One of Rovers's favourite sons of recent times has returned to the club which made his name. When Roque Santa Cruz left for Manchester City in the Summer of 2009 he went largely with the gratitude of Rovers supporters who had witnessed seeing the Paraguayan score 29 goals in 70 appearances for the club. Equally, Rovers fans should have been grateful to City for paying Â£18 million for a player who could only start 20 Premier League games in 2008-9 and scoring just 4 goals due to chronic injury problems.
Roque's value may have tumbled more rapidly than house prices, but I am sure his imminent return will be greeted with enthusiasm and give the whole club a big boost. Whether he will arrive in time to feature in the Chelsea fixture at the Bridge on Saturday remains to be seen but his presence will certainly soften the blow for the Rovers fans who have had to shelve out Â£50 for the 'pleasure' of sitting high up in the corner of the stadium. It is certainly a sign of the times that Chelsea themselves have tickets on open sale for the fixture.
Arsenal's former goal-scoring machine John Jensen has been appointed assistant manager at Ewood until the end of the season. Steve Kean has recognised the Dane's coaching attributes and believes he will provide Rovers with another dimension on the training ground. Jensen has previously worked alongside Michael Laudrup and has received many plaudits. Jensen became a cult hero with the Gooners in the early 90's. He was a well respected midfielder but had an incredible ability to hit anything but the target. A solitary goal for Arsenal in 1994 was greeted with similar celebrations as any League title or FA Cup triumph would have been. Hopefully he will not have much imput with the strikers at Brockhole!
It may be the case that Neil Warnock has been more than a little 'holier than thou' with the comments directed towards El Hadji Diouf this week. But if it does turn out that the Senegalese player did abuse Jamie Mackie as he lay injured with a broken leg, then internal action must be taken against him. Steve Kean has stated more than once that he wants Rovers to have a more postive image in the football world and I am sure he will deal with the matter if he sees fit to do so.
I was sorry to hear that Rovers former flying full-back, Chris Price, was seriously hurt in Australia following a freak accident at a beach. Rovers fans of a certain age will remember Price galloping down the touchline in the late 80's and again in his second spell with the club in the early 90's. "He's got no hair but we don't care!" was the cry from the Blackburn end. All Rovers, Hereford and Villa fans will wish him a speedy recovery.
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