BREAKING: Rovers close in on West Brom's Thomas

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

WEST Bromwich Albion's winger Jerome Thomas is a target for Blackburn Rovers' boss Michael Appleton.

The 29-year-old is expected to complete a move to Ewood Park before the close of the transfer window this evening.

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2:40pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

Jerome Thomas he is a decent winger,well done Appleton thats the quality we need.
Jerome Thomas he is a decent winger,well done Appleton thats the quality we need. bburnrover
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2:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

reggie0008 says...

This would be a decent signing as he's experienced in the championship and he is a tricky winger, I hope there is others to follow, Henderson, forester and Kazim should'nt be counted as part of the 3 or 4 players.

Reg, Ayr
This would be a decent signing as he's experienced in the championship and he is a tricky winger, I hope there is others to follow, Henderson, forester and Kazim should'nt be counted as part of the 3 or 4 players. Reg, Ayr reggie0008
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2:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Crow27 says...

Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crow27
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2:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

stephenrover says...

Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So bizarre.

Why on earth would we let a player go to a champions league team before he's been anywhere near our regular line up.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]So bizarre. Why on earth would we let a player go to a champions league team before he's been anywhere near our regular line up. stephenrover
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2:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

reggie0008 says...

I don't understand the concern about Rosado leaving, he looked really poor when I saw him at Middlesbrough game, Formica was better than him and Vukevic is better than him and nobody is bothered about them leaving.
I don't understand the concern about Rosado leaving, he looked really poor when I saw him at Middlesbrough game, Formica was better than him and Vukevic is better than him and nobody is bothered about them leaving. reggie0008
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2:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

cboyer says...

reggie0008 wrote:
This would be a decent signing as he's experienced in the championship and he is a tricky winger, I hope there is others to follow, Henderson, forester and Kazim should'nt be counted as part of the 3 or 4 players.

Reg, Ayr
peoplekeep going on about this 3 or 4 player? did appy say he would get in 3 or 4 or try and get in 3 or 4?? there is a difference for me ckr and jerome thomas are 2 great signings if it happens
[quote][p][bold]reggie0008[/bold] wrote: This would be a decent signing as he's experienced in the championship and he is a tricky winger, I hope there is others to follow, Henderson, forester and Kazim should'nt be counted as part of the 3 or 4 players. Reg, Ayr[/p][/quote]peoplekeep going on about this 3 or 4 player? did appy say he would get in 3 or 4 or try and get in 3 or 4?? there is a difference for me ckr and jerome thomas are 2 great signings if it happens cboyer
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2:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

tootsio11 says...

stephenrover wrote:
Crow27 wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So bizarre. Why on earth would we let a player go to a champions league team before he's been anywhere near our regular line up.
Maybe rosado not willing to put in a shift! He can go to benfica and he will have all the time in the world not in the championship we need grafters people who will chase back etc if he doesn't fit into that then it's a good loan move out look at the teams at the top they have structure they have players to play in a certain system we need that aswell so stop all the moaning and get on with it!#cantpleaseeveryo
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[quote][p][bold]stephenrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]So bizarre. Why on earth would we let a player go to a champions league team before he's been anywhere near our regular line up.[/p][/quote]Maybe rosado not willing to put in a shift! He can go to benfica and he will have all the time in the world not in the championship we need grafters people who will chase back etc if he doesn't fit into that then it's a good loan move out look at the teams at the top they have structure they have players to play in a certain system we need that aswell so stop all the moaning and get on with it!#cantpleaseeveryo ne tootsio11
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2:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Will P says...

Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us. Will P
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2:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Crow27 says...

Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.
He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.
[quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.[/p][/quote]He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW. Crow27
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3:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Two Hats says...

"Rumours that QPR might be buying HMV today.. Sorry, I couldn't help myself"
"Rumours that QPR might be buying HMV today.. Sorry, I couldn't help myself" Two Hats
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3:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Will P says...

Crow27 wrote:
Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.
He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.
Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.[/p][/quote]He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.[/p][/quote]Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position. Will P
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3:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Ewoodlegend says...

Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though!
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though! Ewoodlegend
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3:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

MxMave says...

reggie0008 wrote:
I don't understand the concern about Rosado leaving, he looked really poor when I saw him at Middlesbrough game, Formica was better than him and Vukevic is better than him and nobody is bothered about them leaving.
From what i saw of Rosado in the Huddersfield game, he does look like a very bright prospect, tall with ball control which is more than can be said for the rest of our squad.
[quote][p][bold]reggie0008[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the concern about Rosado leaving, he looked really poor when I saw him at Middlesbrough game, Formica was better than him and Vukevic is better than him and nobody is bothered about them leaving.[/p][/quote]From what i saw of Rosado in the Huddersfield game, he does look like a very bright prospect, tall with ball control which is more than can be said for the rest of our squad. MxMave
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3:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

moh says...

Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.
He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.
Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.
they have'nt kept all their bids under radar, rovers have gone in for Baptiste and have been turned down. Hope Appleton can 'shake up' and address 'unbalanced team' as he has stated.
[quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.[/p][/quote]He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.[/p][/quote]Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.[/p][/quote]they have'nt kept all their bids under radar, rovers have gone in for Baptiste and have been turned down. Hope Appleton can 'shake up' and address 'unbalanced team' as he has stated. moh
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3:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SuperBlues says...

Jerome Thomas would be decent signing got a bit of pace and his experience at this level would be vital !!!
Jerome Thomas would be decent signing got a bit of pace and his experience at this level would be vital !!! SuperBlues
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3:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

MxMave says...

So on the way out/gone are:

Formica
Vucevic
Goodwillie
Robbo
Ollson

So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out.
Whilst we retain:

Peds
CKR
Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren)
Markus Ollson

The durge of the team.

Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash. MxMave
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3:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.
He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.
Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.
Another permutation is Olson is going, his brother drops back to left back so we may need a left winger, just a thought, can't wait for 11pm to go and see IF we get any NEW players, at least Appy is starting to clear the deadwood, I expect a bigger clear out in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.[/p][/quote]He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.[/p][/quote]Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.[/p][/quote]Another permutation is Olson is going, his brother drops back to left back so we may need a left winger, just a thought, can't wait for 11pm to go and see IF we get any NEW players, at least Appy is starting to clear the deadwood, I expect a bigger clear out in the summer. Lancs - pensioner
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3:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

He looked very good for Leeds during his recent loan spell there but Appleton has stated that he's looking for a right winger. He also said, only a few days ago, that he's relishing the idea of Mary-Kate and Ashley linking up down the left. With Nunes and Morris (who Cryer says is ahead of Vukcevic in the pecking order) also at the club it doesn't make much sense to go after another left sided player. If it happens then all the best to the lad but I can't help but feel a little bemused by our interest in him.
He looked very good for Leeds during his recent loan spell there but Appleton has stated that he's looking for a right winger. He also said, only a few days ago, that he's relishing the idea of Mary-Kate and Ashley linking up down the left. With Nunes and Morris (who Cryer says is ahead of Vukcevic in the pecking order) also at the club it doesn't make much sense to go after another left sided player. If it happens then all the best to the lad but I can't help but feel a little bemused by our interest in him. srvp28
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3:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rover1982 says...

Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He Started for West Brom Last night you fool, and he;s a dam sight better than rosado who offers nothing to the team.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He Started for West Brom Last night you fool, and he;s a dam sight better than rosado who offers nothing to the team. Rover1982
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3:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Crow27 says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though!
I stand corrected. Your right Ewood Legend, he is right footed. Good signing then!
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though![/p][/quote]I stand corrected. Your right Ewood Legend, he is right footed. Good signing then! Crow27
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3:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

cboyer says...

MxMave wrote:
So on the way out/gone are:

Formica
Vucevic
Goodwillie
Robbo
Ollson

So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out.
Whilst we retain:

Peds
CKR
Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren)
Markus Ollson

The durge of the team.

Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
vucvic might not be going robbo might not be going i havnt even heard ollson is going so that that leaves formica and goodwillie and they are not good enough anyway IMO
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]vucvic might not be going robbo might not be going i havnt even heard ollson is going so that that leaves formica and goodwillie and they are not good enough anyway IMO cboyer
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3:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SuperBlues says...

MxMave wrote:
So on the way out/gone are:

Formica
Vucevic
Goodwillie
Robbo
Ollson

So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out.
Whilst we retain:

Peds
CKR
Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren)
Markus Ollson

The durge of the team.

Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
Formica has no pace at all, Goodwillie is awful, Vuckevic failed to do anything worthwhile in a rovers shirt, Ollson hasn't gone looks like he will stay, getting rid of poor players off the wage bill what's wrong with that? all clubs do it its makes business sense
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]Formica has no pace at all, Goodwillie is awful, Vuckevic failed to do anything worthwhile in a rovers shirt, Ollson hasn't gone looks like he will stay, getting rid of poor players off the wage bill what's wrong with that? all clubs do it its makes business sense SuperBlues
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3:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Will P says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Will P wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys!
We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.
He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.
Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.
Another permutation is Olson is going, his brother drops back to left back so we may need a left winger, just a thought, can't wait for 11pm to go and see IF we get any NEW players, at least Appy is starting to clear the deadwood, I expect a bigger clear out in the summer.
If Olsson is going, it isn't to West Ham seeming as they've been out priced for him and have turned their attentions to Razvan Rat of Shakhtar Donetsk. However we'll only know at 11pm. Apparently Rosado's loan to Benfica has stalled.

We need a fresh slate regardless, new players with a new work ethic. Players such as Vukcevic and Formica simply haven't performed in a way that justifies their wage. If they were so good, then one of the five managers we've had over the last year would have made them a permanent fixture. Hopefully Formica can find a good home at Palermo.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]"He can't even get into a mid-table premier league side". We aren't even in the premier league! Where have you been for the last 8 months?! He would be a great asset to us.[/p][/quote]He would bea great assest if he was right footed. Where have you been to realise he is not right footed. This causes an unbalanced team which Appy apprantley wants to address. Don't get me wrong i think Thomas is a good player, just not a RW.[/p][/quote]Appleton must rate Nunes then to buy a left winger. Who knows, they've kept all their bids under the radar so who knows who'll be joining. I certainly think in terms of quality this is a move in the right direction. Better than our current left wingers anyways, King isn't really a left winger. Just questions Marcus Olsson's position.[/p][/quote]Another permutation is Olson is going, his brother drops back to left back so we may need a left winger, just a thought, can't wait for 11pm to go and see IF we get any NEW players, at least Appy is starting to clear the deadwood, I expect a bigger clear out in the summer.[/p][/quote]If Olsson is going, it isn't to West Ham seeming as they've been out priced for him and have turned their attentions to Razvan Rat of Shakhtar Donetsk. However we'll only know at 11pm. Apparently Rosado's loan to Benfica has stalled. We need a fresh slate regardless, new players with a new work ethic. Players such as Vukcevic and Formica simply haven't performed in a way that justifies their wage. If they were so good, then one of the five managers we've had over the last year would have made them a permanent fixture. Hopefully Formica can find a good home at Palermo. Will P
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3:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

Crow27 wrote:
Ewoodlegend wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though!
I stand corrected. Your right Ewood Legend, he is right footed. Good signing then!
Pedersen is also naturally right-footed. However, if you spend your whole career playing on the left, using your left foot then it becomes your predominant foot. He's a good player but we should be signing a natural right-winger, not a natural right-footer.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though![/p][/quote]I stand corrected. Your right Ewood Legend, he is right footed. Good signing then![/p][/quote]Pedersen is also naturally right-footed. However, if you spend your whole career playing on the left, using your left foot then it becomes your predominant foot. He's a good player but we should be signing a natural right-winger, not a natural right-footer. srvp28
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3:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bluenick says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though!
Sorry ewoodlegend! But how can anyone want Bentley back after the way he left the club last time? He **** on his chips for me ruining his career with it! Would he be the same player now?
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though![/p][/quote]Sorry ewoodlegend! But how can anyone want Bentley back after the way he left the club last time? He **** on his chips for me ruining his career with it! Would he be the same player now? bluenick
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3:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

moh says...

MxMave wrote:
So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
We need to be patient. Appleton has said he will shake up the squad and address the 'completely unbalaned" team. There is still time to go before transfer window closes.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]We need to be patient. Appleton has said he will shake up the squad and address the 'completely unbalaned" team. There is still time to go before transfer window closes. moh
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3:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

owd nick says...

MxMave wrote:
So on the way out/gone are:

Formica
Vucevic
Goodwillie
Robbo
Ollson

So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out.
Whilst we retain:

Peds
CKR
Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren)
Markus Ollson

The durge of the team.

Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
And your problem with that is?

We have a lot of players who simply don't have a chance of getting on the bench let alone on the pitch.

This isn't Appleton's fault.

We can only judge him on how Rovers perform for the rest of the season, this irrespective of who comes or goes today.

Thomas should be a decent signing if we get him.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]And your problem with that is? We have a lot of players who simply don't have a chance of getting on the bench let alone on the pitch. This isn't Appleton's fault. We can only judge him on how Rovers perform for the rest of the season, this irrespective of who comes or goes today. Thomas should be a decent signing if we get him. owd nick
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4:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

baldie says...

owd nick wrote:
MxMave wrote:
So on the way out/gone are:

Formica
Vucevic
Goodwillie
Robbo
Ollson

So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out.
Whilst we retain:

Peds
CKR
Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren)
Markus Ollson

The durge of the team.

Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
And your problem with that is?

We have a lot of players who simply don't have a chance of getting on the bench let alone on the pitch.

This isn't Appleton's fault.

We can only judge him on how Rovers perform for the rest of the season, this irrespective of who comes or goes today.

Thomas should be a decent signing if we get him.
Here we go Nick,same players who have been slagged off for 12 months suddenly become world beaters overnight,as soon as we sell them.
Same happened with Diouff,Roberts and Andrews.
And i like how he's thrown Ollson in to try to prove a point.Last time i looked,he still played for us.That's not to say he won't be gone by tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]And your problem with that is? We have a lot of players who simply don't have a chance of getting on the bench let alone on the pitch. This isn't Appleton's fault. We can only judge him on how Rovers perform for the rest of the season, this irrespective of who comes or goes today. Thomas should be a decent signing if we get him.[/p][/quote]Here we go Nick,same players who have been slagged off for 12 months suddenly become world beaters overnight,as soon as we sell them. Same happened with Diouff,Roberts and Andrews. And i like how he's thrown Ollson in to try to prove a point.Last time i looked,he still played for us.That's not to say he won't be gone by tomorrow. baldie
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4:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Would he be our best Jerome?
Would he be our best Jerome? makaveli96
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4:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sean_brfc says...

MxMave wrote:
So on the way out/gone are:

Formica
Vucevic
Goodwillie
Robbo
Ollson

So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out.
Whilst we retain:

Peds
CKR
Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren)
Markus Ollson

The durge of the team.

Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
I think I rate the "durge?" list more than the first list.

Welcome to the club Jerome.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]I think I rate the "durge?" list more than the first list. Welcome to the club Jerome. sean_brfc
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4:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

I see John Williams has been appointed Chairman of the new Professional Referees Association. National recognition for a Rovers legend treated so shabbily by you know who (amongst many others, of course).
I see John Williams has been appointed Chairman of the new Professional Referees Association. National recognition for a Rovers legend treated so shabbily by you know who (amongst many others, of course). Is Eckersley playing?
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4:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

sean_brfc wrote:
MxMave wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.
I think I rate the "durge?" list more than the first list. Welcome to the club Jerome.
MxMave..you rate Goodwillie over CKR? I do not think many would agree on that one.
[quote][p][bold]sean_brfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: So on the way out/gone are: Formica Vucevic Goodwillie Robbo Ollson So thats all the pace, experience and trickery in the squad on its way out. Whilst we retain: Peds CKR Fabio Nunez (& all his Portugese bretheren) Markus Ollson The durge of the team. Don't kid yourself, this window is about stifling the squad and clawing back lost cash.[/p][/quote]I think I rate the "durge?" list more than the first list. Welcome to the club Jerome.[/p][/quote]MxMave..you rate Goodwillie over CKR? I do not think many would agree on that one. Bazzer
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6:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

flowersorseaman? says...

bluenick wrote:
Ewoodlegend wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though!
Sorry ewoodlegend! But how can anyone want Bentley back after the way he left the club last time? He **** on his chips for me ruining his career with it! Would he be the same player now?
Agreed but there us an element of the prodigal son about it. He has come out and apologized for the way he handled himself and his move. And who could argue that leaving rovers has screwed his career? Maybe a loan deal would suit both parties then we'll see if he can be an asset?
[quote][p][bold]bluenick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: Jerome Thomas is a Left winger with a left foot, good player but not what we need. We need a right winger with a Right foot. So we have gone from Bentley to Thomas - Venkys! We are selling LW Rosado to a champions league club and buying another LW who can't get in a mid-tabled prem team! - WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]He is actually a right footer who likes to play on the left. Not a bad shout if it happens, would still like Bentley though![/p][/quote]Sorry ewoodlegend! But how can anyone want Bentley back after the way he left the club last time? He **** on his chips for me ruining his career with it! Would he be the same player now?[/p][/quote]Agreed but there us an element of the prodigal son about it. He has come out and apologized for the way he handled himself and his move. And who could argue that leaving rovers has screwed his career? Maybe a loan deal would suit both parties then we'll see if he can be an asset? flowersorseaman?
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