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Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Rovers fans' jury Blackburn Rovers fans' jury

Rovers’ next four games – Millwall, Yeovil Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City – are against sides currently below them in the table. What is your minimum points target?

LOOKING at the games, all of them are winnable – although 12 points from 12 might be asking a bit too much.

But 10 points – three wins and a draw – is well within our sights.

I have been pleased by the way we have been playing at home, bar the game against Charlton.

I’d also like to see Tom Cairney play in the middle more. For me he is the best footballer at the club and when he plays out wide we tend to go long more.

That’s not Jordan Rhodes’ game and it leaves him isolated. So I think if we brought Cairney inside we would win more games as he’s got the ability to open up defences.

SIMON WILLIAMSON

ON the back of Saturday’s performance, Rovers must be looking to push on and move into next year with at least eight more points.

Three wins and a draw for a total of 10 would be good for morale, but the full 12 is within capabilities.

Ironically going to the best side in the division and attacking led to a great performance yet a 0-0 result.

But it’s at home where we've picked up points despite less impressive performances.

Rovers must remain unbeaten but too many draws don’t change much.

SIMON SMITH

A LOT of people are looking up the table but arguably they should be looking down.

The good form of the bottom teams means we can easily be sucked into a relegation dogfight again.

A minimum of eight points will be needed and hopefully the latest crisis at the club won't affect the team or manager. The three home games are critical as our away form is not going to improve despite the QPR result.

Also, what might happen in the January transfer window? If we lose Tom Cairney, Jordan Rhodes and Scott Dann, then every point currently gained is gold dust.

PAUL YATES

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5:25pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Rishton1946 says...

Who is writing this nonsense ? Season is already over and wasted .
10 points from 4 games !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! R O F L .
Who is writing this nonsense ? Season is already over and wasted . 10 points from 4 games !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! R O F L . Rishton1946

6:48pm Thu 12 Dec 13

French Rover says...

We are under no pressure to let anyone go in the next window - not even Rhodes according to our owners. And they always tell the truth. Dont they?
We are under no pressure to let anyone go in the next window - not even Rhodes according to our owners. And they always tell the truth. Dont they? French Rover

7:38pm Thu 12 Dec 13

digitusjonfred says...

12 out of 12 is a must before the Leeds game.
12 out of 12 is a must before the Leeds game. digitusjonfred

8:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

RobH2O says...

Hopefully you'll get a big round number - nil. UTC
Hopefully you'll get a big round number - nil. UTC RobH2O

10:52pm Thu 12 Dec 13

leitchy says...

I think we will get 8 points for those games.
I think we will get 8 points for those games. leitchy

4:30am Fri 13 Dec 13

anotheroneofthe6000 says...

Just out of interest, who would actually buy Rhodes? Can't see any club bidding more than his worth of around 4million. Would we sell for that?
Just out of interest, who would actually buy Rhodes? Can't see any club bidding more than his worth of around 4million. Would we sell for that? anotheroneofthe6000

8:01am Fri 13 Dec 13

SteppBladder says...

8 points minimum. And I don't think Rhodes will be going anywhere.
8 points minimum. And I don't think Rhodes will be going anywhere. SteppBladder

9:34am Fri 13 Dec 13

Frisson says...

We will win all our home games and scrape a 1-0 at Yeovil and get beat off dirty Leeds
We will win all our home games and scrape a 1-0 at Yeovil and get beat off dirty Leeds Frisson

9:57am Fri 13 Dec 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Frankly these are all winnable games and I am greedy and will be looking for no less than 12 points. If we are to be in a good place then we must not drop any more silly points. As the end of the season approaches the good teams will go on a roll and we will have trouble getting much out of many of these. So it is 12 points now and let us see where we are then.
Yes you are quite right Frenchie our owners always tell the truth although if we do not pick up at least 10 points from these games then they might decide promotion is out of the question and sell some of the better players.to raise money and cut the wage bill.
Frankly these are all winnable games and I am greedy and will be looking for no less than 12 points. If we are to be in a good place then we must not drop any more silly points. As the end of the season approaches the good teams will go on a roll and we will have trouble getting much out of many of these. So it is 12 points now and let us see where we are then. Yes you are quite right Frenchie our owners always tell the truth although if we do not pick up at least 10 points from these games then they might decide promotion is out of the question and sell some of the better players.to raise money and cut the wage bill. Ronaldpetercooper

10:01am Fri 13 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
12 out of 12 is a must before the Leeds game.
Obviously a rogue batch of crack doing the rounds in Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: 12 out of 12 is a must before the Leeds game.[/p][/quote]Obviously a rogue batch of crack doing the rounds in Blackburn. You're not mugging me off that easily

10:13am Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

This article and its associated comments highlights just how far detached from reality the average Blackburn Rovers fan of today is. Its good to dream but some of you are utterly deluded. You are a bottom half championship side that are struggling to get through a day without further embarrassing yourselves with stories of players cheating or youth coaches "gloving up" up for bizarre youth team initiation ceremonies. You have a shockingly weak squad considering the cost of assembling it and your hopes of a mediocre season are now dependent on holding onto a player who clearly wants out in January.
This article and its associated comments highlights just how far detached from reality the average Blackburn Rovers fan of today is. Its good to dream but some of you are utterly deluded. You are a bottom half championship side that are struggling to get through a day without further embarrassing yourselves with stories of players cheating or youth coaches "gloving up" up for bizarre youth team initiation ceremonies. You have a shockingly weak squad considering the cost of assembling it and your hopes of a mediocre season are now dependent on holding onto a player who clearly wants out in January. we.love.u.venkys

10:21am Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

.... in the 1980s when teenage apprentices at the club were allegedly subjected to a punishment ritual also known as "the Finger", whereby a goalkeeper's glove was smeared with heat cream and used in a sexual assault.

... a former trainee, George Blackstock, started an action against the club for a breach of duty, claiming he was left with post-traumatic stress because the first-team goalkeeper, Peter Fox, perpetrated the act upon him in the first-team dressing room at the now-demolished Victoria Ground. Fox is now a coach at Blackburn Rovers' academy.

.... He alleges three other first-team players were present and that all the other apprentices and first-team players knew what had happened. He also claims he heard someone shout: "Foxy, give him the glove."


http://www.theguardi
an.com/football/2013
/dec/10/mick-mills-d
enies-stoke-sexual-a
ssault-claims-george
-blackstock

Shameful.
.... in the 1980s when teenage apprentices at the club were allegedly subjected to a punishment ritual also known as "the Finger", whereby a goalkeeper's glove was smeared with heat cream and used in a sexual assault. ... a former trainee, George Blackstock, started an action against the club for a breach of duty, claiming he was left with post-traumatic stress because the first-team goalkeeper, Peter Fox, perpetrated the act upon him in the first-team dressing room at the now-demolished Victoria Ground. Fox is now a coach at Blackburn Rovers' academy. .... He alleges three other first-team players were present and that all the other apprentices and first-team players knew what had happened. He also claims he heard someone shout: "Foxy, give him the glove." http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2013 /dec/10/mick-mills-d enies-stoke-sexual-a ssault-claims-george -blackstock Shameful. we.love.u.venkys

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