Spurr: Rovers can now start looking forwards

Lancashire Telegraph: Tommy Spurr celebrates his goal for Rovers against his home town team Leeds on Saturday Tommy Spurr celebrates his goal for Rovers against his home town team Leeds on Saturday

MATCH-winner Tommy Spurr says the vital victory over his hometown team Leeds United has set Blackburn Rovers up perfectly for one of the biggest weeks of their season so far.

With confidence restored Spurr, whose strike on the stroke of half-time settled Saturday’s War of the Roses clash, sees no reason why Rovers cannot take at least a point at play-off rivals Ipswich Town tomorrow.

And if they get a positive result from the long trip to East Anglia the Leeds-born left-back believes they will be able to take the game to title-challenging QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.

“I’m buzzing to get the goal but the main thing for us was to get the three points,” said Spurr after the 1-0 success over the Whites.

“They have moved us a little closer to the top six and set ourselves up for a big week.

“If we can go to Ipswich on Tuesday and get something there it will allow us to have a right good go at QPR.

“There’s no reason why we can’t go there and beat them.

“Doncaster have beat them today and that shows anything can happen in this league.

“We know on our day we can beat anyone.”

After scoring the only goal of the game Spurr played his part as resilient Rovers resisted everything Leeds – who were chasing a fourth straight win – could throw at them in the second half.

For all their pressure the Whites never once went close to equalising as Gary Bowyer’s men made it five clean sheets in their last six home games.

“The gaffer and his staff work hard with us as a unit and the hard work we’re putting in throughout the week is really showing, especially at home,” said Sheffield Wednesday fan Spurr, who has family and friends who are Leeds supporters.

“We do two sessions, one on a Tuesday and one on a Thursday, on defending, on being close to each other, covering each other and one on ones.

“We all know what we’re doing and on a Saturday it means we can help each other and get each other out of trouble.”

It was Spurr’s first goal at Ewood Park and his second for the club after signing on a free transfer from Championship rivals Doncaster.

The 26-year-old has not missed a league game and is regarded as one of the best pieces of business Rovers boss Bowyer did in the summer.

Bowyer said: “He’s been a fantastic signing for a free transfer.

“He’s been top drawer. You know exactly what you’re going to get and fans love him because of that.

“His performances have been very, very consistent for us and we're delighted for him.

“We’ve encouraged him to score more goals and he always gives us a good celebration when he scores!”

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12:09pm Mon 2 Dec 13

juanbbien says...

Yes a good result but like he says it needs following up with more consistent performances starting tomorrow good luck it won't be easy
Yes a good result but like he says it needs following up with more consistent performances starting tomorrow good luck it won't be easy juanbbien

12:29pm Mon 2 Dec 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Our strikers cannot score goals at the moment and until this is resolved we will struggle to beat anyone on a regular basis .As much as I enjoyed Saurdays win. don't hold up much hope for Tuesday or Saturday. Hope I am wrong.
Our strikers cannot score goals at the moment and until this is resolved we will struggle to beat anyone on a regular basis .As much as I enjoyed Saurdays win. don't hold up much hope for Tuesday or Saturday. Hope I am wrong. A Rover 45 years and over

1:27pm Mon 2 Dec 13

brown cow warrior says...

All the hype since Saturday takes me back to not so long ago when we beat Peterborough at theirs and then on the back of that how we were going on to win promotion.........we couldn't buy a win after that so lets keep it in perspective........o
ne swallow doesn't make a summer.
All the hype since Saturday takes me back to not so long ago when we beat Peterborough at theirs and then on the back of that how we were going on to win promotion.........we couldn't buy a win after that so lets keep it in perspective........o ne swallow doesn't make a summer. brown cow warrior

1:47pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Yes this was a great win over a side which normally gives us a lot of trouble but I do wish GB would stop fantisising about what happens. He said that Leeds never looked like scoring or equaling but surely Pugh missed a sitter when Kean made a brilliant stop with his leg.
However hey ho we won and played well and a draw at Ipswich will do us. Too far to drive at night so will settle for Rover Player.
Yes this was a great win over a side which normally gives us a lot of trouble but I do wish GB would stop fantisising about what happens. He said that Leeds never looked like scoring or equaling but surely Pugh missed a sitter when Kean made a brilliant stop with his leg. However hey ho we won and played well and a draw at Ipswich will do us. Too far to drive at night so will settle for Rover Player. Ronaldpetercooper

1:49pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Bazzer says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
All the hype since Saturday takes me back to not so long ago when we beat Peterborough at theirs and then on the back of that how we were going on to win promotion.........we couldn't buy a win after that so lets keep it in perspective........o

ne swallow doesn't make a summer.
I have to admit, I was taken in by that scintillating performance. And by the Cup win at Derby.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: All the hype since Saturday takes me back to not so long ago when we beat Peterborough at theirs and then on the back of that how we were going on to win promotion.........we couldn't buy a win after that so lets keep it in perspective........o ne swallow doesn't make a summer.[/p][/quote]I have to admit, I was taken in by that scintillating performance. And by the Cup win at Derby. Bazzer

1:53pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Sorry GB it was the reporter who said they never went close. Hoops must do some pennance!
Sorry GB it was the reporter who said they never went close. Hoops must do some pennance! Ronaldpetercooper

2:23pm Mon 2 Dec 13

crankitup says...

like i say....i think it's a bit too soon to break out the bubbly but it was great to win...it always is, we just have to do it more often.

i think it may be a bit premature but i think i can sense a bit of optimism creeping back.....but again i dont want to temp fate.....watch this space.

i'm working in Glasgow tomorrow so i can't go...but i will be right behind you lads....i wonder if Premier Inns have free wi-fi?
like i say....i think it's a bit too soon to break out the bubbly but it was great to win...it always is, we just have to do it more often. i think it may be a bit premature but i think i can sense a bit of optimism creeping back.....but again i dont want to temp fate.....watch this space. i'm working in Glasgow tomorrow so i can't go...but i will be right behind you lads....i wonder if Premier Inns have free wi-fi? crankitup

2:30pm Mon 2 Dec 13

realisticrover says...

I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh? realisticrover

2:54pm Mon 2 Dec 13

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
spot on - the general trend has been an improved situation at the club under GB. He has to be given time, patience and support as do the players. Ignoring the owners for a moment (and the parasites that surrounded the club) part of the problem , and not just for Rovers, is expectation - it seems that football fans now expect to see their team win every week. That's why so many managers get sacked and the fans make their feelings known very quickly if they don't rate a manager (not referring to Rovers specifically here). I read some of the Yorkshire Evening Posts comments after the game and McDermot was getting plenty of stick - he's been there 5 minutes and improved results for them! There are very few winners come the end of the season - so lets get behind our young manager and his young squad, from where I'm sitting they appear to have the best interests of the club at heart and are putting the effort in each week even if the results don't always go our way!

Now where has that spineless tedious troll called we.love.you.venkys gone??????
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]spot on - the general trend has been an improved situation at the club under GB. He has to be given time, patience and support as do the players. Ignoring the owners for a moment (and the parasites that surrounded the club) part of the problem , and not just for Rovers, is expectation - it seems that football fans now expect to see their team win every week. That's why so many managers get sacked and the fans make their feelings known very quickly if they don't rate a manager (not referring to Rovers specifically here). I read some of the Yorkshire Evening Posts comments after the game and McDermot was getting plenty of stick - he's been there 5 minutes and improved results for them! There are very few winners come the end of the season - so lets get behind our young manager and his young squad, from where I'm sitting they appear to have the best interests of the club at heart and are putting the effort in each week even if the results don't always go our way! Now where has that spineless tedious troll called we.love.you.venkys gone?????? LittleRonnieHildersley

2:59pm Mon 2 Dec 13

brown cow warrior says...

realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay. brown cow warrior

3:43pm Mon 2 Dec 13

SteppBladder says...

realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
I agree in some respects. We are surely playing better as a team than we have done in the recent past, and we would have given anything for mid-table and a few points off the play-offs last season. But tbh, I didn't think the posts were very negative and not worth all the thumbs down. I thought they were being realistic.
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]I agree in some respects. We are surely playing better as a team than we have done in the recent past, and we would have given anything for mid-table and a few points off the play-offs last season. But tbh, I didn't think the posts were very negative and not worth all the thumbs down. I thought they were being realistic. SteppBladder

3:45pm Mon 2 Dec 13

SteppBladder says...

crankitup wrote:
like i say....i think it's a bit too soon to break out the bubbly but it was great to win...it always is, we just have to do it more often.

i think it may be a bit premature but i think i can sense a bit of optimism creeping back.....but again i dont want to temp fate.....watch this space.

i'm working in Glasgow tomorrow so i can't go...but i will be right behind you lads....i wonder if Premier Inns have free wi-fi?
Free wifi for half an hour! I'd go to Macdonalds if I were you :-)
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: like i say....i think it's a bit too soon to break out the bubbly but it was great to win...it always is, we just have to do it more often. i think it may be a bit premature but i think i can sense a bit of optimism creeping back.....but again i dont want to temp fate.....watch this space. i'm working in Glasgow tomorrow so i can't go...but i will be right behind you lads....i wonder if Premier Inns have free wi-fi?[/p][/quote]Free wifi for half an hour! I'd go to Macdonalds if I were you :-) SteppBladder

3:58pm Mon 2 Dec 13

French Rover says...

good win saturday against a fancied side who had been playing well, so confdence should be growing in the side and we have every chance to get at least a point at Ipswich and then maybe the same at QPR who are not as invincible as they like to feel - they have a problem scoriing goals and have only won two of their last seven games....could even be six points from these two games! Optimistic? Moi? Never!
good win saturday against a fancied side who had been playing well, so confdence should be growing in the side and we have every chance to get at least a point at Ipswich and then maybe the same at QPR who are not as invincible as they like to feel - they have a problem scoriing goals and have only won two of their last seven games....could even be six points from these two games! Optimistic? Moi? Never! French Rover

4:00pm Mon 2 Dec 13

French Rover says...

SteppBladder wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
I agree in some respects. We are surely playing better as a team than we have done in the recent past, and we would have given anything for mid-table and a few points off the play-offs last season. But tbh, I didn't think the posts were very negative and not worth all the thumbs down. I thought they were being realistic.
I reckon the thumbs down are coming from all the trolls up the road...life could look very different for them by January....!
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]I agree in some respects. We are surely playing better as a team than we have done in the recent past, and we would have given anything for mid-table and a few points off the play-offs last season. But tbh, I didn't think the posts were very negative and not worth all the thumbs down. I thought they were being realistic.[/p][/quote]I reckon the thumbs down are coming from all the trolls up the road...life could look very different for them by January....! French Rover

4:40pm Mon 2 Dec 13

owd nick says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.
Lets put things in perspective, and I don't wear rose tinted glasses.

We aren't zillions in debt, its only millions and we actually owe the bulk of the debt to......Venky's; who don't appear to be in any rush to want it back.

I don't know why people keep worrying about Shebby, he ain't going to come back anytime soon and by the middle of next year even that remote possibility will be gone forever.

Attendances are roughly in line with what there were for most of our time outside the top league, which in a recession isn't that bad; of course if we were in the PL gates would be higher, but we aren't.

Some fans have gone because they don't like Venky's, I don't blame them, others have gone because we are no longer in the PL and that's what they supported the club for.

On Saturday we beat a team that was on a pretty decent run, they had one decent chance in the entire match and we beat them fair and square, so I don't mind GB, Spurr or anyone else being positive about our prospects.

All that changes again if we loose tomorrow night, or on Saturday, but if we can pick up 2 or 3 points from those two games, who knows where we go from there.

Things are far from perfect but at least we can see some slow progress being made, and that is worth just a little bit of cautious celebration.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.[/p][/quote]Lets put things in perspective, and I don't wear rose tinted glasses. We aren't zillions in debt, its only millions and we actually owe the bulk of the debt to......Venky's; who don't appear to be in any rush to want it back. I don't know why people keep worrying about Shebby, he ain't going to come back anytime soon and by the middle of next year even that remote possibility will be gone forever. Attendances are roughly in line with what there were for most of our time outside the top league, which in a recession isn't that bad; of course if we were in the PL gates would be higher, but we aren't. Some fans have gone because they don't like Venky's, I don't blame them, others have gone because we are no longer in the PL and that's what they supported the club for. On Saturday we beat a team that was on a pretty decent run, they had one decent chance in the entire match and we beat them fair and square, so I don't mind GB, Spurr or anyone else being positive about our prospects. All that changes again if we loose tomorrow night, or on Saturday, but if we can pick up 2 or 3 points from those two games, who knows where we go from there. Things are far from perfect but at least we can see some slow progress being made, and that is worth just a little bit of cautious celebration. owd nick

4:57pm Mon 2 Dec 13

brown cow warrior says...

owd nick wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.
Lets put things in perspective, and I don't wear rose tinted glasses.

We aren't zillions in debt, its only millions and we actually owe the bulk of the debt to......Venky's; who don't appear to be in any rush to want it back.

I don't know why people keep worrying about Shebby, he ain't going to come back anytime soon and by the middle of next year even that remote possibility will be gone forever.

Attendances are roughly in line with what there were for most of our time outside the top league, which in a recession isn't that bad; of course if we were in the PL gates would be higher, but we aren't.

Some fans have gone because they don't like Venky's, I don't blame them, others have gone because we are no longer in the PL and that's what they supported the club for.

On Saturday we beat a team that was on a pretty decent run, they had one decent chance in the entire match and we beat them fair and square, so I don't mind GB, Spurr or anyone else being positive about our prospects.

All that changes again if we loose tomorrow night, or on Saturday, but if we can pick up 2 or 3 points from those two games, who knows where we go from there.

Things are far from perfect but at least we can see some slow progress being made, and that is worth just a little bit of cautious celebration.
Until I read 'all that changes again if we lose tomorrow night or on Saturday....' I thought you were one of the happy clappers now I'm not so sure and I'm not sure you're sure either!!!!!!
Oh! I don't disagree with you about Saturday's game by the way but as I said in an earlier post.....one swallow doesn't make a summer.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.[/p][/quote]Lets put things in perspective, and I don't wear rose tinted glasses. We aren't zillions in debt, its only millions and we actually owe the bulk of the debt to......Venky's; who don't appear to be in any rush to want it back. I don't know why people keep worrying about Shebby, he ain't going to come back anytime soon and by the middle of next year even that remote possibility will be gone forever. Attendances are roughly in line with what there were for most of our time outside the top league, which in a recession isn't that bad; of course if we were in the PL gates would be higher, but we aren't. Some fans have gone because they don't like Venky's, I don't blame them, others have gone because we are no longer in the PL and that's what they supported the club for. On Saturday we beat a team that was on a pretty decent run, they had one decent chance in the entire match and we beat them fair and square, so I don't mind GB, Spurr or anyone else being positive about our prospects. All that changes again if we loose tomorrow night, or on Saturday, but if we can pick up 2 or 3 points from those two games, who knows where we go from there. Things are far from perfect but at least we can see some slow progress being made, and that is worth just a little bit of cautious celebration.[/p][/quote]Until I read 'all that changes again if we lose tomorrow night or on Saturday....' I thought you were one of the happy clappers now I'm not so sure and I'm not sure you're sure either!!!!!! Oh! I don't disagree with you about Saturday's game by the way but as I said in an earlier post.....one swallow doesn't make a summer. brown cow warrior

5:08pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
I think the team are in the best shape it has been in the last two years, but are you serious about 'the club' ? - Fifty odd million in debt -That's not looking for fault, it's a fact
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]I think the team are in the best shape it has been in the last two years, but are you serious about 'the club' ? - Fifty odd million in debt -That's not looking for fault, it's a fact Harwoodstblue

5:14pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

French Rover wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
realisticrover wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
I agree in some respects. We are surely playing better as a team than we have done in the recent past, and we would have given anything for mid-table and a few points off the play-offs last season. But tbh, I didn't think the posts were very negative and not worth all the thumbs down. I thought they were being realistic.
I reckon the thumbs down are coming from all the trolls up the road...life could look very different for them by January....!
I agree, it's probably WLUV spending all day giving all the posts the thumbs down. The coward daren't show his face when the dingles lose. Sad *******
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]I agree in some respects. We are surely playing better as a team than we have done in the recent past, and we would have given anything for mid-table and a few points off the play-offs last season. But tbh, I didn't think the posts were very negative and not worth all the thumbs down. I thought they were being realistic.[/p][/quote]I reckon the thumbs down are coming from all the trolls up the road...life could look very different for them by January....![/p][/quote]I agree, it's probably WLUV spending all day giving all the posts the thumbs down. The coward daren't show his face when the dingles lose. Sad ******* Harwoodstblue

7:44pm Mon 2 Dec 13

noddy57 says...

lets keep it real, great 3 points but we do need to put a run together if we have any aspirations of getting out of this division,,consistenc
y is the key,
lets keep it real, great 3 points but we do need to put a run together if we have any aspirations of getting out of this division,,consistenc y is the key, noddy57

10:11pm Mon 2 Dec 13

owd nick says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
owd nick wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.
Lets put things in perspective, and I don't wear rose tinted glasses.

We aren't zillions in debt, its only millions and we actually owe the bulk of the debt to......Venky's; who don't appear to be in any rush to want it back.

I don't know why people keep worrying about Shebby, he ain't going to come back anytime soon and by the middle of next year even that remote possibility will be gone forever.

Attendances are roughly in line with what there were for most of our time outside the top league, which in a recession isn't that bad; of course if we were in the PL gates would be higher, but we aren't.

Some fans have gone because they don't like Venky's, I don't blame them, others have gone because we are no longer in the PL and that's what they supported the club for.

On Saturday we beat a team that was on a pretty decent run, they had one decent chance in the entire match and we beat them fair and square, so I don't mind GB, Spurr or anyone else being positive about our prospects.

All that changes again if we loose tomorrow night, or on Saturday, but if we can pick up 2 or 3 points from those two games, who knows where we go from there.

Things are far from perfect but at least we can see some slow progress being made, and that is worth just a little bit of cautious celebration.
Until I read 'all that changes again if we lose tomorrow night or on Saturday....' I thought you were one of the happy clappers now I'm not so sure and I'm not sure you're sure either!!!!!!
Oh! I don't disagree with you about Saturday's game by the way but as I said in an earlier post.....one swallow doesn't make a summer.
I have been accused as being an happy clapper many times, doesn't bother me in the slightest, first and foremost I am a 100% Rovers fan who puts his money where his mouth is, wherever we are in whatever league we are in.

Or whoever owns us.

I prefer realist.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.[/p][/quote]Lets put things in perspective, and I don't wear rose tinted glasses. We aren't zillions in debt, its only millions and we actually owe the bulk of the debt to......Venky's; who don't appear to be in any rush to want it back. I don't know why people keep worrying about Shebby, he ain't going to come back anytime soon and by the middle of next year even that remote possibility will be gone forever. Attendances are roughly in line with what there were for most of our time outside the top league, which in a recession isn't that bad; of course if we were in the PL gates would be higher, but we aren't. Some fans have gone because they don't like Venky's, I don't blame them, others have gone because we are no longer in the PL and that's what they supported the club for. On Saturday we beat a team that was on a pretty decent run, they had one decent chance in the entire match and we beat them fair and square, so I don't mind GB, Spurr or anyone else being positive about our prospects. All that changes again if we loose tomorrow night, or on Saturday, but if we can pick up 2 or 3 points from those two games, who knows where we go from there. Things are far from perfect but at least we can see some slow progress being made, and that is worth just a little bit of cautious celebration.[/p][/quote]Until I read 'all that changes again if we lose tomorrow night or on Saturday....' I thought you were one of the happy clappers now I'm not so sure and I'm not sure you're sure either!!!!!! Oh! I don't disagree with you about Saturday's game by the way but as I said in an earlier post.....one swallow doesn't make a summer.[/p][/quote]I have been accused as being an happy clapper many times, doesn't bother me in the slightest, first and foremost I am a 100% Rovers fan who puts his money where his mouth is, wherever we are in whatever league we are in. Or whoever owns us. I prefer realist. owd nick

1:48am Tue 3 Dec 13

rover4life says...

People have their own opinions, I am no happy clapper and not at all happy about some of the circumstances the club finds itself in at the moment but it is still my home town club and the team I will follow through thick and thin.
I don't see any sense in outright negativity from people who say they have the club at heart "Get shut of Venkys" or "Why do you give money to Venkys" Really?, I would suggest you come up with a serious alternative because if you think the Rovers trust can save us that is cloud cuckoo land you would need someone to step up with say 60 million.
Our best and possibly only option is to go hell for leather to get back to the prem and i will give my full support vocally and in person to the manager and the lads trying to get us there.
We will undoubtedly need the rub of the green regarding cutting out the injuries and scraping a win or two we may not deserve but with a fit and settled squad we would be as good as any team in this league.
If as has been demanded by some we all stay away exactly what will that achieve? Instead of barracking the club you say you love try getting behind them it may even help save them!
People have their own opinions, I am no happy clapper and not at all happy about some of the circumstances the club finds itself in at the moment but it is still my home town club and the team I will follow through thick and thin. I don't see any sense in outright negativity from people who say they have the club at heart "Get shut of Venkys" or "Why do you give money to Venkys" Really?, I would suggest you come up with a serious alternative because if you think the Rovers trust can save us that is cloud cuckoo land you would need someone to step up with say 60 million. Our best and possibly only option is to go hell for leather to get back to the prem and i will give my full support vocally and in person to the manager and the lads trying to get us there. We will undoubtedly need the rub of the green regarding cutting out the injuries and scraping a win or two we may not deserve but with a fit and settled squad we would be as good as any team in this league. If as has been demanded by some we all stay away exactly what will that achieve? Instead of barracking the club you say you love try getting behind them it may even help save them! rover4life

8:35am Tue 3 Dec 13

greenscreener says...

rover4life wrote:
People have their own opinions, I am no happy clapper and not at all happy about some of the circumstances the club finds itself in at the moment but it is still my home town club and the team I will follow through thick and thin.
I don't see any sense in outright negativity from people who say they have the club at heart "Get shut of Venkys" or "Why do you give money to Venkys" Really?, I would suggest you come up with a serious alternative because if you think the Rovers trust can save us that is cloud cuckoo land you would need someone to step up with say 60 million.
Our best and possibly only option is to go hell for leather to get back to the prem and i will give my full support vocally and in person to the manager and the lads trying to get us there.
We will undoubtedly need the rub of the green regarding cutting out the injuries and scraping a win or two we may not deserve but with a fit and settled squad we would be as good as any team in this league.
If as has been demanded by some we all stay away exactly what will that achieve? Instead of barracking the club you say you love try getting behind them it may even help save them!
Have to say how good it is to see numerous football discussions on these threads following a decent result.

When the team struggles the quality of debate on here goes through the floor because any football discussion get drowned out by the armchair cynics and the retards from up the road.

You make a good point about supporting the team, but that demands a bit of pragmatism. In reality there are still too many just waiting for Rovers to fail and there will be more pages of unhelpful dross again if we don't get something from tonight's game.
[quote][p][bold]rover4life[/bold] wrote: People have their own opinions, I am no happy clapper and not at all happy about some of the circumstances the club finds itself in at the moment but it is still my home town club and the team I will follow through thick and thin. I don't see any sense in outright negativity from people who say they have the club at heart "Get shut of Venkys" or "Why do you give money to Venkys" Really?, I would suggest you come up with a serious alternative because if you think the Rovers trust can save us that is cloud cuckoo land you would need someone to step up with say 60 million. Our best and possibly only option is to go hell for leather to get back to the prem and i will give my full support vocally and in person to the manager and the lads trying to get us there. We will undoubtedly need the rub of the green regarding cutting out the injuries and scraping a win or two we may not deserve but with a fit and settled squad we would be as good as any team in this league. If as has been demanded by some we all stay away exactly what will that achieve? Instead of barracking the club you say you love try getting behind them it may even help save them![/p][/quote]Have to say how good it is to see numerous football discussions on these threads following a decent result. When the team struggles the quality of debate on here goes through the floor because any football discussion get drowned out by the armchair cynics and the retards from up the road. You make a good point about supporting the team, but that demands a bit of pragmatism. In reality there are still too many just waiting for Rovers to fail and there will be more pages of unhelpful dross again if we don't get something from tonight's game. greenscreener

9:25am Tue 3 Dec 13

MatthewCA says...

Spurr is a fantastic player with full of smile and passion. His long accurate throw is creating impact in the box, which is going to be the key with Rudy Gestede's introduction to the team form today onwards.

All the best , Spurr is one of the valuable player in the season.

Game ON - Spurr's hand(H) and Rudy Gestede's head(H) will win matchs in this season. Both are crazy and passionate to play good creative football
Spurr is a fantastic player with full of smile and passion. His long accurate throw is creating impact in the box, which is going to be the key with Rudy Gestede's introduction to the team form today onwards. All the best , Spurr is one of the valuable player in the season. Game ON - Spurr's hand(H) and Rudy Gestede's head(H) will win matchs in this season. Both are crazy and passionate to play good creative football MatthewCA

1:16pm Tue 3 Dec 13

realisticrover says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.
Come on Brown Cow, lets just stop and think eh?
Do you honestly think that the Rovers Board didnt know that the massive debts were coming, once relegated? Do you think FFP was a surprise?
If you hadnt realised, Bowyer (and the club) have made massive efforts to reduce the wage bill. At the same time, we now have one of the youngest squads in the Championship, a real togetherness and some talented Championship players with a point to prove.
It is a very different club now to the absolute mess it was 3 years ago when they sacked Sam and 2 years ago when Kean was messing everything up and 1 year ago when Danny Murphy and Pedersen were here.
As high as your expectations are, we are in a mess and are doing a great job at turning things around (i dont trust Venkys either).
My "rose tinted glasses" also realize that we will lose as many games as we win this season, but we've got a real change of getting into the play offs now Dunn and Rochna are back and Gestede is an option.
Open your eyes, Warrior, theres a lot of stuff going on that you dont seem to see!!!
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.[/p][/quote]Come on Brown Cow, lets just stop and think eh? Do you honestly think that the Rovers Board didnt know that the massive debts were coming, once relegated? Do you think FFP was a surprise? If you hadnt realised, Bowyer (and the club) have made massive efforts to reduce the wage bill. At the same time, we now have one of the youngest squads in the Championship, a real togetherness and some talented Championship players with a point to prove. It is a very different club now to the absolute mess it was 3 years ago when they sacked Sam and 2 years ago when Kean was messing everything up and 1 year ago when Danny Murphy and Pedersen were here. As high as your expectations are, we are in a mess and are doing a great job at turning things around (i dont trust Venkys either). My "rose tinted glasses" also realize that we will lose as many games as we win this season, but we've got a real change of getting into the play offs now Dunn and Rochna are back and Gestede is an option. Open your eyes, Warrior, theres a lot of stuff going on that you dont seem to see!!! realisticrover

2:53pm Tue 3 Dec 13

brown cow warrior says...

realisticrover wrote:
brown cow warrior wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose.
Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?
Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.
Come on Brown Cow, lets just stop and think eh?
Do you honestly think that the Rovers Board didnt know that the massive debts were coming, once relegated? Do you think FFP was a surprise?
If you hadnt realised, Bowyer (and the club) have made massive efforts to reduce the wage bill. At the same time, we now have one of the youngest squads in the Championship, a real togetherness and some talented Championship players with a point to prove.
It is a very different club now to the absolute mess it was 3 years ago when they sacked Sam and 2 years ago when Kean was messing everything up and 1 year ago when Danny Murphy and Pedersen were here.
As high as your expectations are, we are in a mess and are doing a great job at turning things around (i dont trust Venkys either).
My "rose tinted glasses" also realize that we will lose as many games as we win this season, but we've got a real change of getting into the play offs now Dunn and Rochna are back and Gestede is an option.
Open your eyes, Warrior, theres a lot of stuff going on that you dont seem to see!!!
I don't disagree with the points you have made regarding the shape that the team is in but the fact remains that we are hugely in debt, going to fall foul of FFP, still getting no real leadership/business plan from Venkys etc........simply acknowledging these things and saying they come as no surprise doesn't alter the impact that they can have on the club as a whole regardless of what the players do on the field.
Glad you mentioned Rochina by the way.........where was he on Saturday?
Nice chatting and fingers crossed for another result tonight.
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I don't really understand the above posts, all so negative. As GB himself says, lets not get too excited when we win and not too down when we lose. Rovers are in a great position currently, far better than we could have hoped for towards the end of last season (and the season before). Its almost like the stability upsets people - the club is in the best shape its been in for 2 years, lets be thankful, rather than just looking to find fault eh?[/p][/quote]Best shape its been in for two years??????? Lend us your rose tinted will you......zillions in debt, FFP gonna cripple us, Venkys in charge, Shabby somewhere over the horizon but apparently still hitched to us, attendances thousands down on what they used to be.........but we won a game so every things okay.[/p][/quote]Come on Brown Cow, lets just stop and think eh? Do you honestly think that the Rovers Board didnt know that the massive debts were coming, once relegated? Do you think FFP was a surprise? If you hadnt realised, Bowyer (and the club) have made massive efforts to reduce the wage bill. At the same time, we now have one of the youngest squads in the Championship, a real togetherness and some talented Championship players with a point to prove. It is a very different club now to the absolute mess it was 3 years ago when they sacked Sam and 2 years ago when Kean was messing everything up and 1 year ago when Danny Murphy and Pedersen were here. As high as your expectations are, we are in a mess and are doing a great job at turning things around (i dont trust Venkys either). My "rose tinted glasses" also realize that we will lose as many games as we win this season, but we've got a real change of getting into the play offs now Dunn and Rochna are back and Gestede is an option. Open your eyes, Warrior, theres a lot of stuff going on that you dont seem to see!!![/p][/quote]I don't disagree with the points you have made regarding the shape that the team is in but the fact remains that we are hugely in debt, going to fall foul of FFP, still getting no real leadership/business plan from Venkys etc........simply acknowledging these things and saying they come as no surprise doesn't alter the impact that they can have on the club as a whole regardless of what the players do on the field. Glad you mentioned Rochina by the way.........where was he on Saturday? Nice chatting and fingers crossed for another result tonight. brown cow warrior

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