Let's beat Middlesbrough for our fans, says Blackburn Rovers boss

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

HENNING Berg has called for his Blackburn Rovers side to give their fans some much-needed festive cheer today – after hailing their “passionate” support as “fantastic”.

Rovers are expecting a healthy following for this afternoon’s Boxing Day trip to Middlesbrough and boss Berg is hoping to deliver the perfect Christmas present to the club’s long-suffering supporters.

The Rovers faithful have been vocally critical of their side’s recent Championship slump, with just one win in nine games, but Berg insists he has no complaints at all about their support.

He said: “We were hoping to give the fans some Christmas cheer on Saturday. We were not allowed to and of course we are looking to go there to get points and win the game.

“We want a really good performance and if we have a good team performance and play up to our best then we will have a really good chance of winning, even playing against one of the better teams.

“Our supporters have been fantastic. I like the supporters, I like that they are emotional, that they show their emotions, that they care for the team.

“I think they have supported us all the way through and at the end of games when we are losing, there are going to be some people who voice their disappointment.

“That is understandable. We are disappointed as well. That is just human nature.

“I like their passion and I like that they care, I like that they support the team all the way through the games, even though sometimes they do get frustrated.”

Rovers know they face a tough task in their bid to revive their flagging promotion hopes, with today’s hosts flying high in fourth place in the Championship.

But, despite losing four of their last five games, Berg is adamant Rovers are a match for anyone if they play to their best.

He said: “All games are different.

“We have played some tough games away from home and they have been even games. They have at home as well but we just haven’t been able to win these games.

“We have not been good enough in the final thirds in both ends of the pitch and that is something we are working on and something we are looking at.

“We have had some tough fixtures over the last month so we are looking forward to playing Middlesbrough and we know it will be a tough game again.

“There are no games in this league that are unwinnable for us, but we have to make sure we keep our focus and do the right things, improving what is not as good as we would like to be.”

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10:07am Wed 26 Dec 12

owd nick says...

Fingers crossed, a point will be enough but we owe them one for earlier in the season.
Fingers crossed, a point will be enough but we owe them one for earlier in the season. owd nick
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10:23am Wed 26 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

Three points and nothing less.

CoYB!
Three points and nothing less. CoYB! blueblooded
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10:28am Wed 26 Dec 12

j bee says...

no were good enough , come on here at10 to five and see i dont no were berg get that from , get him out , hes not good enough but the fans dare not say owt after the keane affair
no were good enough , come on here at10 to five and see i dont no were berg get that from , get him out , hes not good enough but the fans dare not say owt after the keane affair j bee
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10:31am Wed 26 Dec 12

Brfc24138931 says...

Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.
Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet. Brfc24138931
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10:42am Wed 26 Dec 12

J.C - Rishton says...

Getting ready to go to the game today although I can't say I'm really looking forward to it.

I would say that the players owe both us fans AND HB a performance today.

Although I think HB hasnt always helped himself by not picking his best starting 11 there is no doubt that he has been badly let down by the Rovers hierarchy especially SS AND most of the senior players since he has taken over as manager.

Time for those players to step up and deliver - Murphy and Ethuhu especially.

Should we lose today it would not surprise me if that moron (SS) sacked HB and plunged us into more chaos whilst failing to address the core problems (again) - mainly himself and Venkys !!
Getting ready to go to the game today although I can't say I'm really looking forward to it. I would say that the players owe both us fans AND HB a performance today. Although I think HB hasnt always helped himself by not picking his best starting 11 there is no doubt that he has been badly let down by the Rovers hierarchy especially SS AND most of the senior players since he has taken over as manager. Time for those players to step up and deliver - Murphy and Ethuhu especially. Should we lose today it would not surprise me if that moron (SS) sacked HB and plunged us into more chaos whilst failing to address the core problems (again) - mainly himself and Venkys !! J.C - Rishton
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10:44am Wed 26 Dec 12

J.C - Rishton says...

j bee wrote:
no were good enough , come on here at10 to five and see i dont no were berg get that from , get him out , hes not good enough but the fans dare not say owt after the keane affair
1 - can you not write in proper sentances ?

2 - our last manager was called KEAN not KEANE !!
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: no were good enough , come on here at10 to five and see i dont no were berg get that from , get him out , hes not good enough but the fans dare not say owt after the keane affair[/p][/quote]1 - can you not write in proper sentances ? 2 - our last manager was called KEAN not KEANE !! J.C - Rishton
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10:44am Wed 26 Dec 12

tugay 4 ever says...

Brfc24138931 wrote:
Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.
The Walker Trust made the biggest mistake in football history by selling out to The Venkys.......the rest is history....the departure of John Williams being a far greater factor than the departure of Allardyce.

Where we go from here is anybody's guess...one day maybe it will be our club again where we can be respected in the football world once more ....but with the dreadful, incompetent management we have it will not be any time soon......a happy new year to all decent and fair minded football fans out there including those at The Turf!
[quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.[/p][/quote]The Walker Trust made the biggest mistake in football history by selling out to The Venkys.......the rest is history....the departure of John Williams being a far greater factor than the departure of Allardyce. Where we go from here is anybody's guess...one day maybe it will be our club again where we can be respected in the football world once more ....but with the dreadful, incompetent management we have it will not be any time soon......a happy new year to all decent and fair minded football fans out there including those at The Turf! tugay 4 ever
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10:50am Wed 26 Dec 12

Ray Gunn says...

ok before we set off to Middlesbrough, i just want to say C'mon Rovers....i still maintain however when Berg say he and the players are as disappointed as us when they loose that he's talking rubbish...lets just say that we loose...for three of us to go to the game +food+drinks+fuel..w
ill stand me at about £250....where on the other hand Mr Berg, Singh, Players and chicken farmer will all be coining in...just one more thing if YOU LOT (the players) still perform like you have in previous and under perform....this will be the last of my hard earned cash you will get....and you can take that to the bank
ok before we set off to Middlesbrough, i just want to say C'mon Rovers....i still maintain however when Berg say he and the players are as disappointed as us when they loose that he's talking rubbish...lets just say that we loose...for three of us to go to the game +food+drinks+fuel..w ill stand me at about £250....where on the other hand Mr Berg, Singh, Players and chicken farmer will all be coining in...just one more thing if YOU LOT (the players) still perform like you have in previous and under perform....this will be the last of my hard earned cash you will get....and you can take that to the bank Ray Gunn
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10:53am Wed 26 Dec 12

Ray Gunn says...

oh and for the record...i think the above statement by Berg is just a load of spin....nothing more....nothing less, geared towards getting fools like myself, the boy and the Mrs to attend games.....must go now.. a two hour trip ahead of us
oh and for the record...i think the above statement by Berg is just a load of spin....nothing more....nothing less, geared towards getting fools like myself, the boy and the Mrs to attend games.....must go now.. a two hour trip ahead of us Ray Gunn
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10:55am Wed 26 Dec 12

123Jon123 says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
j bee wrote:
no were good enough , come on here at10 to five and see i dont no were berg get that from , get him out , hes not good enough but the fans dare not say owt after the keane affair
1 - can you not write in proper sentances ?

2 - our last manager was called KEAN not KEANE !!
Before being critical of a poor soul who clearly bastardised the English language in his quote I'd recommend you learn how to spell sentence! :-)
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: no were good enough , come on here at10 to five and see i dont no were berg get that from , get him out , hes not good enough but the fans dare not say owt after the keane affair[/p][/quote]1 - can you not write in proper sentances ? 2 - our last manager was called KEAN not KEANE !![/p][/quote]Before being critical of a poor soul who clearly bastardised the English language in his quote I'd recommend you learn how to spell sentence! :-) 123Jon123
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11:04am Wed 26 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Getting ready to go to the game today although I can't say I'm really looking forward to it.

I would say that the players owe both us fans AND HB a performance today.

Although I think HB hasnt always helped himself by not picking his best starting 11 there is no doubt that he has been badly let down by the Rovers hierarchy especially SS AND most of the senior players since he has taken over as manager.

Time for those players to step up and deliver - Murphy and Ethuhu especially.

Should we lose today it would not surprise me if that moron (SS) sacked HB and plunged us into more chaos whilst failing to address the core problems (again) - mainly himself and Venkys !!
A good worksman never blames his tools J. C.

Whilst I don't pretend that Fergie would have struggled a bit with this setup, I'm convinced an experienced manager like Holloway, Schuster (Big Sam?) would have scraped at least enough wins together for us to be rallying for an automatic playoff position and the fans behind him 100%, which was what was sorely needed, after the debacle of the relegation and Kean's farcical replacement circus.

Berg needs this to keep his job. If we lose today, talk is, it might be his last game in charge, and to be brutally honest, I don't think I'll care all that much.

A manager's success is measured by results and results alone. I would love to give Berg an extended honeymoon period to pick his team and get settled, but we all know we can't afford that luxury and if Berg isn't capable of putting a team together with the big money names in it, that can play like they WANT to win, then he isn't right for Rovers in the present climate.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Getting ready to go to the game today although I can't say I'm really looking forward to it. I would say that the players owe both us fans AND HB a performance today. Although I think HB hasnt always helped himself by not picking his best starting 11 there is no doubt that he has been badly let down by the Rovers hierarchy especially SS AND most of the senior players since he has taken over as manager. Time for those players to step up and deliver - Murphy and Ethuhu especially. Should we lose today it would not surprise me if that moron (SS) sacked HB and plunged us into more chaos whilst failing to address the core problems (again) - mainly himself and Venkys !![/p][/quote]A good worksman never blames his tools J. C. Whilst I don't pretend that Fergie would have struggled a bit with this setup, I'm convinced an experienced manager like Holloway, Schuster (Big Sam?) would have scraped at least enough wins together for us to be rallying for an automatic playoff position and the fans behind him 100%, which was what was sorely needed, after the debacle of the relegation and Kean's farcical replacement circus. Berg needs this to keep his job. If we lose today, talk is, it might be his last game in charge, and to be brutally honest, I don't think I'll care all that much. A manager's success is measured by results and results alone. I would love to give Berg an extended honeymoon period to pick his team and get settled, but we all know we can't afford that luxury and if Berg isn't capable of putting a team together with the big money names in it, that can play like they WANT to win, then he isn't right for Rovers in the present climate. blueblooded
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11:05am Wed 26 Dec 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Cannot make the game today(as apathy crept into my soul ?)

But, all those who are give the B&W's a song from I :)

Let us see if Bergs words can lift the players for a return of an away win ?

Arte et labore
Cannot make the game today(as apathy crept into my soul ?) But, all those who are give the B&W's a song from I :) Let us see if Bergs words can lift the players for a return of an away win ? Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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11:05am Wed 26 Dec 12

Captain Dreckley says...

Come on Rovers, let's finish the year on a high, let's face it we deserve it. The only positive other than signing Rhodes was the departure of Kean. Come on you Blues
Come on Rovers, let's finish the year on a high, let's face it we deserve it. The only positive other than signing Rhodes was the departure of Kean. Come on you Blues Captain Dreckley
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11:16am Wed 26 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

Brfc24138931 wrote:
Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.
Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating
[quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.[/p][/quote]Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating merlinrabbit
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11:25am Wed 26 Dec 12

Dukes says...

BERG days is over and venkys sell up now.

I cant see us getting anything today sadly.
BERG days is over and venkys sell up now. I cant see us getting anything today sadly. Dukes
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11:29am Wed 26 Dec 12

Captain Dreckley says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Brfc24138931 wrote:
Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.
Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating
Here, rather than Friedel coming to replace Robinson, is the principle. Friedel could have come back to Ewood as first choice keeper rather than bench warming at Spurs. But he chose not to. As long as the Venkys circus with Singh as ringmaster rolls on with chaos and incompetence we will find that this will be the response from players and managers alike. If we look at our current squad, how many are there for a final payday or are on salaries far in excess of their ability levels? If we evaluate the squad as a team able to hold its own in the premiership, how many would we retain? You could probably count them on one hand. The issue today is not that Friedel chose the bench at Spurs, it is why he chose not to come to Ewood
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.[/p][/quote]Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating[/p][/quote]Here, rather than Friedel coming to replace Robinson, is the principle. Friedel could have come back to Ewood as first choice keeper rather than bench warming at Spurs. But he chose not to. As long as the Venkys circus with Singh as ringmaster rolls on with chaos and incompetence we will find that this will be the response from players and managers alike. If we look at our current squad, how many are there for a final payday or are on salaries far in excess of their ability levels? If we evaluate the squad as a team able to hold its own in the premiership, how many would we retain? You could probably count them on one hand. The issue today is not that Friedel chose the bench at Spurs, it is why he chose not to come to Ewood Captain Dreckley
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11:45am Wed 26 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

Well Friedel says it all - after all the hype by Berg - staying at Spurs and who would'nt!!!!
So if Robinson now decides to leave which I dont blame him one bit after the treatment he has received from Berg & Co god help us!!!!!!
Only 3 points good enough today.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKYS AND MAYBE BERG
Well Friedel says it all - after all the hype by Berg - staying at Spurs and who would'nt!!!! So if Robinson now decides to leave which I dont blame him one bit after the treatment he has received from Berg & Co god help us!!!!!! Only 3 points good enough today. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKYS AND MAYBE BERG dangerous dave
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11:51am Wed 26 Dec 12

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
Brfc24138931 wrote:
Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.
Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating
Here, rather than Friedel coming to replace Robinson, is the principle. Friedel could have come back to Ewood as first choice keeper rather than bench warming at Spurs. But he chose not to. As long as the Venkys circus with Singh as ringmaster rolls on with chaos and incompetence we will find that this will be the response from players and managers alike. If we look at our current squad, how many are there for a final payday or are on salaries far in excess of their ability levels? If we evaluate the squad as a team able to hold its own in the premiership, how many would we retain? You could probably count them on one hand. The issue today is not that Friedel chose the bench at Spurs, it is why he chose not to come to Ewood
I believe the issue today is quite simple. Rovers are at a cross roads. Venkys need to insert a vast amount of cash and get rid of the dross or see the club fall further down to the next league and join the also -rans on a permananent basis. At the moment we are sinking fast and rapid action needs to be taken to avoid relegation this season. On their past history I think the outlook is indeed bleak
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.[/p][/quote]Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating[/p][/quote]Here, rather than Friedel coming to replace Robinson, is the principle. Friedel could have come back to Ewood as first choice keeper rather than bench warming at Spurs. But he chose not to. As long as the Venkys circus with Singh as ringmaster rolls on with chaos and incompetence we will find that this will be the response from players and managers alike. If we look at our current squad, how many are there for a final payday or are on salaries far in excess of their ability levels? If we evaluate the squad as a team able to hold its own in the premiership, how many would we retain? You could probably count them on one hand. The issue today is not that Friedel chose the bench at Spurs, it is why he chose not to come to Ewood[/p][/quote]I believe the issue today is quite simple. Rovers are at a cross roads. Venkys need to insert a vast amount of cash and get rid of the dross or see the club fall further down to the next league and join the also -rans on a permananent basis. At the moment we are sinking fast and rapid action needs to be taken to avoid relegation this season. On their past history I think the outlook is indeed bleak Is Eckersley playing?
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11:56am Wed 26 Dec 12

stick to football says...

The problem is not Brad Freidel - it is Ewood and the Management. What this says is quality players (& Managers/Coacjes) will give Ewood a wide berth while Shebby and Venkys are around.

January transfer market will be the acid test now promotion is an outside bet whatever spin those at Ewood profer.

As for today just compete in the middle of the park - close down quickly and defend properly all things we have failed to do consistently since the start of the season.

If to that one can add some decent service to Rhodes for the 1st time we may stand a chance of 3 points. Ideally we need 9 points from next 3 games to get back in touch with the top instead of looking over our shoulders at the bottom five who are starting to make inroads in case Sheebby hadnt noticed
The problem is not Brad Freidel - it is Ewood and the Management. What this says is quality players (& Managers/Coacjes) will give Ewood a wide berth while Shebby and Venkys are around. January transfer market will be the acid test now promotion is an outside bet whatever spin those at Ewood profer. As for today just compete in the middle of the park - close down quickly and defend properly all things we have failed to do consistently since the start of the season. If to that one can add some decent service to Rhodes for the 1st time we may stand a chance of 3 points. Ideally we need 9 points from next 3 games to get back in touch with the top instead of looking over our shoulders at the bottom five who are starting to make inroads in case Sheebby hadnt noticed stick to football
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12:04pm Wed 26 Dec 12

dallydally says...

More clap trap from Berg. We'll get diddley squat today. Boro are a tough side to beat at home. We'll do well to keep it to 2 - 0 which is my forecast. We are in free fall under the current regime and Berg has already proved that he can't make any difference to this side. The players have no appetite for the battle - despite what he keeps saying. They are overpaid and haven't the mettle at Championship level. This is an extremely tough league with a number of good sides all vying for promotion. We will end up mid table at best
More clap trap from Berg. We'll get diddley squat today. Boro are a tough side to beat at home. We'll do well to keep it to 2 - 0 which is my forecast. We are in free fall under the current regime and Berg has already proved that he can't make any difference to this side. The players have no appetite for the battle - despite what he keeps saying. They are overpaid and haven't the mettle at Championship level. This is an extremely tough league with a number of good sides all vying for promotion. We will end up mid table at best dallydally
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12:17pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Bill Carson says...

It just about shows the incompetence of the current BRFC administration to even allow such spin regarding Brad Freidel, while the alterior motive was always to off-load Robinson in this transfer window regardless. No wonder the attendance figures continue to plummit!
And again, here we have HB demanding an away win were most would be satisfied with a draw at 0-0 and a lean sheet for once. The likelihood of either would be a miracle under the circumstances!!
It just about shows the incompetence of the current BRFC administration to even allow such spin regarding Brad Freidel, while the alterior motive was always to off-load Robinson in this transfer window regardless. No wonder the attendance figures continue to plummit! And again, here we have HB demanding an away win were most would be satisfied with a draw at 0-0 and a lean sheet for once. The likelihood of either would be a miracle under the circumstances!! Bill Carson
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1:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Brfc24138931 wrote:
Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.
Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating
Pity about Friedel, its obvious he prefers the spuds. No matter if Friedel is 41, even if he was dead and we wheeled him out on a sack truck with a plank down his back like El Cid or weekend at Bernies, he'd still be a better keeper than rhino arse Robinson. Take it to the bank. Robinson is PANTS
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brfc24138931[/bold] wrote: Well brad friedel ain't coming to Ewood? Who the hell would want to join a club in free fall and run with clueless unknowledgable people. Venkeys you have made this club the laughing stock of football. I don't think anyone on the board as got any idea how a football club is run. Venkeys made the biggest mistake in football history by sacking big Sam. The rest is there for everyone to see. There is no other man in history with a worse starting manager than berg. Nice one shebby, you are clearly clueless in English football and just a venkeys puppet.[/p][/quote]Can't believe you are even bothered about friedel not coming. He is 41 and shouldn't even be considered as our first choice in place of Robinson. I have some sympathy for our players as i know what it's like trying to do your job under the management of people who don't know what they are doing. It becomes impossible to make a professional job of it. You get frustrated and disillusioned and when you try to speak up you are condemned as a trouble maker. I suspect this happened with some of our players under Kean and most probably with Singh. Being told how to do something by people not qualified is infuriating[/p][/quote]Pity about Friedel, its obvious he prefers the spuds. No matter if Friedel is 41, even if he was dead and we wheeled him out on a sack truck with a plank down his back like El Cid or weekend at Bernies, he'd still be a better keeper than rhino arse Robinson. Take it to the bank. Robinson is PANTS Return of the Magnificent se7en
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1:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

roversammo says...

This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.
This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it. roversammo
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2:09pm Wed 26 Dec 12

handyamBRFC says...

Merry Xmas
I care about my club....BRFC.
Maybe we cant do what 'Our Jack' did but at least we should not give up hope and get together rather then be divided amongst ourselves.

Do you know what will hurt 'Our Jack' the most ...the fact that his own family sold the crown jewels....BRFC.
irrespective to who they sold to...!

the very fact they sold out....!!

Evrything 'Our Jack' did for the club to build it up into a premiership club.

only for them walker trustees to sell for the sake of some petty cash. this was just greed because 'Our jack had carefully planned everything for them all even for the walker family and they were not meant to sell the crown jewels.

Anyway, now 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 care about my club....BRFC. Maybe we cant do what 'Our Jack' did but at least we should not give up hope and get together rather then be divided amongst ourselves. Do you know what will hurt 'Our Jack' the most ...the fact that his own family sold the crown jewels....BRFC. irrespective to who they sold to...! the very fact they sold out....!! Evrything 'Our Jack' did for the club to build it up into a premiership club. only for them walker trustees to sell for the sake of some petty cash. this was just greed because 'Our jack had carefully planned everything for them all even for the walker family and they were not meant to sell the crown jewels. Anyway, now 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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2:19pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Riverside 7 says...

roversammo wrote:
This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.
Yes the Walker Trust are partly to blame but don't forget that on completion of the takeover, Venkys publicly stated that they would retain the existing management structure at the club.
Venkys therefore lied to the Walker Trust and to the fans.
The rest is history.
[quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.[/p][/quote]Yes the Walker Trust are partly to blame but don't forget that on completion of the takeover, Venkys publicly stated that they would retain the existing management structure at the club. Venkys therefore lied to the Walker Trust and to the fans. The rest is history. Riverside 7
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2:40pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Stone Island: says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
roversammo wrote:
This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.
Yes the Walker Trust are partly to blame but don't forget that on completion of the takeover, Venkys publicly stated that they would retain the existing management structure at the club.
Venkys therefore lied to the Walker Trust and to the fans.
The rest is history.
The Walker trust, as well as the FAPL, were the victims of confidence tricksters.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.[/p][/quote]Yes the Walker Trust are partly to blame but don't forget that on completion of the takeover, Venkys publicly stated that they would retain the existing management structure at the club. Venkys therefore lied to the Walker Trust and to the fans. The rest is history.[/p][/quote]The Walker trust, as well as the FAPL, were the victims of confidence tricksters. Stone Island:
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5:46pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Panther33 says...

Ray Gunn wrote:
ok before we set off to Middlesbrough, i just want to say C'mon Rovers....i still maintain however when Berg say he and the players are as disappointed as us when they loose that he's talking rubbish...lets just say that we loose...for three of us to go to the game +food+drinks+fuel..w

ill stand me at about £250....where on the other hand Mr Berg, Singh, Players and chicken farmer will all be coining in...just one more thing if YOU LOT (the players) still perform like you have in previous and under perform....this will be the last of my hard earned cash you will get....and you can take that to the bank
Sorry guys looks like it was a waste of your hard earned money, as a Boro fan living in Blackburn I can really sympathises the way your club is going, we have had it countless times with the Boro, we weren't called the Yoyo team for nothing.
On the plus side we have a passionate chairman in Gibbo, a life long fan, were as you have the venkys who basically have not got a fluffing clue. No promotion for Blackburn this season, probably not for the Boro either they are like Christmas Decorations the go down after Christmas.
Venkys out
Shebby get on the same bus.
[quote][p][bold]Ray Gunn[/bold] wrote: ok before we set off to Middlesbrough, i just want to say C'mon Rovers....i still maintain however when Berg say he and the players are as disappointed as us when they loose that he's talking rubbish...lets just say that we loose...for three of us to go to the game +food+drinks+fuel..w ill stand me at about £250....where on the other hand Mr Berg, Singh, Players and chicken farmer will all be coining in...just one more thing if YOU LOT (the players) still perform like you have in previous and under perform....this will be the last of my hard earned cash you will get....and you can take that to the bank[/p][/quote]Sorry guys looks like it was a waste of your hard earned money, as a Boro fan living in Blackburn I can really sympathises the way your club is going, we have had it countless times with the Boro, we weren't called the Yoyo team for nothing. On the plus side we have a passionate chairman in Gibbo, a life long fan, were as you have the venkys who basically have not got a fluffing clue. No promotion for Blackburn this season, probably not for the Boro either they are like Christmas Decorations the go down after Christmas. Venkys out Shebby get on the same bus. Panther33
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6:30pm Wed 26 Dec 12

noddy57 says...

Farcical,commentry from singh,who;s bright idea was that ? listen this situation is now so grave and with little hope of pulling out of it,,my worst fears are almost upon us,,this club is getting deeper and deeper in the mists of league 1, the venkys have destroyed our club and still they are not satisfied,,get Simon garner back in the commentery box, and stop making a mockery of our club,,,its a crim,inal act whats taken place at ewood,
Farcical,commentry from singh,who;s bright idea was that ? listen this situation is now so grave and with little hope of pulling out of it,,my worst fears are almost upon us,,this club is getting deeper and deeper in the mists of league 1, the venkys have destroyed our club and still they are not satisfied,,get Simon garner back in the commentery box, and stop making a mockery of our club,,,its a crim,inal act whats taken place at ewood, noddy57
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6:40pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Angry From Accrington says...

" lets beat Middlesborough for the fans"

I am not sure who is the more stupid..............
.......Berg for saying it or Cryer for printing it!

Berg is, undoubtedly the worst manager Rovers have ever had, bar none, no exceptions, the absolute worst ever.

Please go now.
" lets beat Middlesborough for the fans" I am not sure who is the more stupid.............. .......Berg for saying it or Cryer for printing it! Berg is, undoubtedly the worst manager Rovers have ever had, bar none, no exceptions, the absolute worst ever. Please go now. Angry From Accrington
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8:05pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Justjes says...

Y W ANKERS
Y W ANKERS Justjes
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8:05pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Justjes says...

Y W ANKERS
Y W ANKERS Justjes
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6:00pm Thu 27 Dec 12

roversammo says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Riverside 7 wrote:
roversammo wrote:
This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.
Yes the Walker Trust are partly to blame but don't forget that on completion of the takeover, Venkys publicly stated that they would retain the existing management structure at the club.
Venkys therefore lied to the Walker Trust and to the fans.
The rest is history.
The Walker trust, as well as the FAPL, were the victims of confidence tricksters.
Surely with a little bit of homework, they could have worked out how out of touch with football and rovers they were, but personally I don't think they cared one bit, and I can't help but blame them
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: This is my first post on here after visiting the site many many times, and after years of reading the comments, some valid, some garbage, I think I may as well put my two cents in. First, I hate the venkys for what they have done to my club, they have broken it down into a mediocre championship side from what was quite simply the best run club in Britain. I despised Steve Kean for refusing to have the guts to admit he was way out of his depth and his pure deluded take on the side and life in general. And I've watched home and away as players have gone from average premier league players punching above their weight, to lost little boys hiding on a football pitch. But still there are some people I hate more than that, and that is the walker trustees. They sold us out to the brainless retches venkys, and they are sole to blame. Venkys are clueless but the trustees should have spotted it.[/p][/quote]Yes the Walker Trust are partly to blame but don't forget that on completion of the takeover, Venkys publicly stated that they would retain the existing management structure at the club. Venkys therefore lied to the Walker Trust and to the fans. The rest is history.[/p][/quote]The Walker trust, as well as the FAPL, were the victims of confidence tricksters.[/p][/quote]Surely with a little bit of homework, they could have worked out how out of touch with football and rovers they were, but personally I don't think they cared one bit, and I can't help but blame them roversammo
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