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Dann: We have yet to perform this year

SCOTT Dann admits Blackburn Rovers have yet to play well this season after they were knocked off the Championship top spot over the weekend.

A miserable 2-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough on Friday night ended Rovers' unbeaten start to the campaign, with Dann admitting the new-look squad has yet to click.

Rovers' centre half was quick to recognise they have to improve to earn Premier League promotion but was confident there was still far more to come.

He said: “We are really disappointed to have lost our unbeaten record, especially at home in the manner that we did. I don't think we played very well at all.

“If you look at the start overall, we have made a good start without ever really playing to our full potential. We are not really clicking with each other yet.

“There is definitely a lot more to come. I don't think there has been a game this season where we have played anywhere near our standards. Maybe 30 minutes here and there, but we know that ourselves.

“We have shown our character to grind the results out and get the points early doors and when we do finally start clicking, hopefully soon, we should push on.

“We know we have not played very well in any game, but we know the quality we have in the changing room and when we finally click we will be a top team in this league.”

Rovers travel to Charlton on Saturday looking to put Friday's defeat behind them, with Dann insisting a positive reaction is important.

“If you look back on the start, seven games in with 14 points, we all would have taken that but it is disappointing to lose of course,” he said.

“I don't think we played very well ourselves and made it a lot easier for them, they did play well though and fair play to them.

“Being at home and playing the way we did, we are really disappointed. We have to put that right against Charlton next weekend.

“It is a really tough league to play in and we are going to have ups and downs. We have to make sure when we do have a bad result, we put that right in the next game.”

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8:19am Mon 24 Sep 12

hotpot8200 says...

Fack off Dann you were sh1t last season and this season you are just the same well i`d say worse as you`re up against championship players .As a 6 million buy you should be a leader on the pitch and helping the younger players not stating you want to leave if relagated which was partly your fault take note from Nelson .All you are is one of Knob jockeys pals from your days at Cov and you know no other team wants you .I bet if a proper manager comes in you`ll get dropped and they get a replacement for you either in january or a loan .Why don`t you just keep it shut and concentrate on improving how to defend and earn your wages and our support
tosser
Fack off Dann you were sh1t last season and this season you are just the same well i`d say worse as you`re up against championship players .As a 6 million buy you should be a leader on the pitch and helping the younger players not stating you want to leave if relagated which was partly your fault take note from Nelson .All you are is one of Knob jockeys pals from your days at Cov and you know no other team wants you .I bet if a proper manager comes in you`ll get dropped and they get a replacement for you either in january or a loan .Why don`t you just keep it shut and concentrate on improving how to defend and earn your wages and our support tosser hotpot8200
  • Score: 11

8:20am Mon 24 Sep 12

P_Rover says...

No support for the manager there Scott. Good. Kean Out.
No support for the manager there Scott. Good. Kean Out. P_Rover
  • Score: 7

8:24am Mon 24 Sep 12

Iiii1111 says...

Mr Dann you haven't performed since your big money transfer..... Is it just a coincidence that your last club got relegated as well
Mr Dann you haven't performed since your big money transfer..... Is it just a coincidence that your last club got relegated as well Iiii1111
  • Score: 6

8:48am Mon 24 Sep 12

handsj14 says...

Well said Scott.. at least the players recognise that the team have not performed well. As for people criticing Dann lets just remember that he is 'currently' playing under the worlds worst manager & he isnt the only defender to have underperformed... Orr, Givet, Hanley!!
Well said Scott.. at least the players recognise that the team have not performed well. As for people criticing Dann lets just remember that he is 'currently' playing under the worlds worst manager & he isnt the only defender to have underperformed... Orr, Givet, Hanley!! handsj14
  • Score: 3

8:51am Mon 24 Sep 12

Rovers 1495 says...

So just like Kitman admits forfeiting games, you come out and say you''ve been playing sh*t until now. I don't know which one is more stupid.
So just like Kitman admits forfeiting games, you come out and say you''ve been playing sh*t until now. I don't know which one is more stupid. Rovers 1495
  • Score: 1

8:56am Mon 24 Sep 12

Smacx25 says...

This year? You've never performed!
This year? You've never performed! Smacx25
  • Score: 1

9:19am Mon 24 Sep 12

RoversSwiss says...

Perhaps a new manager will get them to play better, it couldn't be much worse than last friday. The manager must get the sack this week and some sanity return to the club. He was on knife edge at Xmas, that's why Venkys wouldn't let him spend any money on good players. Only Mrs.D feeling sorry for him that kept him is job.

Don't like Black, so hopefully they will find a new manager quickly.
Perhaps a new manager will get them to play better, it couldn't be much worse than last friday. The manager must get the sack this week and some sanity return to the club. He was on knife edge at Xmas, that's why Venkys wouldn't let him spend any money on good players. Only Mrs.D feeling sorry for him that kept him is job. Don't like Black, so hopefully they will find a new manager quickly. RoversSwiss
  • Score: 2

9:20am Mon 24 Sep 12

Ryanb74 says...

Yeah yeah, I've got a sex-wee on ice waiting for the announcement we all want to hear. Come on, give it to us, I can barely contain myself any longer...
Yeah yeah, I've got a sex-wee on ice waiting for the announcement we all want to hear. Come on, give it to us, I can barely contain myself any longer... Ryanb74
  • Score: -1

9:41am Mon 24 Sep 12

MxMave says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
Perhaps a new manager will get them to play better, it couldn't be much worse than last friday. The manager must get the sack this week and some sanity return to the club. He was on knife edge at Xmas, that's why Venkys wouldn't let him spend any money on good players. Only Mrs.D feeling sorry for him that kept him is job.

Don't like Black, so hopefully they will find a new manager quickly.
Bit racist.
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Perhaps a new manager will get them to play better, it couldn't be much worse than last friday. The manager must get the sack this week and some sanity return to the club. He was on knife edge at Xmas, that's why Venkys wouldn't let him spend any money on good players. Only Mrs.D feeling sorry for him that kept him is job. Don't like Black, so hopefully they will find a new manager quickly.[/p][/quote]Bit racist. MxMave
  • Score: 2

9:48am Mon 24 Sep 12

Blackburn Yoof says...

MxMave wrote:
RoversSwiss wrote: Perhaps a new manager will get them to play better, it couldn't be much worse than last friday. The manager must get the sack this week and some sanity return to the club. He was on knife edge at Xmas, that's why Venkys wouldn't let him spend any money on good players. Only Mrs.D feeling sorry for him that kept him is job. Don't like Black, so hopefully they will find a new manager quickly.
Bit racist.
Very good!
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Perhaps a new manager will get them to play better, it couldn't be much worse than last friday. The manager must get the sack this week and some sanity return to the club. He was on knife edge at Xmas, that's why Venkys wouldn't let him spend any money on good players. Only Mrs.D feeling sorry for him that kept him is job. Don't like Black, so hopefully they will find a new manager quickly.[/p][/quote]Bit racist.[/p][/quote]Very good! Blackburn Yoof
  • Score: 5

9:55am Mon 24 Sep 12

Marconi says...

RoversSwisse says " don't like Black". Who does he like? All the recognised managers available on the market, that are looking for jobs, have already been sacked from their previous clubs. Why? Show me a good team, I will show you a good manager. It's as simple as that.
RoversSwisse says " don't like Black". Who does he like? All the recognised managers available on the market, that are looking for jobs, have already been sacked from their previous clubs. Why? Show me a good team, I will show you a good manager. It's as simple as that. Marconi
  • Score: 2

9:58am Mon 24 Sep 12

makaveli96 says...

Surely the next manager should at least live in the town.

Theres talk that some of the players dont even live in Lancashire, namely Greater Manchester and Mereyside!

That would never happen with a genuine fan!
Surely the next manager should at least live in the town. Theres talk that some of the players dont even live in Lancashire, namely Greater Manchester and Mereyside! That would never happen with a genuine fan! makaveli96
  • Score: 3

10:05am Mon 24 Sep 12

Bazzer says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Surely the next manager should at least live in the town. Theres talk that some of the players dont even live in Lancashire, namely Greater Manchester and Mereyside! That would never happen with a genuine fan!
All went wrong when we allowed John Lewis to get involved. Shropshire Lad.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Surely the next manager should at least live in the town. Theres talk that some of the players dont even live in Lancashire, namely Greater Manchester and Mereyside! That would never happen with a genuine fan![/p][/quote]All went wrong when we allowed John Lewis to get involved. Shropshire Lad. Bazzer
  • Score: -2

10:16am Mon 24 Sep 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Dann, Orr, Murphy:

Scousers;
Loudmouths;
Gobsh8's;
Kean sycophants from previous clubs;
Sh8 at their jobs.
Dann, Orr, Murphy: Scousers; Loudmouths; Gobsh8's; Kean sycophants from previous clubs; Sh8 at their jobs. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 3

10:17am Mon 24 Sep 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Dann, Orr, Murphy:

Scousers;
Loudmouths;
Gobsh8's;
Kean sycophants from previous clubs;
Sh8 at their jobs.
Dann, Orr, Murphy: Scousers; Loudmouths; Gobsh8's; Kean sycophants from previous clubs; Sh8 at their jobs. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 2

10:21am Mon 24 Sep 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Dann, Murphy, Orr:

Scousers,
Loudmouths,
Gobsh8s,
Kean sycophants from previous clubs,
Sh8 at their jobs,
And also like Kean it's always somebody else's fault,
Dann, Murphy, Orr: Scousers, Loudmouths, Gobsh8s, Kean sycophants from previous clubs, Sh8 at their jobs, And also like Kean it's always somebody else's fault, OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 4

10:39am Mon 24 Sep 12

ponyton says...

THE DEFENCE IS AN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES, LEAKING GOALS ,HENDRY DEFENSIVE COACH , IS THAT A JOKE.
THE DEFENCE IS AN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES, LEAKING GOALS ,HENDRY DEFENSIVE COACH , IS THAT A JOKE. ponyton
  • Score: 2

10:54am Mon 24 Sep 12

Harrime says...

Oi dipsticks - Murphy wasn't even at Fulham when Keanocchio was there - anyhow today is not a day for arguing amongst ourselves it's a day to rejoice, triumphant that we 6,000 plus fans are victorious solidarity in the name of honesty, integrity and Blackburn Rovers - all three things that are not associated with Keanocchio.

Congratulations to Scott Dann (an average Championship player - at best), as his and many other pathetic performances both this season and last have eventually contributed to some common-sense at last prevailing!

However VENKYS - BE WARNED ... We will NOT accept Keanocchio staying in any way, shape or form ... he must go, as far away from OUR club as possible.

The only way to unite and excite the fans is for an ex-player to be appointed ... take your pick from:- Sherwood, Shearer, Salgado, Tugay, Flitcroft/Short. Berg, etc ... this although frought with danger (an inexperienced ex-player of repute never seems to work too well) - is worth a punt and will help to re-unite us fans behind OUR club and get us moving in the correct direction.

The crucial thing is what Venkys promise or rather don't promise the new incumbant - but lets just start by proper communiaction (bye, bye Aggers you time is wel and truely up!) - and either the brothers grim or through Shebby we'd like a proper up front vision for the future of OUR club - from their perspective and I don't care if they say 'we're here to turn this club into as profitable business as possible and this means getting back into the Premier League and working on a tight wage structure and selling to buy ... at least lets all start afresh with some honesty and integrity and basic communication - after that anything will be a bonus!

Bye, bye and good riddance Keanocchio!
Oi dipsticks - Murphy wasn't even at Fulham when Keanocchio was there - anyhow today is not a day for arguing amongst ourselves it's a day to rejoice, triumphant that we 6,000 plus fans are victorious solidarity in the name of honesty, integrity and Blackburn Rovers - all three things that are not associated with Keanocchio. Congratulations to Scott Dann (an average Championship player - at best), as his and many other pathetic performances both this season and last have eventually contributed to some common-sense at last prevailing! However VENKYS - BE WARNED ... We will NOT accept Keanocchio staying in any way, shape or form ... he must go, as far away from OUR club as possible. The only way to unite and excite the fans is for an ex-player to be appointed ... take your pick from:- Sherwood, Shearer, Salgado, Tugay, Flitcroft/Short. Berg, etc ... this although frought with danger (an inexperienced ex-player of repute never seems to work too well) - is worth a punt and will help to re-unite us fans behind OUR club and get us moving in the correct direction. The crucial thing is what Venkys promise or rather don't promise the new incumbant - but lets just start by proper communiaction (bye, bye Aggers you time is wel and truely up!) - and either the brothers grim or through Shebby we'd like a proper up front vision for the future of OUR club - from their perspective and I don't care if they say 'we're here to turn this club into as profitable business as possible and this means getting back into the Premier League and working on a tight wage structure and selling to buy ... at least lets all start afresh with some honesty and integrity and basic communication - after that anything will be a bonus! Bye, bye and good riddance Keanocchio! Harrime
  • Score: 0

11:00am Mon 24 Sep 12

davemal says...

Which manager with half a brain would want to manage Rovers with this lot running things? He will probably have to be a yes man and kiss backsides. I'll wait until someone is appointed before deciding what to do.
Which manager with half a brain would want to manage Rovers with this lot running things? He will probably have to be a yes man and kiss backsides. I'll wait until someone is appointed before deciding what to do. davemal
  • Score: 0

11:14am Mon 24 Sep 12

bburnrover says...

The Venkeys contrary to public opinion must have realised that we are playing poor football and winning despite of it,this obviously wont last as we saw against Boro.Barnsley also gave us the run around as we cannot retain possession.The fact is a managerial change for a recognised top class manger is imperative now to save the situation as we have a break in the season.Black and Hendry shoul be dismissed for a proper management team.We need organising to sort ot his mess but at least the new manager has a decent squad to wo with and two new defenders shoul do the trick.
The Venkeys contrary to public opinion must have realised that we are playing poor football and winning despite of it,this obviously wont last as we saw against Boro.Barnsley also gave us the run around as we cannot retain possession.The fact is a managerial change for a recognised top class manger is imperative now to save the situation as we have a break in the season.Black and Hendry shoul be dismissed for a proper management team.We need organising to sort ot his mess but at least the new manager has a decent squad to wo with and two new defenders shoul do the trick. bburnrover
  • Score: 1

11:45am Mon 24 Sep 12

LanghoRover says...

No No NO Scott, you have'nt perfomed since you joined the club you tosser
No No NO Scott, you have'nt perfomed since you joined the club you tosser LanghoRover
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Mon 24 Sep 12

harwoodblue says...

You were rubbish again but thats no supprise we all watched you last season.
You were rubbish again but thats no supprise we all watched you last season. harwoodblue
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Angry From Accrington says...

davemal wrote:
Which manager with half a brain would want to manage Rovers with this lot running things? He will probably have to be a yes man and kiss backsides. I'll wait until someone is appointed before deciding what to do.
And which manager with any remnant of a brain would want to manage Rovers with this shower of fans supporting it?
Whoever might take over will realise that he will be hounded out if we haven't won the treble by the end of next season!

Ironic that Tim Sherwood was perhaps our finest player in the Premiership winning team but regularly faced abuse from the terraces.

The Special Needs Supporters Club must be praying that he doesn't get the job because SHERWOOD OUT will mean them having to learn to chant an extra syllable!
[quote][p][bold]davemal[/bold] wrote: Which manager with half a brain would want to manage Rovers with this lot running things? He will probably have to be a yes man and kiss backsides. I'll wait until someone is appointed before deciding what to do.[/p][/quote]And which manager with any remnant of a brain would want to manage Rovers with this shower of fans supporting it? Whoever might take over will realise that he will be hounded out if we haven't won the treble by the end of next season! Ironic that Tim Sherwood was perhaps our finest player in the Premiership winning team but regularly faced abuse from the terraces. The Special Needs Supporters Club must be praying that he doesn't get the job because SHERWOOD OUT will mean them having to learn to chant an extra syllable! Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -3

3:09pm Mon 24 Sep 12

wolsty says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Surely the next manager should at least live in the town.

Theres talk that some of the players dont even live in Lancashire, namely Greater Manchester and Mereyside!

That would never happen with a genuine fan!
Most if not all live in Alderly Edge hope spelt right,very up market
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Surely the next manager should at least live in the town. Theres talk that some of the players dont even live in Lancashire, namely Greater Manchester and Mereyside! That would never happen with a genuine fan![/p][/quote]Most if not all live in Alderly Edge hope spelt right,very up market wolsty
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Mon 24 Sep 12

wolsty says...

ponyton wrote:
THE DEFENCE IS AN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES, LEAKING GOALS ,HENDRY DEFENSIVE COACH , IS THAT A JOKE.
Hopefully that will change to when the baldy one goes,lets all hope together
[quote][p][bold]ponyton[/bold] wrote: THE DEFENCE IS AN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES, LEAKING GOALS ,HENDRY DEFENSIVE COACH , IS THAT A JOKE.[/p][/quote]Hopefully that will change to when the baldy one goes,lets all hope together wolsty
  • Score: 2

8:26pm Mon 24 Sep 12

silverstan says...

When Kean gets the sack, they will put Eric Black in charge, who the **** is he & what has he achieved in management ??? Another shambles fast approaching me thinks !!!!!!!
When Kean gets the sack, they will put Eric Black in charge, who the **** is he & what has he achieved in management ??? Another shambles fast approaching me thinks !!!!!!! silverstan
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Mon 24 Sep 12

silverstan says...

Smacx25 wrote:
This year? You've never performed!
Pretty much like all the back four, never performing, they might not make tackles on time, but I'll bet their never late picking up their fat **** pay cheques !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Smacx25[/bold] wrote: This year? You've never performed![/p][/quote]Pretty much like all the back four, never performing, they might not make tackles on time, but I'll bet their never late picking up their fat **** pay cheques !!!!! silverstan
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Nurseman says...

We are not interested in what you have got to say Mr Scott Dann. Can't say anything positive about you at the moment. I said on sunday how good Hanley was against Boro....Very good! Maybe we might listen to what he has to say
We are not interested in what you have got to say Mr Scott Dann. Can't say anything positive about you at the moment. I said on sunday how good Hanley was against Boro....Very good! Maybe we might listen to what he has to say Nurseman
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Tue 25 Sep 12

The Mighty Weetabix says...

Tim Sherwood hahahaha.

You'll go BACKWARDS with him in charge, if that is even possible.

And what's this notion that you'll start getting 20000 if Kean gets fired. don't make me laugh.

All you bul1sh1tters giving it "I've supported this club for 35 years" yeah yeah you're just a bunch of fair weather fans and you know it!”
Tim Sherwood hahahaha. You'll go BACKWARDS with him in charge, if that is even possible. And what's this notion that you'll start getting 20000 if Kean gets fired. don't make me laugh. All you bul1sh1tters giving it "I've supported this club for 35 years" yeah yeah you're just a bunch of fair weather fans and you know it!” The Mighty Weetabix
  • Score: 0

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