Start the season as you mean to go on?
Let's hope for our sake that this isn't the case for Rovers this season after Rovers slipped to a controversial 2-1 loss to wolves.
The game started promisingly for Blackburn and for the first time in a long time they actually the game at speed. This is hopefully something that Rovers do carry into there following games as eventually it will work. In fact it was almost rewarded this game after Rhodes hit the post from 25 yards after 2 minutes. Not for the first time man of the match Craig Conway worked hard for the full 90 minutes. He does this time and time again and it has only been recently that his efforts have started to get noticed and in my view it is this effort that he puts into every game that will get him our player of the season award. It took 29 minutes until benik Afobe scored the opener after and over the top ball beat Duffy and Hanley and Afobe only needed to poke the ball past a helpless Raya.
10 minutes later rovers were level. Debutant Nathan Delfouneso started the move after receiving the ball on half way and storming his way down the pitch, he was brought down just inside the box but the tackle put the ball into the path of an oncoming Conway whose deflected shot wasn't stopped by the Wolves Keeper even though you could argue that he should have done better.
This is where the controversy enters the game. On the 45th minute a cross came in by Dicko which met (apparently) the hand of Dave Edwards and then found its way into the net. From the position that I was in the goal post was in the way and I couldn't tell. So I will wait until footage comes in that finalises the argument.
This is were the scoring of the game ended but both teams could have scored but the difference is Rovers should have scored. Rhodes goes though one on one, on the left hand side of the goal with his stronger right foot somehow missed the target entirely by about 2 yards to that right.
How can Blackburn learn from the game?
Firstly Koita needs to start. When he came on he changed the game. Every shot he took was on target, he is a very physical player he proved to much to deal with at times and I do believe he will score goals for us this season.
Secondly players need to be more like Conway. I have already said this but the shift that he puts in is unrivalled by any other player in the team, and even if he loses the ball he tries the hardest he can to get it back. If every player had the same attitude we'd win the league.
Unfortunately today was not our day but it will come. Rovers 1 - Wolves 2.