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Best on target for Blackburn Rovers reserves

LEON Best took a step nearer his long-awaited Blackburn Rovers first team competitive debut with a goal in the reserves' 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough this afternoon.

The former Newcastle United man has been out all season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury but played almost 80 minutes for the second string today as he continues his bid for fitness.

Best won't be involved in tomorrow night's Championship trip to Leicester City but is expected to be in contention for a place on the bench for Saturday's visit of Peterborough.

Best showed good composure to fire Rovers ahead early in the second half this afternoon, before a hat trick from Luke Williams condemned Gary Bowyer's side to a 3-1 defeat.

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4:18pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

It will be great to get him back after last weeks poor showing, should give the team a lift with all the injuries at the moment.

Good luck tomorrow night lads.
It will be great to get him back after last weeks poor showing, should give the team a lift with all the injuries at the moment. Good luck tomorrow night lads. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Mon 25 Feb 13

leitchy says...

Leicester not won a game this month drawn 3 lost 1.....Let's take advantage of that....COYB
Leicester not won a game this month drawn 3 lost 1.....Let's take advantage of that....COYB leitchy
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Alan42 says...

Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this.
Kaz will still be missed for his burst of speed and we have nobody at the moment to make up for this until King returns. Olsson 2 has pace but nothing else. Injuries have really been a pain this season.
Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. Kaz will still be missed for his burst of speed and we have nobody at the moment to make up for this until King returns. Olsson 2 has pace but nothing else. Injuries have really been a pain this season. Alan42
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Venkytrash says...

So did Luke score an own goal? I'm confused...
So did Luke score an own goal? I'm confused... Venkytrash
  • Score: 0

6:52pm Mon 25 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Hope they don't rush him back too soon and risk him breaking down again.MA said in Radio Interveiw today that it will take a long time before he is back to normal. MA has other options on the bench who would be better getting some match action now and again rather than being frozen out most of the time, but at the end of the day the Manager will stand or fall by his decisions. Let's hope he can build on the progress he has made so far. Good luck at Leicester.
Hope they don't rush him back too soon and risk him breaking down again.MA said in Radio Interveiw today that it will take a long time before he is back to normal. MA has other options on the bench who would be better getting some match action now and again rather than being frozen out most of the time, but at the end of the day the Manager will stand or fall by his decisions. Let's hope he can build on the progress he has made so far. Good luck at Leicester. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Mon 25 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

"Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. "

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although ckr has his plus points, he also tends to be very wasteful, too many times he would be just outside the box and too eager to shoot at goal at all costs, the keeper straightaway reads his intent and have sufficient time to react, so hardly scores from there, like ruben he sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and dont see the wide player or a player who would free, ready to pass a dangerous ball behind the defence, giving him or rhodes a better shot at goal.

rovers attacking players should aim to increase their ball retenion, hold on to the ball long enough so players can run beyond the ball and create more options, pass it around, dont need to show the other team that you are getting desperate, and have run out of ideas, trying to hit the strikers not caring about making sure it reaches them in a way that they can do something with it, otherwise they end up playing the chasing game just to gain the ball back.
"Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. " --- although ckr has his plus points, he also tends to be very wasteful, too many times he would be just outside the box and too eager to shoot at goal at all costs, the keeper straightaway reads his intent and have sufficient time to react, so hardly scores from there, like ruben he sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and dont see the wide player or a player who would free, ready to pass a dangerous ball behind the defence, giving him or rhodes a better shot at goal. rovers attacking players should aim to increase their ball retenion, hold on to the ball long enough so players can run beyond the ball and create more options, pass it around, dont need to show the other team that you are getting desperate, and have run out of ideas, trying to hit the strikers not caring about making sure it reaches them in a way that they can do something with it, otherwise they end up playing the chasing game just to gain the ball back. passingfootball
  • Score: 3

7:43pm Mon 25 Feb 13

champs95 says...

passingfootball wrote:
"Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. "

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although ckr has his plus points, he also tends to be very wasteful, too many times he would be just outside the box and too eager to shoot at goal at all costs, the keeper straightaway reads his intent and have sufficient time to react, so hardly scores from there, like ruben he sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and dont see the wide player or a player who would free, ready to pass a dangerous ball behind the defence, giving him or rhodes a better shot at goal.

rovers attacking players should aim to increase their ball retenion, hold on to the ball long enough so players can run beyond the ball and create more options, pass it around, dont need to show the other team that you are getting desperate, and have run out of ideas, trying to hit the strikers not caring about making sure it reaches them in a way that they can do something with it, otherwise they end up playing the chasing game just to gain the ball back.
Email Michael Appleton he might not have thought of that.
[quote][p][bold]passingfootball[/bold] wrote: "Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. " --- although ckr has his plus points, he also tends to be very wasteful, too many times he would be just outside the box and too eager to shoot at goal at all costs, the keeper straightaway reads his intent and have sufficient time to react, so hardly scores from there, like ruben he sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and dont see the wide player or a player who would free, ready to pass a dangerous ball behind the defence, giving him or rhodes a better shot at goal. rovers attacking players should aim to increase their ball retenion, hold on to the ball long enough so players can run beyond the ball and create more options, pass it around, dont need to show the other team that you are getting desperate, and have run out of ideas, trying to hit the strikers not caring about making sure it reaches them in a way that they can do something with it, otherwise they end up playing the chasing game just to gain the ball back.[/p][/quote]Email Michael Appleton he might not have thought of that. champs95
  • Score: 1

9:57am Tue 26 Feb 13

Roverholic says...

Venkytrash wrote:
So did Luke score an own goal? I'm confused...
3-1 Boro, Best 1 goal then a Luke Williams hatrick.. what's to be confused by?
[quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: So did Luke score an own goal? I'm confused...[/p][/quote]3-1 Boro, Best 1 goal then a Luke Williams hatrick.. what's to be confused by? Roverholic
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Tue 26 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Alan42 wrote:
Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this.
Kaz will still be missed for his burst of speed and we have nobody at the moment to make up for this until King returns. Olsson 2 has pace but nothing else. Injuries have really been a pain this season.
HAHAHA Ah yes the notorious burst of speed from Kaz.... it's like watching concord.
[quote][p][bold]Alan42[/bold] wrote: Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. Kaz will still be missed for his burst of speed and we have nobody at the moment to make up for this until King returns. Olsson 2 has pace but nothing else. Injuries have really been a pain this season.[/p][/quote]HAHAHA Ah yes the notorious burst of speed from Kaz.... it's like watching concord. MxMave
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

MxMave says...

passingfootball wrote:
"Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. "

---

although ckr has his plus points, he also tends to be very wasteful, too many times he would be just outside the box and too eager to shoot at goal at all costs, the keeper straightaway reads his intent and have sufficient time to react, so hardly scores from there, like ruben he sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and dont see the wide player or a player who would free, ready to pass a dangerous ball behind the defence, giving him or rhodes a better shot at goal.

rovers attacking players should aim to increase their ball retenion, hold on to the ball long enough so players can run beyond the ball and create more options, pass it around, dont need to show the other team that you are getting desperate, and have run out of ideas, trying to hit the strikers not caring about making sure it reaches them in a way that they can do something with it, otherwise they end up playing the chasing game just to gain the ball back.
Finally someone talks sense about CKR. You missed the fact that if you gave him an open goal and 10 balls at 25 yards, he would miss them all. Kaz has his uses but theres a reason no other manager played him upfront, HE CAN'T SHOOT!
[quote][p][bold]passingfootball[/bold] wrote: "Could not come at a better time. Kaz's injury is a bitter blow as he is the only forward who can win a high ball and hold it up for the midfield (such as it is) to break forward. Best should be able to do this. " --- although ckr has his plus points, he also tends to be very wasteful, too many times he would be just outside the box and too eager to shoot at goal at all costs, the keeper straightaway reads his intent and have sufficient time to react, so hardly scores from there, like ruben he sometimes suffer from tunnel vision and dont see the wide player or a player who would free, ready to pass a dangerous ball behind the defence, giving him or rhodes a better shot at goal. rovers attacking players should aim to increase their ball retenion, hold on to the ball long enough so players can run beyond the ball and create more options, pass it around, dont need to show the other team that you are getting desperate, and have run out of ideas, trying to hit the strikers not caring about making sure it reaches them in a way that they can do something with it, otherwise they end up playing the chasing game just to gain the ball back.[/p][/quote]Finally someone talks sense about CKR. You missed the fact that if you gave him an open goal and 10 balls at 25 yards, he would miss them all. Kaz has his uses but theres a reason no other manager played him upfront, HE CAN'T SHOOT! MxMave
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Tue 26 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

quite true, i cant remember him ever scoring outside the box, the nearest was against nottingham forest, when someone fizzed the ball from out wide and his instant strike into the bottom corner gave the keeper no time to react, i doubt he's one of those strikers that can get into double figures in a season, dont think he's scored that many for his previous clubs, he's not a natural goalscorer..
quite true, i cant remember him ever scoring outside the box, the nearest was against nottingham forest, when someone fizzed the ball from out wide and his instant strike into the bottom corner gave the keeper no time to react, i doubt he's one of those strikers that can get into double figures in a season, dont think he's scored that many for his previous clubs, he's not a natural goalscorer.. passingfootball
  • Score: 0

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