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Lowe is bidding to start 2013 in style as turmoil continues

THE last 12 months at Black-burn Rovers would have been a challenge for even the most experienced of footballers. For a youngster making his way in the game, it has certainly been a baptism of fire.

At just 21 years of age, Jason Lowe ends 2012 having established himself as a first team regular, experiencing Premier League relegation and having played under four managers at a club in turmoil.

A rollercoaster year for a 21-year-old. Lowe though appears to have taken it all in his stride.

The Ewood academy product is expected to partner Danny Murphy in the centre of the midfield for this afternoon’s visit of Nottingham Forest and is desperate to end the year on a high.

He said: “There have been a lot if ins and outs and ups and downs and it has been a great learning experience for me as a young lad. There is not a lot I can do apart from try and play as well as I possibly can for this team.

“That is football, sometimes you have your ups and your downs and it has been a massive down for Blackburn Rovers at the moment.

“As players, we take a lot of responsibility for what happens on the field. Certainly of late I don’t think our performances have been too bad but we haven’t been able to get the results.”

Lowe & co ensured Gary Bowyer’s first match in temporary charge ended with a win at Barnsley on Saturday and he is looking for a repeat today.

The win at Oakwell was only Rovers’ second win in 11 matches with Rovers sitting in 15th in the Championship.

Lowe said: “Any three points is a great feeling and to end the drought is a special one. We are aware we need more of that so hopefully we can take that into the Forest game and be nice and positive.

“Over the last few days after what has gone on, the lads have been absolutely outstanding and I thought it showed out there.

It was like rolling back the years under Gary. He is a great coach and I have known him for many years.

“To get the three points for the fans, for the coach and for the team was fantastic and hopefully we can take that feel-good factor into the next game.

“We have analysed well between ourselves and on Saturday it was about showing great character, and determination and will to work together and I think it paid off and I think we deserved the three points.

“The benchmark has been set, especially off the ball and organisation. We thoroughly deserved the win. It was great to hear the fans cheering. It certainly gives me an extra buzz and that feel hood factor, hopefully they can continue that.

“Hopefully this is the benchmark. At the end of the day it is down to the players and the team top produce regardless of who is in charge.”

Henning Berg’s dismissal last week came after just 10 games in charge and left Rovers travelling to Barnsley amid mass speculation and turmoil.

But, with the managerial situation yet to be sorted, Lowe insists the players have to get on with their jobs.

“It was a surprise but that side of the game us players can’t control,” said Lowe. “What happens upstairs we can’t control we can only control what happens on the field.

“As players you have to take it as it comes and try and do the business on the football field. Certainly this gives us the feel good factor going into the New Year and hopefully we can continue that.

“We are not going to waste any energy or time worrying about who is or isn’t coming in. All we can focus on is preparing for the next game.

“We are professional players. It is us who go out there and the commitment and attitude for the club and for the cause against Barnsley was outstanding.

“That is the benchmark and we need to take it into the Forest game. If we can do the off the ball stuff well I’m sure we can give the fans something to cheer.”

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10:57am Tue 1 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

It takes a while for youngsters to establish themselves in the first team so it must be extra hard when they're constantly played out of position. I'm sure they'll tell you they're happy just to be playing, but to get the best out of them they need to be playing regularly in their preferred role. Thankfully, that seems to be the case of late.

Here's hoping Bowyer sticks with his attacking philosophy and the boys get back-to-back wins. I hope Gomes gets fully fit soon so that he and Rhodes can rekindle their attacking partnership which served us well at the start of the season.

Happy New Year to ALL my fellow Rovers supporters, regardless of whether we agree on anything or not!
It takes a while for youngsters to establish themselves in the first team so it must be extra hard when they're constantly played out of position. I'm sure they'll tell you they're happy just to be playing, but to get the best out of them they need to be playing regularly in their preferred role. Thankfully, that seems to be the case of late. Here's hoping Bowyer sticks with his attacking philosophy and the boys get back-to-back wins. I hope Gomes gets fully fit soon so that he and Rhodes can rekindle their attacking partnership which served us well at the start of the season. Happy New Year to ALL my fellow Rovers supporters, regardless of whether we agree on anything or not! srvp28
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11:34am Tue 1 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Happy New Year one and all.

For the first time in as many moons I cannot reach the beloved today by way of attendance thus I ask that you give the Bowyer and the lads a good old cheer from I please.

3 of those beauties today would be fantastic and hopefully begin the process of re-establishing our grand owd club ? The players Saturday gave a good account of what can be with solid management and cohesion in their play - more of the same today.

Best regards all fellow Rovers fans.

Arte et labore
Happy New Year one and all. For the first time in as many moons I cannot reach the beloved today by way of attendance thus I ask that you give the Bowyer and the lads a good old cheer from I please. 3 of those beauties today would be fantastic and hopefully begin the process of re-establishing our grand owd club ? The players Saturday gave a good account of what can be with solid management and cohesion in their play - more of the same today. Best regards all fellow Rovers fans. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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11:45am Tue 1 Jan 13

Dublin rover says...

Happy new year to all the squad members and what's left of the coaching staff. Hope it's a more settled new year for all the young lads and senior players coaching staff at the club.
Happy new year to all the squad members and what's left of the coaching staff. Hope it's a more settled new year for all the young lads and senior players coaching staff at the club. Dublin rover
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11:53am Tue 1 Jan 13

vicn1956 says...

Just do your talking on the pitch Lowe-that's whre it matters.
Just do your talking on the pitch Lowe-that's whre it matters. vicn1956
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11:54am Tue 1 Jan 13

Ray Gunn says...

Happy New Year one and all....i know i said i would never go to watch rovers again until the venkys sorted things out....but i cant not go after the effort shown by the lads at oakwell....see ya's at ewood and C'Mon You Blues
Happy New Year one and all....i know i said i would never go to watch rovers again until the venkys sorted things out....but i cant not go after the effort shown by the lads at oakwell....see ya's at ewood and C'Mon You Blues Ray Gunn
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12:03pm Tue 1 Jan 13

gleechy says...

Happy new year to any honest person left at Rovers, hope you're not too lonely this new year, good luck keeping your position.
Happy new year to any honest person left at Rovers, hope you're not too lonely this new year, good luck keeping your position. gleechy
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12:13pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Boater should pick Lowe regularly...........
...
.for the reserves
Boater should pick Lowe regularly........... ... .for the reserves Angry From Accrington
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12:28pm Tue 1 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Happy New Year to one and all!
Let us hope that 2013 brings joy to us all after the horrendous two years we have had to endure. Things could not be worse, so they can only get better.(I hope). New Years resolution....to be more optimistic! Bet that doesn't last long. 5pm probably.
Happy New Year to one and all! Let us hope that 2013 brings joy to us all after the horrendous two years we have had to endure. Things could not be worse, so they can only get better.(I hope). New Years resolution....to be more optimistic! Bet that doesn't last long. 5pm probably. A Darener
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12:32pm Tue 1 Jan 13

dallydally says...

Bowyer's appointment will be confirmed after the game - you heard it here first!
Bowyer's appointment will be confirmed after the game - you heard it here first! dallydally
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1:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

lusorover says...

dallydally wrote:
Bowyer's appointment will be confirmed after the game - you heard it here first!
Thank you for sharing that little nugget of insider information with the rest of us.

Seriously though they could do worse - he is Rovers through and through.
[quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Bowyer's appointment will be confirmed after the game - you heard it here first![/p][/quote]Thank you for sharing that little nugget of insider information with the rest of us. Seriously though they could do worse - he is Rovers through and through. lusorover
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1:20pm Tue 1 Jan 13

fanny_tickler. says...

Steve Kean to be reinstated after the game - you heard it here first!
Steve Kean to be reinstated after the game - you heard it here first! fanny_tickler.
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1:21pm Tue 1 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Fanny....still an idiot. You heard it here first.
Fanny....still an idiot. You heard it here first. A Darener
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1:33pm Tue 1 Jan 13

givet82 says...

Can't wait 4 footie 2day hope the atmosphere will be good COYB
Can't wait 4 footie 2day hope the atmosphere will be good COYB givet82
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2:38pm Tue 1 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Bookies making Peter Taylor as favourite another failed Manager. If they are so stupid as not to get a Manager at the top of his game or has been in his last few jobs. I am out for good. We need a Billy Davis type who will stand no nonsense from anyone.
Bookies making Peter Taylor as favourite another failed Manager. If they are so stupid as not to get a Manager at the top of his game or has been in his last few jobs. I am out for good. We need a Billy Davis type who will stand no nonsense from anyone. A Rover 45 years and over
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1:18pm Wed 2 Jan 13

handyamBRFC says...

BRFC fans....happy NEW YEAR.

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

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

we now require a midfield general, a leader, a box to box player someone who can command the team and motivate them.

& we require a good strong central defender to play alongside Dann as he lacks confident and cannot distribute the ball well.
Hopefully with a commanding figure in defence, Dann will be okay alongside.
BRFC fans....happy NEW YEAR. Prospects look good...! ok I have tried to look at the 1st team squad and analyzed what players are ok and what potential we have and those that should be moved on. I would like to hear what other fans views are? List those who you want out? What players would you like to see playing at BRFC ? Have you seen any players you think could do the business for Rovers? Let’s hear your views? Paul Robinson - OK: let go if he wants out. Grzegorz Sandomierski - Untried Jake Kean –YOUNG Ok: Potential Martin Olsson- OK Keep if motivated Nuno Henrique- Untried Potential Gael Givet- sell ; Ok Keep if motivated Scott Dann- Ok Keep; sell if money is right Josh Morris- YOUNG Ok Potential Adam Henley- YOUNG Ok Potential Grant Hanley- ok for squad not 1st team Bruno Ribeiro- ok for squad; Potential Jason Lowe- YOUNG Ok as squad member David Dunn- past it; let go Mauro Formica- Not good enough, sell if possible Morten Gamst Pedersen- past it; let go Danny Murphy- past it; let go Marcus Olsson- ok for squad Paulo Jorge- YOUNG Untried Potential Dickson Etuhu- past it; let go Simon Vukcevic- Ok Potential Diogo Rosado- YOUNG OK Potential Fabio Nunes- YOUNG OK Potential Leon Best- ??? Hopefully ok Jordan Rhodes- Keep of course Joshua King- OK Buy Potential Nuno Gomes- Ok Keep Ruben Rochina- OK keep if motivated Colin Kazim-Richards- OK Keep Bradley Orr – Crap; sell David Goodwillie ok But sell if money refunded. we now require a midfield general, a leader, a box to box player someone who can command the team and motivate them. & we require a good strong central defender to play alongside Dann as he lacks confident and cannot distribute the ball well. Hopefully with a commanding figure in defence, Dann will be okay alongside. handyamBRFC
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12:59pm Thu 3 Jan 13

handyamBRFC says...

I think most of us know who we would like to move on at BRFC.

But who do we want in playing....!!

Ok, I think we should make recomendations to BRFC as we're football fans and we see or hear of players doing well. I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football league who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC.

Lets start pointing out the players in the lower leagues who could be good signings for Rovers.

who is .......Tony McMahon...??

if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider Tony McMahon who is at Sheffield utd but ex Middbrg.

have a look...!!
I think we should go for him
hes a full back, strong, tough and has scored goals

take a look and let us all know
I think most of us know who we would like to move on at BRFC. But who do we want in playing....!! Ok, I think we should make recomendations to BRFC as we're football fans and we see or hear of players doing well. I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football league who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC. Lets start pointing out the players in the lower leagues who could be good signings for Rovers. who is .......Tony McMahon...?? if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider Tony McMahon who is at Sheffield utd but ex Middbrg. have a look...!! I think we should go for him hes a full back, strong, tough and has scored goals take a look and let us all know handyamBRFC
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11:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

handyamBRFC says...

Dear Mr Gary B...
ok....back to the footy.....!!!

I think most of us know which players are moving on at BRFC.
But who do we want in playing....!!

I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football leagues who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC.

Lets start pointing out the good players in the who could be good signings for Rovers.

Liverpool reserves.....
Player name:Jon Flanagan
Date of birth:21 Jan 1993
Nationality:English
Position:Defender

livepl res
Player name:Jack Robinson
Date of birth:1 Sep 1993
Nationality:English
Position:Defender

stoke
Player name:Wilson Palacios
Date of birth:29 Jul 1984
Nationality:Honduran

Position:Midfielder

A villa
Player name:Ron Vlaar
Date of birth:16 Feb 1985
Nationality:Dutch
Position:Defender

WBA
Player name:Graham Dorrans
Date of birth:5 May 1987
Nationality:Scottish

Position:Midfielder

and also consider...
Tony McMahon Shfld utd
Andrew Haliday Midbrgh

if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider some of the above.

have a look...!!
I think we should go for some of these

or maybe you have some in mind...!!!
Dear Mr Gary B... ok....back to the footy.....!!! I think most of us know which players are moving on at BRFC. But who do we want in playing....!! I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football leagues who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC. Lets start pointing out the good players in the who could be good signings for Rovers. Liverpool reserves..... Player name:Jon Flanagan Date of birth:21 Jan 1993 Nationality:English Position:Defender livepl res Player name:Jack Robinson Date of birth:1 Sep 1993 Nationality:English Position:Defender stoke Player name:Wilson Palacios Date of birth:29 Jul 1984 Nationality:Honduran Position:Midfielder A villa Player name:Ron Vlaar Date of birth:16 Feb 1985 Nationality:Dutch Position:Defender WBA Player name:Graham Dorrans Date of birth:5 May 1987 Nationality:Scottish Position:Midfielder and also consider... Tony McMahon Shfld utd Andrew Haliday Midbrgh if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider some of the above. have a look...!! I think we should go for some of these or maybe you have some in mind...!!! handyamBRFC
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