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Luke Varney's best is yet to come, says Rovers boss Bowyer

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GARY Bowyer insists Blackburn Rovers fans will see the best of Luke Varney this season.

Varney was unable to make much of an impression during his three-month spell at Rovers at the back end of the last campaign.

But the 31-year-old, who did not score in nine substitute appearances and three starts, will get the chance to prove his worth in 2014-15.

The versatile striker has signed a one-year permanent deal after his contract at Championship rivals Leeds expired.

And Rovers boss Bowyer, who has made Varney his second summer signing after the arrival of Chris Brown, said: “The fans didn’t see much of Luke last season but that was purely down to the impressive form of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede.

“But Luke still played his part as the fact that he was in the squad served to spur Jordan and Rudy on.

“He is competitive and I know he will be coming into the building desperate to get into the team.

“He’s going to push Jordan, Rudy and Browny for a place in the starting line-up.

“Yes he’s not played as many games as he would have liked for us yet but when he did play he proved he is a proper team player.

“It’s not about him as an individual – he’s all for the team.

“He fits massively into the culture that we’ve trying to develop here, where the team is the most important thing.”

Varney will be present at Brockhall this morning when the Rovers players return for pre-season training.

Bowyer, whose squad was beset by injuries last season, will report a clean bill of health.

He added: “I just wish we had a game on Saturday as everybody’s fit!

“Adam Henley and Ben Marshall have both been in early to make sure they are fully recovered from the injuries they picked up last season and Tommy Spurr, who also had an injury, came in over the summer.

“But they are not the only ones. We’ve had lads coming in over the last 10 days dying to get started.

“The professionalism of the lads has been fantastic. It’s a real positive and it shows that we have brought good characters into the squad.”

Bowyer’s players will be put through rigorous fitness tests today and tomorrow before going out on to the field for the first time on Friday.

Each player was given an individual close-season programme by the club’s head of sports science Chris Neville before he travelled to the World Cup as part of England’s backroom staff.

And Bowyer said: “I’m sure they will all come back in and be fit and ready to go.

“They really look after themselves and the programmes that they have been given are excellent.

“We’re just excited to get all the lads back now.”

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2:01pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Tatts says...

In Bowyer we trust!
In Bowyer we trust! Tatts
  • Score: 24

2:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Reg Rover says...

A STRANGE FISH
I have never just been able to find the words to describe ex-Rovers striker Chris Sutton.
Not that I know the man at all really. We used to frequent the same Italian restaurant in Langho, and got to be on nodding terms.
My daughter knew him and his wife from the ‘School Run’. Nothing more than that really.
Sutton was a constant critic of ‘Reg’, during my campaign to rid Ewood of the awful Kean. And still is. To which he is entitled. I had heard rumours of Sutton’s sullen behaviour in the dressing room and around the training pitch. His TV interviews sometimes smacked of arrogance and indifference.
He allegedly was not all that popular when manager of Lincoln City and just did not fit in during his time at Chelsea.
Alan Shearer never really had a good word to say about his striking partner off the pitch.
Sutton virtually brought to an end his fledging England career. When he told manager Glen Hoddle he considered himself to be too good to play for England B and refused to play. Thus bringing to an end his short lived England career.
He would appear to court popularity with the present Rovers owners. Not wanting to lose his corporate hospitality privileges. And coveting the possibility of a management position within the club, one day, as previously suggested. And of course 12 months ago he did have a book to sell !
He has continually flatly refused to criticise the awful Kean when Rovers fans discontent was at it’s highest. But expected them all at the time, to buy his book. Needless to say the book bombed.
No. I could never really find the words to describe Chris Sutton. Excellent striker that he was.
Not until I read Keith Gillespie’s Book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. (pic above).
To paraphrase from the book Gillespie describes Sutton thus. “Chris Sutton was the top dog, though, a player with the ability to turn our fortunes around. But he spent most of the season injured and when he came back, his attitude towards Brian Kidd was poor. SUTTON WAS AN ODD FISH. He seemed decent one – to – one, but in a group he was an annoying show – off, picking on people who he wouldn’t say a word to otherwise. Everyone should have been fighting for their lives, but Sutton knew he was going to be in the Premier League next season with (Chelsea) what ever happened and did not contribute enough. Kidd needed Sutton (pic below) at his best to give us an outlet upfront. He didn’t get it.”
That is a brief extract from Gillespie’s book. HOW NOT BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. “AN ODD FISH”. Describing Sutton. Well put Keith Gillespie.
Keith Gillespie’s book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE is a good read and written with the help of journalist Daniel McDonnell.
Blackburn Rovers feature prominently and Gillespie reveals many things, during his four and half years at Ewood, including his close friendships with Gary Flitcroft and Craig Short (now Rovers coach). And his up and down relationship with Graeme Souness.
The book reveals the darker side of professional football. Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010. When he calculated how much he had squandered during the course of his professional career due to gambling, flawed investments and failed business deals. He came up with a figure approaching £8 million.
The book which also reveals the drinking and womanising side of professional football, has been nominated for the football book of the year in the 2014 British Sports Book awards.
It is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. £8.99 in paperback. I strongly recommend it to all Rovers fans for your holiday reading.
Reg.
A STRANGE FISH I have never just been able to find the words to describe ex-Rovers striker Chris Sutton. Not that I know the man at all really. We used to frequent the same Italian restaurant in Langho, and got to be on nodding terms. My daughter knew him and his wife from the ‘School Run’. Nothing more than that really. Sutton was a constant critic of ‘Reg’, during my campaign to rid Ewood of the awful Kean. And still is. To which he is entitled. I had heard rumours of Sutton’s sullen behaviour in the dressing room and around the training pitch. His TV interviews sometimes smacked of arrogance and indifference. He allegedly was not all that popular when manager of Lincoln City and just did not fit in during his time at Chelsea. Alan Shearer never really had a good word to say about his striking partner off the pitch. Sutton virtually brought to an end his fledging England career. When he told manager Glen Hoddle he considered himself to be too good to play for England B and refused to play. Thus bringing to an end his short lived England career. He would appear to court popularity with the present Rovers owners. Not wanting to lose his corporate hospitality privileges. And coveting the possibility of a management position within the club, one day, as previously suggested. And of course 12 months ago he did have a book to sell ! He has continually flatly refused to criticise the awful Kean when Rovers fans discontent was at it’s highest. But expected them all at the time, to buy his book. Needless to say the book bombed. No. I could never really find the words to describe Chris Sutton. Excellent striker that he was. Not until I read Keith Gillespie’s Book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. (pic above). To paraphrase from the book Gillespie describes Sutton thus. “Chris Sutton was the top dog, though, a player with the ability to turn our fortunes around. But he spent most of the season injured and when he came back, his attitude towards Brian Kidd was poor. SUTTON WAS AN ODD FISH. He seemed decent one – to – one, but in a group he was an annoying show – off, picking on people who he wouldn’t say a word to otherwise. Everyone should have been fighting for their lives, but Sutton knew he was going to be in the Premier League next season with (Chelsea) what ever happened and did not contribute enough. Kidd needed Sutton (pic below) at his best to give us an outlet upfront. He didn’t get it.” That is a brief extract from Gillespie’s book. HOW NOT BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. “AN ODD FISH”. Describing Sutton. Well put Keith Gillespie. Keith Gillespie’s book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE is a good read and written with the help of journalist Daniel McDonnell. Blackburn Rovers feature prominently and Gillespie reveals many things, during his four and half years at Ewood, including his close friendships with Gary Flitcroft and Craig Short (now Rovers coach). And his up and down relationship with Graeme Souness. The book reveals the darker side of professional football. Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010. When he calculated how much he had squandered during the course of his professional career due to gambling, flawed investments and failed business deals. He came up with a figure approaching £8 million. The book which also reveals the drinking and womanising side of professional football, has been nominated for the football book of the year in the 2014 British Sports Book awards. It is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. £8.99 in paperback. I strongly recommend it to all Rovers fans for your holiday reading. Reg. Reg Rover
  • Score: 4

2:51pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Reg Rover says...

FAREWELL TO A SPORTING LEGEND
On Friday 27th June 2014 my good friend Eric Whalley past away aged 73.
I enjoyed 5 special years with Eric in non-league football. When his all-conquering Clitheroe side took the then North West Counties Football League by storm during the 1980’s. and winning the Lancashire FA senior cup for good measure.
Eric was best known for saving Accrington Stanley. And as manager taking them back into the football league. Then as Chairman / owner cementing their football league place against all the odds.
Eric formed Great Harwwood Wellington FC in the days of the Blackburn combination and swept all before them.
He also successfully captained Rishton Cricket Club in the Lanc’s league. Where the great West Indies bowler Michael Holding christened him “CAPTAIN CRAZY”.
Eric was known throughout the Northwest world of sport and beyond.
He captured people’s hearts with his single minded attitude, heard work and dry wit.
You will be much missed my friend.
Reg.
FAREWELL TO A SPORTING LEGEND On Friday 27th June 2014 my good friend Eric Whalley past away aged 73. I enjoyed 5 special years with Eric in non-league football. When his all-conquering Clitheroe side took the then North West Counties Football League by storm during the 1980’s. and winning the Lancashire FA senior cup for good measure. Eric was best known for saving Accrington Stanley. And as manager taking them back into the football league. Then as Chairman / owner cementing their football league place against all the odds. Eric formed Great Harwwood Wellington FC in the days of the Blackburn combination and swept all before them. He also successfully captained Rishton Cricket Club in the Lanc’s league. Where the great West Indies bowler Michael Holding christened him “CAPTAIN CRAZY”. Eric was known throughout the Northwest world of sport and beyond. He captured people’s hearts with his single minded attitude, heard work and dry wit. You will be much missed my friend. Reg. Reg Rover
  • Score: 21

3:05pm Wed 2 Jul 14

French Rover says...

Reg Rover wrote:
FAREWELL TO A SPORTING LEGEND
On Friday 27th June 2014 my good friend Eric Whalley past away aged 73.
I enjoyed 5 special years with Eric in non-league football. When his all-conquering Clitheroe side took the then North West Counties Football League by storm during the 1980’s. and winning the Lancashire FA senior cup for good measure.
Eric was best known for saving Accrington Stanley. And as manager taking them back into the football league. Then as Chairman / owner cementing their football league place against all the odds.
Eric formed Great Harwwood Wellington FC in the days of the Blackburn combination and swept all before them.
He also successfully captained Rishton Cricket Club in the Lanc’s league. Where the great West Indies bowler Michael Holding christened him “CAPTAIN CRAZY”.
Eric was known throughout the Northwest world of sport and beyond.
He captured people’s hearts with his single minded attitude, heard work and dry wit.
You will be much missed my friend.
Reg.
Very rare occasions when I can agree with you Reg, but your words above about Eric Whalley are very well placed.

I only knew Eric a little, mainly from the amateur football world, but I knew all about his many local sporting successes of which he was so proud, especially what he did for Accrington Stanley, where he was player, manager and saviour!

He was a man for all seasons and for all sports (Cricket and Football anyway) and the local sporting scene will miss him badly.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: FAREWELL TO A SPORTING LEGEND On Friday 27th June 2014 my good friend Eric Whalley past away aged 73. I enjoyed 5 special years with Eric in non-league football. When his all-conquering Clitheroe side took the then North West Counties Football League by storm during the 1980’s. and winning the Lancashire FA senior cup for good measure. Eric was best known for saving Accrington Stanley. And as manager taking them back into the football league. Then as Chairman / owner cementing their football league place against all the odds. Eric formed Great Harwwood Wellington FC in the days of the Blackburn combination and swept all before them. He also successfully captained Rishton Cricket Club in the Lanc’s league. Where the great West Indies bowler Michael Holding christened him “CAPTAIN CRAZY”. Eric was known throughout the Northwest world of sport and beyond. He captured people’s hearts with his single minded attitude, heard work and dry wit. You will be much missed my friend. Reg.[/p][/quote]Very rare occasions when I can agree with you Reg, but your words above about Eric Whalley are very well placed. I only knew Eric a little, mainly from the amateur football world, but I knew all about his many local sporting successes of which he was so proud, especially what he did for Accrington Stanley, where he was player, manager and saviour! He was a man for all seasons and for all sports (Cricket and Football anyway) and the local sporting scene will miss him badly. French Rover
  • Score: 13

3:26pm Wed 2 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Reg Rover wrote:
A STRANGE FISH
I have never just been able to find the words to describe ex-Rovers striker Chris Sutton.
Not that I know the man at all really. We used to frequent the same Italian restaurant in Langho, and got to be on nodding terms.
My daughter knew him and his wife from the ‘School Run’. Nothing more than that really.
Sutton was a constant critic of ‘Reg’, during my campaign to rid Ewood of the awful Kean. And still is. To which he is entitled. I had heard rumours of Sutton’s sullen behaviour in the dressing room and around the training pitch. His TV interviews sometimes smacked of arrogance and indifference.
He allegedly was not all that popular when manager of Lincoln City and just did not fit in during his time at Chelsea.
Alan Shearer never really had a good word to say about his striking partner off the pitch.
Sutton virtually brought to an end his fledging England career. When he told manager Glen Hoddle he considered himself to be too good to play for England B and refused to play. Thus bringing to an end his short lived England career.
He would appear to court popularity with the present Rovers owners. Not wanting to lose his corporate hospitality privileges. And coveting the possibility of a management position within the club, one day, as previously suggested. And of course 12 months ago he did have a book to sell !
He has continually flatly refused to criticise the awful Kean when Rovers fans discontent was at it’s highest. But expected them all at the time, to buy his book. Needless to say the book bombed.
No. I could never really find the words to describe Chris Sutton. Excellent striker that he was.
Not until I read Keith Gillespie’s Book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. (pic above).
To paraphrase from the book Gillespie describes Sutton thus. “Chris Sutton was the top dog, though, a player with the ability to turn our fortunes around. But he spent most of the season injured and when he came back, his attitude towards Brian Kidd was poor. SUTTON WAS AN ODD FISH. He seemed decent one – to – one, but in a group he was an annoying show – off, picking on people who he wouldn’t say a word to otherwise. Everyone should have been fighting for their lives, but Sutton knew he was going to be in the Premier League next season with (Chelsea) what ever happened and did not contribute enough. Kidd needed Sutton (pic below) at his best to give us an outlet upfront. He didn’t get it.”
That is a brief extract from Gillespie’s book. HOW NOT BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. “AN ODD FISH”. Describing Sutton. Well put Keith Gillespie.
Keith Gillespie’s book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE is a good read and written with the help of journalist Daniel McDonnell.
Blackburn Rovers feature prominently and Gillespie reveals many things, during his four and half years at Ewood, including his close friendships with Gary Flitcroft and Craig Short (now Rovers coach). And his up and down relationship with Graeme Souness.
The book reveals the darker side of professional football. Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010. When he calculated how much he had squandered during the course of his professional career due to gambling, flawed investments and failed business deals. He came up with a figure approaching £8 million.
The book which also reveals the drinking and womanising side of professional football, has been nominated for the football book of the year in the 2014 British Sports Book awards.
It is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. £8.99 in paperback. I strongly recommend it to all Rovers fans for your holiday reading.
Reg.
shut up you ego maniac

anybody who refers to themselves in the 3rd person - is a arse of the lowest level
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: A STRANGE FISH I have never just been able to find the words to describe ex-Rovers striker Chris Sutton. Not that I know the man at all really. We used to frequent the same Italian restaurant in Langho, and got to be on nodding terms. My daughter knew him and his wife from the ‘School Run’. Nothing more than that really. Sutton was a constant critic of ‘Reg’, during my campaign to rid Ewood of the awful Kean. And still is. To which he is entitled. I had heard rumours of Sutton’s sullen behaviour in the dressing room and around the training pitch. His TV interviews sometimes smacked of arrogance and indifference. He allegedly was not all that popular when manager of Lincoln City and just did not fit in during his time at Chelsea. Alan Shearer never really had a good word to say about his striking partner off the pitch. Sutton virtually brought to an end his fledging England career. When he told manager Glen Hoddle he considered himself to be too good to play for England B and refused to play. Thus bringing to an end his short lived England career. He would appear to court popularity with the present Rovers owners. Not wanting to lose his corporate hospitality privileges. And coveting the possibility of a management position within the club, one day, as previously suggested. And of course 12 months ago he did have a book to sell ! He has continually flatly refused to criticise the awful Kean when Rovers fans discontent was at it’s highest. But expected them all at the time, to buy his book. Needless to say the book bombed. No. I could never really find the words to describe Chris Sutton. Excellent striker that he was. Not until I read Keith Gillespie’s Book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. (pic above). To paraphrase from the book Gillespie describes Sutton thus. “Chris Sutton was the top dog, though, a player with the ability to turn our fortunes around. But he spent most of the season injured and when he came back, his attitude towards Brian Kidd was poor. SUTTON WAS AN ODD FISH. He seemed decent one – to – one, but in a group he was an annoying show – off, picking on people who he wouldn’t say a word to otherwise. Everyone should have been fighting for their lives, but Sutton knew he was going to be in the Premier League next season with (Chelsea) what ever happened and did not contribute enough. Kidd needed Sutton (pic below) at his best to give us an outlet upfront. He didn’t get it.” That is a brief extract from Gillespie’s book. HOW NOT BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. “AN ODD FISH”. Describing Sutton. Well put Keith Gillespie. Keith Gillespie’s book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE is a good read and written with the help of journalist Daniel McDonnell. Blackburn Rovers feature prominently and Gillespie reveals many things, during his four and half years at Ewood, including his close friendships with Gary Flitcroft and Craig Short (now Rovers coach). And his up and down relationship with Graeme Souness. The book reveals the darker side of professional football. Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010. When he calculated how much he had squandered during the course of his professional career due to gambling, flawed investments and failed business deals. He came up with a figure approaching £8 million. The book which also reveals the drinking and womanising side of professional football, has been nominated for the football book of the year in the 2014 British Sports Book awards. It is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. £8.99 in paperback. I strongly recommend it to all Rovers fans for your holiday reading. Reg.[/p][/quote]shut up you ego maniac anybody who refers to themselves in the 3rd person - is a arse of the lowest level hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -8

4:08pm Wed 2 Jul 14

steralc says...

Luke varney ha ha ha
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Best yet to come , ha ha ha
Luke varney ha ha ha You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed Best yet to come , ha ha ha steralc
  • Score: -12

5:15pm Wed 2 Jul 14

dallydally says...

Well we ain't seen anything to shout about yet Gary so here's hoping
Well we ain't seen anything to shout about yet Gary so here's hoping dallydally
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Reg Rover wrote:
A STRANGE FISH
I have never just been able to find the words to describe ex-Rovers striker Chris Sutton.
Not that I know the man at all really. We used to frequent the same Italian restaurant in Langho, and got to be on nodding terms.
My daughter knew him and his wife from the ‘School Run’. Nothing more than that really.
Sutton was a constant critic of ‘Reg’, during my campaign to rid Ewood of the awful Kean. And still is. To which he is entitled. I had heard rumours of Sutton’s sullen behaviour in the dressing room and around the training pitch. His TV interviews sometimes smacked of arrogance and indifference.
He allegedly was not all that popular when manager of Lincoln City and just did not fit in during his time at Chelsea.
Alan Shearer never really had a good word to say about his striking partner off the pitch.
Sutton virtually brought to an end his fledging England career. When he told manager Glen Hoddle he considered himself to be too good to play for England B and refused to play. Thus bringing to an end his short lived England career.
He would appear to court popularity with the present Rovers owners. Not wanting to lose his corporate hospitality privileges. And coveting the possibility of a management position within the club, one day, as previously suggested. And of course 12 months ago he did have a book to sell !
He has continually flatly refused to criticise the awful Kean when Rovers fans discontent was at it’s highest. But expected them all at the time, to buy his book. Needless to say the book bombed.
No. I could never really find the words to describe Chris Sutton. Excellent striker that he was.
Not until I read Keith Gillespie’s Book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. (pic above).
To paraphrase from the book Gillespie describes Sutton thus. “Chris Sutton was the top dog, though, a player with the ability to turn our fortunes around. But he spent most of the season injured and when he came back, his attitude towards Brian Kidd was poor. SUTTON WAS AN ODD FISH. He seemed decent one – to – one, but in a group he was an annoying show – off, picking on people who he wouldn’t say a word to otherwise. Everyone should have been fighting for their lives, but Sutton knew he was going to be in the Premier League next season with (Chelsea) what ever happened and did not contribute enough. Kidd needed Sutton (pic below) at his best to give us an outlet upfront. He didn’t get it.”
That is a brief extract from Gillespie’s book. HOW NOT BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. “AN ODD FISH”. Describing Sutton. Well put Keith Gillespie.
Keith Gillespie’s book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE is a good read and written with the help of journalist Daniel McDonnell.
Blackburn Rovers feature prominently and Gillespie reveals many things, during his four and half years at Ewood, including his close friendships with Gary Flitcroft and Craig Short (now Rovers coach). And his up and down relationship with Graeme Souness.
The book reveals the darker side of professional football. Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010. When he calculated how much he had squandered during the course of his professional career due to gambling, flawed investments and failed business deals. He came up with a figure approaching £8 million.
The book which also reveals the drinking and womanising side of professional football, has been nominated for the football book of the year in the 2014 British Sports Book awards.
It is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. £8.99 in paperback. I strongly recommend it to all Rovers fans for your holiday reading.
Reg.
I think I would prefer to be in the same restaurant as Chris Sutton rather than Keith Gillespie as I suspect my wallet might be safer. I will resist the temptation of purchasing Gillespie's inconsequential memories as he would only waste the royalty payment with William Hill.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: A STRANGE FISH I have never just been able to find the words to describe ex-Rovers striker Chris Sutton. Not that I know the man at all really. We used to frequent the same Italian restaurant in Langho, and got to be on nodding terms. My daughter knew him and his wife from the ‘School Run’. Nothing more than that really. Sutton was a constant critic of ‘Reg’, during my campaign to rid Ewood of the awful Kean. And still is. To which he is entitled. I had heard rumours of Sutton’s sullen behaviour in the dressing room and around the training pitch. His TV interviews sometimes smacked of arrogance and indifference. He allegedly was not all that popular when manager of Lincoln City and just did not fit in during his time at Chelsea. Alan Shearer never really had a good word to say about his striking partner off the pitch. Sutton virtually brought to an end his fledging England career. When he told manager Glen Hoddle he considered himself to be too good to play for England B and refused to play. Thus bringing to an end his short lived England career. He would appear to court popularity with the present Rovers owners. Not wanting to lose his corporate hospitality privileges. And coveting the possibility of a management position within the club, one day, as previously suggested. And of course 12 months ago he did have a book to sell ! He has continually flatly refused to criticise the awful Kean when Rovers fans discontent was at it’s highest. But expected them all at the time, to buy his book. Needless to say the book bombed. No. I could never really find the words to describe Chris Sutton. Excellent striker that he was. Not until I read Keith Gillespie’s Book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. (pic above). To paraphrase from the book Gillespie describes Sutton thus. “Chris Sutton was the top dog, though, a player with the ability to turn our fortunes around. But he spent most of the season injured and when he came back, his attitude towards Brian Kidd was poor. SUTTON WAS AN ODD FISH. He seemed decent one – to – one, but in a group he was an annoying show – off, picking on people who he wouldn’t say a word to otherwise. Everyone should have been fighting for their lives, but Sutton knew he was going to be in the Premier League next season with (Chelsea) what ever happened and did not contribute enough. Kidd needed Sutton (pic below) at his best to give us an outlet upfront. He didn’t get it.” That is a brief extract from Gillespie’s book. HOW NOT BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE. “AN ODD FISH”. Describing Sutton. Well put Keith Gillespie. Keith Gillespie’s book HOW NOT TO BE A FOOTBALL MILLIONAIRE is a good read and written with the help of journalist Daniel McDonnell. Blackburn Rovers feature prominently and Gillespie reveals many things, during his four and half years at Ewood, including his close friendships with Gary Flitcroft and Craig Short (now Rovers coach). And his up and down relationship with Graeme Souness. The book reveals the darker side of professional football. Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010. When he calculated how much he had squandered during the course of his professional career due to gambling, flawed investments and failed business deals. He came up with a figure approaching £8 million. The book which also reveals the drinking and womanising side of professional football, has been nominated for the football book of the year in the 2014 British Sports Book awards. It is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. £8.99 in paperback. I strongly recommend it to all Rovers fans for your holiday reading. Reg.[/p][/quote]I think I would prefer to be in the same restaurant as Chris Sutton rather than Keith Gillespie as I suspect my wallet might be safer. I will resist the temptation of purchasing Gillespie's inconsequential memories as he would only waste the royalty payment with William Hill. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Angry From Accrington says...

At 31 years old, I really doubt that Varney's best has yet to come........unless GB means Leon Best
At 31 years old, I really doubt that Varney's best has yet to come........unless GB means Leon Best Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 1

8:48am Thu 3 Jul 14

I am the voice of my own god says...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, if mid table was offered to you clowns, you would take it now, this collective glee club of a team you have put together are bang average........if you ever got back into the premier league, you would do a Swindon.....100 goals against, and would struggle to make double figures in the points tally............DEA
L WITH IT!!!
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, if mid table was offered to you clowns, you would take it now, this collective glee club of a team you have put together are bang average........if you ever got back into the premier league, you would do a Swindon.....100 goals against, and would struggle to make double figures in the points tally............DEA L WITH IT!!! I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -2

10:34am Thu 3 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

Go on Lukey show us what you can do !!
Go on Lukey show us what you can do !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 0

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