Destination: Ewood Park (Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Hull City)

Last updated : 24 August 2008 By Mr Sitter
Blackburn Rovers beating Everton at their ground last week was a good result for the new manager Paul Ince, and our game against Fulham was a very good result for Phil Brown.

I set off at 11am and got on the train at about 11.40. It felt like the longest train ride I have ever been on, stopping at anywhere and everywhere before arriving at Blackburn, but once I got there it was easy enough to find the bus stop, and not a bad price to get there either. The bus driver was a very nice guy. He couldn't do enough to help us, which put me in quite a confident mood.

The stadium wasn't bad, with good leg room. Our football was entertaining to watch when we were going forward, although we were incensed when Jason Roberts allegedly beat the offside trap and scored past Boaz Myhill. On the screen to my right it looked like he was offside, but after a closer look on Match of the Day, Ricketts actually played him onside. It didn't matter because Richard Garcia scored his first Premier League goal for us with a looping header over the static Paul Robinson.

I'm not sure if people from Blackburn have vocal chords so please inform me if they do, as they made next to no noise at their home ground, which led to us singing to ourselves, between the Right Side and the Left Side.

The away following impressed me, and we left happy with the score as 1-1. Maybe we could have won it, but their new tied-up superstar Roque Santa Cruz (4 year deal announced at the stadium) also had a good chance to put them ahead. Turner had him covered for the majority of the game, though.

So it's Wigan next week, and after their defeat to Chelsea today I am hoping their heads will drop and we won't be on the end of a backlash. No Marlon King for us next week, so we could possibly see Deano make his first Hull City Premier League appearance.

Here's hoping we get another 3 points, and prove once again that the pundits don't know anything about Football. New Derby my backside!