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More to come from me, says scoring sensation Rudy

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede Rudy Gestede

BLACKBURN Rovers’ striker Rudy Gestede has warned he is yet to hit top form – despite winning the Championship player of the month award.

The talismanic targetman, who hit six goals in six starts in April, believes there is more to come.

He said: “I am very happy to win the award,” said Gestede, who saw off competition from Burnley captain Jason Shackell, Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and Millwall midfielder Nicky Bailey to net the prize.

“We have finished very well as a team this season and personally as well with a few goals.

“I would say I am scoring more goals than I ever have but I would not say I am playing my best football because I’m not very happy with some things I’ve done during the games.

“Yes I am happy with what I’ve done but I can improve.

“I know my game and how I play and I know I can improve – and that is what I am trying to do every day.”

Gestede has notched 11 goals in 27 appearances since initially signing on loan from Cardiff City in November.

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The 6ft 4in frontman, who completed a £300,000 permanent move from the Bluebirds in January, has never scored more in a season.

And he puts that down to the togetherness he feels with his fellow players and the supporters who chant his name.

“When you feel good outside the pitch it shows on the pitch,” said Gestede, who will lead the Rovers line in their final match of the campaign at home to Wigan Athletic tomorrow (12.15pm).

“I can be free on the pitch because everybody in the team and in the staff is behind me.

“The fans like me and help me too. They help you a lot on the pitch as when you start to get frustrated or angry because of something, you know they are behind you and they push you to keep battling in the game and be focused. I thank them for this.”

Gestede is also full of praise for the role Rovers boss Gary Bowyer and his coaching team have played in his development into the Championship’s most in-form forward.

“The manager helps a lot,” said the 25-year-old Benin international.

“He tries to keep this fighting spirit and working as a team. Football is not an individual sport so you need to work as a team every time you are on the pitch.

“He tries to keep this in mind and we really enjoy what we do in the training camp and in games.

“We are very happy with what he and his staff are doing.”

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9:25am Fri 2 May 14

Reg Rover says...

WOULD ROVERS HAVE MADE THE PLAY-OFFS WITH SCOTT DANN?
Given Rovers defensive frailties in the latter stages of games recently, when points were lost, would Rovers have reached the play-offs with Scott Dann. Probably.
In January Rovers had to sell Scott Dann mainly to balance the books. Also to honour the promise that if a premiership club showed interest in Dann they would listen to the offer. Not to mention coming into line with Financial Fair Play Regulations.
Dann’s wages, negotiated by Kean and Anderson, were a reported £40,000 per week. Far too high for Rovers meagre means. Not even a reduction in wages had been written into his contract in the event of relegation from the Premiership.
The same as with a lot of Rovers players contracts, Paul Robinson included. The contracts negotiated by Kean, agent Anderson and Shebby Singh during their times at the club were financial suicide. So Dann had to go.
Along came Tony Pullis and Crystal Palace. But negotiations did not go smoothly. Eventually Crystal Palace bid a reported £5 million plus add-on’s if they remained in the Premiership. Rovers accepted.
But Dann and his agent could not agree personal terms with Palace. Negotiations dragged on towards dead line day. Dann wanted no less than the equivalent of his Rovers salary. Palace said no-to high. But Dann ‘dug his heels in’. He was prepared to stay at the Rovers rather than have a drop in wages.
In the end Palace relented, but only with a cause added that his wages dropped to £15,000 per week if Palace were relegated to the Championship.
Scott Dann took the gamble and at the 11th hour with Dead-Line Day running out he signed.
Dann was quoted as saying “I had 18 months in the Championship with Blackburn and had chances to leave. “ But I did not feel any of them were right. “When Palace came along I was delighted to take the opportunity.”
No Scott – what you should have said is “that nobody was prepared to match my wages at Blackburn-but Palace were”.
Well-would Rovers have made the Play-Offs with Dann in the side-probably. So Managing Director, Derek Shaw has to ask himself, was £5 million in the hand plus a saving of £40,000 per week better than a gamble?. That could have resulted in promotion to the Premiership and a £90 Million jackpot which would have solved Rovers financial worries at a stroke.
‘You pay your money and you take your choice’.
Reg.
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WOULD ROVERS HAVE MADE THE PLAY-OFFS WITH SCOTT DANN? Given Rovers defensive frailties in the latter stages of games recently, when points were lost, would Rovers have reached the play-offs with Scott Dann. Probably. In January Rovers had to sell Scott Dann mainly to balance the books. Also to honour the promise that if a premiership club showed interest in Dann they would listen to the offer. Not to mention coming into line with Financial Fair Play Regulations. Dann’s wages, negotiated by Kean and Anderson, were a reported £40,000 per week. Far too high for Rovers meagre means. Not even a reduction in wages had been written into his contract in the event of relegation from the Premiership. The same as with a lot of Rovers players contracts, Paul Robinson included. The contracts negotiated by Kean, agent Anderson and Shebby Singh during their times at the club were financial suicide. So Dann had to go. Along came Tony Pullis and Crystal Palace. But negotiations did not go smoothly. Eventually Crystal Palace bid a reported £5 million plus add-on’s if they remained in the Premiership. Rovers accepted. But Dann and his agent could not agree personal terms with Palace. Negotiations dragged on towards dead line day. Dann wanted no less than the equivalent of his Rovers salary. Palace said no-to high. But Dann ‘dug his heels in’. He was prepared to stay at the Rovers rather than have a drop in wages. In the end Palace relented, but only with a cause added that his wages dropped to £15,000 per week if Palace were relegated to the Championship. Scott Dann took the gamble and at the 11th hour with Dead-Line Day running out he signed. Dann was quoted as saying “I had 18 months in the Championship with Blackburn and had chances to leave. “ But I did not feel any of them were right. “When Palace came along I was delighted to take the opportunity.” No Scott – what you should have said is “that nobody was prepared to match my wages at Blackburn-but Palace were”. Well-would Rovers have made the Play-Offs with Dann in the side-probably. So Managing Director, Derek Shaw has to ask himself, was £5 million in the hand plus a saving of £40,000 per week better than a gamble?. That could have resulted in promotion to the Premiership and a £90 Million jackpot which would have solved Rovers financial worries at a stroke. ‘You pay your money and you take your choice’. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 8

10:30am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

On the other hand would an unhappy player be beneficial to the club? Both disruptive on and off the field. Rather have a younger player learning his trade than an experienced player just taking the money.
On the other hand would an unhappy player be beneficial to the club? Both disruptive on and off the field. Rather have a younger player learning his trade than an experienced player just taking the money. A Darener
  • Score: 13

10:32am Fri 2 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Well now, we're almost at the finish line and another bottle of Champagne is now on ice... for the b45tards staying down party!

You are really spoiling us these days no-dad's.

If you're not getting relegated, your employing some absolute legends, and then sacking them, and then paying them millions of pounds, and then running up £60million debts, and then struggling in mid-table all season with a player under investigation for match-fixing, and with transfer embargo's yet to come and further cost cutting on the horizon, we've got so much more comedy to look forward to.

Keep up the good work, and sincerely, thank you for making our fantastic season just that extra bit more special.

Cheers!
Well now, we're almost at the finish line and another bottle of Champagne is now on ice... for the b45tards staying down party! You are really spoiling us these days no-dad's. If you're not getting relegated, your employing some absolute legends, and then sacking them, and then paying them millions of pounds, and then running up £60million debts, and then struggling in mid-table all season with a player under investigation for match-fixing, and with transfer embargo's yet to come and further cost cutting on the horizon, we've got so much more comedy to look forward to. Keep up the good work, and sincerely, thank you for making our fantastic season just that extra bit more special. Cheers! Super_Clarets
  • Score: -13

10:34am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.
And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL. A Darener
  • Score: 11

10:50am Fri 2 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Well now, we're almost at the finish line and another bottle of Champagne is now on ice... for the b45tards staying down party!

You are really spoiling us these days no-dad's.

If you're not getting relegated, your employing some absolute legends, and then sacking them, and then paying them millions of pounds, and then running up £60million debts, and then struggling in mid-table all season with a player under investigation for match-fixing, and with transfer embargo's yet to come and further cost cutting on the horizon, we've got so much more comedy to look forward to.

Keep up the good work, and sincerely, thank you for making our fantastic season just that extra bit more special.

Cheers!
Knob Head
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Well now, we're almost at the finish line and another bottle of Champagne is now on ice... for the b45tards staying down party! You are really spoiling us these days no-dad's. If you're not getting relegated, your employing some absolute legends, and then sacking them, and then paying them millions of pounds, and then running up £60million debts, and then struggling in mid-table all season with a player under investigation for match-fixing, and with transfer embargo's yet to come and further cost cutting on the horizon, we've got so much more comedy to look forward to. Keep up the good work, and sincerely, thank you for making our fantastic season just that extra bit more special. Cheers![/p][/quote]Knob Head Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 12

11:28am Fri 2 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

A Darener wrote:
And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.
Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season..............
.............
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.[/p][/quote]Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season.............. ............. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 11

11:52am Fri 2 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone.

You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season.

I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences.

Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages?

Enjoy Brentford!

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.
I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone. You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season. I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences. Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages? Enjoy Brentford! STAYING DOWN FOREVER. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -5

11:53am Fri 2 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Darener wrote:
And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.
Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season..............

.............
Hmm - losing at Arsenal or losing at home to Leyton Orient?

Wonder which will be funnier......?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.[/p][/quote]Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season.............. .............[/p][/quote]Hmm - losing at Arsenal or losing at home to Leyton Orient? Wonder which will be funnier......? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -2

11:54am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Darener wrote:
And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.
Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season..............


.............
Hmm - losing at Arsenal or losing at home to Leyton Orient?

Wonder which will be funnier......?
Definitely losing to Arsenal!
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.[/p][/quote]Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season.............. .............[/p][/quote]Hmm - losing at Arsenal or losing at home to Leyton Orient? Wonder which will be funnier......?[/p][/quote]Definitely losing to Arsenal! A Darener
  • Score: 8

11:55am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Darener wrote:
And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.
Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season..............


.............
Hmm - losing at Arsenal or losing at home to Leyton Orient?

Wonder which will be funnier......?
Definitely losing to Arsenal!
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: And thank you for the anticipated amusement we are looking forward to next season watching Burnley give points to the other teams in the PL.[/p][/quote]Yes, we're certainly guaranteed a chuckle every Saturday afternoon next season.............. .............[/p][/quote]Hmm - losing at Arsenal or losing at home to Leyton Orient? Wonder which will be funnier......?[/p][/quote]Definitely losing to Arsenal! A Darener
  • Score: 7

11:58am Fri 2 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone.

You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season.

I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences.

Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages?

Enjoy Brentford!

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.
Head of Knobs
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone. You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season. I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences. Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages? Enjoy Brentford! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.[/p][/quote]Head of Knobs Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Fri 2 May 14

We'll win the next one says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone. You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season. I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences. Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages? Enjoy Brentford! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.
You never know Burnley might stay up, you might get another year out of the benefits system and sister might eventually have your baby ......appy t'days inbreed !! Carlsberg don't do dingle dreams but if they did ^^
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone. You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season. I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences. Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages? Enjoy Brentford! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.[/p][/quote]You never know Burnley might stay up, you might get another year out of the benefits system and sister might eventually have your baby ......appy t'days inbreed !! Carlsberg don't do dingle dreams but if they did ^^ We'll win the next one
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Fri 2 May 14

Captain Dreckley says...

We'll win the next one wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone. You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season. I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences. Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages? Enjoy Brentford! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.
You never know Burnley might stay up, you might get another year out of the benefits system and sister might eventually have your baby ......appy t'days inbreed !! Carlsberg don't do dingle dreams but if they did ^^
Stay up? The dingle board have spent the parachute money and the compensation when the ginger Morinio does a Coyle and Howe and leaves for a bigger club with ambition. Staying up would be a financial disaster.
[quote][p][bold]We'll win the next one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: I can't see a Sean Dyche Burnley side "giving" points to anyone. Sure there are some top sides that we'll come up against, but I don't for one minute think a Dyche team will roll over for anyone. You've not had much to laugh about this season though have you? And next season you've got a transfer ban to deal with on top of a halving of your parachute payments and a further drop in attendances after another abject failure this season. I think you'll be doing more sobbing than anything else as Dyche steadies the ship in the Premier League and we look towards a mid-table finish, while you lot once again drift aimlessly in mid-table until the FFP grim reaper shows up at Ewood Park and the fire sale commences. Personally I wouldn't trust Bowyer to guide you through the transfer embargo given that of his 21 signings, only 6 can be considered useful to you. How's he going to manage when all he can do is sell and replace with free transfers on lower wages? Enjoy Brentford! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.[/p][/quote]You never know Burnley might stay up, you might get another year out of the benefits system and sister might eventually have your baby ......appy t'days inbreed !! Carlsberg don't do dingle dreams but if they did ^^[/p][/quote]Stay up? The dingle board have spent the parachute money and the compensation when the ginger Morinio does a Coyle and Howe and leaves for a bigger club with ambition. Staying up would be a financial disaster. Captain Dreckley
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Fri 2 May 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

Newcastle to quadruple Dyche's wages. Villa rumoured to be interested too. Spurs rumoured to have Ings on radar. Finally City looking to bring Trippier back to the Etihad. You heard it here first.
Newcastle to quadruple Dyche's wages. Villa rumoured to be interested too. Spurs rumoured to have Ings on radar. Finally City looking to bring Trippier back to the Etihad. You heard it here first. Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 0

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