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Blackburn Rovers caretaker keeps focus on Wolves

BLACKBURN Rovers caretaker boss Gary Bowyer says he is continuing to prepare the team tomorrow’s trip to Wolves despite the club’s approach to speak to Michael Appleton.

Rovers approached Blackpool about Appleton last night but the Tangerines have refused permission to speak to the 37-year-old.

And Bowyer said at this afternoon’s pre-match press conference that both he and fellow coach Terry McPhillips are remaining focused on their roles in caretaker charge ahead of tomorrow night’s Championship fixture at Wolves.

“As far as we’re aware we will still be taking the team tomorrow night, nothing has changed as far as we’re concerned,” he said.

“I don’t think it’s right for me to talk about another team’s manager.

“We always know things can change in football but we will just carry on until told otherwise.

“I was informed they had made the approach last night but like I say it doesn’t change things.”

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1:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

fitz808 says...

one would hope that once/if all this is eventually sorted out, bowyer and mcphilips remain at the club in at least as important capacity as they were previously.
it's been nothing but common sense and dignity from them so far, which is in stark contrast to some of the other senior figures.
one would hope that once/if all this is eventually sorted out, bowyer and mcphilips remain at the club in at least as important capacity as they were previously. it's been nothing but common sense and dignity from them so far, which is in stark contrast to some of the other senior figures. fitz808
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1:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

At least the genuine fans turned up against Bristol City!! Why did the rest have to go shopping with there wifes!

This is OUR CLUB, OUR TOWN, OUR BLACKBURN!!

Venkys Out!
Shebby Out!
Blackburn end standing PRE 1990s in!
At least the genuine fans turned up against Bristol City!! Why did the rest have to go shopping with there wifes! This is OUR CLUB, OUR TOWN, OUR BLACKBURN!! Venkys Out! Shebby Out! Blackburn end standing PRE 1990s in! makaveli96
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1:37pm Thu 10 Jan 13

NickH1982 says...

fitz808 wrote:
one would hope that once/if all this is eventually sorted out, bowyer and mcphilips remain at the club in at least as important capacity as they were previously.
it's been nothing but common sense and dignity from them so far, which is in stark contrast to some of the other senior figures.
Im sure they will go back to there normal duties..

I would much rather have bowyer in charge though.. and by the sounds and looks of the players so would they. appleton is not much older than Murphey (if at all)
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: one would hope that once/if all this is eventually sorted out, bowyer and mcphilips remain at the club in at least as important capacity as they were previously. it's been nothing but common sense and dignity from them so far, which is in stark contrast to some of the other senior figures.[/p][/quote]Im sure they will go back to there normal duties.. I would much rather have bowyer in charge though.. and by the sounds and looks of the players so would they. appleton is not much older than Murphey (if at all) NickH1982
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1:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

These two should be left in place to see what they can do. A statement was made that they would be in charge until the end of the month. They have created something with not a very good squad in my opinion that hasn't been seen for a couple of years and should be left to continue. You cant keep flitting about like headless chickens with a board trying to compete and get one up on each other as their prime objective. What is wrong with these people being obsessed with keep going for people with no track record.
Kean, Henning and now Appleton and he should have won more games with his squad at Blackpool. Rediculous with all this money and the future of the Club at stake. These are crazy times with crazy people in charge. Leave Bowyer alone and let him do a job for us. He will go somewhere else if we don't.
These two should be left in place to see what they can do. A statement was made that they would be in charge until the end of the month. They have created something with not a very good squad in my opinion that hasn't been seen for a couple of years and should be left to continue. You cant keep flitting about like headless chickens with a board trying to compete and get one up on each other as their prime objective. What is wrong with these people being obsessed with keep going for people with no track record. Kean, Henning and now Appleton and he should have won more games with his squad at Blackpool. Rediculous with all this money and the future of the Club at stake. These are crazy times with crazy people in charge. Leave Bowyer alone and let him do a job for us. He will go somewhere else if we don't. A Rover 45 years and over
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1:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

merlinrabbit says...

Bowyer should have taken heed of how Eric Black was treated after standing in. Found out he had been sacked on skysports news. Dont know about fan protests, perhaps the players should be. I cant for the life of me think why they are wanting Appleton other than he is a mate or he is with JA agency
Bowyer should have taken heed of how Eric Black was treated after standing in. Found out he had been sacked on skysports news. Dont know about fan protests, perhaps the players should be. I cant for the life of me think why they are wanting Appleton other than he is a mate or he is with JA agency merlinrabbit
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1:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Today marks 150 years operation of the London Underground.

Or if you count strikes, 20 years.
Today marks 150 years operation of the London Underground. Or if you count strikes, 20 years. makaveli96
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1:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

I've cut down my wife's trip to the dentist by over 50% so far. Looks like she's finally taking my advice by brushing twice a day, flossing twice a day,

and then keeping her mouth shut while football is on.
I've cut down my wife's trip to the dentist by over 50% so far. Looks like she's finally taking my advice by brushing twice a day, flossing twice a day, and then keeping her mouth shut while football is on. makaveli96
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1:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Bangkok Rover says...

I'd stick with GB and see how long he can keep the run going. Will be able to assess progress tomorrow night on the box!
I'd stick with GB and see how long he can keep the run going. Will be able to assess progress tomorrow night on the box! Bangkok Rover
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1:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

My wife said to the Doctor, ' Every morning I wake up I look in the mirror and I'm violently sick,what can be wrong with me. '

After examining her the Doctor replied, ' Well,I can assure you there's nothing wrong with your eyesight . '
My wife said to the Doctor, ' Every morning I wake up I look in the mirror and I'm violently sick,what can be wrong with me. ' After examining her the Doctor replied, ' Well,I can assure you there's nothing wrong with your eyesight . ' makaveli96
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1:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Apparently Jessops has gone into administration.

More on this as it develops.
Apparently Jessops has gone into administration. More on this as it develops. makaveli96
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1:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

makaveli96 wrote:
My wife said to the Doctor, ' Every morning I wake up I look in the mirror and I'm violently sick,what can be wrong with me. '

After examining her the Doctor replied, ' Well,I can assure you there's nothing wrong with your eyesight . '
Good to see you back, Makaveli! Keep cheering us up,pal
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: My wife said to the Doctor, ' Every morning I wake up I look in the mirror and I'm violently sick,what can be wrong with me. ' After examining her the Doctor replied, ' Well,I can assure you there's nothing wrong with your eyesight . '[/p][/quote]Good to see you back, Makaveli! Keep cheering us up,pal Is Eckersley playing?
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1:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

"You'll Never Walk Alone" - The anthem of Liverpool football club.

Coincidentally, also the anthem of stalkers.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" - The anthem of Liverpool football club. Coincidentally, also the anthem of stalkers. makaveli96
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2:02pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Dublin rover says...

Well done Garry and terry the fans are behind you.
Well done Garry and terry the fans are behind you. Dublin rover
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2:02pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dandy2 says...

keep Bowyer as manager till end of season.release Shebby and Agew,hire Swen to run the club, let him hire his own assistant, and be in charge of transfers .till end of season .if they get the results needed then make the posisions permanent for next season s .dandy
keep Bowyer as manager till end of season.release Shebby and Agew,hire Swen to run the club, let him hire his own assistant, and be in charge of transfers .till end of season .if they get the results needed then make the posisions permanent for next season s .dandy dandy2
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2:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

benal13 says...

fitz808 wrote:
one would hope that once/if all this is eventually sorted out, bowyer and mcphilips remain at the club in at least as important capacity as they were previously.
it's been nothing but common sense and dignity from them so far, which is in stark contrast to some of the other senior figures.
unfortunately people with common sense and dignity dont fit in at ewood !!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: one would hope that once/if all this is eventually sorted out, bowyer and mcphilips remain at the club in at least as important capacity as they were previously. it's been nothing but common sense and dignity from them so far, which is in stark contrast to some of the other senior figures.[/p][/quote]unfortunately people with common sense and dignity dont fit in at ewood !!!!!!!! benal13
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2:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Fyrover says...

I would like a statement on the BRFC website stating
Who is responsible for what at the club
Last week you had Shebby Saying it was his sole resonsabilty to appoint the manager
This week you have Shaw approching Blackpool
Honestly , I would not trust them to man a turnstile on a Satuday afternoon
I would like a statement on the BRFC website stating Who is responsible for what at the club Last week you had Shebby Saying it was his sole resonsabilty to appoint the manager This week you have Shaw approching Blackpool Honestly , I would not trust them to man a turnstile on a Satuday afternoon Fyrover
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2:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Sherwoodforest says...

Bowyer In

Three wins on the spin, great team spirit, players grafting for each other

Knows the club inside out....

Not rocket science is it?
Bowyer In Three wins on the spin, great team spirit, players grafting for each other Knows the club inside out.... Not rocket science is it? Sherwoodforest
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2:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Whittle Wilky says...

Don't worry GB, the job is yours till at least the end of the season. No manager with a modicum of integrity and self respect would come near Rovers whilst the lunatics are still running the asylum.

At the end of the season, walk away having proved to the whole world that you can manage a team despite the hurdles put in place by the Venkys,and their supporting comedy act.
Don't worry GB, the job is yours till at least the end of the season. No manager with a modicum of integrity and self respect would come near Rovers whilst the lunatics are still running the asylum. At the end of the season, walk away having proved to the whole world that you can manage a team despite the hurdles put in place by the Venkys,and their supporting comedy act. Whittle Wilky
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2:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

BRAG OUT
BRAG OFF
BRAG OUT BRAG OFF 8 Ball Deluxe
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3:07pm Thu 10 Jan 13

CARover says...

Sometimes people make the mistake of going outside to replace what you already have inside, GB & TMc may not be the most seasoned team but they are getting it done, they communicate & tell it as it is, as I posted last week, if the keep us up they have done what is expected, if they get to the playoffs they have exceeded all expectations, if they were to get promoted…………
……. so why look for their replacements, give them a chance and the tools to see the job done, they cannot make it any worse and I admire them for working for the circus
Sometimes people make the mistake of going outside to replace what you already have inside, GB & TMc may not be the most seasoned team but they are getting it done, they communicate & tell it as it is, as I posted last week, if the keep us up they have done what is expected, if they get to the playoffs they have exceeded all expectations, if they were to get promoted………… ……. so why look for their replacements, give them a chance and the tools to see the job done, they cannot make it any worse and I admire them for working for the circus CARover
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3:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

garydavies2304 says...

keep it the same dont rock the boat till the boat needs rockiing
keep it the same dont rock the boat till the boat needs rockiing garydavies2304
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3:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

Please god we need clarification now as a priority who is in charge at Ewood Park.
Shebby says he is and seemed to do his own thing without consultation Shaw went off to India and seems to be taking over what is Shebby's role now he has been usurped?

Please LET reporters its your job to ask him it may sell a few copies..
Please god we need clarification now as a priority who is in charge at Ewood Park. Shebby says he is and seemed to do his own thing without consultation Shaw went off to India and seems to be taking over what is Shebby's role now he has been usurped? Please LET reporters its your job to ask him it may sell a few copies.. bburnrover
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3:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

fair play to gary bowyer for gritting his teeth and getting on with the job at hand, how on earth can you get the players to perform to their best while the power struggle continues unnabated, ewood park is dying on its feet and the owners and clowns in charge are totally out of their depth and oblivius to the rapidly deteriorating situation,, venkys,shaw agnew singh,.and the rest of the cicus f,,, off weve had enough,
fair play to gary bowyer for gritting his teeth and getting on with the job at hand, how on earth can you get the players to perform to their best while the power struggle continues unnabated, ewood park is dying on its feet and the owners and clowns in charge are totally out of their depth and oblivius to the rapidly deteriorating situation,, venkys,shaw agnew singh,.and the rest of the cicus f,,, off weve had enough, noddy57
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3:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

benal13 says...

bburnrover wrote:
Please god we need clarification now as a priority who is in charge at Ewood Park.
Shebby says he is and seemed to do his own thing without consultation Shaw went off to India and seems to be taking over what is Shebby's role now he has been usurped?

Please LET reporters its your job to ask him it may sell a few copies..
dos it realy matter who is in charge at ewood making the decisions because they are all inept .shaby is on an ego trip when someone puts a microphone under his nose he just spews out garbage and the other two are generally conspicuouse by there abcence because they know shaby can make a mess of things by himself .
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Please god we need clarification now as a priority who is in charge at Ewood Park. Shebby says he is and seemed to do his own thing without consultation Shaw went off to India and seems to be taking over what is Shebby's role now he has been usurped? Please LET reporters its your job to ask him it may sell a few copies..[/p][/quote]dos it realy matter who is in charge at ewood making the decisions because they are all inept .shaby is on an ego trip when someone puts a microphone under his nose he just spews out garbage and the other two are generally conspicuouse by there abcence because they know shaby can make a mess of things by himself . benal13
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3:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

harrydb5 says...

Just a quick question, with Micheal Appleton recently signing with Blackpool; will there not be compensation involved to release him from his contract?

If the 'board' really want a new manager, why not continue the pursuit with Gus Poyet. He has more experience and I think he could continue where GB and TM have left off.
Just a quick question, with Micheal Appleton recently signing with Blackpool; will there not be compensation involved to release him from his contract? If the 'board' really want a new manager, why not continue the pursuit with Gus Poyet. He has more experience and I think he could continue where GB and TM have left off. harrydb5
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3:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RoversSwiss says...

Gary Bowyer seems to be the one sane voice in Ewood. Cone on Team GB.


BRAG OUT
Gary Bowyer seems to be the one sane voice in Ewood. Cone on Team GB. BRAG OUT RoversSwiss
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3:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Nuttall Street says...

This approach to the Blackpool manager tells us a very great deal about type of people that make up the Blackburn Rovers directors:
DISLOYAL and SELF SERVING - how could they imagine that a manager who had only been in his job several months would leave his new employer.
ARROGANT, WITHOUT SELF AWARENESS - can they not see that Blackburn is no better a club and, following their track record, almost certainly a less attractive club than Blackpool.
IGNORANT of FOOTBALL - because Appleton does not possess the background that is needed at Ewood Park
INSENSITIVE and UNCARING- insensitive as to the effect on the current temporary managers and oblivious to what fools they have made of themselves in the public eye for handling a straightforward process in the cack-handed way.
Venky's, Coar, The Global Adviser and the rest of them have made so many blundering errors repeated over a protracted period that I am now beginning to suspect that there is genuinely something wrong with them all mentally because otherwise it is just not possible to be so incompetent in everything mishandled over such a long time. They really need sectioning. Someone from the local health authority or it's equivalent in India need to come in and wheel them all off somewhere secure.
This approach to the Blackpool manager tells us a very great deal about type of people that make up the Blackburn Rovers directors: DISLOYAL and SELF SERVING - how could they imagine that a manager who had only been in his job several months would leave his new employer. ARROGANT, WITHOUT SELF AWARENESS - can they not see that Blackburn is no better a club and, following their track record, almost certainly a less attractive club than Blackpool. IGNORANT of FOOTBALL - because Appleton does not possess the background that is needed at Ewood Park INSENSITIVE and UNCARING- insensitive as to the effect on the current temporary managers and oblivious to what fools they have made of themselves in the public eye for handling a straightforward process in the cack-handed way. Venky's, Coar, The Global Adviser and the rest of them have made so many blundering errors repeated over a protracted period that I am now beginning to suspect that there is genuinely something wrong with them all mentally because otherwise it is just not possible to be so incompetent in everything mishandled over such a long time. They really need sectioning. Someone from the local health authority or it's equivalent in India need to come in and wheel them all off somewhere secure. Nuttall Street
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3:59pm Thu 10 Jan 13

CARover says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
This approach to the Blackpool manager tells us a very great deal about type of people that make up the Blackburn Rovers directors:
DISLOYAL and SELF SERVING - how could they imagine that a manager who had only been in his job several months would leave his new employer.
ARROGANT, WITHOUT SELF AWARENESS - can they not see that Blackburn is no better a club and, following their track record, almost certainly a less attractive club than Blackpool.
IGNORANT of FOOTBALL - because Appleton does not possess the background that is needed at Ewood Park
INSENSITIVE and UNCARING- insensitive as to the effect on the current temporary managers and oblivious to what fools they have made of themselves in the public eye for handling a straightforward process in the cack-handed way.
Venky's, Coar, The Global Adviser and the rest of them have made so many blundering errors repeated over a protracted period that I am now beginning to suspect that there is genuinely something wrong with them all mentally because otherwise it is just not possible to be so incompetent in everything mishandled over such a long time. They really need sectioning. Someone from the local health authority or it's equivalent in India need to come in and wheel them all off somewhere secure.
The circus masters motto “Insanity” doing the same every day and expecting a different result!!
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: This approach to the Blackpool manager tells us a very great deal about type of people that make up the Blackburn Rovers directors: DISLOYAL and SELF SERVING - how could they imagine that a manager who had only been in his job several months would leave his new employer. ARROGANT, WITHOUT SELF AWARENESS - can they not see that Blackburn is no better a club and, following their track record, almost certainly a less attractive club than Blackpool. IGNORANT of FOOTBALL - because Appleton does not possess the background that is needed at Ewood Park INSENSITIVE and UNCARING- insensitive as to the effect on the current temporary managers and oblivious to what fools they have made of themselves in the public eye for handling a straightforward process in the cack-handed way. Venky's, Coar, The Global Adviser and the rest of them have made so many blundering errors repeated over a protracted period that I am now beginning to suspect that there is genuinely something wrong with them all mentally because otherwise it is just not possible to be so incompetent in everything mishandled over such a long time. They really need sectioning. Someone from the local health authority or it's equivalent in India need to come in and wheel them all off somewhere secure.[/p][/quote]The circus masters motto “Insanity” doing the same every day and expecting a different result!! CARover
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4:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
These two should be left in place to see what they can do. A statement was made that they would be in charge until the end of the month. They have created something with not a very good squad in my opinion that hasn't been seen for a couple of years and should be left to continue. You cant keep flitting about like headless chickens with a board trying to compete and get one up on each other as their prime objective. What is wrong with these people being obsessed with keep going for people with no track record.
Kean, Henning and now Appleton and he should have won more games with his squad at Blackpool. Rediculous with all this money and the future of the Club at stake. These are crazy times with crazy people in charge. Leave Bowyer alone and let him do a job for us. He will go somewhere else if we don't.
" What is wrong with these people being obsessed with keep going for people with no track record."

It's because they come CHEAP and Venkys have been cheapskates since day one.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: These two should be left in place to see what they can do. A statement was made that they would be in charge until the end of the month. They have created something with not a very good squad in my opinion that hasn't been seen for a couple of years and should be left to continue. You cant keep flitting about like headless chickens with a board trying to compete and get one up on each other as their prime objective. What is wrong with these people being obsessed with keep going for people with no track record. Kean, Henning and now Appleton and he should have won more games with his squad at Blackpool. Rediculous with all this money and the future of the Club at stake. These are crazy times with crazy people in charge. Leave Bowyer alone and let him do a job for us. He will go somewhere else if we don't.[/p][/quote]" What is wrong with these people being obsessed with keep going for people with no track record." It's because they come CHEAP and Venkys have been cheapskates since day one. Harwoodstblue
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4:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

chegwin says...

Its obvious Appleton as a very short contract possible 6 months.= small compo.
Also i wish Glen Mullen and his merrymen would shut the fcuk up.
Now his chum Shebby is no longer in charge and leaking him information the toys are out the pram again .hey Glen?
Its obvious Appleton as a very short contract possible 6 months.= small compo. Also i wish Glen Mullen and his merrymen would shut the fcuk up. Now his chum Shebby is no longer in charge and leaking him information the toys are out the pram again .hey Glen? chegwin
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4:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Good common sense words from Team GB again...keep up the good work lads and keep your heads down cos the whole circus and all the clowns in it seem to be spinning out of what little control they ever had.....
Good common sense words from Team GB again...keep up the good work lads and keep your heads down cos the whole circus and all the clowns in it seem to be spinning out of what little control they ever had..... French Rover
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4:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Heidenreicher says...

Who fancies a trip to India and really giving the Venkys a piece of our minds.
Who fancies a trip to India and really giving the Venkys a piece of our minds. Heidenreicher
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5:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Heidenreicher wrote:
Who fancies a trip to India and really giving the Venkys a piece of our minds.
Probably Shebby, it's his turn.
[quote][p][bold]Heidenreicher[/bold] wrote: Who fancies a trip to India and really giving the Venkys a piece of our minds.[/p][/quote]Probably Shebby, it's his turn. greenscreener
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5:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.
Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made. Bazzer
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5:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

Dignity and professionalism in Bowyers response to being shafted. Professionalism and dignity were long associated with our club pre venkys and Singh, shafting decent people a symbol of venky/Singh era. Disgraceful.
Dignity and professionalism in Bowyers response to being shafted. Professionalism and dignity were long associated with our club pre venkys and Singh, shafting decent people a symbol of venky/Singh era. Disgraceful. Captain Dreckley
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6:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.
Allard - who? The name doesn't ring any bells Bazzer? (Though his face looks like it has) so Its probably that long ago eh..and I was never any good at history. Now I can recall our last three managers.....
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.[/p][/quote]Allard - who? The name doesn't ring any bells Bazzer? (Though his face looks like it has) so Its probably that long ago eh..and I was never any good at history. Now I can recall our last three managers..... French Rover
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6:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

I half fancied our chances of getting a positive result at the Wolves. I now think all this bullsh*t about Appleton, has put paid to our chances. If the rumours are correct, and Shaw is responsible for this ridiculous notion, then SHAME ON HIM.

Why the hell would we want Appleton for manager anyway? His record is VERY POOR. All this nonsense has achieved, is to destabilise any momentum that has been built up on the playing side, since Berg was sacked. The players have obviously responded to GB, so why rock the boat? Leave things as they are, for now.

Also, why go for a manager that is in employment, and therefore end up having to pay compensation? especially one with such a poor managerial record to date? It doesn't make sense. Having said that, nothing over the last two years has made any sense, so we shouldn't be surprised at this madness.

There are better managers than MA out of work. Billy Davies for example. He's reputed to be the most successful Championship manager ever. Sean O'Driscoll has been recently sacked by Forest. A ridiculous decision. Have Forest been taken over by the new Venky's? O'Driscoll would be a MUCH better prospect than Appleton.

Win % of the aforementioned managers:
Billy Davies 40.57%
Sean O'Driscoll 36.29%
MICHAEL APPLETON 23.81%

He doesn't come up to scratch. This pending appointment has nothing to do with football. It is the result of a Boardroom power struggle, between Shaw, Agnew and Borat. Sickening, truly sickening!
I half fancied our chances of getting a positive result at the Wolves. I now think all this bullsh*t about Appleton, has put paid to our chances. If the rumours are correct, and Shaw is responsible for this ridiculous notion, then SHAME ON HIM. Why the hell would we want Appleton for manager anyway? His record is VERY POOR. All this nonsense has achieved, is to destabilise any momentum that has been built up on the playing side, since Berg was sacked. The players have obviously responded to GB, so why rock the boat? Leave things as they are, for now. Also, why go for a manager that is in employment, and therefore end up having to pay compensation? especially one with such a poor managerial record to date? It doesn't make sense. Having said that, nothing over the last two years has made any sense, so we shouldn't be surprised at this madness. There are better managers than MA out of work. Billy Davies for example. He's reputed to be the most successful Championship manager ever. Sean O'Driscoll has been recently sacked by Forest. A ridiculous decision. Have Forest been taken over by the new Venky's? O'Driscoll would be a MUCH better prospect than Appleton. Win % of the aforementioned managers: Billy Davies 40.57% Sean O'Driscoll 36.29% MICHAEL APPLETON 23.81% He doesn't come up to scratch. This pending appointment has nothing to do with football. It is the result of a Boardroom power struggle, between Shaw, Agnew and Borat. Sickening, truly sickening! Stone Island:
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6:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Stone Island: wrote:
I half fancied our chances of getting a positive result at the Wolves. I now think all this bullsh*t about Appleton, has put paid to our chances. If the rumours are correct, and Shaw is responsible for this ridiculous notion, then SHAME ON HIM.

Why the hell would we want Appleton for manager anyway? His record is VERY POOR. All this nonsense has achieved, is to destabilise any momentum that has been built up on the playing side, since Berg was sacked. The players have obviously responded to GB, so why rock the boat? Leave things as they are, for now.

Also, why go for a manager that is in employment, and therefore end up having to pay compensation? especially one with such a poor managerial record to date? It doesn't make sense. Having said that, nothing over the last two years has made any sense, so we shouldn't be surprised at this madness.

There are better managers than MA out of work. Billy Davies for example. He's reputed to be the most successful Championship manager ever. Sean O'Driscoll has been recently sacked by Forest. A ridiculous decision. Have Forest been taken over by the new Venky's? O'Driscoll would be a MUCH better prospect than Appleton.

Win % of the aforementioned managers:
Billy Davies 40.57%
Sean O'Driscoll 36.29%
MICHAEL APPLETON 23.81%

He doesn't come up to scratch. This pending appointment has nothing to do with football. It is the result of a Boardroom power struggle, between Shaw, Agnew and Borat. Sickening, truly sickening!
Yes but Billy Davis would cost more ( a proper manager ) so that's him out of the equation.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I half fancied our chances of getting a positive result at the Wolves. I now think all this bullsh*t about Appleton, has put paid to our chances. If the rumours are correct, and Shaw is responsible for this ridiculous notion, then SHAME ON HIM. Why the hell would we want Appleton for manager anyway? His record is VERY POOR. All this nonsense has achieved, is to destabilise any momentum that has been built up on the playing side, since Berg was sacked. The players have obviously responded to GB, so why rock the boat? Leave things as they are, for now. Also, why go for a manager that is in employment, and therefore end up having to pay compensation? especially one with such a poor managerial record to date? It doesn't make sense. Having said that, nothing over the last two years has made any sense, so we shouldn't be surprised at this madness. There are better managers than MA out of work. Billy Davies for example. He's reputed to be the most successful Championship manager ever. Sean O'Driscoll has been recently sacked by Forest. A ridiculous decision. Have Forest been taken over by the new Venky's? O'Driscoll would be a MUCH better prospect than Appleton. Win % of the aforementioned managers: Billy Davies 40.57% Sean O'Driscoll 36.29% MICHAEL APPLETON 23.81% He doesn't come up to scratch. This pending appointment has nothing to do with football. It is the result of a Boardroom power struggle, between Shaw, Agnew and Borat. Sickening, truly sickening![/p][/quote]Yes but Billy Davis would cost more ( a proper manager ) so that's him out of the equation. Harwoodstblue
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7:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Heidenreicher wrote:
Who fancies a trip to India and really giving the Venkys a piece of our minds.
Indias part of our Empire anyway.

Simliar to the Falklands, Scotland and Burnley!
[quote][p][bold]Heidenreicher[/bold] wrote: Who fancies a trip to India and really giving the Venkys a piece of our minds.[/p][/quote]Indias part of our Empire anyway. Simliar to the Falklands, Scotland and Burnley! makaveli96
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7:59pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote: Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.
Allard - who? The name doesn't ring any bells Bazzer? (Though his face looks like it has) so Its probably that long ago eh..and I was never any good at history. Now I can recall our last three managers.....
FR..that last match of the season at Molineux - where we won 3-2 - seems so long ago for both clubs. How far we have collapsed. I think tomorrow nights game will be a painful reminder. I note we are in the new top section behind the goals, where they cocked up the design and views were restricted. Might not be such a bad thing.....
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.[/p][/quote]Allard - who? The name doesn't ring any bells Bazzer? (Though his face looks like it has) so Its probably that long ago eh..and I was never any good at history. Now I can recall our last three managers.....[/p][/quote]FR..that last match of the season at Molineux - where we won 3-2 - seems so long ago for both clubs. How far we have collapsed. I think tomorrow nights game will be a painful reminder. I note we are in the new top section behind the goals, where they cocked up the design and views were restricted. Might not be such a bad thing..... Bazzer
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8:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

moh says...

harrydb5 wrote:
Just a quick question, with Micheal Appleton recently signing with Blackpool; will there not be compensation involved to release him from his contract?

If the 'board' really want a new manager, why not continue the pursuit with Gus Poyet. He has more experience and I think he could continue where GB and TM have left off.
very sensible comment.
[quote][p][bold]harrydb5[/bold] wrote: Just a quick question, with Micheal Appleton recently signing with Blackpool; will there not be compensation involved to release him from his contract? If the 'board' really want a new manager, why not continue the pursuit with Gus Poyet. He has more experience and I think he could continue where GB and TM have left off.[/p][/quote]very sensible comment. moh
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11:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Garry, Terry, thanks and congratulations on a difficult job well done and, as other have said, your professionalism has been exemplary.

All I can say is please stick around boys, there's a good chance you will be getting another crack at it in the summer.
Garry, Terry, thanks and congratulations on a difficult job well done and, as other have said, your professionalism has been exemplary. All I can say is please stick around boys, there's a good chance you will be getting another crack at it in the summer. greenscreener
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12:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote: Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.
Allard - who? The name doesn't ring any bells Bazzer? (Though his face looks like it has) so Its probably that long ago eh..and I was never any good at history. Now I can recall our last three managers.....
FR..that last match of the season at Molineux - where we won 3-2 - seems so long ago for both clubs. How far we have collapsed. I think tomorrow nights game will be a painful reminder. I note we are in the new top section behind the goals, where they cocked up the design and views were restricted. Might not be such a bad thing.....
sorry late reply bazzer but so much going on dont know what to post on next :-) Yes that day we won at Wolves was some day....everyone celebrating at the end! Both clubs have fallen drastically and maybe some Rovers fans can get some perspective on the chaos at our place by looking at Wolves and seeing them below us. Nobody thinks any other club is in a mess but Wolves below us..makes u think.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Wolves vs Rovers...two clubs kidding themselves that the respective sackings of McCarthy and Allardyce were the best moves they ever made.[/p][/quote]Allard - who? The name doesn't ring any bells Bazzer? (Though his face looks like it has) so Its probably that long ago eh..and I was never any good at history. Now I can recall our last three managers.....[/p][/quote]FR..that last match of the season at Molineux - where we won 3-2 - seems so long ago for both clubs. How far we have collapsed. I think tomorrow nights game will be a painful reminder. I note we are in the new top section behind the goals, where they cocked up the design and views were restricted. Might not be such a bad thing.....[/p][/quote]sorry late reply bazzer but so much going on dont know what to post on next :-) Yes that day we won at Wolves was some day....everyone celebrating at the end! Both clubs have fallen drastically and maybe some Rovers fans can get some perspective on the chaos at our place by looking at Wolves and seeing them below us. Nobody thinks any other club is in a mess but Wolves below us..makes u think. French Rover
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