Kean out? How Kean fares historically

Kean out? How Kean fares historically

Protests at four successive home games from sections of the Ewood Park faithful have led calls for Steve Kean to be dismissed as Blackburn Rovers manager but after just eleven league games this season should Kean be given more time to turn around Blackburn’s fortunes?  [caption id="attachment_5952" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Fans at Ewood Park make their views clear but will Steve Kean survive this tumultuous period?"][/caption] Steve Kean started the season as the bookmakers’ favourite to be the first Premier League …
Importance of passing in key areas | City

Importance of passing in key areas | City

With Manchester City starting the season in such attacking fashion, it was inevitable that once teams had gotten wise to this approach that they would look for ways to counter this offensive threat. We saw with Everton’s approach a couple of weeks ago that they were content to get men behind them, frustrate City’s attacking instincts and look to stifle any opportunity where City looked to create. As the season progresses this may well become the blueprint adopted by sides …
Possession no longer 9/10ths of law | Kean

Possession no longer 9/10ths of law | Kean

[caption id="attachment_2119" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Steve Kean: Masterminding Blackburn’s Survival"][/caption] When Blackburn Rovers made Sam Allardyce the second managerial casualty of the Premier League season last December more than a few eyebrows were raised. These turned into looks of bemusement as, less than a month after taking ownership of the club, the Venky’s chairman Anuradha Desai spoke of their aspirations for “Blackburn to be fourth or fifth in the league or even better.” The timing of the comments in the wake …
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