Vital three points for Blackburn Rovers in relegation fight

David Jones celebrates Rovers' equaliser

David Jones celebrates Rovers' equaliser

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ON Saturday they crumbled after going behind. This time Rovers responded in fine style to move themselves to within a whisker of safety.

At Watford at the weekend, one goal quickly became four as they could not reply to the Hornets’ opener.

But just as some feared Rovers’ game in hand could be going to waste last night, Gary Bowyer’s side dug deep and secured a victory that in truth they deserved for their domination of possession for long spells.

Millwall complained bitterly about the decision to award Rovers a penalty after Grant Hanley was tripped after an incredible solo run into the box.

The arguments continued after the final whistle, when Danny Shittu was shown a red card for dissent.

But this was payback for the Lions’ FA Cup quarter final victory at Ewood Park a month ago, and ensured that Rovers moved five points clear of the relegation zone with only two games left to play.

They are not mathematically safe yet, but surely their current total of 56 points will be enough to ensure their place in the Championship next season.

Victory at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday will make sure, and avoid their relegation battle going to a nervy final day at Birmingham City.

It was also Rovers’ first away win in the league since a 3-1 triumph at Barnsley on December 29.

Gary Bowyer made three changes to the side that lost 4-0 at Watford on Saturday, with Hanley and Colin Kazim-Richards coming back into the team after two-match bans.

Hanley replaced Gael Givet, ruled out with a hamstring injury, while Kazim-Richards came in for the suspended Leon Best.

Josh Morris also started in place of Josh King, with Jason Lowe ruled out with a knee injury.

Danny Murphy was named in the squad for the first time since the 3-0 loss at Cardiff, taking his place on the bench.

Rovers were backed by 240 loyal travelling supporters and had the first chance as Kazim-Richards could not get enough contact on an overhead kick and Morris saw his shot blocked.

Kazim-Richards picked up an injury to his right shoulder in the incident and was still feeling it as he returned to the pitch.

Fourteen minutes into the game and he was left in agony on the floor after aggravating the injury in another challenge, in the chain of events that led to Millwall taking the lead.

Hanley’s foul on Millwall’s right flank allowed James Henry to swing in a free kick and Mark Beevers headed the ball back at the far post. Rovers were unable to clear and defender Karleigh Osbourne swivelled to fire in from eight yards off the post.

With Kazim-Richards making his exit, replaced by David Goodwillie, it was a nightmare start for Rovers.

But the visitors had a decent chance to equalise when David Dunn’s clever lofted pass played in the overlapping Todd Kane, whose attempted lob was not quite high enough to evade keeper David Forde.

Dunn then surged forward himself, before firing over from the edge of the box. Rovers were starting to really push forward for an equaliser, controlling possession well, and they came so close to getting it when Forde made a superb save to tip Jones’ 25-yard piledriver over the bar.

Bowyer brought on King for Markus Olsson at half time, moving Morris to left back.

Dunn was taking up a more central role, with Goodwillie operating from the right.

Jones forced another fine save from Forde as he drove in another fearsome long-range effort.

Was this going to be another game, like the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, when Rovers could not make possession count?

No. As an equaliser came 11 minutes into the second half.

Jones swung in a corner to the near post from the right and a Millwall header flicked it on before the ball appeared to strike another Lions player on its way in.

It was the goal Rovers deserved, and they sought a second as Dunn forced a save from Forde.

Millwall made a double substitution and started to stem the tide but an extraordinary 60-yard run from Hanley then saw the Rovers centre back win a penalty.

The home side complained that Hanley had gone to ground too easily but he appeared to be tripped by Osbourne as he attempted a shot.

After a lengthy delay as Millwall took out their frustrations, Jordan Rhodes calmly sent Forde the wrong way from the spot before celebrating in front of the angry Lions fans.

Sandomierski was required to save from Osbourne in injury time as Millwall sent keeper Forde forward.

But Rovers were able to hang on, to the sound of ‘We are staying up’ from the travelling fans.

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9:58am Wed 24 Apr 13

BRFC YOOF says...

GET IN THERE!!!!!!!!
HE'S GOT A BIG HEAD
HE'S GOT A BIG HEAD
GRANT HANLEY
HE'S GOT A BIG HEAD
fantastic run couldn't believe my eyes
GET IN THERE!!!!!!!! HE'S GOT A BIG HEAD HE'S GOT A BIG HEAD GRANT HANLEY HE'S GOT A BIG HEAD fantastic run couldn't believe my eyes BRFC YOOF
  • Score: 10

10:14am Wed 24 Apr 13

DanBlackburn says...

Nearly everything has been said on these messageboards with regards to what needs to happen in the summer re board, squad and manager.
If the Loons in Pune are still listening to Scabby Minge however then this is a brief respite from further misery. The fact that he has already mentioned GB taking over shows that incredibly he has learnt nothing from placing 3 inexperienced managers at the helm of our great club.
As I have said before it is the most important job at the club and it has been used (forgive the pun) as a football by the dysfunctional board.

On another point lets all pay homage to Jordan Rhodes, despite his price tag the lad has performed miracles, scored 26 goals in a struggling team and ran his socks off week in week out.

The fact that the nearest goal tally is scott Dann with 5 speaks volumes.
Nearly everything has been said on these messageboards with regards to what needs to happen in the summer re board, squad and manager. If the Loons in Pune are still listening to Scabby Minge however then this is a brief respite from further misery. The fact that he has already mentioned GB taking over shows that incredibly he has learnt nothing from placing 3 inexperienced managers at the helm of our great club. As I have said before it is the most important job at the club and it has been used (forgive the pun) as a football by the dysfunctional board. On another point lets all pay homage to Jordan Rhodes, despite his price tag the lad has performed miracles, scored 26 goals in a struggling team and ran his socks off week in week out. The fact that the nearest goal tally is scott Dann with 5 speaks volumes. DanBlackburn
  • Score: 4

10:25am Wed 24 Apr 13

modan says...

We are safe and above the dingles now.Brfc will play in championship next season and we will be stronger and fight for promotion for PL where Rovers belong.
Lets have a full house on Saturday final home game let us celebrate and cheer up Rover's players and send them off with cheers and round of applause for all the heroes.
Venky must appoint a experienced manager next season and spend around £30 million on new players for promotion to PL.were BRFC belong.
We are safe and above the dingles now.Brfc will play in championship next season and we will be stronger and fight for promotion for PL where Rovers belong. Lets have a full house on Saturday final home game let us celebrate and cheer up Rover's players and send them off with cheers and round of applause for all the heroes. Venky must appoint a experienced manager next season and spend around £30 million on new players for promotion to PL.were BRFC belong. modan
  • Score: 5

10:28am Wed 24 Apr 13

vicn1956 says...

Sorry Bunly fans you might have to cancel your open top bus tour and cancel the order for a trophy for finishing above Rovers.
The fact that you will finish below or just above us when we have nightmare/ clueless/worst owners in English football is a disgrace. Hang your heads in shame!
Sorry Bunly fans you might have to cancel your open top bus tour and cancel the order for a trophy for finishing above Rovers. The fact that you will finish below or just above us when we have nightmare/ clueless/worst owners in English football is a disgrace. Hang your heads in shame! vicn1956
  • Score: 14

10:32am Wed 24 Apr 13

champs95 says...

mickey taker says...
5:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Predictions Millwall = 0 points, Palace = 0 points,Birmingham= 0 points = League 1 and 1 hell of a party in Burnley.


What is it with dingles and predictions?
mickey taker says... 5:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13 Predictions Millwall = 0 points, Palace = 0 points,Birmingham= 0 points = League 1 and 1 hell of a party in Burnley. What is it with dingles and predictions? champs95
  • Score: 3

10:32am Wed 24 Apr 13

Bangkok Rover says...

I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....
I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games.... Bangkok Rover
  • Score: 4

10:36am Wed 24 Apr 13

vicn1956 says...

Throw in a pebble and wait for the ripples! Or are they still asleep after drowning their sorrows? Sssssssh.
Throw in a pebble and wait for the ripples! Or are they still asleep after drowning their sorrows? Sssssssh. vicn1956
  • Score: 0

10:40am Wed 24 Apr 13

jinkyjase says...

Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club. jinkyjase
  • Score: 4

10:53am Wed 24 Apr 13

benal13 says...

jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
whats the point in renewing, there will be that few sold that they will be giving reductions at the gate every home match !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]whats the point in renewing, there will be that few sold that they will be giving reductions at the gate every home match !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! benal13
  • Score: -3

11:20am Wed 24 Apr 13

Dukes says...

He scores when he wants, we want VENKYS OUT.
He scores when he wants, we want VENKYS OUT. Dukes
  • Score: 4

11:34am Wed 24 Apr 13

1066 hastings says...

35 years and counting DIGLES
35 years and counting DIGLES 1066 hastings
  • Score: 3

11:35am Wed 24 Apr 13

1952 rover says...

Is this a Dingle free zone at last.
Is this a Dingle free zone at last. 1952 rover
  • Score: 4

11:35am Wed 24 Apr 13

1066 hastings says...

1066 hastings wrote:
35 years and counting DIGLES
DINGLES
[quote][p][bold]1066 hastings[/bold] wrote: 35 years and counting DIGLES[/p][/quote]DINGLES 1066 hastings
  • Score: 0

11:36am Wed 24 Apr 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Bangkok Rover wrote:
I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....
Where's Cryer gone anyone know?
[quote][p][bold]Bangkok Rover[/bold] wrote: I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....[/p][/quote]Where's Cryer gone anyone know? Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 1

11:55am Wed 24 Apr 13

hasslem hasslem says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Bangkok Rover wrote:
I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....
Where's Cryer gone anyone know?
bbc
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bangkok Rover[/bold] wrote: I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....[/p][/quote]Where's Cryer gone anyone know?[/p][/quote]bbc hasslem hasslem
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12:20pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Tatts says...

jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
[quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge. Tatts
  • Score: 5

12:25pm Wed 24 Apr 13

French Rover says...

Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer!
Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer! French Rover
  • Score: 4

12:28pm Wed 24 Apr 13

RTID says...

Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away.

Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford...

Kean,
Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson
Lowe, Rosado,
Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica,
Rhodes
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes RTID
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

My apologies with away support evening last. I quoted approx 500 when Flanagen states 240. I would still say around the 400 mark ?

Walk ups ?

Ah well, a decent article by Mr F.

Arte et labore
My apologies with away support evening last. I quoted approx 500 when Flanagen states 240. I would still say around the 400 mark ? Walk ups ? Ah well, a decent article by Mr F. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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12:51pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Tatts says...

RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons:

1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play).

2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing.

3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing.

4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans.

5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack.

6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday.

7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.
[quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons: 1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play). 2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing. 3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing. 4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans. 5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack. 6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday. 7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor. Tatts
  • Score: 13

1:00pm Wed 24 Apr 13

RTID says...

Tatts wrote:
RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons:

1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play).

2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing.

3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing.

4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans.

5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack.

6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday.

7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.
Fair enough. Although, I do think there will be someone managing in Spain or Italy that might fancy a crack at it still. I have also been a little frustrated with his inclusion of Marcus Olsson, Kazim-Richards, Best, and Josh King though. Just hope we can get rid of the lot of them for next season and play with some flair and skill. Watford have shown that this league is not all about a big man and hoof ball. We have some technically excellent players. Time to give them a go. If we are in this league, we may as well play some good football. Hell, I think even Murphy with these small talented players around him might play well next season. Getting rid of Rochina and Formica de-railed our push for the play-offs.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons: 1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play). 2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing. 3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing. 4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans. 5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack. 6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday. 7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.[/p][/quote]Fair enough. Although, I do think there will be someone managing in Spain or Italy that might fancy a crack at it still. I have also been a little frustrated with his inclusion of Marcus Olsson, Kazim-Richards, Best, and Josh King though. Just hope we can get rid of the lot of them for next season and play with some flair and skill. Watford have shown that this league is not all about a big man and hoof ball. We have some technically excellent players. Time to give them a go. If we are in this league, we may as well play some good football. Hell, I think even Murphy with these small talented players around him might play well next season. Getting rid of Rochina and Formica de-railed our push for the play-offs. RTID
  • Score: 1

1:03pm Wed 24 Apr 13

blazerafe says...

We wont go down now, Barnsley wont beat hull this weekend, even though its at home thus sending them down. And Wolves and P'Boro wont win both of their remaining 2 games. Unsure where Rovers got that performance from, i expected a total walk over by Millwall after the Watford game, but i suppose its the least the players could do for us and for Bowyer.

As for Hanley, i have seen the video about 15 times now and i see contact from Shittu, enough at least to trip someone up and that's what happened. Millwall are just **** off that we go above them and it drags them down towards the drop zone.

All i can say is what a difference 6 weeks makes, no tears for Dunn this time.
We wont go down now, Barnsley wont beat hull this weekend, even though its at home thus sending them down. And Wolves and P'Boro wont win both of their remaining 2 games. Unsure where Rovers got that performance from, i expected a total walk over by Millwall after the Watford game, but i suppose its the least the players could do for us and for Bowyer. As for Hanley, i have seen the video about 15 times now and i see contact from Shittu, enough at least to trip someone up and that's what happened. Millwall are just **** off that we go above them and it drags them down towards the drop zone. All i can say is what a difference 6 weeks makes, no tears for Dunn this time. blazerafe
  • Score: 1

1:13pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Wild Rover says...

My delusions appear to be getting worse, I thought we won a match last night and I cannot see any Dingle posts today
Cant be true can it?
OMG, it's true
Wow, who could a thought it
Anyway Woody RR, I want us to win both our games to go out on a hi%
and build confidence back a bit
Finishing wayyyyyy above the Dingles too would add a little something too
Premature celebration, can they get a cream for that?
NO NAYYYYYY NEVVVVERRRRRRR..
My delusions appear to be getting worse, I thought we won a match last night and I cannot see any Dingle posts today Cant be true can it? OMG, it's true Wow, who could a thought it Anyway Woody RR, I want us to win both our games to go out on a hi% and build confidence back a bit Finishing wayyyyyy above the Dingles too would add a little something too Premature celebration, can they get a cream for that? NO NAYYYYYY NEVVVVERRRRRRR.. Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Wed 24 Apr 13

fitz808 says...

RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away.

Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford...

Kean,
Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson
Lowe, Rosado,
Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica,
Rhodes
really not sure about that side RTID. i think if we have learned anything of use this season, it's that we need some amount of steel and workrate in the side.
players like jones and williamson have provided some much needed energy in a side that was completely devoid of it throughout most of the season. we'd do well to persuade them to stay. i don't think kane will be one we can get permanently, but if he likes it here, i'd certainly like to see us approach chelsea for another year's loan.
for sure, though, i'd like to see a few of those that we loaned out actually come back into the side.
[quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]really not sure about that side RTID. i think if we have learned anything of use this season, it's that we need some amount of steel and workrate in the side. players like jones and williamson have provided some much needed energy in a side that was completely devoid of it throughout most of the season. we'd do well to persuade them to stay. i don't think kane will be one we can get permanently, but if he likes it here, i'd certainly like to see us approach chelsea for another year's loan. for sure, though, i'd like to see a few of those that we loaned out actually come back into the side. fitz808
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Wed 24 Apr 13

ghinds says...

This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers... ghinds
  • Score: 9

1:39pm Wed 24 Apr 13

RTID says...

fitz808 wrote:
RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away.

Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford...

Kean,
Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson
Lowe, Rosado,
Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica,
Rhodes
really not sure about that side RTID. i think if we have learned anything of use this season, it's that we need some amount of steel and workrate in the side.
players like jones and williamson have provided some much needed energy in a side that was completely devoid of it throughout most of the season. we'd do well to persuade them to stay. i don't think kane will be one we can get permanently, but if he likes it here, i'd certainly like to see us approach chelsea for another year's loan.
for sure, though, i'd like to see a few of those that we loaned out actually come back into the side.
It is a bit open but then this league is about winning games.

I do think though that two deep midfielders, three in front of that, and Rhodes up front is the way to go. It is the only way to get Rhodes involved by having players around him with some movement. It also gets the best out of Lowe, who when required to go forward himself struggles.

We played the second half using that system against Millwall. And looked much better.

I think that actually keeping the ball would stop us getting in so much bother defensively. And Rochina, Formica, and Goodwilie, showed at points this season that they are willing to work hard and win the ball back high up the pitch.

Swap Rosado for Jones/Williamson and I think its a solid side.
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]really not sure about that side RTID. i think if we have learned anything of use this season, it's that we need some amount of steel and workrate in the side. players like jones and williamson have provided some much needed energy in a side that was completely devoid of it throughout most of the season. we'd do well to persuade them to stay. i don't think kane will be one we can get permanently, but if he likes it here, i'd certainly like to see us approach chelsea for another year's loan. for sure, though, i'd like to see a few of those that we loaned out actually come back into the side.[/p][/quote]It is a bit open but then this league is about winning games. I do think though that two deep midfielders, three in front of that, and Rhodes up front is the way to go. It is the only way to get Rhodes involved by having players around him with some movement. It also gets the best out of Lowe, who when required to go forward himself struggles. We played the second half using that system against Millwall. And looked much better. I think that actually keeping the ball would stop us getting in so much bother defensively. And Rochina, Formica, and Goodwilie, showed at points this season that they are willing to work hard and win the ball back high up the pitch. Swap Rosado for Jones/Williamson and I think its a solid side. RTID
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Rovers 1495 says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Bangkok Rover wrote:
I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....
Where's Cryer gone anyone know?
bbc
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/22
078180

Written by Andy
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bangkok Rover[/bold] wrote: I prefer your reports Chris to those of the departed Mr Cryer. And I don't think it's just because we've won some games....[/p][/quote]Where's Cryer gone anyone know?[/p][/quote]bbc[/p][/quote]http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/22 078180 Written by Andy Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

1:58pm Wed 24 Apr 13

vicn1956 says...

Still no rubbish spouted by shabby today. There's still time!!!!!

What's to do dingles- still quiet! Biting lumps out of the sofa in frustration?
Still no rubbish spouted by shabby today. There's still time!!!!! What's to do dingles- still quiet! Biting lumps out of the sofa in frustration? vicn1956
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Wed 24 Apr 13

benal13 says...

Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
pouring petrol on the fire to put it out dosent work Tatts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]pouring petrol on the fire to put it out dosent work Tatts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! benal13
  • Score: 2

2:05pm Wed 24 Apr 13

PersianRover says...

RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote:
Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away.

Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford...

Kean,
Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson
Lowe, Rosado,
Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica,
Rhodes
I agree we need at least 3 players on the pitch who can pass and retain the ball (relax pressure from everyone else and allow full backs to push up). These 3 players being Rosado, Formica and Rochina, and who all occasionally score, as we are very reliant on Rhodes.

Also ,where is the forgetton man NUNES? He has flair, a good pass/cross, speed and skill.
[quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]I agree we need at least 3 players on the pitch who can pass and retain the ball (relax pressure from everyone else and allow full backs to push up). These 3 players being Rosado, Formica and Rochina, and who all occasionally score, as we are very reliant on Rhodes. Also ,where is the forgetton man NUNES? He has flair, a good pass/cross, speed and skill. PersianRover
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Wed 24 Apr 13

benal13 says...

Tatts wrote:
RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons:

1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play).

2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing.

3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing.

4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans.

5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack.

6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday.

7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.
as i have said befor bowyer is the only person at ewood in the indians time here, that was doing a proper job and that is with the kids, or maybe now as assistant to an EXPERIANCED manager if he lost a few games at start of next season this lot would just get rid of him even though he has been here 10yrs thats the kind of scum we have higher up the ladder now
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons: 1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play). 2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing. 3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing. 4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans. 5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack. 6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday. 7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.[/p][/quote]as i have said befor bowyer is the only person at ewood in the indians time here, that was doing a proper job and that is with the kids, or maybe now as assistant to an EXPERIANCED manager if he lost a few games at start of next season this lot would just get rid of him even though he has been here 10yrs thats the kind of scum we have higher up the ladder now benal13
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Wed 24 Apr 13

FCBurnley says...

ghinds wrote:
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn

The following scenario is possible

Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts
Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts
Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts
Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts
Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts
Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts
Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts
Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts
Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts

Obviously it wont happen........but it could
[quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could FCBurnley
  • Score: 2

2:30pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Roverthere says...

RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
Why would you bring the deadwood back. Rochina/Formica? Just not good enough for the Championship
[quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]Why would you bring the deadwood back. Rochina/Formica? Just not good enough for the Championship Roverthere
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Wed 24 Apr 13

bburnrover says...

I understand the fans who wish GB to be kept on as manager due to the fact he saved us I also can see why Shebby says its his job to lose but I cannot see him being experienced enough to wheel and deal in the transfer market and unless we get a strong experienced manager to sort the team out our in house meglamaniac will take the task on himself. We will have no chance next season with 11 Shebby players.
I understand the fans who wish GB to be kept on as manager due to the fact he saved us I also can see why Shebby says its his job to lose but I cannot see him being experienced enough to wheel and deal in the transfer market and unless we get a strong experienced manager to sort the team out our in house meglamaniac will take the task on himself. We will have no chance next season with 11 Shebby players. bburnrover
  • Score: 0

3:09pm Wed 24 Apr 13

midas says...

Thats unfortunate!

http://www.telegraph
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Thats unfortunate! http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/manchester-u nited/10014931/Manch ester-United-defende r-Phil-Joness-injuri es-to-cost-Blackburn -Rovers-2m-following -Premier-League-titl e-win.html midas
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Wed 24 Apr 13

benal13 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
ghinds wrote:
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn

The following scenario is possible

Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts
Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts
Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts
Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts
Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts
Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts
Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts
Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts
Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts

Obviously it wont happen........but it could
and if my aunty had b***s sheed be my uncle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could[/p][/quote]and if my aunty had b***s sheed be my uncle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! benal13
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

French Rover wrote:
Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer!
Hi Frenchy
Yes I never felt we were doomed but it was too close for comfort. I lost an other
tenner on the draw but who cares ten pounds is nothing in comparison.
Don't think we will need any more but should be good enough to get a point on saturday if not 3.
However the downside is what happens now as surely we don't want to go through another season like this again.
There simply has to be major changes with a lot of deadwood dispatched to the bin. New faces are essential and I still wonder if GB could cope particularly with Singh sitting close and looking over his shoulder.But for now let us enjoy the relief we all feel and patiently await the summer and see what it brings.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer![/p][/quote]Hi Frenchy Yes I never felt we were doomed but it was too close for comfort. I lost an other tenner on the draw but who cares ten pounds is nothing in comparison. Don't think we will need any more but should be good enough to get a point on saturday if not 3. However the downside is what happens now as surely we don't want to go through another season like this again. There simply has to be major changes with a lot of deadwood dispatched to the bin. New faces are essential and I still wonder if GB could cope particularly with Singh sitting close and looking over his shoulder.But for now let us enjoy the relief we all feel and patiently await the summer and see what it brings. Ronaldpetercooper
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Wed 24 Apr 13

inflightmagazine says...

bburnrover wrote:
I understand the fans who wish GB to be kept on as manager due to the fact he saved us I also can see why Shebby says its his job to lose but I cannot see him being experienced enough to wheel and deal in the transfer market and unless we get a strong experienced manager to sort the team out our in house meglamaniac will take the task on himself. We will have no chance next season with 11 Shebby players.
This debate about experience versus untried rolls on and on, be intersting to see what people constitute as experienced , of the six managers currentley at the top of the chamionshiop 4 have only ever had 2 clubs and started managing from 2009 onwards.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I understand the fans who wish GB to be kept on as manager due to the fact he saved us I also can see why Shebby says its his job to lose but I cannot see him being experienced enough to wheel and deal in the transfer market and unless we get a strong experienced manager to sort the team out our in house meglamaniac will take the task on himself. We will have no chance next season with 11 Shebby players.[/p][/quote]This debate about experience versus untried rolls on and on, be intersting to see what people constitute as experienced , of the six managers currentley at the top of the chamionshiop 4 have only ever had 2 clubs and started managing from 2009 onwards. inflightmagazine
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Wed 24 Apr 13

JW Rovers till I die says...

All you rovers fans saying that you dont want GB to be given the job permanantly need to be carefull what you wish for if he had been left in charge the first time I believe he would of got us into the play offs, as his record compares favourably with any other manager in this division.

He obviously cares for the club appreciates the fans and in his time at the academy has brougt through 8 or 9 players into the first team squad.
he didnt let the club down when we needed him for the second time when we were dropping like a stone as i suspect a lot of people might of ducked it for fear of preserving there own reputation and I have got a feeling if we let him go this time he will be offered an opportunity somewhere else because of what he has achieved and how he has conducted himself and we may live to regret it. I personally would rather have a so called inexperienced manager who gets results than an experienced habitual failure who is only going to come for the money. would you prefer to see him appointed at BFC.

JW Rovers till I die
All you rovers fans saying that you dont want GB to be given the job permanantly need to be carefull what you wish for if he had been left in charge the first time I believe he would of got us into the play offs, as his record compares favourably with any other manager in this division. He obviously cares for the club appreciates the fans and in his time at the academy has brougt through 8 or 9 players into the first team squad. he didnt let the club down when we needed him for the second time when we were dropping like a stone as i suspect a lot of people might of ducked it for fear of preserving there own reputation and I have got a feeling if we let him go this time he will be offered an opportunity somewhere else because of what he has achieved and how he has conducted himself and we may live to regret it. I personally would rather have a so called inexperienced manager who gets results than an experienced habitual failure who is only going to come for the money. would you prefer to see him appointed at BFC. JW Rovers till I die JW Rovers till I die
  • Score: 3

4:49pm Wed 24 Apr 13

merlinrabbit says...

FCBurnley wrote:
ghinds wrote:
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn

The following scenario is possible

Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts
Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts
Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts
Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts
Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts
Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts
Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts
Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts
Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts

Obviously it wont happen........but it could
and I could win the lottery. Obviously I wont.......but I could.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could[/p][/quote]and I could win the lottery. Obviously I wont.......but I could. merlinrabbit
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Wed 24 Apr 13

merlinrabbit says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Sorry Bunly fans you might have to cancel your open top bus tour and cancel the order for a trophy for finishing above Rovers.
The fact that you will finish below or just above us when we have nightmare/ clueless/worst owners in English football is a disgrace. Hang your heads in shame!
and what about the jelly and ice cream? Aldi will be down a few quid
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Sorry Bunly fans you might have to cancel your open top bus tour and cancel the order for a trophy for finishing above Rovers. The fact that you will finish below or just above us when we have nightmare/ clueless/worst owners in English football is a disgrace. Hang your heads in shame![/p][/quote]and what about the jelly and ice cream? Aldi will be down a few quid merlinrabbit
  • Score: 0

5:05pm Wed 24 Apr 13

RTID says...

Roverthere wrote:
RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
Why would you bring the deadwood back. Rochina/Formica? Just not good enough for the Championship
Rochina has to be brought back. Showed throughout the first half of the season that he is the difference in tight games. We have no creativity at present hence where we are in the league.
[quote][p][bold]Roverthere[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]Why would you bring the deadwood back. Rochina/Formica? Just not good enough for the Championship[/p][/quote]Rochina has to be brought back. Showed throughout the first half of the season that he is the difference in tight games. We have no creativity at present hence where we are in the league. RTID
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Wed 24 Apr 13

FCBurnley says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
ghinds wrote:
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn

The following scenario is possible

Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts
Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts
Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts
Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts
Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts
Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts
Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts
Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts
Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts

Obviously it wont happen........but it could
and I could win the lottery. Obviously I wont.......but I could.
Just giving a maths lesson to ghinds. Clearly he still thinks it is 2 points for a win.
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could[/p][/quote]and I could win the lottery. Obviously I wont.......but I could.[/p][/quote]Just giving a maths lesson to ghinds. Clearly he still thinks it is 2 points for a win. FCBurnley
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Wed 24 Apr 13

drunken donut says...

champs95 wrote:
mickey taker says...
5:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Predictions Millwall = 0 points, Palace = 0 points,Birmingham= 0 points = League 1 and 1 hell of a party in Burnley.


What is it with dingles and predictions?
WTF did you nor read the story you commented on or can you not read?
[quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: mickey taker says... 5:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13 Predictions Millwall = 0 points, Palace = 0 points,Birmingham= 0 points = League 1 and 1 hell of a party in Burnley. What is it with dingles and predictions?[/p][/quote]WTF did you nor read the story you commented on or can you not read? drunken donut
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Wed 24 Apr 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Sorry Bunly fans you might have to cancel your open top bus tour and cancel the order for a trophy for finishing above Rovers.
The fact that you will finish below or just above us when we have nightmare/ clueless/worst owners in English football is a disgrace. Hang your heads in shame!
Are you crazy vicn?

They've been above for about 7 weeks of the season, won numerous throw ins, corners and even scored 2 goals against us! They'll be open top bus parades, trophies awarded and t-shirts printed! My god this is their finest season since they won the League in 400 BC!
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Sorry Bunly fans you might have to cancel your open top bus tour and cancel the order for a trophy for finishing above Rovers. The fact that you will finish below or just above us when we have nightmare/ clueless/worst owners in English football is a disgrace. Hang your heads in shame![/p][/quote]Are you crazy vicn? They've been above for about 7 weeks of the season, won numerous throw ins, corners and even scored 2 goals against us! They'll be open top bus parades, trophies awarded and t-shirts printed! My god this is their finest season since they won the League in 400 BC! RoversMCMLXXV
  • Score: 2

6:10pm Wed 24 Apr 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

RTID wrote:
Roverthere wrote:
RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
Why would you bring the deadwood back. Rochina/Formica? Just not good enough for the Championship
Rochina has to be brought back. Showed throughout the first half of the season that he is the difference in tight games. We have no creativity at present hence where we are in the league.
You're right about Rochina but I doubt he'll come back mate, why would he? He couldn't wait to get away, although that could be down to Appletons' truly woeful style of football and ideas.

As for Formica, I never rated him. Too lightweight and certainly not fit for purpose in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roverthere[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]Why would you bring the deadwood back. Rochina/Formica? Just not good enough for the Championship[/p][/quote]Rochina has to be brought back. Showed throughout the first half of the season that he is the difference in tight games. We have no creativity at present hence where we are in the league.[/p][/quote]You're right about Rochina but I doubt he'll come back mate, why would he? He couldn't wait to get away, although that could be down to Appletons' truly woeful style of football and ideas. As for Formica, I never rated him. Too lightweight and certainly not fit for purpose in the Championship. RoversMCMLXXV
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Wed 24 Apr 13

champs95 says...

drunken donut wrote:
champs95 wrote:
mickey taker says...
5:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Predictions Millwall = 0 points, Palace = 0 points,Birmingham= 0 points = League 1 and 1 hell of a party in Burnley.


What is it with dingles and predictions?
WTF did you nor read the story you commented on or can you not read?
Yes I can read thanks but you can 'nor' spell. It's called banter you serious individual.
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]champs95[/bold] wrote: mickey taker says... 5:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13 Predictions Millwall = 0 points, Palace = 0 points,Birmingham= 0 points = League 1 and 1 hell of a party in Burnley. What is it with dingles and predictions?[/p][/quote]WTF did you nor read the story you commented on or can you not read?[/p][/quote]Yes I can read thanks but you can 'nor' spell. It's called banter you serious individual. champs95
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Wed 24 Apr 13

drunken donut says...

midas wrote:
Thats unfortunate!

http://www.telegraph

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l/teams/manchester-u

nited/10014931/Manch

ester-United-defende

r-Phil-Joness-injuri

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e-win.html
Scraping the barrel now, aren't we? Where is your mate madri, oh yes the IRA supporter was arrested in Bumley.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: Thats unfortunate! http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/manchester-u nited/10014931/Manch ester-United-defende r-Phil-Joness-injuri es-to-cost-Blackburn -Rovers-2m-following -Premier-League-titl e-win.html[/p][/quote]Scraping the barrel now, aren't we? Where is your mate madri, oh yes the IRA supporter was arrested in Bumley. drunken donut
  • Score: 0

6:21pm Wed 24 Apr 13

oggy 56 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
ghinds wrote:
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn

The following scenario is possible

Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts
Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts
Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts
Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts
Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts
Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts
Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts
Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts
Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts

Obviously it wont happen........but it could
but if burnley lose to ipswich it only 55 pts but we all know one thing that true 35 yrs 35 yrs 35 yrs
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could[/p][/quote]but if burnley lose to ipswich it only 55 pts but we all know one thing that true 35 yrs 35 yrs 35 yrs oggy 56
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Wed 24 Apr 13

whappen says...

RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
RTID wrote:
Tatts wrote:
jinkyjase wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.
Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.
Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes
I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons: 1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play). 2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing. 3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing. 4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans. 5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack. 6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday. 7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.
Fair enough. Although, I do think there will be someone managing in Spain or Italy that might fancy a crack at it still. I have also been a little frustrated with his inclusion of Marcus Olsson, Kazim-Richards, Best, and Josh King though. Just hope we can get rid of the lot of them for next season and play with some flair and skill. Watford have shown that this league is not all about a big man and hoof ball. We have some technically excellent players. Time to give them a go. If we are in this league, we may as well play some good football. Hell, I think even Murphy with these small talented players around him might play well next season. Getting rid of Rochina and Formica de-railed our push for the play-offs.
"...de-railed our push for the play-offs".

Behave.....

Rochina would be alright as long as we were playing with two balls on the pitch. As flash as they may look once every blue moon, Uncle Jerome's two wunderkinder won't get us far. Time to look elsewhere I'm afraid.

Watford seem to have loaned half the population of Udine. Well done for that but it would be nice to have at least one or two players you could call your own, don't you think? Then again, looking at some of those we've got, maybe not.
[quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: Great result but nothing has changed for me, I won't renew my ST while Venkys continue to mismanage the club.[/p][/quote]Lame excuse. I buy a season ticket because I support Blackburn Rovers, regardless of who's in charge.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Kean is gone. Now lets just enjoy next season, and hope that we can retain one manager throughout. If we hadn't have chopped and changed so much season, I thoroughly believe this team could have got in to the play offs. In a terrible season we are crazily not even that far away. Hopefully we can get a foreign coach in of the ilk of Laudrup, Martinez, Di Matteo, and play a team like this, a la Watford... Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson Lowe, Rosado, Goodwillie, Rochina, Formica, Rhodes[/p][/quote]I think Gary Bowyer should be given a chance for the following reasons: 1. His managerial record so far this season sees him averaging 1.82 points per game from his 11 games in charge. If you multiply that out over a full 46 games then it works out at 84 points, which would probably mean automatic promotion (Hull are currently on 78 points but with two games to play). 2. I recognise that he has only managed for 11 games and this amounts to limited experience, but considering the team's form on both occasions when he took over then his record is amazing. 3. The club and the team need stability right now. We've done more than enough chopping and changing. 4. He comes across as a level headed fella who won't upset the players or the fans. 5. He's encouraging the players to pass the pass the ball and attack. 6. Lets face it, we're not going to attract a decent external candidate with a strong track record as the job is a potential CV wrecker. The only decent manager that we can hope to attract is a mercernary who just wants a big payday. 7. I don't trust Venkys, Shabby or Shagnew to find a better candidate for the job. Knowing them we'll end up with Judan Ali, Karl Robinson or Peter Taylor.[/p][/quote]Fair enough. Although, I do think there will be someone managing in Spain or Italy that might fancy a crack at it still. I have also been a little frustrated with his inclusion of Marcus Olsson, Kazim-Richards, Best, and Josh King though. Just hope we can get rid of the lot of them for next season and play with some flair and skill. Watford have shown that this league is not all about a big man and hoof ball. We have some technically excellent players. Time to give them a go. If we are in this league, we may as well play some good football. Hell, I think even Murphy with these small talented players around him might play well next season. Getting rid of Rochina and Formica de-railed our push for the play-offs.[/p][/quote]"...de-railed our push for the play-offs". Behave..... Rochina would be alright as long as we were playing with two balls on the pitch. As flash as they may look once every blue moon, Uncle Jerome's two wunderkinder won't get us far. Time to look elsewhere I'm afraid. Watford seem to have loaned half the population of Udine. Well done for that but it would be nice to have at least one or two players you could call your own, don't you think? Then again, looking at some of those we've got, maybe not. whappen
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Wed 24 Apr 13

dean555 says...

Why are people so obssessed with Rochina and Formica? They are the most overrated players at ewood! Yes they have skill, but football is a team game! How many times has Rochina been on a run, could have squared it to Rhodes, but tried a fancy flick or turn, losses possession and places us under pressure resulting in a goal!!
Why are people so obssessed with Rochina and Formica? They are the most overrated players at ewood! Yes they have skill, but football is a team game! How many times has Rochina been on a run, could have squared it to Rhodes, but tried a fancy flick or turn, losses possession and places us under pressure resulting in a goal!! dean555
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Wed 24 Apr 13

35yearSurrenderMonkeys says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Still no rubbish spouted by shabby today. There's still time!!!!!

What's to do dingles- still quiet! Biting lumps out of the sofa in frustration?
Think there might have been a massive crack and meths delivery. They'll be out now hunting them voodoo syphonic flushers.
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Still no rubbish spouted by shabby today. There's still time!!!!! What's to do dingles- still quiet! Biting lumps out of the sofa in frustration?[/p][/quote]Think there might have been a massive crack and meths delivery. They'll be out now hunting them voodoo syphonic flushers. 35yearSurrenderMonkeys
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Wed 24 Apr 13

It's Moops says...

FCBurnley wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
ghinds wrote:
This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other.

Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn

The following scenario is possible

Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts
Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts
Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts
Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts
Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts
Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts
Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts
Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts
Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts

Obviously it wont happen........but it could
and I could win the lottery. Obviously I wont.......but I could.
Just giving a maths lesson to ghinds. Clearly he still thinks it is 2 points for a win.
You should also give a probability lesson to Merlin.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could[/p][/quote]and I could win the lottery. Obviously I wont.......but I could.[/p][/quote]Just giving a maths lesson to ghinds. Clearly he still thinks it is 2 points for a win.[/p][/quote]You should also give a probability lesson to Merlin. It's Moops
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Wed 24 Apr 13

modan says...

Peterbrough beats Sheff Wed and if big if, they beat Crystal Palace on away game they stay up with 57 points.
Wolves home game beats Burnley and beats Brighton away that is big if they beat Brighton stays up with 57 points.
Barnsley have to beat Hull home and Huddersfield , they stay up with 57 points.
Burnley loose with Wolves and big if beats Ipswich points 58 points stays up if they drew with Ipswich it's 56 points and get relegated.
Huddersfield beats Bristol City 57 points stays up regardless if they loose to Barnsley .
Sheff Wed have hardest games Peterbrough away loose and Middlesbrough home loose both games 55 points could go down.
Blackburn Rovers Loose to Crystal Palace and Birmingham with 56 points could go down.
Wolves,Barnsley and Peterbrough have to win all two remaining games for Blackburn and Burnley to get relegated.
Blackburn people have 30,000 Indian disporas and the Indians are the smartest people in maths and science in the world.
I am Modan an Indian dispora living in Blackburn and i will tell all the dingles even if Rovers loose the final two games BRFC will stay up 100%
Looking at table now Peterbrough,Wolves and Barnsley will not win last two games.
Peterbrough beats Sheff Wed and if big if, they beat Crystal Palace on away game they stay up with 57 points. Wolves home game beats Burnley and beats Brighton away that is big if they beat Brighton stays up with 57 points. Barnsley have to beat Hull home and Huddersfield , they stay up with 57 points. Burnley loose with Wolves and big if beats Ipswich points 58 points stays up if they drew with Ipswich it's 56 points and get relegated. Huddersfield beats Bristol City 57 points stays up regardless if they loose to Barnsley . Sheff Wed have hardest games Peterbrough away loose and Middlesbrough home loose both games 55 points could go down. Blackburn Rovers Loose to Crystal Palace and Birmingham with 56 points could go down. Wolves,Barnsley and Peterbrough have to win all two remaining games for Blackburn and Burnley to get relegated. Blackburn people have 30,000 Indian disporas and the Indians are the smartest people in maths and science in the world. I am Modan an Indian dispora living in Blackburn and i will tell all the dingles even if Rovers loose the final two games BRFC will stay up 100% Looking at table now Peterbrough,Wolves and Barnsley will not win last two games. modan
  • Score: 0

9:21pm Wed 24 Apr 13

blueblooded says...

dean555 wrote:
Why are people so obssessed with Rochina and Formica? They are the most overrated players at ewood! Yes they have skill, but football is a team game! How many times has Rochina been on a run, could have squared it to Rhodes, but tried a fancy flick or turn, losses possession and places us under pressure resulting in a goal!!
Agreed.


Loving the positive vibe flowing here, enjoy the moment, we've not had many this season.

like others have said, a long way to go but sure is nade a lot shorter if we stay up which is looking more likely now but great to see the team hungry to win again.


Personally couldn't understand why Millwall were so upset, they had an extra EIGHT minutes of Fergie time to equalise and nearly did! I was starting vto wonder if the ref would only blow his whistle when Millwall had equalised!
[quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: Why are people so obssessed with Rochina and Formica? They are the most overrated players at ewood! Yes they have skill, but football is a team game! How many times has Rochina been on a run, could have squared it to Rhodes, but tried a fancy flick or turn, losses possession and places us under pressure resulting in a goal!![/p][/quote]Agreed. Loving the positive vibe flowing here, enjoy the moment, we've not had many this season. like others have said, a long way to go but sure is nade a lot shorter if we stay up which is looking more likely now but great to see the team hungry to win again. Personally couldn't understand why Millwall were so upset, they had an extra EIGHT minutes of Fergie time to equalise and nearly did! I was starting vto wonder if the ref would only blow his whistle when Millwall had equalised! blueblooded
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Wed 24 Apr 13

ghost of sceptic says...

FCBurnley wrote:
ghinds wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...
Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could
oh get a life! get back to your knitting.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghinds[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading on the issue of safety - if you look at the Championship table Rovers are already 100%mathematically safe. Not even Gary Bowyer seems to realise this (unless he is just trying to keep his players motivated). If you don't believe me, look at the fixtures and you'll see that it is mathematically impossible for seven teams to overtake Rovers because enough of them are playing each other. Burnley on the other hand are NOT mathematically safe yet, despite being only one point behind Rovers...[/p][/quote]Clearly they dont teach maths in Blackburn The following scenario is possible Barnsley beat Hull and Hudds = 57 pts Wolves beat Burnley and Brighton 57pts Posh beat Sheff Wed and Palace = 57 pts Hudds beat Bristol 57 pts Millwall beat Palace Forest Derby 64 pts Sheff Wed beat Boro 58 pts Blackpool beat Derby and Bolton 61 pts Burnley beat Ipswich 58 pts Rovers lose to Palace and Brum 56 pts Obviously it wont happen........but it could[/p][/quote]oh get a life! get back to your knitting. ghost of sceptic
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10:03pm Wed 24 Apr 13

dallydally says...

I can't believe all this clamour for Rochina and Formica. Both lightweight and not up for the battle which personifies the Championship. A lot of our problems this season have stemmed from the fact that a number of players thought this league would be a cakewalk and simply haven't had the passion and commitment that other teams have shown in abundance. Hopefully they have learnt the hard way; time will tell. I believe we will stay up now and wouldn't be surprised if we took 4 more point from the last 6 but let's not be in a similar position at the end of the 2013/14 season. Please Venkys APPOINT SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE AND SOON.
I can't believe all this clamour for Rochina and Formica. Both lightweight and not up for the battle which personifies the Championship. A lot of our problems this season have stemmed from the fact that a number of players thought this league would be a cakewalk and simply haven't had the passion and commitment that other teams have shown in abundance. Hopefully they have learnt the hard way; time will tell. I believe we will stay up now and wouldn't be surprised if we took 4 more point from the last 6 but let's not be in a similar position at the end of the 2013/14 season. Please Venkys APPOINT SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE AND SOON. dallydally
  • Score: 2

5:17am Thu 25 Apr 13

toz73_asfc says...

JW Rovers till I die wrote:
All you rovers fans saying that you dont want GB to be given the job permanantly need to be carefull what you wish for if he had been left in charge the first time I believe he would of got us into the play offs, as his record compares favourably with any other manager in this division.

He obviously cares for the club appreciates the fans and in his time at the academy has brougt through 8 or 9 players into the first team squad.
he didnt let the club down when we needed him for the second time when we were dropping like a stone as i suspect a lot of people might of ducked it for fear of preserving there own reputation and I have got a feeling if we let him go this time he will be offered an opportunity somewhere else because of what he has achieved and how he has conducted himself and we may live to regret it. I personally would rather have a so called inexperienced manager who gets results than an experienced habitual failure who is only going to come for the money. would you prefer to see him appointed at BFC.

JW Rovers till I die
you got it right there bud!!! G.B for me, he's earned the right to have a go at the job next season!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]JW Rovers till I die[/bold] wrote: All you rovers fans saying that you dont want GB to be given the job permanantly need to be carefull what you wish for if he had been left in charge the first time I believe he would of got us into the play offs, as his record compares favourably with any other manager in this division. He obviously cares for the club appreciates the fans and in his time at the academy has brougt through 8 or 9 players into the first team squad. he didnt let the club down when we needed him for the second time when we were dropping like a stone as i suspect a lot of people might of ducked it for fear of preserving there own reputation and I have got a feeling if we let him go this time he will be offered an opportunity somewhere else because of what he has achieved and how he has conducted himself and we may live to regret it. I personally would rather have a so called inexperienced manager who gets results than an experienced habitual failure who is only going to come for the money. would you prefer to see him appointed at BFC. JW Rovers till I die[/p][/quote]you got it right there bud!!! G.B for me, he's earned the right to have a go at the job next season!!!!!!!!!! toz73_asfc
  • Score: 1

11:27am Thu 25 Apr 13

benal13 says...

JW Rovers till I die wrote:
All you rovers fans saying that you dont want GB to be given the job permanantly need to be carefull what you wish for if he had been left in charge the first time I believe he would of got us into the play offs, as his record compares favourably with any other manager in this division.

He obviously cares for the club appreciates the fans and in his time at the academy has brougt through 8 or 9 players into the first team squad.
he didnt let the club down when we needed him for the second time when we were dropping like a stone as i suspect a lot of people might of ducked it for fear of preserving there own reputation and I have got a feeling if we let him go this time he will be offered an opportunity somewhere else because of what he has achieved and how he has conducted himself and we may live to regret it. I personally would rather have a so called inexperienced manager who gets results than an experienced habitual failure who is only going to come for the money. would you prefer to see him appointed at BFC.

JW Rovers till I die
do you mean BRFC or BFC ????????????????????
????
[quote][p][bold]JW Rovers till I die[/bold] wrote: All you rovers fans saying that you dont want GB to be given the job permanantly need to be carefull what you wish for if he had been left in charge the first time I believe he would of got us into the play offs, as his record compares favourably with any other manager in this division. He obviously cares for the club appreciates the fans and in his time at the academy has brougt through 8 or 9 players into the first team squad. he didnt let the club down when we needed him for the second time when we were dropping like a stone as i suspect a lot of people might of ducked it for fear of preserving there own reputation and I have got a feeling if we let him go this time he will be offered an opportunity somewhere else because of what he has achieved and how he has conducted himself and we may live to regret it. I personally would rather have a so called inexperienced manager who gets results than an experienced habitual failure who is only going to come for the money. would you prefer to see him appointed at BFC. JW Rovers till I die[/p][/quote]do you mean BRFC or BFC ???????????????????? ???? benal13
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7:13pm Thu 25 Apr 13

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer!
Never in doubt? I am glad you are probably getting a prediction right at long last, but as for "never in doubt"!!!!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer![/p][/quote]Never in doubt? I am glad you are probably getting a prediction right at long last, but as for "never in doubt"!!!! Bazzer
  • Score: 0

11:23pm Thu 25 Apr 13

greenscreener says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer!
Never in doubt? I am glad you are probably getting a prediction right at long last, but as for "never in doubt"!!!!
C'mon Bazzer, you have to be fair to Mr French, in his mind he has never had any doubts, but then he does get more sun and juice of the grape than the rest of us.

He has also, unlike our friend Road Runner, avoided making rash statements regarding his backside and Rovers staying up !
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Almost mathematically safe with two matches to go - a win against Palace at the weekend and a point at Brum will allow us to end this troubled season with at least a dash of self-respect. Never in doubt by the way.....and we will finish higher than Millwall Mr Bazzer![/p][/quote]Never in doubt? I am glad you are probably getting a prediction right at long last, but as for "never in doubt"!!!![/p][/quote]C'mon Bazzer, you have to be fair to Mr French, in his mind he has never had any doubts, but then he does get more sun and juice of the grape than the rest of us. He has also, unlike our friend Road Runner, avoided making rash statements regarding his backside and Rovers staying up ! greenscreener
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