Setback for Rovers striker Best

BLACKBURN Rovers will make a late fitness call on striker Leon Best ahead of this weekend's clash with Peterborough after the forward suffered a setback in his comeback from injury.

Best, who has not featured for Rovers all season since injuring his knee in the summer, has made two appearances for the Ewood development squad and it was hoped that he would be able to feature in the 18-man squad on Saturday.

But Rovers boss Michael Appleton confirmed the former Newcastle United man had suffered a reaction to the injury in training this week and that he will be assessed prior to the game.

Appleton is already without a number of first-team players with Lee Williamson, Paul Robinson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Martin Olsson and Dickson Etuhu all unavailable for Saturday.

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3:21pm Thu 28 Feb 13

MxMave says...

"Lee Williamson, Paul Robinson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Martin Olsson and Dickson Etuhu all unavailable for Saturday. "

The only ones who are missed are Best & Ollson. The rest arnt good enough for the squad anyway, just another excuse for Appleton to loose games and play negative football.
"Lee Williamson, Paul Robinson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Martin Olsson and Dickson Etuhu all unavailable for Saturday. " The only ones who are missed are Best & Ollson. The rest arnt good enough for the squad anyway, just another excuse for Appleton to loose games and play negative football. MxMave

4:05pm Thu 28 Feb 13

benal13 says...

MxMave wrote:
"Lee Williamson, Paul Robinson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Martin Olsson and Dickson Etuhu all unavailable for Saturday. "

The only ones who are missed are Best & Ollson. The rest arnt good enough for the squad anyway, just another excuse for Appleton to loose games and play negative football.
hold on we havent seen best play yet ,if you ask a newcastle fan they would say he cant .they were glad to get rid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: "Lee Williamson, Paul Robinson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Martin Olsson and Dickson Etuhu all unavailable for Saturday. " The only ones who are missed are Best & Ollson. The rest arnt good enough for the squad anyway, just another excuse for Appleton to loose games and play negative football.[/p][/quote]hold on we havent seen best play yet ,if you ask a newcastle fan they would say he cant .they were glad to get rid!!!!!!!!!!!!!! benal13

4:10pm Thu 28 Feb 13

edmy says...

We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault. edmy

4:33pm Thu 28 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

rovers made the mistake of letting players go out first without getting in adequate replacements, should have tied down new recruits first before reducing the size of the squad, now i think there are only 18 fit first teamers available going into an hectic schedule, hardly ideal.
rovers made the mistake of letting players go out first without getting in adequate replacements, should have tied down new recruits first before reducing the size of the squad, now i think there are only 18 fit first teamers available going into an hectic schedule, hardly ideal. passingfootball

4:36pm Thu 28 Feb 13

moh says...

edmy wrote:
We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.
[quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager. moh

4:48pm Thu 28 Feb 13

French Rover says...

Seems that Givet is fed-up of hanging around:

Blackburn defender Gael Givet has cuttingly claimed life in the Lancashire town is so miserable he would have hung himself were it not for the support of his family.

The Frenchman has been warming the bench since manager Michael Appleton became Rovers’ third permanent boss this season in January.

And he admitted life in Blackburn had already begun to get him down when Rovers were relegated from the Premier League last season.

He said: ‘I was depressed – luckily, I have my wife and two kids.’
In what is believed to be a tongue-in-cheek remark, the 31-year-old added: ‘If left alone in Blackburn, I’d have already hanged myself.’

Former Marseille and Moncao player Givet fully expects his time at Ewood Park is coming to an end. ‘I’m done for here,’ he added. ‘I’ve only played one match plus nine minutes in four months.‘There have been approaches but the club has been asking three or four million euros for me.’

He is depressed? On his money? How does he think the fans feel after the last couple of seasons..? French Warrior - Nay not any more - get gone GG you French surrender monkey!
Seems that Givet is fed-up of hanging around: Blackburn defender Gael Givet has cuttingly claimed life in the Lancashire town is so miserable he would have hung himself were it not for the support of his family. The Frenchman has been warming the bench since manager Michael Appleton became Rovers’ third permanent boss this season in January. And he admitted life in Blackburn had already begun to get him down when Rovers were relegated from the Premier League last season. He said: ‘I was depressed – luckily, I have my wife and two kids.’ In what is believed to be a tongue-in-cheek remark, the 31-year-old added: ‘If left alone in Blackburn, I’d have already hanged myself.’ Former Marseille and Moncao player Givet fully expects his time at Ewood Park is coming to an end. ‘I’m done for here,’ he added. ‘I’ve only played one match plus nine minutes in four months.‘There have been approaches but the club has been asking three or four million euros for me.’ He is depressed? On his money? How does he think the fans feel after the last couple of seasons..? French Warrior - Nay not any more - get gone GG you French surrender monkey! French Rover

4:49pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

moh wrote:
edmy wrote:
We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.
Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.[/p][/quote]Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous. Harwoodstblue

5:00pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

I've kept quiet for a couple of weeks, but enough is enough. Club still shambolic, never- were and never- would- be signings, players with more than one eye on Wembley (sod the league, let's get a game at Wembley!). What happened to the ' premier league is our priority'? Went the same way as 'we want Champions League next season', I suppose. Still, roll up and pay your money. Bear in mind, if (when) we lose at Millwall it will be a very deflated end to the season, and a further exodus of players will be on the cards. Not that any of them, apart from Rhodes will be missed. Then we can look forward to another pile of never- were and never-would be's. What a pile of nonsense our club as become. Back to my shell now, folks, but do carry on supporting the Venkys.........
I've kept quiet for a couple of weeks, but enough is enough. Club still shambolic, never- were and never- would- be signings, players with more than one eye on Wembley (sod the league, let's get a game at Wembley!). What happened to the ' premier league is our priority'? Went the same way as 'we want Champions League next season', I suppose. Still, roll up and pay your money. Bear in mind, if (when) we lose at Millwall it will be a very deflated end to the season, and a further exodus of players will be on the cards. Not that any of them, apart from Rhodes will be missed. Then we can look forward to another pile of never- were and never-would be's. What a pile of nonsense our club as become. Back to my shell now, folks, but do carry on supporting the Venkys......... Is Eckersley playing?

5:01pm Thu 28 Feb 13

To.guy says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
moh wrote:
edmy wrote:
We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.
Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.
The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.[/p][/quote]Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me. To.guy

5:04pm Thu 28 Feb 13

angryandy says...

Hopes for the play-offs went during Berg's tenure IMO. Plan for next season and possibly a visit to Wembley in April!!!
Hopes for the play-offs went during Berg's tenure IMO. Plan for next season and possibly a visit to Wembley in April!!! angryandy

5:16pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

To.guy wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
moh wrote:
edmy wrote:
We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.
Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.
The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.
Hi To.Guy, that's where the inexperience hits home. I agree better players were shipped out on loan than appear to have been brought in. Let's see how they do once they 'settle in'
Venkys wanted an inexperienced manager so they got what they paid for. Appleton can only do his best, like we all try top do in life.
[quote][p][bold]To.guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.[/p][/quote]Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.[/p][/quote]Hi To.Guy, that's where the inexperience hits home. I agree better players were shipped out on loan than appear to have been brought in. Let's see how they do once they 'settle in' Venkys wanted an inexperienced manager so they got what they paid for. Appleton can only do his best, like we all try top do in life. Harwoodstblue

5:34pm Thu 28 Feb 13

moh says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
To.guy wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
moh wrote:
edmy wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.
Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.
The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.
Hi To.Guy, that's where the inexperience hits home. I agree better players were shipped out on loan than appear to have been brought in. Let's see how they do once they 'settle in' Venkys wanted an inexperienced manager so they got what they paid for. Appleton can only do his best, like we all try top do in life.
Appleton stated he believes in a SMALLl squad. There are too many games in Championship to have a small squad. Players get injured. He needs to learn fast and stop going on about injuries. This is what happens when you let players go without adequate replacement. Also he must be disappointed with Campbell and Rekik as they have not delivered so far. At least the next few games are relatively easier than top teams away so rovers should win them.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To.guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.[/p][/quote]Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.[/p][/quote]Hi To.Guy, that's where the inexperience hits home. I agree better players were shipped out on loan than appear to have been brought in. Let's see how they do once they 'settle in' Venkys wanted an inexperienced manager so they got what they paid for. Appleton can only do his best, like we all try top do in life.[/p][/quote]Appleton stated he believes in a SMALLl squad. There are too many games in Championship to have a small squad. Players get injured. He needs to learn fast and stop going on about injuries. This is what happens when you let players go without adequate replacement. Also he must be disappointed with Campbell and Rekik as they have not delivered so far. At least the next few games are relatively easier than top teams away so rovers should win them. moh

5:39pm Thu 28 Feb 13

stefjam says...

ferfuksake MA give Goodwillie a game, he can't do any worse than the other craaaap ya been playing lately!!!
ferfuksake MA give Goodwillie a game, he can't do any worse than the other craaaap ya been playing lately!!! stefjam

5:43pm Thu 28 Feb 13

dangerous dave says...

edmy wrote:
We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
Yes and the Venkys if still there for next season need to invest 'REAL' money in quality players and a quality Manager.
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
[quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]Yes and the Venkys if still there for next season need to invest 'REAL' money in quality players and a quality Manager. OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave

5:58pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

moh wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
To.guy wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
moh wrote:
edmy wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.
No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.
Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.
The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.
Hi To.Guy, that's where the inexperience hits home. I agree better players were shipped out on loan than appear to have been brought in. Let's see how they do once they 'settle in' Venkys wanted an inexperienced manager so they got what they paid for. Appleton can only do his best, like we all try top do in life.
Appleton stated he believes in a SMALLl squad. There are too many games in Championship to have a small squad. Players get injured. He needs to learn fast and stop going on about injuries. This is what happens when you let players go without adequate replacement. Also he must be disappointed with Campbell and Rekik as they have not delivered so far. At least the next few games are relatively easier than top teams away so rovers should win them.
As I said earlier MOH. It all comes down to Appletons inexperience. It doesn't make him a bad manager, but as yet he is inexperienced.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To.guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: We are playing bottom of the league on Saturday and need to show that the side can cut it. No boring negative tactics go for the jugular. If we can't beat Peterborough convincingly at home then we can kiss any hopes of making the play-offs good-bye. Not being negative but there comes a point in the season where the players need to stand up and be counted. If they can't then MA needs to start thinking about rebuilding for next season's assault.[/p][/quote]No good just blaming players, manager needs to carry the can. i wonder if Venkys have set him a target like they did with Kean and Berg this year. When MA was appointed he criticised the big squad and his philosophy is to have a small squad. This is what happens after a few injuries and a small squad. He needs to learn fast on the job as Venkys have again appointed an inexperienced manager.[/p][/quote]Venkys fault then, they appointed the inexperienced manager. You can't blame Appleton, he has his hands tied, having to make do with loan players. As far as setting him targets and then giving him NO money to strengthen the squad he inherited is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]The squad is weaker in my view since he came. I would rather have the players he shipped out and is leaving out than those he brought in. There isnt any that have impressed me.[/p][/quote]Hi To.Guy, that's where the inexperience hits home. I agree better players were shipped out on loan than appear to have been brought in. Let's see how they do once they 'settle in' Venkys wanted an inexperienced manager so they got what they paid for. Appleton can only do his best, like we all try top do in life.[/p][/quote]Appleton stated he believes in a SMALLl squad. There are too many games in Championship to have a small squad. Players get injured. He needs to learn fast and stop going on about injuries. This is what happens when you let players go without adequate replacement. Also he must be disappointed with Campbell and Rekik as they have not delivered so far. At least the next few games are relatively easier than top teams away so rovers should win them.[/p][/quote]As I said earlier MOH. It all comes down to Appletons inexperience. It doesn't make him a bad manager, but as yet he is inexperienced. Harwoodstblue

6:43pm Thu 28 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

If appletons not going to start nuno gomes, fabio nunes and josh morris than they there are only a pool of 15 players hes going to choose from for the starting line-up, that includes 3 loans players who are so off the pace and lacking game time, when theres no competition for places where is the incentive for the players to keep them honest and show the manager that they are deserving their place in the team,

we really need players that can run at defences and make them panic and force them to double up, freeing up space and bring other rovers players into play, making their jobs alot easier..besides dunn and rochina i cant think of any rovers player whose trying to do that, no wonder we are so easy to stop now
If appletons not going to start nuno gomes, fabio nunes and josh morris than they there are only a pool of 15 players hes going to choose from for the starting line-up, that includes 3 loans players who are so off the pace and lacking game time, when theres no competition for places where is the incentive for the players to keep them honest and show the manager that they are deserving their place in the team, we really need players that can run at defences and make them panic and force them to double up, freeing up space and bring other rovers players into play, making their jobs alot easier..besides dunn and rochina i cant think of any rovers player whose trying to do that, no wonder we are so easy to stop now passingfootball

7:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

passingfootball says...

Down to 'bare bones' as appletons says,
Jake Kean

Scott Dann
Grant Hanley
Bradley Orr
Adam Henley
Karim Rekik (Man City)
Gaël Givet

Jason Lowe
Danny Murphy
Marcus Olsson
David Bentley (Spurs)
Morten Gamst Pedersen
Fabio Nunes
Josh Morris

Jordan Rhodes
DJ Campbell (QPR)
Nuno Gomes
David Goodwillie
Down to 'bare bones' as appletons says, Jake Kean Scott Dann Grant Hanley Bradley Orr Adam Henley Karim Rekik (Man City) Gaël Givet Jason Lowe Danny Murphy Marcus Olsson David Bentley (Spurs) Morten Gamst Pedersen Fabio Nunes Josh Morris Jordan Rhodes DJ Campbell (QPR) Nuno Gomes David Goodwillie passingfootball

7:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Givet is just miffed because he can't get a game and then MA brings in an inexperienced kid in from City and plays him instead and on top of that the kid is poor. But he shouldn't go to the press. Goodwillie has never been given a chance even though he usually scores when he has had the odd game. Gomez was scoring for fun until he was dropped Nunes hardly gets a sniff and we are looking for another left winger. This is football I am afraid and the Manager calls the shots and we have to go along with it. Same at most Clubs therefore MA has to be given a fair crack of the whip and we need to back him as most people have done up to now.
Givet is just miffed because he can't get a game and then MA brings in an inexperienced kid in from City and plays him instead and on top of that the kid is poor. But he shouldn't go to the press. Goodwillie has never been given a chance even though he usually scores when he has had the odd game. Gomez was scoring for fun until he was dropped Nunes hardly gets a sniff and we are looking for another left winger. This is football I am afraid and the Manager calls the shots and we have to go along with it. Same at most Clubs therefore MA has to be given a fair crack of the whip and we need to back him as most people have done up to now. A Rover 45 years and over

7:24pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Stourbridge_Rover says...

5 clean sheets (in 10 games) and the moaners are out....didnt we wait 30 odd games for a clean sheet under Kean we needed to get back to basics if it goes tits up it will, just get behind (Appleton 40% win rate) and the team otherwise whats the point!!!!!
5 clean sheets (in 10 games) and the moaners are out....didnt we wait 30 odd games for a clean sheet under Kean we needed to get back to basics if it goes tits up it will, just get behind (Appleton 40% win rate) and the team otherwise whats the point!!!!! Stourbridge_Rover

7:33pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Sherwoodforest says...

French Rover wrote:
Seems that Givet is fed-up of hanging around:

Blackburn defender Gael Givet has cuttingly claimed life in the Lancashire town is so miserable he would have hung himself were it not for the support of his family.

The Frenchman has been warming the bench since manager Michael Appleton became Rovers’ third permanent boss this season in January.

And he admitted life in Blackburn had already begun to get him down when Rovers were relegated from the Premier League last season.

He said: ‘I was depressed – luckily, I have my wife and two kids.’
In what is believed to be a tongue-in-cheek remark, the 31-year-old added: ‘If left alone in Blackburn, I’d have already hanged myself.’

Former Marseille and Moncao player Givet fully expects his time at Ewood Park is coming to an end. ‘I’m done for here,’ he added. ‘I’ve only played one match plus nine minutes in four months.‘There have been approaches but the club has been asking three or four million euros for me.’

He is depressed? On his money? How does he think the fans feel after the last couple of seasons..? French Warrior - Nay not any more - get gone GG you French surrender monkey!
Givet should of been potted the day he removed his top and refused to play the second half, totally unacceptable to his team mates, Eric Black and the fans.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Seems that Givet is fed-up of hanging around: Blackburn defender Gael Givet has cuttingly claimed life in the Lancashire town is so miserable he would have hung himself were it not for the support of his family. The Frenchman has been warming the bench since manager Michael Appleton became Rovers’ third permanent boss this season in January. And he admitted life in Blackburn had already begun to get him down when Rovers were relegated from the Premier League last season. He said: ‘I was depressed – luckily, I have my wife and two kids.’ In what is believed to be a tongue-in-cheek remark, the 31-year-old added: ‘If left alone in Blackburn, I’d have already hanged myself.’ Former Marseille and Moncao player Givet fully expects his time at Ewood Park is coming to an end. ‘I’m done for here,’ he added. ‘I’ve only played one match plus nine minutes in four months.‘There have been approaches but the club has been asking three or four million euros for me.’ He is depressed? On his money? How does he think the fans feel after the last couple of seasons..? French Warrior - Nay not any more - get gone GG you French surrender monkey![/p][/quote]Givet should of been potted the day he removed his top and refused to play the second half, totally unacceptable to his team mates, Eric Black and the fans. Sherwoodforest

8:38pm Thu 28 Feb 13

noddymcleod says...

There is a plan; Apple has replaced expensive under-achievers with cheaper never-will-achievers
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Best, DJ Campbell are of the same type, flashy beginnings everywhere, then idling about, grateful for another pay day.
Presumably, Givet is on an appearance bonus so it's cheaper to keep him out.
As I say occasionally on here, if you measure Rovers by football it makes no sense. If you measure it by finance, a cheapskate Indian outfit that has realised the game is up, then it makes a lot of sense.
There is a plan; Apple has replaced expensive under-achievers with cheaper never-will-achievers . Best, DJ Campbell are of the same type, flashy beginnings everywhere, then idling about, grateful for another pay day. Presumably, Givet is on an appearance bonus so it's cheaper to keep him out. As I say occasionally on here, if you measure Rovers by football it makes no sense. If you measure it by finance, a cheapskate Indian outfit that has realised the game is up, then it makes a lot of sense. noddymcleod

9:35pm Thu 28 Feb 13

DudleyRover says...

With the squad down to the bare bones, surely now's the time to give Fabio Nunes a run on the left and Nuno Gomes a chance up top, as both seem perfectly capable of performing at this level, not too sure I'd go as far as giving Goodwillie a run out though
With the squad down to the bare bones, surely now's the time to give Fabio Nunes a run on the left and Nuno Gomes a chance up top, as both seem perfectly capable of performing at this level, not too sure I'd go as far as giving Goodwillie a run out though DudleyRover

9:53pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Michael Appleton has been a professional football manager for 15 months. Does anyone think that makes him an experienced manager?
In my book he is an inexperienced manager.
Michael Appleton has been a professional football manager for 15 months. Does anyone think that makes him an experienced manager? In my book he is an inexperienced manager. Harwoodstblue

8:31am Fri 1 Mar 13

Roverholic says...

Can NOT believe so many of you on here are becoming anti-appleton and soo negative. The club dosn't need support like yours right now. Maybe you should all go and support one of the Manchester clubs? Spoilt fans from the good times a lot of you!
Can NOT believe so many of you on here are becoming anti-appleton and soo negative. The club dosn't need support like yours right now. Maybe you should all go and support one of the Manchester clubs? Spoilt fans from the good times a lot of you! Roverholic

9:17am Fri 1 Mar 13

French Rover says...

Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.
Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat. French Rover

9:24am Fri 1 Mar 13

Whydidtheybanme? says...

Roverholic wrote:
Can NOT believe so many of you on here are becoming anti-appleton and soo negative. The club dosn't need support like yours right now. Maybe you should all go and support one of the Manchester clubs? Spoilt fans from the good times a lot of you!
Well said. Unfortunately we've got to go with what we've got.

Let's face it. Not a lot going to happen this season (maybe a trip to Wembley) so lets get behind the guy and give him some time.
[quote][p][bold]Roverholic[/bold] wrote: Can NOT believe so many of you on here are becoming anti-appleton and soo negative. The club dosn't need support like yours right now. Maybe you should all go and support one of the Manchester clubs? Spoilt fans from the good times a lot of you![/p][/quote]Well said. Unfortunately we've got to go with what we've got. Let's face it. Not a lot going to happen this season (maybe a trip to Wembley) so lets get behind the guy and give him some time. Whydidtheybanme?

10:21am Fri 1 Mar 13

benal13 says...

French Rover wrote:
Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.
keep going frenchy youll get something right eventually
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.[/p][/quote]keep going frenchy youll get something right eventually benal13

10:52am Fri 1 Mar 13

French Rover says...

benal13 wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.
keep going frenchy youll get something right eventually
Hey Benal13 - I will have you know I am 1,402,627th out of 2,582,083 people in the Premier League Fantasy Football Table... :-)
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.[/p][/quote]keep going frenchy youll get something right eventually[/p][/quote]Hey Benal13 - I will have you know I am 1,402,627th out of 2,582,083 people in the Premier League Fantasy Football Table... :-) French Rover

10:54am Fri 1 Mar 13

fanny.tickler. says...

French Rover wrote:
Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.
Very very foolish words.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.[/p][/quote]Very very foolish words. fanny.tickler.

11:24am Fri 1 Mar 13

StLedge says...

benal13 wrote:
French Rover wrote: Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.
keep going frenchy youll get something right eventually
It's always a criticism with you...!
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Bring on the Posh tomorrow and lets get back to winning ways... 3-0 to the Rovers without breaking sweat.[/p][/quote]keep going frenchy youll get something right eventually[/p][/quote]It's always a criticism with you...! StLedge

9:04pm Fri 1 Mar 13

handyamBRFC says...

I am surprised, shocked and find it unbelievable
if anyone out on this planet ever thinks MA is a manager of any repute...!
he is not experienced
he has no prior skills, qualities that will cut him in management.

However, MA is experienced at one thing, and thats the reason hes here.
He is just about able to beg for trashy players who are unwanted at their clubs

And thats what players BRFC can just about pull....!!!!

But at the end of the day he MA is the current manager
and he has a job on his hands

Yes its difficult as its clear not many teams prepared to let good players out on loan......
hence hes left to bring in below average 2nd rate team players

Play offs is going to be extremely difficult

Best will play very little all season if at all as its likely his injury will prevent him.
I am surprised, shocked and find it unbelievable if anyone out on this planet ever thinks MA is a manager of any repute...! he is not experienced he has no prior skills, qualities that will cut him in management. However, MA is experienced at one thing, and thats the reason hes here. He is just about able to beg for trashy players who are unwanted at their clubs And thats what players BRFC can just about pull....!!!! But at the end of the day he MA is the current manager and he has a job on his hands Yes its difficult as its clear not many teams prepared to let good players out on loan...... hence hes left to bring in below average 2nd rate team players Play offs is going to be extremely difficult Best will play very little all season if at all as its likely his injury will prevent him. handyamBRFC

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