Spirit helps Blackburn Rovers to precious three points

GARY Bowyer has hailed the spirit of his Blackburn Rovers side as “truly remarkable” after seeing them make light of the chaos surrounding the club to beat Barnsley on Saturday.

Goals from Josh King, Ruben Rochina and Jordan Rhodes helped Rovers to a 3-1 victory at Oakwell, despite having lost their second manager of the season, when Henning Berg was sacked last week.

Reserve team boss Bowyer took the temporary reins, helped by youth team manager Terry McPhillips, but was full of praise for the response of his players.

He said: “It is brilliant for the lads to have got the three points.

“I can’t praise them enough, they were magnificent in training and have done the same in the game.

“The levels of performance from everybody was first class.

“The way we defended and threw bodies on the line to block shots, through to the pace we attacked with I was truly proud of the way we went about it.

“We have got some good players and they went about it the right way. It is a cliché but I can’t praise them enough.

“They have ended the year on a high and now they have to reproduce that on New Year’s Day.

“We just got on with it. The players bought into it and were first class. All of them have been truly remarkable.”

Manchester United loanee King, who has one more match left at Rovers, got Bowyer’s men off the mark, before Spaniard Rochina doubled the lead before half time.

The hosts pulled a goal back late on but were soundly beaten as Rhodes made it 3-1 in the closing moments.

Bowyer said: “Ruben has got a great left foot. When you put him in front of goal he is capable of that and it was a great finish.

“I am delighted for Jordan Rhodes as well. He is a Barnsley lad and worked tremendously hard all afternoon.”

Bowyer also spared a thought for his former coaching colleagues, who were sacked along with boss Berg after the defeat to Middlesbrough.

He said: “I had a great working relationship with Eric Black, Iain Brunskill and Bobby Mimms.

“It is not nice seeing them leave the club, it wasn’t nice at all, so that was a little bit for them definitely.

“The lads went about it the right way, they worked tirelessly, it was a really, really good performance.”

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1:10pm Mon 31 Dec 12

cboyer says...

keep bowyer in charge until we get sombody decent shebby said new manager be in place for new years day? he is rushing it and it will be the wrong decision again
keep bowyer in charge until we get sombody decent shebby said new manager be in place for new years day? he is rushing it and it will be the wrong decision again cboyer

1:16pm Mon 31 Dec 12

ChrisDeBerg says...

Cumon Andy Cryer... Thought we had a new article then....

This is like a retweet of his article from 10:09 this morning, but I suppose more of a re-article! You cant change the title and then send the same content out, doesnt make the best reading material to us avid readers!

RTID
Cumon Andy Cryer... Thought we had a new article then.... This is like a retweet of his article from 10:09 this morning, but I suppose more of a re-article! You cant change the title and then send the same content out, doesnt make the best reading material to us avid readers! RTID ChrisDeBerg

1:24pm Mon 31 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

Good luck to moz Gary Bowyer,if we can pick another three points up it will be a fantastic turn around by you and the team.Just keep coco the clown out away and we will be fine COME ON YOU BLUES.
Good luck to moz Gary Bowyer,if we can pick another three points up it will be a fantastic turn around by you and the team.Just keep coco the clown out away and we will be fine COME ON YOU BLUES. alfa111

1:26pm Mon 31 Dec 12

tiojo says...

January transfer window - Robinson goes off to a Premier League club, Fergie recalls King because his mate Berg has been sacked, Dunn goes off to Stanley as assistant coach with his mates Beattie and Richardson, Givet finally gets his release, Formica returns to South America, Martin Olsson goes off to Galatassary or somewhere similar. Those that remain, Murphy, Etuhu, Pedersen, Dann stay because they are on Premiership wages but can't get into a Premiership club.
January transfer window - Robinson goes off to a Premier League club, Fergie recalls King because his mate Berg has been sacked, Dunn goes off to Stanley as assistant coach with his mates Beattie and Richardson, Givet finally gets his release, Formica returns to South America, Martin Olsson goes off to Galatassary or somewhere similar. Those that remain, Murphy, Etuhu, Pedersen, Dann stay because they are on Premiership wages but can't get into a Premiership club. tiojo

1:26pm Mon 31 Dec 12

gleechy says...

Why did three of the coaching staff get fired along with Berg????

Is there a mad man loose at Blackburn???

When Shebby says he's not stupid does he mean the opposite???

Where is shebby's straight jacket & gag???

No celebration untill the selfish mad fool has gone....
Why did three of the coaching staff get fired along with Berg???? Is there a mad man loose at Blackburn??? When Shebby says he's not stupid does he mean the opposite??? Where is shebby's straight jacket & gag??? No celebration untill the selfish mad fool has gone.... gleechy

1:36pm Mon 31 Dec 12

1952 rover says...

don't listen to a word that Shebby utters it is all garbage. like him
don't listen to a word that Shebby utters it is all garbage. like him 1952 rover

1:53pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Dublin rover says...

who picked the team
who picked the team Dublin rover

2:18pm Mon 31 Dec 12

say something positive says...

make light of the chaos surrounding the club to beat Barnsley on Saturday
Not said by Bowyer, Just Cryer's take on it.
Question for sportswriter who is is MOLE at the rovers,who feeds him all the so called infomation. About time he names him as at present stories printed dont seem to happen.
Lets get behind the rover and stop trying to make the club and the genuine supporters look foolish.
make light of the chaos surrounding the club to beat Barnsley on Saturday Not said by Bowyer, Just Cryer's take on it. Question for sportswriter who is is MOLE at the rovers,who feeds him all the so called infomation. About time he names him as at present stories printed dont seem to happen. Lets get behind the rover and stop trying to make the club and the genuine supporters look foolish. say something positive

2:19pm Mon 31 Dec 12

bburnrover says...

We need a good quality intellignt manager in charge now before the transfer window.-ugees or Curbishly.
Shaw should take over as front man as Shebby looks and acts like Charlie Chaplin and makes the club look amature like a circus rather thana respected profesional football club.
We need a good quality intellignt manager in charge now before the transfer window.-ugees or Curbishly. Shaw should take over as front man as Shebby looks and acts like Charlie Chaplin and makes the club look amature like a circus rather thana respected profesional football club. bburnrover

2:28pm Mon 31 Dec 12

cruzy_cruz says...

SPIRIT?? We beat Barnsley not Barcelona.

Circus Ewood. The land of BS
SPIRIT?? We beat Barnsley not Barcelona. Circus Ewood. The land of BS cruzy_cruz

2:31pm Mon 31 Dec 12

gleechy says...

say something positive wrote:
make light of the chaos surrounding the club to beat Barnsley on Saturday
Not said by Bowyer, Just Cryer's take on it.
Question for sportswriter who is is MOLE at the rovers,who feeds him all the so called infomation. About time he names him as at present stories printed dont seem to happen.
Lets get behind the rover and stop trying to make the club and the genuine supporters look foolish.
Yes we wouldn't want the club to look foolish, not with our Global advisor watching on and all.
[quote][p][bold]say something positive[/bold] wrote: make light of the chaos surrounding the club to beat Barnsley on Saturday Not said by Bowyer, Just Cryer's take on it. Question for sportswriter who is is MOLE at the rovers,who feeds him all the so called infomation. About time he names him as at present stories printed dont seem to happen. Lets get behind the rover and stop trying to make the club and the genuine supporters look foolish.[/p][/quote]Yes we wouldn't want the club to look foolish, not with our Global advisor watching on and all. gleechy

2:38pm Mon 31 Dec 12

lusorover says...

The spirit of the FANS at Barnsley was even more remarkable given the chaos that exists at the Club we love! Well done to those who got right behind the team. Shebby, like Kean deserves everything that is thrown at him (verbally of course) but, if the players will get stuck in, they will get the fans behind them.

The fans are going to be even more important to the success of the Club as we get another new manager. We won't all like him but the eleven on the pitch, if they bust a gut, deserve our 100% backing.

Happy New Year to all Rovers fans everywhere.
The spirit of the FANS at Barnsley was even more remarkable given the chaos that exists at the Club we love! Well done to those who got right behind the team. Shebby, like Kean deserves everything that is thrown at him (verbally of course) but, if the players will get stuck in, they will get the fans behind them. The fans are going to be even more important to the success of the Club as we get another new manager. We won't all like him but the eleven on the pitch, if they bust a gut, deserve our 100% backing. Happy New Year to all Rovers fans everywhere. lusorover

3:11pm Mon 31 Dec 12

To.guy says...

What happened to the article about singhs plan that was on this situation today? Somebody threatened legal action?
What happened to the article about singhs plan that was on this situation today? Somebody threatened legal action? To.guy

3:19pm Mon 31 Dec 12

A Darener says...

One thing that Saturday's result showed was that the team can play and win together without a manager. So tomorrow just go out there and win for the fans, who have had so much to put up with over the last two years.

Get into 'em!!
One thing that Saturday's result showed was that the team can play and win together without a manager. So tomorrow just go out there and win for the fans, who have had so much to put up with over the last two years. Get into 'em!! A Darener

3:30pm Mon 31 Dec 12

To.guy says...

Wonder if game will be rained off again? It's pretty flooded around this area. They need to be making an earlier decision than last time so that forest fans aren't wasting their new years day
Wonder if game will be rained off again? It's pretty flooded around this area. They need to be making an earlier decision than last time so that forest fans aren't wasting their new years day To.guy

4:12pm Mon 31 Dec 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Hope they don't go for Hughes, he's made a right arse of signing players for City and QPR paying well over the odds and paying massive wages.didn't get a win this year, I think he has lost the plot since he left us.
Hope they don't go for Hughes, he's made a right arse of signing players for City and QPR paying well over the odds and paying massive wages.didn't get a win this year, I think he has lost the plot since he left us. A Rover 45 years and over

4:40pm Mon 31 Dec 12

vicn1956 says...

Honestly I'm not making this up!
At the game yesterday after I'd shouted Venkys out someone in front told me to shut up.It's fans like me that led to all our problems. We need to give venkys more time. It must have been a day out from the funny farm for him.
Ifeel it's almost a lost cause.
Honestly I'm not making this up! At the game yesterday after I'd shouted Venkys out someone in front told me to shut up.It's fans like me that led to all our problems. We need to give venkys more time. It must have been a day out from the funny farm for him. Ifeel it's almost a lost cause. vicn1956

4:40pm Mon 31 Dec 12

vicn1956 says...

Honestly I'm not making this up!
At the game yesterday after I'd shouted Venkys out someone in front told me to shut up.It's fans like me that led to all our problems. We need to give venkys more time. It must have been a day out from the funny farm for him.
Ifeel it's almost a lost cause.
Honestly I'm not making this up! At the game yesterday after I'd shouted Venkys out someone in front told me to shut up.It's fans like me that led to all our problems. We need to give venkys more time. It must have been a day out from the funny farm for him. Ifeel it's almost a lost cause. vicn1956

4:58pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Captain Dreckley says...

If Bowyer can keep the farce of Singh V Shaw/Agnew off the pitch and get the players to focus on the match against Forest we are on to a winner. The big difference between the Barnsley game and the Berg era was that we took our chances first and the confidence flowed back. Good thing is that strikers feast on confidence for Rhodes, King and Ruben tomorrow cannot come quick enough. There is no reason why we cannot put back to back wins together. Let us hope in Bowyer we have found another Tony Parkes.
Happy New year everyone and let's end the first day of 2013 above those dingles
If Bowyer can keep the farce of Singh V Shaw/Agnew off the pitch and get the players to focus on the match against Forest we are on to a winner. The big difference between the Barnsley game and the Berg era was that we took our chances first and the confidence flowed back. Good thing is that strikers feast on confidence for Rhodes, King and Ruben tomorrow cannot come quick enough. There is no reason why we cannot put back to back wins together. Let us hope in Bowyer we have found another Tony Parkes. Happy New year everyone and let's end the first day of 2013 above those dingles Captain Dreckley

5:00pm Mon 31 Dec 12

A Darener says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
If Bowyer can keep the farce of Singh V Shaw/Agnew off the pitch and get the players to focus on the match against Forest we are on to a winner. The big difference between the Barnsley game and the Berg era was that we took our chances first and the confidence flowed back. Good thing is that strikers feast on confidence for Rhodes, King and Ruben tomorrow cannot come quick enough. There is no reason why we cannot put back to back wins together. Let us hope in Bowyer we have found another Tony Parkes.
Happy New year everyone and let's end the first day of 2013 above those dingles
I'll second that!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: If Bowyer can keep the farce of Singh V Shaw/Agnew off the pitch and get the players to focus on the match against Forest we are on to a winner. The big difference between the Barnsley game and the Berg era was that we took our chances first and the confidence flowed back. Good thing is that strikers feast on confidence for Rhodes, King and Ruben tomorrow cannot come quick enough. There is no reason why we cannot put back to back wins together. Let us hope in Bowyer we have found another Tony Parkes. Happy New year everyone and let's end the first day of 2013 above those dingles[/p][/quote]I'll second that! A Darener

6:09pm Mon 31 Dec 12

GRoverslad123 says...

My Great Uncle Arnold ( Whiteside ) must be turning in his urn.... he played for BRFC 1940;s his beloved club is now being poorly run and the money Sir Jack Walker spent, with his heart, has been totaly mismanaged.
I now live in North Wales but always look out for news and results for BRFC. My Dad still has a season ticket, he has watched the Rovers for 60 years now and he is really and genuinely upset at the state of things.
I named my boy after JW and we try and go to BRFC home matches whenever we can, I will always love the Rovers because its in my blood. It is truly upsetting to read comments about how bad things are turning out. Lets hope, for all the true fans, things turn out ok and soon. Garry Nicholls
My Great Uncle Arnold ( Whiteside ) must be turning in his urn.... he played for BRFC 1940;s his beloved club is now being poorly run and the money Sir Jack Walker spent, with his heart, has been totaly mismanaged. I now live in North Wales but always look out for news and results for BRFC. My Dad still has a season ticket, he has watched the Rovers for 60 years now and he is really and genuinely upset at the state of things. I named my boy after JW and we try and go to BRFC home matches whenever we can, I will always love the Rovers because its in my blood. It is truly upsetting to read comments about how bad things are turning out. Lets hope, for all the true fans, things turn out ok and soon. Garry Nicholls GRoverslad123

6:36pm Mon 31 Dec 12

RoverInRotterdam says...

It seems pretty obvious that the 'leaks' to the media are eminating from quite a few sources at the club ,all of the using it for their own agenda, and NONE with the interests of the club in mind. The only chance we have of surviving this continuing destruction is for there to be a complete clearout,all the way from Hendry way up to Coar,then for our 'out of their depth' owners to finally admit that they have no idea what they are doing,and to contact J.W, ( or someone of his standing,not connected to a certain agency in any way ) with regards to him being given a free rein and financial backing to use his experience and vast contacts to bring in his own team and begin the re-construction of our once proud and respected Football Club. If the owners,as i fully expect,are not prepared to do this, they should immediately turn the Club over to the Blackburn Trust( i forget the proper title - sorry) for whatever sum they can raise. The last 3 years have cost the venkys NOTHING, but has given the sort of worldwide coverage of their brand that would have cost them millions up on millions normally,because although they have made our Club the laughing stock of the football world, there has surely been no damage regarding their chicken buisinesses, just worldwide recognition . If the venkys have any honour,self respect or decency whatsoever , they should do the right thing or GO !!! R.T.I.D. Since 1969
It seems pretty obvious that the 'leaks' to the media are eminating from quite a few sources at the club ,all of the using it for their own agenda, and NONE with the interests of the club in mind. The only chance we have of surviving this continuing destruction is for there to be a complete clearout,all the way from Hendry way up to Coar,then for our 'out of their depth' owners to finally admit that they have no idea what they are doing,and to contact J.W, ( or someone of his standing,not connected to a certain agency in any way ) with regards to him being given a free rein and financial backing to use his experience and vast contacts to bring in his own team and begin the re-construction of our once proud and respected Football Club. If the owners,as i fully expect,are not prepared to do this, they should immediately turn the Club over to the Blackburn Trust( i forget the proper title - sorry) for whatever sum they can raise. The last 3 years have cost the venkys NOTHING, but has given the sort of worldwide coverage of their brand that would have cost them millions up on millions normally,because although they have made our Club the laughing stock of the football world, there has surely been no damage regarding their chicken buisinesses, just worldwide recognition . If the venkys have any honour,self respect or decency whatsoever , they should do the right thing or GO !!! R.T.I.D. Since 1969 RoverInRotterdam

6:42pm Mon 31 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

http://is.gd/01AN9t

From the sportingIntel blog:

"5.14pm And finally …. about 20 minutes before I started this live blog, my mobile phone rang.

The caller asked to speak to me, and then introduced himself as Judan Ali, a man who has been touted as the next manager of Blackburn.
I have never met Mr Ali, and before that phone call I had never spoken to him.

He wanted to ask my view of what was going on at Blackburn Rovers.
You couldn’t make this up, and reader, I am not making this up.

Mr Ali explained that he had been invited to watch training at the club in recent weeks as part of his coaching development; he is partaking in an FA scheme to boost the number of black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches.

I don’t believe, from our conversation, that he is seeking or feels able to take a managerial role at Blackburn. You wouldn’t, would you, when you have no managerial experience in English football?

Anyway, whatever happens, I wish Blackburn the best, and Mr Ali the best.
And whoever you support – have a healthy and prosperous new year."

Not that it will satisfy the doom-mongers, but there it is.
http://is.gd/01AN9t From the sportingIntel blog: "5.14pm And finally …. about 20 minutes before I started this live blog, my mobile phone rang. The caller asked to speak to me, and then introduced himself as Judan Ali, a man who has been touted as the next manager of Blackburn. I have never met Mr Ali, and before that phone call I had never spoken to him. He wanted to ask my view of what was going on at Blackburn Rovers. You couldn’t make this up, and reader, I am not making this up. Mr Ali explained that he had been invited to watch training at the club in recent weeks as part of his coaching development; he is partaking in an FA scheme to boost the number of black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches. I don’t believe, from our conversation, that he is seeking or feels able to take a managerial role at Blackburn. You wouldn’t, would you, when you have no managerial experience in English football? Anyway, whatever happens, I wish Blackburn the best, and Mr Ali the best. And whoever you support – have a healthy and prosperous new year." Not that it will satisfy the doom-mongers, but there it is. blueblooded

6:45pm Mon 31 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Hope they don't go for Hughes, he's made a right arse of signing players for City and QPR paying well over the odds and paying massive wages.didn't get a win this year, I think he has lost the plot since he left us.
Quite agree,did a good job while he was here,couldn't wait to further is C.V. Somewere else,and it went down hill from then on,let's not go crawling back for him now and have some self respect
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Hope they don't go for Hughes, he's made a right arse of signing players for City and QPR paying well over the odds and paying massive wages.didn't get a win this year, I think he has lost the plot since he left us.[/p][/quote]Quite agree,did a good job while he was here,couldn't wait to further is C.V. Somewere else,and it went down hill from then on,let's not go crawling back for him now and have some self respect juanbbien

6:56pm Mon 31 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

bburnrover wrote:
We need a good quality intellignt manager in charge now before the transfer window.-ugees or Curbishly.
Shaw should take over as front man as Shebby looks and acts like Charlie Chaplin and makes the club look amature like a circus rather thana respected profesional football club.
Bringing back king kenny dalglish,to give the club its dignity back and regain the respect lost and he would bring the real quality needed for a push back to the PL next year ONE MORE TIME KENNY,for me anyway
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: We need a good quality intellignt manager in charge now before the transfer window.-ugees or Curbishly. Shaw should take over as front man as Shebby looks and acts like Charlie Chaplin and makes the club look amature like a circus rather thana respected profesional football club.[/p][/quote]Bringing back king kenny dalglish,to give the club its dignity back and regain the respect lost and he would bring the real quality needed for a push back to the PL next year ONE MORE TIME KENNY,for me anyway alfa111

7:23pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Reg Rover says...

REG IS BACK

I apologise for my absence over the past 8 weeks.
Obviously a lot of things have happened at Ewood during that time.
Just when I thought things were for the better following the departure of Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean along comes ‘loose cannon’ Shebby Singh pic above with weird and wonderful ideas that defy any logic.
With the possibility of a former Bollywood film star becoming the new Rovers manager, the cub is beyond a laughing stock.
I predicted at the beginning of this season when Rovers were in 4th place after a handful of games and Kean was still in place. That the Rovers would another relegation battle.
The same opinion applies even though Kean has gone. The scatter gun transfer policy of Kean and Singh has resulted in the signing of extremely mediocre players. The team is terrible and is flattered by it’ League position of 15th.
Any Rovers fan under the illusion that Rovers can mount a promotion challenge are sadly deluded.
Fighting off relegation and staying in the Championship is the only issue and some people need a reality check.
Clearly this site needs to spring back into action to highlight some of the issues blighting Ewood Park.
Reg will now return out of semi-retirement in the new year, Mrs Desai, Balaji and Ventkatesh Rao, Jerome Anderson and Shebby Singh, you have been warned.
REG IS BACK. WATCH THIS SPACE.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
REG IS BACK I apologise for my absence over the past 8 weeks. Obviously a lot of things have happened at Ewood during that time. Just when I thought things were for the better following the departure of Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean along comes ‘loose cannon’ Shebby Singh pic above with weird and wonderful ideas that defy any logic. With the possibility of a former Bollywood film star becoming the new Rovers manager, the cub is beyond a laughing stock. I predicted at the beginning of this season when Rovers were in 4th place after a handful of games and Kean was still in place. That the Rovers would another relegation battle. The same opinion applies even though Kean has gone. The scatter gun transfer policy of Kean and Singh has resulted in the signing of extremely mediocre players. The team is terrible and is flattered by it’ League position of 15th. Any Rovers fan under the illusion that Rovers can mount a promotion challenge are sadly deluded. Fighting off relegation and staying in the Championship is the only issue and some people need a reality check. Clearly this site needs to spring back into action to highlight some of the issues blighting Ewood Park. Reg will now return out of semi-retirement in the new year, Mrs Desai, Balaji and Ventkatesh Rao, Jerome Anderson and Shebby Singh, you have been warned. REG IS BACK. WATCH THIS SPACE. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover

7:28pm Mon 31 Dec 12

fragileworld says...

Whoa !Whoa! hold on a minute,one fine day does not make a summer. We beat bottom of the table Barnsley,and the sycophantic ****. manager is drooling at the prospect ,hoping of coarse that the praise will bring him some kudos and a possible chance of the permanent managers job.
Forget it sunshine,and don't patronise the fans you sound just like Shebby
We have had more than enough of all this bull_shit less talk and just do what you are asked.The hope most fans have after some consideration by the directors is to appoint the best available experienced manager,and a competent backroom staff.Then get rid of (Mr. Fix It) Singe ,and concentrate on mending and improving the team .Astute buys and clever
buying and selling of players is surely the mark of a good manager.Thats what we all want ,to the owners in India we all say forget the cultural
chasm that exists and put your trust in what you've bought into,otherwise you will never win over the majority of the fans.well done for the win ,and
a HAPPY New Year to all,lets put Rovers back on top .
Whoa !Whoa! hold on a minute,one fine day does not make a summer. We beat bottom of the table Barnsley,and the sycophantic ****. manager is drooling at the prospect ,hoping of coarse that the praise will bring him some kudos and a possible chance of the permanent managers job. Forget it sunshine,and don't patronise the fans you sound just like Shebby We have had more than enough of all this bull_shit less talk and just do what you are asked.The hope most fans have after some consideration by the directors is to appoint the best available experienced manager,and a competent backroom staff.Then get rid of (Mr. Fix It) Singe ,and concentrate on mending and improving the team .Astute buys and clever buying and selling of players is surely the mark of a good manager.Thats what we all want ,to the owners in India we all say forget the cultural chasm that exists and put your trust in what you've bought into,otherwise you will never win over the majority of the fans.well done for the win ,and a HAPPY New Year to all,lets put Rovers back on top . fragileworld

8:48pm Mon 31 Dec 12

alfa111 says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Honestly I'm not making this up!
At the game yesterday after I'd shouted Venkys out someone in front told me to shut up.It's fans like me that led to all our problems. We need to give venkys more time. It must have been a day out from the funny farm for him.
Ifeel it's almost a lost cause.
You must have been in the V.I.P boxes with shebby and friend ali j ,did you not recognize them?
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Honestly I'm not making this up! At the game yesterday after I'd shouted Venkys out someone in front told me to shut up.It's fans like me that led to all our problems. We need to give venkys more time. It must have been a day out from the funny farm for him. Ifeel it's almost a lost cause.[/p][/quote]You must have been in the V.I.P boxes with shebby and friend ali j ,did you not recognize them? alfa111

9:21pm Mon 31 Dec 12

gleechy says...

Reg Rover wrote:
REG IS BACK

I apologise for my absence over the past 8 weeks.
Obviously a lot of things have happened at Ewood during that time.
Just when I thought things were for the better following the departure of Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean along comes ‘loose cannon’ Shebby Singh pic above with weird and wonderful ideas that defy any logic.
With the possibility of a former Bollywood film star becoming the new Rovers manager, the cub is beyond a laughing stock.
I predicted at the beginning of this season when Rovers were in 4th place after a handful of games and Kean was still in place. That the Rovers would another relegation battle.
The same opinion applies even though Kean has gone. The scatter gun transfer policy of Kean and Singh has resulted in the signing of extremely mediocre players. The team is terrible and is flattered by it’ League position of 15th.
Any Rovers fan under the illusion that Rovers can mount a promotion challenge are sadly deluded.
Fighting off relegation and staying in the Championship is the only issue and some people need a reality check.
Clearly this site needs to spring back into action to highlight some of the issues blighting Ewood Park.
Reg will now return out of semi-retirement in the new year, Mrs Desai, Balaji and Ventkatesh Rao, Jerome Anderson and Shebby Singh, you have been warned.
REG IS BACK. WATCH THIS SPACE.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Why r u appologising for your absense,
Is this your page?
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: REG IS BACK I apologise for my absence over the past 8 weeks. Obviously a lot of things have happened at Ewood during that time. Just when I thought things were for the better following the departure of Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean along comes ‘loose cannon’ Shebby Singh pic above with weird and wonderful ideas that defy any logic. With the possibility of a former Bollywood film star becoming the new Rovers manager, the cub is beyond a laughing stock. I predicted at the beginning of this season when Rovers were in 4th place after a handful of games and Kean was still in place. That the Rovers would another relegation battle. The same opinion applies even though Kean has gone. The scatter gun transfer policy of Kean and Singh has resulted in the signing of extremely mediocre players. The team is terrible and is flattered by it’ League position of 15th. Any Rovers fan under the illusion that Rovers can mount a promotion challenge are sadly deluded. Fighting off relegation and staying in the Championship is the only issue and some people need a reality check. Clearly this site needs to spring back into action to highlight some of the issues blighting Ewood Park. Reg will now return out of semi-retirement in the new year, Mrs Desai, Balaji and Ventkatesh Rao, Jerome Anderson and Shebby Singh, you have been warned. REG IS BACK. WATCH THIS SPACE. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Why r u appologising for your absense, Is this your page? gleechy

9:38pm Mon 31 Dec 12

modan says...

I honestly believe that let the fans should have a choice for our new manager through Lancashire Telegraph.Good luck Mr Bowyer you are doing a fine job right now and we are behind you all the way.Venky please pick the right man this time and let the manager buy the right players he wants.We want all our fans back to Ewood Park supporting our beloved Blackburn Rovers FC.
Lets have a vote through Lancashire Telegraph which Manager do fans want is it Mark Hughes,Kenny Dalglish,Simon Grayson,Roberto Di Matteo,Kevin Mcdonald,Alan Shearer,Phil Brown,Billy Davies etc etc.
I honestly believe that let the fans should have a choice for our new manager through Lancashire Telegraph.Good luck Mr Bowyer you are doing a fine job right now and we are behind you all the way.Venky please pick the right man this time and let the manager buy the right players he wants.We want all our fans back to Ewood Park supporting our beloved Blackburn Rovers FC. Lets have a vote through Lancashire Telegraph which Manager do fans want is it Mark Hughes,Kenny Dalglish,Simon Grayson,Roberto Di Matteo,Kevin Mcdonald,Alan Shearer,Phil Brown,Billy Davies etc etc. modan

10:43pm Mon 31 Dec 12

RoverInRotterdam says...

modan wrote:
I honestly believe that let the fans should have a choice for our new manager through Lancashire Telegraph.Good luck Mr Bowyer you are doing a fine job right now and we are behind you all the way.Venky please pick the right man this time and let the manager buy the right players he wants.We want all our fans back to Ewood Park supporting our beloved Blackburn Rovers FC.
Lets have a vote through Lancashire Telegraph which Manager do fans want is it Mark Hughes,Kenny Dalglish,Simon Grayson,Roberto Di Matteo,Kevin Mcdonald,Alan Shearer,Phil Brown,Billy Davies etc etc.
So glad you're reading these columns owd son , if you want to do the best for our 'beloved' club, tell your bosses out there in Pune to firstly sack shabby's so called 'enemies within' , because they are superfluous , then sack shabby the fool for being completely useless,then sack anyone the odious one brought in,or anyone connected in n ay whatsoever with a certain shyster agent,next dump coar for caring more about his seat on the F.A. than he ever did for B.R.F.C. Then finally ,apologise to us by selling the club to the fans for a nominal fee, Ladtly, a little bit of advice ; Stick to your chickens in future , because thats about as far as your intelligence will ever reach .... Give us back our once proud Club before you totally destroy us !!!!! R.T.I.D. Since 1969
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that let the fans should have a choice for our new manager through Lancashire Telegraph.Good luck Mr Bowyer you are doing a fine job right now and we are behind you all the way.Venky please pick the right man this time and let the manager buy the right players he wants.We want all our fans back to Ewood Park supporting our beloved Blackburn Rovers FC. Lets have a vote through Lancashire Telegraph which Manager do fans want is it Mark Hughes,Kenny Dalglish,Simon Grayson,Roberto Di Matteo,Kevin Mcdonald,Alan Shearer,Phil Brown,Billy Davies etc etc.[/p][/quote]So glad you're reading these columns owd son , if you want to do the best for our 'beloved' club, tell your bosses out there in Pune to firstly sack shabby's so called 'enemies within' , because they are superfluous , then sack shabby the fool for being completely useless,then sack anyone the odious one brought in,or anyone connected in n ay whatsoever with a certain shyster agent,next dump coar for caring more about his seat on the F.A. than he ever did for B.R.F.C. Then finally ,apologise to us by selling the club to the fans for a nominal fee, Ladtly, a little bit of advice ; Stick to your chickens in future , because thats about as far as your intelligence will ever reach .... Give us back our once proud Club before you totally destroy us !!!!! R.T.I.D. Since 1969 RoverInRotterdam

6:04am Tue 1 Jan 13

yellow man says...

A Darener wrote:
Captain Dreckley wrote: If Bowyer can keep the farce of Singh V Shaw/Agnew off the pitch and get the players to focus on the match against Forest we are on to a winner. The big difference between the Barnsley game and the Berg era was that we took our chances first and the confidence flowed back. Good thing is that strikers feast on confidence for Rhodes, King and Ruben tomorrow cannot come quick enough. There is no reason why we cannot put back to back wins together. Let us hope in Bowyer we have found another Tony Parkes. Happy New year everyone and let's end the first day of 2013 above those dingles
I'll second that!
A very sensible comment lets just hope that no rushed decisions are made concerning a new manager and the club goes forward in 2013. Happy new year to you all.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: If Bowyer can keep the farce of Singh V Shaw/Agnew off the pitch and get the players to focus on the match against Forest we are on to a winner. The big difference between the Barnsley game and the Berg era was that we took our chances first and the confidence flowed back. Good thing is that strikers feast on confidence for Rhodes, King and Ruben tomorrow cannot come quick enough. There is no reason why we cannot put back to back wins together. Let us hope in Bowyer we have found another Tony Parkes. Happy New year everyone and let's end the first day of 2013 above those dingles[/p][/quote]I'll second that![/p][/quote]A very sensible comment lets just hope that no rushed decisions are made concerning a new manager and the club goes forward in 2013. Happy new year to you all. yellow man

9:32am Tue 1 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

modan wrote:
I honestly believe that let the fans should have a choice for our new manager through Lancashire Telegraph.Good luck Mr Bowyer you are doing a fine job right now and we are behind you all the way.Venky please pick the right man this time and let the manager buy the right players he wants.We want all our fans back to Ewood Park supporting our beloved Blackburn Rovers FC.
Lets have a vote through Lancashire Telegraph which Manager do fans want is it Mark Hughes,Kenny Dalglish,Simon Grayson,Roberto Di Matteo,Kevin Mcdonald,Alan Shearer,Phil Brown,Billy Davies etc etc.
Voting can be useful if you do what Barcelona and Real Madrid do and let the members vote in the President.

If Rovers board was accountable to the season ticket holders every two years we might just have an executive that cared about the success of the club, told us what they were trying to achieve and listened to the fans.

If Venkys can't or won't sell the club then they need it to succeed, they should back off a bit and position themselves as owner/sponsors, let decent football people (not Singh, Shaw or Agnew) run the club and think of this as a marketing, not operations, issue for them.

COYB, RTID, HNY.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that let the fans should have a choice for our new manager through Lancashire Telegraph.Good luck Mr Bowyer you are doing a fine job right now and we are behind you all the way.Venky please pick the right man this time and let the manager buy the right players he wants.We want all our fans back to Ewood Park supporting our beloved Blackburn Rovers FC. Lets have a vote through Lancashire Telegraph which Manager do fans want is it Mark Hughes,Kenny Dalglish,Simon Grayson,Roberto Di Matteo,Kevin Mcdonald,Alan Shearer,Phil Brown,Billy Davies etc etc.[/p][/quote]Voting can be useful if you do what Barcelona and Real Madrid do and let the members vote in the President. If Rovers board was accountable to the season ticket holders every two years we might just have an executive that cared about the success of the club, told us what they were trying to achieve and listened to the fans. If Venkys can't or won't sell the club then they need it to succeed, they should back off a bit and position themselves as owner/sponsors, let decent football people (not Singh, Shaw or Agnew) run the club and think of this as a marketing, not operations, issue for them. COYB, RTID, HNY. greenscreener

10:00am Tue 1 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

gleechy wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
REG IS BACK

I apologise for my absence over the past 8 weeks.
Obviously a lot of things have happened at Ewood during that time.
Just when I thought things were for the better following the departure of Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean along comes ‘loose cannon’ Shebby Singh pic above with weird and wonderful ideas that defy any logic.
With the possibility of a former Bollywood film star becoming the new Rovers manager, the cub is beyond a laughing stock.
I predicted at the beginning of this season when Rovers were in 4th place after a handful of games and Kean was still in place. That the Rovers would another relegation battle.
The same opinion applies even though Kean has gone. The scatter gun transfer policy of Kean and Singh has resulted in the signing of extremely mediocre players. The team is terrible and is flattered by it’ League position of 15th.
Any Rovers fan under the illusion that Rovers can mount a promotion challenge are sadly deluded.
Fighting off relegation and staying in the Championship is the only issue and some people need a reality check.
Clearly this site needs to spring back into action to highlight some of the issues blighting Ewood Park.
Reg will now return out of semi-retirement in the new year, Mrs Desai, Balaji and Ventkatesh Rao, Jerome Anderson and Shebby Singh, you have been warned.
REG IS BACK. WATCH THIS SPACE.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c


o.uk
Why r u appologising for your absense,
Is this your page?
Maybe he's apologising for his last prediction, Reg is the man who assured us that Alex McLeish was going to be Rovers Manager when we got Berg.
[quote][p][bold]gleechy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: REG IS BACK I apologise for my absence over the past 8 weeks. Obviously a lot of things have happened at Ewood during that time. Just when I thought things were for the better following the departure of Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean along comes ‘loose cannon’ Shebby Singh pic above with weird and wonderful ideas that defy any logic. With the possibility of a former Bollywood film star becoming the new Rovers manager, the cub is beyond a laughing stock. I predicted at the beginning of this season when Rovers were in 4th place after a handful of games and Kean was still in place. That the Rovers would another relegation battle. The same opinion applies even though Kean has gone. The scatter gun transfer policy of Kean and Singh has resulted in the signing of extremely mediocre players. The team is terrible and is flattered by it’ League position of 15th. Any Rovers fan under the illusion that Rovers can mount a promotion challenge are sadly deluded. Fighting off relegation and staying in the Championship is the only issue and some people need a reality check. Clearly this site needs to spring back into action to highlight some of the issues blighting Ewood Park. Reg will now return out of semi-retirement in the new year, Mrs Desai, Balaji and Ventkatesh Rao, Jerome Anderson and Shebby Singh, you have been warned. REG IS BACK. WATCH THIS SPACE. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Why r u appologising for your absense, Is this your page?[/p][/quote]Maybe he's apologising for his last prediction, Reg is the man who assured us that Alex McLeish was going to be Rovers Manager when we got Berg. greenscreener

10:23am Tue 1 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

The difference with the Barnsley win was we played Barnsley!!
They are crap.
The difference with the Barnsley win was we played Barnsley!! They are crap. BeardwoodB

10:24am Tue 1 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

Andy tweeted last night, there would be no announcement expected today, as much as I am disappointed, I guess its better than a rushed appointment?

Happy New Year to you all :-)
Andy tweeted last night, there would be no announcement expected today, as much as I am disappointed, I guess its better than a rushed appointment? Happy New Year to you all :-) blueblooded

3:06pm Wed 2 Jan 13

dannybhoiy says...

blueblooded wrote:
http://is.gd/01AN9t

From the sportingIntel blog:

"5.14pm And finally …. about 20 minutes before I started this live blog, my mobile phone rang.

The caller asked to speak to me, and then introduced himself as Judan Ali, a man who has been touted as the next manager of Blackburn.
I have never met Mr Ali, and before that phone call I had never spoken to him.

He wanted to ask my view of what was going on at Blackburn Rovers.
You couldn’t make this up, and reader, I am not making this up.

Mr Ali explained that he had been invited to watch training at the club in recent weeks as part of his coaching development; he is partaking in an FA scheme to boost the number of black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches.

I don’t believe, from our conversation, that he is seeking or feels able to take a managerial role at Blackburn. You wouldn’t, would you, when you have no managerial experience in English football?

Anyway, whatever happens, I wish Blackburn the best, and Mr Ali the best.
And whoever you support – have a healthy and prosperous new year."

Not that it will satisfy the doom-mongers, but there it is.
JOURNO "NICK HARRIS" blueblooded says.From the sportingIntel blog: 5.14pm And finally …. about 20 minutes before I started this live blog, my mobile phone rang. The caller asked to speak to me, and then introduced himself as Judan Ali"

WHERE AS JUDAN ALI HAS A SCREEN SHOT OF MAKING A RETURN PHONE CALL FROM HIS I PHONE TO NICK HARRIS THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG WHICH SHOWS JUDAN ALI MAKING THE CALL AT 1300 THAT AFTERNOON AND NOT AT THE TIME STATED BY THIS AUTHOR, WHY IS THE QUESTION WOULD NICK HARRIS NEED TO LIE ABOUT A SIMPLE TIME OF JUDAN ALI MAKING THE PHONE CALL TO HIM? BEGS THE QUESTION WHAT ELSE IN THE BLOG THAT JUDAN ALI WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE REPORTEDLY SAID TO THE AUTHOR WAS THE TRUTH?
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: http://is.gd/01AN9t From the sportingIntel blog: "5.14pm And finally …. about 20 minutes before I started this live blog, my mobile phone rang. The caller asked to speak to me, and then introduced himself as Judan Ali, a man who has been touted as the next manager of Blackburn. I have never met Mr Ali, and before that phone call I had never spoken to him. He wanted to ask my view of what was going on at Blackburn Rovers. You couldn’t make this up, and reader, I am not making this up. Mr Ali explained that he had been invited to watch training at the club in recent weeks as part of his coaching development; he is partaking in an FA scheme to boost the number of black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches. I don’t believe, from our conversation, that he is seeking or feels able to take a managerial role at Blackburn. You wouldn’t, would you, when you have no managerial experience in English football? Anyway, whatever happens, I wish Blackburn the best, and Mr Ali the best. And whoever you support – have a healthy and prosperous new year." Not that it will satisfy the doom-mongers, but there it is.[/p][/quote]JOURNO "NICK HARRIS" blueblooded says.From the sportingIntel blog: 5.14pm And finally …. about 20 minutes before I started this live blog, my mobile phone rang. The caller asked to speak to me, and then introduced himself as Judan Ali" WHERE AS JUDAN ALI HAS A SCREEN SHOT OF MAKING A RETURN PHONE CALL FROM HIS I PHONE TO NICK HARRIS THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG WHICH SHOWS JUDAN ALI MAKING THE CALL AT 1300 THAT AFTERNOON AND NOT AT THE TIME STATED BY THIS AUTHOR, WHY IS THE QUESTION WOULD NICK HARRIS NEED TO LIE ABOUT A SIMPLE TIME OF JUDAN ALI MAKING THE PHONE CALL TO HIM? BEGS THE QUESTION WHAT ELSE IN THE BLOG THAT JUDAN ALI WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE REPORTEDLY SAID TO THE AUTHOR WAS THE TRUTH? dannybhoiy

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