The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 4 – Blackburn Rovers: A Summer Of Silence


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Blackburn really need to bring in some new faces if they want to avoid a relegation dogfight this coming season. It could be a long + hard season for Sam Allardyce’s men.

  2. Heath says:

    I disagree, the upcoming season will be a season of development for a promising Blackburn side.

    The side has a strong structure of solid players (Dunn, Salgado, Samba, Nelson, Robinson, Pederson, Emerton, Chimbonda & Diouf) who can support the younger players (N’Zonzi, Phil Jones, Hoilett, Kalinic and Olsson)as they develop.

    This season will be preparation for a Blackburn side which will start to challenge for European football in 2011/2012 if the Blackburn board can resist offers from bigger clubs for their more important and emerging players.

  3. Peter says:

    Does a team not bringing in new signings automatically mean that they’ll struggle? Surely the stability that comes with having a settled team should contribute to a team’s success?

  4. David Howell says:

    More to the point, the idea that teams have to have new signings all but implies that teams have to be running a net deficit in the transfer market to be competitive. Needless to say, that’s the economics of the madhouse.

    Blackburn will survive comfortably this season and will continue to be a Premier League side for as long as they are soundly run. Unfortunately, that quite possibly won’t be for very long.

  1. August 1, 2010

    […] The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 4 – Blackburn Rovers: A Summer Of Silence “Blackburn Rovers finished last season in a creditable tenth place in the Premier League but, with just over two weeks left until start of the new season do Blackburn supporters have cause to be concerned that, this season, the trapdoor may be a little close for comfort? They have, after all, had an exceptionally quiet summer in the transfer market and, if the bottom half of the table does feel as if it is likely to be a pretty congested place to be over the next nine months, the dread possibility of a return to the Football League may loom in the back of supporters’ minds, though these doubts may start to recede if the club passes, as it is expected to, into new ownership although, as supporters of many other clubs will testify, moving into new ownership is far from a guarantee of future success.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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