Blackburn Rovers have window of opportunity

BLACKBURN Rovers prepare for the final home game of 2012 struggling in the Championship table and wondering where their big summer plans went wrong.

Even a victory against Brighton this afternoon won’t be able to disguise the fact that Rovers need reinforcements in the January transfer window – but that will also surely mean departures as well.

Having committed to huge wages this summer for signings that have yet to work, Henning Berg will be preparing himself for a January balancing act as he looks to get the squad he needs.

Rovers signed 12 players in the January transfer window, of which one has so far proved a real success, and that disastrous few months of business is costing the club dear.

Without two new signings, at least, Rovers can forget any notion of challenging for a promotion spot but that is easier said than done having already stretched themselves financially to the limit.

GOALKEEPER Paul Robinson appears to be heading for the exit door in the January transfer window, leaving Blackburn with Jake Kean and Greg Sandomierski, who is a bit of an unknown quantity, while Kean has shown glimpses of real promise but, if Robinson leaves, Rovers surely need a new number one.

Brad Friedel would appear the perfect solution and, as well as being a solid first choice stopper, he could be a mentor for Kean and a future coach for the club.

DEFENCE A lot has been said about Rovers’ defensive inadequacies and there is no doubt at times this season individual performances have not been good enough.

A trio of Scott Dann, Grant Hanley and Gael Givet should be good enough for the Championship though, although there is the feeling they are one player light.

Portuguese defender Nuno Henrique was bizarrely brought to the club in the summer and has been nowhere near the first team squad.

Having him at Ewood Park and not involved is simply a waste of money and Rovers should look to take advantage of the interest there is in him, to free up space to bring in a no nonsense centre half.

Rovers are also short of a left back with Martin Olsson’s best position in left midfield. Gael Givet can play there but ideally a left back is needed in January.

Adam Henley has shown he is good enough at right back and, with Jason Lowe also more than capable there, Bradley Orr can be released from the wage bill permanently.

MIDFIELD BLACKBURN Rovers’ major weakness this season so far has been in the centre of midfield as they continue to lack a tough tackling, combative player.

Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu were brought in the summer, on big wages, and were heralded as the answer to the problems in the middle of the pitch.

As of yet neither have done anywhere near enough to suggest they can spearhead a promotion push but Rovers have very little option at the moment.

Jason Lowe is energetic enough in the centre but you get the feeling Rovers desperately need a tough-tackling midfielder quickly.

If Morten Gamst Pedersen is going to continue to be ignored he needs to be allowed to leave, while taking advantage of interest from abroad in Mauro Formica could also free up some funds next month.

Josh King could be the solution to the lack of a right winger, while the likes of Simon Vukcevic and the Olsson twins provide enough cover on the left.

STRIKER Jordan Rhodes will score goals in given the chance for Blackburn Rovers but at the moment the service from midfield is minimal.

Colin Kazim-Richards has shown in patches he could be a dangerous foil for Rhodes, but needs to be played in attack rather than wasted on the right wing.

David Goodwillie is available again in January and will get a chance but you get the feeling he is one player who needs to be released from the wage bill.

Leon Best is still waiting in the wings as he recovers from injury and could be a key player come February. The question is will it be too late?

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11:41am Sat 22 Dec 12

Is Eckersley playing? says...

What a bloody shambles.
What a bloody shambles. Is Eckersley playing?

11:47am Sat 22 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.
Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous. juanbbien

11:57am Sat 22 Dec 12

Stone Island: says...

juanbbien wrote:
Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.
I think most of those players, were bought purely so certain people could skim off millions in commission. No names mentioned of course.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.[/p][/quote]I think most of those players, were bought purely so certain people could skim off millions in commission. No names mentioned of course. Stone Island:

12:22pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Captain Dreckley says...

Well no-one can argue with that evaluation, its what we have known for months and months. What no one can understand is why this hasn't been sorted last January and we may still have been in the premiership and even relegation didn't drive the response to strengthen with quality. Rovers became a haven for has beens and also rans and that is why we are in this mess. The main problem won't be buying new players, even with the millstone of Singh and Venkys reputation around our neck, it will be getting rid of the current crop of clowns and freeing up the wage bill. Kean and Singh have brought players in on wages well beyond their ability levels and they will never attract the same salary elsewhere so there is no motivation to move on.
Pitting that aside, best Christmas present we could wish for today is a convincing win for Rovers at Ewood and an equally convincing pasting at Birmingham for those old dingles.
Merry Christmas one and all and come in you blues
Well no-one can argue with that evaluation, its what we have known for months and months. What no one can understand is why this hasn't been sorted last January and we may still have been in the premiership and even relegation didn't drive the response to strengthen with quality. Rovers became a haven for has beens and also rans and that is why we are in this mess. The main problem won't be buying new players, even with the millstone of Singh and Venkys reputation around our neck, it will be getting rid of the current crop of clowns and freeing up the wage bill. Kean and Singh have brought players in on wages well beyond their ability levels and they will never attract the same salary elsewhere so there is no motivation to move on. Pitting that aside, best Christmas present we could wish for today is a convincing win for Rovers at Ewood and an equally convincing pasting at Birmingham for those old dingles. Merry Christmas one and all and come in you blues Captain Dreckley

12:24pm Sat 22 Dec 12

1952 rover says...

Just get shut of Shebby and Co for a start, All does is talk utter RUBBISH.
Just get shut of Shebby and Co for a start, All does is talk utter RUBBISH. 1952 rover

12:25pm Sat 22 Dec 12

McRover says...

juanbbien wrote:
Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.
Kean got rid of most of the scouts, I believe there are only three left. He chose to use agents to provide players instead. This resulted in players coming to the club to line agents' pockets with commission and not because they were any good. Literally millons of pounds have been paid to agents in the last two years that could have been used to buy better players if the scouting team would have been kept. I'm afraid Kean's stench will be with the club for many years to come.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Kean got rid of most of the scouts, I believe there are only three left. He chose to use agents to provide players instead. This resulted in players coming to the club to line agents' pockets with commission and not because they were any good. Literally millons of pounds have been paid to agents in the last two years that could have been used to buy better players if the scouting team would have been kept. I'm afraid Kean's stench will be with the club for many years to come. McRover

12:39pm Sat 22 Dec 12

givet82 says...

game off?
game off? givet82

12:44pm Sat 22 Dec 12

moh says...

1952 rover wrote:
Just get shut of Shebby and Co for a start, All does is talk utter RUBBISH.
fans need to start collection and buy club as walker trust struggled for several years to sell club.
[quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: Just get shut of Shebby and Co for a start, All does is talk utter RUBBISH.[/p][/quote]fans need to start collection and buy club as walker trust struggled for several years to sell club. moh

12:45pm Sat 22 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Mark Hughes on his way back? Mirrors sport!
Goodwill lie scores two against Celtic in friendly!
Mark Hughes on his way back? Mirrors sport! Goodwill lie scores two against Celtic in friendly! A Darener

12:48pm Sat 22 Dec 12

A Darener says...

It goes from bad to worse! When was the last time game postponed for waterlogged pitch? Even Steve Patrick can't do his job right. What have they done ? Taken away his forks!
It goes from bad to worse! When was the last time game postponed for waterlogged pitch? Even Steve Patrick can't do his job right. What have they done ? Taken away his forks! A Darener

12:50pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

juanbbien wrote:
Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.
With Singh picking the players they might as well just stick a pin in a list. He needs to keep his nose out as he knows B****r all about English football and what type of player is required to get out of the Championship.
One success out of twelve is diabolical Singh. Keep out of it as you have PROVED you have no idea.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.[/p][/quote]With Singh picking the players they might as well just stick a pin in a list. He needs to keep his nose out as he knows B****r all about English football and what type of player is required to get out of the Championship. One success out of twelve is diabolical Singh. Keep out of it as you have PROVED you have no idea. Harwoodstblue

1:01pm Sat 22 Dec 12

maltese blue n white says...

A Darener wrote:
It goes from bad to worse! When was the last time game postponed for waterlogged pitch? Even Steve Patrick can't do his job right. What have they done ? Taken away his forks!
Shebby prob uses them to eat with..... his gobs big enough... But seriously.. 12 players brought in by Kean and co... and only one showing any signs of being any use... yes Berg is struggling, but look at what he's got to work with, and the millstone that is Shebby tied round his neck.... I seriously doubt that even Alex Ferguson could get the results we so desperately need.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: It goes from bad to worse! When was the last time game postponed for waterlogged pitch? Even Steve Patrick can't do his job right. What have they done ? Taken away his forks![/p][/quote]Shebby prob uses them to eat with..... his gobs big enough... But seriously.. 12 players brought in by Kean and co... and only one showing any signs of being any use... yes Berg is struggling, but look at what he's got to work with, and the millstone that is Shebby tied round his neck.... I seriously doubt that even Alex Ferguson could get the results we so desperately need. maltese blue n white

1:08pm Sat 22 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol!
Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol! A Darener

1:21pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Rayzerisaloser says...

Berg out
Berg out Rayzerisaloser

1:37pm Sat 22 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

A Darener wrote:
Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol!
True enough AD.

I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success.

These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes??

They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol![/p][/quote]True enough AD. I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success. These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes?? They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money?? blueblooded

2:18pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Walkerstandrover says...

Fair article by AC but it's time to stop mentioning promotion - relegation is the concern the way things are going. January will not be the answer as there is too much to do - we need to ship out 11 of the 12 summer signings and more and what chance is there of that (who will want any of them). We must have the most bloated ineffective squad in the championship who are just draining money out of the club. Can AC ask Shaw and Agnew what they are doing presiding over this state of affairs.
Fair article by AC but it's time to stop mentioning promotion - relegation is the concern the way things are going. January will not be the answer as there is too much to do - we need to ship out 11 of the 12 summer signings and more and what chance is there of that (who will want any of them). We must have the most bloated ineffective squad in the championship who are just draining money out of the club. Can AC ask Shaw and Agnew what they are doing presiding over this state of affairs. Walkerstandrover

2:22pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

blueblooded wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol!
True enough AD.

I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success.

These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes??

They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??
I don't think we're utilising them because they simply aren't good enough. If they were I'm sure berg would give them a chance, if he's allowed !!!

You ask "what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business "
There are lots of things going on that don't add up or make sense and I'm sure Venkys won't tell us. Personally , and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting fed up of being treat like a Kshudra (lowest caste ) by them.
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol![/p][/quote]True enough AD. I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success. These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes?? They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??[/p][/quote]I don't think we're utilising them because they simply aren't good enough. If they were I'm sure berg would give them a chance, if he's allowed !!! You ask "what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business " There are lots of things going on that don't add up or make sense and I'm sure Venkys won't tell us. Personally , and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting fed up of being treat like a Kshudra (lowest caste ) by them. Harwoodstblue

2:27pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Corruption

BRFC

Corruption

BRFC

BRFC = Agents Goldmine

BRFC = The only football club to have a Global Advisor who does not know what he is doing.

BRFC = The only club where the Press officer never speaks to the Fans.
Corruption BRFC Corruption BRFC BRFC = Agents Goldmine BRFC = The only football club to have a Global Advisor who does not know what he is doing. BRFC = The only club where the Press officer never speaks to the Fans. Lancs - pensioner

2:30pm Sat 22 Dec 12

stick to football says...

Assessment spot on Venkys have wasted millions on ineefective individuals having destroyed the established set up pre Venkys.

As for the buying of players well those that agreed the deals obviously had no idea about what the Championship is - quality comes after effort and application in this league and to survive you need a physical presence which Rovers dont have. You san understand now why Yakubu was desparate to leave he knew all about from his loan spell at Leicester

The merry go round of players in and out should be in full swing come January1st but I am not optimistic based on last 18 months ofplayer activity.
Berg deserves a chance but will he get one?
Assessment spot on Venkys have wasted millions on ineefective individuals having destroyed the established set up pre Venkys. As for the buying of players well those that agreed the deals obviously had no idea about what the Championship is - quality comes after effort and application in this league and to survive you need a physical presence which Rovers dont have. You san understand now why Yakubu was desparate to leave he knew all about from his loan spell at Leicester The merry go round of players in and out should be in full swing come January1st but I am not optimistic based on last 18 months ofplayer activity. Berg deserves a chance but will he get one? stick to football

2:32pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

Walkerstandrover wrote:
Fair article by AC but it's time to stop mentioning promotion - relegation is the concern the way things are going. January will not be the answer as there is too much to do - we need to ship out 11 of the 12 summer signings and more and what chance is there of that (who will want any of them). We must have the most bloated ineffective squad in the championship who are just draining money out of the club. Can AC ask Shaw and Agnew what they are doing presiding over this state of affairs.
All the points you mention above are caused because we are being run by a bunch of bloody armatures..... Venkys won't employ proper personnel because they know they wouldn't go along with their pathetic attempts at running a football club.
Agnew, Shaw and others are just sitting back, saying nothing and picking up big salaries whilst the club crumbles. Shame on them.
[quote][p][bold]Walkerstandrover[/bold] wrote: Fair article by AC but it's time to stop mentioning promotion - relegation is the concern the way things are going. January will not be the answer as there is too much to do - we need to ship out 11 of the 12 summer signings and more and what chance is there of that (who will want any of them). We must have the most bloated ineffective squad in the championship who are just draining money out of the club. Can AC ask Shaw and Agnew what they are doing presiding over this state of affairs.[/p][/quote]All the points you mention above are caused because we are being run by a bunch of bloody armatures..... Venkys won't employ proper personnel because they know they wouldn't go along with their pathetic attempts at running a football club. Agnew, Shaw and others are just sitting back, saying nothing and picking up big salaries whilst the club crumbles. Shame on them. Harwoodstblue

2:35pm Sat 22 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
blueblooded wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol!
True enough AD.

I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success.

These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes??

They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??
I don't think we're utilising them because they simply aren't good enough. If they were I'm sure berg would give them a chance, if he's allowed !!!

You ask "what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business "
There are lots of things going on that don't add up or make sense and I'm sure Venkys won't tell us. Personally , and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting fed up of being treat like a Kshudra (lowest caste ) by them.
But then why are they STILL employed them HSB?

Is it contracts?

I mean, they're costing Venky's money that they could be pocketing if you believe the asset stripping theories.

Andy just said it was the Refs decision for the game being cancelled btw, Berg and management not happy.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol![/p][/quote]True enough AD. I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success. These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes?? They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??[/p][/quote]I don't think we're utilising them because they simply aren't good enough. If they were I'm sure berg would give them a chance, if he's allowed !!! You ask "what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business " There are lots of things going on that don't add up or make sense and I'm sure Venkys won't tell us. Personally , and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting fed up of being treat like a Kshudra (lowest caste ) by them.[/p][/quote]But then why are they STILL employed them HSB? Is it contracts? I mean, they're costing Venky's money that they could be pocketing if you believe the asset stripping theories. Andy just said it was the Refs decision for the game being cancelled btw, Berg and management not happy. blueblooded

2:49pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

blueblooded wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
blueblooded wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol!
True enough AD.

I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success.

These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes??

They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??
I don't think we're utilising them because they simply aren't good enough. If they were I'm sure berg would give them a chance, if he's allowed !!!

You ask "what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business "
There are lots of things going on that don't add up or make sense and I'm sure Venkys won't tell us. Personally , and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting fed up of being treat like a Kshudra (lowest caste ) by them.
But then why are they STILL employed them HSB?

Is it contracts?

I mean, they're costing Venky's money that they could be pocketing if you believe the asset stripping theories.

Andy just said it was the Refs decision for the game being cancelled btw, Berg and management not happy.
Is it agents' ongoing commission ? Do Venkys / Kean have a cut ? I just don't know the reason for the 12 signed in the summer when we were all crying out for a couple of good defenders.
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Actually postponement could be an advantage. If we get proper players in during the transfer window they will be eligible to play in rearranged match which we could then possibly win when we are on a long unbeaten run in the next few months. Lol![/p][/quote]True enough AD. I want to ask Shebby this key question though, what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business - which as any business is success, be it financial or footballing success. These Portuguese players that were brought in, may or may not be any good, but if we've got them on the books, why aren't we utilising any of them apart from Nunes?? They may not cost a lot in relative terms to say, Murphys wages, but they're still costing money??[/p][/quote]I don't think we're utilising them because they simply aren't good enough. If they were I'm sure berg would give them a chance, if he's allowed !!! You ask "what business employs people who don't contribute to the running of its business " There are lots of things going on that don't add up or make sense and I'm sure Venkys won't tell us. Personally , and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting fed up of being treat like a Kshudra (lowest caste ) by them.[/p][/quote]But then why are they STILL employed them HSB? Is it contracts? I mean, they're costing Venky's money that they could be pocketing if you believe the asset stripping theories. Andy just said it was the Refs decision for the game being cancelled btw, Berg and management not happy.[/p][/quote]Is it agents' ongoing commission ? Do Venkys / Kean have a cut ? I just don't know the reason for the 12 signed in the summer when we were all crying out for a couple of good defenders. Harwoodstblue

3:34pm Sat 22 Dec 12

happiness says...

Andy suggests that, Hanley, Dann and Givet should be good enough. The problem is, despite the ridiculous wages i'm sure they will be on, they simply are not!!! And I would add Rovers' number one prima-dona Martin Olsson to that list too. Givet was to blame for both goals at Blackpool but can do better, granted but Dann and Hanley, I don't think they are good enough for a club with promotion in mind and they can go for me. Murphy and Etuhu can go too.
Andy suggests that, Hanley, Dann and Givet should be good enough. The problem is, despite the ridiculous wages i'm sure they will be on, they simply are not!!! And I would add Rovers' number one prima-dona Martin Olsson to that list too. Givet was to blame for both goals at Blackpool but can do better, granted but Dann and Hanley, I don't think they are good enough for a club with promotion in mind and they can go for me. Murphy and Etuhu can go too. happiness

3:38pm Sat 22 Dec 12

BJS says...

Stone Island: wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.
I think most of those players, were bought purely so certain people could skim off millions in commission. No names mentioned of course.
Dead right mate!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Who the hell actually sanctioned buy all this rubbish,I mean twelve players bought and only one is allegedly of any use,have we got a scouting system or do they just stick a pin in a list of players,bloody ridiculous.[/p][/quote]I think most of those players, were bought purely so certain people could skim off millions in commission. No names mentioned of course.[/p][/quote]Dead right mate! BJS

3:41pm Sat 22 Dec 12

BJS says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Corruption

BRFC

Corruption

BRFC

BRFC = Agents Goldmine

BRFC = The only football club to have a Global Advisor who does not know what he is doing.

BRFC = The only club where the Press officer never speaks to the Fans.
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Corruption BRFC Corruption BRFC BRFC = Agents Goldmine BRFC = The only football club to have a Global Advisor who does not know what he is doing. BRFC = The only club where the Press officer never speaks to the Fans.[/p][/quote]Spot on! BJS

4:27pm Sat 22 Dec 12

jesuelahm says...

A Darener wrote:
Mark Hughes on his way back? Mirrors sport!
Goodwill lie scores two against Celtic in friendly!
dont worry rovers fan your problems will be solved soon.....
i think venkys will sack HB...
here in pune....venkys are taking keen interest in managerial appointment and transfer budget....
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Mark Hughes on his way back? Mirrors sport! Goodwill lie scores two against Celtic in friendly![/p][/quote]dont worry rovers fan your problems will be solved soon..... i think venkys will sack HB... here in pune....venkys are taking keen interest in managerial appointment and transfer budget.... jesuelahm

4:29pm Sat 22 Dec 12

A Darener says...

jesuelahm wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Mark Hughes on his way back? Mirrors sport!
Goodwill lie scores two against Celtic in friendly!
dont worry rovers fan your problems will be solved soon.....
i think venkys will sack HB...
here in pune....venkys are taking keen interest in managerial appointment and transfer budget....
Sorry but problems will only be solved WHEN the Venky's GO!!!
[quote][p][bold]jesuelahm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Mark Hughes on his way back? Mirrors sport! Goodwill lie scores two against Celtic in friendly![/p][/quote]dont worry rovers fan your problems will be solved soon..... i think venkys will sack HB... here in pune....venkys are taking keen interest in managerial appointment and transfer budget....[/p][/quote]Sorry but problems will only be solved WHEN the Venky's GO!!! A Darener

4:47pm Sat 22 Dec 12

noddy57 says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
What a bloody shambles.
we can talk all we like about the situation down at ewood but no matter which way you look at it,,the venkys have been a disaster for the rovers and while this circus of clowns continue to be in charge the writing is on the wall for a further decline and a possible drop into league 1,If we do a leeds then l can see no way back for this famous old club,these chicken farmers while being very clever with the poultry industry are not competent being in charge of a football club,and it has turned out to be the worst ever takeover of an english football club in living memory,its a massive rebuilding job for its eventual new owners,,the sooner,,, the better for everyone,
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: What a bloody shambles.[/p][/quote]we can talk all we like about the situation down at ewood but no matter which way you look at it,,the venkys have been a disaster for the rovers and while this circus of clowns continue to be in charge the writing is on the wall for a further decline and a possible drop into league 1,If we do a leeds then l can see no way back for this famous old club,these chicken farmers while being very clever with the poultry industry are not competent being in charge of a football club,and it has turned out to be the worst ever takeover of an english football club in living memory,its a massive rebuilding job for its eventual new owners,,the sooner,,, the better for everyone, noddy57

5:02pm Sat 22 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Let the Dingles enjoy their Christmas above Rovers. It won't be for long.
Let the Dingles enjoy their Christmas above Rovers. It won't be for long. A Darener

5:48pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Blackburn Yoof says...

Mr Cryer, the other day in an article you said the players wern't good enough and it wasn't Henning's fault we kept losing. Now you say apart from a CD and a CM we should be fine. Kean got results, Black got results, under berg we keep getting hammered. Perhaps Berg is the problem! However you did blog early on that things were looking up under Berg. Perhaps a bit of face saving going on. Berg is hopeless.
Mr Cryer, the other day in an article you said the players wern't good enough and it wasn't Henning's fault we kept losing. Now you say apart from a CD and a CM we should be fine. Kean got results, Black got results, under berg we keep getting hammered. Perhaps Berg is the problem! However you did blog early on that things were looking up under Berg. Perhaps a bit of face saving going on. Berg is hopeless. Blackburn Yoof

11:25pm Sat 22 Dec 12

JPainter90 says...

We need a bit of everything. The way I see it, January is everything. Not just for this season but for the long term future. Some perfect signings and we may be right back up there, it's a funny old league. Look at Reading for example, down in 10th this time last year 13 points behind top spot. Now in the Premier League. However, more poor signings and I'm not sure we will get out of this league for a while. Or even stay in it. There's no way the club can progress if we continue as we are for too long.

I really want to see Berg turn this around but as the weeks go by, it's looking more and more like wishful thinking. If we are in this position by mid-February then he and some of the backroom staff have to be changed. Although, I don't think the best managers could get this lot pulling a promotion push. We need change.
We need a bit of everything. The way I see it, January is everything. Not just for this season but for the long term future. Some perfect signings and we may be right back up there, it's a funny old league. Look at Reading for example, down in 10th this time last year 13 points behind top spot. Now in the Premier League. However, more poor signings and I'm not sure we will get out of this league for a while. Or even stay in it. There's no way the club can progress if we continue as we are for too long. I really want to see Berg turn this around but as the weeks go by, it's looking more and more like wishful thinking. If we are in this position by mid-February then he and some of the backroom staff have to be changed. Although, I don't think the best managers could get this lot pulling a promotion push. We need change. JPainter90

12:15pm Sun 23 Dec 12

handyamBRFC says...

In my opinion, I would be looking at other clubs who have a surplus of quality players who have experience and are capable of playing.
The foreign players we have are more for the future and not for the current hard championship games. We require real British guts and thunder.
Alan shearer and David batty types of players....

The bare minimum....!!
We need to bring in at least 1 central defender and one central midfielder.
I would ask the manager to consider some experienced players and get them on loan or buy them outright.
e.g.
D:Richard Dunne at villa
D: Ron Vlaar at villa

what do you think...!!
maybe you know of others more capable..??

for midfield i would ask the rest of the fans f they know of any dynamic midfielder who is capable of ding the business at Ewood.

Hopefully you guys can come up with some good players in our football leagues that may be good for us and help us to turn around our fortunes.
In my opinion, I would be looking at other clubs who have a surplus of quality players who have experience and are capable of playing. The foreign players we have are more for the future and not for the current hard championship games. We require real British guts and thunder. Alan shearer and David batty types of players.... The bare minimum....!! We need to bring in at least 1 central defender and one central midfielder. I would ask the manager to consider some experienced players and get them on loan or buy them outright. e.g. D:Richard Dunne at villa D: Ron Vlaar at villa what do you think...!! maybe you know of others more capable..?? for midfield i would ask the rest of the fans f they know of any dynamic midfielder who is capable of ding the business at Ewood. Hopefully you guys can come up with some good players in our football leagues that may be good for us and help us to turn around our fortunes. handyamBRFC

1:47pm Sun 23 Dec 12

bburnrover says...

Harry Reknapp would not have brought in any of the rubbish Shebby and Kean bought.we the fans had no confidence in the management team finding decent players.We were proved correct! The transfer window is the most important aspect of management Mark Hughes had a small budget but managed to attract quality players we obviously needed a similar name to attract those type of players but Berg is to quiet and not a big enough characyer to attract top quality players.
Harry Reknapp would not have brought in any of the rubbish Shebby and Kean bought.we the fans had no confidence in the management team finding decent players.We were proved correct! The transfer window is the most important aspect of management Mark Hughes had a small budget but managed to attract quality players we obviously needed a similar name to attract those type of players but Berg is to quiet and not a big enough characyer to attract top quality players. bburnrover

4:37pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Dan11 says...

happiness wrote:
Andy suggests that, Hanley, Dann and Givet should be good enough. The problem is, despite the ridiculous wages i'm sure they will be on, they simply are not!!! And I would add Rovers' number one prima-dona Martin Olsson to that list too. Givet was to blame for both goals at Blackpool but can do better, granted but Dann and Hanley, I don't think they are good enough for a club with promotion in mind and they can go for me. Murphy and Etuhu can go too.
Yes. Hanley and Dann are not good enough period as first choice centre backs. Givet would be good enough alongside a decent centre back. Hanley could be kept on as a squad player and to develop due to his age.
In conclusion we need two first team central defenders in Jan, and two first team central defenders. The whole spine needs replacing. Brad would be good in goal aswell!!!
[quote][p][bold]happiness[/bold] wrote: Andy suggests that, Hanley, Dann and Givet should be good enough. The problem is, despite the ridiculous wages i'm sure they will be on, they simply are not!!! And I would add Rovers' number one prima-dona Martin Olsson to that list too. Givet was to blame for both goals at Blackpool but can do better, granted but Dann and Hanley, I don't think they are good enough for a club with promotion in mind and they can go for me. Murphy and Etuhu can go too.[/p][/quote]Yes. Hanley and Dann are not good enough period as first choice centre backs. Givet would be good enough alongside a decent centre back. Hanley could be kept on as a squad player and to develop due to his age. In conclusion we need two first team central defenders in Jan, and two first team central defenders. The whole spine needs replacing. Brad would be good in goal aswell!!! Dan11

8:21pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Captain Dreckley says...

Well if The Mirror is to be believed, Singh is at it again, destroying the club from within. The Mirror quote him as saying that Berg can be sacked as another manager is now available who was not available at the time of Bergs appointment. What the hell does this do the confidence of manager and squad and to play this all out in public. This man is an incompetent clown with no insight the consequences of his actions. Does he want Berg in the que behind Kean taking the club for constructive dismissal? Laughing stock yet again. A certain old Accy saying involving a certain act and the ragmans trumpet comes to mind for this fool.
Well if The Mirror is to be believed, Singh is at it again, destroying the club from within. The Mirror quote him as saying that Berg can be sacked as another manager is now available who was not available at the time of Bergs appointment. What the hell does this do the confidence of manager and squad and to play this all out in public. This man is an incompetent clown with no insight the consequences of his actions. Does he want Berg in the que behind Kean taking the club for constructive dismissal? Laughing stock yet again. A certain old Accy saying involving a certain act and the ragmans trumpet comes to mind for this fool. Captain Dreckley

10:40am Mon 24 Dec 12

Riverside 7 says...

No mention of David Dunn in AC's summary of the squad.
According to the stats on the Rovers web site he has made just 6 appearances this season out of 24 league and cup games.
Given his large salary it is very poor value for money especially when he can only last 60 minutes.
He should have been released years ago and must be one of the first to go in any clearout.
No mention of David Dunn in AC's summary of the squad. According to the stats on the Rovers web site he has made just 6 appearances this season out of 24 league and cup games. Given his large salary it is very poor value for money especially when he can only last 60 minutes. He should have been released years ago and must be one of the first to go in any clearout. Riverside 7

12:51pm Mon 24 Dec 12

rovertillidie says...

Come the new year we could well be in a relegation scap, (boro and Barnsley away and Forest at home...no easy game there!) so who would want to come to us?
The squad is so lacking in any true quality...but is that a confidence thing?....probably some part of it is, but there is also a lack of LEADERSHIP on and off the pitch. We are a club still floundering trying to find an identity and at the moment drifting into the lower reaches of this league....once in there as we oh too well know it is difficult to get out. So where do we go wrong in my opinion its at the back, but not helped by a weak centre both at the back and in midfield.
At Blackpool for the first 20mins we were good then with their first attack they score from a FREE HEADER in our box....how many times has this happened. I recall one of the major turning points in our relegation scrap last season was away at Bolton, we had just put a little run together and a result that day MAY and I do say MAY have seen us go on to stay up. What happened SCOTT BLOODY DANN happened in front of all us suffering away supporters.....a centre half for Bolton (Wheater I think) who had not scored for donkey's helped himself to two free headers supposedly marked by Scott BLLODY Dann and the rest is history. He is simply not reliable enough, nor is Hanley, unless we change these two and as has been said above put Givet to left back, we will continue to ship goals and lose games. You build victories on a sound and reliable defence we have neither of those and have not had since the departure of Samba and Nelson (anyone see that little feature on MOTD sat night?? not bad for a player we could not get fit! and that is a disgrace to whoever was behind that shambles). How we could do with a player of Nelson's quality or Berg for that matter?
Others not good enough include Formica, Lowe (possibly ok at right back but not good enough or strong enough in midfield), Henley (not sure yet), Etuhu (what a weak player for one built so strong) Murphy (past it), Pederson (legs gone).
Henning Berg has got one hell of a job to sort this inherited mess out.
Merry Christmas to all and lets hope for a slightly happier New Year god we deserve it for continuing to have to put up with this lot!!
Come the new year we could well be in a relegation scap, (boro and Barnsley away and Forest at home...no easy game there!) so who would want to come to us? The squad is so lacking in any true quality...but is that a confidence thing?....probably some part of it is, but there is also a lack of LEADERSHIP on and off the pitch. We are a club still floundering trying to find an identity and at the moment drifting into the lower reaches of this league....once in there as we oh too well know it is difficult to get out. So where do we go wrong in my opinion its at the back, but not helped by a weak centre both at the back and in midfield. At Blackpool for the first 20mins we were good then with their first attack they score from a FREE HEADER in our box....how many times has this happened. I recall one of the major turning points in our relegation scrap last season was away at Bolton, we had just put a little run together and a result that day MAY and I do say MAY have seen us go on to stay up. What happened SCOTT BLOODY DANN happened in front of all us suffering away supporters.....a centre half for Bolton (Wheater I think) who had not scored for donkey's helped himself to two free headers supposedly marked by Scott BLLODY Dann and the rest is history. He is simply not reliable enough, nor is Hanley, unless we change these two and as has been said above put Givet to left back, we will continue to ship goals and lose games. You build victories on a sound and reliable defence we have neither of those and have not had since the departure of Samba and Nelson (anyone see that little feature on MOTD sat night?? not bad for a player we could not get fit! and that is a disgrace to whoever was behind that shambles). How we could do with a player of Nelson's quality or Berg for that matter? Others not good enough include Formica, Lowe (possibly ok at right back but not good enough or strong enough in midfield), Henley (not sure yet), Etuhu (what a weak player for one built so strong) Murphy (past it), Pederson (legs gone). Henning Berg has got one hell of a job to sort this inherited mess out. Merry Christmas to all and lets hope for a slightly happier New Year god we deserve it for continuing to have to put up with this lot!! rovertillidie

6:13pm Tue 25 Dec 12

handyamBRFC says...

MERRY Xmas
I have tried to look at the 1st team squad and analyzed what players are ok and what potential we have and those that should be moved on.
I would like to hear what other fans views are? List those who you want out? What players would you like to see playing at BRFC ?
Have you seen any players you think could do the business for Rovers? Let’s hear your views?

Paul Robinson - OK: Keep if motivated
Grzegorz Sandomierski - Untried
Jake Kean –YOUNG Ok: Potential
Martin Olsson- OK Keep if motivated
Nuno Henrique- Untried Potential
Gael Givet- Ok Keep if motivated
Scott Dann- Ok Keep; sell if money is right
Josh Morris- YOUNG Ok Potential
Adam Henley- YOUNG Ok Potential
Grant Hanley- ok for squad not 1st team
Bruno Ribeiro- ok for squad; Potential
Jason Lowe- YOUNG Ok as squad member
David Dunn- past it; let go
Mauro Formica- Not good enough, sell if possible
Morten Gamst Pedersen- past it; let go
Danny Murphy- past it; let go
Marcus Olsson- ok for squad
Paulo Jorge- YOUNG Untried Potential
Dickson Etuhu- past it; let go
Simon Vukcevic- Ok Potential
Diogo Rosado- YOUNG OK Potential
Fabio Nunes- YOUNG OK Potential
Leon Best- ??? Hopefully ok
Jordan Rhodes- Keep of course
Joshua King- OK Buy Potential
Nuno Gomes- Ok Keep
Ruben Rochina- OK keep if motivated
Colin Kazim-Richards- OK Keep
Bradley Orr – Crap; sell
David Goodwillie ok But sell if money refunded.

Merry Xmas
MERRY Xmas I have tried to look at the 1st team squad and analyzed what players are ok and what potential we have and those that should be moved on. I would like to hear what other fans views are? List those who you want out? What players would you like to see playing at BRFC ? Have you seen any players you think could do the business for Rovers? Let’s hear your views? Paul Robinson - OK: Keep if motivated Grzegorz Sandomierski - Untried Jake Kean –YOUNG Ok: Potential Martin Olsson- OK Keep if motivated Nuno Henrique- Untried Potential Gael Givet- Ok Keep if motivated Scott Dann- Ok Keep; sell if money is right Josh Morris- YOUNG Ok Potential Adam Henley- YOUNG Ok Potential Grant Hanley- ok for squad not 1st team Bruno Ribeiro- ok for squad; Potential Jason Lowe- YOUNG Ok as squad member David Dunn- past it; let go Mauro Formica- Not good enough, sell if possible Morten Gamst Pedersen- past it; let go Danny Murphy- past it; let go Marcus Olsson- ok for squad Paulo Jorge- YOUNG Untried Potential Dickson Etuhu- past it; let go Simon Vukcevic- Ok Potential Diogo Rosado- YOUNG OK Potential Fabio Nunes- YOUNG OK Potential Leon Best- ??? Hopefully ok Jordan Rhodes- Keep of course Joshua King- OK Buy Potential Nuno Gomes- Ok Keep Ruben Rochina- OK keep if motivated Colin Kazim-Richards- OK Keep Bradley Orr – Crap; sell David Goodwillie ok But sell if money refunded. Merry Xmas handyamBRFC

6:37pm Tue 25 Dec 12

noddy57 says...

handyamBRFC wrote:
MERRY Xmas
I have tried to look at the 1st team squad and analyzed what players are ok and what potential we have and those that should be moved on.
I would like to hear what other fans views are? List those who you want out? What players would you like to see playing at BRFC ?
Have you seen any players you think could do the business for Rovers? Let’s hear your views?

Paul Robinson - OK: Keep if motivated
Grzegorz Sandomierski - Untried
Jake Kean –YOUNG Ok: Potential
Martin Olsson- OK Keep if motivated
Nuno Henrique- Untried Potential
Gael Givet- Ok Keep if motivated
Scott Dann- Ok Keep; sell if money is right
Josh Morris- YOUNG Ok Potential
Adam Henley- YOUNG Ok Potential
Grant Hanley- ok for squad not 1st team
Bruno Ribeiro- ok for squad; Potential
Jason Lowe- YOUNG Ok as squad member
David Dunn- past it; let go
Mauro Formica- Not good enough, sell if possible
Morten Gamst Pedersen- past it; let go
Danny Murphy- past it; let go
Marcus Olsson- ok for squad
Paulo Jorge- YOUNG Untried Potential
Dickson Etuhu- past it; let go
Simon Vukcevic- Ok Potential
Diogo Rosado- YOUNG OK Potential
Fabio Nunes- YOUNG OK Potential
Leon Best- ??? Hopefully ok
Jordan Rhodes- Keep of course
Joshua King- OK Buy Potential
Nuno Gomes- Ok Keep
Ruben Rochina- OK keep if motivated
Colin Kazim-Richards- OK Keep
Bradley Orr – Crap; sell
David Goodwillie ok But sell if money refunded.

Merry Xmas
you sound like your the man for the job,,how much would you want?
[quote][p][bold]handyamBRFC[/bold] wrote: MERRY Xmas I have tried to look at the 1st team squad and analyzed what players are ok and what potential we have and those that should be moved on. I would like to hear what other fans views are? List those who you want out? What players would you like to see playing at BRFC ? Have you seen any players you think could do the business for Rovers? Let’s hear your views? Paul Robinson - OK: Keep if motivated Grzegorz Sandomierski - Untried Jake Kean –YOUNG Ok: Potential Martin Olsson- OK Keep if motivated Nuno Henrique- Untried Potential Gael Givet- Ok Keep if motivated Scott Dann- Ok Keep; sell if money is right Josh Morris- YOUNG Ok Potential Adam Henley- YOUNG Ok Potential Grant Hanley- ok for squad not 1st team Bruno Ribeiro- ok for squad; Potential Jason Lowe- YOUNG Ok as squad member David Dunn- past it; let go Mauro Formica- Not good enough, sell if possible Morten Gamst Pedersen- past it; let go Danny Murphy- past it; let go Marcus Olsson- ok for squad Paulo Jorge- YOUNG Untried Potential Dickson Etuhu- past it; let go Simon Vukcevic- Ok Potential Diogo Rosado- YOUNG OK Potential Fabio Nunes- YOUNG OK Potential Leon Best- ??? Hopefully ok Jordan Rhodes- Keep of course Joshua King- OK Buy Potential Nuno Gomes- Ok Keep Ruben Rochina- OK keep if motivated Colin Kazim-Richards- OK Keep Bradley Orr – Crap; sell David Goodwillie ok But sell if money refunded. Merry Xmas[/p][/quote]you sound like your the man for the job,,how much would you want? noddy57

1:52pm Wed 26 Dec 12

handyamBRFC says...

Merry Xmas
I believe we fans should do everything possible especially in difficult times to bring the fans & BRFC together.
We need to be stronger, we need to show the world we can come together in times of need and this period is that occasion.
I believe in BRFC and Blackburn and would ask every fan and resident of the Lancashire area to get together and be positive. We shall not be allowed to be dragged to the bottom of everything.
We are a proud people of Lancashire a proud club and we should raise ourselves to where we belong to the upper echelons of English society and the the premiership again one day soon.

to the football......!!
I think we should raid clubs who are thinking of bringing in new players themselves.
e.g. QPR as it seems are a club waiting to make changes to their staff hence a good time to get some of their players.
I can think of some at QPR who could fit the bill.
what do you guys think..?
Givet is going in January.
Defenders needed and a midfielder.

Arte et Labore
Merry Xmas I believe we fans should do everything possible especially in difficult times to bring the fans & BRFC together. We need to be stronger, we need to show the world we can come together in times of need and this period is that occasion. I believe in BRFC and Blackburn and would ask every fan and resident of the Lancashire area to get together and be positive. We shall not be allowed to be dragged to the bottom of everything. We are a proud people of Lancashire a proud club and we should raise ourselves to where we belong to the upper echelons of English society and the the premiership again one day soon. to the football......!! I think we should raid clubs who are thinking of bringing in new players themselves. e.g. QPR as it seems are a club waiting to make changes to their staff hence a good time to get some of their players. I can think of some at QPR who could fit the bill. what do you guys think..? Givet is going in January. Defenders needed and a midfielder. Arte et Labore handyamBRFC

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