2012–13 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2012–13 season
Chairman Venky's
Manager

Steve Kean (resigned)
Eric Black (caretaker)

Henning Berg (sacked)
Gary Bowyer (caretaker) Michael Appleton (sacked)
Gary Bowyer (caretaker)
Ground Ewood Park
Championship 17th
FA Cup Quarter-finals
League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Scotland Jordan Rhodes (26)
All: Scotland Jordan Rhodes (27)
Highest home attendance 20,735 vs Burnley
(League, 17 March 2013)
Lowest home attendance 5,504 vs Bristol City
(FA Cup, 5 January 2013)
Average home league attendance 14,998

The 2012–13 season is Blackburn Rovers 125th season as a professional football club, it is the first season back in the Football League Championship after an 11 year run in the Premier league English football.[1]

Despite relegation the new season began with the owners backing Steve Kean. There were many signings in the summer, the most notable one was the signing of Jordan Rhodes for £8 million. The fee was a record transfer for a championship team and shattered the previous transfer record.

Summary[edit]

Rovers started the season with four wins in the first six games, their first defeat came in their 7th game against Middlesbrough at Ewood Park. The manner of the performance piled on intense pressure and speculation against Kean.

A week later, Kean had travelled with the players to the capital on Friday for the game against Charlton, he attended a press conference in the afternoon but news came at 7pm that he had resigned, rumours suggested alleged outside interference, he described his position 'untenable' and no longer prepared to carry on as manager.

The sudden and unexpected nature of Kean's departure meant assistant manager Eric Black was the obvious choice for caretaker. Rovers started slowly under the temporary boss waiting four games before the first win. However, Rovers did manage to collect 8 points and three clean sheets.

The search for a new manager took the Rovers board an entire month before finally opting for former Rovers defender Henning Berg. The choice of an out-of-work manager and football pundit for Norwegian TV surprised many who were calling for an experienced and a big name manager.

Berg's reign began with disappointment, his debut game against Crystal Palace marked the end of Blackburn's unbeaten away run. His solitary victory came at Peterborough; the same match saw Jordan Rhodes's first hat-trick for Rovers. Rovers were unlucky under Berg, especially against Huddersfield and Burnley when they succumbed to late equalisers. The team began to lack confidence and it showed in their results.

During Berg's ten games in charge Rovers lost six times, dropping from the play-offs spots to 17th place, the poor run of form forced the owners to sack the manager and the coaching staff a day later on Boxing Day.

After the sacking Reserve team coach Gary Bowyer and Youth coach Terry McPhillips took on the reigns and under caretaker management Rovers started brightly, helping Rovers gain a win over Barnsley which ended Rovers six match winless run, while their second win over Nottingham Forest ended an eleven game run without a clean sheet. Rovers carried on the momentum into the FA cup with a win over Bristol City.

On Wednesday 9 January. Derek Shaw confirmed Rovers's interest in Blackpool manager Michael Appleton despite an announcement a week earlier from global adviser that a move for a new manager would be put on hold till the end of January. Just before Friday evening fixture Rovers named Michael Appleton as the manager. Bowyer's brief spell in charge remained unbeaten as they finished the game against Wolves with a draw.

Appleton took training on the Monday and wasted no time bring in his own staff, choosing Ashley Westwood as the assistant manager and John Keeley as goalkeeping coach. Appleton's tenure started badly with a loss to Charlton which wasn't a good spectacle. Rovers started slowly and the poor atmosphere partly blamed by the presence of the Venky's who had visited Ewood Park to watch the game. Rovers conceded first, but failed to establish control despite pulling a goal back from Jordan Rhodes, Charlton quickly retook the lead and the game finished 2-1 to the away team.

Michael Appleton's second game was much more encouraging, they were destined to win the game until a clumsy foul by substitute David Goodwillie after injury time resulted in a penalty, Brighton duly converted the penalty and snatched an unlikely draw in front of 12,230, lowest crowd at Ewood park in the league. At the third attempt, Rovers managed their first victory under Appleton with a conclusive 3-0 win over Derby County in the 4th round of the FA cup. Appleton's first win at ewood park occurred in the following match, 2-0 victory over Bristol City.

Appleton used the January transfer window as an opportunity to trim the squad, at least 10 players were either released or moved out on loan. Rovers missed out on the permanent transfer of DJ Campbell at the last minute, but managed to secure him on a loan agreement, later in February Man City youth defender Karim Rekik and former Rover David Bentley joined the squad. Rovers win over Ipswich saw Jordan Rhodes score for the seventh successive game, a record only achieved by four Rovers players. Rhodes could have extended the run to eight games if it were for the referee not awarding a penalty for a blatant handball by Brighton defender el-Abd.

In the next game Rovers produced one of the shocks of the FA cup with a 1-0 win over Arsenal, they came into the game as clear under-dogs and kept under sustained pressure throughout the game, but forward Kazim Richards strike on 72 minutes put Rovers into the lead, the team fought on to secure a famous victory at the Emirates for the first time.

Rovers experienced their first defeat in 7 outings in the following game against Hull. More defeats followed against Leicester, Peterborough and Bolton, the point they picked up in that period was a scoreless draw to Leeds. Rovers carried on the poor run of results into the FA cup losing out in a replay with Millwall. In the east Lancashire derby against Burnley, Rovers stole a point with a last gasp strike deep into stoppage time scored by David Dunn.

On 19 March 2013 after 67 days in charge of the club Michael Appleton was sacked as manager of the club.[2][3] following the second sacking of the season Gary Bowyer resumed caretaker manager for the second time.

Rovers winless run extended to 11 games as they were beaten 3-0 at Cardiff before slipping to a 3-2 loss at Sheffield Wednesday. The Hillsborough defeat put Rovers in the Championship’s bottom three and left fans with deep fears of a second successive relegation.

Many supporters were then left puzzled as Gary Bowyer was asked to travel to India with Paul Agnew and Derek Shaw to meet the owners ahead of a crucial home game against Derby. But Bowyer returned saying reassurances he had received from the owners would help the squad, and Rovers beat Derby 2-0 before following that up with victory over Huddersfield.

A 4-0 loss at Watford kept them in the mix but then followed a comeback triumph at Millwall that put Rovers five points away from the relegation zone with only two games left to play. A home draw against Crystal Palace then left them effectively safe.

But there remained issues off the field, with internal problems played out in court during Henning Berg’s £2.25m claim against the club. Berg won the case, but before that Rovers’ own lawyers admitted the club was ‘out of control’ and ‘a shambles’.

They added that Shaw was operating without the authority of the owners and was subject to a disciplinary investigation over Berg’s contract. Rovers finished the season in 17th place in the Championship after a 1-1 draw at Birmingham on the final day. Jordan Rhodes netted again but his tally of 29 league goals left him one behind Championship top scorer Glenn Murray, of Crystal Palace.

Rovers finished four points clear of the bottom three, but three points adrift of Burnley. Off the field Derek Shaw and secretary Ian Silvester travelled to India to meet the owners, but Shaw’s future remained unclear after the talks. Both returned to England and went back to work as normal.[4]

Division stats[edit]

League Table[edit]

# Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Cardiff City 46 25 12 9 72 45 +27 87
P Hull City 46 24 7 15 61 52 +9 79
3 Watford 46 23 8 15 85 58 +27 77
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 18 9 69 43 +26 75
P Crystal Palace 46 19 15 12 73 62 +11 72
6 Leicester City 46 19 11 16 71 48 +23 68
7 Bolton Wanderers 46 18 14 14 69 61 +8 68
8 Nottingham Forest 46 17 16 13 63 59 +4 67
9 Charlton Athletic 46 17 14 15 65 59 +6 65
10 Derby County 46 16 13 17 65 62 +3 61
11 Burnley 46 16 13 17 62 60 +2 61
12 Birmingham City 46 15 16 15 63 69 −6 61
13 Leeds United 46 17 10 19 57 66 −9 61
14 Ipswich Town 46 16 12 18 48 61 −13 60
15 Blackpool 46 14 17 15 62 63 −1 59
16 Middlesbrough 46 18 5 23 61 70 −9 59
17 Blackburn Rovers 46 14 16 16 55 62 −7 58
18 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 10 20 53 61 −8 58
19 Huddersfield Town 46 15 13 18 53 73 −20 58
20 Millwall 46 15 11 20 51 62 −11 56
21 Barnsley 46 14 13 19 56 70 −14 55
R Peterborough United 46 15 9 22 66 75 −9 54
R Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 14 9 23 55 69 −14 51
R Bristol City 46 11 8 27 59 84 −25 41
Promotion to Premier League
Qualification to Championship playoffs
Relegation to League One
Last updated: 13:56, 4 May 2013 (UTC)


Split table[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 14 16 16 55 62 −7 58 10 6 7 27 23 +4 4 10 9 28 39 −11

Last updated: 1 January 2013.
Source: BBC Football

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

  • Pre-season game against N.E.C. on 5 August 2012 at Stadion de Goffert cancelled due to fan unrest.[5] However behind closed doors training match played ending 0-0.[6] It has since been confirmed Rovers fans were not involved and had been an issue with Dutch fans.[7]

Championship[edit]

All results are from the BBC's website.

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

Match by Match[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A H H A A H A H H A A H A H H A H A A A H A H H H H A A H A H A H H A A H H A A H A
Result D W W D W W L D D L D W W L D D W L L D L L L W W D L D W W D L D L L L D D L L W W L W D D
Position 13 4 3 2 1 1 1 4 5 9 10 5 5 6 6 7 6 9 10 9 13 15 17 15 13 12 14 14 13 8 8 10 10 11 12 13 18 15 19 22 20 19 20 15 17 17

Last updated: 2 December 2012.
Source: Skysports
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Football League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Club[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 4 May 2013,
52 games ~ 46 League games + 5 FA cup games + 1 League cup game
No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Paul Robinson 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0
2 England DF Bradley Orr 22 0 18+1 0 1+1 0 1 0
4 Portugal DF Nuno Henrique 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Sweden DF Martin Olsson 33 0 27+2 0 4 0 0 0
5 France DF Gaël Givet 16 0 15+1 0 0 0 0 0
6 England MF Jason Lowe 42 0 31+5 0 5 0 0+1 0
7 Portugal MF Fabio Nunes 7 0 2+4 0 0 0 1 0
8 England MF David Dunn 18 1 9+6 1 1+2 0 0 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Leon Best 8 0 4+2 0 2 0 0 0
10 Argentina MF Mauro Formica (on loan at Palermo) 16 1 12+3 1 0 0 0+1 0
11 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes 47 28 41+1 27 5 1 0 0
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen 33 1 17+11 1 4+1 0 0 0
13 England MF Danny Murphy 35 2 31+2 1 2 1 0 0
14 Sweden MF Marcus Olsson 28 1 19+4 1 4 0 1 0
15 Norway FW Joshua King 19 2 11+5 2 2+1 0 0 0
16 England DF Scott Dann 52 5 46 4 5 1 1 0
17 England MF Lee Williamson 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
17 Portugal MF Paulo Jorge (on loan at Beroe) 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
18 Nigeria MF Dickson Etuhu 21 1 19+1 1 0 0 1 0
19 England DF Todd Kane (on loan from Chelsea) 14 0 13+1 0 0 0 0 0
19 Portugal FW Edinho Júnior (on loan at Shillong Lajong) 2 0 1+0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Portugal FW Nuno Gomes 20 4 8+10 4 0+2 0 0 0
22 England FW Anton Forrester 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
23 Netherlands DF Karim Rekik (on loan from Manchester City) 5 0 4+1 0 0 0 0 0
23 Spain FW Rubén Rochina (on loan at Real Zaragoza) 22 5 11+8 5 1+1 0 1 0
24 England DF Josh Morris 10 0 7+3 0 0 0 0 0
25 Scotland FW David Goodwillie 10 1 2+6 0 0+1 0 0+1 1
26 England MF Raheem Hanley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Wales DF Adam Henley 17 0 13+2 0 2 0 0 0
29 Poland GK Grzegorz Sandomierski (on loan from Racing Genk) 8 0 7+1 0 0 0 0 0
30 Australia GK Sebastian Usai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Scotland DF Grant Hanley 44 3 35+4 2 4 1 1 0
32 England MF Cameron Stewart (on loan from Hull City) 7 0 3+4 0 0 0 0 0
32 Brazil DF Bruno Ribeiro (on loan at Clube Atlético Linense) 5 0 4+1 0 0 0 0 0
34 England GK Jake Kean 24 0 18 0 5 0 1 0
35 England MF David Bentley (on loan from Tottenham) 7 0 4+1 0 1+1 0 0 0
36 England MF David Jones (on loan from Wigan) 12 2 11+1 2 0 0 0 0
37 England MF Robbie Cotton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 Portugal MF Diogo Rosado (on loan at Benfica) 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0
39 Turkey FW Colin Kazim-Richards (on loan from Galatasaray) 31 5 22+6 3 3 2 0 0
40 Spain MF Hugo Fernadez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 New Zealand FW Tim Payne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 England DF Kellen Daly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 England DF Ryan Edwards (on loan at Fleetwood Town) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Republic of Ireland MF John O'Sullivan 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have left the club:
10 England FW DJ Campbell (on loan from Queens Park Rangers) 7 0 5+2 0 0 0 0 0
33 Montenegro MF Simon Vukčević 11 0 4+5 0 0+1 0 1 0

Assists[edit]

As of 16 August 2014[10]
Rank No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 12 MF Norway Morten Gamst Pedersen 7 0 0 7
2 16 DF England Scott Dann 3 1 0 4
2 11 FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes 4 0 0 4
4 7 MF Portugal Fabio Nunes 2 0 1 3
4 13 MF England Danny Murphy 2 1 0 3
4 39 FW Turkey Colin Kazim-Richards 3 0 0 3
4 6 MF England Jason Lowe 2 1 0 3
4 23 FW Spain Rubén Rochina 3 0 0 3
9 8 MF England David Dunn 2 0 0 2
9 10 MF Argentina Mauro Formica 2 0 0 2
9 15 FW Norway Joshua King 2 0 0 2
9 3 DF Sweden Martin Olsson 1 1 0 2
9 21 FW Portugal Nuno Gomes 2 0 0 2
9 14 MF Sweden Marcus Olsson 1 1 0 2
15 27 DF Wales Adam Henley 1 0 0 1
15 36 MF England David Jones 1 0 0 1
15 18 MF Nigeria Dickson Etuhu 1 0 0 1
15 19 DF England Todd Kane 1 0 0 1
15 31 DF Scotland Grant Hanley 1 0 0 1
15 25 FW Scotland David Goodwillie 1 0 0 1
Total 42 5 1 48

Penalties[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Manager Appointed Matches Departure Date of vacancy Position
Scotland Kean, SteveSteve Kean 1-7 Resigned 28 September 2012 3rd
Scotland Black, EricEric Black 29 September 2012 8-13 Replaced 3 November 2012 5th
Norway Berg, HenningHenning Berg 3 November 2012 14-23 Sacked 27 December 2012 17th
England Bowyer, GaryGary Bowyer 28 December 2012 24-26 Replaced 12 January 2013 12th
England Appleton, MichaelMichael Appleton 12 January 2013 27-37 Sacked 19 March 2013 18th
England Bowyer, GaryGary Bowyer 20 March 2013 38-46

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
25 June 2012 MF England Danny Murphy England Fulham Free [11]
2 July 2012 FW Republic of Ireland Leon Best England Newcastle United £3,000,000 [12]
3 July 2012 FW Portugal Nuno Gomes Portugal Braga Free [13]
4 July 2012 MF Portugal Fabio Nunes Portugal Portimonense Undisclosed [14]
23 July 2012 MF Portugal Paulo Jorge Portugal Porto B Undisclosed [15]
23 July 2012 FW Portugal Edinho Júnior Portugal Olhanense Nominal fee [16]
3 August 2012 MF Nigeria Dickson Etuhu England Fulham £1,500,000[17] [18]
29 August 2012 FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes England Huddersfield Town £8,000,000 [19]
31 August 2012 MF Portugal Diogo Rosado Portugal Sporting Lisbon Free [20]
31 August 2012 DF Portugal Nuno Henrique Portugal Académica Nominal fee [20]
  • Total spent Decrease ~ £12,500,000 + Undisclosed fees

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
28 June 2012 FW Nigeria Yakubu China Guangzhou R&F £1,000,000 [21][22]
27 June 2012 FW Canada Junior Hoilett England Queens Park Rangers Free (Undisclosed compensation; est ~£4,000,000)[23] [24]
31 June 2012 DF Spain Míchel Salgado Released Retired
31 June 2012 MF Australia Vince Grella Australia Melbourne Heart Free
31 June 2012 FW England Zac Aley England Warrington Town Free
31 June 2012 DF Australia Jamie Maclaren Released End of contract
31 June 2012 MF France Hérold Goulon Released End of contract
30 July 2012 DF England Matty Pearson England Rochdale Free [25]
31 July 2012 DF England Jackson Ramm England Colchester United Free [26]
10 August 2012 FW England Nick Blackman England Sheffield United Undisclosed [27]
22 August 2012 MF Serbia Radosav Petrović Turkey Gençlerbirliği Undisclosed [28]
29 August 2012 GK England Mark Bunn England Norwich City Undisclosed [29]
31 August 2012 MF France Steven N'Zonzi England Stoke City £3,500,000 (rising to £5,000,000) [30]
  • Total sold Increase ~ £10,000,000 + Undisclosed fees

Loan in[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Loan length Source
10 August 2012 FW Turkey Colin Kazim-Richards Turkey Galatasaray Season-long loan [31]
31 August 2012 GK Poland Grzegorz Sandomierski Belgium Genk Season-long loan [32]
21 November 2012 FW Norway Joshua King England Manchester United 1 Month loan [33]
15 February 2013 DF Netherlands Karim Rekik England Manchester City Season-long loan [34]

Loan out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Loan length Source
2 July 2012 DF England Ryan Edwards England Rochdale 6-month loan [35]
8 August 2012 FW England Jordan Slew England Oldham Athletic 6-month loan [36]
14 August 2012 DF England Myles Anderson England Aldershot Town 1-month loan [37]
15 August 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Anthony O'Connor England Burton Albion 1-month loan [38]
31 August 2012 FW Scotland David Goodwillie England Crystal Palace 4 and a half month loan [39]
27 September 2012 FW England Micah Evans England Chesterfield 3 month loan [40]
25 October 2012 DF England Josh Morris England Rotherham United 1 month loan [41]
26 October 2012 FW England Osayamen Osawe England Accrington Stanley 1 month loan [42]
9 November 2012 GK France Christopher Dilo England Hyde 1 month loan [43]
14 November 2012 DF England Bradley Orr England Ipswich Town 3 month loan (until 26 January 2013) [44]
22 November 2012 DF England Jack O'Connell England Rotherham United 1 month loan [45]

January[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
2 January 2013 FW Norway Joshua King England Manchester United Undisclosed [46]
30 January 2013 FW England Anton Forrester England Everton Free Transfer [47]
8 February 2013 MF England Lee Williamson Free Agent Free Transfer [48]
  • Total spent Decrease ~ Undisclosed fee

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
4 January 2013 DF England Myles Anderson England Exeter City Free [49][50]
30 January 2013 MF Algeria Amine Linganzi Released Contract terminated by mutual consent [51]
31 January 2013 MF Montenegro Simon Vukčević Released Contract terminated by mutual consent [52]
  • Total sold Increase ~ £0

Loan in[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Loan length Source
9 January 2013 DF England Todd Kane England Chelsea 1 month youth loan [53]

Emergency Loans[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Loan length Source
8 February 2013 FW England DJ Campbell England Queens Park Rangers 3 month loan [48]
15 February 2013 MF England David Bentley England Tottenham Hotspur 3 month loan [54]
15 February 2013 DF Netherlands Karim Rekik England Manchester City 3 month loan [55]
1 March 2013 MF England Cameron Stewart England Hull City 3 month loan [56]
2 March 2013 MF England David Jones England Wigan 3 month loan [57]
15 March 2013 DF England Todd Kane England Chelsea 1 month loan [58]

Loan out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Loan length Source
6 January 2013 DF Brazil Bruno Ribeiro Brazil Clube Atlético Linense 6-month loan [59]
12 January 2013 FW England Curtis Haley England Chorley 1-month loan [60]
14 January 2013 DF Republic of Ireland Anthony O'Connor England Burton Albion 6-month loan [61]
24 January 2013 CM Argentina Mauro Formica Italy Palermo 6-month loan [62]
24 January 2013 DF England Jack O'Connell England York City 1-month loan [63]
30 January 2013 GK France Christopher Dilo England Hyde 1-month loan [64]
30 January 2013 FW England Osayamen Osawe England Hyde 1-month loan [64]
31 January 2013 FW England Jordan Slew England Rotherham United 1-month loan [65]
31 January 2013 MF Portugal Diogo Rosado Portugal Benfica 5-month loan [66]
31 January 2013 FW England Micah Evans England Macclesfield Town 1-month loan [67]
31 January 2013 FW Spain Rubén Rochina Spain Real Zaragoza 5-month loan [66]
11 February 2013 MF Portugal Paulo Jorge Bulgaria Beroe Stara Zagora 4-month loan [68]
13 February 2013 FW Portugal Edinho Júnior India Shillong Lajong 4-month loan [69]
21 February 2013 DF England Ryan Edwards England Fleetwood Town 1-month loan [70]

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