Vukcevic ready to sign for Blackburn Rovers today

Lancashire Telegraph: CHECKING IN Simon Vukcevic CHECKING IN Simon Vukcevic

SIMON Vukcevic is expected to complete his £2million switch to Blackburn Rovers today as Steve Kean looks to bolster his squad this week.

The 25-year-old Montenegrin international passed a medical on Friday before returning home over the weekend to pick up his visa.

Kean confirmed Vukcevic’s move was “almost there” and it is hoped he will be signed from Sporting Lisbon in time to make his debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup on Wednesday night.

Kean also said he was expecting a defender to fly in for a medical today after a bid was accepted. It is understood the player in question is FC Dallas centre back George John.

The Rovers boss continues his efforts to add another striker to his squad with Hoffenheim’s Bosnian forward Vedad Ibisevic a serious target.

Kean is also hopeful Junior Hoilett will commit his long term future to the club imminently with his family expected in England to seal the signing of a new bumper contract.

Meanwhile, Rovers target Raul has pledged his future to Schalke amid speculation he was set to leave.

“I never tire of repeating that I feel at home at Schalke,” he said.

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9:44am Mon 22 Aug 11

adcr says...

well that's one. keep them coming cause we're going to be needing them. slightly concerned about the vedad signing, looks a very good player, but how close is he to full fitness. we need goals and we need them now!! if he does sign we need at least one more top quality forward in.
well that's one. keep them coming cause we're going to be needing them. slightly concerned about the vedad signing, looks a very good player, but how close is he to full fitness. we need goals and we need them now!! if he does sign we need at least one more top quality forward in. adcr

9:52am Mon 22 Aug 11

The Calm Thinker says...

It is more about GJ than the striker now.

9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave.

Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest.

With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together.

I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on.

There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.
It is more about GJ than the striker now. 9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave. Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest. With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together. I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on. There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves. The Calm Thinker

10:00am Mon 22 Aug 11

adcr says...

The Calm Thinker wrote:
It is more about GJ than the striker now.

9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave.

Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest.

With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together.

I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on.

There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.
hi calm thinker, did you read yesterday's posts because a couple of our american rovers fans said that john is a good player but he is not ready to make an immediate impact. i think we are going to have to try and get on either loan/permanent signing - established quality defenders to get us through this crisis.
[quote][p][bold]The Calm Thinker[/bold] wrote: It is more about GJ than the striker now. 9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave. Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest. With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together. I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on. There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.[/p][/quote]hi calm thinker, did you read yesterday's posts because a couple of our american rovers fans said that john is a good player but he is not ready to make an immediate impact. i think we are going to have to try and get on either loan/permanent signing - established quality defenders to get us through this crisis. adcr

10:00am Mon 22 Aug 11

chorleysmat says...

only rovers could buy an injured stricker when we are desperate for goals all so they can get some one on the cheap what about cisse he is banging them in for fun again !!
only rovers could buy an injured stricker when we are desperate for goals all so they can get some one on the cheap what about cisse he is banging them in for fun again !! chorleysmat

10:10am Mon 22 Aug 11

Bobby Blackburn says...

I hope this guy comes in for pederson. Also get petrovic in for Dunn and Rochina/formica in for Roberts then we may have a chance of outscoring everton!!
I hope this guy comes in for pederson. Also get petrovic in for Dunn and Rochina/formica in for Roberts then we may have a chance of outscoring everton!! Bobby Blackburn

10:12am Mon 22 Aug 11

NickH1982 says...

Yeh cisse wants to come to England to. He scored 4 in 3 this season already doubt we will go for him though
Yeh cisse wants to come to England to. He scored 4 in 3 this season already doubt we will go for him though NickH1982

10:13am Mon 22 Aug 11

Russ ov the rovers says...

you know what the the antics at rovers this last 8-9 week has mananged to spoil any sort of excitment I may have towards any new player coming in I do not care anymore its beyond that -- GO KEAN YOU IDIOT
you know what the the antics at rovers this last 8-9 week has mananged to spoil any sort of excitment I may have towards any new player coming in I do not care anymore its beyond that -- GO KEAN YOU IDIOT Russ ov the rovers

10:14am Mon 22 Aug 11

The Calm Thinker says...

adcr wrote:
The Calm Thinker wrote: It is more about GJ than the striker now. 9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave. Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest. With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together. I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on. There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.
hi calm thinker, did you read yesterday's posts because a couple of our american rovers fans said that john is a good player but he is not ready to make an immediate impact. i think we are going to have to try and get on either loan/permanent signing - established quality defenders to get us through this crisis.
even if John is ready, he would still need time to get used to the English game, mate.

and with Venkys looking long term, and trying to get good youngsters in, the other side of the coin says that they will anyhow need time.

i am hoping for them to do a deal for Onuoha / Bayota / Scott Dann / any other decent CB --- WHO IS USED TO EPL.

i am sure Samba is not bothering about this club - just let that rotten arrogant idiot to just freeze out.

Formica / Goody and now Vukcevic are all decent Forwards.

And there are Hoilett and Olsson who are good going forward too.

The need of the hour are Good EPL experienced CBs - at least 2 of them + GJ.

And until that happens, Rovers might get a Tevez / Rooney to go forward, and will still lose 7-5.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Calm Thinker[/bold] wrote: It is more about GJ than the striker now. 9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave. Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest. With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together. I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on. There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.[/p][/quote]hi calm thinker, did you read yesterday's posts because a couple of our american rovers fans said that john is a good player but he is not ready to make an immediate impact. i think we are going to have to try and get on either loan/permanent signing - established quality defenders to get us through this crisis.[/p][/quote]even if John is ready, he would still need time to get used to the English game, mate. and with Venkys looking long term, and trying to get good youngsters in, the other side of the coin says that they will anyhow need time. i am hoping for them to do a deal for Onuoha / Bayota / Scott Dann / any other decent CB --- WHO IS USED TO EPL. i am sure Samba is not bothering about this club - just let that rotten arrogant idiot to just freeze out. Formica / Goody and now Vukcevic are all decent Forwards. And there are Hoilett and Olsson [ SHOULD PLAY AT LW ; NOT LB ] who are good going forward too. The need of the hour are Good EPL experienced CBs - at least 2 of them + GJ. And until that happens, Rovers might get a Tevez / Rooney to go forward, and will still lose 7-5. The Calm Thinker

10:16am Mon 22 Aug 11

adcr says...

NickH1982 wrote:
Yeh cisse wants to come to England to. He scored 4 in 3 this season already doubt we will go for him though
he looks a good un, as you and chorleysmat have said, but i think his club won't budge on the £13m asking price. and i don't think our club will pay that kind of money. i personally don't understand why noy because we were supposed to have bid £12m for a spanish player. it makes you wonder what the truth actually is?
[quote][p][bold]NickH1982[/bold] wrote: Yeh cisse wants to come to England to. He scored 4 in 3 this season already doubt we will go for him though[/p][/quote]he looks a good un, as you and chorleysmat have said, but i think his club won't budge on the £13m asking price. and i don't think our club will pay that kind of money. i personally don't understand why noy because we were supposed to have bid £12m for a spanish player. it makes you wonder what the truth actually is? adcr

10:18am Mon 22 Aug 11

jack01 says...

Signings irrelevant at this stage. New manager needed urgently to try and avoid certain relegation.

Once again no proven Premier League players being looked at - WHY?

Kean OUT.
Signings irrelevant at this stage. New manager needed urgently to try and avoid certain relegation. Once again no proven Premier League players being looked at - WHY? Kean OUT. jack01

10:24am Mon 22 Aug 11

The Calm Thinker says...

adcr wrote:
The Calm Thinker wrote: It is more about GJ than the striker now. 9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave. Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest. With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together. I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on. There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.
hi calm thinker, did you read yesterday's posts because a couple of our american rovers fans said that john is a good player but he is not ready to make an immediate impact. i think we are going to have to try and get on either loan/permanent signing - established quality defenders to get us through this crisis.
btw , nope mate, i did not read other reports - i try avoiding this place to make sure i dont lose my head to all the dingles out here.

all the time i spent here, i am spending at Vb these days - a far better place to be.

anyways - good luck for you few trying to find soem sanity here.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Calm Thinker[/bold] wrote: It is more about GJ than the striker now. 9 more days to go - I am guessing Samba and Givet - both of them to leave. Time for 3 good CBs now - and the squad looks pretty good to be honest. With Vukcevic in too, the lads will need more game time together. I can even accept another 2 ~ 3 winless games - provided the signings get used to each other and flourish from there on. There is still time left to make things better Kean - but only if you are making the right moves.[/p][/quote]hi calm thinker, did you read yesterday's posts because a couple of our american rovers fans said that john is a good player but he is not ready to make an immediate impact. i think we are going to have to try and get on either loan/permanent signing - established quality defenders to get us through this crisis.[/p][/quote]btw , nope mate, i did not read other reports - i try avoiding this place to make sure i dont lose my head to all the dingles out here. all the time i spent here, i am spending at Vb these days - a far better place to be. anyways - good luck for you few trying to find soem sanity here. The Calm Thinker

10:25am Mon 22 Aug 11

SYDRover says...

I think you will find Brett Emerton will leave for my local club Sydney FC.
I think you will find Brett Emerton will leave for my local club Sydney FC. SYDRover

10:37am Mon 22 Aug 11

bburnrover says...

Well its one thing getting bodies in but can they play at Premiership level? I will be happier when we sign a right back and two centre backs and possibly a new left back as our defence is rubbish at the moment.Man City can cover two of these positions in the players they are attempting to offload so get on the phone Kean and earn your pennies.
Well its one thing getting bodies in but can they play at Premiership level? I will be happier when we sign a right back and two centre backs and possibly a new left back as our defence is rubbish at the moment.Man City can cover two of these positions in the players they are attempting to offload so get on the phone Kean and earn your pennies. bburnrover

10:39am Mon 22 Aug 11

bburnrover says...

Well its one thing getting bodies in but can they play at Premiership level? I will be happier when we sign a right back and two centre backs and possibly a new left back as our defence is rubbish at the moment.Man City can cover two of these positions in the players they are attempting to offload so get on the phone Kean and earn your pennies.
Well its one thing getting bodies in but can they play at Premiership level? I will be happier when we sign a right back and two centre backs and possibly a new left back as our defence is rubbish at the moment.Man City can cover two of these positions in the players they are attempting to offload so get on the phone Kean and earn your pennies. bburnrover

10:44am Mon 22 Aug 11

phia012 says...

Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen!
Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen! phia012

10:46am Mon 22 Aug 11

jaysay says...

No doubt Keano will be on the plan again shorty for another jolly, to ask for a few more pennies to spend, think its a matter of beg steal or borrow, if ever a club was conned into selling to new owners it was us
No doubt Keano will be on the plan again shorty for another jolly, to ask for a few more pennies to spend, think its a matter of beg steal or borrow, if ever a club was conned into selling to new owners it was us jaysay

10:52am Mon 22 Aug 11

MidlandRover85 says...

We need a proven prem league goalscorer who is fit.....so we go after the complete opposite.....Steve Kean is a comedian
We need a proven prem league goalscorer who is fit.....so we go after the complete opposite.....Steve Kean is a comedian MidlandRover85

10:52am Mon 22 Aug 11

ROVERBOY says...

George John another un-tried player at anything like this level.Only on peanuts as a wage.
So another cheap signing.
George John another un-tried player at anything like this level.Only on peanuts as a wage. So another cheap signing. ROVERBOY

10:53am Mon 22 Aug 11

French Rover says...

Bobby Blackburn wrote:
I hope this guy comes in for pederson. Also get petrovic in for Dunn and Rochina/formica in for Roberts then we may have a chance of outscoring everton!!
spot-on bobby.....we have the new lads and they all look better than what we have, so get them in now!
[quote][p][bold]Bobby Blackburn[/bold] wrote: I hope this guy comes in for pederson. Also get petrovic in for Dunn and Rochina/formica in for Roberts then we may have a chance of outscoring everton!![/p][/quote]spot-on bobby.....we have the new lads and they all look better than what we have, so get them in now! French Rover

10:58am Mon 22 Aug 11

MidlandRover85 says...

Also, why sign a hot head (reportedly) in Vukcevic yet force another in Diouf out the club.....
Also, why sign a hot head (reportedly) in Vukcevic yet force another in Diouf out the club..... MidlandRover85

11:02am Mon 22 Aug 11

bburnrover says...

Well its one thing getting bodies in but can they play at Premiership level? I will be happier when we sign a right back and two centre backs and possibly a new left back as our defence is rubbish at the moment.Man City can cover two of these positions in the players they are attempting to offload so get on the phone Kean and earn your pennies.
Well its one thing getting bodies in but can they play at Premiership level? I will be happier when we sign a right back and two centre backs and possibly a new left back as our defence is rubbish at the moment.Man City can cover two of these positions in the players they are attempting to offload so get on the phone Kean and earn your pennies. bburnrover

11:31am Mon 22 Aug 11

The Calm Thinker says...

phia012 wrote:
Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen!
I would gladly take a Onuoha or a Bayota willing to play and prove themselves now, rather than a Samba who is not bothered about this club at the least.

You can have the best guy in the world working for you but he would be of no use at all, if he is not intersted.
[quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen![/p][/quote]I would gladly take a Onuoha or a Bayota willing to play and prove themselves now, rather than a Samba who is not bothered about this club at the least. You can have the best guy in the world working for you but he would be of no use at all, if he is not intersted. The Calm Thinker

11:47am Mon 22 Aug 11

Dr Zinc says...

Does Kean have a say in potential transfare targets ?
Where are the defenders ?
At least one full back and two centre backs are needed fast, regardless of samba leaving or not.
Young Hanley has took a lot of flack,
but the goals on saturday came from dunn and n'zonzi not chasing back onto runners from midfield.
Dunn does not have the legs anymore and n'zonzi had a poor game showing poor concentration.
Salgado was run ragged also.
But more protection was needed from midfield who didnt support the forwards either.
As for Roberts, we might as well have played with 10 men.
We should have started with 5 in midfield, Kean got it totally wrong, its not rocket science.
Get the new signings in playing together, get rid of the old guard,
Petrovich and N'zonzi, protecting the back 4, Formica, Holliet, Rochina behind Goodwillie.
Does Kean have a say in potential transfare targets ? Where are the defenders ? At least one full back and two centre backs are needed fast, regardless of samba leaving or not. Young Hanley has took a lot of flack, but the goals on saturday came from dunn and n'zonzi not chasing back onto runners from midfield. Dunn does not have the legs anymore and n'zonzi had a poor game showing poor concentration. Salgado was run ragged also. But more protection was needed from midfield who didnt support the forwards either. As for Roberts, we might as well have played with 10 men. We should have started with 5 in midfield, Kean got it totally wrong, its not rocket science. Get the new signings in playing together, get rid of the old guard, Petrovich and N'zonzi, protecting the back 4, Formica, Holliet, Rochina behind Goodwillie. Dr Zinc

12:24pm Mon 22 Aug 11

neil1967 says...

lets give a warm welcome to this guy straight onto the bench you will be lucky to get 15 mins a game though behind david dung and jason runny -bum roberts
lets give a warm welcome to this guy straight onto the bench you will be lucky to get 15 mins a game though behind david dung and jason runny -bum roberts neil1967

12:28pm Mon 22 Aug 11

ROVERSPAL1 says...

MidlandRover85 wrote:
Also, why sign a hot head (reportedly) in Vukcevic yet force another in Diouf out the club.....
This one has a lower wage demand..
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRover85[/bold] wrote: Also, why sign a hot head (reportedly) in Vukcevic yet force another in Diouf out the club.....[/p][/quote]This one has a lower wage demand.. ROVERSPAL1

12:33pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Stone Island says...

Question for SK: Why are you not signing PROVEN PL players that can slot straight into the side?
Question for SK: Why are you not signing PROVEN PL players that can slot straight into the side? Stone Island

12:42pm Mon 22 Aug 11

ChrisSutton says...

adcr wrote:
NickH1982 wrote:
Yeh cisse wants to come to England to. He scored 4 in 3 this season already doubt we will go for him though
he looks a good un, as you and chorleysmat have said, but i think his club won't budge on the £13m asking price. and i don't think our club will pay that kind of money. i personally don't understand why noy because we were supposed to have bid £12m for a spanish player. it makes you wonder what the truth actually is?
Scoring 4 goals in 3 games. Honestly, £13m looks like a bargain for a top european striker in this day and age. We should have been all over this deal.
.
He could have been the difference this season.
.
What a pity we won't pay top £ for top players. Especially those who WANT to come to the EPL.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickH1982[/bold] wrote: Yeh cisse wants to come to England to. He scored 4 in 3 this season already doubt we will go for him though[/p][/quote]he looks a good un, as you and chorleysmat have said, but i think his club won't budge on the £13m asking price. and i don't think our club will pay that kind of money. i personally don't understand why noy because we were supposed to have bid £12m for a spanish player. it makes you wonder what the truth actually is?[/p][/quote]Scoring 4 goals in 3 games. Honestly, £13m looks like a bargain for a top european striker in this day and age. We should have been all over this deal. . He could have been the difference this season. . What a pity we won't pay top £ for top players. Especially those who WANT to come to the EPL. -D.K.O ChrisSutton

12:49pm Mon 22 Aug 11

J.C - Rishton says...

phia012 wrote:
Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen!
No, Venkies do not want a player + cash deal for CS only CASH - wonder why that is ???
[quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen![/p][/quote]No, Venkies do not want a player + cash deal for CS only CASH - wonder why that is ??? J.C - Rishton

1:14pm Mon 22 Aug 11

nat-lads-dad says...

We do not need another average attacking mid field player. We need a proven goal scorer and some defenders. What is going on?
We do not need another average attacking mid field player. We need a proven goal scorer and some defenders. What is going on? nat-lads-dad

2:03pm Mon 22 Aug 11

ROVERSPAL1 says...

nat-lads-dad wrote:
We do not need another average attacking mid field player. We need a proven goal scorer and some defenders. What is going on?
This guy is NOT AVERAGE he is another Joey Barton good but doesn't know when to draw the line between passion and stupidity ..
...
THE BIGGER QUESTION IS DO WE HAVE MONEY TO BUY HIM??
Remember a few medicals have been done with nothing happening this window..
[quote][p][bold]nat-lads-dad[/bold] wrote: We do not need another average attacking mid field player. We need a proven goal scorer and some defenders. What is going on?[/p][/quote]This guy is NOT AVERAGE he is another Joey Barton good but doesn't know when to draw the line between passion and stupidity .. ... THE BIGGER QUESTION IS DO WE HAVE MONEY TO BUY HIM?? Remember a few medicals have been done with nothing happening this window.. ROVERSPAL1

2:11pm Mon 22 Aug 11

RovingSA says...

Final comment on Dunn. I think Kean is under pressure to keep Dunn in the side. The fans don't like Kean so how can he drop a fan favorite. Plus whenever he subbed Dunn last year and the crowd booed, Dunn would be seen making a comment to Kean, and when he scored that free kick against Kitchee Dunn ran screaming at the Rovers bench.

Fact is Dunn cannot play centre mid because he lacks the energy to run for 90mins. Watch the games, he only runs when the ball is on the side of the field nearest the Rovers bench.

Drop Dunn and we'll immediately improve. Not saying we'll win every game but we'll be a better attacking and defensive side with Dunn on the Bench
Final comment on Dunn. I think Kean is under pressure to keep Dunn in the side. The fans don't like Kean so how can he drop a fan favorite. Plus whenever he subbed Dunn last year and the crowd booed, Dunn would be seen making a comment to Kean, and when he scored that free kick against Kitchee Dunn ran screaming at the Rovers bench. Fact is Dunn cannot play centre mid because he lacks the energy to run for 90mins. Watch the games, he only runs when the ball is on the side of the field nearest the Rovers bench. Drop Dunn and we'll immediately improve. Not saying we'll win every game but we'll be a better attacking and defensive side with Dunn on the Bench RovingSA

2:49pm Mon 22 Aug 11

ROVERBOY says...

If Man City and Spurs need to get rid of a couple of prem players why doesn't the dope Kean go and get them rather than go for totally untried foreigners.
You are paid to manage not just take the pressure.
So bloody manage.
If Man City and Spurs need to get rid of a couple of prem players why doesn't the dope Kean go and get them rather than go for totally untried foreigners. You are paid to manage not just take the pressure. So bloody manage. ROVERBOY

2:50pm Mon 22 Aug 11

ROVERBOY says...

If Man City and Spurs need to get rid of a couple of prem players why doesn't the dope Kean go and get them rather than go for totally untried foreigners.
You are paid to manage not just take the pressure.
So bloody manage.
If Man City and Spurs need to get rid of a couple of prem players why doesn't the dope Kean go and get them rather than go for totally untried foreigners. You are paid to manage not just take the pressure. So bloody manage. ROVERBOY

3:01pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Harrime2 says...

OK - I've heard this is tomorrow now! OMG - when will these clowns learn?

Anyhow at least Kean didn't know about this player and he's being recruited on the advice of our next, soon to be appointed manager (give that a few weeks as well).

As for Ibisevic - he'd be perfect - coming injured (out till end of Sept), at least Vince could introduce him to the physios bench! However if business was meant Pappis Cisse would have been in through that door weeks ago!

Our club is being run as an absolute joke!

Rumours of Givet spitting dummy out and not actually being ill are beginning to surface .... lies, lies and more lies!
OK - I've heard this is tomorrow now! OMG - when will these clowns learn? Anyhow at least Kean didn't know about this player and he's being recruited on the advice of our next, soon to be appointed manager (give that a few weeks as well). As for Ibisevic - he'd be perfect - coming injured (out till end of Sept), at least Vince could introduce him to the physios bench! However if business was meant Pappis Cisse would have been in through that door weeks ago! Our club is being run as an absolute joke! Rumours of Givet spitting dummy out and not actually being ill are beginning to surface .... lies, lies and more lies! Harrime2

3:08pm Mon 22 Aug 11

rhodie110961 says...

RovingSA wrote:
Final comment on Dunn. I think Kean is under pressure to keep Dunn in the side. The fans don't like Kean so how can he drop a fan favorite. Plus whenever he subbed Dunn last year and the crowd booed, Dunn would be seen making a comment to Kean, and when he scored that free kick against Kitchee Dunn ran screaming at the Rovers bench.

Fact is Dunn cannot play centre mid because he lacks the energy to run for 90mins. Watch the games, he only runs when the ball is on the side of the field nearest the Rovers bench.

Drop Dunn and we'll immediately improve. Not saying we'll win every game but we'll be a better attacking and defensive side with Dunn on the Bench
Jeez Bud, Did Dunny kick your dog or summat.lol
[quote][p][bold]RovingSA[/bold] wrote: Final comment on Dunn. I think Kean is under pressure to keep Dunn in the side. The fans don't like Kean so how can he drop a fan favorite. Plus whenever he subbed Dunn last year and the crowd booed, Dunn would be seen making a comment to Kean, and when he scored that free kick against Kitchee Dunn ran screaming at the Rovers bench. Fact is Dunn cannot play centre mid because he lacks the energy to run for 90mins. Watch the games, he only runs when the ball is on the side of the field nearest the Rovers bench. Drop Dunn and we'll immediately improve. Not saying we'll win every game but we'll be a better attacking and defensive side with Dunn on the Bench[/p][/quote]Jeez Bud, Did Dunny kick your dog or summat.lol rhodie110961

3:08pm Mon 22 Aug 11

rhodie110961 says...

Jeez Bud, Did Dunny kick your dog or summat.lol
Jeez Bud, Did Dunny kick your dog or summat.lol rhodie110961

3:43pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Good call says...

I here people saying "why aren't we signing players who are proven in the premier league" which is a decent question which should be answered but the crucial question is

Why haven't we got a manager who is proven in the premier league?
D.K.O
I here people saying "why aren't we signing players who are proven in the premier league" which is a decent question which should be answered but the crucial question is Why haven't we got a manager who is proven in the premier league? D.K.O Good call

4:29pm Mon 22 Aug 11

stick to football says...

Another week without signing a centre back - an inexperienced one supposedly coming for a medical but so did Pavonne . Get 2 or 3 loan players in asap to boost the squad - the team is virtually picking itself and its not good enough we cant afford to be a drift at the bottom.

I just hoipe this time next week we have some points on the board and the defensive cover in place
Another week without signing a centre back - an inexperienced one supposedly coming for a medical but so did Pavonne . Get 2 or 3 loan players in asap to boost the squad - the team is virtually picking itself and its not good enough we cant afford to be a drift at the bottom. I just hoipe this time next week we have some points on the board and the defensive cover in place stick to football

4:50pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Iii1111 says...

If all goes well this week i.e. new signings and players not being sold….Then the BRFC team of the future has got to be…..
.

1. Robinson
2. Emerton
3. Olsson (not a full back though!)
4. John
5. Samba
6. Petrovic
7. Vukcevic
8. Formica
9. Ibisevic
10.Goodwillie
11. Hoilett
.
subs
.
Rochina
Nelsen
Z’Zonzi
Givet
Blackman
.
With this squad we might- just MIGHT have a chance......Salgado -Dunn-Roberts-Peders
en-should get nowhere near the first team....they've had thier chance and fluffed it big time.
.
Sorry Jeppo...I know you think the sun shines out of Pedersen & Dunn, the two carthorse masquerading as EPL footballers!
If all goes well this week i.e. new signings and players not being sold….Then the BRFC team of the future has got to be….. . 1. Robinson 2. Emerton 3. Olsson (not a full back though!) 4. John 5. Samba 6. Petrovic 7. Vukcevic 8. Formica 9. Ibisevic 10.Goodwillie 11. Hoilett . subs . Rochina Nelsen Z’Zonzi Givet Blackman . With this squad we might- just MIGHT have a chance......Salgado -Dunn-Roberts-Peders en-should get nowhere near the first team....they've had thier chance and fluffed it big time. . Sorry Jeppo...I know you think the sun shines out of Pedersen & Dunn, the two carthorse masquerading as EPL footballers! Iii1111

4:55pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Billypieman says...

phia012 wrote:
Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen!
Did you just say Kean and Venkys aren't stupid? They are very good at impressions then.
[quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen![/p][/quote]Did you just say Kean and Venkys aren't stupid? They are very good at impressions then. Billypieman

4:59pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Iii1111 says...

Billypieman wrote:
phia012 wrote: Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen!
Did you just say Kean and Venkys aren't stupid? They are very good at impressions then.
and so r u Billy, my old mate:-)
[quote][p][bold]Billypieman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: Only one thing to say... I wish people would stop saying Samba and Givet are both going to leave. Quite simply our defence is threadbare and Venky's and Kean are not stupid enough to let these two leave (or even one of them leave) without having replacements in place. That isn't going to happen before the end of the window as John is Jones' replacement, therefore Samba and Givet are going nowhere. The only thing that could change this is if whoever comes in for Samba also gives us a very good defender - Arsenal don't have a very good defender so that ain't going to happen![/p][/quote]Did you just say Kean and Venkys aren't stupid? They are very good at impressions then.[/p][/quote]and so r u Billy, my old mate:-) Iii1111

5:25pm Mon 22 Aug 11

jinkyjase says...

RovingSA wrote:
Final comment on Dunn. I think Kean is under pressure to keep Dunn in the side. The fans don't like Kean so how can he drop a fan favorite. Plus whenever he subbed Dunn last year and the crowd booed, Dunn would be seen making a comment to Kean, and when he scored that free kick against Kitchee Dunn ran screaming at the Rovers bench.

Fact is Dunn cannot play centre mid because he lacks the energy to run for 90mins. Watch the games, he only runs when the ball is on the side of the field nearest the Rovers bench.

Drop Dunn and we'll immediately improve. Not saying we'll win every game but we'll be a better attacking and defensive side with Dunn on the Bench
I've just watched Dunny's goal against Kitchee again and all he does is salute the bench and say - not even shout - "get in" - he doesn't scream anything at the bench.

That's the trouble at the moment - too many idiots talking absolute twaddle.

Before you reply I urge you to look again.
[quote][p][bold]RovingSA[/bold] wrote: Final comment on Dunn. I think Kean is under pressure to keep Dunn in the side. The fans don't like Kean so how can he drop a fan favorite. Plus whenever he subbed Dunn last year and the crowd booed, Dunn would be seen making a comment to Kean, and when he scored that free kick against Kitchee Dunn ran screaming at the Rovers bench. Fact is Dunn cannot play centre mid because he lacks the energy to run for 90mins. Watch the games, he only runs when the ball is on the side of the field nearest the Rovers bench. Drop Dunn and we'll immediately improve. Not saying we'll win every game but we'll be a better attacking and defensive side with Dunn on the Bench[/p][/quote]I've just watched Dunny's goal against Kitchee again and all he does is salute the bench and say - not even shout - "get in" - he doesn't scream anything at the bench. That's the trouble at the moment - too many idiots talking absolute twaddle. Before you reply I urge you to look again. jinkyjase

6:26pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Spaced Out says...

ROVERBOY wrote:
If Man City and Spurs need to get rid of a couple of prem players why doesn't the dope Kean go and get them rather than go for totally untried foreigners. You are paid to manage not just take the pressure. So bloody manage.
Think the wages may be an issue unless they are willing to take an extremely drastic pay-cut. Worth a shout though.
[quote][p][bold]ROVERBOY[/bold] wrote: If Man City and Spurs need to get rid of a couple of prem players why doesn't the dope Kean go and get them rather than go for totally untried foreigners. You are paid to manage not just take the pressure. So bloody manage.[/p][/quote]Think the wages may be an issue unless they are willing to take an extremely drastic pay-cut. Worth a shout though. Spaced Out

6:31pm Mon 22 Aug 11

srvp28 says...

Iii1111 wrote:
If all goes well this week i.e. new signings and players not being sold….Then the BRFC team of the future has got to be…..
.

1. Robinson
2. Emerton
3. Olsson (not a full back though!)
4. John
5. Samba
6. Petrovic
7. Vukcevic
8. Formica
9. Ibisevic
10.Goodwillie
11. Hoilett
.
subs
.
Rochina
Nelsen
Z’Zonzi
Givet
Blackman
.
With this squad we might- just MIGHT have a chance......Salgado -Dunn-Roberts-Peders

en-should get nowhere near the first team....they've had thier chance and fluffed it big time.
.
Sorry Jeppo...I know you think the sun shines out of Pedersen & Dunn, the two carthorse masquerading as EPL footballers!
Sorry but I wouldn't play Olsson at left-back, just for the sake of playing him. He's a fantastic talent going forward but he's not good enough at the back. Also, I'm not sure if, on some subconscious level, you already expect us to be playing in the Championship next season but you've only listed five substitutes when the Premier League allows seven.
[quote][p][bold]Iii1111[/bold] wrote: If all goes well this week i.e. new signings and players not being sold….Then the BRFC team of the future has got to be….. . 1. Robinson 2. Emerton 3. Olsson (not a full back though!) 4. John 5. Samba 6. Petrovic 7. Vukcevic 8. Formica 9. Ibisevic 10.Goodwillie 11. Hoilett . subs . Rochina Nelsen Z’Zonzi Givet Blackman . With this squad we might- just MIGHT have a chance......Salgado -Dunn-Roberts-Peders en-should get nowhere near the first team....they've had thier chance and fluffed it big time. . Sorry Jeppo...I know you think the sun shines out of Pedersen & Dunn, the two carthorse masquerading as EPL footballers![/p][/quote]Sorry but I wouldn't play Olsson at left-back, just for the sake of playing him. He's a fantastic talent going forward but he's not good enough at the back. Also, I'm not sure if, on some subconscious level, you already expect us to be playing in the Championship next season but you've only listed five substitutes when the Premier League allows seven. srvp28

6:32pm Mon 22 Aug 11

srvp28 says...

Sorry but I wouldn't play Olsson at left-back, just for the sake of playing him. He's a fantastic talent going forward but he's not good enough at the back.

Also, I'm not sure if, on some subconscious level, you already expect us to be playing in the Championship next season but you've only listed five substitutes when the Premier League allows seven.
Sorry but I wouldn't play Olsson at left-back, just for the sake of playing him. He's a fantastic talent going forward but he's not good enough at the back. Also, I'm not sure if, on some subconscious level, you already expect us to be playing in the Championship next season but you've only listed five substitutes when the Premier League allows seven. srvp28

7:08pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Iii1111 says...

good one srvp....to honest it was hard enough picking five subs....agree about Olsson but, who else is there!! might as well have him in somewhere!
good one srvp....to honest it was hard enough picking five subs....agree about Olsson but, who else is there!! might as well have him in somewhere! Iii1111

7:16pm Mon 22 Aug 11

zappedagain says...

Where the hell are these new signings?
Kean first said we'd have one in before Saturday- that didn't happen & no news on him signing today.
Who's dealing with this transfer? Why do they drag on for such a ridiculous amount of time?
Getting less & less confident that the 3-4 signings "promised" by that t-sser Kean will materialise.
What a bloody mess.
KEAN OUT. VENKYS OUT.
Where the hell are these new signings? Kean first said we'd have one in before Saturday- that didn't happen & no news on him signing today. Who's dealing with this transfer? Why do they drag on for such a ridiculous amount of time? Getting less & less confident that the 3-4 signings "promised" by that t-sser Kean will materialise. What a bloody mess. KEAN OUT. VENKYS OUT. zappedagain

7:45pm Mon 22 Aug 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Its 7.40pm and this deal is still not reported as being done - do these people at Ewood never learn - if there was ever a situation where a transfer needed to be pushed through its this one - just for once, they needed to show they could handle things as smoothly as every other club in the EPL and also give their own (long suffering!!) fans some kind of boost.
.
Yet again they miss the boat - The rate these muppets work at, if we are going to sign another 3 or 4 before the end of the transfer window then they need to be taking their medicals by Thursday or else the deals won't be concluded by midnight on 31st !!!
Its 7.40pm and this deal is still not reported as being done - do these people at Ewood never learn - if there was ever a situation where a transfer needed to be pushed through its this one - just for once, they needed to show they could handle things as smoothly as every other club in the EPL and also give their own (long suffering!!) fans some kind of boost. . Yet again they miss the boat - The rate these muppets work at, if we are going to sign another 3 or 4 before the end of the transfer window then they need to be taking their medicals by Thursday or else the deals won't be concluded by midnight on 31st !!! J.C - Rishton

7:56pm Mon 22 Aug 11

burner says...

. . . "Its 7.40pm and this deal is still not reported as being done" . . - YOU MEAN KEAN IS STILL HERE?
. . . "Its 7.40pm and this deal is still not reported as being done" . . - YOU MEAN KEAN IS STILL HERE? burner

8:03pm Mon 22 Aug 11

srvp28 says...

Iii1111 wrote:
good one srvp....to honest it was hard enough picking five subs....agree about Olsson but, who else is there!! might as well have him in somewhere!
Givet is a better left-back than Olsson. Also, we've signed that Bruno Ribeiro who our own players supposedly rate so there's no need to play Olsson in defence.
[quote][p][bold]Iii1111[/bold] wrote: good one srvp....to honest it was hard enough picking five subs....agree about Olsson but, who else is there!! might as well have him in somewhere![/p][/quote]Givet is a better left-back than Olsson. Also, we've signed that Bruno Ribeiro who our own players supposedly rate so there's no need to play Olsson in defence. srvp28

8:08pm Mon 22 Aug 11

wilyrover says...

Getting really cheesed off reading about Myles Anderson being one of our new signings. He is nothing more that a sop to his father, and failed to make an impression at either Leyton Orient or Aberdeen. If this isn't bad enough, we have also signed the Scottish equivalent of Joey Barton in the form of David Goodwillie.
Getting really cheesed off reading about Myles Anderson being one of our new signings. He is nothing more that a sop to his father, and failed to make an impression at either Leyton Orient or Aberdeen. If this isn't bad enough, we have also signed the Scottish equivalent of Joey Barton in the form of David Goodwillie. wilyrover

8:44pm Mon 22 Aug 11

CARover says...

ROVERBOY wrote:
George John another un-tried player at anything like this level.Only on peanuts as a wage. So another cheap signing.
He is well rated in the MLS and remember that is where Nelson came from... DC United, how this guy will hold up in the PL is anyones guess
[quote][p][bold]ROVERBOY[/bold] wrote: George John another un-tried player at anything like this level.Only on peanuts as a wage. So another cheap signing.[/p][/quote]He is well rated in the MLS and remember that is where Nelson came from... DC United, how this guy will hold up in the PL is anyones guess CARover

9:15pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Hoggy blue says...

9 o'clock still no news is anyone surprised at this? Just a case of trying to shift a few tickets for Wednesday's game. These owners/so called manager are a disgrace to our club get both out now
9 o'clock still no news is anyone surprised at this? Just a case of trying to shift a few tickets for Wednesday's game. These owners/so called manager are a disgrace to our club get both out now Hoggy blue

9:45pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Hopping mad says...

Stop panicing everyone, I've just seen Steve Kean on the outer circle making is way to ewood the signing should be done by January 26th 2012.

I don't know why we listen to this idiot anymore because all he does is lie and Cryer is just as bad with all the cr@p he reports.
Stop panicing everyone, I've just seen Steve Kean on the outer circle making is way to ewood the signing should be done by January 26th 2012. I don't know why we listen to this idiot anymore because all he does is lie and Cryer is just as bad with all the cr@p he reports. Hopping mad

10:23pm Mon 22 Aug 11

baldie says...

Things looking up,Tottenham bottom of the league.Let's have some PMA instead of PMT.
Things looking up,Tottenham bottom of the league.Let's have some PMA instead of PMT. baldie

11:43pm Mon 22 Aug 11

shinethelight says...

STEVIE KEANS BLUE N WHITE ARMY!!!
STEVIE KEANS BLUE N WHITE ARMY!!! shinethelight

8:42am Tue 23 Aug 11

Blue&whiteforever says...

Another day goes by ...... Zzzz zzz
Another day goes by ...... Zzzz zzz Blue&whiteforever

10:34am Tue 23 Aug 11

zappedagain says...

According to the Mirror (I know) Venkys are at Ewood for tomorrow nights game.
Fans- let's show 'em what we think of it so far!!!
According to the Mirror (I know) Venkys are at Ewood for tomorrow nights game. Fans- let's show 'em what we think of it so far!!! zappedagain

12:06pm Tue 23 Aug 11

ROVERBOY says...

Can we please get some players in that have prem experience,there seems to be a few available,all the ones so far have no prem experience,they are going take time to adapt if they can. Prem players please
Can we please get some players in that have prem experience,there seems to be a few available,all the ones so far have no prem experience,they are going take time to adapt if they can. Prem players please ROVERBOY

12:34pm Wed 24 Aug 11

britguy says...

The words barrel...bottom and scraping spring to mind. Never mind theres always tghe champions league spot to look forward to.
The words barrel...bottom and scraping spring to mind. Never mind theres always tghe champions league spot to look forward to. britguy

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