Blackburn Boss Sam Allardyce Thinks An Awful Lot Of David Dunn

Chris Wright

18th, October 2010


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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