michael Appleton is not whether Rovers get into the play offs but if he can build up a half decent midfield for next season. Another interesting test is if he can get Bentley back to anything like his previous form. Bentley is something of a degenerate wastrel. A weak vessel into which has been placed more talent than he can cope with. This is a classic test for a manager. Bentley is a player of Appleton's choosing, if the manager can get him to realise his talent instead of wasting it then Appleton really will have achieved something. This will be worth watching.
Forget the play offs. It isn't going to happen and even if it did happen Rovers wouldn't get anywhere in them, and even if they got promoted they couldn't win a game in the Premiership. That much is obvious. The real test of Michael Appleton is not whether Rovers get into the play offs but if he can build up a half decent midfield for next season. Another interesting test is if he can get Bentley back to anything like his previous form. Bentley is something of a degenerate wastrel. A weak vessel into which has been placed more talent than he can cope with. This is a classic test for a manager. Bentley is a player of Appleton's choosing, if the manager can get him to realise his talent instead of wasting it then Appleton really will have achieved something. This will be worth watching. Nuttall Street
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Sun 24 Feb 13

handyamBRFC says...

It should be quite Clear to every BRFC fan that we have a problem with our non existent midfield.
We have tried all season to play with players who are not up to the job.
Our problem is central midfield.
We need strong youngish determined midfield marvels...!!
Unfortunately these particular type of player are harder to find and lure to BRFC. People have more chances of finding gold on the streets of Blackburn.....!!!!
All season, we have had to make do with players who are simply not up to it..!

Murphy is past it and too old.
Lowe is simply not good enough but tries hard and for me is only a squad member. To be fair to the lad he has fitted into the team and doing a job.
Pederson is too old and past it.
Dunn is unlikely to play again and if were lucky we may get 5 mins.
Not sure if the others cando a job as yet unproven...!!
Williamson, out for 6 weeks thats his season over..!!
Etuhu, finsihed for season..!
so many more players out and injuries likely to mount as its a tough league the championship...!
We need to attract more players on short term loans and BRFC must pay high wages to get the ones we really need.

Thank God, we have currently have Venkys who will hopefully pay the wages required..!
I doubt if any other owner would have continued investing and paying like Venkys are doing.

Hopefully, MA sees this and finds the players we need.....!!! too take us up.

finally.......
Hopefully we can go up...!!!
but that will mean BRFC will have to spend 50 million at least just to have a chance of staying up

Arte et labore.
It should be quite Clear to every BRFC fan that we have a problem with our non existent midfield. We have tried all season to play with players who are not up to the job. Our problem is central midfield. We need strong youngish determined midfield marvels...!! Unfortunately these particular type of player are harder to find and lure to BRFC. People have more chances of finding gold on the streets of Blackburn.....!!!! All season, we have had to make do with players who are simply not up to it..! Murphy is past it and too old. Lowe is simply not good enough but tries hard and for me is only a squad member. To be fair to the lad he has fitted into the team and doing a job. Pederson is too old and past it. Dunn is unlikely to play again and if were lucky we may get 5 mins. Not sure if the others cando a job as yet unproven...!! Williamson, out for 6 weeks thats his season over..!! Etuhu, finsihed for season..! so many more players out and injuries likely to mount as its a tough league the championship...! We need to attract more players on short term loans and BRFC must pay high wages to get the ones we really need. Thank God, we have currently have Venkys who will hopefully pay the wages required..! I doubt if any other owner would have continued investing and paying like Venkys are doing. Hopefully, MA sees this and finds the players we need.....!!! too take us up. finally....... Hopefully we can go up...!!! but that will mean BRFC will have to spend 50 million at least just to have a chance of staying up Arte et labore. handyamBRFC
  • Score: -2

10:20pm Sun 24 Feb 13

kenbro says...

With the squad we have we are just a mid table Championship team at best.
Realistically, with the dross we have on 2 year and longer contracts it may take 3 years to assemble a promotion team, if Appleton is capable of doing it.
He has never demonstrated that he can do this, so it will be interested to see if he can rise to the occasion. Let us hope so or it will be a long time, if ever, before we see the top teams at Ewood again.
With the squad we have we are just a mid table Championship team at best. Realistically, with the dross we have on 2 year and longer contracts it may take 3 years to assemble a promotion team, if Appleton is capable of doing it. He has never demonstrated that he can do this, so it will be interested to see if he can rise to the occasion. Let us hope so or it will be a long time, if ever, before we see the top teams at Ewood again. kenbro
  • Score: 1

10:26pm Sun 24 Feb 13

kenbro says...

Should be "interesting" not interested.
Appleton said that the Leeds game "was a good game to watch". How come a few on here said that it was dire ?
Were there two games v Leeds going on ?
Should be "interesting" not interested. Appleton said that the Leeds game "was a good game to watch". How come a few on here said that it was dire ? Were there two games v Leeds going on ? kenbro
  • Score: 1

11:04pm Sun 24 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

i think jordan rhodes is out on his feet, with all the running he does, and playing every game for rovers without a break even for cup games, we have to be careful not to have him injured as well, his shots against leeds were that of a tired man, if he had that freshness he would have had the energy to go further when put through on goal and put more power behind his shots and headers.
i think jordan rhodes is out on his feet, with all the running he does, and playing every game for rovers without a break even for cup games, we have to be careful not to have him injured as well, his shots against leeds were that of a tired man, if he had that freshness he would have had the energy to go further when put through on goal and put more power behind his shots and headers. passingfootball
  • Score: 1

11:59pm Sun 24 Feb 13

FCBurnley says...

Shame for Olsson. Did he hurt himself diving !
Shame for Olsson. Did he hurt himself diving ! FCBurnley
  • Score: -2

6:09am Mon 25 Feb 13

BRFC75 says...

kenbro wrote:
With the squad we have we are just a mid table Championship team at best.
Realistically, with the dross we have on 2 year and longer contracts it may take 3 years to assemble a promotion team, if Appleton is capable of doing it.
He has never demonstrated that he can do this, so it will be interested to see if he can rise to the occasion. Let us hope so or it will be a long time, if ever, before we see the top teams at Ewood again.
Give M.A. some time , we have so much dross at the club , it will not happen overnight , I honestly think we could have done with NOT beating Arsenal , the focus unintentionally changed , we needed to concentrate on Hull/Leeds not anything else.
Would rather have beaten Hull and Leeds than a quarter final or a semi at t Wembley .
By the way does anyone know the whereabouts of Singh ? is he still with Rovers ?
Apparently Singh and Hendry were seen together at a game at Fleetwood recently , anyone know what they are actually supposed to be doing to be getting paid there big fat wages for nowadays ? .
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: With the squad we have we are just a mid table Championship team at best. Realistically, with the dross we have on 2 year and longer contracts it may take 3 years to assemble a promotion team, if Appleton is capable of doing it. He has never demonstrated that he can do this, so it will be interested to see if he can rise to the occasion. Let us hope so or it will be a long time, if ever, before we see the top teams at Ewood again.[/p][/quote]Give M.A. some time , we have so much dross at the club , it will not happen overnight , I honestly think we could have done with NOT beating Arsenal , the focus unintentionally changed , we needed to concentrate on Hull/Leeds not anything else. Would rather have beaten Hull and Leeds than a quarter final or a semi at t Wembley . By the way does anyone know the whereabouts of Singh ? is he still with Rovers ? Apparently Singh and Hendry were seen together at a game at Fleetwood recently , anyone know what they are actually supposed to be doing to be getting paid there big fat wages for nowadays ? . BRFC75
  • Score: 2

9:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

CheltRover says...

BRFC75 wrote:
kenbro wrote:
With the squad we have we are just a mid table Championship team at best.
Realistically, with the dross we have on 2 year and longer contracts it may take 3 years to assemble a promotion team, if Appleton is capable of doing it.
He has never demonstrated that he can do this, so it will be interested to see if he can rise to the occasion. Let us hope so or it will be a long time, if ever, before we see the top teams at Ewood again.
Give M.A. some time , we have so much dross at the club , it will not happen overnight , I honestly think we could have done with NOT beating Arsenal , the focus unintentionally changed , we needed to concentrate on Hull/Leeds not anything else.
Would rather have beaten Hull and Leeds than a quarter final or a semi at t Wembley .
By the way does anyone know the whereabouts of Singh ? is he still with Rovers ?
Apparently Singh and Hendry were seen together at a game at Fleetwood recently , anyone know what they are actually supposed to be doing to be getting paid there big fat wages for nowadays ? .
Nah, Rovers only have one game left worth playing this season and that's the FA cup match. One win away from a day out at Wembley. Forget the league we are going nowhere
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: With the squad we have we are just a mid table Championship team at best. Realistically, with the dross we have on 2 year and longer contracts it may take 3 years to assemble a promotion team, if Appleton is capable of doing it. He has never demonstrated that he can do this, so it will be interested to see if he can rise to the occasion. Let us hope so or it will be a long time, if ever, before we see the top teams at Ewood again.[/p][/quote]Give M.A. some time , we have so much dross at the club , it will not happen overnight , I honestly think we could have done with NOT beating Arsenal , the focus unintentionally changed , we needed to concentrate on Hull/Leeds not anything else. Would rather have beaten Hull and Leeds than a quarter final or a semi at t Wembley . By the way does anyone know the whereabouts of Singh ? is he still with Rovers ? Apparently Singh and Hendry were seen together at a game at Fleetwood recently , anyone know what they are actually supposed to be doing to be getting paid there big fat wages for nowadays ? .[/p][/quote]Nah, Rovers only have one game left worth playing this season and that's the FA cup match. One win away from a day out at Wembley. Forget the league we are going nowhere CheltRover
  • Score: 0

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