Give Best time, says Blackburn Rovers manager

Leon Best

Leon Best

First published in Sport

MICHAEL Appleton has warned Blackburn Rovers fans not to expect too much too soon from Leon Best – as he renews his bid to bring West Brom winger Jerome Thomas to Ewood on loan.

Best scored in yesterday’s reserve 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough and, while tonight’s trip to Leicester City will come too soon, he is now being considered for a place on the bench for Saturday’s visit of Peterborough.

Best’s return would be a timely boost to Rovers’ play-off hopes, with Colin Kazim-Richards now feared to be out for a couple of months with an ankle injury, but Appleton insists the striker won’t be rushed.

Rovers were waiting on the results of a scan on Kazim-Richards’ ankle but the Turkish international is expected to join Martin Olsson, Dickson Etuhu and Lee Williamson for a hefty spell on the sidelines.

Appleton is desperate to bring in at least two new signings on loan this week and he will step up his efforts to land former target Thomas.

The Baggies winger was all set to put pen to paper on a permanent Rovers switch at the end of January but paperwork problems saw the deal unable to go through in time.

The Midlanders have since blocked Rovers’ attempts to land him on a temporary basis but Appleton will try again in the next few days.

Best, who played almost 80 minutes yesterday, has missed all the season so far with a cruciate knee ligament injury, having signed from Newcastle in the summer, and Appleton admits he won’t be at his best until next season.

Appleton said: “In an ideal world I would have been thinking solely about Leon Best for next season and nothing else, but we don’t live in an ideal world.

“If you asked Leon, he is chomping at the bit and will probably expect to start on Saturday, because of the type of character he is.

“Realistically he has been out for a long, long time. He has not played that many games because he had the injury previously to his cruciate. He has not played a lot of football in the last 12 to 18 months.

“So we have to be slightly cautious with him, make sure we look after his best interests not just the football club’s.

“He is going to be an asset to this club. Hopefully he can be a bit of an asset from now to the end of the season but ultimately we have to be thinking of him fully fit, steaming into defenders and being that talisman we know he can be, and surely the start of next season has to be the most important thing.

“If we start games well and give ourselves a platform maybe I can turn around after 65 minutes and all of a sudden I have this big man to come in and give 25 minutes to make a difference. That would be good for us.”

The Rovers boss has appealed for owners Venky’s to give him the green light to make more additions to his squad, having already added DJ Campbell, David Bentley, Karim Rekik and Lee Williamson in the past few weeks.

“Colin is a bit of a blow,” said Appleton. “If you go through the five or six injured, you could argue every one of them would be in the starting 11. That is the size of the task for the rest of the players.

“From a sensible point of view, even if it is just for a month, I would be very surprised if I was not able to bring players in. I don’t make those decisions but certainly I will be knocking on the door making sure the owners and the management know who we need to bring in.

“It could make the difference. You need options. At the moment we are okay in terms of a starting 11 and are just about getting a squad together.

“If I said I wasn’t interested in Jerome (Thomas), you would not believe me. We will work very hard to see what we can do, people have to comply and want to do it.

“Everyone knows what I think of Jerome. He is a top talent. It is crying out for pace. What Bents (Bentley) has done though is give us that quality and composure on the ball but if we can mix that up with real pace on one side then it will be a good balance.”

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11:59am Tue 26 Feb 13

moh says...

Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance. moh
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12:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

moh wrote:
Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
Couldn't agree with you more!

RTID
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree with you more! RTID ChrisDeBerg
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12:19pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Tatts says...

moh wrote:
Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, Nunes looks like an excellent prospect.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, Nunes looks like an excellent prospect. Tatts
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12:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Of course we'll give him time Michael. Most rovers fans know not to expect too much from a player who has hardly kicked a ball in the last 18 months.
We can't expect much, if anything, from him this season at all.
Of course we'll give him time Michael. Most rovers fans know not to expect too much from a player who has hardly kicked a ball in the last 18 months. We can't expect much, if anything, from him this season at all. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

12:29pm Tue 26 Feb 13

leitchy says...

Tatts wrote:
moh wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, Nunes looks like an excellent prospect.
Can't he's injured!!!
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, Nunes looks like an excellent prospect.[/p][/quote]Can't he's injured!!! leitchy
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12:29pm Tue 26 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

moh wrote:
Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning. A Rover 45 years and over
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12:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
moh wrote:
Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.
Trouble is Nunes, Gomez and Goodwillie etc. are not match fit through not playing.
What can we expect of them if they do come on? Ten minutes as a sub,here and there is no good.
On the other hand Best is coming back to the bench after not having kicked a ball for the last 18 months.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Nunes, Gomez and Goodwillie etc. are not match fit through not playing. What can we expect of them if they do come on? Ten minutes as a sub,here and there is no good. On the other hand Best is coming back to the bench after not having kicked a ball for the last 18 months. Harwoodstblue
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12:37pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Nuttall Street says...

In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?
In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet? Nuttall Street
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12:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
moh wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.
Trouble is Nunes, Gomez and Goodwillie etc. are not match fit through not playing. What can we expect of them if they do come on? Ten minutes as a sub,here and there is no good. On the other hand Best is coming back to the bench after not having kicked a ball for the last 18 months.
There was once a day when the bench would regularly play in the reserve team to get match fitness. I don't know if that's the case anymore.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Nunes, Gomez and Goodwillie etc. are not match fit through not playing. What can we expect of them if they do come on? Ten minutes as a sub,here and there is no good. On the other hand Best is coming back to the bench after not having kicked a ball for the last 18 months.[/p][/quote]There was once a day when the bench would regularly play in the reserve team to get match fitness. I don't know if that's the case anymore. A Rover 45 years and over
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12:53pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
moh wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.
Trouble is Nunes, Gomez and Goodwillie etc. are not match fit through not playing. What can we expect of them if they do come on? Ten minutes as a sub,here and there is no good. On the other hand Best is coming back to the bench after not having kicked a ball for the last 18 months.
There was once a day when the bench would regularly play in the reserve team to get match fitness. I don't know if that's the case anymore.
I agree, When the subs came on you knew they were fit and ready to slot into the team. I hope they are playing regularly in the reserves. Does any one know?
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, it's frustrating when you have quality players on the bench who don't get a sniff. These players should be getting some game time each match especially if we are not winning.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Nunes, Gomez and Goodwillie etc. are not match fit through not playing. What can we expect of them if they do come on? Ten minutes as a sub,here and there is no good. On the other hand Best is coming back to the bench after not having kicked a ball for the last 18 months.[/p][/quote]There was once a day when the bench would regularly play in the reserve team to get match fitness. I don't know if that's the case anymore.[/p][/quote]I agree, When the subs came on you knew they were fit and ready to slot into the team. I hope they are playing regularly in the reserves. Does any one know? Harwoodstblue
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1:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jeppo says...

I did think it was a bit wierd yesterday that the Telegraph was saying 'Best has played 80 minutes this afternoon, so he might be on the bench tomorrow night" - surely, that was never going to happen?
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I like Appys comments re Bentley, whilst he looked a bit rusty, I thought Bentley looked like a good addition on Saturday, good positional play and the ability to take players on as well as whip a cross in...he will be a great addition for us. Also interesting that his contract at Spurs expires at the end of the season - you never know!
I did think it was a bit wierd yesterday that the Telegraph was saying 'Best has played 80 minutes this afternoon, so he might be on the bench tomorrow night" - surely, that was never going to happen? . I like Appys comments re Bentley, whilst he looked a bit rusty, I thought Bentley looked like a good addition on Saturday, good positional play and the ability to take players on as well as whip a cross in...he will be a great addition for us. Also interesting that his contract at Spurs expires at the end of the season - you never know! jeppo
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1:12pm Tue 26 Feb 13

peely says...

Nunes won't get a start because he,s not defensive minded enough - this manager 's first thought in every game is defence ,defence and try and nick a goal at the other end ! Tonight at Leicester will be park the bus night !
He might have stopped the rot but we ain't going nowhere with this manager !
Nunes won't get a start because he,s not defensive minded enough - this manager 's first thought in every game is defence ,defence and try and nick a goal at the other end ! Tonight at Leicester will be park the bus night ! He might have stopped the rot but we ain't going nowhere with this manager ! peely
  • Score: -5

2:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

BRFC75 says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?
Interesting point , can the manager M.A. who at the end of the day make the sole decision to bring in players in ?
It is the managers reputation and credibility that is on the line no one else ,not the man comically described as a "'global advisor" surely the Venky`s by now realise what a complete nincompoop Singh is.
I hope the Venky`s realise by now ,we need to put the utmost faith in M.A. and show Singh and the man that hangs around with him all the time since Kean left ,Hendry both of them out on their ars*s.
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?[/p][/quote]Interesting point , can the manager M.A. who at the end of the day make the sole decision to bring in players in ? It is the managers reputation and credibility that is on the line no one else ,not the man comically described as a "'global advisor" surely the Venky`s by now realise what a complete nincompoop Singh is. I hope the Venky`s realise by now ,we need to put the utmost faith in M.A. and show Singh and the man that hangs around with him all the time since Kean left ,Hendry both of them out on their ars*s. BRFC75
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

noddymcleod says...

I remain ever optimistic but tinged with realism. However, this writing up of Best as a great solution to our needs up front is absolutely OTT. Best was promising some years ago at Coventry and quickly slipped down the pecking order at Newcastle. At best (sorry for pun) he's a useful workaday addition to a Championship squad.
Bentley on the other hand, has always had a touch of class and reached his zenith under Sparkie. But he's a tender plant, it's a test for Apple's man management skills.
I remain ever optimistic but tinged with realism. However, this writing up of Best as a great solution to our needs up front is absolutely OTT. Best was promising some years ago at Coventry and quickly slipped down the pecking order at Newcastle. At best (sorry for pun) he's a useful workaday addition to a Championship squad. Bentley on the other hand, has always had a touch of class and reached his zenith under Sparkie. But he's a tender plant, it's a test for Apple's man management skills. noddymcleod
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2:48pm Tue 26 Feb 13

GAZHAY says...

Are we going through the same Venkys process were these players are picking up mystery injuries....
Gomes should have come on Saturday. Appleton shoud have been making radical changes on the hour mark. Campbell is way short of match practice and we have capable players on the bench that for some reason can't come on. I don't believe Nunes is still injured and also Givet should be given a run at left back with the crisis we have. Rekik did ok in the 2nd half and Orr was very lucky on more than one occasion. Also please stop bringing Pederson on, anybody could do what he does, turn and hoof it goes to nobody and comes straight back!!!! 3 points toinight could be vry difficult indeed.
Are we going through the same Venkys process were these players are picking up mystery injuries.... Gomes should have come on Saturday. Appleton shoud have been making radical changes on the hour mark. Campbell is way short of match practice and we have capable players on the bench that for some reason can't come on. I don't believe Nunes is still injured and also Givet should be given a run at left back with the crisis we have. Rekik did ok in the 2nd half and Orr was very lucky on more than one occasion. Also please stop bringing Pederson on, anybody could do what he does, turn and hoof it goes to nobody and comes straight back!!!! 3 points toinight could be vry difficult indeed. GAZHAY
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4:26pm Tue 26 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

campbell cant have been mentally right, as he supposed to have off-field distractions and could not train with the squad, may have contributed to his low key performances,

players like gomes can bring a bit more nous in front of goal, i dont think he's the type of player who would panic in front of goal, trying ridiculous shots from impossible angles, blazing them high and wide, if there is a better option available we would expect him to keep the ball alive, by controlling the ball first, before doing anything,
campbell cant have been mentally right, as he supposed to have off-field distractions and could not train with the squad, may have contributed to his low key performances, players like gomes can bring a bit more nous in front of goal, i dont think he's the type of player who would panic in front of goal, trying ridiculous shots from impossible angles, blazing them high and wide, if there is a better option available we would expect him to keep the ball alive, by controlling the ball first, before doing anything, passingfootball
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5:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Tatts wrote:
moh wrote:
Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.
I agree, Nunes looks like an excellent prospect.
Nunez can't cross... lets face facts. Pace is good but final ball is horrific. Nuno Gomez should be starting in my eyes. He has barely put a foot wrong since signing for Rovers and doesnt deserve to be excluded from the squad.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: Nunes played well in a couple of games earlier in season on left wing side. Give him and Gomez a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree, Nunes looks like an excellent prospect.[/p][/quote]Nunez can't cross... lets face facts. Pace is good but final ball is horrific. Nuno Gomez should be starting in my eyes. He has barely put a foot wrong since signing for Rovers and doesnt deserve to be excluded from the squad. MxMave
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5:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Perhaps Appleton shouldnt have shipped out all our decent midfielders in the last window and then we wouldnt be having problems now...

Concerned that we are fast becoming a squad of loanee's. Are Venkys trying to strip the wealth of the playing squad? I agree to try before you buy but it can be a no-win situation: if the player plays well, the parent club want him back, if he plays poorly, we don't want him - just look at Jermaine Jones. The best you can hope for is mediocrity followed by second season startling success.
Perhaps Appleton shouldnt have shipped out all our decent midfielders in the last window and then we wouldnt be having problems now... Concerned that we are fast becoming a squad of loanee's. Are Venkys trying to strip the wealth of the playing squad? I agree to try before you buy but it can be a no-win situation: if the player plays well, the parent club want him back, if he plays poorly, we don't want him - just look at Jermaine Jones. The best you can hope for is mediocrity followed by second season startling success. MxMave
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?
The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?[/p][/quote]The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks. RoversMCMLXXV
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6:03pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bburnrover says...

We want a tough tackling midfielder akin to vinnie jones please
We want a tough tackling midfielder akin to vinnie jones please bburnrover
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6:55pm Tue 26 Feb 13

icannotrace says...

RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?
The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.
I think we've seen and heard the last of GA Singh. I imagine he's been given his golden handshake, a "thanks for coming" and is probably either sitting on a Malaysian beach or sniffing around White Hart Lane either that or he's holed up in the BRAG offices at Ewood plotting his next move on Shaw and Agnew
[quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?[/p][/quote]The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.[/p][/quote]I think we've seen and heard the last of GA Singh. I imagine he's been given his golden handshake, a "thanks for coming" and is probably either sitting on a Malaysian beach or sniffing around White Hart Lane either that or he's holed up in the BRAG offices at Ewood plotting his next move on Shaw and Agnew icannotrace
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9:08pm Tue 26 Feb 13

RoverInRotterdam says...

icannotrace wrote:
RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?
The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.
I think we've seen and heard the last of GA Singh. I imagine he's been given his golden handshake, a "thanks for coming" and is probably either sitting on a Malaysian beach or sniffing around White Hart Lane either that or he's holed up in the BRAG offices at Ewood plotting his next move on Shaw and Agnew
The last I heard ,was that he was being put in charge of the football academy in India,not heard anything since though. As regards the ealier post concerning the venkys backing MA. I think that they amply demonstrated once again in the last transfer window just how low down on their priorities B.R.F.C. are, is there anyone who seriously thinks that the debacle that occured on the last day of the window happened without the full knowledge of our controlling owners? surely not !! Right from the moment that they slithered into Ewood they left us in no doubt that the respect that our club had earned through being run in an open,professional, friendly way for more than a century ,and the proud history of our club , or the love that the fans had for the club, meant nothing whatsoever to them. Anyone at the club who would have objected to what was coming next was quickly sacked or forced out to be replaced by substandard pliable replacements or just downright parasites who would either turn a blind eye and be thankful for the job they were no way qualified to do ,or join in as their cash cow was milked and the mid premiership quality squad was dismantled, to be sold off to line their greasy pockets,and then to be replaced by unknown and foreign players that wouldn,t have been picked to play in a bumley B side, but yet incured massive agents fees for their signatures. The club has had it's very heart ripped out of it and the running costs have been stripped to a fraction of what a club aiming to return to the premiership at the first attempt needed to be , peanuts and monkeys,so to speak. It speaks volumes as to how far we have fallen,when we are looking to have five players on loan as we need to strenghten the squad. Pathetic !! My own feelings as to what happens if we don't make it into the play-offs and gain promotion to riches (for the venkys mainly) , which in no stretch of the imagination we deserve to do, is that I can see our ignorant and arrogent owner(s) just staying around long enough to pocket the last decent lump of parachute payment at the start of next season,and either selling us off at a bargain basement price in Asia (after raping us one last time no doubt) or sending us to the wall and terminating venkys London. I really believe that the frosty reception that she got at Ewood and the even frostier missile that hit her man in his rather large head would have meant that her interest in the club will be finally over and that her hatred for the supporters is guaranteed .... R.T.I.D...Since 1969
[quote][p][bold]icannotrace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?[/p][/quote]The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.[/p][/quote]I think we've seen and heard the last of GA Singh. I imagine he's been given his golden handshake, a "thanks for coming" and is probably either sitting on a Malaysian beach or sniffing around White Hart Lane either that or he's holed up in the BRAG offices at Ewood plotting his next move on Shaw and Agnew[/p][/quote]The last I heard ,was that he was being put in charge of the football academy in India,not heard anything since though. As regards the ealier post concerning the venkys backing MA. I think that they amply demonstrated once again in the last transfer window just how low down on their priorities B.R.F.C. are, is there anyone who seriously thinks that the debacle that occured on the last day of the window happened without the full knowledge of our controlling owners? surely not !! Right from the moment that they slithered into Ewood they left us in no doubt that the respect that our club had earned through being run in an open,professional, friendly way for more than a century ,and the proud history of our club , or the love that the fans had for the club, meant nothing whatsoever to them. Anyone at the club who would have objected to what was coming next was quickly sacked or forced out to be replaced by substandard pliable replacements or just downright parasites who would either turn a blind eye and be thankful for the job they were no way qualified to do ,or join in as their cash cow was milked and the mid premiership quality squad was dismantled, to be sold off to line their greasy pockets,and then to be replaced by unknown and foreign players that wouldn,t have been picked to play in a bumley B side, but yet incured massive agents fees for their signatures. The club has had it's very heart ripped out of it and the running costs have been stripped to a fraction of what a club aiming to return to the premiership at the first attempt needed to be , peanuts and monkeys,so to speak. It speaks volumes as to how far we have fallen,when we are looking to have five players on loan as we need to strenghten the squad. Pathetic !! My own feelings as to what happens if we don't make it into the play-offs and gain promotion to riches (for the venkys mainly) , which in no stretch of the imagination we deserve to do, is that I can see our ignorant and arrogent owner(s) just staying around long enough to pocket the last decent lump of parachute payment at the start of next season,and either selling us off at a bargain basement price in Asia (after raping us one last time no doubt) or sending us to the wall and terminating venkys London. I really believe that the frosty reception that she got at Ewood and the even frostier missile that hit her man in his rather large head would have meant that her interest in the club will be finally over and that her hatred for the supporters is guaranteed .... R.T.I.D...Since 1969 RoverInRotterdam
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9:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

RoverInRotterdam says...

icannotrace wrote:
RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?
The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.
I think we've seen and heard the last of GA Singh. I imagine he's been given his golden handshake, a "thanks for coming" and is probably either sitting on a Malaysian beach or sniffing around White Hart Lane either that or he's holed up in the BRAG offices at Ewood plotting his next move on Shaw and Agnew
The last I heard ,was that he was being put in charge of the football academy in India,not heard anything since though. As regards the ealier post concerning the venkys backing MA. I think that they amply demonstrated once again in the last transfer window just how low down on their priorities B.R.F.C. are, is there anyone who seriously thinks that the debacle that occured on the last day of the window happened without the full knowledge of our controlling owners? surely not !! Right from the moment that they slithered into Ewood they left us in no doubt that the respect that our club had earned through being run in an open,professional, friendly way for more than a century ,and the proud history of our club , or the love that the fans had for the club, meant nothing whatsoever to them. Anyone at the club who would have objected to what was coming next was quickly sacked or forced out to be replaced by substandard pliable replacements or just downright parasites who would either turn a blind eye and be thankful for the job they were no way qualified to do ,or join in as their cash cow was milked and the mid premiership quality squad was dismantled, to be sold off to line their greasy pockets,and then to be replaced by unknown and foreign players that wouldn,t have been picked to play in a bumley B side, but yet incured massive agents fees for their signatures. The club has had it's very heart ripped out of it and the running costs have been stripped to a fraction of what a club aiming to return to the premiership at the first attempt needed to be , peanuts and monkeys,so to speak. It speaks volumes as to how far we have fallen,when we are looking to have five players on loan as we need to strenghten the squad. Pathetic !! My own feelings as to what happens if we don't make it into the play-offs and gain promotion to riches (for the venkys mainly) , which in no stretch of the imagination we deserve to do, is that I can see our ignorant and arrogent owner(s) just staying around long enough to pocket the last decent lump of parachute payment at the start of next season,and either selling us off at a bargain basement price in Asia (after raping us one last time no doubt) or sending us to the wall and terminating venkys London. I really believe that the frosty reception that she got at Ewood and the even frostier missile that hit her man in his rather large head would have meant that her interest in the club will be finally over and that her hatred for the supporters is guaranteed .... R.T.I.D...Since 1969
[quote][p][bold]icannotrace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: In the matter of bringing in these loan players is it the Venky's who will have the final decision or is it Rhe Global Adviser? If it is the Venkys will Appleton have to go through The Global Adviser or will he go direct? If he has to go through The Global Adviser has the latter introduced himself to Appleton yet?[/p][/quote]The Global Adviser has been sent to prison forever for being rubbish at Globally Advising.... hence no sightings of the nutter for several weeks.[/p][/quote]I think we've seen and heard the last of GA Singh. I imagine he's been given his golden handshake, a "thanks for coming" and is probably either sitting on a Malaysian beach or sniffing around White Hart Lane either that or he's holed up in the BRAG offices at Ewood plotting his next move on Shaw and Agnew[/p][/quote]The last I heard ,was that he was being put in charge of the football academy in India,not heard anything since though. As regards the ealier post concerning the venkys backing MA. I think that they amply demonstrated once again in the last transfer window just how low down on their priorities B.R.F.C. are, is there anyone who seriously thinks that the debacle that occured on the last day of the window happened without the full knowledge of our controlling owners? surely not !! Right from the moment that they slithered into Ewood they left us in no doubt that the respect that our club had earned through being run in an open,professional, friendly way for more than a century ,and the proud history of our club , or the love that the fans had for the club, meant nothing whatsoever to them. Anyone at the club who would have objected to what was coming next was quickly sacked or forced out to be replaced by substandard pliable replacements or just downright parasites who would either turn a blind eye and be thankful for the job they were no way qualified to do ,or join in as their cash cow was milked and the mid premiership quality squad was dismantled, to be sold off to line their greasy pockets,and then to be replaced by unknown and foreign players that wouldn,t have been picked to play in a bumley B side, but yet incured massive agents fees for their signatures. The club has had it's very heart ripped out of it and the running costs have been stripped to a fraction of what a club aiming to return to the premiership at the first attempt needed to be , peanuts and monkeys,so to speak. It speaks volumes as to how far we have fallen,when we are looking to have five players on loan as we need to strenghten the squad. Pathetic !! My own feelings as to what happens if we don't make it into the play-offs and gain promotion to riches (for the venkys mainly) , which in no stretch of the imagination we deserve to do, is that I can see our ignorant and arrogent owner(s) just staying around long enough to pocket the last decent lump of parachute payment at the start of next season,and either selling us off at a bargain basement price in Asia (after raping us one last time no doubt) or sending us to the wall and terminating venkys London. I really believe that the frosty reception that she got at Ewood and the even frostier missile that hit her man in his rather large head would have meant that her interest in the club will be finally over and that her hatred for the supporters is guaranteed .... R.T.I.D...Since 1969 RoverInRotterdam
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