Robinson eyes Ewood stay

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Robinson Paul Robinson

PAUL Robinson has asked Blackburn Rovers for clarification on his future at Ewood Park – with his agent insisting the goalkeeper still wants to stay providing he is not replaced in January.

Rovers continue to be linked with an attempt to bring Brad Friedel back to the club after making an enquiry before the recent closure of the loan window.

The 41-year-old American played alongside new Rovers boss Henning Berg during his eight-year spell at Ewood Park and has now lost his place at Tottenham to Hugo Lloris, who has started the club’s last five games.

Robinson produced some fine saves in Sunday’s East Lancashire derby draw at Burnley and has been Rovers’ regular keeper since his arrival in 2008.

The former England international is understood to be keen to find out whether he remains in the club’s long-term plans, as speculation over a move for Friedel rumbles on.

Robinson’s agent Rob Segal says his client doesn’t want to leave Ewood Park but admits Robinson’s hand may be forced if Rovers brought in Friedel and then replaced the 33-year-old in goal.

“Paul would be totally happy to stay, he is very happy at Blackburn,” Segal said. “But at this stage of his career Paul wants to be playing football.

“If they want to bring in Brad Friedel that’s their prerogative, Henning Berg might want to bring his own players in. If he played with Brad I can sort of understand it.

“If they can sort something out with Tottenham then we’ll be on our way.”

Reports have suggested that Rovers may contemplate allowing Robinson to leave on a free in January if Friedel arrives, although Segal says he does not know if that is the case.

The keeper has been linked with a return to the Premier League to be reunited with former Rovers boss Sam Allardyce at West Ham, or even his ex-Tottenham manager Martin Jol at Fulham. West Bromwich Albion have also been reported to be interested.

“Those clubs all have goalkeepers so we will have to see what happens and then do what we have to do,” Segal added.

Rovers had attempted to bring in Friedel on loan last month, with a view to permanent deal.

But at the time Tottenham refused to sanction a move, with the veteran keeper still battling with summer signing Lloris for a place in the side.

That tussle has proved more competitive than many initially expected, given that Lloris was signed to be Spurs’ regular keeper.

But the French international has been preferred in recent weeks and, like Robinson, Friedel may be tempted by a move to pursue regular football.

The former Rovers keeper, who was replaced by Robinson at Ewood when he decided to join Aston Villa four years ago, is out of contract at White Hart Lane at the end of the season.

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8:58am Tue 4 Dec 12

Robbie says...

1 thing is for sure, he needs to lose a few pounds
1 thing is for sure, he needs to lose a few pounds Robbie

9:04am Tue 4 Dec 12

Iiii1111 says...

leavers or the pie 'n' mash shops of the east end .......the same dilemma big Sam had.
leavers or the pie 'n' mash shops of the east end .......the same dilemma big Sam had. Iiii1111

9:04am Tue 4 Dec 12

Riverside 7 says...

Robbie wrote:
1 thing is for sure, he needs to lose a few pounds
Agreed and I assume that Berg also has noticed his weight issues.

One thing is certain, if Friedel does return, either Robinson or Bobby Mimms will depart.
[quote][p][bold]Robbie[/bold] wrote: 1 thing is for sure, he needs to lose a few pounds[/p][/quote]Agreed and I assume that Berg also has noticed his weight issues. One thing is certain, if Friedel does return, either Robinson or Bobby Mimms will depart. Riverside 7

9:11am Tue 4 Dec 12

stephenrover says...

I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal.

He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't.

Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.
I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team. stephenrover

9:14am Tue 4 Dec 12

Steve BB2 says...

I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms. Steve BB2

9:24am Tue 4 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

Would have thought it more important for Berg to bring in is own coaching staff and get shut of Keans cohorts Black and Hendry before replacing Robinson.
Robinson has been a loyal servant both towards the club and fans and has produced some good displays as proven last weekend against Burnley - unlike Murphy and some of the other recent buys whose performances have been utter rubbish!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
Would have thought it more important for Berg to bring in is own coaching staff and get shut of Keans cohorts Black and Hendry before replacing Robinson. Robinson has been a loyal servant both towards the club and fans and has produced some good displays as proven last weekend against Burnley - unlike Murphy and some of the other recent buys whose performances have been utter rubbish!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS dangerous dave

9:26am Tue 4 Dec 12

French Rover says...

Steve BB2 wrote:
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages.

As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo.

And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?
[quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages. As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo. And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it? French Rover

9:35am Tue 4 Dec 12

HitchinRover says...

It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to get rid of Robinson. Trading a 33 year old keeper for someone at 41, no matter how good he still is, and how much of a legend doesn't seem sensible. Having said that I'd love to have Friedel back at the club in some capacity, but not at the cost of Robbo.
It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to get rid of Robinson. Trading a 33 year old keeper for someone at 41, no matter how good he still is, and how much of a legend doesn't seem sensible. Having said that I'd love to have Friedel back at the club in some capacity, but not at the cost of Robbo. HitchinRover

9:44am Tue 4 Dec 12

Steve BB2 says...

French Rover wrote:
Steve BB2 wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages. As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo. And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?
I agree with your comments but when did loyalty have any value to the current owners?

Personally I would rather stick with Robbo and repay his loyalty throughout his spell with Rovers. Like a lot of players he has his dip in form, like against Millwall, but overall he has provided a reasonable level of consistancy over the last 4 years and potentially has another 5-6 years left in him.

It is said all to often these days, that there is not enough loyality from players. Robbo has to be applauded for the loyality he has shown and should be rewarded by sticking with him. Like you said, would we be any better off short term with Friedel in the net?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages. As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo. And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?[/p][/quote]I agree with your comments but when did loyalty have any value to the current owners? Personally I would rather stick with Robbo and repay his loyalty throughout his spell with Rovers. Like a lot of players he has his dip in form, like against Millwall, but overall he has provided a reasonable level of consistancy over the last 4 years and potentially has another 5-6 years left in him. It is said all to often these days, that there is not enough loyality from players. Robbo has to be applauded for the loyality he has shown and should be rewarded by sticking with him. Like you said, would we be any better off short term with Friedel in the net? Steve BB2

9:50am Tue 4 Dec 12

roverinmanchstr says...

Steve BB2 wrote:
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
Yes, you have thought it out.....Venky's dabs are all over this 'crime' just shows their intentions .The future is bleak....
[quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]Yes, you have thought it out.....Venky's dabs are all over this 'crime' just shows their intentions .The future is bleak.... roverinmanchstr

9:59am Tue 4 Dec 12

AndyW says...

stephenrover wrote:
I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal.

He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't.

Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.
Completely agree with this.

Robbo has been one of most consistent and loyal players over the last few years.

Yet another case of not appreciating what you have until it's gone.

Also see Allardyce, S.
[quote][p][bold]stephenrover[/bold] wrote: I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with this. Robbo has been one of most consistent and loyal players over the last few years. Yet another case of not appreciating what you have until it's gone. Also see Allardyce, S. AndyW

10:04am Tue 4 Dec 12

tugaycomeback says...

stephenrover wrote:
I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal.

He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't.

Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.
Agree 100%. If it was the other way round age-wise then it'd be a different story. I for one think we've been lucky to keep hold of Robbo this year; having to compensate for one of the worst back lines of last season, having to get on the scoresheet yourself just to rescue a point against Wigan in a must-win game and being relegated would test anyone's loyalty to the club, especially when he'd have known there'd be one or two other options if he'd wanted them at the end of it all.

Friedel was arguably the better keeper for us but not to the extent that Robbo should be pushed out to make way for him, especially being 8 years younger than Brad.

I still agree that it wouldn't hurt for him to be a bit trimmer but that can easily be sorted. Who knows, perhaps the reminder that he's got competition might make him spend a bit more time getting fitter.

I think we're lucky, the headline for this could have just as easily read 'Robinson eyes Ewood exit', the defence is almost as sh it as last season at points and how many top-level keepers would continue to pledge their loyalty to that cause?

I say all this as one of Friedel's biggest fans.
[quote][p][bold]stephenrover[/bold] wrote: I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%. If it was the other way round age-wise then it'd be a different story. I for one think we've been lucky to keep hold of Robbo this year; having to compensate for one of the worst back lines of last season, having to get on the scoresheet yourself just to rescue a point against Wigan in a must-win game and being relegated would test anyone's loyalty to the club, especially when he'd have known there'd be one or two other options if he'd wanted them at the end of it all. Friedel was arguably the better keeper for us but not to the extent that Robbo should be pushed out to make way for him, especially being 8 years younger than Brad. I still agree that it wouldn't hurt for him to be a bit trimmer but that can easily be sorted. Who knows, perhaps the reminder that he's got competition might make him spend a bit more time getting fitter. I think we're lucky, the headline for this could have just as easily read 'Robinson eyes Ewood exit', the defence is almost as sh it as last season at points and how many top-level keepers would continue to pledge their loyalty to that cause? I say all this as one of Friedel's biggest fans. tugaycomeback

10:09am Tue 4 Dec 12

Sherwoodforest says...

Come in No1 your time is up.......

Robbo has been a great servant to the club, loves the club and loves the fans....

Problem is he's 2 stone overweight, doesnt like training/gym work, punches too often, gets beaten at the near post and from long range way too frequently.

Brad Friedel on the other hand seems to have improved with age, and is still one of the best keepers in the prem.

Id take Brad over Robbo, especially if he was given a player/coach role. He would be a great influence both on and off the field.
Come in No1 your time is up....... Robbo has been a great servant to the club, loves the club and loves the fans.... Problem is he's 2 stone overweight, doesnt like training/gym work, punches too often, gets beaten at the near post and from long range way too frequently. Brad Friedel on the other hand seems to have improved with age, and is still one of the best keepers in the prem. Id take Brad over Robbo, especially if he was given a player/coach role. He would be a great influence both on and off the field. Sherwoodforest

10:20am Tue 4 Dec 12

MatthewCA says...

Why Robbo goes for FREE, For a young goalkeeper like Butland is asking 10+mill, They Why our Robbo goes free.

He got top experiance to stay in stopper role and he is doing good. I don't know, why management is going back to another OLD LEG, OLD PAL like Brad Friedel. Good his role is only for coaching. But how many Players/coaching staff u need in this club to heat the bench. look at our David Dunn,always in medical room on in Sub.bench.
Why Robbo goes for FREE, For a young goalkeeper like Butland is asking 10+mill, They Why our Robbo goes free. He got top experiance to stay in stopper role and he is doing good. I don't know, why management is going back to another OLD LEG, OLD PAL like Brad Friedel. Good his role is only for coaching. But how many Players/coaching staff u need in this club to heat the bench. look at our David Dunn,always in medical room on in Sub.bench. MatthewCA

10:26am Tue 4 Dec 12

moh says...

HitchinRover wrote:
It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to get rid of Robinson. Trading a 33 year old keeper for someone at 41, no matter how good he still is, and how much of a legend doesn't seem sensible. Having said that I'd love to have Friedel back at the club in some capacity, but not at the cost of Robbo.
Robbo needs to lose some pounds as he does'nt go down to easily now. If he loses some weight he should be better.
[quote][p][bold]HitchinRover[/bold] wrote: It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to get rid of Robinson. Trading a 33 year old keeper for someone at 41, no matter how good he still is, and how much of a legend doesn't seem sensible. Having said that I'd love to have Friedel back at the club in some capacity, but not at the cost of Robbo.[/p][/quote]Robbo needs to lose some pounds as he does'nt go down to easily now. If he loses some weight he should be better. moh

10:29am Tue 4 Dec 12

M4CCY says...

We need to focus on getting that midfield sorted. Robinson is a good solid premier league keeper who has at least 3 years left him at a top level club. Dont get me wrong, friedal is a legend but why replace a quality keeper! absolute waste of time! Please can we have some new midfielders for Christmas!!!
We need to focus on getting that midfield sorted. Robinson is a good solid premier league keeper who has at least 3 years left him at a top level club. Dont get me wrong, friedal is a legend but why replace a quality keeper! absolute waste of time! Please can we have some new midfielders for Christmas!!! M4CCY

10:30am Tue 4 Dec 12

Angry From Accrington says...

Paul Robinson is absolutely justified in wanting his position clarified. I have no problem with Brad coming to Ewood in a coaching capacity and injury cover but Robinson is still our number one keeper and still one of the best in the league..............
..until recently when his position has been undermined by Shebby The Snake.
Paul Robinson is absolutely justified in wanting his position clarified. I have no problem with Brad coming to Ewood in a coaching capacity and injury cover but Robinson is still our number one keeper and still one of the best in the league.............. ..until recently when his position has been undermined by Shebby The Snake. Angry From Accrington

11:15am Tue 4 Dec 12

blueblooded says...

roverinmanchstr wrote:
Steve BB2 wrote:
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
Yes, you have thought it out.....Venky's dabs are all over this 'crime' just shows their intentions .The future is bleak....
As much as I love a good Venkys bash as anyone else on here, what makes you think its them? whats the proof?

Its more than likely Berg wants his own people in and its been approved. Sometimes I really do wonder whether the Venkys bashing is more personal than professional.
[quote][p][bold]roverinmanchstr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]Yes, you have thought it out.....Venky's dabs are all over this 'crime' just shows their intentions .The future is bleak....[/p][/quote]As much as I love a good Venkys bash as anyone else on here, what makes you think its them? whats the proof? Its more than likely Berg wants his own people in and its been approved. Sometimes I really do wonder whether the Venkys bashing is more personal than professional. blueblooded

11:20am Tue 4 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

French Rover wrote:
Steve BB2 wrote:
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages.

As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo.

And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?
All good points FR but talking about "making sense." We're talking about Venkeys here.
What ever did they do that made any sense? Seeing as they "got rid of" a premiership squad already.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages. As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo. And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?[/p][/quote]All good points FR but talking about "making sense." We're talking about Venkeys here. What ever did they do that made any sense? Seeing as they "got rid of" a premiership squad already. Harwoodstblue

11:26am Tue 4 Dec 12

French Rover says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Steve BB2 wrote:
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages.

As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo.

And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?
All good points FR but talking about "making sense." We're talking about Venkeys here.
What ever did they do that made any sense? Seeing as they "got rid of" a premiership squad already.
I never said that our owners made any sense H....though perhaps they are quite good at making non-sense? We have seen a lot of that over the last two years....
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that Friedel is on more than Robbo Steve. So it wouldn't be any saving on wages. As much as I liked Friedel when he was at Ewood - to get rid of a 34 year old decent keeper in Robbo and replace him with another 41 year old decent keeper doesn't really make much sense. Especially so when we know that there are Prem clubs interested in Robbo. And also importantly - where does that leave Bobby Mimms who has been such a good and productive goalkeeper coach for the Rovers over the last few years? Not the way to repay that rare club trait - loyalty - is it?[/p][/quote]All good points FR but talking about "making sense." We're talking about Venkeys here. What ever did they do that made any sense? Seeing as they "got rid of" a premiership squad already.[/p][/quote]I never said that our owners made any sense H....though perhaps they are quite good at making non-sense? We have seen a lot of that over the last two years.... French Rover

11:32am Tue 4 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target.
Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same. Return of the Magnificent se7en

11:40am Tue 4 Dec 12

Dukes says...

The club needs to keep him, he been a great servant to the club.
The club needs to keep him, he been a great servant to the club. Dukes

12:05pm Tue 4 Dec 12

eddie the eagle says...

Berg obviously wants Friedel in as a coach the way to make it a viable proposition is to bring him in as player coach.
Robbo is a free agent at the end of the season so to reward his loyalty Rovers are prepared to speed his move by allowing him to move now for free.
Rovers can't afford FrIedel and Robbo so it should suit all concerned if Robbo leaves.
In football loyalty is an over used word people come and go it is the nature of the game,there has to be a very big shake up at Rovers,Kean left a very poor squad and we need to start again.
Berg obviously wants Friedel in as a coach the way to make it a viable proposition is to bring him in as player coach. Robbo is a free agent at the end of the season so to reward his loyalty Rovers are prepared to speed his move by allowing him to move now for free. Rovers can't afford FrIedel and Robbo so it should suit all concerned if Robbo leaves. In football loyalty is an over used word people come and go it is the nature of the game,there has to be a very big shake up at Rovers,Kean left a very poor squad and we need to start again. eddie the eagle

12:06pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

great and loyal keeper, but its all about cash , so he, ll probably go and Chicken Pluckers will hire a beach shack lad on 50p per hour
great and loyal keeper, but its all about cash , so he, ll probably go and Chicken Pluckers will hire a beach shack lad on 50p per hour Keen O to Get Kean Out

12:07pm Tue 4 Dec 12

A Rover 45 years and over says...

I think this whole situation is a disgrace and I cant understand the logic. If he wants Brad as a coach fine but to kick out a very good loyal keeper who replaced him is unsettling and madness. Robbo has done well for us, he makes the occassional mistake but what keeper doesnt. He is a fantastic shot stopper this wouldnt surpise me if Shebby is playing games behind Burgs back with this one because Burg stated he already had good keepers at the club. I wouldnt like Shebby around if I was the manager as he seams to want to prove his own point all the time. If any one should move on its him.
I think this whole situation is a disgrace and I cant understand the logic. If he wants Brad as a coach fine but to kick out a very good loyal keeper who replaced him is unsettling and madness. Robbo has done well for us, he makes the occassional mistake but what keeper doesnt. He is a fantastic shot stopper this wouldnt surpise me if Shebby is playing games behind Burgs back with this one because Burg stated he already had good keepers at the club. I wouldnt like Shebby around if I was the manager as he seams to want to prove his own point all the time. If any one should move on its him. A Rover 45 years and over

12:21pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bazzer says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory. Bazzer

12:40pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Iiii1111 says...

Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!! Iiii1111

12:42pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
Yeah but that was in the comic world with spiderman and the mekon. This is real world. The comic world where the fat barstewards triumph over bullying by eating more pie and beans and becoming Fartoboy with the incredibly strong and long villain slaying wind. Stopping bank robbers and doers of dastardly deeds with one puckered push. Maybe he can make a ball change direction and stand on the goaline facing the crowd.
I know why you want him to stay "meaty", its so he can put his weight behind his hoofs.
Your game of football is very easy to follow. Hoof, flick, smash goal. No need for any midfield just five attackers and a goalkeeper, hang on a minute, isn't that netball?
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]Yeah but that was in the comic world with spiderman and the mekon. This is real world. The comic world where the fat barstewards triumph over bullying by eating more pie and beans and becoming Fartoboy with the incredibly strong and long villain slaying wind. Stopping bank robbers and doers of dastardly deeds with one puckered push. Maybe he can make a ball change direction and stand on the goaline facing the crowd. I know why you want him to stay "meaty", its so he can put his weight behind his hoofs. Your game of football is very easy to follow. Hoof, flick, smash goal. No need for any midfield just five attackers and a goalkeeper, hang on a minute, isn't that netball? Return of the Magnificent se7en

12:53pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bazzer says...

Chelsea could not cope with it, could they? And you have not answered the strange contrasting fortunes of Allardyce and Hughes. The league table is the proving ground. Make no bones about it, we are not going to return with the likes of Carlos Crowdpleaser, Pedro Pittypatty and Nuno Nolikeathecold - and the rest of the Jerome Anderson agency purchases.
Off to buy the last ever issue of the Dandy. There is more football foresight in those pages than the Anti Big Sam brigade.
Chelsea could not cope with it, could they? And you have not answered the strange contrasting fortunes of Allardyce and Hughes. The league table is the proving ground. Make no bones about it, we are not going to return with the likes of Carlos Crowdpleaser, Pedro Pittypatty and Nuno Nolikeathecold - and the rest of the Jerome Anderson agency purchases. Off to buy the last ever issue of the Dandy. There is more football foresight in those pages than the Anti Big Sam brigade. Bazzer

12:57pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bazzer says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes. Bazzer

1:02pm Tue 4 Dec 12

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
or sam allardyce....
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]or sam allardyce.... French Rover

1:06pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
or sam allardyce....
And Geoff Hurst. Ian Botham and that lad who plays up front for Northampton Town.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]or sam allardyce....[/p][/quote]And Geoff Hurst. Ian Botham and that lad who plays up front for Northampton Town. Bazzer

1:21pm Tue 4 Dec 12

peely says...

Bazzer wrote:
Chelsea could not cope with it, could they? And you have not answered the strange contrasting fortunes of Allardyce and Hughes. The league table is the proving ground. Make no bones about it, we are not going to return with the likes of Carlos Crowdpleaser, Pedro Pittypatty and Nuno Nolikeathecold - and the rest of the Jerome Anderson agency purchases.
Off to buy the last ever issue of the Dandy. There is more football foresight in those pages than the Anti Big Sam brigade.
Loved The Dandy - great comic , bit like Shebby !
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Chelsea could not cope with it, could they? And you have not answered the strange contrasting fortunes of Allardyce and Hughes. The league table is the proving ground. Make no bones about it, we are not going to return with the likes of Carlos Crowdpleaser, Pedro Pittypatty and Nuno Nolikeathecold - and the rest of the Jerome Anderson agency purchases. Off to buy the last ever issue of the Dandy. There is more football foresight in those pages than the Anti Big Sam brigade.[/p][/quote]Loved The Dandy - great comic , bit like Shebby ! peely

1:23pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Iiii1111 says...

Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front……………
…the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai
n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with
out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today……………
………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff
ffffffffffffffffffff
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff Iiii1111

2:05pm Tue 4 Dec 12

noddymcleod says...

The most optimistic sign - and most unlikely - would be a statement from Venkys and motor-mouth Shabby that they realise that there's a long term rebuilding needed and they'll give Berg a couple of seasons to do it. A good run this year and a full blast tilt for promotion next year - that's what worked with Souey and Berg and Friedel were part of that success story.
I'm sure that the sums will come into it. No way of knowing what Friedel would want but we'd get a good keeper and potential coach. Don't forget Robbo is on a pre-Venkys contract.
Robbo is past his best and seems unable to be schooled out of his punts down the field - which makes him a cert for Big Sam.
I appreciate his loyalty during the Keano debacle and perhaps the "free" is a token of appreciation.
Brad can't kick for toffee but has those great basketball throws to well placed defenders. Hopefully a sign from Bergo that wants to play from the back.
I fully agree that they greatest need is for at least a decent ball-holding midfielder. If Brad's not too old, send for Tugay, I bet even now and hundreds of ciggies later, he'd hold the midfield better than Danny (here for a last paycheck) Murphy.
The most optimistic sign - and most unlikely - would be a statement from Venkys and motor-mouth Shabby that they realise that there's a long term rebuilding needed and they'll give Berg a couple of seasons to do it. A good run this year and a full blast tilt for promotion next year - that's what worked with Souey and Berg and Friedel were part of that success story. I'm sure that the sums will come into it. No way of knowing what Friedel would want but we'd get a good keeper and potential coach. Don't forget Robbo is on a pre-Venkys contract. Robbo is past his best and seems unable to be schooled out of his punts down the field - which makes him a cert for Big Sam. I appreciate his loyalty during the Keano debacle and perhaps the "free" is a token of appreciation. Brad can't kick for toffee but has those great basketball throws to well placed defenders. Hopefully a sign from Bergo that wants to play from the back. I fully agree that they greatest need is for at least a decent ball-holding midfielder. If Brad's not too old, send for Tugay, I bet even now and hundreds of ciggies later, he'd hold the midfield better than Danny (here for a last paycheck) Murphy. noddymcleod

2:16pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Jacko67 says...

stephenrover wrote:
I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.
Full agreement...anyone who says otherwise has their own agendas.
[quote][p][bold]stephenrover[/bold] wrote: I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.[/p][/quote]Full agreement...anyone who says otherwise has their own agendas. Jacko67

2:17pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Jacko67 says...

The only issue I can see is that his agent isn't from SEM (therefore no extra money being made).
The only issue I can see is that his agent isn't from SEM (therefore no extra money being made). Jacko67

2:53pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Jacko67 says...

Maybe the LET could contact Peds, Dunny and Hendry to shed some light on it.
Maybe the LET could contact Peds, Dunny and Hendry to shed some light on it. Jacko67

3:03pm Tue 4 Dec 12

garyintandem says...

AndyW wrote:
stephenrover wrote:
I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal.

He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't.

Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.
Completely agree with this.

Robbo has been one of most consistent and loyal players over the last few years.

Yet another case of not appreciating what you have until it's gone.

Also see Allardyce, S.
Agree with this 100% Frankly I wouldn't trade Robbo for any other keeper. He was outstanding on Sunday an kept us in the game in the first half. He's got a great rapport with the fans and was one of the few to come out of last season with any credit.
Henning you need to focus on creating a system that feeds Rhodes (our Messi)and Best (when he comes back)
Fans and players were poor in the first the first half on Sunday but much better in second half.
WE MUST BEAT CARDIFF ON FRIDAY so get down to Ewood and cheer the boys on.
COYB
[quote][p][bold]AndyW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stephenrover[/bold] wrote: I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with this. Robbo has been one of most consistent and loyal players over the last few years. Yet another case of not appreciating what you have until it's gone. Also see Allardyce, S.[/p][/quote]Agree with this 100% Frankly I wouldn't trade Robbo for any other keeper. He was outstanding on Sunday an kept us in the game in the first half. He's got a great rapport with the fans and was one of the few to come out of last season with any credit. Henning you need to focus on creating a system that feeds Rhodes (our Messi)and Best (when he comes back) Fans and players were poor in the first the first half on Sunday but much better in second half. WE MUST BEAT CARDIFF ON FRIDAY so get down to Ewood and cheer the boys on. COYB garyintandem

3:09pm Tue 4 Dec 12

bluenick says...

stephenrover wrote:
I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal.

He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't.

Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.
Yes !! Robbo shoud be knighted after Sunday. Never lets forget that!!!
[quote][p][bold]stephenrover[/bold] wrote: I think that it would be an insult to one of our most sturdy performers to bring Friedel back and put him in the first team. Robinson is one of the last members of this squad that we should be devoting resources to replacing, and he's been extremely loyal. He's by far the best keeper in the league, and much as I loved Friedel, has a few more years ahead of him that Friedel doesn't. Would love to see Brad come back as a coach, but I think it's serious mistreatment of Robinson if he comes back to the first team.[/p][/quote]Yes !! Robbo shoud be knighted after Sunday. Never lets forget that!!! bluenick

3:21pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Sherwoodforest says...

So people who think Robbo should be replaced must have agendas, wtf ??

Henning Berg needs adding to that list as he was the one who made the move for Friedel ffs

lots of dewy eyed sentimentality towards Robbo on this thread, all because he waves at the 'fans'.

Hes overweight, does no gym work, gets beaten at the near post and from distance, and punches instead of catching too much...end of
So people who think Robbo should be replaced must have agendas, wtf ?? Henning Berg needs adding to that list as he was the one who made the move for Friedel ffs lots of dewy eyed sentimentality towards Robbo on this thread, all because he waves at the 'fans'. Hes overweight, does no gym work, gets beaten at the near post and from distance, and punches instead of catching too much...end of Sherwoodforest

3:42pm Tue 4 Dec 12

ossyrover1 says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
I think this whole situation is a disgrace and I cant understand the logic. If he wants Brad as a coach fine but to kick out a very good loyal keeper who replaced him is unsettling and madness. Robbo has done well for us, he makes the occassional mistake but what keeper doesnt. He is a fantastic shot stopper this wouldnt surpise me if Shebby is playing games behind Burgs back with this one because Burg stated he already had good keepers at the club. I wouldnt like Shebby around if I was the manager as he seams to want to prove his own point all the time. If any one should move on its him.
who is this burg guy ?
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: I think this whole situation is a disgrace and I cant understand the logic. If he wants Brad as a coach fine but to kick out a very good loyal keeper who replaced him is unsettling and madness. Robbo has done well for us, he makes the occassional mistake but what keeper doesnt. He is a fantastic shot stopper this wouldnt surpise me if Shebby is playing games behind Burgs back with this one because Burg stated he already had good keepers at the club. I wouldnt like Shebby around if I was the manager as he seams to want to prove his own point all the time. If any one should move on its him.[/p][/quote]who is this burg guy ? ossyrover1

4:18pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Steven Segal is Hard................ To................Be
lieve.
I hate his movies and he suits the rodney pony tail all ends up.
I didn't know he was Robinsons agent I thought he worked for navy seals as a chef.
Buggsy's protecting his assetts.
Steven Segal is Hard................ To................Be lieve. I hate his movies and he suits the rodney pony tail all ends up. I didn't know he was Robinsons agent I thought he worked for navy seals as a chef. Buggsy's protecting his assetts. Return of the Magnificent se7en

4:18pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bazzer says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down? Bazzer

4:22pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bazzer says...

Another thing..are you seriously telling me you would go for Keyhole Kate Moss over Beyonce or Kelly Brook?
Another thing..are you seriously telling me you would go for Keyhole Kate Moss over Beyonce or Kelly Brook? Bazzer

4:35pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down?[/p][/quote]Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo. Return of the Magnificent se7en

4:36pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

I concurr though, that was scott danns best game for us
I concurr though, that was scott danns best game for us Return of the Magnificent se7en

5:57pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Rovers75 says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.
brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair

Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down?[/p][/quote]Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.[/p][/quote]brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league Rovers75

6:36pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Nuttall Street says...

We cannot possibly be considering recruiting a 41 year old goalkeeper! Oh, yes, of course we can because no course of action is to ridiculous to deter Venkys and Shabby from taking it.
Robbo is a decent keeper and we are fortunate to have him. My criticism of Robbo is his ball distribution, but then again I would have thought that a former England keeper could be fairly easily dissuaded from hoofing it downfield, more often than not into touch, at most opportunities. Then again Robbo has no one in midfield whom he can trust not to give away possession. I also think I am correct in saying that Robbo was one of the few players who refrained from talking nonsense about what a wonderful manager Steve Kean was or would have been but for unfortunate circumstances (such as the opposing team turning up!)
We cannot possibly be considering recruiting a 41 year old goalkeeper! Oh, yes, of course we can because no course of action is to ridiculous to deter Venkys and Shabby from taking it. Robbo is a decent keeper and we are fortunate to have him. My criticism of Robbo is his ball distribution, but then again I would have thought that a former England keeper could be fairly easily dissuaded from hoofing it downfield, more often than not into touch, at most opportunities. Then again Robbo has no one in midfield whom he can trust not to give away possession. I also think I am correct in saying that Robbo was one of the few players who refrained from talking nonsense about what a wonderful manager Steve Kean was or would have been but for unfortunate circumstances (such as the opposing team turning up!) Nuttall Street

6:38pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Rovers75 wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.
brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair

Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league
Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it
[quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down?[/p][/quote]Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.[/p][/quote]brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league[/p][/quote]Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it Return of the Magnificent se7en

7:00pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

It's worrying that they appear to want rid of Robbo, another of our more experienced pros. I could think of at least half a dozen others who should be shown the door before him.
Is it more penny pinching at the expense of weakening the squad still further ?
It's worrying that they appear to want rid of Robbo, another of our more experienced pros. I could think of at least half a dozen others who should be shown the door before him. Is it more penny pinching at the expense of weakening the squad still further ? Harwoodstblue

7:04pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Captain Dreckley says...

One of the problems we have is a sloppy defence lacking leadership. One strength Brad has over Robbo is that he marshals the defence in front of him. Replacing Robbo with Brad is not addressing the root cause, we need a leader in the back four, someone like a Craig Short or Ryan Nelsen to keep it tight. Robbo is a descent shot stopper but his weight cannot be good for his agility. Personally I believe Friedel could be a massive asset working with Robbo to continue to develop him and also work on his fitness regime. The reason Brad is still playing at 41 is the fact he is an athlete and super fit hence his amazing run of consecutive appearances at the top level.
One of the problems we have is a sloppy defence lacking leadership. One strength Brad has over Robbo is that he marshals the defence in front of him. Replacing Robbo with Brad is not addressing the root cause, we need a leader in the back four, someone like a Craig Short or Ryan Nelsen to keep it tight. Robbo is a descent shot stopper but his weight cannot be good for his agility. Personally I believe Friedel could be a massive asset working with Robbo to continue to develop him and also work on his fitness regime. The reason Brad is still playing at 41 is the fact he is an athlete and super fit hence his amazing run of consecutive appearances at the top level. Captain Dreckley

7:16pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Nuttall Street says...

There have been one or two insensitive, personal comments on this site about Paul Robinson's "weight problem". Quite uncalled for and hurtful. That is in no way to attempt to deny that Robbo is a porker who badly needs to shed a couple of tons. In his shorts with those big fat legs he looks just like Billy Bunter. Nonetheless, that is no reason to make personal remarks about a young man who has been a very good servant to the club and especially about a young man who looks like he is having to contend with the double blow of premature hair loss. While we should not be making insensitive comments about Robbo's obesity we should be asking why is he so fat. What in the name of blazes are the conditioning staff at Rovers playing at to let a valuable player get into such a deplorable condition? It is not as if it is the first time either. Dunny has very obviously spent most of his non playing time in McDonalds. I think this goes right to the top. Look at the two Venky brothers, Vindaloo and Bhaji. They are two very phat phuckers (and ugly to boot).
There have been one or two insensitive, personal comments on this site about Paul Robinson's "weight problem". Quite uncalled for and hurtful. That is in no way to attempt to deny that Robbo is a porker who badly needs to shed a couple of tons. In his shorts with those big fat legs he looks just like Billy Bunter. Nonetheless, that is no reason to make personal remarks about a young man who has been a very good servant to the club and especially about a young man who looks like he is having to contend with the double blow of premature hair loss. While we should not be making insensitive comments about Robbo's obesity we should be asking why is he so fat. What in the name of blazes are the conditioning staff at Rovers playing at to let a valuable player get into such a deplorable condition? It is not as if it is the first time either. Dunny has very obviously spent most of his non playing time in McDonalds. I think this goes right to the top. Look at the two Venky brothers, Vindaloo and Bhaji. They are two very phat phuckers (and ugly to boot). Nuttall Street

7:21pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Rovers75 says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Rovers75 wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.
brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair

Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league
Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it
Absolutely... Someone to put a foot in, break the play up and be a general pain in the a55. What about the french super star Joey le Barton? I know he's a f*ckin nutter but we've always traditionally had a hard man/loony/pain in the ar5e type in the side, like you named - Savage and Batty also the likes of Bellamy, Flitty, Speedie, McKinlay, Dickov and that complete psycho Andy Todd all obviously different types and levels of player but that's what we're crying out for it at the moment.....
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down?[/p][/quote]Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.[/p][/quote]brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league[/p][/quote]Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it[/p][/quote]Absolutely... Someone to put a foot in, break the play up and be a general pain in the a55. What about the french super star Joey le Barton? I know he's a f*ckin nutter but we've always traditionally had a hard man/loony/pain in the ar5e type in the side, like you named - Savage and Batty also the likes of Bellamy, Flitty, Speedie, McKinlay, Dickov and that complete psycho Andy Todd all obviously different types and levels of player but that's what we're crying out for it at the moment..... Rovers75

7:25pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Rovers75 says...

Rovers75 wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Rovers75 wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.
brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair

Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league
Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it
Absolutely... Someone to put a foot in, break the play up and be a general pain in the a55. What about the french super star Joey le Barton? I know he's a f*ckin nutter but we've always traditionally had a hard man/loony/pain in the ar5e type in the side, like you named - Savage and Batty also the likes of Bellamy, Flitty, Speedie, McKinlay, Dickov and that complete psycho Andy Todd all obviously different types and levels of player but that's what we're crying out for it at the moment.....
I missed little David Tommo out of that list.... I remember him up at Celtic in the UEFA Cup when we played em off the park...and then got beat!! great night though
[quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down?[/p][/quote]Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.[/p][/quote]brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league[/p][/quote]Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it[/p][/quote]Absolutely... Someone to put a foot in, break the play up and be a general pain in the a55. What about the french super star Joey le Barton? I know he's a f*ckin nutter but we've always traditionally had a hard man/loony/pain in the ar5e type in the side, like you named - Savage and Batty also the likes of Bellamy, Flitty, Speedie, McKinlay, Dickov and that complete psycho Andy Todd all obviously different types and levels of player but that's what we're crying out for it at the moment.....[/p][/quote]I missed little David Tommo out of that list.... I remember him up at Celtic in the UEFA Cup when we played em off the park...and then got beat!! great night though Rovers75

7:35pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Old Alzheimer says...

Sherwoodforest wrote:
Come in No1 your time is up.......

Robbo has been a great servant to the club, loves the club and loves the fans....

Problem is he's 2 stone overweight, doesnt like training/gym work, punches too often, gets beaten at the near post and from long range way too frequently.

Brad Friedel on the other hand seems to have improved with age, and is still one of the best keepers in the prem.

Id take Brad over Robbo, especially if he was given a player/coach role. He would be a great influence both on and off the field.
Totally agree.
Especilly re punching too often and getting beaten at the near post.
[quote][p][bold]Sherwoodforest[/bold] wrote: Come in No1 your time is up....... Robbo has been a great servant to the club, loves the club and loves the fans.... Problem is he's 2 stone overweight, doesnt like training/gym work, punches too often, gets beaten at the near post and from long range way too frequently. Brad Friedel on the other hand seems to have improved with age, and is still one of the best keepers in the prem. Id take Brad over Robbo, especially if he was given a player/coach role. He would be a great influence both on and off the field.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Especilly re punching too often and getting beaten at the near post. Old Alzheimer

8:25pm Tue 4 Dec 12

BlueSkies says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
I concurr though, that was scott danns best game for us
Agreed, I thought he was our MOM despite Robbo's saves.

We are dysfunctional though and people who think we should simply walk back into the PL, most likely haven't seen us play this season.
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I concurr though, that was scott danns best game for us[/p][/quote]Agreed, I thought he was our MOM despite Robbo's saves. We are dysfunctional though and people who think we should simply walk back into the PL, most likely haven't seen us play this season. BlueSkies

8:36pm Tue 4 Dec 12

handyamBRFC says...

I couldn't stop laughing
best quote ever......on this forum.

Nuttall Street says...
7:16pm Tue 4 Dec 12

'' Look at the two Venky brothers, Vindaloo and Bhaji. They are two very phat phuckers (and ugly to boot). ''
I couldn't stop laughing best quote ever......on this forum. Nuttall Street says... 7:16pm Tue 4 Dec 12 '' Look at the two Venky brothers, Vindaloo and Bhaji. They are two very phat phuckers (and ugly to boot). '' handyamBRFC

8:41pm Tue 4 Dec 12

handyamBRFC says...

Were too soft and we will never go up as were too nice to play against.

yes we need a some hard men in the center of the park.
we need players with guts and balls.
I think Joey Barton and JERMAINE JONES WOULD BE a PERFECT PAIRING
what do you think..??
Were too soft and we will never go up as were too nice to play against. yes we need a some hard men in the center of the park. we need players with guts and balls. I think Joey Barton and JERMAINE JONES WOULD BE a PERFECT PAIRING what do you think..?? handyamBRFC

9:50pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Rovers75 says...

handyamBRFC wrote:
Were too soft and we will never go up as were too nice to play against.

yes we need a some hard men in the center of the park.
we need players with guts and balls.
I think Joey Barton and JERMAINE JONES WOULD BE a PERFECT PAIRING
what do you think..??
I mentioned it earlier regarding Monsieur Barton and I agree with you that he's exactly what we need but I doubt we'd get either him or JJ. Barton has actually turned into a bit of a court jester to be fair. That french accent was f*cking hilarious and only he would have the b0llox to follow that through. He surely had a bet with his mates to carry that one out?
Can you imagine Givet attempting a Blackburn accent? I'd pay good money to see that!
[quote][p][bold]handyamBRFC[/bold] wrote: Were too soft and we will never go up as were too nice to play against. yes we need a some hard men in the center of the park. we need players with guts and balls. I think Joey Barton and JERMAINE JONES WOULD BE a PERFECT PAIRING what do you think..??[/p][/quote]I mentioned it earlier regarding Monsieur Barton and I agree with you that he's exactly what we need but I doubt we'd get either him or JJ. Barton has actually turned into a bit of a court jester to be fair. That french accent was f*cking hilarious and only he would have the b0llox to follow that through. He surely had a bet with his mates to carry that one out? Can you imagine Givet attempting a Blackburn accent? I'd pay good money to see that! Rovers75

10:29pm Tue 4 Dec 12

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Would have thought it more important for Berg to bring in is own coaching staff and get shut of Keans cohorts Black and Hendry before replacing Robinson.
Robinson has been a loyal servant both towards the club and fans and has produced some good displays as proven last weekend against Burnley - unlike Murphy and some of the other recent buys whose performances have been utter rubbish!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS
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[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Would have thought it more important for Berg to bring in is own coaching staff and get shut of Keans cohorts Black and Hendry before replacing Robinson. Robinson has been a loyal servant both towards the club and fans and has produced some good displays as proven last weekend against Burnley - unlike Murphy and some of the other recent buys whose performances have been utter rubbish!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HENDRY VENKEYS[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzz owd nick

10:33pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Dannybhoy says...

Peronally I don't think Robbo has done too much wrong in his time at Ewood, to replace him with Brad would be harsh. Tho t would be good to have Brd back at Ewood maybe in a coaching capacity.
Peronally I don't think Robbo has done too much wrong in his time at Ewood, to replace him with Brad would be harsh. Tho t would be good to have Brd back at Ewood maybe in a coaching capacity. Dannybhoy

10:42pm Tue 4 Dec 12

roverinmanchstr says...

blueblooded wrote:
roverinmanchstr wrote:
Steve BB2 wrote:
I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens.

Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value.

He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations.

Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes.

If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.
Yes, you have thought it out.....Venky's dabs are all over this 'crime' just shows their intentions .The future is bleak....
As much as I love a good Venkys bash as anyone else on here, what makes you think its them? whats the proof?

Its more than likely Berg wants his own people in and its been approved. Sometimes I really do wonder whether the Venkys bashing is more personal than professional.
Don't be silly and wake up!!!!! Where have you been for the last 2 years?????
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roverinmanchstr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve BB2[/bold] wrote: I think Friedel will be heading to Ewood but what I cant understand is why we would let Robbo leave on a "free" if that happens. Robbo is a reasonable keeper that a few clubs would welcome and should therefore have a value. He will be on good wages so I can only assume the chance to get him off the wage bill comes into the considerations. Friedel would only be a short term solution but hopefully he can develop the likes of Kean to replace him when the time comes. If he does come it is likely to be the end of both Robbo and Bobby Mimms.[/p][/quote]Yes, you have thought it out.....Venky's dabs are all over this 'crime' just shows their intentions .The future is bleak....[/p][/quote]As much as I love a good Venkys bash as anyone else on here, what makes you think its them? whats the proof? Its more than likely Berg wants his own people in and its been approved. Sometimes I really do wonder whether the Venkys bashing is more personal than professional.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly and wake up!!!!! Where have you been for the last 2 years????? roverinmanchstr

12:18am Wed 5 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Rovers75 wrote:
Rovers75 wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Rovers75 wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.
I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.
No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!!
I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.
Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff
Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect!

If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me.

Still holding the paper upside down?
Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.
brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair

Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league
Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it
Absolutely... Someone to put a foot in, break the play up and be a general pain in the a55. What about the french super star Joey le Barton? I know he's a f*ckin nutter but we've always traditionally had a hard man/loony/pain in the ar5e type in the side, like you named - Savage and Batty also the likes of Bellamy, Flitty, Speedie, McKinlay, Dickov and that complete psycho Andy Todd all obviously different types and levels of player but that's what we're crying out for it at the moment.....
I missed little David Tommo out of that list.... I remember him up at Celtic in the UEFA Cup when we played em off the park...and then got beat!! great night though
Yeah gotta agree, we're too weak in the centre, Barton would be ace, he could carry on doing press conferences in Allo Allo speak, it would be right up french rovers street.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: I'd sign him up on a weight bonus, the more weight you lose the, more you get, two stone being the target. Dunn on the other hand could lose about the same.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are old enough, or wise enough, to recall the episode concerning the great "Tubby" Morton, who starred between the sticks for Melchester Rovers. Starved himself half to death to please fashionistas like yourself, and consequently suffered a dramatic loss of form. It was solved only when his teammates, led by the incomparable Roy Race, altered his suit. It was made larger so that it hung off Morton. He threw away the rabbit food you seem to want to bully these players with and hey Presto! a return to form and glory.[/p][/quote]No professional footballer/athlete should be overweight…..they have no excuses nowadays, especially at clubs like Rovers, with fantastic training facilities or the healthy eating options available to the players these days…….every professional owes it to the fans to be at their physical best allowing them to ply their trade to the best of their ability… loyalty works both ways, anyone taking/’earning’ 30k + a week has a responsibly to the fans…..I’d have thought being physical fit and the correct weight would be part of that obligation, obviously Bazzer doesn’t share that view, each to their own!![/p][/quote]I do not recall the Galloping Major being svelte. Or Adam Blacklaw. Or Fatty Foulkes.[/p][/quote]Bazzer, for an old dear you are so naïve………..the players you mention would have caught the same bus as the fans to the ground, their wage packet would have been no bigger than the fan on the seat in front…………… …the 6star training facilities at Brockhall (that players like Robbo/Dunn etc have the use of whenever) where a distant pipedream for the players you mention……I’ve played on Pleasington(one of Rovers ex training grounds) and in winter it’s not much fun………….agai n, the players you mentioned wouldn’t have afforded to live in a mansion in leafy Wilmslow or the Ribble valley with a couple of BMW/Mercs on the drive, being able to retire at 35…….no, those players you mentioned would have had no better life than the fans that watched them week in…………..with out doubt their commitment and loyalty was greater than the average 30k + a week cossetted professional footballer of today…………… ………I question your thought process again Bazzer…..Hooffffff ffffffffffffffffffff[/p][/quote]Diego Maradona? He has never been a stick insect! If it had not been for Robbo on Sunday we would have been dead and buried by half time. He and CKR and Desperate Dann stood out for me. Still holding the paper upside down?[/p][/quote]Your right about maradona, the little fat barsteward had a cocaine engine though, smacked up with crack rocks and angel dust, he never gave up, even when he was 20 stone he could go for a full ninety minutes foaming at the mouth like a rabid hippo.[/p][/quote]brilliant - and very true RM7, didn't madame want that coke munching loony as manager, or maybe centre half? Craziness.....they'd make a good pair Robbos past his best and is certainly carrying too much timber but we need to concentrate on signing some leaders and athleticism through the spine of the team (like we had 2 years ago for example!) rather than a replacement for Robbo (who was absolute top draw on Sunday) if we're gonna give ourselves a glimmer of hope of getting out of this league[/p][/quote]Totally agree, maybe we can give maradona a 2lb bag and a free run in midfield. Just kidding, we need another Savage, Batty, Jermaine Jones, come to think of it, why not have another go for jermaine jones. He is what we are missing, the engine room has no engine in it[/p][/quote]Absolutely... Someone to put a foot in, break the play up and be a general pain in the a55. What about the french super star Joey le Barton? I know he's a f*ckin nutter but we've always traditionally had a hard man/loony/pain in the ar5e type in the side, like you named - Savage and Batty also the likes of Bellamy, Flitty, Speedie, McKinlay, Dickov and that complete psycho Andy Todd all obviously different types and levels of player but that's what we're crying out for it at the moment.....[/p][/quote]I missed little David Tommo out of that list.... I remember him up at Celtic in the UEFA Cup when we played em off the park...and then got beat!! great night though[/p][/quote]Yeah gotta agree, we're too weak in the centre, Barton would be ace, he could carry on doing press conferences in Allo Allo speak, it would be right up french rovers street. Return of the Magnificent se7en

12:23am Wed 5 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Rovers75 wrote:
handyamBRFC wrote:
Were too soft and we will never go up as were too nice to play against.

yes we need a some hard men in the center of the park.
we need players with guts and balls.
I think Joey Barton and JERMAINE JONES WOULD BE a PERFECT PAIRING
what do you think..??
I mentioned it earlier regarding Monsieur Barton and I agree with you that he's exactly what we need but I doubt we'd get either him or JJ. Barton has actually turned into a bit of a court jester to be fair. That french accent was f*cking hilarious and only he would have the b0llox to follow that through. He surely had a bet with his mates to carry that one out?
Can you imagine Givet attempting a Blackburn accent? I'd pay good money to see that!
Yeah I like the sound of this pairing, Barton and Jermaine Jones now that would get us up at the first attempt.
The christmas rideout would need a police escort, anyway who was that goalkeeper who was a gun nutter, that american hanaman or something like that, H'ed be okay for the rideout too, any slacking in training and let him deploy taser.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]handyamBRFC[/bold] wrote: Were too soft and we will never go up as were too nice to play against. yes we need a some hard men in the center of the park. we need players with guts and balls. I think Joey Barton and JERMAINE JONES WOULD BE a PERFECT PAIRING what do you think..??[/p][/quote]I mentioned it earlier regarding Monsieur Barton and I agree with you that he's exactly what we need but I doubt we'd get either him or JJ. Barton has actually turned into a bit of a court jester to be fair. That french accent was f*cking hilarious and only he would have the b0llox to follow that through. He surely had a bet with his mates to carry that one out? Can you imagine Givet attempting a Blackburn accent? I'd pay good money to see that![/p][/quote]Yeah I like the sound of this pairing, Barton and Jermaine Jones now that would get us up at the first attempt. The christmas rideout would need a police escort, anyway who was that goalkeeper who was a gun nutter, that american hanaman or something like that, H'ed be okay for the rideout too, any slacking in training and let him deploy taser. Return of the Magnificent se7en

4:46am Wed 5 Dec 12

kiwipom73 says...

Surely Robinson has to speaker with his actions and performances on the training ground and on match-day....yes...l
osing weight is an important issue he needs to address if he wants to continue being employed at Ewood....too many free lunches after training !!
MUST win game v Cardiff....need to show ability and commitement to be able close the gap on the top teams....COME ON U BLUES.....GET BEHIND THE TEAM NOW !!
Surely Robinson has to speaker with his actions and performances on the training ground and on match-day....yes...l osing weight is an important issue he needs to address if he wants to continue being employed at Ewood....too many free lunches after training !! MUST win game v Cardiff....need to show ability and commitement to be able close the gap on the top teams....COME ON U BLUES.....GET BEHIND THE TEAM NOW !! kiwipom73

4:46am Wed 5 Dec 12

kiwipom73 says...

Surely Robinson has to speaker with his actions and performances on the training ground and on match-day....yes...l
osing weight is an important issue he needs to address if he wants to continue being employed at Ewood....too many free lunches after training !!
MUST win game v Cardiff....need to show ability and commitement to be able close the gap on the top teams....COME ON U BLUES.....GET BEHIND THE TEAM NOW !!
Surely Robinson has to speaker with his actions and performances on the training ground and on match-day....yes...l osing weight is an important issue he needs to address if he wants to continue being employed at Ewood....too many free lunches after training !! MUST win game v Cardiff....need to show ability and commitement to be able close the gap on the top teams....COME ON U BLUES.....GET BEHIND THE TEAM NOW !! kiwipom73

9:51am Wed 5 Dec 12

French Rover says...

Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage.

We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux!

Glad that record has gone...
Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage. We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux! Glad that record has gone... French Rover

9:55am Wed 5 Dec 12

dangerous dave says...

Some very unfair comments posted about Robinson - he's been very loyal and put in some excellent performances - if he played like Murphy, Etu and Co we would be in an even worse position than we are now - no I dont blame him for wanting to understand what his future is at Ewood - other players such as Nelson Samba etc jumped the sinking ship - Robinson stood by the club and fans!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HEN DRY VENKEYS
Some very unfair comments posted about Robinson - he's been very loyal and put in some excellent performances - if he played like Murphy, Etu and Co we would be in an even worse position than we are now - no I dont blame him for wanting to understand what his future is at Ewood - other players such as Nelson Samba etc jumped the sinking ship - Robinson stood by the club and fans! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH BLACK HEN DRY VENKEYS dangerous dave

9:59am Wed 5 Dec 12

fanny_tickler. says...

French Rover wrote:
Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage.

We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux!

Glad that record has gone...
Gone but not forgotten. The slap-boxing between Batty and Le Saux was fantastic.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage. We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux! Glad that record has gone...[/p][/quote]Gone but not forgotten. The slap-boxing between Batty and Le Saux was fantastic. fanny_tickler.

10:20am Wed 5 Dec 12

KamikazeTurkey says...

Robbo has his moments but is a great keeper. I'd say we need to focus on our defense. The defense is atrocious.
Robbo has his moments but is a great keeper. I'd say we need to focus on our defense. The defense is atrocious. KamikazeTurkey

11:55am Wed 5 Dec 12

srvp28 says...

moh wrote:
HitchinRover wrote:
It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to get rid of Robinson. Trading a 33 year old keeper for someone at 41, no matter how good he still is, and how much of a legend doesn't seem sensible. Having said that I'd love to have Friedel back at the club in some capacity, but not at the cost of Robbo.
Robbo needs to lose some pounds as he does'nt go down to easily now. If he loses some weight he should be better.
"Robbo needs to lose some pounds as he doesn't go down so easily now."

Could it be that Robbo used to be responsible for the "oh" in moh? :)
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HitchinRover[/bold] wrote: It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to get rid of Robinson. Trading a 33 year old keeper for someone at 41, no matter how good he still is, and how much of a legend doesn't seem sensible. Having said that I'd love to have Friedel back at the club in some capacity, but not at the cost of Robbo.[/p][/quote]Robbo needs to lose some pounds as he does'nt go down to easily now. If he loses some weight he should be better.[/p][/quote]"Robbo needs to lose some pounds as he doesn't go down so easily now." Could it be that Robbo used to be responsible for the "oh" in moh? :) srvp28

3:28pm Wed 5 Dec 12

MxMave says...

I'd take Friedel over Robbo anyday. Robbo has been getting beat at his near post and from range far too often lately.
I'd take Friedel over Robbo anyday. Robbo has been getting beat at his near post and from range far too often lately. MxMave

4:40pm Wed 5 Dec 12

merlinrabbit says...

As much as I rated Friedel, it is in my view absolutely senseless to replace Robinson with Friedel and I can only think it is something to do with barmy Venkys. Friedels playing days are limited considering his years. Robinson if his form is sustained, has more to offer us and in addition to the loyalty he has shown to the fans through that awful Kean era deserves his reassurances. I recall Friedel shaking his head at the behaviour of the fans towards Kean as though we had all turned into a bunch of deliquents. He certainly didnt state any understanding or sympathy for us.
As much as I rated Friedel, it is in my view absolutely senseless to replace Robinson with Friedel and I can only think it is something to do with barmy Venkys. Friedels playing days are limited considering his years. Robinson if his form is sustained, has more to offer us and in addition to the loyalty he has shown to the fans through that awful Kean era deserves his reassurances. I recall Friedel shaking his head at the behaviour of the fans towards Kean as though we had all turned into a bunch of deliquents. He certainly didnt state any understanding or sympathy for us. merlinrabbit

6:35pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Rovers75 says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage.

We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux!

Glad that record has gone...
Gone but not forgotten. The slap-boxing between Batty and Le Saux was fantastic.
I'll give u that one fanny..... how gay did Le Saux look after actually being called a gay lord! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage. We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux! Glad that record has gone...[/p][/quote]Gone but not forgotten. The slap-boxing between Batty and Le Saux was fantastic.[/p][/quote]I'll give u that one fanny..... how gay did Le Saux look after actually being called a gay lord! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry Rovers75

7:07pm Wed 5 Dec 12

spotonblue says...

fanny_tickler. wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage.

We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux!

Glad that record has gone...
Gone but not forgotten. The slap-boxing between Batty and Le Saux was fantastic.
Dingle
[quote][p][bold]fanny_tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Glad to see that Man City's miserly 3 points total replaces us as the lowest points total for any English team in a Champions league Group stage. We totaled 4 pts in the Group in 95/96 with our only win 4-1 v Rosenberg and the highlight of all our games being the fight between Batty and Le Saux! Glad that record has gone...[/p][/quote]Gone but not forgotten. The slap-boxing between Batty and Le Saux was fantastic.[/p][/quote]Dingle spotonblue

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