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    carlmc wrote:
    A very good article has appeared on the ESPN site describing the seasons worst signings. We have 2 in the top ten, which is no great surprise. Pasted directly from the site are the following:
    7. Myles Anderson (Blackburn, free)
    Not just a poor signing, but also a perplexing one as far as supporters were concerned. Steve Kean likened him to Chris Smalling when signing a player who made a solitary appearance for Aberdeen. Since then, Anderson has not played at all for Blackburn. Neither, for that matter, has full-back Bruno Ribeiro, described as a Brazilian Denis Irwin when recruited. Neither even got on the bench when Rovers had five defenders out injured, so why sign them?
    Go back to last summer and Scott Dann seemed a man in demand. Liverpool and Arsenal were allegedly interested, so it seemed a coup when Blackburn signed him at the end of the transfer window. Now it looks another of the mistakes that could cost Rovers their Premier League status. Secure in a well-drilled and rigorously-screened Birmingham back four last season, Dann has been exposed and embarrassed at Ewood Park. Examine the many goals that Blackburn have conceded and all too often he is culpable. The ruptured testicle he suffered in December may have seemed the most painful part of his season, but arguably his defending has caused more anguish.

    Of course none of us will forget that the Father of Myles broke down in tears on SSN for the stick the fans were allegedly giving his son, who is only trying his best to do his job!
    I can't agree more with this article about Scott Dann what has happened to him I thought with the centre backs that was available we would be one of the more solid sides at the back.

    Can you blame my assumption when we had the likes of Nelsen, Samba, Givet and two young well rated centre backs Dann and Hanley and the experience of Salgado and the injection of pace of Olsson.

    Never mind capturing two proven goal scorers Yakubu and Goodwillie.

    Our midfield was average but still got their qualities Dunn may not always be available but when he is fit he has a great pass and can conjure some screamers, Pedersen has the ability to take awesome free kicks and corners although sometimes you can wonder, Hoilett a hot fresh talent at the time and N'Zonzi who was linked to Arsenal and Man Utd.

    Other positives was Formica who is a fast footed and minded player, Rochina who possesses great technical ability and has the Barca style written all over him and Petrovic who apparently had an absolute screamer but still strong and solid at the back.

    How did this all go wrong? You would think from the quality of the team alone we could of at least hit top 10.

    Nobody with an exception to Hoilett has played anywhere near their capabilities and I wouldn't be surprised to see us playing with the same squad next year because who in the right mind would want anyone in our squad?

    Samba - Played well to begin with but gave up as soon as rumours of him leaving returned.

    Nelsen - Where the hell was he all season?

    Dann - Complete RUBBISH

    Hanley - Some games an absolute rock other games he plays like a school boy.

    Salgado - Looked like he was about to retire.

    Yakubu - We would be relegation certainties without him but still he could put more effort rather than expect the ball to fall to him.

    Goodwillie - Headless chicken

    Dunn - Lazy lazy lazy

    Pedersen - Sloppy to say the least.

    Hoilett - I love him when Rovers are in possession but when they aren't he just stands there like a nonce.

    Formica - Doesn't get involved

    N'Zonzi - Looked rubbish all this year

    Rochina - Why is he not started every game?

    Petrovic - Donkey doesn't look like he has made a forward move in his life lately. But at the beginning of the season he was spraying fantastic balls anywhere you wanted on the pitch."
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GALLERY: Blackburn Rovers fans urged to grow a 'Givet beard' for survival

First published in Sport

BLACKBURN Rovers’ relegation battle is getting a bit hairy – with fans growing a ‘Givet beard for survival’.

In honour of bearded favourite Gael Givet, Rovers fans have started a Twitter campaign for fans to copy his facial hair to inspire a great escape.

It will certainly be a close shave but Rovers are hoping they don’t finish a whisker away from safety.

To join the campaign, which has been backed by Givet himself, go to #GivetBeardForSurvival on Twitter.

Organisers of the campaign are also urging Givet beard growers to make a donation to East Lancashire Hospice

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