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You Have To Feel For Blackburn Fans

21 Dec 2011 11:49:18

You Have To Feel For Blackburn Fans

I've said this more than once ... but I have to say it again ... Blackburn fans must be the most frustrated supporters in the country.

As Toon fans, we know the feeling.

But why the hell are the owners at Ewood Park trying to prove the Rovers fans wrong?

Because, at the end of the day they will be relegated unless the powers that be wake up and smell the glove.

Blackburn 1 Bolton 2

Steve Kean suffered what could prove to be a final blow to his prospects of staying in charge at Blackburn as Bolton secured a 2-1 victory in a thrilling contest at Ewood Park, easing the pressure on Owen Coyle.

The home side made a dismal start and were a goal down within five minutes as some shambolic defending allowed David Ngog to cut a pass back to the unmarked Mark Davies, who stroked a first-time effort beyond Paul Robinson.

Ivan Klasnic started the move that ended with Bolton bagging their second on the half-hour, with Martin Petrov racing down the left wing before crossing back to Nigel Reo-Coker, who despite having his back to goal, had enough time to turn and drill a low shot into the bottom corner.

Rovers dragged themselves back into the contest in the 67th minute when Junior Hoilett came in from the left and flicked a pass through to Yakubu, who slotted home with ease.

But despite chances at both ends in the remaining minutes of the match, there were to be no further goals, allowing Bolton to climb off the foot of the table and ensuring that Blackburn would spend Christmas at the bottom.

Kean, who has long been the subject of derision from his own supporters, came in for some sustained abuse during the match, with the club's owner Venky's also targeted.

Wolves 2 Norwich 2

Meanwhile, Wolves twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against Norwich at Molineux in the night's other game.

Former Wolves midfielder Andrew Surman broke the deadlock only for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who replaced the axed Kevin Doyle, to level before half-time.

Canaries substitute Simeon Jackson restored his side's lead with his first touch but Ronald Zubar's first goal of the campaign rescued Wolves from a second home defeat in four days.

 


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