Berg urges ace Rhodes to remain grounded

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

HENNING Berg believes Jordan Rhodes is a rare breed in football – but insists it is important for the striker not to think too far ahead.

The Scottish international striker scored his first hat-trick for Blackburn Rovers in Saturday night’s impressive 4-1 demolition of Peterborough, taking his tally to nine goals in just 14 appearances for the club.

Boss Berg believes the 22-year-old is one of the few natural finishers in the game but, when pressed on how good Rhodes could be, the Norwegian declined to be drawn.

He said: “There are not that many players around in the different leagues who can score goals on a regular basis. He is one of them, he has done it in League One and now he has started doing it in the Championship.

“For us it is important that we feed him in the box, that we get our crosses in, enough passes, so he can get enough chances because we know he is a great finisher and has great timing of runs. We are very happy to have him.

“He is a really good finisher but he has not been tested yet at the highest level. Hopefully he will be playing Premier League next season.

“He has not played Premier League or Champions League football yet but he is a really good finisher. We have to see.

“He should not think about that (the future). He should think about getting better, making the runs as he is doing.

“He shouldn’t think too far ahead of himself.

“He is fantastic for us and when all the players get to know him a little bit better he will be better so we can get more play in the final third.”

The victory was Berg’s first as Rovers boss at the fourth attempt as he saw his side climb back into the Championship play-off places with the win lifting them to sixth.

Spanish playmaker Ruben Rochina has enjoyed an integral role in Rovers’ recent improved performances and had a hand in two of Saturday night’s goals.

But, after gifting the hosts possession for their late consolation strike, Berg was quick to insist Rochina still has plenty of room for improvement.

He said: “We conceded a goal so it was not a perfect performance from him but he has got quality, he is talented and he has played a big part in our win.

“His positional play, his skills, his passes are fantastic. He was involved in two or three of the goals as well so he is an important player, as all our players are.

“We need to find a role for him that suits him and I think we have done that now.”

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8:00am Mon 19 Nov 12

diamonds2india says...

Jordan Rhodes...a beacon of hope
Jordan Rhodes...a beacon of hope diamonds2india
  • Score: 14

8:08am Mon 19 Nov 12

MatthewCA says...

Jorden Rhodes is just amazing, with 3 goals in the last game, shows more confident too.

Ruben is a good player, he need more ball control before he shoots. he can be a good playmaker and I compare with Eden Hazard of Chelsea now, so he will be comfortable playing midfeild and a striker role.
Jorden Rhodes is just amazing, with 3 goals in the last game, shows more confident too. Ruben is a good player, he need more ball control before he shoots. he can be a good playmaker and I compare with Eden Hazard of Chelsea now, so he will be comfortable playing midfeild and a striker role. MatthewCA
  • Score: 9

8:11am Mon 19 Nov 12

A Darener says...

The bar has been set. It is now up to ALL the players to maintain and improve on the previous three performances. They are building a foundation for the future. Once the basics are mastered there is no reason why they can't go on and gain promotion.
The bar has been set. It is now up to ALL the players to maintain and improve on the previous three performances. They are building a foundation for the future. Once the basics are mastered there is no reason why they can't go on and gain promotion. A Darener
  • Score: 14

8:48am Mon 19 Nov 12

brown cow warrior says...

Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance.........
okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression.
COYB
Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB brown cow warrior
  • Score: 13

9:41am Mon 19 Nov 12

AshirMan says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB
I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB[/p][/quote]I have no clue where where you get that assessment from????? AshirMan
  • Score: -7

9:47am Mon 19 Nov 12

brown cow warrior says...

AshirMan wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB
I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????
I watched it happen.
[quote][p][bold]AshirMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB[/p][/quote]I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????[/p][/quote]I watched it happen. brown cow warrior
  • Score: 7

10:14am Mon 19 Nov 12

dangerous dave says...

Lets not get carried away -' everyone and his dog' have beaten Peterborough, but its a move in the right direction - the next three games will tell us if improvements have been made the Burnley match being the big one! If we had only been winning one nil then the sloppy goal given away towards the end of the game would have bean a killer - we cannot afford to give away goals/loose concentration in the last quarter, but as I said a small step forward.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY
Lets not get carried away -' everyone and his dog' have beaten Peterborough, but its a move in the right direction - the next three games will tell us if improvements have been made the Burnley match being the big one! If we had only been winning one nil then the sloppy goal given away towards the end of the game would have bean a killer - we cannot afford to give away goals/loose concentration in the last quarter, but as I said a small step forward. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY dangerous dave
  • Score: -5

10:23am Mon 19 Nov 12

Dukes says...

agree let not get carry still early days,but great win for us and the manager.Rhodes is outstanding should i say anymore more.
agree let not get carry still early days,but great win for us and the manager.Rhodes is outstanding should i say anymore more. Dukes
  • Score: 5

10:36am Mon 19 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Dukes wrote:
agree let not get carry still early days,but great win for us and the manager.Rhodes is outstanding should i say anymore more.
Let's get carried away. We deserve it after two years of the odious one. Let us enjoy the moment. I am sure we wiull have some indifferent games before te end of the seaon but now is the time to saviour the delights of a great win, whoever the opposition.
[quote][p][bold]Dukes[/bold] wrote: agree let not get carry still early days,but great win for us and the manager.Rhodes is outstanding should i say anymore more.[/p][/quote]Let's get carried away. We deserve it after two years of the odious one. Let us enjoy the moment. I am sure we wiull have some indifferent games before te end of the seaon but now is the time to saviour the delights of a great win, whoever the opposition. A Darener
  • Score: 14

10:46am Mon 19 Nov 12

French Rover says...

We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants. French Rover
  • Score: 11

10:50am Mon 19 Nov 12

eddie the eagle says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
AshirMan wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB
I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????
I watched it happen.
I never thought I would ever see the words pace and aggression used to describe P edersen but then again everybody is improving under Berg.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AshirMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB[/p][/quote]I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????[/p][/quote]I watched it happen.[/p][/quote]I never thought I would ever see the words pace and aggression used to describe P edersen but then again everybody is improving under Berg. eddie the eagle
  • Score: 11

10:58am Mon 19 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed, you will also see that when a team is playing with some confidence its amazing how quickly they recover from injury !
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed, you will also see that when a team is playing with some confidence its amazing how quickly they recover from injury ! greenscreener
  • Score: 7

11:04am Mon 19 Nov 12

MatthewCA says...

any player to add from the loan market ??????
any player to add from the loan market ?????? MatthewCA
  • Score: 0

11:42am Mon 19 Nov 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed, you will also see that when a team is playing with some confidence its amazing how quickly they recover from injury !
Competition for places rather than the teachers pet playing !

Watching performances thus far under Berg(Palace apart because that was in no way Bergs team) have markedly improved, and we all know with improvements to come.

Just not having to endure the mickey mouse set up of the odious one along with his constant flimflam is heaven, and again we can look forward to a proper manager returning competitive football down at the good ship Ewood.

I mean hell even Hendry could very well now make a difference under Berg, and actually shore up the defence !!!

Confidence ? That old chestnut, well, it does appear to be rearing it's beautiful head these last few months.

Lift off..............

Swan emerging anyone ?

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed, you will also see that when a team is playing with some confidence its amazing how quickly they recover from injury ![/p][/quote]Competition for places rather than the teachers pet playing ! Watching performances thus far under Berg(Palace apart because that was in no way Bergs team) have markedly improved, and we all know with improvements to come. Just not having to endure the mickey mouse set up of the odious one along with his constant flimflam is heaven, and again we can look forward to a proper manager returning competitive football down at the good ship Ewood. I mean hell even Hendry could very well now make a difference under Berg, and actually shore up the defence !!! Confidence ? That old chestnut, well, it does appear to be rearing it's beautiful head these last few months. Lift off.............. Swan emerging anyone ? Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
  • Score: 7

12:13pm Mon 19 Nov 12

eddie the eagle says...

RR:The swan took quite a battering but it is showing signs of improvement,It seems to have recovered it's belief and the will to live.
The treatment it gets from those in charge of its welfare is the secret to its full recovery.Early days yet but although it is not ready to soar it is flapping its wings like it believes that it can and will fly.
RR:The swan took quite a battering but it is showing signs of improvement,It seems to have recovered it's belief and the will to live. The treatment it gets from those in charge of its welfare is the secret to its full recovery.Early days yet but although it is not ready to soar it is flapping its wings like it believes that it can and will fly. eddie the eagle
  • Score: 4

12:14pm Mon 19 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed, you will also see that when a team is playing with some confidence its amazing how quickly they recover from injury !
Competition for places rather than the teachers pet playing !

Watching performances thus far under Berg(Palace apart because that was in no way Bergs team) have markedly improved, and we all know with improvements to come.

Just not having to endure the mickey mouse set up of the odious one along with his constant flimflam is heaven, and again we can look forward to a proper manager returning competitive football down at the good ship Ewood.

I mean hell even Hendry could very well now make a difference under Berg, and actually shore up the defence !!!

Confidence ? That old chestnut, well, it does appear to be rearing it's beautiful head these last few months.

Lift off..............

Swan emerging anyone ?

Arte et labore
We really need to carry the momentum through the next 3 games, at least 7 points would make things a little more swan-like.
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed, you will also see that when a team is playing with some confidence its amazing how quickly they recover from injury ![/p][/quote]Competition for places rather than the teachers pet playing ! Watching performances thus far under Berg(Palace apart because that was in no way Bergs team) have markedly improved, and we all know with improvements to come. Just not having to endure the mickey mouse set up of the odious one along with his constant flimflam is heaven, and again we can look forward to a proper manager returning competitive football down at the good ship Ewood. I mean hell even Hendry could very well now make a difference under Berg, and actually shore up the defence !!! Confidence ? That old chestnut, well, it does appear to be rearing it's beautiful head these last few months. Lift off.............. Swan emerging anyone ? Arte et labore[/p][/quote]We really need to carry the momentum through the next 3 games, at least 7 points would make things a little more swan-like. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

12:26pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit. Bazzer
  • Score: 2

12:35pm Mon 19 Nov 12

AndyW says...

AshirMan wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB
I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????
I have no clue how you could fail to see what the original poster saw...?
[quote][p][bold]AshirMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB[/p][/quote]I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????[/p][/quote]I have no clue how you could fail to see what the original poster saw...? AndyW
  • Score: 0

12:48pm Mon 19 Nov 12

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers?
In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others? French Rover
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Mon 19 Nov 12

tootsio11 says...

It was only peterborough yes...but i was more pleased though by the manner of the victory and not the opposition look at their results it was back in september against wolves they lost by more than 1 goal they have also beat some good teams along the way the championship throws up these fixtures i for one before the match thought it would be tough the early goal helpled alot but after that i thought our counter attacking football was a joy to watch and how clinical is rhodes the boy can finish great saturday evening for all rovers fans lets keep the run going a very tough home game against an in-form millwall next week they are unbeaten in 9 but with new found confidence new atmosphere at ewood i for one again am confident of 3 points
It was only peterborough yes...but i was more pleased though by the manner of the victory and not the opposition look at their results it was back in september against wolves they lost by more than 1 goal they have also beat some good teams along the way the championship throws up these fixtures i for one before the match thought it would be tough the early goal helpled alot but after that i thought our counter attacking football was a joy to watch and how clinical is rhodes the boy can finish great saturday evening for all rovers fans lets keep the run going a very tough home game against an in-form millwall next week they are unbeaten in 9 but with new found confidence new atmosphere at ewood i for one again am confident of 3 points tootsio11
  • Score: 5

1:47pm Mon 19 Nov 12

A Darener says...

After seeing the performances over the last three games I feel confident that we can hold our own against any team in the division. Not a feeling I have had for years. We now have an experienced manager, a very capable assistant in Eric Black. Now he is not shackled by the odious one, and a group of players well capable of progressing further.
After seeing the performances over the last three games I feel confident that we can hold our own against any team in the division. Not a feeling I have had for years. We now have an experienced manager, a very capable assistant in Eric Black. Now he is not shackled by the odious one, and a group of players well capable of progressing further. A Darener
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

At last we can see some good technical application, nouse and tactics with a common sense approach. It's a long time since I could say that coupled with a manager who has the club at heart. Think its time to get my half term season ticket now.
At last we can see some good technical application, nouse and tactics with a common sense approach. It's a long time since I could say that coupled with a manager who has the club at heart. Think its time to get my half term season ticket now. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Well,well,well! Everybody seems happy on here and things are definitely looking up. For the first time I can even understand what Matthew CA has to say. Keep it up, pal, you're getting there!,
Well,well,well! Everybody seems happy on here and things are definitely looking up. For the first time I can even understand what Matthew CA has to say. Keep it up, pal, you're getting there!, Is Eckersley playing?
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Mon 19 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers?
In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two. Bazzer
  • Score: 1

5:03pm Mon 19 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
Well spotted, better not forget Alex McLeish, remember him, he's the guy that Reg of the Rovers told us was going to be our next manager for sure.

Not been any dingles around for a while, there must be a Readers Sister feature on ClaretsMad.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.[/p][/quote]Well spotted, better not forget Alex McLeish, remember him, he's the guy that Reg of the Rovers told us was going to be our next manager for sure. Not been any dingles around for a while, there must be a Readers Sister feature on ClaretsMad. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

5:06pm Mon 19 Nov 12

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
5 names but none really successful though are they...?
I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.[/p][/quote]5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course. French Rover
  • Score: 1

5:08pm Mon 19 Nov 12

French Rover says...

French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
5 names but none really successful though are they...?
I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.
Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.[/p][/quote]5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.[/p][/quote]Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager! French Rover
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Mon 19 Nov 12

stick to football says...

The team are playing to a plan - hence unchanged team and one can see a system there for the first time in a long time - winning definitely helps so keep it going HB. He talks sense and talks the truth no glossing over the problems which is what we have not seen for a long while -

I also trust him to improve the side once the transfer window comes open so roll on the good times
The team are playing to a plan - hence unchanged team and one can see a system there for the first time in a long time - winning definitely helps so keep it going HB. He talks sense and talks the truth no glossing over the problems which is what we have not seen for a long while - I also trust him to improve the side once the transfer window comes open so roll on the good times stick to football
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Mon 19 Nov 12

A Darener says...

It just makes such a change to have a manager that sees the same game as the fans. Tells it like it is and praises the players without going overboard.
It just makes such a change to have a manager that sees the same game as the fans. Tells it like it is and praises the players without going overboard. A Darener
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Mon 19 Nov 12

trueblue72 says...

Great result and counter-attacking football on sat.
First time for ages I've actually enjoyed a rovers match and the missus noted my joy afterwards.
I thought we'd have more trouble against posh but one thing I noticed was our lack of mobility in the middle of the park.
When murphy and etuhu lost the ball I never once noticed them busting a gut to get it back. They were so slow and off the pace it was embarrassing.
Against a better team we could of easily gone unstuck.
It proves we cannot play them together but could use murphy as the holding midfielder for about 60 mins until his legs have gone then depending on the state of play dictates who comes on next.
I don't like posting a negative when I so enjoyed the result but its something that needs addressing rapido.

Rochina has such quality it's untrue. Yes he messed up for their goal and picked the wrong option at times but he'll learn the more he plays. We are so much more of a threat with him and he's capable of that moment of genius so we can't stop him playing his natural game.

It was magical seeing us have genuine pace at times on the counter, we have sorely missed that.
Henley at RB will get better and better as long as murphy keeps off his back and only shouts constructive criticism.

Rhodes, need I say more. We've all said give him service and help and will score.
Finishing looks effortless for him, his timing and movement gives him those tap ins and to heat him speak do modestly is a credit to him.

Lets keep the momentum going and find our best form for sticking 5 past them dingle bar stewards.

COYB.
Great result and counter-attacking football on sat. First time for ages I've actually enjoyed a rovers match and the missus noted my joy afterwards. I thought we'd have more trouble against posh but one thing I noticed was our lack of mobility in the middle of the park. When murphy and etuhu lost the ball I never once noticed them busting a gut to get it back. They were so slow and off the pace it was embarrassing. Against a better team we could of easily gone unstuck. It proves we cannot play them together but could use murphy as the holding midfielder for about 60 mins until his legs have gone then depending on the state of play dictates who comes on next. I don't like posting a negative when I so enjoyed the result but its something that needs addressing rapido. Rochina has such quality it's untrue. Yes he messed up for their goal and picked the wrong option at times but he'll learn the more he plays. We are so much more of a threat with him and he's capable of that moment of genius so we can't stop him playing his natural game. It was magical seeing us have genuine pace at times on the counter, we have sorely missed that. Henley at RB will get better and better as long as murphy keeps off his back and only shouts constructive criticism. Rhodes, need I say more. We've all said give him service and help and will score. Finishing looks effortless for him, his timing and movement gives him those tap ins and to heat him speak do modestly is a credit to him. Lets keep the momentum going and find our best form for sticking 5 past them dingle bar stewards. COYB. trueblue72
  • Score: 3

6:28pm Mon 19 Nov 12

pepperpot2296 says...

What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way!
What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way! pepperpot2296
  • Score: 7

12:33am Tue 20 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.
Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager!
I have a feeling Frenchie, that you and I could discuss football till the cows come home. And hopefully without antagonism! I cannot help thinking that nearly all of the managers you have trotted out were all blessed with millions of pounds to spend or had the springboard of a big club behind them to ease their plight. The Rovers fall into neither camp since the Walker millions were lost. I can be hooted at for my apparent love of "hoofball" but the odds are always that percentage football survives in a game cursed by excess money. Our generation saw the winning of the World Cup by a utilitarian team assembled by Alf Ramsey in which individual flair was sacrificed on the altar of percentages. Anyway, cheers!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.[/p][/quote]5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.[/p][/quote]Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager![/p][/quote]I have a feeling Frenchie, that you and I could discuss football till the cows come home. And hopefully without antagonism! I cannot help thinking that nearly all of the managers you have trotted out were all blessed with millions of pounds to spend or had the springboard of a big club behind them to ease their plight. The Rovers fall into neither camp since the Walker millions were lost. I can be hooted at for my apparent love of "hoofball" but the odds are always that percentage football survives in a game cursed by excess money. Our generation saw the winning of the World Cup by a utilitarian team assembled by Alf Ramsey in which individual flair was sacrificed on the altar of percentages. Anyway, cheers! Bazzer
  • Score: 0

12:38am Tue 20 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.
Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager!
I have a feeling Frenchie, that you and I could discuss football till the cows come home. And hopefully without antagonism! I cannot help thinking that nearly all of the managers you have trotted out were all blessed with millions of pounds to spend or had the springboard of a big club behind them to ease their plight. The Rovers fall into neither camp since the Walker millions were lost. I can be hooted at for my apparent love of "hoofball" but the odds are always that percentage football survives in a game cursed by excess money. Our generation saw the winning of the World Cup by a utilitarian team assembled by Alf Ramsey in which individual flair was sacrificed on the altar of percentages. Anyway, cheers!
With the notable exception of the great Brian Clough! But how he squeezed the opposition out onto the wings so that they would pump balls into the brick walls that were Burns, Needham, Chapman and others I am too inebriated to think of their names! Centre halves, you see! Good night.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.[/p][/quote]5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.[/p][/quote]Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager![/p][/quote]I have a feeling Frenchie, that you and I could discuss football till the cows come home. And hopefully without antagonism! I cannot help thinking that nearly all of the managers you have trotted out were all blessed with millions of pounds to spend or had the springboard of a big club behind them to ease their plight. The Rovers fall into neither camp since the Walker millions were lost. I can be hooted at for my apparent love of "hoofball" but the odds are always that percentage football survives in a game cursed by excess money. Our generation saw the winning of the World Cup by a utilitarian team assembled by Alf Ramsey in which individual flair was sacrificed on the altar of percentages. Anyway, cheers![/p][/quote]With the notable exception of the great Brian Clough! But how he squeezed the opposition out onto the wings so that they would pump balls into the brick walls that were Burns, Needham, Chapman and others I am too inebriated to think of their names! Centre halves, you see! Good night. Bazzer
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7:23am Tue 20 Nov 12

alphajono says...

French Rover wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.
Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.
I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?
So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.
In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.
5 names but none really successful though are they...?
I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.
Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager!
What about Tony Adams .......lol
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: We actually have a very good bench now...with some excellent players to come on if needed. Gomes, Pederson, Nunes, Dunn, Lowe, Richards and Best too hopefully very soon! Plus other fringe players.....All know that they will have to offer something extra to break into this improving side now. Be interesting to see who comes in and who goes out in the Jan window. We do have too many senior professionals (39?) for a club our size, but I am sure that Berg is taking stock now and will know who he wants.[/p][/quote]Agreed that he knows what he wants. I personally always prefer a team to be managed by a former centre half, the "spine" of any good team. It is inevitable that such a manager will inculcate the qualities of organisation, graft and discipline, the building blocks of any effective outfit.[/p][/quote]I agree with the principal of having a solid spine and building the team around that - but cant think of many CH''s that became successful managers? In fact I can only think of two center halves that became managers - Colin Hendry and BFS.....not the best of examples eh though I am sure there must be many others?[/p][/quote]So Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate probably don't help the case much but the great Franz Beckenbauer did o.k. for Germany and Bayern Munich.[/p][/quote]In the Championsip alone we also have Tony Mowbray and Keith Hill to name only two.[/p][/quote]5 names but none really successful though are they...? I was going through a list of the likes of Fergie, Busby, Dalglish, Wenger, Shankly, Revie, Robson, Paisley, Guardiola, Mourinhio, Cloughie, Zagallo, Van Gaal, Cruyff, Hiddink, Capello, Lippi, Hitzfeld, and many more top class managers over the years and the only manager who played as a CH that I could come up with was Jock Stein. Great example - but in a definite and distinct minority. Most of the greats were actually forwards, so maybe there is hope for Alan Shearer yet! Also hope that BERG goes on to join the all time greats list as Rovers manager of course.[/p][/quote]Forgot the Kaiser who you mentioned B.....yes he was a world class Center half and manager![/p][/quote]What about Tony Adams .......lol alphajono
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8:07am Tue 20 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

pepperpot2296 wrote:
What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way!
Interesting that you compare Rhodes to Shearer, my first reaction was he's very similar to Mike (will we ever see another rovers player get a hat-trick in Europe ?) Newall, relying a bit more on finess than strength.

If you want to get a football debate going on here I'll throw in a couple more, Ruben Rochina can be the new Matt Jansen and Adam Hanley plays a lot like Ian Pearce.
[quote][p][bold]pepperpot2296[/bold] wrote: What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way![/p][/quote]Interesting that you compare Rhodes to Shearer, my first reaction was he's very similar to Mike (will we ever see another rovers player get a hat-trick in Europe ?) Newall, relying a bit more on finess than strength. If you want to get a football debate going on here I'll throw in a couple more, Ruben Rochina can be the new Matt Jansen and Adam Hanley plays a lot like Ian Pearce. greenscreener
  • Score: 0

8:10am Tue 20 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Personally although I loved watching Matt I think Rochino has a tad more skill on the ball but is behind Matt in the forward thinking department. I will never forget his goal at Deepdale.
Personally although I loved watching Matt I think Rochino has a tad more skill on the ball but is behind Matt in the forward thinking department. I will never forget his goal at Deepdale. A Darener
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8:26am Tue 20 Nov 12

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
pepperpot2296 wrote:
What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way!
Interesting that you compare Rhodes to Shearer, my first reaction was he's very similar to Mike (will we ever see another rovers player get a hat-trick in Europe ?) Newall, relying a bit more on finess than strength.

If you want to get a football debate going on here I'll throw in a couple more, Ruben Rochina can be the new Matt Jansen and Adam Hanley plays a lot like Ian Pearce.
interesting comparisons greenscreener.....I said last season that Rochina reminded me of a modern day Duncan McKenzie and I still see the resemblance there. Bags of skill, full of magic but not always applied right.

But Jansen is a fair compare also, not sure he had the same skills as Rochina? Though he was very quick and tricky. They all are/were quick thinkers with quick feet.

I think Cristian Ronaldo would be the best example of a top player with these attributes currently. Rochina is not at the level yet - but you never know what the lad is capable of if he plays at a higher level. (Hopefully with us),
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pepperpot2296[/bold] wrote: What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way![/p][/quote]Interesting that you compare Rhodes to Shearer, my first reaction was he's very similar to Mike (will we ever see another rovers player get a hat-trick in Europe ?) Newall, relying a bit more on finess than strength. If you want to get a football debate going on here I'll throw in a couple more, Ruben Rochina can be the new Matt Jansen and Adam Hanley plays a lot like Ian Pearce.[/p][/quote]interesting comparisons greenscreener.....I said last season that Rochina reminded me of a modern day Duncan McKenzie and I still see the resemblance there. Bags of skill, full of magic but not always applied right. But Jansen is a fair compare also, not sure he had the same skills as Rochina? Though he was very quick and tricky. They all are/were quick thinkers with quick feet. I think Cristian Ronaldo would be the best example of a top player with these attributes currently. Rochina is not at the level yet - but you never know what the lad is capable of if he plays at a higher level. (Hopefully with us), French Rover
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8:49am Tue 20 Nov 12

BlueSkies says...

Rochina has excellent skills but is so one-footed, it detracts from his efforts. Apologies for a negative post but my pet-hate is the number of modern day players who cannot or will not use both feet. It's not like they don't have time to practice those skills.
Messi can do it.
Rochina has excellent skills but is so one-footed, it detracts from his efforts. Apologies for a negative post but my pet-hate is the number of modern day players who cannot or will not use both feet. It's not like they don't have time to practice those skills. Messi can do it. BlueSkies
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8:52am Tue 20 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me.

I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)
Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me. I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier) greenscreener
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9:12am Tue 20 Nov 12

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me.

I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)
don't think its the specs...Jansen was superb, I know its been said a thousand times or more on here but it was so sad that he had the scooter accident and missed out on what would have been a really top level football career at club and England international level. Would still like to think that we may see him as part of the staff at Ewood sometime soon? Now that would be a great move by Henning!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me. I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)[/p][/quote]don't think its the specs...Jansen was superb, I know its been said a thousand times or more on here but it was so sad that he had the scooter accident and missed out on what would have been a really top level football career at club and England international level. Would still like to think that we may see him as part of the staff at Ewood sometime soon? Now that would be a great move by Henning! French Rover
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9:20am Tue 20 Nov 12

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me.

I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)
Not sure that Rochina can jump minis like Duncan did for fun....or throw golf balls from one end of the ground into the other goals.... :-) So talented these footballers of old...

the link to a 'still' of one of his mini-jumps:

http://www.gettyimag
es.ie/detail/news-ph
oto/duncan-mckenzie-
of-leeds-united-jump
s-over-a-mini-as-par
t-news-photo/1065267
88
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me. I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)[/p][/quote]Not sure that Rochina can jump minis like Duncan did for fun....or throw golf balls from one end of the ground into the other goals.... :-) So talented these footballers of old... the link to a 'still' of one of his mini-jumps: http://www.gettyimag es.ie/detail/news-ph oto/duncan-mckenzie- of-leeds-united-jump s-over-a-mini-as-par t-news-photo/1065267 88 French Rover
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9:41am Tue 20 Nov 12

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me.

I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)
Not sure that Rochina can jump minis like Duncan did for fun....or throw golf balls from one end of the ground into the other goals.... :-) So talented these footballers of old...

the link to a 'still' of one of his mini-jumps:

http://www.gettyimag

es.ie/detail/news-ph

oto/duncan-mckenzie-

of-leeds-united-jump

s-over-a-mini-as-par

t-news-photo/1065267

88
I think I remember Simon Garner going over the bar in the Woodlands, but it was somewhat less graceful and won't be on Youtube.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Fair comments on the Rochina/Jansen, maybe my blue tinted specs, and memories of a crowd pleaser who never got to really develop, got the better of me. I'd go with Rochina/Mckenzie but i think Ruben works harder at his game, much as I enjoyed watching Dunc I always got the feeling life was a bit too easy for him, ( a la Matt LeTissier)[/p][/quote]Not sure that Rochina can jump minis like Duncan did for fun....or throw golf balls from one end of the ground into the other goals.... :-) So talented these footballers of old... the link to a 'still' of one of his mini-jumps: http://www.gettyimag es.ie/detail/news-ph oto/duncan-mckenzie- of-leeds-united-jump s-over-a-mini-as-par t-news-photo/1065267 88[/p][/quote]I think I remember Simon Garner going over the bar in the Woodlands, but it was somewhat less graceful and won't be on Youtube. greenscreener
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5:39pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

What a great read for a change without grinding through our blues !!

Matt Jansen for the record is my whole time favorite player to adorn a B&W shirt. So graceful in play rising like a salmon to nod in another beauty....

As French Rover points out so poignantly a sad loss furthermore to his playing career. Chuffing tragic. But, I hang out with hope that Jansen can again become a figure down at Ewood in some coaching etc role ?

Closely followed by:

Mike Newell - superb.

Gordan Cowens - An absolute pleasure witnessing he down at Ewood under that revolution, and introducing nicely into the frame:

Kevin Moran - Away at Derby under those night floodlights at the owd Baseball ground. Stunning.

Thanks for the memory's boy's.

Arte et labore
What a great read for a change without grinding through our blues !! Matt Jansen for the record is my whole time favorite player to adorn a B&W shirt. So graceful in play rising like a salmon to nod in another beauty.... As French Rover points out so poignantly a sad loss furthermore to his playing career. Chuffing tragic. But, I hang out with hope that Jansen can again become a figure down at Ewood in some coaching etc role ? Closely followed by: Mike Newell - superb. Gordan Cowens - An absolute pleasure witnessing he down at Ewood under that revolution, and introducing nicely into the frame: Kevin Moran - Away at Derby under those night floodlights at the owd Baseball ground. Stunning. Thanks for the memory's boy's. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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9:02pm Tue 20 Nov 12

darwenblues says...

AndyW wrote:
AshirMan wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB
I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????
I have no clue how you could fail to see what the original poster saw...?
I think it was through Jaegerbomb tinted spectacles!!
[quote][p][bold]AndyW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AshirMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB[/p][/quote]I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????[/p][/quote]I have no clue how you could fail to see what the original poster saw...?[/p][/quote]I think it was through Jaegerbomb tinted spectacles!! darwenblues
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10:31pm Tue 20 Nov 12

kazluvsrovers says...

AshirMan wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB
I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????
I love Pedersen and you know what AshirMan I bet you cheer when he scores or provides good corners and crosses, two faced springs to mind!!!
[quote][p][bold]AshirMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: Whilst we all applaud Rhodes and Rochina I'd like to acknowledge Pedersen's performance......... okay so he didn't have a lot of time on the pitch but he looked good......like the Pedersen of a few seasons ago, ready to compete and win the ball. It looked to me as though he frightened the life out of the Peterborough defenders who couldn't cope with his pace and aggression. COYB[/p][/quote]I have no clue where where you get that assessment from?????[/p][/quote]I love Pedersen and you know what AshirMan I bet you cheer when he scores or provides good corners and crosses, two faced springs to mind!!! kazluvsrovers
  • Score: 0

11:04pm Tue 20 Nov 12

kazluvsrovers says...

pepperpot2296 wrote:
What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way!
Couldnt agree more, what a humble young man he is, hope he stays with us for many years to come, cant wait for him to play along side Leon Best,
Let the good times roll......
[quote][p][bold]pepperpot2296[/bold] wrote: What an absolute gem of player Jordan Rhodes,his vision and running off the ball his intelligent positioning at set plays and of course the skill money cannot buy of putting the ball in the net,he reminds me so very much of a young Allan Shearer and you cannot get better comparisons than that, but in addition to all his attributes it is his very down to earth demeanor,the way he conducted himself in the post match interview showed what a humble manner he has,his parents and all connected with his upbringing must be very proud, a delight to see in this era of flash cars,houses etc.No need to worry Henning, this guy will stay grounded he has been brought up the proper way![/p][/quote]Couldnt agree more, what a humble young man he is, hope he stays with us for many years to come, cant wait for him to play along side Leon Best, Let the good times roll...... kazluvsrovers
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