Blackburn Rovers defender believes in late play-off push

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

SCOTT Dann insists anything other than believing in Blackburn Rovers’ late Championship play-off push would be “wrong” after admitting they can’t afford to waste a single point.

Rovers’ centre back helped boss Michael Appleton to his first victory with a wonder strike in Saturday’s FA Cup win at Derby and now knows the importance of a winning run in the league.

With relegation favourites Bristol City up next at Ewood Park, followed by Ipswich Town, Rovers will know it is a case of now or never with regards launching their play-off challenge.

Appleton’s men have already lost six home league games this season, leaving them 15th in the Championship, and Dann knows that has to change.

He said: “We are 10 points off the play-offs but you never know in this league. That is what we will be aiming for but in the next couple of games we have to be picking up maximum points.

“If we are to have any chance of getting in the play-offs, every game and every three points is going to be valuable. We can’t go out and not be ready, we have to go out on the front foot and try and get the three points every game.

“It is a big ask but it is not undoable. We have to be striving to do that and if we were not we would be wrong.”

After a dismal defeat against Charlton in his first match as Rovers boss, Appleton has overseen encouraging performances against Brighton and Derby.

Dann believes the trouncing of the Rams could be a sign of things to come, but only if the work rate shown in recent matches continues.

“We have to carry it on,” he said. “It is a great win but that has gone now, we have to concentrate on the next game.

“We need to make sure we keep that energy and work rate up. If we work as hard as we did today we will start picking up more results.

“If we work hard as a team and work for each other more wins will come. We have got the quality and probably one of the better teams in the league in terms of quality but it is a tough league to get out of.

“We found that in the first half of the season and we need more points.”

Meanwhile left winger Markus Olsson is relishing the last few months of the campaign as he looks to continue the form he showed at Pride Park on Saturday, where he played in tandem with his brother Martin down the left hand side.

The Swede has struggled with injury this campaign but, now back to full fitness, he is determined to finally establish himself as a regular.

He said: “I was out a while, came back and had a good run and then was out again with injury.

“I am feeling good now, training and since the new gaffer has come the type of football he wants to play leaves me happy every day.

“I started well this season and mentally it has been difficult at times.

“When I got into the side last game I wanted to show I want to be in the team every week.

“I have to show the gaffer I want to play. He is telling me ‘be hungry, show energy’ and I am that type of player anyway.

“I am an energy player and when I focus 100 per cent I play well. That is what I am trying to do.

“We have new players and the competition is more than ever. Everybody wants to play and it feels like we can build from the last game.

“Everybody needs to be on their toes. Nobody can be comfortable and the main thing is getting everyone on their toes.”

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12:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

needs to happen soon Scot ,, we running out of games ,,
needs to happen soon Scot ,, we running out of games ,, Keen O to Get Kean Out
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12:12pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Fyrover says...

Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it Fyrover
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12:16pm Fri 1 Feb 13

owd nick says...

Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks?

FFS. lol.
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks? FFS. lol. owd nick
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12:17pm Fri 1 Feb 13

tombo1984 says...

Agree with Fyrover...

Before we released Vukcevic and loaned Rosado, Formica and Rochina i though we had a outside chance under Appleton.

Now they have been allowed to go without so much as a replacement being signed i think our season is doomed to favour.

It could very well cost us Jordan Rhodes at the end of the season.
Agree with Fyrover... Before we released Vukcevic and loaned Rosado, Formica and Rochina i though we had a outside chance under Appleton. Now they have been allowed to go without so much as a replacement being signed i think our season is doomed to favour. It could very well cost us Jordan Rhodes at the end of the season. tombo1984
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12:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

fitz808 says...

Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us.
After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team.
Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term.
I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out
Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us. After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team. Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term. I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out fitz808
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12:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

tombo1984 says...

Failure*
Failure* tombo1984
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12:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Fyrover says...

owd nick wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks?

FFS. lol.
I am bothered what a key player thinks
I just think the the LTs prioaty should be asking questions about last night
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks? FFS. lol.[/p][/quote]I am bothered what a key player thinks I just think the the LTs prioaty should be asking questions about last night Fyrover
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12:24pm Fri 1 Feb 13

leitchy says...

Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
Exactly....lets not just forget about last night.

Those signings we missed out on would of given all players and fans a big lift and we deserve to have an explination!!

They told us to judge after the transfer window...we have and were not satisfied.
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]Exactly....lets not just forget about last night. Those signings we missed out on would of given all players and fans a big lift and we deserve to have an explination!! They told us to judge after the transfer window...we have and were not satisfied. leitchy
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12:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Dan11 says...

He must be the only one. One decent win away in the Cup, does not point to us suddenly putting together an amazing run together in the league.
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The squad is not good enough, and as we have signed absolutely no one in the Jan window, a mid table finish is what we realistically will get
He must be the only one. One decent win away in the Cup, does not point to us suddenly putting together an amazing run together in the league. - The squad is not good enough, and as we have signed absolutely no one in the Jan window, a mid table finish is what we realistically will get Dan11
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12:34pm Fri 1 Feb 13

leonm987 says...

Marcus Ollson, “We have new players and the competition is more than ever".

No we dont?
Marcus Ollson, “We have new players and the competition is more than ever". No we dont? leonm987
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12:34pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Paul E says...

It;s good to hear from the players but I would like to hear from the management, what happened yesterday.

Come on LT lets hear some news dont just brush it under the carpet
It;s good to hear from the players but I would like to hear from the management, what happened yesterday. Come on LT lets hear some news dont just brush it under the carpet Paul E
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12:35pm Fri 1 Feb 13

fanny_tickler. says...

fitz808 wrote:
Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us.
After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team.
Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term.
I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out
"I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad."

You weren't saying that when you were in the Premier League.. it was the fizzy pop league then wasn't it.
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us. After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team. Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term. I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out[/p][/quote]"I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad." You weren't saying that when you were in the Premier League.. it was the fizzy pop league then wasn't it. fanny_tickler.
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12:41pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Rovers 1495 says...

owd nick wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks?

FFS. lol.
No, but it's just a nothing story, how about getting to the bottom of the f*ck up that was deadline day ?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks? FFS. lol.[/p][/quote]No, but it's just a nothing story, how about getting to the bottom of the f*ck up that was deadline day ? Rovers 1495
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12:45pm Fri 1 Feb 13

mark anthony says...

Chelsea wanted to sign Jordon Rhodes, Venkieys said yes MA said no this leaving venkiys throwing there toys out the pram and refusing any money.

TO BUY TWO PLAYERS WHO TRAVELD ALL THE WAY UP THE M6

AND THATS FACT!!
Chelsea wanted to sign Jordon Rhodes, Venkieys said yes MA said no this leaving venkiys throwing there toys out the pram and refusing any money. TO BUY TWO PLAYERS WHO TRAVELD ALL THE WAY UP THE M6 AND THATS FACT!! mark anthony
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12:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

earwego says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
fitz808 wrote:
Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us.
After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team.
Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term.
I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out
"I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad."

You weren't saying that when you were in the Premier League.. it was the fizzy pop league then wasn't it.
Still is the fizzy pop league, Rovers are in it because of bad management and crappy owners, Dingles are in it because of ? enlighten us all
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us. After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team. Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term. I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out[/p][/quote]"I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad." You weren't saying that when you were in the Premier League.. it was the fizzy pop league then wasn't it.[/p][/quote]Still is the fizzy pop league, Rovers are in it because of bad management and crappy owners, Dingles are in it because of ? enlighten us all earwego
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12:51pm Fri 1 Feb 13

shaus says...

tombo1984 wrote:
Agree with Fyrover...

Before we released Vukcevic and loaned Rosado, Formica and Rochina i though we had a outside chance under Appleton.

Now they have been allowed to go without so much as a replacement being signed i think our season is doomed to favour.

It could very well cost us Jordan Rhodes at the end of the season.
comment on the appropriate article man!
[quote][p][bold]tombo1984[/bold] wrote: Agree with Fyrover... Before we released Vukcevic and loaned Rosado, Formica and Rochina i though we had a outside chance under Appleton. Now they have been allowed to go without so much as a replacement being signed i think our season is doomed to favour. It could very well cost us Jordan Rhodes at the end of the season.[/p][/quote]comment on the appropriate article man! shaus
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12:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13

PersianRover says...

4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking.

Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed.
4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking. Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed. PersianRover
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12:55pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

These pontifications by Rovers players make me puke. Reminds me of hoardings at circuses. 'Come and see the famous one eyed, one legged, twelved headed dwarf' with six ears'. And the punters rolled up and paid their money and you know what? When they got in the realised it was all one big con. 'Defender believes in late play-off ush'. Balls!
These pontifications by Rovers players make me puke. Reminds me of hoardings at circuses. 'Come and see the famous one eyed, one legged, twelved headed dwarf' with six ears'. And the punters rolled up and paid their money and you know what? When they got in the realised it was all one big con. 'Defender believes in late play-off ush'. Balls! Is Eckersley playing?
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12:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

hasslem hasslem says...

if we get into the play-off then i am a dutchman!
Als we in de play-offs - dan ben ik een Nederlander!

no chance! - i know that our players have to stay positive and believe - but does any supporter genuinely think we can make the play-offs? think if we had got some reinforcements last night we may have stood an outside chance with a strong wind behind us - but the squad - - as appleton has said himself is unbalanced a chelsea loanee for a month and a young everton striker does not solve the imbalance.

and the prospect of promotion with the current squad, frightens me
en het vooruitzicht van promotie met de huidige ploeg maakt me bang
if we get into the play-off then i am a dutchman! Als we in de play-offs - dan ben ik een Nederlander! no chance! - i know that our players have to stay positive and believe - but does any supporter genuinely think we can make the play-offs? think if we had got some reinforcements last night we may have stood an outside chance with a strong wind behind us - but the squad - - as appleton has said himself is unbalanced a chelsea loanee for a month and a young everton striker does not solve the imbalance. and the prospect of promotion with the current squad, frightens me en het vooruitzicht van promotie met de huidige ploeg maakt me bang hasslem hasslem
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12:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

PersianRover says...

4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking.

Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed.

To add, these 4 players playing 1 team, their passing is very good, they would have passed the ball round for fun, so they dont need to chase back as much (although I believe they do), players like Lowe/Murphy who would play behind them, are the ones who give the ball away and break up their style of play.

These 4 players are Barca type players, if Barca has Lowe and Murphy as their holding players, they would not function either.
4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking. Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed. To add, these 4 players playing 1 team, their passing is very good, they would have passed the ball round for fun, so they dont need to chase back as much (although I believe they do), players like Lowe/Murphy who would play behind them, are the ones who give the ball away and break up their style of play. These 4 players are Barca type players, if Barca has Lowe and Murphy as their holding players, they would not function either. PersianRover
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1:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13

GAZHAY says...

Fyrover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Fyrover wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks? FFS. lol.
I am bothered what a key player thinks I just think the the LTs prioaty should be asking questions about last night
Couldn't agree more. aboslute joke to wake up this morning to see these deals haven't gone through. Come on LET tell us what happened???
Not really that interested in these stories want to know the truth about last night. My guess is whomever was doing all the paperwork last night his main instruction was to do all the paperwork for the people leaving 1st, leave the incoming players till last and hey presto we are now extremely lightweight. the 2 supposed players whom where going to sign would have give us much needed pace and skill and now we are left with nothng!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks? FFS. lol.[/p][/quote]I am bothered what a key player thinks I just think the the LTs prioaty should be asking questions about last night[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. aboslute joke to wake up this morning to see these deals haven't gone through. Come on LET tell us what happened??? Not really that interested in these stories want to know the truth about last night. My guess is whomever was doing all the paperwork last night his main instruction was to do all the paperwork for the people leaving 1st, leave the incoming players till last and hey presto we are now extremely lightweight. the 2 supposed players whom where going to sign would have give us much needed pace and skill and now we are left with nothng!!!! GAZHAY
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1:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Angry From Accrington says...

And if Scott Dann had come even close to justifying his transfer fee and salary we would already be in the playoffs!
As for the transfer fiasco, the departures of Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vucevic just confirm to me that Appleton feels distinctly uncomfortable in the company of quality players and is much more at home surrounding himself with mediocre journeymen.
On the wider front, we all acknowledge that we needed to offload players during the transfer window but to let the brightest and best go, whilst retaining Shebby's nomarks says as much about Appleton and Shaw as we probably need to know.
On a brighter note, its look like being a nice day tomorrow so I will be on the golf course instead of the Ewood Assylum.
p.s. I am not depriving the club of income as I have a season ticket.
And if Scott Dann had come even close to justifying his transfer fee and salary we would already be in the playoffs! As for the transfer fiasco, the departures of Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vucevic just confirm to me that Appleton feels distinctly uncomfortable in the company of quality players and is much more at home surrounding himself with mediocre journeymen. On the wider front, we all acknowledge that we needed to offload players during the transfer window but to let the brightest and best go, whilst retaining Shebby's nomarks says as much about Appleton and Shaw as we probably need to know. On a brighter note, its look like being a nice day tomorrow so I will be on the golf course instead of the Ewood Assylum. p.s. I am not depriving the club of income as I have a season ticket. Angry From Accrington
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1:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Rovers 1495 says...

Why not print an article with Bradley Orr saying how mild it is for the time of year ?
Why not print an article with Bradley Orr saying how mild it is for the time of year ? Rovers 1495
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1:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

tombo1984 wrote:
Agree with Fyrover...

Before we released Vukcevic and loaned Rosado, Formica and Rochina i though we had a outside chance under Appleton.

Now they have been allowed to go without so much as a replacement being signed i think our season is doomed to favour.

It could very well cost us Jordan Rhodes at the end of the season.
My sentiments exactly, that was their opportunity to get us in order and again they missed the boat. In fact, they handed out deflated arm bands to swim the atlantic.
Rovers will be fighting relegation again. And we'll be lucky to avoid it.
[quote][p][bold]tombo1984[/bold] wrote: Agree with Fyrover... Before we released Vukcevic and loaned Rosado, Formica and Rochina i though we had a outside chance under Appleton. Now they have been allowed to go without so much as a replacement being signed i think our season is doomed to favour. It could very well cost us Jordan Rhodes at the end of the season.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly, that was their opportunity to get us in order and again they missed the boat. In fact, they handed out deflated arm bands to swim the atlantic. Rovers will be fighting relegation again. And we'll be lucky to avoid it. Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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1:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Fyrover says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
Why not print an article with Bradley Orr saying how mild it is for the time of year ?
Class LOL
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: Why not print an article with Bradley Orr saying how mild it is for the time of year ?[/p][/quote]Class LOL Fyrover
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1:48pm Fri 1 Feb 13

bburnrover says...

Well I would have got rid of more than that as our squad is full of over priced Divas. We are now a lean mean fighting machine and Mr Dann should stop talking and start defending and must do the unthinkable and jump for the ball when it is crossed head height.

I agree with a fellow fan surely by now the LET should have asked the press spokesperson at Ewood what happened to both transfer targets and was it conditional on reducing our wage bill with Robinson and Givet syaying put?
Well I would have got rid of more than that as our squad is full of over priced Divas. We are now a lean mean fighting machine and Mr Dann should stop talking and start defending and must do the unthinkable and jump for the ball when it is crossed head height. I agree with a fellow fan surely by now the LET should have asked the press spokesperson at Ewood what happened to both transfer targets and was it conditional on reducing our wage bill with Robinson and Givet syaying put? bburnrover
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1:51pm Fri 1 Feb 13

leitchy says...

mark anthony wrote:
Chelsea wanted to sign Jordon Rhodes, Venkieys said yes MA said no this leaving venkiys throwing there toys out the pram and refusing any money. TO BUY TWO PLAYERS WHO TRAVELD ALL THE WAY UP THE M6 AND THATS FACT!!
FACT or MADE UP!!! If thats a fact then prove it !

Given all the players Appy let go...I do not beleive Venks would not allow the transfers to go ahead.

They must of agreed the fee and signed that off before the players travelled up the M6! Late paperwork...maybe just left it to late!
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Chelsea wanted to sign Jordon Rhodes, Venkieys said yes MA said no this leaving venkiys throwing there toys out the pram and refusing any money. TO BUY TWO PLAYERS WHO TRAVELD ALL THE WAY UP THE M6 AND THATS FACT!![/p][/quote]FACT or MADE UP!!! If thats a fact then prove it ! Given all the players Appy let go...I do not beleive Venks would not allow the transfers to go ahead. They must of agreed the fee and signed that off before the players travelled up the M6! Late paperwork...maybe just left it to late! leitchy
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2:02pm Fri 1 Feb 13

buckoff says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
fitz808 wrote:
Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us.
After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team.
Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term.
I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out
"I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad."

You weren't saying that when you were in the Premier League.. it was the fizzy pop league then wasn't it.
We were just waiting for the name change before we dropped down. Npower = numpty power league with shaggie dabbie do as our leader we will always be top. Beat that Mr Dingle. Got to laugh or i'll top meself!!!!
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: Of course, it would be nice to gain promotion through the playoffs this season, but in all honesty I'm not sure that will work out brilliantly for us. After the latest transfer window, we are short in quite a few areas. And I don't feel we yet have an identity as a team. Maybe another year in the champ under a settled manager might actually be better in the long term. I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad. We just need some more consistency so we know roughly what we'll get to see week in week out[/p][/quote]"I actually think its a decent league and from the point of view of pure spectacle, it's really not bad." You weren't saying that when you were in the Premier League.. it was the fizzy pop league then wasn't it.[/p][/quote]We were just waiting for the name change before we dropped down. Npower = numpty power league with shaggie dabbie do as our leader we will always be top. Beat that Mr Dingle. Got to laugh or i'll top meself!!!! buckoff
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2:08pm Fri 1 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

This shows that there are still very major deep routed problems at this Club. This whole episode smacks of sabotage with divided parties ripping the Club apart. I can't believe that it was solely a paperwork issue and why did they pick yesterday to announce Best has been given the go ahead for full training as though it had some significance to the transfer window. It looks like Appleton has been shafted they have give him the backroom staff and then messed his transfer window up. The Club is doomed while this mentality continues money or no money.
This shows that there are still very major deep routed problems at this Club. This whole episode smacks of sabotage with divided parties ripping the Club apart. I can't believe that it was solely a paperwork issue and why did they pick yesterday to announce Best has been given the go ahead for full training as though it had some significance to the transfer window. It looks like Appleton has been shafted they have give him the backroom staff and then messed his transfer window up. The Club is doomed while this mentality continues money or no money. A Rover 45 years and over
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2:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13

skydiver1975 says...

this sounds like an old report and whats he on about with the new players we have......whos that then lol the clubs a joke at the moment and they do nothing to make it better
this sounds like an old report and whats he on about with the new players we have......whos that then lol the clubs a joke at the moment and they do nothing to make it better skydiver1975
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2:35pm Fri 1 Feb 13

skydiver1975 says...

oh and one more thing ive watched marcus olsson every game he has played and he is dire!!! id ckr still here or what??
oh and one more thing ive watched marcus olsson every game he has played and he is dire!!! id ckr still here or what?? skydiver1975
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2:56pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Stone Island: says...

Play offs my arse! NO CHANCE. They'll do well to avoid relegation.

Venky's OUT! Shaw OUT! Agnew OUT! Investigative journalism IN!
Play offs my arse! NO CHANCE. They'll do well to avoid relegation. Venky's OUT! Shaw OUT! Agnew OUT! Investigative journalism IN! Stone Island:
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2:59pm Fri 1 Feb 13

MxMave says...

PersianRover wrote:
4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking.

Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed.

To add, these 4 players playing 1 team, their passing is very good, they would have passed the ball round for fun, so they dont need to chase back as much (although I believe they do), players like Lowe/Murphy who would play behind them, are the ones who give the ball away and break up their style of play.

These 4 players are Barca type players, if Barca has Lowe and Murphy as their holding players, they would not function either.
Your right. Yet for the last few weeks under MA, Formica, Vucevic, Rochina all sat on the bench, not even getting cameo's as MA seems averse to making subs. This was planned for a while. We were in desperate need for a new junior hoilett, Vucevic, Formica & Rochina were our best hopes for that. Now we have absolutely nothing and no hope. Rhodes will get VERY bored standing up front on his own now if he wasnt already.
[quote][p][bold]PersianRover[/bold] wrote: 4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking. Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed. To add, these 4 players playing 1 team, their passing is very good, they would have passed the ball round for fun, so they dont need to chase back as much (although I believe they do), players like Lowe/Murphy who would play behind them, are the ones who give the ball away and break up their style of play. These 4 players are Barca type players, if Barca has Lowe and Murphy as their holding players, they would not function either.[/p][/quote]Your right. Yet for the last few weeks under MA, Formica, Vucevic, Rochina all sat on the bench, not even getting cameo's as MA seems averse to making subs. This was planned for a while. We were in desperate need for a new junior hoilett, Vucevic, Formica & Rochina were our best hopes for that. Now we have absolutely nothing and no hope. Rhodes will get VERY bored standing up front on his own now if he wasnt already. MxMave
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3:49pm Fri 1 Feb 13

owd nick says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks?

FFS. lol.
No, but it's just a nothing story, how about getting to the bottom of the f*ck up that was deadline day ?
Two REASONABLE Championship level players were missed for whatever reason, not world beaters.

if Andy Cryers tweet is to be believed one was either asking for or being offered £4.5 million for a three and a half year contract.

As I said on the other thread, nobody died last night but "tragedy" or "f*ck up"? come on guys get real.

Most clubs didn't sign anyone.

In the cold light of day we offloaded some bit part players who helped get us relegated last season and who haven't exactly set the Championship alight this season have they?

We have at least two other player we need to get off the books, Robbo is hanging on for his contract (I don't blame him) and Givet has been sulking all season because he had to take a pay cut.

Both appear to be on more at Rovers than they can get anywhere else, that's why they won't leave.

Now thinking about it who actually signed them up?
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]So its wrong for a key player to say what he thinks? FFS. lol.[/p][/quote]No, but it's just a nothing story, how about getting to the bottom of the f*ck up that was deadline day ?[/p][/quote]Two REASONABLE Championship level players were missed for whatever reason, not world beaters. if Andy Cryers tweet is to be believed one was either asking for or being offered £4.5 million for a three and a half year contract. As I said on the other thread, nobody died last night but "tragedy" or "f*ck up"? come on guys get real. Most clubs didn't sign anyone. In the cold light of day we offloaded some bit part players who helped get us relegated last season and who haven't exactly set the Championship alight this season have they? We have at least two other player we need to get off the books, Robbo is hanging on for his contract (I don't blame him) and Givet has been sulking all season because he had to take a pay cut. Both appear to be on more at Rovers than they can get anywhere else, that's why they won't leave. Now thinking about it who actually signed them up? owd nick
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3:52pm Fri 1 Feb 13

glp says...

Talk is cheap Mr Dann !!! How about putting in a decent performance on the pitch and earning some of the thousands of pounds you collect each week. Then maybe the club wouldn't be in such a mess
Talk is cheap Mr Dann !!! How about putting in a decent performance on the pitch and earning some of the thousands of pounds you collect each week. Then maybe the club wouldn't be in such a mess glp
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3:52pm Fri 1 Feb 13

glp says...

Talk is cheap Mr Dann !!! How about putting in a decent performance on the pitch and earning some of the thousands of pounds you collect each week. Then maybe the club wouldn't be in such a mess
Talk is cheap Mr Dann !!! How about putting in a decent performance on the pitch and earning some of the thousands of pounds you collect each week. Then maybe the club wouldn't be in such a mess glp
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4:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13

makaveli96 says...

If India was still run by Britain, would we in turn have our Rovers back?

Discuss Mountbattons failings.........
If India was still run by Britain, would we in turn have our Rovers back? Discuss Mountbattons failings......... makaveli96
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6:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13

cedar67 says...

I can't believe how stupid some of the people are on here. The last few hours of the window are hectic and it's normal for deals break down. Get over it.

From the sound of it we will get DJ Campbell when the loan market opens next week, so we did the right thing
off loading some of the deadwood.
I can't believe how stupid some of the people are on here. The last few hours of the window are hectic and it's normal for deals break down. Get over it. From the sound of it we will get DJ Campbell when the loan market opens next week, so we did the right thing off loading some of the deadwood. cedar67
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6:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13

cedar67 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
If India was still run by Britain, would we in turn have our Rovers back?

Discuss Mountbattons failings.........
I can't work out whether you're a school kid or just thick as pig sh1t.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: If India was still run by Britain, would we in turn have our Rovers back? Discuss Mountbattons failings.........[/p][/quote]I can't work out whether you're a school kid or just thick as pig sh1t. cedar67
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7:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13

French Rover says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Play offs my arse! NO CHANCE. They'll do well to avoid relegation.

Venky's OUT! Shaw OUT! Agnew OUT! Investigative journalism IN!
one friend one here already offered to show his bum on the town hall steps if something good happened at Ewood - and it did - but we are still waiting patiently for RR to set the date.

Maybe you can join him seeing you are so keen to use your bum also...especially as it is not relegation but the play-offs that are the most realistic and genuine prospect for the Rovers. The team looks revitalized under MA now that he is getting the team/squad sorted out. The two players who didn't get signed last night (due to an admin screw-up) will both be joining on loan next week so hardly a tragedy is it Stone.

Too many people are too quick to throw stones (or snowballs) at every little thing that happens, and which happen at every club. Loads of similar stories from other clubs on last nights silly season. Time they did away with the Jan window anyway, as it serves no real purpose.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: Play offs my arse! NO CHANCE. They'll do well to avoid relegation. Venky's OUT! Shaw OUT! Agnew OUT! Investigative journalism IN![/p][/quote]one friend one here already offered to show his bum on the town hall steps if something good happened at Ewood - and it did - but we are still waiting patiently for RR to set the date. Maybe you can join him seeing you are so keen to use your bum also...especially as it is not relegation but the play-offs that are the most realistic and genuine prospect for the Rovers. The team looks revitalized under MA now that he is getting the team/squad sorted out. The two players who didn't get signed last night (due to an admin screw-up) will both be joining on loan next week so hardly a tragedy is it Stone. Too many people are too quick to throw stones (or snowballs) at every little thing that happens, and which happen at every club. Loads of similar stories from other clubs on last nights silly season. Time they did away with the Jan window anyway, as it serves no real purpose. French Rover
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7:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Angry From Accrington says...

cedar67 wrote:
I can't believe how stupid some of the people are on here. The last few hours of the window are hectic and it's normal for deals break down. Get over it. From the sound of it we will get DJ Campbell when the loan market opens next week, so we did the right thing off loading some of the deadwood.
I can't believe how stupid some of the people on here are. They talk of getting rid of the deadwood and then celebrate the potential signing of D J Campbell: wood so dead that he is almost compost!
[quote][p][bold]cedar67[/bold] wrote: I can't believe how stupid some of the people are on here. The last few hours of the window are hectic and it's normal for deals break down. Get over it. From the sound of it we will get DJ Campbell when the loan market opens next week, so we did the right thing off loading some of the deadwood.[/p][/quote]I can't believe how stupid some of the people on here are. They talk of getting rid of the deadwood and then celebrate the potential signing of D J Campbell: wood so dead that he is almost compost! Angry From Accrington
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8:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

blackburnsoutherner says...

Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
MA wants to sigh them in the loan window so it may still happen even tho we've had a hole month to sort it?!??!?!
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]MA wants to sigh them in the loan window so it may still happen even tho we've had a hole month to sort it?!??!?! blackburnsoutherner
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8:27pm Fri 1 Feb 13

French Rover says...

blackburnsoutherner wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks
I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it
MA wants to sigh them in the loan window so it may still happen even tho we've had a hole month to sort it?!??!?!
13 days is not a whole month not even in Burnley..
[quote][p][bold]blackburnsoutherner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Not bothered what Scott Dann thinks I what to know what went on last night and what is being done about it[/p][/quote]MA wants to sigh them in the loan window so it may still happen even tho we've had a hole month to sort it?!??!?![/p][/quote]13 days is not a whole month not even in Burnley.. French Rover
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11:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13

RoversNorthEast says...

Venkys and the rest are scum they just wanted to cut the wage bill and as for appelton would it not be wise to stay till players had 100% signed.......no one at ewood had any intention of bringing decent players yesterday...paperwor
k my arse....league one next 2 years and so low it goes after.
Venkys and the rest are scum they just wanted to cut the wage bill and as for appelton would it not be wise to stay till players had 100% signed.......no one at ewood had any intention of bringing decent players yesterday...paperwor k my arse....league one next 2 years and so low it goes after. RoversNorthEast
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7:22am Sat 2 Feb 13

kiwipom73 says...

Dann sure is good at stating the obvious....no rocket scientist I am guessing....hoping his performance rates higher then the non-committed woofle that we hear from some of the players....the olde saying re the cheapness of words !!!!

What they simply need is out and out commitement from all players.....hoping Appleton as made it very clear that those that don,nt turn up on a Saturday with 100% determined effort are out......why was Dunn not off loaded, I ask....well, the answer to that is no club would be interested in his type, that bleed the club for all they can get (no matter what his history was...should never have been given a hree years contract two years ago).
Another as-been not up to the mark and will hang on to what they can get out of the club.....not good enough simply, not like Ryan Nelson who could at least make a go of it elsewhere !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let see these player show their metal on the Park and for them to only be heard after the season if they ever achieve anything for the club.
Dann sure is good at stating the obvious....no rocket scientist I am guessing....hoping his performance rates higher then the non-committed woofle that we hear from some of the players....the olde saying re the cheapness of words !!!! What they simply need is out and out commitement from all players.....hoping Appleton as made it very clear that those that don,nt turn up on a Saturday with 100% determined effort are out......why was Dunn not off loaded, I ask....well, the answer to that is no club would be interested in his type, that bleed the club for all they can get (no matter what his history was...should never have been given a hree years contract two years ago). Another as-been not up to the mark and will hang on to what they can get out of the club.....not good enough simply, not like Ryan Nelson who could at least make a go of it elsewhere !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let see these player show their metal on the Park and for them to only be heard after the season if they ever achieve anything for the club. kiwipom73
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7:34am Sat 2 Feb 13

MatthewCA says...

Today need a Super goal from Ollson, we are waiting for a shhot shoot , Dann and Hanley should tease for a good play from Ollson.

at least one gaol in a season from Mr.Ollson.........pl
ease help him.
Today need a Super goal from Ollson, we are waiting for a shhot shoot , Dann and Hanley should tease for a good play from Ollson. at least one gaol in a season from Mr.Ollson.........pl ease help him. MatthewCA
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8:01am Sat 2 Feb 13

GodOfNout says...

Hate to be a pessimist but I can't be an optimist anymore. I'm still upset to see Rochina go (on load, so he may be back) I'm aggravated we didn't make any signing. I was even more concerned about the players we were going for. 'Appy you were looking at players we didn't need, and overlooking the areas we needed players.
Hate to be a pessimist but I can't be an optimist anymore. I'm still upset to see Rochina go (on load, so he may be back) I'm aggravated we didn't make any signing. I was even more concerned about the players we were going for. 'Appy you were looking at players we didn't need, and overlooking the areas we needed players. GodOfNout
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9:12am Sat 2 Feb 13

blueblooded says...

cedar67 wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
If India was still run by Britain, would we in turn have our Rovers back?

Discuss Mountbattons failings.........
I can't work out whether you're a school kid or just thick as pig sh1t.
both - he was trying to get you to do his homework for him.
[quote][p][bold]cedar67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: If India was still run by Britain, would we in turn have our Rovers back? Discuss Mountbattons failings.........[/p][/quote]I can't work out whether you're a school kid or just thick as pig sh1t.[/p][/quote]both - he was trying to get you to do his homework for him. blueblooded
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9:28am Sat 2 Feb 13

blueblooded says...

maybe the deadwood at Elwood weren't just the players that needed of loading. sounds more and more like the fairweather deadwood was off loaded too.

Just as some question the sanity of trying to keep hold of deadwood players, so should we question the idiocy of expecting fairweather fans to come back unless we get back into the premiership. I no longer care that the stands are half-empty on matchdays and doubt many that attend lose sleep over it either.

Play-offs should be every players aim, but as has been said here, its not a realistic expectation and MA should be looking to improve performances rather than promotion.

Bristol today, should be a telling match whether MA's influences have been stamped on the team or not. losing the VUK hit hard, he was s class act and would have gone on to be a Rover great I reckon, but it seemed blatantly obvious that he didn't fit into MA's style of play so not surprising he's gone, same as Rochina.

3 points and nothing else Appy. its a rare sunny day in Blackburn and looking forward to a great day at the park.

CoYB!
maybe the deadwood at Elwood weren't just the players that needed of loading. sounds more and more like the fairweather deadwood was off loaded too. Just as some question the sanity of trying to keep hold of deadwood players, so should we question the idiocy of expecting fairweather fans to come back unless we get back into the premiership. I no longer care that the stands are half-empty on matchdays and doubt many that attend lose sleep over it either. Play-offs should be every players aim, but as has been said here, its not a realistic expectation and MA should be looking to improve performances rather than promotion. Bristol today, should be a telling match whether MA's influences have been stamped on the team or not. losing the VUK hit hard, he was s class act and would have gone on to be a Rover great I reckon, but it seemed blatantly obvious that he didn't fit into MA's style of play so not surprising he's gone, same as Rochina. 3 points and nothing else Appy. its a rare sunny day in Blackburn and looking forward to a great day at the park. CoYB! blueblooded
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9:34am Sat 2 Feb 13

srvp28 says...

Regardless of whether or not you think we'll make the play-offs, or whether or not you think Dann is any good, surely there shouldn't be such a negative reaction to our players trying to do something positive? Just for the record, Dann has been one of our better players this season which leads me to believe that some people are still judging him on last season's performances.

As for those people saying that they don't care what Dann has to say, they just want to know what happened on Thursday night, why bother reading an article that clearly states its content in the heading? I'm sure Cryer has asked what happened Thursday night but he can't write anything if the club won't tell him anything.

Personally, I'm glad that Dann and the boys are adopting a positive attitude or there'd be no point in them turning up. Some people should learn to take the positives when they can as they've not been too frequent over the last two years.
Regardless of whether or not you think we'll make the play-offs, or whether or not you think Dann is any good, surely there shouldn't be such a negative reaction to our players trying to do something positive? Just for the record, Dann has been one of our better players this season which leads me to believe that some people are still judging him on last season's performances. As for those people saying that they don't care what Dann has to say, they just want to know what happened on Thursday night, why bother reading an article that clearly states its content in the heading? I'm sure Cryer has asked what happened Thursday night but he can't write anything if the club won't tell him anything. Personally, I'm glad that Dann and the boys are adopting a positive attitude or there'd be no point in them turning up. Some people should learn to take the positives when they can as they've not been too frequent over the last two years. srvp28
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7:47am Sun 3 Feb 13

Roverthere says...

PersianRover wrote:
4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking.

Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed.
All not up to Championship standard! We are well rid of the deadwood.
[quote][p][bold]PersianRover[/bold] wrote: 4 big talents out! 1 kid has arrived. Shocking. Formica, Rochina, Rosado and Vuckevic - They could have prospered! Most were never given a consistent run in their preferred positions. Very annoyed.[/p][/quote]All not up to Championship standard! We are well rid of the deadwood. Roverthere
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