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  • Kamy
    After last night's 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa in the first leg of the Carling Cup Semi-Final, Rovers manager Sam Allardyce is hoping for a change of luck. He said: "I don't know what is up with us at the moment. We don't seem to be getting the rub of the green. I am just wondering what I have done in life to deserve such bad luck.
    "But we need to keep believing and keep creating chances. It will eventually go our way, I am sure of that. Hopefully we can take encouragement from our second-half performance.
    "We were nervous in the first half and the quality of the opposition drove us back. We gave away a very poor goal.
    "Villa's strength is playing on the break. In the space of a few seconds they scored. We never took up the right positions and paid the ultimate price.
    "That made us more nervous and edgy. We put that right in the dressing room at half-time and deserved to pull level. But that's football for you at this level."
    Rovers have now gone nine games without a win and face Fulham at Ewood Park on Sunday.
    vdb
    After last night's 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa in the first leg of the Carling Cup Semi-Final, Rovers manager Sam Allardyce is hoping for a change of luck. He said: "I don't know what is up with us at the moment. We don't seem to be getting the rub of the green. I am just wondering what I have done in life to deserve such bad luck.
    "But we need to keep believing and keep creating chances. It will eventually go our way, I am sure of that. Hopefully we can take encouragement from our second-half performance.
    "We were nervous in the first half and the quality of the opposition drove us back. We gave away a very poor goal.
    "Villa's strength is playing on the break. In the space of a few seconds they scored. We never took up the right positions and paid the ultimate price.
    "That made us more nervous and edgy. We put that right in the dressing room at half-time and deserved to pull level. But that's football for you at this level."
    Rovers have now gone nine games without a win and face Fulham at Ewood Park on Sunday.
    Kamy
    Rovers have confirmed the new date for the 1st leg of the Carling Cup Semi-Final.
    The Carling Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg game against Aston Villa to be played at Ewood Park has now been re-arranged to take place on Thursday 14th January and will kick-off at 8pm.
    Consequently, our Premier League game at home against Fulham has moved to Sunday 17th January, with a 3pm kick-off.
    The Carling Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg game at Villa Park will remain on the 20th January with a 7.45pm kick-off.
    Please note that the Premier League fixture at Manchester City will remain on Monday 11th January 2010, 8pm kick-off.
    vdb
    Rovers have confirmed the new date for the 1st leg of the Carling Cup Semi-Final.
    The Carling Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg game against Aston Villa to be played at Ewood Park has now been re-arranged to take place on Thursday 14th January and will kick-off at 8pm.
    Consequently, our Premier League game at home against Fulham has moved to Sunday 17th January, with a 3pm kick-off.
    The Carling Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg game at Villa Park will remain on the 20th January with a 7.45pm kick-off.
    Please note that the Premier League fixture at Manchester City will remain on Monday 11th January 2010, 8pm kick-off.
    Kamy

    By Kamy, in Matches,

    Rovers claimed a vital point today in an entertaining clash against Wigan at the DW Stadium.
    Benni McCarthy gave Rovers the lead on 30 minutes scoring from close range. Wigan came back in the second half and equalised through Hugo Rodallega who powered home a close-range header.
    The football on show was not for the purists but neither side was prepared to settle for a point though and a frenetic second-half ensued.
    Jason Scotland fluffed a one-on-one with Paul Robinson and McCarthy had an overhead kick saved by Chris Kirkland.
    Sam Allardyce felt that Rovers deserved to claim three points: "We are sat here hugely disappointed and very down in the mouth in terms of we know we should have had three points to get us that bit further up the league. We've come out here and matched them in every department."
    Rovers now face Sunderland on Monday, with the table being so congested a win could see Rovers climb into the top 10, whereas a defeat could see Rovers slip into the relegation zone.
    vdb

    By vdb, in Matches,

    Rovers claimed a vital point today in an entertaining clash against Wigan at the DW Stadium.
    Benni McCarthy gave Rovers the lead on 30 minutes scoring from close range. Wigan came back in the second half and equalised through Hugo Rodallega who powered home a close-range header.
    The football on show was not for the purists but neither side was prepared to settle for a point though and a frenetic second-half ensued.
    Jason Scotland fluffed a one-on-one with Paul Robinson and McCarthy had an overhead kick saved by Chris Kirkland.
    Sam Allardyce felt that Rovers deserved to claim three points: "We are sat here hugely disappointed and very down in the mouth in terms of we know we should have had three points to get us that bit further up the league. We've come out here and matched them in every department."
    Rovers now face Sunderland on Monday, with the table being so congested a win could see Rovers climb into the top 10, whereas a defeat could see Rovers slip into the relegation zone.
    Kamy

    By Kamy, in Matches,

    Rovers' away day woes continued last night as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Birmingham. Two goals from Cameron Jerome put the Blues in control. Nelsen pulled one back to set up a frantic finish; however, Birmingham held on to record their fifth straight victory.
    After the game, Rovers manager Sam Allardyce lamented his team's defending: "We expected Birmingham to come out all guns blazing and put us under the cosh," he said.
    "We controlled the first 10 minutes but then gave them a first corner and decided to give them a goal.
    "With the form and confidence that they are in at the moment, it was always going to be difficult to come back from that. But to gift them another one really killed us.
    "Apart from those errors it is a toss of the coin as to who was the better side, but Birmingham were the ones who took advantage of their opportunities."
    Rovers have now been dragged back into the relegation battle and face Tottenham at Ewood Park on Saturday.
    vdb

    By vdb, in Matches,

    Rovers' away day woes continued last night as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Birmingham. Two goals from Cameron Jerome put the Blues in control. Nelsen pulled one back to set up a frantic finish; however, Birmingham held on to record their fifth straight victory.
    After the game, Rovers manager Sam Allardyce lamented his team's defending: "We expected Birmingham to come out all guns blazing and put us under the cosh," he said.
    "We controlled the first 10 minutes but then gave them a first corner and decided to give them a goal.
    "With the form and confidence that they are in at the moment, it was always going to be difficult to come back from that. But to gift them another one really killed us.
    "Apart from those errors it is a toss of the coin as to who was the better side, but Birmingham were the ones who took advantage of their opportunities."
    Rovers have now been dragged back into the relegation battle and face Tottenham at Ewood Park on Saturday.