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.

Championship Season Preview 2006/07 – Birmingham City

Post by David Walker

Birmingham City

Odds: five/1

Very last Five Seasons2005/06 – 18 (Premiership, Relegated), 2004/05 – twelve (Premiership), 2003/04 – ten (Premiership), 2002/03 – thirteen (Premiership), 2001/02 – 5 (Championship, Promoted).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Sixth Round vs Liverpool (h) – misplaced seven-.Carling Cup Quarter Ultimate vs Manchester United (h) – lost three-1.

Best Goal Scorer 2005/06: Mikael Forssell (striker) and Jiri Jarosik (midfield) – eight targets each.

Gamers InCameron Jerome (Cardiff Metropolis – £3,000,000), Stephen Kelly (Tottenham Hotspur – £750,000), Neil Danns (Colchester United – £500,000), Bruno N’Gotty (Bolton Wanderers – Totally free).

Players OutJermaine Pennant (Liverpool – £6,700,000), Emile Heskey (Wigan Athletic – £5,500,000), Kenny Cunningham (Sunderland – Free), Stan Lazaridis (Perth Glory – No cost), Nico Vaesen (Lierse – No cost), Jamie Clapham (Released), Chris Sutton (Introduced), Muzzy Izzet (Released), Mario Melchiot (Launched), Chris Cottrill (Introduced), James Dormand (Released), Sam Alsop (Released), Njazi Kuqi (Launched), Sam Oji (Introduced), David Howland (Released), Sone Aluko (Released).

Of the three teams relegated from the Premiership final time, Birmingham search possibly the best equipped to make an quick return to the top flight. Manager Steve Bruce has been clinical in who he has let go and has been shrewd with his purchases so far this summer.

Gone have numerous of final season’s ‘stars’, these kinds of as former captain Kenny Cunningham, Jamie Clapham, Mario Melchiot and Chris Sutton, whilst Muzzy Izzet has been pressured to retire. Bruce even managed to offer Emile Heskey for £5.five million to Wigan Athletic. Bruce has appointed Damien Johnson, who joined the club from Blackburn Rovers for £100,000 in 2002, as the new club captain.

In arrives a group of hungrier youthful gamers, two of whom are confirmed performers outside of the top flight. Cardiff City striker Cameron Jerome, who scored 20 objectives previous season, arrived in an original £3 million deal which could rise to £4 million while Colchester United midfielder Neil Danns arrived for an initial £500,000 which could rise to £850,000. Former Blackburn Rovers trainee Danns netted sixteen goals for promoted Colchester final season and attracted attention from several clubs in the Championship.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Stephen Kelly joined the club for an original £750,000 which could rise to £1.25 million relying on appearances while veteran Bruno N’Gotty signed a 1 year deal following his release from Bolton Wanderers. Nevertheless, attempts to lure Fulham striker Collins John to the club had been unsuccessful.

VerdictThe dead wood has been shipped out an replaced by players keen to impress. Steve Bruce has signed two of the most promising players in the Football League in Jerome and Danns and have been made the bookmakers favourites at five/1. They might not win the division outright but look able of automated marketing.

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