Dan can be the man, says Blackburn Rovers caretaker

GARY Bowyer has hailed Danny Murphy’s contribution to Rovers’ recent upturn in fortunes after admitting his experience has been invaluable.

The former Spurs, Liverpool and England midfielder gave Rovers an early lead in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Bristol City, as Bowyer’s men made it three wins out of three for the first time since 2008.

Caretaker boss Bowyer remained coy on his own Ewood Park future, despite his 100 per cent start to life in the hot seat, and preferred to heap all the praise on his players.

He said: “It was a great start for us and a good strike from Danny. Since myself and Terry have come in and had to look after the team, Danny has been brilliant his support for us has been magnificent and we can’t praise him enough.

“His goal was good and he reminded the lads on Friday that he had won the FA Cup with Liverpool. He has been great for the lads and great for us.

“The majority of the senior lads have been magnificent and he is one of those. We would be daft not to call on his experience and he has been great for us.”

Rovers controlled Saturday’s third round tie for long periods against a Bristol City side who looked every inch the Championship strugglers they currently are.

But Bowyer insists league form counted for nothing and was quick to praise his players’ professionalism and spirit.

“We knew it would be a tough game,” he said. “They have some good players and even at 2-0 they were still having a go.

“It is always a tough game as I don’t think league form comes into a cup competition. I think we were lucky getting the goal as early as we did and it settled us down.

“The lads are going to have a couple of days off because they are absolutely shattered. The energy they showed and the spirit was fantastic. You look at Simon Vukcevic filling in at right back and Colin Kazim-Richards’ efforts to see that.

“Grant Hanley and Scott Dann have been immense the last three games. They have played with real aggression and defended for their lives. Two clean sheets is massive for them and the fact they can link up in the opposition’s box is nothing short of outstanding.

“The confidence is coming from their work rate and their commitment and desire they have been showing in games.”

Meanwhile, when it comes to his own future, Bowyer was adamant he was taking things game by game.

He said: “We have been asked to take care of it until the end of January, but we are aware that in football anything can happen.

“The right candidate might pop out of somewhere so it will be game by game and if we get to the end of January we will see what the board want to do.”

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1:57pm Mon 7 Jan 13

French Rover says...

What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves!
What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves! French Rover

2:00pm Mon 7 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR dangerous dave

2:08pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Russ ov the rovers says...

Very happy to finally see a Rovers team fighting for the club and the shirt. GB is doing an excellent job and if he was given the job till the end of the season I would not be disappointed.
Very happy to finally see a Rovers team fighting for the club and the shirt. GB is doing an excellent job and if he was given the job till the end of the season I would not be disappointed. Russ ov the rovers

2:09pm Mon 7 Jan 13

eddie the eagle says...

French Rover wrote:
What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves!
Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves![/p][/quote]Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace. eddie the eagle

2:27pm Mon 7 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
The End Of The World is Nigh eh dave?
On a more serious note
Unfortunately the telegraph has been unable to run a spot the ball contest since murphys arrival. His statue like stance in the centre circle pointing at the ball has resulted in too many winners.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]The End Of The World is Nigh eh dave? On a more serious note Unfortunately the telegraph has been unable to run a spot the ball contest since murphys arrival. His statue like stance in the centre circle pointing at the ball has resulted in too many winners. 8 Ball Deluxe

2:47pm Mon 7 Jan 13

French Rover says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
French Rover wrote:
What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves!
Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.
It wont be the first time that a manager failed to inspire his players Eddie. Maybe the players could sense that his tenure was unstable to begin with and that he was on the edge of being replaced right from the start. It was obvious that he wasn't everyone's first choice on the board and it was easy to see that it could end badly - so maybe no surprise the players didn't respond as they are now. I feel sorry for Berg too - he never had a chance really - but we move onwards and upwards for this week at least!
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves![/p][/quote]Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.[/p][/quote]It wont be the first time that a manager failed to inspire his players Eddie. Maybe the players could sense that his tenure was unstable to begin with and that he was on the edge of being replaced right from the start. It was obvious that he wasn't everyone's first choice on the board and it was easy to see that it could end badly - so maybe no surprise the players didn't respond as they are now. I feel sorry for Berg too - he never had a chance really - but we move onwards and upwards for this week at least! French Rover

3:03pm Mon 7 Jan 13

To.guy says...

Great news that they are using the senior players to our advantage in preparation. Murphy has lost pace, but not experience. He's played for big clubs, Robinson too and they should be capitalised on to help out in these circumstances. Under Kean, they probably got stood in a corner if they contradicted him. As for Berg, he never looked that happy or comfortable in what he had taken on. He didnt look animated or assertive which doesnt instil confidence. We dont know what was going on in the background for him. Probably a lot of vying for power making it difficult for him. Bowyer is no threat to Singh who is in effect our manager.
Great news that they are using the senior players to our advantage in preparation. Murphy has lost pace, but not experience. He's played for big clubs, Robinson too and they should be capitalised on to help out in these circumstances. Under Kean, they probably got stood in a corner if they contradicted him. As for Berg, he never looked that happy or comfortable in what he had taken on. He didnt look animated or assertive which doesnt instil confidence. We dont know what was going on in the background for him. Probably a lot of vying for power making it difficult for him. Bowyer is no threat to Singh who is in effect our manager. To.guy

3:03pm Mon 7 Jan 13

rovertillidie says...

If the players are responding to Bowyer, as they are why not give him the "six month contract with incentives" I cannot see a better option at the moment from the names mentioned. Anyone coming in now will be a bigger risk than leaving Bowyer in charge, but it needs to be done so any dealings in the transfer market are covered. If Olsson goes we need a left back.
Bowyer always seems to talk sense but at the end of the day football is all about results, the players get results and it is all about getting the best out of the players, no one can argue about Bowyers' record to date and it seems to have helped that the majority of the previous coaching staff have gone too.
A good result at Wolves and its game on. Come on Rovers I want that trip out to Wembley in May! Well we can all dream can't we?
If the players are responding to Bowyer, as they are why not give him the "six month contract with incentives" I cannot see a better option at the moment from the names mentioned. Anyone coming in now will be a bigger risk than leaving Bowyer in charge, but it needs to be done so any dealings in the transfer market are covered. If Olsson goes we need a left back. Bowyer always seems to talk sense but at the end of the day football is all about results, the players get results and it is all about getting the best out of the players, no one can argue about Bowyers' record to date and it seems to have helped that the majority of the previous coaching staff have gone too. A good result at Wolves and its game on. Come on Rovers I want that trip out to Wembley in May! Well we can all dream can't we? rovertillidie

3:10pm Mon 7 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

Murph is playing a long game. He now has a boss in place with less authority than himself. He's lining up to be the next manager. Frankly, if and when Venkys go, that might not be a bad option. Providing Murph wants to try to rescue a ruined club.
Murph is playing a long game. He now has a boss in place with less authority than himself. He's lining up to be the next manager. Frankly, if and when Venkys go, that might not be a bad option. Providing Murph wants to try to rescue a ruined club. noddymcleod

3:26pm Mon 7 Jan 13

harwoodblue says...

Good lad Bowyer keep it up, hope it takes Shebby Ding a long time to find a new manager because he is bound to mess it up again but hopefully Bowyer will have got plenty of points in the bank, the next tough games aren't until mid Feb so we should have a nice little run until then. So ex Sky Sports nob on Twitter saying he had lunch with Shebby and dropped a hint that the new Manager was something to do with Brighton.
Good lad Bowyer keep it up, hope it takes Shebby Ding a long time to find a new manager because he is bound to mess it up again but hopefully Bowyer will have got plenty of points in the bank, the next tough games aren't until mid Feb so we should have a nice little run until then. So ex Sky Sports nob on Twitter saying he had lunch with Shebby and dropped a hint that the new Manager was something to do with Brighton. harwoodblue

3:30pm Mon 7 Jan 13

givet82 says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
Do you not watch watch Rovers or are you just an idiot, Murphy's effort the last few matches have been significent, every Rover i know understands this. Out with dangerous dave and the rest who don't go but think they have the right to type nonsense!
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]Do you not watch watch Rovers or are you just an idiot, Murphy's effort the last few matches have been significent, every Rover i know understands this. Out with dangerous dave and the rest who don't go but think they have the right to type nonsense! givet82

3:42pm Mon 7 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

ok so murphy had a decent game,,isnt that what hes supposed to do?, why do managers praise players so much?, its vertually guarranteed hell play a stinker on friday,,watch this space,,its a team effort,dont single players out for special praise,,brian clough would never do that,,are you listening gary?
ok so murphy had a decent game,,isnt that what hes supposed to do?, why do managers praise players so much?, its vertually guarranteed hell play a stinker on friday,,watch this space,,its a team effort,dont single players out for special praise,,brian clough would never do that,,are you listening gary? noddy57

3:49pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
Ever though as posting as "Chuckes" Dave
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]Ever though as posting as "Chuckes" Dave Captain Dreckley

3:55pm Mon 7 Jan 13

harrydb5 says...

The performances are getting better and it seems that the next few games should yield good results if the players continue as they have.

The next step is to bring in some players to help continue this momentum, especially in defence and midfield. We might lose Givet, Olsson, MGP and Formica to name a few.

The only problem is who will be picking these players, GB or SS. I just hope we go for quality rather than players who are cheap and ineffective.
The performances are getting better and it seems that the next few games should yield good results if the players continue as they have. The next step is to bring in some players to help continue this momentum, especially in defence and midfield. We might lose Givet, Olsson, MGP and Formica to name a few. The only problem is who will be picking these players, GB or SS. I just hope we go for quality rather than players who are cheap and ineffective. harrydb5

4:00pm Mon 7 Jan 13

GAZHAY says...

givet82 wrote:
dangerous dave wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
Do you not watch watch Rovers or are you just an idiot, Murphy's effort the last few matches have been significent, every Rover i know understands this. Out with dangerous dave and the rest who don't go but think they have the right to type nonsense!
Couldn't agree more. I know why you are called dangerous cos everything you post makes you a dingle.
If you go on and actually watch Rovers I will platt sawdust.
At last Rovers have actually won a few games for the 1st time in ages and so called fans are becoming jealous.....go and post elsewhere Dave we are all BORED!!!!!
Keep up the good work Bowyer and bring on Wolves
[quote][p][bold]givet82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]Do you not watch watch Rovers or are you just an idiot, Murphy's effort the last few matches have been significent, every Rover i know understands this. Out with dangerous dave and the rest who don't go but think they have the right to type nonsense![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. I know why you are called dangerous cos everything you post makes you a dingle. If you go on and actually watch Rovers I will platt sawdust. At last Rovers have actually won a few games for the 1st time in ages and so called fans are becoming jealous.....go and post elsewhere Dave we are all BORED!!!!! Keep up the good work Bowyer and bring on Wolves GAZHAY

4:34pm Mon 7 Jan 13

To.guy says...

noddy57 wrote:
ok so murphy had a decent game,,isnt that what hes supposed to do?, why do managers praise players so much?, its vertually guarranteed hell play a stinker on friday,,watch this space,,its a team effort,dont single players out for special praise,,brian clough would never do that,,are you listening gary?
Youve missed something. Im sure he isnt necessarily talking about his performance in the game, he's referring to his help off the field. His wife tells me he can be very vocal when need be so I imagine he is giving his view on team prep, tactics etc and Im not going to complain about that.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: ok so murphy had a decent game,,isnt that what hes supposed to do?, why do managers praise players so much?, its vertually guarranteed hell play a stinker on friday,,watch this space,,its a team effort,dont single players out for special praise,,brian clough would never do that,,are you listening gary?[/p][/quote]Youve missed something. Im sure he isnt necessarily talking about his performance in the game, he's referring to his help off the field. His wife tells me he can be very vocal when need be so I imagine he is giving his view on team prep, tactics etc and Im not going to complain about that. To.guy

4:46pm Mon 7 Jan 13

madrover says...

gary bowyer is playing a system that suits murphy lets face it he hasn't the legs that is why lowe is playing .gb is using a system that suits the players at his disposal and long may it continue . lets give him a six month stint and see how he does . security don't let singh through the gates at brockhall not welcome
gary bowyer is playing a system that suits murphy lets face it he hasn't the legs that is why lowe is playing .gb is using a system that suits the players at his disposal and long may it continue . lets give him a six month stint and see how he does . security don't let singh through the gates at brockhall not welcome madrover

4:47pm Mon 7 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

Hello 57, much as share your admiration of Cloughie as a manager, he frequently singled out his "little guardsman", Gary Birtles in post match comments for his ability to hold up the ball until the cavalry arrived.
Brian also once told Martin O'Neil to get the ball to John Robertson because Robertson was "a genius" whereas O'Neil was "just a bloodie hod-carrier".By the way, did you start watching Rovers in '57, when our namesake was haring down the left-wing ?
Hello 57, much as share your admiration of Cloughie as a manager, he frequently singled out his "little guardsman", Gary Birtles in post match comments for his ability to hold up the ball until the cavalry arrived. Brian also once told Martin O'Neil to get the ball to John Robertson because Robertson was "a genius" whereas O'Neil was "just a bloodie hod-carrier".By the way, did you start watching Rovers in '57, when our namesake was haring down the left-wing ? noddymcleod

4:49pm Mon 7 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
The End Of The World is Nigh eh dave?
On a more serious note
Unfortunately the telegraph has been unable to run a spot the ball contest since murphys arrival. His statue like stance in the centre circle pointing at the ball has resulted in too many winners.
To many 'balls in the air' - and living in cuckoo land - get real!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM INCLUDING YOU!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]The End Of The World is Nigh eh dave? On a more serious note Unfortunately the telegraph has been unable to run a spot the ball contest since murphys arrival. His statue like stance in the centre circle pointing at the ball has resulted in too many winners.[/p][/quote]To many 'balls in the air' - and living in cuckoo land - get real!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM INCLUDING YOU!!!!! dangerous dave

5:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Only1Garner says...

Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.
Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club. Only1Garner

5:16pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Arthur Labore says...

Andy i would like to correct your gate figures
you say it was lowest gate since Brfc v Hull 1991
in fact the official attendance was 6300 according to my records.
saturday was lowest since 1990 v rotherham l cup 4884.
sorry to be pedantic.
Andy i would like to correct your gate figures you say it was lowest gate since Brfc v Hull 1991 in fact the official attendance was 6300 according to my records. saturday was lowest since 1990 v rotherham l cup 4884. sorry to be pedantic. Arthur Labore

5:30pm Mon 7 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Only1Garner wrote:
Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.
Something has changed, because during the early games under Kean he was a useless passenger and a fecking liability. He was in and out under Black and Berg, but in the last few games he has started to look the part. Maybe he's woken up to the fact that championship midfielders do not respect reputation.

As a captain with young lads around him he should spend more time encouraging than berating them but to be fair he's looking like he wants to play for Blackburn now.
[quote][p][bold]Only1Garner[/bold] wrote: Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.[/p][/quote]Something has changed, because during the early games under Kean he was a useless passenger and a fecking liability. He was in and out under Black and Berg, but in the last few games he has started to look the part. Maybe he's woken up to the fact that championship midfielders do not respect reputation. As a captain with young lads around him he should spend more time encouraging than berating them but to be fair he's looking like he wants to play for Blackburn now. greenscreener

5:32pm Mon 7 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

I would like to know who selects our transfer targets as its been reported we are after a 21 year old Man U midfielder on loan a playerwe were interested in earlier on in the season,begs he question what is wrong with all those midfielders from portugal Shebby brought in.
I would like to know who selects our transfer targets as its been reported we are after a 21 year old Man U midfielder on loan a playerwe were interested in earlier on in the season,begs he question what is wrong with all those midfielders from portugal Shebby brought in. bburnrover

5:36pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

French Rover wrote:
eddie the eagle wrote:
French Rover wrote: What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves!
Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.
It wont be the first time that a manager failed to inspire his players Eddie. Maybe the players could sense that his tenure was unstable to begin with and that he was on the edge of being replaced right from the start. It was obvious that he wasn't everyone's first choice on the board and it was easy to see that it could end badly - so maybe no surprise the players didn't respond as they are now. I feel sorry for Berg too - he never had a chance really - but we move onwards and upwards for this week at least!
Hi Mr French yes I am agreeing with you again. The problem with Berg was he never quite got to grips with who and where to play several of the players. I liked the man but sadly this is a results game and his were poor to say the least. A good man but did not have the advice on players he needed.
For Bowyer the big test is at Wolves on Friday especially as they have a new manager. Contrary to posts on here Saunders could turn out to be better than we think. I expect Wolves to climb with him in charge. He has had success whereever he has been. A win for us and Bowyer will be in charge until summer. Fingers crossed. Molineaux is a good ground and our supporters will enjoy it there.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves![/p][/quote]Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.[/p][/quote]It wont be the first time that a manager failed to inspire his players Eddie. Maybe the players could sense that his tenure was unstable to begin with and that he was on the edge of being replaced right from the start. It was obvious that he wasn't everyone's first choice on the board and it was easy to see that it could end badly - so maybe no surprise the players didn't respond as they are now. I feel sorry for Berg too - he never had a chance really - but we move onwards and upwards for this week at least![/p][/quote]Hi Mr French yes I am agreeing with you again. The problem with Berg was he never quite got to grips with who and where to play several of the players. I liked the man but sadly this is a results game and his were poor to say the least. A good man but did not have the advice on players he needed. For Bowyer the big test is at Wolves on Friday especially as they have a new manager. Contrary to posts on here Saunders could turn out to be better than we think. I expect Wolves to climb with him in charge. He has had success whereever he has been. A win for us and Bowyer will be in charge until summer. Fingers crossed. Molineaux is a good ground and our supporters will enjoy it there. Ronaldpetercooper

6:18pm Mon 7 Jan 13

stick to football says...

It makes you realise what a great job Shebby Singh has done for Rovers when it comes to Managers.

Wolves sack and appoint within 24 hours and now Barnsley are talking to Terry Butcher who has guided Inverness ST from bottom of Leagur One to 2nd in Scottish Premier League behind Celtic with virtually no money.

I like what I hear from Garry B - honest sensible guy but if Singh and his cronies are intent on appointing - get on with it or is it just as many of us fear you are waiting for the transfer window to close !!
It makes you realise what a great job Shebby Singh has done for Rovers when it comes to Managers. Wolves sack and appoint within 24 hours and now Barnsley are talking to Terry Butcher who has guided Inverness ST from bottom of Leagur One to 2nd in Scottish Premier League behind Celtic with virtually no money. I like what I hear from Garry B - honest sensible guy but if Singh and his cronies are intent on appointing - get on with it or is it just as many of us fear you are waiting for the transfer window to close !! stick to football

6:30pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
Ever though as posting as "Chuckes" Dave
Oops or chuckles that should be. Your getting me that depressed I've lost the will to check my spelling LOL.
It could be worse, Kean could still be here or we all could be dingles. Always look on the bright side of life.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]Ever though as posting as "Chuckes" Dave[/p][/quote]Oops or chuckles that should be. Your getting me that depressed I've lost the will to check my spelling LOL. It could be worse, Kean could still be here or we all could be dingles. Always look on the bright side of life. Captain Dreckley

6:38pm Mon 7 Jan 13

earwego says...

Exeter just signed that fantastic full back Myles Anderson. Kean will say they got the bargain of the decade. Was expecting the Dingles getting him. But he wanted lower league football rather than the Dingles,just like Howe did
Exeter just signed that fantastic full back Myles Anderson. Kean will say they got the bargain of the decade. Was expecting the Dingles getting him. But he wanted lower league football rather than the Dingles,just like Howe did earwego

6:59pm Mon 7 Jan 13

forever blue and white says...

GAZHAY wrote:
givet82 wrote:
dangerous dave wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR
Do you not watch watch Rovers or are you just an idiot, Murphy's effort the last few matches have been significent, every Rover i know understands this. Out with dangerous dave and the rest who don't go but think they have the right to type nonsense!
Couldn't agree more. I know why you are called dangerous cos everything you post makes you a dingle.
If you go on and actually watch Rovers I will platt sawdust.
At last Rovers have actually won a few games for the 1st time in ages and so called fans are becoming jealous.....go and post elsewhere Dave we are all BORED!!!!!
Keep up the good work Bowyer and bring on Wolves
Dangerous Dave you are so boring I wish you would post on the dingle site as you are obviously a dingle fan. Simple question for you. When was the last time you went to a Rovers match?
[quote][p][bold]GAZHAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]givet82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Overpaid = over rated= past hIs best = bad buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH SINGH SHAW AGNEW HENDRY VENKYS COAR[/p][/quote]Do you not watch watch Rovers or are you just an idiot, Murphy's effort the last few matches have been significent, every Rover i know understands this. Out with dangerous dave and the rest who don't go but think they have the right to type nonsense![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. I know why you are called dangerous cos everything you post makes you a dingle. If you go on and actually watch Rovers I will platt sawdust. At last Rovers have actually won a few games for the 1st time in ages and so called fans are becoming jealous.....go and post elsewhere Dave we are all BORED!!!!! Keep up the good work Bowyer and bring on Wolves[/p][/quote]Dangerous Dave you are so boring I wish you would post on the dingle site as you are obviously a dingle fan. Simple question for you. When was the last time you went to a Rovers match? forever blue and white

7:11pm Mon 7 Jan 13

slumdog 1944 says...

i just wonder how many games myles anderson will play for exeter first team.i would like to know how much he has cost blackburn not even on the subs bench that tells you how good he was .i can see he was forced onto rovers by hes dad because anybody in there right mind would not have bought a player from scottish club who had never been in the first team
i just wonder how many games myles anderson will play for exeter first team.i would like to know how much he has cost blackburn not even on the subs bench that tells you how good he was .i can see he was forced onto rovers by hes dad because anybody in there right mind would not have bought a player from scottish club who had never been in the first team slumdog 1944

8:12pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Walkerstandrover says...

After months of dross just enjoyed the last 2 games. Thanks to GB being able to point our play in the direction of the opposition goal instead of sitting just outside our own box. Also being adventurous enough to pick all of RR,JK,CK- and JR and let the opposition worry about us and not the other way round. OK a lot to improve on final pass etc. but that will come with confidence. Also great to see Hanley carrying the ball out of defence - 2 great runs in 2nd half.
After months of dross just enjoyed the last 2 games. Thanks to GB being able to point our play in the direction of the opposition goal instead of sitting just outside our own box. Also being adventurous enough to pick all of RR,JK,CK- and JR and let the opposition worry about us and not the other way round. OK a lot to improve on final pass etc. but that will come with confidence. Also great to see Hanley carrying the ball out of defence - 2 great runs in 2nd half. Walkerstandrover

9:38pm Mon 7 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

I wonder, how many matches does GB need to win, for the naysayers to get on board and stop being negative about everything that's posted?

Or is it champions league as promised or no way?
I wonder, how many matches does GB need to win, for the naysayers to get on board and stop being negative about everything that's posted? Or is it champions league as promised or no way? blueblooded

10:35pm Mon 7 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

Murthy one of the highest earners at the club.
Its about time he pulled his finger out.
Murthy one of the highest earners at the club. Its about time he pulled his finger out. BeardwoodB

10:40pm Mon 7 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
French Rover wrote:
eddie the eagle wrote:
French Rover wrote: What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves!
Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.
It wont be the first time that a manager failed to inspire his players Eddie. Maybe the players could sense that his tenure was unstable to begin with and that he was on the edge of being replaced right from the start. It was obvious that he wasn't everyone's first choice on the board and it was easy to see that it could end badly - so maybe no surprise the players didn't respond as they are now. I feel sorry for Berg too - he never had a chance really - but we move onwards and upwards for this week at least!
Hi Mr French yes I am agreeing with you again. The problem with Berg was he never quite got to grips with who and where to play several of the players. I liked the man but sadly this is a results game and his were poor to say the least. A good man but did not have the advice on players he needed.
For Bowyer the big test is at Wolves on Friday especially as they have a new manager. Contrary to posts on here Saunders could turn out to be better than we think. I expect Wolves to climb with him in charge. He has had success whereever he has been. A win for us and Bowyer will be in charge until summer. Fingers crossed. Molineaux is a good ground and our supporters will enjoy it there.
I am getting really worried now RPC....that is one too many posts that you found something to agree with me on. And yes Wolves has been a good ground for us on quite a few occasions and while I actually like Wolves and wish them the best - lets hope their run to safety starts after Friday nights game.
[quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: What a refreshingly honest and genuine approach to the job in hand from GB. Every player seems to be responding well to the current situation and it is surely a case of the our own Rovers 'Team GB' turning in decent performances right now....bring on the Wolves![/p][/quote]Bowyer says the majority are reponding well but that is not to their credit if it means they gave any less for berg.They should not be in a position to fluctuate performances to get who they want in the hot seat.I don't think they all played for Berg and if that is right they are a disgrace.[/p][/quote]It wont be the first time that a manager failed to inspire his players Eddie. Maybe the players could sense that his tenure was unstable to begin with and that he was on the edge of being replaced right from the start. It was obvious that he wasn't everyone's first choice on the board and it was easy to see that it could end badly - so maybe no surprise the players didn't respond as they are now. I feel sorry for Berg too - he never had a chance really - but we move onwards and upwards for this week at least![/p][/quote]Hi Mr French yes I am agreeing with you again. The problem with Berg was he never quite got to grips with who and where to play several of the players. I liked the man but sadly this is a results game and his were poor to say the least. A good man but did not have the advice on players he needed. For Bowyer the big test is at Wolves on Friday especially as they have a new manager. Contrary to posts on here Saunders could turn out to be better than we think. I expect Wolves to climb with him in charge. He has had success whereever he has been. A win for us and Bowyer will be in charge until summer. Fingers crossed. Molineaux is a good ground and our supporters will enjoy it there.[/p][/quote]I am getting really worried now RPC....that is one too many posts that you found something to agree with me on. And yes Wolves has been a good ground for us on quite a few occasions and while I actually like Wolves and wish them the best - lets hope their run to safety starts after Friday nights game. French Rover

10:46pm Mon 7 Jan 13

George14brfc says...

It suits him more as he is playing deeper now as Kazim Richards Rhodes King and Rochina are all on so he can play deeper and play passes from there.
It suits him more as he is playing deeper now as Kazim Richards Rhodes King and Rochina are all on so he can play deeper and play passes from there. George14brfc

10:56pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Melblue says...

greenscreener wrote:
Only1Garner wrote: Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.
Something has changed, because during the early games under Kean he was a useless passenger and a fecking liability. He was in and out under Black and Berg, but in the last few games he has started to look the part. Maybe he's woken up to the fact that championship midfielders do not respect reputation. As a captain with young lads around him he should spend more time encouraging than berating them but to be fair he's looking like he wants to play for Blackburn now.
Murphy's vast improvement on the pitch (and possibly influence in the dressing room) seems to have coincided with "injuries" causing a couple of bloated former England colleagues into oblivion.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only1Garner[/bold] wrote: Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.[/p][/quote]Something has changed, because during the early games under Kean he was a useless passenger and a fecking liability. He was in and out under Black and Berg, but in the last few games he has started to look the part. Maybe he's woken up to the fact that championship midfielders do not respect reputation. As a captain with young lads around him he should spend more time encouraging than berating them but to be fair he's looking like he wants to play for Blackburn now.[/p][/quote]Murphy's vast improvement on the pitch (and possibly influence in the dressing room) seems to have coincided with "injuries" causing a couple of bloated former England colleagues into oblivion. Melblue

11:36pm Mon 7 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Melblue wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Only1Garner wrote: Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.
Something has changed, because during the early games under Kean he was a useless passenger and a fecking liability. He was in and out under Black and Berg, but in the last few games he has started to look the part. Maybe he's woken up to the fact that championship midfielders do not respect reputation. As a captain with young lads around him he should spend more time encouraging than berating them but to be fair he's looking like he wants to play for Blackburn now.
Murphy's vast improvement on the pitch (and possibly influence in the dressing room) seems to have coincided with "injuries" causing a couple of bloated former England colleagues into oblivion.
Now there's a thought that never occurred to me...cheers Melblue. I'd prefer to think it took him a while to adjust but you could be right.
[quote][p][bold]Melblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only1Garner[/bold] wrote: Whilst I like what Gary Bowyer has done, I must ask is he after having Danny Murphy's babies, all I read is how great DM is, well let me tell you Mr Bowyer, it's about time Murphy put a shift in for this club.[/p][/quote]Something has changed, because during the early games under Kean he was a useless passenger and a fecking liability. He was in and out under Black and Berg, but in the last few games he has started to look the part. Maybe he's woken up to the fact that championship midfielders do not respect reputation. As a captain with young lads around him he should spend more time encouraging than berating them but to be fair he's looking like he wants to play for Blackburn now.[/p][/quote]Murphy's vast improvement on the pitch (and possibly influence in the dressing room) seems to have coincided with "injuries" causing a couple of bloated former England colleagues into oblivion.[/p][/quote]Now there's a thought that never occurred to me...cheers Melblue. I'd prefer to think it took him a while to adjust but you could be right. greenscreener

11:49pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

Brighton home game re scheduled for next week I reckon
Brighton home game re scheduled for next week I reckon Iiii1111

12:40am Tue 8 Jan 13

uber blue and white says...

brighton game is re scheduled for the 26th jan i think
brighton game is re scheduled for the 26th jan i think uber blue and white

1:00am Tue 8 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

uber blue and white wrote:
brighton game is re scheduled for the 26th jan i think
Nah, that was the schedule
away game at Brighton
. Think now that's the fa cup date...

Talking about the home game that was postponed in Dec ....midweek next week;-)
[quote][p][bold]uber blue and white[/bold] wrote: brighton game is re scheduled for the 26th jan i think[/p][/quote]Nah, that was the schedule away game at Brighton . Think now that's the fa cup date... Talking about the home game that was postponed in Dec ....midweek next week;-) Iiii1111

7:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Hello 57, much as share your admiration of Cloughie as a manager, he frequently singled out his "little guardsman", Gary Birtles in post match comments for his ability to hold up the ball until the cavalry arrived.
Brian also once told Martin O'Neil to get the ball to John Robertson because Robertson was "a genius" whereas O'Neil was "just a bloodie hod-carrier".By the way, did you start watching Rovers in '57, when our namesake was haring down the left-wing ?
hello there, l started watching the rovers in 1968, used to stand on the old BBurn End, so no never saw your namesake, john mcnamee up front, field and price down the wings , by the way 57 is my intro into the world, when l said cloughy didnt single out players,,,l should have said overly praise his players,,a very astute man when it came to getting results,,cheerio,,
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Hello 57, much as share your admiration of Cloughie as a manager, he frequently singled out his "little guardsman", Gary Birtles in post match comments for his ability to hold up the ball until the cavalry arrived. Brian also once told Martin O'Neil to get the ball to John Robertson because Robertson was "a genius" whereas O'Neil was "just a bloodie hod-carrier".By the way, did you start watching Rovers in '57, when our namesake was haring down the left-wing ?[/p][/quote]hello there, l started watching the rovers in 1968, used to stand on the old BBurn End, so no never saw your namesake, john mcnamee up front, field and price down the wings , by the way 57 is my intro into the world, when l said cloughy didnt single out players,,,l should have said overly praise his players,,a very astute man when it came to getting results,,cheerio,, noddy57

8:26pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

noddy57 wrote:
noddymcleod wrote:
Hello 57, much as share your admiration of Cloughie as a manager, he frequently singled out his "little guardsman", Gary Birtles in post match comments for his ability to hold up the ball until the cavalry arrived.
Brian also once told Martin O'Neil to get the ball to John Robertson because Robertson was "a genius" whereas O'Neil was "just a bloodie hod-carrier".By the way, did you start watching Rovers in '57, when our namesake was haring down the left-wing ?
hello there, l started watching the rovers in 1968, used to stand on the old BBurn End, so no never saw your namesake, john mcnamee up front, field and price down the wings , by the way 57 is my intro into the world, when l said cloughy didnt single out players,,,l should have said overly praise his players,,a very astute man when it came to getting results,,cheerio,,
John mcnamee played centre half;-)
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Hello 57, much as share your admiration of Cloughie as a manager, he frequently singled out his "little guardsman", Gary Birtles in post match comments for his ability to hold up the ball until the cavalry arrived. Brian also once told Martin O'Neil to get the ball to John Robertson because Robertson was "a genius" whereas O'Neil was "just a bloodie hod-carrier".By the way, did you start watching Rovers in '57, when our namesake was haring down the left-wing ?[/p][/quote]hello there, l started watching the rovers in 1968, used to stand on the old BBurn End, so no never saw your namesake, john mcnamee up front, field and price down the wings , by the way 57 is my intro into the world, when l said cloughy didnt single out players,,,l should have said overly praise his players,,a very astute man when it came to getting results,,cheerio,,[/p][/quote]John mcnamee played centre half;-) Iiii1111

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