Going to the game tonight in anticipation and trepidation combined.
Anticipating a positive response from the team and fans following the appointment of Tony Mowbray.
In trepidation because losing football matches has become a habit for Blacburn Rovers , during Coyle;s fateful tenure.
Some on this forum post of 6/7 wins under Mowbray in the 15 games left to him. Totally unrealistic in my view.
Rovers only won 7 games from 31 under Coyle. How is it possible for this team to to improve by what would be 50%.
Not even Jose Mourinho could extract that
sort of improvement from a team in such a short space of time.
Rovers are averaging a league win every four and a half games. To increase that to a win every 2 games is a bridge to far for this squad of players.
Let us be realistic.
I have no doubt Mowbray will lift the mood and the toxic atmosphere hanging over Ewood.
He will lift the crowd and players alike. He will also prowl the touchline , giving the sense we are all in this mess together. Unlike the elusive Coyle.
Under Coyle we averaged just less than a point per game. Relegation form in anyone's language.
Mowbray has to lift that to one and half points per game to beat the drop. Some ask.
If Mowbray does keep us in the Championship it will be some achievment . Certainly not the given some are expecting.
Coyle got us in a mess , he should have been long gone.
It is now apparant there was nobody at the club to do it.
Enter Paul Senior, who in less than 6 weeks assessed what was wrong and acted.
Maybe to late.
But with Coyle gone we have a chance. Under Coyle we had no chance at all. Surprised at those who thought we did.
With Coyle gone will some of the missing fans return tonight?
We shall see.