Blackpool grant Rovers permission to talk to Appleton

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Appleton Michael Appleton

BLACKBURN Rovers have been given permission to speak to Blackpool boss Michael Appleton about the vacant role at Ewood Park.

It is understood the Seasiders are resigned to losing the former Portsmouth boss and are already planning for their next manager, having only appointed Appleton two months ago.

Rovers have confirmed talks will take place tomorrow.

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5:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

willhelmrover98 says...

oh no :(
oh no :( willhelmrover98

5:37pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Guzford says...

Very dissapointing...keep him Blackpool we don't want him
Very dissapointing...keep him Blackpool we don't want him Guzford

5:37pm Thu 10 Jan 13

HHHH says...

Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.
Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2. HHHH

5:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Did someone mention compensation ? ..

- Scream if you want to go faster -
Did someone mention compensation ? .. - Scream if you want to go faster - greenscreener

5:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

shedhead64 says...

HHHH wrote:
Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.
I agree.
[quote][p][bold]HHHH[/bold] wrote: Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.[/p][/quote]I agree. shedhead64

5:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

god Im bored says...

So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!! god Im bored

5:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

I thought Keans picture was bad, this one looks like an Ork !
I thought Keans picture was bad, this one looks like an Ork ! greenscreener

5:42pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

god Im bored wrote:
So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
I think you will find Shebby saying "you know he wasn't my choice, you know"
[quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!![/p][/quote]I think you will find Shebby saying "you know he wasn't my choice, you know" greenscreener

5:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Rayzerisaloser says...

You can't blame him going to rovers
You can't blame him going to rovers Rayzerisaloser

5:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Dublin rover says...

Give him chance they went to him and he took it. I would two then agin I sell coffee so I love the chance if it came up. Lol. But come on we know there's monkeys running the club. but you can't blame the guy for takening the job
Give him chance they went to him and he took it. I would two then agin I sell coffee so I love the chance if it came up. Lol. But come on we know there's monkeys running the club. but you can't blame the guy for takening the job Dublin rover

5:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

god Im bored wrote:
So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
Forget Shabby. He's history,(apart from sorting out his compensation\)
[quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!![/p][/quote]Forget Shabby. He's history,(apart from sorting out his compensation\) Is Eckersley playing?

5:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

owd nick says...

OK, as I said on Andy's comment not my choice. but if we do sign him we have to get behind him and give him a chance.

What is going on at Ewood isn't his fault.

It does look like things are changing behind the scenes, Shebby is as silent as the grave which is a massive bonus, Shaw and Agnew are about as popular as rabies, but at least they know something about football in this country, and that might, just might mean that Venky's are actually listening for once.
OK, as I said on Andy's comment not my choice. but if we do sign him we have to get behind him and give him a chance. What is going on at Ewood isn't his fault. It does look like things are changing behind the scenes, Shebby is as silent as the grave which is a massive bonus, Shaw and Agnew are about as popular as rabies, but at least they know something about football in this country, and that might, just might mean that Venky's are actually listening for once. owd nick

5:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

blackburnsoutherner says...

Only good thing about him is he wont take no crap from ss!!!!!!!!
Only good thing about him is he wont take no crap from ss!!!!!!!! blackburnsoutherner

5:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

HHHH wrote:
Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.
I didn't think Berg was the right choice but I supported him 100% when he got the job and, despite poor results, I feel he was treated disgracefully by the owners. If Appleton is Berg's replacement I'll support him 100% too, although he's in for a shock if he thinks the grass is greener on this side of Lancashire.

I think Appleton will bring his own team with him. However, if Bowyer is asked to be his assistant I hope he's got the sense to turn it down and resume his normal duties.
[quote][p][bold]HHHH[/bold] wrote: Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.[/p][/quote]I didn't think Berg was the right choice but I supported him 100% when he got the job and, despite poor results, I feel he was treated disgracefully by the owners. If Appleton is Berg's replacement I'll support him 100% too, although he's in for a shock if he thinks the grass is greener on this side of Lancashire. I think Appleton will bring his own team with him. However, if Bowyer is asked to be his assistant I hope he's got the sense to turn it down and resume his normal duties. srvp28

5:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Pooloflife says...

If this means Shebby is out of the loop is that a good thing?
If this means Shebby is out of the loop is that a good thing? Pooloflife

5:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

HHHH says...

blackburnsoutherner wrote:
Only good thing about him is he wont take no crap from ss!!!!!!!!
I've yet to see a picture of Appleton with anything other than a scowl on his face. He looks fcking nails.
[quote][p][bold]blackburnsoutherner[/bold] wrote: Only good thing about him is he wont take no crap from ss!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I've yet to see a picture of Appleton with anything other than a scowl on his face. He looks fcking nails. HHHH

5:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

This is the old nightmare, just when you think things cannot get worse, they do.
At least he knows how to operate with absent idiotic owners and a club on the way to ruin. Which is why he got the job.
Rovers are a better job at present than Blackpool ? Wow, poor Blackpool.
This is the old nightmare, just when you think things cannot get worse, they do. At least he knows how to operate with absent idiotic owners and a club on the way to ruin. Which is why he got the job. Rovers are a better job at present than Blackpool ? Wow, poor Blackpool. noddymcleod

5:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

madrover says...

this isn't singh's doing and has shaw written all over . Shaw took him from Man utd to P.N.E . Not my choice but is highly regarded in the game . Come on you Blues. AGNEW SHAW f**k off
this isn't singh's doing and has shaw written all over . Shaw took him from Man utd to P.N.E . Not my choice but is highly regarded in the game . Come on you Blues. AGNEW SHAW f**k off madrover

5:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

maltaman says...

shedhead64 wrote:
HHHH wrote:
Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.
I agree.
Yes give the guy a chance, we aint going to get anyone of the caliber we really want with the circus in charge and he hasn't had a bad upbringing in football. Did wonders at Portsmouth under difficult circumstances, almost a different team every week and he got the best out of every player.
[quote][p][bold]shedhead64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HHHH[/bold] wrote: Give the guy a chance. Everyone is shocked but it ain't his fault we have a set of fools in charge. If he's got any sense he'll make Bowyer his number 2.[/p][/quote]I agree.[/p][/quote]Yes give the guy a chance, we aint going to get anyone of the caliber we really want with the circus in charge and he hasn't had a bad upbringing in football. Did wonders at Portsmouth under difficult circumstances, almost a different team every week and he got the best out of every player. maltaman

5:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

cboyer says...

what a way to get fans back through the gates lol? get rid of 1 unexperienced manager and get in ANOTHER please just leave venkys and take shaw and agnew with you!!
what a way to get fans back through the gates lol? get rid of 1 unexperienced manager and get in ANOTHER please just leave venkys and take shaw and agnew with you!! cboyer

6:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

Guzford wrote:
Very dissapointing...keep him Blackpool we don't want him
Have to agree the circus continues - just another job for the boys a good mate of Shaw's and if he comes a very poor appointment as time will prove!!!!
Blackpool, reading between the lines will not be too un happy loosing this man only in the job with them a fews months with no loyalty what so ever and already wants to move on. So much for his remarks about Blackpool when joining them quote 'joining a club with ambition' - pity he doesnt think the same way - yes will be a poor appointment!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY COAR VENKYS
[quote][p][bold]Guzford[/bold] wrote: Very dissapointing...keep him Blackpool we don't want him[/p][/quote]Have to agree the circus continues - just another job for the boys a good mate of Shaw's and if he comes a very poor appointment as time will prove!!!! Blackpool, reading between the lines will not be too un happy loosing this man only in the job with them a fews months with no loyalty what so ever and already wants to move on. So much for his remarks about Blackpool when joining them quote 'joining a club with ambition' - pity he doesnt think the same way - yes will be a poor appointment!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY COAR VENKYS dangerous dave

6:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

sallycinamon says...

Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.
Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan. sallycinamon

6:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

roversammo says...

I feel the same as you guys, yes he wasn't my first choice, yes I would have prefered someone with more experience, but the minute he signs, I'll back him 100%. Its all we can do now, boycotting, protests even a plane hasn't worked. The only thing we can do is support the boys and then give venkys absolute hell when they are actually at the games which granted is very rare.
I feel the same as you guys, yes he wasn't my first choice, yes I would have prefered someone with more experience, but the minute he signs, I'll back him 100%. Its all we can do now, boycotting, protests even a plane hasn't worked. The only thing we can do is support the boys and then give venkys absolute hell when they are actually at the games which granted is very rare. roversammo

6:04pm Thu 10 Jan 13

sonny says...

I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners and any board member that isnt genuinely 100% behind should be removed from the club immediately(coughcou
gh!Shebby!).

And BRAG/Glen Mullan can stuff there nasty little pro-shebby propaganda statement up there botbots, as they do only represent anybody but themselves and there master Shebby.
I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners and any board member that isnt genuinely 100% behind should be removed from the club immediately(coughcou gh!Shebby!). And BRAG/Glen Mullan can stuff there nasty little pro-shebby propaganda statement up there botbots, as they do only represent anybody but themselves and there master Shebby. sonny

6:04pm Thu 10 Jan 13

deano162 says...

Could be a shrewd move what with Blackpool fighting tooth & nail to keep him...............oh
Could be a shrewd move what with Blackpool fighting tooth & nail to keep him...............oh deano162

6:05pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

What do you say to a BLACKBUM fan with a good looking bird on his arm?
Nice tattoo
What do you say to a BLACKBUM fan with a good looking bird on his arm? Nice tattoo Colne lads back

6:06pm Thu 10 Jan 13

J.C - Rishton says...

I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ! J.C - Rishton

6:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

formerover says...

Another experiment, I for one am sick of this now, another unproven manager, one of his two wins in charge was against us. This lot just don't seem to learn do they, I just hope he is sacked when he fails to deliver us promotion, which he surely will.
Another experiment, I for one am sick of this now, another unproven manager, one of his two wins in charge was against us. This lot just don't seem to learn do they, I just hope he is sacked when he fails to deliver us promotion, which he surely will. formerover

6:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Absolute nightmare. A disgrace to this once great club that we scrape the barrel and then pick someone off the underside. Is this really the extent of our ambition and aspiration? Surely even the Venky organisation realise that this is suicide. The idiot Shaw is playing right into Shebby the Snakes belly with a move that is doomed to failure, leaving the Snake free to take over the club completely.
Besides being completely unproven at this level, Appleton looks like across between an ork and a heavilly inbred dingle.
Absolute nightmare. A disgrace to this once great club that we scrape the barrel and then pick someone off the underside. Is this really the extent of our ambition and aspiration? Surely even the Venky organisation realise that this is suicide. The idiot Shaw is playing right into Shebby the Snakes belly with a move that is doomed to failure, leaving the Snake free to take over the club completely. Besides being completely unproven at this level, Appleton looks like across between an ork and a heavilly inbred dingle. Angry From Accrington

6:11pm Thu 10 Jan 13

say something positive says...

sonny wrote:
I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners and any board member that isnt genuinely 100% behind should be removed from the club immediately(coughcou

gh!Shebby!).

And BRAG/Glen Mullan can stuff there nasty little pro-shebby propaganda statement up there botbots, as they do only represent anybody but themselves and there master Shebby.
agree
[quote][p][bold]sonny[/bold] wrote: I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners and any board member that isnt genuinely 100% behind should be removed from the club immediately(coughcou gh!Shebby!). And BRAG/Glen Mullan can stuff there nasty little pro-shebby propaganda statement up there botbots, as they do only represent anybody but themselves and there master Shebby.[/p][/quote]agree say something positive

6:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

1952 rover says...

Agnew and Shaw 1- Shebby 0. Great get the clown out now.
Agnew and Shaw 1- Shebby 0. Great get the clown out now. 1952 rover

6:17pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RoversSwiss says...

There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed.

BRAG OUT
There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed. BRAG OUT RoversSwiss

6:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

real betis hotpot says...

Appleton out
Appleton out real betis hotpot

6:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

alfa111 says...

greenscreener wrote:
god Im bored wrote:
So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
I think you will find Shebby saying "you know he wasn't my choice, you know"
Spot on, sing will try his best to make out he has no part in this latest comedy of errors but im sure he will have left his finger prints some ware on it there is no split in the club its all being staged managed to keep presure off venkys and now off shebby the clown singh.Appleton was unhappy about the lack of funds at Blackpool that he was promised in this transfer window, i take it he wont take the job at BRFC either if there is no transfer funds available, after all he will only get a six month contract and will only have it extended if rovers gain promotion? according to venkys and singh that is.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!![/p][/quote]I think you will find Shebby saying "you know he wasn't my choice, you know"[/p][/quote]Spot on, sing will try his best to make out he has no part in this latest comedy of errors but im sure he will have left his finger prints some ware on it there is no split in the club its all being staged managed to keep presure off venkys and now off shebby the clown singh.Appleton was unhappy about the lack of funds at Blackpool that he was promised in this transfer window, i take it he wont take the job at BRFC either if there is no transfer funds available, after all he will only get a six month contract and will only have it extended if rovers gain promotion? according to venkys and singh that is. alfa111

6:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

roverstilidie85 says...

What a load of c**p. serously what is goin on? come back steve kean! all is forgiven!
What a load of c**p. serously what is goin on? come back steve kean! all is forgiven! roverstilidie85

6:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
I am with you on this JC. I have followed hi career since he left Man U and have always been impressed. He is a seious man, yes, but we need a serious hand to sort us out. He will also have a good knowledge of the lower leagues and faces.
Let us give the guy a chance, if he comes, he could just be a good decision for a change
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]I am with you on this JC. I have followed hi career since he left Man U and have always been impressed. He is a seious man, yes, but we need a serious hand to sort us out. He will also have a good knowledge of the lower leagues and faces. Let us give the guy a chance, if he comes, he could just be a good decision for a change Ronaldpetercooper

6:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

OH HECK !
OH HECK ! juanbbien

6:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

What do BLACKBUM fans use as birth control?
Their personalities
What do BLACKBUM fans use as birth control? Their personalities Colne lads back

6:30pm Thu 10 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Blackpool will be laughing all the way to the bank. Loosing a not too great manager and being paid for it again. Really dissapointed with Shaw and Co he should know better than this. It's as if they are following the owners brief with the regard to the type of manager they want. I am really FED UP that GARY BOWYER has not been given the chance. Best results and play for 2 years and now we have got an unproved guy with a poor results record. I am afraid that the whole regime down at Blackburn in my opinion are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.
Blackpool will be laughing all the way to the bank. Loosing a not too great manager and being paid for it again. Really dissapointed with Shaw and Co he should know better than this. It's as if they are following the owners brief with the regard to the type of manager they want. I am really FED UP that GARY BOWYER has not been given the chance. Best results and play for 2 years and now we have got an unproved guy with a poor results record. I am afraid that the whole regime down at Blackburn in my opinion are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE. A Rover 45 years and over

6:32pm Thu 10 Jan 13

stefjam says...

Just read up the guy. Good track record as a coach worked his way up to first team. Got to give him a chance, not his fault what happened at BRFC. The Venkys etc etc etc Too many to mention!!
Just read up the guy. Good track record as a coach worked his way up to first team. Got to give him a chance, not his fault what happened at BRFC. The Venkys etc etc etc Too many to mention!! stefjam

6:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

OH HECK !
OH HECK ! juanbbien

6:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

PersianRover says...

Why risk it and when GB has proved himself - he knows good young players and the players are behind him.

GB IN!

GB IN!

GB IN!
Why risk it and when GB has proved himself - he knows good young players and the players are behind him. GB IN! GB IN! GB IN! PersianRover

6:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

French Rover says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed.

BRAG OUT
Well said Swiss.....Appleton is a sound football guy who has worked under Ferguson and Moyes until he had a crippling injury and had to retire from playing.

He then worked under Di Matteo at WBA and was caretaker until Hodgson came in after di matteo left.

Hodgson wanted to keep Appleton at West Brom but he wanted to be his own man and took on the massive job at Pompey which he won in-front of the likes of Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Coppel.

He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to - which is why he walked at Blackpool. He has had to work under several changes of owners at Fratton Park (including the Russian Mafia) so I am sure he can cope with anything that these clowns throw at him.
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed. BRAG OUT[/p][/quote]Well said Swiss.....Appleton is a sound football guy who has worked under Ferguson and Moyes until he had a crippling injury and had to retire from playing. He then worked under Di Matteo at WBA and was caretaker until Hodgson came in after di matteo left. Hodgson wanted to keep Appleton at West Brom but he wanted to be his own man and took on the massive job at Pompey which he won in-front of the likes of Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Coppel. He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to - which is why he walked at Blackpool. He has had to work under several changes of owners at Fratton Park (including the Russian Mafia) so I am sure he can cope with anything that these clowns throw at him. French Rover

6:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed.

BRAG OUT
Agree, give the guy a break - but remember he has not actually accepted the job yet!
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed. BRAG OUT[/p][/quote]Agree, give the guy a break - but remember he has not actually accepted the job yet! wilpshireover

6:37pm Thu 10 Jan 13

1riversider says...

If he gets the job, then it's up to all of us to give him our full support - no ifs, no buts. The one thing in his favour is that he has worked at a club in crisis before, so Rovers should be a doddle for him.

What gets me is the c**p that has come out of the Three Stooges since Berg was sacked. Can anyone make any sense of the following:-

1 - we are now looking for an experienced manager. We are in no hurry.
2 - we will have a manager by the end of New Years Day.
3 - Bowyer has the job until end of January.
4 - we now want Appleton.

All this in 3 weeks! P*ss up and brewery come to mind!

SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
If he gets the job, then it's up to all of us to give him our full support - no ifs, no buts. The one thing in his favour is that he has worked at a club in crisis before, so Rovers should be a doddle for him. What gets me is the c**p that has come out of the Three Stooges since Berg was sacked. Can anyone make any sense of the following:- 1 - we are now looking for an experienced manager. We are in no hurry. 2 - we will have a manager by the end of New Years Day. 3 - Bowyer has the job until end of January. 4 - we now want Appleton. All this in 3 weeks! P*ss up and brewery come to mind! SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW 1riversider

6:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

garyintandem says...

We truly have loonies in charge of the asylum.
Is this man really going to take us and keep us in the Premier League?
Does he have a winning track record?
What has he got that Gary Bowyer hasn't got??
Also, what is it with the miserable looking buggers with no hair?
Not inspired at all.

Karl Robinson would have been much better and he would have formed a great team with GB.
COYB
We truly have loonies in charge of the asylum. Is this man really going to take us and keep us in the Premier League? Does he have a winning track record? What has he got that Gary Bowyer hasn't got?? Also, what is it with the miserable looking buggers with no hair? Not inspired at all. Karl Robinson would have been much better and he would have formed a great team with GB. COYB garyintandem

6:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

adcr says...

We aren't in any position to bring in an experienced proven manager, and I am going to get behind Appleton from the start. We need more protests like a hole in the head.
We aren't in any position to bring in an experienced proven manager, and I am going to get behind Appleton from the start. We need more protests like a hole in the head. adcr

6:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pstannard4 says...

Micheal Appleton I trust
Micheal Appleton I trust pstannard4

6:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

French Rover says...

One years salary as compensation

From Blackpool Gazette tonight:

BLACKPOOL have given Michael Appleton permission to talk to Blackburn over their vacant manager’s job.

The 37-year-old has only spent two months in the Bloomfield Road hotseat after taking over from Ian Holloway in November.

Rovers made an official approach for Appleton last night, which was inititally turned down by Pool chairman Karl Oyston.

The manager didn’t take training on Thursday morning, and Rovers chief Derek Shaw confirmed the two clubs were talking over a compensation package this afternoon.

And Blackpool confirmed a deal had been done on Thursday evening, with Appleton travelling to east Lancashire to talk to Rovers about a deal.

Appleton has been away from Bloomfield Road this week – his first break since taking over from Ian Holloway on November 7. Pool’s players were given Monday and yesterday off after a tough festive period. The manager was also absent on Tuesday, though that day off was planned in advance.

It’s a familiar story for Seasiders fans, who were faced with similar speculation about previous boss Holloway before his exit for Crystal Palace.

Appleton is yet to speak to Blackburn, though it remains to be seen whether the chance to move to a club with a much bigger budget will tempt the 37-year-old.

The manager stated last week that he wanted “four or five” new signings ahead of this Saturday’s game at Charlton. But despite having a bid accepted for Barnsley right-back Scott Wiseman, Pool could not agree personal terms and are yet to have any joy in the January transfer market.

The Gazette understands the relationship between manager and chairman is fine, though there is no doubt that Appleton’s frustrations over the lack of transfer activity are growing.

Shaw is believed to be behind Rovers’ interest in Appleton, he knows the Pool boss from their time at Preston North End and thinks he’d be an ideal candidate to take the club forward.

He is on a rolling contract similar to what previous boss Holloway was signed to and Rovers would need to pay one year’s salary to Blackpool as compensation.

Should either party want to push through a move today, it would take an improved offer by Rovers, or Appleton to quit his job.

Rovers won three out of three under caretaker boss Gary Bowyer since Henning Berg was sacked two weeks ago.

Appleton was not at Pool’s Squires Gate training ground this morning, assistant Steve Thompson took training.

He has won two and lost two of 12 games since taking the reins at Bloomfield Road. His most recent victory was a 2-0 home triumph over Blackburn on December 15.

That result was Rovers’ fourth defeat in five matches and a 2-0 reverse in their next outing at Middlesbrough cost Berg his job after 10 games at the helm.
One years salary as compensation From Blackpool Gazette tonight: BLACKPOOL have given Michael Appleton permission to talk to Blackburn over their vacant manager’s job. The 37-year-old has only spent two months in the Bloomfield Road hotseat after taking over from Ian Holloway in November. Rovers made an official approach for Appleton last night, which was inititally turned down by Pool chairman Karl Oyston. The manager didn’t take training on Thursday morning, and Rovers chief Derek Shaw confirmed the two clubs were talking over a compensation package this afternoon. And Blackpool confirmed a deal had been done on Thursday evening, with Appleton travelling to east Lancashire to talk to Rovers about a deal. Appleton has been away from Bloomfield Road this week – his first break since taking over from Ian Holloway on November 7. Pool’s players were given Monday and yesterday off after a tough festive period. The manager was also absent on Tuesday, though that day off was planned in advance. It’s a familiar story for Seasiders fans, who were faced with similar speculation about previous boss Holloway before his exit for Crystal Palace. Appleton is yet to speak to Blackburn, though it remains to be seen whether the chance to move to a club with a much bigger budget will tempt the 37-year-old. The manager stated last week that he wanted “four or five” new signings ahead of this Saturday’s game at Charlton. But despite having a bid accepted for Barnsley right-back Scott Wiseman, Pool could not agree personal terms and are yet to have any joy in the January transfer market. The Gazette understands the relationship between manager and chairman is fine, though there is no doubt that Appleton’s frustrations over the lack of transfer activity are growing. Shaw is believed to be behind Rovers’ interest in Appleton, he knows the Pool boss from their time at Preston North End and thinks he’d be an ideal candidate to take the club forward. He is on a rolling contract similar to what previous boss Holloway was signed to and Rovers would need to pay one year’s salary to Blackpool as compensation. Should either party want to push through a move today, it would take an improved offer by Rovers, or Appleton to quit his job. Rovers won three out of three under caretaker boss Gary Bowyer since Henning Berg was sacked two weeks ago. Appleton was not at Pool’s Squires Gate training ground this morning, assistant Steve Thompson took training. He has won two and lost two of 12 games since taking the reins at Bloomfield Road. His most recent victory was a 2-0 home triumph over Blackburn on December 15. That result was Rovers’ fourth defeat in five matches and a 2-0 reverse in their next outing at Middlesbrough cost Berg his job after 10 games at the helm. French Rover

6:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Heidenreicher says...

Kean is keen to come back and finish the job of ruining what he already started.
Kean is keen to come back and finish the job of ruining what he already started. Heidenreicher

6:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

i8dingles says...

34 years you 6 fingered Yorkshire filth, another bit of madness today in the world of our chicken pluckers, but you still can't beat us, live in our shadow, and can't comment on your own stories....your trying to read this, point proven dirty inbred
34 years you 6 fingered Yorkshire filth, another bit of madness today in the world of our chicken pluckers, but you still can't beat us, live in our shadow, and can't comment on your own stories....your trying to read this, point proven dirty inbred i8dingles

6:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

blackburnsoutherner says...

HHHH wrote:
blackburnsoutherner wrote:
Only good thing about him is he wont take no crap from ss!!!!!!!!
I've yet to see a picture of Appleton with anything other than a scowl on his face. He looks fcking nails.
I can see it now
Ss...... excuse me mr appleton?

Ma.......what do u fnuking what!!!!!!!!!

Ss......erm I was looking at the team sheet and ive got some ideas......

Ma.....FNUK OFF!!!!!!!!!!

"door closing"
[quote][p][bold]HHHH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackburnsoutherner[/bold] wrote: Only good thing about him is he wont take no crap from ss!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I've yet to see a picture of Appleton with anything other than a scowl on his face. He looks fcking nails.[/p][/quote]I can see it now Ss...... excuse me mr appleton? Ma.......what do u fnuking what!!!!!!!!! Ss......erm I was looking at the team sheet and ive got some ideas...... Ma.....FNUK OFF!!!!!!!!!! "door closing" blackburnsoutherner

6:44pm Thu 10 Jan 13

forever_rovers says...

greenscreener wrote:
I thought Keans picture was bad, this one looks like an Ork !
I think it is Orc but did make me laugh.

Top remark!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I thought Keans picture was bad, this one looks like an Ork ![/p][/quote]I think it is Orc but did make me laugh. Top remark! forever_rovers

6:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

jim 2012 says...

real betis hotpot wrote:
Appleton out
betty's hot pot learn to spell you,r name right mate
[quote][p][bold]real betis hotpot[/bold] wrote: Appleton out[/p][/quote]betty's hot pot learn to spell you,r name right mate jim 2012

6:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

greenscreener wrote:
god Im bored wrote:
So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
I think you will find Shebby saying "you know he wasn't my choice, you know"
That's because it actually isn't anything to do with him.

Our global advisor in charge of all decisions of hiring and firing isn't actually in charge at the moment. I guess Venky's getting a bit peeved of his social skills, S & A are trying to gain a majority against him.

That said, as others have stated its not his fault theirs a circus in town and if we do get him, he deserves a chance.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!![/p][/quote]I think you will find Shebby saying "you know he wasn't my choice, you know"[/p][/quote]That's because it actually isn't anything to do with him. Our global advisor in charge of all decisions of hiring and firing isn't actually in charge at the moment. I guess Venky's getting a bit peeved of his social skills, S & A are trying to gain a majority against him. That said, as others have stated its not his fault theirs a circus in town and if we do get him, he deserves a chance. blueblooded

6:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

poo banger says...

bangs head against wall and maintaining to stay away since allerdyce was fired

appleton has been appointed, what a joke
bangs head against wall and maintaining to stay away since allerdyce was fired appleton has been appointed, what a joke poo banger

6:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Blackpool will be laughing all the way to the bank. Loosing a not too great manager and being paid for it again. Really dissapointed with Shaw and Co he should know better than this. It's as if they are following the owners brief with the regard to the type of manager they want. I am really FED UP that GARY BOWYER has not been given the chance. Best results and play for 2 years and now we have got an unproved guy with a poor results record. I am afraid that the whole regime down at Blackburn in my opinion are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.
Hear hear!
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Blackpool will be laughing all the way to the bank. Loosing a not too great manager and being paid for it again. Really dissapointed with Shaw and Co he should know better than this. It's as if they are following the owners brief with the regard to the type of manager they want. I am really FED UP that GARY BOWYER has not been given the chance. Best results and play for 2 years and now we have got an unproved guy with a poor results record. I am afraid that the whole regime down at Blackburn in my opinion are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.[/p][/quote]Hear hear! Stone Island:

6:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ghost of sceptic says...

god Im bored wrote:
So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
Nothing to do with shebby, this is a shaw and agnew appointment.
[quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!![/p][/quote]Nothing to do with shebby, this is a shaw and agnew appointment. ghost of sceptic

6:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

French Rover wrote:
One years salary as compensation

From Blackpool Gazette tonight:

BLACKPOOL have given Michael Appleton permission to talk to Blackburn over their vacant manager’s job.

The 37-year-old has only spent two months in the Bloomfield Road hotseat after taking over from Ian Holloway in November.

Rovers made an official approach for Appleton last night, which was inititally turned down by Pool chairman Karl Oyston.

The manager didn’t take training on Thursday morning, and Rovers chief Derek Shaw confirmed the two clubs were talking over a compensation package this afternoon.

And Blackpool confirmed a deal had been done on Thursday evening, with Appleton travelling to east Lancashire to talk to Rovers about a deal.

Appleton has been away from Bloomfield Road this week – his first break since taking over from Ian Holloway on November 7. Pool’s players were given Monday and yesterday off after a tough festive period. The manager was also absent on Tuesday, though that day off was planned in advance.

It’s a familiar story for Seasiders fans, who were faced with similar speculation about previous boss Holloway before his exit for Crystal Palace.

Appleton is yet to speak to Blackburn, though it remains to be seen whether the chance to move to a club with a much bigger budget will tempt the 37-year-old.

The manager stated last week that he wanted “four or five” new signings ahead of this Saturday’s game at Charlton. But despite having a bid accepted for Barnsley right-back Scott Wiseman, Pool could not agree personal terms and are yet to have any joy in the January transfer market.

The Gazette understands the relationship between manager and chairman is fine, though there is no doubt that Appleton’s frustrations over the lack of transfer activity are growing.

Shaw is believed to be behind Rovers’ interest in Appleton, he knows the Pool boss from their time at Preston North End and thinks he’d be an ideal candidate to take the club forward.

He is on a rolling contract similar to what previous boss Holloway was signed to and Rovers would need to pay one year’s salary to Blackpool as compensation.

Should either party want to push through a move today, it would take an improved offer by Rovers, or Appleton to quit his job.

Rovers won three out of three under caretaker boss Gary Bowyer since Henning Berg was sacked two weeks ago.

Appleton was not at Pool’s Squires Gate training ground this morning, assistant Steve Thompson took training.

He has won two and lost two of 12 games since taking the reins at Bloomfield Road. His most recent victory was a 2-0 home triumph over Blackburn on December 15.

That result was Rovers’ fourth defeat in five matches and a 2-0 reverse in their next outing at Middlesbrough cost Berg his job after 10 games at the helm.
He wants 4-5 signings, hes not going to get any here either despite the "big budget".

Stay where you are Mr Appleton, only the fans are greener on this side, with sickness, not the grass.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: One years salary as compensation From Blackpool Gazette tonight: BLACKPOOL have given Michael Appleton permission to talk to Blackburn over their vacant manager’s job. The 37-year-old has only spent two months in the Bloomfield Road hotseat after taking over from Ian Holloway in November. Rovers made an official approach for Appleton last night, which was inititally turned down by Pool chairman Karl Oyston. The manager didn’t take training on Thursday morning, and Rovers chief Derek Shaw confirmed the two clubs were talking over a compensation package this afternoon. And Blackpool confirmed a deal had been done on Thursday evening, with Appleton travelling to east Lancashire to talk to Rovers about a deal. Appleton has been away from Bloomfield Road this week – his first break since taking over from Ian Holloway on November 7. Pool’s players were given Monday and yesterday off after a tough festive period. The manager was also absent on Tuesday, though that day off was planned in advance. It’s a familiar story for Seasiders fans, who were faced with similar speculation about previous boss Holloway before his exit for Crystal Palace. Appleton is yet to speak to Blackburn, though it remains to be seen whether the chance to move to a club with a much bigger budget will tempt the 37-year-old. The manager stated last week that he wanted “four or five” new signings ahead of this Saturday’s game at Charlton. But despite having a bid accepted for Barnsley right-back Scott Wiseman, Pool could not agree personal terms and are yet to have any joy in the January transfer market. The Gazette understands the relationship between manager and chairman is fine, though there is no doubt that Appleton’s frustrations over the lack of transfer activity are growing. Shaw is believed to be behind Rovers’ interest in Appleton, he knows the Pool boss from their time at Preston North End and thinks he’d be an ideal candidate to take the club forward. He is on a rolling contract similar to what previous boss Holloway was signed to and Rovers would need to pay one year’s salary to Blackpool as compensation. Should either party want to push through a move today, it would take an improved offer by Rovers, or Appleton to quit his job. Rovers won three out of three under caretaker boss Gary Bowyer since Henning Berg was sacked two weeks ago. Appleton was not at Pool’s Squires Gate training ground this morning, assistant Steve Thompson took training. He has won two and lost two of 12 games since taking the reins at Bloomfield Road. His most recent victory was a 2-0 home triumph over Blackburn on December 15. That result was Rovers’ fourth defeat in five matches and a 2-0 reverse in their next outing at Middlesbrough cost Berg his job after 10 games at the helm.[/p][/quote]He wants 4-5 signings, hes not going to get any here either despite the "big budget". Stay where you are Mr Appleton, only the fans are greener on this side, with sickness, not the grass. blueblooded

6:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

formerover says...

We have been giving managers a chance for two years and look where that has got us. I dont care who he has played for look who Berg played under and what he won as a player, it means nothing, just ask Roy Kean. Absolute joke of an appointment. Experience is key in this league,Christ he only won two in charge of Blackpool, is it me or am I missing something.
We have been giving managers a chance for two years and look where that has got us. I dont care who he has played for look who Berg played under and what he won as a player, it means nothing, just ask Roy Kean. Absolute joke of an appointment. Experience is key in this league,Christ he only won two in charge of Blackpool, is it me or am I missing something. formerover

6:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lancs1985 says...

If this happens

IM GOING FORFULREFUND IN MY SEASON TICKETS THEY CAN STICK UM UPMTHERE ARSE THIS MANAGER HAS WORSE RECORD THAN THE CORRUPT SCOTISH ONE WHO LEFT!!!

Thick as hell shaw

Time for you n Agnew n shebby to pack up n go back to ******g Preston n destroy them
If this happens IM GOING FORFULREFUND IN MY SEASON TICKETS THEY CAN STICK UM UPMTHERE ARSE THIS MANAGER HAS WORSE RECORD THAN THE CORRUPT SCOTISH ONE WHO LEFT!!! Thick as hell shaw Time for you n Agnew n shebby to pack up n go back to ******g Preston n destroy them lancs1985

6:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lancs1985 says...

PROTEST TIME
PROTEST TIME lancs1985

6:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

jim 2012 says...

pstannard4 wrote:
Micheal Appleton I trust
lets just give the man a chance
[quote][p][bold]pstannard4[/bold] wrote: Micheal Appleton I trust[/p][/quote]lets just give the man a chance jim 2012

6:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

Just seen an interview on BBC northwest with Gary Bowyer in the short time he was on he came across as a decent sensible type,I don't know what to think about Mr Appleton time will no doubt tell
Just seen an interview on BBC northwest with Gary Bowyer in the short time he was on he came across as a decent sensible type,I don't know what to think about Mr Appleton time will no doubt tell juanbbien

6:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

real betis hotpot says...

I think it is clear now that Anurad Desi or whatever her name is has a thing for balding men or maybe Venkies just like to have a manager who resembles an egg.The only solution now is to pay Appleton and every other inexperienced/medioc
re and hairless manager to wear a wig and get Mark Hughes or some other capable and hair blessed manager to shave their heads and put in an application for the job and then Desi/Venkies will be well interested in them.
I think it is clear now that Anurad Desi or whatever her name is has a thing for balding men or maybe Venkies just like to have a manager who resembles an egg.The only solution now is to pay Appleton and every other inexperienced/medioc re and hairless manager to wear a wig and get Mark Hughes or some other capable and hair blessed manager to shave their heads and put in an application for the job and then Desi/Venkies will be well interested in them. real betis hotpot

6:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

1riversider wrote:
If he gets the job, then it's up to all of us to give him our full support - no ifs, no buts. The one thing in his favour is that he has worked at a club in crisis before, so Rovers should be a doddle for him.

What gets me is the c**p that has come out of the Three Stooges since Berg was sacked. Can anyone make any sense of the following:-

1 - we are now looking for an experienced manager. We are in no hurry.
2 - we will have a manager by the end of New Years Day.
3 - Bowyer has the job until end of January.
4 - we now want Appleton.

All this in 3 weeks! P*ss up and brewery come to mind!

SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
You forgot shebbys classic -" there are people available now who were not avaialble when we hired Berg."

Don't think that was Appleton was it ?
[quote][p][bold]1riversider[/bold] wrote: If he gets the job, then it's up to all of us to give him our full support - no ifs, no buts. The one thing in his favour is that he has worked at a club in crisis before, so Rovers should be a doddle for him. What gets me is the c**p that has come out of the Three Stooges since Berg was sacked. Can anyone make any sense of the following:- 1 - we are now looking for an experienced manager. We are in no hurry. 2 - we will have a manager by the end of New Years Day. 3 - Bowyer has the job until end of January. 4 - we now want Appleton. All this in 3 weeks! P*ss up and brewery come to mind! SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW[/p][/quote]You forgot shebbys classic -" there are people available now who were not avaialble when we hired Berg." Don't think that was Appleton was it ? greenscreener

6:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

jim 2012 wrote:
pstannard4 wrote:
Micheal Appleton I trust
lets just give the man a chance
no. let's not
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pstannard4[/bold] wrote: Micheal Appleton I trust[/p][/quote]lets just give the man a chance[/p][/quote]no. let's not Angry From Accrington

6:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

McRover says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,, McRover

7:02pm Thu 10 Jan 13

EwoodShewouldnt says...

What is it with Backburn Roves and Bald Headed Buffoons?

West Bromwich Albion (caretaker) Win% 00.00
Portsmoth 25.49
Blackpool 18.18

Having said that...lets get behind he guy and give him a chance
Who's next? think of anymore bald headed failures?
What is it with Backburn Roves and Bald Headed Buffoons? West Bromwich Albion (caretaker) Win% 00.00 Portsmoth 25.49 Blackpool 18.18 Having said that...lets get behind he guy and give him a chance Who's next? think of anymore bald headed failures? EwoodShewouldnt

7:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

This appointment could be the watershed we've been waiting for. If he is successful i.e. gets us promotion, all well and good. If he fails Shaw and Agnew will get the blame and hopefully follow Shaggy out the door. At that stage,Venkys might just throw the towel in and give up.on football....we can all dream..
This appointment could be the watershed we've been waiting for. If he is successful i.e. gets us promotion, all well and good. If he fails Shaw and Agnew will get the blame and hopefully follow Shaggy out the door. At that stage,Venkys might just throw the towel in and give up.on football....we can all dream.. Is Eckersley playing?

7:04pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BRFC0808 says...

Just was happy blackpool rejected the bid, but before the close of the eye !!!
LT's Credibility worse than Steve Kean and Venkys Combined!!!!
Just was happy blackpool rejected the bid, but before the close of the eye !!! LT's Credibility worse than Steve Kean and Venkys Combined!!!! BRFC0808

7:06pm Thu 10 Jan 13

McRover says...

garyintandem wrote:
We truly have loonies in charge of the asylum.
Is this man really going to take us and keep us in the Premier League?
Does he have a winning track record?
What has he got that Gary Bowyer hasn't got??
Also, what is it with the miserable looking buggers with no hair?
Not inspired at all.

Karl Robinson would have been much better and he would have formed a great team with GB.
COYB
He's not Kentaro.
[quote][p][bold]garyintandem[/bold] wrote: We truly have loonies in charge of the asylum. Is this man really going to take us and keep us in the Premier League? Does he have a winning track record? What has he got that Gary Bowyer hasn't got?? Also, what is it with the miserable looking buggers with no hair? Not inspired at all. Karl Robinson would have been much better and he would have formed a great team with GB. COYB[/p][/quote]He's not Kentaro. McRover

7:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!!
Region of £2M
Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M BeardwoodB

7:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Bill Carson says...

BBC news website QUOTE:

Garner said, "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."
BBC news website QUOTE: Garner said, "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." Bill Carson

7:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

do you know what? I've just realised that I don't fcking care any more.

goodbye everybody!
do you know what? I've just realised that I don't fcking care any more. goodbye everybody! Angry From Accrington

7:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Fyrover says...

The players have a lot to answer for
They didn't play for HB but then win three on the bounce for GB ( they basically managed themselfs)Appleton will not take any BS from them or SS
The players have a lot to answer for They didn't play for HB but then win three on the bounce for GB ( they basically managed themselfs)Appleton will not take any BS from them or SS Fyrover

7:11pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Baldly goes says...

greenscreener wrote:
I thought Keans picture was bad, this one looks like an Ork !
What have looks got to do with it? Are you some kind of model?

On a separate issue, if he arrives, he deserves a chance.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I thought Keans picture was bad, this one looks like an Ork ![/p][/quote]What have looks got to do with it? Are you some kind of model? On a separate issue, if he arrives, he deserves a chance. Baldly goes

7:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

BeardwoodB wrote:
Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!!
Region of £2M
£2M Compo? RUBBISH!
[quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M[/p][/quote]£2M Compo? RUBBISH! Stone Island:

7:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

Not my choice but I'll support you Appleton, as I did Berg. Just hope you do a better job pal.

Good Luck

RTID
Not my choice but I'll support you Appleton, as I did Berg. Just hope you do a better job pal. Good Luck RTID RoversMCMLXXV

7:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

real betis hotpot wrote:
I think it is clear now that Anurad Desi or whatever her name is has a thing for balding men or maybe Venkies just like to have a manager who resembles an egg.The only solution now is to pay Appleton and every other inexperienced/medioc

re and hairless manager to wear a wig and get Mark Hughes or some other capable and hair blessed manager to shave their heads and put in an application for the job and then Desi/Venkies will be well interested in them.
You probably didn't realise it but there is some truth in your theory.

Looking like an egg is considered to be a sign of good fortune in India. When a male child is born they perform a ceremony called Humpeti Dumpeti to bless the child with future riches. It is believed that a child thus blessed will live in a state of increasing delusion and confusion until at some time in the future, known as "The Sackin", they reach a state of total bliss, known as "Com Pin Satid".
[quote][p][bold]real betis hotpot[/bold] wrote: I think it is clear now that Anurad Desi or whatever her name is has a thing for balding men or maybe Venkies just like to have a manager who resembles an egg.The only solution now is to pay Appleton and every other inexperienced/medioc re and hairless manager to wear a wig and get Mark Hughes or some other capable and hair blessed manager to shave their heads and put in an application for the job and then Desi/Venkies will be well interested in them.[/p][/quote]You probably didn't realise it but there is some truth in your theory. Looking like an egg is considered to be a sign of good fortune in India. When a male child is born they perform a ceremony called Humpeti Dumpeti to bless the child with future riches. It is believed that a child thus blessed will live in a state of increasing delusion and confusion until at some time in the future, known as "The Sackin", they reach a state of total bliss, known as "Com Pin Satid". greenscreener

7:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Fyrover says...

Stone Island: wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote:
Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!!
Region of £2M
£2M Compo? RUBBISH!
Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M[/p][/quote]£2M Compo? RUBBISH![/p][/quote]Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages Fyrover

7:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
You've contradicted yourself a few times there son.
He took Pompey down, all be it with them having all the financial problems BUT they still got relegated.
He's worked under good managers yes but we need a GOOD experienced manager not a great coach.
Steve Kean was a great coach but awful manager.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]You've contradicted yourself a few times there son. He took Pompey down, all be it with them having all the financial problems BUT they still got relegated. He's worked under good managers yes but we need a GOOD experienced manager not a great coach. Steve Kean was a great coach but awful manager. BeardwoodB

7:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

buzzinfly says...

What a load of Pish!!!!
What a load of Pish!!!! buzzinfly

7:18pm Thu 10 Jan 13

unclejacklegend says...

This appointment is nearly as bad as Berg's. I have a very strong feeling we will be managerless again before the end of the season. Things were the best they've been for years until now. Thanks bowyer and mcphillips.
This appointment is nearly as bad as Berg's. I have a very strong feeling we will be managerless again before the end of the season. Things were the best they've been for years until now. Thanks bowyer and mcphillips. unclejacklegend

7:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

French Rover wrote:
RoversSwiss wrote:
There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed.

BRAG OUT
Well said Swiss.....Appleton is a sound football guy who has worked under Ferguson and Moyes until he had a crippling injury and had to retire from playing.

He then worked under Di Matteo at WBA and was caretaker until Hodgson came in after di matteo left.

Hodgson wanted to keep Appleton at West Brom but he wanted to be his own man and took on the massive job at Pompey which he won in-front of the likes of Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Coppel.

He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to - which is why he walked at Blackpool. He has had to work under several changes of owners at Fratton Park (including the Russian Mafia) so I am sure he can cope with anything that these clowns throw at him.
All sounds good to me, I hope he can find a place for Bowyer to be his No2.
This may be the start of a good team.
OUT WITH BRAG THE SHAGGY SHYSTERS
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed. BRAG OUT[/p][/quote]Well said Swiss.....Appleton is a sound football guy who has worked under Ferguson and Moyes until he had a crippling injury and had to retire from playing. He then worked under Di Matteo at WBA and was caretaker until Hodgson came in after di matteo left. Hodgson wanted to keep Appleton at West Brom but he wanted to be his own man and took on the massive job at Pompey which he won in-front of the likes of Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Coppel. He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to - which is why he walked at Blackpool. He has had to work under several changes of owners at Fratton Park (including the Russian Mafia) so I am sure he can cope with anything that these clowns throw at him.[/p][/quote]All sounds good to me, I hope he can find a place for Bowyer to be his No2. This may be the start of a good team. OUT WITH BRAG THE SHAGGY SHYSTERS 8 Ball Deluxe

7:20pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lablue says...

what a joke .what is happening to the club i once new going from one diasaster to another if this appointment go,s thru .time the venkys to gooooo.
what a joke .what is happening to the club i once new going from one diasaster to another if this appointment go,s thru .time the venkys to gooooo. lablue

7:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

sonny wrote:
I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners and any board member that isnt genuinely 100% behind should be removed from the club immediately(coughcou

gh!Shebby!).

And BRAG/Glen Mullan can stuff there nasty little pro-shebby propaganda statement up there botbots, as they do only represent anybody but themselves and there master Shebby.
" I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners "

Absolutely no chance !!!
[quote][p][bold]sonny[/bold] wrote: I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners and any board member that isnt genuinely 100% behind should be removed from the club immediately(coughcou gh!Shebby!). And BRAG/Glen Mullan can stuff there nasty little pro-shebby propaganda statement up there botbots, as they do only represent anybody but themselves and there master Shebby.[/p][/quote]" I think he could be a very good appointment as long as he gets 100% backing and support from the board &owners " Absolutely no chance !!! Harwoodstblue

7:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

i8dingles wrote:
34 years you 6 fingered Yorkshire filth, another bit of madness today in the world of our chicken pluckers, but you still can't beat us, live in our shadow, and can't comment on your own stories....your trying to read this, point proven dirty inbred
Ha ha ha, nothing else to throw but your very predictable tiresome 34 years since you beat us blah blah blah. I'd rather have been second fiddle to you horse loving tramps for 34 years Than have the whole football world laughing in our faces.

Ha ha ha ha, yes the laughter just keeps on flowing down at the Ewood and Bucket comedy club, and will no doubt continue to do so!
[quote][p][bold]i8dingles[/bold] wrote: 34 years you 6 fingered Yorkshire filth, another bit of madness today in the world of our chicken pluckers, but you still can't beat us, live in our shadow, and can't comment on your own stories....your trying to read this, point proven dirty inbred[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha, nothing else to throw but your very predictable tiresome 34 years since you beat us blah blah blah. I'd rather have been second fiddle to you horse loving tramps for 34 years Than have the whole football world laughing in our faces. Ha ha ha ha, yes the laughter just keeps on flowing down at the Ewood and Bucket comedy club, and will no doubt continue to do so! George.White.Bread

7:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Bordering on the ridiculous..........
..

It IS bloody ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Bordering on the ridiculous.......... .. It IS bloody ridiculous. Harwoodstblue

7:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

BeardwoodB wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
You've contradicted yourself a few times there son.
He took Pompey down, all be it with them having all the financial problems BUT they still got relegated.
He's worked under good managers yes but we need a GOOD experienced manager not a great coach.
Steve Kean was a great coach but awful manager.
Hello the bearded one, as far as I'm aware, the only people who said Kean was a good coach were SEM Kentaro, the SEM Kentaro Sky Mafia, charlie nichlos, Matt le tiss, etc etc Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean himself. I have yet to hear a reputable manager, ie moyes, fergie, rafa, mourinho etc say that Steve Kean is a good coach. Please post the link to a manager with credibility who stated this.
[quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]You've contradicted yourself a few times there son. He took Pompey down, all be it with them having all the financial problems BUT they still got relegated. He's worked under good managers yes but we need a GOOD experienced manager not a great coach. Steve Kean was a great coach but awful manager.[/p][/quote]Hello the bearded one, as far as I'm aware, the only people who said Kean was a good coach were SEM Kentaro, the SEM Kentaro Sky Mafia, charlie nichlos, Matt le tiss, etc etc Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean himself. I have yet to hear a reputable manager, ie moyes, fergie, rafa, mourinho etc say that Steve Kean is a good coach. Please post the link to a manager with credibility who stated this. 8 Ball Deluxe

7:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

buzzinfly says...

sallycinamon wrote:
Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.
To be fair that would be justified. I dont think she knows a lot about football or is even interested in it, but I like your thinking. Outside the box.
[quote][p][bold]sallycinamon[/bold] wrote: Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.[/p][/quote]To be fair that would be justified. I dont think she knows a lot about football or is even interested in it, but I like your thinking. Outside the box. buzzinfly

7:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

George.White.Bread wrote:
i8dingles wrote:
34 years you 6 fingered Yorkshire filth, another bit of madness today in the world of our chicken pluckers, but you still can't beat us, live in our shadow, and can't comment on your own stories....your trying to read this, point proven dirty inbred
Ha ha ha, nothing else to throw but your very predictable tiresome 34 years since you beat us blah blah blah. I'd rather have been second fiddle to you horse loving tramps for 34 years Than have the whole football world laughing in our faces.

Ha ha ha ha, yes the laughter just keeps on flowing down at the Ewood and Bucket comedy club, and will no doubt continue to do so!
Coming from the guy whose club are selling half the first team to buy that sh1thole of a ground which you don't even own. BFC a team with no ground that only exists on paper. Not only C Austin gone in jan but the rest to follow so that you can buy a Turd
Hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]George.White.Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i8dingles[/bold] wrote: 34 years you 6 fingered Yorkshire filth, another bit of madness today in the world of our chicken pluckers, but you still can't beat us, live in our shadow, and can't comment on your own stories....your trying to read this, point proven dirty inbred[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha, nothing else to throw but your very predictable tiresome 34 years since you beat us blah blah blah. I'd rather have been second fiddle to you horse loving tramps for 34 years Than have the whole football world laughing in our faces. Ha ha ha ha, yes the laughter just keeps on flowing down at the Ewood and Bucket comedy club, and will no doubt continue to do so![/p][/quote]Coming from the guy whose club are selling half the first team to buy that sh1thole of a ground which you don't even own. BFC a team with no ground that only exists on paper. Not only C Austin gone in jan but the rest to follow so that you can buy a Turd Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha 8 Ball Deluxe

7:32pm Thu 10 Jan 13

uo and at 'em says...

well, at least we hit the news nearly everyday....no-one will forget BRFC after we've been liquidated...

what an absolute circus.

p.s. Venky's, given you're employing lost of people with no experience but then paying them compensation when you realise they didn't have enough experience, can i have a job?
well, at least we hit the news nearly everyday....no-one will forget BRFC after we've been liquidated... what an absolute circus. p.s. Venky's, given you're employing lost of people with no experience but then paying them compensation when you realise they didn't have enough experience, can i have a job? uo and at 'em

7:32pm Thu 10 Jan 13

moh says...

god Im bored wrote:
So much for searching out an experienced manager?.
The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool.
Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager.
Fool!!
its Shaw and Agnews choice, according to earlier reports Shebby was in dark about approach to Appleton.
[quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: So much for searching out an experienced manager?. The only thing he is experienced in is dealing with shambolic owners at Portsmouth & not being able to deal with the Oystons at Blackpool. Well done Shebby, pat yourself on the back, you have found a famous, well respected experienced manager. Fool!![/p][/quote]its Shaw and Agnews choice, according to earlier reports Shebby was in dark about approach to Appleton. moh

7:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

French Rover wrote:
RoversSwiss wrote:
There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed.

BRAG OUT
Well said Swiss.....Appleton is a sound football guy who has worked under Ferguson and Moyes until he had a crippling injury and had to retire from playing.

He then worked under Di Matteo at WBA and was caretaker until Hodgson came in after di matteo left.

Hodgson wanted to keep Appleton at West Brom but he wanted to be his own man and took on the massive job at Pompey which he won in-front of the likes of Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Coppel.

He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to - which is why he walked at Blackpool. He has had to work under several changes of owners at Fratton Park (including the Russian Mafia) so I am sure he can cope with anything that these clowns throw at him.
" He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to.

Doesn't like being lied to......Well I think he is coming to wrong club then
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: There isn't an outstanding candidate for the job, Appleton will be as good an appointment as any other. Only time will tell if he can be successful. Most important thing is that he is given a fair chance to succeed. BRAG OUT[/p][/quote]Well said Swiss.....Appleton is a sound football guy who has worked under Ferguson and Moyes until he had a crippling injury and had to retire from playing. He then worked under Di Matteo at WBA and was caretaker until Hodgson came in after di matteo left. Hodgson wanted to keep Appleton at West Brom but he wanted to be his own man and took on the massive job at Pompey which he won in-front of the likes of Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Coppel. He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to - which is why he walked at Blackpool. He has had to work under several changes of owners at Fratton Park (including the Russian Mafia) so I am sure he can cope with anything that these clowns throw at him.[/p][/quote]" He looks tough and probably will be tough - but fair - and he doesn't like being lied to. Doesn't like being lied to......Well I think he is coming to wrong club then Harwoodstblue

7:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

Sky are reporting that Colin Appleton starts new job tommorow! Is this true?
Sky are reporting that Colin Appleton starts new job tommorow! Is this true? wilpshireover

7:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

wilpshireover wrote:
Sky are reporting that Colin Appleton starts new job tommorow! Is this true?
Who's Colin Appleton?
[quote][p][bold]wilpshireover[/bold] wrote: Sky are reporting that Colin Appleton starts new job tommorow! Is this true?[/p][/quote]Who's Colin Appleton? Stone Island:

7:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Mr John says...

Must be bad at Blackpool, if Appleton wants to leave a permanent job for a 6 month contract at Rovers.
Must be bad at Blackpool, if Appleton wants to leave a permanent job for a 6 month contract at Rovers. Mr John

7:42pm Thu 10 Jan 13

there is hope yet says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
F u c k I n g spot on mate. 100% agree with everything you said.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]F u c k I n g spot on mate. 100% agree with everything you said. there is hope yet

7:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

uo and at 'em says...

Chris Samba has an interview in the Guardian. nice touch from a man who clearly fought for us on and off the pitch. Talks how the players all fought for Sam A and even that SK wasn't given the funding to sign more players to fulfil the free-flowing football. A gentleman indeed and not a bad word to say about the racism he experienced.
Chris Samba has an interview in the Guardian. nice touch from a man who clearly fought for us on and off the pitch. Talks how the players all fought for Sam A and even that SK wasn't given the funding to sign more players to fulfil the free-flowing football. A gentleman indeed and not a bad word to say about the racism he experienced. uo and at 'em

7:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

Sorry, a senior moment! Getting a bit tired, meant Michael Appleton of course
Sorry, a senior moment! Getting a bit tired, meant Michael Appleton of course wilpshireover

7:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

Sorry, a senior moment! Getting a bit tired, meant Michael Appleton of course
Sorry, a senior moment! Getting a bit tired, meant Michael Appleton of course wilpshireover

7:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

moh says...

formerover wrote:
We have been giving managers a chance for two years and look where that has got us. I dont care who he has played for look who Berg played under and what he won as a player, it means nothing, just ask Roy Kean. Absolute joke of an appointment. Experience is key in this league,Christ he only won two in charge of Blackpool, is it me or am I missing something.
looks like the club wants cheap options then pay compensation when it does'nt work out. In the long run it costs more money. Like Mr Kean, Shaw and Agnew went to India and convinced gullible Mrs Desai with their vision. Hope we dont go the same way as preston.
[quote][p][bold]formerover[/bold] wrote: We have been giving managers a chance for two years and look where that has got us. I dont care who he has played for look who Berg played under and what he won as a player, it means nothing, just ask Roy Kean. Absolute joke of an appointment. Experience is key in this league,Christ he only won two in charge of Blackpool, is it me or am I missing something.[/p][/quote]looks like the club wants cheap options then pay compensation when it does'nt work out. In the long run it costs more money. Like Mr Kean, Shaw and Agnew went to India and convinced gullible Mrs Desai with their vision. Hope we dont go the same way as preston. moh

7:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

moh says...

formerover wrote:
We have been giving managers a chance for two years and look where that has got us. I dont care who he has played for look who Berg played under and what he won as a player, it means nothing, just ask Roy Kean. Absolute joke of an appointment. Experience is key in this league,Christ he only won two in charge of Blackpool, is it me or am I missing something.
looks like the club wants cheap options then pay compensation when it does'nt work out. In the long run it costs more money. Like Mr Kean, Shaw and Agnew went to India and convinced gullible Mrs Desai with their vision. Hope we dont go the same way as preston.
[quote][p][bold]formerover[/bold] wrote: We have been giving managers a chance for two years and look where that has got us. I dont care who he has played for look who Berg played under and what he won as a player, it means nothing, just ask Roy Kean. Absolute joke of an appointment. Experience is key in this league,Christ he only won two in charge of Blackpool, is it me or am I missing something.[/p][/quote]looks like the club wants cheap options then pay compensation when it does'nt work out. In the long run it costs more money. Like Mr Kean, Shaw and Agnew went to India and convinced gullible Mrs Desai with their vision. Hope we dont go the same way as preston. moh

7:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

The important thing is, is the Sky report true?
The important thing is, is the Sky report true? wilpshireover

7:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

uo and at 'em wrote:
Chris Samba has an interview in the Guardian. nice touch from a man who clearly fought for us on and off the pitch. Talks how the players all fought for Sam A and even that SK wasn't given the funding to sign more players to fulfil the free-flowing football. A gentleman indeed and not a bad word to say about the racism he experienced.
I tell you...Venkys are cheapskates and will spend fcuk all.
[quote][p][bold]uo and at 'em[/bold] wrote: Chris Samba has an interview in the Guardian. nice touch from a man who clearly fought for us on and off the pitch. Talks how the players all fought for Sam A and even that SK wasn't given the funding to sign more players to fulfil the free-flowing football. A gentleman indeed and not a bad word to say about the racism he experienced.[/p][/quote]I tell you...Venkys are cheapskates and will spend fcuk all. Harwoodstblue

8:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

buzzinfly says...

Shaw and Agwho?, a pair of winkers
Shaw and Agwho?, a pair of winkers buzzinfly

8:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough, noddy57

8:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

Upon reflection, if Michael Appleton is such a strong character, perhaps that is just what we need. With any luck he will tell the Singh his fortune and also spell out a few home truths to some other people..Someone needs to give the place a **** good shake up.

If he is such a person, a combination of him and Gary Bowyer may be a good team.
Upon reflection, if Michael Appleton is such a strong character, perhaps that is just what we need. With any luck he will tell the Singh his fortune and also spell out a few home truths to some other people..Someone needs to give the place a **** good shake up. If he is such a person, a combination of him and Gary Bowyer may be a good team. wilpshireover

8:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dansker says...

Oh no- a sad day for Rovers!
Oh no- a sad day for Rovers! dansker

8:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

wilpshireover wrote:
Sorry, a senior moment! Getting a bit tired, meant Michael Appleton of course
Colin was a legend at Leicester City but he's well into his 70s now.

Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised by anything that happens at Ewood any more.
[quote][p][bold]wilpshireover[/bold] wrote: Sorry, a senior moment! Getting a bit tired, meant Michael Appleton of course[/p][/quote]Colin was a legend at Leicester City but he's well into his 70s now. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised by anything that happens at Ewood any more. greenscreener

8:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lablue says...

RIP BLACKBURN ROVERS AFTER THIS LATEST NEWS
RIP BLACKBURN ROVERS AFTER THIS LATEST NEWS lablue

8:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

wilpshireover wrote:
Upon reflection, if Michael Appleton is such a strong character, perhaps that is just what we need. With any luck he will tell the Singh his fortune and also spell out a few home truths to some other people..Someone needs to give the place a **** good shake up.

If he is such a person, a combination of him and Gary Bowyer may be a good team.
He's bringing his own coach.
[quote][p][bold]wilpshireover[/bold] wrote: Upon reflection, if Michael Appleton is such a strong character, perhaps that is just what we need. With any luck he will tell the Singh his fortune and also spell out a few home truths to some other people..Someone needs to give the place a **** good shake up. If he is such a person, a combination of him and Gary Bowyer may be a good team.[/p][/quote]He's bringing his own coach. Stone Island:

8:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

A generous view is that he went to Blackpool in good faith and was quickly disillusioned that there was no money and no prospect and is poised to take another job.
Does this mean that Appleton was desperate to get out of Pompey (and who can blame him, he'd done a tough shift) and didn't really bother asking questions about the situation at 'Pool ? Not a good omen.
But twelve games later, he's seen the light and things are so dire at 'Pool that moving to the most dysfunctional and risible club in England is an attractive offer ?
Surely he cannot believe what I anticipate will be the PR statements tomorrow that he can turn things round, new chapter, get this once great club back it belongs etc ?
I reckon he's here for his expertise in preventing absolute mayhem on the field in a club heading for ruin.
Perhaps after 12 games he'll work out that Brum are in a worse position but could make a better offer and he'll move on there.
The club is now run by people who are eager to move on.
A generous view is that he went to Blackpool in good faith and was quickly disillusioned that there was no money and no prospect and is poised to take another job. Does this mean that Appleton was desperate to get out of Pompey (and who can blame him, he'd done a tough shift) and didn't really bother asking questions about the situation at 'Pool ? Not a good omen. But twelve games later, he's seen the light and things are so dire at 'Pool that moving to the most dysfunctional and risible club in England is an attractive offer ? Surely he cannot believe what I anticipate will be the PR statements tomorrow that he can turn things round, new chapter, get this once great club back it belongs etc ? I reckon he's here for his expertise in preventing absolute mayhem on the field in a club heading for ruin. Perhaps after 12 games he'll work out that Brum are in a worse position but could make a better offer and he'll move on there. The club is now run by people who are eager to move on. noddymcleod

8:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

passingfootball says...

it show how inorganised the board none of them are fit to be making decisions,, rovers taking on a manager whose record no better than berg, if appleton was the best they could aspire to then they would be better off sticking it out with berg, they woud have saved all that money paying people out. hope it doesnt go through,
it show how inorganised the board none of them are fit to be making decisions,, rovers taking on a manager whose record no better than berg, if appleton was the best they could aspire to then they would be better off sticking it out with berg, they woud have saved all that money paying people out. hope it doesnt go through, passingfootball

8:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

passingfootball says...

sorry 'unorganised'
sorry 'unorganised' passingfootball

8:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

McRover says...

Two great questions for Andy Cryer to ask Appleton at his first Ewood Press Conference.

Q1 - Is it true that you broke away from your agent last weekend and signed with JA's SEM/Kentaro ?

Q2 - Is it true that when you were off work last week for "familly reasons" that you were in fact in India meeting with Venkys ?

The soap opera continues .....
Two great questions for Andy Cryer to ask Appleton at his first Ewood Press Conference. Q1 - Is it true that you broke away from your agent last weekend and signed with JA's SEM/Kentaro ? Q2 - Is it true that when you were off work last week for "familly reasons" that you were in fact in India meeting with Venkys ? The soap opera continues ..... McRover

8:29pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dutchyjohn says...

What an appointment , a manager with no scrupels ,if he ever has any succes (very doubtful) he will just walk away if aproached.
He has the same record as Hennng Berg ,both took over from managers and both could win only 1 game(Rovers handed Blackpool the other win ).
So much for an experience manager ,plenty experience in losing games.
Don't come with all that crap he was at a bankrupt club like Portsmouth and did a good job ,it was the players there who did it all he had no choice as he had no players to pick from .
Can't believe how people keep saying berg did not get enough time ,how much time did Boywer have to prepare for 3 wins out of 3 .Maybe it was a fluke but when was the last time Rovers had a 3 match fluke?
Boywer was promissed till the end of January to be in charge ,what a stab in the back for the guy ,at least they got a guy with now with no princeples
Look at the guys pathetic record ,Oyston be laughing all the way to the bank getting easy money.
All these so called fans asking to give the guy a chance ,what happenend to the so called experienced manager ,why can't they keep there word and wait ,i know if they wait till the they have no time to buy anyone but this guy will not do the business .
Time to pack in going down with these owners in charge and there so called assistants.

From a depressed ,stop going supporter
What an appointment , a manager with no scrupels ,if he ever has any succes (very doubtful) he will just walk away if aproached. He has the same record as Hennng Berg ,both took over from managers and both could win only 1 game(Rovers handed Blackpool the other win ). So much for an experience manager ,plenty experience in losing games. Don't come with all that crap he was at a bankrupt club like Portsmouth and did a good job ,it was the players there who did it all he had no choice as he had no players to pick from . Can't believe how people keep saying berg did not get enough time ,how much time did Boywer have to prepare for 3 wins out of 3 .Maybe it was a fluke but when was the last time Rovers had a 3 match fluke? Boywer was promissed till the end of January to be in charge ,what a stab in the back for the guy ,at least they got a guy with now with no princeples Look at the guys pathetic record ,Oyston be laughing all the way to the bank getting easy money. All these so called fans asking to give the guy a chance ,what happenend to the so called experienced manager ,why can't they keep there word and wait ,i know if they wait till the they have no time to buy anyone but this guy will not do the business . Time to pack in going down with these owners in charge and there so called assistants. From a depressed ,stop going supporter dutchyjohn

8:30pm Thu 10 Jan 13

maltaman says...

Sick of moaning on here, dont blame the manager coming in, this club will not be the same whilst Venkys Circus are in charge.Please give this guy a chance.Possibly not the choice of the fans but lets face it not many would come here under the present circumstances.
Sick of moaning on here, dont blame the manager coming in, this club will not be the same whilst Venkys Circus are in charge.Please give this guy a chance.Possibly not the choice of the fans but lets face it not many would come here under the present circumstances. maltaman

8:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

upholland rover says...

As good an appointment as we could expect. Far more experienced and street wise than Kean or the dreadful Berg. And how wonderful the silencing of Mr Singh. This just could be a turning point. Time for the stay always to put their money where their mouths are and get down to Ewood and SUPPORT the . Or we're they never really R overs fans at all just moaners!!!
As good an appointment as we could expect. Far more experienced and street wise than Kean or the dreadful Berg. And how wonderful the silencing of Mr Singh. This just could be a turning point. Time for the stay always to put their money where their mouths are and get down to Ewood and SUPPORT the . Or we're they never really R overs fans at all just moaners!!! upholland rover

8:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

J.C - Rishton says...

McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,
Thats an interesting statement you just made.

I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that -

1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys.

2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.
[quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Thats an interesting statement you just made. I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that - 1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys. 2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA. J.C - Rishton

8:42pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill?

I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella.

Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success.

Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.
How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill? I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella. Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success. Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best. padlebrfc

8:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

77'sss says...

It will all end in tears
It will all end in tears 77'sss

8:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

shortsy says...

Well its definitely a done deal

http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11688/8389166/Blackb
urn-set-to-name-Mich
ael-Appleton-as-new-
boss-after-agreeing-
compensation-package
-with-Blackpool

Good luck
Well its definitely a done deal http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11688/8389166/Blackb urn-set-to-name-Mich ael-Appleton-as-new- boss-after-agreeing- compensation-package -with-Blackpool Good luck shortsy

8:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

sky say he has more or less been appointed tonight
sky say he has more or less been appointed tonight bburnrover

8:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

skelbo says...

Guys give the fella a chance its getting stupid now it seems like we wake up each day just to find something else to moan at!!! The lad is going to find it hard but hopefully sort out the football side of things but not even him can sort venkys etc out, we need to support the team and the new manager and as far as the rest is concerned lets just keep letting them have it we need them out but we also need the team.
Guys give the fella a chance its getting stupid now it seems like we wake up each day just to find something else to moan at!!! The lad is going to find it hard but hopefully sort out the football side of things but not even him can sort venkys etc out, we need to support the team and the new manager and as far as the rest is concerned lets just keep letting them have it we need them out but we also need the team. skelbo

8:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

upholland rover wrote:
As good an appointment as we could expect. Far more experienced and street wise than Kean or the dreadful Berg. And how wonderful the silencing of Mr Singh. This just could be a turning point. Time for the stay always to put their money where their mouths are and get down to Ewood and SUPPORT the . Or we're they never really R overs fans at all just moaners!!!
No good telling the few who post on here to get down to Ewood. It's the ten thousand stay aways who don't post on here who you should be talking to.
[quote][p][bold]upholland rover[/bold] wrote: As good an appointment as we could expect. Far more experienced and street wise than Kean or the dreadful Berg. And how wonderful the silencing of Mr Singh. This just could be a turning point. Time for the stay always to put their money where their mouths are and get down to Ewood and SUPPORT the . Or we're they never really R overs fans at all just moaners!!![/p][/quote]No good telling the few who post on here to get down to Ewood. It's the ten thousand stay aways who don't post on here who you should be talking to. Harwoodstblue

8:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

McRover says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,
Thats an interesting statement you just made.

I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that -

1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys.

2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.
I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal.
I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Thats an interesting statement you just made. I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that - 1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys. 2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.[/p][/quote]I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal. I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't. McRover

8:59pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

why do all our managers look like 70s boot boys?
why do all our managers look like 70s boot boys? bburnrover

9:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

leitchy says...

Venks or Kentaro?? Who club is it??

Or perhaps Venks money and Kentaro footballing decisions!!

JA making a lot of money out of the Venks??
Venks or Kentaro?? Who club is it?? Or perhaps Venks money and Kentaro footballing decisions!! JA making a lot of money out of the Venks?? leitchy

9:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

julespent says...

Whatever happens please dont EVER say "come back steve kean all is forgiven!!!!!" EVER!!!!
Whatever happens please dont EVER say "come back steve kean all is forgiven!!!!!" EVER!!!! julespent

9:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

CheltRover says...

Venkys think we're going for Michael Atherton. They've probably heard of him.
Venkys think we're going for Michael Atherton. They've probably heard of him. CheltRover

9:06pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge! Stone Island:

9:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

Headline news on sky sports.

Two faced back stabbing fans welcomes two faced back stabbing manager to doom wood.

Finally you've found a manager that's going to get you back in the prem and Champions league footie at the first attempt.

Keep looking up, chim charoo
Headline news on sky sports. Two faced back stabbing fans welcomes two faced back stabbing manager to doom wood. Finally you've found a manager that's going to get you back in the prem and Champions league footie at the first attempt. Keep looking up, chim charoo Colne lads back

9:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
There isn't another club in existence who would be daft enough.

But we are Venkys' new Blackburn Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]There isn't another club in existence who would be daft enough. But we are Venkys' new Blackburn Rovers. Harwoodstblue

9:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

...and he's bringing his mate, so much for the two loyal saps who filled the breach and were going to be given until the end of January to prove themselves.
4000 for the next home, it's the only option. Don't some of you suckers realise that you're not turning to give Appleton a chance, you're turning up to give more dosh to Venkys to lessen the losses on their ill-advised venture.
...and he's bringing his mate, so much for the two loyal saps who filled the breach and were going to be given until the end of January to prove themselves. 4000 for the next home, it's the only option. Don't some of you suckers realise that you're not turning to give Appleton a chance, you're turning up to give more dosh to Venkys to lessen the losses on their ill-advised venture. noddymcleod

9:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager. padlebrfc

9:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

trueblueaccy says...

noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!! trueblueaccy

9:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

whappen says...

Fyrover wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M
£2M Compo? RUBBISH!
Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages
The Oystons can spot an easy kill when they see one; fools and their money etc etc.....

This is Venkys don't forget.
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M[/p][/quote]£2M Compo? RUBBISH![/p][/quote]Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages[/p][/quote]The Oystons can spot an easy kill when they see one; fools and their money etc etc..... This is Venkys don't forget. whappen

9:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

noddymcleod wrote:
...and he's bringing his mate, so much for the two loyal saps who filled the breach and were going to be given until the end of January to prove themselves.
4000 for the next home, it's the only option. Don't some of you suckers realise that you're not turning to give Appleton a chance, you're turning up to give more dosh to Venkys to lessen the losses on their ill-advised venture.
Do you not realise that the more fans attend the more chance there is of selling a club??? If Venky's were even thinking about selling they would find a buyer a lot quicker with healthy gate receipts.

All you doom and gloom lot would find everything wrong with any prospective buyers just as a reason to stay away.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: ...and he's bringing his mate, so much for the two loyal saps who filled the breach and were going to be given until the end of January to prove themselves. 4000 for the next home, it's the only option. Don't some of you suckers realise that you're not turning to give Appleton a chance, you're turning up to give more dosh to Venkys to lessen the losses on their ill-advised venture.[/p][/quote]Do you not realise that the more fans attend the more chance there is of selling a club??? If Venky's were even thinking about selling they would find a buyer a lot quicker with healthy gate receipts. All you doom and gloom lot would find everything wrong with any prospective buyers just as a reason to stay away. padlebrfc

9:20pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

padlebrfc wrote:
How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill?

I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella.

Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success.

Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.
Better decisions - your off your head - awful appointment
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill? I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella. Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success. Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.[/p][/quote]Better decisions - your off your head - awful appointment OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave

9:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

nothing against appleton personally (although i bet a few donkeylashers have). how can any rovers supporter have it in for him - we don't know him, haven't seen what he can do (apart from beating rovers at the donkey shed).

if supporters start having a go at him from day 1, then rovers fans are as stupid as chelsea fans with benitez.

(none of the above applies if this rumour about sem/kentaro is true - then his life at ewood will be very difficult).

i think most rovers supporters' anger is the whole shambolic way the club is being run...it is truly pathetic and the squabbling between charlie careoli and tweedle dee and dum is like in the godfather where the sons are fighting for approval to be the annointed one before don corleone chooses michael.

for those who think that there are the first glimmers of light that rovers board and owners are starting to make sensible decisons - history doesn't back that up - its the old one of - if they fell into a barrel of t.its they would come up sucking their thumbs.

there is an old joke but it is worth repeating

blackburn bloke gets pulled over by cops on suspicion on drink driving.

copper asks for him to breathe into bag..."sorry no can do, i am asthmatic"

copper asks for a blood sample...."sorry no can do i am hemophiliac"

copper asks for a urine sample...."sorry no can do - i am a rovers supporter, please dont take the p.iss out of me"
nothing against appleton personally (although i bet a few donkeylashers have). how can any rovers supporter have it in for him - we don't know him, haven't seen what he can do (apart from beating rovers at the donkey shed). if supporters start having a go at him from day 1, then rovers fans are as stupid as chelsea fans with benitez. (none of the above applies if this rumour about sem/kentaro is true - then his life at ewood will be very difficult). i think most rovers supporters' anger is the whole shambolic way the club is being run...it is truly pathetic and the squabbling between charlie careoli and tweedle dee and dum is like in the godfather where the sons are fighting for approval to be the annointed one before don corleone chooses michael. for those who think that there are the first glimmers of light that rovers board and owners are starting to make sensible decisons - history doesn't back that up - its the old one of - if they fell into a barrel of t.its they would come up sucking their thumbs. there is an old joke but it is worth repeating blackburn bloke gets pulled over by cops on suspicion on drink driving. copper asks for him to breathe into bag..."sorry no can do, i am asthmatic" copper asks for a blood sample...."sorry no can do i am hemophiliac" copper asks for a urine sample...."sorry no can do - i am a rovers supporter, please dont take the p.iss out of me" hasslem hasslem

9:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

dangerous dave wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill?

I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella.

Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success.

Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.
Better decisions - your off your head - awful appointment
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
Who's your choice then doom and gloom dave?

Out with the lot of them so Rovers will be no more....

Who needs rivals with fans like you.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill? I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella. Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success. Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.[/p][/quote]Better decisions - your off your head - awful appointment OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]Who's your choice then doom and gloom dave? Out with the lot of them so Rovers will be no more.... Who needs rivals with fans like you. padlebrfc

9:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

whappen says...

leitchy wrote:
Venks or Kentaro?? Who club is it?? Or perhaps Venks money and Kentaro footballing decisions!! JA making a lot of money out of the Venks??
We've done that one.
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Venks or Kentaro?? Who club is it?? Or perhaps Venks money and Kentaro footballing decisions!! JA making a lot of money out of the Venks??[/p][/quote]We've done that one. whappen

9:29pm Thu 10 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

i have just spoken to woody and he is having the tickets printed for his creative arts dipslay at the town hall next friday.

adults only as the last time he bared his arse at the town hall a little kid asked mummy "what's that?" mummy replied "don't worry my love, it's like a p.enis, only smaller".
i have just spoken to woody and he is having the tickets printed for his creative arts dipslay at the town hall next friday. adults only as the last time he bared his arse at the town hall a little kid asked mummy "what's that?" mummy replied "don't worry my love, it's like a p.enis, only smaller". hasslem hasslem

9:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

J.C - Rishton says...

whappen wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M
£2M Compo? RUBBISH!
Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages
The Oystons can spot an easy kill when they see one; fools and their money etc etc.....

This is Venkys don't forget.
"A fool and her money are easily parted ??"

Mrs Desai would pay someone a lot of money to expain that concept to her !!
[quote][p][bold]whappen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M[/p][/quote]£2M Compo? RUBBISH![/p][/quote]Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages[/p][/quote]The Oystons can spot an easy kill when they see one; fools and their money etc etc..... This is Venkys don't forget.[/p][/quote]"A fool and her money are easily parted ??" Mrs Desai would pay someone a lot of money to expain that concept to her !! J.C - Rishton

9:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

fireonthemountain says...

From the BBC -

Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park.

"It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer.

"The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Two years with Venky's
•Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club
•Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League
•Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time
•Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership
•Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May
•Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship
The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field.

On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted .

Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised.

"I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day."

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other.

Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box.

None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC.

There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure.

Michael Appleton - the manager
•Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011
•Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011
•Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27
•Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012
•Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2
A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned.

The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood.

When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back.

On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important ," it read.

"While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime."

What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down.

The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered.

"As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."

There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes.

Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour.

The hard work begins now.
From the BBC - Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park. "It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer. "The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel." Two years with Venky's •Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club •Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League •Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time •Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership •Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May •Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field. On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted . Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised. "I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, [owners] Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day." Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other. Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box. None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC. There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure. Michael Appleton - the manager •Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011 •Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011 •Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27 •Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012 •Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2 A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned. The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood. When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back. On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important [than what happens on the field]," it read. "While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime." What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down. The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered. "As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes. Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour. The hard work begins now. fireonthemountain

9:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two.

The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season.

I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two. The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season. I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella. Stone Island:

9:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

fanny_tickler. says...

Appleton OUT!
Appleton OUT! fanny_tickler.

9:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,
Thats an interesting statement you just made.

I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that -

1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys.

2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.
I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal.
I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.
Ah, the old 'friend in the business' routine strikes again. You're full of sh*t pal. What's next week's conspiracy theory, Jerome Anderson's dad owned the sound stage where they faked the moon landing? Or perhaps Elvis is alive and well, and working as a caretaker in SEM's headquarters?

Unless you've got actual proof that you're willing to share with your fellow supporters I suggest you let this whole obsession with Anderson and his company go. It got boring a long time ago.
[quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Thats an interesting statement you just made. I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that - 1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys. 2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.[/p][/quote]I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal. I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.[/p][/quote]Ah, the old 'friend in the business' routine strikes again. You're full of sh*t pal. What's next week's conspiracy theory, Jerome Anderson's dad owned the sound stage where they faked the moon landing? Or perhaps Elvis is alive and well, and working as a caretaker in SEM's headquarters? Unless you've got actual proof that you're willing to share with your fellow supporters I suggest you let this whole obsession with Anderson and his company go. It got boring a long time ago. srvp28

9:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
Appleton OUT!
IN
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: Appleton OUT![/p][/quote]IN Colne lads back

9:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
From the BBC -

Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park.

"It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer.

"The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Two years with Venky's
•Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club
•Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League
•Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time
•Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership
•Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May
•Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship
The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field.

On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted .

Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised.

"I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day."

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other.

Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box.

None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC.

There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure.

Michael Appleton - the manager
•Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011
•Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011
•Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27
•Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012
•Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2
A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned.

The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood.

When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back.

On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important ," it read.

"While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime."

What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down.

The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered.

"As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."

There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes.

Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour.

The hard work begins now.
The BBC need to get their facts right. Bowyer has been on Sky Sports this evening saying he was happy to take control until the end of the month with the understanding that if what the club though was the right man became available his time would be cut short.

Why would the club have contacted Bowyer first? Bowyer is the caretaker manager, a temp.

Personally I would have given Bowyer the job until the end of the season and reviewed the situation then. However thousands of so called fans would not have accepted that and although results were going our way he would not be a big enough name. Just like in the Blues Bar after the game on Saturday, after a convincing win, fans were commenting that we went about it the wrong way, we were playing flicks here and there and just knocking the ball about and we have no right to do that when the club is in disarray.

We have a lot of fans that need a reality check at Ewood. A majority being the post 1992 brigade. Try to enjoy when we win and more importantly try to actually support the team and get behind the lads wearing our famous blue and white halves.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: From the BBC - Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park. "It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer. "The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel." Two years with Venky's •Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club •Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League •Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time •Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership •Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May •Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field. On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted . Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised. "I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, [owners] Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day." Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other. Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box. None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC. There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure. Michael Appleton - the manager •Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011 •Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011 •Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27 •Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012 •Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2 A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned. The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood. When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back. On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important [than what happens on the field]," it read. "While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime." What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down. The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered. "As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes. Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour. The hard work begins now.[/p][/quote]The BBC need to get their facts right. Bowyer has been on Sky Sports this evening saying he was happy to take control until the end of the month with the understanding that if what the club though was the right man became available his time would be cut short. Why would the club have contacted Bowyer first? Bowyer is the caretaker manager, a temp. Personally I would have given Bowyer the job until the end of the season and reviewed the situation then. However thousands of so called fans would not have accepted that and although results were going our way he would not be a big enough name. Just like in the Blues Bar after the game on Saturday, after a convincing win, fans were commenting that we went about it the wrong way, we were playing flicks here and there and just knocking the ball about and we have no right to do that when the club is in disarray. We have a lot of fans that need a reality check at Ewood. A majority being the post 1992 brigade. Try to enjoy when we win and more importantly try to actually support the team and get behind the lads wearing our famous blue and white halves. padlebrfc

9:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

Anti-depressants selling faster than heroin on the streets around shadsworth.

K L U
U T C
Anti-depressants selling faster than heroin on the streets around shadsworth. K L U U T C Colne lads back

9:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

Fyrover wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote:
Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!!
Region of £2M
£2M Compo? RUBBISH!
Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages
Just what's being branded about.
Like half the boll ocks people talk on here I'm merely contributing with my own.
Take it or leave it, I've heard it's in that region.
A years wages, a stage 1 contract release (whatever that is) plus extra staff compensation = £2m
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: Compensation agreed, look on SSN now!!!! Region of £2M[/p][/quote]£2M Compo? RUBBISH![/p][/quote]Why would it be £2m thats 4 years wages[/p][/quote]Just what's being branded about. Like half the boll ocks people talk on here I'm merely contributing with my own. Take it or leave it, I've heard it's in that region. A years wages, a stage 1 contract release (whatever that is) plus extra staff compensation = £2m BeardwoodB

9:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
You've contradicted yourself a few times there son.
He took Pompey down, all be it with them having all the financial problems BUT they still got relegated.
He's worked under good managers yes but we need a GOOD experienced manager not a great coach.
Steve Kean was a great coach but awful manager.
Hello the bearded one, as far as I'm aware, the only people who said Kean was a good coach were SEM Kentaro, the SEM Kentaro Sky Mafia, charlie nichlos, Matt le tiss, etc etc Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean himself. I have yet to hear a reputable manager, ie moyes, fergie, rafa, mourinho etc say that Steve Kean is a good coach. Please post the link to a manager with credibility who stated this.
Big Sam employed the guy.
He's creditable in my eyes.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]You've contradicted yourself a few times there son. He took Pompey down, all be it with them having all the financial problems BUT they still got relegated. He's worked under good managers yes but we need a GOOD experienced manager not a great coach. Steve Kean was a great coach but awful manager.[/p][/quote]Hello the bearded one, as far as I'm aware, the only people who said Kean was a good coach were SEM Kentaro, the SEM Kentaro Sky Mafia, charlie nichlos, Matt le tiss, etc etc Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean himself. I have yet to hear a reputable manager, ie moyes, fergie, rafa, mourinho etc say that Steve Kean is a good coach. Please post the link to a manager with credibility who stated this.[/p][/quote]Big Sam employed the guy. He's creditable in my eyes. BeardwoodB

9:55pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

Stone Island: wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two.

The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season.

I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.
Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side.

I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two. The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season. I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.[/p][/quote]Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side. I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him. padlebrfc

9:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
From the BBC -

Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park.

"It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer.

"The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Two years with Venky's
•Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club
•Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League
•Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time
•Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership
•Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May
•Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship
The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field.

On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted .

Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised.

"I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day."

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other.

Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box.

None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC.

There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure.

Michael Appleton - the manager
•Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011
•Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011
•Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27
•Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012
•Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2
A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned.

The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood.

When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back.

On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important ," it read.

"While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime."

What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down.

The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered.

"As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."

There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes.

Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour.

The hard work begins now.
Interesting post although BRAG getting in bed with Shaggy is a massive own goal. I saw the interview when shaggy said pedersen was a pensioner and the BRAG monkeys sat there next to shaggy nodding at his every word.
Shaggy after all is the same guy who said giggs should play centre half and steven gerrards best position was right back. Not to mention last weeks bizarre interview where he said we had just won six points and eveyone who phoned up was called Robbie.
BRAG out you've backed the wrong halfwit still two halfwitts make a whole as they say.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: From the BBC - Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park. "It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer. "The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel." Two years with Venky's •Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club •Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League •Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time •Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership •Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May •Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field. On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted . Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised. "I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, [owners] Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day." Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other. Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box. None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC. There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure. Michael Appleton - the manager •Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011 •Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011 •Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27 •Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012 •Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2 A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned. The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood. When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back. On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important [than what happens on the field]," it read. "While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime." What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down. The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered. "As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes. Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour. The hard work begins now.[/p][/quote]Interesting post although BRAG getting in bed with Shaggy is a massive own goal. I saw the interview when shaggy said pedersen was a pensioner and the BRAG monkeys sat there next to shaggy nodding at his every word. Shaggy after all is the same guy who said giggs should play centre half and steven gerrards best position was right back. Not to mention last weeks bizarre interview where he said we had just won six points and eveyone who phoned up was called Robbie. BRAG out you've backed the wrong halfwit still two halfwitts make a whole as they say. 8 Ball Deluxe

10:04pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
From the BBC -

Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park.

"It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer.

"The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Two years with Venky's
•Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club
•Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League
•Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time
•Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership
•Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May
•Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship
The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field.

On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted .

Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised.

"I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day."

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other.

Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box.

None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC.

There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure.

Michael Appleton - the manager
•Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011
•Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011
•Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27
•Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012
•Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2
A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned.

The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood.

When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back.

On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important ," it read.

"While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime."

What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down.

The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered.

"As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."

There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes.

Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour.

The hard work begins now.
Interesting post although BRAG getting in bed with Shaggy is a massive own goal. I saw the interview when shaggy said pedersen was a pensioner and the BRAG monkeys sat there next to shaggy nodding at his every word.
Shaggy after all is the same guy who said giggs should play centre half and steven gerrards best position was right back. Not to mention last weeks bizarre interview where he said we had just won six points and eveyone who phoned up was called Robbie.
BRAG out you've backed the wrong halfwit still two halfwitts make a whole as they say.
BRAG are as embarrassing as the Venky's.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: From the BBC - Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park. "It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer. "The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel." Two years with Venky's •Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club •Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League •Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time •Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership •Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May •Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field. On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted . Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised. "I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, [owners] Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day." Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other. Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box. None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC. There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure. Michael Appleton - the manager •Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011 •Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011 •Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27 •Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012 •Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2 A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned. The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood. When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back. On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important [than what happens on the field]," it read. "While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime." What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down. The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered. "As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes. Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour. The hard work begins now.[/p][/quote]Interesting post although BRAG getting in bed with Shaggy is a massive own goal. I saw the interview when shaggy said pedersen was a pensioner and the BRAG monkeys sat there next to shaggy nodding at his every word. Shaggy after all is the same guy who said giggs should play centre half and steven gerrards best position was right back. Not to mention last weeks bizarre interview where he said we had just won six points and eveyone who phoned up was called Robbie. BRAG out you've backed the wrong halfwit still two halfwitts make a whole as they say.[/p][/quote]BRAG are as embarrassing as the Venky's. padlebrfc

10:05pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Arthur Labore says...

utter chaos !
Venkys/Singh/Agnew/S
haw OUT!
utter chaos ! Venkys/Singh/Agnew/S haw OUT! Arthur Labore

10:11pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two.

The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season.

I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.
Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side.

I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.
Neither Davies or O'Driscoll have the credentials to manage Rovers? PMSL What? and Appleton has?

Billy Davies win ratio = 40.57%
O'Driscoll = 36.29%
Appleton = 23.81%

Appleton has won TWO from TWELVE at Blackpool. What qualifies him to manage Rovers?
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two. The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season. I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.[/p][/quote]Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side. I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.[/p][/quote]Neither Davies or O'Driscoll have the credentials to manage Rovers? PMSL What? and Appleton has? Billy Davies win ratio = 40.57% O'Driscoll = 36.29% Appleton = 23.81% Appleton has won TWO from TWELVE at Blackpool. What qualifies him to manage Rovers? Stone Island:

10:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

baldie says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
From the BBC -

Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park.

"It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer.

"The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Two years with Venky's
•Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club
•Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League
•Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time
•Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership
•Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May
•Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship
The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field.

On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted .

Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised.

"I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day."

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other.

Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box.

None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC.

There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure.

Michael Appleton - the manager
•Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011
•Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011
•Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27
•Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012
•Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2
A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned.

The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood.

When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back.

On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important ," it read.

"While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime."

What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down.

The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered.

"As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."

There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes.

Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour.

The hard work begins now.
I'm assuming that by pointing out that Appleton only lost 27 of his 51 games at Portsmouth,you are,in fact,behind his appointment.
Otherwise,you must be really badly informed.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: From the BBC - Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park. "It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer. "The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel." Two years with Venky's •Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club •Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League •Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time •Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership •Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May •Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field. On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted . Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised. "I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, [owners] Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day." Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other. Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box. None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC. There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure. Michael Appleton - the manager •Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011 •Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011 •Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27 •Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012 •Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2 A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned. The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood. When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back. On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important [than what happens on the field]," it read. "While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime." What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down. The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered. "As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes. Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour. The hard work begins now.[/p][/quote]I'm assuming that by pointing out that Appleton only lost 27 of his 51 games at Portsmouth,you are,in fact,behind his appointment. Otherwise,you must be really badly informed. baldie

10:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

sallycinamon wrote:
Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.
Yes he would be too old to start again at a new Club.
[quote][p][bold]sallycinamon[/bold] wrote: Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.[/p][/quote]Yes he would be too old to start again at a new Club. A Rover 45 years and over

10:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

French Rover says...

padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
good and fair comments Mr P.....further to your point - Appleton may have won only two matches but he only lost two matches out of twelve. Got to give the guy a chance, his background says he deserves that much respect at least. Ferguson likes him so we may still get some loans form OT.....
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]good and fair comments Mr P.....further to your point - Appleton may have won only two matches but he only lost two matches out of twelve. Got to give the guy a chance, his background says he deserves that much respect at least. Ferguson likes him so we may still get some loans form OT..... French Rover

10:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

baldie says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
sallycinamon wrote:
Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.
Yes he would be too old to start again at a new Club.
They don't really believe what they're saying,it's just this week's excuse for not going.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sallycinamon[/bold] wrote: Time to stop finding fault. If they appointed fergie the fans would find a reason to moan.[/p][/quote]Yes he would be too old to start again at a new Club.[/p][/quote]They don't really believe what they're saying,it's just this week's excuse for not going. baldie

10:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer. 8 Ball Deluxe

10:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

CheltRover says...

padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two.

The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season.

I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.
Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side.

I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.
If youd choose bowyer over Davies or odriscol then it shows how little you know. We need an experienced manager. Even bowyer knows he's not up to the job
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two. The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season. I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.[/p][/quote]Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side. I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.[/p][/quote]If youd choose bowyer over Davies or odriscol then it shows how little you know. We need an experienced manager. Even bowyer knows he's not up to the job CheltRover

10:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

baldie says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
What is all this win ratio bo11ocks?
How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer.[/p][/quote]What is all this win ratio bo11ocks? How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth? baldie

10:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

Colne lads back wrote:
What do BLACKBUM fans use as birth control?
Their personalities
What do Bonleh lads use as birth control?

The other holes.
[quote][p][bold]Colne lads back[/bold] wrote: What do BLACKBUM fans use as birth control? Their personalities[/p][/quote]What do Bonleh lads use as birth control? The other holes. blueblooded

10:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

Stone Island: wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two.

The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season.

I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.
Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side.

I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.
Neither Davies or O'Driscoll have the credentials to manage Rovers? PMSL What? and Appleton has?

Billy Davies win ratio = 40.57%
O'Driscoll = 36.29%
Appleton = 23.81%

Appleton has won TWO from TWELVE at Blackpool. What qualifies him to manage Rovers?
Not that I have to explain myself to you, all I need to say is that I would rather have a young promising manager than a manager who has a wealth of experience at being mediocre at best. Appleton has a lot to prove and is a grafter. Remember, this is about personal opinion. Davies and O'Driscoll would not command any more respect from the players and fans than Appleton. I don't think the win ratio's are comparable when Appleton has only managed 70 games or so. Appleton's 23% is down to a majority of his games managing a club where the squad was totally ripped apart, more so than ours has been in the last 2 years. Win ratio's mean nothing when you omit the circumstances in which they were achieved.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two. The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season. I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.[/p][/quote]Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side. I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.[/p][/quote]Neither Davies or O'Driscoll have the credentials to manage Rovers? PMSL What? and Appleton has? Billy Davies win ratio = 40.57% O'Driscoll = 36.29% Appleton = 23.81% Appleton has won TWO from TWELVE at Blackpool. What qualifies him to manage Rovers?[/p][/quote]Not that I have to explain myself to you, all I need to say is that I would rather have a young promising manager than a manager who has a wealth of experience at being mediocre at best. Appleton has a lot to prove and is a grafter. Remember, this is about personal opinion. Davies and O'Driscoll would not command any more respect from the players and fans than Appleton. I don't think the win ratio's are comparable when Appleton has only managed 70 games or so. Appleton's 23% is down to a majority of his games managing a club where the squad was totally ripped apart, more so than ours has been in the last 2 years. Win ratio's mean nothing when you omit the circumstances in which they were achieved. padlebrfc

10:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

submin01 says...

Rule One. How to run a football club.
When in a hole stop digging.
Rule One. How to run a football club. When in a hole stop digging. submin01

10:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

forever_rovers says...

dangerous dave wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill?

I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella.

Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success.

Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.
Better decisions - your off your head - awful appointment
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
I am not predicting doom & gloom just observing another PR debacle with no coherent message and poor decision making.

Our best run post Sam triggers rush to trade promising Bowyer for grumpy unknown with dodgy record.

You can paint it pink but the club is already a shadow of its pre-Venkys form.

Venkys are the worst owners Rovers have ever had.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: How's about the doom and gloom brigade giving Appleton a chance? I think it's a good appointment. 12 months ago we would have taken him in place of K&@n and we were in the Prem back then. What's changed now? Who is really out there who we could afford, attract or who really fits the bill? I think some people need a reality check. We are a mid table Championship side with no money in a mill town in the north of England. What we need is a grafter who wont take any sh!t from anybody. This is the fella. Maybe the owners and the board are turning the corner, making better decisions. Lets hope thats the case because if most people got their way and Venky's walked away we would be finished. There would be no more BRFC. Lets get behind the manager and aid his success. Welcome to our club Michael, I wish you all the best.[/p][/quote]Better decisions - your off your head - awful appointment OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]I am not predicting doom & gloom just observing another PR debacle with no coherent message and poor decision making. Our best run post Sam triggers rush to trade promising Bowyer for grumpy unknown with dodgy record. You can paint it pink but the club is already a shadow of its pre-Venkys form. Venkys are the worst owners Rovers have ever had. forever_rovers

10:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
What is all this win ratio bo11ocks?
How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?
Its all on wikipedia as historical fact
If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated
Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject?
So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer.[/p][/quote]What is all this win ratio bo11ocks? How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?[/p][/quote]Its all on wikipedia as historical fact If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject? So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is? 8 Ball Deluxe

10:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

tkrypton says...

Colne lads back wrote:
What do you say to a BLACKBUM fan with a good looking bird on his arm?
Nice tattoo
Jimmy Savile fixed it for you to milk a cow blind-folded, and you evidently enjoyed it, as it left no trace of a scar on your emotional development.
[quote][p][bold]Colne lads back[/bold] wrote: What do you say to a BLACKBUM fan with a good looking bird on his arm? Nice tattoo[/p][/quote]Jimmy Savile fixed it for you to milk a cow blind-folded, and you evidently enjoyed it, as it left no trace of a scar on your emotional development. tkrypton

10:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
i have just spoken to woody and he is having the tickets printed for his creative arts dipslay at the town hall next friday.

adults only as the last time he bared his arse at the town hall a little kid asked mummy "what's that?" mummy replied "don't worry my love, it's like a p.enis, only smaller".
Truckload of safety barriers dropped off there this morning, starting to think this could be Blackburns biggest crowd of the season.

I hear the bookies are taking odds on what will be tattooed across both buttocks...!
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: i have just spoken to woody and he is having the tickets printed for his creative arts dipslay at the town hall next friday. adults only as the last time he bared his arse at the town hall a little kid asked mummy "what's that?" mummy replied "don't worry my love, it's like a p.enis, only smaller".[/p][/quote]Truckload of safety barriers dropped off there this morning, starting to think this could be Blackburns biggest crowd of the season. I hear the bookies are taking odds on what will be tattooed across both buttocks...! greenscreener

10:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

padlebrfc says...

CheltRover wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
padlebrfc wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge!
Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough.

I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.
There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two.

The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season.

I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.
Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side.

I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.
If youd choose bowyer over Davies or odriscol then it shows how little you know. We need an experienced manager. Even bowyer knows he's not up to the job
Because I disagree with you and others on here doesn't mean I know little. I know how to support my team through thick and thin and not hang on every bullsh!t word the press prints.

Bowyer never quoted he doesn't want the job or that he wasn't up to the job. He just got on with the job in hand.
[quote][p][bold]CheltRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I think this pending appointment could make footballing history. Because i'd be amazed if any manager, had EVER been poached from another club, having won just TWO of his first 12 games in charge![/p][/quote]Maybe so, but maybe Rovers are not the only club that tinker with the managers decisions and break promises. Appleton couldn't get out of Blackpool quick enough. I will still support the manager if he only wins 2 out of his first 12 games at Ewood. A manager needs a lot more than 12 games to get a club working his own way. However, the spirit of the squad and with the players being on a high gives the new manager a better start than a majority of others out there. Bowyer will still be in charge for the Wolves game and I fancy us there then hand the reigns over to the new man. For me Bowyer would ideally go back to reserve team manager.[/p][/quote]There are better managers out there, and out of work, with proper, proven, decent records in the Championship. Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll, to name but two. The players obviously had respect for, and were playing for GB. They will be dumbfounded at this appointment, and it could destroy morale and confidence among the players, at a crucial part of the season. I'd rather they stuck with GB, than take a chance on this fella.[/p][/quote]Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll??? Don't make me laugh. Neither have the credentials to manage the Rovers unless we want to establish ourselves as a mediocre second rate side. I too would have stuck with Bowyer but reading various message boards not many other 'fans' would have been suited to that decision and as soon as we started to drop points the usual suspects would have turned on him.[/p][/quote]If youd choose bowyer over Davies or odriscol then it shows how little you know. We need an experienced manager. Even bowyer knows he's not up to the job[/p][/quote]Because I disagree with you and others on here doesn't mean I know little. I know how to support my team through thick and thin and not hang on every bullsh!t word the press prints. Bowyer never quoted he doesn't want the job or that he wasn't up to the job. He just got on with the job in hand. padlebrfc

10:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Accy Phil says...

I dont think Appleton will suffer fools gladly! Give him a chance. It might work, it might not, but to write someone off before his tenure starts is pathetic. Get behind your team!!!!
I dont think Appleton will suffer fools gladly! Give him a chance. It might work, it might not, but to write someone off before his tenure starts is pathetic. Get behind your team!!!! Accy Phil

10:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

baldie says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
What is all this win ratio bo11ocks?
How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?
Its all on wikipedia as historical fact
If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated
Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject?
So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?
I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer.[/p][/quote]What is all this win ratio bo11ocks? How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?[/p][/quote]Its all on wikipedia as historical fact If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject? So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?[/p][/quote]I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea? baldie

10:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BlueSkies says...

Give the guy a chance. We have to, we don't actually have a say in the matter.

At Pompey, it was Mission Impossible so nobody can really give a fair assessment of his ability to manage, coach and steer a club.

It might even be another Mission Impossible if the in-fighting in the 'corridors of power' at Ewood continue and he isn't given any proper support or backing.

I'm actually surprised anyone at all has stepped forward to take on this task, so good luck to him.

I'd now like some stability at the club, no more dramas for a while and for everyone to concentrate on the football for a change, but as we are in our 3rd year of turmoil and unrest I think that may yet be a tad optimistic.
Give the guy a chance. We have to, we don't actually have a say in the matter. At Pompey, it was Mission Impossible so nobody can really give a fair assessment of his ability to manage, coach and steer a club. It might even be another Mission Impossible if the in-fighting in the 'corridors of power' at Ewood continue and he isn't given any proper support or backing. I'm actually surprised anyone at all has stepped forward to take on this task, so good luck to him. I'd now like some stability at the club, no more dramas for a while and for everyone to concentrate on the football for a change, but as we are in our 3rd year of turmoil and unrest I think that may yet be a tad optimistic. BlueSkies

11:02pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
What is all this win ratio bo11ocks?
How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?
Its all on wikipedia as historical fact
If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated
Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject?
So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?
I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?
No, moyes has a good win ratio at 44% which will keep you in a division, all I am saying is if you have a manger with a 23% win ratio, you get relegated, happens in any division you are in from premier league to unibond central.
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer.[/p][/quote]What is all this win ratio bo11ocks? How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?[/p][/quote]Its all on wikipedia as historical fact If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject? So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?[/p][/quote]I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?[/p][/quote]No, moyes has a good win ratio at 44% which will keep you in a division, all I am saying is if you have a manger with a 23% win ratio, you get relegated, happens in any division you are in from premier league to unibond central. 8 Ball Deluxe

11:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

BlueSkies wrote:
Give the guy a chance. We have to, we don't actually have a say in the matter.

At Pompey, it was Mission Impossible so nobody can really give a fair assessment of his ability to manage, coach and steer a club.

It might even be another Mission Impossible if the in-fighting in the 'corridors of power' at Ewood continue and he isn't given any proper support or backing.

I'm actually surprised anyone at all has stepped forward to take on this task, so good luck to him.

I'd now like some stability at the club, no more dramas for a while and for everyone to concentrate on the football for a change, but as we are in our 3rd year of turmoil and unrest I think that may yet be a tad optimistic.
If they appoint him I will give him a shot and will support him just as I did Berg and Kean before him, but this guys record is worse than Bergs, even Bergs win ratio was 38% including Rovers matches so don't expect too much from him witha 23% win ratio, its even worse than Paul inces record who was 28% at Rovers so what I am saying is, its a bad appointment on paper.
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: Give the guy a chance. We have to, we don't actually have a say in the matter. At Pompey, it was Mission Impossible so nobody can really give a fair assessment of his ability to manage, coach and steer a club. It might even be another Mission Impossible if the in-fighting in the 'corridors of power' at Ewood continue and he isn't given any proper support or backing. I'm actually surprised anyone at all has stepped forward to take on this task, so good luck to him. I'd now like some stability at the club, no more dramas for a while and for everyone to concentrate on the football for a change, but as we are in our 3rd year of turmoil and unrest I think that may yet be a tad optimistic.[/p][/quote]If they appoint him I will give him a shot and will support him just as I did Berg and Kean before him, but this guys record is worse than Bergs, even Bergs win ratio was 38% including Rovers matches so don't expect too much from him witha 23% win ratio, its even worse than Paul inces record who was 28% at Rovers so what I am saying is, its a bad appointment on paper. 8 Ball Deluxe

11:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

baldie says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
What is all this win ratio bo11ocks?
How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?
Its all on wikipedia as historical fact
If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated
Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject?
So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?
I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?
No, moyes has a good win ratio at 44% which will keep you in a division, all I am saying is if you have a manger with a 23% win ratio, you get relegated, happens in any division you are in from premier league to unibond central.
Read Bluekies above.
For Appleton to have lost ony 27 out of 51 at Portsmouth with a team of YTS lads and players who weren't being paid obviously shows some ability.
In real terms,the 23% ratio is probably higher than Moyes'.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer.[/p][/quote]What is all this win ratio bo11ocks? How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?[/p][/quote]Its all on wikipedia as historical fact If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject? So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?[/p][/quote]I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?[/p][/quote]No, moyes has a good win ratio at 44% which will keep you in a division, all I am saying is if you have a manger with a 23% win ratio, you get relegated, happens in any division you are in from premier league to unibond central.[/p][/quote]Read Bluekies above. For Appleton to have lost ony 27 out of 51 at Portsmouth with a team of YTS lads and players who weren't being paid obviously shows some ability. In real terms,the 23% ratio is probably higher than Moyes'. baldie

11:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

The Rovers website says they have permission to interview Michael Appleton and Ashley Westwood.

Unless I have missed it, no-one has mentioned Ashley Westwoodbefore. Do you knowledgeable folks know anything about him? A coach maybe?
The Rovers website says they have permission to interview Michael Appleton and Ashley Westwood. Unless I have missed it, no-one has mentioned Ashley Westwoodbefore. Do you knowledgeable folks know anything about him? A coach maybe? wilpshireover

11:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

wilpshireover says...

Just googled Ashley Westwood, he is a coach, also ex Pompey.
Just googled Ashley Westwood, he is a coach, also ex Pompey. wilpshireover

12:03am Fri 11 Jan 13

whittaker0 says...

I think it would be best if the management gave Gary Bowyer until the end of the month before appointing anybody else as they originally pledged. I think to go back on this arrangement unless it is for extraordinary reasons undermines Blackburn Rovers Football and Atlhletic Club (again).
I think it would be best if the management gave Gary Bowyer until the end of the month before appointing anybody else as they originally pledged. I think to go back on this arrangement unless it is for extraordinary reasons undermines Blackburn Rovers Football and Atlhletic Club (again). whittaker0

12:28am Fri 11 Jan 13

burnleyglentoran says...

Headlines on the front page of the Burnley Express -

"Blackburn Rovers desperate to appoint new manager after disappointing run of victories"
Headlines on the front page of the Burnley Express - "Blackburn Rovers desperate to appoint new manager after disappointing run of victories" burnleyglentoran

12:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

BJ & AC says...

padlebrfc wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
From the BBC -

Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park.

"It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer.

"The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Two years with Venky's
•Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club
•Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League
•Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time
•Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership
•Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May
•Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship
The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field.

On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted .

Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised.

"I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day."

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other.

Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box.

None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC.

There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure.

Michael Appleton - the manager
•Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011
•Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011
•Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27
•Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012
•Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2
A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned.

The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood.

When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back.

On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important ," it read.

"While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime."

What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down.

The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered.

"As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start."

There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes.

Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour.

The hard work begins now.
Interesting post although BRAG getting in bed with Shaggy is a massive own goal. I saw the interview when shaggy said pedersen was a pensioner and the BRAG monkeys sat there next to shaggy nodding at his every word.
Shaggy after all is the same guy who said giggs should play centre half and steven gerrards best position was right back. Not to mention last weeks bizarre interview where he said we had just won six points and eveyone who phoned up was called Robbie.
BRAG out you've backed the wrong halfwit still two halfwitts make a whole as they say.
BRAG are as embarrassing as the Venky's.
Brag are becoming the laughing stock at Ewood,so far up Shaggy Stingys arse it unbelievable,I've heard that a protests against our NEW MANAGER MR APPLETON will start ASAP coz its a Shaw And Agnew appointment and not Shaggys, get a life BRAG away from our club and take the muppet Shaggy with you!!! RTSD
[quote][p][bold]padlebrfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: From the BBC - Blackburn fans have long been resigned to the chaos that has engulfed Ewood Park. "It's gone way past being funny, the club has gone beyond being a laughing stock," says Simon Garner, Blackburn's all-time leading scorer. "The problems are at the top of the club, they just don't know how to run a football club. I fear for the future the longer it goes on, I really do. It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel." Two years with Venky's •Nov 2010: Poultry giant Venky's became the first Indian company to own a Premier League club •Dec 2010: Club's new owners sack popular manager Sam Allardyce with club 13th in Premier League •Dec 2010: Steve Kean appointed temporary manager - later appointed full time •Dec 2011: Supporters protest against the Venky's ownership •Sept 2012: Kean resigns as manager after club is relegated in May •Oct 2012: Henning Berg appointed and sacked within 57 days with club 17th in Championship The approach for Blackpool manager Michael Appleton on Wednesday was, according to those close to the club, another example of a club lacking cohesion, clarity of thought and unity. Nothing is what it seems, confusion reigns and the divisions in the boardroom continue to undermine any hopes of finding success on the field. On 3 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming caretaker manager Gary Bowyer had been placed in charge of the club until at least the end of January. On 9 January, Blackburn released a statement confirming they had made a formal approach for Appleton, which has now been accepted . Bowyer was not contacted by the club to inform him of the development and found out just minutes before the news went public. Having led the club to three successive victories for the first time since September 2008 and restored harmony to a dressing room previously riven by cliques, Bowyer might have been surprised. "I do feel for Gary Bowyer," Garner added. "He was given a guarantee and then for the club to be approaching another a manager a few days later is incredible. But it doesn't matter who you bring in, [owners] Venky's are in India and don't have a clue what they are doing day-to-day." Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh knew nothing of the approach for Appleton. The man Venky's tasked with running the club on their behalf was left out of the loop on the issue, leaving his future role unclear. Three key board members are split into two clear factions with operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side, and Singh on the other. Hardly a word has been exchanged between Agnew and Shaw and the club's global advisor since the turn of the year. On New Year's Eve, one faction watched the victory over Nottingham Forest from the directors' box, while Singh opted to watch the match from a private box. None of the three men wanted to comment when approached by the BBC. There has been tension between the parties for some time, dating back to Singh's arrival and the subsequent dismissal of manager Steve Kean. On 28 December, Shaw and Agnew flew to India to hold talks with Venky's in Pune. Both men voiced their concerns about a range of issues, including the role of Singh, and pushed to see an experienced manager appointed after Henning Berg's failure. Michael Appleton - the manager •Took charge of West Brom for one game in February 2011 •Appointed Portsmouth boss in November 2011 •Pompey record - P51 W13 D11 L27 •Appointed Blackpool boss November 2012 •Blackpool record - P12 W2 D8 L2 A club source claimed Agnew and Shaw had in fact been summoned to India by the owners and that their own positions could even be in doubt. Not for the first time, confusion reigned. The divisions in the Ewood boardroom were also a key factor in the prolonged search to replace Kean. Shaw and Agnew met with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, while Singh pursued Tim Sherwood. When Berg was presented as manager, Shaw was quick to insist the appointment had been Singh's and Singh's alone. History will show, it was to prove a damaging and expensive mistake for Rovers. But with the club winning matches and the players happy with the leadership of Bowyer, the ripples are back. On Thursday, Blackburn Rovers Action Group released a statement. "Internal power struggles have become far more important [than what happens on the field]," it read. "While one man has tried to pull the club off the floor others in the board room have turned the club into a national laughing stock by undermining him… personality clashes are being prioritised over the best interests of the football club, it appears contradictory messages and statements add to the pantomime." What Blackburn fans will find hardest to fathom is why the club is back in the news for the wrong reasons, just as matters on the field have, for the first time this season, settled down. The players have enjoyed life under Bowyer and a number of them are understood to have expressed their anger at the way the caretaker manager has been treated when informed of the club's latest manoeuvrings on Thursday. The misinformation and confused statements, committing to Bowyer one day before approaching another manager six days later, have left staff, players and fans bewildered. "As a player you just try to keep your head down and ignore what is happening off the field but it isn't easy with the club making the wrong sort of headlines time and time again," Garner said. "Is Michael Appleton the right man for the job? I don't know. But I have been on the internet today and I see he has a worse win percentage than Steve Kean and he is not the experienced name the fans want so he is on a hiding to nothing from the start." There are suggestions the power struggle is coming to an end. Now the hope from the supporters is a return to harmony on and off the field, whoever is left standing at the end of the battle. Venky's have risked much to bankroll a push for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean was allowed to invest more than £15m in transfer fees during the summer, paying a club record fee for Jordan Rhodes. Failure to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking would increase the financial pressure on the club. Another battle looms and it is one Blackburn could do without. The club badge may hold the answer, at the base of it lie the words 'arte et labore' - by skill and by labour. The hard work begins now.[/p][/quote]Interesting post although BRAG getting in bed with Shaggy is a massive own goal. I saw the interview when shaggy said pedersen was a pensioner and the BRAG monkeys sat there next to shaggy nodding at his every word. Shaggy after all is the same guy who said giggs should play centre half and steven gerrards best position was right back. Not to mention last weeks bizarre interview where he said we had just won six points and eveyone who phoned up was called Robbie. BRAG out you've backed the wrong halfwit still two halfwitts make a whole as they say.[/p][/quote]BRAG are as embarrassing as the Venky's.[/p][/quote]Brag are becoming the laughing stock at Ewood,so far up Shaggy Stingys arse it unbelievable,I've heard that a protests against our NEW MANAGER MR APPLETON will start ASAP coz its a Shaw And Agnew appointment and not Shaggys, get a life BRAG away from our club and take the muppet Shaggy with you!!! RTSD BJ & AC

2:19am Fri 11 Jan 13

stefjam says...

away from the main story, why i don't pay my TV lic any more, apart from the fact I don't watch TV anymore, I was paying & watchin MotD all the time as well as going to matches, the way they treated BRFC & every 'town' club is diabolical. The city clubs are everything. the BRFC fans were scorned upon for protesting against Venkys & Kean, Mark Lawerence especially spoke out against us fans, NOW WHO WAS F'IN RIGHT BBf'inC or Us the fans, we knew the venkys were corrupt... you at BBC said we were wrong.... etc NOW LOOK AT THE BBC, they are on our side, saying what a disgrace & laughing stock we ARE. WHY DIDN'T WE SAY SOMETHING SOONER, WE DID, BUT YOU & THE REST OF THE **** LICKIN TO BIG BUSINESS CORRUPT PAEDAFILE EMPLOYING BBC, DiDN'T LISTEN TO US.
away from the main story, why i don't pay my TV lic any more, apart from the fact I don't watch TV anymore, I was paying & watchin MotD all the time as well as going to matches, the way they treated BRFC & every 'town' club is diabolical. The city clubs are everything. the BRFC fans were scorned upon for protesting against Venkys & Kean, Mark Lawerence especially spoke out against us fans, NOW WHO WAS F'IN RIGHT BBf'inC or Us the fans, we knew the venkys were corrupt... you at BBC said we were wrong.... etc NOW LOOK AT THE BBC, they are on our side, saying what a disgrace & laughing stock we ARE. WHY DIDN'T WE SAY SOMETHING SOONER, WE DID, BUT YOU & THE REST OF THE **** LICKIN TO BIG BUSINESS CORRUPT PAEDAFILE EMPLOYING BBC, DiDN'T LISTEN TO US. stefjam

2:23am Fri 11 Jan 13

stefjam says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Headlines on the front page of the Burnley Express -

"Blackburn Rovers desperate to appoint new manager after disappointing run of victories"
did you make that up urself or quote all my postings from spoofnews? come on 6fingers be original... move to Ireland & smash up yer own town... hahha already done that ! who smashes up there own town, Burnley ! nuff said
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Headlines on the front page of the Burnley Express - "Blackburn Rovers desperate to appoint new manager after disappointing run of victories"[/p][/quote]did you make that up urself or quote all my postings from spoofnews? come on 6fingers be original... move to Ireland & smash up yer own town... hahha already done that ! who smashes up there own town, Burnley ! nuff said stefjam

2:32am Fri 11 Jan 13

eddie the eagle says...

H H I'm thinking of popping over to Blackburn for Woody's performance,can you suggest where I could park my bike.
H H I'm thinking of popping over to Blackburn for Woody's performance,can you suggest where I could park my bike. eddie the eagle

6:49am Fri 11 Jan 13

French Rover says...

baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
baldie wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake.
Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio?
Bad move just stick with Bowyer.
What is all this win ratio bo11ocks?
How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?
Its all on wikipedia as historical fact
If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated
Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject?
So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?
I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?
No, moyes has a good win ratio at 44% which will keep you in a division, all I am saying is if you have a manger with a 23% win ratio, you get relegated, happens in any division you are in from premier league to unibond central.
Read Bluekies above.
For Appleton to have lost ony 27 out of 51 at Portsmouth with a team of YTS lads and players who weren't being paid obviously shows some ability.
In real terms,the 23% ratio is probably higher than Moyes'.
Good point Baldie......the statistics don't show the real story. Portsmouth fans said that situation was so bad that they were amazed that Appleton put a team out some weeks and many of them took their boots down to matches.
I think it was Mark Twain that said there are Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics Sometimes you have to look beyond the stats to get to the truth. This is for sure one of those times. Welcome to Ewood MA..
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with BRAG trying to stick the oar in, the appointment of appleton would be a mistake. Steve Kean has a better win ratio at 28% and he got us relegated so what do you think would happen with a guy with a 23% win ratio? Bad move just stick with Bowyer.[/p][/quote]What is all this win ratio bo11ocks? How can you possibly compare the opportunity Kean had at Rovers to the one Appleton had at Portsmouth?[/p][/quote]Its all on wikipedia as historical fact If you have a manager with a 23% win ratio at the helm...... you will get relegated Just as with Kean with a 28% win ratio we got relegated. There is nothing Bollax about simple maths, I take it maths wasn't your strongest subject? So as appleton has a 23% win ratio which is worse than Keans 28% and we went down, guess what my next sentence is?[/p][/quote]I don't know,is it something like David Moyes is a bad manager because his win ratio isn't as good as Mourinho's was at Chelsea?[/p][/quote]No, moyes has a good win ratio at 44% which will keep you in a division, all I am saying is if you have a manger with a 23% win ratio, you get relegated, happens in any division you are in from premier league to unibond central.[/p][/quote]Read Bluekies above. For Appleton to have lost ony 27 out of 51 at Portsmouth with a team of YTS lads and players who weren't being paid obviously shows some ability. In real terms,the 23% ratio is probably higher than Moyes'.[/p][/quote]Good point Baldie......the statistics don't show the real story. Portsmouth fans said that situation was so bad that they were amazed that Appleton put a team out some weeks and many of them took their boots down to matches. I think it was Mark Twain that said there are Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics Sometimes you have to look beyond the stats to get to the truth. This is for sure one of those times. Welcome to Ewood MA.. French Rover

6:52am Fri 11 Jan 13

maltaman says...

Didn't exactly see loads of expirenced managers queing up for the job , the likes of Peter Taylor, Phil Brown could have got the job , so give this lad a chance, as i said before nobody with any real stature wanted this, ie Mark Hughes, plus nobody wanted a foreign manager, so stop moaning , if Pep Guadiola himself had been appointed it still wouldn't have pleased some people.. Under the circumstances this is not a bad appointment. If the guy does well will everybody moan then ?
Didn't exactly see loads of expirenced managers queing up for the job , the likes of Peter Taylor, Phil Brown could have got the job , so give this lad a chance, as i said before nobody with any real stature wanted this, ie Mark Hughes, plus nobody wanted a foreign manager, so stop moaning , if Pep Guadiola himself had been appointed it still wouldn't have pleased some people.. Under the circumstances this is not a bad appointment. If the guy does well will everybody moan then ? maltaman

7:33am Fri 11 Jan 13

McRover says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Headlines on the front page of the Burnley Express -

"Blackburn Rovers desperate to appoint new manager after disappointing run of victories"
The "Headline" on the front of the Burnle Express is about Blackburn Rovers ??
The Burnley press are obviously as obsessed with Rovers as the fans are.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Headlines on the front page of the Burnley Express - "Blackburn Rovers desperate to appoint new manager after disappointing run of victories"[/p][/quote]The "Headline" on the front of the Burnle Express is about Blackburn Rovers ?? The Burnley press are obviously as obsessed with Rovers as the fans are. McRover

7:37am Fri 11 Jan 13

McRover says...

wilpshireover wrote:
The Rovers website says they have permission to interview Michael Appleton and Ashley Westwood.

Unless I have missed it, no-one has mentioned Ashley Westwoodbefore. Do you knowledgeable folks know anything about him? A coach maybe?
Does anybody actually believe that "talks" haven't been held before an approach was made to Blackpool. This was a done deal days ago.
[quote][p][bold]wilpshireover[/bold] wrote: The Rovers website says they have permission to interview Michael Appleton and Ashley Westwood. Unless I have missed it, no-one has mentioned Ashley Westwoodbefore. Do you knowledgeable folks know anything about him? A coach maybe?[/p][/quote]Does anybody actually believe that "talks" haven't been held before an approach was made to Blackpool. This was a done deal days ago. McRover

7:56am Fri 11 Jan 13

edmy says...

From The Daily Mail web site:

Appleton has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal, worth up to £500,000-a-year, to become Blackburn’s new manager as the boardroom divisions at Ewood Park were finally solved on Thursday night. So much for the short term contract that was supposedly going to be on offer. I have said it before and I'll say it again they used to be indecisive down at Ewood but now they are not so sure. One thing is for sure though we need to get behind Appleton. The moaning needs to stop. Any protests at all should be aimed at the Hierarchy. We need to get behind the manager and players 100%
From The Daily Mail web site: Appleton has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal, worth up to £500,000-a-year, to become Blackburn’s new manager as the boardroom divisions at Ewood Park were finally solved on Thursday night. So much for the short term contract that was supposedly going to be on offer. I have said it before and I'll say it again they used to be indecisive down at Ewood but now they are not so sure. One thing is for sure though we need to get behind Appleton. The moaning needs to stop. Any protests at all should be aimed at the Hierarchy. We need to get behind the manager and players 100% edmy

7:56am Fri 11 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
H H I'm thinking of popping over to Blackburn for Woody's performance,can you suggest where I could park my bike.
rumour has it that he has a nipple tatoo'd on each buttock - every time he scratches his arse he feels a right t.it
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: H H I'm thinking of popping over to Blackburn for Woody's performance,can you suggest where I could park my bike.[/p][/quote]rumour has it that he has a nipple tatoo'd on each buttock - every time he scratches his arse he feels a right t.it hasslem hasslem

9:01am Fri 11 Jan 13

BlueSkies says...

Picking up that Jerome Anderson very much involved in this appointment, via usual reliable folk on Twitter.

Can anyone confirm? And that Singh, Shaw and Agnew had no say?
Picking up that Jerome Anderson very much involved in this appointment, via usual reliable folk on Twitter. Can anyone confirm? And that Singh, Shaw and Agnew had no say? BlueSkies

1:07pm Fri 11 Jan 13

100%RoverVenkysOut says...

I have supported Rovers for over 20 years, my uncle for about 50 years. We have both been utterly heartbroken by the near complete destruction of nearly ever singe aspect of the club.
From the disgusting and disrespectful treatment of long serving players and even longer serving (and on the whole first class) backroom/boardroom staff, to the employing and promoting of the odious, back stabbing, lying, tactically vacant K***, not forgetting the endless stream of lies and ridiculous, deeply embarrassing statements (on the rare occurrence one was made) from the V...V...V...VENKYS (sorry, difficult to even write that name). Our club was once one of the most respected and well run in the country, fact. The Jack Walker Trust and Premier League should hang their head in shame at the betrayal of Uncle Jack's legacy. John Williams, no matter how much I want him back, should also take some responsibility. A few simple questions to the Venky's during the takeover surely would have set off enough alarm bells to prevent this tragedy taking place, eg "Rao, can a team be relegated from the premier league?"
I knew we were in SERIOUS trouble within approx. 4 months of Venkys takeover when I heard Her Ladyshi* (you choose final letter) responding to criticism of them in an interview on the radio: "people have been critical saying that I've never been to a live game. While that is true, I am a good listener"!!!! WHAT!!??!!
Andy, I think you're articles have never been overly negative. You seem to be the one voice in the media that's nearly realistic and aware enough of the whole situation. I don't mean that as a slight, I just think we, the fans, need someone in the media to really rip the lid of this festering pot of cockroaches and expose them for the scumbags they are. I think it would make an incredible Panorama episode, but of course the southern based media couldn't actually give 2 hoots and will only generally write to be critical of the people who matter the most, the fans (and I say that as someone who's born and raised in Oxfordshire).

The action group and the media really need to get a proper strategy together to oust Venkys once and for all, not suck up to Shebby because he actually speaks to the fans (90% utter nonsense, but still the only one to apologise for ANYTHING that they've done). He seems to only have the job of Global-Utter-Meaning

less-Title because he's apparently been a fan for a number of years...well so has my uncle Graham, and he would be a million times better at ANY job on the board than Venkys/Singh.
The manager situation for instance, how hard is it to understand...GET A MANAGER WITH PROPER EXPERIENCE, LEARN FROM AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR MISTAKES. But, no, there will be no lessons learnt. We'll **** money up the wall on Scumbag K***, but we won't shell out 2mill for Gus Poyet. We won't approach Alan Curbishley, O'Driscoll, managers who've got experiance and ARE OUT OF WORK! No, we'll go after yet another unproven manager...Literally nothing surprises me at MY/OUR club anymore.

I wish I could see an end to it, but while these "people" "run" our club, I can only see a Portsmouth or even Rangers situation on the horizon...and the worst part is that by that point their behavior and treatment of human beings will have **** off so many people that no one, outside of the fans, will care.

Andy, is there something we can do to get someone to truly look into what's going on behind the scenes? Raise media/public awareness to the fact that this isn't the fans fault, that one of the historically important clubs in England is being decimated, and that no one is doing anything to help us.

Thank you for your articles, don't back away from the good fight, attack!
I have supported Rovers for over 20 years, my uncle for about 50 years. We have both been utterly heartbroken by the near complete destruction of nearly ever singe aspect of the club. From the disgusting and disrespectful treatment of long serving players and even longer serving (and on the whole first class) backroom/boardroom staff, to the employing and promoting of the odious, back stabbing, lying, tactically vacant K***, not forgetting the endless stream of lies and ridiculous, deeply embarrassing statements (on the rare occurrence one was made) from the V...V...V...VENKYS (sorry, difficult to even write that name). Our club was once one of the most respected and well run in the country, fact. The Jack Walker Trust and Premier League should hang their head in shame at the betrayal of Uncle Jack's legacy. John Williams, no matter how much I want him back, should also take some responsibility. A few simple questions to the Venky's during the takeover surely would have set off enough alarm bells to prevent this tragedy taking place, eg "Rao, can a team be relegated from the premier league?" I knew we were in SERIOUS trouble within approx. 4 months of Venkys takeover when I heard Her Ladyshi* (you choose final letter) responding to criticism of them in an interview on the radio: "people have been critical saying that I've never been to a live game. While that is true, I am a good listener"!!!! WHAT!!??!! Andy, I think you're articles have never been overly negative. You seem to be the one voice in the media that's nearly realistic and aware enough of the whole situation. I don't mean that as a slight, I just think we, the fans, need someone in the media to really rip the lid of this festering pot of cockroaches and expose them for the scumbags they are. I think it would make an incredible Panorama episode, but of course the southern based media couldn't actually give 2 hoots and will only generally write to be critical of the people who matter the most, the fans (and I say that as someone who's born and raised in Oxfordshire). The action group and the media really need to get a proper strategy together to oust Venkys once and for all, not suck up to Shebby because he actually speaks to the fans (90% utter nonsense, but still the only one to apologise for ANYTHING that they've done). He seems to only have the job of Global-Utter-Meaning less-Title because he's apparently been a fan for a number of years...well so has my uncle Graham, and he would be a million times better at ANY job on the board than Venkys/Singh. The manager situation for instance, how hard is it to understand...GET A MANAGER WITH PROPER EXPERIENCE, LEARN FROM AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR MISTAKES. But, no, there will be no lessons learnt. We'll **** money up the wall on Scumbag K***, but we won't shell out 2mill for Gus Poyet. We won't approach Alan Curbishley, O'Driscoll, managers who've got experiance and ARE OUT OF WORK! No, we'll go after yet another unproven manager...Literally nothing surprises me at MY/OUR club anymore. I wish I could see an end to it, but while these "people" "run" our club, I can only see a Portsmouth or even Rangers situation on the horizon...and the worst part is that by that point their behavior and treatment of human beings will have **** off so many people that no one, outside of the fans, will care. Andy, is there something we can do to get someone to truly look into what's going on behind the scenes? Raise media/public awareness to the fact that this isn't the fans fault, that one of the historically important clubs in England is being decimated, and that no one is doing anything to help us. Thank you for your articles, don't back away from the good fight, attack! 100%RoverVenkysOut

1:30pm Fri 11 Jan 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
I think Billy Davis was a much more suitable appointment! Every club he's managed he has done well with. Given the chance, I recon he would have been our best chance to go back up this season... But then the Venky's are in charge!

I think this is definitely a Shaw decision, due to past relationships, which to me makes Shaw as bad as Shatty!

Still, he has my 100% until further notice.

RTID
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]I think Billy Davis was a much more suitable appointment! Every club he's managed he has done well with. Given the chance, I recon he would have been our best chance to go back up this season... But then the Venky's are in charge! I think this is definitely a Shaw decision, due to past relationships, which to me makes Shaw as bad as Shatty! Still, he has my 100% until further notice. RTID ChrisDeBerg

1:31pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:52pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:53pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:53pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:53pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:53pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

1:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

trueblueaccy wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,
Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!!
go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick?
[quote][p][bold]trueblueaccy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: right you people of ewood,we now have no alternative but to vote with our feet on mass, this latest comedy of errors just cannot be accepted by the supporters of blackburn rovers,li you dont take this action right now then you do not have the rovers in your heart,,enough is enough,[/p][/quote]Get a life u sad ****-like the rest of the whingers on here get down Ewood and get behind whoever is the next manager and let's go forward for once. All you're doin is makin the situation worse!!![/p][/quote]go on then you mug, do you like wasting your money on the venkys ill advised buisness venture ? what does it take for morons like you to wake up and realise that your football club is being bled dry by incompetant fools,,come on are you totally thick? noddy57

2:13pm Fri 11 Jan 13

McRover says...

srvp28 wrote:
McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,
Thats an interesting statement you just made.

I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that -

1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys.

2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.
I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal.
I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.
Ah, the old 'friend in the business' routine strikes again. You're full of sh*t pal. What's next week's conspiracy theory, Jerome Anderson's dad owned the sound stage where they faked the moon landing? Or perhaps Elvis is alive and well, and working as a caretaker in SEM's headquarters?

Unless you've got actual proof that you're willing to share with your fellow supporters I suggest you let this whole obsession with Anderson and his company go. It got boring a long time ago.
Didn't say I was told by a "friend" did I ? Funny how people have to resort to abuse when they hear something they don't like.
Let me ask you this then .... Andy Cryer on Talksport had just said his information is that Appleton was not introduced by Shaw and that his appointment was directly through Venkys. Now my question to you is who could have directed Venkys to Appleton if it was not Shaw, Agnew or Singh ? It must be obvious even to you pal.
[quote][p][bold]srvp28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Thats an interesting statement you just made. I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that - 1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys. 2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.[/p][/quote]I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal. I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.[/p][/quote]Ah, the old 'friend in the business' routine strikes again. You're full of sh*t pal. What's next week's conspiracy theory, Jerome Anderson's dad owned the sound stage where they faked the moon landing? Or perhaps Elvis is alive and well, and working as a caretaker in SEM's headquarters? Unless you've got actual proof that you're willing to share with your fellow supporters I suggest you let this whole obsession with Anderson and his company go. It got boring a long time ago.[/p][/quote]Didn't say I was told by a "friend" did I ? Funny how people have to resort to abuse when they hear something they don't like. Let me ask you this then .... Andy Cryer on Talksport had just said his information is that Appleton was not introduced by Shaw and that his appointment was directly through Venkys. Now my question to you is who could have directed Venkys to Appleton if it was not Shaw, Agnew or Singh ? It must be obvious even to you pal. McRover

3:54pm Fri 11 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

McRover wrote:
srvp28 wrote:
McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
McRover wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment.

1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from.

2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding.

3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left.

4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on).

5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy.

6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ?

Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind !

Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ?

Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either.

Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ?

Peter Taylor - Please God no !

OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ?

Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience".

Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us".

If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous !
Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,
Thats an interesting statement you just made.

I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that -

1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys.

2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.
I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal.
I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.
Ah, the old 'friend in the business' routine strikes again. You're full of sh*t pal. What's next week's conspiracy theory, Jerome Anderson's dad owned the sound stage where they faked the moon landing? Or perhaps Elvis is alive and well, and working as a caretaker in SEM's headquarters?

Unless you've got actual proof that you're willing to share with your fellow supporters I suggest you let this whole obsession with Anderson and his company go. It got boring a long time ago.
Didn't say I was told by a "friend" did I ? Funny how people have to resort to abuse when they hear something they don't like.
Let me ask you this then .... Andy Cryer on Talksport had just said his information is that Appleton was not introduced by Shaw and that his appointment was directly through Venkys. Now my question to you is who could have directed Venkys to Appleton if it was not Shaw, Agnew or Singh ? It must be obvious even to you pal.
Firstly, pal, it's logical to assume that the person who told you is a friend. Why else would they divulge that information to you otherwise? Secondly, it wasn't 'abuse', I just said you're full of sh*t because you were spouting off about Jerome Anderson picking up Shaw and Agnew from the airport in India. Unless you're stalking them you couldn't possibly know that. Thirdly, you say that this introduction is nothing to do with Shaw, and you're obviously leaning towards the Jerome Anderson connection. Surely that contradicts your theory about Shaw and Anderson sneaking around in India together?

Until I hear it from a reliable source - not one of Glen Mullan's puppets like yourself - I'll refrain from jumping on the 'there's something fishy going on' bandwagon. Even then I doubt I'd give myself a coronary over it, it's not like Venky's are EVER going to listen to organisations like BRAG.
[quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]srvp28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I don't know why Rovers are so negative about him, personally I think its a reasonably good appointment. 1 - He's worked under RH and R DiM - two great people to learn from. 2 - He's worked at Pompy so he's just about the most experienced young manager who's worked at a club that is imploding. 3 - He did a good job at Pompey whilst having to sell ALL of his players (don't just look at his win/lose ratio - thats too simplistic - look how Pompys results have now totally collapsed since he has left. 4 - His results at Blackpool havnt been great but 12 games is too low a number to statistically see how he is (turn 2 of them draws into wins and he'd have done quite well - thats why 12 is too low a number to judge him on). 5 - Rovers are losing £2m per month, we need a manager who can get reasonably good results whilst continually losing his best and most experienced players - THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at BRFC over the next 12 months - get used to it - he has experience at handling this type of situation at Pompy. 6 - To all those (majority) who are moaning about his appointment - who else would take the job ? Pep G ? - I know he said he was ready to resume work but I don't think he had East Lancs in mind ! Mark Hughes - Has given no indication about wanting the job. Would MH really put up with the Venkys and SS ? Billy Davies - Personally I thought he would be great but most on here didnt want him either. Phil Brown - Have they really let this guy out on day release from the loony bin ? Peter Taylor - Please God no ! OGS - Why would he work for the "Loones from Pune" when he can have his pick of jobs ? Karl Robinson - Most Rovers fans don't want him because of his "lack of experience". Sean O'Driscol - would have probably been a good shout but most on here would say he "wasnt a big enough name to manage us". If MA gets the job then us fans have to give him the benefit of the doubt and get fully behind him - we need him here for the medium/longterm - 5 managers in 5 months is bordering on the ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw travel to India and are picked up at the airport by a certain agent (JA) and have meeting with Venkys. Both these two are associated with Kentaro/SEM as were part of team Kean. Last weekend MA parted company with his management company and signed on with Kentaro. You can see where this is going can't you ,,,,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Thats an interesting statement you just made. I also believe that JA has a financial stake in this club but where is your proof that - 1 - PA and DS met with JA in India before going onto Venkys. 2 - MA last week sacked his own agent and signed on with JA.[/p][/quote]I'm just telling you what I have been told by someone who works in profesional football who I believe. Whether you believe it or not is up to you pal. I'd love Andy Cryer to ask him at his press conference if it was true but somehow I'll bet he doesn't.[/p][/quote]Ah, the old 'friend in the business' routine strikes again. You're full of sh*t pal. What's next week's conspiracy theory, Jerome Anderson's dad owned the sound stage where they faked the moon landing? Or perhaps Elvis is alive and well, and working as a caretaker in SEM's headquarters? Unless you've got actual proof that you're willing to share with your fellow supporters I suggest you let this whole obsession with Anderson and his company go. It got boring a long time ago.[/p][/quote]Didn't say I was told by a "friend" did I ? Funny how people have to resort to abuse when they hear something they don't like. Let me ask you this then .... Andy Cryer on Talksport had just said his information is that Appleton was not introduced by Shaw and that his appointment was directly through Venkys. Now my question to you is who could have directed Venkys to Appleton if it was not Shaw, Agnew or Singh ? It must be obvious even to you pal.[/p][/quote]Firstly, pal, it's logical to assume that the person who told you is a friend. Why else would they divulge that information to you otherwise? Secondly, it wasn't 'abuse', I just said you're full of sh*t because you were spouting off about Jerome Anderson picking up Shaw and Agnew from the airport in India. Unless you're stalking them you couldn't possibly know that. Thirdly, you say that this introduction is nothing to do with Shaw, and you're obviously leaning towards the Jerome Anderson connection. Surely that contradicts your theory about Shaw and Anderson sneaking around in India together? Until I hear it from a reliable source - not one of Glen Mullan's puppets like yourself - I'll refrain from jumping on the 'there's something fishy going on' bandwagon. Even then I doubt I'd give myself a coronary over it, it's not like Venky's are EVER going to listen to organisations like BRAG. srvp28

11:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

can l just say to you so called rovers fans who want to get behind the venkys regime endorsing the appointment of appleton, its people like you who stood by while the nazis persecuted and eventually executed the jews in the 30s that allowed the evil to perpetuate into a force of ill will, you ****,,
can l just say to you so called rovers fans who want to get behind the venkys regime endorsing the appointment of appleton, its people like you who stood by while the nazis persecuted and eventually executed the jews in the 30s that allowed the evil to perpetuate into a force of ill will, you ****,, noddy57

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