All posts tagged with: Sam Gallagher

Brentford v Blackburn: final day drama

Blackburn’s second tier status is on a knife-edge. A win will not be enough if Nottingham Forest and Birmingham match their result, yet they could also draw and theoretically even lose and still stay up. It would be simplistic to say Sunday will define the club’s long-term future, because failings over the last five years,… Read more →

Blackburn v Preston: rejuvenated Lilywhites

These teams met at Deepdale last season, when Blackburn won 2-1 in Paul Lambert’s first game in charge. A Jordan Rhodes strike and an own goal from Jordan Pickford – who was otherwise outstanding for North End that year – set up a solid if uninspiring second half of the season. This year, Tony Mowbray has had a similarly stabilizing impact… Read more →

Coyle exit changes little for Blackburn

It seems unlikely that Owen Coyle’s departure from Blackburn Rovers will impact the club’s survival chances. The ominous prospect of third tier football for the first time since 1980 has long loomed over Ewood Park. Since the Venky’s took ownership in 2010, the club has regressed on average five places per season, going from 10th… Read more →

Derby v Blackburn: neglecting the youth

A few years ago, Derby and Blackburn were both clubs that gave youth a chance. Steve McClaren built on Nigel Clough’s good work with Derby’s academy while Gary Bowyer had been an internal appointment at Blackburn. Both teams seemed to benefit from having lots of young, eager players around the squad. Things have gradually changed.… Read more →