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Venky's: Ronaldinho a no go for Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers owners have vowed to financially back Steve Kean’s search for “quality players” – but have distanced themselves from an audacious bid for AC Milan’s Ronaldinho.

Venky’s director Venkatesh Rao told the Lancashire Telegraph yesterday he was not concerned about cost and insisted the funds are there this month to help take Rovers forward.

Rovers boss Kean said after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Sunderland he was already closing in on two new recruits and was hopeful as many as four new faces could arrive in the next couple of weeks.

He also insisted he would be interested in rivalling Spurs for the loan signing of David Beckham as he bids to excite the Ewood Park faithful.

Rovers have not been given a budget yet by the Indian poultry giants but, with Kean’s January wish-list now with his bosses, Mr Rao insisted quality and not price would be their criteria.

He also dismissed the possibility of Brazilian forward Ronaldinho being brought to Ewood Park after his company’s Facebook site reported an approach had been made.

The site, and their Twitter account, said Venky’s had offered the two-time FIFA World Footballer of the Year, now 30, a two-year deal worth 7.2m Euros a year.

The story was quickly removed from their site and Rao has now rubbished the rumour.

He said: “That is not true. There is no interest at all, they are just rumours.

“We are still finalising possible signings but hopefully we can come out into the press and make things clearer in a week.

“Discussions are still going on and meetings are going on.

"Money is not the criteria at all though, we do not mind about the money.

“It is about getting the right players for Blackburn Rovers and we have enough money to do that.

"That is not a problem. We want to bring quality to Blackburn Rovers.”

Meanwhile Rovers boss Kean is confident he will have no problems in attracting new signings to Ewood Park.

The Lancashire Telegraph understands progress has already been made on his search for signings, although no official offers can be made until the green light is received from India.

The Rovers boss gave his January wish-list to his bosses in Indian on Friday and is confident his managerial inexperience will not stop him sealing the deals – hopefully soon after Liverpool’s visit on Wednesday.

He said: “I don’t think that will be a handicap. We are showing people we are a club moving forward, we want to finish in the top ten this season and build a squad in the summer that can finish in the top six.

“When the plans are like that and that is what the owners want to do, players can see that as a challenge and want to come to a club on the up and on the front foot.

“It is about getting a few signings made and there will be a bit of excitement about the club and positivity about the place.”

A number of targets identified by the club’s scouting department during Sam Allardyce’s regime are understood to still be high up on the radar, although past interest in former midfielder David Bentley is believed to have diminished.

“I think we will sign at least three, possibly four, we might have one on loan at least at this stage that is the way it is looking,” Kean said.

“We are allowed one more domestic loan because we have Diouf on loan from Man U and two foreign and that should really move us forward because we have so many players out.

“The list has gone in so we will see what comes back and how we are going to move forward.

"We would like to do it early. It will probably be after the Liverpool game.

“We are close to signing two, possibly three, although the third is the outsider.

"Hopefully talks can continue and with someone like Beckham, someone will get a good player if he comes over here.

“And if he does come back to this country, he is someone we would be interested in.”

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8:21am Mon 3 Jan 11

BRFCBrabant says...

Beckham would't consider coming to Rovers you loonies!

Steve Kean won't be able to attract top quailty to Ewood!

AND why did I bother reading a report that has the name Ronaldinho in the headline?
Beckham would't consider coming to Rovers you loonies! Steve Kean won't be able to attract top quailty to Ewood! AND why did I bother reading a report that has the name Ronaldinho in the headline? BRFCBrabant
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8:29am Mon 3 Jan 11

ChrisSutton says...

I'm impressed actually even if they're a bit over ambitious with the likes of Ronaldinho - it's good to have a bit of optimism about Ewood again.

Let's see what the signings are before we go off at the deep end.

A couple of really exciting signings would get me behind the Venkys that's for sure.
I'm impressed actually even if they're a bit over ambitious with the likes of Ronaldinho - it's good to have a bit of optimism about Ewood again. Let's see what the signings are before we go off at the deep end. A couple of really exciting signings would get me behind the Venkys that's for sure. ChrisSutton
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8:31am Mon 3 Jan 11

ChrisSutton says...

Although despite my above comment, I do hope the Venkys are also keeping a discrete search going for a manager in the close season.

Surely as experienced business people they'll know the value of having a great leader. A rookie, is not the way forward no matter how good they are 'in training' and how many 'hours they do'. Sorry Steve Kean
Although despite my above comment, I do hope the Venkys are also keeping a discrete search going for a manager in the close season. Surely as experienced business people they'll know the value of having a great leader. A rookie, is not the way forward no matter how good they are 'in training' and how many 'hours they do'. Sorry Steve Kean ChrisSutton
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8:50am Mon 3 Jan 11

suttydog says...

back to the sunderland game dont care who or who didnt play the ones out there could at least have put some tackles in, sunderlands 3 goals were scored without a tackle or meaningful challenge put in.
as for transfers need a winger who can take full backs on and cross a ball we dont have 1 e,h douff is rubbish.
15-20 goal a season striker
roy keane/robbie savage type midfielder
but good platers like that dont come cheap
back to the sunderland game dont care who or who didnt play the ones out there could at least have put some tackles in, sunderlands 3 goals were scored without a tackle or meaningful challenge put in. as for transfers need a winger who can take full backs on and cross a ball we dont have 1 e,h douff is rubbish. 15-20 goal a season striker roy keane/robbie savage type midfielder but good platers like that dont come cheap suttydog
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9:08am Mon 3 Jan 11

The ball is round so pass it! says...

BRFCBrabant wrote:
Beckham would't consider coming to Rovers you loonies!

Steve Kean won't be able to attract top quailty to Ewood!

AND why did I bother reading a report that has the name Ronaldinho in the headline?
What you have to understand is Rovers have moved into "Hotel California" territory with the Venky's business plans to promote the club in Asia.
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It's sad but it is the world we live in I am afraid so expect a lot more of this type of headline. If Rovers are going to have a big future in the Premiership then this is the type of profile that will be suggested by Venky's marketing and PR representatives to expand the club.
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Its not ideal for traditionalists buts its either that or settle for the status of trying to poach your new manager from Bournemouth in future!
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32 Years And Counting!
[quote][p][bold]BRFCBrabant[/bold] wrote: Beckham would't consider coming to Rovers you loonies! Steve Kean won't be able to attract top quailty to Ewood! AND why did I bother reading a report that has the name Ronaldinho in the headline?[/p][/quote]What you have to understand is Rovers have moved into "Hotel California" territory with the Venky's business plans to promote the club in Asia. . It's sad but it is the world we live in I am afraid so expect a lot more of this type of headline. If Rovers are going to have a big future in the Premiership then this is the type of profile that will be suggested by Venky's marketing and PR representatives to expand the club. . Its not ideal for traditionalists buts its either that or settle for the status of trying to poach your new manager from Bournemouth in future! . 32 Years And Counting! The ball is round so pass it!
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9:17am Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

positive stuff coming from the new owners. was at sunderland and west brom and although the result wasnt great at the stadium of s*ite you can definitly see an improvement in the rovers players style of play.
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worst player on the pitch? pederson. couldnt control the ball and was very slow. looked like he'd partied in a certain part of manchester all night! he got caught too many times. stick him out wide or on the bench.
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i have faith in kean, if he brings in players which are needed in the right areas things could be rosey at ewood. lets wait and see.
positive stuff coming from the new owners. was at sunderland and west brom and although the result wasnt great at the stadium of s*ite you can definitly see an improvement in the rovers players style of play. . worst player on the pitch? pederson. couldnt control the ball and was very slow. looked like he'd partied in a certain part of manchester all night! he got caught too many times. stick him out wide or on the bench. . i have faith in kean, if he brings in players which are needed in the right areas things could be rosey at ewood. lets wait and see. Lamp it!
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9:18am Mon 3 Jan 11

BangkokRover says...

So how did this message appear on the Company Twitter and Website if it was just a rumour??

Cheers
BKR
So how did this message appear on the Company Twitter and Website if it was just a rumour?? Cheers BKR BangkokRover
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9:25am Mon 3 Jan 11

Rich Riley says...

Kean "We are showing people we are a club moving forward"

Are you? How?

Venkys wanted to change the stadium name then backtracked.
Sacked the manager for no good reason.
They were interested in Beckham.
They said the manager had £5 million to spend in the January window and wanted Champions League football.
They want Ronaldinho, now they dont.


What the comment should say is "We are showing people we are a laughing stock"
Kean "We are showing people we are a club moving forward" Are you? How? Venkys wanted to change the stadium name then backtracked. Sacked the manager for no good reason. They were interested in Beckham. They said the manager had £5 million to spend in the January window and wanted Champions League football. They want Ronaldinho, now they dont. What the comment should say is "We are showing people we are a laughing stock" Rich Riley
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9:35am Mon 3 Jan 11

ScatmanRovers75 says...

Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become.
Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....
Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become. Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off..... ScatmanRovers75
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9:44am Mon 3 Jan 11

kevin e says...

Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?
Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours? kevin e
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9:50am Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

ScatmanRovers75 wrote:
Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become. Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....
what a pathetic post. i think you have issues!
[quote][p][bold]ScatmanRovers75[/bold] wrote: Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become. Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....[/p][/quote]what a pathetic post. i think you have issues! Lamp it!
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9:53am Mon 3 Jan 11

BangkokRover says...

kevin e wrote:
Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?
I am not being negiative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin?

Cheers
BKR

PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him?
[quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?[/p][/quote]I am not being negiative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin? Cheers BKR PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him? BangkokRover
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9:54am Mon 3 Jan 11

hasslem hasslem says...

ScatmanRovers75 wrote:
Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become.
Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....
totally agree - the only consistency in Venky's utterances is the inconsistency in their messages.
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it seems to me as if we are currently being owned by the Grand Old Due of York.
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Word of advice - ONE PERSON, ONE VOICE, ONE MESSAGE.
Anybody else gets excluded from the family business.
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We are not the only club who plays silly games (witness redknapp last thursday saying "no interest whatsoever" in beckham and by sunday "we would love to sign beckham, and i am sure he wants to join spuds").....the difference is this club/our club is in turmoil and needs a steady hand on the tiller.
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As for the likes of Beckham and Ronaldhino - let's get the ingredients to bake the cake before we try and put the icing on. A midfield and a 15 goal plus striker...we could do with finding someone who is the future of Croatian football
[quote][p][bold]ScatmanRovers75[/bold] wrote: Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become. Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....[/p][/quote]totally agree - the only consistency in Venky's utterances is the inconsistency in their messages. . it seems to me as if we are currently being owned by the Grand Old Due of York. . Word of advice - ONE PERSON, ONE VOICE, ONE MESSAGE. Anybody else gets excluded from the family business. . We are not the only club who plays silly games (witness redknapp last thursday saying "no interest whatsoever" in beckham and by sunday "we would love to sign beckham, and i am sure he wants to join spuds").....the difference is this club/our club is in turmoil and needs a steady hand on the tiller. . As for the likes of Beckham and Ronaldhino - let's get the ingredients to bake the cake before we try and put the icing on. A midfield and a 15 goal plus striker...we could do with finding someone who is the future of Croatian football hasslem hasslem
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9:56am Mon 3 Jan 11

rankoutsider says...

For once there is real premier league quality available in January - Jamie Ohara and the Croatian lad krankjar at spurs spring to mind as well as Robbie Keane and John Carew.

If the new owners want to get proven quality in then they are not going to get a better chance in a January window . . . Let's wait and see if they have real intentions of speeding some cash . . .
For once there is real premier league quality available in January - Jamie Ohara and the Croatian lad krankjar at spurs spring to mind as well as Robbie Keane and John Carew. If the new owners want to get proven quality in then they are not going to get a better chance in a January window . . . Let's wait and see if they have real intentions of speeding some cash . . . rankoutsider
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9:57am Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

vinjay is now lamp it,

sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard ossyrover1
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9:57am Mon 3 Jan 11

ChrisSutton says...

yeah let's try to stay calm guys.
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Most of us are on the same page regarding our concerns with Kean and Venkys.. BUT.. and this is a big but..
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This is now the time to wait and see what happens. We can judge them for how honest leaders they'll be once we've done our business in this window.
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If we sign the likes of Kris Boyd THEN we will have to make some serious noise..
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BUT, I tell you what.. if we do manage to make a couple of big name signings - the whole of Ewood would come alight and it could really be the turning point fo Venkys - so it's in their interests really so be patient.
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Let's pray the latter happens. God knows it's been a long old time since we signed ANYONE who got the pulse racing.
yeah let's try to stay calm guys. . Most of us are on the same page regarding our concerns with Kean and Venkys.. BUT.. and this is a big but.. . This is now the time to wait and see what happens. We can judge them for how honest leaders they'll be once we've done our business in this window. . If we sign the likes of Kris Boyd THEN we will have to make some serious noise.. . BUT, I tell you what.. if we do manage to make a couple of big name signings - the whole of Ewood would come alight and it could really be the turning point fo Venkys - so it's in their interests really so be patient. . Let's pray the latter happens. God knows it's been a long old time since we signed ANYONE who got the pulse racing. ChrisSutton
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9:58am Mon 3 Jan 11

BangkokRover says...

I am not being negiative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin?

Cheers
BKR

PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him?
I am not being negiative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin? Cheers BKR PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him? BangkokRover
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9:59am Mon 3 Jan 11

BangkokRover says...

I am not being negative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin?

Cheers
BKR

PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him?
I am not being negative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin? Cheers BKR PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him? BangkokRover
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10:13am Mon 3 Jan 11

kevin e says...

BangkokRover wrote:
I am not being negative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin?

Cheers
BKR

PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him?
Clearly not - that's why I suggest waiting until we know what has happened in reality before making judgements.
[quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: I am not being negative here but you would agree that messages give out on company websites and twitter are fact are they not Kevin? Cheers BKR PS: Where is John Williams, why is all this not running through him?[/p][/quote]Clearly not - that's why I suggest waiting until we know what has happened in reality before making judgements. kevin e
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10:14am Mon 3 Jan 11

Gaz M says...

Good to hear that the ball is rolling as far as new signings are concearned.What i would like to know is what part in negotiations has our chairman Mr Williams had to play,with the list going to India it makes me wonder just who is making these decisions surely not just the Rao family over the breakfast table!.I am just praying that John williams is partaking in some way !!!
Good to hear that the ball is rolling as far as new signings are concearned.What i would like to know is what part in negotiations has our chairman Mr Williams had to play,with the list going to India it makes me wonder just who is making these decisions surely not just the Rao family over the breakfast table!.I am just praying that John williams is partaking in some way !!! Gaz M
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10:16am Mon 3 Jan 11

ivegillian says...

re john williams

i would suspect that as part of the sale transaction it was agreed that john williams would remain on the board through a handover period - probably to the end of the season - when the new owners will put their own man in. he will have minimal responsibilities now including little or no say on financial transactions. a great loss if he does go but it would be consistent with what generally happens when one enterprise acquires another. he could be moved into a consultancy role with a non executive board position. i think the days of the other board members are also numbered.
re john williams i would suspect that as part of the sale transaction it was agreed that john williams would remain on the board through a handover period - probably to the end of the season - when the new owners will put their own man in. he will have minimal responsibilities now including little or no say on financial transactions. a great loss if he does go but it would be consistent with what generally happens when one enterprise acquires another. he could be moved into a consultancy role with a non executive board position. i think the days of the other board members are also numbered. ivegillian
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10:23am Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

ossyrover1 wrote:
vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S.
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i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about!
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oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is!
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and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
[quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen! Lamp it!
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10:27am Mon 3 Jan 11

hasslem hasslem says...

in light of the impending arrival of a flux of brazilians, pehaps you would all like to visit the following website to get your barazilian name.
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www.minimalsworld.ne
t/BrazilName/brazili
an.shtml
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woody riversider becomes riversidito
johhny bovril - bovrisco
marghen taunton - marghinosa
and vinjay......
.....b0ll0xinha
in light of the impending arrival of a flux of brazilians, pehaps you would all like to visit the following website to get your barazilian name. . www.minimalsworld.ne t/BrazilName/brazili an.shtml . woody riversider becomes riversidito johhny bovril - bovrisco marghen taunton - marghinosa and vinjay...... .....b0ll0xinha hasslem hasslem
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10:27am Mon 3 Jan 11

BangkokRover says...

Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote:
vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S.
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i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about!
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oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is!
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and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship?

Cheers
BKR
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR BangkokRover
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10:35am Mon 3 Jan 11

Fartonadingleshead says...

To be honest who needs a player like Rhonaldino when we can have Kris Boyd?
Seriously though I just hope the Venky`s are not extracting the urine when it comes to the cash. I do have reservations though.
Will wait till end of season, if its all crap venky`s are talking, then I will be off to watch F.C United, as I will never grace the grounds of local rivals as a home fan. Read their website and they are a club run by the fans for the fans without some third world chicken farmers who want to pillage a great club. Would like some more input from Mr Williams regarding transfers, or is he ready for the off too.
To be honest who needs a player like Rhonaldino when we can have Kris Boyd? Seriously though I just hope the Venky`s are not extracting the urine when it comes to the cash. I do have reservations though. Will wait till end of season, if its all crap venky`s are talking, then I will be off to watch F.C United, as I will never grace the grounds of local rivals as a home fan. Read their website and they are a club run by the fans for the fans without some third world chicken farmers who want to pillage a great club. Would like some more input from Mr Williams regarding transfers, or is he ready for the off too. Fartonadingleshead
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10:44am Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
who said we wouldnt go down with sam? i'm not being funny either when i say that we have had to endure the worst football ever seen at ewood. you have seen it on tv. its not the same. when you cant be arsed to go and you have to drag yourself to watch rubbish it is saul-destroying!
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also, why does everyone think so highly of sam? he saved us, good. but he showed no ambition. the rubbish that came out of his mouth was incredible.
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lets look forward. wait and see what happens in the transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]who said we wouldnt go down with sam? i'm not being funny either when i say that we have had to endure the worst football ever seen at ewood. you have seen it on tv. its not the same. when you cant be arsed to go and you have to drag yourself to watch rubbish it is saul-destroying! . also, why does everyone think so highly of sam? he saved us, good. but he showed no ambition. the rubbish that came out of his mouth was incredible. . lets look forward. wait and see what happens in the transfer window. Lamp it!
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10:47am Mon 3 Jan 11

londonrover says...

Beckham, Ronaldhino? You're 'avin a laff This whole business, i.e. since Venky's took over, is becoming a bit of a charade and is farcical to say the least!
Beckham, Ronaldhino? You're 'avin a laff This whole business, i.e. since Venky's took over, is becoming a bit of a charade and is farcical to say the least! londonrover
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10:54am Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

i didnt like sam or his football, what i wasnt happy with was sacking him when they did without a "proper " manager in place to take over.
i didnt like sam or his football, what i wasnt happy with was sacking him when they did without a "proper " manager in place to take over. ossyrover1
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11:08am Mon 3 Jan 11

maltablackburnian says...

Nearly fell off my chair laughing at Kean's latest. Top six next season with signings from the lower half of the Championship? On the evidence of abject surrenders to mighty Stoke and Sunderland, the only likely top six position is in the Championship - one place above the Dingles, if we're lucky.
Nearly fell off my chair laughing at Kean's latest. Top six next season with signings from the lower half of the Championship? On the evidence of abject surrenders to mighty Stoke and Sunderland, the only likely top six position is in the Championship - one place above the Dingles, if we're lucky. maltablackburnian
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11:18am Mon 3 Jan 11

makaveli96 says...

Dont we still own India anyway?
Dont we still own India anyway? makaveli96
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11:30am Mon 3 Jan 11

Burger says...

kevin e wrote:
Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?
ahhh the voice of reason at last....fact is at the minuet none of us have a clue who is on that list or exactly how much venkys are willing to spend..like Kevin e says lets just wait and see before we pull the trigger
[quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?[/p][/quote]ahhh the voice of reason at last....fact is at the minuet none of us have a clue who is on that list or exactly how much venkys are willing to spend..like Kevin e says lets just wait and see before we pull the trigger Burger
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11:30am Mon 3 Jan 11

Miller11 says...

Thank god we are not trying to sign Ronaldinho. If we did we'd be in administration within 18 months.
Thank god we are not trying to sign Ronaldinho. If we did we'd be in administration within 18 months. Miller11
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11:40am Mon 3 Jan 11

champs95 says...

this takes me back 20 years when we wanted to sign Gary Lineker but ended up with David Speedie who turned out to be one the most important signings of the Walker revolution.
this takes me back 20 years when we wanted to sign Gary Lineker but ended up with David Speedie who turned out to be one the most important signings of the Walker revolution. champs95
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11:43am Mon 3 Jan 11

manyarecalled says...

All sorts of guesses as to who we are interested in .
probably will sign a young striker , latest rumour is Traore of FC Cluj.
show me the money , Venkys.
midfield injuries also give concern.
fingers and toes crossed.
All sorts of guesses as to who we are interested in . probably will sign a young striker , latest rumour is Traore of FC Cluj. show me the money , Venkys. midfield injuries also give concern. fingers and toes crossed. manyarecalled
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11:44am Mon 3 Jan 11

dorsetclaret says...

Beckham, Ronaldhino? You're 'avin a laff
just seen it on sky sports
rovers are going to be a laughing stock
Beckham, Ronaldhino? You're 'avin a laff just seen it on sky sports rovers are going to be a laughing stock dorsetclaret
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11:44am Mon 3 Jan 11

elsbells says...

Burger wrote:
kevin e wrote:
Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?
ahhh the voice of reason at last....fact is at the minuet none of us have a clue who is on that list or exactly how much venkys are willing to spend..like Kevin e says lets just wait and see before we pull the trigger
We may not know who is on the list but, it would help if our owners did`nt put these claims on twitter/facebook when there pi$$ed and then deny them when they have sobered up! They are making us into a right laughing stock!
"better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your a fool, rather than opening it and removing all doubt!"
[quote][p][bold]Burger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?[/p][/quote]ahhh the voice of reason at last....fact is at the minuet none of us have a clue who is on that list or exactly how much venkys are willing to spend..like Kevin e says lets just wait and see before we pull the trigger[/p][/quote]We may not know who is on the list but, it would help if our owners did`nt put these claims on twitter/facebook when there pi$$ed and then deny them when they have sobered up! They are making us into a right laughing stock! "better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your a fool, rather than opening it and removing all doubt!" elsbells
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11:44am Mon 3 Jan 11

ScatmanRovers75 says...

Lamp it! wrote:
ScatmanRovers75 wrote:
Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become. Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....
what a pathetic post. i think you have issues!
Fu** off dingle..
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScatmanRovers75[/bold] wrote: Venkys... word of advise... stop taking the p**s out of us and stick by your word.. if you are interested in signing someone like Ronaldinho, and you post it on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. don't then come out and say you were never interested in him. If this is all about publicity then I'm beginning to feel a little worried, I was prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt at the start, but saying things like the above just makes us more of a joke than we've already become. Stop pi**ing about with our club and show us the colour of your money or fuc* off.....[/p][/quote]what a pathetic post. i think you have issues![/p][/quote]Fu** off dingle.. ScatmanRovers75
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11:56am Mon 3 Jan 11

elma says...

Hey up ossyrover1,seems Samba was injured after all,who's the naive Muppet now.Why don't you and 6000 change your names to Kermit and Miss Piggy.
Hey up ossyrover1,seems Samba was injured after all,who's the naive Muppet now.Why don't you and 6000 change your names to Kermit and Miss Piggy. elma
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12:02pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

now now scatman! no need to call me a dingle-you live amongst them!
.
that is why all you can do is abuse our new owners who are about to put a few more million into our club.
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you are devoid of class and should stop acting like a big baby. put your dummy in!
now now scatman! no need to call me a dingle-you live amongst them! . that is why all you can do is abuse our new owners who are about to put a few more million into our club. . you are devoid of class and should stop acting like a big baby. put your dummy in! Lamp it!
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12:07pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

elma,,, whatever.
elma,,, whatever. ossyrover1
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12:10pm Mon 3 Jan 11

buzzinfly says...

Another cheap publicity stunt by the
Venky family.

The time has come to stop messing
around and show us what your made of.
Another cheap publicity stunt by the Venky family. The time has come to stop messing around and show us what your made of. buzzinfly
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12:16pm Mon 3 Jan 11

smellthecoffee says...

ossyrover1 wrote:
vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
.....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"...
..!theballisroundsop
assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.
[quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote].....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"... ..!theballisroundsop assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management. smellthecoffee
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12:26pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ChrisSutton says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote:
vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
.....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"...

..!theballisroundsop

assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.
lol Wtf?
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I'm not vinjay. If you noticed I was one of the ones frothing at the mouth and furious with my comments about venkys and especially Steve Kean the last couple of weeks.
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I've just recently come to the conclusion that I'm going to hold back a little while just to see how this transfer window goes. They're talking big, and you know what - last night I got a little buzz at the thought of Ronaldinho in a Rovers shirt. Will it happen? Probably not, but it's nice to have some cocky ambition again and to see our name even mentioned in the frame. When was the last time we got excited about a Blackburn transfer?
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You obviously didn't read my previous post on this article if you think I'm a blind supporter. TRUST ME - if Venkys end up just buying us complete tosh like Kris Boyd, then I'll easily be first in line to drive them out of our dear club. BUT until we see what happens, I'm willing to be patient a little while longer.
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It's bloody laughable that you're getting so paranoid that you're assuming any poster with a more patient attitude then yourself is a stooge.
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote].....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"... ..!theballisroundsop assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.[/p][/quote]lol Wtf? . I'm not vinjay. If you noticed I was one of the ones frothing at the mouth and furious with my comments about venkys and especially Steve Kean the last couple of weeks. . I've just recently come to the conclusion that I'm going to hold back a little while just to see how this transfer window goes. They're talking big, and you know what - last night I got a little buzz at the thought of Ronaldinho in a Rovers shirt. Will it happen? Probably not, but it's nice to have some cocky ambition again and to see our name even mentioned in the frame. When was the last time we got excited about a Blackburn transfer? . You obviously didn't read my previous post on this article if you think I'm a blind supporter. TRUST ME - if Venkys end up just buying us complete tosh like Kris Boyd, then I'll easily be first in line to drive them out of our dear club. BUT until we see what happens, I'm willing to be patient a little while longer. . It's bloody laughable that you're getting so paranoid that you're assuming any poster with a more patient attitude then yourself is a stooge. ChrisSutton
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12:30pm Mon 3 Jan 11

jack01 says...

Stick to worrying about your tinpot club in mid-table championship.

Why are rovers a laughing stock for showing ambition? If man city/spurs were linked with these players it would be absolutely fine, but because its blackburn being linked people are desperate for it not to be true and can't accept it might happen. If they are available and we have that kind of money why won't it happen? There's nothing more attractive to a player than a premier league club with money behind them.
Stick to worrying about your tinpot club in mid-table championship. Why are rovers a laughing stock for showing ambition? If man city/spurs were linked with these players it would be absolutely fine, but because its blackburn being linked people are desperate for it not to be true and can't accept it might happen. If they are available and we have that kind of money why won't it happen? There's nothing more attractive to a player than a premier league club with money behind them. jack01
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12:30pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ScatmanRovers75 says...

Lamp it! wrote:
now now scatman! no need to call me a dingle-you live amongst them!
.
that is why all you can do is abuse our new owners who are about to put a few more million into our club.
.
you are devoid of class and should stop acting like a big baby. put your dummy in!
Mate you don't know what class is, being a burnley fan and all that....

I refer back to what I said earlier if they have money......(they obviously don't have skills in communication) then they need to start spending some instead of spouting all this crap.

How much are they paying you to support them then vinjay??? Sorry lampard oppp sorry lamp it....
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: now now scatman! no need to call me a dingle-you live amongst them! . that is why all you can do is abuse our new owners who are about to put a few more million into our club. . you are devoid of class and should stop acting like a big baby. put your dummy in![/p][/quote]Mate you don't know what class is, being a burnley fan and all that.... I refer back to what I said earlier if they have money......(they obviously don't have skills in communication) then they need to start spending some instead of spouting all this crap. How much are they paying you to support them then vinjay??? Sorry lampard oppp sorry lamp it.... ScatmanRovers75
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12:32pm Mon 3 Jan 11

madari says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Dont we still own India anyway?
Madari the snake charmer says:

In answer to your question, you`ll find that Indians & pakistani`s not only own 3/4 of Blackburn but they also now own your beloved team.

....and the Pantomime goes on...an on..
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Dont we still own India anyway?[/p][/quote]Madari the snake charmer says: In answer to your question, you`ll find that Indians & pakistani`s not only own 3/4 of Blackburn but they also now own your beloved team. ....and the Pantomime goes on...an on.. madari
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12:37pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Jonny Bovril says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
in light of the impending arrival of a flux of brazilians, pehaps you would all like to visit the following website to get your barazilian name.
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www.minimalsworld.ne

t/BrazilName/brazili

an.shtml
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woody riversider becomes riversidito
johhny bovril - bovrisco
marghen taunton - marghinosa
and vinjay......
.....b0ll0xinha
Fantastic HH! Riversidito may choose to keep this name as rumour as it he is a dead ringer for a wanted Kajakstani Gun Runner! He is looking to escape the country soon whilst the heat dies down.

I agree with your other post on the PR regarding Ronaldhino. Venkys need to learn fast as any more 'profile raising' stories like this and we'll all lose patience.
There's probably some truth in there as I'm sure they'd love to make an eye catching signing but we could do with an oldhead warhorse type like Hughes, rather than an over the hill flair player.
It is gonna be a long month - and like others I would feel much happier if the PR and deals were being handled by JW. Not gonna happen though - its their way or the highway methinks.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: in light of the impending arrival of a flux of brazilians, pehaps you would all like to visit the following website to get your barazilian name. . www.minimalsworld.ne t/BrazilName/brazili an.shtml . woody riversider becomes riversidito johhny bovril - bovrisco marghen taunton - marghinosa and vinjay...... .....b0ll0xinha[/p][/quote]Fantastic HH! Riversidito may choose to keep this name as rumour as it he is a dead ringer for a wanted Kajakstani Gun Runner! He is looking to escape the country soon whilst the heat dies down. I agree with your other post on the PR regarding Ronaldhino. Venkys need to learn fast as any more 'profile raising' stories like this and we'll all lose patience. There's probably some truth in there as I'm sure they'd love to make an eye catching signing but we could do with an oldhead warhorse type like Hughes, rather than an over the hill flair player. It is gonna be a long month - and like others I would feel much happier if the PR and deals were being handled by JW. Not gonna happen though - its their way or the highway methinks. Jonny Bovril
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12:43pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Woody Riversider says...

**** !!

Transition demands stability -

Such as when Dalglish walked through the door:

Cowans
Moran
Hendry
Wright
Berg
Newal etc etc

You know what I mean.............

These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for.

A good balance asap.

Aaaargh !!!!

Arte et labore
**** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore Woody Riversider
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12:53pm Mon 3 Jan 11

madari says...

Woody Riversider wrote:
**** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore
Madari the snake charmer says;

And who do lot think you lot are,Chelsea? Man City?

Let me remind you that the `Chuckle brothers and their sister deadly Desai spend their money in rupees and not £££`s

Doomed!!!!I say...Doomed!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Woody Riversider[/bold] wrote: **** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Madari the snake charmer says; And who do lot think you lot are,Chelsea? Man City? Let me remind you that the `Chuckle brothers and their sister deadly Desai spend their money in rupees and not £££`s Doomed!!!!I say...Doomed!!!! madari
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1:02pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

Woody Riversider wrote:
**** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore
correct woody! and where did we buy the players from?
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cowans - old timer
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wright - blackpool!
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newell - everton reserves
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le saux - chelsea reserves
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etc
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we need to buy players who will fit in to our style of play. just because a player doesnt come from a top premier league first team doesnt mean he wont fit in.
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benjani is one example-sam paniced.
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keep the faith
[quote][p][bold]Woody Riversider[/bold] wrote: **** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]correct woody! and where did we buy the players from? . cowans - old timer . wright - blackpool! . newell - everton reserves . le saux - chelsea reserves . etc . we need to buy players who will fit in to our style of play. just because a player doesnt come from a top premier league first team doesnt mean he wont fit in. . benjani is one example-sam paniced. . keep the faith Lamp it!
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1:06pm Mon 3 Jan 11

eddie the eagle says...

Woody Riversider wrote:
**** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore
Good post but I'm not sure Kean has the expierience to know where these players are,Blackpool have also proved that there are gems in the lower divisions,Phillips from Wycombe springs to mind,but Holloway has been watching these players since they were kids.Again we have inconsistancy from Venkys and their puppet,Sams buys they quoted were rubbish now Kean tells us Sams list of player figure high on his own.
[quote][p][bold]Woody Riversider[/bold] wrote: **** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Good post but I'm not sure Kean has the expierience to know where these players are,Blackpool have also proved that there are gems in the lower divisions,Phillips from Wycombe springs to mind,but Holloway has been watching these players since they were kids.Again we have inconsistancy from Venkys and their puppet,Sams buys they quoted were rubbish now Kean tells us Sams list of player figure high on his own. eddie the eagle
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1:12pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Celtic Rover says...

BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
[quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter. Celtic Rover
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1:21pm Mon 3 Jan 11

smellthecoffee says...

Celtic Rover wrote:
BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
I think you're starting believe these characters exist Vinjay. Perhaps you might like to run a period drama next at King Georges Hall...??
[quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.[/p][/quote]I think you're starting believe these characters exist Vinjay. Perhaps you might like to run a period drama next at King Georges Hall...?? smellthecoffee
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1:34pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Celtic Rover says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
.....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"... ..!theballisroundsop assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.
Go and support Blackpool or Fylde then you negative donkey lashing P**** .Moan, moan, moan that's all you ever do.If you don't like it, F*** off!.
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote].....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"... ..!theballisroundsop assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.[/p][/quote]Go and support Blackpool or Fylde then you negative donkey lashing P**** .Moan, moan, moan that's all you ever do.If you don't like it, F*** off!. Celtic Rover
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1:34pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

say something constructive coffee nose
say something constructive coffee nose Lamp it!
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1:45pm Mon 3 Jan 11

smellthecoffee says...

Lamp it! wrote:
say something constructive coffee nose
Do one Vinjay and take your "friends" with you to the nearest NHS psychiatric unit!!! Is that constructive enough for you??
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: say something constructive coffee nose[/p][/quote]Do one Vinjay and take your "friends" with you to the nearest NHS psychiatric unit!!! Is that constructive enough for you?? smellthecoffee
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1:51pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Celtic Rover says...

That's his problem Lamp it, he doesn't understand the words " Positive or Constructive".Just another pretender mate, ignore him and eventually he will go away.
That's his problem Lamp it, he doesn't understand the words " Positive or Constructive".Just another pretender mate, ignore him and eventually he will go away. Celtic Rover
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1:57pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
Lamp it! wrote: say something constructive coffee nose
Do one Vinjay and take your "friends" with you to the nearest NHS psychiatric unit!!! Is that constructive enough for you??
you really are bitter. when we bring 2 or 3 players in and start moving the ball around and banging the goals in, will you be there?
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i'm lamp it! (for now) and will change my name when the footy improves - it won't be long! i chose the name lamp it to annoy all of the sam haters (well, who hated his style of play). i defended sam all the way except for this season.
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bad signings, rubbish tactics, terrible decisions on the pitch tactically. i have changed my mind about him. he is no swan - same old dinosaur tactics. i for one didnt want them. if you were happy watching that rubbish you can follow him when he gets his next post.
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by the way, myself and other posters on here have constructive, friendly banter-we dont just hurl insults.
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keep the faith! see you at chelski!
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: say something constructive coffee nose[/p][/quote]Do one Vinjay and take your "friends" with you to the nearest NHS psychiatric unit!!! Is that constructive enough for you??[/p][/quote]you really are bitter. when we bring 2 or 3 players in and start moving the ball around and banging the goals in, will you be there? . i'm lamp it! (for now) and will change my name when the footy improves - it won't be long! i chose the name lamp it to annoy all of the sam haters (well, who hated his style of play). i defended sam all the way except for this season. . bad signings, rubbish tactics, terrible decisions on the pitch tactically. i have changed my mind about him. he is no swan - same old dinosaur tactics. i for one didnt want them. if you were happy watching that rubbish you can follow him when he gets his next post. . by the way, myself and other posters on here have constructive, friendly banter-we dont just hurl insults. . keep the faith! see you at chelski! Lamp it!
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2:03pm Mon 3 Jan 11

kevin e says...

Celtic Rover wrote:
BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters.

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I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3.

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That is certainly true in my case.

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For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions.

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Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week.

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I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders.

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I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world.

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Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this?

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I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games.

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Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.[/p][/quote]Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters. . I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3. . That is certainly true in my case. . For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions. . Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week. . I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders. . I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world. . Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this? . I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games. . Just a thought. kevin e
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2:11pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Grizzly says...

It is impossible for Rovers to be able to purchase players such as Ronaldinho or David Beckham, simply because they cannot afford their wages...

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There's so many holes in the logic of Venky's, it is cringeworthy and so many rovers fans seem to be falling for all the noises they are making. it is embarrasssing to witness...

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Rovers, at the last time were spending 91% of turnover on wages alone. Incredible, and any slight stretch on that will push them into a loss, just on salaries. And paying someone over 6m per year will do that, when rovers income is around 50m per year.

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Venky's seem unaware of UEFA's new Financial Fair Play Regulations too. They are making noises that they want to compete in europe, but the new rules stipulate you must break even at least, otherwise you can't compete in europe.

therefore rovers are in a quandry. they will have to overspend on wages, bringing in quality players but then bar themselves from competing - but then if that is the position, big players wont want to come as they always want to compete in the european competitions.

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Time to wake up and smell the coffee lads, venky's are using your club as a PR excerise, nothing more.

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before the purchase of rovers, John Williams admitted that “The acquisition of Rovers as a Premier League club with relatively small debts presents a tremendous opportunity for the right person.”

However, he sent out some slightly mixed messages, when he admitted, “I don’t really think anyone is going to buy into Blackburn Rovers looking for a return on their investment.”

Nevertheless, the quest for investment continues, as “everyone knows suitable new ownership with new money coming into the club would be the answer.” '

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What has suddenly changed, with venky's purchasing the club? They have recorded a profit for the first half of the year of 9m. Hardly Roman Abramovich financies eh! and their business interests are seperate from rovers', so that is by the by but if rovers were in trouble, they do not have the aquiring wealth to bail you out.

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rovers have to become profitable to maintain their premiership status, and income is not going to massively increase enough to support what venky's are saying.

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i'd be very worried if they attempt to make any of these ridiculous purchases, as you will become the next pompey.

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lets just hope it is all rubbish and them trying to big up their brand.
It is impossible for Rovers to be able to purchase players such as Ronaldinho or David Beckham, simply because they cannot afford their wages... . There's so many holes in the logic of Venky's, it is cringeworthy and so many rovers fans seem to be falling for all the noises they are making. it is embarrasssing to witness... . Rovers, at the last time were spending 91% of turnover on wages alone. Incredible, and any slight stretch on that will push them into a loss, just on salaries. And paying someone over 6m per year will do that, when rovers income is around 50m per year. . Venky's seem unaware of UEFA's new Financial Fair Play Regulations too. They are making noises that they want to compete in europe, but the new rules stipulate you must break even at least, otherwise you can't compete in europe. therefore rovers are in a quandry. they will have to overspend on wages, bringing in quality players but then bar themselves from competing - but then if that is the position, big players wont want to come as they always want to compete in the european competitions. . Time to wake up and smell the coffee lads, venky's are using your club as a PR excerise, nothing more. . before the purchase of rovers, John Williams admitted that “The acquisition of Rovers as a Premier League club with relatively small debts presents a tremendous opportunity for the right person.” However, he sent out some slightly mixed messages, when he admitted, “I don’t really think anyone is going to buy into Blackburn Rovers looking for a return on their investment.” Nevertheless, the quest for investment continues, as “everyone knows suitable new ownership with new money coming into the club would be the answer.” ' . What has suddenly changed, with venky's purchasing the club? They have recorded a profit for the first half of the year of 9m. Hardly Roman Abramovich financies eh! and their business interests are seperate from rovers', so that is by the by but if rovers were in trouble, they do not have the aquiring wealth to bail you out. . rovers have to become profitable to maintain their premiership status, and income is not going to massively increase enough to support what venky's are saying. . i'd be very worried if they attempt to make any of these ridiculous purchases, as you will become the next pompey. . lets just hope it is all rubbish and them trying to big up their brand. Grizzly
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2:18pm Mon 3 Jan 11

oohcolinhendry says...

I can understand burnley fans comin on here and insultin us but can't get my head around blues slaggin fellow blues?maybe its cus I'm a 44yr old man and can't get used to bein called muppet,tosser,loser,
numpty,etc just for havin an opinion??if the culprits ARE so called "rovers fans"then shame on you!you're probably the 2 or 3 that were singin(embarrassingl
y)"venkys out"and "you can shove your chickens" at sunderland??pro/anti sam/venkys we've all got freedom of speech without resortin to childish playground comments!I hope to god we turn it round and become the famous BRFC once again even just to shut up the juvenille criticising on here!signin off for good now so happy new year to ALL rovers fans out there and let's get behind OUR team and club X
I can understand burnley fans comin on here and insultin us but can't get my head around blues slaggin fellow blues?maybe its cus I'm a 44yr old man and can't get used to bein called muppet,tosser,loser, numpty,etc just for havin an opinion??if the culprits ARE so called "rovers fans"then shame on you!you're probably the 2 or 3 that were singin(embarrassingl y)"venkys out"and "you can shove your chickens" at sunderland??pro/anti sam/venkys we've all got freedom of speech without resortin to childish playground comments!I hope to god we turn it round and become the famous BRFC once again even just to shut up the juvenille criticising on here!signin off for good now so happy new year to ALL rovers fans out there and let's get behind OUR team and club X oohcolinhendry
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2:27pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Iii1111 says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
in light of the impending arrival of a flux of brazilians, pehaps you would all like to visit the following website to get your barazilian name. . www.minimalsworld.ne t/BrazilName/brazili an.shtml . woody riversider becomes riversidito johhny bovril - bovrisco marghen taunton - marghinosa and vinjay...... .....b0ll0xinha
Jeppinho
Hasslemdro
Keviano
SmellBraziliancoffee
tosserinho
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: in light of the impending arrival of a flux of brazilians, pehaps you would all like to visit the following website to get your barazilian name. . www.minimalsworld.ne t/BrazilName/brazili an.shtml . woody riversider becomes riversidito johhny bovril - bovrisco marghen taunton - marghinosa and vinjay...... .....b0ll0xinha[/p][/quote]Jeppinho Hasslemdro Keviano SmellBraziliancoffee tosserinho Iii1111
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2:30pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Iii1111 says...

kevin e wrote:
Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?
That is the first time I 100% agree with you Kevin ..lets wait and see eh.
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If worse case scenario Venkys aren’t true to their word and the team is suffering because of it. Kean turns out to just be a Venkys propaganda tool…. Then I’ll be the first to man the barricades at Ewood. But lets not overreact until then!
[quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: Why don't we all just wait until the end of January when we can discuss facts and not rumours?[/p][/quote]That is the first time I 100% agree with you Kevin ..lets wait and see eh. . If worse case scenario Venkys aren’t true to their word and the team is suffering because of it. Kean turns out to just be a Venkys propaganda tool…. Then I’ll be the first to man the barricades at Ewood. But lets not overreact until then! Iii1111
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2:40pm Mon 3 Jan 11

bed and breakfast man_! says...

Woody Riversider wrote:
**** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore
Hey up woody !
I know that Ronaldinho is coming to Blackburn, All i can say is a mate of a mate who knows him cos he once bought a three wheeled off Ronaldinho said he is coming and he will get us staight into the champions leugue.
I know its true because everthing he tells me is true like alan carr is gay and john f kennedy is dead.......
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Me thinks we will get our name put with a lot of people...But talk is cheap till they have signed on the doted line, Lets just hope we are still not looking on the last day of the transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]Woody Riversider[/bold] wrote: **** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Hey up woody ! I know that Ronaldinho is coming to Blackburn, All i can say is a mate of a mate who knows him cos he once bought a three wheeled off Ronaldinho said he is coming and he will get us staight into the champions leugue. I know its true because everthing he tells me is true like alan carr is gay and john f kennedy is dead....... . Me thinks we will get our name put with a lot of people...But talk is cheap till they have signed on the doted line, Lets just hope we are still not looking on the last day of the transfer window. bed and breakfast man_!
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2:53pm Mon 3 Jan 11

tiojo says...

All this guff about Ronaldinho and Beckham must be doing wonders for the morale of the squad. What will players like Nelsen, Emerton and Pedersen who have provided Rover's backbone for years think of a management that even thinks of bringing in any of these over the hill show ponies in at huge expense? If I was them I'd be looking for the exit door.
All this guff about Ronaldinho and Beckham must be doing wonders for the morale of the squad. What will players like Nelsen, Emerton and Pedersen who have provided Rover's backbone for years think of a management that even thinks of bringing in any of these over the hill show ponies in at huge expense? If I was them I'd be looking for the exit door. tiojo
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2:53pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

heres a thought, deadline day comes and goes we havnt signed anybody, well maybe a couple of loans. so venkys make a statement, we had 20-30 mill to spend but couldnt attract the right players. what would the supporters say about that ? especially the venky luvvies.
heres a thought, deadline day comes and goes we havnt signed anybody, well maybe a couple of loans. so venkys make a statement, we had 20-30 mill to spend but couldnt attract the right players. what would the supporters say about that ? especially the venky luvvies. ossyrover1
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2:56pm Mon 3 Jan 11

londonrover says...

kevin e wrote:
Celtic Rover wrote:
BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters.

.

I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3.

.

That is certainly true in my case.

.

For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions.

.

Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week.

.

I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders.

.

I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world.

.

Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this?

.

I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games.

.

Just a thought.
Well said that man, (or woman). Being Darren born and bread, I've not lived up yon for 43 years but I still support my beloved Rovers and have done through thick and thin and as you suggest I've served my time. Just because I can't make it to many games these days doesn't make me (and lots of other ex-pats) any less of a supporter than those of you who are lucky enough to do so. Our opinions are just as valid as the next person.
[quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.[/p][/quote]Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters. . I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3. . That is certainly true in my case. . For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions. . Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week. . I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders. . I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world. . Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this? . I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games. . Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Well said that man, (or woman). Being Darren born and bread, I've not lived up yon for 43 years but I still support my beloved Rovers and have done through thick and thin and as you suggest I've served my time. Just because I can't make it to many games these days doesn't make me (and lots of other ex-pats) any less of a supporter than those of you who are lucky enough to do so. Our opinions are just as valid as the next person. londonrover
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3:01pm Mon 3 Jan 11

oneofthe6000 says...

elma wrote:
Hey up ossyrover1,seems Samba was injured after all,who's the naive Muppet now.Why don't you and 6000 change your names to Kermit and Miss Piggy.
Hand up. You were probably right. January window will show us one way or the other.
[quote][p][bold]elma[/bold] wrote: Hey up ossyrover1,seems Samba was injured after all,who's the naive Muppet now.Why don't you and 6000 change your names to Kermit and Miss Piggy.[/p][/quote]Hand up. You were probably right. January window will show us one way or the other. oneofthe6000
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3:07pm Mon 3 Jan 11

smellthecoffee says...

oohcolinhendry wrote:
I can understand burnley fans comin on here and insultin us but can't get my head around blues slaggin fellow blues?maybe its cus I'm a 44yr old man and can't get used to bein called muppet,tosser,loser, numpty,etc just for havin an opinion??if the culprits ARE so called "rovers fans"then shame on you!you're probably the 2 or 3 that were singin(embarrassingl y)"venkys out"and "you can shove your chickens" at sunderland??pro/anti sam/venkys we've all got freedom of speech without resortin to childish playground comments!I hope to god we turn it round and become the famous BRFC once again even just to shut up the juvenille criticising on here!signin off for good now so happy new year to ALL rovers fans out there and let's get behind OUR team and club X
"I'm a 44 year old man" - aww diddums. Watch out Vinjay your daddy will be back from his community service shift soon and he'll want time on his laptop.
[quote][p][bold]oohcolinhendry[/bold] wrote: I can understand burnley fans comin on here and insultin us but can't get my head around blues slaggin fellow blues?maybe its cus I'm a 44yr old man and can't get used to bein called muppet,tosser,loser, numpty,etc just for havin an opinion??if the culprits ARE so called "rovers fans"then shame on you!you're probably the 2 or 3 that were singin(embarrassingl y)"venkys out"and "you can shove your chickens" at sunderland??pro/anti sam/venkys we've all got freedom of speech without resortin to childish playground comments!I hope to god we turn it round and become the famous BRFC once again even just to shut up the juvenille criticising on here!signin off for good now so happy new year to ALL rovers fans out there and let's get behind OUR team and club X[/p][/quote]"I'm a 44 year old man" - aww diddums. Watch out Vinjay your daddy will be back from his community service shift soon and he'll want time on his laptop. smellthecoffee
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3:11pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

londonrover wrote:
kevin e wrote:
Celtic Rover wrote:
BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters. . I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3. . That is certainly true in my case. . For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions. . Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week. . I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders. . I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world. . Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this? . I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games. . Just a thought.
Well said that man, (or woman). Being Darren born and bread, I've not lived up yon for 43 years but I still support my beloved Rovers and have done through thick and thin and as you suggest I've served my time. Just because I can't make it to many games these days doesn't make me (and lots of other ex-pats) any less of a supporter than those of you who are lucky enough to do so. Our opinions are just as valid as the next person.
totally agree. the roverites the merrier! every fan's viewpoint is as valid as another. it is all about opinion-its just sad that when some posters have their opinions questioned they reply with garbage and insults.
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my original point was simple. it is different being at a ground than watching on telly. the game is the same but you dont feel the negative, dull, lacklustre atmosphere around the ground. i think people go to ewood because it is something to do, or that they already have a ticket and if they didnt they wouldnt go. people drag themselves to ewood without optimism. something needed changing at ewood or we would have been sliding down the league with sam (my opinion! i could sense it in the 'lack of' atmosphere!). at least rovers fans are getting some passion for the club again.
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keep the faith
[quote][p][bold]londonrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.[/p][/quote]Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters. . I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3. . That is certainly true in my case. . For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions. . Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week. . I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders. . I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world. . Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this? . I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games. . Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Well said that man, (or woman). Being Darren born and bread, I've not lived up yon for 43 years but I still support my beloved Rovers and have done through thick and thin and as you suggest I've served my time. Just because I can't make it to many games these days doesn't make me (and lots of other ex-pats) any less of a supporter than those of you who are lucky enough to do so. Our opinions are just as valid as the next person.[/p][/quote]totally agree. the roverites the merrier! every fan's viewpoint is as valid as another. it is all about opinion-its just sad that when some posters have their opinions questioned they reply with garbage and insults. . my original point was simple. it is different being at a ground than watching on telly. the game is the same but you dont feel the negative, dull, lacklustre atmosphere around the ground. i think people go to ewood because it is something to do, or that they already have a ticket and if they didnt they wouldnt go. people drag themselves to ewood without optimism. something needed changing at ewood or we would have been sliding down the league with sam (my opinion! i could sense it in the 'lack of' atmosphere!). at least rovers fans are getting some passion for the club again. . keep the faith Lamp it!
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3:37pm Mon 3 Jan 11

The ball is round so pass it! says...

Celtic Rover wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
.....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"... ..!theballisroundsop assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.
Go and support Blackpool or Fylde then you negative donkey lashing P**** .Moan, moan, moan that's all you ever do.If you don't like it, F*** off!.
Hi CR - You won't believe this but I have it confirmed smellthecoffee's fave coffee bean is ...... Indian!
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Woody looks like Lou Reed for the record.
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Lets be honest here - The January transfer window is going to be a lot more fun than if BS was still around!
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Water off a ducks back to me what the press say about us. Don't forget how much they used to slag Uncle Jack off. Then they slagged off Big Sam's football to high heaven but the minute we sack him its like - how can you be so stupid! Just ignore them - they want "Dirty Laundry"!
Kick em when their up,
Kick em when their down.
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32 Years And Counting!
[quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote].....and "ChrisSutton"....and "oohColinHendry!"... ..!theballisroundsop assit!"....and so on...the guy is obviously running Venky's PR machine and making a complete mess of it. Further pathetic attempts to brainwash Rovers supporters and the football world in general by attempting to associate themselves with high profile names. Just the same as the pics of "the Trotters" with Lennox Lewis and the like - sporting their tacky gold chains around their necks. Smoke and mirrors the lot of it. Pathetic PR and pathetic football club management.[/p][/quote]Go and support Blackpool or Fylde then you negative donkey lashing P**** .Moan, moan, moan that's all you ever do.If you don't like it, F*** off!.[/p][/quote]Hi CR - You won't believe this but I have it confirmed smellthecoffee's fave coffee bean is ...... Indian! . Woody looks like Lou Reed for the record. . Lets be honest here - The January transfer window is going to be a lot more fun than if BS was still around! . Water off a ducks back to me what the press say about us. Don't forget how much they used to slag Uncle Jack off. Then they slagged off Big Sam's football to high heaven but the minute we sack him its like - how can you be so stupid! Just ignore them - they want "Dirty Laundry"! Kick em when their up, Kick em when their down. . 32 Years And Counting! The ball is round so pass it!
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3:42pm Mon 3 Jan 11

BRFCBrabant says...

Lamp it! wrote:
londonrover wrote:
kevin e wrote:
Celtic Rover wrote:
BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters. . I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3. . That is certainly true in my case. . For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions. . Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week. . I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders. . I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world. . Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this? . I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games. . Just a thought.
Well said that man, (or woman). Being Darren born and bread, I've not lived up yon for 43 years but I still support my beloved Rovers and have done through thick and thin and as you suggest I've served my time. Just because I can't make it to many games these days doesn't make me (and lots of other ex-pats) any less of a supporter than those of you who are lucky enough to do so. Our opinions are just as valid as the next person.
totally agree. the roverites the merrier! every fan's viewpoint is as valid as another. it is all about opinion-its just sad that when some posters have their opinions questioned they reply with garbage and insults. . my original point was simple. it is different being at a ground than watching on telly. the game is the same but you dont feel the negative, dull, lacklustre atmosphere around the ground. i think people go to ewood because it is something to do, or that they already have a ticket and if they didnt they wouldnt go. people drag themselves to ewood without optimism. something needed changing at ewood or we would have been sliding down the league with sam (my opinion! i could sense it in the 'lack of' atmosphere!). at least rovers fans are getting some passion for the club again. . keep the faith
Alot of expats as well as being ex season ticket holders, do still put money ino the club, all be it a little. I myself have to organise my trips home around rovers fixtures, usally an away game followed by a home game. Then we invest in shirts and jackets as gifts and for ourselves. Being an expat can be very expensive and I reckon I spend more following rovers than the average season ticket holder!!
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londonrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kevin e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.[/p][/quote]Hi Celtic Rover - as a regular ex-pat poster on here I would like to suggest that the support we offer is not instead of the genuine support which attenders at games are able to offer but is in addition to that support and should not be disparaged as it is on here by some posters. . I imagine that in many cases ex-pat posters have 'served their time' in past years following our Club all over the country and through the lean years of divisions 1 - 3. . That is certainly true in my case. . For various reasons our lives have taken us in directions where it is not possible to attend matches too often. That should not disqualify us from having and voicing opinions. . Please believe me that I care just as much about my beloved Club as I ever did and the result still determines my mood during the week. . I would also like to suggest that some of the opinions voiced on here by ex-pats are more worthy of attention than some of those which are posted by regular attenders. . I think that for a 'non-fashionable' club like Rovers it is a bonus to have fans in other parts of the world. . Surely all Rovers fans' opinions should be welcomed in an open forum such as this? . I admire your commitment to football and confess to a large degree of envy of your ability to see live games. . Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Well said that man, (or woman). Being Darren born and bread, I've not lived up yon for 43 years but I still support my beloved Rovers and have done through thick and thin and as you suggest I've served my time. Just because I can't make it to many games these days doesn't make me (and lots of other ex-pats) any less of a supporter than those of you who are lucky enough to do so. Our opinions are just as valid as the next person.[/p][/quote]totally agree. the roverites the merrier! every fan's viewpoint is as valid as another. it is all about opinion-its just sad that when some posters have their opinions questioned they reply with garbage and insults. . my original point was simple. it is different being at a ground than watching on telly. the game is the same but you dont feel the negative, dull, lacklustre atmosphere around the ground. i think people go to ewood because it is something to do, or that they already have a ticket and if they didnt they wouldnt go. people drag themselves to ewood without optimism. something needed changing at ewood or we would have been sliding down the league with sam (my opinion! i could sense it in the 'lack of' atmosphere!). at least rovers fans are getting some passion for the club again. . keep the faith[/p][/quote]Alot of expats as well as being ex season ticket holders, do still put money ino the club, all be it a little. I myself have to organise my trips home around rovers fixtures, usally an away game followed by a home game. Then we invest in shirts and jackets as gifts and for ourselves. Being an expat can be very expensive and I reckon I spend more following rovers than the average season ticket holder!! BRFCBrabant
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4:19pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Iii1111 says...

I respect all your opinions ..I’m also Darwen born & bred and have live 251 miles (502 round trip... further than London hehe) from Ewood for the past 12 years..I hold two season tickets for JW stand, admittedly I haven’t attended every game but I do attend most…. I class myself as a supporter because I support the club… Ex pats are ‘fans’ in my opinion..when/if you attend you then become supporters again instead of ’armchair fans’(tease)..I agree your opinions on everything BRFC are just as important as anyone else.:-)))
I respect all your opinions ..I’m also Darwen born & bred and have live 251 miles (502 round trip... further than London hehe) from Ewood for the past 12 years..I hold two season tickets for JW stand, admittedly I haven’t attended every game but I do attend most…. I class myself as a supporter because I support the club… Ex pats are ‘fans’ in my opinion..when/if you attend you then become supporters again instead of ’armchair fans’(tease)..I agree your opinions on everything BRFC are just as important as anyone else.:-))) Iii1111
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4:22pm Mon 3 Jan 11

eddie the eagle says...

I think that it is good that Rovers supporters who either work abroad or have moved to pastures new can keep in touch.Thanks to the internet they can watch matches and contribute to debate,I find it disturbing that usually because someone doesn't agree with their comment they are slagged of for non attendance.Every opinion welcome I say even if its from an ex-pat you don't agree with.
I think that it is good that Rovers supporters who either work abroad or have moved to pastures new can keep in touch.Thanks to the internet they can watch matches and contribute to debate,I find it disturbing that usually because someone doesn't agree with their comment they are slagged of for non attendance.Every opinion welcome I say even if its from an ex-pat you don't agree with. eddie the eagle
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4:36pm Mon 3 Jan 11

bburnrover says...

Lets hopw we beat Liverpool as points atr mote important than speculation.We will all know soon what our owners are really like with their first signing.
I just hope it is Sanra Cruz.
Lets hopw we beat Liverpool as points atr mote important than speculation.We will all know soon what our owners are really like with their first signing. I just hope it is Sanra Cruz. bburnrover
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5:10pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Iii1111 says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
I think that it is good that Rovers supporters who either work abroad or have moved to pastures new can keep in touch.Thanks to the internet they can watch matches and contribute to debate,I find it disturbing that usually because someone doesn't agree with their comment they are slagged of for non attendance.Every opinion welcome I say even if its from an ex-pat you don't agree with.
"disturbing" Bit oTT..get a grip man
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Edwardinho:-))
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: I think that it is good that Rovers supporters who either work abroad or have moved to pastures new can keep in touch.Thanks to the internet they can watch matches and contribute to debate,I find it disturbing that usually because someone doesn't agree with their comment they are slagged of for non attendance.Every opinion welcome I say even if its from an ex-pat you don't agree with.[/p][/quote]"disturbing" Bit oTT..get a grip man . Edwardinho:-)) Iii1111
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5:40pm Mon 3 Jan 11

hasslem hasslem says...

bed and breakfast man_! wrote:
Woody Riversider wrote:
**** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore
Hey up woody !
I know that Ronaldinho is coming to Blackburn, All i can say is a mate of a mate who knows him cos he once bought a three wheeled off Ronaldinho said he is coming and he will get us staight into the champions leugue.
I know its true because everthing he tells me is true like alan carr is gay and john f kennedy is dead.......
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Me thinks we will get our name put with a lot of people...But talk is cheap till they have signed on the doted line, Lets just hope we are still not looking on the last day of the transfer window.
....alan carr is gay!! how did i miss that?
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whatever next? vince grella injured in training??....smellt
hecoffe is paranoid??
[quote][p][bold]bed and breakfast man_![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody Riversider[/bold] wrote: **** !! Transition demands stability - Such as when Dalglish walked through the door: Cowans Moran Hendry Wright Berg Newal etc etc You know what I mean............. These type of players are out there & these are who we should be looking for. A good balance asap. Aaaargh !!!! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Hey up woody ! I know that Ronaldinho is coming to Blackburn, All i can say is a mate of a mate who knows him cos he once bought a three wheeled off Ronaldinho said he is coming and he will get us staight into the champions leugue. I know its true because everthing he tells me is true like alan carr is gay and john f kennedy is dead....... . Me thinks we will get our name put with a lot of people...But talk is cheap till they have signed on the doted line, Lets just hope we are still not looking on the last day of the transfer window.[/p][/quote]....alan carr is gay!! how did i miss that? . whatever next? vince grella injured in training??....smellt hecoffe is paranoid?? hasslem hasslem
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6:12pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Stone Island says...

That mad Venky woman has just told SS News, that Rovers HAVE made a £6.2M bid for Ronaldinho!
That mad Venky woman has just told SS News, that Rovers HAVE made a £6.2M bid for Ronaldinho! Stone Island
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6:25pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Roverthere says...

Celtic Rover wrote:
BangkokRover wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
ossyrover1 wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard
sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen!
Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR
Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.
It seems we have small small minded people as supporters. I'm an expat and a season ticket holder although I don't have the opportunity to see as many games as I would like I consider myself a loyal supporter as any. Rovers play in the premiership not in the championship or a pub league. Widen your horizon my fellow Rovers supporter. We expats do our bit when abroad to keep the flag flying and take the jibes from other teams fans.
[quote][p][bold]Celtic Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BangkokRover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: vinjay is now lamp it, sec word: down send, venkys are trying hard[/p][/quote]sorry pal, not vinjay. i've no AKA'S. . i dont know what all the fuss is about? why are people condemning before we have dabbled in the transfer market? i agree that it should be left to JW or another spokesman. but if that was the case you lot on here wouldnt have anything to whinge about! . oh, and rich riley, we got shut of sam because the football was drivel and at the time most people on here had had enough! just look forward to watching some decent football at ewood - if you go that is! . and yes, i go. have done for 35 years. and i have to say that sam's style of footy was the worst ive ever seen![/p][/quote]Honest question, would you rather have BFS style of football or be playing in the Chumpionship? Cheers BKR[/p][/quote]Great post lamp it.What the F*** do you care, you don't even live in the country.You don't own a season ticket or invest in anyway in supporting Blackburn Rovers FC like all the expats who continually post on here pretending that they care about what is happening at Ewood. True supporters always look to the future and support the badge through thick and thin regardless of who are the owners, chairman or manager.Just for the record Bangkok, how about this for being a football supporter, saturday in Sunderland supporting Rovers with the other 556 true Rovers supporters who could be bothered to make the effort, well done once again to each and everyone of you even though you weren't as vocal as at West Brom. Yesterday in Glasgow supporting Celtic at Ibrox and today going to give my backing to Chorley at home against Curzon Ashton. Good job my family are all football supporters and understand my passion for the game.Now you be honest with yourself, do you really think people like myself and many other football supporters who spend their hard earned cash following their team or teams around the length and bredth of this island give a S*** what you think?.When all you are is a armchair supporter.[/p][/quote]It seems we have small small minded people as supporters. I'm an expat and a season ticket holder although I don't have the opportunity to see as many games as I would like I consider myself a loyal supporter as any. Rovers play in the premiership not in the championship or a pub league. Widen your horizon my fellow Rovers supporter. We expats do our bit when abroad to keep the flag flying and take the jibes from other teams fans. Roverthere
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6:33pm Mon 3 Jan 11

elsbells says...

Stone Island wrote:
That mad Venky woman has just told SS News, that Rovers HAVE made a £6.2M bid for Ronaldinho!
This is getting abit annoying now! Have they made the bid knowing he`s going back to Brazil, hense raising their profile again?
Don`t get me wrong if he comes i`ll be getting to Ewood alot quicker than norm, but my spidy-sense is still tingling!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: That mad Venky woman has just told SS News, that Rovers HAVE made a £6.2M bid for Ronaldinho![/p][/quote]This is getting abit annoying now! Have they made the bid knowing he`s going back to Brazil, hense raising their profile again? Don`t get me wrong if he comes i`ll be getting to Ewood alot quicker than norm, but my spidy-sense is still tingling! elsbells
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6:43pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

i guess its a cover up, make a bid that wont go thru, then they can say at least we tried. probably try it on other players as well,
i guess its a cover up, make a bid that wont go thru, then they can say at least we tried. probably try it on other players as well, ossyrover1
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7:02pm Mon 3 Jan 11

stokkhaal says...

common ronni, you know you want it!! lets see some of that old barca magic!
common ronni, you know you want it!! lets see some of that old barca magic! stokkhaal
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7:08pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Kaspervic says...

Here we go again with the communication façade
Here we go again with the communication façade Kaspervic
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7:09pm Mon 3 Jan 11

dr who true blue says...

Welcome to ewood roni....
Welcome to ewood roni.... dr who true blue
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7:10pm Mon 3 Jan 11

bluenwhite says...

ossyrover1 wrote:
i guess its a cover up, make a bid that wont go thru, then they can say at least we tried. probably try it on other players as well,
stop moaning you saddo
[quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: i guess its a cover up, make a bid that wont go thru, then they can say at least we tried. probably try it on other players as well,[/p][/quote]stop moaning you saddo bluenwhite
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7:15pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

blue and white, or is it vinjay ? not moaning just guessing, your the saddo living in bumley.
blue and white, or is it vinjay ? not moaning just guessing, your the saddo living in bumley. ossyrover1
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7:15pm Mon 3 Jan 11

jack01 says...

Some of you people are never happy. Mention boyd and geovanni and its all doom and gloom, they don't have any money blah blah blah.

Then we make an offer for ronaldinho and you still moan at venky's for trying to gain publicity. Of course they are, the most effective way of gaining publicity in football is to lure one of the greatest players in the world to your club and the publicity flows. The more successful we are the better press they get. All we need is a manager now...
Some of you people are never happy. Mention boyd and geovanni and its all doom and gloom, they don't have any money blah blah blah. Then we make an offer for ronaldinho and you still moan at venky's for trying to gain publicity. Of course they are, the most effective way of gaining publicity in football is to lure one of the greatest players in the world to your club and the publicity flows. The more successful we are the better press they get. All we need is a manager now... jack01
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7:27pm Mon 3 Jan 11

jack01 says...

Oh and well researched telegraph. Good to see the local newspaper at the forefront of all things blackburn rovers. Not only is the above story seemingly a lie, the telegraph don't even bother to correct themselves.

Cryer will be having a sleepless night tonight, wondering how he can find the negatives in venkys trying to lure ronaldinho to rovers. The old favourite 'rovers have no money' story won't work anymore cryer, so for once could you write a piece that is even remotely positive? After all, things aren't that bad.
Oh and well researched telegraph. Good to see the local newspaper at the forefront of all things blackburn rovers. Not only is the above story seemingly a lie, the telegraph don't even bother to correct themselves. Cryer will be having a sleepless night tonight, wondering how he can find the negatives in venkys trying to lure ronaldinho to rovers. The old favourite 'rovers have no money' story won't work anymore cryer, so for once could you write a piece that is even remotely positive? After all, things aren't that bad. jack01
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7:45pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

jack01, your pointing the finger at the wrong people.

1,the story broke first on venkys twitter and facebook accounts
2, venkys denied they were interested and the twitter and facebook comments were removed
3, now venkys say they have made a bid .

so who are the culprits then, begins with a V,

sounds like a publicity stunt to me.

bye the way jack are you vinjay as well ?
jack01, your pointing the finger at the wrong people. 1,the story broke first on venkys twitter and facebook accounts 2, venkys denied they were interested and the twitter and facebook comments were removed 3, now venkys say they have made a bid . so who are the culprits then, begins with a V, sounds like a publicity stunt to me. bye the way jack are you vinjay as well ? ossyrover1
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7:59pm Mon 3 Jan 11

roverspaul says...

If he does come, do you reckon he'd get picked ahead of Keith Andrews?
If he does come, do you reckon he'd get picked ahead of Keith Andrews? roverspaul
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8:00pm Mon 3 Jan 11

plymouthrover says...

SkySports News Rovers confirm £6.2million bid for Ronaldinho. Okay Venky's make your minds up, you really have to start earning the trust of the fans and the rest of the football world. I know its panto season but come on before you really make us a laughing stock. Lets look to Premier based players that are already fit and customed to the pace, heres a few to look at - Kranjar, Ireland, O'Hara, Dunne, Crouch, Keane, Bridge and maybe Adebyor.
SkySports News Rovers confirm £6.2million bid for Ronaldinho. Okay Venky's make your minds up, you really have to start earning the trust of the fans and the rest of the football world. I know its panto season but come on before you really make us a laughing stock. Lets look to Premier based players that are already fit and customed to the pace, heres a few to look at - Kranjar, Ireland, O'Hara, Dunne, Crouch, Keane, Bridge and maybe Adebyor. plymouthrover
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8:06pm Mon 3 Jan 11

ChiRho says...

1036 GMT: Blackburn have dismissed stories regarding a move for AC Milan's Ronaldinho. The director of Venky's, Venkatesh Rao told the Lancashire Telegraph: "There is no interest at all, they are just rumours." (Press Association)
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1805 GMT: Blackburn have made a 7.2m euros (£6.2m) bid to bring Ronaldinho to Ewood Park from AC Milan, according to Anuradha Desai, chairwoman of Rovers' new owners Venky's. (Sky Sports News)
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FFS, does anyone know who's in charge or what is going on ?
1036 GMT: Blackburn have dismissed stories regarding a move for AC Milan's Ronaldinho. The director of Venky's, Venkatesh Rao told the Lancashire Telegraph: "There is no interest at all, they are just rumours." (Press Association) . 1805 GMT: Blackburn have made a 7.2m euros (£6.2m) bid to bring Ronaldinho to Ewood Park from AC Milan, according to Anuradha Desai, chairwoman of Rovers' new owners Venky's. (Sky Sports News) . FFS, does anyone know who's in charge or what is going on ? ChiRho
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8:18pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

this is good news! putting money where their mouths are! ss news reporter said that they want him and will pay more. i agree that we could buy a couple of players for that but remember when everyone laughed at the lineker bid?
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i hope we get him. its a star signing and a statement to all.
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4 clubs have said they arent interested in beckham today-lets see if they mean it in a day or 2.
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up the rovers!
this is good news! putting money where their mouths are! ss news reporter said that they want him and will pay more. i agree that we could buy a couple of players for that but remember when everyone laughed at the lineker bid? . i hope we get him. its a star signing and a statement to all. . 4 clubs have said they arent interested in beckham today-lets see if they mean it in a day or 2. . up the rovers! Lamp it!
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8:24pm Mon 3 Jan 11

roverspal says...

well its better than hes being sold so walkers can buy another plane.. for me its positive..BUT I WILL WAIT TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS..
well its better than hes being sold so walkers can buy another plane.. for me its positive..BUT I WILL WAIT TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS.. roverspal
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8:24pm Mon 3 Jan 11

elsbells says...

ossyrover1 wrote:
jack01, your pointing the finger at the wrong people.

1,the story broke first on venkys twitter and facebook accounts
2, venkys denied they were interested and the twitter and facebook comments were removed
3, now venkys say they have made a bid .

so who are the culprits then, begins with a V,

sounds like a publicity stunt to me.

bye the way jack are you vinjay as well ?
Would that finger be the sixth one?
[quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: jack01, your pointing the finger at the wrong people. 1,the story broke first on venkys twitter and facebook accounts 2, venkys denied they were interested and the twitter and facebook comments were removed 3, now venkys say they have made a bid . so who are the culprits then, begins with a V, sounds like a publicity stunt to me. bye the way jack are you vinjay as well ?[/p][/quote]Would that finger be the sixth one? elsbells
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8:33pm Mon 3 Jan 11

sonny says...

maybe they made the initial statements on there twitter/facebook to gage the fans reaction, or somat like that.

either way, as happy as i am that rovers have new more positive owners with a few quid to spare on players(unlike walkers trust), the venkys are really not doing themselves any favours by constantly contradicting each other, the 3 main venky owners need to make a decision on who is going to be the offical spokesperson and the remaining to should be more profesional and keep there mouths closed untill an oficial statement has been made , although really id of thought john williams should be in that role.
Rant Over,sorry.

thanks
maybe they made the initial statements on there twitter/facebook to gage the fans reaction, or somat like that. either way, as happy as i am that rovers have new more positive owners with a few quid to spare on players(unlike walkers trust), the venkys are really not doing themselves any favours by constantly contradicting each other, the 3 main venky owners need to make a decision on who is going to be the offical spokesperson and the remaining to should be more profesional and keep there mouths closed untill an oficial statement has been made , although really id of thought john williams should be in that role. Rant Over,sorry. thanks sonny
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8:41pm Mon 3 Jan 11

rudeboy84 says...

Just seen on sky sports 6.2m offer made by Blackburn for ronaldinho
Just seen on sky sports 6.2m offer made by Blackburn for ronaldinho rudeboy84
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8:42pm Mon 3 Jan 11

masher49 says...

Also posted on Rovers Mad board.

I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood.

If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way.

Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others).

Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS)

Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player)

Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ???

Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent.

They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks.

Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".
Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing". masher49
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8:43pm Mon 3 Jan 11

kenbro says...

I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years.
Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet.
Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so.
We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ?
Or is that beyond you ?
I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years. Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet. Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so. We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ? Or is that beyond you ? kenbro
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8:46pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Grizzly says...

Anuradha Desai said this not just 2 months ago, prior to the purchase.

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Venky's is owned by the V.H. Group, which Desai said was buying Blackburn to gain international publicity.

"Football is a global craze and as the V.H. Group globalizes, setting up feed plants and hatcheries around the world, we believe we can benefit from being owners of a major football club," Desai said. "It will help build our brand."

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Open your eyes, they are taking the p1ss out of you all!!
Anuradha Desai said this not just 2 months ago, prior to the purchase. . Venky's is owned by the V.H. Group, which Desai said was buying Blackburn to gain international publicity. "Football is a global craze and as the V.H. Group globalizes, setting up feed plants and hatcheries around the world, we believe we can benefit from being owners of a major football club," Desai said. "It will help build our brand." . Open your eyes, they are taking the p1ss out of you all!! Grizzly
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8:48pm Mon 3 Jan 11

masher49 says...

kenbro wrote:
I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years.
Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet.
Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so.
We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ?
Or is that beyond you ?
Unfortunately, there are too many on here who resort to insults and destructive criticism. They stifle good debate amongst football supporters in general, regardless of which individual club they may support. There ARE fans on here who have intelligent comment to make, but increasingly they're put off commenting by the low life responses from those who can't accept a right to an alternative opinion.
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years. Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet. Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so. We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ? Or is that beyond you ?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, there are too many on here who resort to insults and destructive criticism. They stifle good debate amongst football supporters in general, regardless of which individual club they may support. There ARE fans on here who have intelligent comment to make, but increasingly they're put off commenting by the low life responses from those who can't accept a right to an alternative opinion. masher49
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8:50pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

kenbro wrote:
I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years. Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet. Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so. We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ? Or is that beyond you ?
you are lucky-we have to go every week!
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years. Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet. Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so. We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ? Or is that beyond you ?[/p][/quote]you are lucky-we have to go every week! Lamp it!
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8:52pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

masher49 wrote:
Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".
stop sticking your nose in!
[quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".[/p][/quote]stop sticking your nose in! Lamp it!
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8:57pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

masher49 wrote:
kenbro wrote: I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years. Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet. Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so. We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ? Or is that beyond you ?
Unfortunately, there are too many on here who resort to insults and destructive criticism. They stifle good debate amongst football supporters in general, regardless of which individual club they may support. There ARE fans on here who have intelligent comment to make, but increasingly they're put off commenting by the low life responses from those who can't accept a right to an alternative opinion.
burnley **** ***** ***** ***!!!
[quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: I watched my first match at Ewood in 1943, in the wartime League North. Never missed a match, excluding Army service, until we emigrated in 1956. We were in several Divisions in those years. Now, I make an 8000 mile trip, once a year, to watch my team play one game, perhaps two if I can get an away game in. The rest of the games I watch on TV or the internet. Some of you are very fortunate to be able to attend every match, but that does not give you the right to denigrate those of us who, for various reasons, are unable to do so. We are all Rovers supporters, and are entitled to an opinion. you may not agree, but can we have a reasoned debate rather than all this name calling ? Or is that beyond you ?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, there are too many on here who resort to insults and destructive criticism. They stifle good debate amongst football supporters in general, regardless of which individual club they may support. There ARE fans on here who have intelligent comment to make, but increasingly they're put off commenting by the low life responses from those who can't accept a right to an alternative opinion.[/p][/quote]burnley **** ***** ***** ***!!! Lamp it!
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8:59pm Mon 3 Jan 11

masher49 says...

presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?
presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek? masher49
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9:06pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

masher49 wrote:
presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?
of course! all views are welcome-even yours!
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you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part.
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venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe.
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i still think the glass is half full.
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anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit!
[quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?[/p][/quote]of course! all views are welcome-even yours! . you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part. . venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe. . i still think the glass is half full. . anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit! Lamp it!
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9:13pm Mon 3 Jan 11

masher49 says...

Lamp it! wrote:
masher49 wrote:
presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?
of course! all views are welcome-even yours!
.
you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part.
.
venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe.
.
i still think the glass is half full.
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anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit!
A concern for ANY football fan must be that these people have supposedly passed "stringent" checks from both the Premier League, and the Walker family, to ensure that they are "fit and proper" people to run a football club. Potentially, they could now do what they want without any apparent penalties being imposed on THEM, but on the CLUB. Much as there's always rivalry between our two clubs, I'd hate to see any club, especially one of the founder members and with such a tradition as Rovers sent to the wall by some one purely for "publicity".
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?[/p][/quote]of course! all views are welcome-even yours! . you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part. . venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe. . i still think the glass is half full. . anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit![/p][/quote]A concern for ANY football fan must be that these people have supposedly passed "stringent" checks from both the Premier League, and the Walker family, to ensure that they are "fit and proper" people to run a football club. Potentially, they could now do what they want without any apparent penalties being imposed on THEM, but on the CLUB. Much as there's always rivalry between our two clubs, I'd hate to see any club, especially one of the founder members and with such a tradition as Rovers sent to the wall by some one purely for "publicity". masher49
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9:24pm Mon 3 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

masher49 wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
masher49 wrote: presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?
of course! all views are welcome-even yours! . you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part. . venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe. . i still think the glass is half full. . anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit!
A concern for ANY football fan must be that these people have supposedly passed "stringent" checks from both the Premier League, and the Walker family, to ensure that they are "fit and proper" people to run a football club. Potentially, they could now do what they want without any apparent penalties being imposed on THEM, but on the CLUB. Much as there's always rivalry between our two clubs, I'd hate to see any club, especially one of the founder members and with such a tradition as Rovers sent to the wall by some one purely for "publicity".
it is a possibility but i cant see that happening. listen, i want burnley and preston to join rovers and the mighty blackpool in the prem-what a league that would be!
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if they werent poultry giants they wouldnt get so much grief. its a yoke at the moment but in the end i think its going to be all white. ok, we may tread on egg shells trying to gain all fans on board but i'm sure that rovers will soon rise up the pecking order in the prem. otherwise the fans will cry fowl!
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keep the faith!
[quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?[/p][/quote]of course! all views are welcome-even yours! . you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part. . venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe. . i still think the glass is half full. . anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit![/p][/quote]A concern for ANY football fan must be that these people have supposedly passed "stringent" checks from both the Premier League, and the Walker family, to ensure that they are "fit and proper" people to run a football club. Potentially, they could now do what they want without any apparent penalties being imposed on THEM, but on the CLUB. Much as there's always rivalry between our two clubs, I'd hate to see any club, especially one of the founder members and with such a tradition as Rovers sent to the wall by some one purely for "publicity".[/p][/quote]it is a possibility but i cant see that happening. listen, i want burnley and preston to join rovers and the mighty blackpool in the prem-what a league that would be! . if they werent poultry giants they wouldnt get so much grief. its a yoke at the moment but in the end i think its going to be all white. ok, we may tread on egg shells trying to gain all fans on board but i'm sure that rovers will soon rise up the pecking order in the prem. otherwise the fans will cry fowl! . keep the faith! Lamp it!
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9:55pm Mon 3 Jan 11

masher49 says...

Lamp it! wrote:
masher49 wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
masher49 wrote: presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?
of course! all views are welcome-even yours! . you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part. . venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe. . i still think the glass is half full. . anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit!
A concern for ANY football fan must be that these people have supposedly passed "stringent" checks from both the Premier League, and the Walker family, to ensure that they are "fit and proper" people to run a football club. Potentially, they could now do what they want without any apparent penalties being imposed on THEM, but on the CLUB. Much as there's always rivalry between our two clubs, I'd hate to see any club, especially one of the founder members and with such a tradition as Rovers sent to the wall by some one purely for "publicity".
it is a possibility but i cant see that happening. listen, i want burnley and preston to join rovers and the mighty blackpool in the prem-what a league that would be!
.
if they werent poultry giants they wouldnt get so much grief. its a yoke at the moment but in the end i think its going to be all white. ok, we may tread on egg shells trying to gain all fans on board but i'm sure that rovers will soon rise up the pecking order in the prem. otherwise the fans will cry fowl!
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keep the faith!
the egg puns... you might have been better staying with "wife-blow"....

Can't see all of us in Prem, even though it would be good to stick fingers up at London / southern teams. At moment, Preston in DEEP s**t, even their most upbeat fans are accepting League 1 for next year. Blackpool a breath of fresh air, especially Holloway. They're only a few points from safety, hope they make it.

All the best, off to bed soon. Early start. Rovers situation one to watch, and as previously mentioned, on a more serious note, one with potential repercussions for ANY football fan.
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: presume "Lamp it" has tongue in cheek?[/p][/quote]of course! all views are welcome-even yours! . you are correct i think. but i dont agree with the asset stripping part. . venky group is 67th out of the top 100 global businesses (i nearly put worldwide then as well!). they are a huge multi-national company with friends in very high places. if rovers become successful and venkys get more profit it must be a win win situation. the pharmacuetical side of the company is going to grow massively in the very near future-more investment? maybe. . i still think the glass is half full. . anyway, i'm not bothered now because the security word is - 'wife-blow'! back in a bit![/p][/quote]A concern for ANY football fan must be that these people have supposedly passed "stringent" checks from both the Premier League, and the Walker family, to ensure that they are "fit and proper" people to run a football club. Potentially, they could now do what they want without any apparent penalties being imposed on THEM, but on the CLUB. Much as there's always rivalry between our two clubs, I'd hate to see any club, especially one of the founder members and with such a tradition as Rovers sent to the wall by some one purely for "publicity".[/p][/quote]it is a possibility but i cant see that happening. listen, i want burnley and preston to join rovers and the mighty blackpool in the prem-what a league that would be! . if they werent poultry giants they wouldnt get so much grief. its a yoke at the moment but in the end i think its going to be all white. ok, we may tread on egg shells trying to gain all fans on board but i'm sure that rovers will soon rise up the pecking order in the prem. otherwise the fans will cry fowl! . keep the faith![/p][/quote]the egg puns... you might have been better staying with "wife-blow".... Can't see all of us in Prem, even though it would be good to stick fingers up at London / southern teams. At moment, Preston in DEEP s**t, even their most upbeat fans are accepting League 1 for next year. Blackpool a breath of fresh air, especially Holloway. They're only a few points from safety, hope they make it. All the best, off to bed soon. Early start. Rovers situation one to watch, and as previously mentioned, on a more serious note, one with potential repercussions for ANY football fan. masher49
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2:12am Tue 4 Jan 11

maggie-T says...

The ball is round so pass it! wrote:
BRFCBrabant wrote:
Beckham would't consider coming to Rovers you loonies!

Steve Kean won't be able to attract top quailty to Ewood!

AND why did I bother reading a report that has the name Ronaldinho in the headline?
What you have to understand is Rovers have moved into "Hotel California" territory with the Venky's business plans to promote the club in Asia.
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It's sad but it is the world we live in I am afraid so expect a lot more of this type of headline. If Rovers are going to have a big future in the Premiership then this is the type of profile that will be suggested by Venky's marketing and PR representatives to expand the club.
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Its not ideal for traditionalists buts its either that or settle for the status of trying to poach your new manager from Bournemouth in future!
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32 Years And Counting!
There's nothing wrong with bournmouth or any other lower league clubs, the idiots are those who would blindly sell their football club to foriegners in the pursuit of being a top premier club, your z small town club, and soon to be smaller when you hit the reality of relegation, you lot would sell your grandmas, see you next year mugs!!
[quote][p][bold]The ball is round so pass it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFCBrabant[/bold] wrote: Beckham would't consider coming to Rovers you loonies! Steve Kean won't be able to attract top quailty to Ewood! AND why did I bother reading a report that has the name Ronaldinho in the headline?[/p][/quote]What you have to understand is Rovers have moved into "Hotel California" territory with the Venky's business plans to promote the club in Asia. . It's sad but it is the world we live in I am afraid so expect a lot more of this type of headline. If Rovers are going to have a big future in the Premiership then this is the type of profile that will be suggested by Venky's marketing and PR representatives to expand the club. . Its not ideal for traditionalists buts its either that or settle for the status of trying to poach your new manager from Bournemouth in future! . 32 Years And Counting![/p][/quote]There's nothing wrong with bournmouth or any other lower league clubs, the idiots are those who would blindly sell their football club to foriegners in the pursuit of being a top premier club, your z small town club, and soon to be smaller when you hit the reality of relegation, you lot would sell your grandmas, see you next year mugs!! maggie-T
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2:17am Tue 4 Jan 11

maggie-T says...

Lamp it! wrote:
masher49 wrote:
Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".
stop sticking your nose in!
Truth hurt ?
[quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".[/p][/quote]stop sticking your nose in![/p][/quote]Truth hurt ? maggie-T
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10:24am Tue 4 Jan 11

Lamp it! says...

maggie-T wrote:
Lamp it! wrote:
masher49 wrote: Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".
stop sticking your nose in!
Truth hurt ?
i'm taking the mickey, maggie! doh!
[quote][p][bold]maggie-T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lamp it![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: Also posted on Rovers Mad board. I know I'm probably going to get called for this, "Dingle sticking his nose in", "jealous" etc., but am I the only one who's beginning to suspect Venky's are actually brilliant at PR and publicity, rather than idiots as most people think? When they bought Rovers, the stated aim was to use BRFC to publicise Venky's and their products. It's been less than 2 months since they took over, but since then, there's been non stop publicity about the "goings on" at Ewood. If I were to be excessively cynical, and wanted to buy a football club for publicity purposes prior to asset stripping and getting my money back, I'd go about it in a similar way. Buy a club at a "knock down" price, but with enough assets available to ensure a return on my money. (Jones, allegedly £15 million, along with several others). Make some baffling decisions sure to attract attention, whilst at the same time reducing costs. (Sack BFS, but pay his replacement far less, thus offsetting any compensation for BFS) Plant stories in the media regarding potential big names linked with Rovers, then deny them. (Maradonna as manager, Ronhaldino as a player) Bring in a "marque" signing in January, to proclaim how serious they are, whilst covering up the shortcomings of other signings. ??? Venky's were upfront about wanting publicity. There isn't a football fan in England who hasn't heard of them now. The links with Maradonna and Ronhaldino have almost certainly ensured publicity in Latin America, and Europe. Rovers and Venky's are on the back pages of our newspapers on a daily basis. Due to TV coverage from BBC and SKY, any country that watches Premier Football will now have heard of Venky's. And there's the obvious links throughout the Indian sub-continent. They've gone from little known to almost worldwide in the sake of a few weeks. Not bad from people who "don't know what they are doing".[/p][/quote]stop sticking your nose in![/p][/quote]Truth hurt ?[/p][/quote]i'm taking the mickey, maggie! doh! Lamp it!
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11:07am Tue 4 Jan 11

britguy says...

On the Sky news today ( Tuesday 4th January ) the Vencky's said they were still pursuing Ronaldinho and that there is a place for Beckham.
I also see that "Alice in Wonderland" is on in Chorely...perhaps the Venckys saw it and got inspiration.
On the Sky news today ( Tuesday 4th January ) the Vencky's said they were still pursuing Ronaldinho and that there is a place for Beckham. I also see that "Alice in Wonderland" is on in Chorely...perhaps the Venckys saw it and got inspiration. britguy
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12:44pm Tue 4 Jan 11

DtheP47 says...

Maradona was named and we get Keane?

Ronaldinho named and take your pick....

I'll go for Heskey..... :-)
Maradona was named and we get Keane? Ronaldinho named and take your pick.... I'll go for Heskey..... :-) DtheP47
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