FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 2 Peterborough 3

BLACKBURN Rovers' play-off dreams look even more distant after a dire 3-2 home defeat to Peterborough this afternoon.

A hat trick from Posh striker Dwight Gayle within the first 27 minutes punished a shocking first half display from Michael Appleton's men, leaving them 10 points of the top six.

Helped by the introduction of debutants Dave Jones and Cameron Stewart at half time, Rovers improved after the break and Jordan Rhodes' strike gave the hosts hope.

Dave Jones added a second in injury time but it wasn't enough as the visitors held on to a deserved win.

The Rao brother were at Ewood Park to witness one of the worst first half performances seen by the home fans for a long time, as Peterbrough took control.

Danny Swanson should have fired them into the lead on just three minutes but his close range miss was soon made up for, as the Ewood faithful watched stunned.

The visitors opened the scoring on 10 minutes when, after Jake Kean saved twice from Swanson, Dwight Gayle was on hand to rifle home the loose ball.

The lively striker doubled Posh's lead three minutes later, heading home past Kean from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's deep cross from the right.

It got worse on 27 as Gayle completed his treble from close range, reacting first to a loose ball after Kean had saved Lee Tomlin's low shot.

The visitors were well worthy of their 3-0 lead as they bossed the midfield and took advantage of space down Rovers flanks.

Rovers boss Michael Appleton made three changes at half time, giving debuts to Cameron Stewart and Dave Jones.

Jones replaced Murphy, who had been jeered for a lot of the half, Stewart replaced Bentley and Adam Henley came on for Bradley Orr.

Rovers improved slightly after the break, with Stewart looking a threat and Jones adding some much-needed composure in the middle.

The home fans were given hope on 73 when Rhodes chased on to a long ball, held off two Posh defenders and fired into the roof of the net.

Rovers almost pulled another back on 79 minutes as Stewart twisted and turned in Peterborough's box, before pulling back for Lowe who shot inches wide of the far post.

Rhodes saw a flick saved by Olejnik on the line on 86 as Rovers continued to push but the damage had been done by their dreadful first half display.

Dave Jones even added a second in injury time but the visitors were able to hang on.

Comments (83)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:00pm Sat 2 Mar 13

willhelmrover98 says...

shocking.
poor, incredibly poor.
shocking. poor, incredibly poor. willhelmrover98

5:03pm Sat 2 Mar 13

indiana patel says...

Venkys were here at Ewood Park good they lost and what a mess thy have made at BRFC.
Out Venkys
Out Appleton
What a laughing stock Blackburn has become they can't even beat Peterbrough at home .
Last season BRFC beat Man Utd today Rovers can't beat likes of Peterbrough Leicester Hull Burnley and Millwall
Venkys were here at Ewood Park good they lost and what a mess thy have made at BRFC. Out Venkys Out Appleton What a laughing stock Blackburn has become they can't even beat Peterbrough at home . Last season BRFC beat Man Utd today Rovers can't beat likes of Peterbrough Leicester Hull Burnley and Millwall indiana patel

5:03pm Sat 2 Mar 13

rover-till-dudp says...

I think after today’s result any lingering hopes of promotion for Rovers is highly unlikely. MA was, we all thought, the ‘new broom’ that would sweep Rovers onwards and upwards, and we even ‘dared to dream’. Alas, the brutal truth is we are simply not good enough. Our only cup of comfort lies in the FA Cup and beating Burnley at Ewood. Based on present form, accomplishing the latter is not a foregone conclusion.

PS. Memo to MA. Please, prove me wrong!!!
I think after today’s result any lingering hopes of promotion for Rovers is highly unlikely. MA was, we all thought, the ‘new broom’ that would sweep Rovers onwards and upwards, and we even ‘dared to dream’. Alas, the brutal truth is we are simply not good enough. Our only cup of comfort lies in the FA Cup and beating Burnley at Ewood. Based on present form, accomplishing the latter is not a foregone conclusion. PS. Memo to MA. Please, prove me wrong!!! rover-till-dudp

5:09pm Sat 2 Mar 13

indiana patel says...

Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers indiana patel

5:11pm Sat 2 Mar 13

peely says...

Hate to say it but I told you so ! This manager is Steve Kean mark 2 ! And he,ll be gone by the summer .
Hate to say it but I told you so ! This manager is Steve Kean mark 2 ! And he,ll be gone by the summer . peely

5:13pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
[quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that? Is Eckersley playing?

5:14pm Sat 2 Mar 13

doggydog says...

love it! All the stuff the loyal fans post on here then the following match they want someones head. Dreams of the play offs last week now look at ya.Moaning like hell. Never known fans like it.They might be bad players but,,,,,, they are all you have got so get behind them no matter wot.
love it! All the stuff the loyal fans post on here then the following match they want someones head. Dreams of the play offs last week now look at ya.Moaning like hell. Never known fans like it.They might be bad players but,,,,,, they are all you have got so get behind them no matter wot. doggydog

5:15pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Irish knowledge says...

In fairness to Venkys, they have given financial support to all the managers this season. However the managers have bought such crap. How much have we wasted on agent fees and wages. The truth is Lowe will never be anything more than a lower level champ team midfielder. Murphy it was clear is finished. Maybe jones can do a reasonable job in the middle but why has it taken till march to realize our centre mid is awful. Plus we sell an attacking centre mid to benfica, don't play nunes, Rochina goes on loan to Spanish premier division team, goodwillie never had a chance in championship, Gomes scores for fun at start and doesn't get another chance to play. I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us
In fairness to Venkys, they have given financial support to all the managers this season. However the managers have bought such crap. How much have we wasted on agent fees and wages. The truth is Lowe will never be anything more than a lower level champ team midfielder. Murphy it was clear is finished. Maybe jones can do a reasonable job in the middle but why has it taken till march to realize our centre mid is awful. Plus we sell an attacking centre mid to benfica, don't play nunes, Rochina goes on loan to Spanish premier division team, goodwillie never had a chance in championship, Gomes scores for fun at start and doesn't get another chance to play. I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us Irish knowledge

5:15pm Sat 2 Mar 13

CARover says...

The decline continues, MA does not have the magic bullet and this club is in a mess, survive this season and start over
The decline continues, MA does not have the magic bullet and this club is in a mess, survive this season and start over CARover

5:16pm Sat 2 Mar 13

burnleyglentoran says...

Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.00 pm - 13,000

Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.26 pm - 6,500!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep up the good work Agent Slappleton!!!!!

NO NAY NEVER
Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.00 pm - 13,000 Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.26 pm - 6,500!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work Agent Slappleton!!!!! NO NAY NEVER burnleyglentoran

5:21pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MatthewCA says...

Shocking poor show at home, hope to enter top six is done and over.

get rid of old legs , get few fit player from other teams benches and run out a freedom aggrasive play game - A pacey game of 90 mts. 10 games - 30 points.
Shocking poor show at home, hope to enter top six is done and over. get rid of old legs , get few fit player from other teams benches and run out a freedom aggrasive play game - A pacey game of 90 mts. 10 games - 30 points. MatthewCA

5:21pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Fortyfourer says...

Disgraceful!!
Disgraceful!! Fortyfourer

5:22pm Sat 2 Mar 13

dangerous dave says...

Never changed my view about the mess at Ewood - A SHAMBLESl!!!!!! Perhaps some of the other posters on here will now get their 'heads out of the sand' and accept that we are a second rate outfit!!!
Orr and Murphy absolutely pathetic - second rate Owners/Directors, second rate Manager and most of all second rate Players.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.
Never changed my view about the mess at Ewood - A SHAMBLESl!!!!!! Perhaps some of the other posters on here will now get their 'heads out of the sand' and accept that we are a second rate outfit!!! Orr and Murphy absolutely pathetic - second rate Owners/Directors, second rate Manager and most of all second rate Players. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION. dangerous dave

5:26pm Sat 2 Mar 13

indiana patel says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
No future with Venkys and Aplleton they have made BRFC a laughing stock in one season.
Venkys want to do it on the cheap ?
Cheap Manager
Cheap Players
You get a mini not a Rolls Royce.
Thats exactly what Venkys got .Serious investors at Chelsea Man City Spurs got their success .
Jack Walker was a serious investor and was ambiitious and he got what he wanted top managers winning title and league cup.
With Venkys the only way is down and no ambition.
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]No future with Venkys and Aplleton they have made BRFC a laughing stock in one season. Venkys want to do it on the cheap ? Cheap Manager Cheap Players You get a mini not a Rolls Royce. Thats exactly what Venkys got .Serious investors at Chelsea Man City Spurs got their success . Jack Walker was a serious investor and was ambiitious and he got what he wanted top managers winning title and league cup. With Venkys the only way is down and no ambition. indiana patel

5:27pm Sat 2 Mar 13

French Rover says...

terrible result - no excuses.

only good points - Murphy and Orr off at half time, Rhodes scores again and the two new lads look better than expected especially Jones.

mid table mediocrity will seem wonderful after the last two performances...

and oh yes, we still have at least one match at Wembley to look forward to...
terrible result - no excuses. only good points - Murphy and Orr off at half time, Rhodes scores again and the two new lads look better than expected especially Jones. mid table mediocrity will seem wonderful after the last two performances... and oh yes, we still have at least one match at Wembley to look forward to... French Rover

5:30pm Sat 2 Mar 13

noddy57 says...

willhelmrover98 wrote:
shocking.
poor, incredibly poor.
where do we go from here ? with this clown in charge the only way is down to league 1,,when you think back to gary bowyers tenure that was the time to appoint a winner and pair that with the very poor decision to allow shaw to have an input in the appointment of appleton,,lm afraid we are back to square one with an even bigger possibility of our club dropping further down to league 1,,this is a very real possibility,,and its a bloody disgrace, get rid of shaw and take murphy and the rest of the below average players with you,,batfink out nowwwwww
[quote][p][bold]willhelmrover98[/bold] wrote: shocking. poor, incredibly poor.[/p][/quote]where do we go from here ? with this clown in charge the only way is down to league 1,,when you think back to gary bowyers tenure that was the time to appoint a winner and pair that with the very poor decision to allow shaw to have an input in the appointment of appleton,,lm afraid we are back to square one with an even bigger possibility of our club dropping further down to league 1,,this is a very real possibility,,and its a bloody disgrace, get rid of shaw and take murphy and the rest of the below average players with you,,batfink out nowwwwww noddy57

5:31pm Sat 2 Mar 13

cookyy2k says...

So we can stop Arsenal scoring against us at their place but can't stop Peterborough scoring 3 in 27 mins at our place? It seems this team can play they just don't. They can put in a shift when they want, it just doesn't seem they want to that often.
So we can stop Arsenal scoring against us at their place but can't stop Peterborough scoring 3 in 27 mins at our place? It seems this team can play they just don't. They can put in a shift when they want, it just doesn't seem they want to that often. cookyy2k

5:32pm Sat 2 Mar 13

fanny.tickler. says...

Excellent work once agent Appleton, 2 points out of a possible 15, the playoffs out of reach, a half empty ground after half an hour and to top it all a couple of tough away games coming up before the Clarets come to town, things couldn't be looking any better.
Excellent work once agent Appleton, 2 points out of a possible 15, the playoffs out of reach, a half empty ground after half an hour and to top it all a couple of tough away games coming up before the Clarets come to town, things couldn't be looking any better. fanny.tickler.

5:32pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Captain Dreckley says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Never changed my view about the mess at Ewood - A SHAMBLESl!!!!!! Perhaps some of the other posters on here will now get their 'heads out of the sand' and accept that we are a second rate outfit!!!
Orr and Murphy absolutely pathetic - second rate Owners/Directors, second rate Manager and most of all second rate Players.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.
We will never be a serious football club whilst venkys have any involvement. Venkys out then clear out Shaw, Agnew and all the other hangers on. Love him or hate and despise him Dangerous Dave has got it spot on and Danny Murphy should never wear a Rovers shirt again. Whilst Venkys own this club we will never attract a serious manager or quality players. Who would want Rovers under the Venkys dynasty on their cv?
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Never changed my view about the mess at Ewood - A SHAMBLESl!!!!!! Perhaps some of the other posters on here will now get their 'heads out of the sand' and accept that we are a second rate outfit!!! Orr and Murphy absolutely pathetic - second rate Owners/Directors, second rate Manager and most of all second rate Players. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.[/p][/quote]We will never be a serious football club whilst venkys have any involvement. Venkys out then clear out Shaw, Agnew and all the other hangers on. Love him or hate and despise him Dangerous Dave has got it spot on and Danny Murphy should never wear a Rovers shirt again. Whilst Venkys own this club we will never attract a serious manager or quality players. Who would want Rovers under the Venkys dynasty on their cv? Captain Dreckley

5:34pm Sat 2 Mar 13

passingfootball says...

"I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us"

absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.
"I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us" absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game. passingfootball

5:34pm Sat 2 Mar 13

happiness says...

Headline should read - APPLETON GETS FOUND OUT....!!! Lets face the truth. His only tactic, even at home against so-called inferior teams, is to sit back deep and play like the away team, hitting them on the break. It worked against Ipswich luckily and it got us a lucky point at Brighton and a ridiculous result at Arsenal but you can't carry on with such awfully negative tactics and hope that your luck will continue. Hence Hull, Leeds, Leicester and now the worst team in the division. Even at 3-0 (should have been 4) we sat back and tried to hit them on the break. Completely unacceptable!! If it wasn't for Rhodes's goals we would be in the bottom three. No doubt about it. If you're wondering why all our games are so poor to watch, it's because were never create any chances or have a spell of pressure at any time during games. And the reason for this is because of the managers negative tactics. Not actually sure the fightback is a good thing, simply because it will give Appleton the chance to go on about our fighting qualities rather than the much needed inquest into how the team were so unmotivated to get themselves into such a dire position in a home game against the worst team in the league. 'Looking for a response'??? I'll give you a response....try attacking teams and focusing on creating chances for a change!!!! And also, never ever let Murphy wear the shirt again!!!!
Headline should read - APPLETON GETS FOUND OUT....!!! Lets face the truth. His only tactic, even at home against so-called inferior teams, is to sit back deep and play like the away team, hitting them on the break. It worked against Ipswich luckily and it got us a lucky point at Brighton and a ridiculous result at Arsenal but you can't carry on with such awfully negative tactics and hope that your luck will continue. Hence Hull, Leeds, Leicester and now the worst team in the division. Even at 3-0 (should have been 4) we sat back and tried to hit them on the break. Completely unacceptable!! If it wasn't for Rhodes's goals we would be in the bottom three. No doubt about it. If you're wondering why all our games are so poor to watch, it's because were never create any chances or have a spell of pressure at any time during games. And the reason for this is because of the managers negative tactics. Not actually sure the fightback is a good thing, simply because it will give Appleton the chance to go on about our fighting qualities rather than the much needed inquest into how the team were so unmotivated to get themselves into such a dire position in a home game against the worst team in the league. 'Looking for a response'??? I'll give you a response....try attacking teams and focusing on creating chances for a change!!!! And also, never ever let Murphy wear the shirt again!!!! happiness

5:36pm Sat 2 Mar 13

bluerob says...

I had the pleasure to witness the rebuilding of Rovers by Jack Walker, what a man, thanks Jack.

Now I have witnessed the dismantling of BRFC, the only people who are to blame are the Venkys.

They bought a supermarket and tried to run it like a corner shop, our club has been raped of all talent from top to bottom.

Today's result is no surprise to me, I have seen it coming for a few weeks now. One positive is that at least MA is an honest man and is prepared to speak the truth, but I would have to question his tactical ability.
I had the pleasure to witness the rebuilding of Rovers by Jack Walker, what a man, thanks Jack. Now I have witnessed the dismantling of BRFC, the only people who are to blame are the Venkys. They bought a supermarket and tried to run it like a corner shop, our club has been raped of all talent from top to bottom. Today's result is no surprise to me, I have seen it coming for a few weeks now. One positive is that at least MA is an honest man and is prepared to speak the truth, but I would have to question his tactical ability. bluerob

5:42pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MightyClaret says...

Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na MightyClaret

5:47pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Jonny Bovril says...

crickey what a disaster that was. I can't remember us ever playing as badly as we did in hat first half. Kean was arguably MoM and had let 3 in!
Apart from Dann, Hanley and Kean the rest were useless. Special mention for Orr and Murphy who I doubt will play for us again, barring injuries.
Jones and Stewart Improved things in the second half, but I could have come on and done that.
Team needs a major overall, but I think Appleton will get there if Venkys and the fans back him. It's FA cup and a race to finish above the dingles for us now.
Sigh
crickey what a disaster that was. I can't remember us ever playing as badly as we did in hat first half. Kean was arguably MoM and had let 3 in! Apart from Dann, Hanley and Kean the rest were useless. Special mention for Orr and Murphy who I doubt will play for us again, barring injuries. Jones and Stewart Improved things in the second half, but I could have come on and done that. Team needs a major overall, but I think Appleton will get there if Venkys and the fans back him. It's FA cup and a race to finish above the dingles for us now. Sigh Jonny Bovril

5:56pm Sat 2 Mar 13

moh says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Never changed my view about the mess at Ewood - A SHAMBLESl!!!!!! Perhaps some of the other posters on here will now get their 'heads out of the sand' and accept that we are a second rate outfit!!!
Orr and Murphy absolutely pathetic - second rate Owners/Directors, second rate Manager and most of all second rate Players.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.
We will never be a serious football club whilst venkys have any involvement. Venkys out then clear out Shaw, Agnew and all the other hangers on. Love him or hate and despise him Dangerous Dave has got it spot on and Danny Murphy should never wear a Rovers shirt again. Whilst Venkys own this club we will never attract a serious manager or quality players. Who would want Rovers under the Venkys dynasty on their cv?
Another mess from Venkys from appointing an average, inexperienced Manager. Shaw has a lot to answer for.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Never changed my view about the mess at Ewood - A SHAMBLESl!!!!!! Perhaps some of the other posters on here will now get their 'heads out of the sand' and accept that we are a second rate outfit!!! Orr and Murphy absolutely pathetic - second rate Owners/Directors, second rate Manager and most of all second rate Players. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.[/p][/quote]We will never be a serious football club whilst venkys have any involvement. Venkys out then clear out Shaw, Agnew and all the other hangers on. Love him or hate and despise him Dangerous Dave has got it spot on and Danny Murphy should never wear a Rovers shirt again. Whilst Venkys own this club we will never attract a serious manager or quality players. Who would want Rovers under the Venkys dynasty on their cv?[/p][/quote]Another mess from Venkys from appointing an average, inexperienced Manager. Shaw has a lot to answer for. moh

5:57pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Sturdy_Rover says...

At halftime I was prepared to start calling for someone's head even though I had intended to pass judgment only at the end of the season. Full time whistle changed my mind and I'm back behind the manager and players in trying to get us through this, 3-0 down at halftime to a team supposedly weaker than us got me in a state between anger and sadness. Poor result, wonder if this bad string of results will break at any point soon I am starting to have my doubts.
At halftime I was prepared to start calling for someone's head even though I had intended to pass judgment only at the end of the season. Full time whistle changed my mind and I'm back behind the manager and players in trying to get us through this, 3-0 down at halftime to a team supposedly weaker than us got me in a state between anger and sadness. Poor result, wonder if this bad string of results will break at any point soon I am starting to have my doubts. Sturdy_Rover

5:59pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Captain Dreckley says...

MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.
[quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash. Captain Dreckley

6:05pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MightyClaret says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.
Hit a nerve did I? Deep breaths, bless! Look up, horse botherer ;)
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.[/p][/quote]Hit a nerve did I? Deep breaths, bless! Look up, horse botherer ;) MightyClaret

6:10pm Sat 2 Mar 13

hasslem hasslem says...

got a text from a pal in the riverside at half-time saying that i could have played better than Orr, Campbell, Rekic and Murphy had in first 45.

Simply could not believe how bad we were in that half.....there appeared to be no desire, ability or willingness to get the ball. how can professional footballers be so bad - - PETERBOROUGH WERE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE!!!

i am not gonna hang rekic out to dry but campbell (appleton) and orr (brought back by appleton) must take their share of the blame (i doubt they will give a monkey's) - - - but how many games are we going to give murphy before someone does the decent thing and takes him down to the bone factory? he can't do 'ewt - - - and he is meant to be the engine for the side.

i heard appleton's post-match and the inference was that some of those players will not play for the club again - - but please, please give murphy the tap on the shoulder and if we have to pay him off....if he had any decency, he would cancel his contract himself...his legs have clearly gone - he looks like a punch-drunk boxer staggering around the ring....put him out of his misery.

same bloke also texted me at full time saying that jones did more in second half than murphy had done in last 5 games....blooming right.
got a text from a pal in the riverside at half-time saying that i could have played better than Orr, Campbell, Rekic and Murphy had in first 45. Simply could not believe how bad we were in that half.....there appeared to be no desire, ability or willingness to get the ball. how can professional footballers be so bad - - PETERBOROUGH WERE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE!!! i am not gonna hang rekic out to dry but campbell (appleton) and orr (brought back by appleton) must take their share of the blame (i doubt they will give a monkey's) - - - but how many games are we going to give murphy before someone does the decent thing and takes him down to the bone factory? he can't do 'ewt - - - and he is meant to be the engine for the side. i heard appleton's post-match and the inference was that some of those players will not play for the club again - - but please, please give murphy the tap on the shoulder and if we have to pay him off....if he had any decency, he would cancel his contract himself...his legs have clearly gone - he looks like a punch-drunk boxer staggering around the ring....put him out of his misery. same bloke also texted me at full time saying that jones did more in second half than murphy had done in last 5 games....blooming right. hasslem hasslem

6:10pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MattNewcastle says...

indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Be realistic for goodness sake...

Non of these will be with us after two further transfer windows to even begin to contribute to us being anywhere near promoted next year.

Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
CKR
Kean

That is not being pessimistic but being blinking well REALSITIC.
[quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Be realistic for goodness sake... Non of these will be with us after two further transfer windows to even begin to contribute to us being anywhere near promoted next year. Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley CKR Kean That is not being pessimistic but being blinking well REALSITIC. MattNewcastle

6:11pm Sat 2 Mar 13

bluebud says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
This is a message for Murphy and Orr:
Do not turn up again! And Eckersley, why knock the 13,000 that turned up today who are true Rovers fans?? It's those that didnt turn up you need to judge.
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]This is a message for Murphy and Orr: Do not turn up again! And Eckersley, why knock the 13,000 that turned up today who are true Rovers fans?? It's those that didnt turn up you need to judge. bluebud

6:14pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Iiii1111 says...

passingfootball wrote:
"I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us"

absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.
Totally agree......just watch Watford
pass n play....class team
[quote][p][bold]passingfootball[/bold] wrote: "I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us" absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.[/p][/quote]Totally agree......just watch Watford pass n play....class team Iiii1111

6:15pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MattNewcastle says...

doggydog wrote:
love it! All the stuff the loyal fans post on here then the following match they want someones head. Dreams of the play offs last week now look at ya.Moaning like hell. Never known fans like it.They might be bad players but,,,,,, they are all you have got so get behind them no matter wot.
Behind players that cannot even put in 100%

Cannot even keep themselves 100% fit in order to contribute to our side.

Who are picking up their last few years pay cheques at the expenses of performing week in week out for our beloved team.

Players who know that other teams will come in for them anyway by the summer.

We will be rich pickings come May and the summer transfer window.

Venkys will sell anything half decent that we have left at the end of the season / Jan transfer window when they realise we will not even get promoted the second season either.

You are having a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: love it! All the stuff the loyal fans post on here then the following match they want someones head. Dreams of the play offs last week now look at ya.Moaning like hell. Never known fans like it.They might be bad players but,,,,,, they are all you have got so get behind them no matter wot.[/p][/quote]Behind players that cannot even put in 100% Cannot even keep themselves 100% fit in order to contribute to our side. Who are picking up their last few years pay cheques at the expenses of performing week in week out for our beloved team. Players who know that other teams will come in for them anyway by the summer. We will be rich pickings come May and the summer transfer window. Venkys will sell anything half decent that we have left at the end of the season / Jan transfer window when they realise we will not even get promoted the second season either. You are having a laugh. MattNewcastle

6:16pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MattNewcastle says...

peely wrote:
Hate to say it but I told you so ! This manager is Steve Kean mark 2 ! And he,ll be gone by the summer .
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: Hate to say it but I told you so ! This manager is Steve Kean mark 2 ! And he,ll be gone by the summer .[/p][/quote]Agreed MattNewcastle

6:16pm Sat 2 Mar 13

moh says...

bluerob wrote:
I had the pleasure to witness the rebuilding of Rovers by Jack Walker, what a man, thanks Jack.

Now I have witnessed the dismantling of BRFC, the only people who are to blame are the Venkys.

They bought a supermarket and tried to run it like a corner shop, our club has been raped of all talent from top to bottom.

Today's result is no surprise to me, I have seen it coming for a few weeks now. One positive is that at least MA is an honest man and is prepared to speak the truth, but I would have to question his tactical ability.
The team is good enough to be in top 6. We need a good, experienced manager with good tactical acumen. Henning also was a good, honest, decent person, that does'nt make a person a good football manager. The problem for Venkys is that they need a good recruitment team and not someone like Kean, Shaw and others going to Puna and talking a good talk and appointing people from Anuradha's lounge.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: I had the pleasure to witness the rebuilding of Rovers by Jack Walker, what a man, thanks Jack. Now I have witnessed the dismantling of BRFC, the only people who are to blame are the Venkys. They bought a supermarket and tried to run it like a corner shop, our club has been raped of all talent from top to bottom. Today's result is no surprise to me, I have seen it coming for a few weeks now. One positive is that at least MA is an honest man and is prepared to speak the truth, but I would have to question his tactical ability.[/p][/quote]The team is good enough to be in top 6. We need a good, experienced manager with good tactical acumen. Henning also was a good, honest, decent person, that does'nt make a person a good football manager. The problem for Venkys is that they need a good recruitment team and not someone like Kean, Shaw and others going to Puna and talking a good talk and appointing people from Anuradha's lounge. moh

6:19pm Sat 2 Mar 13

100%ROVERS says...

100% ROVERS MATCH REPORT :

KEAN - worryingly poor for last 4 games now but good shot stopper .. Head up son ..

ORR - heard he swore at our supporters today ... final straw !!!

DANN - conceeded ALL 3 goals with poor marking / lack of awareness / poor fitness .. cards are marked according to Appleton on Radio Rovers after the game .. Found out again !!

HANLEY - well done Grant. For last 3 games you have stood up / made last ditch tackles / pushed up front ..

RIKIK - you are no left back / poor positioning again but better performances than those at Hull & Leeds & Leicester .. Dont think we''ll be making this loan permanent tbh tho !!!

MURPHY - n/a

BENTLEY - n/a

RHODES - good finish & hard working again ..

DJ CAMPBELL - anon

JONES - one bone crunching tackle .. looks a bit pedestrian but maybe thats what our defenders need in front of them at the moment to protect the back four ?? Enjoy the Peter Jackson Swatch watch for MOM award (???)

STEWART - looks pacey & direct .. could be useful going into next ten games .. fingers crossed

GIVET - looked pretty happy to me warming up at half time .. not exactly suicidal !!!! WTF !!!!

APPLETON - brave calculated risk bring 3 subs on at HT .. Honest comments about spineless performance from 7 senior pros in the team today ... The honesty you show in your interviews will go a long way to building bridges with the fans ..
100% ROVERS MATCH REPORT : KEAN - worryingly poor for last 4 games now but good shot stopper .. Head up son .. ORR - heard he swore at our supporters today ... final straw !!! DANN - conceeded ALL 3 goals with poor marking / lack of awareness / poor fitness .. cards are marked according to Appleton on Radio Rovers after the game .. Found out again !! HANLEY - well done Grant. For last 3 games you have stood up / made last ditch tackles / pushed up front .. RIKIK - you are no left back / poor positioning again but better performances than those at Hull & Leeds & Leicester .. Dont think we''ll be making this loan permanent tbh tho !!! MURPHY - n/a BENTLEY - n/a RHODES - good finish & hard working again .. DJ CAMPBELL - anon JONES - one bone crunching tackle .. looks a bit pedestrian but maybe thats what our defenders need in front of them at the moment to protect the back four ?? Enjoy the Peter Jackson Swatch watch for MOM award (???) STEWART - looks pacey & direct .. could be useful going into next ten games .. fingers crossed GIVET - looked pretty happy to me warming up at half time .. not exactly suicidal !!!! WTF !!!! APPLETON - brave calculated risk bring 3 subs on at HT .. Honest comments about spineless performance from 7 senior pros in the team today ... The honesty you show in your interviews will go a long way to building bridges with the fans .. 100%ROVERS

6:19pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MattNewcastle says...

indiana patel wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
No future with Venkys and Aplleton they have made BRFC a laughing stock in one season.
Venkys want to do it on the cheap ?
Cheap Manager
Cheap Players
You get a mini not a Rolls Royce.
Thats exactly what Venkys got .Serious investors at Chelsea Man City Spurs got their success .
Jack Walker was a serious investor and was ambiitious and he got what he wanted top managers winning title and league cup.
With Venkys the only way is down and no ambition.
Totally agree

If Venkys were really serious they would not need Singh Idiots Shaw, Agnew and Coar to advise them they would know who the key managers were in English, European and world football are and plump for one of them. Pay them the going rate and say get us back to the premiership ala Walker with Dalglish.
[quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]No future with Venkys and Aplleton they have made BRFC a laughing stock in one season. Venkys want to do it on the cheap ? Cheap Manager Cheap Players You get a mini not a Rolls Royce. Thats exactly what Venkys got .Serious investors at Chelsea Man City Spurs got their success . Jack Walker was a serious investor and was ambiitious and he got what he wanted top managers winning title and league cup. With Venkys the only way is down and no ambition.[/p][/quote]Totally agree If Venkys were really serious they would not need Singh Idiots Shaw, Agnew and Coar to advise them they would know who the key managers were in English, European and world football are and plump for one of them. Pay them the going rate and say get us back to the premiership ala Walker with Dalglish. MattNewcastle

6:20pm Sat 2 Mar 13

rovers-baz says...

MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......
[quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then....... rovers-baz

6:22pm Sat 2 Mar 13

moh says...

bluebud wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
This is a message for Murphy and Orr:
Do not turn up again! And Eckersley, why knock the 13,000 that turned up today who are true Rovers fans?? It's those that didnt turn up you need to judge.
Murphy cannot play every game at his age. He needs to be used sparingly. Orr was shipped as he was not good enough. Appleton brought him back and has been playing pederson to get back at Singh. Too much politics at the detriment of the club.
[quote][p][bold]bluebud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]This is a message for Murphy and Orr: Do not turn up again! And Eckersley, why knock the 13,000 that turned up today who are true Rovers fans?? It's those that didnt turn up you need to judge.[/p][/quote]Murphy cannot play every game at his age. He needs to be used sparingly. Orr was shipped as he was not good enough. Appleton brought him back and has been playing pederson to get back at Singh. Too much politics at the detriment of the club. moh

6:25pm Sat 2 Mar 13

moh says...

passingfootball wrote:
"I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us"

absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.
If you want to play attacking, passing football than that goes against the grain of Appleton. Venkys need to make another decision now and start again. The only good news is Singh pushing the boat and signing Rhodes or we would be in bottom three. What a mess.
[quote][p][bold]passingfootball[/bold] wrote: "I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us" absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.[/p][/quote]If you want to play attacking, passing football than that goes against the grain of Appleton. Venkys need to make another decision now and start again. The only good news is Singh pushing the boat and signing Rhodes or we would be in bottom three. What a mess. moh

6:28pm Sat 2 Mar 13

bburnrover says...

Well is blatabtly obvious that Murphy Lowe and Orr are definately not good enough for the league we are in.Appleton needs to listen to us he is getting like Kean and just selecting the same squad.even Rhodes was poor today and Campbell even worse.The young lad from Hull made some good runs forward but the City youngster wasnt up to much (star of the future?) Ollsson was poor and caot retain the ball for oer two seconds.Bentley wasnt too badbut he isnt math sharp yet. I dont feel Appleton knows the good players in thi league I just hope he isnt allowed to bring in more lower standard players in the summer or it wont be play offs it will be relegation next year,
We need two quality midfielders urgently
.
Well is blatabtly obvious that Murphy Lowe and Orr are definately not good enough for the league we are in.Appleton needs to listen to us he is getting like Kean and just selecting the same squad.even Rhodes was poor today and Campbell even worse.The young lad from Hull made some good runs forward but the City youngster wasnt up to much (star of the future?) Ollsson was poor and caot retain the ball for oer two seconds.Bentley wasnt too badbut he isnt math sharp yet. I dont feel Appleton knows the good players in thi league I just hope he isnt allowed to bring in more lower standard players in the summer or it wont be play offs it will be relegation next year, We need two quality midfielders urgently . bburnrover

6:28pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MattNewcastle says...

happiness wrote:
Headline should read - APPLETON GETS FOUND OUT....!!! Lets face the truth. His only tactic, even at home against so-called inferior teams, is to sit back deep and play like the away team, hitting them on the break. It worked against Ipswich luckily and it got us a lucky point at Brighton and a ridiculous result at Arsenal but you can't carry on with such awfully negative tactics and hope that your luck will continue. Hence Hull, Leeds, Leicester and now the worst team in the division. Even at 3-0 (should have been 4) we sat back and tried to hit them on the break. Completely unacceptable!! If it wasn't for Rhodes's goals we would be in the bottom three. No doubt about it. If you're wondering why all our games are so poor to watch, it's because were never create any chances or have a spell of pressure at any time during games. And the reason for this is because of the managers negative tactics. Not actually sure the fightback is a good thing, simply because it will give Appleton the chance to go on about our fighting qualities rather than the much needed inquest into how the team were so unmotivated to get themselves into such a dire position in a home game against the worst team in the league. 'Looking for a response'??? I'll give you a response....try attacking teams and focusing on creating chances for a change!!!! And also, never ever let Murphy wear the shirt again!!!!
Lets not forget all the mates and sidekicks he has brought with him.

The guy has talked himself up ever since getting into management and he is in fact UTTERLY USELESS.
[quote][p][bold]happiness[/bold] wrote: Headline should read - APPLETON GETS FOUND OUT....!!! Lets face the truth. His only tactic, even at home against so-called inferior teams, is to sit back deep and play like the away team, hitting them on the break. It worked against Ipswich luckily and it got us a lucky point at Brighton and a ridiculous result at Arsenal but you can't carry on with such awfully negative tactics and hope that your luck will continue. Hence Hull, Leeds, Leicester and now the worst team in the division. Even at 3-0 (should have been 4) we sat back and tried to hit them on the break. Completely unacceptable!! If it wasn't for Rhodes's goals we would be in the bottom three. No doubt about it. If you're wondering why all our games are so poor to watch, it's because were never create any chances or have a spell of pressure at any time during games. And the reason for this is because of the managers negative tactics. Not actually sure the fightback is a good thing, simply because it will give Appleton the chance to go on about our fighting qualities rather than the much needed inquest into how the team were so unmotivated to get themselves into such a dire position in a home game against the worst team in the league. 'Looking for a response'??? I'll give you a response....try attacking teams and focusing on creating chances for a change!!!! And also, never ever let Murphy wear the shirt again!!!![/p][/quote]Lets not forget all the mates and sidekicks he has brought with him. The guy has talked himself up ever since getting into management and he is in fact UTTERLY USELESS. MattNewcastle

6:29pm Sat 2 Mar 13

moh says...

100%ROVERS wrote:
100% ROVERS MATCH REPORT :

KEAN - worryingly poor for last 4 games now but good shot stopper .. Head up son ..

ORR - heard he swore at our supporters today ... final straw !!!

DANN - conceeded ALL 3 goals with poor marking / lack of awareness / poor fitness .. cards are marked according to Appleton on Radio Rovers after the game .. Found out again !!

HANLEY - well done Grant. For last 3 games you have stood up / made last ditch tackles / pushed up front ..

RIKIK - you are no left back / poor positioning again but better performances than those at Hull & Leeds & Leicester .. Dont think we''ll be making this loan permanent tbh tho !!!

MURPHY - n/a

BENTLEY - n/a

RHODES - good finish & hard working again ..

DJ CAMPBELL - anon

JONES - one bone crunching tackle .. looks a bit pedestrian but maybe thats what our defenders need in front of them at the moment to protect the back four ?? Enjoy the Peter Jackson Swatch watch for MOM award (???)

STEWART - looks pacey & direct .. could be useful going into next ten games .. fingers crossed

GIVET - looked pretty happy to me warming up at half time .. not exactly suicidal !!!! WTF !!!!

APPLETON - brave calculated risk bring 3 subs on at HT .. Honest comments about spineless performance from 7 senior pros in the team today ... The honesty you show in your interviews will go a long way to building bridges with the fans ..
Appletons honest like Berg but his signings Campbell, Rekik, Bentley are not performing. Looks like poor judgement.
[quote][p][bold]100%ROVERS[/bold] wrote: 100% ROVERS MATCH REPORT : KEAN - worryingly poor for last 4 games now but good shot stopper .. Head up son .. ORR - heard he swore at our supporters today ... final straw !!! DANN - conceeded ALL 3 goals with poor marking / lack of awareness / poor fitness .. cards are marked according to Appleton on Radio Rovers after the game .. Found out again !! HANLEY - well done Grant. For last 3 games you have stood up / made last ditch tackles / pushed up front .. RIKIK - you are no left back / poor positioning again but better performances than those at Hull & Leeds & Leicester .. Dont think we''ll be making this loan permanent tbh tho !!! MURPHY - n/a BENTLEY - n/a RHODES - good finish & hard working again .. DJ CAMPBELL - anon JONES - one bone crunching tackle .. looks a bit pedestrian but maybe thats what our defenders need in front of them at the moment to protect the back four ?? Enjoy the Peter Jackson Swatch watch for MOM award (???) STEWART - looks pacey & direct .. could be useful going into next ten games .. fingers crossed GIVET - looked pretty happy to me warming up at half time .. not exactly suicidal !!!! WTF !!!! APPLETON - brave calculated risk bring 3 subs on at HT .. Honest comments about spineless performance from 7 senior pros in the team today ... The honesty you show in your interviews will go a long way to building bridges with the fans ..[/p][/quote]Appletons honest like Berg but his signings Campbell, Rekik, Bentley are not performing. Looks like poor judgement. moh

6:29pm Sat 2 Mar 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
we've laughing at you slavering gurners for decades
[quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]we've laughing at you slavering gurners for decades RoversMCMLXXV

6:30pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Wellsy11 says...

moh wrote:
bluebud wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
This is a message for Murphy and Orr:
Do not turn up again! And Eckersley, why knock the 13,000 that turned up today who are true Rovers fans?? It's those that didnt turn up you need to judge.
Murphy cannot play every game at his age. He needs to be used sparingly. Orr was shipped as he was not good enough. Appleton brought him back and has been playing pederson to get back at Singh. Too much politics at the detriment of the club.
Murphy cannot play every game!!!!! **** off he cannot play anymore FULL STOP!!!! He's club captain for christ's sake.....
And he performs like that!!!!!
He plays when he WANTS to play - some captain.
I hope he never wears a rovers shirt again!!!
Disgrace....!
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluebud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]This is a message for Murphy and Orr: Do not turn up again! And Eckersley, why knock the 13,000 that turned up today who are true Rovers fans?? It's those that didnt turn up you need to judge.[/p][/quote]Murphy cannot play every game at his age. He needs to be used sparingly. Orr was shipped as he was not good enough. Appleton brought him back and has been playing pederson to get back at Singh. Too much politics at the detriment of the club.[/p][/quote]Murphy cannot play every game!!!!! **** off he cannot play anymore FULL STOP!!!! He's club captain for christ's sake..... And he performs like that!!!!! He plays when he WANTS to play - some captain. I hope he never wears a rovers shirt again!!! Disgrace....! Wellsy11

6:31pm Sat 2 Mar 13

HHHH says...

Talk about over reaction. Appleton was a hero a few weeks ago. Give the man a chance. To his credit he took three people off at half time and sorted it out.

He's being ruthless with the deadwood and getting loan players in to take a look at them.

He needs time.
Talk about over reaction. Appleton was a hero a few weeks ago. Give the man a chance. To his credit he took three people off at half time and sorted it out. He's being ruthless with the deadwood and getting loan players in to take a look at them. He needs time. HHHH

6:33pm Sat 2 Mar 13

MattNewcastle says...

bluerob wrote:
I had the pleasure to witness the rebuilding of Rovers by Jack Walker, what a man, thanks Jack.

Now I have witnessed the dismantling of BRFC, the only people who are to blame are the Venkys.

They bought a supermarket and tried to run it like a corner shop, our club has been raped of all talent from top to bottom.

Today's result is no surprise to me, I have seen it coming for a few weeks now. One positive is that at least MA is an honest man and is prepared to speak the truth, but I would have to question his tactical ability.
Honest man

Oh yeah that's why he walked out of Blackpool after 10 games or so. and took our bribery of probably doubling his salary. Blackpool fans will be having a nice little smirk to themselves tonight.

Mind you they have another of our less than successful managers now in charge.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: I had the pleasure to witness the rebuilding of Rovers by Jack Walker, what a man, thanks Jack. Now I have witnessed the dismantling of BRFC, the only people who are to blame are the Venkys. They bought a supermarket and tried to run it like a corner shop, our club has been raped of all talent from top to bottom. Today's result is no surprise to me, I have seen it coming for a few weeks now. One positive is that at least MA is an honest man and is prepared to speak the truth, but I would have to question his tactical ability.[/p][/quote]Honest man Oh yeah that's why he walked out of Blackpool after 10 games or so. and took our bribery of probably doubling his salary. Blackpool fans will be having a nice little smirk to themselves tonight. Mind you they have another of our less than successful managers now in charge. MattNewcastle

6:35pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Riverside 7 says...

I have said several times that on this forum that it was no good Appleton getting rid of some of our deadwood in January if he was replacing them with deadwood of his own.

During today's game we had 5 players signed on 3 month loan deals.
That must be a record for Blackburn Rovers FC and shows how far we have fallen since Venkys took over.

What must senior full time professionals like Gomes, Goodwillie, Pederson, Dunn, Robinson, Givet etc feel like when they are ignored and overlooked in favour of players such a Campell, Rekik, Stewart, Willamson etc.
They are no better than what we have already.

Rekik offers nothing going forward, Campbell hasn't really looked like scoring in 6 games, and Stewart looks lightweight for this division and is probably the reason why he has been released by Steve Bruce at Hull City.

The players showed little fight in the first half today and Murphy and Orr in particular were pathetic.

But hey, if the manager dosn't show that he wants to win home games (like Leeds last week when he was content to play out a 0 - 0 draw without using his subs) why should the players.

Can Appleton motivate his players - on the evdence of today, I don't thnk he can.

The only plus point was the 2nd half peformance of Dave Jones.
He is no world beater but showed the fans exactly what Murphy has not done all season
I have said several times that on this forum that it was no good Appleton getting rid of some of our deadwood in January if he was replacing them with deadwood of his own. During today's game we had 5 players signed on 3 month loan deals. That must be a record for Blackburn Rovers FC and shows how far we have fallen since Venkys took over. What must senior full time professionals like Gomes, Goodwillie, Pederson, Dunn, Robinson, Givet etc feel like when they are ignored and overlooked in favour of players such a Campell, Rekik, Stewart, Willamson etc. They are no better than what we have already. Rekik offers nothing going forward, Campbell hasn't really looked like scoring in 6 games, and Stewart looks lightweight for this division and is probably the reason why he has been released by Steve Bruce at Hull City. The players showed little fight in the first half today and Murphy and Orr in particular were pathetic. But hey, if the manager dosn't show that he wants to win home games (like Leeds last week when he was content to play out a 0 - 0 draw without using his subs) why should the players. Can Appleton motivate his players - on the evdence of today, I don't thnk he can. The only plus point was the 2nd half peformance of Dave Jones. He is no world beater but showed the fans exactly what Murphy has not done all season Riverside 7

6:35pm Sat 2 Mar 13

pepperpot2296 says...

Well I think your long wait is over Burnley! you will beat this lot with ease, this must be the most disgracefull performance seen at Ewood for over 30 years. MA is getting it in the neck and rightly so, but what about the players!!!! they are getting money under false pretences.Lets see the season out then a mighty big clear out. Lack of ability is acceptable, lack of EFFORT TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.
Well I think your long wait is over Burnley! you will beat this lot with ease, this must be the most disgracefull performance seen at Ewood for over 30 years. MA is getting it in the neck and rightly so, but what about the players!!!! they are getting money under false pretences.Lets see the season out then a mighty big clear out. Lack of ability is acceptable, lack of EFFORT TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. pepperpot2296

6:46pm Sat 2 Mar 13

unclejacklegend says...

Anybody know what the story behind Bradley Orr is? I've heard a few people saying he told some rovers supporters to eff off??
Anybody know what the story behind Bradley Orr is? I've heard a few people saying he told some rovers supporters to eff off?? unclejacklegend

6:51pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Jonny Bovril says...

moh wrote:
passingfootball wrote:
"I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us"

absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.
If you want to play attacking, passing football than that goes against the grain of Appleton. Venkys need to make another decision now and start again. The only good news is Singh pushing the boat and signing Rhodes or we would be in bottom three. What a mess.
Appleton is not a long ball merchant. Agreed he has concentrated on defensive work in his early games, but good god we needed him too.
The team does try and pass the ball and play, the problem is not philosophy it's the players!
Murphy was bought to dominate games at this level but he's shot. Lowe, MGP, bad Olsson, Orr just give the ball away too often and are not comfortable with the ball at their feet.
Jones, Bentley, Stewart, CKR, King etc will improve possession no end when we get them all fit and in the team. You can' t polish a turd folks.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]passingfootball[/bold] wrote: "I'm sick of this nonsense that championship is a physical league, and only certain types of players work. Every Portuguese Spanish team will skillful players would walk this league. I look forward to the day Salgado comes back to manage us" absolutely, peterbro arent a physcal side, they are adventurous, willing to run, good with their passing, they try to play attractive football, brightons too trying to play the correct way, are full of have alot of spanish and latino players, who are their best players, they are opportunistic and take full advantage with the slightest slip in concentration when the other team is not upto their game.[/p][/quote]If you want to play attacking, passing football than that goes against the grain of Appleton. Venkys need to make another decision now and start again. The only good news is Singh pushing the boat and signing Rhodes or we would be in bottom three. What a mess.[/p][/quote]Appleton is not a long ball merchant. Agreed he has concentrated on defensive work in his early games, but good god we needed him too. The team does try and pass the ball and play, the problem is not philosophy it's the players! Murphy was bought to dominate games at this level but he's shot. Lowe, MGP, bad Olsson, Orr just give the ball away too often and are not comfortable with the ball at their feet. Jones, Bentley, Stewart, CKR, King etc will improve possession no end when we get them all fit and in the team. You can' t polish a turd folks. Jonny Bovril

7:01pm Sat 2 Mar 13

accyweb says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.
you really are a thick barsteward. if you could read you would know that burnley had a very good january and the poor results coincided with austin's return in february. however, we are over our bad patch now and are looking forward to marching forward. we will not make the play-offs but we will certainly make your lot look even more stupid when we meet at ewood. forget the premiership, you are blackburn rovers, not blackburn walkers.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.[/p][/quote]you really are a thick barsteward. if you could read you would know that burnley had a very good january and the poor results coincided with austin's return in february. however, we are over our bad patch now and are looking forward to marching forward. we will not make the play-offs but we will certainly make your lot look even more stupid when we meet at ewood. forget the premiership, you are blackburn rovers, not blackburn walkers. accyweb

7:04pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Dukes says...

Awful by the players,From what I can gather Venkys chauffer, sadly passed away whilst leaving the ground. Very sad if true.

Appleton got this job out of the blue he not up for this job.
Awful by the players,From what I can gather Venkys chauffer, sadly passed away whilst leaving the ground. Very sad if true. Appleton got this job out of the blue he not up for this job. Dukes

7:14pm Sat 2 Mar 13

accyweb says...

rovers-baz wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......
haha - how gay do you sound? suppose you're used to 4 legs eh bigboy. UTC
[quote][p][bold]rovers-baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......[/p][/quote]haha - how gay do you sound? suppose you're used to 4 legs eh bigboy. UTC accyweb

7:34pm Sat 2 Mar 13

fanny.tickler. says...

accyweb wrote:
rovers-baz wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......
haha - how gay do you sound? suppose you're used to 4 legs eh bigboy. UTC
rovers-baz, fancy a bum?
[quote][p][bold]accyweb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovers-baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......[/p][/quote]haha - how gay do you sound? suppose you're used to 4 legs eh bigboy. UTC[/p][/quote]rovers-baz, fancy a bum? fanny.tickler.

7:39pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Captain Dreckley says...

accyweb wrote:
Captain Dreckley wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.
you really are a thick barsteward. if you could read you would know that burnley had a very good january and the poor results coincided with austin's return in february. however, we are over our bad patch now and are looking forward to marching forward. we will not make the play-offs but we will certainly make your lot look even more stupid when we meet at ewood. forget the premiership, you are blackburn rovers, not blackburn walkers.
Well you are going to make us look even more stupid at Ewood? Maybe you would be so kind as to remind this stupid thick barsteward the last time you made us look stupid at Ewood or at Turd Moor? Hell last time in the championship I remember it being 5-0 and it certainly wasn't Rovers looking stupid that day. At the moment we may have had a few sh*t performances but we ain't that bad that you set of obodoms will make us look stupid, ffs you couldn't even beat us at your sh*t hole. Thick stupid barsteward maybe but I give thanks and praise to God every day that my birth certificate has Queens Park Hospital written on it and, actually, the father section is completed. So, brains, when did you last beat Rovers?????
[quote][p][bold]accyweb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]Well that took some thinking up. As dire as things have been at Ewood over the last two and a half years you still cannot beat us. So you are above us in the league just remember that the cream will rise but, as we see in your elevated position, so will the scum for a short time. What really must hurt is the fact that you could have really been miles ahead of us if the dingle board had sanctioned Austin playing in January as you dropped points left, right and centre but instead they rubbed their grubby six fingered mitts hoping to cash in on the last day of the transfer window when it was too late to spend the money so they could pocket the cash.[/p][/quote]you really are a thick barsteward. if you could read you would know that burnley had a very good january and the poor results coincided with austin's return in february. however, we are over our bad patch now and are looking forward to marching forward. we will not make the play-offs but we will certainly make your lot look even more stupid when we meet at ewood. forget the premiership, you are blackburn rovers, not blackburn walkers.[/p][/quote]Well you are going to make us look even more stupid at Ewood? Maybe you would be so kind as to remind this stupid thick barsteward the last time you made us look stupid at Ewood or at Turd Moor? Hell last time in the championship I remember it being 5-0 and it certainly wasn't Rovers looking stupid that day. At the moment we may have had a few sh*t performances but we ain't that bad that you set of obodoms will make us look stupid, ffs you couldn't even beat us at your sh*t hole. Thick stupid barsteward maybe but I give thanks and praise to God every day that my birth certificate has Queens Park Hospital written on it and, actually, the father section is completed. So, brains, when did you last beat Rovers????? Captain Dreckley

7:40pm Sat 2 Mar 13

1riversider says...

Venky's take over Blackburn Rovers.
RIP Blackburn Rovers.
When will some of you finally realise!!!

SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
Venky's take over Blackburn Rovers. RIP Blackburn Rovers. When will some of you finally realise!!! SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW 1riversider

7:42pm Sat 2 Mar 13

To.guy says...

I know this is a well worn phrase but, that must be the worse performance Ive seen at Ewood. We made that Peterborough midfielder look like Paul Scholes. Something isnt right behind the scenes - aside of Venkys that is. For the manager to say they were spineless is poor. What does he say to them? I know he told them at half time at Leicester to make sure they arent thumped 4 or 5. With that defeatist attitude no wonder they are spineless. Steve Kean should pay up Murphy's contract out of his own pocket. He's that bad, I will nobody will pass to him. Also, those cretin dingles who disappear everytime they lose and crawl back out when they win are the best example of fickle football fans.
I know this is a well worn phrase but, that must be the worse performance Ive seen at Ewood. We made that Peterborough midfielder look like Paul Scholes. Something isnt right behind the scenes - aside of Venkys that is. For the manager to say they were spineless is poor. What does he say to them? I know he told them at half time at Leicester to make sure they arent thumped 4 or 5. With that defeatist attitude no wonder they are spineless. Steve Kean should pay up Murphy's contract out of his own pocket. He's that bad, I will nobody will pass to him. Also, those cretin dingles who disappear everytime they lose and crawl back out when they win are the best example of fickle football fans. To.guy

7:45pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Has Appleton gone yet?
Forgive me if I have made this point before but under Steve Kean we were top of the Championship and third when he was forced out by our knowledgable fans and the wise Shebby, the snake Singh. Since then we have had two permanent managers and two interims. We have released some of the most creative players in the Championship in Rochina, Formica and Vucevij and replaced them with a rabble of rag tag loan players, mercenaries and assylum seekers. We are now an utter laughing stock, a total shambles of a pub team with no heart, commitment, pride, quality or leadership. Unfortunately, the majority of posters on this site are so entrenched in their pathological hatred of Steve Kean that they will still try to persuade us that Appleton needs more time to build a squad and seem to support his attempts to swell the wage bill by recruiting more lower league cast offs. Henning Berg was naiive and inexperience but at least tried to play football. This yard dog has no endearing qualities whatsoever and I can only praise the Venky organisation for not entrusting him with any real money. At least we can ditch the dross that he has recruited at the end of the season and he can take them with him to Barnet, Shepshed Albion or wherever he ends up.
I expect to see adverts in the Situations Vacant pages of the National Papers next week for a Chairman, Managing Director, Coaching Staff and very smart Lawyer to find loopholes in the contracts of the overpaid, underperforming nomads currently parading themselves in our Blue and White Shirts. I could go on but I am too keen , pardon the pun, to see the posts of the soft headed Appleton Apologists giving me the thumbs down. Bring it on Lamebrains.
Has Appleton gone yet? Forgive me if I have made this point before but under Steve Kean we were top of the Championship and third when he was forced out by our knowledgable fans and the wise Shebby, the snake Singh. Since then we have had two permanent managers and two interims. We have released some of the most creative players in the Championship in Rochina, Formica and Vucevij and replaced them with a rabble of rag tag loan players, mercenaries and assylum seekers. We are now an utter laughing stock, a total shambles of a pub team with no heart, commitment, pride, quality or leadership. Unfortunately, the majority of posters on this site are so entrenched in their pathological hatred of Steve Kean that they will still try to persuade us that Appleton needs more time to build a squad and seem to support his attempts to swell the wage bill by recruiting more lower league cast offs. Henning Berg was naiive and inexperience but at least tried to play football. This yard dog has no endearing qualities whatsoever and I can only praise the Venky organisation for not entrusting him with any real money. At least we can ditch the dross that he has recruited at the end of the season and he can take them with him to Barnet, Shepshed Albion or wherever he ends up. I expect to see adverts in the Situations Vacant pages of the National Papers next week for a Chairman, Managing Director, Coaching Staff and very smart Lawyer to find loopholes in the contracts of the overpaid, underperforming nomads currently parading themselves in our Blue and White Shirts. I could go on but I am too keen , pardon the pun, to see the posts of the soft headed Appleton Apologists giving me the thumbs down. Bring it on Lamebrains. Angry From Accrington

7:45pm Sat 2 Mar 13

To.guy says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
I have said several times that on this forum that it was no good Appleton getting rid of some of our deadwood in January if he was replacing them with deadwood of his own.

During today's game we had 5 players signed on 3 month loan deals.
That must be a record for Blackburn Rovers FC and shows how far we have fallen since Venkys took over.

What must senior full time professionals like Gomes, Goodwillie, Pederson, Dunn, Robinson, Givet etc feel like when they are ignored and overlooked in favour of players such a Campell, Rekik, Stewart, Willamson etc.
They are no better than what we have already.

Rekik offers nothing going forward, Campbell hasn't really looked like scoring in 6 games, and Stewart looks lightweight for this division and is probably the reason why he has been released by Steve Bruce at Hull City.

The players showed little fight in the first half today and Murphy and Orr in particular were pathetic.

But hey, if the manager dosn't show that he wants to win home games (like Leeds last week when he was content to play out a 0 - 0 draw without using his subs) why should the players.

Can Appleton motivate his players - on the evdence of today, I don't thnk he can.

The only plus point was the 2nd half peformance of Dave Jones.
He is no world beater but showed the fans exactly what Murphy has not done all season
You are right. Exactly what I said during the game. Watching those senior players warming up on the touchline through the game whilst those below average players on the pitch act like they've never seen a football is beyond a joke and that's why I dont have faith in Appleton. He is just another inexperienced, learner manager. Same manager, different face.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I have said several times that on this forum that it was no good Appleton getting rid of some of our deadwood in January if he was replacing them with deadwood of his own. During today's game we had 5 players signed on 3 month loan deals. That must be a record for Blackburn Rovers FC and shows how far we have fallen since Venkys took over. What must senior full time professionals like Gomes, Goodwillie, Pederson, Dunn, Robinson, Givet etc feel like when they are ignored and overlooked in favour of players such a Campell, Rekik, Stewart, Willamson etc. They are no better than what we have already. Rekik offers nothing going forward, Campbell hasn't really looked like scoring in 6 games, and Stewart looks lightweight for this division and is probably the reason why he has been released by Steve Bruce at Hull City. The players showed little fight in the first half today and Murphy and Orr in particular were pathetic. But hey, if the manager dosn't show that he wants to win home games (like Leeds last week when he was content to play out a 0 - 0 draw without using his subs) why should the players. Can Appleton motivate his players - on the evdence of today, I don't thnk he can. The only plus point was the 2nd half peformance of Dave Jones. He is no world beater but showed the fans exactly what Murphy has not done all season[/p][/quote]You are right. Exactly what I said during the game. Watching those senior players warming up on the touchline through the game whilst those below average players on the pitch act like they've never seen a football is beyond a joke and that's why I dont have faith in Appleton. He is just another inexperienced, learner manager. Same manager, different face. To.guy

7:47pm Sat 2 Mar 13

rovers-baz says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
accyweb wrote:
rovers-baz wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......
haha - how gay do you sound? suppose you're used to 4 legs eh bigboy. UTC
rovers-baz, fancy a bum?
no thanks, i`ve got your mom here
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]accyweb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovers-baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......[/p][/quote]haha - how gay do you sound? suppose you're used to 4 legs eh bigboy. UTC[/p][/quote]rovers-baz, fancy a bum?[/p][/quote]no thanks, i`ve got your mom here rovers-baz

7:59pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Jonny Bovril wrote:
crickey what a disaster that was. I can't remember us ever playing as badly as we did in hat first half. Kean was arguably MoM and had let 3 in!
Apart from Dann, Hanley and Kean the rest were useless. Special mention for Orr and Murphy who I doubt will play for us again, barring injuries.
Jones and Stewart Improved things in the second half, but I could have come on and done that.
Team needs a major overall, but I think Appleton will get there if Venkys and the fans back him. It's FA cup and a race to finish above the dingles for us now.
Sigh
Now then Mr Bovril.....

Maybe now you can understand my reluctance of enduring this clap trap any longer ! No matter what the reason it is a plain fact what lays before us.

One word as sprung to my mind of late - COWARDS !

Our great but beleaguered club is nose diving fast adding the poor soul who passed away(RIP)today is somewhat synonymous of the whole blasted place.

After watching the past 8/9 games home and away under this fellow today was just to much of an endurance for I.

Let us see what develops, eh pal ?

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]Jonny Bovril[/bold] wrote: crickey what a disaster that was. I can't remember us ever playing as badly as we did in hat first half. Kean was arguably MoM and had let 3 in! Apart from Dann, Hanley and Kean the rest were useless. Special mention for Orr and Murphy who I doubt will play for us again, barring injuries. Jones and Stewart Improved things in the second half, but I could have come on and done that. Team needs a major overall, but I think Appleton will get there if Venkys and the fans back him. It's FA cup and a race to finish above the dingles for us now. Sigh[/p][/quote]Now then Mr Bovril..... Maybe now you can understand my reluctance of enduring this clap trap any longer ! No matter what the reason it is a plain fact what lays before us. One word as sprung to my mind of late - COWARDS ! Our great but beleaguered club is nose diving fast adding the poor soul who passed away(RIP)today is somewhat synonymous of the whole blasted place. After watching the past 8/9 games home and away under this fellow today was just to much of an endurance for I. Let us see what develops, eh pal ? Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

8:08pm Sat 2 Mar 13

fragileworld says...

On current form we will be relegated to Div.1 where we will be relegated again next season. Why should Appleton have more of a chance to ruin
BRFC HE'S NOTHING SPECIAL,and he lied to us about buying three new players in January.I am now seventy and a good judge of people,when I saw Appleton being interviewed on BBC HE LOOKED LIKE A SCARED RABBIT.
The man has bitten off more than he can chew,and he is just "stonewalling"
and trying to bullsh_t his way through.
We must stop shredding each other and join together to rid the club of the vultures feeding on the crumbs.UNITE & FIGHT!! boycott all the matches left,cut out the rotten apples and start right from the bottom
On current form we will be relegated to Div.1 where we will be relegated again next season. Why should Appleton have more of a chance to ruin BRFC HE'S NOTHING SPECIAL,and he lied to us about buying three new players in January.I am now seventy and a good judge of people,when I saw Appleton being interviewed on BBC HE LOOKED LIKE A SCARED RABBIT. The man has bitten off more than he can chew,and he is just "stonewalling" and trying to bullsh_t his way through. We must stop shredding each other and join together to rid the club of the vultures feeding on the crumbs.UNITE & FIGHT!! boycott all the matches left,cut out the rotten apples and start right from the bottom fragileworld

8:12pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Ralph Jones says...

What an utter complete shambles, we are going from bad to worse, there is no determination in the play and should return all the loanees and start again, it seems that MA has not got a clue where to start, you have to lock up the defense first and work from there. we are overloaded with forwards and only one ( Rhodes) is working out, the midfield is non-existant, I would tell Murphy to stay at home and give someone else a chance who's heart is in the club.
What an utter complete shambles, we are going from bad to worse, there is no determination in the play and should return all the loanees and start again, it seems that MA has not got a clue where to start, you have to lock up the defense first and work from there. we are overloaded with forwards and only one ( Rhodes) is working out, the midfield is non-existant, I would tell Murphy to stay at home and give someone else a chance who's heart is in the club. Ralph Jones

8:44pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Steh82 says...

indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Lowe wen was the last time he had a Gud game not a centre midfielder for me
[quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Lowe wen was the last time he had a Gud game not a centre midfielder for me Steh82

8:59pm Sat 2 Mar 13

handyamBRFC says...

Just thought i'd say......!!!
facts and figures.....!!!

it would cost at least 35-50 M to buy BRFC,

it would cost at least 20- 30 M to get the players to achieve promotion

and
it would cost at least 40-60 M to run a decent team in premiership

and every year you'd have to spend atleast 10 -15 M to stay in Prem.

Anyone out there got that sort of money...??
Anyone know anyone with that amount
willing to invest in BRFC...?

One thing for sure No honest /real businessman would bother....!!!

hence being done with loan deals..!!
Just thought i'd say......!!! facts and figures.....!!! it would cost at least 35-50 M to buy BRFC, it would cost at least 20- 30 M to get the players to achieve promotion and it would cost at least 40-60 M to run a decent team in premiership and every year you'd have to spend atleast 10 -15 M to stay in Prem. Anyone out there got that sort of money...?? Anyone know anyone with that amount willing to invest in BRFC...? One thing for sure No honest /real businessman would bother....!!! hence being done with loan deals..!! handyamBRFC

9:00pm Sat 2 Mar 13

happiness says...

Steh82 wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Lowe wen was the last time he had a Gud game not a centre midfielder for me
And don't forget Kean's best mate and chief PR employee David Dunn, who currently resides in his mansion at Brockhall spending his days watching loose women and taking 2 million pounds a year out of OUR club for his trouble. 'Nobody cares more than the manager or players'......Well Mr sicknote lardy, THAT manager has gone as have most of those SO-CALLED PLAYERS WHO CARED MORE THAN US SUPPORTERS WHO WERE HERE BEFORE AND ARE STILL HERE AFTER THEY JUMPED SHIP. Get off our wage bill you freeloader....!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steh82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Lowe wen was the last time he had a Gud game not a centre midfielder for me[/p][/quote]And don't forget Kean's best mate and chief PR employee David Dunn, who currently resides in his mansion at Brockhall spending his days watching loose women and taking 2 million pounds a year out of OUR club for his trouble. 'Nobody cares more than the manager or players'......Well Mr sicknote lardy, THAT manager has gone as have most of those SO-CALLED PLAYERS WHO CARED MORE THAN US SUPPORTERS WHO WERE HERE BEFORE AND ARE STILL HERE AFTER THEY JUMPED SHIP. Get off our wage bill you freeloader....!!!! happiness

9:25pm Sat 2 Mar 13

RTID says...

We are missing Rochina. And I would be happy to have Rosado, Formica and Vukcevic passing to each other and around the opposition. We have loaned in a load of players who are average at best.

You need to have some talent in the team - especially in forward positions!! That way we could actually pass it to Rhodes instead of launching it at his head.

Bentley is behind Rochina this season - so why swap them! Crazy decision. Rochina is still second top scorer isn't he and most assists?

Despite the loss. I hope that hearing Appleton's comments afterwards it means the clear out can start properly and we can now begin building a team properly. I would also say, 4-4-2 is awfully outdated and leaves Rhodes on his own more than in a fluid 4-2-3-1.
We are missing Rochina. And I would be happy to have Rosado, Formica and Vukcevic passing to each other and around the opposition. We have loaned in a load of players who are average at best. You need to have some talent in the team - especially in forward positions!! That way we could actually pass it to Rhodes instead of launching it at his head. Bentley is behind Rochina this season - so why swap them! Crazy decision. Rochina is still second top scorer isn't he and most assists? Despite the loss. I hope that hearing Appleton's comments afterwards it means the clear out can start properly and we can now begin building a team properly. I would also say, 4-4-2 is awfully outdated and leaves Rhodes on his own more than in a fluid 4-2-3-1. RTID

9:29pm Sat 2 Mar 13

bluenick says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
they have no future with **** like you !!!
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]they have no future with **** like you !!! bluenick

9:53pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

bluenick wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
indiana patel wrote:
Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with
Rhodes
Olsson
Dann
Hanley
Lowe
Best
Richards
Henley
These youngsters are the future Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?
they have no future with **** like you !!!
Correct, and the other ten thousand and rising.....
[quote][p][bold]bluenick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Clear out the has beens Murphy Dunn Pederson Bentley and Orr now and bulid our team with Rhodes Olsson Dann Hanley Lowe Best Richards Henley These youngsters are the future Rovers[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers have no future. When will the 13,000 who attended today realise that?[/p][/quote]they have no future with **** like you !!![/p][/quote]Correct, and the other ten thousand and rising..... Is Eckersley playing?

10:45pm Sat 2 Mar 13

bulldogbrfc says...

To be honest would you want this team to go up in the prem ?????? we would fall like a rock sorry but we need to build from the bottom and start again . eason ticket for 35 years ans losing faith fast
To be honest would you want this team to go up in the prem ?????? we would fall like a rock sorry but we need to build from the bottom and start again . eason ticket for 35 years ans losing faith fast bulldogbrfc

10:49pm Sat 2 Mar 13

FCBurnley says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.00 pm - 13,000

Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.26 pm - 6,500!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep up the good work Agent Slappleton!!!!!

NO NAY NEVER
Its Crappleton not Slappleton UTC
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.00 pm - 13,000 Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.26 pm - 6,500!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work Agent Slappleton!!!!! NO NAY NEVER[/p][/quote]Its Crappleton not Slappleton UTC FCBurnley

11:47pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Angry From Accrington says...

FCBurnley wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.00 pm - 13,000

Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.26 pm - 6,500!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep up the good work Agent Slappleton!!!!!

NO NAY NEVER
Its Crappleton not Slappleton UTC
Now that simply isn't true but we all know that Singles struggle with numbers bigger than six
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.00 pm - 13,000 Attendance inside Bol-Ewood at 3.26 pm - 6,500!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work Agent Slappleton!!!!! NO NAY NEVER[/p][/quote]Its Crappleton not Slappleton UTC[/p][/quote]Now that simply isn't true but we all know that Singles struggle with numbers bigger than six Angry From Accrington

12:46am Sun 3 Mar 13

moh says...

fragileworld wrote:
On current form we will be relegated to Div.1 where we will be relegated again next season. Why should Appleton have more of a chance to ruin
BRFC HE'S NOTHING SPECIAL,and he lied to us about buying three new players in January.I am now seventy and a good judge of people,when I saw Appleton being interviewed on BBC HE LOOKED LIKE A SCARED RABBIT.
The man has bitten off more than he can chew,and he is just "stonewalling"
and trying to bullsh_t his way through.
We must stop shredding each other and join together to rid the club of the vultures feeding on the crumbs.UNITE & FIGHT!! boycott all the matches left,cut out the rotten apples and start right from the bottom
Agnew and Shaw are equally to blame for this mess. the problem is that Appleton has recruited quite a few people from Portsmouth and elsewhere and bought players he knew like Campbell, Rekik etc to cement his position. Imagine paying Appletons contract and his sidekicks. Another huge expense for the club. What a mess. Venkys, get proper professional recruitment people and get proper experienced manager.
[quote][p][bold]fragileworld[/bold] wrote: On current form we will be relegated to Div.1 where we will be relegated again next season. Why should Appleton have more of a chance to ruin BRFC HE'S NOTHING SPECIAL,and he lied to us about buying three new players in January.I am now seventy and a good judge of people,when I saw Appleton being interviewed on BBC HE LOOKED LIKE A SCARED RABBIT. The man has bitten off more than he can chew,and he is just "stonewalling" and trying to bullsh_t his way through. We must stop shredding each other and join together to rid the club of the vultures feeding on the crumbs.UNITE & FIGHT!! boycott all the matches left,cut out the rotten apples and start right from the bottom[/p][/quote]Agnew and Shaw are equally to blame for this mess. the problem is that Appleton has recruited quite a few people from Portsmouth and elsewhere and bought players he knew like Campbell, Rekik etc to cement his position. Imagine paying Appletons contract and his sidekicks. Another huge expense for the club. What a mess. Venkys, get proper professional recruitment people and get proper experienced manager. moh

12:57am Sun 3 Mar 13

real betis hotpot says...

Poultry murderers out.
Poultry murderers out. real betis hotpot

1:06am Sun 3 Mar 13

whappen says...

handyamBRFC wrote:
Just thought i'd say......!!! facts and figures.....!!! it would cost at least 35-50 M to buy BRFC, it would cost at least 20- 30 M to get the players to achieve promotion and it would cost at least 40-60 M to run a decent team in premiership and every year you'd have to spend atleast 10 -15 M to stay in Prem. Anyone out there got that sort of money...?? Anyone know anyone with that amount willing to invest in BRFC...? One thing for sure No honest /real businessman would bother....!!! hence being done with loan deals..!!
Why would BRFC cost £35 - £50M?

Venkys paid about £23M and took on about £20M debt (which they were supposed to clear).

We are no longer in the Prem (c.£30M less income this year, over £50M next), still have a huge wage bill, no real value in the squad (we'd have to pay clubs to take most of the players off us with the wages they're on), we will make a huge loss this year to add to the £14M net loss made over the last two (as opposed to the £1.9M loss in the year prior to Venkys buying the club), the administration of the club is a disaster, "customer" numbers are down by about 40% and, oh yes, we are STILL over £20M in debt.

How exactly has the club doubled in value? Halved maybe.
[quote][p][bold]handyamBRFC[/bold] wrote: Just thought i'd say......!!! facts and figures.....!!! it would cost at least 35-50 M to buy BRFC, it would cost at least 20- 30 M to get the players to achieve promotion and it would cost at least 40-60 M to run a decent team in premiership and every year you'd have to spend atleast 10 -15 M to stay in Prem. Anyone out there got that sort of money...?? Anyone know anyone with that amount willing to invest in BRFC...? One thing for sure No honest /real businessman would bother....!!! hence being done with loan deals..!![/p][/quote]Why would BRFC cost £35 - £50M? Venkys paid about £23M and took on about £20M debt (which they were supposed to clear). We are no longer in the Prem (c.£30M less income this year, over £50M next), still have a huge wage bill, no real value in the squad (we'd have to pay clubs to take most of the players off us with the wages they're on), we will make a huge loss this year to add to the £14M net loss made over the last two (as opposed to the £1.9M loss in the year prior to Venkys buying the club), the administration of the club is a disaster, "customer" numbers are down by about 40% and, oh yes, we are STILL over £20M in debt. How exactly has the club doubled in value? Halved maybe. whappen

4:11am Sun 3 Mar 13

Roverthere says...

pepperpot2296 wrote:
Well I think your long wait is over Burnley! you will beat this lot with ease, this must be the most disgracefull performance seen at Ewood for over 30 years. MA is getting it in the neck and rightly so, but what about the players!!!! they are getting money under false pretences.Lets see the season out then a mighty big clear out. Lack of ability is acceptable, lack of EFFORT TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.
No, we will beat Burnley, we are not that bad!
[quote][p][bold]pepperpot2296[/bold] wrote: Well I think your long wait is over Burnley! you will beat this lot with ease, this must be the most disgracefull performance seen at Ewood for over 30 years. MA is getting it in the neck and rightly so, but what about the players!!!! they are getting money under false pretences.Lets see the season out then a mighty big clear out. Lack of ability is acceptable, lack of EFFORT TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.[/p][/quote]No, we will beat Burnley, we are not that bad! Roverthere

10:20am Sun 3 Mar 13

Akkybro says...

''OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.''

and in with who exactly?

and if Venky's are out then who's paying?

a lot of numpty's on here.
''OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR AND APPLETION.'' and in with who exactly? and if Venky's are out then who's paying? a lot of numpty's on here. Akkybro

10:48am Sun 3 Mar 13

happycyclist says...

10 points from play-offs, 9 points from relegation zone.
10 points from play-offs, 9 points from relegation zone. happycyclist

11:41am Sun 3 Mar 13

MightyClaret says...

rovers-baz wrote:
MightyClaret wrote:
Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na
hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......
Ohh dear hahahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]rovers-baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MightyClaret[/bold] wrote: Let's all laugh at Blackburn na na na na[/p][/quote]hey CUPID STUNT, meet me and see if your a big boy then.......[/p][/quote]Ohh dear hahahahahaha MightyClaret

12:10pm Sun 3 Mar 13

Roverthere says...

This is a testing time for MA, He asked for a respose after the Leicester match and got none! Time for some critical decisions and for him to show that he is the man. Out with the non performers!
This is a testing time for MA, He asked for a respose after the Leicester match and got none! Time for some critical decisions and for him to show that he is the man. Out with the non performers! Roverthere

5:13pm Sun 3 Mar 13

roverphill says...

FFS Appleton. Ive seen harder working players on local parks on a Sunday morning!!!!
FFS Appleton. Ive seen harder working players on local parks on a Sunday morning!!!! roverphill

3:13pm Mon 4 Mar 13

marcusbrfc95 says...

How can anyone say Appleton out?!?! At least he tells the truth, tries and has finally realised how **** Danny Murphy is.
How can anyone say Appleton out?!?! At least he tells the truth, tries and has finally realised how **** Danny Murphy is. marcusbrfc95

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree