Archives: Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers 0 – 2 Manchester United: Tactics

Posted on by Earl Reed

In an instant, an impending stalemate at Ewood Park became another step to the title for Manchester United, as Antonio Valencia broke the deadlock in the final 10 minutes to spur the defending champions onto victory over Blackburn, 0-2. The … Continue reading

An Early Look at the Contenders for the Premier League Manager of the Season Award

Posted on by Scott Fulton

The Premier League Manager of the Season award is always a contentious one. Whilst usually dominated by the manager of the league champions, there are often several contenders. Overachievers competing for Europe? The newly promoted side comfortable in mid table? … Continue reading

The Definitive Guide to the Premier League Relegation Dogfight

Posted on by Sarad Shrestha

With the Premier League title race being so tightly contested between the two Manchester clubs, and the chase for the fourth and final spot for Champions League looking equally enthralling, one could be forgiven for forgetting about the relegation battle … Continue reading

What I Learned About Your Premier League Club This Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the 20 years that I’ve followed the Premier League, this season has been the most unique for me. In previous years, I watched the league with an unbiased lens, able to dish out criticism and laud players and teams … Continue reading

Football Stars Collector Cards From 1986 Featuring British Football Legends: Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I’m nearing the end of looking through my box of English football collectibles that I found in my garage. I have one or two more items I’ll be sharing with you in the next 48 hours, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

Time To Give The Other 14 Clubs in the Premier League Some Well-Deserved Respect

Posted on by Christopher Harris

What a difference a week makes. Since Christmas Day, the teams at the bottom and in the middle of the Premier League have performed spectacularly, picking up much-needed points. Consider that Blackburn beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and tied … Continue reading

Manchester United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers: Tactics

Posted on by Earl Reed

In their second surprise result of the campaign, Blackburn Rovers proved opportunistic, spoiling Sir Alex Ferguson’s 70th birthday at Old Trafford with a 3-2 shocker over second place Manchester United. The home side started the match with a weakened lineup, … Continue reading

What Are The 20 Premier League Clubs Wishing For in 2012?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

Here is what the Premier League clubs are wishing for in 2012: Arsenal: Gunner fans are wishing that scoring machine Robin van Persie continues his torrid streak. Aston Villa: That Alex McLeish has a method to his “managerial tactic” madness. … Continue reading

Why I Feel Sorry For Blackburn Rovers Manager Steve Kean

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Before The Venky’s bought Blackburn, the word relegation was hardly a topic that entered the minds of soccer fans when discussing Rovers. Just in the last several years, the club had reached the semi-finals of the League Cup and FA … Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Francis Jeffers? (Who Are Ya?)

Posted on by Ally Poole

‘WHO ARE YA?’ is a new weekly feature on EPL Talk that profiles players who have been capped for England and fallen from grace and players who never really reached their full potential, with the help of some anecdotes .Feel … Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Jon Stead? (Who Are Ya?)

Posted on by Ally Poole

‘WHO ARE YA?’ is a new weekly feature on EPL Talk that profiles players who have been capped for England and fallen from grace and players who never really reached their full potential, with the help of some anecdotes. Feel … Continue reading

Whatever Happened to James Beattie? (Who Are Ya?)

Posted on by Ally Poole

‘ WHO ARE YA?’ is a new weekly feature on EPL Talk that profiles players who have been capped for England and fallen from grace and players who never really reached their full potential. If you’ve got any ideas for … Continue reading

Carling Cup Turning Into a Fascinating Encounter With Familiar Storylines

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s so easy to dismiss the Carling Cup as a competition that features just B teams, but anyone who watched Tuesday night’s games may have come away with a renewed sense of optimism. Yes, it’s a cup competition that offers … Continue reading

If You Were Yakubu, What Would You Have Done?

Posted on by Matt Duncan

Wigan against Blackburn on a cold November afternoon. Normally not a game that would catch my imagination and certainly not one that prior to this weekend I imagined myself writing about come the start of the week. But one incident … Continue reading

Carling Cup Quarter-Final Draw Sees Tasty Games for Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2011-12 Carling Cup has been made, and there are quite a few mouthwatering matches in store. The draw revealed: Arsenal v Manchester City Chelsea v Liverpool Manchester United v Crystal Palace Cardiff City … Continue reading

Get Stuck In: Five Things We Learned From Premier League Week Seven

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Editor’s Note: “Get Stuck In” is EPL Talk’s weekly column featuring review, analysis and opinion on all the happenings in the Premier League each week from different EPL Talk bloggers and podcasters. If you currently write for EPL Talk and would … Continue reading

Giving Respect to the History of All 20 Premier League Clubs

Posted on by Double Pivot

The focus for a long time was on the “big four” of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham and Manchester City made enough inroads to turn that into the “Sky Six” temporarily. To be honest, most of the noise … Continue reading

Blackburn: Fix The Issue and Save the Season

Posted on by Double Pivot

It is quite easy to have a go at Blackburn manager Steve Kean, but it doesn’t matter if you replace him because there is a lack of cohesion to the squad. Why? It has been suggested the Venky’s don’t have … Continue reading