Bowyer left to pick up pieces and focus on football

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

GARY Bowyer insists he will carry on as Rovers boss until told otherwise – but admits his players’ recent efforts deserve far better than they are getting.

Rovers’ caretaker duo Bowyer and Terry McPhillips were left in limbo last night ahead of this evening’s Championship trip to Wolves – with the club locked in talks with Blackpool over Michael Appleton – but the former was adamant nothing has changed.

Rovers’ reserves boss has led the team to three straight wins after stepping in to the void left by Henning Berg’s dismissal, with the club even announcing last week he would remain in temporary charge until the end of the month.

Bowyer was thrown into the public glare during the pre-match press conference in the wake up of managing director Derek Shaw now confirming Rovers had approached Blackpool about Appleton, but he was quick to play down the significance.

He said: “I have not been told I won’t be in charge at Wolves so we will take charge of the team and hopefully get another win.

“I don’t think we can answer how unsettling it has been because we have not asked the players. We have told them to concentrate on what they can control and that is playing football.

“Unfortunately all this takes away from the press the players should be getting from their level of performances. They have had three wins in a row and we are not talking about the players and their performances.

“They deserve a bit better than that in my opinion.

“Our players deserve more credit because a lot of players could have used this as an excuse but this bunch haven’t. They have burst up together and gone and produced the level of performances they have shown.

“It is not about me and Terry. It would be great to win a fourth match in a row for the players and for the club.”

Former Rovers coach Dean Saunders will take charge of Wolves for the first time this evening, after his weekend appointment, looking to revive the Midlanders flagging fortunes.

But Bowyer isn’t putting any added significance on to the match for his visitors.

“It is just another game for us to go and compete,” he said. “Be aggressive in the way we play and we will try to go and get all three points.

“To be fair to the players all along they have been first class and we just went out and trained yesterday morning. We can’t control anything else outside of the training ground.

“We are looking to keep the momentum going.”

While Bowyer and McPhillips have batted away any questions about whether they would want the managerial job full time, he admits the last few weeks in the role have been enjoyable, He said: “I have loved it, loved it.

“The players have been magnificent, enjoyed it and we will continue to do so because they are a great bunch of players.

“We will continue to do that until told.

“The pair of us have got a lot of experience in football. We have been involved in it all our lives and we knew anything could happen. It still can.

“We will just keep going and preparing the team to go and win at Wolves. We bought the club some time and that is what we set out to do.

“The club are exercising their right now. I was told on Wednesday night an approach had been made, when it came out I was aware there could always be approaches made to managers.

“It did not surprise me because we know anything can happen. We have been out and trained and I know as much as yourselves.”

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8:03am Fri 11 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park.

If not whats the point?
The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point? makaveli96
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8:10am Fri 11 Jan 13

brown cow warrior says...

makaveli96 wrote:
The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park.

If not whats the point?
Pr!ck
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]Pr!ck brown cow warrior
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8:28am Fri 11 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology.

The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.
Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask. inflightmagazine
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8:35am Fri 11 Jan 13

rovertoys says...

makaveli96 wrote:
The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park.

If not whats the point?
I was born in another country and since football I become a rover for life and have more passion than other club followers I know
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]I was born in another country and since football I become a rover for life and have more passion than other club followers I know rovertoys
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8:36am Fri 11 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

makaveli96 wrote:
The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park.

If not whats the point?
So in your ideal world you'll be playing Sunday league footie with gates of 500, we're keeping our fingers crossed and hope you get what your wishing for.

But as a footie I agree with B C W P----

K L U
U T C
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]So in your ideal world you'll be playing Sunday league footie with gates of 500, we're keeping our fingers crossed and hope you get what your wishing for. But as a footie I agree with B C W P---- K L U U T C Colne lads back
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8:38am Fri 11 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

he manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park.

If not whats the point?


we would be in the Sunday league then of Blackburn combination is that what you want? If Jack Walker Mk 11 came along and wanted to buy Messi would you say no he doesnt live in Blackburn?
he manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point? we would be in the Sunday league then of Blackburn combination is that what you want? If Jack Walker Mk 11 came along and wanted to buy Messi would you say no he doesnt live in Blackburn? bburnrover
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8:42am Fri 11 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

rovertoys wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?
I was born in another country and since football I become a rover for life and have more passion than other club followers I know
You must be referring to those magnificent Rovers fans who live within 3 miles of Ewood and cannot get off their backsides to go. If we have to rely on them God help us.
[quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]I was born in another country and since football I become a rover for life and have more passion than other club followers I know[/p][/quote]You must be referring to those magnificent Rovers fans who live within 3 miles of Ewood and cannot get off their backsides to go. If we have to rely on them God help us. Bazzer
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8:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

I believe we should now concentrate on getting a new board in and getting rid of the current warring factions. We can appoint Bowyer as manager why change a winning format? Looks like Appleton wont be able to return to Blackpool now but why spend monies paying off contracts when we need better players? This board are useless we need Venkeys to take immediate action and dispense with their services as soon as possible.
I believe we should now concentrate on getting a new board in and getting rid of the current warring factions. We can appoint Bowyer as manager why change a winning format? Looks like Appleton wont be able to return to Blackpool now but why spend monies paying off contracts when we need better players? This board are useless we need Venkeys to take immediate action and dispense with their services as soon as possible. bburnrover
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8:56am Fri 11 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Again well said GB....a decent chap who will surely have a very key role under the new manager and still be a crucial part of building the Rovers back-up into a successful squad again. Team GB need to go and hammer the Wolves tonight and welcome MA into the fold. Allez les Bleus
Again well said GB....a decent chap who will surely have a very key role under the new manager and still be a crucial part of building the Rovers back-up into a successful squad again. Team GB need to go and hammer the Wolves tonight and welcome MA into the fold. Allez les Bleus French Rover
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9:04am Fri 11 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

French Rover wrote:
Again well said GB....a decent chap who will surely have a very key role under the new manager and still be a crucial part of building the Rovers back-up into a successful squad again. Team GB need to go and hammer the Wolves tonight and welcome MA into the fold. Allez les Bleus
Ditto mate.

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Again well said GB....a decent chap who will surely have a very key role under the new manager and still be a crucial part of building the Rovers back-up into a successful squad again. Team GB need to go and hammer the Wolves tonight and welcome MA into the fold. Allez les Bleus[/p][/quote]Ditto mate. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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9:13am Fri 11 Jan 13

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer!

Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common.....

HAIR!

We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up.

Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager!

Bowyer's blue and white army!
I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer! Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common..... HAIR! We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up. Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager! Bowyer's blue and white army! LittleRonnieHildersley
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9:17am Fri 11 Jan 13

HitchinRover says...

makaveli96 wrote:
The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park.

If not whats the point?
What a load of rubbish!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish! HitchinRover
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9:19am Fri 11 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Looks like the players aren't happy with Bowyer getting sh*t on.

Hope they don't 'stop playing' again.
Looks like the players aren't happy with Bowyer getting sh*t on. Hope they don't 'stop playing' again. Harwoodstblue
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9:25am Fri 11 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Bazzer wrote:
rovertoys wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?
I was born in another country and since football I become a rover for life and have more passion than other club followers I know
You must be referring to those magnificent Rovers fans who live within 3 miles of Ewood and cannot get off their backsides to go. If we have to rely on them God help us.
I agree Bazzer!

The ones who were born in the town and don't attend (or even worse support another club), are traitors to there own!
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]I was born in another country and since football I become a rover for life and have more passion than other club followers I know[/p][/quote]You must be referring to those magnificent Rovers fans who live within 3 miles of Ewood and cannot get off their backsides to go. If we have to rely on them God help us.[/p][/quote]I agree Bazzer! The ones who were born in the town and don't attend (or even worse support another club), are traitors to there own! makaveli96
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9:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?
Pr!ck
I must apologise!

There is a die hard fan in Pune!

His wife apparently stuck up for the Venkys and he snapped.

The man was arrested today for beating up his wife.

Chinda Gudunproppa denies the charge.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]Pr!ck[/p][/quote]I must apologise! There is a die hard fan in Pune! His wife apparently stuck up for the Venkys and he snapped. The man was arrested today for beating up his wife. Chinda Gudunproppa denies the charge. makaveli96
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10:29am Fri 11 Jan 13

bluefadingfast says...

LittleRonnieHildersl
ey
wrote:
I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer!

Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common.....

HAIR!

We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up.

Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager!

Bowyer's blue and white army!
Pep Guardiola, pretty much bald me thinks -- did he not manage one of the best footballing sides in recent history????
[quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer! Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common..... HAIR! We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up. Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager! Bowyer's blue and white army![/p][/quote]Pep Guardiola, pretty much bald me thinks -- did he not manage one of the best footballing sides in recent history???? bluefadingfast
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10:45am Fri 11 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

makaveli96 wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?
Pr!ck
I must apologise! There is a die hard fan in Pune! His wife apparently stuck up for the Venkys and he snapped. The man was arrested today for beating up his wife. Chinda Gudunproppa denies the charge.
Best one yet...but you never could explain why our founder is a Shropshire Lad, could you?
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The manager, the players, the owners and the fans should be born within 3 miles of Ewood Park. If not whats the point?[/p][/quote]Pr!ck[/p][/quote]I must apologise! There is a die hard fan in Pune! His wife apparently stuck up for the Venkys and he snapped. The man was arrested today for beating up his wife. Chinda Gudunproppa denies the charge.[/p][/quote]Best one yet...but you never could explain why our founder is a Shropshire Lad, could you? Bazzer
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11:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

maltese blue n white says...

LittleRonnieHildersl
ey
wrote:
I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer!

Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common.....

HAIR!

We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up.

Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager!

Bowyer's blue and white army!
ALL TOGETHER NOW...... 2Bowyers hairy blue & white army"
Think you and Makeveli have a future as a double act......
COYB...
[quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer! Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common..... HAIR! We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up. Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager! Bowyer's blue and white army![/p][/quote]ALL TOGETHER NOW...... 2Bowyers hairy blue & white army" Think you and Makeveli have a future as a double act...... COYB... maltese blue n white
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11:42am Fri 11 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

I can only say after Gary's efforts Appleton better do the business right from the start or I can see fireworks erupting. GARY SHOULD BE GIVEN THE CHANCE in veiw of the other people we keep looking at..
I can only say after Gary's efforts Appleton better do the business right from the start or I can see fireworks erupting. GARY SHOULD BE GIVEN THE CHANCE in veiw of the other people we keep looking at.. A Rover 45 years and over
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11:48am Fri 11 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

French Rover wrote:
Again well said GB....a decent chap who will surely have a very key role under the new manager and still be a crucial part of building the Rovers back-up into a successful squad again. Team GB need to go and hammer the Wolves tonight and welcome MA into the fold. Allez les Bleus
Appleton will be bringing his own assistant, Ashley Westwood, with him. Not sure what's happening about a goalkeeping coach though, I thought Rhodes' father was being lined up for that? Personally, I think Bowyer and McPhillips will, and should, return to their normal duties. They've both played a huge part in the development of players like Phil Jones, Junior Hoilett, Martin Ollson, Jason Lowe, Grant Hanley and Adam Henley.

Also, and this is purely from a selfish point of view, if things don't go well with Appleton and he's sacked like Berg was, Bowyer won't be in the firing line too. He could turn out to be our new Tony Parkes.

With regards to tonight's game, I'm hoping the players win it for Gary and Terry but I can't see us hammering Wolves. Their players have got a fresh start too and they'll be hoping to cement their own places in Saunders' starting XI. It should be a good game but I'm going for a draw.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Again well said GB....a decent chap who will surely have a very key role under the new manager and still be a crucial part of building the Rovers back-up into a successful squad again. Team GB need to go and hammer the Wolves tonight and welcome MA into the fold. Allez les Bleus[/p][/quote]Appleton will be bringing his own assistant, Ashley Westwood, with him. Not sure what's happening about a goalkeeping coach though, I thought Rhodes' father was being lined up for that? Personally, I think Bowyer and McPhillips will, and should, return to their normal duties. They've both played a huge part in the development of players like Phil Jones, Junior Hoilett, Martin Ollson, Jason Lowe, Grant Hanley and Adam Henley. Also, and this is purely from a selfish point of view, if things don't go well with Appleton and he's sacked like Berg was, Bowyer won't be in the firing line too. He could turn out to be our new Tony Parkes. With regards to tonight's game, I'm hoping the players win it for Gary and Terry but I can't see us hammering Wolves. Their players have got a fresh start too and they'll be hoping to cement their own places in Saunders' starting XI. It should be a good game but I'm going for a draw. srvp28
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11:56am Fri 11 Jan 13

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

bluefadingfast wrote:
LittleRonnieHildersl

ey
wrote:
I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer!

Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common.....

HAIR!

We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up.

Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager!

Bowyer's blue and white army!
Pep Guardiola, pretty much bald me thinks -- did he not manage one of the best footballing sides in recent history????
err are you bald mate? or do you think I was being seroius?

No hairy no winny!

Bowyers Hairy Blue and White Army

COYBs
[quote][p][bold]bluefadingfast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: I think everyone is missing the point here - we have got to stick with Bowyer! Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger - what to they have in common..... HAIR! We need a manager with hair and Bower has loads of it......someone needs to point the Indians towards the hirsute based success of other clubs ie no hairy no winny. No offence to anyone but baldies make poor managers and the stats back that fact up. Forget experience or youthful promise we need a really hairy manager! Bowyer's blue and white army![/p][/quote]Pep Guardiola, pretty much bald me thinks -- did he not manage one of the best footballing sides in recent history????[/p][/quote]err are you bald mate? or do you think I was being seroius? No hairy no winny! Bowyers Hairy Blue and White Army COYBs LittleRonnieHildersley
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12:07pm Fri 11 Jan 13

fitz808 says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology.

The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.
i see your point about players needing to take sides, and i think it's an interesting one.
practically, i don't really see it playing out like that, but with the personalities involved, it's hard to be so sure. what we have seen over the management issues in the last couple of days has been hugely disappointing.
if/when appleton is announced, i would really like to see a strong and heartfelt thankyou from the directors to bowyer and mcphillips. track record suggest not, but i look forward to being pleasantly surprised.
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.[/p][/quote]i see your point about players needing to take sides, and i think it's an interesting one. practically, i don't really see it playing out like that, but with the personalities involved, it's hard to be so sure. what we have seen over the management issues in the last couple of days has been hugely disappointing. if/when appleton is announced, i would really like to see a strong and heartfelt thankyou from the directors to bowyer and mcphillips. track record suggest not, but i look forward to being pleasantly surprised. fitz808
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12:21pm Fri 11 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

MAYBE GB and McPhillips are quite happy to go back to running the reserves a job less volatile but a lot more secure for both of them as reserve team and youth team manager ,regular wages.
LET US give full support to Appleton /Westwood COACHING team , at least APPLETON has shown he will make decisions something lacking in recent times.

But what about Singh and Hendry ,the pair of clowns.
Hendry has got his head so far up Shebby Singh`s arse it is plainly embarrassing , NO DOUBT if Singh loses his power /job at Rovers , Hendry will be sniffing around the next arse to crawl up, 8,000 pounds a week can anyone tell me what his job is ? or in fact what it will be ?
HIS JOB WAS Laughingly described as "defensive coach" but we all quietly knew he was employed as Keans driver and drinking pal.
IF HENDRY SOMEHOW OR OTHER MANAGES TO KEEP A JOB (ANY JOB) AT ROVERS , IT WILL PROVE WITHOUT QUESTION THE ALLEGATION THAT HE WILL BE THERE UNTIL THE PERSON AT ROVERS HAS BEEN PAID BACK THE MONEY HENDRY OWES THEM.


maybe they are mevi gb mYBE
MAYBE GB and McPhillips are quite happy to go back to running the reserves a job less volatile but a lot more secure for both of them as reserve team and youth team manager ,regular wages. LET US give full support to Appleton /Westwood COACHING team , at least APPLETON has shown he will make decisions something lacking in recent times. But what about Singh and Hendry ,the pair of clowns. Hendry has got his head so far up Shebby Singh`s arse it is plainly embarrassing , NO DOUBT if Singh loses his power /job at Rovers , Hendry will be sniffing around the next arse to crawl up, 8,000 pounds a week can anyone tell me what his job is ? or in fact what it will be ? HIS JOB WAS Laughingly described as "defensive coach" but we all quietly knew he was employed as Keans driver and drinking pal. IF HENDRY SOMEHOW OR OTHER MANAGES TO KEEP A JOB (ANY JOB) AT ROVERS , IT WILL PROVE WITHOUT QUESTION THE ALLEGATION THAT HE WILL BE THERE UNTIL THE PERSON AT ROVERS HAS BEEN PAID BACK THE MONEY HENDRY OWES THEM. maybe they are mevi gb mYBE BRFC75
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12:24pm Fri 11 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology.

The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.
Kean was gushing when he signed Murphy, made him captain and praised him from day one. I'm sure Murphy's upturn in form is more to do with playing for a more competent tactician. I'll agree that Appleton needs to keep the same positive attitude that Bowyer and McPhillips have instilled in the team but I strongly disagree that players concern themselves with Boardroom infighting.
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.[/p][/quote]Kean was gushing when he signed Murphy, made him captain and praised him from day one. I'm sure Murphy's upturn in form is more to do with playing for a more competent tactician. I'll agree that Appleton needs to keep the same positive attitude that Bowyer and McPhillips have instilled in the team but I strongly disagree that players concern themselves with Boardroom infighting. srvp28
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12:37pm Fri 11 Jan 13

eddie the eagle says...

nothing that happens at Rovers surprises me anymore,what does surprise me is Makaveli is still able to wind anybody up.
Should it not be that people on a Blackburn forum should have good east lancs names and not names based on some italian politacal leader.
nothing that happens at Rovers surprises me anymore,what does surprise me is Makaveli is still able to wind anybody up. Should it not be that people on a Blackburn forum should have good east lancs names and not names based on some italian politacal leader. eddie the eagle
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1:31pm Fri 11 Jan 13

maltese blue n white says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
nothing that happens at Rovers surprises me anymore,what does surprise me is Makaveli is still able to wind anybody up.
Should it not be that people on a Blackburn forum should have good east lancs names and not names based on some italian politacal leader.
Personally I find Makaveli's posts to be a welcome lighthearted relief from the doom and gloom that has surrounded Rovers, since the Venky's et al, took over.
It's typically British and v Lanc's to try to find humor in the darkest of situations... And yes, it surprises me that ppl still "bite"..... Carry on Makaveli, (did I just come up with the film title for the farce that is Rovers?) It's a grim time and we need all the humour we can get..
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: nothing that happens at Rovers surprises me anymore,what does surprise me is Makaveli is still able to wind anybody up. Should it not be that people on a Blackburn forum should have good east lancs names and not names based on some italian politacal leader.[/p][/quote]Personally I find Makaveli's posts to be a welcome lighthearted relief from the doom and gloom that has surrounded Rovers, since the Venky's et al, took over. It's typically British and v Lanc's to try to find humor in the darkest of situations... And yes, it surprises me that ppl still "bite"..... Carry on Makaveli, (did I just come up with the film title for the farce that is Rovers?) It's a grim time and we need all the humour we can get.. maltese blue n white
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1:45pm Fri 11 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

srvp28 wrote:
inflightmagazine wrote: Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.
Kean was gushing when he signed Murphy, made him captain and praised him from day one. I'm sure Murphy's upturn in form is more to do with playing for a more competent tactician. I'll agree that Appleton needs to keep the same positive attitude that Bowyer and McPhillips have instilled in the team but I strongly disagree that players concern themselves with Boardroom infighting.
under normal circumstances i would agree but the last twelve months have not been normal and it has to concern a player what goes on at board level , because as see n this year there are always casualties in the playing staff when change occurs, Reberio got a run out under Kean, Black dropped him, Kean would not play Rochina , Black did and Berg dropped him , Nuno gomes played under Kean dropped under Black and Berg, Murphy played under Kean , dropped by Berg, Robinson plays under Kean and Black dropped by Berg.

The decision on the type of manager is made by the board, so depending on who wins that battle depends on what type of manager comes in and ultimatley the direction of the club, so i would suggest they do think about it , and my guess is the odd agent is on stand by based on this decision.
[quote][p][bold]srvp28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.[/p][/quote]Kean was gushing when he signed Murphy, made him captain and praised him from day one. I'm sure Murphy's upturn in form is more to do with playing for a more competent tactician. I'll agree that Appleton needs to keep the same positive attitude that Bowyer and McPhillips have instilled in the team but I strongly disagree that players concern themselves with Boardroom infighting.[/p][/quote]under normal circumstances i would agree but the last twelve months have not been normal and it has to concern a player what goes on at board level , because as see n this year there are always casualties in the playing staff when change occurs, Reberio got a run out under Kean, Black dropped him, Kean would not play Rochina , Black did and Berg dropped him , Nuno gomes played under Kean dropped under Black and Berg, Murphy played under Kean , dropped by Berg, Robinson plays under Kean and Black dropped by Berg. The decision on the type of manager is made by the board, so depending on who wins that battle depends on what type of manager comes in and ultimatley the direction of the club, so i would suggest they do think about it , and my guess is the odd agent is on stand by based on this decision. inflightmagazine
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2:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

gary bowyer has done a great job taking over a pressure situation and getting the team to at least try and play,,appleton shouldnt even be in the frame for the rovers hot seat,,why change a winning formula? the clowns running this once proud club need to find a proper job,,like running an asylam for the criminally insane,,they certainly cant run a football club,
gary bowyer has done a great job taking over a pressure situation and getting the team to at least try and play,,appleton shouldnt even be in the frame for the rovers hot seat,,why change a winning formula? the clowns running this once proud club need to find a proper job,,like running an asylam for the criminally insane,,they certainly cant run a football club, noddy57
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3:28pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bluerob says...

Bowyer and Mcphilips have done an excellent job, I'm sure it will have been noted by a few lower league chairman.

I wouldn't be surprised if they leave the club in the coming months.
Bowyer and Mcphilips have done an excellent job, I'm sure it will have been noted by a few lower league chairman. I wouldn't be surprised if they leave the club in the coming months. bluerob
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3:34pm Fri 11 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
srvp28 wrote:
inflightmagazine wrote: Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.
Kean was gushing when he signed Murphy, made him captain and praised him from day one. I'm sure Murphy's upturn in form is more to do with playing for a more competent tactician. I'll agree that Appleton needs to keep the same positive attitude that Bowyer and McPhillips have instilled in the team but I strongly disagree that players concern themselves with Boardroom infighting.
under normal circumstances i would agree but the last twelve months have not been normal and it has to concern a player what goes on at board level , because as see n this year there are always casualties in the playing staff when change occurs, Reberio got a run out under Kean, Black dropped him, Kean would not play Rochina , Black did and Berg dropped him , Nuno gomes played under Kean dropped under Black and Berg, Murphy played under Kean , dropped by Berg, Robinson plays under Kean and Black dropped by Berg.

The decision on the type of manager is made by the board, so depending on who wins that battle depends on what type of manager comes in and ultimatley the direction of the club, so i would suggest they do think about it , and my guess is the odd agent is on stand by based on this decision.
I think you're reading far too much into it. That's as good as saying that regardless of who the manager is, the team will be picked by whichever board member appointed them in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]srvp28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: Personally , I think what Gary and Tery have shown us all over the last few weeks is the difference positivity can make. The same squad has been available o these guys as all the other managers, Gary has done what most great managers do he has motivated the players to show the fans what they are capable of , and he is the first manager to really big up his captain, over the last two years I have struggled to pick out our captain at games, in the last three games murphy has started to act like a captain but has also been backed by the manager, this has given a sense of unity and common cause absolutley essential for any succesful team. Its basic psychology. The problem with the appointment of appleton is it forces the players to take sides in the battle of the boardroom, back him and your with Shaw , dont and your with Shebby. Appletons biggest challenge is going to be galvanising the players to a common cause, i hope he can do it but its a tough ask.[/p][/quote]Kean was gushing when he signed Murphy, made him captain and praised him from day one. I'm sure Murphy's upturn in form is more to do with playing for a more competent tactician. I'll agree that Appleton needs to keep the same positive attitude that Bowyer and McPhillips have instilled in the team but I strongly disagree that players concern themselves with Boardroom infighting.[/p][/quote]under normal circumstances i would agree but the last twelve months have not been normal and it has to concern a player what goes on at board level , because as see n this year there are always casualties in the playing staff when change occurs, Reberio got a run out under Kean, Black dropped him, Kean would not play Rochina , Black did and Berg dropped him , Nuno gomes played under Kean dropped under Black and Berg, Murphy played under Kean , dropped by Berg, Robinson plays under Kean and Black dropped by Berg. The decision on the type of manager is made by the board, so depending on who wins that battle depends on what type of manager comes in and ultimatley the direction of the club, so i would suggest they do think about it , and my guess is the odd agent is on stand by based on this decision.[/p][/quote]I think you're reading far too much into it. That's as good as saying that regardless of who the manager is, the team will be picked by whichever board member appointed them in the first place. srvp28
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