Berg's praise for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Murphy

HENNING Berg believes Danny Murphy played a key role in Rovers keeping control of Saturday's clash – but insists everyone still has room for improvement.

Murphy produced his best display since signing for Rovers from Fulham in the summer in the 1-1 draw with Birmingham, as he bids to silence his Ewood critics.

Boss Berg was delighted with the midfielder’s performance but, like the rest of the squad, he insists he is still looking for more.

He said: “He (Danny) had a very good game today. Some of his through passes were fantastic, some of his normal passes were good and made sure we kept control of the game.

“Of course there are some things he can improve as well but he had a good game and I think the way he plays, with the players he’s got around him, will suit him.

“We just have to find a way of playing that suits most players.

“There’s room for improvement in the whole team – a little higher tempo in the passing, a little bit quicker on the ball.

“Danny did well, had a good game. This was his third game more or less this week and was a big improvement from the Palace game. I thought he played well against Huddersfield too.“

Ruben Rochina’s spot kick was not enough to earn Berg his first win as Rovers boss, with Marlon King’s leveller enough for Birmingham to come away with a hard-earned point, but Berg was full of praise for his squad with Mauro Formica also impressing.

“Formica also had a good game and Ruben showed in the first half how good he can be,” said Berg.

“Even Markus Olsson, his positional play and work ethic was fantastic, he just lacked that little extra quality to finish a few of the chances.

“Jordan Rhodes was unlucky not to score with that header and when he went round the keeper in the first half. I thought our two central defenders handled it well today and Adam Henley – he has some pace.

“I felt we should have had the points. Our play at times was excellent, at times ok and at times could be better.

“At our best we caused them a lot of problems but just lacked that extra quality in the last third.

“The timings of the run, the quality of the crosses and the finishing.

“I thought we defended quite well without being tested too much. The overall play was quite good but we just need that extra tempo.

“We need to stay together and all pull together in the right direction.

“I am happy with the mindset and attitude today. We were competitive, looking to play and offensive minded.”

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1:21pm Mon 12 Nov 12

smellthecoffee says...

...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!!
...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!! smellthecoffee

1:23pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Keep on keeping on Henning the vast majority are right behind you.

The shambolic state of affairs you have inherited is by no means a small matter, and this should be kept in mind, and as importantly,but not to be used as an excuse if things do not work out ?

Get the illusive first win to steady the nerves and we are laughing.

Good luck pal.

Arte et labore
Keep on keeping on Henning the vast majority are right behind you. The shambolic state of affairs you have inherited is by no means a small matter, and this should be kept in mind, and as importantly,but not to be used as an excuse if things do not work out ? Get the illusive first win to steady the nerves and we are laughing. Good luck pal. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

1:31pm Mon 12 Nov 12

ashton_9 says...

Please do not respond to smellthecoffee, clearly a Burnley fan or simply somebody who get's a kick out of infuriating others so don't play the game.

The first 20 mins on Saturday Rovers played some of the best football I can remember. I really do believe we are heading in the right direction under Berg, just need to get these three points imminently to ensure the players don't lose faith in his philosophy COYB!!!
Please do not respond to smellthecoffee, clearly a Burnley fan or simply somebody who get's a kick out of infuriating others so don't play the game. The first 20 mins on Saturday Rovers played some of the best football I can remember. I really do believe we are heading in the right direction under Berg, just need to get these three points imminently to ensure the players don't lose faith in his philosophy COYB!!! ashton_9

1:35pm Mon 12 Nov 12

inflightmagazine says...

it was great saturday to get back to enjoying going to the game, the continous depression and bad atmosphere at ewood over the last 18 months has been exhausting , a cloud has lifted and the fans played a big part in saturdays performance, players can sense positive and negative vibes and it effects the way they play, good stuff and an honest appraisal from Henning.
it was great saturday to get back to enjoying going to the game, the continous depression and bad atmosphere at ewood over the last 18 months has been exhausting , a cloud has lifted and the fans played a big part in saturdays performance, players can sense positive and negative vibes and it effects the way they play, good stuff and an honest appraisal from Henning. inflightmagazine

1:48pm Mon 12 Nov 12

garyintandem says...

I listened on Radio Rovers from Los angeles. The commentators had Murphy as man of the match but said he got tired in the second half. Henning, one of the priorities is to get the whole squad's stamina and fitness levels up. It sounds like they need more focus and determination to WIN, not simply avoid defeat. Draws are no good at home when teams like Palace keep winning.
I'm back for the Peterborough match and can't wait!
It ws also geat to hear "Henning Berg's Blue andWhite Army"
COYB
I listened on Radio Rovers from Los angeles. The commentators had Murphy as man of the match but said he got tired in the second half. Henning, one of the priorities is to get the whole squad's stamina and fitness levels up. It sounds like they need more focus and determination to WIN, not simply avoid defeat. Draws are no good at home when teams like Palace keep winning. I'm back for the Peterborough match and can't wait! It ws also geat to hear "Henning Berg's Blue andWhite Army" COYB garyintandem

1:50pm Mon 12 Nov 12

MatthewCA says...

All I agree about improvement, Murphy, Ruben, what berg says,
But Dann - his part is not correct. He is a good player, some time he feels he is in a pratice ground.........., look back our two matchs where we draw because of similar style back passes we lost 4 points in this season.

He should speak about Givet,Gomes,Kazim,Du
nn - They are the fire power players with experiance. When they get the chance to prove in this season.
All I agree about improvement, Murphy, Ruben, what berg says, But Dann - his part is not correct. He is a good player, some time he feels he is in a pratice ground.........., look back our two matchs where we draw because of similar style back passes we lost 4 points in this season. He should speak about Givet,Gomes,Kazim,Du nn - They are the fire power players with experiance. When they get the chance to prove in this season. MatthewCA

2:06pm Mon 12 Nov 12

NickH1982 says...

Murphy looked like a different player than the last games i have seen him in.. and vuckevic looks like he has a new lease of life, he looked impressive!!
Murphy looked like a different player than the last games i have seen him in.. and vuckevic looks like he has a new lease of life, he looked impressive!! NickH1982

2:25pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Whittle Wilky says...

I agree that Saturday was the best we have seen Murphy. But, he is still not fit enough. Some easy intercepts he simply failed to turn up. More time in the gym needed there.

Simon Vuckevic was again a player that looked like he knew what he was doing. So disappointing to hear so called fans saying he was a donkey as he prepared to come on. But I guess they had to swallow their words.

Again we showed we are lacking up front. A lone man needs support. and we are not providing it. Mid field needs to lay off the pies (Dunny, Murphy and Etuhu I am talking about you) and work. Formica played well.

But defensively we stink. Is this the same club that used to be fortress Ewood? I know the bald lier got rid of our defense from Jones, Nelson, Salgardo, Samba etc. This above all is where we need new money spending.

Get Gomez/Best working with Rhodes. Send greedy non team player CKR home and save the cash.
I agree that Saturday was the best we have seen Murphy. But, he is still not fit enough. Some easy intercepts he simply failed to turn up. More time in the gym needed there. Simon Vuckevic was again a player that looked like he knew what he was doing. So disappointing to hear so called fans saying he was a donkey as he prepared to come on. But I guess they had to swallow their words. Again we showed we are lacking up front. A lone man needs support. and we are not providing it. Mid field needs to lay off the pies (Dunny, Murphy and Etuhu I am talking about you) and work. Formica played well. But defensively we stink. Is this the same club that used to be fortress Ewood? I know the bald lier got rid of our defense from Jones, Nelson, Salgardo, Samba etc. This above all is where we need new money spending. Get Gomez/Best working with Rhodes. Send greedy non team player CKR home and save the cash. Whittle Wilky

3:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Captain Dreckley says...

The whole team now look like they have got their mojo back because Berg has brought focus and purpose. At last we have a manager who understands how to play the players as a team, working to each of their strengths for the greater good of the unit. Without doubt, Berg is the anti Kean
The whole team now look like they have got their mojo back because Berg has brought focus and purpose. At last we have a manager who understands how to play the players as a team, working to each of their strengths for the greater good of the unit. Without doubt, Berg is the anti Kean Captain Dreckley

3:02pm Mon 12 Nov 12

French Rover says...

Glad to hear that Murphy is improving.....as he could not have got much worse after the Place game. I rated him when he was signed as his experience is top level, but until now he has shown little to justify the Rovers faith in him. Need him to get fitter though and that goes for the rest of the squad too. Nice to read some 'genuine' positives and 'deserved' praise - instead of the garbage stuff the previous bald fella spouted.
Glad to hear that Murphy is improving.....as he could not have got much worse after the Place game. I rated him when he was signed as his experience is top level, but until now he has shown little to justify the Rovers faith in him. Need him to get fitter though and that goes for the rest of the squad too. Nice to read some 'genuine' positives and 'deserved' praise - instead of the garbage stuff the previous bald fella spouted. French Rover

3:02pm Mon 12 Nov 12

fanny_tickler says...

Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.
Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline. fanny_tickler

3:06pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Captain Dreckley says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!!
With the greatest respect is there any chance you could give us your views on serious conspiracy theories like who actually shot JFK or the whereabouts of Elvis rather than this delusional b*llocks
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: ...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!![/p][/quote]With the greatest respect is there any chance you could give us your views on serious conspiracy theories like who actually shot JFK or the whereabouts of Elvis rather than this delusional b*llocks Captain Dreckley

3:07pm Mon 12 Nov 12

juanbbien says...

fanny_tickler wrote:
Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.
Bloody hell change the record,so boring.
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler[/bold] wrote: Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.[/p][/quote]Bloody hell change the record,so boring. juanbbien

3:09pm Mon 12 Nov 12

MxMave says...

Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but...

When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend.

So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.
Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but... When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend. So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him. MxMave

3:11pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Harwoodstblue says...

juanbbien wrote:
fanny_tickler wrote:
Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.
Bloody hell change the record,so boring.
bEST TO IGNORE THE dINGLES.




































Best to ignore the Dingles......This one has been trying all day to provoke a response.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler[/bold] wrote: Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.[/p][/quote]Bloody hell change the record,so boring.[/p][/quote]bEST TO IGNORE THE dINGLES. Best to ignore the Dingles......This one has been trying all day to provoke a response. Harwoodstblue

3:14pm Mon 12 Nov 12

bburnrover says...

We still need a couple of fast wingers in my opinion to service our loan striker with crosses as we do not create sufficient scoring opportunities.We are shooting from distance and only 10% of those go in we need more attacking flair.
We still need a couple of fast wingers in my opinion to service our loan striker with crosses as we do not create sufficient scoring opportunities.We are shooting from distance and only 10% of those go in we need more attacking flair. bburnrover

3:21pm Mon 12 Nov 12

unclejacklegend says...

Not a word about vuckevic, he was a different class when he came on. Steve kean really was a tool leaving him out. Was absolutely fantastic to see every rovers player challenging for every ball once again. Keep up the good work henn
Not a word about vuckevic, he was a different class when he came on. Steve kean really was a tool leaving him out. Was absolutely fantastic to see every rovers player challenging for every ball once again. Keep up the good work henn unclejacklegend

3:29pm Mon 12 Nov 12

unclejacklegend says...

Words can't describe how good it was to see every single rovers player challenging and battling for every single ball once again. One thing I noticed was that the team arrived together rather than in their own cars, henning seems to have them well drilled. Maybe we will start to see the best of players with obvious talent now, players like Formica and vuckevic, who was excellent when he came on. So refreshing to have an honest manager giving his honest opinion rather than attempting to fool himself and others. Keep up the good work henning, Rovers legend!!
Words can't describe how good it was to see every single rovers player challenging and battling for every single ball once again. One thing I noticed was that the team arrived together rather than in their own cars, henning seems to have them well drilled. Maybe we will start to see the best of players with obvious talent now, players like Formica and vuckevic, who was excellent when he came on. So refreshing to have an honest manager giving his honest opinion rather than attempting to fool himself and others. Keep up the good work henning, Rovers legend!! unclejacklegend

3:39pm Mon 12 Nov 12

blueblooded says...

unclejacklegend wrote:
Not a word about vuckevic, he was a different class when he came on. Steve kean really was a tool leaving him out. Was absolutely fantastic to see every rovers player challenging for every ball once again. Keep up the good work henn
I've watched my recording of the Football league show over and over so impressed and overjoyed was I at the game seeing our team pressing upfield and playing the kind of football Kean could only dream of - if he knew what it was.

The Vuk was my favourite from the moment he stepped on the field, he was commanding, dominating, sending brummies in the opposite direction.. sublime..we want more more and more of the same,

We used to shout feed the Yak and he will score, we need to bring on the Vuk and he will create!

COYB!
[quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Not a word about vuckevic, he was a different class when he came on. Steve kean really was a tool leaving him out. Was absolutely fantastic to see every rovers player challenging for every ball once again. Keep up the good work henn[/p][/quote]I've watched my recording of the Football league show over and over so impressed and overjoyed was I at the game seeing our team pressing upfield and playing the kind of football Kean could only dream of - if he knew what it was. The Vuk was my favourite from the moment he stepped on the field, he was commanding, dominating, sending brummies in the opposite direction.. sublime..we want more more and more of the same, We used to shout feed the Yak and he will score, we need to bring on the Vuk and he will create! COYB! blueblooded

4:10pm Mon 12 Nov 12

dallydally says...

Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.
Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do. dallydally

4:33pm Mon 12 Nov 12

fanny_tickler says...

Another two points dropped at home. It's not looking good.
Another two points dropped at home. It's not looking good. fanny_tickler

4:34pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
fanny_tickler wrote:
Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.
Bloody hell change the record,so boring.
bEST TO IGNORE THE dINGLES.




































Best to ignore the Dingles......This one has been trying all day to provoke a response.
I normally love a bit of banter with those lizards but even I have become extremely bored with the same old drivel.

After the positives that came from Saturday (albeit a draw) things can only get better in and around BRFC. Bergs clearly got his priorities spot on in terms of fitness and organisation. It's going to be a long haul back to where we want to be but I am certain once he's brought some fresh faces in during January, plus with the return of Leon Best hopefully, we can really kick on in this league.

I got a bit of stick the other week against Wolves for suggesting Murphys legs hadn't gone but (along with the rest of the squad) he was hugely unfit and that was a massive part of his and the teams problem...... Berg has without question started to deal with that massive issue and I am quite optimistic we can start putting some decent results together.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler[/bold] wrote: Keep up the good work Agent Berg. A slow and steady decline.[/p][/quote]Bloody hell change the record,so boring.[/p][/quote]bEST TO IGNORE THE dINGLES. Best to ignore the Dingles......This one has been trying all day to provoke a response.[/p][/quote]I normally love a bit of banter with those lizards but even I have become extremely bored with the same old drivel. After the positives that came from Saturday (albeit a draw) things can only get better in and around BRFC. Bergs clearly got his priorities spot on in terms of fitness and organisation. It's going to be a long haul back to where we want to be but I am certain once he's brought some fresh faces in during January, plus with the return of Leon Best hopefully, we can really kick on in this league. I got a bit of stick the other week against Wolves for suggesting Murphys legs hadn't gone but (along with the rest of the squad) he was hugely unfit and that was a massive part of his and the teams problem...... Berg has without question started to deal with that massive issue and I am quite optimistic we can start putting some decent results together. Rovers75

4:46pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

MxMave wrote:
Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but...

When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend.

So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.
So you think Murphys improvement is due to booing him and not the fact we now have a manager who has got them motivated, fitter and has massive respect from the players compared to the drunkard liar Kean? If you think booing individual players helps motivate them and is worthwhile, then you know absolutely zero about the game of football.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but... When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend. So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.[/p][/quote]So you think Murphys improvement is due to booing him and not the fact we now have a manager who has got them motivated, fitter and has massive respect from the players compared to the drunkard liar Kean? If you think booing individual players helps motivate them and is worthwhile, then you know absolutely zero about the game of football. Rovers75

5:25pm Mon 12 Nov 12

SilverFox424 says...

In the space of a week we suddenly have a squad of players that look the part.the eleven plus subs that played on Saturday and the rest who are injured.

I was highly impressed that if Berg can get the team producing like that in a week, the future looks bright.
In the space of a week we suddenly have a squad of players that look the part.the eleven plus subs that played on Saturday and the rest who are injured. I was highly impressed that if Berg can get the team producing like that in a week, the future looks bright. SilverFox424

5:41pm Mon 12 Nov 12

owd nick says...

MxMave wrote:
Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but...

When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend.

So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.
Booing a Rovers player as he is warming up is worthwhile????

Booing a Rovers player when he comes onto the pitch as a substitute is worthwhile???

You seriously think that you and the rest of the morons who booed him have had a positive effect on his attitude???

If you believe that you are either 5 years old, totally deluded or I want a bucketful of whatever you were on when you wrote the above.

Personally I would suspect that because we now have a manager who actually knows a tad or two about football, who has respect both in the game and at Blackburn Rovers had a a more positive effect.

Ask yourself a question; If you turned up for work and the moment you walked in some of the people there started booing you haw would you respond?
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but... When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend. So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.[/p][/quote]Booing a Rovers player as he is warming up is worthwhile???? Booing a Rovers player when he comes onto the pitch as a substitute is worthwhile??? You seriously think that you and the rest of the morons who booed him have had a positive effect on his attitude??? If you believe that you are either 5 years old, totally deluded or I want a bucketful of whatever you were on when you wrote the above. Personally I would suspect that because we now have a manager who actually knows a tad or two about football, who has respect both in the game and at Blackburn Rovers had a a more positive effect. Ask yourself a question; If you turned up for work and the moment you walked in some of the people there started booing you haw would you respond? owd nick

6:15pm Mon 12 Nov 12

realisticrovers says...

dallydally wrote:
Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.
Dude 1 win and were upto 4!!!!!!!!! (well dats if the 3 above don't win)
[quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.[/p][/quote]Dude 1 win and were upto 4!!!!!!!!! (well dats if the 3 above don't win) realisticrovers

6:39pm Mon 12 Nov 12

RUinsane says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!!
Be prepared for kenco instant to taste like sh1t
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: ...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!![/p][/quote]Be prepared for kenco instant to taste like sh1t RUinsane

7:02pm Mon 12 Nov 12

god Im bored says...

If any of you think that was a good enough performance, at home, to get promoted, you are deluding yourself.
Its not, Fact.
This season is as good as written off now.
If any of you think that was a good enough performance, at home, to get promoted, you are deluding yourself. Its not, Fact. This season is as good as written off now. god Im bored

7:03pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

realisticrovers wrote:
dallydally wrote:
Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.
Dude 1 win and were upto 4!!!!!!!!! (well dats if the 3 above don't win)
danks for dat dude..... if we win every game den we will go up to de prem innit
[quote][p][bold]realisticrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.[/p][/quote]Dude 1 win and were upto 4!!!!!!!!! (well dats if the 3 above don't win)[/p][/quote]danks for dat dude..... if we win every game den we will go up to de prem innit Rovers75

7:12pm Mon 12 Nov 12

realisticrovers says...

Rovers75 wrote:
realisticrovers wrote:
dallydally wrote:
Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.
Dude 1 win and were upto 4!!!!!!!!! (well dats if the 3 above don't win)
danks for dat dude..... if we win every game den we will go up to de prem innit
What is your T button **** or something or u just failing in being funny?
[quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Several positives for me. Murphy's best game for Rovers by some distance, Henley great job at full back, Rochina improved as he actually looked up and sprayed some useful ball around - although he still wasted too much - and Simon Vukcevic was total class. I never understood why he was dropped last year and has struggled to get in the side. All that said 1 point was simply not enough and we need to get some wins and sooner rather than later. Finally we MUST find a way of playing to Jordan's strengths. We are wasting a golden opportunity at present playing him on his own up front. Cardiff and Palace are still in touching distance but we need to string a few wins together and put some pressure on. I am more optimistic than I was but there's still much to do.[/p][/quote]Dude 1 win and were upto 4!!!!!!!!! (well dats if the 3 above don't win)[/p][/quote]danks for dat dude..... if we win every game den we will go up to de prem innit[/p][/quote]What is your T button **** or something or u just failing in being funny? realisticrovers

7:35pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

No my T buttons ***** or something
No my T buttons ***** or something Rovers75

7:42pm Mon 12 Nov 12

spotonblue says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!!
dingle
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: ...be prepared for the Kentaro PR machine to kick in!![/p][/quote]dingle spotonblue

8:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

kazluvsrovers says...

blueblooded wrote:
unclejacklegend wrote:
Not a word about vuckevic, he was a different class when he came on. Steve kean really was a tool leaving him out. Was absolutely fantastic to see every rovers player challenging for every ball once again. Keep up the good work henn
I've watched my recording of the Football league show over and over so impressed and overjoyed was I at the game seeing our team pressing upfield and playing the kind of football Kean could only dream of - if he knew what it was.

The Vuk was my favourite from the moment he stepped on the field, he was commanding, dominating, sending brummies in the opposite direction.. sublime..we want more more and more of the same,

We used to shout feed the Yak and he will score, we need to bring on the Vuk and he will create!

COYB!
I totally agree with blueblooded, Vuckevic was awesome on Saturday, just shows how much Kean actually didn't know about his players.
Henning is going to build our team into something special, good times are coming back to Ewood and I for one can't wait.
Henning Bergs Blue and White Army!!!!
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Not a word about vuckevic, he was a different class when he came on. Steve kean really was a tool leaving him out. Was absolutely fantastic to see every rovers player challenging for every ball once again. Keep up the good work henn[/p][/quote]I've watched my recording of the Football league show over and over so impressed and overjoyed was I at the game seeing our team pressing upfield and playing the kind of football Kean could only dream of - if he knew what it was. The Vuk was my favourite from the moment he stepped on the field, he was commanding, dominating, sending brummies in the opposite direction.. sublime..we want more more and more of the same, We used to shout feed the Yak and he will score, we need to bring on the Vuk and he will create! COYB![/p][/quote]I totally agree with blueblooded, Vuckevic was awesome on Saturday, just shows how much Kean actually didn't know about his players. Henning is going to build our team into something special, good times are coming back to Ewood and I for one can't wait. Henning Bergs Blue and White Army!!!! kazluvsrovers

10:14pm Mon 12 Nov 12

handyamBRFC says...

Well played BRFC.
A lot of positives from the game, although just a draw.
We should have won but its football.
many players looked better then what they have of late.

However, the issue of tired players remains a big issue.
Many are talking about the issue of fitness.....!
yes that is a problem but.....is it the only issue......
I would say that its the age of many BRFC players that's the real cause of the problem.
We have too many old or slow players at the club.
Football is a fast game and we require players capable of playing for 90 minutes.
Unfortunately, we cant expect older players to last that long.
Hence, in my view we need to find players in the age range of 20- 27.
These days clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. Which clubs have got the balance right and which are veering to far in one direction?

These days top clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. BRFC need to do the same. We should not be buying older players but just keep the ones that are older within the club to give much needed experience for other younger players. The average age of footballers in my opinion should be around 25 - 27 and in my view the clubs that have got the balance right are successful. e.g Man Utd, Liverpool...etc.
The teams with too many older statesmen in the long run are veering to far in one direction? and that is a losing position to have in football.

what do you think...let us know........HB is keen to know your thoughts....i'm sure....ha...ha...!!
!!!
Well played BRFC. A lot of positives from the game, although just a draw. We should have won but its football. many players looked better then what they have of late. However, the issue of tired players remains a big issue. Many are talking about the issue of fitness.....! yes that is a problem but.....is it the only issue...... I would say that its the age of many BRFC players that's the real cause of the problem. We have too many old or slow players at the club. Football is a fast game and we require players capable of playing for 90 minutes. Unfortunately, we cant expect older players to last that long. Hence, in my view we need to find players in the age range of 20- 27. These days clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. Which clubs have got the balance right and which are veering to far in one direction? These days top clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. BRFC need to do the same. We should not be buying older players but just keep the ones that are older within the club to give much needed experience for other younger players. The average age of footballers in my opinion should be around 25 - 27 and in my view the clubs that have got the balance right are successful. e.g Man Utd, Liverpool...etc. The teams with too many older statesmen in the long run are veering to far in one direction? and that is a losing position to have in football. what do you think...let us know........HB is keen to know your thoughts....i'm sure....ha...ha...!! !!! handyamBRFC

1:31am Tue 13 Nov 12

kiwipom73 says...

Thank goodness for the positiveness on here and long may it continue.
From a players point of view it makes a BIG difference knowing the Manager has:
1) "been there and done it"
2) shows respect and show true committement from the training ground to the touchline on a Saturday.
3) makes honest comments on the game and with the players
4) use of "Subs" with some commonsense and posiive intent
All the knowledgeable supporters have suffered, knowing the problems on & off to field...YET we have now been give a quality person who is "a legend" within the clubs history, with the willingness to make the neccessary changes (yet give everyone the chance to prove themselves).
Conman Kean era has finally gone, thank goodness....althoug it woud be nice to see the back Anderson & Hendry too !!
HOWEVER...WE NEED TO GIVE THE TEAM THE SUPPORT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT..MAY IT CONTINUE....ONWARDS AN UPWARDS !
COYB
Thank goodness for the positiveness on here and long may it continue. From a players point of view it makes a BIG difference knowing the Manager has: 1) "been there and done it" 2) shows respect and show true committement from the training ground to the touchline on a Saturday. 3) makes honest comments on the game and with the players 4) use of "Subs" with some commonsense and posiive intent All the knowledgeable supporters have suffered, knowing the problems on & off to field...YET we have now been give a quality person who is "a legend" within the clubs history, with the willingness to make the neccessary changes (yet give everyone the chance to prove themselves). Conman Kean era has finally gone, thank goodness....althoug it woud be nice to see the back Anderson & Hendry too !! HOWEVER...WE NEED TO GIVE THE TEAM THE SUPPORT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT..MAY IT CONTINUE....ONWARDS AN UPWARDS ! COYB kiwipom73

8:51am Tue 13 Nov 12

whappen says...

ronnie clayton wrote:
Pity , Berg is not clearing the decks of Keans drunken cronies , do we have to put up with Hendry`s pasty face , see him scrounging around for every penny he can get out of Rovers.
Are you still here, prat 2?

And please, change your account name. You dishonour the name of a true legend and gentleman everytime you post your bile on these pages.
[quote][p][bold]ronnie clayton[/bold] wrote: Pity , Berg is not clearing the decks of Keans drunken cronies , do we have to put up with Hendry`s pasty face , see him scrounging around for every penny he can get out of Rovers.[/p][/quote]Are you still here, prat 2? And please, change your account name. You dishonour the name of a true legend and gentleman everytime you post your bile on these pages. whappen

9:42am Tue 13 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

god Im bored wrote:
If any of you think that was a good enough performance, at home, to get promoted, you are deluding yourself.
Its not, Fact.
This season is as good as written off now.
The majority who went to the game seems to agree that there are positive signs of improvement but that there is more to do.

Anybody who can write off a season in November either has very little experience of football, or is a dingle, or as in your case, both.
[quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: If any of you think that was a good enough performance, at home, to get promoted, you are deluding yourself. Its not, Fact. This season is as good as written off now.[/p][/quote]The majority who went to the game seems to agree that there are positive signs of improvement but that there is more to do. Anybody who can write off a season in November either has very little experience of football, or is a dingle, or as in your case, both. greenscreener

10:02am Tue 13 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

handyamBRFC wrote:
Well played BRFC.
A lot of positives from the game, although just a draw.
We should have won but its football.
many players looked better then what they have of late.

However, the issue of tired players remains a big issue.
Many are talking about the issue of fitness.....!
yes that is a problem but.....is it the only issue......
I would say that its the age of many BRFC players that's the real cause of the problem.
We have too many old or slow players at the club.
Football is a fast game and we require players capable of playing for 90 minutes.
Unfortunately, we cant expect older players to last that long.
Hence, in my view we need to find players in the age range of 20- 27.
These days clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. Which clubs have got the balance right and which are veering to far in one direction?

These days top clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. BRFC need to do the same. We should not be buying older players but just keep the ones that are older within the club to give much needed experience for other younger players. The average age of footballers in my opinion should be around 25 - 27 and in my view the clubs that have got the balance right are successful. e.g Man Utd, Liverpool...etc.
The teams with too many older statesmen in the long run are veering to far in one direction? and that is a losing position to have in football.

what do you think...let us know........HB is keen to know your thoughts....i'm sure....ha...ha...!!

!!!
IMO Age is not important enough to justify the number of words you have written, and certainly less important than fitness. Ability, attitude and fitness (including resilience to injury), are the key attributes for any specific player. You do need to consider how a player fits in the balance of your overall squad but age is really only significant to the longevity of an individuals career, and future value. A manager does have to consider succession planning but probably only 2 seasons out, not many last long enough to think about a 5 year plan.
[quote][p][bold]handyamBRFC[/bold] wrote: Well played BRFC. A lot of positives from the game, although just a draw. We should have won but its football. many players looked better then what they have of late. However, the issue of tired players remains a big issue. Many are talking about the issue of fitness.....! yes that is a problem but.....is it the only issue...... I would say that its the age of many BRFC players that's the real cause of the problem. We have too many old or slow players at the club. Football is a fast game and we require players capable of playing for 90 minutes. Unfortunately, we cant expect older players to last that long. Hence, in my view we need to find players in the age range of 20- 27. These days clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. Which clubs have got the balance right and which are veering to far in one direction? These days top clubs are increasingly keen to lower the average age of their players, with an eye on future sell-on value in the transfer market, but experience is still important if a club is to be successful. BRFC need to do the same. We should not be buying older players but just keep the ones that are older within the club to give much needed experience for other younger players. The average age of footballers in my opinion should be around 25 - 27 and in my view the clubs that have got the balance right are successful. e.g Man Utd, Liverpool...etc. The teams with too many older statesmen in the long run are veering to far in one direction? and that is a losing position to have in football. what do you think...let us know........HB is keen to know your thoughts....i'm sure....ha...ha...!! !!![/p][/quote]IMO Age is not important enough to justify the number of words you have written, and certainly less important than fitness. Ability, attitude and fitness (including resilience to injury), are the key attributes for any specific player. You do need to consider how a player fits in the balance of your overall squad but age is really only significant to the longevity of an individuals career, and future value. A manager does have to consider succession planning but probably only 2 seasons out, not many last long enough to think about a 5 year plan. greenscreener

10:26am Tue 13 Nov 12

Chrissaces says...

Whittle Wilky wrote:
I agree that Saturday was the best we have seen Murphy. But, he is still not fit enough. Some easy intercepts he simply failed to turn up. More time in the gym needed there.

Simon Vuckevic was again a player that looked like he knew what he was doing. So disappointing to hear so called fans saying he was a donkey as he prepared to come on. But I guess they had to swallow their words.

Again we showed we are lacking up front. A lone man needs support. and we are not providing it. Mid field needs to lay off the pies (Dunny, Murphy and Etuhu I am talking about you) and work. Formica played well.

But defensively we stink. Is this the same club that used to be fortress Ewood? I know the bald lier got rid of our defense from Jones, Nelson, Salgardo, Samba etc. This above all is where we need new money spending.

Get Gomez/Best working with Rhodes. Send greedy non team player CKR home and save the cash.
I'm glad someone else has been watching him at games and seen how greedy Kazim is too! Every time I see the guy get the ball he wants to keep it longer than he should... Don't get me wrong, I have always said 'If you don't shoot, you don't score', but if you have Rhodes open (who will finish 80 - 90% of his shots) then you need to pass to him. There has been way too many times I've been shouting at him "PASSSS... PASSSSSS!!!!!!", but then he holds the ball up and gets swamped by the oposition and loses the ball or makes a miss-timed pass.

He needs to play to his strengths, if he passed to Rhodes more often he would get more assists (still build up player points)... Plus, if Rhodes gets a rebound Kazim would be able to pick up loose balls and poach the rebound.

But that's just my opinion! lol

RTID
[quote][p][bold]Whittle Wilky[/bold] wrote: I agree that Saturday was the best we have seen Murphy. But, he is still not fit enough. Some easy intercepts he simply failed to turn up. More time in the gym needed there. Simon Vuckevic was again a player that looked like he knew what he was doing. So disappointing to hear so called fans saying he was a donkey as he prepared to come on. But I guess they had to swallow their words. Again we showed we are lacking up front. A lone man needs support. and we are not providing it. Mid field needs to lay off the pies (Dunny, Murphy and Etuhu I am talking about you) and work. Formica played well. But defensively we stink. Is this the same club that used to be fortress Ewood? I know the bald lier got rid of our defense from Jones, Nelson, Salgardo, Samba etc. This above all is where we need new money spending. Get Gomez/Best working with Rhodes. Send greedy non team player CKR home and save the cash.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone else has been watching him at games and seen how greedy Kazim is too! Every time I see the guy get the ball he wants to keep it longer than he should... Don't get me wrong, I have always said 'If you don't shoot, you don't score', but if you have Rhodes open (who will finish 80 - 90% of his shots) then you need to pass to him. There has been way too many times I've been shouting at him "PASSSS... PASSSSSS!!!!!!", but then he holds the ball up and gets swamped by the oposition and loses the ball or makes a miss-timed pass. He needs to play to his strengths, if he passed to Rhodes more often he would get more assists (still build up player points)... Plus, if Rhodes gets a rebound Kazim would be able to pick up loose balls and poach the rebound. But that's just my opinion! lol RTID Chrissaces

7:44pm Wed 14 Nov 12

MxMave says...

owd nick wrote:
MxMave wrote:
Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but...

When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend.

So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.
Booing a Rovers player as he is warming up is worthwhile????

Booing a Rovers player when he comes onto the pitch as a substitute is worthwhile???

You seriously think that you and the rest of the morons who booed him have had a positive effect on his attitude???

If you believe that you are either 5 years old, totally deluded or I want a bucketful of whatever you were on when you wrote the above.

Personally I would suspect that because we now have a manager who actually knows a tad or two about football, who has respect both in the game and at Blackburn Rovers had a a more positive effect.

Ask yourself a question; If you turned up for work and the moment you walked in some of the people there started booing you haw would you respond?
Classic. Every moment of that read.

If you think Murphys performance is due to Bergs one week stay and nothing to do with being boo'd and dropped then why did he pat his badge when he scored? Why didn't he run over to berg? Why didn't he blank the crowd if he was sulking about it?

Your obviously the liberal type, dosen't take criticism well, walks from a job when the going gets tough. Everything for you should be positive reinforcement and if your doing a bad job, well... a pat on the back and a bit of friendly advice is all it'll take to turn things around. You live in a dream world, a fantasy where little puppies lick you on the face in the morning before you get out of bed to see your half hispanic children who look remarkably like Pablo the postman, but ITS OK!!! its probably that holiday you took them on to spain when they were 3 that has given them the spanish look.

I envy you and Henning Berg, whos TRANSFORMED the life of a single player, Danny Murphy in one week. His positive words must have been much more positive than hes ever heard before. I envy you and your dream world.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Hate to be Mr Atoadaso but... When there was an article on here about booing Murphy and how awful that was and I said, the fans need to let him know hes playing dross and he will pull his finger out, with my -2000 comment rating, I think you'll find he has realised his performances were not good enough. Murphy played well both midweek and at weekend. So yes, in response to earlier debate, booing a player is worthwhile, here are the results, nuff said. Now we can cheer the fella for taking it on his shoulders and pointing to the rovers badge when he scored. The problem with Murphy was never skill (unlike Andrews) it was commitment and thats why people were so angry with him.[/p][/quote]Booing a Rovers player as he is warming up is worthwhile???? Booing a Rovers player when he comes onto the pitch as a substitute is worthwhile??? You seriously think that you and the rest of the morons who booed him have had a positive effect on his attitude??? If you believe that you are either 5 years old, totally deluded or I want a bucketful of whatever you were on when you wrote the above. Personally I would suspect that because we now have a manager who actually knows a tad or two about football, who has respect both in the game and at Blackburn Rovers had a a more positive effect. Ask yourself a question; If you turned up for work and the moment you walked in some of the people there started booing you haw would you respond?[/p][/quote]Classic. Every moment of that read. If you think Murphys performance is due to Bergs one week stay and nothing to do with being boo'd and dropped then why did he pat his badge when he scored? Why didn't he run over to berg? Why didn't he blank the crowd if he was sulking about it? Your obviously the liberal type, dosen't take criticism well, walks from a job when the going gets tough. Everything for you should be positive reinforcement and if your doing a bad job, well... a pat on the back and a bit of friendly advice is all it'll take to turn things around. You live in a dream world, a fantasy where little puppies lick you on the face in the morning before you get out of bed to see your half hispanic children who look remarkably like Pablo the postman, but ITS OK!!! its probably that holiday you took them on to spain when they were 3 that has given them the spanish look. I envy you and Henning Berg, whos TRANSFORMED the life of a single player, Danny Murphy in one week. His positive words must have been much more positive than hes ever heard before. I envy you and your dream world. MxMave

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