Wednesday 12th April. ByÂ Ryan Baldi
To Premier League fans with little interest in German or French football, Anthony Modeste is a name that is unlikely to conjure too many vivid memories. If the Cannes-born striker left any lasting impressions at all after his short-lived loan spell with Blackburn Rovers during the 2011-12 season, they will be predominantly negative.
Modeste played just nine games for the Ewood Park club, failing to find the net at all during his six months on loan from Bordeaux. The campaign ended in relegation for Rovers while the Frenchman returned to his homeland, sealing another loan switch, this time to Bastia.
So those (un)fortunate enough to have witnessed his unproductive stay in Lancashire would surely be surprised to learn that, now with Bundesliga side KÃ¶ln, Modeste has developed into one of the hottest marksmen in Europe.
With an incredible return of 24 goals fro
Leicester City lost a game last weekend, falling 1-2 against Arsenal, but the defeat barely seemed to matter. The Foxes remain the highest ranked team in the Premier League, and as the weeks go on, it's becoming increasingly probable that they will at very least contend for the top-flight title in 2016. Such a victory would be a game-changer for the EPL, not because this has been a great or even particularly good season for English soccer, but because it would further challenge the idea of the Premier League's virtual "class system."
Since the English Premier League began with the 1992/93 football season, the division has crowned 23 champions. The 2015/16 campaign will mark the 24th Premier League winner. However, despite the fact that this league has now persisted for nearly a quarter of a century, the number of different soccer clubs to actually hoist the trophy remains a very small figure. Indeed, 23 seasons in, only five different teams have won the
Posted: November 19, 2015|
With the Blackburn Rovers languishing in the bottom half of the Football League Championship table, the soccer club clearly needs some fresh blood and a new perspective to turn things around. On Sunday, November 15th, the soccer club announced that said "new perspective" will be provided by Paul Lambert. Lambert, was sacked at Aston Villa nine months ago, so as Blackburn Rovers appoint Paul Lambert we ask can he turn the clubs fortunes around?
A Challenge Awaits
In the story about his hiring on the Blackburn Rovers website, Lambert said he felt "refreshed" after his brief sabbatical from the soccer world, and that he was "looking forward to the challenge ahead."
"Challenge" was the correct word to describe the
Posted: October 03, 2015|
Could the Blackburn Rovers get relegated down to the third tier of English football this season? The club hasn't suffered that unsavory fate since finishing 22nd in Division Two all the way back in 1979, and even then, they only spent one season in Division Three before earning promotion once more. In total, the Rovers have spent just five seasons in the third tier in their entire 140 years of existence. However, this season it looks like Division Three (also known now as the Football League One) could be Blackburn's punishment if they don't pick things up soon. It's been a disastrous start for Blackburn Rovers in the 2015 2016 Championship campaign; they have only managed a single victory in their first nine games.
Blackburn's Complicated History
Posted: August 06, 2015|
It might be hard to believe now, considering the fact that the Blackburn Rovers have been putting forth middling performances in the Football League Championship for three consecutive seasons, but early in Premier League history, the Rovers were actually one of the top teams in the division. Indeed, Blackburn finished in fourth place in the first year of the Premier League (1992 1993), despite the fact that they'd just earned promotion up from Division 2 the year before. The next season, the Rovers were the runners-up to Manchester United's championship squad, and in 1994 1995, Blackburn actually won the Premier League, topping Man United by just one point to take the crown. So can Blackburn Rovers earn promotion back into the Premier League during the 2015 - 2016 football season?