Bowyer expects return to Blackburn Rovers reserve team role

GARY Bowyer says he expects to return to his previous role as reserve team boss after signing off as Blackburn Rovers caretaker manager with a 1-1 draw at Wolves tonight.

Bowyer stepped up from his role with the reserves to take charge of the first team following Henning Berg's dismissal, winning three and drawing one of his four games at the helm.

But Rovers appointed Michael Appleton as their new manager hours before tonight's game with Wolves and Bowyer says unless told otherwise he expects to return to his work with the second string.

"I will pick that up with Michael," he said.

"But until I'm told any different, then I'll be back as reserve team coach on Monday."

And Bowyer was proud of his side's performance at Molineux, when Roger Johnson's leveller gave Wolves a point after Rovers had led through Jordan Rhodes' penalty.

"It was a fully deserved point," he said.

"That is a big point in this season.

"The fighting qualities we showed were brilliant. The character of the players was first class.

"Wolves pumped balls into the box and we defended very well - all bar one."

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12:02am Sat 12 Jan 13

Dukes says...

you can hold your head held high cracking job you done.
you can hold your head held high cracking job you done. Dukes

12:09am Sat 12 Jan 13

kazluvsrovers says...

Dukes wrote:
you can hold your head held high cracking job you done.
Totally agree!!
[quote][p][bold]Dukes[/bold] wrote: you can hold your head held high cracking job you done.[/p][/quote]Totally agree!! kazluvsrovers

12:10am Sat 12 Jan 13

SimonGarner says...

What a circus.
What a circus. SimonGarner

12:17am Sat 12 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

thanks gary, your going to be a hard act to follow,, but appleton has a hard act to follow, when they sack him,,,you need to demand a 2 year contract, thats the least they owe you,,
thanks gary, your going to be a hard act to follow,, but appleton has a hard act to follow, when they sack him,,,you need to demand a 2 year contract, thats the least they owe you,, noddy57

12:36am Sat 12 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Freedom of the town for Bowyer and Co........

Arte et labore
Freedom of the town for Bowyer and Co........ Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

12:59am Sat 12 Jan 13

Ralph Jones says...

Still have the same old problems, bad defence,no midfield and forwards that are not consistent, hope Michael will sort out the problems.
Still have the same old problems, bad defence,no midfield and forwards that are not consistent, hope Michael will sort out the problems. Ralph Jones

12:59am Sat 12 Jan 13

Heidenreicher says...

End of the month my left butt cheek. Wish the fans would stop being lied to by the hierarchy.
End of the month my left butt cheek. Wish the fans would stop being lied to by the hierarchy. Heidenreicher

1:02am Sat 12 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

Well done to GB and his team. I didn't think there were any decent people left down there. You should be proud of yourselves, because we are.
Well done to GB and his team. I didn't think there were any decent people left down there. You should be proud of yourselves, because we are. Stone Island:

1:18am Sat 12 Jan 13

davbo911 says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Well done to GB and his team. I didn't think there were any decent people left down there. You should be proud of yourselves, because we are.
same here, sterling job. Just dont do your job to good other wise these clowns will sack you
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: Well done to GB and his team. I didn't think there were any decent people left down there. You should be proud of yourselves, because we are.[/p][/quote]same here, sterling job. Just dont do your job to good other wise these clowns will sack you davbo911

1:23am Sat 12 Jan 13

Norman T Wangler says...

well done indeed. the only enjoyable month since those primitives took over.
well done indeed. the only enjoyable month since those primitives took over. Norman T Wangler

1:44am Sat 12 Jan 13

awh says...

You can hold your heads up high, Gary and Terry. We're proud of you - excellent job and you conducted yourselves with class concerning the lack of respect our idiots in charge showed you.
You can hold your heads up high, Gary and Terry. We're proud of you - excellent job and you conducted yourselves with class concerning the lack of respect our idiots in charge showed you. awh

2:44am Sat 12 Jan 13

harrydb5 says...

Fantastic job by Gary and Terry. I hope MA sees their worth and asks them to be part of the first team set-up rather than continue with the reserves.

the only worry i have is that they have done such a good job it wont be long before some teams come sniffing around them. I wouldn't blame them if they left because they have been treated so poorly by the board.

cant blame MA for the predicament that we find ourselves in. I hope that he keeps the momentum going and we start climbing the table quickly.the pressure will be on as team GB has shown that the team is capable of winning and playing well.
Fantastic job by Gary and Terry. I hope MA sees their worth and asks them to be part of the first team set-up rather than continue with the reserves. the only worry i have is that they have done such a good job it wont be long before some teams come sniffing around them. I wouldn't blame them if they left because they have been treated so poorly by the board. cant blame MA for the predicament that we find ourselves in. I hope that he keeps the momentum going and we start climbing the table quickly.the pressure will be on as team GB has shown that the team is capable of winning and playing well. harrydb5

5:03am Sat 12 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

HOPE IT`S JUST IDLE TALK THAT BLACKPOOL F.C ,OYSTON INTENDS TO APPROACH BOWYER AND MCPHILLIPS TO TAKE OVER AS MANAGER AT BLACKPOOL THAT WOULD BE A SICKENER !
BUT WHO COULD BLAME THEM IF THEY LEFT ?
HOPE IT`S JUST IDLE TALK THAT BLACKPOOL F.C ,OYSTON INTENDS TO APPROACH BOWYER AND MCPHILLIPS TO TAKE OVER AS MANAGER AT BLACKPOOL THAT WOULD BE A SICKENER ! BUT WHO COULD BLAME THEM IF THEY LEFT ? BRFC75

6:51am Sat 12 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

Anything less than Bowyer returning to his original role if that is what he wants would be an absolute disgrace. He has done a fantastic job to get 7 points from 9 and demonstrate that bu putting the right people on the park in the right positions with the right tactics we can both score and defend to win games. I am 100% behind Appleton because he is the Rovers manager and will judge him on results but although this is predominantly a poor quality Kean squad Bowyer has proven that they can get results at a championship level. I truly hope Appleton succeeds but would like the reassurance of Bowyer still at the club as a Tony Parkes type safety net if he doesn't. The icing on the cake, other than a big Palace win on Saturday would be for a certain global advisor to return to his previous role.
Anything less than Bowyer returning to his original role if that is what he wants would be an absolute disgrace. He has done a fantastic job to get 7 points from 9 and demonstrate that bu putting the right people on the park in the right positions with the right tactics we can both score and defend to win games. I am 100% behind Appleton because he is the Rovers manager and will judge him on results but although this is predominantly a poor quality Kean squad Bowyer has proven that they can get results at a championship level. I truly hope Appleton succeeds but would like the reassurance of Bowyer still at the club as a Tony Parkes type safety net if he doesn't. The icing on the cake, other than a big Palace win on Saturday would be for a certain global advisor to return to his previous role. Captain Dreckley

8:02am Sat 12 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Freedom of the town for Bowyer and Co........

Arte et labore
Wow?
are you on glue?
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: Freedom of the town for Bowyer and Co........ Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Wow? are you on glue? BeardwoodB

8:05am Sat 12 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
Anything less than Bowyer returning to his original role if that is what he wants would be an absolute disgrace. He has done a fantastic job to get 7 points from 9 and demonstrate that bu putting the right people on the park in the right positions with the right tactics we can both score and defend to win games. I am 100% behind Appleton because he is the Rovers manager and will judge him on results but although this is predominantly a poor quality Kean squad Bowyer has proven that they can get results at a championship level. I truly hope Appleton succeeds but would like the reassurance of Bowyer still at the club as a Tony Parkes type safety net if he doesn't. The icing on the cake, other than a big Palace win on Saturday would be for a certain global advisor to return to his previous role.
If they have put Hendry in charge of Reserves Bowyer could find himself a victim of the Venkys. They force out long serving staff without any remorse.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: Anything less than Bowyer returning to his original role if that is what he wants would be an absolute disgrace. He has done a fantastic job to get 7 points from 9 and demonstrate that bu putting the right people on the park in the right positions with the right tactics we can both score and defend to win games. I am 100% behind Appleton because he is the Rovers manager and will judge him on results but although this is predominantly a poor quality Kean squad Bowyer has proven that they can get results at a championship level. I truly hope Appleton succeeds but would like the reassurance of Bowyer still at the club as a Tony Parkes type safety net if he doesn't. The icing on the cake, other than a big Palace win on Saturday would be for a certain global advisor to return to his previous role.[/p][/quote]If they have put Hendry in charge of Reserves Bowyer could find himself a victim of the Venkys. They force out long serving staff without any remorse. BeardwoodB

8:20am Sat 12 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Freedom of the town for Bowyer and Co........

Arte et labore
Perhaps you could suggest that while you are down the town hall, but it may be a good idea to do that BEFORE you kick your chinos into the adoring crowd.
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: Freedom of the town for Bowyer and Co........ Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Perhaps you could suggest that while you are down the town hall, but it may be a good idea to do that BEFORE you kick your chinos into the adoring crowd. greenscreener

8:53am Sat 12 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Well done to Gary and Terry.
Well done to Gary and Terry. A Darener

9:16am Sat 12 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

BeardwoodB wrote:
Captain Dreckley wrote:
Anything less than Bowyer returning to his original role if that is what he wants would be an absolute disgrace. He has done a fantastic job to get 7 points from 9 and demonstrate that bu putting the right people on the park in the right positions with the right tactics we can both score and defend to win games. I am 100% behind Appleton because he is the Rovers manager and will judge him on results but although this is predominantly a poor quality Kean squad Bowyer has proven that they can get results at a championship level. I truly hope Appleton succeeds but would like the reassurance of Bowyer still at the club as a Tony Parkes type safety net if he doesn't. The icing on the cake, other than a big Palace win on Saturday would be for a certain global advisor to return to his previous role.
If they have put Hendry in charge of Reserves Bowyer could find himself a victim of the Venkys. They force out long serving staff without any remorse.
Hendry will be there till his debts he owes are all paid in full.

Hendry went bankrupt owing H.Walker 150k ,that is FACT , Coar organised a job at Rovers so he could pay the needy H. Walker , the RICH PEOPLE always get paid back , bankrupt or not.

Anyway whether Hendry has a proper job or not at Rovers he will stay on the payroll even if it means Bowyer and McPhillips being kicked out , MY GUESS is they will make up some sort of new title for Hendry and keep paying him his 8k a week..
[quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: Anything less than Bowyer returning to his original role if that is what he wants would be an absolute disgrace. He has done a fantastic job to get 7 points from 9 and demonstrate that bu putting the right people on the park in the right positions with the right tactics we can both score and defend to win games. I am 100% behind Appleton because he is the Rovers manager and will judge him on results but although this is predominantly a poor quality Kean squad Bowyer has proven that they can get results at a championship level. I truly hope Appleton succeeds but would like the reassurance of Bowyer still at the club as a Tony Parkes type safety net if he doesn't. The icing on the cake, other than a big Palace win on Saturday would be for a certain global advisor to return to his previous role.[/p][/quote]If they have put Hendry in charge of Reserves Bowyer could find himself a victim of the Venkys. They force out long serving staff without any remorse.[/p][/quote]Hendry will be there till his debts he owes are all paid in full. Hendry went bankrupt owing H.Walker 150k ,that is FACT , Coar organised a job at Rovers so he could pay the needy H. Walker , the RICH PEOPLE always get paid back , bankrupt or not. Anyway whether Hendry has a proper job or not at Rovers he will stay on the payroll even if it means Bowyer and McPhillips being kicked out , MY GUESS is they will make up some sort of new title for Hendry and keep paying him his 8k a week.. BRFC75

9:26am Sat 12 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Heidenreicher wrote:
End of the month my left butt cheek. Wish the fans would stop being lied to by the hierarchy.
It's quite obvious one doesn't know what the other is doing, hence conflicting information.
[quote][p][bold]Heidenreicher[/bold] wrote: End of the month my left butt cheek. Wish the fans would stop being lied to by the hierarchy.[/p][/quote]It's quite obvious one doesn't know what the other is doing, hence conflicting information. Harwoodstblue

9:58am Sat 12 Jan 13

thresholdweller says...

Well done GB and TM and thanks. Now let's get behind the new regime. Onwards and upwards.
Well done GB and TM and thanks. Now let's get behind the new regime. Onwards and upwards. thresholdweller

10:01am Sat 12 Jan 13

fishcake 75 says...

Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful
Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful fishcake 75

10:23am Sat 12 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

fishcake 75 wrote:
Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful
It all depends if Venkys give him any spending money....I have my doubts based on their record of penny pinching.
[quote][p][bold]fishcake 75[/bold] wrote: Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful[/p][/quote]It all depends if Venkys give him any spending money....I have my doubts based on their record of penny pinching. Harwoodstblue

10:29am Sat 12 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

The temps have done an excellent job.
I saw the game on TV. Both sides were poor. Where on earth do people get this notion that we have a good squad ?
Rhodes' ability to put the ball in the net is the only good thing going for us and will save us from sinking
The Chelsea kid looked promising but no-one else showed any spark at all.
The temps have done an excellent job. I saw the game on TV. Both sides were poor. Where on earth do people get this notion that we have a good squad ? Rhodes' ability to put the ball in the net is the only good thing going for us and will save us from sinking The Chelsea kid looked promising but no-one else showed any spark at all. noddymcleod

10:48am Sat 12 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

fishcake 75 wrote:
Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful
im really hoping that MA has at least negotiated a deal which involves him in bringing in the players he wasnt allowed to at pool.

I've watched every match close up and last night I got a completely different perspective of how other teams see us away from the action. Down on the ground you are caught up in the cheering and atmosphere, watching individuals and don't always see the overall team dynamic that I saw on tv last night.

Someone said yesterday, is this the level of performance we've dropped to? Lets be honest, we were very poor against a wolves side on a losing streak and the game was there for the taking. There are inherrent issues that still need to be rectified - A midfield that lacks pace, a bloated strike force that can't pass the ball to the one man who can score for fun etc. greedy players wanting to make a name for themselves than play as a team etc

That said, watching my team on the box last night I can see why GB would feel happy with one point. With having to work with what there was with only Kane coming into the team, the one thing that stood out to me was the hunger to play (for GB?) from some of the players.

CK, apart from being close to a red card, seemed to WANT every ball. Rochina, one of afore-mentioned greedy players, under a decent manager reigning in his show boating could be a prolific play maker. GB has shown how our defence should play. MA should take note of this and develop on this.

I could go on, but I'd just be repeating what others are saying, but my point is, MA is inheriting an average playing team with a recently found desire to play. If he can get them to play for him like they play for GB AND he gets his transfer wishes (ignoring Singhs claim of no transfers), we should have a strong team capable of play-off contention.

This is one the most expensive squads if not the most expensive squad in the championship with players capable of great things. It desperately needs a manager who is capable of grinding it out of them.

From what I hear about Mr Appleton, he takes no prisoners and he manages with a firm hand on the tiller which is exactly what this mixed bag of overpaid seniors, unknowns and internationals need to overcome the negative impact of the media circus in the background.

We wish you all the best Mr Appleton. Our club lacks strong leadership. I dearly hope you can bring this to the table.
[quote][p][bold]fishcake 75[/bold] wrote: Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful[/p][/quote]im really hoping that MA has at least negotiated a deal which involves him in bringing in the players he wasnt allowed to at pool. I've watched every match close up and last night I got a completely different perspective of how other teams see us away from the action. Down on the ground you are caught up in the cheering and atmosphere, watching individuals and don't always see the overall team dynamic that I saw on tv last night. Someone said yesterday, is this the level of performance we've dropped to? Lets be honest, we were very poor against a wolves side on a losing streak and the game was there for the taking. There are inherrent issues that still need to be rectified - A midfield that lacks pace, a bloated strike force that can't pass the ball to the one man who can score for fun etc. greedy players wanting to make a name for themselves than play as a team etc That said, watching my team on the box last night I can see why GB would feel happy with one point. With having to work with what there was with only Kane coming into the team, the one thing that stood out to me was the hunger to play (for GB?) from some of the players. CK, apart from being close to a red card, seemed to WANT every ball. Rochina, one of afore-mentioned greedy players, under a decent manager reigning in his show boating could be a prolific play maker. GB has shown how our defence should play. MA should take note of this and develop on this. I could go on, but I'd just be repeating what others are saying, but my point is, MA is inheriting an average playing team with a recently found desire to play. If he can get them to play for him like they play for GB AND he gets his transfer wishes (ignoring Singhs claim of no transfers), we should have a strong team capable of play-off contention. This is one the most expensive squads if not the most expensive squad in the championship with players capable of great things. It desperately needs a manager who is capable of grinding it out of them. From what I hear about Mr Appleton, he takes no prisoners and he manages with a firm hand on the tiller which is exactly what this mixed bag of overpaid seniors, unknowns and internationals need to overcome the negative impact of the media circus in the background. We wish you all the best Mr Appleton. Our club lacks strong leadership. I dearly hope you can bring this to the table. blueblooded

10:57am Sat 12 Jan 13

fishcake 75 says...

blueblooded wrote:
fishcake 75 wrote:
Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful
im really hoping that MA has at least negotiated a deal which involves him in bringing in the players he wasnt allowed to at pool.

I've watched every match close up and last night I got a completely different perspective of how other teams see us away from the action. Down on the ground you are caught up in the cheering and atmosphere, watching individuals and don't always see the overall team dynamic that I saw on tv last night.

Someone said yesterday, is this the level of performance we've dropped to? Lets be honest, we were very poor against a wolves side on a losing streak and the game was there for the taking. There are inherrent issues that still need to be rectified - A midfield that lacks pace, a bloated strike force that can't pass the ball to the one man who can score for fun etc. greedy players wanting to make a name for themselves than play as a team etc

That said, watching my team on the box last night I can see why GB would feel happy with one point. With having to work with what there was with only Kane coming into the team, the one thing that stood out to me was the hunger to play (for GB?) from some of the players.

CK, apart from being close to a red card, seemed to WANT every ball. Rochina, one of afore-mentioned greedy players, under a decent manager reigning in his show boating could be a prolific play maker. GB has shown how our defence should play. MA should take note of this and develop on this.

I could go on, but I'd just be repeating what others are saying, but my point is, MA is inheriting an average playing team with a recently found desire to play. If he can get them to play for him like they play for GB AND he gets his transfer wishes (ignoring Singhs claim of no transfers), we should have a strong team capable of play-off contention.

This is one the most expensive squads if not the most expensive squad in the championship with players capable of great things. It desperately needs a manager who is capable of grinding it out of them.

From what I hear about Mr Appleton, he takes no prisoners and he manages with a firm hand on the tiller which is exactly what this mixed bag of overpaid seniors, unknowns and internationals need to overcome the negative impact of the media circus in the background.

We wish you all the best Mr Appleton. Our club lacks strong leadership. I dearly hope you can bring this to the table.
Icould not agree more, lets hope the owners react before is too late.
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fishcake 75[/bold] wrote: Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful[/p][/quote]im really hoping that MA has at least negotiated a deal which involves him in bringing in the players he wasnt allowed to at pool. I've watched every match close up and last night I got a completely different perspective of how other teams see us away from the action. Down on the ground you are caught up in the cheering and atmosphere, watching individuals and don't always see the overall team dynamic that I saw on tv last night. Someone said yesterday, is this the level of performance we've dropped to? Lets be honest, we were very poor against a wolves side on a losing streak and the game was there for the taking. There are inherrent issues that still need to be rectified - A midfield that lacks pace, a bloated strike force that can't pass the ball to the one man who can score for fun etc. greedy players wanting to make a name for themselves than play as a team etc That said, watching my team on the box last night I can see why GB would feel happy with one point. With having to work with what there was with only Kane coming into the team, the one thing that stood out to me was the hunger to play (for GB?) from some of the players. CK, apart from being close to a red card, seemed to WANT every ball. Rochina, one of afore-mentioned greedy players, under a decent manager reigning in his show boating could be a prolific play maker. GB has shown how our defence should play. MA should take note of this and develop on this. I could go on, but I'd just be repeating what others are saying, but my point is, MA is inheriting an average playing team with a recently found desire to play. If he can get them to play for him like they play for GB AND he gets his transfer wishes (ignoring Singhs claim of no transfers), we should have a strong team capable of play-off contention. This is one the most expensive squads if not the most expensive squad in the championship with players capable of great things. It desperately needs a manager who is capable of grinding it out of them. From what I hear about Mr Appleton, he takes no prisoners and he manages with a firm hand on the tiller which is exactly what this mixed bag of overpaid seniors, unknowns and internationals need to overcome the negative impact of the media circus in the background. We wish you all the best Mr Appleton. Our club lacks strong leadership. I dearly hope you can bring this to the table.[/p][/quote]Icould not agree more, lets hope the owners react before is too late. fishcake 75

11:29am Sat 12 Jan 13

bring back the good old days says...

blueblooded wrote:
fishcake 75 wrote:
Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful
im really hoping that MA has at least negotiated a deal which involves him in bringing in the players he wasnt allowed to at pool.

I've watched every match close up and last night I got a completely different perspective of how other teams see us away from the action. Down on the ground you are caught up in the cheering and atmosphere, watching individuals and don't always see the overall team dynamic that I saw on tv last night.

Someone said yesterday, is this the level of performance we've dropped to? Lets be honest, we were very poor against a wolves side on a losing streak and the game was there for the taking. There are inherrent issues that still need to be rectified - A midfield that lacks pace, a bloated strike force that can't pass the ball to the one man who can score for fun etc. greedy players wanting to make a name for themselves than play as a team etc

That said, watching my team on the box last night I can see why GB would feel happy with one point. With having to work with what there was with only Kane coming into the team, the one thing that stood out to me was the hunger to play (for GB?) from some of the players.

CK, apart from being close to a red card, seemed to WANT every ball. Rochina, one of afore-mentioned greedy players, under a decent manager reigning in his show boating could be a prolific play maker. GB has shown how our defence should play. MA should take note of this and develop on this.

I could go on, but I'd just be repeating what others are saying, but my point is, MA is inheriting an average playing team with a recently found desire to play. If he can get them to play for him like they play for GB AND he gets his transfer wishes (ignoring Singhs claim of no transfers), we should have a strong team capable of play-off contention.

This is one the most expensive squads if not the most expensive squad in the championship with players capable of great things. It desperately needs a manager who is capable of grinding it out of them.

From what I hear about Mr Appleton, he takes no prisoners and he manages with a firm hand on the tiller which is exactly what this mixed bag of overpaid seniors, unknowns and internationals need to overcome the negative impact of the media circus in the background.

We wish you all the best Mr Appleton. Our club lacks strong leadership. I dearly hope you can bring this to the table.
Exactly my view.
We are far from the dynmic squad that some seem to see us as. I see us as a very ordinary side.
This matched against the ridiculous salaries they are on, just beggars belief, ad will 'do for us' in the end.
MA has a reputation to sort these kind of 'issues' out, lets hope so.
There is no orchestrated play in our squad at all, this for me down to any leadership qualities at all in any of our squad.
It seemed to me that Simon was sacrificed in order to give Peds some matchtime and therefore put him in the shop window (and I think he knew it).
I have a fear that GB's tenure at our club may well have been foreshortened with the last weeks endeavours added to the arrival of MA and his RH man.
If an offer comes in, I could see him taking it.
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fishcake 75[/bold] wrote: Well done to bowyer and mcphillips,however they must have been at a different game last night ,both teams were terrible the passing was atrocious,jason lowe is wasted in midfield he should be returned to full back asap i hope mr appleton makes it a priority to sign a ball winner in midfield and a centre half who can head a ball, dann is dreadful[/p][/quote]im really hoping that MA has at least negotiated a deal which involves him in bringing in the players he wasnt allowed to at pool. I've watched every match close up and last night I got a completely different perspective of how other teams see us away from the action. Down on the ground you are caught up in the cheering and atmosphere, watching individuals and don't always see the overall team dynamic that I saw on tv last night. Someone said yesterday, is this the level of performance we've dropped to? Lets be honest, we were very poor against a wolves side on a losing streak and the game was there for the taking. There are inherrent issues that still need to be rectified - A midfield that lacks pace, a bloated strike force that can't pass the ball to the one man who can score for fun etc. greedy players wanting to make a name for themselves than play as a team etc That said, watching my team on the box last night I can see why GB would feel happy with one point. With having to work with what there was with only Kane coming into the team, the one thing that stood out to me was the hunger to play (for GB?) from some of the players. CK, apart from being close to a red card, seemed to WANT every ball. Rochina, one of afore-mentioned greedy players, under a decent manager reigning in his show boating could be a prolific play maker. GB has shown how our defence should play. MA should take note of this and develop on this. I could go on, but I'd just be repeating what others are saying, but my point is, MA is inheriting an average playing team with a recently found desire to play. If he can get them to play for him like they play for GB AND he gets his transfer wishes (ignoring Singhs claim of no transfers), we should have a strong team capable of play-off contention. This is one the most expensive squads if not the most expensive squad in the championship with players capable of great things. It desperately needs a manager who is capable of grinding it out of them. From what I hear about Mr Appleton, he takes no prisoners and he manages with a firm hand on the tiller which is exactly what this mixed bag of overpaid seniors, unknowns and internationals need to overcome the negative impact of the media circus in the background. We wish you all the best Mr Appleton. Our club lacks strong leadership. I dearly hope you can bring this to the table.[/p][/quote]Exactly my view. We are far from the dynmic squad that some seem to see us as. I see us as a very ordinary side. This matched against the ridiculous salaries they are on, just beggars belief, ad will 'do for us' in the end. MA has a reputation to sort these kind of 'issues' out, lets hope so. There is no orchestrated play in our squad at all, this for me down to any leadership qualities at all in any of our squad. It seemed to me that Simon was sacrificed in order to give Peds some matchtime and therefore put him in the shop window (and I think he knew it). I have a fear that GB's tenure at our club may well have been foreshortened with the last weeks endeavours added to the arrival of MA and his RH man. If an offer comes in, I could see him taking it. bring back the good old days

11:53am Sat 12 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Apart from Kane kicking fresh air when attempting a cross on the run I think he had a promising debut and should be an asset to the club during his stay.
Apart from Kane kicking fresh air when attempting a cross on the run I think he had a promising debut and should be an asset to the club during his stay. A Darener

1:12pm Sat 12 Jan 13

1952 rover says...

SimonGarner wrote:
What a circus.
oh for god's sake give it a rest.
[quote][p][bold]SimonGarner[/bold] wrote: What a circus.[/p][/quote]oh for god's sake give it a rest. 1952 rover

1:16pm Sat 12 Jan 13

A Darener says...

At least we now know that should Appleton fail we have a ready made replacement for caretaker manager in Gary Bowyer. Just like when Tony Parkes used to take over. That is unless the Venky's live up to their reputation for idiotic decisions and release him.
At least we now know that should Appleton fail we have a ready made replacement for caretaker manager in Gary Bowyer. Just like when Tony Parkes used to take over. That is unless the Venky's live up to their reputation for idiotic decisions and release him. A Darener

6:42pm Sat 12 Jan 13

BJS says...

Heidenreicher wrote:
End of the month my left butt cheek. Wish the fans would stop being lied to by the hierarchy.
Think that may have been attributed to Shebby. Anyone seen/heard from him lately?
[quote][p][bold]Heidenreicher[/bold] wrote: End of the month my left butt cheek. Wish the fans would stop being lied to by the hierarchy.[/p][/quote]Think that may have been attributed to Shebby. Anyone seen/heard from him lately? BJS

11:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

you saw it first on here, appleton out of work within 4 monthes, put your mortgage on it,,league 1 beckons for the rovers, but what really **** me off is ,,it should never have got this bad in the first place,,venkys out , the sooner the better for everyone,the rovers have been decimated by an inept group of moneybags with no football brains but with an agenda for total destruction, of an east lancashire founder member of the most famous football league in the world,, venkys go and take your clowns with you,,
you saw it first on here, appleton out of work within 4 monthes, put your mortgage on it,,league 1 beckons for the rovers, but what really **** me off is ,,it should never have got this bad in the first place,,venkys out , the sooner the better for everyone,the rovers have been decimated by an inept group of moneybags with no football brains but with an agenda for total destruction, of an east lancashire founder member of the most famous football league in the world,, venkys go and take your clowns with you,, noddy57

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