Blackburn Rovers confident Kazim-Richards will stay

Lancashire Telegraph: Colin Kazim-Richards Colin Kazim-Richards

BLACKBURN Rovers last night remained confident Colin Kazim-Richards would be staying at Ewood Park until at least the end of the season – despite sources in Turkey expecting a move to Bursaspor to be confirmed today.

Rovers were left bemused at reports emanating from Turkey yesterday claiming that Kazim-Richards’ parent club Galatasaray had agreed to end his season-long loan deal at Rovers and sell him to their Turkish rivals.

The terms of his loan deal in East Lancashire mean that Rovers, Galatasaray and the player himself would have to agree to the cutting short of his stay at Ewood Park, with the club having had no approach from the Turkish giants.

Club officials insist Kazim-Richards’ representatives told them last night they were unaware of any developments, with boss Michael Appleton fully expecting to have him available for selection once the transfer window slams shut on Thursday.

Turkish sources have told the Lancashire Telegraph Bursaspor are confident they will capture Kazim-Richards’ signing and expect Galatasaray to make contact with the Ewood Park outfit today.

Rovers owners Venky’s meanwhile had given the green light for the club to make Kazim-Richards’ stay in England permanent this summer – should Appleton decide he has a long term future.

Kazim-Richards’ departure would be a blow to Rovers’ hopes of securing an unlikely play-off spot after the Turkish international’s last couple of performances, with time running out to find a replacement.

Meanwhile, boss Appleton will today continue his search for new faces before Thursday evening as he looks to strengthen with at least three signings.

Departures from Ewood are also expected, with David Goodwillie understood to be attracting interest from several clubs including Championship rivals Blackpool.

Want-away French defender Gael Givet remains in limbo at Rovers with a shortage of suitors prepared to match his desired personal terms.

Givet’s representative has made it clear Givet wants an Ewood exit, unless a request for more money is accepted, but no official bid has yet been received for the centre back.

Paul Robinson’s future is another that is shrouded in uncertainty but it is understood Rovers would listen to offers for the former England number one - who is expected to resume training this week after a lengthy absence through injury.

Portuguese giants Benfica are chasing Rovers’ summer signing Diogo Rosado, who has struggled to make an impact since signing from Sporting Lisbon in the summer.

Meanwhile former West Brom defender Darren Moore will be unveiled as Blackburn Rovers’ new first team coach, after Gray Bowyer opted to stay with the development squad.

Moore, 38, has been working as a youth team coach at West Brom, where he worked with Appleton.

He joins assistant manager Ashley Westwood, Portsmouth’s former head of recruitment and fitness coach Chris Neville in making up Appleton’s backroom staff.

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8:25am Tue 29 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

According to reports he has been sold to another club for 500k.I hope Best is nearing match fitness as will a Bournemouth striker be good enough?
According to reports he has been sold to another club for 500k.I hope Best is nearing match fitness as will a Bournemouth striker be good enough? bburnrover

8:31am Tue 29 Jan 13

French Rover says...

bburnrover wrote:
According to reports he has been sold to another club for 500k.I hope Best is nearing match fitness as will a Bournemouth striker be good enough?
I think if CKR goes then we will try and bring in Marlon King who is quite a decent striker. He certainly knows where the net is - as Burnley found out last week.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: According to reports he has been sold to another club for 500k.I hope Best is nearing match fitness as will a Bournemouth striker be good enough?[/p][/quote]I think if CKR goes then we will try and bring in Marlon King who is quite a decent striker. He certainly knows where the net is - as Burnley found out last week. French Rover

8:43am Tue 29 Jan 13

RoversSwiss says...

Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.
Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him. RoversSwiss

8:45am Tue 29 Jan 13

rovertoys says...

Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's

We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer rovertoys

8:55am Tue 29 Jan 13

Riverside 7 says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.
Yes but only if he can keep up those performances.
I suspect that the reports from Turkey have been a ploy by his agent to secure a contract at Ewood.

Players are notorious for performing well for a couple of games whilst contract negotiations are taking place.
A good example is David Dunn.

Who can honestly say that Dunny was worth his last contract extension?
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.[/p][/quote]Yes but only if he can keep up those performances. I suspect that the reports from Turkey have been a ploy by his agent to secure a contract at Ewood. Players are notorious for performing well for a couple of games whilst contract negotiations are taking place. A good example is David Dunn. Who can honestly say that Dunny was worth his last contract extension? Riverside 7

9:08am Tue 29 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

This is a strange one at this time did not LET report that Rovers asked him if he wanted to cut short his stay after his first game for MA and then he came out in full support of MA and has played well since. Seems a moody guy but is a good player that you feel the squad will be weakened by his departure at this time.
This is a strange one at this time did not LET report that Rovers asked him if he wanted to cut short his stay after his first game for MA and then he came out in full support of MA and has played well since. Seems a moody guy but is a good player that you feel the squad will be weakened by his departure at this time. A Rover 45 years and over

9:36am Tue 29 Jan 13

leitchy says...

I think he will stay...This is probably a stunt in order to get Rovers to make a bid!!
I think he will stay...This is probably a stunt in order to get Rovers to make a bid!! leitchy

9:51am Tue 29 Jan 13

r30vrs says...

I am fully behind MA but am feeling a little nervous that time is running out for these promised new signings!!
I am fully behind MA but am feeling a little nervous that time is running out for these promised new signings!! r30vrs

9:55am Tue 29 Jan 13

Long time Rover says...

STILL talk of promotion in this piece! Whether CKR goes or stays will be a very small piece of a very big jigsaw and we need to see all the moves now at Ewood against the context of " are we moving forward towards a big chance of promotion next season"
That way we give MA and his new team a realistic chance of success.
STILL talk of promotion in this piece! Whether CKR goes or stays will be a very small piece of a very big jigsaw and we need to see all the moves now at Ewood against the context of " are we moving forward towards a big chance of promotion next season" That way we give MA and his new team a realistic chance of success. Long time Rover

10:03am Tue 29 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

rovertoys wrote:
Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Rather him be our new Garner.
[quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer[/p][/quote]Rather him be our new Garner. Bazzer

10:03am Tue 29 Jan 13

moh says...

rovertoys wrote:
Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Hope Appleton can attract some good players, time is running out.
[quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer[/p][/quote]Hope Appleton can attract some good players, time is running out. moh

10:08am Tue 29 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

Darren Moore? Great addition. Now let us push on by making every effort to retain CKR and to jettison Goowillie. This team needs steel. Out with the tippy tappy boys!
Darren Moore? Great addition. Now let us push on by making every effort to retain CKR and to jettison Goowillie. This team needs steel. Out with the tippy tappy boys! Bazzer

10:32am Tue 29 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents.

as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do.

we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.
strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents. as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do. we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch. hasslem hasslem

10:48am Tue 29 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents. as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do. we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.
He looked committed to me last Saturday and the breakthrough goal was testimony to his desire. I hope your impressions are incorrect.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents. as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do. we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.[/p][/quote]He looked committed to me last Saturday and the breakthrough goal was testimony to his desire. I hope your impressions are incorrect. Bazzer

11:02am Tue 29 Jan 13

RoverTheHill says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents.

as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do.

we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.
I remember him from his stint at Bury FC very likeable player but his personality is an acquired taste. Don't know where you get the impression he sees himself as a big time charlie? Seems to me he's just a very vocal and passionate (bordering on aggressive) football player.

With so few of the "GIMMIE THE BALL PUNK" players left at Ewood who will get well and truly stuck in it's a breath of fresh air having him. Ignore the Turks they're simply trying to rock the boat. For £600,000 though I think we should get him signed and offload some of the Portuguese deadwood and deliver Rochina an ultimatum - perform or **** off.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents. as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do. we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.[/p][/quote]I remember him from his stint at Bury FC very likeable player but his personality is an acquired taste. Don't know where you get the impression he sees himself as a big time charlie? Seems to me he's just a very vocal and passionate (bordering on aggressive) football player. With so few of the "GIMMIE THE BALL PUNK" players left at Ewood who will get well and truly stuck in it's a breath of fresh air having him. Ignore the Turks they're simply trying to rock the boat. For £600,000 though I think we should get him signed and offload some of the Portuguese deadwood and deliver Rochina an ultimatum - perform or **** off. RoverTheHill

11:13am Tue 29 Jan 13

eddie the eagle says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents. as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do. we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.
I posted similar last week his problem has always been consistency,he is a problem child with ideas above his ability,if we have time to bring in a commited grafter iwould not reave to long at his going.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: strongly get the impression from kazim richards that he sees himself as a big time charlie and rovers is a stop gap and our club is not deserving of his talents. as someone on here suggests - sounds like his agents are stirring it up a bit. simple, if he doesn't want to be at rovers - off you go and let the club that has your contract do what they need to do. we need players committed to the cause at the moment, not ones that prance around on and off the pitch.[/p][/quote]I posted similar last week his problem has always been consistency,he is a problem child with ideas above his ability,if we have time to bring in a commited grafter iwould not reave to long at his going. eddie the eagle

11:39am Tue 29 Jan 13

Roverthere says...

Do we really want him?
Do we really want him? Roverthere

11:46am Tue 29 Jan 13

cboyer says...

i think ckr as played well most of the season and we should get him signed he wins 90% of the balls in the air and holds the ball up well
i think ckr as played well most of the season and we should get him signed he wins 90% of the balls in the air and holds the ball up well cboyer

11:58am Tue 29 Jan 13

AndyW says...

Bazzer wrote:
rovertoys wrote:
Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Rather him be our new Garner.
Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer[/p][/quote]Rather him be our new Garner.[/p][/quote]Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being. AndyW

12:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

pwl says...

AndyW wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
rovertoys wrote:
Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Rather him be our new Garner.
Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.
And a 1000 times better than Jordan Rhodes who still has masses to prove before he could come anywhere near Shearer
[quote][p][bold]AndyW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer[/p][/quote]Rather him be our new Garner.[/p][/quote]Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.[/p][/quote]And a 1000 times better than Jordan Rhodes who still has masses to prove before he could come anywhere near Shearer pwl

1:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

GameRoverMan says...

On the subject of Givet, whilst I rate him as a player when his head is straight, he seems to have been badly advised. If he didn't like the contract why did he sign it?
On the subject of Givet, whilst I rate him as a player when his head is straight, he seems to have been badly advised. If he didn't like the contract why did he sign it? GameRoverMan

1:54pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

GameRoverMan wrote:
On the subject of Givet, whilst I rate him as a player when his head is straight, he seems to have been badly advised. If he didn't like the contract why did he sign it?
The same reason he gave his taxi driver from the airport his signing on fee as fare, because he has no brain cells and a bottom lip like a leather settee
[quote][p][bold]GameRoverMan[/bold] wrote: On the subject of Givet, whilst I rate him as a player when his head is straight, he seems to have been badly advised. If he didn't like the contract why did he sign it?[/p][/quote]The same reason he gave his taxi driver from the airport his signing on fee as fare, because he has no brain cells and a bottom lip like a leather settee Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder

3:01pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

pwl wrote:
AndyW wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
rovertoys wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Rather him be our new Garner.
Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.
And a 1000 times better than Jordan Rhodes who still has masses to prove before he could come anywhere near Shearer
Did Shearer ever score for us in the second flight?
[quote][p][bold]pwl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer[/p][/quote]Rather him be our new Garner.[/p][/quote]Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.[/p][/quote]And a 1000 times better than Jordan Rhodes who still has masses to prove before he could come anywhere near Shearer[/p][/quote]Did Shearer ever score for us in the second flight? Bazzer

3:16pm Tue 29 Jan 13

madrover says...

Ma will get his men but it will go to the wire can't wait for Leon Best to play like having a new signing
Ma will get his men but it will go to the wire can't wait for Leon Best to play like having a new signing madrover

4:10pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Mr Purple says...

Bazzer wrote:
pwl wrote:
AndyW wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
rovertoys wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer
Rather him be our new Garner.
Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.
And a 1000 times better than Jordan Rhodes who still has masses to prove before he could come anywhere near Shearer
Did Shearer ever score for us in the second flight?
Shearer was not 1000 times the player Garner was. Also, Garner was loyal, unlike Shearer. Both Rovers legends and hopefully Rhodes will be the next one.

COYB
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovertoys[/bold] wrote: Appleton did say we have 11 number 10's We need 2 midfielders and 2 backs and someone else to keep scoring. rhodes is our new Shearer[/p][/quote]Rather him be our new Garner.[/p][/quote]Shearer was 1000 times the player Garner could ever have dreamt of being.[/p][/quote]And a 1000 times better than Jordan Rhodes who still has masses to prove before he could come anywhere near Shearer[/p][/quote]Did Shearer ever score for us in the second flight?[/p][/quote]Shearer was not 1000 times the player Garner was. Also, Garner was loyal, unlike Shearer. Both Rovers legends and hopefully Rhodes will be the next one. COYB Mr Purple

4:18pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Tamworth rover says...

madrover wrote:
Ma will get his men but it will go to the wire can't wait for Leon Best to play like having a new signing
Me too, Always rated Besty

Looking forward to seeing him and Rhodes up front together
[quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: Ma will get his men but it will go to the wire can't wait for Leon Best to play like having a new signing[/p][/quote]Me too, Always rated Besty Looking forward to seeing him and Rhodes up front together Tamworth rover

6:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

ell they only want 00k he must be worth that although personaly I dont like him s he does not pass properly and is to erratic in posession even though he is a good target man the gut Norwich are thinking of selling is better.
ell they only want 00k he must be worth that although personaly I dont like him s he does not pass properly and is to erratic in posession even though he is a good target man the gut Norwich are thinking of selling is better. bburnrover

7:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

bring back the good old days says...

Quite simple really,
If Rovers sign him up on the huge salary he is alleged to be on already, its a no brainer, as there is no way on gods earth he will get anything like that out in Turkey, or anywhere else IMO.
His agent is pressing the buttons to get him a nice juicy/wealthy continuation of his very attractive salary here.

It may well be that MA has been asked what valuation does he hold the player at, this based upon he will have only so much to spend !
Who knows what input he has got.
Quite simple really, If Rovers sign him up on the huge salary he is alleged to be on already, its a no brainer, as there is no way on gods earth he will get anything like that out in Turkey, or anywhere else IMO. His agent is pressing the buttons to get him a nice juicy/wealthy continuation of his very attractive salary here. It may well be that MA has been asked what valuation does he hold the player at, this based upon he will have only so much to spend ! Who knows what input he has got. bring back the good old days

8:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Justjes says...

Me think no one really wants to stay at Ewood indian rule
Me think no one really wants to stay at Ewood indian rule Justjes

12:56am Wed 30 Jan 13

flowersorseaman? says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
RoversSwiss wrote:
Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.
Yes but only if he can keep up those performances.
I suspect that the reports from Turkey have been a ploy by his agent to secure a contract at Ewood.

Players are notorious for performing well for a couple of games whilst contract negotiations are taking place.
A good example is David Dunn.

Who can honestly say that Dunny was worth his last contract extension?
I don't follow, are you saying that his current state of bench warming is due to feigning injury and that he has done so since his contract was renewed? Or are you saying that he managed to cement a new contract by putting on good performances whilst injured? Or are you saying that on the odd occasion he's been allowed to play since signing that he's been poor/disinterested? Can't think of any other options and all of the above are utter tripe. Mind you sat in the cheap seats you probably can't see the final third of the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.[/p][/quote]Yes but only if he can keep up those performances. I suspect that the reports from Turkey have been a ploy by his agent to secure a contract at Ewood. Players are notorious for performing well for a couple of games whilst contract negotiations are taking place. A good example is David Dunn. Who can honestly say that Dunny was worth his last contract extension?[/p][/quote]I don't follow, are you saying that his current state of bench warming is due to feigning injury and that he has done so since his contract was renewed? Or are you saying that he managed to cement a new contract by putting on good performances whilst injured? Or are you saying that on the odd occasion he's been allowed to play since signing that he's been poor/disinterested? Can't think of any other options and all of the above are utter tripe. Mind you sat in the cheap seats you probably can't see the final third of the pitch. flowersorseaman?

9:48am Wed 30 Jan 13

Riverside 7 says...

flowersorseaman? wrote:
Riverside 7 wrote:
RoversSwiss wrote:
Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.
Yes but only if he can keep up those performances.
I suspect that the reports from Turkey have been a ploy by his agent to secure a contract at Ewood.

Players are notorious for performing well for a couple of games whilst contract negotiations are taking place.

A good example is David Dunn.

Who can honestly say that Dunny was worth his last contract extension?
I don't follow, are you saying that his current state of bench warming is due to feigning injury and that he has done so since his contract was renewed? Or are you saying that he managed to cement a new contract by putting on good performances whilst injured? Or are you saying that on the odd occasion he's been allowed to play since signing that he's been poor/disinterested? Can't think of any other options and all of the above are utter tripe. Mind you sat in the cheap seats you probably can't see the final third of the pitch.
From the article in today's LT it looks as though CKR's agent has got what he wanted - a permanent contract from BRFC.

With regard to Dunny, what I said is that since securing his contract extension from Steve Kean after a couple of decent performances, he has not proved to be good value to the club - especially in view of the high wages he is on as a 'senior player'.

Dunny's injury record had been poor for years and the club should have linked his pay to appearances - (the fault of the club not the player).

Whether his few appearances since signing the contract extension have been down to injury, feigning injury, not being allowed to play - I don't now.

I've obviously touched a nerve - perhaps you could enlighten us all.

With regard to your comment about cheap seats - I sit in the centre of the Riverside where I have a perfect view of both halves of the pitch.

Finally, I have just read that Vince Grella has decided to retire after breaking down in his long awaited debut in the Australian A League.
[quote][p][bold]flowersorseaman?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.[/p][/quote]Yes but only if he can keep up those performances. I suspect that the reports from Turkey have been a ploy by his agent to secure a contract at Ewood. Players are notorious for performing well for a couple of games whilst contract negotiations are taking place. A good example is David Dunn. Who can honestly say that Dunny was worth his last contract extension?[/p][/quote]I don't follow, are you saying that his current state of bench warming is due to feigning injury and that he has done so since his contract was renewed? Or are you saying that he managed to cement a new contract by putting on good performances whilst injured? Or are you saying that on the odd occasion he's been allowed to play since signing that he's been poor/disinterested? Can't think of any other options and all of the above are utter tripe. Mind you sat in the cheap seats you probably can't see the final third of the pitch.[/p][/quote]From the article in today's LT it looks as though CKR's agent has got what he wanted - a permanent contract from BRFC. With regard to Dunny, what I said is that since securing his contract extension from Steve Kean after a couple of decent performances, he has not proved to be good value to the club - especially in view of the high wages he is on as a 'senior player'. Dunny's injury record had been poor for years and the club should have linked his pay to appearances - (the fault of the club not the player). Whether his few appearances since signing the contract extension have been down to injury, feigning injury, not being allowed to play - I don't now. I've obviously touched a nerve - perhaps you could enlighten us all. With regard to your comment about cheap seats - I sit in the centre of the Riverside where I have a perfect view of both halves of the pitch. Finally, I have just read that Vince Grella has decided to retire after breaking down in his long awaited debut in the Australian A League. Riverside 7

10:22am Wed 30 Jan 13

MatthewCA says...

One of the good player joins with S.Kean was Kazim. Even Kazim was not so good when he joins Blackburn, Now this club gives a good platform for him through Kean era and he is a powerfull striker and a good wing player too. Hope He stay with Blackburn and believe in his dream of playing in Prem with Blackburn.

Running around different club loose the identity, look at Hollite..........not in the picture.
One of the good player joins with S.Kean was Kazim. Even Kazim was not so good when he joins Blackburn, Now this club gives a good platform for him through Kean era and he is a powerfull striker and a good wing player too. Hope He stay with Blackburn and believe in his dream of playing in Prem with Blackburn. Running around different club loose the identity, look at Hollite..........not in the picture. MatthewCA

4:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

MxMave says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.
You cannot be serious. CKR leaving the club would be the best thing since sliced bread. He is TERRIBLE, i know 8 year olds with better ball skills. He just uses his fat body to hustle his way around the pitch with 0 skill.
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Hope Rovers can keep him, he's played really well in the last 2 matches, it would be a big blow to lose him.[/p][/quote]You cannot be serious. CKR leaving the club would be the best thing since sliced bread. He is TERRIBLE, i know 8 year olds with better ball skills. He just uses his fat body to hustle his way around the pitch with 0 skill. MxMave

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