Sharp shooters need to step up to the plate for NUFC
Newcastle United fans filed out of Ewood Park knowing they could be celebrating much more than just a single point and you could not forgive them for thinking if the Magpies had a natural born predator in front of goal then this game would have been won.
There is little point in harping on about Andy Carroll, he's gone and isn't coming back any time soon if ever again.
Even if he was still here, the player is injured and couldn't take part even if that is stating the obvious.
There are still goals in this team...
Peter Lovenkrands went for the spectacular and could have easily snatched the winner when he smacked the bar .
Fabricio Coloccini - our central defender - could also have been the hero when his well struck effort was parried away by Paul Robinson.
After that half chances came and went, and had Jose Enrique been a bit more ambitious his break in the second half could also have won the day.
The stats told a story too, six shots on target for the Mags compared to a big fat zero for long ball merchants Blackburn.
Newcastle looked superb going foward and some reports that this was a dull game may have raised an eyebrow or two amongst the United faithful.
Of course it was dull in comparison with the Arsenal game when United managed to find the net four times.
But in games like this - and Birmingham could be another one on Tuesday - where are the goals going to come from?
Lovenkrands is not going to score every week but will weigh in with his fair share of goals.
Leon Best works hard but sometimes for me lacks belief and the frustrating thing is that he has got the knack of finding the net.
The ball zipped right across the box in front of him in the second half with a shot on for him, but he fluffed the chance where a more assured strike would have at least worked the keeper a bit more.
Nile Ranger is still a young player and is only getting scraps here and there but just like Andy Carroll not too long ago (the first half of last season actually) the need to up his contributions in front of goal needs to be drummed into the player.
Does he want it enough?
If anybody didn't know what Shefki Kuqi's role is by now, here's another reminder, he's a back-up player but a back-up player who has popped up with his fair share of goals in his career.
However, I don't see Kuqi getting much of the chance with Alan Pardew - who admirably tried to win the game yesterday away from home - obviously keen to get much more out of Lovenkrands, Ranger and Best while Shola Ameobi is injured and the Â£35million burns a hole in his transfer kitty, or so we hope.
One player who does know where the net is though is Kevin Nolan.
He's chipped in with 10 so far and he does enjoy playing in the deep lying forward role.
By the time Hatem Ben Arfa comes back he may be pushed up anyway.
Time - as always - will tell but if Newcastle are to turn draws into wins, our remaining frontline troopers need to start showing a selfish streak.