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Blackburn 0 - West Ham 0

Ewood Park

29/8/09 3pm

Attendance: 23,241

Blackburn 0 West Ham 0

Ah, the delights of Ewood Park and the self-styled 'Big Sam'. How good it would be to see him get relegated? Nothing against the kick and rush mob that is Blackburn, but just how annoying is Allardyce?

This had nil-nil written all over it. Our team were still lacking in strikers, and Carlton looked tired. Diamanti did not sign in time, but should be in the team for Wigan. The sooner we play 4-4-2 with Diamanti partnering Cole the better.

Jimenez looked our most dangerous player again, and is getting up to speed with the Premier League, he will be some player when he does. Cole had our best chance in the first half after 20 minutes, shrugging off three challenges, but then blazing over the bar.

Chances were few and far between with both Collins and Upson looking very solid at the back. Blackburn lacked ideas, and didn't really stretch us in the first half.

You would have hoped we would take the game to Blackburn in the second half, but if anything Blackburn had the better chances. Substitute David Hoilett had two half-chances to give Rovers the ead, but could not make the most of them.

A poor game all in all, with both defences coming out on top. plus points for us include Faubert continuing to play decently, Dyer getting some more minutes, Spector not giving away a goal, Jimenez builing up his fitness and Cole not getting injured. The game once again illustrated that we need at least another striker before the window shuts.

01 Robinson
02 Jacobsen
04 Samba
05 Givet
39 Chimbonda
08 Dunn
11 Grella
12 Pedersen
15 Nzonzi (Hoilett 60)
17 Andrews
09 Roberts (Kalinic 75)
32 Brown, 13 Khizanishvili, 21 Olsson, 27 Salgado, 07 Emerton, 22 Kalinic, 23 Hoilett

West Ham:
01 Green
15 Upson
18 Spector
19 Collins
08 Parker
16 Noble
17 Jimenez (Dyer 66)
20 Faubert
31 Collison (Kovac 87)
46 Stanislas
12 Cole
28 Kurucz, 04 Gabbidon, 30 Tomkins, 07 Dyer, 14 Kovac, 24 Nouble, 41 Hines

The Journalist

Writer: Saul Rice  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 30 2009

Time: 3:01PM

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Poor game, but a point is a point. We need to get more forward options in, we are not going to score enough goals otherwise.
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30/08/2009 17:34:00

2 away games no goals conceded i'll take that as something to build from. I thought Jimenez was a handful against Spurs he looks to make a nuisance of himself which gives defenders something else to worry about.
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30/08/2009 21:35:00

You're right Sagey, clean sheets, keep em coming...
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31/08/2009 09:45:00

Allardyce has doubled in size! Hasn't stop moaning though!
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31/08/2009 10:27:00


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