2010–11 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2010–11 season
Chairman John Williams
Manager Sam Allardyce (until 13 December)
Steve Kean
Ground Ewood Park (capacity 31,154)
Premier League 15th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Nikola Kalinić, David Hoilett and Jason Roberts (5)
All: Nikola Kalinić, David Hoilett and Mame Biram Diouf (6)
Highest home attendance 29,867 (vs. Manchester United, 14 May)
Lowest home attendance 9,235 (vs. Norwich City, 24 August)
Average home league attendance 24,999 (Premier League)
23,548 (Overall)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 season was Blackburn Rovers' 123rd season as a professional football club. The 2010–11 season was also Blackburn Rovers' 17th season in the Premier League, and their 10th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

In November 2010, the Indian company V H Group bought Blackburn Rovers under the name of Venky's London Limited for £23 million.[1] The new owners immediately sacked manager Sam Allardyce and replaced him with first-team coach Steve Kean, initially on a temporary basis, but by January 2011 he had been awarded a full-time contract until June 2013.[2][3] Kean's appointment was shrouded in a great deal of controversy since his agent Jerome Anderson had earlier played a major role in advising Venky's during the takeover of the club in the preceding months.[4][5][6]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Paul Robinson
2 Germany MF Jermaine Jones (on loan from Schalke 04)
3 Sweden DF Martin Olsson
4 Republic of the Congo DF Christopher Samba
5 France DF Gaël Givet
6 New Zealand DF Ryan Nelsen (team captain)
7 Australia MF Brett Emerton
8 England MF David Dunn
9 Croatia FW Nikola Kalinić
10 Argentina MF Mauro Formica
11 Australia MF Vince Grella
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen
13 England GK Mark Bunn
15 France MF Steven N'Zonzi
No. Position Player
17 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Andrews
18 Paraguay FW Roque Santa Cruz (on loan from Manchester City)
20 Spain FW Rubén Rochina
21 Zimbabwe FW Benjani
23 Canada FW David Hoilett
26 France MF Hérold Goulon
27 Spain DF Míchel Salgado
28 England DF Phil Jones
30 Grenada FW Jason Roberts
31 Scotland DF Grant Hanley
33 England DF Josh Morris
36 England MF Michael Potts
41 Senegal FW Mame Biram Diouf (on loan from Manchester United)

Club[edit]

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League League Cup FA Cup Total
1 FW Senegal 41 Mame Biram Diouf 3 3 0 6
1 FW Croatia 9 Nikola Kalinić 5 0 1 6
1 FW Canada 23 David Hoilett 5 0 1 6
4 FW Grenada 30 Jason Roberts 5 0 0 5
5 MF Norway 12 Morten Gamst Pedersen 4 0 0 4
5 DF Republic of the Congo 4 Christopher Samba 4 0 0 4
5 MF Australia 7 Brett Emerton 4 0 0 4
8 MF England 8 David Dunn 3 0 0 3
8 FW Zimbabwe 21 Benjani 3 0 0 3
10 DF France 5 Gaël Givet 1 1 0 2
10 DF New Zealand 6 Ryan Nelsen 2 0 0 2
10 DF Sweden 3 Martin Olsson 2 0 0 2
13 MF France 15 Steven N'Zonzi 1 0 0 1
13 DF Scotland 31 Grant Hanley 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 43 4 2 49

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rao family buy Blackburn Rovers from Jack Walker Trust". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Blackburn Rovers sack manager Sam Allardyce". BBC Sport. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Steve Kean signs new Blackburn Rovers contract". BBC. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Conn, David. "How an agent came to hold so much power at Blackburn Rovers", The Guardian, 21 December 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  5. ^ Hytner, David. "Steve Kean finds value of friends in high places at Blackburn Rovers", The Guardian, 16 December 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Blackburn Rovers board's dismay at Venky's conduct revealed in letter". The Guardian. 15 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mauro Formica reminds Blackburn Rovers of his worth in Asia friendly". The Guardian. 30 July 2011. 

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