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All show and no substance at Rovers

BLACKBURN Rovers were all style and no substance yesterday afternoon – as a watching Eric Black was left with little first-team salvation.

Diogo Rosado, Ruben Rochina and Paulo Jorge all demonstrated their obvious technical ability, but there was little of the steel and desire needed as they were dumped out of the first round of the Lancashire Senior Challenge Cup.

With David Dunn also in the side that was looking to impress, and the likes of Mauro Formica and Nuno Gomes in the first team squad, Rovers have no shortage of ‘flair’. ‘Luxury players’, you could say.

The problem is most squads only really have space for one of these types of players, maybe two at the most, while Rovers appear to be full of show ponies with no one there to do the fetching and carrying.

Ironically, it was Rovers’ old boy David Dunn who looked the most creative at Brockhall yesterday and the one ready for first-team inclusion.

Rochina showed his brilliance in patches, playing a deeper midfield role, but also frustrated with several sloppy passes.

Portuguese new boy Rosado played further forward than he is used to and, while he showed a good touch, far too often he slowed the play down.

Substitute Hugo Fernandez missed the decisive spot kick in the shoot out as an inexperienced Oldham side beat their older counterparts. There were few bright spots for the hosts, but the second half performance of substitute Raheem Hanley did suggest he will soon be pushing for a first -team spot at left-back.

Fellow academy product Josh Morris also impressed just in front of him, while Polish goalkeeper Greg Sandomierski looked composed between the posts.

Colin Kazim-Richards saw a fierce 20-yard strike in the first half cannon off the bar, while Morris sent a shot narrowly over the bar early on and Rochina hit the post.

Oldham’s Matt Smith spared Kellen Daly’s blushes as he struck a penalty wide, after the defender was penalised for pushing.

After the break Morris fired over and Dunn had a shot saved as Oldham deservedly held.

ROVERS: Sandomierski, Henley, Ribeiro, Henrique (Fernandez), Daly, Jorge, Rochina, Dunn (Edinho), Rosado, Kazim- Richards (R Hanley), Morris.

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9:49am Thu 11 Oct 12

dallydally says...

As ever balance in a side is crucial; I wasn't there but your description of "show ponies" says it all!
As ever balance in a side is crucial; I wasn't there but your description of "show ponies" says it all! dallydally
  • Score: 3

10:03am Thu 11 Oct 12

Gaz M says...

Does not say much for Black and the coaches it seems the lethargy surrounding the club is endemic the sooner they appoint a true manager who can galvanise the whole club the better shape up Shaw and Singh get a move on and get it right.
Does not say much for Black and the coaches it seems the lethargy surrounding the club is endemic the sooner they appoint a true manager who can galvanise the whole club the better shape up Shaw and Singh get a move on and get it right. Gaz M
  • Score: 9

10:14am Thu 11 Oct 12

Captain Dreckley says...

If this doesn't show Black is as incompetent as Kean nothing ever will.
If this doesn't show Black is as incompetent as Kean nothing ever will. Captain Dreckley
  • Score: 8

10:31am Thu 11 Oct 12

AshirMan says...

Nigel Rep-Coker still hasn't got a club i believe....
Nigel Rep-Coker still hasn't got a club i believe.... AshirMan
  • Score: 1

10:32am Thu 11 Oct 12

AshirMan says...

AshirMan wrote:
Nigel Rep-Coker still hasn't got a club i believe....
Nigel Rio-Coker or however
[quote][p][bold]AshirMan[/bold] wrote: Nigel Rep-Coker still hasn't got a club i believe....[/p][/quote]Nigel Rio-Coker or however AshirMan
  • Score: 0

10:36am Thu 11 Oct 12

dangerous dave says...

Just another display of lack of leadership/coaching skills by the incompetent
staff at Brockhall!!!
OUT WITH BLACK HENDRY AGNEW SINGH VENKYS
Just another display of lack of leadership/coaching skills by the incompetent staff at Brockhall!!! OUT WITH BLACK HENDRY AGNEW SINGH VENKYS dangerous dave
  • Score: 6

10:39am Thu 11 Oct 12

ronnie clayton says...

HENDRY being interviewed on TALKSPORT this morning , Brazil ask him about a new Rovers Manager ,"COLIN WHO DO YOU THINK THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB IS "?
HENDRY`S answer was " THE MAN THERE RIGHT NOW HE "TICKS" ALL THE BOXES" ! Seem to remember when HENDRY got interviewed about STEVE KEAN prior to HENDRY getting the job at ROVERS it was the same answer "STEVEN TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES" hahahaha , HENDRY went on to say how they did everything they could to beat WOLVES but it never worked , well does that then not mean you are admitting it that neither you nor BLACK are capable of doing the job .
I THINK HENDRY WOULD SAY "THE TEA LADY TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES" IF IT MEAN HIM KEEPING HIS JOB.
HENDRY being interviewed on TALKSPORT this morning , Brazil ask him about a new Rovers Manager ,"COLIN WHO DO YOU THINK THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB IS "? HENDRY`S answer was " THE MAN THERE RIGHT NOW HE "TICKS" ALL THE BOXES" ! Seem to remember when HENDRY got interviewed about STEVE KEAN prior to HENDRY getting the job at ROVERS it was the same answer "STEVEN TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES" hahahaha , HENDRY went on to say how they did everything they could to beat WOLVES but it never worked , well does that then not mean you are admitting it that neither you nor BLACK are capable of doing the job . I THINK HENDRY WOULD SAY "THE TEA LADY TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES" IF IT MEAN HIM KEEPING HIS JOB. ronnie clayton
  • Score: 11

10:42am Thu 11 Oct 12

vicn1956 says...

If this is an indication of the depth of the squad can we sue kean?
If this is an indication of the depth of the squad can we sue kean? vicn1956
  • Score: 6

10:54am Thu 11 Oct 12

guiderover says...

Well I think this is further proof, that there needs to be a total clearout,from Eric Black downwards.Things won't change until then...
Well I think this is further proof, that there needs to be a total clearout,from Eric Black downwards.Things won't change until then... guiderover
  • Score: 13

10:57am Thu 11 Oct 12

ewood1952 says...

Nothing to do with Black then ?
Nothing to do with Black then ? ewood1952
  • Score: 0

11:06am Thu 11 Oct 12

A Darener says...

That team of players should be able to hold its own in the Championship. Not get beaten by a bunch of kids.
That team of players should be able to hold its own in the Championship. Not get beaten by a bunch of kids. A Darener
  • Score: 10

12:19pm Thu 11 Oct 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Shocking indictment of how far we have slumped.
Shocking indictment of how far we have slumped. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Wild Rover says...

Ronnie I was talking about myself when I said it to Brazil ye baM pot, no Black, Me the Big Yin coming to wish yez all gud morning...
Ronnie I was talking about myself when I said it to Brazil ye baM pot, no Black, Me the Big Yin coming to wish yez all gud morning... Wild Rover
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

ronnie clayton says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Ronnie I was talking about myself when I said it to Brazil ye baM pot, no Black, Me the Big Yin coming to wish yez all gud morning...
Bam pot/ Bam pot /big yin where have I seen like type of writing before ,very unusuual words ,oh yeah I remember the violent messages that were sent to they old pensioners that got swindled by Colin Hendry , wouldn`t be you writing this would it Colin Hendry , definately your type of writing check it out with www.colinhendrylies.
com see if the type of writing is the same.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Ronnie I was talking about myself when I said it to Brazil ye baM pot, no Black, Me the Big Yin coming to wish yez all gud morning...[/p][/quote]Bam pot/ Bam pot /big yin where have I seen like type of writing before ,very unusuual words ,oh yeah I remember the violent messages that were sent to they old pensioners that got swindled by Colin Hendry , wouldn`t be you writing this would it Colin Hendry , definately your type of writing check it out with www.colinhendrylies. com see if the type of writing is the same. ronnie clayton
  • Score: 1

2:37pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Harwoodstblue says...

" All show and no substance " is the headline.....The team that Kean built.

Sorry, but most of these young Potruguese players who can't tackle or defend now, won't have a cat in hell's chance during a long, cold British winter.
Time to clear the decks and get some good, solid Championship players in I think.
" All show and no substance " is the headline.....The team that Kean built. Sorry, but most of these young Potruguese players who can't tackle or defend now, won't have a cat in hell's chance during a long, cold British winter. Time to clear the decks and get some good, solid Championship players in I think. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

3:15pm Thu 11 Oct 12

MxMave says...

Am i right in thinking we essentially lost to Oldhams second string team here with our first team out?

Dosen't bode well for next year in league 1.
Am i right in thinking we essentially lost to Oldhams second string team here with our first team out? Dosen't bode well for next year in league 1. MxMave
  • Score: 2

4:31pm Thu 11 Oct 12

YarkshahRover says...

And the score was........
And the score was........ YarkshahRover
  • Score: 1

4:34pm Thu 11 Oct 12

A Darener says...

0 0 lost on penalties. Usual fare.
0 0 lost on penalties. Usual fare. A Darener
  • Score: 0

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