Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Letting Craig Conway join Blackburn Rovers was mistake

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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CARDIFF City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he may have made a mistake in letting Craig Conway leave for Blackburn Rovers.

The winger will come face to face with Solskjaer and his former club tonight when the entire Football League campaign gets under way with a live Sky Sports encounter at Ewood Park.

The former Manchester United star has no doubt Conway will be a major threat to his side’s chances of kicking off the Championship season with a victory.

But Solskjaer, who also allowed Rudy Gestede to join Rovers in January and worked with Corry Evans and Josh King when he was in charge of United’s reserve team, knows the Scotland international will not be the only danger man.

“They have loads of players we know about and one of those is Craig Conway,” said the Norwegian. “He was a player I wasn’t sure I would let go last season but he needed to be playing football.

“I know Corry Evans and Josh King well, Jordan Rhodes I don’t know well but he’s an extremely good goalscorer with great movement.

“So we have to be aware of the frontline they have.

“It’s a tough start for us but why not start in the deep end?”

Solskjaer has just two fit and available centre backs in Matt Connolly and Mark Hudson.

But he yesterday strengthened his midfield options by signing Tom Adeyemi from Birmingham City.

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12:08pm Fri 8 Aug 14

SimonGarner'sNameSake says...

OF COURSE IT WAS!! OUR PLAYER OF THE SEASON THIS YEAR
OF COURSE IT WAS!! OUR PLAYER OF THE SEASON THIS YEAR SimonGarner'sNameSake
  • Score: 17

12:24pm Fri 8 Aug 14

kitchener2 says...

It's vital we get off to a good start this evening. It has to be a win, nothing else matters. Winning breeds confidence, and if we can beat what must be the favourites for a quick return then it would stand us in great stead. However I'm just a little worried that GB still doesn't know his strongest starting eleven.....his reputation will stand or fall on this seasons results!
It's vital we get off to a good start this evening. It has to be a win, nothing else matters. Winning breeds confidence, and if we can beat what must be the favourites for a quick return then it would stand us in great stead. However I'm just a little worried that GB still doesn't know his strongest starting eleven.....his reputation will stand or fall on this seasons results! kitchener2
  • Score: 12

12:32pm Fri 8 Aug 14

HoghtonRover123 says...

Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options.

Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000.

People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany

Great bit of business by Gary & Co.
Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options. Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000. People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany Great bit of business by Gary & Co. HoghtonRover123
  • Score: 9

12:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

I think Cardiff will have a little too much for us tonight to be honest. A draw would be a decent result. We need to forget about the top teams really, a point here and there would be a bonus but the teams we must be beating are the likes of Brentford and Rotherham. As long as we stay above them we'll do ok.

COYB
I think Cardiff will have a little too much for us tonight to be honest. A draw would be a decent result. We need to forget about the top teams really, a point here and there would be a bonus but the teams we must be beating are the likes of Brentford and Rotherham. As long as we stay above them we'll do ok. COYB TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -19

12:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Always liked OGS as a player but hope he has a bad night tonight, his memories of these players are of young kids and men he let go, I think they are all better now than when he saw them last.
Always liked OGS as a player but hope he has a bad night tonight, his memories of these players are of young kids and men he let go, I think they are all better now than when he saw them last. greenscreener
  • Score: 7

12:55pm Fri 8 Aug 14

dean :-) says...

I hope we get the win and make ewood a fortress again we dropped far to many points at home last season and conways assist will be vital for us 100k what a bargain
I hope we get the win and make ewood a fortress again we dropped far to many points at home last season and conways assist will be vital for us 100k what a bargain dean :-)
  • Score: 7

1:17pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Pembina says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I think Cardiff will have a little too much for us tonight to be honest. A draw would be a decent result. We need to forget about the top teams really, a point here and there would be a bonus but the teams we must be beating are the likes of Brentford and Rotherham. As long as we stay above them we'll do ok.

COYB
What a comedian you are, it's so obvious your not a Rovers fan.
Nice try though.
PS: Don't forget to take a box of Kleenex with you to the game against Chelsea.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I think Cardiff will have a little too much for us tonight to be honest. A draw would be a decent result. We need to forget about the top teams really, a point here and there would be a bonus but the teams we must be beating are the likes of Brentford and Rotherham. As long as we stay above them we'll do ok. COYB[/p][/quote]What a comedian you are, it's so obvious your not a Rovers fan. Nice try though. PS: Don't forget to take a box of Kleenex with you to the game against Chelsea. Pembina
  • Score: 6

1:18pm Fri 8 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

He’ll think so if Conway scores the winner tonight.
He’ll think so if Conway scores the winner tonight. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Pembina wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I think Cardiff will have a little too much for us tonight to be honest. A draw would be a decent result. We need to forget about the top teams really, a point here and there would be a bonus but the teams we must be beating are the likes of Brentford and Rotherham. As long as we stay above them we'll do ok.

COYB
What a comedian you are, it's so obvious your not a Rovers fan.
Nice try though.
PS: Don't forget to take a box of Kleenex with you to the game against Chelsea.
He doesn't go to games, and he's never far from the Kleenex.
[quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I think Cardiff will have a little too much for us tonight to be honest. A draw would be a decent result. We need to forget about the top teams really, a point here and there would be a bonus but the teams we must be beating are the likes of Brentford and Rotherham. As long as we stay above them we'll do ok. COYB[/p][/quote]What a comedian you are, it's so obvious your not a Rovers fan. Nice try though. PS: Don't forget to take a box of Kleenex with you to the game against Chelsea.[/p][/quote]He doesn't go to games, and he's never far from the Kleenex. greenscreener
  • Score: 10

1:35pm Fri 8 Aug 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

Come on Rovers - we just need to stay solid at the back if that's at all possible - if we can manage that then I think we'll beat Cardiff as I'm not sure about Ole's management skills, he didn't pull up any trees last season (look at the job Pulis did with a poorer squad in a worse position) - I think he'll find the Championship a different prospect too!
Come on Rovers - we just need to stay solid at the back if that's at all possible - if we can manage that then I think we'll beat Cardiff as I'm not sure about Ole's management skills, he didn't pull up any trees last season (look at the job Pulis did with a poorer squad in a worse position) - I think he'll find the Championship a different prospect too! LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

benal13 says...

HoghtonRover123 wrote:
Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options.

Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000.

People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany

Great bit of business by Gary & Co.
for £100,000 you could buy the hole of bumley and still get some change
[quote][p][bold]HoghtonRover123[/bold] wrote: Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options. Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000. People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany Great bit of business by Gary & Co.[/p][/quote]for £100,000 you could buy the hole of bumley and still get some change benal13
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Fri 8 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

HoghtonRover123 wrote:
Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options.

Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000.

People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany

Great bit of business by Gary & Co.
You can buy an entire street for 100k in Burnley, complete with tenants. Under age mums, chavs with danger dogs, half way house smack rats and blue tattooed alco pop swiggin toothless munters.
Burnleys number 1 fan
[quote][p][bold]HoghtonRover123[/bold] wrote: Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options. Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000. People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany Great bit of business by Gary & Co.[/p][/quote]You can buy an entire street for 100k in Burnley, complete with tenants. Under age mums, chavs with danger dogs, half way house smack rats and blue tattooed alco pop swiggin toothless munters. Burnleys number 1 fan AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: 16

1:51pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley.

Tut tut tut.
A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley. Tut tut tut. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -14

2:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley.

Tut tut tut.
Still struggling with maths chuck ?
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley. Tut tut tut.[/p][/quote]Still struggling with maths chuck ? greenscreener
  • Score: 12

2:36pm Fri 8 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley.

Tut tut tut.
Despite your highly unlikely and hilarious Premier League status, we still use you as a form of light entertainment.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley. Tut tut tut.[/p][/quote]Despite your highly unlikely and hilarious Premier League status, we still use you as a form of light entertainment. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 21

2:36pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

I thought Everton and Liverpool were in Merseyside

Extract fro Lancs FA Site:

Football and Lancashire have a long and proud history together so, as you would expect from a County that is so passionate about the game, Football Clubs exist through every level of the Football Pyramid in Lancashire including Premier League Clubs, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Wigan Athletic and Football League Clubs Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Bury, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Oldham Athletic, Preston North End and Rochdale.
Read more at http://www.lancashir
efa.com/clubs-and-pl
ayers#T4I2huV2qefZ6v
ke.99
I thought Everton and Liverpool were in Merseyside Extract fro Lancs FA Site: Football and Lancashire have a long and proud history together so, as you would expect from a County that is so passionate about the game, Football Clubs exist through every level of the Football Pyramid in Lancashire including Premier League Clubs, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Wigan Athletic and Football League Clubs Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Bury, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Oldham Athletic, Preston North End and Rochdale. Read more at http://www.lancashir efa.com/clubs-and-pl ayers#T4I2huV2qefZ6v ke.99 Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

2:55pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

greenscreener wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley.

Tut tut tut.
Still struggling with maths chuck ?
Nope, I know that We are in the Top League and you are in the SECOND Division.

We got 93 points last season you got 70.

We got two goals you got one at Fleawood in March.

Is that what you mean?
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley. Tut tut tut.[/p][/quote]Still struggling with maths chuck ?[/p][/quote]Nope, I know that We are in the Top League and you are in the SECOND Division. We got 93 points last season you got 70. We got two goals you got one at Fleawood in March. Is that what you mean? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -3

3:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

garyintandem says...

benal13 wrote:
HoghtonRover123 wrote:
Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options.

Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000.

People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany

Great bit of business by Gary & Co.
for £100,000 you could buy the hole of bumley and still get some change
Hole being the correct spelling. I can just see a Conway to Gestede opener followed by a Conway goal and a Conway to Super Jordan Rhodes to finish them off. Need to heap the pressure on their centre backs. COYB
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HoghtonRover123[/bold] wrote: Ole, letting him go in hindsight may have been a mistake...however you were a Premiership club at the time with other options. Your mistake was letting a scottish international winger go for just £100,000. People buy houses in Burnley for more than that. #notmany Great bit of business by Gary & Co.[/p][/quote]for £100,000 you could buy the hole of bumley and still get some change[/p][/quote]Hole being the correct spelling. I can just see a Conway to Gestede opener followed by a Conway goal and a Conway to Super Jordan Rhodes to finish them off. Need to heap the pressure on their centre backs. COYB garyintandem
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Burnley have not lost against the b...ds for how many games? and b...ds have not beaten Burnley for how many games?

Do the maths
Burnley have not lost against the b...ds for how many games? and b...ds have not beaten Burnley for how many games? Do the maths Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

3:43pm Fri 8 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley.

Tut tut tut.
Still struggling with maths chuck ?
Nope, I know that We are in the Top League and you are in the SECOND Division.

We got 93 points last season you got 70.

We got two goals you got one at Fleawood in March.

Is that what you mean?
Actually referring to your inability to calculate a half. It's on a par with your ability to subtract 80 from 120.

I see you are ok with the reading though, so that's nice. Just try not to do anything in your head, there's a good boy.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley. Tut tut tut.[/p][/quote]Still struggling with maths chuck ?[/p][/quote]Nope, I know that We are in the Top League and you are in the SECOND Division. We got 93 points last season you got 70. We got two goals you got one at Fleawood in March. Is that what you mean?[/p][/quote]Actually referring to your inability to calculate a half. It's on a par with your ability to subtract 80 from 120. I see you are ok with the reading though, so that's nice. Just try not to do anything in your head, there's a good boy. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Fri 8 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Burnley have not lost against the b...ds for how many games? and b...ds have not beaten Burnley for how many games?

Do the maths
Here, use my calculator:

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/East_Lancas
hire_derby

Hope that clears that up Hawking

It's just too easy with you rednecks
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: Burnley have not lost against the b...ds for how many games? and b...ds have not beaten Burnley for how many games? Do the maths[/p][/quote]Here, use my calculator: http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/East_Lancas hire_derby Hope that clears that up Hawking It's just too easy with you rednecks more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Fri 8 Aug 14

French Rover says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Burnley have not lost against the b...ds for how many games? and b...ds have not beaten Burnley for how many games?

Do the maths
Here, use my calculator:

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/East_Lancas

hire_derby

Hope that clears that up Hawking

It's just too easy with you rednecks
The Rovers will win 2-1 tonight and go top of the table. :-)

By The Way - burnley may have scabbed a win at Ewood last season BUT Rovers are UNBEATEN at Turf Moor for 36 years still !
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: Burnley have not lost against the b...ds for how many games? and b...ds have not beaten Burnley for how many games? Do the maths[/p][/quote]Here, use my calculator: http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/East_Lancas hire_derby Hope that clears that up Hawking It's just too easy with you rednecks[/p][/quote]The Rovers will win 2-1 tonight and go top of the table. :-) By The Way - burnley may have scabbed a win at Ewood last season BUT Rovers are UNBEATEN at Turf Moor for 36 years still ! French Rover
  • Score: 3

6:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley.

Tut tut tut.
Blackburn article but the clueless wonder still posts on it and reads all the comments. Who's obsessed again ?

My prediction tonight 3-0 with a Baptiste hat-trick, after all he is a goal scorer isn't he ?
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: A Blackburn article and yet half the comments by Blackburn fans have mentioned Lancashire's Number One Club Burnley. Tut tut tut.[/p][/quote]Blackburn article but the clueless wonder still posts on it and reads all the comments. Who's obsessed again ? My prediction tonight 3-0 with a Baptiste hat-trick, after all he is a goal scorer isn't he ? keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 0

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