Blackburn Rovers youngsters must take cup chance

PHIL Cannon has called for Blackburn Rovers’ next generation to ‘seize their moment’ as the majority of the squad prepare for their biggest match of their careers.

Rovers’ under-18’s entertain Leicester City at Ewood Park in the FA Youth Cup this evening, with Will Beesley the only survivor from last season’s run to the final.

Rovers’ academy director Cannon admits Terry McPhillips’ men are under strength due to a series of injuries but believes the match is a good opportunity for some to show what they are made of.

Cannon said: “It isn’t great timing because we do have a number of players missing through injury but that just means we will have to go with a young squad.

“Most of them have never played at Ewood Park in a competitive match before, I think it is probably only Will Beesley who has, having played in last season’s run.

“This is their chance to show they can cope. I have been at clubs before in the past where youngsters have frozen on nights like that and the game is lost.

“You can all have the ability in the world but that counts for nothing if you don’t have the right mentality.”

Rovers reached last season’s FA Youth Cup final by beating rivals Burnley in a two-legged semi final, before losing to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Rovers are working hard to ensure their academy is awarded category one status in a re-audit in April, after being disappointed last time round.

Rovers were only given category two status and were told what needed improving to reach the standard they wanted.

“The all-weather surface is also finished now while work is being doing on getting the classrooms in place,” added Cannon.

“We are working through the points we needed to improve and are hopeful we will be well positioned come April.”

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5:53pm Tue 11 Dec 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

I thought we already had these facilities as it was said that we used to have the best facilities in the Premiership. Has something changed. What has happened to all the players from last year they can't all be injured. Have they all been replaced with so called foreign bargains ?
I thought we already had these facilities as it was said that we used to have the best facilities in the Premiership. Has something changed. What has happened to all the players from last year they can't all be injured. Have they all been replaced with so called foreign bargains ? A Rover 45 years and over

6:04pm Tue 11 Dec 12

MatthewCA says...

All the best, make this is your day !!!

Big Journey for lots of young lads.
All the best, make this is your day !!! Big Journey for lots of young lads. MatthewCA

8:21pm Tue 11 Dec 12

French Rover says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
I thought we already had these facilities as it was said that we used to have the best facilities in the Premiership. Has something changed. What has happened to all the players from last year they can't all be injured. Have they all been replaced with so called foreign bargains ?
I think they are in the reserves now as they will be too old to play in the Under 18 team.. Although i would be nice we cant be 18 for ever.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: I thought we already had these facilities as it was said that we used to have the best facilities in the Premiership. Has something changed. What has happened to all the players from last year they can't all be injured. Have they all been replaced with so called foreign bargains ?[/p][/quote]I think they are in the reserves now as they will be too old to play in the Under 18 team.. Although i would be nice we cant be 18 for ever. French Rover

8:54pm Tue 11 Dec 12

McRover says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
I thought we already had these facilities as it was said that we used to have the best facilities in the Premiership. Has something changed. What has happened to all the players from last year they can't all be injured. Have they all been replaced with so called foreign bargains ?
We did have but Mark Hughes switched thngs around with the Academy Facility now being the Senior Training Centre and the Academy moving to the original first team training centre further into the Brockhall estate which was the old hospital sports fields. Can't bame Venkys for this one I'm afraid,
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: I thought we already had these facilities as it was said that we used to have the best facilities in the Premiership. Has something changed. What has happened to all the players from last year they can't all be injured. Have they all been replaced with so called foreign bargains ?[/p][/quote]We did have but Mark Hughes switched thngs around with the Academy Facility now being the Senior Training Centre and the Academy moving to the original first team training centre further into the Brockhall estate which was the old hospital sports fields. Can't bame Venkys for this one I'm afraid, McRover

10:39pm Tue 11 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester.

Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?
Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester. Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ? FCBurnley

11:17pm Tue 11 Dec 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Thanks for information from French Rover and McRover much appreciated
Thanks for information from French Rover and McRover much appreciated A Rover 45 years and over

6:37am Wed 12 Dec 12

spike t says...

The much bragged about academy set-up is another thing of the past! In Venkys we trust!
The much bragged about academy set-up is another thing of the past! In Venkys we trust! spike t

6:37am Wed 12 Dec 12

spike t says...

The much bragged about academy set-up is another thing of the past! In Venkys we trust!
The much bragged about academy set-up is another thing of the past! In Venkys we trust! spike t

7:56am Wed 12 Dec 12

French Rover says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester.

Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?
wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester. Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?[/p][/quote]wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought.. French Rover

8:36am Wed 12 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester.

Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?
wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..
He is sadder and more obsessed than we all thought. He's on here every day. He reads every Rovers article.
If Burnley fans thought more of, and backed their own team rather than being totally obsessed with Blackburn Rovers they wouldn't have been living in our shadow for the last 34 years.
They wouldn't be so bitter and twisted as they are and who knows they might have tasted some success of their own
We might be down in the dumps now but the success and the good times we have had can't be taken away.
Burnley never had it and that's why they can't sleep at night without thinking about the bigger and better club down the road.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester. Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?[/p][/quote]wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..[/p][/quote]He is sadder and more obsessed than we all thought. He's on here every day. He reads every Rovers article. If Burnley fans thought more of, and backed their own team rather than being totally obsessed with Blackburn Rovers they wouldn't have been living in our shadow for the last 34 years. They wouldn't be so bitter and twisted as they are and who knows they might have tasted some success of their own We might be down in the dumps now but the success and the good times we have had can't be taken away. Burnley never had it and that's why they can't sleep at night without thinking about the bigger and better club down the road. Harwoodstblue

9:27am Wed 12 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester.

Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?
wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..
That's it, you keep on living in the past you fossil, ooooh 34 years, blah blah blah.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester. Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?[/p][/quote]wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..[/p][/quote]That's it, you keep on living in the past you fossil, ooooh 34 years, blah blah blah. George White Bread

9:27am Wed 12 Dec 12

j bee says...

the lads from blackburn last year were much bigger and older thats why they won now the burnley lads are bigger and a year older , much better to beat the big club utd
the lads from blackburn last year were much bigger and older thats why they won now the burnley lads are bigger and a year older , much better to beat the big club utd j bee

9:56am Wed 12 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

George White Bread wrote:
French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester.

Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?
wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..
That's it, you keep on living in the past you fossil, ooooh 34 years, blah blah blah.
At least we have a past that anyone under 65 can remember.
Three quarters of Dingle 'fans' weren't living the last time you lot won anything. You're only taste of 'glory' was your pathetic, one season attempt at Premireship football.
[quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Looks like the malaise at Deadwood is spreading to the kids. Clearly they did not heed Cannons warning, crashing to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of mighty Leicester. Wonder who we will be playing in the next round ?[/p][/quote]wonder if they will knock you out like we did last season......like we always seem to do (in the last 34 years) whenever we play you. Sorry FCBurnley but if you have to resort to slagging-off our Under 18 team to try and make a point you are even sadder than we all thought..[/p][/quote]That's it, you keep on living in the past you fossil, ooooh 34 years, blah blah blah.[/p][/quote]At least we have a past that anyone under 65 can remember. Three quarters of Dingle 'fans' weren't living the last time you lot won anything. You're only taste of 'glory' was your pathetic, one season attempt at Premireship football. Harwoodstblue

9:58am Wed 12 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

j bee wrote:
the lads from blackburn last year were much bigger and older thats why they won now the burnley lads are bigger and a year older , much better to beat the big club utd
Ohhhh,,,My lads bigger than yours...Pathetic. I suppose your dad is bigger than mine as well.
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: the lads from blackburn last year were much bigger and older thats why they won now the burnley lads are bigger and a year older , much better to beat the big club utd[/p][/quote]Ohhhh,,,My lads bigger than yours...Pathetic. I suppose your dad is bigger than mine as well. Harwoodstblue

11:43am Wed 12 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got. FCBurnley

11:44am Wed 12 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Even the LET cannot bring itself to report on the latest defeat.
Even the LET cannot bring itself to report on the latest defeat. FCBurnley

1:07pm Wed 12 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Perhaps Cryer did not know there was a game on , or has Shebby banned the publication of the result.
Perhaps Cryer did not know there was a game on , or has Shebby banned the publication of the result. FCBurnley

3:03pm Wed 12 Dec 12

French Rover says...

FCBurnley wrote:
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf. French Rover

3:03pm Wed 12 Dec 12

French Rover says...

FCBurnley wrote:
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf. French Rover

3:11pm Wed 12 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.
Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester.

Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester. Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers. FCBurnley

3:45pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

FCBurnley wrote:
French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.
Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester.

Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.
"Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road ".. in your humble and highly uneducated opinion, which matters not one jot.

BTW....Where you alive the last time the Dingles won anything.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester. Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.[/p][/quote]"Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road ".. in your humble and highly uneducated opinion, which matters not one jot. BTW....Where you alive the last time the Dingles won anything. Harwoodstblue

4:24pm Wed 12 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.
Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester.

Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.
"Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road ".. in your humble and highly uneducated opinion, which matters not one jot.

BTW....Where you alive the last time the Dingles won anything.
See my reply on the Fergie post !
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester. Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.[/p][/quote]"Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road ".. in your humble and highly uneducated opinion, which matters not one jot. BTW....Where you alive the last time the Dingles won anything.[/p][/quote]See my reply on the Fergie post ! FCBurnley

6:52pm Wed 12 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
the lads from blackburn last year were much bigger and older thats why they won now the burnley lads are bigger and a year older , much better to beat the big club utd
Ohhhh,,,My lads bigger than yours...Pathetic. I suppose your dad is bigger than mine as well.
Being from Blackburn do you know who your old man actually is ?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: the lads from blackburn last year were much bigger and older thats why they won now the burnley lads are bigger and a year older , much better to beat the big club utd[/p][/quote]Ohhhh,,,My lads bigger than yours...Pathetic. I suppose your dad is bigger than mine as well.[/p][/quote]Being from Blackburn do you know who your old man actually is ? George White Bread

8:27pm Wed 12 Dec 12

oggy 56 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
French Rover wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.
Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.
Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester.

Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.
how.many burnley youth team players ,are in your 1 st team now that you have bought through your ranks
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: If we are living in the past then what is this 34 year thing about ! It certainly aint the future cos The Future is Claret. You cling on to the last 30 odd years boys cos thats all you got.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - it isn't in the past - the 34 years of dominance is a living entity which already manifested itself this season when our current poor form team were able to easily get one point (and almost three) from your own turf.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers are on the long and very slippery road to oblivion and you know it. Suggest you enjoy the next couple of seasons because they could be your last. You do not even have decent youth players to bring in judging by the thrashing they got from mighty Leicester. Stick to the vin rouge et fromage, It will be much more enjoyable than watching T`rovers.[/p][/quote]how.many burnley youth team players ,are in your 1 st team now that you have bought through your ranks oggy 56

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