Bowyer to discuss plans with ace Rochina

Bowyer to discuss plans with ace Rochina

Bowyer to discuss plans with ace Rochina

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BLACKBURN Rovers manager Gary Bowyer plans to hold talks with Ruben Rochina after he plays the final match of his successful loan spell at Rayo Vallecano this weekend.

Rayo were rooted in the relegation places when Rochina arrived back in Spain on January 20.

But since then the former Barcelona starlet has scored three goals in 16 appearances to help the Madrid-based outfit stage a remarkable revival which means they go into their last game of the La Liga campaign at home to Getafe on Sunday safe from the drop.

Bowyer has kept in regular contact with Rochina and has even been out to see to him in action.

He is keeping the door open for the 23-year-old attacker to return to Rovers next season.

But Bowyer also accepts the chance to remain in his homeland and play first-team football may prove tempting for Rochina.

“We’ll have to have a chat and see what he wants to do,” said Bowyer.

“I know he wants to play football and I understand that. He’s away from home, too, so it becomes even harder when you’re not playing.

“But he’s someone who can win you a game so we will have to sit down and have a chat.”

FROM BACK PAGE Rochina, who has one year remaining on the Rovers contract he signed after joining from Barcelona B in January 2011, began the season in Bowyer’s starting line-up.

But he spent three months on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder in the opening day 1-1 draw at Derby County and he failed to regain his place after battling back to full fitness.

Rochina started just one game – the 3-2 home defeat to Birmingham City – and came off the bench in three others before making the move to Rayo.

Bowyer said: “Right up until he did his shoulder at Derby he was playing some fantastic football.

“I wasn’t surprised as I’ve known Ruben for a long time now.

“I’ve managed him in the reserves, when he first arrived at the club, and he was too good for the reserves and he single-handedly won us our league.

“I know what type of player he is and it is case of waiting for Ruben to finish his season with Rayo Vallecano and then see what that brings.”

Rochina’s loan to Rayo came with a view to making the move permanent.

But he has since been linked with their La Liga rivals Real Sociedad.

Rochina is one of eight senior players Rovers have had out on loan.

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9:24am Fri 16 May 14

owd nick says...

Looks like the kid is maturing a little at last, undoubtedly the most talented player on our books at present, if not in the Championship, but he is also so frustrating.

It would be great if he stays, that would give us an immensely talented group of midfielders to choose from, but perhaps his style is more suited to the Spanish system.

Keep him fit, get him focused on playing for the team and who knows.
Looks like the kid is maturing a little at last, undoubtedly the most talented player on our books at present, if not in the Championship, but he is also so frustrating. It would be great if he stays, that would give us an immensely talented group of midfielders to choose from, but perhaps his style is more suited to the Spanish system. Keep him fit, get him focused on playing for the team and who knows. owd nick
  • Score: 33

9:25am Fri 16 May 14

GAZHAY says...

Bring him back simple as that. Apart from Dunn who won't play too much now we don't have anybody else who can change a game.
All teams need a player like this and if teams like Real Sociedad are reported to be after him it shows what qualities this guy has.
Agreed he can be frustrating at times but he can also turn a game around.
Bring him back simple as that. Apart from Dunn who won't play too much now we don't have anybody else who can change a game. All teams need a player like this and if teams like Real Sociedad are reported to be after him it shows what qualities this guy has. Agreed he can be frustrating at times but he can also turn a game around. GAZHAY
  • Score: 29

9:28am Fri 16 May 14

French Rover says...

Get him back now....the lad will have learnt a lot whilst playing back in Spain and that extra experience can only benefit the Rovers next season. Not often that a team like us will get chance to have such a talented foootballer in our team. He can be the difference between us making the play-offs or winning straight promotion next season.
Get him back now....the lad will have learnt a lot whilst playing back in Spain and that extra experience can only benefit the Rovers next season. Not often that a team like us will get chance to have such a talented foootballer in our team. He can be the difference between us making the play-offs or winning straight promotion next season. French Rover
  • Score: 30

9:31am Fri 16 May 14

william14 says...

Rochina is a fantastic talent but he is a luxury player. Sadly, i'm not sure we can afford to have luxury players whilst in the championship and Rochina certainly wont be happy with a 'bit part' role after having a successful spell in La Liga.
Rochina is a fantastic talent but he is a luxury player. Sadly, i'm not sure we can afford to have luxury players whilst in the championship and Rochina certainly wont be happy with a 'bit part' role after having a successful spell in La Liga. william14
  • Score: 4

9:47am Fri 16 May 14

Tatts says...

My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.
My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina. Tatts
  • Score: 15

10:04am Fri 16 May 14

Frisson says...

we need to keep him. Looks like he has gained some more footballing knowledge over in La Liga. He can win games for us on his own
we need to keep him. Looks like he has gained some more footballing knowledge over in La Liga. He can win games for us on his own Frisson
  • Score: 12

10:11am Fri 16 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

Most of us would like him to stay but he won't be happy sitting on the bench, and who can blame him when he's being offered first-team football in La Liga? Besides, Cairney has made the creative midfield role his own this season, whilst Rhodes and Gestede should remain our first choice strike partnership. We need a midfielder like Evans to do the donkey work that Rochina doesn't do, and the two wide-berths will be taken by Conway and one of Marshall or King. Unless Rochina is secretly a brilliant right-back, I just don't see a place for him in the starting XI.

I think it was Nick who said yesterday that we need players like King and Rochina on the bench, who can come on and influence a game, and I couldn't agree more. Strength in depth will be more important than ever next season as it'll probably be the most difficult Championship campaign in years. All I know is that if Bowyer can convince Rochina to stay and fight for his place, it'll probably be the best 'signing' he makes this summer.

On another note, whilst I hope rumours of Bowyer's interest in signing Cardiff's John Brayford are true (and, subsequently, that he's successful), I think another option, should Rotherham lose in the League One play-off final, could be James Tavernier. He's been on loan from Newcastle since late November, has been the division's stand-out right-back since his arrival, and should've been in the League One Team of the Year. A loan deal could suit both parties. Just a thought.
Most of us would like him to stay but he won't be happy sitting on the bench, and who can blame him when he's being offered first-team football in La Liga? Besides, Cairney has made the creative midfield role his own this season, whilst Rhodes and Gestede should remain our first choice strike partnership. We need a midfielder like Evans to do the donkey work that Rochina doesn't do, and the two wide-berths will be taken by Conway and one of Marshall or King. Unless Rochina is secretly a brilliant right-back, I just don't see a place for him in the starting XI. I think it was Nick who said yesterday that we need players like King and Rochina on the bench, who can come on and influence a game, and I couldn't agree more. Strength in depth will be more important than ever next season as it'll probably be the most difficult Championship campaign in years. All I know is that if Bowyer can convince Rochina to stay and fight for his place, it'll probably be the best 'signing' he makes this summer. On another note, whilst I hope rumours of Bowyer's interest in signing Cardiff's John Brayford are true (and, subsequently, that he's successful), I think another option, should Rotherham lose in the League One play-off final, could be James Tavernier. He's been on loan from Newcastle since late November, has been the division's stand-out right-back since his arrival, and should've been in the League One Team of the Year. A loan deal could suit both parties. Just a thought. Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 28

10:59am Fri 16 May 14

hasslem hasslem says...

i am uncertain about rochina - yeah, sure he is a "luxury" player but he does offer us something creative that only an increasingly banjaxed dunny can provide us with.

we need some alternatives in our team to give us some flexibility. the closest we had in a previous life was eyal berkovic - however the difference between rochina and berkovic was that the israeli was nowhere near as greedy and if i remember souness' description correctly was a "great unlocker of doors". by comparison rochina opens the door, closes it, goes back out and tries to come back in again

if rochina could learn to pass - he would be some player
i am uncertain about rochina - yeah, sure he is a "luxury" player but he does offer us something creative that only an increasingly banjaxed dunny can provide us with. we need some alternatives in our team to give us some flexibility. the closest we had in a previous life was eyal berkovic - however the difference between rochina and berkovic was that the israeli was nowhere near as greedy and if i remember souness' description correctly was a "great unlocker of doors". by comparison rochina opens the door, closes it, goes back out and tries to come back in again if rochina could learn to pass - he would be some player hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 13

10:59am Fri 16 May 14

Bazzer says...

We did alright without Rochina for the last quarter of the season. What he brings to the team is potential division. You only have to look at the players faces after his "rabona" at Yeovil. For me, it was the emergence and dramatic improvement of Josh King last year, and he will do for me.
We did alright without Rochina for the last quarter of the season. What he brings to the team is potential division. You only have to look at the players faces after his "rabona" at Yeovil. For me, it was the emergence and dramatic improvement of Josh King last year, and he will do for me. Bazzer
  • Score: 5

11:18am Fri 16 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

Back out on loan again in January to a relegation threatened Spanish team.
Back out on loan again in January to a relegation threatened Spanish team. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -13

11:49am Fri 16 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

This lad will be out the door as soon as someone is willing to pick up his wages. Blackburn Rovers can no longer afford to keep players such as Rochina.

What a shambles.
This lad will be out the door as soon as someone is willing to pick up his wages. Blackburn Rovers can no longer afford to keep players such as Rochina. What a shambles. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -21

11:56am Fri 16 May 14

baldie says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
This lad will be out the door as soon as someone is willing to pick up his wages. Blackburn Rovers can no longer afford to keep players such as Rochina.

What a shambles.
Has Ingsy signed yet?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: This lad will be out the door as soon as someone is willing to pick up his wages. Blackburn Rovers can no longer afford to keep players such as Rochina. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Has Ingsy signed yet? baldie
  • Score: 7

11:56am Fri 16 May 14

RoversNorthEast says...

Would Keep Rochina

Thanks David Dunn-Club Legend
Need a serious cull of the deadwood at ewood..mainly most the players Keane and shebby got in.

Rhodes needs to stay and so does Robinson Etc

UP up and away we are going
Would Keep Rochina Thanks David Dunn-Club Legend Need a serious cull of the deadwood at ewood..mainly most the players Keane and shebby got in. Rhodes needs to stay and so does Robinson Etc UP up and away we are going RoversNorthEast
  • Score: 10

12:56pm Fri 16 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer.

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/teams/burnley/1081
0705/Burnley-transfe
r-news-and-rumours-f
or-summer-2014.html
Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/burnley/1081 0705/Burnley-transfe r-news-and-rumours-f or-summer-2014.html Super_Clarets
  • Score: -11

1:19pm Fri 16 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

RoversNorthEast wrote:
Would Keep Rochina

Thanks David Dunn-Club Legend
Need a serious cull of the deadwood at ewood..mainly most the players Keane and shebby got in.

Rhodes needs to stay and so does Robinson Etc

UP up and away we are going
"Rhodes needs to stay".

Dream on Rovers-nob-east, he's jumping off the badly listing SS Dumpburn and Well you know it.

Let's see what league 1 and Accy Stanley freebies you can attract this season.
[quote][p][bold]RoversNorthEast[/bold] wrote: Would Keep Rochina Thanks David Dunn-Club Legend Need a serious cull of the deadwood at ewood..mainly most the players Keane and shebby got in. Rhodes needs to stay and so does Robinson Etc UP up and away we are going[/p][/quote]"Rhodes needs to stay". Dream on Rovers-nob-east, he's jumping off the badly listing SS Dumpburn and Well you know it. Let's see what league 1 and Accy Stanley freebies you can attract this season. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -9

1:25pm Fri 16 May 14

noddy57 says...

Its good to hear Gary bowyer knows the talent Reuben has in abundance and knowing he has him in his plans because he is the type of player we need for this final push next season he is the catalyst of a team that is capable of winning a game from nothing although he can be frustrating that is the downside of most gifted players just hope he comes back because next season with this present set up we can get out of this league with the minimum of fuss,
Its good to hear Gary bowyer knows the talent Reuben has in abundance and knowing he has him in his plans because he is the type of player we need for this final push next season he is the catalyst of a team that is capable of winning a game from nothing although he can be frustrating that is the downside of most gifted players just hope he comes back because next season with this present set up we can get out of this league with the minimum of fuss, noddy57
  • Score: 5

1:44pm Fri 16 May 14

fitz808 says...

our attacking options are pretty good right now, and we have a team ethic that really paid off in the last quarter of the season. so if things remain the same, i'm not sure he's worth the wages.
however, things may well not stay the same. there are a few ifs, but here goes:
most important is rochina himself. is he prepared to be part of a squad and has he learned to play as part of a team? if so, then
a) get him back if we can afford him without making any other significant changes
b) if we don't re-contract dunny, rochina is a decent replacement
c) if rhodes goes, then i think rochina again becomes a viable player to bring back in.

as others have mentioned, he could be the kind of player that means we don't miss out on play-offs because of losses to Bournemouth or drawing at home to Yeovil...
our attacking options are pretty good right now, and we have a team ethic that really paid off in the last quarter of the season. so if things remain the same, i'm not sure he's worth the wages. however, things may well not stay the same. there are a few ifs, but here goes: most important is rochina himself. is he prepared to be part of a squad and has he learned to play as part of a team? if so, then a) get him back if we can afford him without making any other significant changes b) if we don't re-contract dunny, rochina is a decent replacement c) if rhodes goes, then i think rochina again becomes a viable player to bring back in. as others have mentioned, he could be the kind of player that means we don't miss out on play-offs because of losses to Bournemouth or drawing at home to Yeovil... fitz808
  • Score: 4

1:52pm Fri 16 May 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Can't see him staying and will be amazed if GB gets him to come back. Good to hear GB has been keeping in touch and watched him play though as he obviously rates him, but was surprised when he didn't play him much last time round.
Can't see him staying and will be amazed if GB gets him to come back. Good to hear GB has been keeping in touch and watched him play though as he obviously rates him, but was surprised when he didn't play him much last time round. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 4

1:56pm Fri 16 May 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

Tatts wrote:
My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.
spot on and as someone else posted King is also a great option and with his pace has much more impact than Rochina. Talented player no doubt but I think his future may lie elsewhere.

Those who want him back, where would you play him and who would you drop?
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.[/p][/quote]spot on and as someone else posted King is also a great option and with his pace has much more impact than Rochina. Talented player no doubt but I think his future may lie elsewhere. Those who want him back, where would you play him and who would you drop? LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 4

2:03pm Fri 16 May 14

fitz808 says...

LittleRonnieHildersl
ey
wrote:
Tatts wrote:
My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.
spot on and as someone else posted King is also a great option and with his pace has much more impact than Rochina. Talented player no doubt but I think his future may lie elsewhere.

Those who want him back, where would you play him and who would you drop?
much depends on the rhodes / rudy partnership. if one of them is injured or out of form, then i'd be playing 1 up front with 3 behind. rochina could easily be part of that 3. meaning something like this as a front 6:

evans--cairney
marshall--rochina--c
onway
rudy/rhodes

i'd also have lowe at RB
[quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.[/p][/quote]spot on and as someone else posted King is also a great option and with his pace has much more impact than Rochina. Talented player no doubt but I think his future may lie elsewhere. Those who want him back, where would you play him and who would you drop?[/p][/quote]much depends on the rhodes / rudy partnership. if one of them is injured or out of form, then i'd be playing 1 up front with 3 behind. rochina could easily be part of that 3. meaning something like this as a front 6: evans--cairney marshall--rochina--c onway rudy/rhodes i'd also have lowe at RB fitz808
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Fri 16 May 14

MxMave says...

Priorities in order should be:

Secure JR
Secure Dunny
Secure Rochina's return
Get a right back
Get a new goalkeeper
If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.
Priorities in order should be: Secure JR Secure Dunny Secure Rochina's return Get a right back Get a new goalkeeper If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu. MxMave
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Fri 16 May 14

fitz808 says...

MxMave wrote:
Priorities in order should be:

Secure JR
Secure Dunny
Secure Rochina's return
Get a right back
Get a new goalkeeper
If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.
can't see why we need a new keeper?
robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Priorities in order should be: Secure JR Secure Dunny Secure Rochina's return Get a right back Get a new goalkeeper If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.[/p][/quote]can't see why we need a new keeper? robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams fitz808
  • Score: 6

3:22pm Fri 16 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer.

http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/teams/burnley/1081

0705/Burnley-transfe

r-news-and-rumours-f

or-summer-2014.html
Rhodes to Burnley? Whilst it's not a complete impossiblity, it'll take a lot more than a very poorly researched piece of 'journalism' to convince me that there's any substance to this rumour. After all, in the same piece, the writer has listed five Burnley players who are 'likely to leave'. Three of which already have, and one of the others is a crocked Sam Vokes.

Finger well and truly on the pulse, eh?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/burnley/1081 0705/Burnley-transfe r-news-and-rumours-f or-summer-2014.html[/p][/quote]Rhodes to Burnley? Whilst it's not a complete impossiblity, it'll take a lot more than a very poorly researched piece of 'journalism' to convince me that there's any substance to this rumour. After all, in the same piece, the writer has listed five Burnley players who are 'likely to leave'. Three of which already have, and one of the others is a crocked Sam Vokes. Finger well and truly on the pulse, eh? Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 6

4:17pm Fri 16 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
This lad will be out the door as soon as someone is willing to pick up his wages. Blackburn Rovers can no longer afford to keep players such as Rochina.

What a shambles.
Speaking of wages, I wonder if your manager is happy earning the equivalent of a Polish factory worker?

Now that's a shambles you cross eyed fcuk pig.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: This lad will be out the door as soon as someone is willing to pick up his wages. Blackburn Rovers can no longer afford to keep players such as Rochina. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Speaking of wages, I wonder if your manager is happy earning the equivalent of a Polish factory worker? Now that's a shambles you cross eyed fcuk pig. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 6

4:20pm Fri 16 May 14

greenscreener says...

Incest Each Sunday wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer.

http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/teams/burnley/1081


0705/Burnley-transfe


r-news-and-rumours-f


or-summer-2014.html
Rhodes to Burnley? Whilst it's not a complete impossiblity, it'll take a lot more than a very poorly researched piece of 'journalism' to convince me that there's any substance to this rumour. After all, in the same piece, the writer has listed five Burnley players who are 'likely to leave'. Three of which already have, and one of the others is a crocked Sam Vokes.

Finger well and truly on the pulse, eh?
Doesn't look like much of a deal for Rhodes.....
A) Burnley are unlikely to be able to offer Rhodes much more than he's on now without wrecking either their salary structure or their team spirit
B)whatever contracts they write now they will be insisting on relegation clauses in there so Rhodes would be no better off in 12 months time
C)any other club in the country would welcome him and give him a fair crack, those digitally enhanced trolls are just salivating at the thought of being able to use him as a scapegoat.
[quote][p][bold]Incest Each Sunday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/burnley/1081 0705/Burnley-transfe r-news-and-rumours-f or-summer-2014.html[/p][/quote]Rhodes to Burnley? Whilst it's not a complete impossiblity, it'll take a lot more than a very poorly researched piece of 'journalism' to convince me that there's any substance to this rumour. After all, in the same piece, the writer has listed five Burnley players who are 'likely to leave'. Three of which already have, and one of the others is a crocked Sam Vokes. Finger well and truly on the pulse, eh?[/p][/quote]Doesn't look like much of a deal for Rhodes..... A) Burnley are unlikely to be able to offer Rhodes much more than he's on now without wrecking either their salary structure or their team spirit B)whatever contracts they write now they will be insisting on relegation clauses in there so Rhodes would be no better off in 12 months time C)any other club in the country would welcome him and give him a fair crack, those digitally enhanced trolls are just salivating at the thought of being able to use him as a scapegoat. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

4:41pm Fri 16 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer.

http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/teams/burnley/1081

0705/Burnley-transfe

r-news-and-rumours-f

or-summer-2014.html
I can definitely see Rhodes wanting to go to Burnley. He's already seen the Premier League facilities Turf Moor has to offer plus he'd surely jump at the chance to quadruple his wages and play for a club that is about to become an established trophy winning Premier League powerhouse.
Not only that you're a bigger club than WBA and Hull because you just are.

Isn't Rhodes abit uninspiring though? Surely a club the size of Burnley would be looking for established Premier League players with pedigree, especially considering Dyche, Ings and Trippier will never ever leave.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/burnley/1081 0705/Burnley-transfe r-news-and-rumours-f or-summer-2014.html[/p][/quote]I can definitely see Rhodes wanting to go to Burnley. He's already seen the Premier League facilities Turf Moor has to offer plus he'd surely jump at the chance to quadruple his wages and play for a club that is about to become an established trophy winning Premier League powerhouse. Not only that you're a bigger club than WBA and Hull because you just are. Isn't Rhodes abit uninspiring though? Surely a club the size of Burnley would be looking for established Premier League players with pedigree, especially considering Dyche, Ings and Trippier will never ever leave. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 4

4:46pm Fri 16 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

fitz808 wrote:
MxMave wrote:
Priorities in order should be:

Secure JR
Secure Dunny
Secure Rochina's return
Get a right back
Get a new goalkeeper
If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.
can't see why we need a new keeper?
robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams
LOL!

Calamity Kean?
Eastwood.... who?
and good old Robbo - the fattest player in the league bar Dunn.

There isn't a goalkeeper between them.
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Priorities in order should be: Secure JR Secure Dunny Secure Rochina's return Get a right back Get a new goalkeeper If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.[/p][/quote]can't see why we need a new keeper? robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams[/p][/quote]LOL! Calamity Kean? Eastwood.... who? and good old Robbo - the fattest player in the league bar Dunn. There isn't a goalkeeper between them. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -5

5:11pm Fri 16 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
fitz808 wrote:
MxMave wrote:
Priorities in order should be:

Secure JR
Secure Dunny
Secure Rochina's return
Get a right back
Get a new goalkeeper
If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.
can't see why we need a new keeper?
robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams
LOL!

Calamity Kean?
Eastwood.... who?
and good old Robbo - the fattest player in the league bar Dunn.

There isn't a goalkeeper between them.
Spot on again. I can't remember the Burnley 'keepers name but he's probably the best keeper the Championship has ever seen and possibly the world. Surprised he wasn't in the England squad to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Priorities in order should be: Secure JR Secure Dunny Secure Rochina's return Get a right back Get a new goalkeeper If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.[/p][/quote]can't see why we need a new keeper? robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams[/p][/quote]LOL! Calamity Kean? Eastwood.... who? and good old Robbo - the fattest player in the league bar Dunn. There isn't a goalkeeper between them.[/p][/quote]Spot on again. I can't remember the Burnley 'keepers name but he's probably the best keeper the Championship has ever seen and possibly the world. Surprised he wasn't in the England squad to be honest. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Fri 16 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

A week tomorrow it will be a year since Bowyer was handed a 12-month rolling contract and since the season finished we've not heard any whispers about him being replaced. With all the talk about his budget, his transfer targets, his communication with players, etc., is it safe to say that he'll definitely be at the helm come August 9th?
A week tomorrow it will be a year since Bowyer was handed a 12-month rolling contract and since the season finished we've not heard any whispers about him being replaced. With all the talk about his budget, his transfer targets, his communication with players, etc., is it safe to say that he'll definitely be at the helm come August 9th? Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 5

6:22pm Fri 16 May 14

Maxrus says...

Incest Each Sunday wrote:
A week tomorrow it will be a year since Bowyer was handed a 12-month rolling contract and since the season finished we've not heard any whispers about him being replaced. With all the talk about his budget, his transfer targets, his communication with players, etc., is it safe to say that he'll definitely be at the helm come August 9th?
Reckon that's pretty much nailed on, he deserves it, he knows the set-up, the players, a smidgen of knowledge how the Venkey's operate! The one thing that worries me is his lack of tactical nouse during games but we're all learn ears.
Of course it could all change if Bonley come knocking after Dyche jumps ship for a shorter drive home and a live-able wage!!
[quote][p][bold]Incest Each Sunday[/bold] wrote: A week tomorrow it will be a year since Bowyer was handed a 12-month rolling contract and since the season finished we've not heard any whispers about him being replaced. With all the talk about his budget, his transfer targets, his communication with players, etc., is it safe to say that he'll definitely be at the helm come August 9th?[/p][/quote]Reckon that's pretty much nailed on, he deserves it, he knows the set-up, the players, a smidgen of knowledge how the Venkey's operate! The one thing that worries me is his lack of tactical nouse during games but we're all learn ears. Of course it could all change if Bonley come knocking after Dyche jumps ship for a shorter drive home and a live-able wage!! Maxrus
  • Score: 3

6:35pm Fri 16 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Maxrus wrote:
Incest Each Sunday wrote:
A week tomorrow it will be a year since Bowyer was handed a 12-month rolling contract and since the season finished we've not heard any whispers about him being replaced. With all the talk about his budget, his transfer targets, his communication with players, etc., is it safe to say that he'll definitely be at the helm come August 9th?
Reckon that's pretty much nailed on, he deserves it, he knows the set-up, the players, a smidgen of knowledge how the Venkey's operate! The one thing that worries me is his lack of tactical nouse during games but we're all learn ears.
Of course it could all change if Bonley come knocking after Dyche jumps ship for a shorter drive home and a live-able wage!!
Apparentley Dyche has been offered a refurbished laptop and some out of date jars of mayonnaise as an incentive to stay put....
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Incest Each Sunday[/bold] wrote: A week tomorrow it will be a year since Bowyer was handed a 12-month rolling contract and since the season finished we've not heard any whispers about him being replaced. With all the talk about his budget, his transfer targets, his communication with players, etc., is it safe to say that he'll definitely be at the helm come August 9th?[/p][/quote]Reckon that's pretty much nailed on, he deserves it, he knows the set-up, the players, a smidgen of knowledge how the Venkey's operate! The one thing that worries me is his lack of tactical nouse during games but we're all learn ears. Of course it could all change if Bonley come knocking after Dyche jumps ship for a shorter drive home and a live-able wage!![/p][/quote]Apparentley Dyche has been offered a refurbished laptop and some out of date jars of mayonnaise as an incentive to stay put.... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

8:12pm Fri 16 May 14

owd nick says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer.

http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/teams/burnley/1081


0705/Burnley-transfe


r-news-and-rumours-f


or-summer-2014.html
I can definitely see Rhodes wanting to go to Burnley. He's already seen the Premier League facilities Turf Moor has to offer plus he'd surely jump at the chance to quadruple his wages and play for a club that is about to become an established trophy winning Premier League powerhouse.
Not only that you're a bigger club than WBA and Hull because you just are.

Isn't Rhodes abit uninspiring though? Surely a club the size of Burnley would be looking for established Premier League players with pedigree, especially considering Dyche, Ings and Trippier will never ever leave.
I agree totally, I was reading on Twitter this morning that Pellegrini has already settled for second place next season because he was so impressed with the way the Clarets steamrollered all the opposition in the championship and expects them to do the same in the PL.

He did however deny rumours that Kompany, Aguero, Toure and two other yet to be named players have secretly been talking to Burnley because they fully expect Burnley to have won the PL before the end of September.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Looks like not only Hull and West Brom, but also Burnley are now showing an interest in Jordan Rhodes. Can't see him staying at Ewood with the prospect of Premier League football on offer. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/burnley/1081 0705/Burnley-transfe r-news-and-rumours-f or-summer-2014.html[/p][/quote]I can definitely see Rhodes wanting to go to Burnley. He's already seen the Premier League facilities Turf Moor has to offer plus he'd surely jump at the chance to quadruple his wages and play for a club that is about to become an established trophy winning Premier League powerhouse. Not only that you're a bigger club than WBA and Hull because you just are. Isn't Rhodes abit uninspiring though? Surely a club the size of Burnley would be looking for established Premier League players with pedigree, especially considering Dyche, Ings and Trippier will never ever leave.[/p][/quote]I agree totally, I was reading on Twitter this morning that Pellegrini has already settled for second place next season because he was so impressed with the way the Clarets steamrollered all the opposition in the championship and expects them to do the same in the PL. He did however deny rumours that Kompany, Aguero, Toure and two other yet to be named players have secretly been talking to Burnley because they fully expect Burnley to have won the PL before the end of September. owd nick
  • Score: 8

8:34pm Fri 16 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Tatts wrote:
My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.
It's all about BRFC fans opinions, unlike the idiot Dingles that come on here, for me it's get rid of the over paid deadwood and bring this guy back, he has got talent.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: My first choice midfield next season would be Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall and I certainly wouldn't drop any of them for Rochina.[/p][/quote]It's all about BRFC fans opinions, unlike the idiot Dingles that come on here, for me it's get rid of the over paid deadwood and bring this guy back, he has got talent. Old age pensioner
  • Score: 2

11:58pm Sat 17 May 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Rochina and King are the most exciting players on Rovers books and I hope GB can find a way of accommodating them both in a a rotational squad , selected to suit the requirements for specific matches. Last season proved that we need different lineups for different matches. These two would have torn Yeovil to shreds but perhaps not against some of the more organised teams we will be facing next season.
There has to be room in any team for flair players if we have aspirations for Premiership football.
Rochina and King are the most exciting players on Rovers books and I hope GB can find a way of accommodating them both in a a rotational squad , selected to suit the requirements for specific matches. Last season proved that we need different lineups for different matches. These two would have torn Yeovil to shreds but perhaps not against some of the more organised teams we will be facing next season. There has to be room in any team for flair players if we have aspirations for Premiership football. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Sun 18 May 14

jr21blueandwhite says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
fitz808 wrote:
MxMave wrote:
Priorities in order should be:

Secure JR
Secure Dunny
Secure Rochina's return
Get a right back
Get a new goalkeeper
If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.
can't see why we need a new keeper?
robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams
LOL!

Calamity Kean?
Eastwood.... who?
and good old Robbo - the fattest player in the league bar Dunn.

There isn't a goalkeeper between them.
go back to f*cking your sister instead of providing the world with you useless opinion
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Priorities in order should be: Secure JR Secure Dunny Secure Rochina's return Get a right back Get a new goalkeeper If there's any money left - a strong centre mid or a 9 month prescription of painkillers for Etuhu.[/p][/quote]can't see why we need a new keeper? robbo + eastwood + kean...? probably as good as it gets in terms of championship teams[/p][/quote]LOL! Calamity Kean? Eastwood.... who? and good old Robbo - the fattest player in the league bar Dunn. There isn't a goalkeeper between them.[/p][/quote]go back to f*cking your sister instead of providing the world with you useless opinion jr21blueandwhite
  • Score: 0

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