Blackburn Rovers will listen to offers for Robinson

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

BLACKBURN Rovers will listen to offers for out of favour goalkeeper Paul Robinson but are not yet completely writing his Ewood Park career off.

The Lancashire Telegraph understands Rovers would be prepared to sell the former England number one next month, for the right price, after he was axed from the first team at the weekend.

Rovers’ academy product Jake Kean and Polish summer signing Grzegorz Sandomierski will be given the opportunity to stake their claim to be the club’s number one in the next few weeks.

Kean is expected to retain his starting place for Saturday’s visit of Brighton, leaving Robinson frustrated at his surprise exclusion.

Robinson is understood to be attracting interest from abroad, including Turkey, and will want assurances on his future ahead of the opening of the January transfer window.

Rovers boss Henning Berg has already said he can’t assure Robinson first team football and was understood to have been keen on bringing Brad Friedel back to Ewood from Spurs before the loan window closed.

Berg is likely to attempt to resurrect a move for Friedel when the window reopens but Spurs are believed to be keen on keeping hold of the 41-year-old.

The Telegraph also understands Argentine outfit River Plate are set to join the chase for Mauro Formica, along with Newell’s Old Boys, but Rovers say the midfielder is not for sale.

Meanwhile, Berg has been forced to react to national newspaper reports yesterday claiming he stormed out of the club Christmas party on Monday.

The report said Berg was asked to dance in a Michael Jackson wig by the DJ at the party at Ewood, after being volunteered by club executives, and that he stormed out.

In a club statement, Berg said: “On Monday evening, the club arranged its official Christmas Party for all employees and staff.

“We have many hard-working employees and this was an opportunity for them to relax and enjoy themselves after what has been a difficult year.

“After the dinner I was asked to go to the stage, which I was happy to do, believing I would be asked a few questions or maybe judge a competition.

“Instead I was asked to do things which were not the right things for me to do as the manager, considering our league position and form.

“I did not want to do it and went back to my table. Later, I left the event at around 9.30pm, as planned, and drove home. The players left straight after dinner and no alcohol was consumed.”

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10:02am Thu 20 Dec 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Shambles lies and more lies
Shambles lies and more lies Lancs - pensioner
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10:05am Thu 20 Dec 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

BRFC

Destroyed by Venkys Shebby & Co
BRFC Destroyed by Venkys Shebby & Co Lancs - pensioner
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10:07am Thu 20 Dec 12

cruzy_cruz says...

Still in your plans was he Henning? What about your puppet masters? Seems the master has over-ruled the serf once more
Still in your plans was he Henning? What about your puppet masters? Seems the master has over-ruled the serf once more cruzy_cruz
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10:08am Thu 20 Dec 12

J.C - Rishton says...

I can fully understand why Rovers want to off-load PR - really he should have gone in summer.

But why are they taking the opposite attitude to MF - here is a big wage earner (he cost £3.5m) - a player who has massively UNDER-PERFORMED, he has made it quite clear he want to leave the club for the last year (his wife and daughter both remain in Argentina) and he has the speed of a 3 legged tortoise with arthritis - surely he is exactly the type of under-performing, light-weight, over-paid loser that we should be trying to get rid off - him and another 20 or so in my opinion.
I can fully understand why Rovers want to off-load PR - really he should have gone in summer. But why are they taking the opposite attitude to MF - here is a big wage earner (he cost £3.5m) - a player who has massively UNDER-PERFORMED, he has made it quite clear he want to leave the club for the last year (his wife and daughter both remain in Argentina) and he has the speed of a 3 legged tortoise with arthritis - surely he is exactly the type of under-performing, light-weight, over-paid loser that we should be trying to get rid off - him and another 20 or so in my opinion. J.C - Rishton
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10:14am Thu 20 Dec 12

stick to football says...

Is this is not more evidence of desperation by the so called Management at Ewood to cut costs at any price.

Promtion - decisive action - nobody wants to come to Ewood and those in can not wait to get out Shebby

Destroyed in two years of pathetic Management from the very top
Is this is not more evidence of desperation by the so called Management at Ewood to cut costs at any price. Promtion - decisive action - nobody wants to come to Ewood and those in can not wait to get out Shebby Destroyed in two years of pathetic Management from the very top stick to football
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10:15am Thu 20 Dec 12

1952 rover says...

and the circus goes on.
and the circus goes on. 1952 rover
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10:19am Thu 20 Dec 12

globetrot says...

Now here's a surprise. NOT.
Now here's a surprise. NOT. globetrot
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10:20am Thu 20 Dec 12

Rayzerisaloser says...

berg out now
berg out now Rayzerisaloser
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10:25am Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb
a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.
As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride. merlinrabbit
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10:26am Thu 20 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Let's get rid of ALL the players!
We can start again. I am sure there are hundreds of talented players playing for local pub teams that can go to Brockhall for a day of trials. Shebby can run the rule over them, pick out the best and save a fortune in wages. As they will be local lads they will have a heart for the club so play with passion and desire if not skill. They could not possibly be worse than some of the "footballers" we already have.
Let's get rid of ALL the players! We can start again. I am sure there are hundreds of talented players playing for local pub teams that can go to Brockhall for a day of trials. Shebby can run the rule over them, pick out the best and save a fortune in wages. As they will be local lads they will have a heart for the club so play with passion and desire if not skill. They could not possibly be worse than some of the "footballers" we already have. A Darener
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10:34am Thu 20 Dec 12

brown cow warrior says...

Is anyone sure that BF wants to come back to Ewood given the state we're in? And is anyone sure that Spurs will even entertain doing business with us under any circumstances......w
ho knows what sort of madcap conditions SS might try to put into any contract they are a party to........talking of parties......anybody like to dance? Wig optional!
Is anyone sure that BF wants to come back to Ewood given the state we're in? And is anyone sure that Spurs will even entertain doing business with us under any circumstances......w ho knows what sort of madcap conditions SS might try to put into any contract they are a party to........talking of parties......anybody like to dance? Wig optional! brown cow warrior
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10:40am Thu 20 Dec 12

cboyer says...

A Darener wrote:
Let's get rid of ALL the players!
We can start again. I am sure there are hundreds of talented players playing for local pub teams that can go to Brockhall for a day of trials. Shebby can run the rule over them, pick out the best and save a fortune in wages. As they will be local lads they will have a heart for the club so play with passion and desire if not skill. They could not possibly be worse than some of the "footballers" we already have.
exactly i wouldnt be bothered if the players were rubbish as long as there is passion but sadly this lot have none! as for robbo i think it is the right decision decent bloke but simply not been performing good enough for me we should have kept bunn.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Let's get rid of ALL the players! We can start again. I am sure there are hundreds of talented players playing for local pub teams that can go to Brockhall for a day of trials. Shebby can run the rule over them, pick out the best and save a fortune in wages. As they will be local lads they will have a heart for the club so play with passion and desire if not skill. They could not possibly be worse than some of the "footballers" we already have.[/p][/quote]exactly i wouldnt be bothered if the players were rubbish as long as there is passion but sadly this lot have none! as for robbo i think it is the right decision decent bloke but simply not been performing good enough for me we should have kept bunn. cboyer
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10:40am Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
Is anyone sure that BF wants to come back to Ewood given the state we're in? And is anyone sure that Spurs will even entertain doing business with us under any circumstances......w

ho knows what sort of madcap conditions SS might try to put into any contract they are a party to........talking of parties......anybody like to dance? Wig optional!
I don't know Friedel, but I'm sure he wouldn't come back to Rovers. Last season he was dismayed at the shenanigans. He is a sensible guy. He has no reason or motive whatsoever to get into anything like that. It's just another of Shebby Singh's lunatic ideas. If I had a choice between Robinson and Friedel I would choose Robinson.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Is anyone sure that BF wants to come back to Ewood given the state we're in? And is anyone sure that Spurs will even entertain doing business with us under any circumstances......w ho knows what sort of madcap conditions SS might try to put into any contract they are a party to........talking of parties......anybody like to dance? Wig optional![/p][/quote]I don't know Friedel, but I'm sure he wouldn't come back to Rovers. Last season he was dismayed at the shenanigans. He is a sensible guy. He has no reason or motive whatsoever to get into anything like that. It's just another of Shebby Singh's lunatic ideas. If I had a choice between Robinson and Friedel I would choose Robinson. merlinrabbit
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10:40am Thu 20 Dec 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

This is a load of tosh they will listen to offers but his career might not be over at Blackburn. Another top class player to be replaced by players not as good. At the same time players who have been rubbish are being kept. Robinson has not been to blame for bad team performances. This a continuation of last years policy to ship the best players out and a time when we are supposed to be pushing for promotion. This crazy logic of Venky's continues and shows no sign of ever changing even though it is plainly obvious that they are taking us to the bottom. A move like this would only make some sort of sense for the Manager if Brad came back, but if he doesn't we will be sunk. No manager will survive with the sort of rubbish coming out of this club at the moment. Why did Venky's pick on us.
This is a load of tosh they will listen to offers but his career might not be over at Blackburn. Another top class player to be replaced by players not as good. At the same time players who have been rubbish are being kept. Robinson has not been to blame for bad team performances. This a continuation of last years policy to ship the best players out and a time when we are supposed to be pushing for promotion. This crazy logic of Venky's continues and shows no sign of ever changing even though it is plainly obvious that they are taking us to the bottom. A move like this would only make some sort of sense for the Manager if Brad came back, but if he doesn't we will be sunk. No manager will survive with the sort of rubbish coming out of this club at the moment. Why did Venky's pick on us. A Rover 45 years and over
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10:47am Thu 20 Dec 12

Ronaldpetercooper says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can fully understand why Rovers want to off-load PR - really he should have gone in summer. But why are they taking the opposite attitude to MF - here is a big wage earner (he cost £3.5m) - a player who has massively UNDER-PERFORMED, he has made it quite clear he want to leave the club for the last year (his wife and daughter both remain in Argentina) and he has the speed of a 3 legged tortoise with arthritis - surely he is exactly the type of under-performing, light-weight, over-paid loser that we should be trying to get rid off - him and another 20 or so in my opinion.
Hi JC Spot on again and while we are on the subject does anyone want to buy
Etuhu together with one or two others.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can fully understand why Rovers want to off-load PR - really he should have gone in summer. But why are they taking the opposite attitude to MF - here is a big wage earner (he cost £3.5m) - a player who has massively UNDER-PERFORMED, he has made it quite clear he want to leave the club for the last year (his wife and daughter both remain in Argentina) and he has the speed of a 3 legged tortoise with arthritis - surely he is exactly the type of under-performing, light-weight, over-paid loser that we should be trying to get rid off - him and another 20 or so in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Hi JC Spot on again and while we are on the subject does anyone want to buy Etuhu together with one or two others. Ronaldpetercooper
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10:47am Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

Anybody who thinks we will be better off with Brad Friedel is as daft as Shebby Singh. He isnt even playing first team football. He's 41. He's used to playing with a decent team in front of him. Any goalkeeper would struggle behind that back 4 and midfield. Robinson has been loyal and this is no way to treat him. Whether he is going to feature or not, he deserves some respect. Instead the numptys let the media know that they are partly blaming him for results and that a 41 year old reserve goalkeeper is a better option!! No wonder the players have no passion. Stop blaming the players. They are working for complete amateur employers who have football at the bottom of their list. Can you imagine Tom Cruise putting on a good performance with Graham Norton directing his film?
Anybody who thinks we will be better off with Brad Friedel is as daft as Shebby Singh. He isnt even playing first team football. He's 41. He's used to playing with a decent team in front of him. Any goalkeeper would struggle behind that back 4 and midfield. Robinson has been loyal and this is no way to treat him. Whether he is going to feature or not, he deserves some respect. Instead the numptys let the media know that they are partly blaming him for results and that a 41 year old reserve goalkeeper is a better option!! No wonder the players have no passion. Stop blaming the players. They are working for complete amateur employers who have football at the bottom of their list. Can you imagine Tom Cruise putting on a good performance with Graham Norton directing his film? merlinrabbit
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10:58am Thu 20 Dec 12

GAZHAY says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Anybody who thinks we will be better off with Brad Friedel is as daft as Shebby Singh. He isnt even playing first team football. He's 41. He's used to playing with a decent team in front of him. Any goalkeeper would struggle behind that back 4 and midfield. Robinson has been loyal and this is no way to treat him. Whether he is going to feature or not, he deserves some respect. Instead the numptys let the media know that they are partly blaming him for results and that a 41 year old reserve goalkeeper is a better option!! No wonder the players have no passion. Stop blaming the players. They are working for complete amateur employers who have football at the bottom of their list. Can you imagine Tom Cruise putting on a good performance with Graham Norton directing his film?
Stop blaming the players??????
Agree everything that is going on behind the scenes is an absolute farce but to say stop blaming the players is a statement that Shebby would come out with. Apart from one or two players they are all way underperfoming! It is an absolute joke watching some of these performances, yes the manager is partly to blame with his tactics but the effort they put in is way short of abysmal.
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: Anybody who thinks we will be better off with Brad Friedel is as daft as Shebby Singh. He isnt even playing first team football. He's 41. He's used to playing with a decent team in front of him. Any goalkeeper would struggle behind that back 4 and midfield. Robinson has been loyal and this is no way to treat him. Whether he is going to feature or not, he deserves some respect. Instead the numptys let the media know that they are partly blaming him for results and that a 41 year old reserve goalkeeper is a better option!! No wonder the players have no passion. Stop blaming the players. They are working for complete amateur employers who have football at the bottom of their list. Can you imagine Tom Cruise putting on a good performance with Graham Norton directing his film?[/p][/quote]Stop blaming the players?????? Agree everything that is going on behind the scenes is an absolute farce but to say stop blaming the players is a statement that Shebby would come out with. Apart from one or two players they are all way underperfoming! It is an absolute joke watching some of these performances, yes the manager is partly to blame with his tactics but the effort they put in is way short of abysmal. GAZHAY
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11:06am Thu 20 Dec 12

Brears says...

Same old same old. Jake K may be a prospect for the future but our concern is with the present. If we are to have any chance of clawing our way in to the play offs we need to retain our better players. I went to Blackpool and JK was like a rabiit in the headlights at times and certainly didn't instill confidence into what is already in my mind one of the worst of not the worst defence units i have seen at rovers. Robbo is a qulaity keeper and one who would be up for the battle. Whilst on that subject Dixon Etuhu- why?
Who is buying this rubbish!
Same old same old. Jake K may be a prospect for the future but our concern is with the present. If we are to have any chance of clawing our way in to the play offs we need to retain our better players. I went to Blackpool and JK was like a rabiit in the headlights at times and certainly didn't instill confidence into what is already in my mind one of the worst of not the worst defence units i have seen at rovers. Robbo is a qulaity keeper and one who would be up for the battle. Whilst on that subject Dixon Etuhu- why? Who is buying this rubbish! Brears
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11:07am Thu 20 Dec 12

sonny says...

Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble.

BERG VERY MUCH IN!
Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble. BERG VERY MUCH IN! sonny
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11:18am Thu 20 Dec 12

tiojo says...

Looks like the club is preparing for a long stay in the Championship. Watch the gates at Ewood get even lower.
Looks like the club is preparing for a long stay in the Championship. Watch the gates at Ewood get even lower. tiojo
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11:20am Thu 20 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

Yet again more lies and dribble from the Management at Ewood Park - Berg says Robinson is in his plans for the future yet someone at Ewood Park says they will listen to offers!!!!! What a bloody shambles - Berg says he makes the decisions so why has'nt he put his name against this article!!!
Soon we will be left with 11 unknowns apart from the overpaid/over rated Murphy Etuhu who along with one or two more should be shown the door!!!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKYS AND MAYBE BERG
Yet again more lies and dribble from the Management at Ewood Park - Berg says Robinson is in his plans for the future yet someone at Ewood Park says they will listen to offers!!!!! What a bloody shambles - Berg says he makes the decisions so why has'nt he put his name against this article!!! Soon we will be left with 11 unknowns apart from the overpaid/over rated Murphy Etuhu who along with one or two more should be shown the door!!!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKYS AND MAYBE BERG dangerous dave
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11:26am Thu 20 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

sonny wrote:
Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble.

BERG VERY MUCH IN!
Yes lets see your name and address against your comments then we can all get in touch with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
[quote][p][bold]sonny[/bold] wrote: Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble. BERG VERY MUCH IN![/p][/quote]Yes lets see your name and address against your comments then we can all get in touch with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! dangerous dave
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11:30am Thu 20 Dec 12

buzzinfly says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Still in your plans was he Henning? What about your puppet masters? Seems the master has over-ruled the serf once more
He just forgot to mention it was in his selling plans.
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Still in your plans was he Henning? What about your puppet masters? Seems the master has over-ruled the serf once more[/p][/quote]He just forgot to mention it was in his selling plans. buzzinfly
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11:37am Thu 20 Dec 12

walshy2866 says...

Robinsons always had a higher opinion of himself than he deserved. At best average, at worst a liability, always getting beaten on his near post & his inability to come for crosses is worrying.
Not fit to lace Brads boots but that may be down to Mimms coaching , another average keeper. Remember he was nicknamed Booby Mimms & always played 2nd fiddle to Flowers.
Robinson never comes to meet the fans in the hospitality suite after games, takes a huge wage out of Lancashire, but maintains his allegiance & loyalties to the wrong coloured rose. A typical dour yorkshireman, who's only been in it for himself ( Tony Parkes is an exception to that rule, but Batty was the same)
I won't be sorry to see the back of him, but its yet another cost cutting exercise, another big earner off the wage bill & more evidence the club is being run like a corner shop by people who are experts in that mentality.
Bergs just another puppet in the Punch&Judy show that's on fortnightly at Ewood these days. Fast loosing respect for him too, good player, clueless manager or maybe more accurately a figurehead manager who's happy enough to take the wages,have his strings pulled but has no power. Won't be long before he'll be taking the abuse from fans just like Kean did but sadly again its aimed at the wrong people. Delegation (aka getting others to your dirty work) is the most over used tool in most successful businesses and don't forget as much of a bunch of @rseholes Venkeys are, you don't build a business like theirs by being nice to people. They get mugs to lift their head above the parapet & take the bullets. Don't forget a moving target or in their case an invisible one is very hard or impossible to hit.
Why's it took some fans so long to see this? The writing was on the wall when I saw that slimy little git and his drug dealer lookalike brother on the pitch at Ewood after the takeover.
This club will go nowhere until those crooks are out of the picture. How far we'll have been dragged down by that point is anybodys guess?
Robinsons always had a higher opinion of himself than he deserved. At best average, at worst a liability, always getting beaten on his near post & his inability to come for crosses is worrying. Not fit to lace Brads boots but that may be down to Mimms coaching , another average keeper. Remember he was nicknamed Booby Mimms & always played 2nd fiddle to Flowers. Robinson never comes to meet the fans in the hospitality suite after games, takes a huge wage out of Lancashire, but maintains his allegiance & loyalties to the wrong coloured rose. A typical dour yorkshireman, who's only been in it for himself ( Tony Parkes is an exception to that rule, but Batty was the same) I won't be sorry to see the back of him, but its yet another cost cutting exercise, another big earner off the wage bill & more evidence the club is being run like a corner shop by people who are experts in that mentality. Bergs just another puppet in the Punch&Judy show that's on fortnightly at Ewood these days. Fast loosing respect for him too, good player, clueless manager or maybe more accurately a figurehead manager who's happy enough to take the wages,have his strings pulled but has no power. Won't be long before he'll be taking the abuse from fans just like Kean did but sadly again its aimed at the wrong people. Delegation (aka getting others to your dirty work) is the most over used tool in most successful businesses and don't forget as much of a bunch of @rseholes Venkeys are, you don't build a business like theirs by being nice to people. They get mugs to lift their head above the parapet & take the bullets. Don't forget a moving target or in their case an invisible one is very hard or impossible to hit. Why's it took some fans so long to see this? The writing was on the wall when I saw that slimy little git and his drug dealer lookalike brother on the pitch at Ewood after the takeover. This club will go nowhere until those crooks are out of the picture. How far we'll have been dragged down by that point is anybodys guess? walshy2866
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11:37am Thu 20 Dec 12

sonny says...

dangerous dave wrote:
sonny wrote:
Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble.

BERG VERY MUCH IN!
Yes lets see your name and address against your comments then we can all get in touch with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!
You'd love to touch me wouldn't you sweetheart.

Go take your AD's before you hang yourself.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sonny[/bold] wrote: Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble. BERG VERY MUCH IN![/p][/quote]Yes lets see your name and address against your comments then we can all get in touch with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!![/p][/quote]You'd love to touch me wouldn't you sweetheart. Go take your AD's before you hang yourself. sonny
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11:54am Thu 20 Dec 12

moh says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.
Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.[/p][/quote]Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision. moh
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12:25pm Thu 20 Dec 12

GAZHAY says...

dangerous dave wrote:
sonny wrote: Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble. BERG VERY MUCH IN!
Yes lets see your name and address against your comments then we can all get in touch with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
Take a chill pill
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sonny[/bold] wrote: Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble. BERG VERY MUCH IN![/p][/quote]Yes lets see your name and address against your comments then we can all get in touch with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!![/p][/quote]Take a chill pill GAZHAY
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12:30pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Iiii1111 says...

moh wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.
Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.
Agree, If only we had a roger jones.



Also full backs like Bailey & Hird

Central defence of Ronnie C and Faz(minus his distribution!)

Midfield of Barker, Sherwood

Wingers Wilcox, Ripley

Forwards of Shearer and Jansen


Kenny

Oh.....uncle jack


How lucky where we....this is payback time some Burnley fan is sticking a pin in!
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.[/p][/quote]Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.[/p][/quote]Agree, If only we had a roger jones. Also full backs like Bailey & Hird Central defence of Ronnie C and Faz(minus his distribution!) Midfield of Barker, Sherwood Wingers Wilcox, Ripley Forwards of Shearer and Jansen Kenny Oh.....uncle jack How lucky where we....this is payback time some Burnley fan is sticking a pin in! Iiii1111
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12:38pm Thu 20 Dec 12

bluerob says...

Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame.

Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.
Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion. bluerob
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12:39pm Thu 20 Dec 12

hasslem hasslem says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
moh wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.
Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.
Agree, If only we had a roger jones.



Also full backs like Bailey & Hird

Central defence of Ronnie C and Faz(minus his distribution!)

Midfield of Barker, Sherwood

Wingers Wilcox, Ripley

Forwards of Shearer and Jansen


Kenny

Oh.....uncle jack


How lucky where we....this is payback time some Burnley fan is sticking a pin in!
centre forward like paul mckinnon
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.[/p][/quote]Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.[/p][/quote]Agree, If only we had a roger jones. Also full backs like Bailey & Hird Central defence of Ronnie C and Faz(minus his distribution!) Midfield of Barker, Sherwood Wingers Wilcox, Ripley Forwards of Shearer and Jansen Kenny Oh.....uncle jack How lucky where we....this is payback time some Burnley fan is sticking a pin in![/p][/quote]centre forward like paul mckinnon hasslem hasslem
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1:03pm Thu 20 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Shambles lies and more lies
Nothings changed, as we should all by now have had enough experience of the venky way to see, no honesty no transparency and certainly no integrity. venkys have had more than enough time and chances to put things right at BRFC.
They have failed at every opportunity,even now they have a chance to put things right before the jan transfer window but instead they have been having talks on how to down grade BRFC even further as they are now retracting there so called future buisiness plan in the P/L for certain on BRFC future now in this or another lower league. There will be no return to the P/L,yet again Fans have been fed more bullsh*t from there clown in charge.BRFC has been systematically milked by the milkmaid herself MADAM.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Shambles lies and more lies[/p][/quote]Nothings changed, as we should all by now have had enough experience of the venky way to see, no honesty no transparency and certainly no integrity. venkys have had more than enough time and chances to put things right at BRFC. They have failed at every opportunity,even now they have a chance to put things right before the jan transfer window but instead they have been having talks on how to down grade BRFC even further as they are now retracting there so called future buisiness plan in the P/L for certain on BRFC future now in this or another lower league. There will be no return to the P/L,yet again Fans have been fed more bullsh*t from there clown in charge.BRFC has been systematically milked by the milkmaid herself MADAM. alfa111
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1:10pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

bluerob wrote:
Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame.

Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.
I agree about the cost cutting and another high earner off the wage bill.

A continuation of policy from last season.and it seems Venkys haven't learned from their mistakes last year.

Or perhaps they know exactly what they are doing, but simply don't care how far we fall.

Why are they here then ?
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.[/p][/quote]I agree about the cost cutting and another high earner off the wage bill. A continuation of policy from last season.and it seems Venkys haven't learned from their mistakes last year. Or perhaps they know exactly what they are doing, but simply don't care how far we fall. Why are they here then ? Harwoodstblue
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1:26pm Thu 20 Dec 12

French Rover says...

Robbo out? Well probably the right decision for all sorts of reasons - age, ability, desire, wages - but this decision should have been made at the start of the season. Jake Kean does seem a little nervous in goal now but he has undoubted goalkeeping talent and ability and should gain experience and confidence quickly if he is behind a decent defense - so we need to get a good CB in quick now to support Kean and help strengthen the back line.

A fair decision by Berg to make the change. Friedel won't be released by Spurs so will not be coming to Ewood anyway so that is nothing to do with the change of keeper situation.
Robbo out? Well probably the right decision for all sorts of reasons - age, ability, desire, wages - but this decision should have been made at the start of the season. Jake Kean does seem a little nervous in goal now but he has undoubted goalkeeping talent and ability and should gain experience and confidence quickly if he is behind a decent defense - so we need to get a good CB in quick now to support Kean and help strengthen the back line. A fair decision by Berg to make the change. Friedel won't be released by Spurs so will not be coming to Ewood anyway so that is nothing to do with the change of keeper situation. French Rover
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1:35pm Thu 20 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

To. Be honest I don't think anyone can quite appreciate the situation going on at Ewood till they are in it,maybe Berg thought that although he new things were not right he could come in and turn them round,surely it coulld not be as bad as it was painted,but then on taking the job and after a few weeks he realises that, bloody hell it's worse than I imagined and shaggy has Bullsh!ted me up to my neck,nothing is going to alter while this shower are in charge,it's reported that there is growing concern in India that we are not going up this time or anytime soon,but still no statement from them what sort of owners would treat their fans like this bloody ignoramuses.
To. Be honest I don't think anyone can quite appreciate the situation going on at Ewood till they are in it,maybe Berg thought that although he new things were not right he could come in and turn them round,surely it coulld not be as bad as it was painted,but then on taking the job and after a few weeks he realises that, bloody hell it's worse than I imagined and shaggy has Bullsh!ted me up to my neck,nothing is going to alter while this shower are in charge,it's reported that there is growing concern in India that we are not going up this time or anytime soon,but still no statement from them what sort of owners would treat their fans like this bloody ignoramuses. juanbbien
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1:37pm Thu 20 Dec 12

holmesy69 says...

its you so called fans who are putting the club down stop moaning and get behind the club are just f--k off you non supporters
its you so called fans who are putting the club down stop moaning and get behind the club are just f--k off you non supporters holmesy69
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1:39pm Thu 20 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

bluerob wrote:
Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame.

Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.
Spot on the defence midfield have been shocking for along time now i think robbo has lost confidence in his own defence over the last 18 months and at that lost his own form.This gives venkys the opportunity to cash in again asthey will with one or too more this jan. Venky iHistory once again repeats its self.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.[/p][/quote]Spot on the defence midfield have been shocking for along time now i think robbo has lost confidence in his own defence over the last 18 months and at that lost his own form.This gives venkys the opportunity to cash in again asthey will with one or too more this jan. Venky iHistory once again repeats its self. alfa111
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1:46pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

juanbbien wrote:
To. Be honest I don't think anyone can quite appreciate the situation going on at Ewood till they are in it,maybe Berg thought that although he new things were not right he could come in and turn them round,surely it coulld not be as bad as it was painted,but then on taking the job and after a few weeks he realises that, bloody hell it's worse than I imagined and shaggy has Bullsh!ted me up to my neck,nothing is going to alter while this shower are in charge,it's reported that there is growing concern in India that we are not going up this time or anytime soon,but still no statement from them what sort of owners would treat their fans like this bloody ignoramuses.
" Great concern in India "

They should have thought about the consequences of their actions when they were selling off a whole Premiership squad last season.

Just where did they think that those stupid actions would get them ?

Well, they've got them exactly where they deserve to be, but us the fans are stuck with the consequences now.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: To. Be honest I don't think anyone can quite appreciate the situation going on at Ewood till they are in it,maybe Berg thought that although he new things were not right he could come in and turn them round,surely it coulld not be as bad as it was painted,but then on taking the job and after a few weeks he realises that, bloody hell it's worse than I imagined and shaggy has Bullsh!ted me up to my neck,nothing is going to alter while this shower are in charge,it's reported that there is growing concern in India that we are not going up this time or anytime soon,but still no statement from them what sort of owners would treat their fans like this bloody ignoramuses.[/p][/quote]" Great concern in India " They should have thought about the consequences of their actions when they were selling off a whole Premiership squad last season. Just where did they think that those stupid actions would get them ? Well, they've got them exactly where they deserve to be, but us the fans are stuck with the consequences now. Harwoodstblue
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1:47pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Donmac46 says...

I think Venky's know exactly what they are doing, and this is payback to the fans who gave them so much agro last season. By the end of this season ,hopefully the fans will given them twice as much as they did last season.The message should be loud and clear, BUGGER OFF and don't show your faces ever again at EWOOD PARK as you will not be welcome, for destroying our beloved club.
I think Venky's know exactly what they are doing, and this is payback to the fans who gave them so much agro last season. By the end of this season ,hopefully the fans will given them twice as much as they did last season.The message should be loud and clear, BUGGER OFF and don't show your faces ever again at EWOOD PARK as you will not be welcome, for destroying our beloved club. Donmac46
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2:40pm Thu 20 Dec 12

moh says...

alfa111 wrote:
bluerob wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.
Spot on the defence midfield have been shocking for along time now i think robbo has lost confidence in his own defence over the last 18 months and at that lost his own form.This gives venkys the opportunity to cash in again asthey will with one or too more this jan. Venky iHistory once again repeats its self.
He needs to lose weight and get fitter. The defence and midfield may be poor but he needs to look after himself and stay in shape.
[quote][p][bold]alfa111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.[/p][/quote]Spot on the defence midfield have been shocking for along time now i think robbo has lost confidence in his own defence over the last 18 months and at that lost his own form.This gives venkys the opportunity to cash in again asthey will with one or too more this jan. Venky iHistory once again repeats its self.[/p][/quote]He needs to lose weight and get fitter. The defence and midfield may be poor but he needs to look after himself and stay in shape. moh
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3:04pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?
Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation? Is Eckersley playing?
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3:16pm Thu 20 Dec 12

noirbrook says...

bluerob wrote:
Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame.

Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.
I agree Robinson is still a good Premiership keeper and I think there would be no controversy if Freidal had never been mentioned a couple of weeks ago.Im sure this is the reason Robinsons unsettled and wants out himself.Lets face it ,as good as Freidal Has been and is this season,father time waits for no one,and Robison would have still been no 1.My opinion is as simple as that,no conspircy theories,just ego.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.[/p][/quote]I agree Robinson is still a good Premiership keeper and I think there would be no controversy if Freidal had never been mentioned a couple of weeks ago.Im sure this is the reason Robinsons unsettled and wants out himself.Lets face it ,as good as Freidal Has been and is this season,father time waits for no one,and Robison would have still been no 1.My opinion is as simple as that,no conspircy theories,just ego. noirbrook
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3:23pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Bill Carson says...

What a week for Henning Berg!
1. Another defeat & poor display that appears to have lost the faithful away following.
2. Total embarrassment at the Xmas party.
3. Topped off by yet another managerial U-turn inside 3 days over the keepers position.
...you couldn't script it!!
And we're still on for the first sub 10k crowd this weekend.
STATUS QUO - Down Down Deeper Down
What a week for Henning Berg! 1. Another defeat & poor display that appears to have lost the faithful away following. 2. Total embarrassment at the Xmas party. 3. Topped off by yet another managerial U-turn inside 3 days over the keepers position. ...you couldn't script it!! And we're still on for the first sub 10k crowd this weekend. STATUS QUO - Down Down Deeper Down Bill Carson
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3:26pm Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

moh wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.
Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.
You are wrong. It isn't the right decision. The right decision would have been to know this at summer and go about transfers in a proper professional manner and not by Berg suggesting in his interview that Robinson has been dropped to see if results improve and then it being leaked that the club will listen to offers for him. It's all shabby management. Robinson has probably said he wants out. I dont know how he has stuck it that long. He was always with the fans during the protests and I imagine he has been earmarked as a trouble maker like some of the others and they want shut.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: As if I couldn't be more disillusioned by Venkys reign at Rovers,this one disgusts me. I cant argue that in some games Iv thought Robinson could have done better, but Iv thought the same about the rest of the players. This is nothing to do with his form or ability. Its the Salgado/Roberts/Samb a/Nelsen syndrome again. They want to offload him to save his wages. I bet he is also one to speak up as did Nelsen, Samba etc and that will never do under Venkys. The worse thing is that they let the media know they want rid. The final thing is talking about replacing him with a 41 year old. What effect is all this having on the players? Singh talked about progress and yet we are regressing. The owners of our club and their puppet Singh are a disgrace. They must have no pride.[/p][/quote]Robinson has been in poor form, he needs to lose weight and get sharper. Jake Kean needs to be given a chance, correct decision.[/p][/quote]You are wrong. It isn't the right decision. The right decision would have been to know this at summer and go about transfers in a proper professional manner and not by Berg suggesting in his interview that Robinson has been dropped to see if results improve and then it being leaked that the club will listen to offers for him. It's all shabby management. Robinson has probably said he wants out. I dont know how he has stuck it that long. He was always with the fans during the protests and I imagine he has been earmarked as a trouble maker like some of the others and they want shut. merlinrabbit
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3:28pm Thu 20 Dec 12

phia012 says...

Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left.

Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops.

Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered.

ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.
Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left. Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops. Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered. ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation. phia012
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3:30pm Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

GAZHAY wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
Anybody who thinks we will be better off with Brad Friedel is as daft as Shebby Singh. He isnt even playing first team football. He's 41. He's used to playing with a decent team in front of him. Any goalkeeper would struggle behind that back 4 and midfield. Robinson has been loyal and this is no way to treat him. Whether he is going to feature or not, he deserves some respect. Instead the numptys let the media know that they are partly blaming him for results and that a 41 year old reserve goalkeeper is a better option!! No wonder the players have no passion. Stop blaming the players. They are working for complete amateur employers who have football at the bottom of their list. Can you imagine Tom Cruise putting on a good performance with Graham Norton directing his film?
Stop blaming the players??????
Agree everything that is going on behind the scenes is an absolute farce but to say stop blaming the players is a statement that Shebby would come out with. Apart from one or two players they are all way underperfoming! It is an absolute joke watching some of these performances, yes the manager is partly to blame with his tactics but the effort they put in is way short of abysmal.
I can tell you from personal experience that working for incompetent bosses is a perpetual nightmare and over a long period has a very negative effect even on the most professional people. They might be professional footballers on big wages, but they are human too and the last 2 years for the players who have been with us, have been c##p. We have no idea what goes on behind the scenes and especially in training and before the game. There might be arguments, Shebby interfering, players disagreeing with team selection or tactics. What you see on the field isnt the totality. My son worked at Blackburn Rovers and he left after becoming ill. It is rotten right through.
[quote][p][bold]GAZHAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: Anybody who thinks we will be better off with Brad Friedel is as daft as Shebby Singh. He isnt even playing first team football. He's 41. He's used to playing with a decent team in front of him. Any goalkeeper would struggle behind that back 4 and midfield. Robinson has been loyal and this is no way to treat him. Whether he is going to feature or not, he deserves some respect. Instead the numptys let the media know that they are partly blaming him for results and that a 41 year old reserve goalkeeper is a better option!! No wonder the players have no passion. Stop blaming the players. They are working for complete amateur employers who have football at the bottom of their list. Can you imagine Tom Cruise putting on a good performance with Graham Norton directing his film?[/p][/quote]Stop blaming the players?????? Agree everything that is going on behind the scenes is an absolute farce but to say stop blaming the players is a statement that Shebby would come out with. Apart from one or two players they are all way underperfoming! It is an absolute joke watching some of these performances, yes the manager is partly to blame with his tactics but the effort they put in is way short of abysmal.[/p][/quote]I can tell you from personal experience that working for incompetent bosses is a perpetual nightmare and over a long period has a very negative effect even on the most professional people. They might be professional footballers on big wages, but they are human too and the last 2 years for the players who have been with us, have been c##p. We have no idea what goes on behind the scenes and especially in training and before the game. There might be arguments, Shebby interfering, players disagreeing with team selection or tactics. What you see on the field isnt the totality. My son worked at Blackburn Rovers and he left after becoming ill. It is rotten right through. merlinrabbit
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3:31pm Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

sonny wrote:
Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble.

BERG VERY MUCH IN!
and your name is?
[quote][p][bold]sonny[/bold] wrote: Id like to see some of the gobshites that fill these comment boards with hateful BS actually add their real name and details to their comments and have the balls to stand by there dribble. BERG VERY MUCH IN![/p][/quote]and your name is? merlinrabbit
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3:34pm Thu 20 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

holmesy69 wrote:
its you so called fans who are putting the club down stop moaning and get behind the club are just f--k off you non supporters
I do, every home game and that's why I am entitled to my opinion. From what I read, most people are behind their team but desperate to be rid of Venkys and Singh. That doesnt make them non-supporters. It makes them supporters who want the best for their club.
[quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: its you so called fans who are putting the club down stop moaning and get behind the club are just f--k off you non supporters[/p][/quote]I do, every home game and that's why I am entitled to my opinion. From what I read, most people are behind their team but desperate to be rid of Venkys and Singh. That doesnt make them non-supporters. It makes them supporters who want the best for their club. merlinrabbit
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3:38pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Rover Pete says...

Vebky's still do not understand anything about football. Robinson could earn a fee and they could reduce the wages bill. This is why we are no longer in the prem. and will never return.
Cash in on anybody and keep the cheap players. My money says Berg has somebody else picking the team for him. He was a good defender and will know that Givet is the best defender on the books. So why leave him out? Because he is a high earner still worth a bit of a fee to some other team. So, upset him, give us all a chance to forget him and sell him on. We are going to continue to sink. Venkys are unable or unwilling to spend at the level required by modern football. Maybe when we are near the bottom of League 1 next season and there is no one or anything left to flog they will slink back to India and mybe tyhen someone can start to rebuild the club.
Vebky's still do not understand anything about football. Robinson could earn a fee and they could reduce the wages bill. This is why we are no longer in the prem. and will never return. Cash in on anybody and keep the cheap players. My money says Berg has somebody else picking the team for him. He was a good defender and will know that Givet is the best defender on the books. So why leave him out? Because he is a high earner still worth a bit of a fee to some other team. So, upset him, give us all a chance to forget him and sell him on. We are going to continue to sink. Venkys are unable or unwilling to spend at the level required by modern football. Maybe when we are near the bottom of League 1 next season and there is no one or anything left to flog they will slink back to India and mybe tyhen someone can start to rebuild the club. Rover Pete
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3:42pm Thu 20 Dec 12

BeardwoodB says...

So much hatred to a keeper that was one of our best players the season we stayed up!
No keeper would look decent with Scott Dann in front of them.
So much hatred to a keeper that was one of our best players the season we stayed up! No keeper would look decent with Scott Dann in front of them. BeardwoodB
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3:57pm Thu 20 Dec 12

maltese blue n white says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?
Yes the reason and the answer are v simple..... they can re-sell at a profit....IMHO the Venkys bought BRFC in order to make money and promote their dodgy chicken business. It's clear that they been led "down the garden path by agents.... JA being a prime example" But I doubt they being hoodwinked any more... Hence the sale of all senior PL players... when there is nothing left to sell BRFC will be dropped like a hot rock.... My only hope is that this happens before there is nothing left to resurrect... I been saying this for 18 months now.... been shouted down, been abused, but it's my opinion... and like ****-holes everybody got one.... time will tell, lets just pray that the Venky's "pull out before it's too late" (as the dingle said to his sister)
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?[/p][/quote]Yes the reason and the answer are v simple..... they can re-sell at a profit....IMHO the Venkys bought BRFC in order to make money and promote their dodgy chicken business. It's clear that they been led "down the garden path by agents.... JA being a prime example" But I doubt they being hoodwinked any more... Hence the sale of all senior PL players... when there is nothing left to sell BRFC will be dropped like a hot rock.... My only hope is that this happens before there is nothing left to resurrect... I been saying this for 18 months now.... been shouted down, been abused, but it's my opinion... and like ****-holes everybody got one.... time will tell, lets just pray that the Venky's "pull out before it's too late" (as the dingle said to his sister) maltese blue n white
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3:59pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Billypieman says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?
Probably because Rhodes will be worth more next summer than we paid for him and he will be sold for a profit.
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?[/p][/quote]Probably because Rhodes will be worth more next summer than we paid for him and he will be sold for a profit. Billypieman
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4:04pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Dan11 says...

Robinson is a liability, but so is Scott Dann. Both should be shipped out in Jan. In addition to this we should drop Hanley, and play two experienced centre backs in defence. Our defence is a liability and needs to be changed.
Robinson is a liability, but so is Scott Dann. Both should be shipped out in Jan. In addition to this we should drop Hanley, and play two experienced centre backs in defence. Our defence is a liability and needs to be changed. Dan11
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4:04pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Gaz M says...

A Darener wrote:
Let's get rid of ALL the players!
We can start again. I am sure there are hundreds of talented players playing for local pub teams that can go to Brockhall for a day of trials. Shebby can run the rule over them, pick out the best and save a fortune in wages. As they will be local lads they will have a heart for the club so play with passion and desire if not skill. They could not possibly be worse than some of the "footballers" we already have.
Its the pil***ks from pune we need to be rid of Darener then and only then can our once great club start to repair the damage done by the incompetent owners and those parasites they put in positions of authority at Ewood!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Let's get rid of ALL the players! We can start again. I am sure there are hundreds of talented players playing for local pub teams that can go to Brockhall for a day of trials. Shebby can run the rule over them, pick out the best and save a fortune in wages. As they will be local lads they will have a heart for the club so play with passion and desire if not skill. They could not possibly be worse than some of the "footballers" we already have.[/p][/quote]Its the pil***ks from pune we need to be rid of Darener then and only then can our once great club start to repair the damage done by the incompetent owners and those parasites they put in positions of authority at Ewood! Gaz M
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4:14pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Thanks for both comments but.....it seems to me Rhodes will not be worth more than we paid for him next summer beause he isn't getting the service he needs. Can't see him scoring much into double figures this season the way things are going
Thanks for both comments but.....it seems to me Rhodes will not be worth more than we paid for him next summer beause he isn't getting the service he needs. Can't see him scoring much into double figures this season the way things are going Is Eckersley playing?
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4:43pm Thu 20 Dec 12

bigste says...

Looking forward to the end of season scrap for the league places. Will we avoid the drop. I think just about but only just.
Looking forward to the end of season scrap for the league places. Will we avoid the drop. I think just about but only just. bigste
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5:03pm Thu 20 Dec 12

bluerob says...

moh wrote:
alfa111 wrote:
bluerob wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.
Spot on the defence midfield have been shocking for along time now i think robbo has lost confidence in his own defence over the last 18 months and at that lost his own form.This gives venkys the opportunity to cash in again asthey will with one or too more this jan. Venky iHistory once again repeats its self.
He needs to lose weight and get fitter. The defence and midfield may be poor but he needs to look after himself and stay in shape.
Perhaps they should invest in a fitness coach then , we havent had one since the start of this season. Unbelievable , but typical Venkys.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alfa111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Disgusting decision, this is about cost cutting not ability as Robinson is a top quality keeper, its the defenders in front of him that should be taking the blame. Thanks for your time with us Paul, you have always worn the shirt with pride and passion.[/p][/quote]Spot on the defence midfield have been shocking for along time now i think robbo has lost confidence in his own defence over the last 18 months and at that lost his own form.This gives venkys the opportunity to cash in again asthey will with one or too more this jan. Venky iHistory once again repeats its self.[/p][/quote]He needs to lose weight and get fitter. The defence and midfield may be poor but he needs to look after himself and stay in shape.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they should invest in a fitness coach then , we havent had one since the start of this season. Unbelievable , but typical Venkys. bluerob
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5:10pm Thu 20 Dec 12

bluerob says...

phia012 wrote:
Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left.

Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops.

Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered.

ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.
Not vocal , are you having a laugh. He is constantly shouting instructions to the defenders . Robinson shows more passion than the rest of them put together , and I include the manager and coaches in that.
[quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left. Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops. Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered. ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.[/p][/quote]Not vocal , are you having a laugh. He is constantly shouting instructions to the defenders . Robinson shows more passion than the rest of them put together , and I include the manager and coaches in that. bluerob
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5:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Billypieman wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote: Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?
Probably because Rhodes will be worth more next summer than we paid for him and he will be sold for a profit.
I think the truth is Kean and his advisers told Venkys that the squad was so good that we would walk this league with a decent striker. Only now the truth is becoming clearer 'the squad is paper thin on quality at the back'. Without a new fitness regime and at least some new defender and a solid midfielder we have not got a prayer for promotion and it is probably too late now anyway. Let us sell what we can and rebuild for next season.
[quote][p][bold]Billypieman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Amongst all the aggravation on here one thing stands out that no-one can apparently explain. Why did they spend a fortune buying Rhodes- and paying him a fortune? What posessed them, amongst all their carnage to do it? It just doesn't make sense, even for them! Does anyone have a sensible explanation?[/p][/quote]Probably because Rhodes will be worth more next summer than we paid for him and he will be sold for a profit.[/p][/quote]I think the truth is Kean and his advisers told Venkys that the squad was so good that we would walk this league with a decent striker. Only now the truth is becoming clearer 'the squad is paper thin on quality at the back'. Without a new fitness regime and at least some new defender and a solid midfielder we have not got a prayer for promotion and it is probably too late now anyway. Let us sell what we can and rebuild for next season. Ronaldpetercooper
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5:55pm Thu 20 Dec 12

A Darener says...

If Henning can get who he wants in January there is still time to pull the season round. But highly unlikely.
If Henning can get who he wants in January there is still time to pull the season round. But highly unlikely. A Darener
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6:04pm Thu 20 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

Dan11 wrote:
Robinson is a liability, but so is Scott Dann. Both should be shipped out in Jan. In addition to this we should drop Hanley, and play two experienced centre backs in defence. Our defence is a liability and needs to be changed.
I think everybody is fully aware of this,but it seems to have escaped the people who run and manage the club
[quote][p][bold]Dan11[/bold] wrote: Robinson is a liability, but so is Scott Dann. Both should be shipped out in Jan. In addition to this we should drop Hanley, and play two experienced centre backs in defence. Our defence is a liability and needs to be changed.[/p][/quote]I think everybody is fully aware of this,but it seems to have escaped the people who run and manage the club juanbbien
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6:39pm Thu 20 Dec 12

ROVERSPAL1 says...

ABOUT TIME ROBBINSON WAS OUT.. Hes a liability at best.. most over rated keeper in England and always wants to kick the ball never to come out to catch it.. THFC fans think he was poor I agree after his overrated performances of the last two seasons.. one good week where he dives and makes easy saves look spectacular when he should be catching the ball is enough to tell a blind manager this guy needs the front door..
ABOUT TIME ROBBINSON WAS OUT.. Hes a liability at best.. most over rated keeper in England and always wants to kick the ball never to come out to catch it.. THFC fans think he was poor I agree after his overrated performances of the last two seasons.. one good week where he dives and makes easy saves look spectacular when he should be catching the ball is enough to tell a blind manager this guy needs the front door.. ROVERSPAL1
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6:44pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Dannybhoy says...

Just when you think things cant get any worse. How much further can these people drag our club down ?
Just when you think things cant get any worse. How much further can these people drag our club down ? Dannybhoy
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6:52pm Thu 20 Dec 12

JimsBarmyArmy says...

Does anyone remember the day we got relegated and how our whole team ran down the tunnel as the fans came on the pitch? Robbo was the only player and captain at the time that bothered to come over and clap the fans and I think he has always given his best for us, it is just sadly his best has not been good enough of late. I just worry as in the past we have heard rumours of replacements coming in and then nothing happens. Also players that cant get into our team and are supposedly past it are now playing in the premier league instead - Bunn and Nelson to name just two.

The major problem is our defence, it is completely lackluster and more holes in at that a piece of edam! It is beyond farcical how unfit our players actually are, I cant remember the last time we looked as if we could last the whole 90 and look at how many points we have already thrown away in the final minutes. All I can do is sit and watch as we degenerate deeper into the abyss!

Berg doesn't look like he has a lot of hope and let's face it he has been poor so far, we just have to pray for a mini revival over the Christmas period. There are four vital upcoming games and if can start by beating Brighton that could spark some life back into the side. Poyets men will be really tough to beat so whoever Berg picks has to be focused from the 1st minute until the 90+ minute. The best way would be to start by maybe miraculously keeping a clean sheet?! Wonders will never cease!
Does anyone remember the day we got relegated and how our whole team ran down the tunnel as the fans came on the pitch? Robbo was the only player and captain at the time that bothered to come over and clap the fans and I think he has always given his best for us, it is just sadly his best has not been good enough of late. I just worry as in the past we have heard rumours of replacements coming in and then nothing happens. Also players that cant get into our team and are supposedly past it are now playing in the premier league instead - Bunn and Nelson to name just two. The major problem is our defence, it is completely lackluster and more holes in at that a piece of edam! It is beyond farcical how unfit our players actually are, I cant remember the last time we looked as if we could last the whole 90 and look at how many points we have already thrown away in the final minutes. All I can do is sit and watch as we degenerate deeper into the abyss! Berg doesn't look like he has a lot of hope and let's face it he has been poor so far, we just have to pray for a mini revival over the Christmas period. There are four vital upcoming games and if can start by beating Brighton that could spark some life back into the side. Poyets men will be really tough to beat so whoever Berg picks has to be focused from the 1st minute until the 90+ minute. The best way would be to start by maybe miraculously keeping a clean sheet?! Wonders will never cease! JimsBarmyArmy
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7:24pm Thu 20 Dec 12

msnape says...

How does shabby ping shaw agnew and the venkys sleep at night they must have some good sleeping pills?
How does shabby ping shaw agnew and the venkys sleep at night they must have some good sleeping pills? msnape
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7:35pm Thu 20 Dec 12

BJS says...

Anyone who thinks Venkys are "concerned" needs to take a step back and have a think about things. They have consistently sold our best/most saleable assets and replaced them with inferior players. A sure fire recipe for the position we are now in and i'm afraid the only way from here is downwards.
Venkys sole intention is to make what money they can from the club, bleed it dry, and eventually sell-up. I don't know the position regarding Brockhall, but wouldn't be surprised if it isn't the jewel in their money-making crown. They are not amateurs or clueless, but they are cynical and calculating. What other explanation is there for the catalogue of diabolical decisions they have taken since their arrival. Always remember they promised to take this club forward. What a sick joke!
Anyone who thinks Venkys are "concerned" needs to take a step back and have a think about things. They have consistently sold our best/most saleable assets and replaced them with inferior players. A sure fire recipe for the position we are now in and i'm afraid the only way from here is downwards. Venkys sole intention is to make what money they can from the club, bleed it dry, and eventually sell-up. I don't know the position regarding Brockhall, but wouldn't be surprised if it isn't the jewel in their money-making crown. They are not amateurs or clueless, but they are cynical and calculating. What other explanation is there for the catalogue of diabolical decisions they have taken since their arrival. Always remember they promised to take this club forward. What a sick joke! BJS
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8:06pm Thu 20 Dec 12

JPB says...

imo robinson has been a vastly overrated keeper his entire career. i for one believe replacing him IS a necessity.
imo robinson has been a vastly overrated keeper his entire career. i for one believe replacing him IS a necessity. JPB
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8:11pm Thu 20 Dec 12

i8dingles says...

Shebby out, shebby out,

Dingles, as you are reading this..... 6 fingers my lord, 6 fingers, oh lord 6 fingers, 34 years my lord, 34 years, oh lord 34 years, filth, enjoy your family this Xmas
Shebby out, shebby out, Dingles, as you are reading this..... 6 fingers my lord, 6 fingers, oh lord 6 fingers, 34 years my lord, 34 years, oh lord 34 years, filth, enjoy your family this Xmas i8dingles
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8:25pm Thu 20 Dec 12

leitchy says...

BACK BERG - Been there, done it as a player and coach. Taking on mission impossible

SHEBBY OUT - Stick to what ur good at...talking sh1t go back on TV

AGNEW/SHAW - Utter useless get them out!

Venky's - Badley advised and seem to take advise from all the wrong people, however only they have the financial backing to get us out and unfortunately without them we will be in administration very quickly.

Back the team !
BACK BERG - Been there, done it as a player and coach. Taking on mission impossible SHEBBY OUT - Stick to what ur good at...talking sh1t go back on TV AGNEW/SHAW - Utter useless get them out! Venky's - Badley advised and seem to take advise from all the wrong people, however only they have the financial backing to get us out and unfortunately without them we will be in administration very quickly. Back the team ! leitchy
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9:07pm Thu 20 Dec 12

silverstan says...

You stupid **** mugs, Berg & co, its the back four you should be getting rid of, poor Robbo has done nowt wrong except be stuck behind the **** defence that ships goals worse than water through a sieve !!! RIP Rovers till all the **** have gone !!!!!!!!!!
You stupid **** mugs, Berg & co, its the back four you should be getting rid of, poor Robbo has done nowt wrong except be stuck behind the **** defence that ships goals worse than water through a sieve !!! RIP Rovers till all the **** have gone !!!!!!!!!! silverstan
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10:01pm Thu 20 Dec 12

R.I.P. Rovers says...

Robbo has saved us so many tines this season and last if he was a sh1t keeper to match our cr@p defence then we'd be bottom of the league by now..... so glad I've only been to 2 games this season
Robbo has saved us so many tines this season and last if he was a sh1t keeper to match our cr@p defence then we'd be bottom of the league by now..... so glad I've only been to 2 games this season R.I.P. Rovers
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10:21pm Thu 20 Dec 12

fragileworld says...

The only meaningful way forward is to confront the regime at Ewood,by boycotting the matches until it all comes to a head ,and the owners are forced to sell the club.If you are real supporters,better to cut out the infection
before the body dies.We are plummeting headlong into oblivion unless we do,stop the infighting and organise a resistance,stand together and we will acheive something positive.ITS THE ONLY WAY NOW,ITS TOO LATE FOR ANYTHING ELSE.
FRAGILEWORLD
The only meaningful way forward is to confront the regime at Ewood,by boycotting the matches until it all comes to a head ,and the owners are forced to sell the club.If you are real supporters,better to cut out the infection before the body dies.We are plummeting headlong into oblivion unless we do,stop the infighting and organise a resistance,stand together and we will acheive something positive.ITS THE ONLY WAY NOW,ITS TOO LATE FOR ANYTHING ELSE. FRAGILEWORLD fragileworld
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12:02am Fri 21 Dec 12

noddy57 says...

fragileworld wrote:
The only meaningful way forward is to confront the regime at Ewood,by boycotting the matches until it all comes to a head ,and the owners are forced to sell the club.If you are real supporters,better to cut out the infection
before the body dies.We are plummeting headlong into oblivion unless we do,stop the infighting and organise a resistance,stand together and we will acheive something positive.ITS THE ONLY WAY NOW,ITS TOO LATE FOR ANYTHING ELSE.
FRAGILEWORLD
totally agree, those points are all valid,,,if you have half a brain then you may smell a rat, if you have the full compliment you will see that the whole set up down at ewood is not what it should be,,,its so far from its previouse tight nit well run unit that there is absolutely no comparison in the slightest, so all you idiots who think we have any chance of progress under this regime im afraid your very much in the steve kean mould,,in total denial of the reality of the situation,,its dire and its dying right in front of our eyes,,
[quote][p][bold]fragileworld[/bold] wrote: The only meaningful way forward is to confront the regime at Ewood,by boycotting the matches until it all comes to a head ,and the owners are forced to sell the club.If you are real supporters,better to cut out the infection before the body dies.We are plummeting headlong into oblivion unless we do,stop the infighting and organise a resistance,stand together and we will acheive something positive.ITS THE ONLY WAY NOW,ITS TOO LATE FOR ANYTHING ELSE. FRAGILEWORLD[/p][/quote]totally agree, those points are all valid,,,if you have half a brain then you may smell a rat, if you have the full compliment you will see that the whole set up down at ewood is not what it should be,,,its so far from its previouse tight nit well run unit that there is absolutely no comparison in the slightest, so all you idiots who think we have any chance of progress under this regime im afraid your very much in the steve kean mould,,in total denial of the reality of the situation,,its dire and its dying right in front of our eyes,, noddy57
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12:45am Fri 21 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

phia012 wrote:
Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left.

Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops.

Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered.

ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.
Most of all he needs substantial financial support from venkys Which he will not get.More substandard support is expected.The blame lies only with the owners venkys. HB is just a tool from which venkys can hide behind,he is nothing more than a fire wall to protect the gutless venkys, and shabby is coco the clown in a circus he is there to distract the crowd and bring a form of humour to the calamity behind the scene, to confuse and disorientate the public anger, so venkys can sleep well at night
[quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left. Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops. Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered. ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.[/p][/quote]Most of all he needs substantial financial support from venkys Which he will not get.More substandard support is expected.The blame lies only with the owners venkys. HB is just a tool from which venkys can hide behind,he is nothing more than a fire wall to protect the gutless venkys, and shabby is coco the clown in a circus he is there to distract the crowd and bring a form of humour to the calamity behind the scene, to confuse and disorientate the public anger, so venkys can sleep well at night alfa111
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9:13am Fri 21 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

alfa111 wrote:
phia012 wrote:
Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left.

Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops.

Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered.

ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.
Most of all he needs substantial financial support from venkys Which he will not get.More substandard support is expected.The blame lies only with the owners venkys. HB is just a tool from which venkys can hide behind,he is nothing more than a fire wall to protect the gutless venkys, and shabby is coco the clown in a circus he is there to distract the crowd and bring a form of humour to the calamity behind the scene, to confuse and disorientate the public anger, so venkys can sleep well at night
If Venkys don't back Berg with substantial funds in this transfer window, it is 100% clear to me that they NEVER will do.
How many chances have they had in the previous transfer windows to do their best for the club but have NEVER delivered. ( the Samba sale paid for Rhodes )
Personally, I think they don't care how far we fall as they have no interest in football. So why are they here ?
[quote][p][bold]alfa111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left. Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops. Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered. ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.[/p][/quote]Most of all he needs substantial financial support from venkys Which he will not get.More substandard support is expected.The blame lies only with the owners venkys. HB is just a tool from which venkys can hide behind,he is nothing more than a fire wall to protect the gutless venkys, and shabby is coco the clown in a circus he is there to distract the crowd and bring a form of humour to the calamity behind the scene, to confuse and disorientate the public anger, so venkys can sleep well at night[/p][/quote]If Venkys don't back Berg with substantial funds in this transfer window, it is 100% clear to me that they NEVER will do. How many chances have they had in the previous transfer windows to do their best for the club but have NEVER delivered. ( the Samba sale paid for Rhodes ) Personally, I think they don't care how far we fall as they have no interest in football. So why are they here ? Harwoodstblue
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1:25pm Fri 21 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
alfa111 wrote:
phia012 wrote:
Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left.

Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops.

Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered.

ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.
Most of all he needs substantial financial support from venkys Which he will not get.More substandard support is expected.The blame lies only with the owners venkys. HB is just a tool from which venkys can hide behind,he is nothing more than a fire wall to protect the gutless venkys, and shabby is coco the clown in a circus he is there to distract the crowd and bring a form of humour to the calamity behind the scene, to confuse and disorientate the public anger, so venkys can sleep well at night
If Venkys don't back Berg with substantial funds in this transfer window, it is 100% clear to me that they NEVER will do.
How many chances have they had in the previous transfer windows to do their best for the club but have NEVER delivered. ( the Samba sale paid for Rhodes )
Personally, I think they don't care how far we fall as they have no interest in football. So why are they here ?
Dont quote me on this fella but am i right in saying that as some suggest on here venkys have already paid out substantial money by the 8 million for roads but three million of that was to be paid in full on BRFC being promoted a PL club once again next season the rest of the money to be paid in large installments over two years,taking that now we will not be promoted to PL,we have not or venkys have not actually paid anything like 8million pounds up front or other wise for Roads, and are unlikely to in the coming seasons as we will still be in this or a lower league?anyone like to clear my confusion on this cheers
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alfa111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Robinson is a decent keeper, but not great... He isn't calm enough or vocal enough getting his defenders into the right positions. He has been coasting at Rovers since Allardyce left. Friedel is 41, maybe a season and a bit left... But Jake Kean is VERY good so Friedel would be an ideal stop-gap and rolemodel while Kean develops. Therefore, selling Robbo now while he still has some value is a good move. I'm happy with this proposed change, it's obviously well considered. ps. I'm pretty appalled by the comments from a lot of you on here, frankly Berg inherited a huge pile of carp from Kean and a team with absolutely zero confidence. He needs time to rebuild, and he needs to dramatically change the personnel in January... He also needs support from us all, criticism now is not helpful and will only make the situation worse. Kean is gone, we are stuck with Venkys so let's try and make the most of what is a bad situation.[/p][/quote]Most of all he needs substantial financial support from venkys Which he will not get.More substandard support is expected.The blame lies only with the owners venkys. HB is just a tool from which venkys can hide behind,he is nothing more than a fire wall to protect the gutless venkys, and shabby is coco the clown in a circus he is there to distract the crowd and bring a form of humour to the calamity behind the scene, to confuse and disorientate the public anger, so venkys can sleep well at night[/p][/quote]If Venkys don't back Berg with substantial funds in this transfer window, it is 100% clear to me that they NEVER will do. How many chances have they had in the previous transfer windows to do their best for the club but have NEVER delivered. ( the Samba sale paid for Rhodes ) Personally, I think they don't care how far we fall as they have no interest in football. So why are they here ?[/p][/quote]Dont quote me on this fella but am i right in saying that as some suggest on here venkys have already paid out substantial money by the 8 million for roads but three million of that was to be paid in full on BRFC being promoted a PL club once again next season the rest of the money to be paid in large installments over two years,taking that now we will not be promoted to PL,we have not or venkys have not actually paid anything like 8million pounds up front or other wise for Roads, and are unlikely to in the coming seasons as we will still be in this or a lower league?anyone like to clear my confusion on this cheers alfa111
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2:49pm Fri 21 Dec 12

MxMave says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can fully understand why Rovers want to off-load PR - really he should have gone in summer.

But why are they taking the opposite attitude to MF - here is a big wage earner (he cost £3.5m) - a player who has massively UNDER-PERFORMED, he has made it quite clear he want to leave the club for the last year (his wife and daughter both remain in Argentina) and he has the speed of a 3 legged tortoise with arthritis - surely he is exactly the type of under-performing, light-weight, over-paid loser that we should be trying to get rid off - him and another 20 or so in my opinion.
What game do you watch?
How can you say Formica has under performed when hes the only one in our squad who creates chances?
Would you rather play Rochina (mr I take take on 11 players then shoot from 40 yards) or Pensioner peds? or Battleship Speed Kazim Richards? or the highly risky Josh King? or Markus "cant make a final pass" ollson? or Fabio "cant get the ball above 3ft off the ground for crosses and corners" Nunez?

Formica is slow but the Cardiff game was a prime example of how when he leaves the pitch the chance creation goes out the window. If we sell Formica we might aswell sell Rhodes because he won't be touching the ball again all season.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can fully understand why Rovers want to off-load PR - really he should have gone in summer. But why are they taking the opposite attitude to MF - here is a big wage earner (he cost £3.5m) - a player who has massively UNDER-PERFORMED, he has made it quite clear he want to leave the club for the last year (his wife and daughter both remain in Argentina) and he has the speed of a 3 legged tortoise with arthritis - surely he is exactly the type of under-performing, light-weight, over-paid loser that we should be trying to get rid off - him and another 20 or so in my opinion.[/p][/quote]What game do you watch? How can you say Formica has under performed when hes the only one in our squad who creates chances? Would you rather play Rochina (mr I take take on 11 players then shoot from 40 yards) or Pensioner peds? or Battleship Speed Kazim Richards? or the highly risky Josh King? or Markus "cant make a final pass" ollson? or Fabio "cant get the ball above 3ft off the ground for crosses and corners" Nunez? Formica is slow but the Cardiff game was a prime example of how when he leaves the pitch the chance creation goes out the window. If we sell Formica we might aswell sell Rhodes because he won't be touching the ball again all season. MxMave
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3:23pm Fri 21 Dec 12

j166429 says...

Is Robinson really the problem???

He doesn't stand a chance with the "defenders" in front of him.
Is Robinson really the problem??? He doesn't stand a chance with the "defenders" in front of him. j166429
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8:00pm Fri 21 Dec 12

noddy57 says...

j166429 wrote:
Is Robinson really the problem???

He doesn't stand a chance with the "defenders" in front of him.
l dont think he is,,he is probably too comfortable like quite a few of the players ,but lm afraid we have problems all over the shop..perticularly in defence, this area has been neglected far too long, we have not replaced quality defenders with quality, its that simple, but again there is one very big problem which is very difficult to remedy,,the inept owners and its whole ,,,
[quote][p][bold]j166429[/bold] wrote: Is Robinson really the problem??? He doesn't stand a chance with the "defenders" in front of him.[/p][/quote]l dont think he is,,he is probably too comfortable like quite a few of the players ,but lm afraid we have problems all over the shop..perticularly in defence, this area has been neglected far too long, we have not replaced quality defenders with quality, its that simple, but again there is one very big problem which is very difficult to remedy,,the inept owners and its whole ,,, noddy57
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