Rovers to tell Old Boys that Formica is not for sale

BLACKBURN Rovers will tell Mauro Formica’s former employers the Argentine midfielder is not for sale – as interest grows in a number of the club’s foreign imports.

Newell’s Old Boys are understood to be keen on bringing Formica back to Argentina having sold him to Rovers for in the region of £3.5million in January 2011.

But Rovers believe the 24-year-old has a key role to play in attempting to revive the club’s flagging promotion hopes and are likely to rebuff any formal interest in him.

Interest has been received from clubs abroad in summer signings Nuno Henrique and Diogo Rosado, with neither yet to establish themselves in the first team squad.

Portuguese centre back Henrique has yet to feature for the first team, having been brought to Ewood Park from Academica in August by global advisor Shebby Singh.

Italian Serie A ouftit Siena are understood to have enquired about the defender’s availability, with Henrique himself frustrated at a lack of opportunity this season.

Singh also played an instrumental role in bringing Portuguese midfielder Diogo Rosado to Rovers in August, signing him from Sporting Lisbon after lengthy negotiations.

The 22-year-old has briefly featured for the first team, and was on the substitutes bench for Saturday’s defeat at Blackpool, but will want more chances to impress if he is to stay in East Lancashire.

Portuguese top flight outfit Braga are believed to be ready to offer cash for the playmaker in an attempt to lure him back.

Singh is keen for both players to remain at Rovers, having been behind their signings during Steve Kean’s regime, but the duo are believed to be frustrated at a lack of playing time.

Sources close to Formica have told the Lancashire Telegraph the player would consider a return ‘home’ if Rovers and Newell’s Old Boys agreed a price, but that prospect is unlikely.

Boss Berg is expected to bring some new faces to Ewood next month, with Manchester United loanee Josh King set to be the first permanent signing.

Exits are also inevitable as Rovers bid to freshen things up with their promotion hopes fading rapidly.

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8:08am Wed 19 Dec 12

shedhead64 says...

So thats Formica off then......
So thats Formica off then...... shedhead64

8:17am Wed 19 Dec 12

chickenfarm says...

He will stay on board the Gravy Train.
He will stay on board the Gravy Train. chickenfarm

8:17am Wed 19 Dec 12

bburnrover says...

Well we must write off this season and get rid of the under performers players and management alike unfortunately that means we will only have 4 players and no management team!

We took two seasons to get out of this league last time we dropped in it so a fresh input of quality players and goodbye to the Portugese ,Fulham players and our two centre backs should give us the impetus we require to make a fresh start next season.
Well we must write off this season and get rid of the under performers players and management alike unfortunately that means we will only have 4 players and no management team! We took two seasons to get out of this league last time we dropped in it so a fresh input of quality players and goodbye to the Portugese ,Fulham players and our two centre backs should give us the impetus we require to make a fresh start next season. bburnrover

8:20am Wed 19 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Let's have a fire sale. Get rid of the majority. We need to start again from scratch. Give the fans players who want to play for the club. Any player coming to this shambles must really want too. Unless of course it is only for the money, as lots of our present players have done. How about transferring Shebby? On a free would be ok. Perhaps Burnley would like him!
Let's have a fire sale. Get rid of the majority. We need to start again from scratch. Give the fans players who want to play for the club. Any player coming to this shambles must really want too. Unless of course it is only for the money, as lots of our present players have done. How about transferring Shebby? On a free would be ok. Perhaps Burnley would like him! A Darener

8:52am Wed 19 Dec 12

Brfc24138931 says...

Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.
Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough. Brfc24138931

9:09am Wed 19 Dec 12

stephenrover says...

Have people seen in the Daily Mail about Berg at the Christmas party?!

Must be a HORRIBLE atmosphere behind the scenes now. They have to get some decent management in. Just not sure that any players could dig us out of this mess. How could anybody have a commitment to the current shambolic setup?

And if Italian Serie A sides want Nuno Henrique, why isn't he getting a look in?
Have people seen in the Daily Mail about Berg at the Christmas party?! Must be a HORRIBLE atmosphere behind the scenes now. They have to get some decent management in. Just not sure that any players could dig us out of this mess. How could anybody have a commitment to the current shambolic setup? And if Italian Serie A sides want Nuno Henrique, why isn't he getting a look in? stephenrover

9:19am Wed 19 Dec 12

GAZHAY says...

IF this is true both these players should have been given a chance by now as both these are decent clubs whom are looking to buy them. Definitely something going on behind the scenes. As for Formica I would be tempted to cash him in as he hasn't impressed at all when he has played this season and he has zero pace at all.
IF this is true both these players should have been given a chance by now as both these are decent clubs whom are looking to buy them. Definitely something going on behind the scenes. As for Formica I would be tempted to cash him in as he hasn't impressed at all when he has played this season and he has zero pace at all. GAZHAY

9:20am Wed 19 Dec 12

BeardwoodB says...

They WILL sell Formica for the right price.
You simply can't trust these idiots!
Plus I've heard the DJ at the staff Christmas Party made Berg look a fool, and before you all comment, it's unconfirmed that Shebby was also the DJ.
Ssssssssshhhhaaabba!
!!!
They WILL sell Formica for the right price. You simply can't trust these idiots! Plus I've heard the DJ at the staff Christmas Party made Berg look a fool, and before you all comment, it's unconfirmed that Shebby was also the DJ. Ssssssssshhhhaaabba! !!! BeardwoodB

9:20am Wed 19 Dec 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Just read the article over on the DM, and should this have any truth in it then the lunatics have totally taken over the asylum ?

Players leaving, staff leaving, fans leaving thus the last one out switch the lights off !

Just when is this nightmare going to end ?

Arte et labore
Just read the article over on the DM, and should this have any truth in it then the lunatics have totally taken over the asylum ? Players leaving, staff leaving, fans leaving thus the last one out switch the lights off ! Just when is this nightmare going to end ? Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

9:54am Wed 19 Dec 12

leitchy says...

there is hope yet wrote:
Listen lads, things don't look that great at the moment ok. If we just try to fill Ewood Saturday and just cheer the team on no matter what. Then at the end of the 90, if we've lost again then shout all the abuse you want. But lets try and fill it and sing our f u c k I n g hearts out for the lads. Still believe. Arte et labore
Well said...time to back the team !! Stop all the chants during the game and voice at the end!

It's not helping the team by shouting at them...be vocal and back the lads!!
Henning keep putting your foot down.....preferably on Shebbys head!!
[quote][p][bold]there is hope yet[/bold] wrote: Listen lads, things don't look that great at the moment ok. If we just try to fill Ewood Saturday and just cheer the team on no matter what. Then at the end of the 90, if we've lost again then shout all the abuse you want. But lets try and fill it and sing our f u c k I n g hearts out for the lads. Still believe. Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Well said...time to back the team !! Stop all the chants during the game and voice at the end! It's not helping the team by shouting at them...be vocal and back the lads!! Henning keep putting your foot down.....preferably on Shebbys head!! leitchy

9:56am Wed 19 Dec 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

So Shebby wants these players to stay because he brought them in.

WHAT!

I thought HB was the manager, I have said it before Shebby will destroy BRFC, he can't be trusted, he won't answer any direct questions, sad times to see the club sinking without trace.

Even the press are picking up what a shambles BRFC has become.

I have not said this for a long long time but it's time to unite and start another Boycott before we go under and believe you me this time us not that far away.

RIP BRFC
So Shebby wants these players to stay because he brought them in. WHAT! I thought HB was the manager, I have said it before Shebby will destroy BRFC, he can't be trusted, he won't answer any direct questions, sad times to see the club sinking without trace. Even the press are picking up what a shambles BRFC has become. I have not said this for a long long time but it's time to unite and start another Boycott before we go under and believe you me this time us not that far away. RIP BRFC Lancs - pensioner

9:56am Wed 19 Dec 12

leitchy says...

Brfc24138931 wrote:
Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.
Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away.

Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.
[quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.[/p][/quote]Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away. Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise. leitchy

9:57am Wed 19 Dec 12

noddymcleod says...

The horse play described in the Mail is the kind of tasteless "just having fun" that passes for entertainment in thousands of office parties this time of year. It's no surprise that Rovers management have that kind of cretinous party, too.
If Berg snapped, good fo him.
I'm more concerned about the team performance on the field and the revelations in Cryers pieice that Singh is doing an Anderson, signing on people he's not seen and flogging them on.
Formica isn't ever going to make it here. He does have talent but no stomach.
The horse play described in the Mail is the kind of tasteless "just having fun" that passes for entertainment in thousands of office parties this time of year. It's no surprise that Rovers management have that kind of cretinous party, too. If Berg snapped, good fo him. I'm more concerned about the team performance on the field and the revelations in Cryers pieice that Singh is doing an Anderson, signing on people he's not seen and flogging them on. Formica isn't ever going to make it here. He does have talent but no stomach. noddymcleod

10:03am Wed 19 Dec 12

Riverside 7 says...

It was Steve Kean and JA that paid £3.5M for Formica and based on his performances over the past 2 years we will be lucky if we recoup £1M for him now.
He is lightweight, has no pace and is certainly not a right-sided midfielder (winger) where he has been played recenly.

I recall writing to our former Deputy CEO Paul Hunt (remember him?) 12 months ago saying that Formica would never be a regular in the Premier League. He is now struggling to make an impact in the Championship.

However, he is not alone.

The club also paid a massive agent's fee when they bought Ruben Rochina. Our old friend JA claimed that for a purchase price of £2M (of which £1.6M was JA's fee) Rovers were getting a £10M footballer.
I wonder how much he is worth now?

I would dearly love to know who made money from the signing of our Portuguese contingent in the summer.
AC's article indicate that Shebby Singh was involved in at least some of the signings so did he benefit financially?
If so he should resign immediately.

I have said in the past that if any other English football club had signed 2 players from Portugal eyebrows would have been raised.
Rovers signed 6 or 7 from this 'un-tapped market'.

Where are all they now?
Is the weather too cold for them?
Nuno Gomes scored a couple of goals early in the season but he has not played for some time - although he has regularly been on the bench.
In view of his age I never expected him to play every week but he must be on top wages and for what?

With the exception of Fabio Nunes we have seen very little of the younger Portuguese players.
All they appear to have done is to suppress the development of our home grown youngsters who got to the final of the FA Youth Cup last season.
It was Steve Kean and JA that paid £3.5M for Formica and based on his performances over the past 2 years we will be lucky if we recoup £1M for him now. He is lightweight, has no pace and is certainly not a right-sided midfielder (winger) where he has been played recenly. I recall writing to our former Deputy CEO Paul Hunt (remember him?) 12 months ago saying that Formica would never be a regular in the Premier League. He is now struggling to make an impact in the Championship. However, he is not alone. The club also paid a massive agent's fee when they bought Ruben Rochina. Our old friend JA claimed that for a purchase price of £2M (of which £1.6M was JA's fee) Rovers were getting a £10M footballer. I wonder how much he is worth now? I would dearly love to know who made money from the signing of our Portuguese contingent in the summer. AC's article indicate that Shebby Singh was involved in at least some of the signings so did he benefit financially? If so he should resign immediately. I have said in the past that if any other English football club had signed 2 players from Portugal eyebrows would have been raised. Rovers signed 6 or 7 from this 'un-tapped market'. Where are all they now? Is the weather too cold for them? Nuno Gomes scored a couple of goals early in the season but he has not played for some time - although he has regularly been on the bench. In view of his age I never expected him to play every week but he must be on top wages and for what? With the exception of Fabio Nunes we have seen very little of the younger Portuguese players. All they appear to have done is to suppress the development of our home grown youngsters who got to the final of the FA Youth Cup last season. Riverside 7

10:04am Wed 19 Dec 12

leitchy says...

the staff change has been put on hold as nobody is sure Henning will b here come January...the only guy at our club with a footballing background and wants to help rovers...and even he wants to leave due to the interference of shebby and co..

Leave it to the professionals.
Taxi for Shebby!!
the staff change has been put on hold as nobody is sure Henning will b here come January...the only guy at our club with a footballing background and wants to help rovers...and even he wants to leave due to the interference of shebby and co.. Leave it to the professionals. Taxi for Shebby!! leitchy

10:09am Wed 19 Dec 12

eddie the eagle says...

Can't imagine Sir Alex with a chritmas stocking on his head ,lines have to be drawn stronger discipline is needed the manager must be boss and be respected.
As for Formica let him go he is not strong enough for the Championship.and suspect the same applies to other foreign imports.Lets get rid and start again
Can't imagine Sir Alex with a chritmas stocking on his head ,lines have to be drawn stronger discipline is needed the manager must be boss and be respected. As for Formica let him go he is not strong enough for the Championship.and suspect the same applies to other foreign imports.Lets get rid and start again eddie the eagle

10:39am Wed 19 Dec 12

Blackburn fans love horses says...

noddymcleod wrote:
The horse play described in the Mail is the kind of tasteless "just having fun" that passes for entertainment in thousands of office parties this time of year. It's no surprise that Rovers management have that kind of cretinous party, too.
If Berg snapped, good fo him.
I'm more concerned about the team performance on the field and the revelations in Cryers pieice that Singh is doing an Anderson, signing on people he's not seen and flogging them on.
Formica isn't ever going to make it here. He does have talent but no stomach.
Did you say horse play?

Excellent use of irony.

More hilarious Blackburn news in the Daily Mail this morning - truly the comedy gift keeps giving.

Merry Xmas
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: The horse play described in the Mail is the kind of tasteless "just having fun" that passes for entertainment in thousands of office parties this time of year. It's no surprise that Rovers management have that kind of cretinous party, too. If Berg snapped, good fo him. I'm more concerned about the team performance on the field and the revelations in Cryers pieice that Singh is doing an Anderson, signing on people he's not seen and flogging them on. Formica isn't ever going to make it here. He does have talent but no stomach.[/p][/quote]Did you say horse play? Excellent use of irony. More hilarious Blackburn news in the Daily Mail this morning - truly the comedy gift keeps giving. Merry Xmas Blackburn fans love horses

10:44am Wed 19 Dec 12

BeardwoodB says...

On the plus side Shebby Singh has a face card in the new version of the board game Guess Who?
On the plus side Shebby Singh has a face card in the new version of the board game Guess Who? BeardwoodB

10:51am Wed 19 Dec 12

1riversider says...

A Darener wrote:
Let's have a fire sale. Get rid of the majority. We need to start again from scratch. Give the fans players who want to play for the club. Any player coming to this shambles must really want too. Unless of course it is only for the money, as lots of our present players have done. How about transferring Shebby? On a free would be ok. Perhaps Burnley would like him!
Totally agree. If we get an offer for any of the under achieving loafers, we should snap hands off. This season is over already, and we should be shipping as many of the players out as possible.

On the same note, how about giving Shabby and the other two Stooges free transfers to a club in Outer Mongolia - as far away from Ewood as possible. P**s up and brewery come to mind whenever these three idiots are mentioned.

SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Let's have a fire sale. Get rid of the majority. We need to start again from scratch. Give the fans players who want to play for the club. Any player coming to this shambles must really want too. Unless of course it is only for the money, as lots of our present players have done. How about transferring Shebby? On a free would be ok. Perhaps Burnley would like him![/p][/quote]Totally agree. If we get an offer for any of the under achieving loafers, we should snap hands off. This season is over already, and we should be shipping as many of the players out as possible. On the same note, how about giving Shabby and the other two Stooges free transfers to a club in Outer Mongolia - as far away from Ewood as possible. P**s up and brewery come to mind whenever these three idiots are mentioned. SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW 1riversider

10:53am Wed 19 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Christmas party? What the .... They should be out on the training ground 24/7.
Christmas party? What the .... They should be out on the training ground 24/7. A Darener

10:56am Wed 19 Dec 12

Ray Gunn says...

a new year...out with the old, in with the new!....but we have to ask ourselves who in their right mind would come to rovers? who with 1oz of playing ability would want to play for a team where not even the players know who's in charge...i as many of you's every day watch Sky spots news, read the national and local press in a hope to find something positive about our club...but day after day...week after week we are being laugh at by the wider footballing world...some people on here saying 'sing your hearts out for the lads' but when you've had your heart ripped out by some Chicken farmers back in India, and you're paying to go and watch a team of players that quite clearly would rather be somewhere else, then it's hard to, they also say if the team play bad then boo at the end, but thats seems pointless because they're already heading down to the changing room ready to head out and spend their wages, and not giving a toss about the previous 90 mins....i would like the cowards that are the venkys (chicken farmers) to come and face the fans, B*llocks to the class system that exists in the third world, where those of the upper class dont have to talk to those of the lower class....come and see what you have done to a club that was a founder member of the football league, and a founder member of the premier league, come and see what you've done to a team built on passion by a guy with passion (uncle Jack), but you wont come unless you attend an away game hiding somewhere in the stands....you wont come and face the true fans.....you are just money grabbing, chicken farming COWARDS....god bless Jack Walker....we want our rovers back
a new year...out with the old, in with the new!....but we have to ask ourselves who in their right mind would come to rovers? who with 1oz of playing ability would want to play for a team where not even the players know who's in charge...i as many of you's every day watch Sky spots news, read the national and local press in a hope to find something positive about our club...but day after day...week after week we are being laugh at by the wider footballing world...some people on here saying 'sing your hearts out for the lads' but when you've had your heart ripped out by some Chicken farmers back in India, and you're paying to go and watch a team of players that quite clearly would rather be somewhere else, then it's hard to, they also say if the team play bad then boo at the end, but thats seems pointless because they're already heading down to the changing room ready to head out and spend their wages, and not giving a toss about the previous 90 mins....i would like the cowards that are the venkys (chicken farmers) to come and face the fans, B*llocks to the class system that exists in the third world, where those of the upper class dont have to talk to those of the lower class....come and see what you have done to a club that was a founder member of the football league, and a founder member of the premier league, come and see what you've done to a team built on passion by a guy with passion (uncle Jack), but you wont come unless you attend an away game hiding somewhere in the stands....you wont come and face the true fans.....you are just money grabbing, chicken farming COWARDS....god bless Jack Walker....we want our rovers back Ray Gunn

11:14am Wed 19 Dec 12

jinkyjase says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
It was Steve Kean and JA that paid £3.5M for Formica and based on his performances over the past 2 years we will be lucky if we recoup £1M for him now.
He is lightweight, has no pace and is certainly not a right-sided midfielder (winger) where he has been played recenly.

I recall writing to our former Deputy CEO Paul Hunt (remember him?) 12 months ago saying that Formica would never be a regular in the Premier League. He is now struggling to make an impact in the Championship.

However, he is not alone.

The club also paid a massive agent's fee when they bought Ruben Rochina. Our old friend JA claimed that for a purchase price of £2M (of which £1.6M was JA's fee) Rovers were getting a £10M footballer.
I wonder how much he is worth now?

I would dearly love to know who made money from the signing of our Portuguese contingent in the summer.
AC's article indicate that Shebby Singh was involved in at least some of the signings so did he benefit financially?
If so he should resign immediately.

I have said in the past that if any other English football club had signed 2 players from Portugal eyebrows would have been raised.
Rovers signed 6 or 7 from this 'un-tapped market'.

Where are all they now?
Is the weather too cold for them?
Nuno Gomes scored a couple of goals early in the season but he has not played for some time - although he has regularly been on the bench.
In view of his age I never expected him to play every week but he must be on top wages and for what?

With the exception of Fabio Nunes we have seen very little of the younger Portuguese players.
All they appear to have done is to suppress the development of our home grown youngsters who got to the final of the FA Youth Cup last season.
Bang on the money (pun intended)
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: It was Steve Kean and JA that paid £3.5M for Formica and based on his performances over the past 2 years we will be lucky if we recoup £1M for him now. He is lightweight, has no pace and is certainly not a right-sided midfielder (winger) where he has been played recenly. I recall writing to our former Deputy CEO Paul Hunt (remember him?) 12 months ago saying that Formica would never be a regular in the Premier League. He is now struggling to make an impact in the Championship. However, he is not alone. The club also paid a massive agent's fee when they bought Ruben Rochina. Our old friend JA claimed that for a purchase price of £2M (of which £1.6M was JA's fee) Rovers were getting a £10M footballer. I wonder how much he is worth now? I would dearly love to know who made money from the signing of our Portuguese contingent in the summer. AC's article indicate that Shebby Singh was involved in at least some of the signings so did he benefit financially? If so he should resign immediately. I have said in the past that if any other English football club had signed 2 players from Portugal eyebrows would have been raised. Rovers signed 6 or 7 from this 'un-tapped market'. Where are all they now? Is the weather too cold for them? Nuno Gomes scored a couple of goals early in the season but he has not played for some time - although he has regularly been on the bench. In view of his age I never expected him to play every week but he must be on top wages and for what? With the exception of Fabio Nunes we have seen very little of the younger Portuguese players. All they appear to have done is to suppress the development of our home grown youngsters who got to the final of the FA Youth Cup last season.[/p][/quote]Bang on the money (pun intended) jinkyjase

11:22am Wed 19 Dec 12

A Darener says...

The Saturday before Christmas is traditionally one of the lowest gates of the season.
Well this Saturday I don't think Christmas will have anything to do with it being the lowest gate of the season!
Who in their right mind will continue to put up with the dross we are being served at the moment?
The Saturday before Christmas is traditionally one of the lowest gates of the season. Well this Saturday I don't think Christmas will have anything to do with it being the lowest gate of the season! Who in their right mind will continue to put up with the dross we are being served at the moment? A Darener

11:49am Wed 19 Dec 12

Stone Island: says...

Blackburn fans love horses wrote:
noddymcleod wrote:
The horse play described in the Mail is the kind of tasteless "just having fun" that passes for entertainment in thousands of office parties this time of year. It's no surprise that Rovers management have that kind of cretinous party, too.
If Berg snapped, good fo him.
I'm more concerned about the team performance on the field and the revelations in Cryers pieice that Singh is doing an Anderson, signing on people he's not seen and flogging them on.
Formica isn't ever going to make it here. He does have talent but no stomach.
Did you say horse play?

Excellent use of irony.

More hilarious Blackburn news in the Daily Mail this morning - truly the comedy gift keeps giving.

Merry Xmas
RE: your user name. I think you'll find that it's the good people of Burnley, that like a bit of 'horse play'.

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[quote][p][bold]Blackburn fans love horses[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: The horse play described in the Mail is the kind of tasteless "just having fun" that passes for entertainment in thousands of office parties this time of year. It's no surprise that Rovers management have that kind of cretinous party, too. If Berg snapped, good fo him. I'm more concerned about the team performance on the field and the revelations in Cryers pieice that Singh is doing an Anderson, signing on people he's not seen and flogging them on. Formica isn't ever going to make it here. He does have talent but no stomach.[/p][/quote]Did you say horse play? Excellent use of irony. More hilarious Blackburn news in the Daily Mail this morning - truly the comedy gift keeps giving. Merry Xmas[/p][/quote]RE: your user name. I think you'll find that it's the good people of Burnley, that like a bit of 'horse play'. http://www.lancashir etelegraph.co.uk/new s/burnley/9956847.Bu rnley_man_caught_wit h_pornographic_image s_of_horses/ Stone Island:

12:17pm Wed 19 Dec 12

1952 rover says...

Let's start with the Venky's. Shebby. Berg & co and Agnew and Shaw. Now that would be a good start.
Let's start with the Venky's. Shebby. Berg & co and Agnew and Shaw. Now that would be a good start. 1952 rover

1:39pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Miss-You-Uncle-Jack says...

Shebby...your supposed role at the club is GLOBAL ADVISOR (whatever that means). Nowhere in that title (which you probably gave yourself) does it imply that you're chief scout or whatever else you want to call it! Can't you just p*** off out of our club and let the people who are paid to do those sorts of jobs get on and do it? Or was everyone sacked in the summer on the sly and you're doing everyone else's job for them? Including the manager's? Clear off, you're just an interfering gobsh1te and let us pick up the pieces without you sticking your nose in.
Shebby...your supposed role at the club is GLOBAL ADVISOR (whatever that means). Nowhere in that title (which you probably gave yourself) does it imply that you're chief scout or whatever else you want to call it! Can't you just p*** off out of our club and let the people who are paid to do those sorts of jobs get on and do it? Or was everyone sacked in the summer on the sly and you're doing everyone else's job for them? Including the manager's? Clear off, you're just an interfering gobsh1te and let us pick up the pieces without you sticking your nose in. Miss-You-Uncle-Jack

1:50pm Wed 19 Dec 12

JPB says...

`shebby singh`s` signings? what a joke rovers are..
`shebby singh`s` signings? what a joke rovers are.. JPB

2:10pm Wed 19 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

What an absolute disgrace Steve Kean was going along with this divisive strategy for transfers. How the media and other managers could call him dignified is a joke. He was prepared to cow tow, nod his head and accept no-marks telling him who he was having and who to play and all for the sake of 'being a football manager'. If he had only been big enough to say no somewhere way back. It wouldnt have been all so easy for Venkys to implement their dirty plan
What an absolute disgrace Steve Kean was going along with this divisive strategy for transfers. How the media and other managers could call him dignified is a joke. He was prepared to cow tow, nod his head and accept no-marks telling him who he was having and who to play and all for the sake of 'being a football manager'. If he had only been big enough to say no somewhere way back. It wouldnt have been all so easy for Venkys to implement their dirty plan merlinrabbit

2:42pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

JPB wrote:
`shebby singh`s` signings? what a joke rovers are..
So It's out, what most of us suspected, interference in footballing matters from India.

Singh signing players from Portugal ??? I thought that was the managers job deciding which players are needed.

Who is picking the team / substitutions? (strange team selections ) whilst others not been given a chance.

Now we know why it all went t*ts up and Kean was going along with it all the time. They wanted a yes man as we thought, then THEY could get on with running (ruining ) the club.

It appears Andy Cryer knew what was going on so why was nothing said before ?
[quote][p][bold]JPB[/bold] wrote: `shebby singh`s` signings? what a joke rovers are..[/p][/quote]So It's out, what most of us suspected, interference in footballing matters from India. Singh signing players from Portugal ??? I thought that was the managers job deciding which players are needed. Who is picking the team / substitutions? (strange team selections ) whilst others not been given a chance. Now we know why it all went t*ts up and Kean was going along with it all the time. They wanted a yes man as we thought, then THEY could get on with running (ruining ) the club. It appears Andy Cryer knew what was going on so why was nothing said before ? Harwoodstblue

2:59pm Wed 19 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

The whole operational structure from Shaw and Agnew to Singh and Berg is a bloody joke - the Club is in serious trouble both on and off the field but this is understandable with bumbling idiots running the Club.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BERG BLACK HENDRY VENKYS YES THE LOT OF THEM!!!
The whole operational structure from Shaw and Agnew to Singh and Berg is a bloody joke - the Club is in serious trouble both on and off the field but this is understandable with bumbling idiots running the Club. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BERG BLACK HENDRY VENKYS YES THE LOT OF THEM!!! dangerous dave

3:21pm Wed 19 Dec 12

MxMave says...

Formica is one of our best players despite what anyone says. If you put Formica into a good side, he would show what kind of workrate and skill he has.
Formica is one of our best players despite what anyone says. If you put Formica into a good side, he would show what kind of workrate and skill he has. MxMave

4:23pm Wed 19 Dec 12

GAZHAY says...

MxMave wrote:
Formica is one of our best players despite what anyone says. If you put Formica into a good side, he would show what kind of workrate and skill he has.
Workrate.......Keep yur eye on him on Saturday if you go and you will see his workrate. Last game his workrate was embarrasing!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Formica is one of our best players despite what anyone says. If you put Formica into a good side, he would show what kind of workrate and skill he has.[/p][/quote]Workrate.......Keep yur eye on him on Saturday if you go and you will see his workrate. Last game his workrate was embarrasing!!!!! GAZHAY

5:01pm Wed 19 Dec 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

It has always appeared that the main object of buying Blackburn Rovers was to gain access to a market to purchase players and sell on. The rest of the club is just an uwanted side issue. Why anyone would want to buy Formica is a puzzle as he is just a none effect player that takes up the place in the team of someone that might really contribute. The team is full of non effect players hence look where we are now. The only way is downwards and out whilst these people own us. Wish it wasn't the case but things get from bad to worse every week. Can't see us being in the Championship next season.
It has always appeared that the main object of buying Blackburn Rovers was to gain access to a market to purchase players and sell on. The rest of the club is just an uwanted side issue. Why anyone would want to buy Formica is a puzzle as he is just a none effect player that takes up the place in the team of someone that might really contribute. The team is full of non effect players hence look where we are now. The only way is downwards and out whilst these people own us. Wish it wasn't the case but things get from bad to worse every week. Can't see us being in the Championship next season. A Rover 45 years and over

5:26pm Wed 19 Dec 12

French Rover says...

Amazing that we are struggling in midfield yet two decent clubs (Newells Old Boys and Braga) want two of our midfielders. Not sure what that tells us about our set-up? I hope we keep Formica as he is a sound player and improving with getting regular games, he is the type we need to keep in the squad as the squad improves.

I would like to have seen what Rosada is like though....
Amazing that we are struggling in midfield yet two decent clubs (Newells Old Boys and Braga) want two of our midfielders. Not sure what that tells us about our set-up? I hope we keep Formica as he is a sound player and improving with getting regular games, he is the type we need to keep in the squad as the squad improves. I would like to have seen what Rosada is like though.... French Rover

5:59pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

leitchy wrote:
Brfc24138931 wrote:
Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.
Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away.

Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.
But he hasn't been back yet along with the 10000 others who think kean is still here. Kean out fans back they shouted, someone needs to tell them he's not been on a diet and its now henning berg.
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.[/p][/quote]Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away. Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.[/p][/quote]But he hasn't been back yet along with the 10000 others who think kean is still here. Kean out fans back they shouted, someone needs to tell them he's not been on a diet and its now henning berg. Return of the Magnificent se7en

6:05pm Wed 19 Dec 12

LanghoDAN says...

Blackburn rovers have long gone there's no such club as brfc anymore we might aswell be called venky f c as we have been destroyed by some Indian company over in india who can't even run a bath never mind a football club **** off to the lot off them venky f c ate heading down to the next league
Blackburn rovers have long gone there's no such club as brfc anymore we might aswell be called venky f c as we have been destroyed by some Indian company over in india who can't even run a bath never mind a football club **** off to the lot off them venky f c ate heading down to the next league LanghoDAN

6:57pm Wed 19 Dec 12

icannotrace says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
So Shebby wants these players to stay because he brought them in.

WHAT!

I thought HB was the manager, I have said it before Shebby will destroy BRFC, he can't be trusted, he won't answer any direct questions, sad times to see the club sinking without trace.

Even the press are picking up what a shambles BRFC has become.

I have not said this for a long long time but it's time to unite and start another Boycott before we go under and believe you me this time us not that far away.

RIP BRFC
Thew whole world know what a shambles BRFC have become and now the cat's out of the bag in relation to the Portuguese boys. Whilst everyone was going on at Steve Kean and assuming he was looking for a good deal on a holiday villa on the Algarve it was the maestro himself Shaggy who was instrumental for bringing them in to keep the bench warm if they are lucky.

And you wonder why Henning threw a wobbly at the Christmas do.

Rotten to the core
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: So Shebby wants these players to stay because he brought them in. WHAT! I thought HB was the manager, I have said it before Shebby will destroy BRFC, he can't be trusted, he won't answer any direct questions, sad times to see the club sinking without trace. Even the press are picking up what a shambles BRFC has become. I have not said this for a long long time but it's time to unite and start another Boycott before we go under and believe you me this time us not that far away. RIP BRFC[/p][/quote]Thew whole world know what a shambles BRFC have become and now the cat's out of the bag in relation to the Portuguese boys. Whilst everyone was going on at Steve Kean and assuming he was looking for a good deal on a holiday villa on the Algarve it was the maestro himself Shaggy who was instrumental for bringing them in to keep the bench warm if they are lucky. And you wonder why Henning threw a wobbly at the Christmas do. Rotten to the core icannotrace

9:15pm Wed 19 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

leitchy wrote:
Brfc24138931 wrote:
Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.
Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away.

Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.
+1

No point ruining the reputation of the rest of us decent supporters by turning up and hurling abuse at the team.
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.[/p][/quote]Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away. Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.[/p][/quote]+1 No point ruining the reputation of the rest of us decent supporters by turning up and hurling abuse at the team. blueblooded

9:18pm Wed 19 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

LanghoDAN wrote:
Blackburn rovers have long gone there's no such club as brfc anymore we might aswell be called venky f c as we have been destroyed by some Indian company over in india who can't even run a bath never mind a football club **** off to the lot off them venky f c ate heading down to the next league
So why do you still bother posting?

Its Venky's club.

The club you knew doesn't exist anymore.

We're all doomed to playing Evostick football etc.

Christ.. Even our dingle groupies comments are starting to sound less repetitive and pointless!
[quote][p][bold]LanghoDAN[/bold] wrote: Blackburn rovers have long gone there's no such club as brfc anymore we might aswell be called venky f c as we have been destroyed by some Indian company over in india who can't even run a bath never mind a football club **** off to the lot off them venky f c ate heading down to the next league[/p][/quote]So why do you still bother posting? Its Venky's club. The club you knew doesn't exist anymore. We're all doomed to playing Evostick football etc. Christ.. Even our dingle groupies comments are starting to sound less repetitive and pointless! blueblooded

9:42pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

dangerous dave wrote:
The whole operational structure from Shaw and Agnew to Singh and Berg is a bloody joke - the Club is in serious trouble both on and off the field but this is understandable with bumbling idiots running the Club.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BERG BLACK HENDRY VENKYS YES THE LOT OF THEM!!!
Let me see??? either nine out or dangerous dave, mmmmmm,
Yep Dangerous dave out for me.
I must say that bullsheite app you have that puts all bullsheite in caps is working a treat, does it work on XP as well as windows 7 ???
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: The whole operational structure from Shaw and Agnew to Singh and Berg is a bloody joke - the Club is in serious trouble both on and off the field but this is understandable with bumbling idiots running the Club. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BERG BLACK HENDRY VENKYS YES THE LOT OF THEM!!![/p][/quote]Let me see??? either nine out or dangerous dave, mmmmmm, Yep Dangerous dave out for me. I must say that bullsheite app you have that puts all bullsheite in caps is working a treat, does it work on XP as well as windows 7 ??? Return of the Magnificent se7en

8:39am Thu 20 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
leitchy wrote:
Brfc24138931 wrote:
Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.
Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away.

Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.
But he hasn't been back yet along with the 10000 others who think kean is still here. Kean out fans back they shouted, someone needs to tell them he's not been on a diet and its now henning berg.
return of idiot 7 = hopeless comments - you are in need of re educating so that your mind can fully understand whats going on at Ewood!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Total shambles down at the funny farm. Hope people boycot saturday's game. Why pay for these liars who have destroyed our club. Enough is enough.[/p][/quote]Your right if u feel like this and don't want to back the team....stay away. Only go and support if you are there to SUPPORT!! Not criticise.[/p][/quote]But he hasn't been back yet along with the 10000 others who think kean is still here. Kean out fans back they shouted, someone needs to tell them he's not been on a diet and its now henning berg.[/p][/quote]return of idiot 7 = hopeless comments - you are in need of re educating so that your mind can fully understand whats going on at Ewood!!!!!!! dangerous dave

10:14am Thu 20 Dec 12

Fidel Castro says...

The more of these Kean era signings we can ship out the better as far as I'm concerned. Formica has been here 2 years and has had about 3 good games, if they offer more than about 50p I would bite their hand off. We need to ship out some of our huge amount of useless midfield players and bring in some people who can run, pass and tackle to play across the middle of the park.
The more of these Kean era signings we can ship out the better as far as I'm concerned. Formica has been here 2 years and has had about 3 good games, if they offer more than about 50p I would bite their hand off. We need to ship out some of our huge amount of useless midfield players and bring in some people who can run, pass and tackle to play across the middle of the park. Fidel Castro

9:38am Fri 21 Dec 12

rovertillidie says...

Sell him he is simply not good enough. end of.
Sell him he is simply not good enough. end of. rovertillidie

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