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Rovers land a trip to Derby

GARY Bowyer is relishing a return to where his coaching career started after Blackburn Rovers were drawn at Derby County in the FA Cup fourth round.

Rovers's comprehensive 2-0 third round win at home to Bristol City was rewarded with a trip to their Championship rivals, having drawn there earlier in the season.

Caretaker boss Bowyer is expected to still be in temporary charge, after the club announced he will be in the hot seat until the end of the month, and believes both sides will fancy their chances of progressing to the fifth round.

He said: “It is a good one for me because Derby is where I started out in coaching. I was coaching the under u12s under John Peacock.

“Their manager is Nigel Clough as well, so there is the Nottingham Forest link as well, and it should be a good game.

“Both teams will go into the match thinking there is a good chance of progressing to the fifth round.”

Bowyer was also full of praise for the Rovers fans who turned out for Saturday's third round triumph at Ewood Park.

The 5,504 attendance was Rovers' lowest home gate since August 1991 but Bowyer was quick to thank those who were there.

He said: “It is a difficult time of the year with three games in the Christmas period. I can't thank the supporters who came here enough.

“They were really vocal and to stay at the end and clap the boys off ,the lads were appreciative of.

Hopefully we will have a big following again against Wolves on Friday night.”

The tie will be played on the weekend of January 26.

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3:51pm Sun 6 Jan 13

garyintandem says...

winnable but not what we were hoping for. COYB
winnable but not what we were hoping for. COYB garyintandem
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4:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

roversammo says...

I'll be going
I'll be going roversammo
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4:06pm Sun 6 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat. French Rover
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4:10pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Joey99 says...

Who've the dingles got in R4? Oh sorry, I was forgetting that they got knocked out :D
Who've the dingles got in R4? Oh sorry, I was forgetting that they got knocked out :D Joey99
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4:28pm Sun 6 Jan 13

doggydog says...

Nothing for the venky gang at pride park! Now you are going to get a lesson on how to play football!
Nothing for the venky gang at pride park! Now you are going to get a lesson on how to play football! doggydog
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4:44pm Sun 6 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?
How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home? padlebrfc
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4:59pm Sun 6 Jan 13

doggydog says...

padlebrfc wrote:
How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?
Just wondering how many times i will read on here about you fans boycotting ewood?
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?[/p][/quote]Just wondering how many times i will read on here about you fans boycotting ewood? doggydog
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5:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

doggydog says...

doggydog wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?
Just wondering how many times i will read on here about you fans boycotting ewood?
or should i say The venky club? All the wanna be fans that moan about their club and how it is going? The ones that moan and complain and want to protest but never do?
[quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?[/p][/quote]Just wondering how many times i will read on here about you fans boycotting ewood?[/p][/quote]or should i say The venky club? All the wanna be fans that moan about their club and how it is going? The ones that moan and complain and want to protest but never do? doggydog
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5:10pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

Certainly a chance, especially if we keep on this winning feeling. Would have been nice to get the Dingles but obviously they are focusing on avoiding relegation now Charlie the walk builder Austin is off to score goals for a bigger club. Always nice to have an interest in the cup.
Certainly a chance, especially if we keep on this winning feeling. Would have been nice to get the Dingles but obviously they are focusing on avoiding relegation now Charlie the walk builder Austin is off to score goals for a bigger club. Always nice to have an interest in the cup. Captain Dreckley
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5:16pm Sun 6 Jan 13

SteppBladder says...

French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly! SteppBladder
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5:18pm Sun 6 Jan 13

gleechy says...

padlebrfc wrote:
How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?
Looks like you get full credit for that one well done.
Why do some people provoke negativity, then say they hate it?
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: How long will it take for some brain dead boo boy to blame Venky's and Shebby for Rovers being drawn away from home?[/p][/quote]Looks like you get full credit for that one well done. Why do some people provoke negativity, then say they hate it? gleechy
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5:33pm Sun 6 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

We were #28 in the draw, my lucky number, so I'm taking it as a good omen even though I'd have rather we got a Premier League club in the next round. Who knows, maybe we'll win 2-8! Okay, I'll put the bottle of sherry back in the globe drinks cabinet...
We were #28 in the draw, my lucky number, so I'm taking it as a good omen even though I'd have rather we got a Premier League club in the next round. Who knows, maybe we'll win 2-8! Okay, I'll put the bottle of sherry back in the globe drinks cabinet... srvp28
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5:40pm Sun 6 Jan 13

I named my son JW says...

I remember that 1970s match, as I was a student in Bradford and had a sleepless night due to the excitement. The Rovers support was absolutely amazing but I also remember that we were by some way second best on the day. Charlie George was the biggest name I recall from their team
I remember that 1970s match, as I was a student in Bradford and had a sleepless night due to the excitement. The Rovers support was absolutely amazing but I also remember that we were by some way second best on the day. Charlie George was the biggest name I recall from their team I named my son JW
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5:43pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered. Stone Island:
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6:01pm Sun 6 Jan 13

baz58 says...

Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games. baz58
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6:18pm Sun 6 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

srvp28 wrote:
We were #28 in the draw, my lucky number, so I'm taking it as a good omen even though I'd have rather we got a Premier League club in the next round. Who knows, maybe we'll win 2-8! Okay, I'll put the bottle of sherry back in the globe drinks cabinet...
Is 28 your I.Q ? of maybe the amount of horses you have "loved" over the years?
Do you have lucky brown and yellow stained pants to go with your lucky number?
[quote][p][bold]srvp28[/bold] wrote: We were #28 in the draw, my lucky number, so I'm taking it as a good omen even though I'd have rather we got a Premier League club in the next round. Who knows, maybe we'll win 2-8! Okay, I'll put the bottle of sherry back in the globe drinks cabinet...[/p][/quote]Is 28 your I.Q ? of maybe the amount of horses you have "loved" over the years? Do you have lucky brown and yellow stained pants to go with your lucky number? George.White.Bread
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6:35pm Sun 6 Jan 13

roversammo says...

baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though..... roversammo
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6:39pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
I have to have some of this too.

How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period !

Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !!

But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]I have to have some of this too. How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period ! Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !! But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I. Road Runner Road Runner
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6:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

George.White.Bread wrote:
srvp28 wrote:
We were #28 in the draw, my lucky number, so I'm taking it as a good omen even though I'd have rather we got a Premier League club in the next round. Who knows, maybe we'll win 2-8! Okay, I'll put the bottle of sherry back in the globe drinks cabinet...
Is 28 your I.Q ? of maybe the amount of horses you have "loved" over the years?
Do you have lucky brown and yellow stained pants to go with your lucky number?
No, George Inbred, it's the average number of fingers and toes found on a Burnley native. Nice try though.
[quote][p][bold]George.White.Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]srvp28[/bold] wrote: We were #28 in the draw, my lucky number, so I'm taking it as a good omen even though I'd have rather we got a Premier League club in the next round. Who knows, maybe we'll win 2-8! Okay, I'll put the bottle of sherry back in the globe drinks cabinet...[/p][/quote]Is 28 your I.Q ? of maybe the amount of horses you have "loved" over the years? Do you have lucky brown and yellow stained pants to go with your lucky number?[/p][/quote]No, George Inbred, it's the average number of fingers and toes found on a Burnley native. Nice try though. srvp28
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6:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

SteppBladder wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly!
Yes, Charlie George what a great player , joined Derby WHEN Cloughie went to Forest , the true BRAVEHEART of SCOTTISH football ,"MACKAY THE TIE " MACKAY and LAW the TWO greatest ever SCOTLANDS HEROES TRUE HEROES , " DAVE MACKAY ' TWO BROKEN LEGS AND WHEN HE GOT BACK ON THE PARK WAS STILL LEADING BY EXAMPLE MACKAYS ROAR "NO PRISONERS LADS" TO ALL HIS TEAM MATES .TRUE WARRIOR NOT A FAKE DYED BLONDE PUBLICITY SEEKER ,MACKAY WAS THE REAL DEAL .
MACKAY AND CLOUGH WHEN THEY PLAYED BOTH BOLLOCKED THEIR TEAM MATES AT TIMES FOR SHIRKING , BOTH HAD LEGS LIKE TREE TRUNKS, GOOD ;ADS.
TODD/ HECTOR/MCFARLANE /GEORGE/O`HARE/MCGOV
ERN/ AND THE FAT MAN ON THE WING JOHN ROBERTSON , EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS MOST IF THEM.
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly![/p][/quote]Yes, Charlie George what a great player , joined Derby WHEN Cloughie went to Forest , the true BRAVEHEART of SCOTTISH football ,"MACKAY THE TIE " MACKAY and LAW the TWO greatest ever SCOTLANDS HEROES TRUE HEROES , " DAVE MACKAY ' TWO BROKEN LEGS AND WHEN HE GOT BACK ON THE PARK WAS STILL LEADING BY EXAMPLE MACKAYS ROAR "NO PRISONERS LADS" TO ALL HIS TEAM MATES .TRUE WARRIOR NOT A FAKE DYED BLONDE PUBLICITY SEEKER ,MACKAY WAS THE REAL DEAL . MACKAY AND CLOUGH WHEN THEY PLAYED BOTH BOLLOCKED THEIR TEAM MATES AT TIMES FOR SHIRKING , BOTH HAD LEGS LIKE TREE TRUNKS, GOOD ;ADS. TODD/ HECTOR/MCFARLANE /GEORGE/O`HARE/MCGOV ERN/ AND THE FAT MAN ON THE WING JOHN ROBERTSON , EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS MOST IF THEM. BRFC75
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6:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

SteppBladder wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly!
Yes, Charlie George what a great player , joined Derby WHEN Cloughie went to Forest , the true BRAVEHEART of SCOTTISH football ,"MACKAY THE TIE " MACKAY and LAW the TWO greatest ever SCOTLANDS HEROES TRUE HEROES , " DAVE MACKAY ' TWO BROKEN LEGS AND WHEN HE GOT BACK ON THE PARK WAS STILL LEADING BY EXAMPLE MACKAYS ROAR "NO PRISONERS LADS" TO ALL HIS TEAM MATES .TRUE WARRIOR NOT A FAKE DYED BLONDE PUBLICITY SEEKER ,MACKAY WAS THE REAL DEAL .
MACKAY AND CLOUGH WHEN THEY PLAYED BOTH BOLLOCKED THEIR TEAM MATES AT TIMES FOR SHIRKING , BOTH HAD LEGS LIKE TREE TRUNKS, GOOD ;ADS.
TODD/ HECTOR/MCFARLANE /GEORGE/O`HARE/MCGOV
ERN/ AND THE FAT MAN ON THE WING JOHN ROBERTSON , EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS MOST OF THEM.
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly![/p][/quote]Yes, Charlie George what a great player , joined Derby WHEN Cloughie went to Forest , the true BRAVEHEART of SCOTTISH football ,"MACKAY THE TIE " MACKAY and LAW the TWO greatest ever SCOTLANDS HEROES TRUE HEROES , " DAVE MACKAY ' TWO BROKEN LEGS AND WHEN HE GOT BACK ON THE PARK WAS STILL LEADING BY EXAMPLE MACKAYS ROAR "NO PRISONERS LADS" TO ALL HIS TEAM MATES .TRUE WARRIOR NOT A FAKE DYED BLONDE PUBLICITY SEEKER ,MACKAY WAS THE REAL DEAL . MACKAY AND CLOUGH WHEN THEY PLAYED BOTH BOLLOCKED THEIR TEAM MATES AT TIMES FOR SHIRKING , BOTH HAD LEGS LIKE TREE TRUNKS, GOOD ;ADS. TODD/ HECTOR/MCFARLANE /GEORGE/O`HARE/MCGOV ERN/ AND THE FAT MAN ON THE WING JOHN ROBERTSON , EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS MOST OF THEM. BRFC75
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6:59pm Sun 6 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
as roversammo points out - think you have got your decades wrong there old chap....hope you dont do the same with your vintages.

i am afraid my memory dims - but i recall going to baseball ground, when they were a terrific team and getting done 3-0? in a cup game probably 70s.

also remember going there unfer the kendall regime 80 or 81? and micky speight releasing a thunderbolt - i seem to recall it broke the net - hotshot hamish (them ginnels were a recipe for ambush by mad rams)

but surely the best bar none was the second leg of the semis in the play-offs.....MORAN!
!!!!! Great days indeed - that stand behind the goal was rocking (and i mean literally rocking that wonderful night)
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]as roversammo points out - think you have got your decades wrong there old chap....hope you dont do the same with your vintages. i am afraid my memory dims - but i recall going to baseball ground, when they were a terrific team and getting done 3-0? in a cup game probably 70s. also remember going there unfer the kendall regime 80 or 81? and micky speight releasing a thunderbolt - i seem to recall it broke the net - hotshot hamish (them ginnels were a recipe for ambush by mad rams) but surely the best bar none was the second leg of the semis in the play-offs.....MORAN! !!!!! Great days indeed - that stand behind the goal was rocking (and i mean literally rocking that wonderful night) hasslem hasslem
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7:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

onenil says...

Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match.

He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch.

CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs.

This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back.

How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs.

I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle.

Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.
Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match. He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch. CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs. This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back. How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs. I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle. Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers. onenil
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7:38pm Sun 6 Jan 13

lusorover says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
as roversammo points out - think you have got your decades wrong there old chap....hope you dont do the same with your vintages.

i am afraid my memory dims - but i recall going to baseball ground, when they were a terrific team and getting done 3-0? in a cup game probably 70s.

also remember going there unfer the kendall regime 80 or 81? and micky speight releasing a thunderbolt - i seem to recall it broke the net - hotshot hamish (them ginnels were a recipe for ambush by mad rams)

but surely the best bar none was the second leg of the semis in the play-offs.....MORAN!

!!!!! Great days indeed - that stand behind the goal was rocking (and i mean literally rocking that wonderful night)
Football was brilliant then. The pitch was like glue and you knew you had to run the gauntlet leaving the ground. Made for a great atmosphere but not PC so can't confess to getting a buzz out of it. My first game was Millwall away. What a riot - literally! Barry Hole scored a screamer to win it for us. Football really was a matter of life and death then. At least on the terraces.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]as roversammo points out - think you have got your decades wrong there old chap....hope you dont do the same with your vintages. i am afraid my memory dims - but i recall going to baseball ground, when they were a terrific team and getting done 3-0? in a cup game probably 70s. also remember going there unfer the kendall regime 80 or 81? and micky speight releasing a thunderbolt - i seem to recall it broke the net - hotshot hamish (them ginnels were a recipe for ambush by mad rams) but surely the best bar none was the second leg of the semis in the play-offs.....MORAN! !!!!! Great days indeed - that stand behind the goal was rocking (and i mean literally rocking that wonderful night)[/p][/quote]Football was brilliant then. The pitch was like glue and you knew you had to run the gauntlet leaving the ground. Made for a great atmosphere but not PC so can't confess to getting a buzz out of it. My first game was Millwall away. What a riot - literally! Barry Hole scored a screamer to win it for us. Football really was a matter of life and death then. At least on the terraces. lusorover
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8:11pm Sun 6 Jan 13

French Rover says...

roversammo wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....
Yes of course it was 2001...well spotted ammo - only a decade out! And yes Leighton James played in the 1977/78 game for Derby - really hated him and Steve Kindon and Ralph Coates as my own most of all the old clarets! Who is everyone else's most disliked claret?
[quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....[/p][/quote]Yes of course it was 2001...well spotted ammo - only a decade out! And yes Leighton James played in the 1977/78 game for Derby - really hated him and Steve Kindon and Ralph Coates as my own most of all the old clarets! Who is everyone else's most disliked claret? French Rover
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8:56pm Sun 6 Jan 13

roversammo says...

French Rover wrote:
roversammo wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....
Yes of course it was 2001...well spotted ammo - only a decade out! And yes Leighton James played in the 1977/78 game for Derby - really hated him and Steve Kindon and Ralph Coates as my own most of all the old clarets! Who is everyone else's most disliked claret?
every single Dingle to wear that awful scummy shirt. but mostly fatty payton and that animal ball-ock
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....[/p][/quote]Yes of course it was 2001...well spotted ammo - only a decade out! And yes Leighton James played in the 1977/78 game for Derby - really hated him and Steve Kindon and Ralph Coates as my own most of all the old clarets! Who is everyone else's most disliked claret?[/p][/quote]every single Dingle to wear that awful scummy shirt. but mostly fatty payton and that animal ball-ock roversammo
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9:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Irish knowledge says...

onenil wrote:
Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match.

He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch.

CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs.

This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back.

How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs.

I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle.

Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.
If only Defoe and RVP would start passing, they are so greedy. What about poor Wellbeck and Adebayor in great positions looking for a pass so they can shoot.

You see, strikers need to be greedy.

Rochina and Kaz might be a bit greedy but I want them to be a bit greedy as you will get more goals from shooting than passing.

3 wins in row. Rochina to get player of season, seems like he is running the show since Gary came in.
[quote][p][bold]onenil[/bold] wrote: Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match. He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch. CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs. This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back. How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs. I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle. Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.[/p][/quote]If only Defoe and RVP would start passing, they are so greedy. What about poor Wellbeck and Adebayor in great positions looking for a pass so they can shoot. You see, strikers need to be greedy. Rochina and Kaz might be a bit greedy but I want them to be a bit greedy as you will get more goals from shooting than passing. 3 wins in row. Rochina to get player of season, seems like he is running the show since Gary came in. Irish knowledge
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9:13pm Sun 6 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

BRFC75 wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly!
Yes, Charlie George what a great player , joined Derby WHEN Cloughie went to Forest , the true BRAVEHEART of SCOTTISH football ,"MACKAY THE TIE " MACKAY and LAW the TWO greatest ever SCOTLANDS HEROES TRUE HEROES , " DAVE MACKAY ' TWO BROKEN LEGS AND WHEN HE GOT BACK ON THE PARK WAS STILL LEADING BY EXAMPLE MACKAYS ROAR "NO PRISONERS LADS" TO ALL HIS TEAM MATES .TRUE WARRIOR NOT A FAKE DYED BLONDE PUBLICITY SEEKER ,MACKAY WAS THE REAL DEAL .
MACKAY AND CLOUGH WHEN THEY PLAYED BOTH BOLLOCKED THEIR TEAM MATES AT TIMES FOR SHIRKING , BOTH HAD LEGS LIKE TREE TRUNKS, GOOD ;ADS.
TODD/ HECTOR/MCFARLANE /GEORGE/O`HARE/MCGOV

ERN/ AND THE FAT MAN ON THE WING JOHN ROBERTSON , EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS MOST IF THEM.
You seem to know a lot about scottish players that aren't rovers players My favourite scottish player was Kevin Gallacher, he was a tough little cookie, broke his leg, came back broke the other in his first game back Then came back and he still never held back, not bad for a forward. Then I like Hendry, a true warrior and LEGEND, played for scotland 55 times, not like shirk out Makay a mere 22, but then Hendry ends your world doesn't he. Tell me, do you not like him because he played for Rangers and you hate Rangers don't you?
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]And a certain ex Dingle - Leighton James - got some stick off the Rovers fans that day if I remember correctly![/p][/quote]Yes, Charlie George what a great player , joined Derby WHEN Cloughie went to Forest , the true BRAVEHEART of SCOTTISH football ,"MACKAY THE TIE " MACKAY and LAW the TWO greatest ever SCOTLANDS HEROES TRUE HEROES , " DAVE MACKAY ' TWO BROKEN LEGS AND WHEN HE GOT BACK ON THE PARK WAS STILL LEADING BY EXAMPLE MACKAYS ROAR "NO PRISONERS LADS" TO ALL HIS TEAM MATES .TRUE WARRIOR NOT A FAKE DYED BLONDE PUBLICITY SEEKER ,MACKAY WAS THE REAL DEAL . MACKAY AND CLOUGH WHEN THEY PLAYED BOTH BOLLOCKED THEIR TEAM MATES AT TIMES FOR SHIRKING , BOTH HAD LEGS LIKE TREE TRUNKS, GOOD ;ADS. TODD/ HECTOR/MCFARLANE /GEORGE/O`HARE/MCGOV ERN/ AND THE FAT MAN ON THE WING JOHN ROBERTSON , EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS MOST IF THEM.[/p][/quote]You seem to know a lot about scottish players that aren't rovers players My favourite scottish player was Kevin Gallacher, he was a tough little cookie, broke his leg, came back broke the other in his first game back Then came back and he still never held back, not bad for a forward. Then I like Hendry, a true warrior and LEGEND, played for scotland 55 times, not like shirk out Makay a mere 22, but then Hendry ends your world doesn't he. Tell me, do you not like him because he played for Rangers and you hate Rangers don't you? 8 Ball Deluxe
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9:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
roversammo wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....
Yes of course it was 2001...well spotted ammo - only a decade out! And yes Leighton James played in the 1977/78 game for Derby - really hated him and Steve Kindon and Ralph Coates as my own most of all the old clarets! Who is everyone else's most disliked claret?
The first that comes to mind is that scrawny winger Dave Thomas, he was fast and he could cross a ball but the cocky ba5tard never wore shin pads, god how I wished someone would catch him in the good-old fashioned way.

I also dislike Mick Phelan, but mainly because he now spends his time in a constant battle with Brian McClair trying to see who who can get farthest up Alex Fergusons ar5e. I actually thought he was a good player at Burnley so probably doesn't count.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]91? Think it was around 2001 that one. It was a great performance, seemed to remember it being around Xmas time. As for my best day at derby it had to be getting beat 2-1 at the baseball ground in may 92 when super Kevin Moran stuck his head where nobody else would, the rest as they say was history! Coming out the ground after was fun though.....[/p][/quote]Yes of course it was 2001...well spotted ammo - only a decade out! And yes Leighton James played in the 1977/78 game for Derby - really hated him and Steve Kindon and Ralph Coates as my own most of all the old clarets! Who is everyone else's most disliked claret?[/p][/quote]The first that comes to mind is that scrawny winger Dave Thomas, he was fast and he could cross a ball but the cocky ba5tard never wore shin pads, god how I wished someone would catch him in the good-old fashioned way. I also dislike Mick Phelan, but mainly because he now spends his time in a constant battle with Brian McClair trying to see who who can get farthest up Alex Fergusons ar5e. I actually thought he was a good player at Burnley so probably doesn't count. greenscreener
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9:48pm Sun 6 Jan 13

sean_brfc says...

onenil wrote:
Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match.

He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch.

CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs.

This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back.

How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs.

I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle.

Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.
Agreed. It's time a few people returned to Ewood.
[quote][p][bold]onenil[/bold] wrote: Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match. He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch. CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs. This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back. How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs. I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle. Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.[/p][/quote]Agreed. It's time a few people returned to Ewood. sean_brfc
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10:15pm Sun 6 Jan 13

peely says...

French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
I was there as well Frenchy - that was the old baseball ground , bit of a dump but fantastic atmosphere ! Happy days !
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]I was there as well Frenchy - that was the old baseball ground , bit of a dump but fantastic atmosphere ! Happy days ! peely
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10:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

sean_brfc says...

But yes, Olsson has been poor this season. Having said that, now that the team has started having more confidence going forwards, he will hopefully have a more effective second half of the season.
But yes, Olsson has been poor this season. Having said that, now that the team has started having more confidence going forwards, he will hopefully have a more effective second half of the season. sean_brfc
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10:41pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

sean_brfc wrote:
But yes, Olsson has been poor this season. Having said that, now that the team has started having more confidence going forwards, he will hopefully have a more effective second half of the season.
big sam ll make him a decent player again , he s lost interest at ewood
[quote][p][bold]sean_brfc[/bold] wrote: But yes, Olsson has been poor this season. Having said that, now that the team has started having more confidence going forwards, he will hopefully have a more effective second half of the season.[/p][/quote]big sam ll make him a decent player again , he s lost interest at ewood Keen O to Get Kean Out
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11:18pm Sun 6 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

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Just for YOU Bazzer, something for you to get all glassy eyed about. http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/BLACKBURN-ROVE RS-WEST-HAM-OFFICIAL -COLOURED-BADGE-/181 057768541?pt=UK_Spor tsMemorabilia_Footba ll_Memorabilia_ET&ha sh=item2a27e24c5d Both your teams together 8 Ball Deluxe
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12:50am Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
I remember that one, we were "marched" through terraced streets to get to the ground, the pitch was barely visible from where I was stuck in a corner but the noise and atmosphere was fantastic.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]I remember that one, we were "marched" through terraced streets to get to the ground, the pitch was barely visible from where I was stuck in a corner but the noise and atmosphere was fantastic. owd nick
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12:56am Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

sean_brfc wrote:
onenil wrote:
Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match.

He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch.

CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs.

This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back.

How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs.

I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle.

Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.
Agreed. It's time a few people returned to Ewood.
CKR did ok, I think his work ethic is pretty good actually and he is trying to play for the team more, earlier in the season I thought differently.

The only criticism I would have is he allowed the guy who was (literally) marking him to wind him up and spent too much time looking for non existent fouls, and he was very lucky to get away with the elbow in the face in retaliation.
[quote][p][bold]sean_brfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onenil[/bold] wrote: Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match. He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch. CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs. This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back. How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs. I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle. Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.[/p][/quote]Agreed. It's time a few people returned to Ewood.[/p][/quote]CKR did ok, I think his work ethic is pretty good actually and he is trying to play for the team more, earlier in the season I thought differently. The only criticism I would have is he allowed the guy who was (literally) marking him to wind him up and spent too much time looking for non existent fouls, and he was very lucky to get away with the elbow in the face in retaliation. owd nick
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1:00am Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

I stopped going to away games about 10 years ago because I couldn't afford it, however that still gives me 30 years of away games in the bank! :-)

My daughter however, who is a ST holder as well has never been to one and is pestering me to take her, so this may be a good one to start again at.
I stopped going to away games about 10 years ago because I couldn't afford it, however that still gives me 30 years of away games in the bank! :-) My daughter however, who is a ST holder as well has never been to one and is pestering me to take her, so this may be a good one to start again at. owd nick
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8:18am Mon 7 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

Best of luck to Bowyer his dad will give him a good backround on how Derby play so we may have a good opportunity to progress but this Fridays Wolves match is really our priority to win.
Best of luck to Bowyer his dad will give him a good backround on how Derby play so we may have a good opportunity to progress but this Fridays Wolves match is really our priority to win. bburnrover
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8:54am Mon 7 Jan 13

BlueSkies says...

Thickest Claret (as an aside) was Alex Elder who had to man-mark Douglas, who got fed up with being followed around, so walked off the pitch to see what Elder would do. The knob then followed Dougie off! Hilarious, looking at his manager for instructions what to do LOL!
Thickest Claret (as an aside) was Alex Elder who had to man-mark Douglas, who got fed up with being followed around, so walked off the pitch to see what Elder would do. The knob then followed Dougie off! Hilarious, looking at his manager for instructions what to do LOL! BlueSkies
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9:01am Mon 7 Jan 13

j bee says...

should be easy for big spending venkys burnley did the double over them this season,
should be easy for big spending venkys burnley did the double over them this season, j bee
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9:15am Mon 7 Jan 13

RoverInRotterdam says...

j bee wrote:
should be easy for big spending venkys burnley did the double over them this season,
They had a striker then though .. Eh?
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: should be easy for big spending venkys burnley did the double over them this season,[/p][/quote]They had a striker then though .. Eh? RoverInRotterdam
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9:18am Mon 7 Jan 13

To.guy says...

Irish knowledge wrote:
onenil wrote:
Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match.

He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch.

CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs.

This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back.

How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs.

I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle.

Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.
If only Defoe and RVP would start passing, they are so greedy. What about poor Wellbeck and Adebayor in great positions looking for a pass so they can shoot.

You see, strikers need to be greedy.

Rochina and Kaz might be a bit greedy but I want them to be a bit greedy as you will get more goals from shooting than passing.

3 wins in row. Rochina to get player of season, seems like he is running the show since Gary came in.
No disrespect but how can you compare RVP and Defoe with our strikers? They are much more talented and also have more talented players around them. At this level, all players have to work as hard. If Bowyer can get them all fitter and the tactics right our strikers will be able to play a more greedy game but at the moment we are lacking somewhat in midfield. With regard to Burnley players Payton is my most disliked claret!!
[quote][p][bold]Irish knowledge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onenil[/bold] wrote: Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match. He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch. CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs. This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back. How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs. I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle. Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.[/p][/quote]If only Defoe and RVP would start passing, they are so greedy. What about poor Wellbeck and Adebayor in great positions looking for a pass so they can shoot. You see, strikers need to be greedy. Rochina and Kaz might be a bit greedy but I want them to be a bit greedy as you will get more goals from shooting than passing. 3 wins in row. Rochina to get player of season, seems like he is running the show since Gary came in.[/p][/quote]No disrespect but how can you compare RVP and Defoe with our strikers? They are much more talented and also have more talented players around them. At this level, all players have to work as hard. If Bowyer can get them all fitter and the tactics right our strikers will be able to play a more greedy game but at the moment we are lacking somewhat in midfield. With regard to Burnley players Payton is my most disliked claret!! To.guy
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9:28am Mon 7 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

We should hammer Wolves.
My friend from Cannock is a season ticket holder and said how poor they are.
We should hammer Wolves. My friend from Cannock is a season ticket holder and said how poor they are. BeardwoodB
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9:31am Mon 7 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

onenil wrote:
Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match.

He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch.

CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs.

This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back.

How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs.

I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle.

Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.
you're not alone no, CK is good and as someone pointed out, he has improved in being less greedy, but yes we need more passing to Rhodes especially near the box.

Not comparing like for like of course. but if you watched the united match this weekend, Giggs to RVP? sublime. Thats the kind of passing that Rhodes needs to bang in the goals early and make us less jumpy in our seats for 90 mins.

GB playing the Vukster makes me happy, he's an amazing versatile player who gives it his all for 90 mins. I think many people wonder the same, why he doesnt get picked over the other first team names. Hopefull GB will change all this.

You can see from the last three games, he is also trying to find his best team and that's the problem with too many management changes I guess.

GB will sort it.. Bring on the wolves!
[quote][p][bold]onenil[/bold] wrote: Am I watching a different game? GB is doing a great job as caretaker but I couldn't understand him heaping praise on CKR post match. He said he covered every blade of grass but I would ask why, did he not have a position to play in the game plan as we lacked width so often in the game. He is also so greedy and hardly ever plays for the team as he seeks the glory with ridiculous goal attempts when Rhodes has lost his marker and will finish the job with a goal if Richards and Rochina would pass rather that go for glory and think only of themselves. Their greed is just wasting the £8m investment in Rhodes who is so much better at finishing than any of them if given the pass an the chance and his frustration with the above is beginning to show on the pitch. CKR and all the Portuguese players do not understand the work ethic required when we don't have the ball and do not work for th team, that puts great pressures on central midfield and defence. With the same starting line up as against Bristol we will be overrun by most Champoinship teams and would have no chance of the play offs. This may seem negative but I want promotion this season and believe it may be our only chance of promotion and that will require players with passion and fight who work very hard to close down when the opposition have the ball and I challenge everyone to watch the workrate of any of the Portuguese players and CKR's workrate when we don't have the ball. Watch also how many times in a game these players give away possesion cheaply and how easily they are shrugged off the ball, always looking for free kicks when more strength and effort is what is actually required. Vukevic is class yet why is there such reluctance to play him from all managers. He should have played from the start against Bistol and should not have been subbed by Berg at Blackpool, but he is NOT a full back. How some of the current players selected can keep Gomes and Vukevic out of the team is hard to understand for me as it will need experience to get us into the play offs. I would also sell Ollsen if we get the chance, he is a very poor defender and overrated and his final pass or cross when he gets forward is almost always poor, overhit or misplaced. I believe he is a liability at full back and with around £3m we could do so much better and maybe bring in two players more suited to the Championship battle. Having said all this, it is a game of opinions but after 46 years of home and away support I want us back where we belong regardless of the pathetic mess our so called management team are making of the job and which the Venky's have precided over. How can they create such confusion, why can they not give direction and very clear lines of responsibilities and power. How hav they managed to make a £1billion turnover accross 28 businesses when you look at their management of Rovers.[/p][/quote]you're not alone no, CK is good and as someone pointed out, he has improved in being less greedy, but yes we need more passing to Rhodes especially near the box. Not comparing like for like of course. but if you watched the united match this weekend, Giggs to RVP? sublime. Thats the kind of passing that Rhodes needs to bang in the goals early and make us less jumpy in our seats for 90 mins. GB playing the Vukster makes me happy, he's an amazing versatile player who gives it his all for 90 mins. I think many people wonder the same, why he doesnt get picked over the other first team names. Hopefull GB will change all this. You can see from the last three games, he is also trying to find his best team and that's the problem with too many management changes I guess. GB will sort it.. Bring on the wolves! blueblooded
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10:52am Mon 7 Jan 13

philmoulden says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
I have to have some of this too.

How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period !

Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !!

But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.
Top memories of the FA cup , i was on the side end under cover crushed with so many Rovers fans and many more on the open end at the Baseball ground , i seem to remember a few Forest fans trying to start singing FOREST AND ROVERS , They got a kicking and i was on my toes to get back to the coach after ,, Happy times and memories
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]I have to have some of this too. How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period ! Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !! But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.[/p][/quote]Top memories of the FA cup , i was on the side end under cover crushed with so many Rovers fans and many more on the open end at the Baseball ground , i seem to remember a few Forest fans trying to start singing FOREST AND ROVERS , They got a kicking and i was on my toes to get back to the coach after ,, Happy times and memories philmoulden
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11:56am Mon 7 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

philmoulden wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
I have to have some of this too.

How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period !

Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !!

But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.
Top memories of the FA cup , i was on the side end under cover crushed with so many Rovers fans and many more on the open end at the Baseball ground , i seem to remember a few Forest fans trying to start singing FOREST AND ROVERS , They got a kicking and i was on my toes to get back to the coach after ,, Happy times and memories
Hey Phil - Happy New Year pal :)

have you spoke with the Dutch fella of late ? he back off to Texas soon.

Ribblesdale coaches I assume ? I'm a little sketchy of the early years , but I'm certain that was the game I was at that you speak of. Shad Centre mob wasn't it for these games ? The pre and post match stands out more than the actual game, I'm afraid such was the nature of looking out for your skin !

Most hated Bunley player ? The whole bunch of them non more so than the buffoon Ball ! I still believe that put Dunny in traction with his back ?

Great memories of the play off 2nd leg though. Didn't sleep for a day or two properly after that !

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]I have to have some of this too. How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period ! Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !! But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.[/p][/quote]Top memories of the FA cup , i was on the side end under cover crushed with so many Rovers fans and many more on the open end at the Baseball ground , i seem to remember a few Forest fans trying to start singing FOREST AND ROVERS , They got a kicking and i was on my toes to get back to the coach after ,, Happy times and memories[/p][/quote]Hey Phil - Happy New Year pal :) have you spoke with the Dutch fella of late ? he back off to Texas soon. Ribblesdale coaches I assume ? I'm a little sketchy of the early years , but I'm certain that was the game I was at that you speak of. Shad Centre mob wasn't it for these games ? The pre and post match stands out more than the actual game, I'm afraid such was the nature of looking out for your skin ! Most hated Bunley player ? The whole bunch of them non more so than the buffoon Ball ! I still believe that put Dunny in traction with his back ? Great memories of the play off 2nd leg though. Didn't sleep for a day or two properly after that ! Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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2:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Nuttall Street says...

French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Frenchie, it is for hilarious pieces like yours that I read this blog. If that tea and pie shack is still around today it would probably do a better job in midfield than Murphy. Certainly, quicker across the ground it would seem from your account.
Alternatively, if the tea and pie shack has hung up it's boots it would be a better strategic thinker than The Global Adviser and should be appointed immediately as the new manager. It would probably find a 6 month contract attractive so that it would be left free for storing garening equipment during the summer and busy autumn periods.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Frenchie, it is for hilarious pieces like yours that I read this blog. If that tea and pie shack is still around today it would probably do a better job in midfield than Murphy. Certainly, quicker across the ground it would seem from your account. Alternatively, if the tea and pie shack has hung up it's boots it would be a better strategic thinker than The Global Adviser and should be appointed immediately as the new manager. It would probably find a 6 month contract attractive so that it would be left free for storing garening equipment during the summer and busy autumn periods. Nuttall Street
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3:08pm Mon 7 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

winnable yes,but only if the team is in the right frame of mind, otherwise a very losable one, cloughys lad has a habit of winning key games, this is in that catagory, at the moment the rovers are at least interested, you can see the difference since bowyer took over, that crowd is an insult to the club,,a bad time of year and all that but that was embarrassing,5000 +, need to get behind the club in numbers,,,dont you clever dicks ask me if l was there,
winnable yes,but only if the team is in the right frame of mind, otherwise a very losable one, cloughys lad has a habit of winning key games, this is in that catagory, at the moment the rovers are at least interested, you can see the difference since bowyer took over, that crowd is an insult to the club,,a bad time of year and all that but that was embarrassing,5000 +, need to get behind the club in numbers,,,dont you clever dicks ask me if l was there, noddy57
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4:56pm Mon 7 Jan 13

philmoulden says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
philmoulden wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable.

I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored.

Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.
Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.
Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.
I have to have some of this too.

How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period !

Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !!

But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.
Top memories of the FA cup , i was on the side end under cover crushed with so many Rovers fans and many more on the open end at the Baseball ground , i seem to remember a few Forest fans trying to start singing FOREST AND ROVERS , They got a kicking and i was on my toes to get back to the coach after ,, Happy times and memories
Hey Phil - Happy New Year pal :)

have you spoke with the Dutch fella of late ? he back off to Texas soon.

Ribblesdale coaches I assume ? I'm a little sketchy of the early years , but I'm certain that was the game I was at that you speak of. Shad Centre mob wasn't it for these games ? The pre and post match stands out more than the actual game, I'm afraid such was the nature of looking out for your skin !

Most hated Bunley player ? The whole bunch of them non more so than the buffoon Ball ! I still believe that put Dunny in traction with his back ?

Great memories of the play off 2nd leg though. Didn't sleep for a day or two properly after that !

Arte et labore
Happy new year pal , ye the mr s is at one or the other countries these days ,,want to catch a glimps of him in the old days ,youtube , world in action (1978) opening titles . ye pal , those days where good , you was there for sure as we did,nt meet DERBY im sure for quite some time later , that play off was the most nerve racking match on a par with PALACE , most hated burnley player ,mmm none really ,,i feel sorry for all of them he he
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Fair draw in the FA Cup - would have preferred a home tie of course - but it is winnable. I recall going to Derby for a 4th Round replay in 91 and Rovers won 5-2! Bent got a couple I think and Matt Jansen scored. Also remember being beat at the Baseball ground 1-3 in a 5th Round tie in the late seventies. 30,000 on with a cracking Rovers following. It was so packed that when we were leaving the ground some Rovers fans were trapped/squashed against the tea and pie shack which came off its base and started moving along with crowd.....Derby had the likes of Colin Todd and McFarland, Hector and even Charlie George playing for them - so no disgrace to get beat that day. Great atmosphere even in defeat.[/p][/quote]Yes FR, I remember that day back in the 70's. Great memories from bygone days. Call me an old romantic, but football was much better back then, especially the FA Cup. Clubs cared about it, none of this bullsh*t about fielding weakened teams. EVERY game mattered.[/p][/quote]Absolutley right, football and the whole atmosphere seemed better in those days, i think the FA cup meant more because most of the players in the leagues where British and loved the cup games.[/p][/quote]I have to have some of this too. How a about a brick on the head walking/running through the walkway next to railway lines - facking genius for the 70/80's period ! Sorry to lower the tone fellows ha ha !! But a great ground non the less with some happy memories non more so than the Kevin Moran goal for I.[/p][/quote]Top memories of the FA cup , i was on the side end under cover crushed with so many Rovers fans and many more on the open end at the Baseball ground , i seem to remember a few Forest fans trying to start singing FOREST AND ROVERS , They got a kicking and i was on my toes to get back to the coach after ,, Happy times and memories[/p][/quote]Hey Phil - Happy New Year pal :) have you spoke with the Dutch fella of late ? he back off to Texas soon. Ribblesdale coaches I assume ? I'm a little sketchy of the early years , but I'm certain that was the game I was at that you speak of. Shad Centre mob wasn't it for these games ? The pre and post match stands out more than the actual game, I'm afraid such was the nature of looking out for your skin ! Most hated Bunley player ? The whole bunch of them non more so than the buffoon Ball ! I still believe that put Dunny in traction with his back ? Great memories of the play off 2nd leg though. Didn't sleep for a day or two properly after that ! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Happy new year pal , ye the mr s is at one or the other countries these days ,,want to catch a glimps of him in the old days ,youtube , world in action (1978) opening titles . ye pal , those days where good , you was there for sure as we did,nt meet DERBY im sure for quite some time later , that play off was the most nerve racking match on a par with PALACE , most hated burnley player ,mmm none really ,,i feel sorry for all of them he he philmoulden
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1:04am Tue 8 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

There's been a lot of great memories from the 70's on here recently, many thanks to the old **** who used to run around with the silky scarves tied around their wrists (yes, you all know who you are !).

The point is the spine of the team from that era seemed to be the same for years and years, Jones, Faz, Keeley, Metcalfe, Parkes, Garner.... I'll bet we used less players in that 10 years than we have in last two and a half.

I know its a different world now, but some of us still haven't got over the Vulcan being knocked down.

Maybe I will wake up and realise its all been a bad dream, that mosque in Little Harwood is still called Unit Four and I can go get a pair of baggies from Clobber on saturday morning !
There's been a lot of great memories from the 70's on here recently, many thanks to the old **** who used to run around with the silky scarves tied around their wrists (yes, you all know who you are !). The point is the spine of the team from that era seemed to be the same for years and years, Jones, Faz, Keeley, Metcalfe, Parkes, Garner.... I'll bet we used less players in that 10 years than we have in last two and a half. I know its a different world now, but some of us still haven't got over the Vulcan being knocked down. Maybe I will wake up and realise its all been a bad dream, that mosque in Little Harwood is still called Unit Four and I can go get a pair of baggies from Clobber on saturday morning ! greenscreener
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