Kevin Gallacher column: Play-offs still not out of reach for Blackburn Rovers

Kevin Gallacher

Kevin Gallacher

First published in Sport by

I SAID last week that if we failed to beat Watford or Millwall that could be it for our play-off chances.

But despite drawing our last four games now, other results have gone our way and we still have a chance of making the top six.

It’s such a strange division.

We’ve got two home games to come against teams in the top half of the table – Ipswich and QPR – but after that we have a run of games against teams down at the other end.

I’ve looked at all the remaining fixtures for the teams above Blackburn, and they have all got hard games.

Many matches are between those clubs who are around each other in or near the play-off places.

So if we can come through the next two home games, and pick up some results, we could have a chance as the four games that follow are very winnable.

Yes, they are against teams who could be fighting for their survival, but by the time they play us they could already be down.

That’s why the next two home games are massive and it’s so important not to lose them.

If we do our season dies, and players seem to start thinking about their holidays.

But when we’ve still got a chance you just hope the players can put that extra bit in and try to get us in the play-offs.

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2:09pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

It's the hope that kills you.
It's the hope that kills you. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 7

2:16pm Wed 2 Apr 14

caballo says...

Nurse, nurse!!!
Nurse, nurse!!! caballo
  • Score: 4

2:23pm Wed 2 Apr 14

dallydally says...

Gally this is rhubarb. Forget it for this season!
Gally this is rhubarb. Forget it for this season! dallydally
  • Score: 11

2:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

kenbro says...

Sorry Kevin but we are not good enough to challenge for promotion. If we went up with this squad it would be a very humiliating season in the Premiership. Burnley might get that humiliation next season.
Give us another year or two, with several new players and possibly a new manager and we may be ready to move up, but for now let's be realistic.
Sorry Kevin but we are not good enough to challenge for promotion. If we went up with this squad it would be a very humiliating season in the Premiership. Burnley might get that humiliation next season. Give us another year or two, with several new players and possibly a new manager and we may be ready to move up, but for now let's be realistic. kenbro
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Wed 2 Apr 14

juanbbien says...

Kevin as much as I respect you it's time to give it a rest like I've said before we are going no where with this set up of owners,players and management.
Kevin as much as I respect you it's time to give it a rest like I've said before we are going no where with this set up of owners,players and management. juanbbien
  • Score: 5

2:37pm Wed 2 Apr 14

tonyk74 says...

Dreaming Gally (Venkys Out)
Dreaming Gally (Venkys Out) tonyk74
  • Score: 8

2:45pm Wed 2 Apr 14

MxMave says...

Not with a manager who has the tactical ability of a small bonzai tree
Not with a manager who has the tactical ability of a small bonzai tree MxMave
  • Score: 5

2:53pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

kenbro wrote:
Sorry Kevin but we are not good enough to challenge for promotion. If we went up with this squad it would be a very humiliating season in the Premiership. Burnley might get that humiliation next season.
Give us another year or two, with several new players and possibly a new manager and we may be ready to move up, but for now let's be realistic.
Perhaps, but Burnley will also benefit from a £120million jackpot and future financial security, an overall strengthening of the club and the likelihood of retaining our star players. In effect a season in the Premier League will put Burnley light years ahead of the mid-table declining Championship teams like Blackburn Rovers, and fund us for future promotion pushes should we come down again. I hear the parachute payments are now £60million over 4 seasons! Blackburn Rovers on the other hand, with their transfer embargo could well go down next season if the financial issues are as damaging as expected. Interesting times..
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Sorry Kevin but we are not good enough to challenge for promotion. If we went up with this squad it would be a very humiliating season in the Premiership. Burnley might get that humiliation next season. Give us another year or two, with several new players and possibly a new manager and we may be ready to move up, but for now let's be realistic.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, but Burnley will also benefit from a £120million jackpot and future financial security, an overall strengthening of the club and the likelihood of retaining our star players. In effect a season in the Premier League will put Burnley light years ahead of the mid-table declining Championship teams like Blackburn Rovers, and fund us for future promotion pushes should we come down again. I hear the parachute payments are now £60million over 4 seasons! Blackburn Rovers on the other hand, with their transfer embargo could well go down next season if the financial issues are as damaging as expected. Interesting times.. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -1

3:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

bburnrover says...

Well no one is up yet we nearly did not do it when Kenny was in charge we seemed to lose our bottle and ended up in the last play off position.
I agree that we are not good enough but a good manager would bring in the decent premiership players the problem with that is we will need a new manager as GB is fairly clueless.
Well no one is up yet we nearly did not do it when Kenny was in charge we seemed to lose our bottle and ended up in the last play off position. I agree that we are not good enough but a good manager would bring in the decent premiership players the problem with that is we will need a new manager as GB is fairly clueless. bburnrover
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Wed 2 Apr 14

capri1 says...

IF IF IF IF IF IF
IF IF IF IF IF IF capri1
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Why not give (former) fan favourite Colin Hendry a go?
Why not give (former) fan favourite Colin Hendry a go? Super_Clarets
  • Score: -10

3:27pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Garylla says...

I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following
1. We need a solid defensive right back
2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool
3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season.
4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score.
5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts.
6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood.
7. Think about your tactics and substitutions

We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive.

This team will cause some damage next season

Robbo
New Lad (Keane or Lowe?)
Killy
Hanley
Spurr
Marshall
Evans
Cairney
Conway
Rudy/Dunny
Jordan

Champions 2014/15
COYB
I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following 1. We need a solid defensive right back 2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool 3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season. 4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score. 5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts. 6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood. 7. Think about your tactics and substitutions We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive. This team will cause some damage next season Robbo New Lad (Keane or Lowe?) Killy Hanley Spurr Marshall Evans Cairney Conway Rudy/Dunny Jordan Champions 2014/15 COYB Garylla
  • Score: 14

3:30pm Wed 2 Apr 14

MET1983 says...

Rovers wont make the play-offs this season. Simple as!

Take the time to assemble a stronger squad in the summer while holding on to key players, and next season you never know.

As for this seaon, its not going to happen.
Rovers wont make the play-offs this season. Simple as! Take the time to assemble a stronger squad in the summer while holding on to key players, and next season you never know. As for this seaon, its not going to happen. MET1983
  • Score: 4

3:31pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Gallagher is right, the play offs are not out of reach but the way we are playing we won't get there. I said before the Milwall game that we needed to go out to win them all but we've drawn them both since. Four points dropped in the last two 'winnable' games isn't good enough trying to come from eight points behind. More work needs to be done with this team before we can start thinking about promotion. We're not ready for the Prem yet. More team building needs to be done. That said we've done well to get where we are after the shambles of the last two seasons.
Gallagher is right, the play offs are not out of reach but the way we are playing we won't get there. I said before the Milwall game that we needed to go out to win them all but we've drawn them both since. Four points dropped in the last two 'winnable' games isn't good enough trying to come from eight points behind. More work needs to be done with this team before we can start thinking about promotion. We're not ready for the Prem yet. More team building needs to be done. That said we've done well to get where we are after the shambles of the last two seasons. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 8

3:34pm Wed 2 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Oh yes they are.
Oh yes they are. RobH2O
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

RobH2O wrote:
Oh yes they are.
If I were you RobH20 I would be worrying more about your own problems at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: Oh yes they are.[/p][/quote]If I were you RobH20 I would be worrying more about your own problems at the moment. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Wed 2 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Do the LET actually PAY Gallacher to write this nonsense ?
Do the LET actually PAY Gallacher to write this nonsense ? FCBurnley
  • Score: 3

3:41pm Wed 2 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

kenbro wrote:
Sorry Kevin but we are not good enough to challenge for promotion. If we went up with this squad it would be a very humiliating season in the Premiership. Burnley might get that humiliation next season.
Give us another year or two, with several new players and possibly a new manager and we may be ready to move up, but for now let's be realistic.
That sounds about right, we flattered to deceive on to many occasions and we were never a threat not even to the likes of them down the road,maybe we should look at the whole situation the squad and the manager and start the preparations early for an assault on the automatic spots for next season,,
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Sorry Kevin but we are not good enough to challenge for promotion. If we went up with this squad it would be a very humiliating season in the Premiership. Burnley might get that humiliation next season. Give us another year or two, with several new players and possibly a new manager and we may be ready to move up, but for now let's be realistic.[/p][/quote]That sounds about right, we flattered to deceive on to many occasions and we were never a threat not even to the likes of them down the road,maybe we should look at the whole situation the squad and the manager and start the preparations early for an assault on the automatic spots for next season,, noddy57
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Garylla wrote:
I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following
1. We need a solid defensive right back
2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool
3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season.
4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score.
5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts.
6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood.
7. Think about your tactics and substitutions

We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive.

This team will cause some damage next season

Robbo
New Lad (Keane or Lowe?)
Killy
Hanley
Spurr
Marshall
Evans
Cairney
Conway
Rudy/Dunny
Jordan

Champions 2014/15
COYB
Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper)
New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have)
Killy (average Championship player)
Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)
Spurr (average Championship player)
Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Evans (average Championship player)
Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Conway (average Championship player)
Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets)
Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)

Relegated 2014/15.
UTC
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following 1. We need a solid defensive right back 2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool 3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season. 4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score. 5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts. 6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood. 7. Think about your tactics and substitutions We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive. This team will cause some damage next season Robbo New Lad (Keane or Lowe?) Killy Hanley Spurr Marshall Evans Cairney Conway Rudy/Dunny Jordan Champions 2014/15 COYB[/p][/quote]Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper) New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have) Killy (average Championship player) Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Spurr (average Championship player) Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Evans (average Championship player) Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Conway (average Championship player) Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets) Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Relegated 2014/15. UTC Super_Clarets
  • Score: -7

4:16pm Wed 2 Apr 14

owd nick says...

What happened to the comments on the match report thread?
What happened to the comments on the match report thread? owd nick
  • Score: 2

4:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

mark anthony says...

Kevin ile have what your drinking. And it's your round
Kevin ile have what your drinking. And it's your round mark anthony
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Wed 2 Apr 14

1riversider says...

I'll have a pint of what you're on Kev.
I'll have a pint of what you're on Kev. 1riversider
  • Score: 3

4:45pm Wed 2 Apr 14

the usher says...

Is Kevin Gallagher on this planet. The Rovers this year have not "a cat in hells" chance of the play-off. They give too many silly/sloppy goals away to be contenders. They will be very lucky to finish in 10th/12th position which is about right for the way they have played this season. I personally cannot see them back in The Premiership for many years to come...if ever!
Is Kevin Gallagher on this planet. The Rovers this year have not "a cat in hells" chance of the play-off. They give too many silly/sloppy goals away to be contenders. They will be very lucky to finish in 10th/12th position which is about right for the way they have played this season. I personally cannot see them back in The Premiership for many years to come...if ever! the usher
  • Score: 6

5:09pm Wed 2 Apr 14

londonrover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Garylla wrote:
I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following
1. We need a solid defensive right back
2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool
3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season.
4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score.
5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts.
6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood.
7. Think about your tactics and substitutions

We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive.

This team will cause some damage next season

Robbo
New Lad (Keane or Lowe?)
Killy
Hanley
Spurr
Marshall
Evans
Cairney
Conway
Rudy/Dunny
Jordan

Champions 2014/15
COYB
Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper)
New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have)
Killy (average Championship player)
Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)
Spurr (average Championship player)
Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Evans (average Championship player)
Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Conway (average Championship player)
Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets)
Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)

Relegated 2014/15.
UTC
Gibbering anthropoid!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following 1. We need a solid defensive right back 2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool 3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season. 4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score. 5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts. 6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood. 7. Think about your tactics and substitutions We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive. This team will cause some damage next season Robbo New Lad (Keane or Lowe?) Killy Hanley Spurr Marshall Evans Cairney Conway Rudy/Dunny Jordan Champions 2014/15 COYB[/p][/quote]Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper) New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have) Killy (average Championship player) Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Spurr (average Championship player) Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Evans (average Championship player) Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Conway (average Championship player) Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets) Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Relegated 2014/15. UTC[/p][/quote]Gibbering anthropoid! londonrover
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Elysiumfire says...

Got to agree with some of the Rovers fans, Gallacher is trying to be too optimistic and trying too hard to paint potentialities where none exist. Rovers will not make the play offs. Okay fair enough.

Considering your team, it ain;t too bad, but I feel Bowyer has let you down tactically. I think he should've have played Gestede much more, bec ause I believe he could turn a game for you. Cairney is brilliant, just needs the right support, and so does rhodes, need 2 up front to win games, but he has done quite well on his own. So I think Blackburn should see the season out and consolidate for the next one.

Burnley, meanwhile, have the matter of attaining automatic promotion with 2nd place, and as a Burnley fan, I know the 9 point gap is not enough. We need to win at least 3 more games to maintain a decent gap between us and QPR aqnd Derby.

Draws are no good, we need to win 3, and hope other games go for us.
UTC'S!
Got to agree with some of the Rovers fans, Gallacher is trying to be too optimistic and trying too hard to paint potentialities where none exist. Rovers will not make the play offs. Okay fair enough. Considering your team, it ain;t too bad, but I feel Bowyer has let you down tactically. I think he should've have played Gestede much more, bec ause I believe he could turn a game for you. Cairney is brilliant, just needs the right support, and so does rhodes, need 2 up front to win games, but he has done quite well on his own. So I think Blackburn should see the season out and consolidate for the next one. Burnley, meanwhile, have the matter of attaining automatic promotion with 2nd place, and as a Burnley fan, I know the 9 point gap is not enough. We need to win at least 3 more games to maintain a decent gap between us and QPR aqnd Derby. Draws are no good, we need to win 3, and hope other games go for us. UTC'S! Elysiumfire
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Total, utter rubbish and Gallacher should know better
Total, utter rubbish and Gallacher should know better Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Wed 2 Apr 14

jim 2012 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Garylla wrote:
I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following
1. We need a solid defensive right back
2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool
3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season.
4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score.
5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts.
6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood.
7. Think about your tactics and substitutions

We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive.

This team will cause some damage next season

Robbo
New Lad (Keane or Lowe?)
Killy
Hanley
Spurr
Marshall
Evans
Cairney
Conway
Rudy/Dunny
Jordan

Champions 2014/15
COYB
Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper)
New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have)
Killy (average Championship player)
Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)
Spurr (average Championship player)
Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Evans (average Championship player)
Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Conway (average Championship player)
Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets)
Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)

Relegated 2014/15.
UTC
burnley will be Relegated 2014/15 not blackburn
but let's see if burnley get to the promised land first
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following 1. We need a solid defensive right back 2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool 3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season. 4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score. 5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts. 6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood. 7. Think about your tactics and substitutions We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive. This team will cause some damage next season Robbo New Lad (Keane or Lowe?) Killy Hanley Spurr Marshall Evans Cairney Conway Rudy/Dunny Jordan Champions 2014/15 COYB[/p][/quote]Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper) New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have) Killy (average Championship player) Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Spurr (average Championship player) Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Evans (average Championship player) Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Conway (average Championship player) Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets) Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Relegated 2014/15. UTC[/p][/quote]burnley will be Relegated 2014/15 not blackburn but let's see if burnley get to the promised land first jim 2012
  • Score: -1

8:40pm Wed 2 Apr 14

dallydally says...

Its not over till the fat lady sings all you Dingles
Its not over till the fat lady sings all you Dingles dallydally
  • Score: -3

8:47pm Wed 2 Apr 14

jim 2012 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Garylla wrote:
I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following
1. We need a solid defensive right back
2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool
3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season.
4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score.
5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts.
6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood.
7. Think about your tactics and substitutions

We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive.

This team will cause some damage next season

Robbo
New Lad (Keane or Lowe?)
Killy
Hanley
Spurr
Marshall
Evans
Cairney
Conway
Rudy/Dunny
Jordan

Champions 2014/15
COYB
Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper)
New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have)
Killy (average Championship player)
Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)
Spurr (average Championship player)
Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Evans (average Championship player)
Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Conway (average Championship player)
Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets)
Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)

Relegated 2014/15.
UTC
burnley will be Relegated 2014/15 not blackburn
but let's see if burnley get to the promised land first
can you please explain why you think blackburn will have to sell half of the team that was brought in by the present manager
you seem to be pinning all you'r assumptions on financial fair play
while conveniently forgetting that the club is owned by a billionaire family
i think if venky's injected equity in to the club to bring the debt under control
that will reduce the effect of the financial fair play rule
i think that's how F F P works
you're quote about paul robeson is childish and stupid
we have Simon Eastwood Paul Robinson and Jake Kean
we do not need a need a new lad just yet
as for the rest of your quotes about rovers players
maybe you could get a job on the beno as there football correspondent




Paul Robinson
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following 1. We need a solid defensive right back 2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool 3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season. 4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score. 5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts. 6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood. 7. Think about your tactics and substitutions We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive. This team will cause some damage next season Robbo New Lad (Keane or Lowe?) Killy Hanley Spurr Marshall Evans Cairney Conway Rudy/Dunny Jordan Champions 2014/15 COYB[/p][/quote]Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper) New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have) Killy (average Championship player) Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Spurr (average Championship player) Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Evans (average Championship player) Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Conway (average Championship player) Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets) Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Relegated 2014/15. UTC[/p][/quote]burnley will be Relegated 2014/15 not blackburn but let's see if burnley get to the promised land first[/p][/quote]can you please explain why you think blackburn will have to sell half of the team that was brought in by the present manager you seem to be pinning all you'r assumptions on financial fair play while conveniently forgetting that the club is owned by a billionaire family i think if venky's injected equity in to the club to bring the debt under control that will reduce the effect of the financial fair play rule i think that's how F F P works you're quote about paul robeson is childish and stupid we have Simon Eastwood Paul Robinson and Jake Kean we do not need a need a new lad just yet as for the rest of your quotes about rovers players maybe you could get a job on the beno as there football correspondent Paul Robinson jim 2012
  • Score: -1

8:54pm Wed 2 Apr 14

jim 2012 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Garylla wrote:
I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following
1. We need a solid defensive right back
2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool
3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season.
4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score.
5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts.
6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood.
7. Think about your tactics and substitutions

We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive.

This team will cause some damage next season

Robbo
New Lad (Keane or Lowe?)
Killy
Hanley
Spurr
Marshall
Evans
Cairney
Conway
Rudy/Dunny
Jordan

Champions 2014/15
COYB
Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper)
New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have)
Killy (average Championship player)
Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)
Spurr (average Championship player)
Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Evans (average Championship player)
Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP)
Conway (average Championship player)
Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets)
Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP)

Relegated 2014/15.
UTC
burnley will be Relegated 2014/15 not blackburn
but let's see if burnley get to the promised land first
can you please explain why you think blackburn will have to sell half of the team that was brought in by the present manager
you seem to be pinning all you'r assumptions on financial fair play
while conveniently forgetting that the club is owned by a billionaire family
i think if venky's injected equity in to the club to bring the debt under control
that will reduce the effect of the financial fair play rule
i think that's how F F P works
you're quote about paul robeson is childish and stupid
we have Simon Eastwood Paul Robinson and Jake Kean
we do not need a need a new lad just yet
as for the rest of your quotes about rovers players
maybe you could get a job on the beno as there football correspondent




Paul Robinson
forgot to delete robbo name at the end sorry
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: I love your optimism Gally but this is a bit like the scene in Life of Brian when despite losing limbs the warrior still believes he'll win. The simple fact is that there are 5 teams above us for 6th spot and they're not all going to lose points. We're not quite good enough this season. It's been a learning curve for GB and I hope he's learned the following 1. We need a solid defensive right back 2 . We have to attack and beat the lesser sides and let them be worried about us. Too many draws/defeats against the likes of Millwall, Charlton, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackpool 3. Look into the injuries. We've had way too many, is there something they're doing in training. Get the team super fit with lots of stamina building during preseason and roar into the new season. 4. Get the midfield settled in such a way that we feed Jordan and score on a more regular basis. Feed the Rhodes and he will score. 5. Give more responsibility to the back 4. I think we show too much respect to some of the teams in this division and have cautious thoughts. 6. Develop a tough, confident mentality throughout the team and club that is totally focused on going up as champions. Learn from Brendan Rogers who works on each individual player and not Tim Sherwood. 7. Think about your tactics and substitutions We want you to succeed Gaz, please keep learning and be positive. This team will cause some damage next season Robbo New Lad (Keane or Lowe?) Killy Hanley Spurr Marshall Evans Cairney Conway Rudy/Dunny Jordan Champions 2014/15 COYB[/p][/quote]Robbo (Lumbering, overweight, calamitous excuse for a goalkeeper) New Lad (not possible due to transfer embargo, got to use what you have) Killy (average Championship player) Hanley (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Spurr (average Championship player) Marshall (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Evans (average Championship player) Cairney (likely to be sold as a result of FFP) Conway (average Championship player) Rudy/Dunny (Dunn is done, he couldn't save you against the Clarets) Jordan (certain to be sold as a result of FFP) Relegated 2014/15. UTC[/p][/quote]burnley will be Relegated 2014/15 not blackburn but let's see if burnley get to the promised land first[/p][/quote]can you please explain why you think blackburn will have to sell half of the team that was brought in by the present manager you seem to be pinning all you'r assumptions on financial fair play while conveniently forgetting that the club is owned by a billionaire family i think if venky's injected equity in to the club to bring the debt under control that will reduce the effect of the financial fair play rule i think that's how F F P works you're quote about paul robeson is childish and stupid we have Simon Eastwood Paul Robinson and Jake Kean we do not need a need a new lad just yet as for the rest of your quotes about rovers players maybe you could get a job on the beno as there football correspondent Paul Robinson[/p][/quote]forgot to delete robbo name at the end sorry jim 2012
  • Score: 1

12:23am Thu 3 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

Elysiumfire wrote:
Got to agree with some of the Rovers fans, Gallacher is trying to be too optimistic and trying too hard to paint potentialities where none exist. Rovers will not make the play offs. Okay fair enough.

Considering your team, it ain;t too bad, but I feel Bowyer has let you down tactically. I think he should've have played Gestede much more, bec ause I believe he could turn a game for you. Cairney is brilliant, just needs the right support, and so does rhodes, need 2 up front to win games, but he has done quite well on his own. So I think Blackburn should see the season out and consolidate for the next one.

Burnley, meanwhile, have the matter of attaining automatic promotion with 2nd place, and as a Burnley fan, I know the 9 point gap is not enough. We need to win at least 3 more games to maintain a decent gap between us and QPR aqnd Derby.

Draws are no good, we need to win 3, and hope other games go for us.
UTC'S!
Just picked myself up off the floor - fair post Elys - re-assuring to learn that some Burnley fans actually took advantage of our education system. Believe it will be squeaky - bum time for you guys with a tough run-in and your key players out but 9 points may just be enough.
[quote][p][bold]Elysiumfire[/bold] wrote: Got to agree with some of the Rovers fans, Gallacher is trying to be too optimistic and trying too hard to paint potentialities where none exist. Rovers will not make the play offs. Okay fair enough. Considering your team, it ain;t too bad, but I feel Bowyer has let you down tactically. I think he should've have played Gestede much more, bec ause I believe he could turn a game for you. Cairney is brilliant, just needs the right support, and so does rhodes, need 2 up front to win games, but he has done quite well on his own. So I think Blackburn should see the season out and consolidate for the next one. Burnley, meanwhile, have the matter of attaining automatic promotion with 2nd place, and as a Burnley fan, I know the 9 point gap is not enough. We need to win at least 3 more games to maintain a decent gap between us and QPR aqnd Derby. Draws are no good, we need to win 3, and hope other games go for us. UTC'S![/p][/quote]Just picked myself up off the floor - fair post Elys - re-assuring to learn that some Burnley fans actually took advantage of our education system. Believe it will be squeaky - bum time for you guys with a tough run-in and your key players out but 9 points may just be enough. Maxrus
  • Score: 3

5:55am Thu 3 Apr 14

carltondry says...

Maxrus wrote:
Elysiumfire wrote: Got to agree with some of the Rovers fans, Gallacher is trying to be too optimistic and trying too hard to paint potentialities where none exist. Rovers will not make the play offs. Okay fair enough. Considering your team, it ain;t too bad, but I feel Bowyer has let you down tactically. I think he should've have played Gestede much more, bec ause I believe he could turn a game for you. Cairney is brilliant, just needs the right support, and so does rhodes, need 2 up front to win games, but he has done quite well on his own. So I think Blackburn should see the season out and consolidate for the next one. Burnley, meanwhile, have the matter of attaining automatic promotion with 2nd place, and as a Burnley fan, I know the 9 point gap is not enough. We need to win at least 3 more games to maintain a decent gap between us and QPR aqnd Derby. Draws are no good, we need to win 3, and hope other games go for us. UTC'S!
Just picked myself up off the floor - fair post Elys - re-assuring to learn that some Burnley fans actually took advantage of our education system. Believe it will be squeaky - bum time for you guys with a tough run-in and your key players out but 9 points may just be enough.
I think 9 points will be enough it'll take Burnley to lose 4 of 7 and either Derby / QPR to win at least 4 of 7 and both of those are not exactly on hot streaks and Burnley have only lost one against Leicester. The Watford game will be the key - as if they don't lose then they'll go up.
I said before if Burnley dont go up this season they never will and believe their fans know this. At the start of the season no one would have put them in the top 2 even their own fans.

Rovers are not good enough to go up and have done well to be where we are considering the last 3 years of chaos ; most Rovers fans know this anyway.
We're currently a million miles away from the Premier League and should stay realistic. Its taken Leicester 10 years to get back . The players are championship quality at best so to be in with a shout next year we'll need a season like Burnley's.
To be honest who enjoyed the PL after Sparky left and the last time we had a decent team - BFS put me off completely, horrible anti football.
I grew up on Div 3 and Div 2 football so understand the fear of those Rovers fans who've grown up only on PL football.
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Elysiumfire[/bold] wrote: Got to agree with some of the Rovers fans, Gallacher is trying to be too optimistic and trying too hard to paint potentialities where none exist. Rovers will not make the play offs. Okay fair enough. Considering your team, it ain;t too bad, but I feel Bowyer has let you down tactically. I think he should've have played Gestede much more, bec ause I believe he could turn a game for you. Cairney is brilliant, just needs the right support, and so does rhodes, need 2 up front to win games, but he has done quite well on his own. So I think Blackburn should see the season out and consolidate for the next one. Burnley, meanwhile, have the matter of attaining automatic promotion with 2nd place, and as a Burnley fan, I know the 9 point gap is not enough. We need to win at least 3 more games to maintain a decent gap between us and QPR aqnd Derby. Draws are no good, we need to win 3, and hope other games go for us. UTC'S![/p][/quote]Just picked myself up off the floor - fair post Elys - re-assuring to learn that some Burnley fans actually took advantage of our education system. Believe it will be squeaky - bum time for you guys with a tough run-in and your key players out but 9 points may just be enough.[/p][/quote]I think 9 points will be enough it'll take Burnley to lose 4 of 7 and either Derby / QPR to win at least 4 of 7 and both of those are not exactly on hot streaks and Burnley have only lost one against Leicester. The Watford game will be the key - as if they don't lose then they'll go up. I said before if Burnley dont go up this season they never will and believe their fans know this. At the start of the season no one would have put them in the top 2 even their own fans. Rovers are not good enough to go up and have done well to be where we are considering the last 3 years of chaos ; most Rovers fans know this anyway. We're currently a million miles away from the Premier League and should stay realistic. Its taken Leicester 10 years to get back . The players are championship quality at best so to be in with a shout next year we'll need a season like Burnley's. To be honest who enjoyed the PL after Sparky left and the last time we had a decent team - BFS put me off completely, horrible anti football. I grew up on Div 3 and Div 2 football so understand the fear of those Rovers fans who've grown up only on PL football. carltondry
  • Score: 2

10:40am Thu 3 Apr 14

DanBlackburn says...

Oh my giddy aunt. I still cannot believe we are talking about promotion.

1 win in 8 is hardly the platform to build a late push. If anything its relegation form. Our defence is simply awful since we lost Dann.

GB has done a great job in convincing some Rovers fans that this below mediocre performance is in some way positive. Just because of the disaster of the last 3 years and recently on the back of a good second half against Leicester at Ewood.
I would love to be proved wrong but I maintain that we shall go nowhere under GB.

Also can we please just ignore all the Dingle threads. Its just so boring. Yes there are currently a better team than us and in all likelihood they will go up. The main issue for us is losing on out great derby days.

Lets focus on the Rovers. I pray to god that the vile Venkys will recruit someone who knows what they are doing and can attract decent players in the summer. But lets face it Venkys have proven time and time again to do the wrong thing.

The other elephant in the room is our crowds. Jesus they have fallen off the end of a cliff. What is wrong with Venkys? No communication about intent, strategy, plan and never an apology which I am sure is what most of us want.
Oh my giddy aunt. I still cannot believe we are talking about promotion. 1 win in 8 is hardly the platform to build a late push. If anything its relegation form. Our defence is simply awful since we lost Dann. GB has done a great job in convincing some Rovers fans that this below mediocre performance is in some way positive. Just because of the disaster of the last 3 years and recently on the back of a good second half against Leicester at Ewood. I would love to be proved wrong but I maintain that we shall go nowhere under GB. Also can we please just ignore all the Dingle threads. Its just so boring. Yes there are currently a better team than us and in all likelihood they will go up. The main issue for us is losing on out great derby days. Lets focus on the Rovers. I pray to god that the vile Venkys will recruit someone who knows what they are doing and can attract decent players in the summer. But lets face it Venkys have proven time and time again to do the wrong thing. The other elephant in the room is our crowds. Jesus they have fallen off the end of a cliff. What is wrong with Venkys? No communication about intent, strategy, plan and never an apology which I am sure is what most of us want. DanBlackburn
  • Score: 5

12:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

NO DEAL FOR DUNN SAYS GALLACHER
Former Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher (pic above). Said on Radio Lancashire on Tuesday evening (1.4.14) that David Dunn should not be given a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season.
Gallacher was commenting on the Rovers v Brighton Game and his co commentator from Radio Lancashire thought Dunn should be given a new 12 month contract at the end of the season. “If he only plays 20 games a season plus a few cameo appearances as sub he is well worth it”, pronounced the Radio Lanc’s pundit. “Not so, said Gallacher, “as good as Dunn has been and as good as servant he has been Rovers must use his salary to sign a new younger mid-field player. Pronounced Gallacher.
“Rovers have no money are heavily in debt and must spend every penny wisely” concluded Gallacher.
Do you agree with Gallacher? It is certainly a controversial topic, and will divide the fans, but I see were Gallacher is coming from.
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
NO DEAL FOR DUNN SAYS GALLACHER Former Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher (pic above). Said on Radio Lancashire on Tuesday evening (1.4.14) that David Dunn should not be given a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season. Gallacher was commenting on the Rovers v Brighton Game and his co commentator from Radio Lancashire thought Dunn should be given a new 12 month contract at the end of the season. “If he only plays 20 games a season plus a few cameo appearances as sub he is well worth it”, pronounced the Radio Lanc’s pundit. “Not so, said Gallacher, “as good as Dunn has been and as good as servant he has been Rovers must use his salary to sign a new younger mid-field player. Pronounced Gallacher. “Rovers have no money are heavily in debt and must spend every penny wisely” concluded Gallacher. Do you agree with Gallacher? It is certainly a controversial topic, and will divide the fans, but I see were Gallacher is coming from. Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

ROVERS MISSING IN THE MAIL
Can anyone tell me why the Daily Mail do not carry any Blackburn Rovers match reports?
Are the Daily Mail banned from Ewood Park? Is there something I do not know? Have they upset Mrs Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai? In the past with an article slamming her ownership of the club?
Or do, the Daily Mail just not care what happens at Ewood Park. Are Blackburn Rovers now no more than an irrelevance now the Premiership days are gone.
I do not know, maybe I missed something.
If not then join me in emailing the Daily Mail at editorial@dailymailo
nline.co.uk and protesting at the continued snubbing of Blackburn Rovers.
Mind you a decent press officer at the Rovers should have sorted this out long ago.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
ROVERS MISSING IN THE MAIL Can anyone tell me why the Daily Mail do not carry any Blackburn Rovers match reports? Are the Daily Mail banned from Ewood Park? Is there something I do not know? Have they upset Mrs Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai? In the past with an article slamming her ownership of the club? Or do, the Daily Mail just not care what happens at Ewood Park. Are Blackburn Rovers now no more than an irrelevance now the Premiership days are gone. I do not know, maybe I missed something. If not then join me in emailing the Daily Mail at editorial@dailymailo nline.co.uk and protesting at the continued snubbing of Blackburn Rovers. Mind you a decent press officer at the Rovers should have sorted this out long ago. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 0

1:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

I know we are all gutted by the successive Derby defeats by both Bolton and Burnley. A cruel blow to any hopes Rovers have of a possible play off place.Gary Bowyer’s (pic above) management is now coming under scrutiny from Rovers fickle fans.
Let us get things into perspective.

Rovers looked doomed for successive relegations just 12 short months ago. Following the disastrous reigns of Kean, Henning Berg and Michael Appleton. Bowyer took over the reins with less than 10 games to play, promoted from reserved team manager.
At the time I honestly thought Rovers were doomed for Division One.
How Bowyer scraped together the wins and draws needed from a demoralised team, that had no less than four men at the helm in less than 12 months, I don’t know. But he did.
Why he was not confirmed as manager this season until the 11th hour is a mystery. He was obvious choice and deserved it.
Let us look at the difficulties he has been faced with.
He has had to slash the wage bill selling or loaning out in excess of 15 players. In other words trying to get rid of the rubbish brought in by Steve (the man who cannot win football matches) Kean and Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson on Sky High wages. He has had to assemble a team capable of competing in the Championship. Because make no mistake last season Rovers, despite Kean’s spending frenzy, were not up to the standard of a Championship division team.
I said at the time that Rovers should forget any fanciful thoughts of promotion back to the Premiership, what we needed was a team capable of competing in the Championship division. Bowyer has given us that.
He has done it by slashing wages, getting rid of the dross. And then purchasing some astute Bargain Buys and loan deals. Ok, it’s not ideal, it’s not what Rovers pre-Venky’s were used to. But it is now reality. We are no longer a Premiership club, we don’t look or act like a Premiership club. We have not got the infrastructure to be a Premiership club despite the fine work being done by Bowyer and managing director Derek Shaw.
Next season will be no different. A transfer embargo looms. There is a possibility of a £50 million fine for breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules.
Rovers, or the company that own them Venky’s of London Ltd are in horrendous debt and face possible administration. An accusation put to them many times by various parties and never confirmed or denied. Come to your own conclusion.
These are all things I warned you all about in March 2011. And was ridiculed by all and sundry. Even being banned by The Useless Lancashire Telegraph under instructions by Editor Kevin Young for being disruptive and controversial. Nobody listened. But they have certainly listened since.
The biggest mistake of recent times was sacking Sam Allardyce in December 2010. It has all been downhill since.
Do not make the same mistake by getting rid of Bowyer.
He has been at the club for over 8 years and knows it inside out. He has assembled a good back room staff in Terry McPhilips, Craig Short and Eric Kinder.
They are the way forward. And the key to Rovers survival.
THERE IS NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
I know we are all gutted by the successive Derby defeats by both Bolton and Burnley. A cruel blow to any hopes Rovers have of a possible play off place.Gary Bowyer’s (pic above) management is now coming under scrutiny from Rovers fickle fans. Let us get things into perspective. Rovers looked doomed for successive relegations just 12 short months ago. Following the disastrous reigns of Kean, Henning Berg and Michael Appleton. Bowyer took over the reins with less than 10 games to play, promoted from reserved team manager. At the time I honestly thought Rovers were doomed for Division One. How Bowyer scraped together the wins and draws needed from a demoralised team, that had no less than four men at the helm in less than 12 months, I don’t know. But he did. Why he was not confirmed as manager this season until the 11th hour is a mystery. He was obvious choice and deserved it. Let us look at the difficulties he has been faced with. He has had to slash the wage bill selling or loaning out in excess of 15 players. In other words trying to get rid of the rubbish brought in by Steve (the man who cannot win football matches) Kean and Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson on Sky High wages. He has had to assemble a team capable of competing in the Championship. Because make no mistake last season Rovers, despite Kean’s spending frenzy, were not up to the standard of a Championship division team. I said at the time that Rovers should forget any fanciful thoughts of promotion back to the Premiership, what we needed was a team capable of competing in the Championship division. Bowyer has given us that. He has done it by slashing wages, getting rid of the dross. And then purchasing some astute Bargain Buys and loan deals. Ok, it’s not ideal, it’s not what Rovers pre-Venky’s were used to. But it is now reality. We are no longer a Premiership club, we don’t look or act like a Premiership club. We have not got the infrastructure to be a Premiership club despite the fine work being done by Bowyer and managing director Derek Shaw. Next season will be no different. A transfer embargo looms. There is a possibility of a £50 million fine for breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules. Rovers, or the company that own them Venky’s of London Ltd are in horrendous debt and face possible administration. An accusation put to them many times by various parties and never confirmed or denied. Come to your own conclusion. These are all things I warned you all about in March 2011. And was ridiculed by all and sundry. Even being banned by The Useless Lancashire Telegraph under instructions by Editor Kevin Young for being disruptive and controversial. Nobody listened. But they have certainly listened since. The biggest mistake of recent times was sacking Sam Allardyce in December 2010. It has all been downhill since. Do not make the same mistake by getting rid of Bowyer. He has been at the club for over 8 years and knows it inside out. He has assembled a good back room staff in Terry McPhilips, Craig Short and Eric Kinder. They are the way forward. And the key to Rovers survival. THERE IS NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: -1

1:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

WILL ROVERS SWOOP FOR SHERWOOD

The controversial Shebby Singh did not get many things right in his brief stay at Blackburn Rovers.
But one of his better ideas would appear to have been his attempts to appoint former Rovers captain Tim Sherwood (Pic above) as manager.
It is well documented that Singh made several attempts to prise Sherwood away from his coaching role at Spurs, following the much celebrated departure of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Singh spent a month pursuing Sherwood to no avail, before finally settling for another former Rovers Henning Berg. And what a disaster and expensive one at that it turned out to be.
Sherwood in the meantime has un expectantly become Spurs manager, and a good job he has made of it.
He is passionate, knowledgeable and can handle ‘Big Name Players’. His appraisals of modern football faults are refreshing along with his obvious hatred of losing.
Due to Sherwood’s efforts for Spurs, they have averaged 2 points per Premiership game. An average that would put them in 3rd position if it had been maintained from the start of the season. Spurs are also through to the Europa League quarter finals.
Despite Sherwood’s efforts, and Spurs could not have hoped for better, it is footballs worst kept secret that he will be replaced by Holland’s national team manager Louis Van Gall after the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Another English manager will bite the dust in the mistaken clamour for foreign managers. Some have even tipped Sherwood as a possible future England manager in years to come.
If Sherwood is jettisoned by Spurs would Rovers swoop to give him the opportunity of taking them back into the Premiership?
A task I feel well within his capabilities.
Sherwood is on record as saying the seven years he spent at Ewood were amongst the happiest in his life, he also fell in love with the area and the warm hearted people of Lancashire and took them and the scenic Ribble Valley firmly to his heart.
The stumbling block for cash strapped Rovers would be the finance needed to bring him in. Not to mention a possible transfer embargo looming that would scupper any attempts to appoint any manager of repute.
I have no doubt Tim Sherwood would most welcome by Rovers fans despite the popularity of Gary Bowyer. But I would stick with the excellent Gary Bowyer for a bit longer yet.
Note See article ‘Rovers must stand by Bowyer’
Reg.

Footnote: REG IS BACK. Sorry I have been missing for the past 6 months, much to Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brainless brother’s delight!

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o.uk
WILL ROVERS SWOOP FOR SHERWOOD The controversial Shebby Singh did not get many things right in his brief stay at Blackburn Rovers. But one of his better ideas would appear to have been his attempts to appoint former Rovers captain Tim Sherwood (Pic above) as manager. It is well documented that Singh made several attempts to prise Sherwood away from his coaching role at Spurs, following the much celebrated departure of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Singh spent a month pursuing Sherwood to no avail, before finally settling for another former Rovers Henning Berg. And what a disaster and expensive one at that it turned out to be. Sherwood in the meantime has un expectantly become Spurs manager, and a good job he has made of it. He is passionate, knowledgeable and can handle ‘Big Name Players’. His appraisals of modern football faults are refreshing along with his obvious hatred of losing. Due to Sherwood’s efforts for Spurs, they have averaged 2 points per Premiership game. An average that would put them in 3rd position if it had been maintained from the start of the season. Spurs are also through to the Europa League quarter finals. Despite Sherwood’s efforts, and Spurs could not have hoped for better, it is footballs worst kept secret that he will be replaced by Holland’s national team manager Louis Van Gall after the World Cup finals in Brazil. Another English manager will bite the dust in the mistaken clamour for foreign managers. Some have even tipped Sherwood as a possible future England manager in years to come. If Sherwood is jettisoned by Spurs would Rovers swoop to give him the opportunity of taking them back into the Premiership? A task I feel well within his capabilities. Sherwood is on record as saying the seven years he spent at Ewood were amongst the happiest in his life, he also fell in love with the area and the warm hearted people of Lancashire and took them and the scenic Ribble Valley firmly to his heart. The stumbling block for cash strapped Rovers would be the finance needed to bring him in. Not to mention a possible transfer embargo looming that would scupper any attempts to appoint any manager of repute. I have no doubt Tim Sherwood would most welcome by Rovers fans despite the popularity of Gary Bowyer. But I would stick with the excellent Gary Bowyer for a bit longer yet. Note See article ‘Rovers must stand by Bowyer’ Reg. Footnote: REG IS BACK. Sorry I have been missing for the past 6 months, much to Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brainless brother’s delight! www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
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2:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

caballo says...

dallydally wrote:
Its not over till the fat lady sings all you Dingles
Quite! Though the band is striking up and we have a front row seat, you're somewhere on the balcony however!
[quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Its not over till the fat lady sings all you Dingles[/p][/quote]Quite! Though the band is striking up and we have a front row seat, you're somewhere on the balcony however! caballo
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8:16pm Thu 3 Apr 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Nice try Gally but you are the only one who believes this or may be deep down you don't even believe it yourself
Nice try Gally but you are the only one who believes this or may be deep down you don't even believe it yourself A Rover 45 years and over
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8:58am Fri 4 Apr 14

dangerous dave says...

Afraid kg is like gb in cuckoo land. This club with current owners and management is going no where. 13 wins out of 39 games a very poor record and shows how poor our squad is not a cat in hells chance of promotion mid lower table is our place thid season
Out with the cowboys and indians
Afraid kg is like gb in cuckoo land. This club with current owners and management is going no where. 13 wins out of 39 games a very poor record and shows how poor our squad is not a cat in hells chance of promotion mid lower table is our place thid season Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave
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3:58pm Mon 7 Apr 14

wicklow says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Oh my giddy aunt. I still cannot believe we are talking about promotion.

1 win in 8 is hardly the platform to build a late push. If anything its relegation form. Our defence is simply awful since we lost Dann.

GB has done a great job in convincing some Rovers fans that this below mediocre performance is in some way positive. Just because of the disaster of the last 3 years and recently on the back of a good second half against Leicester at Ewood.
I would love to be proved wrong but I maintain that we shall go nowhere under GB.

Also can we please just ignore all the Dingle threads. Its just so boring. Yes there are currently a better team than us and in all likelihood they will go up. The main issue for us is losing on out great derby days.

Lets focus on the Rovers. I pray to god that the vile Venkys will recruit someone who knows what they are doing and can attract decent players in the summer. But lets face it Venkys have proven time and time again to do the wrong thing.

The other elephant in the room is our crowds. Jesus they have fallen off the end of a cliff. What is wrong with Venkys? No communication about intent, strategy, plan and never an apology which I am sure is what most of us want.
I like this post Dan... a lot.
Realistic and honest...you're the kind of Rovers fan I can feel for...can't be easy having muppets in charge of the club you love.

Thank goodness that our board are fans of the club.
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Oh my giddy aunt. I still cannot believe we are talking about promotion. 1 win in 8 is hardly the platform to build a late push. If anything its relegation form. Our defence is simply awful since we lost Dann. GB has done a great job in convincing some Rovers fans that this below mediocre performance is in some way positive. Just because of the disaster of the last 3 years and recently on the back of a good second half against Leicester at Ewood. I would love to be proved wrong but I maintain that we shall go nowhere under GB. Also can we please just ignore all the Dingle threads. Its just so boring. Yes there are currently a better team than us and in all likelihood they will go up. The main issue for us is losing on out great derby days. Lets focus on the Rovers. I pray to god that the vile Venkys will recruit someone who knows what they are doing and can attract decent players in the summer. But lets face it Venkys have proven time and time again to do the wrong thing. The other elephant in the room is our crowds. Jesus they have fallen off the end of a cliff. What is wrong with Venkys? No communication about intent, strategy, plan and never an apology which I am sure is what most of us want.[/p][/quote]I like this post Dan... a lot. Realistic and honest...you're the kind of Rovers fan I can feel for...can't be easy having muppets in charge of the club you love. Thank goodness that our board are fans of the club. wicklow
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