Owen Coyle puts the blame on himself instead of his players

Blackburn Rovers are currently pitted in the bottom spots of the English League Championship which is significantly worse than how they had finished in the previous 2015-2016 season where they secured the 15th position; there is plenty of time for the team of Owen Coyle to start collecting points at a regular basis and initiate their process of climbing spots in the 2nd tier of the English League.


The head coach of Blackburn Rovers, Owen Coyle has recently talked about the current situation of his team and stated that this negative start of the season that has seen them losing more games than actually winning is due to his self and not because of his actual squad. Continue reading Owen Coyle puts the blame on himself instead of his players

WES BROWN BACK TO BLACKBURN ROVERS

Former Three Lions defender Wes Brown is set to join Blackburn Rovers, according to reports.


The Englishman’s talks with the club were confirmed by Coach Owen Coyle. Coyle told BBC Radio: “As soon as I get the green light from the owners that I can get that over the mine, I’ll pursue it vigorously. The proposal has been sent, it’s just to come back with a yes or no. We kick on from there.”

Wes Brown, 36, started his career at Manchester united. He started with the youth setup before breaking into the senior team in the 1996/97 season. He moved away to Sunderland in 2011 but remains unattached this season after his exit from the Premier League. Rovers have been linked with a transfer, and Coyle admitted that it is now up to the management to allow the deal. Continue reading WES BROWN BACK TO BLACKBURN ROVERS

Owen Coyle Says Blackburn Deserved to Win against Burton Albion

Owen Coyle says that Blackburn deserved more than just a point from the game against Burton Albion.


The two teams were involved in a 2-2 draw which did not improve the fortunes of the home team. After three successive defeats at the start of the campaign, Blackburn are under serious pressure to get a quick win under their belts. They came closest to do so after getting a 2-1 advantage with 30 minutes left of the game against Burton Albion. However, three points were not to come after the away team secured a late equaliser with two minutes left.

This was an extremely disappointing result for Blackburn and Coyle felt that his team decided to take all three points. This game was the few positives for the team that has suffered from numerous injuries. Even though they allowed the away team to have slightly more possession, Blackburn created more opportunities. The club were coming into the game after having lost the opening games against Norwich, Wigan, and Cardiff. Continue reading Owen Coyle Says Blackburn Deserved to Win against Burton Albion

NEWCASTLE UNITED GET GRANT HANLEY FROM ROVERS

English Championship side Newcastle United have confirmed the signature of the former skipper of Blackburn Rovers ahead of the new season.


United signed the defender Hanley for a five year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee. Hanley had been with Rovers since he was 16 years but decided it was time to move elsewhere. The player now aged 24 made his debut for Blackburn Rovers when he was 18 and has gone to score nine goals in 201 games.

On the international scene, he has 23 caps to his belt since getting his debut against Wales back in 2011. On the deal, coach Rafa Benitez said: “I am very pleased to bring rant Hanley to our project to add his hard work and potential to our squad. “Grant is a young player with a lot of ambition to improve and keep growing with us.”
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In Demand

If you have been hearing about Blackburn Rovers it is mainly in the context of the players who are considered assets for the team. At a time when the new season has begun and players are being shuffled, loaned and bid for by the different teams, Blackburn Rovers have talented players like Grant Hanley who is being looked at for signs by Newcastle United.

It is said that Rovers has been contacted by Newcastle and they have expressed their wish to add Hanley to their team. This is being proposed so that the new team could be formed by this month and the ranks can be built up for the new season’s performances.

Grant Hanley has been in the news as the center back player of considerable skills. With Newcastle United is looking to pick him up, there is much being discussed about him and how he would contribute to the new team. The player is a Sot International player, but he would definitely help to strengthen the defense of the team. With Fabricio having exited from the team, there is a position that needs to be filled.

While there are players from the lower ranks who can act as a substitute, getting fresh blood infused in the ranks would help to build the competition within the ranks and better the performance of the team in general. Newcastle launched a query for the player who is 24 years of age. The player is from Dumfries and is 6ft 3 in. The club feels that the player is open to the idea of moving to St James Park to stay. If the deal is pulled off the club would have another leader in their ranks as Hanley has been a skipper with Blackburn and has much experience in his games.

Owen Coyle return to English football after joining Blackburn Rovers

Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle his return to English football after joining Blackburn Rovers on a two-year contract.


He was last seen in English football with Wigan Athletic in 2014. In the last two years, he has been managing MLS outfit Houston Dynamo. It has helped him stay away from the limelight especially after poor spells with Bolton and Wigan. Fans remained divided about his opinion, but Coyle says that he is extremely positive about being successful at Ewood Park. That has been a lot of discontent amongst fans over the regime of the Indian owners.

Constant managerial changes coupled with less transfer money available for the manager has resulted in the club only managing mid-table finishers in the last few seasons. The possibility of Blackburn returning to the Premier League seems like a distant dream at the moment.Coyle, though, reiterated his belief that the club will be able to achieve promotion next season. The belief will be translated to fans only if the club spend big in this upcoming transfer window.Coyle says that even the appointment of a top manager like José Mourinho will not have pacified the supporters at this moment. A few Rovers fans recently came out with an online petition calling for the club to reconsider their decision to appointCoyle. Continue reading Owen Coyle return to English football after joining Blackburn Rovers

Paul Lambert sees Tough Life in Championship next season

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert says that his former club Aston Villa can expect a very tough life in the Championship next season.


Villa have been relegated to the second tier of English football for the first time since 1987. The club have had a rich history of doing well during this period, but they have consistently been struggling against the threat of relegation in the last four seasons. Lambert did his best to narrowly avoided relegation but two managerial changes in the 2015-16 season seems to have done its job. Villa have not only been relegated, but they surrendered meekly in the process.

The club face an uncertain future in almost every department. Several players have already turned into rebels and have expressed their desire to leave the club at the end of the campaign. Villa have struggled to attract a permanent manager due to concerns about lack of funds to make any significant impact next season. Owner Randy Lerner has already put up the club for sale but he has struggled to find any buyers for his asking price of £ 200 million. The American is unwilling to invest any more of his personal fortune into the dwindling club. For these reasons and the possibility of more than 50 games (league and cup competitions combined), Lambert says that next season will be very tough for Villa. Continue reading Paul Lambert sees Tough Life in Championship next season

Friedel is certain that Tottenham can challenge in every competition

Tottenham Hotspur is making an impressive charge for the top spot of the Premier League as the team of Mauricio Pochettino has secured their 6th successive league victory after having defeated Swansea City with a scoreboard of 2-1.

 

Brad Friedel used to perform for Tottenham Hotspur during 4 years of his playing career and the retired player believes that his former club is able to compete and have a realistic chance of winning in all of the competitions that they are currently performing in.

“They have the mentality where their bodies and minds don’t get tired. They have a fit enough and big enough squad to compete on three fronts. Mauricio worked hard last year to figure out which players were going to have the mentality for his style of football.” Former player of Tottenham Hotspur, Brad Friedel said.

Friedel released this statement only a few hours ago before Tottenham Hotspur faced off with Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and sustained a surprisingly 0-1 defeat which was enough for them to be knocked out of the English tournament.

Mauricio Pochettino and his players are still battling in the Europa League and of course the Premier League which they have a realistic chance on winning. Taking into consideration that the Europa League and the Premier League are the biggest competitions that Tottenham Hotspur are participating in, it might not have been such a bad result for them to get knocked out of the FA Cup as Pochettino can now organize his resources on the titles that are higher in his list of priorities. Continue reading Friedel is certain that Tottenham can challenge in every competition

After 1 year of transfer ban, Blackburn Rovers can now buy players

Blackburn Rovers is able to sign players after having been banned from doing so for around 1 year. The reason of why the English League Championship club was prohibited from securing the services of new players was due to a breach in the Financial Fair Play which was discovered that Blackburn Rovers along with Leeds United and Nottingham Forest had all been doing.

It was unveiled that all of those clubs mentioned previously had breached FFP rules and they were consequently sanctioned.

Now that the finances of Blackburn Rovers have been arranged in a way that it complies with the rules of FFP, the transfer embargo has been lifted and now Paul Lambert are able to sign new players into the team.

“It is a building block and one little stage in trying to rebuild this club. Everybody behind the scenes, the board, staff and especially the owners, deserve a lot of credit’’ The coach of Blackburn Rovers, Paul Lambert said as he gave credit to everyone in his club about this achievement.

In order for any club of the Championship League to satisfy all the rules and requirements of the Financial Fair play, they can’t register financial losses of more than £5m while only have a maximum of £3m which is funded by their respective shareholders. Continue reading After 1 year of transfer ban, Blackburn Rovers can now buy players

Paul Lambert has stated that he is feeling refreshed

New Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert, who was appointed only this week, has stated that he is feeling refreshed after a small break from football.

The manager has been out of work since leaving Aston Villa back in February. He was replaced by Tim Sherwood as fears of relegation grew at Villa Park. The club was only narrowly managed to avoid relegation in the previous two seasons. Lambert had done extremely well at his previous clubs like Norwich, but he failed to put his authority at Villa. Lambert showed no hesitation when being approached by Blackburn even though it meant dropping down a division.

Further, Blackburn have shown little signs of being capable of challenging for the Premier League immediately. This huge amounts of debt has forced the club into financial embargo by the league and this prevents Lambert from making wholesale changes to the squad in the upcoming January window. Even with the handcuffs, the manager is confident of making an impact at Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers have promised that the financial situation of the club, which has debts so close to £ 80 million, will be solved in the near future. Lambert says that the lack of money is not an excuse for lack of success. Continue reading Paul Lambert has stated that he is feeling refreshed