Henning Berg not concerned by slow start ahead of Bolton test

Lancashire Telegraph: POSITIVE Berg POSITIVE Berg

BOSS Henning Berg is not concerned about the start he has made as Rovers boss, despite his side having picked up just five points from five matches heading into tonight’s derby clash with Bolton.

Since the Norwegian was appointed Rovers have won just one match and are still searching for their first clean sheet.

But the Rovers chief is confident his side are close to turning the corner and believes a win over Bolton at Ewood Park tonight, combined with getting injured players back to full fitness, will help to raise spirits at the club.

“I would have been more concerned if the performances had not been good,” said Berg of his five game start to management which has yet to yield a home victory.

“I think we have made improvements during my reign in terms of our play. The first game against Palace was not the way we would like it to be, both in terms of performance and result. Huddersfield away and Birmingham we were playing well without winning games.

“Of course we are looking to improve in the final third and make sure we are winning games that we are dominating football wise. Against Peterborough we did that. The quality in the final third was to a standard and a level to win the game.

“Millwall was a little bit like the Huddersfield game. I think in the second half we were doing quite well without having the quality in the final third to win the game. The biggest difference on that day

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11:20am Wed 28 Nov 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Just keep improving slowly as long as you get it right in the long run,

For what it's worth two up front at home is a crowd pleaser,

Still no clean sheets, enough time to see our pension robber is not doing his job properly!

3 points tonight COYB get into them from the start.
Just keep improving slowly as long as you get it right in the long run, For what it's worth two up front at home is a crowd pleaser, Still no clean sheets, enough time to see our pension robber is not doing his job properly! 3 points tonight COYB get into them from the start. Lancs - pensioner

11:21am Wed 28 Nov 12

Bangkok Rover says...

Good results in the next two games and everyone's happy :-) . But we do have to be patient before everything clicks on a consistent basis. At least recent performances have been much improved and we have hope for the first time in 2 years. Good luck tonight lads!
Good results in the next two games and everyone's happy :-) . But we do have to be patient before everything clicks on a consistent basis. At least recent performances have been much improved and we have hope for the first time in 2 years. Good luck tonight lads! Bangkok Rover

11:26am Wed 28 Nov 12

adcr says...

On a psychological level the Burnley game is a nine pointer, because that is how important it is for us in shaping our season. It's unthinkable to even contemplate losing to them. I will be a very relieved man if we can get this game over with keeping our unbeaten record intact.
On a psychological level the Burnley game is a nine pointer, because that is how important it is for us in shaping our season. It's unthinkable to even contemplate losing to them. I will be a very relieved man if we can get this game over with keeping our unbeaten record intact. adcr

11:33am Wed 28 Nov 12

penrithrover says...

Would it not be better for Hendry to concentrate in doing his job as defensive coach rather than being on Talksport radio telling us all how much time his pal Henning will need , Hendry in a few short months has now crawled up his original pal (Steve Kean then he went onto Eric Black now Hendry is on the radio crawling up Henning Berg.
I think the agreement was that Berg got the managers job was because he told Singh he did not need any time he could get them winning right away,and promotion first up .

Hendry , some advice , stay away from the media ,let the manager do that, and concentrate on the job your getting paid for, because so far since Steve Kean hired you ,your record has been abysmal.
Would it not be better for Hendry to concentrate in doing his job as defensive coach rather than being on Talksport radio telling us all how much time his pal Henning will need , Hendry in a few short months has now crawled up his original pal (Steve Kean then he went onto Eric Black now Hendry is on the radio crawling up Henning Berg. I think the agreement was that Berg got the managers job was because he told Singh he did not need any time he could get them winning right away,and promotion first up . Hendry , some advice , stay away from the media ,let the manager do that, and concentrate on the job your getting paid for, because so far since Steve Kean hired you ,your record has been abysmal. penrithrover

11:49am Wed 28 Nov 12

ChrisDeBerg says...

Playing football will always be a game of winning and losing... Too many people are quick to come on here after a loss (under Berg I'm refering to now) and start slating the long term future due to that loss! Spend over 100mil on a side like Man $hitty and you'll still lose to teams that have spent as much as we have, albeit less often, but this is the game and Rovers are no exception to this like people must think!

Reality is people... We are playing well! Enjoy it! Win, lose or draw with Burnley on Sunday, records are broken! The filth that is Burnley have beat Man U$hited...

All I hope is that the record carries on so we can keep the banter up with the full upper hand on our taunts, if not, still 34 years, which not one dingle bell can argue!!

RTID
Playing football will always be a game of winning and losing... Too many people are quick to come on here after a loss (under Berg I'm refering to now) and start slating the long term future due to that loss! Spend over 100mil on a side like Man $hitty and you'll still lose to teams that have spent as much as we have, albeit less often, but this is the game and Rovers are no exception to this like people must think! Reality is people... We are playing well! Enjoy it! Win, lose or draw with Burnley on Sunday, records are broken! The filth that is Burnley have beat Man U$hited... All I hope is that the record carries on so we can keep the banter up with the full upper hand on our taunts, if not, still 34 years, which not one dingle bell can argue!! RTID ChrisDeBerg

12:08pm Wed 28 Nov 12

dangerous dave says...

A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role.
We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss.
Good luck Henning your going to need it!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role. We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss. Good luck Henning your going to need it!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS dangerous dave

12:18pm Wed 28 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

DONT LOSE TO THE DINGLES HENNING!!
DONT LOSE TO THE DINGLES HENNING!! makaveli96

12:19pm Wed 28 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

penrithrover wrote:
Would it not be better for Hendry to concentrate in doing his job as defensive coach rather than being on Talksport radio telling us all how much time his pal Henning will need , Hendry in a few short months has now crawled up his original pal (Steve Kean then he went onto Eric Black now Hendry is on the radio crawling up Henning Berg. I think the agreement was that Berg got the managers job was because he told Singh he did not need any time he could get them winning right away,and promotion first up . Hendry , some advice , stay away from the media ,let the manager do that, and concentrate on the job your getting paid for, because so far since Steve Kean hired you ,your record has been abysmal.
Whats Colins NAP of the day?
[quote][p][bold]penrithrover[/bold] wrote: Would it not be better for Hendry to concentrate in doing his job as defensive coach rather than being on Talksport radio telling us all how much time his pal Henning will need , Hendry in a few short months has now crawled up his original pal (Steve Kean then he went onto Eric Black now Hendry is on the radio crawling up Henning Berg. I think the agreement was that Berg got the managers job was because he told Singh he did not need any time he could get them winning right away,and promotion first up . Hendry , some advice , stay away from the media ,let the manager do that, and concentrate on the job your getting paid for, because so far since Steve Kean hired you ,your record has been abysmal.[/p][/quote]Whats Colins NAP of the day? makaveli96

12:32pm Wed 28 Nov 12

French Rover says...

dangerous dave wrote:
A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role.
We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss.
Good luck Henning your going to need it!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
Eric Black has not done anything wrong and I believe he is highly respected by the players and quite a lot of the Rovers fans.

Also - Berg doesn't have his own staff to bring-in so why get rid of someone who is key to the club just to satisfy a few moaners....as for Hendry, well that is also down to Berg now. I don't think HB would keep someone who was not contributing so we will have to wait and see on that one....maybe Berg will be recruiting some staff in the close season when the dust has settled on everything.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role. We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss. Good luck Henning your going to need it!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS[/p][/quote]Eric Black has not done anything wrong and I believe he is highly respected by the players and quite a lot of the Rovers fans. Also - Berg doesn't have his own staff to bring-in so why get rid of someone who is key to the club just to satisfy a few moaners....as for Hendry, well that is also down to Berg now. I don't think HB would keep someone who was not contributing so we will have to wait and see on that one....maybe Berg will be recruiting some staff in the close season when the dust has settled on everything. French Rover

12:50pm Wed 28 Nov 12

andyproc says...

dangerous dave wrote:
A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role.
We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss.
Good luck Henning your going to need it!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
And who do we blame when SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS are gone????? Who would you prefer to Berg??? Redknapp , Sir Alex, Jose???
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role. We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss. Good luck Henning your going to need it!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS[/p][/quote]And who do we blame when SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS are gone????? Who would you prefer to Berg??? Redknapp , Sir Alex, Jose??? andyproc

1:06pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

We need to give the trotters a good pounding tonight to settle the nerves for the visit to the dingledome. Bolton have a very good side on paper, I just hope that goodman hasn't got them playing any better yet as I'm sure, given time, he will do.
I can't help thinking it was a poor move by him, to leave palace for the breezeblock. Look at palace go.
We need to give the trotters a good pounding tonight to settle the nerves for the visit to the dingledome. Bolton have a very good side on paper, I just hope that goodman hasn't got them playing any better yet as I'm sure, given time, he will do. I can't help thinking it was a poor move by him, to leave palace for the breezeblock. Look at palace go. Return of the Magnificent se7en

1:18pm Wed 28 Nov 12

MatthewCA says...

1-0 win today , get 3 points and stay alive in the championship.

All the best.

My Team for today vs Bolton.
Robbo, Henley,Dann,Givit,Ol
lson
Lowe,Murphy,Pedersen
,Rochina
Rhodes,King

Sub:Kean,Hanley,Etuh
u,Marcus Olsson,SimonVukcevic
,Kazim,Gomes

after 60mts Murphy should replace with Vukcevic, 70th mts (hope we got a goal and in lead position at this time) Pedersen with Hanley, 80th mts Gomes with any forward players.

Plan B is with Berg...hahahaha. All the best.
1-0 win today , get 3 points and stay alive in the championship. All the best. My Team for today vs Bolton. Robbo, Henley,Dann,Givit,Ol lson Lowe,Murphy,Pedersen ,Rochina Rhodes,King Sub:Kean,Hanley,Etuh u,Marcus Olsson,SimonVukcevic ,Kazim,Gomes after 60mts Murphy should replace with Vukcevic, 70th mts (hope we got a goal and in lead position at this time) Pedersen with Hanley, 80th mts Gomes with any forward players. Plan B is with Berg...hahahaha. All the best. MatthewCA

1:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

fitz808 says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
Playing football will always be a game of winning and losing... Too many people are quick to come on here after a loss (under Berg I'm refering to now) and start slating the long term future due to that loss! Spend over 100mil on a side like Man $hitty and you'll still lose to teams that have spent as much as we have, albeit less often, but this is the game and Rovers are no exception to this like people must think!

Reality is people... We are playing well! Enjoy it! Win, lose or draw with Burnley on Sunday, records are broken! The filth that is Burnley have beat Man U$hited...

All I hope is that the record carries on so we can keep the banter up with the full upper hand on our taunts, if not, still 34 years, which not one dingle bell can argue!!

RTID
don't you go waltzing onto this site with all your new-fangled 'common sense' and 'grounded realism'... it will blow peoples' minds!!! :)

good on you, sensible, considered opinion.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: Playing football will always be a game of winning and losing... Too many people are quick to come on here after a loss (under Berg I'm refering to now) and start slating the long term future due to that loss! Spend over 100mil on a side like Man $hitty and you'll still lose to teams that have spent as much as we have, albeit less often, but this is the game and Rovers are no exception to this like people must think! Reality is people... We are playing well! Enjoy it! Win, lose or draw with Burnley on Sunday, records are broken! The filth that is Burnley have beat Man U$hited... All I hope is that the record carries on so we can keep the banter up with the full upper hand on our taunts, if not, still 34 years, which not one dingle bell can argue!! RTID[/p][/quote]don't you go waltzing onto this site with all your new-fangled 'common sense' and 'grounded realism'... it will blow peoples' minds!!! :) good on you, sensible, considered opinion. fitz808

1:24pm Wed 28 Nov 12

1952 rover says...

Well i am even he is not.
Well i am even he is not. 1952 rover

1:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

FCBurnley says...

Sounds like there are some extremely worried B******s. Mind you I would be worried if our Manager was `not concerned` about 5 points from 5 games !
Sounds like there are some extremely worried B******s. Mind you I would be worried if our Manager was `not concerned` about 5 points from 5 games ! FCBurnley

2:32pm Wed 28 Nov 12

penrithrover says...

andyproc wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role.
We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss.
Good luck Henning your going to need it!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
And who do we blame when SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS are gone????? Who would you prefer to Berg??? Redknapp , Sir Alex, Jose???
Good point ,concentrate on the bigger picture but why is Hendry courting the media ? soccer a.m. / talksport /Sky sports ,etc. and always talking up people at Rovers that would give him a job,or keep him in a job, anyway Hendry`s not even Berg`s assistant manager, he`s about 3/4th assistant to the assistant so why does he not concentrate in what Kean employed him for sorting out the defence , instead of media interviews , I suppose again it`s like going back to the 90`s when he used to push the other Rovers players out of the way ,so Hendry could get on the camera,Hendry should decline requests for interviews , we only want to hear the comments of Henning Berg he`s the man we want to listen to, not the 3/4th assistant ,his comments are inconsequential..
[quote][p][bold]andyproc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: A win is a must tonight and even then it will not take us back into the play off zone - the gap is widening!! Bergh as inherited Kean's awful legacy which was allowed to be put into place by the lack of control from Messrs Agnew Singh Venkeys having spent foolishly on over rated players and dishing out large sums in wages. Bergh has either decided to keep Keans cronies or has been told he cant replace them but which ever the case he needs to be firm and make a start by getting shut of Black Hendry & co and bring in his own backroom staff thus ensuring his methods/disciplines are put into place - unless he does this there will always be doubt in the supporters minds about how the club is run and what freedom the new incumbent has in his day to day role. We were told that many big names with loads of experience were in for the Rovers vacancy but in the end Messrs Shaw Agnew Singh Venkeys appointed Bergh with little Management Experience - he cost us nothing so some investment in good backroom people would'nt go amiss. Good luck Henning your going to need it!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS[/p][/quote]And who do we blame when SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS are gone????? Who would you prefer to Berg??? Redknapp , Sir Alex, Jose???[/p][/quote]Good point ,concentrate on the bigger picture but why is Hendry courting the media ? soccer a.m. / talksport /Sky sports ,etc. and always talking up people at Rovers that would give him a job,or keep him in a job, anyway Hendry`s not even Berg`s assistant manager, he`s about 3/4th assistant to the assistant so why does he not concentrate in what Kean employed him for sorting out the defence , instead of media interviews , I suppose again it`s like going back to the 90`s when he used to push the other Rovers players out of the way ,so Hendry could get on the camera,Hendry should decline requests for interviews , we only want to hear the comments of Henning Berg he`s the man we want to listen to, not the 3/4th assistant ,his comments are inconsequential.. penrithrover

4:31pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Dan11 says...

MatthewCA wrote:
1-0 win today , get 3 points and stay alive in the championship. All the best. My Team for today vs Bolton. Robbo, Henley,Dann,Givit,Ol lson Lowe,Murphy,Pedersen ,Rochina Rhodes,King Sub:Kean,Hanley,Etuh u,Marcus Olsson,SimonVukcevic ,Kazim,Gomes after 60mts Murphy should replace with Vukcevic, 70th mts (hope we got a goal and in lead position at this time) Pedersen with Hanley, 80th mts Gomes with any forward players. Plan B is with Berg...hahahaha. All the best.
Cannot work out if you are a troll, an Indian "fan" of Blackburn, a Venkys stooge pretending to be a Venky or actually a Venky.
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: 1-0 win today , get 3 points and stay alive in the championship. All the best. My Team for today vs Bolton. Robbo, Henley,Dann,Givit,Ol lson Lowe,Murphy,Pedersen ,Rochina Rhodes,King Sub:Kean,Hanley,Etuh u,Marcus Olsson,SimonVukcevic ,Kazim,Gomes after 60mts Murphy should replace with Vukcevic, 70th mts (hope we got a goal and in lead position at this time) Pedersen with Hanley, 80th mts Gomes with any forward players. Plan B is with Berg...hahahaha. All the best.[/p][/quote]Cannot work out if you are a troll, an Indian "fan" of Blackburn, a Venkys stooge pretending to be a Venky or actually a Venky. Dan11

4:34pm Wed 28 Nov 12

dangerous dave says...

French rover / Andyproc - Firstly you cant run a business on sentiment - being respected means nothing if results are NOT being achieved and under Black and Hendry we have achieved nothing other than demotion/mid table championship - secondly Agnew Singh Venkeys and to a lesser degree Shaw have all contributed to the downfall of the Rovers both on and off the field and the sooner new Owners are found along with a board of directors with backbone and integrity the better - may take some time but hopefully sooner or later this will happen - when the Venkeys have got what they need out of the club they'll be off to pastures new with their ideas of grandeur elsewhere !!!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
French rover / Andyproc - Firstly you cant run a business on sentiment - being respected means nothing if results are NOT being achieved and under Black and Hendry we have achieved nothing other than demotion/mid table championship - secondly Agnew Singh Venkeys and to a lesser degree Shaw have all contributed to the downfall of the Rovers both on and off the field and the sooner new Owners are found along with a board of directors with backbone and integrity the better - may take some time but hopefully sooner or later this will happen - when the Venkeys have got what they need out of the club they'll be off to pastures new with their ideas of grandeur elsewhere !!!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS dangerous dave

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