Bowyer hails Blackburn Rovers' response

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

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GARY Bowyer hailed a ‘magnificent response’ as Blackburn Rovers returned to winning ways with a 4-2 victory at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Rovers, struggling for confidence following a three-match losing run, lost Jason Lowe and Rudy Gestede to injury in an eventful first half which ended even after the Terriers cancelled out hat-trick hero Jordan Rhodes’ early opener.

But that did not stop Bowyer’s spirited side, led by stand-in skipper Rhodes and Craig Conway, from battling back after the break to claim three points.

Rovers boss Bowyer said: “The response from the lads was magnificent. We started the game very well, we were passing it around and made Huddersfield change their shape because the way we were playing.

“So to lose two lads to injuries and then for them to equalise made it a tall order for us and we needed half time. We started the second half slowly but we withstood that, had a good go and produced some magnificent finishing.”

Gestede was knocked unconscious following an aerial challenge but was later given the all clear.

“Rudy is out of hospital and all the scans are clear, which is great news,” said Bowyer, who revealed Lowe left the John Smith’s Stadium wearing a protective boot after injuring his ankle.

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12:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

NorthcoteRover says...

Is it my imagination or is Gaek Givet behind Gary Bowyer in the photograph at Huddersfield?
Is it my imagination or is Gaek Givet behind Gary Bowyer in the photograph at Huddersfield? NorthcoteRover
  • Score: 6

12:38pm Mon 17 Mar 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Yes its him but in an old photo from a friendly art Morecambe i think it was, talking of GG where is he now actually? Sorry if i have missed something but last i heard he was going back to France with some Sunday League team, what a waste.
Yes its him but in an old photo from a friendly art Morecambe i think it was, talking of GG where is he now actually? Sorry if i have missed something but last i heard he was going back to France with some Sunday League team, what a waste. George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

chickenfarm says...

Picture - Is Bowyer saying a couple of Quid for the two of them?
Picture - Is Bowyer saying a couple of Quid for the two of them? chickenfarm
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Mon 17 Mar 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Lets not get carried away with one result after all we have just had 3 lousy ones before that, need to see 3 or 4 wins on the bounc before anyone should get exited
Lets not get carried away with one result after all we have just had 3 lousy ones before that, need to see 3 or 4 wins on the bounc before anyone should get exited A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 5

2:53pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Rovers 1495 says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Lets not get carried away with one result after all we have just had 3 lousy ones before that, need to see 3 or 4 wins on the bounc before anyone should get exited
Yep, next up Leicester Saturday ...
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Lets not get carried away with one result after all we have just had 3 lousy ones before that, need to see 3 or 4 wins on the bounc before anyone should get exited[/p][/quote]Yep, next up Leicester Saturday ... Rovers 1495
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

dangerous dave says...

typical post from Bowyer ' hails response' - bloody hell this was against a very poor Huddersfield - pity this so called response wasnt against Bournemouth or even Burnley - his comments are more like Kean's as the weeks go by lets wait and see what he has to say after the next game!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIOANS
typical post from Bowyer ' hails response' - bloody hell this was against a very poor Huddersfield - pity this so called response wasnt against Bournemouth or even Burnley - his comments are more like Kean's as the weeks go by lets wait and see what he has to say after the next game!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIOANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -2

2:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

Too little to late comes to mind, why is it when it comes to the matches that really matter we are found wanting ?
Too little to late comes to mind, why is it when it comes to the matches that really matter we are found wanting ? noddy57
  • Score: 10

3:33pm Mon 17 Mar 14

crankitup says...

i must echo some of the sentiments from above....way too early to get exited...especially when we host Leicester next.

and we really need to start putting a run together....and not one here...loose a few and win another....that'll get us nowhere.

that said...i did enjoy the winning feeling after such a lengthy absence...and it did make the tedious journey home more enjoyable.

but GB you cannot right wrongs with one win,,,,keep it up lads
i must echo some of the sentiments from above....way too early to get exited...especially when we host Leicester next. and we really need to start putting a run together....and not one here...loose a few and win another....that'll get us nowhere. that said...i did enjoy the winning feeling after such a lengthy absence...and it did make the tedious journey home more enjoyable. but GB you cannot right wrongs with one win,,,,keep it up lads crankitup
  • Score: 5

3:43pm Mon 17 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

Well the Gestede news is good and with Lowe in the injury room we might now see some balls being played forward rather than sideways, back, sideways, back (repeat for 90 mins)....
Well the Gestede news is good and with Lowe in the injury room we might now see some balls being played forward rather than sideways, back, sideways, back (repeat for 90 mins).... ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 11

3:56pm Mon 17 Mar 14

MxMave says...

I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday.
He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while.
- Started with two strikers AND Dunny
- Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal).
- Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game

Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch.

Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.
I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday. He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while. - Started with two strikers AND Dunny - Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal). - Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch. Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups. MxMave
  • Score: 15

6:18pm Mon 17 Mar 14

owd nick says...

MxMave wrote:
I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday.
He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while.
- Started with two strikers AND Dunny
- Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal).
- Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game

Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch.

Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.
Wasn't there but couldn't agree more.

Catch 22 against Leicester,we want to win but I really don't want us to do the dingles any favours.

Play his usual tactics against Leicester and we will be giving 3 points away at home yet again.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday. He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while. - Started with two strikers AND Dunny - Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal). - Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch. Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.[/p][/quote]Wasn't there but couldn't agree more. Catch 22 against Leicester,we want to win but I really don't want us to do the dingles any favours. Play his usual tactics against Leicester and we will be giving 3 points away at home yet again. owd nick
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

owd nick wrote:
MxMave wrote:
I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday.
He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while.
- Started with two strikers AND Dunny
- Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal).
- Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game

Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch.

Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.
Wasn't there but couldn't agree more.

Catch 22 against Leicester,we want to win but I really don't want us to do the dingles any favours.

Play his usual tactics against Leicester and we will be giving 3 points away at home yet again.
No favour to us if you beat Leicester. They are home and dry.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday. He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while. - Started with two strikers AND Dunny - Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal). - Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch. Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.[/p][/quote]Wasn't there but couldn't agree more. Catch 22 against Leicester,we want to win but I really don't want us to do the dingles any favours. Play his usual tactics against Leicester and we will be giving 3 points away at home yet again.[/p][/quote]No favour to us if you beat Leicester. They are home and dry. FCBurnley
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Mon 17 Mar 14

SHEBBYSH1TE says...

owd nick wrote:
MxMave wrote:
I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday.
He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while.
- Started with two strikers AND Dunny
- Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal).
- Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game

Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch.

Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.
Wasn't there but couldn't agree more.

Catch 22 against Leicester,we want to win but I really don't want us to do the dingles any favours.

Play his usual tactics against Leicester and we will be giving 3 points away at home yet again.
One of the best games down Ewood this season was a defeat against Birmingham, but the promise was there, we beat Leeds with the same tactics the following week, then we go back into our shell. And yes Bowyer has steadied the ship, but for me he's a coach, not a manager.......we only have to look down the road to see what a decent manager can do with mediocrity.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: I'll hail Bowyer on his tactics on Saturday. He's finally changed his game plan to what the fans have been saying for a while. - Started with two strikers AND Dunny - Played a pressing game (which led to the final goal). - Didn't throw on a defender when we were 1-0 up in an attempt to close out the game Keep with that strategy against Leicester. God help you if you revert to a defensive formation at home just because their top of the league. Attack is the best form of defence. We could have played defensively with one striker on Saturday and might have won 1-0, keeping the clean sheet... but wasn't 4-2 a lot more entertaining? Isn't that what we pay money to see? We never looked in danger of not taking all three points on Saturday when the strikers are having chances and we are moving up the pitch. Hopefully the omission of Lowe will now mean more offensive lineups.[/p][/quote]Wasn't there but couldn't agree more. Catch 22 against Leicester,we want to win but I really don't want us to do the dingles any favours. Play his usual tactics against Leicester and we will be giving 3 points away at home yet again.[/p][/quote]One of the best games down Ewood this season was a defeat against Birmingham, but the promise was there, we beat Leeds with the same tactics the following week, then we go back into our shell. And yes Bowyer has steadied the ship, but for me he's a coach, not a manager.......we only have to look down the road to see what a decent manager can do with mediocrity. SHEBBYSH1TE
  • Score: 4

7:09pm Mon 17 Mar 14

The Axe says...

What a splendid job it is playing for Blackburn Rovers. That must be the twentieth time this season GB has described the team as magnificent. Strangely the number of wins falls well short of this figure. We also have he reserve team manager praising two players who are not in the first team squad for their commendable attitude in condescending to play half a game for the reserves. One only conjecture that ego stroking is now a priority of modern management.
What a splendid job it is playing for Blackburn Rovers. That must be the twentieth time this season GB has described the team as magnificent. Strangely the number of wins falls well short of this figure. We also have he reserve team manager praising two players who are not in the first team squad for their commendable attitude in condescending to play half a game for the reserves. One only conjecture that ego stroking is now a priority of modern management. The Axe
  • Score: -2

8:51pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Nuttall Street says...

I cannot believe what I have read "Bowyer Hails", etc. Rovers have been absolute sh1te recently not to mention Bowyer and the 11 cripples losing the 35 year record. Their performance has been risible (note for thick b@st@rds like Wild Rover and French Rover that means laughable).
I am now officially offering myself as the next Rovers manager. I have no experience as a football manager, but I can guarrantee to do better than Bowyer because I have standards and he seemingly doesn't. Dear ol' Shabby Singh couldn't have come out with a more disgraceful statement after Rovers recent run of disgraceful results. Bowyer, you are a complacent, useless, ne're do well. I am after you OUT now, you useless b@st@rd.
I cannot believe what I have read "Bowyer Hails", etc. Rovers have been absolute sh1te recently not to mention Bowyer and the 11 cripples losing the 35 year record. Their performance has been risible (note for thick b@st@rds like Wild Rover and French Rover that means laughable). I am now officially offering myself as the next Rovers manager. I have no experience as a football manager, but I can guarrantee to do better than Bowyer because I have standards and he seemingly doesn't. Dear ol' Shabby Singh couldn't have come out with a more disgraceful statement after Rovers recent run of disgraceful results. Bowyer, you are a complacent, useless, ne're do well. I am after you OUT now, you useless b@st@rd. Nuttall Street
  • Score: -10

8:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Ralph Jones says...

good result, lets get a result against leicester before we start shouting.
good result, lets get a result against leicester before we start shouting. Ralph Jones
  • Score: 2

2:28am Tue 18 Mar 14

carltondry says...

Bit harsh on GB - what would you expect him to say after a win, following a poor result / performance against Bournemouth
He was openly critcial of the team after the Bolton result and we could have won the game against Burnley.
Agree though nothing to lose by going for it against Leicester, play on the front front, who knows what a win could do for momentum, confidence and belief for the last 10 games.
Once Cairney, Marshall and Evans are fully fit, although not world beaters are better than what we've had at times in midfield over the last few years even in the prem
( Keith Andrews / Vince Grella ?)
Under the circumstances surrounding the club's finances, having to rebuild the team on limited money and never having a fully fit squad GB has done a decent job. If you believe that every week all players will be fully fit, all in the form of their life then you need a reality check. We're Blackburn Rovers not Barcelona
Bit harsh on GB - what would you expect him to say after a win, following a poor result / performance against Bournemouth He was openly critcial of the team after the Bolton result and we could have won the game against Burnley. Agree though nothing to lose by going for it against Leicester, play on the front front, who knows what a win could do for momentum, confidence and belief for the last 10 games. Once Cairney, Marshall and Evans are fully fit, although not world beaters are better than what we've had at times in midfield over the last few years even in the prem ( Keith Andrews / Vince Grella ?) Under the circumstances surrounding the club's finances, having to rebuild the team on limited money and never having a fully fit squad GB has done a decent job. If you believe that every week all players will be fully fit, all in the form of their life then you need a reality check. We're Blackburn Rovers not Barcelona carltondry
  • Score: 4

9:05am Tue 18 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

carltondry wrote:
Bit harsh on GB - what would you expect him to say after a win, following a poor result / performance against Bournemouth
He was openly critcial of the team after the Bolton result and we could have won the game against Burnley.
Agree though nothing to lose by going for it against Leicester, play on the front front, who knows what a win could do for momentum, confidence and belief for the last 10 games.
Once Cairney, Marshall and Evans are fully fit, although not world beaters are better than what we've had at times in midfield over the last few years even in the prem
( Keith Andrews / Vince Grella ?)
Under the circumstances surrounding the club's finances, having to rebuild the team on limited money and never having a fully fit squad GB has done a decent job. If you believe that every week all players will be fully fit, all in the form of their life then you need a reality check. We're Blackburn Rovers not Barcelona
What I believe, is that if our team had been injury free all season and this was their second season playing together as a team, that we would be up at the top like Burnley! Too many people come on here slating Bowyer, so I agree with you, very harsh! We've been flirting around the playoff places all season and doing that with a lot of bad luck with injuries, having to play players who haven't been with the team long etc!! So how the hell he is doing a poor job I don't know! About the only one thing I would agree with the moaners, is that it would be nice to see an attacking team every week... But don't be moaning when we haven't kept a clean sheet all season...!
[quote][p][bold]carltondry[/bold] wrote: Bit harsh on GB - what would you expect him to say after a win, following a poor result / performance against Bournemouth He was openly critcial of the team after the Bolton result and we could have won the game against Burnley. Agree though nothing to lose by going for it against Leicester, play on the front front, who knows what a win could do for momentum, confidence and belief for the last 10 games. Once Cairney, Marshall and Evans are fully fit, although not world beaters are better than what we've had at times in midfield over the last few years even in the prem ( Keith Andrews / Vince Grella ?) Under the circumstances surrounding the club's finances, having to rebuild the team on limited money and never having a fully fit squad GB has done a decent job. If you believe that every week all players will be fully fit, all in the form of their life then you need a reality check. We're Blackburn Rovers not Barcelona[/p][/quote]What I believe, is that if our team had been injury free all season and this was their second season playing together as a team, that we would be up at the top like Burnley! Too many people come on here slating Bowyer, so I agree with you, very harsh! We've been flirting around the playoff places all season and doing that with a lot of bad luck with injuries, having to play players who haven't been with the team long etc!! So how the hell he is doing a poor job I don't know! About the only one thing I would agree with the moaners, is that it would be nice to see an attacking team every week... But don't be moaning when we haven't kept a clean sheet all season...! ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 2

11:30am Tue 18 Mar 14

peely says...

This statement by the players best mate " call me Gaz ". Just goes to show that he,s a manager in name only , in reality he,s just one of their mates , one of the lads . He,s totally incapable of bollocking anyone , he just wants it to be one happy family and the players treat him as one of the lads . A winner he will never be !
This statement by the players best mate " call me Gaz ". Just goes to show that he,s a manager in name only , in reality he,s just one of their mates , one of the lads . He,s totally incapable of bollocking anyone , he just wants it to be one happy family and the players treat him as one of the lads . A winner he will never be ! peely
  • Score: 0

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