Friday, 19 December 2014

Rovers have defensive weaknesses

My abiding memory of Ewood Park is when we got a 1-1 draw there to secure our return to the Premiership with the likes of Andy Hunt in the team.

Despite talk of Charlton showing relegation form, they are 13th in the form table while Rovers are 18th. They lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday and were then beaten away at Brentford.

They certainly have defensive weaknesses, having failed to keep a clean sheet in eight games. These defensive concerns will be compounded by the fact that they have now been placed under a transfer embargo. However, their defensive weakness is offset by a potent strike force. Moreover, Rovers look as if they could be at their strongest for two months: Players return .

Those inclined to award a #clueless hashtag to Bob Peeters might like to reflect on the limited materials at his disposal. Vetokele badly needs an effective strike partner and has faded a bit himself with all the responsibilities placed on him.

Charlton have won the last two meetings at Ewood Park. Blackburn's last win at home was 4-1 in the Premier League in April 2007.

Hopefully, Charlton may able to take advantage of weaknesses in the Rovers defence. Even so, this could be yet another draw. But that would be better than a pointless long trek back from what looks like being a cold day 'oop north.

Odds: (Coral) Blackburn 8/11, Draw 11/4, Charlton 15/4.


Brian G said...

Tuesday 8th February 1994 is the visit to Blackburn that I have enjoyed most, when we won 1-0 in a midweek FA Cup replay against a team that was vying with Man Utd for the Premiership Trophy. Did Scott Minto score? I wouldn't be at all surprised if the result was the same this weekend, if we can break Rhodes' habit of scoring against us.

Anonymous said...

Darren Pitcher scored , I remember the night well

Dan Briordy said...

I presume that the #clueless movement has been instigated by the #brainless #morons section - tweeting after a few pints having discussed the football and their #emptyandpointlesslives.


Dan #cafcsupporter

PS Yet another point would do me.

jonathan acworth said...

IM going to predict a nice 3-0 away win blackburn seems to be our lucky away ground we always seem to do quite well up their and who rembers the fa cup win i was their and a marvelous 1-0 away win pitcher scoring......Blackburn hopefully will flog their strikers in jan to qpr for when we play them again at the valley in the fa cup....anyway hows the chickens going venkys????