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Rovers bringing history to the derby day table

BLACKBURN Rovers go into Sunday’s East Lancashire derby ahead of Burnley in the Championship table, and history has very much been on their side in similar situations in the past.

More often than not Rovers have gone into recent derby games lying above the Clarets in the league ladder.

Only twice in the last eight meetings have Burnley held the highest league position at the time. Those eight meetings have produced seven Rovers wins and one draw.

October 18 2009 Rovers 3 Burnley 2

Burnley did actually go into the weekend of this Premier League fixture on an encouraging 12 points and in ninth position in the table after a flying start under Owen Coyle. Rovers were 16th on seven points and won 3-2.

March 28 2010 Burnley 0 Rovers 1

By the time of the reverse fixture at Turf Moor, Rovers had leapfrogged Burnley and had 38 points. Burnley were in the relegation zone on 24 points and lost 1-0.

February 20 2005 Burnley 0 Rovers 0

Rovers sat 16th in the Premier League, a division above Burnley, who were mid-table in the second tier.

The FA Cup fifth round game finished 0-0.

March 1 2005 Rovers 2 Burnley 1 Premier League Rovers claimed victory in the replay with Morten Gamst Pedersen scoring the winner.

December 17 2000 Burnley 0 Rovers 2

Burnley went into this second tier match marginally ahead of Rovers in the league. The Clarets were eighth on 38 points, with Rovers in ninth on 36 points. But the visitors leapfrogged their rivals in the table with an away win.

April 1 2001 Rovers 5 Burnley 0

By the time the second derby of the season took place Rovers’ promotion challenge was in full gear. Burnley sat 10th on 55 points with Rovers third on 69, moving into the top two with a convincing win.

December 27 1982 Burnley 0 Rovers 1 Rovers were 11th in the Second Division on 26 points, with Burnley second bottom on 14 points. Simon Garner gave Rovers victory.

April 4 1983 Rovers 2 Burnley 1

Rovers were in mid-table on 43 points, with Burnley bottom on 31. Simon Garner scored two penalties.

December 26 1978 Burnley 2 Rovers 1

The fortunes were reversed in 1978/79 in terms of the league table, and significantly this was when Burnley last had derby joy.

In the days of two points for a win, Rovers were third bottom of the Second Division on 16 points – with Burnley eighth on 30. The Clarets won 2-1.

April 14 1979 Rovers 1 Burnley 2

Burnley’s last derby win over Rovers came when they led their rivals in the table by 36 points to 21.

Defeat put Rovers bottom, where they would finish at the end of a disappointing season.

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8:29am Thu 29 Nov 12

GAZHAY says...

Fingers crost we beat the dingles but please Berg sort out Robinson. The amount of long range shots that are now beating him is embarassing, his weight has also ballooned. We really need a keeper to backup and challenge Bunn should never have been let go. Other changes needed also, lets start with Vuckcevic and Richards who made a big impact when he came on last night, prior to his introduction we lacked anything up front and no service again for Rhodes. Changes in midfield needed a.s.a.p and also Givet needs to be brought back as nobody seems to be taking any leadership. big job on your hands Henning and changes needed a.s.a.p before this season turns really sour.
Fingers crost we beat the dingles but please Berg sort out Robinson. The amount of long range shots that are now beating him is embarassing, his weight has also ballooned. We really need a keeper to backup and challenge Bunn should never have been let go. Other changes needed also, lets start with Vuckcevic and Richards who made a big impact when he came on last night, prior to his introduction we lacked anything up front and no service again for Rhodes. Changes in midfield needed a.s.a.p and also Givet needs to be brought back as nobody seems to be taking any leadership. big job on your hands Henning and changes needed a.s.a.p before this season turns really sour. GAZHAY
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8:41am Thu 29 Nov 12

J.C - Rishton says...

GAZHAY wrote:
Fingers crost we beat the dingles but please Berg sort out Robinson. The amount of long range shots that are now beating him is embarassing, his weight has also ballooned. We really need a keeper to backup and challenge Bunn should never have been let go. Other changes needed also, lets start with Vuckcevic and Richards who made a big impact when he came on last night, prior to his introduction we lacked anything up front and no service again for Rhodes. Changes in midfield needed a.s.a.p and also Givet needs to be brought back as nobody seems to be taking any leadership. big job on your hands Henning and changes needed a.s.a.p before this season turns really sour.
GAZHAY - you are spot on with every change that is needed - whats really worrying is that its 5 or 6 and he made 1 after the Millwall debarcle and he got that 1 wrong as the lad (King) and a stinker.

I am going to be going on Sunday more in hope than expectation but lets keep it in perspective - we have done much better away from home and Burnley are no great shakes themselves - a fact that all the Dingles who come on here always ignore.
[quote][p][bold]GAZHAY[/bold] wrote: Fingers crost we beat the dingles but please Berg sort out Robinson. The amount of long range shots that are now beating him is embarassing, his weight has also ballooned. We really need a keeper to backup and challenge Bunn should never have been let go. Other changes needed also, lets start with Vuckcevic and Richards who made a big impact when he came on last night, prior to his introduction we lacked anything up front and no service again for Rhodes. Changes in midfield needed a.s.a.p and also Givet needs to be brought back as nobody seems to be taking any leadership. big job on your hands Henning and changes needed a.s.a.p before this season turns really sour.[/p][/quote]GAZHAY - you are spot on with every change that is needed - whats really worrying is that its 5 or 6 and he made 1 after the Millwall debarcle and he got that 1 wrong as the lad (King) and a stinker. I am going to be going on Sunday more in hope than expectation but lets keep it in perspective - we have done much better away from home and Burnley are no great shakes themselves - a fact that all the Dingles who come on here always ignore. J.C - Rishton
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8:48am Thu 29 Nov 12

warren2007 says...

well done venkys how not too run a football club absolute disgrace from start
well done venkys how not too run a football club absolute disgrace from start warren2007
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8:48am Thu 29 Nov 12

jack01 says...

Vukcevic in for Formica
Kazim Richards in for Rochina
Givet in for Hanley
Dunn in for Murphy
Pedersen in for Etuhu
Vukcevic in for Formica Kazim Richards in for Rochina Givet in for Hanley Dunn in for Murphy Pedersen in for Etuhu jack01
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8:53am Thu 29 Nov 12

blue12 says...

As soon as we put another striker along side Rhodes instead of this just behind rubbish we split the two the defenders that were smothering him, this helped to create the space for his goal (not rocket science). It will take Henning Berg time to turn round the playing staff after what has gone before but we need to get on the front foot in the center of Midfield, "Murphy"?????
As soon as we put another striker along side Rhodes instead of this just behind rubbish we split the two the defenders that were smothering him, this helped to create the space for his goal (not rocket science). It will take Henning Berg time to turn round the playing staff after what has gone before but we need to get on the front foot in the center of Midfield, "Murphy"????? blue12
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9:06am Thu 29 Nov 12

RoversSwiss says...

Everyone will have a different opinion, but for me it's the same old problems, far too weak in midfield, especially wide players not defending well or contributing. I wouldn't bring Givet back, he's too slow for this team. I would play 4-4-2 with a physically stronger midfield.

The new Batistuta (Formica) on the right tries hard, but his defending is pitiful and he contributes very little to the attack. Difficult to know why the managers persist with him. I would play Lowe on the right, Pedersen on the left with Murphy and Etutu in the middle, perhaps not so creative but far more solid.

Richards and Rhodes playing up front. King looked lost out on the left in the first half hour, first time I've seen Richards last night and he looks a much better player than King.

Rochina is still just a substitute, he will improve once he realises that he has team mates.
Everyone will have a different opinion, but for me it's the same old problems, far too weak in midfield, especially wide players not defending well or contributing. I wouldn't bring Givet back, he's too slow for this team. I would play 4-4-2 with a physically stronger midfield. The new Batistuta (Formica) on the right tries hard, but his defending is pitiful and he contributes very little to the attack. Difficult to know why the managers persist with him. I would play Lowe on the right, Pedersen on the left with Murphy and Etutu in the middle, perhaps not so creative but far more solid. Richards and Rhodes playing up front. King looked lost out on the left in the first half hour, first time I've seen Richards last night and he looks a much better player than King. Rochina is still just a substitute, he will improve once he realises that he has team mates. RoversSwiss
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9:12am Thu 29 Nov 12

French Rover says...

Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again....

I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have....

But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu.

Its not easy this football manager lark.....
Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again.... I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have.... But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu. Its not easy this football manager lark..... French Rover
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9:40am Thu 29 Nov 12

Brunzig says...

No natural right winger, formica drifting into the middle far to often! Do they not produce wingers like stuart ripley anymore? In trainning our "wingers" need to watch a few vids on how to actually take a player on a put a decent ball in the box!

Corners that dont get pass the first man, people who cant pass 5 yards in front of themselves, long balls up to Rhodes who when he controls them doesnt get the support needed because we have two lazy **** in CM
No natural right winger, formica drifting into the middle far to often! Do they not produce wingers like stuart ripley anymore? In trainning our "wingers" need to watch a few vids on how to actually take a player on a put a decent ball in the box! Corners that dont get pass the first man, people who cant pass 5 yards in front of themselves, long balls up to Rhodes who when he controls them doesnt get the support needed because we have two lazy **** in CM Brunzig
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9:58am Thu 29 Nov 12

A Darener says...

I hope that Dunn, Pedersen, Henning and all the long serving players and staff are emphasising just how imporant Sunday's game is to the fans, but without frightening the living daylights out of them. The fans can forgive many things, but one thing they will not forgive is a bad performance and defeat on Sunday. They will accept a draw. But a defeat never. The team would go down in history as the team that lost us 34 years of unbeaten joy.
I am sure they will go into the match wanting to show the fans of both sides that they are the best. That they can rise to the occasion and that they will make sure that the Rovers fans leave the ground in high spirits, leaving the Burnley fans to once again run amok in their town.
I hope that Dunn, Pedersen, Henning and all the long serving players and staff are emphasising just how imporant Sunday's game is to the fans, but without frightening the living daylights out of them. The fans can forgive many things, but one thing they will not forgive is a bad performance and defeat on Sunday. They will accept a draw. But a defeat never. The team would go down in history as the team that lost us 34 years of unbeaten joy. I am sure they will go into the match wanting to show the fans of both sides that they are the best. That they can rise to the occasion and that they will make sure that the Rovers fans leave the ground in high spirits, leaving the Burnley fans to once again run amok in their town. A Darener
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10:02am Thu 29 Nov 12

Dfsbluenose says...

jack01 wrote:
Vukcevic in for Formica
Kazim Richards in for Rochina
Givet in for Hanley
Dunn in for Murphy
Pedersen in for Etuhu
@jack01
Vukcevic in for Formica, Kazim Richards in for Rochina, Givet in for Hanley, Dunn in for Murphy, Pedersen in for Etuhu.

I agree with all except Givet for Hanley, I think it should be Givet in for Adam Henley. Because Henley is terrible!!! Hanley is class he has and When you have Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Totenham all in for him!!!
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Vukcevic in for Formica Kazim Richards in for Rochina Givet in for Hanley Dunn in for Murphy Pedersen in for Etuhu[/p][/quote]@jack01 Vukcevic in for Formica, Kazim Richards in for Rochina, Givet in for Hanley, Dunn in for Murphy, Pedersen in for Etuhu. I agree with all except Givet for Hanley, I think it should be Givet in for Adam Henley. Because Henley is terrible!!! Hanley is class he has and When you have Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Totenham all in for him!!! Dfsbluenose
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10:23am Thu 29 Nov 12

burner says...

Don't need a super strike-force . . . . just stop the goals going in our end !! That's all we ask.
Don't need a super strike-force . . . . just stop the goals going in our end !! That's all we ask. burner
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10:33am Thu 29 Nov 12

A Darener says...

burner wrote:
Don't need a super strike-force . . . . just stop the goals going in our end !! That's all we ask.
Well said. No goals our end result win or draw simples!
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: Don't need a super strike-force . . . . just stop the goals going in our end !! That's all we ask.[/p][/quote]Well said. No goals our end result win or draw simples! A Darener
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10:38am Thu 29 Nov 12

Kermit The Frog says...

It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end.
We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal.
33 years and out.

UTC BOTB
It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end. We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal. 33 years and out. UTC BOTB Kermit The Frog
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10:43am Thu 29 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Kermit The Frog wrote:
It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end.
We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal.
33 years and out.

UTC BOTB
Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation!
[quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end. We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal. 33 years and out. UTC BOTB[/p][/quote]Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation! A Darener
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10:50am Thu 29 Nov 12

Kermit The Frog says...

A Darener wrote:
Kermit The Frog wrote:
It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end.
We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal.
33 years and out.

UTC BOTB
Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation!
And of course when you are sat (At home, protesting - no doubt) listening to radio Blackburn's commentary of the game, hope you think of me celebrating in the Longside upper stand as we end the hoodo and send you chicken pluckers back to Blackurn with your tails between your legs - no doubt you sorry set of blame merchants will see fit to blame Kean, Venkys etc etc for your sorry demise.

BOTB
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end. We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal. 33 years and out. UTC BOTB[/p][/quote]Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation![/p][/quote]And of course when you are sat (At home, protesting - no doubt) listening to radio Blackburn's commentary of the game, hope you think of me celebrating in the Longside upper stand as we end the hoodo and send you chicken pluckers back to Blackurn with your tails between your legs - no doubt you sorry set of blame merchants will see fit to blame Kean, Venkys etc etc for your sorry demise. BOTB Kermit The Frog
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11:14am Thu 29 Nov 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

History counts for nothing in this clash. I would be feeling a whole lot better if we didn't have the most static midfield in the division. Murphy is a disaster, and to make him captain just compounds this fiasco. When we got relegated I said we should have a go at getting Jay spearing from liverpool, he went to Bolton and we went for murphy. Murphy is keans parting gift he is bordering on useless. We needed energy in midfield and shebby and kean sign a pensioner. We had enough old heads in that department with Peds and dunny, we needed to give midfield some legs and power after losing Nzonzi and letting petrovic go without giving him a chance. All in all this has been a disaster. GET MURPHY OUT of the team. Get someone with some legs in it. You need grafters in this league, not passengers.
History counts for nothing in this clash. I would be feeling a whole lot better if we didn't have the most static midfield in the division. Murphy is a disaster, and to make him captain just compounds this fiasco. When we got relegated I said we should have a go at getting Jay spearing from liverpool, he went to Bolton and we went for murphy. Murphy is keans parting gift he is bordering on useless. We needed energy in midfield and shebby and kean sign a pensioner. We had enough old heads in that department with Peds and dunny, we needed to give midfield some legs and power after losing Nzonzi and letting petrovic go without giving him a chance. All in all this has been a disaster. GET MURPHY OUT of the team. Get someone with some legs in it. You need grafters in this league, not passengers. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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11:37am Thu 29 Nov 12

Marconi says...

French Rover wrote:
Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again....

I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have....

But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu.

Its not easy this football manager lark.....
Well said French Rover. May i say most of the posts on this forum are from critics, rather than from fans.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again.... I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have.... But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu. Its not easy this football manager lark.....[/p][/quote]Well said French Rover. May i say most of the posts on this forum are from critics, rather than from fans. Marconi
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11:39am Thu 29 Nov 12

champs95 says...

jack01 wrote:
Vukcevic in for Formica
Kazim Richards in for Rochina
Givet in for Hanley
Dunn in for Murphy
Pedersen in for Etuhu
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Vukcevic in for Formica Kazim Richards in for Rochina Givet in for Hanley Dunn in for Murphy Pedersen in for Etuhu[/p][/quote]Spot on! champs95
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11:41am Thu 29 Nov 12

unclejacklegend says...

Dfsbluenose wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Vukcevic in for Formica
Kazim Richards in for Rochina
Givet in for Hanley
Dunn in for Murphy
Pedersen in for Etuhu
@jack01
Vukcevic in for Formica, Kazim Richards in for Rochina, Givet in for Hanley, Dunn in for Murphy, Pedersen in for Etuhu.

I agree with all except Givet for Hanley, I think it should be Givet in for Adam Henley. Because Henley is terrible!!! Hanley is class he has and When you have Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Totenham all in for him!!!
Henley isn't terrible at all, he's young and inexperienced and the only way he will get experienced is by playing. People getting on his back will dent his confidence and stop him trying to play his game and stunt his development. He needs encouragement because he looks very promising. Ok there's not much of an end product as yet but he's getting into good positions, working exceptionally hard to get up in support of our " right winger " (I use the term loosely) and trying to influence the game going forward when he could so easily play simple square balls across the back four or go back to robbo for a big hoof. A few years back the hoiletts and olssons were in his position and with first team action developed very quickly into very good players. The point is there is no lack of effort on his part and I would never call a player terrible for trying hard to influence the game, robbie savage built an entire career by putting more effort in than anybody else on the pitch. At least he's putting the effort in which is more than can be said for most of last nights starting line up.
[quote][p][bold]Dfsbluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Vukcevic in for Formica Kazim Richards in for Rochina Givet in for Hanley Dunn in for Murphy Pedersen in for Etuhu[/p][/quote]@jack01 Vukcevic in for Formica, Kazim Richards in for Rochina, Givet in for Hanley, Dunn in for Murphy, Pedersen in for Etuhu. I agree with all except Givet for Hanley, I think it should be Givet in for Adam Henley. Because Henley is terrible!!! Hanley is class he has and When you have Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Totenham all in for him!!![/p][/quote]Henley isn't terrible at all, he's young and inexperienced and the only way he will get experienced is by playing. People getting on his back will dent his confidence and stop him trying to play his game and stunt his development. He needs encouragement because he looks very promising. Ok there's not much of an end product as yet but he's getting into good positions, working exceptionally hard to get up in support of our " right winger " (I use the term loosely) and trying to influence the game going forward when he could so easily play simple square balls across the back four or go back to robbo for a big hoof. A few years back the hoiletts and olssons were in his position and with first team action developed very quickly into very good players. The point is there is no lack of effort on his part and I would never call a player terrible for trying hard to influence the game, robbie savage built an entire career by putting more effort in than anybody else on the pitch. At least he's putting the effort in which is more than can be said for most of last nights starting line up. unclejacklegend
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11:44am Thu 29 Nov 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Marconi wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again....

I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have....

But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu.

Its not easy this football manager lark.....
Well said French Rover. May i say most of the posts on this forum are from critics, rather than from fans.
No, I think you'll find, I have never changed my opinion of Murphy who is Rubbish, always has been rubbish since he arrived, and is still rubbish now he is supposedly fit. Standing there pointing for someone to make a challenge when he is nearest the ball sums up this lazy slug. Why is he captain??? He doesn't lead by example. And his buddy Etuhu, crikey what happened to him. Both out, Lowe and Peds in formica out for vueky on the right and gomez and rthodes up top for me, if he's fit.
[quote][p][bold]Marconi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again.... I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have.... But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu. Its not easy this football manager lark.....[/p][/quote]Well said French Rover. May i say most of the posts on this forum are from critics, rather than from fans.[/p][/quote]No, I think you'll find, I have never changed my opinion of Murphy who is Rubbish, always has been rubbish since he arrived, and is still rubbish now he is supposedly fit. Standing there pointing for someone to make a challenge when he is nearest the ball sums up this lazy slug. Why is he captain??? He doesn't lead by example. And his buddy Etuhu, crikey what happened to him. Both out, Lowe and Peds in formica out for vueky on the right and gomez and rthodes up top for me, if he's fit. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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11:47am Thu 29 Nov 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

champs95 wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Vukcevic in for Formica
Kazim Richards in for Rochina
Givet in for Hanley
Dunn in for Murphy
Pedersen in for Etuhu
Spot on!
I'd put gomez in instead of richards, if he was fit. or Leon Best instead of either of em but we'll have to wait for that one.
[quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Vukcevic in for Formica Kazim Richards in for Rochina Givet in for Hanley Dunn in for Murphy Pedersen in for Etuhu[/p][/quote]Spot on![/p][/quote]I'd put gomez in instead of richards, if he was fit. or Leon Best instead of either of em but we'll have to wait for that one. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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12:40pm Thu 29 Nov 12

YarkshahRover says...

Kermit The Frog wrote:
It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end.
We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal.
33 years and out.

UTC BOTB
Well then, a sensible articulate Dingle comment. Were they all but like this one. Understandibly biased but rational.
[quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end. We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal. 33 years and out. UTC BOTB[/p][/quote]Well then, a sensible articulate Dingle comment. Were they all but like this one. Understandibly biased but rational. YarkshahRover
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12:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

YarkshahRover says...

But then I read his later posts and he reverts to type and goes on a slanging spree.
But then I read his later posts and he reverts to type and goes on a slanging spree. YarkshahRover
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1:14pm Thu 29 Nov 12

McClaret says...

The first time you have played us in recent history with anything like an equal side. Interesting to read your posts and how you are beginning to realise the gap has dramtaically closed. Correct BFC are no great shakes either.
The first time you have played us in recent history with anything like an equal side. Interesting to read your posts and how you are beginning to realise the gap has dramtaically closed. Correct BFC are no great shakes either. McClaret
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1:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

JPainter90 says...

Some serious money needs spending in January. Although, it will take a lot more than money to repair damages if we are beaten at that shed up the M65.

I'm not the one seeing the players on a daily basis so I think I'm out of my depth in questioning the team and formation but you can't help but think there is a better way than this.

Everyone can see that Rhodes on his own with Formica being the man to supply him just isn't working. The defence looks lost at times and the midfield is just a bunch of weak links.

The football we are playing certainly looks better than when SK was pulling the strings but we are still incredibly weak in various areas and that can't change until January, whoever is in charge.
Some serious money needs spending in January. Although, it will take a lot more than money to repair damages if we are beaten at that shed up the M65. I'm not the one seeing the players on a daily basis so I think I'm out of my depth in questioning the team and formation but you can't help but think there is a better way than this. Everyone can see that Rhodes on his own with Formica being the man to supply him just isn't working. The defence looks lost at times and the midfield is just a bunch of weak links. The football we are playing certainly looks better than when SK was pulling the strings but we are still incredibly weak in various areas and that can't change until January, whoever is in charge. JPainter90
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1:25pm Thu 29 Nov 12

leebee23 says...

Berg should do this Berg should do that he has no more idea than Kean had!! Get real people he is only there because he was brought in on the cheap - look at his previous managerial posting at Lillestrom it makes Keans career look palatable at least his Keans results were in the top flight not a tin pot Norwegain league
Berg should do this Berg should do that he has no more idea than Kean had!! Get real people he is only there because he was brought in on the cheap - look at his previous managerial posting at Lillestrom it makes Keans career look palatable at least his Keans results were in the top flight not a tin pot Norwegain league leebee23
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1:46pm Thu 29 Nov 12

doggydog says...

The dingles are gonna go on a goal scoring spree!
The dingles are gonna go on a goal scoring spree! doggydog
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2:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

blueblooded says...

Kermit The Frog wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Kermit The Frog wrote:
It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end.
We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal.
33 years and out.

UTC BOTB
Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation!
And of course when you are sat (At home, protesting - no doubt) listening to radio Blackburn's commentary of the game, hope you think of me celebrating in the Longside upper stand as we end the hoodo and send you chicken pluckers back to Blackurn with your tails between your legs - no doubt you sorry set of blame merchants will see fit to blame Kean, Venkys etc etc for your sorry demise.

BOTB
nice bit of banter hehe.. nice to see.

tbh, The only thing that I would not forgive is a repeat of last nights performance from both the players and the manager.

Defeat is never an easy pill to swallow, especially if the performance is as dire and woeful as last night, Losing honourably in a hard fought battle that gives the respect the derby deserves would at least raise some consolation that it wasnt for lack of effort.

But of course we won't be losing..
[quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end. We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal. 33 years and out. UTC BOTB[/p][/quote]Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation![/p][/quote]And of course when you are sat (At home, protesting - no doubt) listening to radio Blackburn's commentary of the game, hope you think of me celebrating in the Longside upper stand as we end the hoodo and send you chicken pluckers back to Blackurn with your tails between your legs - no doubt you sorry set of blame merchants will see fit to blame Kean, Venkys etc etc for your sorry demise. BOTB[/p][/quote]nice bit of banter hehe.. nice to see. tbh, The only thing that I would not forgive is a repeat of last nights performance from both the players and the manager. Defeat is never an easy pill to swallow, especially if the performance is as dire and woeful as last night, Losing honourably in a hard fought battle that gives the respect the derby deserves would at least raise some consolation that it wasnt for lack of effort. But of course we won't be losing.. blueblooded
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2:10pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Brfc24138931 says...

History doesn't win matches. Mr Berg you got some sorting out to do starting with your back room staff and a few of your choices need to be seriously looked at. Not a good start. New managers usually have instant effect?????
History doesn't win matches. Mr Berg you got some sorting out to do starting with your back room staff and a few of your choices need to be seriously looked at. Not a good start. New managers usually have instant effect????? Brfc24138931
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2:12pm Thu 29 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Brfc24138931 wrote:
History doesn't win matches. Mr Berg you got some sorting out to do starting with your back room staff and a few of your choices need to be seriously looked at. Not a good start. New managers usually have instant effect?????
He did have an instant effect....we dropped down the league.
[quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: History doesn't win matches. Mr Berg you got some sorting out to do starting with your back room staff and a few of your choices need to be seriously looked at. Not a good start. New managers usually have instant effect?????[/p][/quote]He did have an instant effect....we dropped down the league. A Darener
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2:30pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Angry From Accrington says...

After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.
After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley. Angry From Accrington
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3:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

benal13 says...

French Rover wrote:
Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again....

I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have....

But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu.

Its not easy this football manager lark.....
no its not easy french rover just ask burg 5 pts out of 18 thats relegation form , BUT ITS BLOODY WELL PAID ho and just for the record i have always said murphy is past it havent changed my mind on that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again.... I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have.... But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu. Its not easy this football manager lark.....[/p][/quote]no its not easy french rover just ask burg 5 pts out of 18 thats relegation form , BUT ITS BLOODY WELL PAID ho and just for the record i have always said murphy is past it havent changed my mind on that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! benal13
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4:06pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

Kermit The Frog wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Kermit The Frog wrote:
It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end.
We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal.
33 years and out.

UTC BOTB
Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation!
And of course when you are sat (At home, protesting - no doubt) listening to radio Blackburn's commentary of the game, hope you think of me celebrating in the Longside upper stand as we end the hoodo and send you chicken pluckers back to Blackurn with your tails between your legs - no doubt you sorry set of blame merchants will see fit to blame Kean, Venkys etc etc for your sorry demise.

BOTB
It would appear you've already got this one in the bag Kermit. Don't count your chickens (no pun intended) just yet. The absolute desperation of Bonleh fans to actually win a derby may just bite you on the ar5e again.

Yes you have as good a chance as any to win this game, after all we are way way short of what we had over the last 20 years but we still have players worthy of destroying any team in this league...... I'm not holding my breath though! Unless Berg drops the light weight mincers in midfield for some power and aggression we're gonna get a fookin good hiding!!
[quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kermit The Frog[/bold] wrote: It's our turn now - I have been to all the games since 2000 and have walked off gutted. Not on Sunday, I have a good feelilng that your run is coming to an end. We have a decent home record and in our biggest games at the Turf this season - Bolton, Leeds, Blackpool and Wolves we have won all four without even conceding a goal. 33 years and out. UTC BOTB[/p][/quote]Ee' by gum! When you all come back down to earth at 14:15 on Sunday and realise you have failed yet again to beat us. Don't be too upset it could be worse you could have been beaten by the worst manager in the world, SK. At least you would have been spared that humiliation![/p][/quote]And of course when you are sat (At home, protesting - no doubt) listening to radio Blackburn's commentary of the game, hope you think of me celebrating in the Longside upper stand as we end the hoodo and send you chicken pluckers back to Blackurn with your tails between your legs - no doubt you sorry set of blame merchants will see fit to blame Kean, Venkys etc etc for your sorry demise. BOTB[/p][/quote]It would appear you've already got this one in the bag Kermit. Don't count your chickens (no pun intended) just yet. The absolute desperation of Bonleh fans to actually win a derby may just bite you on the ar5e again. Yes you have as good a chance as any to win this game, after all we are way way short of what we had over the last 20 years but we still have players worthy of destroying any team in this league...... I'm not holding my breath though! Unless Berg drops the light weight mincers in midfield for some power and aggression we're gonna get a fookin good hiding!! Rovers75
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4:09pm Thu 29 Nov 12

merlinrabbit says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.
We would have been beaten on Sunday with Kean make no mistake. You are such a fool. Kean threw the towel in because of Singh not the fans. You are very short sighted in your judgement
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.[/p][/quote]We would have been beaten on Sunday with Kean make no mistake. You are such a fool. Kean threw the towel in because of Singh not the fans. You are very short sighted in your judgement merlinrabbit
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4:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Merlo rabbit is right in his assessment and I would add Berg's qualifications are far superior to Kean's. He at least did play the game at a very high level and had great managers over him. He will have learnt a lot from them and once he can get rid of Kean's buys and stamps his mark on his own team then we can start to progress. This transition period will have its ups and downs but we are far better off since the odious one left. Maybe not in league position but in starting to get the club going in the right direction.
Merlo rabbit is right in his assessment and I would add Berg's qualifications are far superior to Kean's. He at least did play the game at a very high level and had great managers over him. He will have learnt a lot from them and once he can get rid of Kean's buys and stamps his mark on his own team then we can start to progress. This transition period will have its ups and downs but we are far better off since the odious one left. Maybe not in league position but in starting to get the club going in the right direction. A Darener
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4:23pm Thu 29 Nov 12

merlinrabbit says...

McClaret wrote:
The first time you have played us in recent history with anything like an equal side. Interesting to read your posts and how you are beginning to realise the gap has dramtaically closed. Correct BFC are no great shakes either.
Im not even sure we are equal. we are damaged goods. Kean has left a mess of defensive failings. Id never wish him back. I think the pressure is on Burnley. If you dont beat us on your own patch in our situation and form, your players and fans will be flattened. Burnley fans are already talking like Burnley has won and the game hasnt kicked off
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: The first time you have played us in recent history with anything like an equal side. Interesting to read your posts and how you are beginning to realise the gap has dramtaically closed. Correct BFC are no great shakes either.[/p][/quote]Im not even sure we are equal. we are damaged goods. Kean has left a mess of defensive failings. Id never wish him back. I think the pressure is on Burnley. If you dont beat us on your own patch in our situation and form, your players and fans will be flattened. Burnley fans are already talking like Burnley has won and the game hasnt kicked off merlinrabbit
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4:24pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Angry From Accrington says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote: After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.
We would have been beaten on Sunday with Kean make no mistake. You are such a fool. Kean threw the towel in because of Singh not the fans. You are very short sighted in your judgement
And who do you think Singh was trying to impress? Bigger fools than I !!!!
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.[/p][/quote]We would have been beaten on Sunday with Kean make no mistake. You are such a fool. Kean threw the towel in because of Singh not the fans. You are very short sighted in your judgement[/p][/quote]And who do you think Singh was trying to impress? Bigger fools than I !!!! Angry From Accrington
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4:54pm Thu 29 Nov 12

French Rover says...

benal13 wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again....

I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have....

But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu.

Its not easy this football manager lark.....
no its not easy french rover just ask burg 5 pts out of 18 thats relegation form , BUT ITS BLOODY WELL PAID ho and just for the record i have always said murphy is past it havent changed my mind on that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree that even in the championship it must be a very nice wage that Berg is on Benal13...but surely if he is a manager who wants to make an impression in the game and go on to higher things - then money doesn't matter too much - its the results that count. Well at any other club its the results that count....! Not sure at our place anymore. And yes you and a lot of others on here always questioned why we signed Murphy (with just cause it seems) but to be fair to the guy he came to us on the back of a couple of cracking seasons in the Prem and Europa Cup for Fulham. But we certainly have not seen the same Danny Murphy here yet.
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Its quite amazing what a couple of bad results can do for fans opinions of players...three weeks ago according to the vast majority of fans Kazim- Richards should have been kicked-out of the club cos he was absolutely rubbish and a liability to the team. Then they said that Berg should play Rochina every game and we should build the team around him! Now they say he shouldn't even get a start! In that same time frame fans said that Murphy was rubbish - then he is great - and now he is rubbish again.... I just hope Henning Berg has a more educated and knowledgeable view of his players capabilities than most of us fans have.... But saying all that - I think Vukevic should be in the side in place of Formica, Nunes should be on one of the wings and I would have Gomes or KR playing alongside Rhodes. Pederson or Lowe should start instead of Etuhu. Its not easy this football manager lark.....[/p][/quote]no its not easy french rover just ask burg 5 pts out of 18 thats relegation form , BUT ITS BLOODY WELL PAID ho and just for the record i have always said murphy is past it havent changed my mind on that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I agree that even in the championship it must be a very nice wage that Berg is on Benal13...but surely if he is a manager who wants to make an impression in the game and go on to higher things - then money doesn't matter too much - its the results that count. Well at any other club its the results that count....! Not sure at our place anymore. And yes you and a lot of others on here always questioned why we signed Murphy (with just cause it seems) but to be fair to the guy he came to us on the back of a couple of cracking seasons in the Prem and Europa Cup for Fulham. But we certainly have not seen the same Danny Murphy here yet. French Rover
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5:22pm Thu 29 Nov 12

juanbbien says...

Never mind history if we don't start sorting this bloody mess we will be History. The majority of this so called team and I use the word loosely have no idea of the of this local derby and it means nothing to them this mess is now in its third year of decline and what are we really expecting with this lot still running the club if they are who knows we never see or hear from them,what other club operates on these lines,is Sebby or whoever still picking the team as there's no change from Keans,blacks and now bergs selections when it's obvious to all that the formation,level of fitness,tactics,subs
titutions are not right,even a result of some kind on Sunday would only be papering over the cracks.
Never mind history if we don't start sorting this bloody mess we will be History. The majority of this so called team and I use the word loosely have no idea of the of this local derby and it means nothing to them this mess is now in its third year of decline and what are we really expecting with this lot still running the club if they are who knows we never see or hear from them,what other club operates on these lines,is Sebby or whoever still picking the team as there's no change from Keans,blacks and now bergs selections when it's obvious to all that the formation,level of fitness,tactics,subs titutions are not right,even a result of some kind on Sunday would only be papering over the cracks. juanbbien
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5:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

maggie-T says...

At last it's spelt out for the blackburn lot, you would think we had lost 68 games in 34 years the way you lot go on, get a life
At last it's spelt out for the blackburn lot, you would think we had lost 68 games in 34 years the way you lot go on, get a life maggie-T
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6:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

maggie-T wrote:
At last it's spelt out for the blackburn lot, you would think we had lost 68 games in 34 years the way you lot go on, get a life
We're well aware you've not lost 68 games. The reason for that of course is because Rovers have been in a higher league for most of those 34 years. When on the rare occasion we've been in the same league, Rovers have simply disposed of Bonleh like a unwanted carrier bag.

Apparently all that's going to change though on Sunday according to the string vest brigade. The bitterness and anger will reach an all new level at Scaffold Moor as the sh1ttest Rovers team for many a year might just once again shatter the dreams of all the easily pleased desperados from Envy FC.
[quote][p][bold]maggie-T[/bold] wrote: At last it's spelt out for the blackburn lot, you would think we had lost 68 games in 34 years the way you lot go on, get a life[/p][/quote]We're well aware you've not lost 68 games. The reason for that of course is because Rovers have been in a higher league for most of those 34 years. When on the rare occasion we've been in the same league, Rovers have simply disposed of Bonleh like a unwanted carrier bag. Apparently all that's going to change though on Sunday according to the string vest brigade. The bitterness and anger will reach an all new level at Scaffold Moor as the sh1ttest Rovers team for many a year might just once again shatter the dreams of all the easily pleased desperados from Envy FC. Rovers75
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6:24pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Harwoodstblue says...

Brfc24138931 wrote:
History doesn't win matches. Mr Berg you got some sorting out to do starting with your back room staff and a few of your choices need to be seriously looked at. Not a good start. New managers usually have instant effect?????
I doubt Berg has any say on who is to be his back room staff.
[quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: History doesn't win matches. Mr Berg you got some sorting out to do starting with your back room staff and a few of your choices need to be seriously looked at. Not a good start. New managers usually have instant effect?????[/p][/quote]I doubt Berg has any say on who is to be his back room staff. Harwoodstblue
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6:54pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Sam-the-Man says...

We all think we can manage BRFC better than the next person so we will never agree on the best team selection but after reading many posts over the last few weeks the following seems to be generally true.

Givet must start
We need to play 2 up front at least in home games
Murphy needs to sit on the bench till he can get his act together
Formica shouldn’t play in the same side as Rochina. I prefer Rochina but that's another argument.

The point I'm making is HB as had 6 games now and still can't seem to grasp what most of us agree on. When B Orrful was shipped out I thought, here we go, a manager who’s not afraid to do what is necessary. But now! It's almost the same starting 11 each game and leaving the subs far too little time to make a difference. We were ok in the Hudd, Birm, Posh games and I understand we need to keep a settled side but each game is different and that's why we have a squad.

Goodness knows I want HB to be successful but if he can’t get the basics sorted then we will never see the PL again. Let’s face it, the way we’re playing will see us come straight back down should the miracle happen and we get promoted this season.

I know it's only 6 games and totally unfair to criticise HB but should the unthinkable happen on Sunday, apart from the pain that would bring, we could find ourselves just 3 points off the being in the bottom 3.

Get your finger out HB, kick some backsides and get us on a winning run, starting with Bunleh. I know you inherited some poor players but played in their correct positions, with proper instruction and a lot better fitness we may have a chance of the play-offs.

COYB
We all think we can manage BRFC better than the next person so we will never agree on the best team selection but after reading many posts over the last few weeks the following seems to be generally true. Givet must start We need to play 2 up front at least in home games Murphy needs to sit on the bench till he can get his act together Formica shouldn’t play in the same side as Rochina. I prefer Rochina but that's another argument. The point I'm making is HB as had 6 games now and still can't seem to grasp what most of us agree on. When B Orrful was shipped out I thought, here we go, a manager who’s not afraid to do what is necessary. But now! It's almost the same starting 11 each game and leaving the subs far too little time to make a difference. We were ok in the Hudd, Birm, Posh games and I understand we need to keep a settled side but each game is different and that's why we have a squad. Goodness knows I want HB to be successful but if he can’t get the basics sorted then we will never see the PL again. Let’s face it, the way we’re playing will see us come straight back down should the miracle happen and we get promoted this season. I know it's only 6 games and totally unfair to criticise HB but should the unthinkable happen on Sunday, apart from the pain that would bring, we could find ourselves just 3 points off the being in the bottom 3. Get your finger out HB, kick some backsides and get us on a winning run, starting with Bunleh. I know you inherited some poor players but played in their correct positions, with proper instruction and a lot better fitness we may have a chance of the play-offs. COYB Sam-the-Man
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8:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

To further heighten my despair and foreboding I have just seen Alfie Moon, licensee of the Queen Vic, proudly wearing his West Ham scarf.
To further heighten my despair and foreboding I have just seen Alfie Moon, licensee of the Queen Vic, proudly wearing his West Ham scarf. Bazzer
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8:13pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Deadwoodchamps says...

Blackburn have taken five points from their first six matches under Henning Berg
Only five clubs (Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Wolves and Peterborough) are below Rovers in the Championship form table..... village freaking idiots the lot of you non english speaking kn0b jockeys!!
Blackburn have taken five points from their first six matches under Henning Berg Only five clubs (Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Wolves and Peterborough) are below Rovers in the Championship form table..... village freaking idiots the lot of you non english speaking kn0b jockeys!! Deadwoodchamps
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8:17pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Deadwoodchamps says...

Top Scorers
18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)
Top Scorers 18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-) Deadwoodchamps
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8:42pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Rovers75 says...

Deadwoodchamps wrote:
Blackburn have taken five points from their first six matches under Henning Berg
Only five clubs (Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Wolves and Peterborough) are below Rovers in the Championship form table..... village freaking idiots the lot of you non english speaking kn0b jockeys!!
Then you won't have any problems hammering us you bizarre looking bag of filth.
[quote][p][bold]Deadwoodchamps[/bold] wrote: Blackburn have taken five points from their first six matches under Henning Berg Only five clubs (Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Wolves and Peterborough) are below Rovers in the Championship form table..... village freaking idiots the lot of you non english speaking kn0b jockeys!![/p][/quote]Then you won't have any problems hammering us you bizarre looking bag of filth. Rovers75
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8:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

champs95 says...

Deadwoodchamps wrote:
Top Scorers
18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)
League
First Division/Premier League
Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95
Runners-up (1): 1993–94
Football League Second Division/Football League Championship
Winners (1): 1938–39
Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01

FA Cup
Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928
Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960
Football League Cup
Winners (1): 2002
FA Community Shield
Winners (1): 1912
Full Members Cup
Winners (1): 1987

'Nuff said'
[quote][p][bold]Deadwoodchamps[/bold] wrote: Top Scorers 18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)[/p][/quote]League First Division/Premier League[38] Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95 Runners-up (1): 1993–94 Football League Second Division/Football League Championship Winners (1): 1938–39 Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01 FA Cup Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928 Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960 Football League Cup Winners (1): 2002 FA Community Shield[39] Winners (1): 1912 Full Members Cup Winners (1): 1987 'Nuff said' champs95
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9:39pm Thu 29 Nov 12

happiness says...

Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.
Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri. happiness
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9:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

BlueSkies says...

First went on the Turf watching Rovers FA Cup 1960, BeeHole End. My favourite game, Boxing Day 77-78 season with memories of Manager Jim Smith walking off at half-time, along with Wagstaff, waving to Rovers fans on the Longside, 3 up and loving it.
Sunday won't be as good maybe but you Dingles had better believe we won't be rolling over for this one.
I'll be there1
RTID
First went on the Turf watching Rovers FA Cup 1960, BeeHole End. My favourite game, Boxing Day 77-78 season with memories of Manager Jim Smith walking off at half-time, along with Wagstaff, waving to Rovers fans on the Longside, 3 up and loving it. Sunday won't be as good maybe but you Dingles had better believe we won't be rolling over for this one. I'll be there1 RTID BlueSkies
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9:54pm Thu 29 Nov 12

merlinrabbit says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote: After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.
We would have been beaten on Sunday with Kean make no mistake. You are such a fool. Kean threw the towel in because of Singh not the fans. You are very short sighted in your judgement
And who do you think Singh was trying to impress? Bigger fools than I !!!!
He wasn't trying to impress the booing fans that's for sure or he'd have had him sacked and got a decent replacement in prompt. He was merely trying to win a tug of power with Kean
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: After last night, I am finding it difficult to care about Sunday. The boo boys who bullied Steve Kean out of his job can feel justifiably ashamed of themselves. He achieved three times as many point as Berg is the same number of games and was top of the table for his last one. This not suggest that Kean was a good manager but it certainly points to the fact that Berg is a bad one. What qualifications or credentials does he possess to manage at this level? Absolutely none! I confidently but pessimistically predict that we WILL be beaten by Burnley. History and vitriole has nothing to do with this, they simply have a better team. Our defence is woeful, our midfiled is weak and we have one striker operating without service. Berg has the same squad that were at the top of the league after seven games and now closer to the bottom. If being a popular Rovers legendary centre half is all the qualification needed to be a manager or coach at Ewood someone should have a word with Glenn Keeley.[/p][/quote]We would have been beaten on Sunday with Kean make no mistake. You are such a fool. Kean threw the towel in because of Singh not the fans. You are very short sighted in your judgement[/p][/quote]And who do you think Singh was trying to impress? Bigger fools than I !!!![/p][/quote]He wasn't trying to impress the booing fans that's for sure or he'd have had him sacked and got a decent replacement in prompt. He was merely trying to win a tug of power with Kean merlinrabbit
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10:11pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Deadwoodchamps says...

Minn belt **** foqra sħiħa dwar idiots mhux mitkellem Ingliż, inti żgur li jkollha lott orribbli ta 'lott li jgħidu ........... MHUX! ġerrejja pum jgħaqqdu ...... punani;-)
Minn belt **** foqra sħiħa dwar idiots mhux mitkellem Ingliż, inti żgur li jkollha lott orribbli ta 'lott li jgħidu ........... MHUX! ġerrejja pum jgħaqqdu ...... punani;-) Deadwoodchamps
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10:15pm Thu 29 Nov 12

burnleyglentoran says...

Will history put the ball in the onion bag? - NO!

Will Charlie Austin? YES

AUSTIN FOR ENGLAND
Will history put the ball in the onion bag? - NO! Will Charlie Austin? YES AUSTIN FOR ENGLAND burnleyglentoran
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10:16pm Thu 29 Nov 12

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
To further heighten my despair and foreboding I have just seen Alfie Moon, licensee of the Queen Vic, proudly wearing his West Ham scarf.
bet he was 'hoofing' it around the square...but it is actually a well known football statistic that the majority of losers in life (and football) are to be seen wearing claret and blue....mmm
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: To further heighten my despair and foreboding I have just seen Alfie Moon, licensee of the Queen Vic, proudly wearing his West Ham scarf.[/p][/quote]bet he was 'hoofing' it around the square...but it is actually a well known football statistic that the majority of losers in life (and football) are to be seen wearing claret and blue....mmm French Rover
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10:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

FCBurnley says...

champs95 wrote:
Deadwoodchamps wrote:
Top Scorers
18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)
League
First Division/Premier League
Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95
Runners-up (1): 1993–94
Football League Second Division/Football League Championship
Winners (1): 1938–39
Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01

FA Cup
Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928
Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960
Football League Cup
Winners (1): 2002
FA Community Shield
Winners (1): 1912
Full Members Cup
Winners (1): 1987

'Nuff said'
You missed all your Charity Shield triumphs and your European Cup wins !!!

In case you forgot its none and Trelleborgs.

European Cup Quarter finalists like us ? Not even in your dreams. I`ll let you check out our CS wins and other Championships.

Christmas is coming and the Chickens are about to get STUFFED.

Nuff said
[quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deadwoodchamps[/bold] wrote: Top Scorers 18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)[/p][/quote]League First Division/Premier League[38] Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95 Runners-up (1): 1993–94 Football League Second Division/Football League Championship Winners (1): 1938–39 Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01 FA Cup Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928 Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960 Football League Cup Winners (1): 2002 FA Community Shield[39] Winners (1): 1912 Full Members Cup Winners (1): 1987 'Nuff said'[/p][/quote]You missed all your Charity Shield triumphs and your European Cup wins !!! In case you forgot its none and Trelleborgs. European Cup Quarter finalists like us ? Not even in your dreams. I`ll let you check out our CS wins and other Championships. Christmas is coming and the Chickens are about to get STUFFED. Nuff said FCBurnley
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11:13pm Thu 29 Nov 12

McClaret says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
McClaret wrote:
The first time you have played us in recent history with anything like an equal side. Interesting to read your posts and how you are beginning to realise the gap has dramtaically closed. Correct BFC are no great shakes either.
Im not even sure we are equal. we are damaged goods. Kean has left a mess of defensive failings. Id never wish him back. I think the pressure is on Burnley. If you dont beat us on your own patch in our situation and form, your players and fans will be flattened. Burnley fans are already talking like Burnley has won and the game hasnt kicked off
For me its an evens bet and that is what finally makes it more interesting. Grew up watching us play each other and always enjoy it. Can't wish you any luck though.
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: The first time you have played us in recent history with anything like an equal side. Interesting to read your posts and how you are beginning to realise the gap has dramtaically closed. Correct BFC are no great shakes either.[/p][/quote]Im not even sure we are equal. we are damaged goods. Kean has left a mess of defensive failings. Id never wish him back. I think the pressure is on Burnley. If you dont beat us on your own patch in our situation and form, your players and fans will be flattened. Burnley fans are already talking like Burnley has won and the game hasnt kicked off[/p][/quote]For me its an evens bet and that is what finally makes it more interesting. Grew up watching us play each other and always enjoy it. Can't wish you any luck though. McClaret
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11:36pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Claret72 says...

Hey up, well I've been supporting Burnley for 40 years so I remember when we had the upper hand in the early 70's and Blackburn didn't really register. Then things gradually changed , and by the end of the decade the derby was a massive occasion.. Since then ,it's been grim and hard and at a certain points scary..not helped by a certain plane flying over the ground, but I did kind of smile at that..good effort!,But it did make me feel id like to get back for that.So having fought our way back, off our own back , it seems we may be back on an equal footing with a chance to put that to rest. Certainly from what i read it seems Blackburn fans are nervous , Is it that for many Blackburn fans it'd be the turning point when we once again get the upper hand for the first time since 79.? I dunno, but I tell you what , I prefer it when we are battling on an equal footing cos I'm already excited about the game and hope for a really hard fought fair battle and a good one. I don't think it's as important for us to win as blackburn, if only because for them it'd be 3 losses on the bounce and questions would seriously be asked about Henning Berg. What I would say to Blackburn fans is welcome to the championship..it happens all the time!. I also should say we are proof positive that you dont need mega millions in order to succeed, Weve done it, so crack on and knuckle down lads!
By the way , I'm travelling 500miles to see the game, and I'm bringing my young lad. Poor bugger has said he's not interested in Chelsea anymore and now wants to support Burnley.Not sure I have the heart to encourage him or dissuade him ! Let's hope he doesn't have the next 30years I've just had! .
Hey up, well I've been supporting Burnley for 40 years so I remember when we had the upper hand in the early 70's and Blackburn didn't really register. Then things gradually changed , and by the end of the decade the derby was a massive occasion.. Since then ,it's been grim and hard and at a certain points scary..not helped by a certain plane flying over the ground, but I did kind of smile at that..good effort!,But it did make me feel id like to get back for that.So having fought our way back, off our own back , it seems we may be back on an equal footing with a chance to put that to rest. Certainly from what i read it seems Blackburn fans are nervous , Is it that for many Blackburn fans it'd be the turning point when we once again get the upper hand for the first time since 79.? I dunno, but I tell you what , I prefer it when we are battling on an equal footing cos I'm already excited about the game and hope for a really hard fought fair battle and a good one. I don't think it's as important for us to win as blackburn, if only because for them it'd be 3 losses on the bounce and questions would seriously be asked about Henning Berg. What I would say to Blackburn fans is welcome to the championship..it happens all the time!. I also should say we are proof positive that you dont need mega millions in order to succeed, Weve done it, so crack on and knuckle down lads! By the way , I'm travelling 500miles to see the game, and I'm bringing my young lad. Poor bugger has said he's not interested in Chelsea anymore and now wants to support Burnley.Not sure I have the heart to encourage him or dissuade him ! Let's hope he doesn't have the next 30years I've just had! . Claret72
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11:55pm Thu 29 Nov 12

champs95 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
champs95 wrote:
Deadwoodchamps wrote:
Top Scorers
18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)
League
First Division/Premier League
Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95
Runners-up (1): 1993–94
Football League Second Division/Football League Championship
Winners (1): 1938–39
Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01

FA Cup
Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928
Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960
Football League Cup
Winners (1): 2002
FA Community Shield
Winners (1): 1912
Full Members Cup
Winners (1): 1987

'Nuff said'
You missed all your Charity Shield triumphs and your European Cup wins !!!

In case you forgot its none and Trelleborgs.

European Cup Quarter finalists like us ? Not even in your dreams. I`ll let you check out our CS wins and other Championships.

Christmas is coming and the Chickens are about to get STUFFED.

Nuff said
Ah yes, the embarrassing Trelleborgs defeat, the season we went on to win the Premier League 'only in your dreams'.

Finishing 91st out of 92, Only in reality.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deadwoodchamps[/bold] wrote: Top Scorers 18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)[/p][/quote]League First Division/Premier League[38] Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95 Runners-up (1): 1993–94 Football League Second Division/Football League Championship Winners (1): 1938–39 Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01 FA Cup Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928 Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960 Football League Cup Winners (1): 2002 FA Community Shield[39] Winners (1): 1912 Full Members Cup Winners (1): 1987 'Nuff said'[/p][/quote]You missed all your Charity Shield triumphs and your European Cup wins !!! In case you forgot its none and Trelleborgs. European Cup Quarter finalists like us ? Not even in your dreams. I`ll let you check out our CS wins and other Championships. Christmas is coming and the Chickens are about to get STUFFED. Nuff said[/p][/quote]Ah yes, the embarrassing Trelleborgs defeat, the season we went on to win the Premier League 'only in your dreams'. Finishing 91st out of 92, Only in reality. champs95
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1:15am Fri 30 Nov 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

happiness wrote:
Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.
I agree, the bonleh unwashed will be able to go peacefully to their graves if they achieve their lifetime ambition, wishing to see at least one victory over the mighty Rovers. One victory, thats all they require, just one, no title, no FA cup no league or European. The measure of a Bunleh FC's success is just one victory over their much bigger neighbours. Oh how its tearing them up, eating away like a festering puss filled sore. Just one win and then they can die nice and peaceful.
Its quite sad really isn't it, that you have to measure your success in this way,
Question, if you win, will you have a plaque made have the team paraded in an open top bus. Maybe you will engrave a trophy and put it in your empty cabinet.
Bless
[quote][p][bold]happiness[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.[/p][/quote]I agree, the bonleh unwashed will be able to go peacefully to their graves if they achieve their lifetime ambition, wishing to see at least one victory over the mighty Rovers. One victory, thats all they require, just one, no title, no FA cup no league or European. The measure of a Bunleh FC's success is just one victory over their much bigger neighbours. Oh how its tearing them up, eating away like a festering puss filled sore. Just one win and then they can die nice and peaceful. Its quite sad really isn't it, that you have to measure your success in this way, Question, if you win, will you have a plaque made have the team paraded in an open top bus. Maybe you will engrave a trophy and put it in your empty cabinet. Bless Return of the Magnificent se7en
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1:33am Fri 30 Nov 12

FCBurnley says...

champs95 wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
champs95 wrote:
Deadwoodchamps wrote:
Top Scorers
18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)
League
First Division/Premier League
Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95
Runners-up (1): 1993–94
Football League Second Division/Football League Championship
Winners (1): 1938–39
Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01

FA Cup
Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928
Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960
Football League Cup
Winners (1): 2002
FA Community Shield
Winners (1): 1912
Full Members Cup
Winners (1): 1987

'Nuff said'
You missed all your Charity Shield triumphs and your European Cup wins !!!

In case you forgot its none and Trelleborgs.

European Cup Quarter finalists like us ? Not even in your dreams. I`ll let you check out our CS wins and other Championships.

Christmas is coming and the Chickens are about to get STUFFED.

Nuff said
Ah yes, the embarrassing Trelleborgs defeat, the season we went on to win the Premier League 'only in your dreams'.

Finishing 91st out of 92, Only in reality.
And your Charity Shield wins were ....................
..............????

Schhhh !
[quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deadwoodchamps[/bold] wrote: Top Scorers 18 C. Austin (Burnley)15 G. Murray (Crystal Palace)12 J. Rhodes (Blackburn)11 T. Ince (Blackpool)10 L. Becchio (Leeds United). nuff said ;-)[/p][/quote]League First Division/Premier League[38] Winners (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1994–95 Runners-up (1): 1993–94 Football League Second Division/Football League Championship Winners (1): 1938–39 Runners-up (2): 1957–58, 2000–01 FA Cup Winners (6): 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928 Runners-up (2): 1882, 1960 Football League Cup Winners (1): 2002 FA Community Shield[39] Winners (1): 1912 Full Members Cup Winners (1): 1987 'Nuff said'[/p][/quote]You missed all your Charity Shield triumphs and your European Cup wins !!! In case you forgot its none and Trelleborgs. European Cup Quarter finalists like us ? Not even in your dreams. I`ll let you check out our CS wins and other Championships. Christmas is coming and the Chickens are about to get STUFFED. Nuff said[/p][/quote]Ah yes, the embarrassing Trelleborgs defeat, the season we went on to win the Premier League 'only in your dreams'. Finishing 91st out of 92, Only in reality.[/p][/quote]And your Charity Shield wins were .................... ..............???? Schhhh ! FCBurnley
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1:38am Fri 30 Nov 12

FCBurnley says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
happiness wrote:
Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.
I agree, the bonleh unwashed will be able to go peacefully to their graves if they achieve their lifetime ambition, wishing to see at least one victory over the mighty Rovers. One victory, thats all they require, just one, no title, no FA cup no league or European. The measure of a Bunleh FC's success is just one victory over their much bigger neighbours. Oh how its tearing them up, eating away like a festering puss filled sore. Just one win and then they can die nice and peaceful.
Its quite sad really isn't it, that you have to measure your success in this way,
Question, if you win, will you have a plaque made have the team paraded in an open top bus. Maybe you will engrave a trophy and put it in your empty cabinet.
Bless
Without Walkers ill gotten millions you were and still are a tin pot third rate nothing of a slag heap. Yes I was there when Workington won 5-1 at Deadwood. Yes I was there when we dominated you through the the late 50`s to the seventies. You were nothing then and you are nothing now. Just an Indian outpost in darkest Lancashire.
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happiness[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.[/p][/quote]I agree, the bonleh unwashed will be able to go peacefully to their graves if they achieve their lifetime ambition, wishing to see at least one victory over the mighty Rovers. One victory, thats all they require, just one, no title, no FA cup no league or European. The measure of a Bunleh FC's success is just one victory over their much bigger neighbours. Oh how its tearing them up, eating away like a festering puss filled sore. Just one win and then they can die nice and peaceful. Its quite sad really isn't it, that you have to measure your success in this way, Question, if you win, will you have a plaque made have the team paraded in an open top bus. Maybe you will engrave a trophy and put it in your empty cabinet. Bless[/p][/quote]Without Walkers ill gotten millions you were and still are a tin pot third rate nothing of a slag heap. Yes I was there when Workington won 5-1 at Deadwood. Yes I was there when we dominated you through the the late 50`s to the seventies. You were nothing then and you are nothing now. Just an Indian outpost in darkest Lancashire. FCBurnley
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4:03am Fri 30 Nov 12

penrithrover says...

OUR DEFENCE IS AN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES , A WORSE MESS SINCE HENDRY WAS APPOINTED AS "DEFENSIVE COACH" BY HIS DRINKING PAL KEAN.
THOUGHT BY NOW HENDRY WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT ON HIS A*SE AND BACK SPENDING HIS AFTERNOONS IN THE PUB AND THE BOOKIES AND WE WOULD HAVE AT LEAST HAD BERG SORTING OUT THE DEFENCE .

RHODES WON`T STAY AROUND VERY LONG WITH THIS COACHING GANG OF ALCOHOLIC GAMBLING MISFITS, THE PORTUGUESE LAYABOUTS,THE HIGHLY PAID PENSIONERS , NO RHODES WILL WANT TO PLAY IN A PROPERLY MANAGED FOOTBALL CLUB , I AM SURE HE REGRETS LEAVING GRAYSON AND HUDDERSFIELD BY NOW.
OUR DEFENCE IS AN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES , A WORSE MESS SINCE HENDRY WAS APPOINTED AS "DEFENSIVE COACH" BY HIS DRINKING PAL KEAN. THOUGHT BY NOW HENDRY WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT ON HIS A*SE AND BACK SPENDING HIS AFTERNOONS IN THE PUB AND THE BOOKIES AND WE WOULD HAVE AT LEAST HAD BERG SORTING OUT THE DEFENCE . RHODES WON`T STAY AROUND VERY LONG WITH THIS COACHING GANG OF ALCOHOLIC GAMBLING MISFITS, THE PORTUGUESE LAYABOUTS,THE HIGHLY PAID PENSIONERS , NO RHODES WILL WANT TO PLAY IN A PROPERLY MANAGED FOOTBALL CLUB , I AM SURE HE REGRETS LEAVING GRAYSON AND HUDDERSFIELD BY NOW. penrithrover
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6:36am Fri 30 Nov 12

spike t says...

The much praised Walker family sold this history to the highest bidder!
We are now in a new historical period! The Venkys age or the Agent Ice Era.
The first game of the Venkys era is on Sunday and we all know what is going to happen!
In Venkys we trust!
The much praised Walker family sold this history to the highest bidder! We are now in a new historical period! The Venkys age or the Agent Ice Era. The first game of the Venkys era is on Sunday and we all know what is going to happen! In Venkys we trust! spike t
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8:23am Fri 30 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
happiness wrote: Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.
I agree, the bonleh unwashed will be able to go peacefully to their graves if they achieve their lifetime ambition, wishing to see at least one victory over the mighty Rovers. One victory, thats all they require, just one, no title, no FA cup no league or European. The measure of a Bunleh FC's success is just one victory over their much bigger neighbours. Oh how its tearing them up, eating away like a festering puss filled sore. Just one win and then they can die nice and peaceful. Its quite sad really isn't it, that you have to measure your success in this way, Question, if you win, will you have a plaque made have the team paraded in an open top bus. Maybe you will engrave a trophy and put it in your empty cabinet. Bless
Without Walkers ill gotten millions you were and still are a tin pot third rate nothing of a slag heap. Yes I was there when Workington won 5-1 at Deadwood. Yes I was there when we dominated you through the the late 50`s to the seventies. You were nothing then and you are nothing now. Just an Indian outpost in darkest Lancashire.
I was at The Bucks Head when Telford United slaughtered Burnley under Leighton James. So there!
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happiness[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, this is the best chance Burnley have had of beating us in 34 seasons and in those 8 competitive games. If they cant beat this disorganised, underconfident jumble sale of a team, then go help us. Come on, banter apart, Burnley are clear favourites for the first time in 2 generations, or 3 if you're from Shad or the Stoops. So who's most of the pressure on then? I would say that at least half of the Burnley regulars won't have ever seen a Clarets win in this game and you can say that history doesn't count for much on the pitch but in the stands, a win means so much more to Burnley fans than it does for us because we've been more used to it. Nerves on the day can transfer onto the pitch as the last 2 league games demonstrated. When Rovers went in front in both, the Burnley fans didn't really get behind their team. Never has the first goal meant so much in a game. If Rovers were to get it, fans confidence after a dysmal week would be on the up. If Burnley got it (and they haven't scored in the last 4 Rovers games at the Turf) they would lift the roof and I fear we could capitulate again. 34 years of history at stake. I just hope Berg gets it right this time because i fear the tag of being the first Rovers boss to lose to Burnley in 34 years will be too much for some, especially with a demoralised crowd and a visit of high flying Cardiff to lookn forward too next fri.[/p][/quote]I agree, the bonleh unwashed will be able to go peacefully to their graves if they achieve their lifetime ambition, wishing to see at least one victory over the mighty Rovers. One victory, thats all they require, just one, no title, no FA cup no league or European. The measure of a Bunleh FC's success is just one victory over their much bigger neighbours. Oh how its tearing them up, eating away like a festering puss filled sore. Just one win and then they can die nice and peaceful. Its quite sad really isn't it, that you have to measure your success in this way, Question, if you win, will you have a plaque made have the team paraded in an open top bus. Maybe you will engrave a trophy and put it in your empty cabinet. Bless[/p][/quote]Without Walkers ill gotten millions you were and still are a tin pot third rate nothing of a slag heap. Yes I was there when Workington won 5-1 at Deadwood. Yes I was there when we dominated you through the the late 50`s to the seventies. You were nothing then and you are nothing now. Just an Indian outpost in darkest Lancashire.[/p][/quote]I was at The Bucks Head when Telford United slaughtered Burnley under Leighton James. So there! Bazzer
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8:38am Fri 30 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote: To further heighten my despair and foreboding I have just seen Alfie Moon, licensee of the Queen Vic, proudly wearing his West Ham scarf.
bet he was 'hoofing' it around the square...but it is actually a well known football statistic that the majority of losers in life (and football) are to be seen wearing claret and blue....mmm
Until they appoint Big Sam...of course!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: To further heighten my despair and foreboding I have just seen Alfie Moon, licensee of the Queen Vic, proudly wearing his West Ham scarf.[/p][/quote]bet he was 'hoofing' it around the square...but it is actually a well known football statistic that the majority of losers in life (and football) are to be seen wearing claret and blue....mmm[/p][/quote]Until they appoint Big Sam...of course! Bazzer
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10:40am Fri 30 Nov 12

Harwoodstblue says...

spike t wrote:
The much praised Walker family sold this history to the highest bidder!
We are now in a new historical period! The Venkys age or the Agent Ice Era.
The first game of the Venkys era is on Sunday and we all know what is going to happen!
In Venkys we trust!
6.36am......You can't even sleep for thinking about it....Can you ?
[quote][p][bold]spike t[/bold] wrote: The much praised Walker family sold this history to the highest bidder! We are now in a new historical period! The Venkys age or the Agent Ice Era. The first game of the Venkys era is on Sunday and we all know what is going to happen! In Venkys we trust![/p][/quote]6.36am......You can't even sleep for thinking about it....Can you ? Harwoodstblue
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7:46pm Wed 16 Jan 13

devo12 says...

Dfsbluenose wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Vukcevic in for Formica
Kazim Richards in for Rochina
Givet in for Hanley
Dunn in for Murphy
Pedersen in for Etuhu
@jack01
Vukcevic in for Formica, Kazim Richards in for Rochina, Givet in for Hanley, Dunn in for Murphy, Pedersen in for Etuhu.

I agree with all except Givet for Hanley, I think it should be Givet in for Adam Henley. Because Henley is terrible!!! Hanley is class he has and When you have Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Totenham all in for him!!!
stop hallucinating!!!!!!!
!!!! you sound like SK
[quote][p][bold]Dfsbluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Vukcevic in for Formica Kazim Richards in for Rochina Givet in for Hanley Dunn in for Murphy Pedersen in for Etuhu[/p][/quote]@jack01 Vukcevic in for Formica, Kazim Richards in for Rochina, Givet in for Hanley, Dunn in for Murphy, Pedersen in for Etuhu. I agree with all except Givet for Hanley, I think it should be Givet in for Adam Henley. Because Henley is terrible!!! Hanley is class he has and When you have Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Totenham all in for him!!![/p][/quote]stop hallucinating!!!!!!! !!!! you sound like SK devo12
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