UK time is: 04:28:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Blackburn Rovers 2 - West Bromwich Albion 0

Ewood Park

23 January 2011

Attendance: 24,057

Thoughts on Blackburn v West Brom

Shambolic defending and shambolic refereeing sum up this game. The Baggies never really performed to their best in this game yet they will perhaps feel that they should have come away with at least a point. After a bright opening with a chance for Odemwingie in the first minute that saw him bring a good save from Robinson and then the keeper saved again from Thomas shot the Baggies rather lost their way and let Rovers get back into it. Although Myhill had one or two shots to save the home side didn't look that threatening and it was a little surprising seeing them take the lead into the break. They were fortunate to take that lead and it was all down to Gabriel Tamas who made an unforgiveable error. He somehow managed to misjudge a hopeful punt into the box and instead of heading the ball away from goal he managed to loop it over the helpless Myhill. Albion went into the dressing room rather deflated and things were to get worse immediately after the break when Tamas was at fault again, he failed to close down Junior Hoillett on the edge of the box and he wasted no time in firing a powerful shot past Albion's keeper who was unable to direct the ball over the bar. From then on Rovers were in cruise control, rarely troubling Albion but rarely being troubled themselves. However, that may have all been different had referee Mark Clattenburg made the correct decision and awarded a penalty when Odemwingie was clearly hacked down in the penalty area by Jones, no instead he gave a free kick on the edge of the area. It was a diabolical decision that calls into question the competence of the officials and seriously undermines the game of football. Had that decision been given then who knows what would have happened next, with a head of steam maybe the Baggies would have got back into the game, after all they did create more chances than Rovers anyway.

Star Player

Jerome Thomas was always a threat and he was very harshly booked for a dive by our friend Clattenburg.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: S Wilton  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 25 2011

Time: 8:15PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Chelsea 2 - 0 WBA
WBA 0 - 2 Newcastle
Leicester City 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 2 - 2 Crystal Palace
WBA 2 - 2 Man Utd
Liverpool 2 - 1 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 12 4 3 5 -2 15
11. Liverpool 11 4 2 5 -1 14
12. Spurs 11 4 2 5 -2 14
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Hull City 11 2 5 4 -2 11
16. Aston Villa 11 3 2 6 -11 11

Breaking League News

The First Goal Matters
Arsenal : 22/11/2014 22:28:00
Rate The Players: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Bojan wins October goal of the month
Stoke : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Pellegrini Praises Swansea City After Win
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:40:00
Monk Disappointed Not To Get a Point at Man City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Baggy Boy
Foster 0%
Wisdom 0%
Dawson 0%
Lescott 0%
Baird 0%
Yacob 0%
Gardner 0%
Dorrans 0%
Sessegnon 0%
Brunt 0%
Berahino 0%
Sub - Gamboa 0%
Sub - Anichebe 0%
Sub - Morrison 0%