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Rovers ace Varney: We owe the fans one

Lancashire Telegraph: Luke Varney Luke Varney

DERBY debutant Luke Varney says Blackburn Rovers owe their fans a performance in Sunday’s visit of bitter rivals Burnley to Ewood Park.

The 31-year-old admits Rovers ‘let everyone down’ with their display in the shock 4-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers last Saturday.

But Varney, who will be experiencing an East Lancashire derby for the first time, knows there would be no better way of righting the wrongs of the Reebok Stadium than by extending Rovers’ unbeaten run over Burnley to 12 matches.

“Saturday has been put to bed quite quickly,” said the new loan signing.

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“We were in on Monday, we had a short and sharp session and then a meeting.

“We are experienced enough to know we let everyone down on Saturday, including ourselves.

“But we’ve got a big fixture coming up this weekend so we’ve turned our attention to it quite quickly.

“It’s quite important to keep a level head when you come up to big, fierce derbies like this but come Saturday and Sunday we’ll be buzzing and ready to go.

“There’ll be an extra bit of spice but on a personal level for the players we need to right the wrongs of last Saturday and with it being Burnley it would be even better.”

But Varney, who will remain on loan at Rovers from Leeds United until May 11, will not be underestimating the second-placed Clarets.

He was part of the Leeds team that went down 2-1 at Elland Road to Sean Dyche’s side in September.

“I’ve felt the strong hand of Burnley already this season,” said Varney, who is expected to pen a permanent deal with Rovers once his Whites contract runs out in the summer.

“They’ve done brilliantly this season and we have to give them credit for what they have achieved.

“But we’ll be looking to get our season back on track by winning the game, putting in a really good performance for the fans and, as I said, putting right what was wrong last Saturday.”

Should Varney, who is aware of Rovers’ 35-year unbeaten record over Burnley, play on Sunday it will also mark his home debut.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said the former Sheffield Wednesday attacker, who played in Steel City derbies.

“But no matter who the game is against I will be delighted to put the shirt on at Ewood.

“It’s going to be a big occasion and a great one to be involved in.”

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9:16am Thu 6 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

Blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -7

9:17am Thu 6 Mar 14

mammamiauk says...

"Rovers ‘let everyone down’ with their display in the shock 4-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers last Saturday."

Too right, Rovers have been inconsistent all season. The players have to put their words into action (and not all this continual talking). If Rovers have been playing all season like what they have done against Reading, I am sure we would have long been in the top six by now.

To be honest and whilst I am obviously looking forward to the big game on Sunday, I am quite nervous as the Dingles are on such an excellent run and they could well end our unbeaten run against them.

Come on Rovers!

RTID
"Rovers ‘let everyone down’ with their display in the shock 4-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers last Saturday." Too right, Rovers have been inconsistent all season. The players have to put their words into action (and not all this continual talking). If Rovers have been playing all season like what they have done against Reading, I am sure we would have long been in the top six by now. To be honest and whilst I am obviously looking forward to the big game on Sunday, I am quite nervous as the Dingles are on such an excellent run and they could well end our unbeaten run against them. Come on Rovers! RTID mammamiauk
  • Score: 5

9:34am Thu 6 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Things do need shaking up after last week, let's have a couple of new faces in to freshen things up, COYB, let do them cocky Clarets, never said this before but this is a must win game, not because it's the Dingles, we need the points, all three of them.
Things do need shaking up after last week, let's have a couple of new faces in to freshen things up, COYB, let do them cocky Clarets, never said this before but this is a must win game, not because it's the Dingles, we need the points, all three of them. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 7

9:42am Thu 6 Mar 14

leitchy says...

Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers? leitchy
  • Score: 0

9:42am Thu 6 Mar 14

owd nick says...

It's time to do your talking on the pitch, not on the back pages.
It's time to do your talking on the pitch, not on the back pages. owd nick
  • Score: 7

9:52am Thu 6 Mar 14

owd nick says...

leitchy wrote:
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
In the written version of the LT this morning that Rovers are closing in on him.
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?[/p][/quote]In the written version of the LT this morning that Rovers are closing in on him. owd nick
  • Score: -1

9:56am Thu 6 Mar 14

guiderover says...

leitchy wrote:
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
I heard he got injured with the England under 21's.
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?[/p][/quote]I heard he got injured with the England under 21's. guiderover
  • Score: 0

9:58am Thu 6 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

glad to see that all the nonsense written about play-offs has disappeared.

concentrate on getting on with the job in-hand.

no excuse for not putting a shift in on sunday whatever the outcome. its gonna be tough as bolton drove a coach and horses through the middle last week and we are up against the most prolific up front combo in the division.

but daft things happen in derby matches.....let us hope that history prevails as opposed to form. give 'em some right clog.
glad to see that all the nonsense written about play-offs has disappeared. concentrate on getting on with the job in-hand. no excuse for not putting a shift in on sunday whatever the outcome. its gonna be tough as bolton drove a coach and horses through the middle last week and we are up against the most prolific up front combo in the division. but daft things happen in derby matches.....let us hope that history prevails as opposed to form. give 'em some right clog. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 6

10:00am Thu 6 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
leitchy wrote:
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
In the written version of the LT this morning that Rovers are closing in on him.
It's a bit late for him to come in now and expect an instant impact. Action should have been taken when Dann left. How can a football club function with only two center backs on it's books? Very poor planning and foresight from those in charge at Ewood.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?[/p][/quote]In the written version of the LT this morning that Rovers are closing in on him.[/p][/quote]It's a bit late for him to come in now and expect an instant impact. Action should have been taken when Dann left. How can a football club function with only two center backs on it's books? Very poor planning and foresight from those in charge at Ewood. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 20

10:14am Thu 6 Mar 14

BlueSkies says...

guiderover wrote:
leitchy wrote:
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
I heard he got injured with the England under 21's.
Didn't play for U21's last night, wasn't on team sheet I saw anyway.
[quote][p][bold]guiderover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?[/p][/quote]I heard he got injured with the England under 21's.[/p][/quote]Didn't play for U21's last night, wasn't on team sheet I saw anyway. BlueSkies
  • Score: 0

10:20am Thu 6 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
leitchy wrote:
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
In the written version of the LT this morning that Rovers are closing in on him.
It's a bit late for him to come in now and expect an instant impact. Action should have been taken when Dann left. How can a football club function with only two center backs on it's books? Very poor planning and foresight from those in charge at Ewood.
Don't disagree but at the end of the day he is a specialist in that position and has experience in this league.

From all accounts Rovers have been struggling to sign players on loan unless they were to guarantee that they would play, Keane being one of several.

For guiderover, he was withdrawn from the England squad for "technical reasons". Which suggests he is on his way here.

As we can barely cobble together a fit team I don't think we have any option but to play him if he signs.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?[/p][/quote]In the written version of the LT this morning that Rovers are closing in on him.[/p][/quote]It's a bit late for him to come in now and expect an instant impact. Action should have been taken when Dann left. How can a football club function with only two center backs on it's books? Very poor planning and foresight from those in charge at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Don't disagree but at the end of the day he is a specialist in that position and has experience in this league. From all accounts Rovers have been struggling to sign players on loan unless they were to guarantee that they would play, Keane being one of several. For guiderover, he was withdrawn from the England squad for "technical reasons". Which suggests he is on his way here. As we can barely cobble together a fit team I don't think we have any option but to play him if he signs. owd nick
  • Score: 3

10:46am Thu 6 Mar 14

guiderover says...

BlueSkies wrote:
guiderover wrote:
leitchy wrote:
Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?
I heard he got injured with the England under 21's.
Didn't play for U21's last night, wasn't on team sheet I saw anyway.
Now saying he didn't play due to FA admin problems,from BRFCs.
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]guiderover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Any news on Keane from UTD? Apparently on way to Ewood according to other papers?[/p][/quote]I heard he got injured with the England under 21's.[/p][/quote]Didn't play for U21's last night, wasn't on team sheet I saw anyway.[/p][/quote]Now saying he didn't play due to FA admin problems,from BRFCs. guiderover
  • Score: -3

11:20am Thu 6 Mar 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Words v. Actions

After all the p!ss and wind we have had to endure since Venkys rolled up, let me not put to fine a point on it:

Fail to achieve Venky's stated aim of promotion AND succumb to the nearnderthals from down the road on our own patch then patience is likely to evaporate and ticket sales will slump to 80's levels for the following season.
Words v. Actions After all the p!ss and wind we have had to endure since Venkys rolled up, let me not put to fine a point on it: Fail to achieve Venky's stated aim of promotion AND succumb to the nearnderthals from down the road on our own patch then patience is likely to evaporate and ticket sales will slump to 80's levels for the following season. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 5

11:27am Thu 6 Mar 14

PlutoRover says...

At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede. PlutoRover
  • Score: -1

11:49am Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
[quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true. look up blackburn
  • Score: -4

12:02pm Thu 6 Mar 14

adcr says...

Forget the Ukraine crisis; this is the one the world needs to be focused on. Maybe the Bolton thrashing was just what we needed as the players will hopefully want to regain any shattered reputations. And reputations have been damaged because without Cairney, Hanley and with Rhodes mis-firing atm, we have apparently nobody in reserve to temporary take their places.


I just hope Bowyer gets in players on loan asap, and not just Keane from Man Utd, because even with a full strength team the derby would have been tough, if we start with the team that started at Bolton we will get annihilated. Not looking forward to this game at all.


Our best hope is to try and kill the game (Allardyce style), try and provoke their players and get the crowds back up. Our full backs are a particular weakness and a fast free flowing game would almost certainly play into their hands. I hope I am wrong and we play them off the park, but unfortunately can’t see it this time.
Forget the Ukraine crisis; this is the one the world needs to be focused on. Maybe the Bolton thrashing was just what we needed as the players will hopefully want to regain any shattered reputations. And reputations have been damaged because without Cairney, Hanley and with Rhodes mis-firing atm, we have apparently nobody in reserve to temporary take their places. I just hope Bowyer gets in players on loan asap, and not just Keane from Man Utd, because even with a full strength team the derby would have been tough, if we start with the team that started at Bolton we will get annihilated. Not looking forward to this game at all. Our best hope is to try and kill the game (Allardyce style), try and provoke their players and get the crowds back up. Our full backs are a particular weakness and a fast free flowing game would almost certainly play into their hands. I hope I am wrong and we play them off the park, but unfortunately can’t see it this time. adcr
  • Score: 3

12:38pm Thu 6 Mar 14

adcr says...

One glimmer of good news - Ings and Vokes both played mid-week. Derbies are usually tough physical games and playing mid-week may have an effect in the derby game. I'll take any plusses at this point.
One glimmer of good news - Ings and Vokes both played mid-week. Derbies are usually tough physical games and playing mid-week may have an effect in the derby game. I'll take any plusses at this point. adcr
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
I really really hope you set up in the manner you have mentioned.

With this 4-3-3 formation we will absolutely swallow you up in midfield - Jones and Marney will dominate and will feed our wide players of Arfield and Kightly who will be supported by the marauding Trippier and Mee pinging crosses into Vokes and Ings.

You won't be able to keep us out if you try and be so expansive.
[quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]I really really hope you set up in the manner you have mentioned. With this 4-3-3 formation we will absolutely swallow you up in midfield - Jones and Marney will dominate and will feed our wide players of Arfield and Kightly who will be supported by the marauding Trippier and Mee pinging crosses into Vokes and Ings. You won't be able to keep us out if you try and be so expansive. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

12:53pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ?
Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ?
I think we know the answers, don't we.
DILLIGAF
[quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ? Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ? I think we know the answers, don't we. DILLIGAF Wild Rover
  • Score: -4

12:58pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
Zzzzzzzzzzzz you boring bar steward, same old drivel, FFP, Rhodes Going (again) p!ss off back on your Dingle page never to be seen or heard if again.
[quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzz you boring bar steward, same old drivel, FFP, Rhodes Going (again) p!ss off back on your Dingle page never to be seen or heard if again. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 3

1:36pm Thu 6 Mar 14

PlutoRover says...

look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
What a bizarre post. Surely your success this season has proven that you do not need big investment to gain promotion. Therefore, our chances of getting promotion to the premier league next season are just as high as yours were at the beginning of this season. The bigger concern is how do clubs like Burnley and Blackburn stay in the Premier League but your main concern should be the possibility of coming straight back down again after trying to spend more to stay up (which you didn't do last time) and having to then contend with FFP yourselves when back in the Championship. Lets face it we may well both become boing boing teams going forward but at least we have a premier league standard academy that will help us comply with FFP and still develop talent for when we can no longer spend.
[quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]What a bizarre post. Surely your success this season has proven that you do not need big investment to gain promotion. Therefore, our chances of getting promotion to the premier league next season are just as high as yours were at the beginning of this season. The bigger concern is how do clubs like Burnley and Blackburn stay in the Premier League but your main concern should be the possibility of coming straight back down again after trying to spend more to stay up (which you didn't do last time) and having to then contend with FFP yourselves when back in the Championship. Lets face it we may well both become boing boing teams going forward but at least we have a premier league standard academy that will help us comply with FFP and still develop talent for when we can no longer spend. PlutoRover
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Thu 6 Mar 14

PlutoRover says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
I really really hope you set up in the manner you have mentioned.

With this 4-3-3 formation we will absolutely swallow you up in midfield - Jones and Marney will dominate and will feed our wide players of Arfield and Kightly who will be supported by the marauding Trippier and Mee pinging crosses into Vokes and Ings.

You won't be able to keep us out if you try and be so expansive.
Lets face it the possibility of us 'keeping you out' are almost non-existent based on how well you have played all season and how many goals you have scored. Therefore I believe our only chance to win or draw is to try and score as many as we can and hope for the best, hence the 4-3-3! If we set up more defensively we will almost defiantly lose. Even if we played 5-4-1 I don't think we would stop Ings and Vokes and probably not score any ourselves.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]I really really hope you set up in the manner you have mentioned. With this 4-3-3 formation we will absolutely swallow you up in midfield - Jones and Marney will dominate and will feed our wide players of Arfield and Kightly who will be supported by the marauding Trippier and Mee pinging crosses into Vokes and Ings. You won't be able to keep us out if you try and be so expansive.[/p][/quote]Lets face it the possibility of us 'keeping you out' are almost non-existent based on how well you have played all season and how many goals you have scored. Therefore I believe our only chance to win or draw is to try and score as many as we can and hope for the best, hence the 4-3-3! If we set up more defensively we will almost defiantly lose. Even if we played 5-4-1 I don't think we would stop Ings and Vokes and probably not score any ourselves. PlutoRover
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

PlutoRover wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
What a bizarre post. Surely your success this season has proven that you do not need big investment to gain promotion. Therefore, our chances of getting promotion to the premier league next season are just as high as yours were at the beginning of this season. The bigger concern is how do clubs like Burnley and Blackburn stay in the Premier League but your main concern should be the possibility of coming straight back down again after trying to spend more to stay up (which you didn't do last time) and having to then contend with FFP yourselves when back in the Championship. Lets face it we may well both become boing boing teams going forward but at least we have a premier league standard academy that will help us comply with FFP and still develop talent for when we can no longer spend.
"our chances of getting promotion to the premier league next season are just as high as yours were at the beginning of this season"

Perhaps that would be the case if the following equation were valid:
Gary Bowyer = Sean Dyche
Sadly for you it isn't and therefore you have zero chance of having any impact on what will be a very strong Championship next season.

"your main concern should be the possibility of coming straight back down again after trying to spend more to stay up "

If you haven't heard already the financial rewards for promotion to the Premier League are now estimated to be upwards of £120million.

Given that we are a well-run, solvent football club with supporters for board members and a close knit team of players within a tight wage structure, I see us having enough about us to compete should we achieve promotion. We are currently as good as 4 or 5 teams that are in the Premier League at the moment, and with a few good additions to the squad and retention of our better players on improved contracts with sensible relegation clauses (unlike a certain club we know) then we have a good chance of making the step up. Much to your disgust.

The worry for you lot is if you have to take a step down to League One due to the financial issues that will be taking centre stage next season.
[quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]What a bizarre post. Surely your success this season has proven that you do not need big investment to gain promotion. Therefore, our chances of getting promotion to the premier league next season are just as high as yours were at the beginning of this season. The bigger concern is how do clubs like Burnley and Blackburn stay in the Premier League but your main concern should be the possibility of coming straight back down again after trying to spend more to stay up (which you didn't do last time) and having to then contend with FFP yourselves when back in the Championship. Lets face it we may well both become boing boing teams going forward but at least we have a premier league standard academy that will help us comply with FFP and still develop talent for when we can no longer spend.[/p][/quote]"our chances of getting promotion to the premier league next season are just as high as yours were at the beginning of this season" Perhaps that would be the case if the following equation were valid: Gary Bowyer = Sean Dyche Sadly for you it isn't and therefore you have zero chance of having any impact on what will be a very strong Championship next season. "your main concern should be the possibility of coming straight back down again after trying to spend more to stay up " If you haven't heard already the financial rewards for promotion to the Premier League are now estimated to be upwards of £120million. Given that we are a well-run, solvent football club with supporters for board members and a close knit team of players within a tight wage structure, I see us having enough about us to compete should we achieve promotion. We are currently as good as 4 or 5 teams that are in the Premier League at the moment, and with a few good additions to the squad and retention of our better players on improved contracts with sensible relegation clauses (unlike a certain club we know) then we have a good chance of making the step up. Much to your disgust. The worry for you lot is if you have to take a step down to League One due to the financial issues that will be taking centre stage next season. look up blackburn
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

Wild Rover wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ?
Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ?
I think we know the answers, don't we.
DILLIGAF
What am I doing?

I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding.

Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next.

What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable.

Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway.

You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move?

You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day?

When are you fools going to wake up! In League One?

I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ? Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ? I think we know the answers, don't we. DILLIGAF[/p][/quote]What am I doing? I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding. Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next. What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable. Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway. You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move? You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day? When are you fools going to wake up! In League One? I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you? look up blackburn
  • Score: 1

3:42pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

look up blackburn wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ?
Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ?
I think we know the answers, don't we.
DILLIGAF
What am I doing?

I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding.

Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next.

What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable.

Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway.

You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move?

You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day?

When are you fools going to wake up! In League One?

I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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We aren't interested in your drivel, can't you understand plain English Thicko?
[quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ? Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ? I think we know the answers, don't we. DILLIGAF[/p][/quote]What am I doing? I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding. Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next. What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable. Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway. You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move? You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day? When are you fools going to wake up! In League One? I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz We aren't interested in your drivel, can't you understand plain English Thicko? Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Thu 6 Mar 14

mammamiauk says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ?
Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ?
I think we know the answers, don't we.
DILLIGAF
What am I doing?

I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding.

Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next.

What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable.

Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway.

You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move?

You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day?

When are you fools going to wake up! In League One?

I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

We aren't interested in your drivel, can't you understand plain English Thicko?
It is best that us, the Rovers fans, do not respond to any of the comments from the Dingles here who are pretty much obsessed with our club rather than spending time reading about their own club.

The more Rovers fans here respond to their stupid and jealous comments, the more these Dingles will have a go at those Rovers fans who do.

RTID
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ? Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ? I think we know the answers, don't we. DILLIGAF[/p][/quote]What am I doing? I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding. Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next. What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable. Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway. You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move? You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day? When are you fools going to wake up! In League One? I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz We aren't interested in your drivel, can't you understand plain English Thicko?[/p][/quote]It is best that us, the Rovers fans, do not respond to any of the comments from the Dingles here who are pretty much obsessed with our club rather than spending time reading about their own club. The more Rovers fans here respond to their stupid and jealous comments, the more these Dingles will have a go at those Rovers fans who do. RTID mammamiauk
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

mammamiauk wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
PlutoRover wrote:
At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton.

I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.
Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can.

To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come.

The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season.

To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have?

Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season?

Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.
Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ?
Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ?
I think we know the answers, don't we.
DILLIGAF
What am I doing?

I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding.

Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next.

What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable.

Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway.

You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move?

You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day?

When are you fools going to wake up! In League One?

I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

We aren't interested in your drivel, can't you understand plain English Thicko?
It is best that us, the Rovers fans, do not respond to any of the comments from the Dingles here who are pretty much obsessed with our club rather than spending time reading about their own club.

The more Rovers fans here respond to their stupid and jealous comments, the more these Dingles will have a go at those Rovers fans who do.

RTID
That's true but Lancs-bedwetter just can't help himself.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: At the Reebok last week I witnessed a very ineffective midfield pairing of Lowe and Williamson and an inexperienced right back being steam rolled. Regardless of whether or not Kilgallon or Hanley are fit I would like to see Williamson on the bench and Lowe moved to CB if necessary but ideally RB which I think is his best position. A midfield 3 of Dunn (or Taylor if he's not fit), Evans and Conway with a star sub appearance from Dabo. The front three of Rhodes, Gestede and Varny should start but with Rhodes and Varney playing off Gestede not pushed out wide leaving a lone front man isolated like in the second half at Bolton. I am looking forward to next season with a fully fit squad as that first 11 should be able to take the title: Robbo, Lowe, Hanley, Killa, Spurr, Conway, Cairney, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.[/p][/quote]Sadly next season, your third in the Championship, is going to be dominated by the financial issues, the transfer embargo and the further cost cutting required to align with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. You are therefore certain to lose Rhodes, Hanley, Robinson and possibly Cairney, due to cutting the wage bill or to bigger clubs who can offer the kind of money that you no longer can. To lose your best players when you are currently a mid-table side at best and then not have the ability to replace them means that you will become a bottom half of the Championship club and will likely face a relegation battle and certainly further financial penalties in seasons to come. The simple fact is that Blackburn Rovers will be forced to restructure from the ground up developing your own youth players as FFP forces all clubs to become self-sufficient. The level of allowable loss is also reduced to £3million in 2015. You recently lost £36.5million and will lose a further £8million as your parachute payments will be halved from next season. To come out with the statement that your team will win the title is simply nonsense. You cannot compete this season without spending restrictions, so how can you possible claim to be good enough to win this league with only a fraction of the team you currently have? Consider also that you will be up against the likes of Fulham, Sunderland, Cardiff, etc who will come down with Premier League squads and the benefit of the £60 million parachute payments, or indeed the teams this season who will narrowly miss out but have squads in place for a promotion push next season? Blackburn rovers are now finished as a football force. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]Why do bother Baldric? 200 word essays that seem designed to convince us all that we have no future, that we are doomed. Trouble is we stopped listening a long time ago...What are you doing then? Convincing yourself that Rovers are finished. ? Or are you just a rambling obsessive loner with nothing better to do ? I think we know the answers, don't we. DILLIGAF[/p][/quote]What am I doing? I am providing you clowns with a dose of realism in the face of your ridiculous belief that you are somehow rebuilding. Let's face it, this season just like last season, has been a complete unmitigated failure for you on all fronts. The weakening of your squad across the board, financial punishments due to non-compliance with FFP rules, never reaching any higher than EIGHTH place in the league, match fixing allegations, youth coach accused of giving the younger lads "The Glove", in all honesty it's just been one disaster after the next. What I find most amusing is that you keep backing a failing regime, it's laughable. Prior to Rochina choosing to leave, you were all pinning your hopes on him being your play-off saviour, you needed him back from injury to play alongside Rhodes and fire you up towards the pay-off's, then he goes and you claim that he was rubbish anyway. You then sell your best defender and CAPTAIN for a quarter of what you paid for him, and once again it's claimed to be a good move? You get thumped off Bolton 4-0 and its put down to an off day? When are you fools going to wake up! In League One? I'm not trying to convince myself or anyone else that Rovers are finished I'm just seeing what's going on from a distance and if I can see it, why can't you?[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz We aren't interested in your drivel, can't you understand plain English Thicko?[/p][/quote]It is best that us, the Rovers fans, do not respond to any of the comments from the Dingles here who are pretty much obsessed with our club rather than spending time reading about their own club. The more Rovers fans here respond to their stupid and jealous comments, the more these Dingles will have a go at those Rovers fans who do. RTID[/p][/quote]That's true but Lancs-bedwetter just can't help himself. look up blackburn
  • Score: 3

4:11pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

As I said Baldric, you have just pumped out two more wordy but pointless essays, again reinforcing your image of being a sad obsessive loner with nothing better to do.
None of your drivel is news, quote the reverse, you are just raking over the muck that we Rovers fans have had to deal with first hand and are well aware of.
You are not winding us up, just boring us with a modicum of irritation thrown in.
We are not interested in you or any of your inaccurate, inane and frankly insane ramblings.
Your envy of the Rovers proud history is showing through like a shining light, never mind eh, grab what bit of glory you can while it is there
As Owen said to me last week, the Burnley board had and still have no ambition and will not spend any money, which is why he left.
As will Dicky Dyke....as sure as the sun rises
And you laugh at us??
As I said Baldric, you have just pumped out two more wordy but pointless essays, again reinforcing your image of being a sad obsessive loner with nothing better to do. None of your drivel is news, quote the reverse, you are just raking over the muck that we Rovers fans have had to deal with first hand and are well aware of. You are not winding us up, just boring us with a modicum of irritation thrown in. We are not interested in you or any of your inaccurate, inane and frankly insane ramblings. Your envy of the Rovers proud history is showing through like a shining light, never mind eh, grab what bit of glory you can while it is there As Owen said to me last week, the Burnley board had and still have no ambition and will not spend any money, which is why he left. As will Dicky Dyke....as sure as the sun rises And you laugh at us?? Wild Rover
  • Score: -11

4:19pm Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

Wild Rover wrote:
As I said Baldric, you have just pumped out two more wordy but pointless essays, again reinforcing your image of being a sad obsessive loner with nothing better to do.
None of your drivel is news, quote the reverse, you are just raking over the muck that we Rovers fans have had to deal with first hand and are well aware of.
You are not winding us up, just boring us with a modicum of irritation thrown in.
We are not interested in you or any of your inaccurate, inane and frankly insane ramblings.
Your envy of the Rovers proud history is showing through like a shining light, never mind eh, grab what bit of glory you can while it is there
As Owen said to me last week, the Burnley board had and still have no ambition and will not spend any money, which is why he left.
As will Dicky Dyke....as sure as the sun rises
And you laugh at us??
And where is Owen Coyle now?
And where are Burnley now?
And where indeed are Blackburn Rovers now?

Ummmm I think you are more concerned than you let on.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: As I said Baldric, you have just pumped out two more wordy but pointless essays, again reinforcing your image of being a sad obsessive loner with nothing better to do. None of your drivel is news, quote the reverse, you are just raking over the muck that we Rovers fans have had to deal with first hand and are well aware of. You are not winding us up, just boring us with a modicum of irritation thrown in. We are not interested in you or any of your inaccurate, inane and frankly insane ramblings. Your envy of the Rovers proud history is showing through like a shining light, never mind eh, grab what bit of glory you can while it is there As Owen said to me last week, the Burnley board had and still have no ambition and will not spend any money, which is why he left. As will Dicky Dyke....as sure as the sun rises And you laugh at us??[/p][/quote]And where is Owen Coyle now? And where are Burnley now? And where indeed are Blackburn Rovers now? Ummmm I think you are more concerned than you let on. look up blackburn
  • Score: 1

8:03pm Thu 6 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

So Burnley have not beaten you in 12 games? This is over 35 years? Did not realise it was only 12 games! Nothing to brag about aint that!
So Burnley have not beaten you in 12 games? This is over 35 years? Did not realise it was only 12 games! Nothing to brag about aint that! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 3

9:15pm Thu 6 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
So Burnley have not beaten you in 12 games? This is over 35 years? Did not realise it was only 12 games! Nothing to brag about aint that!
9 league games. Its really big and its really clever.
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: So Burnley have not beaten you in 12 games? This is over 35 years? Did not realise it was only 12 games! Nothing to brag about aint that![/p][/quote]9 league games. Its really big and its really clever. RobH2O
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Thu 6 Mar 14

euxtonblue says...

do you players appreciate what this means to the supporters? Dunny excepted obviously, galvanise and send these W Yorkshire dogs scurrying back to their filthy lairs till the next time!
do you players appreciate what this means to the supporters? Dunny excepted obviously, galvanise and send these W Yorkshire dogs scurrying back to their filthy lairs till the next time! euxtonblue
  • Score: -1

8:02am Fri 7 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

RobH2O wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
So Burnley have not beaten you in 12 games? This is over 35 years? Did not realise it was only 12 games! Nothing to brag about aint that!
9 league games. Its really big and its really clever.
To both of you. 9 games without a win against your greatest rivals, really is embarrassing and is almost as bad as the 35 year thing. Surprised you lot even acknowledge it !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: So Burnley have not beaten you in 12 games? This is over 35 years? Did not realise it was only 12 games! Nothing to brag about aint that![/p][/quote]9 league games. Its really big and its really clever.[/p][/quote]To both of you. 9 games without a win against your greatest rivals, really is embarrassing and is almost as bad as the 35 year thing. Surprised you lot even acknowledge it !!!!! Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

11:04pm Fri 7 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

its a derby and we are the team to beat, if you want 3 points from the Rovers then you will need to sweat blood to have half a chance,,COYB lets put it to bed once and for all,
its a derby and we are the team to beat, if you want 3 points from the Rovers then you will need to sweat blood to have half a chance,,COYB lets put it to bed once and for all, noddy57
  • Score: -2

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