Blackburn Boss Sam Allardyce Thinks An Awful Lot Of David Dunn

Chris Wright

18th, October 2010

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By Chris Wright

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce says an awful lot of things over the course of a season, some are brain-bendingly pointless whilst others are just brain-bendingly pointless.

Hailing the return of David Dunn against Sunderland tonight after another injury lay-off, Allardyce trumpeted the midfielder saying that, if he could remain fit for longer than 75 minutes at a time, his presence alone would transform Rovers into a top 10 side;

“We know how important he is to the team. He was our best creator, our best goalscorer and perhaps with a fit David Dunn we’d be in the top half of the table.”

Now that’s a very big ‘perhaps’, if you’ll pardon the expression, and a very salient ‘was’, in that Allardyce’s comment sounds more like a eulogy than a testament.

Sure, he’s an above-average midfielder with a decent line in magical, defense-splitting rabonas, but would a prolonged run in the first-teams really elevate the El-Hadji Diouf‘s of this world into the top half of the top flight?

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  1. babo says:

    well seeing as we were a top half team last year with dunny playing a lot of the season, then yes. yes he could.

  2. Me says:

    Well said babo.

    He was fantastic for the first half of last season until he got injured again. It’s a shame he can’t last a full season anymore because he is one of the most talented English footballers of this generation in my opinion.

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