Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition

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

MICHAEL Appleton insists the Premier League is still “reachable” for Blackburn Rovers this season – but admits he has ‘put his neck on the line’ by taking up the Ewood Park challenge.

Ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Charlton Athletic, Rovers’ new boss has revealed he has already set his players a ‘win target’ to cement a Championship play-off spot, having admitted automatic promotion is now beyond them.

Appleton, who quit as Blackpool boss after just two months, was quick to insist owners Venky’s had promised him “full control” of the football side of the club and that he was expecting to add ‘two or three’ signings before the end of the transfer window.

The 37-year-old, who appointed goalkeeping coach John Keeley from Portsmouth yesterday, also warned West Ham United they would need to up their valuation of Martin Olsson after revealing their latest bid, in the region of £4million, had been rejected.

Appleton also took the opportunity to rubbish links between him and sports agency SEM – insisting he had never met Jerome Anderson and does not have an agent – as the absence of global advisor Shebby Singh from yesterday’s unveiling raised further questions about Singh’s future.

Rovers entertain Charlton tomorrow seven points off the Championship top six but, with a run of home games ahead, Appleton believes reaching the play-offs is still possible “The board are very, very ambitious,” he said. “They want Premier League football which I totally understand. This has been a Premier League club for a long time. We have got 20 games left, we are not a million miles away from the play-offs. It is certainly reachable.

“We know the amount of games we need to win in the remaining 20 to give ourselves an opportunity to do that, I won’t be making that public. That is our focus at the minute. If we are around it with five or six games to go. We are in the hat to then push on. I had a conversation with the owners and knew how ambitious they were.

“There is a demand they do want to get back up to the Premier League and I have never shirked a challenge.

“The challenges I have faced at the clubs I have been at so far have been of the highest order and it doesn’t get any different.

“When you look at the tally of points teams have got going straight up over the previous years, around the 85 to 90 mark, that’s obviously beyond us now.

“From a realistic point of view, if we can get to the play-offs then it would be a fantastic achievement.

“The remit is obviously Premier League football. I’ve signed a two-and-a-half-year deal and if we can do it in the first 20 games and get into the play-offs then fantastic.

“Every job is a risk, but you take calculated risks as a manager and you’ve got to be brave enough to take on challenges and this is a big challenge, I’m aware of that.

“I’m putting my neck on the line to take the job.

“If I do it, there will be a lot of people very, very happy.”

Appleton, who insists his decision to quit Bloomfield Road for Rovers was a ‘football’ one, insists he has no qualms about working with controversial owners Venky’s.

“As an outsider looking in before I came in, there were a lot of things said about the circus that revolves around Blackburn,” he said.

“After the conversations I had with the owners and how ambitious they were, the thing that stood out to me more than anything was that this was the right place for me and they needed someone to captain the ship.

“Being given full control of the football side is important.

“If I want to sign a player or if I think someone is surplus to requirements, if I feel I need to add a member of staff, I am in a position to do that.

“I felt that was important.

“In doing that, as long as they are prepared to back that which they say 100 per cent they are, we are going to give ourselves a 10 times better opportunity to get back to the Premier League.

“The understanding I have with the owners and the agreement I had when I took the job was that from a recruitment point of view and anything that was involved with football, I would pretty much have full control of that.

“Myself and Shebby, we will work together in terms of players coming in, players going out, the right balance.

“There is still a window of opportunity to make sure we get two or three faces in.”

Appleton also revealed that he had been keen for Gary Bowyer to remain with the first-team coaching set-up, but said that Rovers’ recent caretaker boss has decided to return to his job working with the reserves and youth players.

Bowyer won three of his four games in temporary charge.

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9:57am Fri 18 Jan 13

stick to football says...

If Optimism won promotion for Rovers Managers we would be "out of sight" by now.

Venkys must come over well face to face with people - why dont they do the same for the fans - all we get are broken dreams and promises

Lets hope Christmas 2012 was when things started to turn the right way for Rovers and we can throw the anti depressants away
If Optimism won promotion for Rovers Managers we would be "out of sight" by now. Venkys must come over well face to face with people - why dont they do the same for the fans - all we get are broken dreams and promises Lets hope Christmas 2012 was when things started to turn the right way for Rovers and we can throw the anti depressants away stick to football
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10:00am Fri 18 Jan 13

nil bye mouth says...

Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST. nil bye mouth
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10:02am Fri 18 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

well appleton comes across a lot better than he looks and i hope we give him all our suport so he has a chance of reaching the play offs.
well appleton comes across a lot better than he looks and i hope we give him all our suport so he has a chance of reaching the play offs. bburnrover
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10:06am Fri 18 Jan 13

glp says...

"Myself and Shebby, we will work together in terms of players coming in, players going out, the right balance" was hoping the chicken farmers had got rid of the lunatic malaysian tv pundit. While the mad one is still at ewood do not think you will have total football control no matter what they tell you Mr Appleton. Venkys tell lies but he is new in the job hopefully he will soon learn not to trust them.
"Myself and Shebby, we will work together in terms of players coming in, players going out, the right balance" was hoping the chicken farmers had got rid of the lunatic malaysian tv pundit. While the mad one is still at ewood do not think you will have total football control no matter what they tell you Mr Appleton. Venkys tell lies but he is new in the job hopefully he will soon learn not to trust them. glp
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10:10am Fri 18 Jan 13

BlueSkies says...

Best of luck MA.
Best of luck MA. BlueSkies
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10:10am Fri 18 Jan 13

baz58 says...

nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
[quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!! baz58
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10:16am Fri 18 Jan 13

Tom F. says...

STEVE KEAN IN
SHAGGY THE SNAKE OUT
STEVE KEAN IN SHAGGY THE SNAKE OUT Tom F.
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10:16am Fri 18 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

come on mullanv & co issue a crawling apology.

at the same time you can tell us about the dossier and the stuff that is going to blow rovers apart.

very quiet - you up shebby's unmentionable?
come on mullanv & co issue a crawling apology. at the same time you can tell us about the dossier and the stuff that is going to blow rovers apart. very quiet - you up shebby's unmentionable? hasslem hasslem
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10:27am Fri 18 Jan 13

peely says...

The fatal words that give it all away " Myself and Shebby ". - Oh no , status quo , more of the same ! Groucho will be sticking his nose into the playing staff and everything else . Until they get rid of the clown nothing will change .Never mind Michael at least you,re now a fully signed up member of " Who wants to be a millionaire " club, after Kean and Berg you,re the next! Nice work if you can get it !
Fans ? What ? Who gives a sh?t ?
The fatal words that give it all away " Myself and Shebby ". - Oh no , status quo , more of the same ! Groucho will be sticking his nose into the playing staff and everything else . Until they get rid of the clown nothing will change .Never mind Michael at least you,re now a fully signed up member of " Who wants to be a millionaire " club, after Kean and Berg you,re the next! Nice work if you can get it ! Fans ? What ? Who gives a sh?t ? peely
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10:33am Fri 18 Jan 13

leitchy says...

This PR company is doing wonders !!! WOW Talk about saying all the right things.......!!

Shebby and Appleton - wont work something has to give hopefully Shebbys position. Oh and Agnew why do we need him now?? What's he doing??

Good luck Appleton lets hope you can get some quality players in !!

P.S Venkys lie...ssssshhh dont tell anyone!
This PR company is doing wonders !!! WOW Talk about saying all the right things.......!! Shebby and Appleton - wont work something has to give hopefully Shebbys position. Oh and Agnew why do we need him now?? What's he doing?? Good luck Appleton lets hope you can get some quality players in !! P.S Venkys lie...ssssshhh dont tell anyone! leitchy
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10:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

French Rover says...

A realistic view of the Rovers situation from MA. Eyes wide open, knows his mind and not afraid to tell it as it is. I am surprised that Venkys went for him actually as they are have never seemed keen on any straight talking people previously.

Nice comment in the South Coast Daily Echo from Appleton about the Venky lot:

"Ultimately we are a football club not a movie production," he said.
"In the past maybe it has been too media orientated and people have had too much to say."

Nice understatement and spot on MA!
A realistic view of the Rovers situation from MA. Eyes wide open, knows his mind and not afraid to tell it as it is. I am surprised that Venkys went for him actually as they are have never seemed keen on any straight talking people previously. Nice comment in the South Coast Daily Echo from Appleton about the Venky lot: "Ultimately we are a football club not a movie production," he said. "In the past maybe it has been too media orientated and people have had too much to say." Nice understatement and spot on MA! French Rover
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10:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

Tom F. wrote:
STEVE KEAN IN
SHAGGY THE SNAKE OUT
zzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Tom F.[/bold] wrote: STEVE KEAN IN SHAGGY THE SNAKE OUT[/p][/quote]zzzzzz RoversMCMLXXV
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10:35am Fri 18 Jan 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
desperate as ever... the last 4 decades must have really hurt you lot
[quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]desperate as ever... the last 4 decades must have really hurt you lot RoversMCMLXXV
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10:35am Fri 18 Jan 13

vicn1956 says...

"The board are very ambitiousto get to the premiershp"

My ambition is to win the lottery.
The difference? I know what to do. Do they?
"The board are very ambitiousto get to the premiershp" My ambition is to win the lottery. The difference? I know what to do. Do they? vicn1956
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10:37am Fri 18 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

peely wrote:
The fatal words that give it all away " Myself and Shebby ". - Oh no , status quo , more of the same ! Groucho will be sticking his nose into the playing staff and everything else . Until they get rid of the clown nothing will change .Never mind Michael at least you,re now a fully signed up member of " Who wants to be a millionaire " club, after Kean and Berg you,re the next! Nice work if you can get it !
Fans ? What ? Who gives a sh?t ?
I think you'll find that Appleton will name his targets and Singh will be responsible for pursuing those players. Nothing unusual about that, it's standard practice. Also, Appleton is already a millionaire. He won £1.5M in damages from the surgeon who effectively ended his career.
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: The fatal words that give it all away " Myself and Shebby ". - Oh no , status quo , more of the same ! Groucho will be sticking his nose into the playing staff and everything else . Until they get rid of the clown nothing will change .Never mind Michael at least you,re now a fully signed up member of " Who wants to be a millionaire " club, after Kean and Berg you,re the next! Nice work if you can get it ! Fans ? What ? Who gives a sh?t ?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that Appleton will name his targets and Singh will be responsible for pursuing those players. Nothing unusual about that, it's standard practice. Also, Appleton is already a millionaire. He won £1.5M in damages from the surgeon who effectively ended his career. srvp28
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10:39am Fri 18 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

French Rover wrote:
A realistic view of the Rovers situation from MA. Eyes wide open, knows his mind and not afraid to tell it as it is. I am surprised that Venkys went for him actually as they are have never seemed keen on any straight talking people previously.

Nice comment in the South Coast Daily Echo from Appleton about the Venky lot:

"Ultimately we are a football club not a movie production," he said.
"In the past maybe it has been too media orientated and people have had too much to say."

Nice understatement and spot on MA!
Agreed. I think he could very well prove to be exactly the type of manager we were looking for, irregardless of how much experience he's had.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: A realistic view of the Rovers situation from MA. Eyes wide open, knows his mind and not afraid to tell it as it is. I am surprised that Venkys went for him actually as they are have never seemed keen on any straight talking people previously. Nice comment in the South Coast Daily Echo from Appleton about the Venky lot: "Ultimately we are a football club not a movie production," he said. "In the past maybe it has been too media orientated and people have had too much to say." Nice understatement and spot on MA![/p][/quote]Agreed. I think he could very well prove to be exactly the type of manager we were looking for, irregardless of how much experience he's had. srvp28
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10:46am Fri 18 Jan 13

arteetlabore says...

Let's have a more positive look at the Venky years, eh? It's not all bad, you know.
- We escaped relegation once.
- When we were relegated, we weren't actually bottom.
- We won at Old Trafford.
- We still play at Ewood Park, not the Headscratchin' Good VFC Stadium.
- We still play in blue and white, unlike the red-shirted Bluebirds.
- We've got the Clayton and Douglas stands.
- Kean's gone.
- Petrovic's gone.
- Burnley haven't beaten us.
- We've done the double over Barnsley.
- The catering prices are still only ridiculous.
- There's plenty of legroom at matches.
- We're unbeaten in 2013.
- We're still in the FA Cup.
- We've even got a positive goal difference.
- David Dunn's still here. Isn't he?
- The Constant Moaners are very happy.
- 'Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition'.
See? It's practically a Golden Age!
I'll stop now, nurse, and have a little sleep.
Let's have a more positive look at the Venky years, eh? It's not all bad, you know. - We escaped relegation once. - When we were relegated, we weren't actually bottom. - We won at Old Trafford. - We still play at Ewood Park, not the Headscratchin' Good VFC Stadium. - We still play in blue and white, unlike the red-shirted Bluebirds. - We've got the Clayton and Douglas stands. - Kean's gone. - Petrovic's gone. - Burnley haven't beaten us. - We've done the double over Barnsley. - The catering prices are still only ridiculous. - There's plenty of legroom at matches. - We're unbeaten in 2013. - We're still in the FA Cup. - We've even got a positive goal difference. - David Dunn's still here. Isn't he? - The Constant Moaners are very happy. - 'Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition'. See? It's practically a Golden Age! I'll stop now, nurse, and have a little sleep. arteetlabore
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10:54am Fri 18 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Must admit this sounds good, lets hope he can do the business
Must admit this sounds good, lets hope he can do the business A Rover 45 years and over
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11:04am Fri 18 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
come on mullanv & co issue a crawling apology.

at the same time you can tell us about the dossier and the stuff that is going to blow rovers apart.

very quiet - you up shebby's unmentionable?
Appleton has no agent and doesn't even know Anderson, another false claim by the doomongers with ulterior motives.
Time to get behind the team and forget about these peddlers of mischief..
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: come on mullanv & co issue a crawling apology. at the same time you can tell us about the dossier and the stuff that is going to blow rovers apart. very quiet - you up shebby's unmentionable?[/p][/quote]Appleton has no agent and doesn't even know Anderson, another false claim by the doomongers with ulterior motives. Time to get behind the team and forget about these peddlers of mischief.. 8 Ball Deluxe
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11:08am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chancognito says...

"From a realistic point of view, if we can get to the play-offs then it would be a fantastic achievement"

At least MA is not predicting Champions League places, Pep as his assistant, and the arrival of Christian Ronaldo / Falcao this transfer window.

Aiming for the playoffs is about the only thing Blackburn Rovers have left at the moment to be honest. I don't see the FA Cup being a more important target. Wonder who Rovers will sell / buy this window though. Not much juicy gossip going around at the moment...
"From a realistic point of view, if we can get to the play-offs then it would be a fantastic achievement" At least MA is not predicting Champions League places, Pep as his assistant, and the arrival of Christian Ronaldo / Falcao this transfer window. Aiming for the playoffs is about the only thing Blackburn Rovers have left at the moment to be honest. I don't see the FA Cup being a more important target. Wonder who Rovers will sell / buy this window though. Not much juicy gossip going around at the moment... Chancognito
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11:10am Fri 18 Jan 13

burnleyglentoran says...

baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING burnleyglentoran
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11:11am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chancognito says...

@8 Ball Deluxe - Hoping that there will no longer be conspiracy theories surrounding Rovers / Anderson / Shebby / The Smurfs / The Lochness Monster, is as futile as hoping that the Burnley supporters that keep posting in articles related to Blackburn Rovers, suddenly have something intelligent and coherent to say.
@8 Ball Deluxe - Hoping that there will no longer be conspiracy theories surrounding Rovers / Anderson / Shebby / The Smurfs / The Lochness Monster, is as futile as hoping that the Burnley supporters that keep posting in articles related to Blackburn Rovers, suddenly have something intelligent and coherent to say. Chancognito
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11:19am Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Touched a nerve there Glentoran didn't he. You couldn't hide it.

What was it 52 years ago ?

52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame.

BRFC.......34 yrs and STILL counting.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve there Glentoran didn't he. You couldn't hide it. What was it 52 years ago ? 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame. BRFC.......34 yrs and STILL counting. Harwoodstblue
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11:19am Fri 18 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

My tongue is well and truly held here, but that said, I wish Michael Appelton and my beloved all the very best in steering the good ship Ewood away from those nasty rocks !

Just like a tree standing by the riverside...........
.......

The rest is history as they say.................
......

Arte et labore
My tongue is well and truly held here, but that said, I wish Michael Appelton and my beloved all the very best in steering the good ship Ewood away from those nasty rocks ! Just like a tree standing by the riverside........... ....... The rest is history as they say................. ...... Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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11:24am Fri 18 Jan 13

fanny_tickler. says...

baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football.

You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go.

Wind your neck in.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football. You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go. Wind your neck in. fanny_tickler.
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11:24am Fri 18 Jan 13

speedie_rovers_legend says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy. speedie_rovers_legend
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11:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

burnleyglentoran says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.
Hacking it with the big boys!!

You lot are only just treading water in the Championship!

You beat big old Peterborough and the town got a communal semi-on!!!

SHEBBY SINGHS PUNE AND WHITE ARMY

BURNLEY FC - TOP DOGS IN EAST LANCS. ONCE AGAIN.
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.[/p][/quote]Hacking it with the big boys!! You lot are only just treading water in the Championship! You beat big old Peterborough and the town got a communal semi-on!!! SHEBBY SINGHS PUNE AND WHITE ARMY BURNLEY FC - TOP DOGS IN EAST LANCS. ONCE AGAIN. burnleyglentoran
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11:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job.
Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised.
His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of.
Play offs here we come.
As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job. Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised. His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of. Play offs here we come. Ronaldpetercooper
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11:35am Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football.

You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go.

Wind your neck in.
Oh so bitter and desperate.......Yep, we bought it. Just like the others who have the honour of having their name engraved on the trophy with us, FOREVER.
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football. You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go. Wind your neck in.[/p][/quote]Oh so bitter and desperate.......Yep, we bought it. Just like the others who have the honour of having their name engraved on the trophy with us, FOREVER. Harwoodstblue
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11:35am Fri 18 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

Yes Mr Appleton your statement has a streak of truth 'quote - a lot said about the Circus that revolves around Blackburn' - just hope you dont become yet another clown, as we have enough of them at Ewood!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck tomorrow.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY COAR VENKYS
Yes Mr Appleton your statement has a streak of truth 'quote - a lot said about the Circus that revolves around Blackburn' - just hope you dont become yet another clown, as we have enough of them at Ewood!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck tomorrow. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY COAR VENKYS dangerous dave
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11:38am Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
speedie_rovers_legen

d
wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.
Hacking it with the big boys!!

You lot are only just treading water in the Championship!

You beat big old Peterborough and the town got a communal semi-on!!!

SHEBBY SINGHS PUNE AND WHITE ARMY

BURNLEY FC - TOP DOGS IN EAST LANCS. ONCE AGAIN.
Sooooo..bitter. Coming through loud and clear.

Have you not taken the valium today?
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.[/p][/quote]Hacking it with the big boys!! You lot are only just treading water in the Championship! You beat big old Peterborough and the town got a communal semi-on!!! SHEBBY SINGHS PUNE AND WHITE ARMY BURNLEY FC - TOP DOGS IN EAST LANCS. ONCE AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Sooooo..bitter. Coming through loud and clear. Have you not taken the valium today? Harwoodstblue
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11:39am Fri 18 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football.

You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go.

Wind your neck in.
Zzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football. You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go. Wind your neck in.[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzz juanbbien
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11:43am Fri 18 Jan 13

midas says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Touched a nerve there Glentoran didn't he. You couldn't hide it. What was it 52 years ago ? 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame. BRFC.......34 yrs and STILL counting.
I try to avoid these silly contests, not really sure why you think it 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame? Is this how you have all been feeling since 1995? It does explain somethings!
.
You are right that Burnley will never achieve what Rovers have done in recent years - I can say with utmost certainty that we will never be able to say we are the first (and only) Champions of the Premier League to be relegated not once but twice. Indeed I would go as far to say that Rovers are probably the only winners of the Premiership that will ever be relegated. How far is that for a fall from grace?
.
As for getting back to the Premiership why do you think you stand a better chance than the bigger clubs in the division like Cardiff, Forest, Leeds, Middlesborough, Brighton, Hull, etc. Remember bigger isn't about history, its about today and the finances and attendances of all these clubs are bigger than Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve there Glentoran didn't he. You couldn't hide it. What was it 52 years ago ? 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame. BRFC.......34 yrs and STILL counting.[/p][/quote]I try to avoid these silly contests, not really sure why you think it 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame? Is this how you have all been feeling since 1995? It does explain somethings! . You are right that Burnley will never achieve what Rovers have done in recent years - I can say with utmost certainty that we will never be able to say we are the first (and only) Champions of the Premier League to be relegated not once but twice. Indeed I would go as far to say that Rovers are probably the only winners of the Premiership that will ever be relegated. How far is that for a fall from grace? . As for getting back to the Premiership why do you think you stand a better chance than the bigger clubs in the division like Cardiff, Forest, Leeds, Middlesborough, Brighton, Hull, etc. Remember bigger isn't about history, its about today and the finances and attendances of all these clubs are bigger than Rovers. midas
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11:44am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chancognito says...

@burnleyglentoran / Burnley Fans - Top dogs in East Lancs? Simply because you are sitting 3 points ahead of Blackburn Rovers, having played a game more?

I really don't understand (literally, because many Burnley fans that post on this website have not figured out how to spell check nor use punctuation marks, and have an affinity TO HAVE CAPS ON ALL THE DARN TIME) why you Burnley fans take such pleasure in hurling abuse, meaningless abuse at that, towards Blackburn supporters? It's not as if your words are going to make Rovers play any better / worse...

Should Burnley end the season placed above Blackburn, well, good for you guys... That doesn't mean you won the Champions League or qualified automatically for the EPL. So... what ARE you going to celebrate then? Burnley confirmed as a mid-table Championship team? Wow!
@burnleyglentoran / Burnley Fans - Top dogs in East Lancs? Simply because you are sitting 3 points ahead of Blackburn Rovers, having played a game more? I really don't understand (literally, because many Burnley fans that post on this website have not figured out how to spell check nor use punctuation marks, and have an affinity TO HAVE CAPS ON ALL THE DARN TIME) why you Burnley fans take such pleasure in hurling abuse, meaningless abuse at that, towards Blackburn supporters? It's not as if your words are going to make Rovers play any better / worse... Should Burnley end the season placed above Blackburn, well, good for you guys... That doesn't mean you won the Champions League or qualified automatically for the EPL. So... what ARE you going to celebrate then? Burnley confirmed as a mid-table Championship team? Wow! Chancognito
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11:47am Fri 18 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football.

You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go.

Wind your neck in.
As your login implies you like touching yourself and when you've finished, wind your neck in you will have to face facts. We are turning the corner and at the moment we are as low as we ever have been. Your shower on the other hand, is way above station. Normal order will be resumed shortly leaving you with nothing but yourself to play with again..
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football. You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go. Wind your neck in.[/p][/quote]As your login implies you like touching yourself and when you've finished, wind your neck in you will have to face facts. We are turning the corner and at the moment we are as low as we ever have been. Your shower on the other hand, is way above station. Normal order will be resumed shortly leaving you with nothing but yourself to play with again.. 8 Ball Deluxe
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11:47am Fri 18 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

arteetlabore wrote:
Let's have a more positive look at the Venky years, eh? It's not all bad, you know.
- We escaped relegation once.
- When we were relegated, we weren't actually bottom.
- We won at Old Trafford.
- We still play at Ewood Park, not the Headscratchin' Good VFC Stadium.
- We still play in blue and white, unlike the red-shirted Bluebirds.
- We've got the Clayton and Douglas stands.
- Kean's gone.
- Petrovic's gone.
- Burnley haven't beaten us.
- We've done the double over Barnsley.
- The catering prices are still only ridiculous.
- There's plenty of legroom at matches.
- We're unbeaten in 2013.
- We're still in the FA Cup.
- We've even got a positive goal difference.
- David Dunn's still here. Isn't he?
- The Constant Moaners are very happy.
- 'Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition'.
See? It's practically a Golden Age!
I'll stop now, nurse, and have a little sleep.
Nice and positive piece there, Art, but let yourself down a little bit by your opine, 'The constant moaners are very happy'. Sorry, mate. We aren't!
[quote][p][bold]arteetlabore[/bold] wrote: Let's have a more positive look at the Venky years, eh? It's not all bad, you know. - We escaped relegation once. - When we were relegated, we weren't actually bottom. - We won at Old Trafford. - We still play at Ewood Park, not the Headscratchin' Good VFC Stadium. - We still play in blue and white, unlike the red-shirted Bluebirds. - We've got the Clayton and Douglas stands. - Kean's gone. - Petrovic's gone. - Burnley haven't beaten us. - We've done the double over Barnsley. - The catering prices are still only ridiculous. - There's plenty of legroom at matches. - We're unbeaten in 2013. - We're still in the FA Cup. - We've even got a positive goal difference. - David Dunn's still here. Isn't he? - The Constant Moaners are very happy. - 'Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition'. See? It's practically a Golden Age! I'll stop now, nurse, and have a little sleep.[/p][/quote]Nice and positive piece there, Art, but let yourself down a little bit by your opine, 'The constant moaners are very happy'. Sorry, mate. We aren't! Is Eckersley playing?
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11:54am Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

midas wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Touched a nerve there Glentoran didn't he. You couldn't hide it. What was it 52 years ago ? 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame. BRFC.......34 yrs and STILL counting.
I try to avoid these silly contests, not really sure why you think it 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame? Is this how you have all been feeling since 1995? It does explain somethings!
.
You are right that Burnley will never achieve what Rovers have done in recent years - I can say with utmost certainty that we will never be able to say we are the first (and only) Champions of the Premier League to be relegated not once but twice. Indeed I would go as far to say that Rovers are probably the only winners of the Premiership that will ever be relegated. How far is that for a fall from grace?
.
As for getting back to the Premiership why do you think you stand a better chance than the bigger clubs in the division like Cardiff, Forest, Leeds, Middlesborough, Brighton, Hull, etc. Remember bigger isn't about history, its about today and the finances and attendances of all these clubs are bigger than Rovers.
Fair enough Midas.. We do live in the real world and know where we are now, unlike some of your fellow Burnley fans who are living in a fantasy world thinking thinking they've been supporting the top club in the land.
Face it, we'll probably never win the title again, we're a small town team, just like Burnley but with more potential.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve there Glentoran didn't he. You couldn't hide it. What was it 52 years ago ? 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame. BRFC.......34 yrs and STILL counting.[/p][/quote]I try to avoid these silly contests, not really sure why you think it 52 years of suffering, hurt, desperation and shame? Is this how you have all been feeling since 1995? It does explain somethings! . You are right that Burnley will never achieve what Rovers have done in recent years - I can say with utmost certainty that we will never be able to say we are the first (and only) Champions of the Premier League to be relegated not once but twice. Indeed I would go as far to say that Rovers are probably the only winners of the Premiership that will ever be relegated. How far is that for a fall from grace? . As for getting back to the Premiership why do you think you stand a better chance than the bigger clubs in the division like Cardiff, Forest, Leeds, Middlesborough, Brighton, Hull, etc. Remember bigger isn't about history, its about today and the finances and attendances of all these clubs are bigger than Rovers.[/p][/quote]Fair enough Midas.. We do live in the real world and know where we are now, unlike some of your fellow Burnley fans who are living in a fantasy world thinking thinking they've been supporting the top club in the land. Face it, we'll probably never win the title again, we're a small town team, just like Burnley but with more potential. Harwoodstblue
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11:57am Fri 18 Jan 13

fanny_tickler. says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football.

You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go.

Wind your neck in.
Oh so bitter and desperate.......Yep, we bought it. Just like the others who have the honour of having their name engraved on the trophy with us, FOREVER.
Did any of those clubs get relegated? Twice? Are they ever likely to? You can't keep living in the past, we can all do that, European Cup quarter finals 1961 for example, have Rovers ever reached those heights?

Some of you need to accept that your premier league hard-on has now wilted, yes you get the odd twitcher now and again, i.e. Peterborough, and there were a few thousand excited semi's after going a goal up at the Turf, but the reality is your premier league stonker has now gone floppy and no amount of pulling and squeezing is going to bring it back.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football. You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go. Wind your neck in.[/p][/quote]Oh so bitter and desperate.......Yep, we bought it. Just like the others who have the honour of having their name engraved on the trophy with us, FOREVER.[/p][/quote]Did any of those clubs get relegated? Twice? Are they ever likely to? You can't keep living in the past, we can all do that, European Cup quarter finals 1961 for example, have Rovers ever reached those heights? Some of you need to accept that your premier league hard-on has now wilted, yes you get the odd twitcher now and again, i.e. Peterborough, and there were a few thousand excited semi's after going a goal up at the Turf, but the reality is your premier league stonker has now gone floppy and no amount of pulling and squeezing is going to bring it back. fanny_tickler.
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11:59am Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football.

You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go.

Wind your neck in.
Oh so bitter and desperate.......Yep, we bought it. Just like the others who have the honour of having their name engraved on the trophy with us, FOREVER.
Did any of those clubs get relegated? Twice? Are they ever likely to? You can't keep living in the past, we can all do that, European Cup quarter finals 1961 for example, have Rovers ever reached those heights?

Some of you need to accept that your premier league hard-on has now wilted, yes you get the odd twitcher now and again, i.e. Peterborough, and there were a few thousand excited semi's after going a goal up at the Turf, but the reality is your premier league stonker has now gone floppy and no amount of pulling and squeezing is going to bring it back.
See above.
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]You bought your way to the premier league, we got there on merit playing quality football. You then spent £100 million only to be relegated twice, in the process becoming the laughing stock of English football, and now here you are sitting BELOW the Clarets in the Championship with only 20 games to go. Wind your neck in.[/p][/quote]Oh so bitter and desperate.......Yep, we bought it. Just like the others who have the honour of having their name engraved on the trophy with us, FOREVER.[/p][/quote]Did any of those clubs get relegated? Twice? Are they ever likely to? You can't keep living in the past, we can all do that, European Cup quarter finals 1961 for example, have Rovers ever reached those heights? Some of you need to accept that your premier league hard-on has now wilted, yes you get the odd twitcher now and again, i.e. Peterborough, and there were a few thousand excited semi's after going a goal up at the Turf, but the reality is your premier league stonker has now gone floppy and no amount of pulling and squeezing is going to bring it back.[/p][/quote]See above. Harwoodstblue
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12:15pm Fri 18 Jan 13

paddyjohn says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Burnley must be a boring club if all the fans do is talk about other clubs. The last time they were English champions fans were still taking rattles to matches, talk about living in the past ! do you get colour telly there yet?
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Burnley must be a boring club if all the fans do is talk about other clubs. The last time they were English champions fans were still taking rattles to matches, talk about living in the past ! do you get colour telly there yet? paddyjohn
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12:47pm Fri 18 Jan 13

baz58 says...

Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!!
Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!! baz58
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1:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

Good luck Mr Appleton and welcome aboard. Now all we have to concentrate on is getting outa here
Good luck Mr Appleton and welcome aboard. Now all we have to concentrate on is getting outa here 8 Ball Deluxe
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1:08pm Fri 18 Jan 13

fanny_tickler. says...

baz58 wrote:
Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!!
Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!![/p][/quote]Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now. fanny_tickler.
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1:09pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Good luck Mr Appleton and welcome aboard. Now all we have to concentrate on is getting outa here
I'll second that 8 ball...........They must get something right. Let's hope it's this time.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Good luck Mr Appleton and welcome aboard. Now all we have to concentrate on is getting outa here[/p][/quote]I'll second that 8 ball...........They must get something right. Let's hope it's this time. Harwoodstblue
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1:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Tatts says...

Have Venkys started advising Southampton now? Their decision to sack Adkins is on a par with when Venkys sacked Allardyce. These foreign owners must not like being in the Premiership.
Have Venkys started advising Southampton now? Their decision to sack Adkins is on a par with when Venkys sacked Allardyce. These foreign owners must not like being in the Premiership. Tatts
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1:17pm Fri 18 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

latest banned due to flu viruses, local burnely Lad Phil inmysister was relieved to hear the traditional burnley high six could still continue
latest banned due to flu viruses, local burnely Lad Phil inmysister was relieved to hear the traditional burnley high six could still continue inflightmagazine
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1:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!!
Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.
so do united, city and all the other clubs BUY the EPL trophy?

What you mean is we were better resourced than you ever could dream of and even at our lowest, are still classed as a premership team with premier class facilities.

Dress ity up how you will. You are and always will be a poor second to Rovers and that knowledge kills you, which is why you are posting on OUR article and I am replying back on OUR article.

Bonleh and "mighty" shoudl not be used in the same sentence - unless its preceding words like "Average" and "Crap",
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!![/p][/quote]Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.[/p][/quote]so do united, city and all the other clubs BUY the EPL trophy? What you mean is we were better resourced than you ever could dream of and even at our lowest, are still classed as a premership team with premier class facilities. Dress ity up how you will. You are and always will be a poor second to Rovers and that knowledge kills you, which is why you are posting on OUR article and I am replying back on OUR article. Bonleh and "mighty" shoudl not be used in the same sentence - unless its preceding words like "Average" and "Crap", blueblooded
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1:29pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Nuttall Street says...

Appleton, when talking about the Venky's, is unable to tell the difference between ambition and fantasy. He must be a simpleton, although not so simple that he has not overlooked an opportunity to pocket a lucrative new contract.
I see note that amongst all the blah, blah, claptrap that we have heard before from Kean, Berg, and The Global Adviser, when it came to the opportunity to declare what the points target was to be for the next 20 matches Appleton ducked it with the statement that it "was not to be made public". Best to not have something against which his performance can be measured; best to stick to the vague blah, blah, blah.
If Appleton is thinking of bringing Bradley Orr back then he must feel the need of a sycophant in defence (in defence of the manager that is.)
Appleton, when talking about the Venky's, is unable to tell the difference between ambition and fantasy. He must be a simpleton, although not so simple that he has not overlooked an opportunity to pocket a lucrative new contract. I see note that amongst all the blah, blah, claptrap that we have heard before from Kean, Berg, and The Global Adviser, when it came to the opportunity to declare what the points target was to be for the next 20 matches Appleton ducked it with the statement that it "was not to be made public". Best to not have something against which his performance can be measured; best to stick to the vague blah, blah, blah. If Appleton is thinking of bringing Bradley Orr back then he must feel the need of a sycophant in defence (in defence of the manager that is.) Nuttall Street
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1:34pm Fri 18 Jan 13

baz58 says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!!
Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.
We bought the players that gave us success at that time, something every club tries to do! I admit Jack Walker was a one off, but he used his money as he saw fit and Rovers where lucky to benefit from it, you would have done the same had he been a Burnley fan!
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!![/p][/quote]Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.[/p][/quote]We bought the players that gave us success at that time, something every club tries to do! I admit Jack Walker was a one off, but he used his money as he saw fit and Rovers where lucky to benefit from it, you would have done the same had he been a Burnley fan! baz58
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1:45pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

Tatts wrote:
Have Venkys started advising Southampton now? Their decision to sack Adkins is on a par with when Venkys sacked Allardyce. These foreign owners must not like being in the Premiership.
They must be as stupid as Venky's. Southampton have just been promoted from League One, to the PL in successive seasons. What do they expect? Champions League qualification? They have also just got four points from two away games, having come back from 2-0 down at Chelsea. IDIOTS!

I tell you what, I'd swap Adkins for Appleton, any day of the week. From over 400 games, he has a win ratio of over 50%
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Have Venkys started advising Southampton now? Their decision to sack Adkins is on a par with when Venkys sacked Allardyce. These foreign owners must not like being in the Premiership.[/p][/quote]They must be as stupid as Venky's. Southampton have just been promoted from League One, to the PL in successive seasons. What do they expect? Champions League qualification? They have also just got four points from two away games, having come back from 2-0 down at Chelsea. IDIOTS! I tell you what, I'd swap Adkins for Appleton, any day of the week. From over 400 games, he has a win ratio of over 50% Stone Island:
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1:49pm Fri 18 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job.
Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised.
His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of.
Play offs here we come.
Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months.

He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT!
[quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job. Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised. His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of. Play offs here we come.[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months. He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT! George.White.Bread
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1:54pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

George.White.Bread wrote:
Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job.
Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised.
His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of.
Play offs here we come.
Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months.

He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT!
Yeah......Like Eddie Howe did from the turd, to join a bigger club.
[quote][p][bold]George.White.Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job. Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised. His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of. Play offs here we come.[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months. He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT![/p][/quote]Yeah......Like Eddie Howe did from the turd, to join a bigger club. Harwoodstblue
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2:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

BIT OF ADVICE for the new manager M. Appleton and the P/R company the Venky`s have hired to make the great name of Blackburn Rovers synonomous with Indian chicken !
M.A when you are doing a press conference it would be better for you and everyone if you never mentioned the name of Shebby Singh , you will only find hostility from Rovers supporters when that name is mentioned , better to act as if the man does not exist , and we will all be able to live together better , that goes for M.A. and I would have thought any P.R company with their fingers on the pulse would be well aware of that fact by now.
BIT OF ADVICE for the new manager M. Appleton and the P/R company the Venky`s have hired to make the great name of Blackburn Rovers synonomous with Indian chicken ! M.A when you are doing a press conference it would be better for you and everyone if you never mentioned the name of Shebby Singh , you will only find hostility from Rovers supporters when that name is mentioned , better to act as if the man does not exist , and we will all be able to live together better , that goes for M.A. and I would have thought any P.R company with their fingers on the pulse would be well aware of that fact by now. BRFC75
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2:35pm Fri 18 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

Right first of all we need to get real with appleton,it doesnt take brains to realise this guy does not have 1 little bit of encouragement for the fans that he can deliver,,his cv is garbage,,no wonder hes not confident of any success this season, he does mention a possible play off opportunity, tell you what l will do if he manages to do it,l will eat my pet hamster live on youtube,,there is more chance of father xmas bringing me an easter egg or the in breeders down the road getting promoted,
Right first of all we need to get real with appleton,it doesnt take brains to realise this guy does not have 1 little bit of encouragement for the fans that he can deliver,,his cv is garbage,,no wonder hes not confident of any success this season, he does mention a possible play off opportunity, tell you what l will do if he manages to do it,l will eat my pet hamster live on youtube,,there is more chance of father xmas bringing me an easter egg or the in breeders down the road getting promoted, noddy57
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2:42pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

baz58 wrote:
fanny_tickler. wrote:
baz58 wrote:
Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!!
Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.
We bought the players that gave us success at that time, something every club tries to do! I admit Jack Walker was a one off, but he used his money as he saw fit and Rovers where lucky to benefit from it, you would have done the same had he been a Burnley fan!
They wouldn't know what hypocrisy meant if it was tattooed on their foreheads.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: Blackburn DID NOT buy the premier league! The premier league is not for sale! We bought the players that made us good enough to win the premier league, just like all the other teams that have won it. When utd, arsenal, chelsea, city pay 30-40 million for a player, or if burnley pay a million for a player, are they not trying to buy success? Players are bought by clubs to give them a better team, and hopefully win things!!!![/p][/quote]Don't dress it up, you bought it. Not all clubs have had a wealthy benefactor with more money than sense to throw at their club. Jealous? I was in 1995, but not now.[/p][/quote]We bought the players that gave us success at that time, something every club tries to do! I admit Jack Walker was a one off, but he used his money as he saw fit and Rovers where lucky to benefit from it, you would have done the same had he been a Burnley fan![/p][/quote]They wouldn't know what hypocrisy meant if it was tattooed on their foreheads. Harwoodstblue
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2:50pm Fri 18 Jan 13

A Darener says...

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Tomorrow at five we will have an idea whether it is going to be palatable . Until then the fans going to Ewood should refrain from causing the team to have any reason to not perform well. Get behind them, cheer them to victory, show them that the fans of Blackburn Rovers can be the best in the world. If it all goes pear shaped then give the Venky's HELL! At he end of the game. But by then they will probably be on a flight back to warmer climes.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Tomorrow at five we will have an idea whether it is going to be palatable . Until then the fans going to Ewood should refrain from causing the team to have any reason to not perform well. Get behind them, cheer them to victory, show them that the fans of Blackburn Rovers can be the best in the world. If it all goes pear shaped then give the Venky's HELL! At he end of the game. But by then they will probably be on a flight back to warmer climes. A Darener
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2:55pm Fri 18 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
George.White.Bread wrote:
Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job.
Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised.
His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of.
Play offs here we come.
Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months.

He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT!
Yeah......Like Eddie Howe did from the turd, to join a bigger club.
Hmmm he stayed a bit longer than 2 months though didn't he Hardonstglue?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George.White.Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job. Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised. His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of. Play offs here we come.[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months. He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT![/p][/quote]Yeah......Like Eddie Howe did from the turd, to join a bigger club.[/p][/quote]Hmmm he stayed a bit longer than 2 months though didn't he Hardonstglue? George.White.Bread
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2:58pm Fri 18 Jan 13

A Darener says...

George.White.Bread wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
George.White.Bread wrote:
Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job.
Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised.
His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of.
Play offs here we come.
Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months.

He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT!
Yeah......Like Eddie Howe did from the turd, to join a bigger club.
Hmmm he stayed a bit longer than 2 months though didn't he Hardonstglue?
But you are not denying Bournemouth are a bigger club than Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]George.White.Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George.White.Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: As I have said several times I am optimistic about this manager. He is a fighter and will do a good job. Let us all bury the hatchet and give the team and new manager our full support. We could be pleasantly surprised. His signings and sales will go a long way to showing what he is made of. Play offs here we come.[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, he's such a fighter that he downed tools and ran away from Blackpool after 2 months. He'll be hot footing it away from the Ewood and Bucket comedy club before the end of the season..FACT![/p][/quote]Yeah......Like Eddie Howe did from the turd, to join a bigger club.[/p][/quote]Hmmm he stayed a bit longer than 2 months though didn't he Hardonstglue?[/p][/quote]But you are not denying Bournemouth are a bigger club than Burnley. A Darener
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3:36pm Fri 18 Jan 13

fishcake 75 says...

Nice sentiments mr appleton everything was going well until you mentioned the S word, if you want the support and respect from the fans you MUST dissociate yourself from singh, if you do not you will be starting off on with a hump on your back GET SINGH OUT NOW.
Nice sentiments mr appleton everything was going well until you mentioned the S word, if you want the support and respect from the fans you MUST dissociate yourself from singh, if you do not you will be starting off on with a hump on your back GET SINGH OUT NOW. fishcake 75
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3:37pm Fri 18 Jan 13

French Rover says...

A Darener wrote:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Tomorrow at five we will have an idea whether it is going to be palatable . Until then the fans going to Ewood should refrain from causing the team to have any reason to not perform well. Get behind them, cheer them to victory, show them that the fans of Blackburn Rovers can be the best in the world. If it all goes pear shaped then give the Venky's HELL! At he end of the game. But by then they will probably be on a flight back to warmer climes.
you shouldn't eat your pudding all in one sitting Darener...its not good for you and you cannot judge the Apple man on one game - even a pear-shaped one.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Tomorrow at five we will have an idea whether it is going to be palatable . Until then the fans going to Ewood should refrain from causing the team to have any reason to not perform well. Get behind them, cheer them to victory, show them that the fans of Blackburn Rovers can be the best in the world. If it all goes pear shaped then give the Venky's HELL! At he end of the game. But by then they will probably be on a flight back to warmer climes.[/p][/quote]you shouldn't eat your pudding all in one sitting Darener...its not good for you and you cannot judge the Apple man on one game - even a pear-shaped one. French Rover
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3:41pm Fri 18 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Come on FR if I can show some optimist anybody can. Besides I love apple pie. Especially with custard. So I'm staying positive.
Come on FR if I can show some optimist anybody can. Besides I love apple pie. Especially with custard. So I'm staying positive. A Darener
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3:41pm Fri 18 Jan 13

A Darener says...

A Darener wrote:
Come on FR if I can show some optimist anybody can. Besides I love apple pie. Especially with custard. So I'm staying positive.
Sorry optimism. Bumming spell checker!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Come on FR if I can show some optimist anybody can. Besides I love apple pie. Especially with custard. So I'm staying positive.[/p][/quote]Sorry optimism. Bumming spell checker! A Darener
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3:46pm Fri 18 Jan 13

benal13 says...

French Rover wrote:
A Darener wrote:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Tomorrow at five we will have an idea whether it is going to be palatable . Until then the fans going to Ewood should refrain from causing the team to have any reason to not perform well. Get behind them, cheer them to victory, show them that the fans of Blackburn Rovers can be the best in the world. If it all goes pear shaped then give the Venky's HELL! At he end of the game. But by then they will probably be on a flight back to warmer climes.
you shouldn't eat your pudding all in one sitting Darener...its not good for you and you cannot judge the Apple man on one game - even a pear-shaped one.
come on frenchy hes been judged by some befor a balls been kicked !!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Tomorrow at five we will have an idea whether it is going to be palatable . Until then the fans going to Ewood should refrain from causing the team to have any reason to not perform well. Get behind them, cheer them to victory, show them that the fans of Blackburn Rovers can be the best in the world. If it all goes pear shaped then give the Venky's HELL! At he end of the game. But by then they will probably be on a flight back to warmer climes.[/p][/quote]you shouldn't eat your pudding all in one sitting Darener...its not good for you and you cannot judge the Apple man on one game - even a pear-shaped one.[/p][/quote]come on frenchy hes been judged by some befor a balls been kicked !!!!!!!!!!!! benal13
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4:45pm Fri 18 Jan 13

French Rover says...

A Darener wrote:
Come on FR if I can show some optimist anybody can. Besides I love apple pie. Especially with custard. So I'm staying positive.
Sorry Darener I thought you were being negative again....and I agree that if you can be up for it then there is hope for everyone. Lets hope the only custard about at weekend is on the doubters faces...
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Come on FR if I can show some optimist anybody can. Besides I love apple pie. Especially with custard. So I'm staying positive.[/p][/quote]Sorry Darener I thought you were being negative again....and I agree that if you can be up for it then there is hope for everyone. Lets hope the only custard about at weekend is on the doubters faces... French Rover
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6:07pm Fri 18 Jan 13

MattNewcastle says...

“The understanding I have with the owners and the agreement I had when I took the job was that from a recruitment point of view and anything that was involved with football, I would pretty much have full control of that.

hmmm I would have pretty much full control of that!! Interesting
“The understanding I have with the owners and the agreement I had when I took the job was that from a recruitment point of view and anything that was involved with football, I would pretty much have full control of that. hmmm I would have pretty much full control of that!! Interesting MattNewcastle
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8:07pm Fri 18 Jan 13

peely says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
arteetlabore wrote:
Let's have a more positive look at the Venky years, eh? It's not all bad, you know.
- We escaped relegation once.
- When we were relegated, we weren't actually bottom.
- We won at Old Trafford.
- We still play at Ewood Park, not the Headscratchin' Good VFC Stadium.
- We still play in blue and white, unlike the red-shirted Bluebirds.
- We've got the Clayton and Douglas stands.
- Kean's gone.
- Petrovic's gone.
- Burnley haven't beaten us.
- We've done the double over Barnsley.
- The catering prices are still only ridiculous.
- There's plenty of legroom at matches.
- We're unbeaten in 2013.
- We're still in the FA Cup.
- We've even got a positive goal difference.
- David Dunn's still here. Isn't he?
- The Constant Moaners are very happy.
- 'Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition'.
See? It's practically a Golden Age!
I'll stop now, nurse, and have a little sleep.
Nice and positive piece there, Art, but let yourself down a little bit by your opine, 'The constant moaners are very happy'. Sorry, mate. We aren't!
I,ll add a couple more to that !

Vince Grella has gone
Bradley Orr. has gone !
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arteetlabore[/bold] wrote: Let's have a more positive look at the Venky years, eh? It's not all bad, you know. - We escaped relegation once. - When we were relegated, we weren't actually bottom. - We won at Old Trafford. - We still play at Ewood Park, not the Headscratchin' Good VFC Stadium. - We still play in blue and white, unlike the red-shirted Bluebirds. - We've got the Clayton and Douglas stands. - Kean's gone. - Petrovic's gone. - Burnley haven't beaten us. - We've done the double over Barnsley. - The catering prices are still only ridiculous. - There's plenty of legroom at matches. - We're unbeaten in 2013. - We're still in the FA Cup. - We've even got a positive goal difference. - David Dunn's still here. Isn't he? - The Constant Moaners are very happy. - 'Blackburn Rovers boss Appleton has Premier ambition'. See? It's practically a Golden Age! I'll stop now, nurse, and have a little sleep.[/p][/quote]Nice and positive piece there, Art, but let yourself down a little bit by your opine, 'The constant moaners are very happy'. Sorry, mate. We aren't![/p][/quote]I,ll add a couple more to that ! Vince Grella has gone Bradley Orr. has gone ! peely
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10:41pm Fri 18 Jan 13

oggy 56 says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
baz58 wrote:
nil bye mouth wrote:
Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.
Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!!
Burnley have been champions of England. FACT

B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT

B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT

Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!!

SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.
blackburn rovers are the only team.to win the english premiership. with english owners.
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: Myself AND Shebby HA HA HA CLUELESS CLASSESS CLUB . A national laughing stock poor woevers HA HA HA .IN VENKYS WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans are the first to admit that we have dropped a long way since venkys took over. But burnley will never achieve what what we have in recent years and they will never be as big a club as we have been, and will be again. burnley had one season in the premier league..one season..because they are to small a club to have hacked it with the big boys, not only did we hack it, but we won it, you will never do that EVER!!!![/p][/quote]Burnley have been champions of England. FACT B******d Rovers won (bought) the Premier League. FACT B******d Rovers - the only team to win the Premier League to be relegated from it ,TWICE!!! FACT Now if you want to talk about hacking it with the big boys!!!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING ITS SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]Yeah but what you are forgeting fool dingles bstard is you have to be in the prem in the first place to be relegated you utter idiot dingle i tell ya ta ya face so i do irish boy.[/p][/quote]blackburn rovers are the only team.to win the english premiership. with english owners. oggy 56
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