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Blackburn Rovers blog: We must go into every match with intent to win
SO, two games into the ‘most important six games of the season’ and we have just one point to show for it.
Not a great start, which makes Saturday’s match even more important.
In fact, it’s probably the latest in a whole series of ‘most important games’ of the season we have ahead of us.
The Swans have only taken two points on the road and only scored four goals. So we really need to be beating them.
To be honest, being realistic I wouldn’t have really expected anything at Stoke. We are routinely stuffed every time we play them at their place it would seem.
But with the Potters going through a difficult spell, there was always that forlorn hope that we might just actually take something from the game.
And had it not been for Mauro Formica’s kick at thin air when the score was 1-0, things may have been different.
I also think the Rovers cause is not helped by the ‘Kean out’ chants with the scores level.
Such behaviour from sections of the Rovers support is totally counter-productive, in no way giving the players the boost they need from their travelling supporters.
Before we reach Saturday there’s the small matter of tonight’s trip to the Welsh capital for the Carling Cup quarter final.
I’m not sure how I feel about the cup now we’ve reached this stage. I mean, yes, a win and progress through to the semi-finals could really provide the boost everyone needs. But look at what happened to Birmingham last season.
That said, we should go into every game wanting to win, no matter what.
What is for sure is we desperately need points, and quick. I’m too lazy to look up whether the trend has been bucked, but I’m sure the bottom club at Christmas always gets relegated, and we’re dangerously close to being said bottom club.
There are a couple of games coming up over the festive period that we must use as tools to dig ourselves away from this predicament.
After Saturday, we have a difficult trip to Sunderland in a game we usually struggle to get anything from, but after that we face West Brom and Bolton at Ewood in the space of four days.
A couple of wins there really would help make it a merry Christmas.
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