Olsson: I'm still focused on Blackburn Rovers

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

MARTIN Olsson insists he is he focused “100 per cent” on Blackburn Rovers as the club prepare themselves for a fight to keep hold of the Swedish international.

Olsson played a starring role in Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup third round tie against Bristol City – as Rovers made it three wins in a row for the first time since 2008 – before refusing to get involved in speculation about his future.

Reports claiming West Ham have made a £2million bid for the full back are premature, although the Londoners are expected to make their interest official imminently.

It is understood Rovers are determined to keep hold of the Swede this January with caretaker boss Gary Bowyer adamant Olsson is worth a lot more than the £2million figure being suggested.

Olsson said: “I have nothing to say on that. I just want to focus on Rovers. I don’t want to offend anyone, I just want to focus on my football and that’s it.

“There has been speculation since the summer but I just have to let it go and focus on my football. If I focus on something else, I am not going to be focused here.

“So I am focused on Blackburn 100 per cent.”

With the likes of Gael Givet, Paul Robinson and Mauro Formica also understood to be attracting interest from suitors across Europe, Rovers will be facing a fight to keep their squad intact.

And Bowyer believes there should be no surprise clubs are interested in their players but is hopeful they can fend off potential buyers.

He said: “I’m not surprised the Premier League clubs are interested in Martin Olsson. He is a Swedish international and a very good player. You look at his level of performance, his pace is fantastic and his defending has been good.

“We have got some good players in this football club and I understand Premier League clubs are going to be interested in our players. It is a compliment to them.

“I have not heard that (a West Ham bid), it would have gone to the board first but in my opinion £2million is not enough. He is worth more than that.

“I would not want to lose him, the football club needs good players. We are trying to strive to get back to the Premier League and we need good players.”

It is believed French top flight outfit Evian will have to up the ante in their attempts to sign Gael Givet on loan, having only offered to pay half of his wages.

Meanwhile Rovers full back Adam Henley will have a scan on a hamstring injury he picked up on Saturday today.

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10:11am Mon 7 Jan 13

Ryanb74 says...

A likely story, m'lud
A likely story, m'lud Ryanb74
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10:22am Mon 7 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR dangerous dave
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10:29am Mon 7 Jan 13

surreyrover says...

'We are going to protect our assets' they say. Hardly. Decision made on Olsson, just agreeing at what price the asset is disposable. Got many other left backs to fill in for him have we?
'We are going to protect our assets' they say. Hardly. Decision made on Olsson, just agreeing at what price the asset is disposable. Got many other left backs to fill in for him have we? surreyrover
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10:29am Mon 7 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

Olsson won't go. Robinson offered a termination of contract so he will go.

Formica doesnt want to go.

Givet may, Evian want him and he likes them.
Olsson won't go. Robinson offered a termination of contract so he will go. Formica doesnt want to go. Givet may, Evian want him and he likes them. blueblooded
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10:29am Mon 7 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Dave..........Venkys want to 'pull the strings' and no proper manager would have that, hence inexperienced managers or coaches preferably.

In any case I believe Singh is the 'manager' and is quite happy to have a coach under him.
Dave..........Venkys want to 'pull the strings' and no proper manager would have that, hence inexperienced managers or coaches preferably. In any case I believe Singh is the 'manager' and is quite happy to have a coach under him. Harwoodstblue
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10:33am Mon 7 Jan 13

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

Yep genius by wolves a only there 4th manager this year - it worked so well with their previous decision to sack macarthy and appoint the former cologne manager. Haven't Bolton done really well with their decisive appointment of freedman, not! Ask wolves fams what they think of their owner. Sacking Berg was for once a good decision by venkys, not rushing into another appointment is also sensible particularly given the current up turn in form - even if temporary.

My main concern is playing a team with a new manager on Friday!

We need to start turning up to ewood to cheer on bowyer and the boys - their commitment has been excellent despite the circus behind the scenes.
Yep genius by wolves a only there 4th manager this year - it worked so well with their previous decision to sack macarthy and appoint the former cologne manager. Haven't Bolton done really well with their decisive appointment of freedman, not! Ask wolves fams what they think of their owner. Sacking Berg was for once a good decision by venkys, not rushing into another appointment is also sensible particularly given the current up turn in form - even if temporary. My main concern is playing a team with a new manager on Friday! We need to start turning up to ewood to cheer on bowyer and the boys - their commitment has been excellent despite the circus behind the scenes. LittleRonnieHildersley
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10:38am Mon 7 Jan 13

andybrfc says...

so, the asset stripping is almost complete.
Venkys (or someone) Buy the club for £25M with £20M debt.

Then Sell phil jones for £20M, Hoillet for £4M, Samba for £14M, Nzonzi £3M, Yakubu, £1M, Kalinic £6M, = £48M

Load the club with more debt,(and currently losing £2M per month) get relegated and have virtually no value left in the squad apart from Ollsen and rhodes.

venkys havent dipped their hands in their pocket at all. They have just loaded the club with debt, so expect administration when we don't get promoted. bye bye brockhall and everything that jack built.
so, the asset stripping is almost complete. Venkys (or someone) Buy the club for £25M with £20M debt. Then Sell phil jones for £20M, Hoillet for £4M, Samba for £14M, Nzonzi £3M, Yakubu, £1M, Kalinic £6M, = £48M Load the club with more debt,(and currently losing £2M per month) get relegated and have virtually no value left in the squad apart from Ollsen and rhodes. venkys havent dipped their hands in their pocket at all. They have just loaded the club with debt, so expect administration when we don't get promoted. bye bye brockhall and everything that jack built. andybrfc
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10:41am Mon 7 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful. juanbbien
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10:47am Mon 7 Jan 13

fitz808 says...

juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
But now gone, so we can all move on and forget about it...
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]But now gone, so we can all move on and forget about it... fitz808
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10:51am Mon 7 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it. Harwoodstblue
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10:52am Mon 7 Jan 13

French Rover says...

I think Martin Olsson should go into the Guinness Book of Records for using the word 'focus' most times in one quote. I guess he was really focused on what he was saying....?

He really should be playing in the Prem - BUT 2 million is certainly not enough for an International defender who has good pace and we should not consider any offer for him until the end of the season. If we go up we will need him.
I think Martin Olsson should go into the Guinness Book of Records for using the word 'focus' most times in one quote. I guess he was really focused on what he was saying....? He really should be playing in the Prem - BUT 2 million is certainly not enough for an International defender who has good pace and we should not consider any offer for him until the end of the season. If we go up we will need him. French Rover
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10:58am Mon 7 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.
And that's another reason Anderson wanted Allardyce out of the way.

Does anyone think Sam would have signed him.....No, and Anderson knew it.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.[/p][/quote]And that's another reason Anderson wanted Allardyce out of the way. Does anyone think Sam would have signed him.....No, and Anderson knew it. Harwoodstblue
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11:09am Mon 7 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

It would be sad to see Olsson go but he isn't the most natural left back in the world. I would much rather see Stephen Warnock come back and play Martin in front of him in a more attacking role. He is quick and his final ball is so much better than his brothers. Problem was that he was constantly getting caught out of position and we conceded goals by the bucketful. The premiership will be a big draw and Olsson was adament (or his agent was) that he wanted premier league football in the summer. I think we can safely say he will go if the money is right for Singh and Venkys. A sign of the times.
It would be sad to see Olsson go but he isn't the most natural left back in the world. I would much rather see Stephen Warnock come back and play Martin in front of him in a more attacking role. He is quick and his final ball is so much better than his brothers. Problem was that he was constantly getting caught out of position and we conceded goals by the bucketful. The premiership will be a big draw and Olsson was adament (or his agent was) that he wanted premier league football in the summer. I think we can safely say he will go if the money is right for Singh and Venkys. A sign of the times. Captain Dreckley
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11:29am Mon 7 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

French Rover wrote:
I think Martin Olsson should go into the Guinness Book of Records for using the word 'focus' most times in one quote. I guess he was really focused on what he was saying....?

He really should be playing in the Prem - BUT 2 million is certainly not enough for an International defender who has good pace and we should not consider any offer for him until the end of the season. If we go up we will need him.
Focus is code for come and get me in football jargon
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I think Martin Olsson should go into the Guinness Book of Records for using the word 'focus' most times in one quote. I guess he was really focused on what he was saying....? He really should be playing in the Prem - BUT 2 million is certainly not enough for an International defender who has good pace and we should not consider any offer for him until the end of the season. If we go up we will need him.[/p][/quote]Focus is code for come and get me in football jargon Is Eckersley playing?
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11:55am Mon 7 Jan 13

Riverside 7 says...

Did Shebby not tell us only last week that the club was not looking to sell in January and that any player who wanted to leave would need to hammer very, very hard on his door.

Well from the LT article above, Martin Olsonn is focused on playing for Blackburn Rovers and is not hammering on Shebby's door.

On that basis he will not be leaving - isn't that right Shebby?

However, Bruno Ribeiro has already returned to Brazil on loan.

Who else will go this month?
Probably Robinson, Givet, Formica.

I believe that it is right that all 3 should leave but I would like the club to explain who is actually making the decisions about the playing staff.

As we have no manager in place, surely it can only be Shebby Singh and that is not in his job description is it?
Did Shebby not tell us only last week that the club was not looking to sell in January and that any player who wanted to leave would need to hammer very, very hard on his door. Well from the LT article above, Martin Olsonn is focused on playing for Blackburn Rovers and is not hammering on Shebby's door. On that basis he will not be leaving - isn't that right Shebby? However, Bruno Ribeiro has already returned to Brazil on loan. Who else will go this month? Probably Robinson, Givet, Formica. I believe that it is right that all 3 should leave but I would like the club to explain who is actually making the decisions about the playing staff. As we have no manager in place, surely it can only be Shebby Singh and that is not in his job description is it? Riverside 7
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12:15pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
Did Shebby not tell us only last week that the club was not looking to sell in January and that any player who wanted to leave would need to hammer very, very hard on his door.

Well from the LT article above, Martin Olsonn is focused on playing for Blackburn Rovers and is not hammering on Shebby's door.

On that basis he will not be leaving - isn't that right Shebby?

However, Bruno Ribeiro has already returned to Brazil on loan.

Who else will go this month?
Probably Robinson, Givet, Formica.

I believe that it is right that all 3 should leave but I would like the club to explain who is actually making the decisions about the playing staff.

As we have no manager in place, surely it can only be Shebby Singh and that is not in his job description is it?
No it is not his job description Riverside 7 but by all intents and purposes Singh is the manager.........The owners just don't call him that......IMO
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: Did Shebby not tell us only last week that the club was not looking to sell in January and that any player who wanted to leave would need to hammer very, very hard on his door. Well from the LT article above, Martin Olsonn is focused on playing for Blackburn Rovers and is not hammering on Shebby's door. On that basis he will not be leaving - isn't that right Shebby? However, Bruno Ribeiro has already returned to Brazil on loan. Who else will go this month? Probably Robinson, Givet, Formica. I believe that it is right that all 3 should leave but I would like the club to explain who is actually making the decisions about the playing staff. As we have no manager in place, surely it can only be Shebby Singh and that is not in his job description is it?[/p][/quote]No it is not his job description Riverside 7 but by all intents and purposes Singh is the manager.........The owners just don't call him that......IMO Harwoodstblue
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12:58pm Mon 7 Jan 13

rovertillidie says...

Seems to me the only decision to be made is the amount of the fee. Olsson will be a West Ham player by the end of this transfer window if not sooner. Who can blame him, going back to a well run stable Premiership club. Ok we might just make the playoffs but there are no guarantees whereas West Ham are looking like a strong mid table Premiership team under the leadership of Big Sam (ring any bells Venkys??? you thick lot).

Our main concern will be who do we have that can play left back, Givet will depart too. Never mind I am sure we all know Shebby will have it all under control.?
Seems to me the only decision to be made is the amount of the fee. Olsson will be a West Ham player by the end of this transfer window if not sooner. Who can blame him, going back to a well run stable Premiership club. Ok we might just make the playoffs but there are no guarantees whereas West Ham are looking like a strong mid table Premiership team under the leadership of Big Sam (ring any bells Venkys??? you thick lot). Our main concern will be who do we have that can play left back, Givet will depart too. Never mind I am sure we all know Shebby will have it all under control.? rovertillidie
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1:34pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

andybrfc wrote:
so, the asset stripping is almost complete.
Venkys (or someone) Buy the club for £25M with £20M debt.

Then Sell phil jones for £20M, Hoillet for £4M, Samba for £14M, Nzonzi £3M, Yakubu, £1M, Kalinic £6M, = £48M

Load the club with more debt,(and currently losing £2M per month) get relegated and have virtually no value left in the squad apart from Ollsen and rhodes.

venkys havent dipped their hands in their pocket at all. They have just loaded the club with debt, so expect administration when we don't get promoted. bye bye brockhall and everything that jack built.
YAWN.
[quote][p][bold]andybrfc[/bold] wrote: so, the asset stripping is almost complete. Venkys (or someone) Buy the club for £25M with £20M debt. Then Sell phil jones for £20M, Hoillet for £4M, Samba for £14M, Nzonzi £3M, Yakubu, £1M, Kalinic £6M, = £48M Load the club with more debt,(and currently losing £2M per month) get relegated and have virtually no value left in the squad apart from Ollsen and rhodes. venkys havent dipped their hands in their pocket at all. They have just loaded the club with debt, so expect administration when we don't get promoted. bye bye brockhall and everything that jack built.[/p][/quote]YAWN. owd nick
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1:41pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
And what would have happened to Myles Anderson presuming he had been good enough, can you just imagine the **** storm he would have got from the boo boys the moment he ran on the pitch?

This sort of thing goes on at all clubs, they sign players who don't quite make it and move on.

How do you think we got Jones from Man U? Do you think for one minute had he met expectations at Old Trafford he would have ended up at Ewood for next to nothing?
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]And what would have happened to Myles Anderson presuming he had been good enough, can you just imagine the **** storm he would have got from the boo boys the moment he ran on the pitch? This sort of thing goes on at all clubs, they sign players who don't quite make it and move on. How do you think we got Jones from Man U? Do you think for one minute had he met expectations at Old Trafford he would have ended up at Ewood for next to nothing? owd nick
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1:51pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

rovertillidie wrote:
Seems to me the only decision to be made is the amount of the fee. Olsson will be a West Ham player by the end of this transfer window if not sooner. Who can blame him, going back to a well run stable Premiership club. Ok we might just make the playoffs but there are no guarantees whereas West Ham are looking like a strong mid table Premiership team under the leadership of Big Sam (ring any bells Venkys??? you thick lot).

Our main concern will be who do we have that can play left back, Givet will depart too. Never mind I am sure we all know Shebby will have it all under control.?
Shebby has gone extremely quiet, the only person doing any talking at Ewood at the moment is Bowyer.

Although I agree with you about Olsson.

But not Lardarse, please, everyone forgets he didn't want to be at Ewood long before Venky's took over, Williams had to beg him to stay the previous season, or are you memories that short?

Because mine isn't.

I still think he engineered his sacking, just like Nelsen and co engineered their transfers out, just like Robinson and Givet are doing right now.

Some old excuses, "My head isn't right", "I am badly injured and can't play, honest", "I'm too fat to play in goal for you now".
[quote][p][bold]rovertillidie[/bold] wrote: Seems to me the only decision to be made is the amount of the fee. Olsson will be a West Ham player by the end of this transfer window if not sooner. Who can blame him, going back to a well run stable Premiership club. Ok we might just make the playoffs but there are no guarantees whereas West Ham are looking like a strong mid table Premiership team under the leadership of Big Sam (ring any bells Venkys??? you thick lot). Our main concern will be who do we have that can play left back, Givet will depart too. Never mind I am sure we all know Shebby will have it all under control.?[/p][/quote]Shebby has gone extremely quiet, the only person doing any talking at Ewood at the moment is Bowyer. Although I agree with you about Olsson. But not Lardarse, please, everyone forgets he didn't want to be at Ewood long before Venky's took over, Williams had to beg him to stay the previous season, or are you memories that short? Because mine isn't. I still think he engineered his sacking, just like Nelsen and co engineered their transfers out, just like Robinson and Givet are doing right now. Some old excuses, "My head isn't right", "I am badly injured and can't play, honest", "I'm too fat to play in goal for you now". owd nick
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1:59pm Mon 7 Jan 13

eddie the eagle says...

To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps.
That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with .
a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read
To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps. That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with . a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read eddie the eagle
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2:44pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

owd nick wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
And what would have happened to Myles Anderson presuming he had been good enough, can you just imagine the **** storm he would have got from the boo boys the moment he ran on the pitch?

This sort of thing goes on at all clubs, they sign players who don't quite make it and move on.

How do you think we got Jones from Man U? Do you think for one minute had he met expectations at Old Trafford he would have ended up at Ewood for next to nothing?
I meant King not Jones
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]And what would have happened to Myles Anderson presuming he had been good enough, can you just imagine the **** storm he would have got from the boo boys the moment he ran on the pitch? This sort of thing goes on at all clubs, they sign players who don't quite make it and move on. How do you think we got Jones from Man U? Do you think for one minute had he met expectations at Old Trafford he would have ended up at Ewood for next to nothing?[/p][/quote]I meant King not Jones owd nick
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2:49pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps.
That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with .
a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read
Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in?

We don't know do we?

Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact.

And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious.

Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps. That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with . a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read[/p][/quote]Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in? We don't know do we? Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact. And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious. Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend. owd nick
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2:57pm Mon 7 Jan 13

To.guy says...

I would never opt for selling Martin Olsson. He is better than some on here think. He has just been under bad management for the last 2 years. Should be in midfield also. The other consideration is that Venkys would not sanction any replacements for players going out so who would take Martin's place in the starting line up? we cant afford for any to leave as we wouldnt have cover for their places.
I would never opt for selling Martin Olsson. He is better than some on here think. He has just been under bad management for the last 2 years. Should be in midfield also. The other consideration is that Venkys would not sanction any replacements for players going out so who would take Martin's place in the starting line up? we cant afford for any to leave as we wouldnt have cover for their places. To.guy
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3:17pm Mon 7 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

fitz808 wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
But now gone, so we can all move on and forget about it...
Now there's a refreshing change, a rovers fan who wants to move on and not live in the past.

All you other horse botherers take note!
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]But now gone, so we can all move on and forget about it...[/p][/quote]Now there's a refreshing change, a rovers fan who wants to move on and not live in the past. All you other horse botherers take note! George.White.Bread
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3:30pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
eddie the eagle wrote:
To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps.
That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with .
a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read
Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in?

We don't know do we?

Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact.

And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious.

Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.
Didn't Singh say only a few days ago there would be no incomings this window as the squad were good enough ? Has he changed his mind again ?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps. That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with . a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read[/p][/quote]Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in? We don't know do we? Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact. And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious. Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.[/p][/quote]Didn't Singh say only a few days ago there would be no incomings this window as the squad were good enough ? Has he changed his mind again ? Harwoodstblue
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4:53pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
eddie the eagle wrote:
To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps.
That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with .
a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read
Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in?

We don't know do we?

Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact.

And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious.

Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.
Didn't Singh say only a few days ago there would be no incomings this window as the squad were good enough ? Has he changed his mind again ?
Like I said previously, Shebby is very quiet at the moment......perhaps his wings have been clipped?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps. That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with . a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read[/p][/quote]Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in? We don't know do we? Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact. And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious. Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.[/p][/quote]Didn't Singh say only a few days ago there would be no incomings this window as the squad were good enough ? Has he changed his mind again ?[/p][/quote]Like I said previously, Shebby is very quiet at the moment......perhaps his wings have been clipped? owd nick
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5:28pm Mon 7 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.
THEY PAY HENDRY 8,000 POUNDS A WEEK TO BE THE ASSISTANT COACH OF THE RESERVE TEAM , HE GOT THE JOB AND MASSIVE WAGES SO HE COULD PAY HOWARD WALKER HIS 150,000 POUNDS HE BORROWED FROM WALKER A FEW MONTHS BEFORE HENDRY WENT BANKRUPT.
IT`S CORRUPT IT STINKS BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE ROVERS NOWADAYS.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.[/p][/quote]THEY PAY HENDRY 8,000 POUNDS A WEEK TO BE THE ASSISTANT COACH OF THE RESERVE TEAM , HE GOT THE JOB AND MASSIVE WAGES SO HE COULD PAY HOWARD WALKER HIS 150,000 POUNDS HE BORROWED FROM WALKER A FEW MONTHS BEFORE HENDRY WENT BANKRUPT. IT`S CORRUPT IT STINKS BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE ROVERS NOWADAYS. BRFC75
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6:09pm Mon 7 Jan 13

owd nick says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!!
Wolves Target their new Manager
Dismiss their current Manager
Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club
Appoint New Manager/Staff
Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.
Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.
THEY PAY HENDRY 8,000 POUNDS A WEEK TO BE THE ASSISTANT COACH OF THE RESERVE TEAM , HE GOT THE JOB AND MASSIVE WAGES SO HE COULD PAY HOWARD WALKER HIS 150,000 POUNDS HE BORROWED FROM WALKER A FEW MONTHS BEFORE HENDRY WENT BANKRUPT.
IT`S CORRUPT IT STINKS BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE ROVERS NOWADAYS.
So Walkers are still running Rovers are they?

And deciding on coaching staff and how much they are paid?

And Rovers were not involved in dodgy deals prior to Venky's taking over were they not?

Givet sulked for 12 games last season because Venky's wouldn't pay the "fees" (£75,000 to a "Tailor" in Manchester I believe) allegedly set up by the previous regime at Ewood when he joined Rovers.

That was brushed under the carpet pretty quickly wasn't it?

It goes on at every club, it's still going on and will continue to do so.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: We can pay Thousands out in High Court Damages and Thousands out in Contract Compensations and even Thousands out to the Non Performing Singh & Co but not for an Experienced Manager!!!! Wolves Target their new Manager Dismiss their current Manager Agree compensation package with Targeted Managers Club Appoint New Manager/Staff Up and Running and not on the Cheap - up and running within a week or so and game plan in place - hope no back lash on Rovers on Friday OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]I think one of the worst cases down there is the Myles Anderson one,signed on for a reputed good contract never plays one game and no substitute place and then gets paid up for doing absolutely nothing,not to mention the cut his dad would have received,bloody disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Nothing but a con from the start...Jobs for the boys. I wish My dad had been an agent and fixed me up with a £30,000 a week job. Disgraceful as you say but they got away with it.[/p][/quote]THEY PAY HENDRY 8,000 POUNDS A WEEK TO BE THE ASSISTANT COACH OF THE RESERVE TEAM , HE GOT THE JOB AND MASSIVE WAGES SO HE COULD PAY HOWARD WALKER HIS 150,000 POUNDS HE BORROWED FROM WALKER A FEW MONTHS BEFORE HENDRY WENT BANKRUPT. IT`S CORRUPT IT STINKS BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE ROVERS NOWADAYS.[/p][/quote]So Walkers are still running Rovers are they? And deciding on coaching staff and how much they are paid? And Rovers were not involved in dodgy deals prior to Venky's taking over were they not? Givet sulked for 12 games last season because Venky's wouldn't pay the "fees" (£75,000 to a "Tailor" in Manchester I believe) allegedly set up by the previous regime at Ewood when he joined Rovers. That was brushed under the carpet pretty quickly wasn't it? It goes on at every club, it's still going on and will continue to do so. owd nick
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12:22pm Tue 8 Jan 13

moh says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
eddie the eagle wrote: To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps. That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with . a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read
Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in? We don't know do we? Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact. And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious. Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.
Didn't Singh say only a few days ago there would be no incomings this window as the squad were good enough ? Has he changed his mind again ?
Like I said previously, Shebby is very quiet at the moment......perhaps his wings have been clipped?
He's probably learned his lesson not to be too forthcoming with press, not to joke in public etc as every word is analysed, misconstrued, speculated on etc. He will have a peaceful existence if he continues with it. He's probably emulating Agnew and Shaw as they don't say much at all and are not in firing line. and keep picking their salaries.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: To offload the no marks like Ribero and anderson is good house keeping,getting rid of Robinson Givet, Formica and maybe Pedersen would be good buissness teams need to be refreshed and we need to lower the wage bill.If we get the right price for Olsson and Dann they should be on there way but the players we bring in should be to fill the obvios gaps. That i'm afraid is the bit that worries me if bowyer has an imput that should be fine if Shebby is left to his own devices god knows what we will finish up with . a central defender from Man U and a full back from Brighton is what I've read[/p][/quote]Rhodes, King, did Shebby bring then in? We don't know do we? Not every player who signs for any club makes it, far more fail in fact. And before the doomsayers get on my case I'm not defending him, I'm just stating the bleeding obvious. Man U centre half? I wouldn't complain, and Brighton stuffed Newcastle at the weekend.[/p][/quote]Didn't Singh say only a few days ago there would be no incomings this window as the squad were good enough ? Has he changed his mind again ?[/p][/quote]Like I said previously, Shebby is very quiet at the moment......perhaps his wings have been clipped?[/p][/quote]He's probably learned his lesson not to be too forthcoming with press, not to joke in public etc as every word is analysed, misconstrued, speculated on etc. He will have a peaceful existence if he continues with it. He's probably emulating Agnew and Shaw as they don't say much at all and are not in firing line. and keep picking their salaries. moh
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