Gary Bowyer dont accept Performance of Club as reason of Defeat

Gary Bowyer reckons that his boys were pretty good the other day versus Norwich, but, because of opposition’s brilliance right at the end there, they had to remain empty handed.

After being stopped on draw in the last couple of games, the Rovers were looking for a win over Norwich at Ewood Park, but, it wasn’t to be.

They played well though and it was all going neck and neck before Bradley Johnson’s stunner which came in the 85th minute of the game.

That goal, which one could say came against the run of play, proved to be decisive in the course of the game.

The Rovers and also the home crowd were amazed where that strike came from all of a sudden.

Norwich was actually struggling with the coordination up front and it was hard to foresee them producing something like that at that point of time. But, that’s the beauty of Football. You never know what the game has in store for you. Continue reading Gary Bowyer dont accept Performance of Club as reason of Defeat

Blackburn Rovers vs Middlesbrough

Blackburn Rovers received Middlesbrough at the Ewood Park in what was the last match of the year of 2014 for Rovers and had to settle with a goal-less draw as the game ended without any player being able to score a single goal.

Even though the match ended without goals, it still was a remarkable game for the substitute goal-keeper of Blackburn Rovers as he played this match in place of the on loan shot-stopper Jason Steele due to the fact that Steele was unable to play against his parent club.

Simon Eastwood had a very busy evening as he had to be at his best on a number of occasions in order to not concede any goals in this match.

Eastwood impressed everyone as he made a number of brilliant saves throughout the entire match that allowed Blackburn Rovers on rescuing one point from this game even though Middlesbrough deserved to claim the victory.

Heroic saves had to be done in order to deny Jelle Vossen, Adam Reach, Patrick Bamford and the rest of the players from Middlesbrough to scoring.

When the match was over, the coach of Blackburn Rovers Gary Bowyer praised the work that Simon Eastwood did in the match.

“He’s done brilliantly for us. He’s played two games and we haven’t lost so that’s something for me to look at.”  Gary Bowyer said.

The coach of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka also took the chance to express his thoughts about the final result of the match as Karanka stated that it should have been three points instead of just one: “It should be three. Again, it’s the same story when we play against Blackburn. I’ve been here for one year and we have played against them three times and three times the man of the match was the keeper. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence’’

Gary Bowyer Applauds Resilience showed by Players

Gary Bowyer, the manager of Blackburn Rovers, lauded the resilience shown by his boys in their previous game in the Championship.

Facing Birmingham City on their home ground the other day, the Rovers were looking pressurized initially despite the support of the huge crowd, but, once they were back onto the pitch after the break, there was a lot more intent in their game and finally, Ben Marshall, the 23-year old winger, found the net.

No equalizer came for Birmingham and thus, Blackburn managed to remain undefeated for the third game in a row.

Talking to the reporters after the game, Bowyer said, “Clearly for the first 45 minutes, we were not playing the way we should be. We were circumspect and a bit reluctant going forward. That was not the way we would have won the game. So, I had a little pep talk with the boys during the break and I just told them to play a little more freely.”

“Their response was brilliant I must say. They did exactly what I wanted them to do. Their body language was positive especially of Ben Marshall. He was on all out attack. We had to get three points and we could not have done that by holding ourselves back. We had to put our foot down on the accelerator.”

This was Blackburn’s 5th win in the Championship this season in 13 games and their first win in about 4 weeks.

The last win that Blackburn had secured was in September against Fulham. In their 4 games thereafter, they had played 3 draws and had lost one.

The next match that the Rovers have to play in the English second division is against Nottingham Forest. That game will take place this Saturday.