Blackburn Rovers midfielder faces lay-off

MICHAEL Appleton will step up his search for reinforcements in the loan market after new signing Lee Williamson was ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with an ankle injury.

The midfielder, who only arrived at the club earlier this month as a free agent, was stretchered off on his Rovers league debut at Hull on Tuesday night, with scan results yesterday showing an ankle ligament tear.

The injury is likely to sideline the former Watford, Portsmouth and Sheffield United midfielder for at least six weeks, leaving Appleton even more likely to strengthen in the next few weeks.

The Rovers boss had already indicated he was bidding to bring a left winger in on loan before the close of the window next month but he is expected to now look to bolster in the centre of midfield as well.

The versatile Williamson, 30, was brought in with the potential to play in central midfield, right midfield and either full back position, and his absence will be a blow to Rovers’ promotion hopes.

Williamson impressed on his debut with a tough tackling display in Saturday’s shock FA Cup win at Arsenal in the heart of midfield, before starting on the right side in the defeat at Hull on Tuesday.

Dickson Etuhu’s imminent return from injury will soften the blow for Appleton, with Adam Henley and Leon Best also close to first team contention again.

Meanwhile Karim Rekik, on loan from Manchester City, is relishing his opportunity at Rovers having been handed his debut in Tuesday’s night win.

The Dutchman is usually either a centre back or a left back, despite playing in a surprise left wing slot at the KC Stadium, and is looking forward to playing a part in Rovers’ promotion charge.

He said: “I am not scared of competition for places.

“I just hope that we can win as many games as we can. It is good for me to be here. As a young player you need to play every week to make yourself a better player.

“There is a lot of competition for places, it is good for the team.

“There are a lot of games, we’ve got a chance of the play-offs and I hope we can make it. The belief is definitely here in the changing room.

“I was on loan last year at Portsmouth so I worked with the manager before.

“I had a good time there, I liked the manager, he’s very honest with you face to face, he says what he wants to and I think that is good for a young player as well.”

* Rovers have been given an initial allocation of 1,459 tickets for their FA Cup quarter final at Millwall on Sunday, March 10.

A further allocation will be available if required for the 2pm kick-off and tickets go on sale to season ticket holders today.

Any remaining tickets will go on open sale on Tuesday, with seats costing £20 for adults, £11 for over 60s and £10 for under 16s.

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11:19am Fri 22 Feb 13

Iiii1111 says...

Do they just use the club as a Convalescent home..........
Do they just use the club as a Convalescent home.......... Iiii1111

11:20am Fri 22 Feb 13

Iiii1111 says...

Wonder if hell be in the Dunny wing or the Grella suite
Wonder if hell be in the Dunny wing or the Grella suite Iiii1111

11:21am Fri 22 Feb 13

A Darener says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Do they just use the club as a Convalescent home..........
No! it's also used as a benevolent fund for agents.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Do they just use the club as a Convalescent home..........[/p][/quote]No! it's also used as a benevolent fund for agents. A Darener

11:22am Fri 22 Feb 13

GAZHAY says...

Appleton should have known bringing in Williamson was a risky acquistion with his injury record. Now need to bring somebody else in. How about giving Bentley a run in the centre? although prior to his arrival we had been on a slight upward curve anyway.
Fingers crossed for 3 much needed points tomorrow and lets hope Appleton goes more attacking and he gives Nunes a run on the left wing as we still have no pace on the flanks.
COYB
Appleton should have known bringing in Williamson was a risky acquistion with his injury record. Now need to bring somebody else in. How about giving Bentley a run in the centre? although prior to his arrival we had been on a slight upward curve anyway. Fingers crossed for 3 much needed points tomorrow and lets hope Appleton goes more attacking and he gives Nunes a run on the left wing as we still have no pace on the flanks. COYB GAZHAY

11:45am Fri 22 Feb 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

GAZHAY wrote:
Appleton should have known bringing in Williamson was a risky acquistion with his injury record. Now need to bring somebody else in. How about giving Bentley a run in the centre? although prior to his arrival we had been on a slight upward curve anyway.
Fingers crossed for 3 much needed points tomorrow and lets hope Appleton goes more attacking and he gives Nunes a run on the left wing as we still have no pace on the flanks.
COYB
In all fairness, Williamson is a hard tackler, which in midfield we have lacked for a long time. On a free signing I cant see that as a bad choice, injury prone or not, Appleton wasn't to know that he would pick up an injury this soon. I totally agree with Nunes on the wing, he has always impressed me at games, things you don't see on the cameras. I think Rekik on the wing is a wrong choice to make as him and MO should be fighting out a place for LB, which I would have thought is the reason he was brought in? We all know the saying involving square pegs in round holes oh too much!

Appleton has started his rovers career off well, albeit against teams lower in the league, but while the bottom teams are beating the top in this league its all about consistent form, which I hope we can continue as we have been on the whole under Appleton.

The one loss at Hull doesn't bother me too much if we have consistency in defense and our midfield start providing more for our attackers.

RTID
[quote][p][bold]GAZHAY[/bold] wrote: Appleton should have known bringing in Williamson was a risky acquistion with his injury record. Now need to bring somebody else in. How about giving Bentley a run in the centre? although prior to his arrival we had been on a slight upward curve anyway. Fingers crossed for 3 much needed points tomorrow and lets hope Appleton goes more attacking and he gives Nunes a run on the left wing as we still have no pace on the flanks. COYB[/p][/quote]In all fairness, Williamson is a hard tackler, which in midfield we have lacked for a long time. On a free signing I cant see that as a bad choice, injury prone or not, Appleton wasn't to know that he would pick up an injury this soon. I totally agree with Nunes on the wing, he has always impressed me at games, things you don't see on the cameras. I think Rekik on the wing is a wrong choice to make as him and MO should be fighting out a place for LB, which I would have thought is the reason he was brought in? We all know the saying involving square pegs in round holes oh too much! Appleton has started his rovers career off well, albeit against teams lower in the league, but while the bottom teams are beating the top in this league its all about consistent form, which I hope we can continue as we have been on the whole under Appleton. The one loss at Hull doesn't bother me too much if we have consistency in defense and our midfield start providing more for our attackers. RTID ChrisDeBerg

11:55am Fri 22 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder

12:16pm Fri 22 Feb 13

juanbbien says...

I saw the headline and couldn't believe it what is it with players today and injuries,blimey they used to kick duggie match after match as in many cases it was the only way they could stop him,but was he ever injured no I think in some ways the facilities and medical care is to good,you consider when a boxer is training for a title bout,he usually adopts a rough spartan no frills training camp,I think they have things to easy and need to harden up,just my thoughts
I saw the headline and couldn't believe it what is it with players today and injuries,blimey they used to kick duggie match after match as in many cases it was the only way they could stop him,but was he ever injured no I think in some ways the facilities and medical care is to good,you consider when a boxer is training for a title bout,he usually adopts a rough spartan no frills training camp,I think they have things to easy and need to harden up,just my thoughts juanbbien

12:43pm Fri 22 Feb 13

BRFC75 says...

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Jarrod schulz /rm7/be8balletc etc etc.

We are letting M.A. get on with it, at last we have honesty and decency in charge at Ewood , irregardless of results, good to have decent people running our club again ,we will have our ups and downs but we will do it honestly .
Just read that webpage www.colinhendrylies.
com its recently been updated and it has the truth/story on why Hendry got a job at Rovers in the first place , thank god we are getting rid of all the scumbags like him.

In it the writer

.

Wt E ARwe wL
[quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters[/p][/quote]Jarrod schulz /rm7/be8balletc etc etc. We are letting M.A. get on with it, at last we have honesty and decency in charge at Ewood , irregardless of results, good to have decent people running our club again ,we will have our ups and downs but we will do it honestly . Just read that webpage www.colinhendrylies. com its recently been updated and it has the truth/story on why Hendry got a job at Rovers in the first place , thank god we are getting rid of all the scumbags like him. In it the writer . Wt E ARwe wL BRFC75

1:55pm Fri 22 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Lets get this straight:

- Williamson will be missed
- We miss nzonzi
- Nzonzi was forced out by the fans

Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type?

Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park.

Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note.

Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.
[quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters[/p][/quote]Lets get this straight: - Williamson will be missed - We miss nzonzi - Nzonzi was forced out by the fans Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type? Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park. Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note. Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now. MxMave

2:06pm Fri 22 Feb 13

madrover says...

MxMave wrote:
Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Lets get this straight:

- Williamson will be missed
- We miss nzonzi
- Nzonzi was forced out by the fans

Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type?

Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park.

Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note.

Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.
what a load of drivel
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters[/p][/quote]Lets get this straight: - Williamson will be missed - We miss nzonzi - Nzonzi was forced out by the fans Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type? Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park. Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note. Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.[/p][/quote]what a load of drivel madrover

2:24pm Fri 22 Feb 13

fitz808 says...

MxMave wrote:
Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Lets get this straight:

- Williamson will be missed
- We miss nzonzi
- Nzonzi was forced out by the fans

Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type?

Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park.

Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note.

Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.
ignoring the ridiculous comments in the later part of your post, i must take issue with your view on williamson's performance against arsenal. for me, he was one of the main reasons why we won that game, or at least why we didn't concede. he was a very disruptive influence and exactly what we needed. not sure if you were there or not, but it was the kind of stuff you just don't see on highlights packages.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters[/p][/quote]Lets get this straight: - Williamson will be missed - We miss nzonzi - Nzonzi was forced out by the fans Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type? Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park. Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note. Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.[/p][/quote]ignoring the ridiculous comments in the later part of your post, i must take issue with your view on williamson's performance against arsenal. for me, he was one of the main reasons why we won that game, or at least why we didn't concede. he was a very disruptive influence and exactly what we needed. not sure if you were there or not, but it was the kind of stuff you just don't see on highlights packages. fitz808

2:32pm Fri 22 Feb 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Jarrod schulz /rm7/be8balletc etc etc.

We are letting M.A. get on with it, at last we have honesty and decency in charge at Ewood , irregardless of results, good to have decent people running our club again ,we will have our ups and downs but we will do it honestly .
Just read that webpage www.colinhendrylies.

com its recently been updated and it has the truth/story on why Hendry got a job at Rovers in the first place , thank god we are getting rid of all the scumbags like him.

In it the writer

.

Wt E ARwe wL
Seriously, I believe that Colin Hendry probably did do all the things that the old couple have said. And if I was the family of that couple I'd be doing time for getting a few heavies together and taking a bat to the kneecaps.

The reality is though, I'm not part of the family and I assume you are not either. But... if you are really that bothered, Lytham is about 30-40 mins drive away and I am sure you will be able to find him quite easily... Go and sort it out if your that bothered, I know I'm not!

Either do something about it or stop moaning on here...

RTID
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters[/p][/quote]Jarrod schulz /rm7/be8balletc etc etc. We are letting M.A. get on with it, at last we have honesty and decency in charge at Ewood , irregardless of results, good to have decent people running our club again ,we will have our ups and downs but we will do it honestly . Just read that webpage www.colinhendrylies. com its recently been updated and it has the truth/story on why Hendry got a job at Rovers in the first place , thank god we are getting rid of all the scumbags like him. In it the writer . Wt E ARwe wL[/p][/quote]Seriously, I believe that Colin Hendry probably did do all the things that the old couple have said. And if I was the family of that couple I'd be doing time for getting a few heavies together and taking a bat to the kneecaps. The reality is though, I'm not part of the family and I assume you are not either. But... if you are really that bothered, Lytham is about 30-40 mins drive away and I am sure you will be able to find him quite easily... Go and sort it out if your that bothered, I know I'm not! Either do something about it or stop moaning on here... RTID ChrisDeBerg

3:12pm Fri 22 Feb 13

RoverTheHill says...

"Meanwhile Karim Rekik, on loan from Manchester City, is relishing his opportunity at Rovers having been handed his debut in Tuesday’s night win."

Have i missed something? Didn't we lose against Hull!?!
"Meanwhile Karim Rekik, on loan from Manchester City, is relishing his opportunity at Rovers having been handed his debut in Tuesday’s night win." Have i missed something? Didn't we lose against Hull!?! RoverTheHill

10:03am Sat 23 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

MxMave wrote:
Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing.
Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on.
Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters
Lets get this straight:

- Williamson will be missed
- We miss nzonzi
- Nzonzi was forced out by the fans

Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type?

Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park.

Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note.

Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.
As predicted, here is one of the nutters, a guy whom thinks Nzonzi was poor, yet he is merrily plying his trade in the EPL
Yes I watched the Arsenal match and for me Williamson was up there for man of the match. Some of the defensive work he did was awesome considering the level and the amount of football he has been playing.
So all you have done is confirmed, you know as much about football, as Steve Kean. Hence tools like you getting us relegated. The shear class off booing when Yakuboo scored, were better off if you just go and watch Burnley, now be gone. I am an appy clapper now and glad to be one. Whereas you and your ilk were saying there would be trouble if he was appointed. Have you any more feet left to shoot? Don't know how you have the brass neck to come on here
When in a hole, stop digging.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: Williamson will be a big miss, but thats the nature of having a tough combative midfielder, they get injured more because of the nature of the job. You don't get injured fannying around on the wing. Pity we sold Nzonzi as he never got injured, in fact I recall Nzonzi breaking his nose and losing a couple of teeth but still playing on. Pity he wasn't good enough for the bobby bullsh1ters doomongers and naysayers on here who know nothing about football. Consider yourselves the new Steve Kean. Come in BRFC75 and the rest of his agreeable chumsters[/p][/quote]Lets get this straight: - Williamson will be missed - We miss nzonzi - Nzonzi was forced out by the fans Are you getting the mentholated crack or just the standard type? Williamson was POOR vs Arsenal. I thought he was by a long way our weakest player, totally out of his league. Look at the stats for the game and see his ball retention and tackle stats, he was just a body in the center of the park. Nzonzi was also a poor player. He has absolutely no ability with his feet and i think im correct in saying he scored about 2 headed goals for Rovers in his time despite being taller than most players. Nzonzi could NOT pass forward, it was sideways and back constantly with him and when he tried to dribble the whole crowd had thier hearts in thier mouth as his spagetti legs lost the ball underneath them. Look at his career since leaving rovers, hardly set the premier league on fire has he? Always touted as the next viera but didn't have a single quality of note. Are you another one who believes Rovers were relegated because of the fans? Because when Kean was in charge at first, the astute amongst us said "things are going pear shaped". Were we wrong? The club has fallen a long way since then and the people who called it right get comments like this thrown thier way? The reason we were relegated is because in the early days, there were still happy clappers like you, sitting in the stands saying "give steve more time, hes a class act". YOU are the reason we were relegated, if we had stood in unison in the beggining we would still be in the prem now.[/p][/quote]As predicted, here is one of the nutters, a guy whom thinks Nzonzi was poor, yet he is merrily plying his trade in the EPL Yes I watched the Arsenal match and for me Williamson was up there for man of the match. Some of the defensive work he did was awesome considering the level and the amount of football he has been playing. So all you have done is confirmed, you know as much about football, as Steve Kean. Hence tools like you getting us relegated. The shear class off booing when Yakuboo scored, were better off if you just go and watch Burnley, now be gone. I am an appy clapper now and glad to be one. Whereas you and your ilk were saying there would be trouble if he was appointed. Have you any more feet left to shoot? Don't know how you have the brass neck to come on here When in a hole, stop digging. Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder

12:23pm Sat 23 Feb 13

handyamBRFC says...

In my view...
The center of midfield is where games are decided and are won and lost.
If you boss the midfield you have a stronger chance of being on top.
A weak midfield creates further ongoing problems for the defense and strikers.
Williamson will be missed as hes a defensive midfielder who does a lot of hard work. Much of the work done by such players is not appreciated as its about breaking up the opposition play.
This is what LW brings to BRFC. Yes we had Nzonzi that did this previously, although not pretty to watch its effective and allows the skillful players to get on with creating the pretty stuff.
About 6 weeks out means we will need to find another and that's not easy to find a Player out there in the loan market who can do a similar job...!

Yes BRFC have a problem with central midfielders at moment and will have to get someone on loan asap.

Also, we cant play 2 slow, elderly players in the center and hence I reckon Lowe will be used as the defensive midfielder alongside Murphy who is meant to be the creator.

Al tough, not a Murphy fan,
I doubt Murphy getting dropped by any manager...!!! due to reputation, big wages and god knows what else..!

Peders is a winger in my view but unfortunately too slow for that nowadays, Hence Bentley to be used.
In my view... The center of midfield is where games are decided and are won and lost. If you boss the midfield you have a stronger chance of being on top. A weak midfield creates further ongoing problems for the defense and strikers. Williamson will be missed as hes a defensive midfielder who does a lot of hard work. Much of the work done by such players is not appreciated as its about breaking up the opposition play. This is what LW brings to BRFC. Yes we had Nzonzi that did this previously, although not pretty to watch its effective and allows the skillful players to get on with creating the pretty stuff. About 6 weeks out means we will need to find another and that's not easy to find a Player out there in the loan market who can do a similar job...! Yes BRFC have a problem with central midfielders at moment and will have to get someone on loan asap. Also, we cant play 2 slow, elderly players in the center and hence I reckon Lowe will be used as the defensive midfielder alongside Murphy who is meant to be the creator. Al tough, not a Murphy fan, I doubt Murphy getting dropped by any manager...!!! due to reputation, big wages and god knows what else..! Peders is a winger in my view but unfortunately too slow for that nowadays, Hence Bentley to be used. handyamBRFC

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