Blackburn Rovers take ex-Tranmere defender Will Vaulks on trial from Falkirk

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

BLACKBURN Rovers have taken former Tranmere defender Will Vaulks on trial from Scottish Championship outfit Falkirk.

Wirral-born Vaulks, 20, was released from Tranmere in November 2012.

But he made a swift return to full-time football three months later after impressing Falkirk scouts while playing for non-league Workington in the Conference North.

Now the full-back or centre-back has the chance to impress Rovers boss Gary Bowyer at Brockhall.

Falkirk manager Gary Holt said: “I don’t want to lose him, or anyone at the club, but we know the situation here and if an offer was to come in we’d have to look at it.

“Blackburn is a big club and it’s a big opportunity for Will.

“He won’t go down there unknown to the Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer – they’ll know all about him.

“A trial period isn’t unusual. Clubs often do it with young players to assess them closely and monitor how they fit and settle with the group and how they handle training.”

Rovers have been linked with a loan move for Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe.

But there has been no official approach to bring the 18-year-old to Ewood Park.

But with Liverpool keen to send Ibe out on loan to a Championship club to further his development, it is believed it is something Rovers could consider.

But for now Bowyer’s main priority is attempting to move on players who do not feature in his first-team plans.

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6:46pm Tue 14 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: -22

7:04pm Tue 14 Jan 14

leitchy says...

I'd take Ibe from Liverpool he's quick.....not sure about the other dude!
I'd take Ibe from Liverpool he's quick.....not sure about the other dude! leitchy
  • Score: 6

7:47pm Tue 14 Jan 14

baldie says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace
Newcastle and now QPR.
Keep going,only another possible 40 to go.
For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go.
According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace Newcastle and now QPR. Keep going,only another possible 40 to go. For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go. According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next? baldie
  • Score: 20

7:49pm Tue 14 Jan 14

eddyo says...

He is a right-back, so he might be a useful addition given that neither Henley or Kane have not been that convincing.
He is a right-back, so he might be a useful addition given that neither Henley or Kane have not been that convincing. eddyo
  • Score: -5

8:02pm Tue 14 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

baldie wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace
Newcastle and now QPR.
Keep going,only another possible 40 to go.
For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go.
According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?
On current form, Ings has got to be in the same price bracket as Rhodes. And he's younger.

In all seriousness I think Ings and Rhodes will be off in the summer regardless of where either club finish in the league.
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace Newcastle and now QPR. Keep going,only another possible 40 to go. For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go. According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?[/p][/quote]On current form, Ings has got to be in the same price bracket as Rhodes. And he's younger. In all seriousness I think Ings and Rhodes will be off in the summer regardless of where either club finish in the league. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Tue 14 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
are you the same MUG that said rovers would be in the relegation zone by Christmas your problem is not were rovers finish in the league
it will be if you can finish the season without selling you'r best player
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]are you the same MUG that said rovers would be in the relegation zone by Christmas your problem is not were rovers finish in the league it will be if you can finish the season without selling you'r best player jim 2012
  • Score: 2

9:32pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mammamiauk says...

"But for now Bowyer’s main priority is attempting to move on players who do not feature in his first-team plans"

Very likely Dickson Etuhu and Leon Best? Okay, Etuhu is injured but Best is not even playing and costing the club plenty of money plus his behaviour has left much to be desired of late, eg his comments on Instagram, etc.
"But for now Bowyer’s main priority is attempting to move on players who do not feature in his first-team plans" Very likely Dickson Etuhu and Leon Best? Okay, Etuhu is injured but Best is not even playing and costing the club plenty of money plus his behaviour has left much to be desired of late, eg his comments on Instagram, etc. mammamiauk
  • Score: 5

9:56pm Tue 14 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

this vaulks lad is probably more up for a challenge than the likes of Etuhu and Best so get shut of the deadwood asap and let,s crack on,
this vaulks lad is probably more up for a challenge than the likes of Etuhu and Best so get shut of the deadwood asap and let,s crack on, noddy57
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Tue 14 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

Top player! :O)
Top player! :O) RobH2O
  • Score: -3

11:14pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mammamiauk says...

Now there are rumours going around that QPR are interested in Rhodes, as with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United! I think that the transfer window should be scrapped as it does unsettle the players and the fans and not to mention, football clubs end up losing players they do not wish to and/or spending too much money on players they may not even use that often in the future.

As with other Rovers fans, I hope that Rhodes will not go - where will Rovers be without him? If Rhodes goes, we may as well say goodbye to promotion! I certainly will not rest until the transfer window closes on the 31st and am sure that other Rovers fans will agree. Another one I do not wish to see going is Dann as he and Hanley have formed such a great partnership although he is one of the high earners and the wage bill needs to be trimmed.
Now there are rumours going around that QPR are interested in Rhodes, as with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United! I think that the transfer window should be scrapped as it does unsettle the players and the fans and not to mention, football clubs end up losing players they do not wish to and/or spending too much money on players they may not even use that often in the future. As with other Rovers fans, I hope that Rhodes will not go - where will Rovers be without him? If Rhodes goes, we may as well say goodbye to promotion! I certainly will not rest until the transfer window closes on the 31st and am sure that other Rovers fans will agree. Another one I do not wish to see going is Dann as he and Hanley have formed such a great partnership although he is one of the high earners and the wage bill needs to be trimmed. mammamiauk
  • Score: 4

11:23pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

mammamiauk wrote:
Now there are rumours going around that QPR are interested in Rhodes, as with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United! I think that the transfer window should be scrapped as it does unsettle the players and the fans and not to mention, football clubs end up losing players they do not wish to and/or spending too much money on players they may not even use that often in the future.

As with other Rovers fans, I hope that Rhodes will not go - where will Rovers be without him? If Rhodes goes, we may as well say goodbye to promotion! I certainly will not rest until the transfer window closes on the 31st and am sure that other Rovers fans will agree. Another one I do not wish to see going is Dann as he and Hanley have formed such a great partnership although he is one of the high earners and the wage bill needs to be trimmed.
If they have any sense they will surely be looking to get rid of Best, he isn't even on the subs bench anymore, he along with Orr and Ehtu should be told they will never play for Rovers again, loan them out to Accy Stanley for the rest of the season, surely they can't refuse to go where ever we want to send them.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: Now there are rumours going around that QPR are interested in Rhodes, as with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United! I think that the transfer window should be scrapped as it does unsettle the players and the fans and not to mention, football clubs end up losing players they do not wish to and/or spending too much money on players they may not even use that often in the future. As with other Rovers fans, I hope that Rhodes will not go - where will Rovers be without him? If Rhodes goes, we may as well say goodbye to promotion! I certainly will not rest until the transfer window closes on the 31st and am sure that other Rovers fans will agree. Another one I do not wish to see going is Dann as he and Hanley have formed such a great partnership although he is one of the high earners and the wage bill needs to be trimmed.[/p][/quote]If they have any sense they will surely be looking to get rid of Best, he isn't even on the subs bench anymore, he along with Orr and Ehtu should be told they will never play for Rovers again, loan them out to Accy Stanley for the rest of the season, surely they can't refuse to go where ever we want to send them. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 5

11:23pm Tue 14 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Vaulks is 20 years old, GB likes young players and isn't scared of giving them a chance to prove what they can do, just have a look at the current first team squad.

If he's good enough GB will bring it out of him, if not, nothing is really lost is it?
Vaulks is 20 years old, GB likes young players and isn't scared of giving them a chance to prove what they can do, just have a look at the current first team squad. If he's good enough GB will bring it out of him, if not, nothing is really lost is it? owd nick
  • Score: 3

11:45pm Tue 14 Jan 14

owd nick says...

mammamiauk wrote:
Now there are rumours going around that QPR are interested in Rhodes, as with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United! I think that the transfer window should be scrapped as it does unsettle the players and the fans and not to mention, football clubs end up losing players they do not wish to and/or spending too much money on players they may not even use that often in the future.

As with other Rovers fans, I hope that Rhodes will not go - where will Rovers be without him? If Rhodes goes, we may as well say goodbye to promotion! I certainly will not rest until the transfer window closes on the 31st and am sure that other Rovers fans will agree. Another one I do not wish to see going is Dann as he and Hanley have formed such a great partnership although he is one of the high earners and the wage bill needs to be trimmed.
QPR are in a worse financial position than we are, Fair Play fines of between £60 to £80 million are being muted, even if they go up.

They spent heavily trying to stay up last season and failed so with Fair Play coming along at a rate of knots are they going to risk an all or nothing bid for Rhodes?

I doubt it.

75%, possibly more clubs, both league and PL are facing fines under FP, it isn't just Rovers, that means lots of clubs are looking to offload expensive players, but the players aren't going to take a drop in salary to go, why should they?

GB's mantra has been consistant, he doesn't have to sell Rhodes or for that matter anyone else he wants to keep in the squad.

It will take "silly money" for Rovers to be tempted, and if someone is daft or desperate enough to fork it out then Rovers would be stupid not to cash in.

Again the simple question, "If Rhodes gets a serious injury in the next game or so what happens?".

Remember Alan Shearer?
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: Now there are rumours going around that QPR are interested in Rhodes, as with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United! I think that the transfer window should be scrapped as it does unsettle the players and the fans and not to mention, football clubs end up losing players they do not wish to and/or spending too much money on players they may not even use that often in the future. As with other Rovers fans, I hope that Rhodes will not go - where will Rovers be without him? If Rhodes goes, we may as well say goodbye to promotion! I certainly will not rest until the transfer window closes on the 31st and am sure that other Rovers fans will agree. Another one I do not wish to see going is Dann as he and Hanley have formed such a great partnership although he is one of the high earners and the wage bill needs to be trimmed.[/p][/quote]QPR are in a worse financial position than we are, Fair Play fines of between £60 to £80 million are being muted, even if they go up. They spent heavily trying to stay up last season and failed so with Fair Play coming along at a rate of knots are they going to risk an all or nothing bid for Rhodes? I doubt it. 75%, possibly more clubs, both league and PL are facing fines under FP, it isn't just Rovers, that means lots of clubs are looking to offload expensive players, but the players aren't going to take a drop in salary to go, why should they? GB's mantra has been consistant, he doesn't have to sell Rhodes or for that matter anyone else he wants to keep in the squad. It will take "silly money" for Rovers to be tempted, and if someone is daft or desperate enough to fork it out then Rovers would be stupid not to cash in. Again the simple question, "If Rhodes gets a serious injury in the next game or so what happens?". Remember Alan Shearer? owd nick
  • Score: 1

8:12am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

baldie wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace
Newcastle and now QPR.
Keep going,only another possible 40 to go.
For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go.
According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?
They'll head for the pound shop January sales in Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace Newcastle and now QPR. Keep going,only another possible 40 to go. For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go. According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?[/p][/quote]They'll head for the pound shop January sales in Burnley. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

8:32am Wed 15 Jan 14

bburnrover says...

Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings. bburnrover
  • Score: 3

9:18am Wed 15 Jan 14

we.love.u.venkys. says...

What an absolute shambles you lot are.

Embarrassing.
What an absolute shambles you lot are. Embarrassing. we.love.u.venkys.
  • Score: -1

9:26am Wed 15 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal?

If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal? If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: -2

10:00am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad.
Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad. Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

10:02am Wed 15 Jan 14

owd nick says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal?

If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.
Quicker? absolutely

Younger, can't argue with that.

Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change.

Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards?

Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots.

If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal? If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.[/p][/quote]Quicker? absolutely Younger, can't argue with that. Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change. Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards? Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots. If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings. owd nick
  • Score: 3

10:06am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal?

If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.
Quicker? absolutely

Younger, can't argue with that.

Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change.

Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards?

Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots.

If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.
Absolutely, and with doubling his pay packet there's no doubt about the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal? If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.[/p][/quote]Quicker? absolutely Younger, can't argue with that. Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change. Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards? Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots. If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, and with doubling his pay packet there's no doubt about the outcome. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -1

10:26am Wed 15 Jan 14

realisticrover says...

ah yeh...they said he wasnt quick enough at Ipswich. He went to Huddersfield, got them promoted and then they said he wouldnt be quick enough for League 1. Rovers bought him and it was a gamble because he wasnt quick enough and was untried at this level...
In fairness, I think hes a player that very much needs a system that suits him, but a Swansea or Norwich or ideally an Arsenal or Liverpool would be ideal for him, they play great football and create a lot of chances in and around the box. Such as Everton, Stoke, Hull (Man City, Utd) need their players to be either quick or strong in order to create chances of their own or to draw defenders, which isn ideal for Rhodes.
in conclusion...he's better off staying at Rovers! :)
ah yeh...they said he wasnt quick enough at Ipswich. He went to Huddersfield, got them promoted and then they said he wouldnt be quick enough for League 1. Rovers bought him and it was a gamble because he wasnt quick enough and was untried at this level... In fairness, I think hes a player that very much needs a system that suits him, but a Swansea or Norwich or ideally an Arsenal or Liverpool would be ideal for him, they play great football and create a lot of chances in and around the box. Such as Everton, Stoke, Hull (Man City, Utd) need their players to be either quick or strong in order to create chances of their own or to draw defenders, which isn ideal for Rhodes. in conclusion...he's better off staying at Rovers! :) realisticrover
  • Score: 0

10:40am Wed 15 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad.
Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.
I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease.

6/4 with the bookies now.

Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad. Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.[/p][/quote]I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease. 6/4 with the bookies now. Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 0

10:40am Wed 15 Jan 14

baz58 says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
baldie wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace
Newcastle and now QPR.
Keep going,only another possible 40 to go.
For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go.
According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?
On current form, Ings has got to be in the same price bracket as Rhodes. And he's younger.

In all seriousness I think Ings and Rhodes will be off in the summer regardless of where either club finish in the league.
You may be right there, but you must agree theres nothing wrong in giving a young player a trial, nothing to lose in that!
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]That's Crystal,we don't want him cos he's cup-tied, Palace Newcastle and now QPR. Keep going,only another possible 40 to go. For someone who thinks his team is home and hosed,you seem a bit worried to me.You just can't wait for him to go. According to the Football League show,a HOST of Premier league scouts were watching Ings on Saturday.So,when potential suitors are quoted 10-12 million for Rhodes because he has over 3 years left on his contract,where do you suppose they look next?[/p][/quote]On current form, Ings has got to be in the same price bracket as Rhodes. And he's younger. In all seriousness I think Ings and Rhodes will be off in the summer regardless of where either club finish in the league.[/p][/quote]You may be right there, but you must agree theres nothing wrong in giving a young player a trial, nothing to lose in that! baz58
  • Score: 0

10:42am Wed 15 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

owd nick wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal?

If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.
Quicker? absolutely

Younger, can't argue with that.

Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change.

Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards?

Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots.

If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.
Absolute Comedy Gold.

So you can afford to **** another £8-£10 million can you?

Oh and I am sure that Danny Ings would love to swap a promotion chase for lower-midtable nothingness with Venkys FC.

Deluded doesn't even come close.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal? If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.[/p][/quote]Quicker? absolutely Younger, can't argue with that. Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change. Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards? Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots. If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.[/p][/quote]Absolute Comedy Gold. So you can afford to **** another £8-£10 million can you? Oh and I am sure that Danny Ings would love to swap a promotion chase for lower-midtable nothingness with Venkys FC. Deluded doesn't even come close. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 0

10:44am Wed 15 Jan 14

French Rover says...

realisticrover wrote:
ah yeh...they said he wasnt quick enough at Ipswich. He went to Huddersfield, got them promoted and then they said he wouldnt be quick enough for League 1. Rovers bought him and it was a gamble because he wasnt quick enough and was untried at this level...
In fairness, I think hes a player that very much needs a system that suits him, but a Swansea or Norwich or ideally an Arsenal or Liverpool would be ideal for him, they play great football and create a lot of chances in and around the box. Such as Everton, Stoke, Hull (Man City, Utd) need their players to be either quick or strong in order to create chances of their own or to draw defenders, which isn ideal for Rhodes.
in conclusion...he's better off staying at Rovers! :)
almost agree RR...but to me Rhodes seems like he is only at `idling` speed with his performances at Rovers. He always seems like he has another gear and a lot more to give - but he seems to be `saving it` for some reason only known to himself.

I think he will be a big asset to any prem team that signs him and that he will go on to be a big name player for many years to come at the top level.

I dont think that it is in his career plan now to sign for anyone else in the championship, there would be no point to that at all for him, as he showed already he can score goals at this level. Next step must be the prem for Jordan, just hope that its at the end of the season and with the Rovers, and not now with someone else.
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: ah yeh...they said he wasnt quick enough at Ipswich. He went to Huddersfield, got them promoted and then they said he wouldnt be quick enough for League 1. Rovers bought him and it was a gamble because he wasnt quick enough and was untried at this level... In fairness, I think hes a player that very much needs a system that suits him, but a Swansea or Norwich or ideally an Arsenal or Liverpool would be ideal for him, they play great football and create a lot of chances in and around the box. Such as Everton, Stoke, Hull (Man City, Utd) need their players to be either quick or strong in order to create chances of their own or to draw defenders, which isn ideal for Rhodes. in conclusion...he's better off staying at Rovers! :)[/p][/quote]almost agree RR...but to me Rhodes seems like he is only at `idling` speed with his performances at Rovers. He always seems like he has another gear and a lot more to give - but he seems to be `saving it` for some reason only known to himself. I think he will be a big asset to any prem team that signs him and that he will go on to be a big name player for many years to come at the top level. I dont think that it is in his career plan now to sign for anyone else in the championship, there would be no point to that at all for him, as he showed already he can score goals at this level. Next step must be the prem for Jordan, just hope that its at the end of the season and with the Rovers, and not now with someone else. French Rover
  • Score: 1

10:50am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

realisticrover wrote:
ah yeh...they said he wasnt quick enough at Ipswich. He went to Huddersfield, got them promoted and then they said he wouldnt be quick enough for League 1. Rovers bought him and it was a gamble because he wasnt quick enough and was untried at this level...
In fairness, I think hes a player that very much needs a system that suits him, but a Swansea or Norwich or ideally an Arsenal or Liverpool would be ideal for him, they play great football and create a lot of chances in and around the box. Such as Everton, Stoke, Hull (Man City, Utd) need their players to be either quick or strong in order to create chances of their own or to draw defenders, which isn ideal for Rhodes.
in conclusion...he's better off staying at Rovers! :)
Don't forget he's played as a lone striker most of the season so far. A bit of help from Gestede will make a big difference.
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: ah yeh...they said he wasnt quick enough at Ipswich. He went to Huddersfield, got them promoted and then they said he wouldnt be quick enough for League 1. Rovers bought him and it was a gamble because he wasnt quick enough and was untried at this level... In fairness, I think hes a player that very much needs a system that suits him, but a Swansea or Norwich or ideally an Arsenal or Liverpool would be ideal for him, they play great football and create a lot of chances in and around the box. Such as Everton, Stoke, Hull (Man City, Utd) need their players to be either quick or strong in order to create chances of their own or to draw defenders, which isn ideal for Rhodes. in conclusion...he's better off staying at Rovers! :)[/p][/quote]Don't forget he's played as a lone striker most of the season so far. A bit of help from Gestede will make a big difference. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

10:53am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad.
Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.
I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease.

6/4 with the bookies now.

Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.
They're in more debt than us you fool.... More clap trap.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad. Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.[/p][/quote]I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease. 6/4 with the bookies now. Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.[/p][/quote]They're in more debt than us you fool.... More clap trap. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -1

11:01am Wed 15 Jan 14

we.love.u.venkys. says...

Has Rhodes gone yet?
Has Rhodes gone yet? we.love.u.venkys.
  • Score: -1

11:09am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Has Rhodes gone yet?
He's been going ever since he arrived hasn't he, according to you. More clap trap.
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Has Rhodes gone yet?[/p][/quote]He's been going ever since he arrived hasn't he, according to you. More clap trap. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

11:21am Wed 15 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad.
Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.
I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease.

6/4 with the bookies now.

Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.
They're in more debt than us you fool.... More clap trap.
Yes but QPR, unlike Jordan Rhodes FC, are looking like they can challenge for promotion, and we all know how Harry likes to speculate to accumulate.

If QPR really are interested then I think you have had it, Rhodes will be off.

Mixed feeling about this one if it happens, Obviously I don't want a Rhodes/Austin partnership at one of our promotion rivals, but that feeling is tempered by knowing just how **** Blackburn would be without your talisman.

Personally I hope he goes to an existing Premier League club.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad. Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.[/p][/quote]I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease. 6/4 with the bookies now. Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.[/p][/quote]They're in more debt than us you fool.... More clap trap.[/p][/quote]Yes but QPR, unlike Jordan Rhodes FC, are looking like they can challenge for promotion, and we all know how Harry likes to speculate to accumulate. If QPR really are interested then I think you have had it, Rhodes will be off. Mixed feeling about this one if it happens, Obviously I don't want a Rhodes/Austin partnership at one of our promotion rivals, but that feeling is tempered by knowing just how **** Blackburn would be without your talisman. Personally I hope he goes to an existing Premier League club. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 0

11:21am Wed 15 Jan 14

jack01 says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs? jack01
  • Score: 0

11:29am Wed 15 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

jack01 wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?
Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he?

So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter?

Twisted Blackburn logic.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?[/p][/quote]Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he? So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter? Twisted Blackburn logic. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 0

11:42am Wed 15 Jan 14

jack01 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
jack01 wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?
Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he?

So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter?

Twisted Blackburn logic.
He's not a regular starter. He might have made 24 appearances but how many of those were from the bench? And how many were in cup games? Why would Brighton have sold him to a smaller club in the same division if he was that important to them?

My logic is I'd sooner be signing players like Cairney and Gestede who achieved automatic promotion from this division last season than players who struggle to make it into mid-table sides.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?[/p][/quote]Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he? So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter? Twisted Blackburn logic.[/p][/quote]He's not a regular starter. He might have made 24 appearances but how many of those were from the bench? And how many were in cup games? Why would Brighton have sold him to a smaller club in the same division if he was that important to them? My logic is I'd sooner be signing players like Cairney and Gestede who achieved automatic promotion from this division last season than players who struggle to make it into mid-table sides. jack01
  • Score: 0

11:58am Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
jack01 wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?
Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he?

So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter?

Twisted Blackburn logic.
Ward was Brighton's second choice striker and only played because Leo Ulloa was out for ten weeks injured. Brighton engineered his departure and Barnes didn't feel wanted, his words not mine. Get the facts right before speaking.
You've got their reserve striker to replace Ings.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?[/p][/quote]Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he? So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter? Twisted Blackburn logic.[/p][/quote]Ward was Brighton's second choice striker and only played because Leo Ulloa was out for ten weeks injured. Brighton engineered his departure and Barnes didn't feel wanted, his words not mine. Get the facts right before speaking. You've got their reserve striker to replace Ings. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -1

12:19pm Wed 15 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

yet another unwanted freebie that could be heading to 'poundland rovers' -
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
yet another unwanted freebie that could be heading to 'poundland rovers' - OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

hasslem hasslem says...

dangerous dave wrote:
yet another unwanted freebie that could be heading to 'poundland rovers' -
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
who precisely should be "OUT" i assume you mean long time club servant gary bowyer? do you also mean jordan rhodes?

as far as unwanted freebie - i assume you had a similar view when rovers signed tony gale on a freebie from wealdstone united?
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: yet another unwanted freebie that could be heading to 'poundland rovers' - OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]who precisely should be "OUT" i assume you mean long time club servant gary bowyer? do you also mean jordan rhodes? as far as unwanted freebie - i assume you had a similar view when rovers signed tony gale on a freebie from wealdstone united? hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -1

1:12pm Wed 15 Jan 14

We'll win the next one says...

we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
What an absolute shambles you lot are. Embarrassing.
.....and what a k**b head you are ! Inbred bag rat.
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: What an absolute shambles you lot are. Embarrassing.[/p][/quote].....and what a k**b head you are ! Inbred bag rat. We'll win the next one
  • Score: -1

1:15pm Wed 15 Jan 14

We'll win the next one says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bburnrover wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad. Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.
I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease. 6/4 with the bookies now. Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.
Thanks for your input Mr Alcoholic smack head. You think you'll hang on to Ings even if you do get promoted ......... snort another line d**k head.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is on £35,000 a week, reportedly. There's no Championship club able to afford that IMO and Prem clubs are buying quality from abroad. Although an excellent striker, Rhodes has his failings which is probably why no Prem club has been in for him. Long may that continue, as I'll be happy if all he can do is pop them in every week.[/p][/quote]I think QPR can afford £35k a week with ease. 6/4 with the bookies now. Squeaky Bum time for Rovers fans as your entire season rests on keeping hold of Rhodes.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your input Mr Alcoholic smack head. You think you'll hang on to Ings even if you do get promoted ......... snort another line d**k head. We'll win the next one
  • Score: -1

1:21pm Wed 15 Jan 14

LonglivetheVenkys says...

jack01 wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?
Even bigger YAWN, have you seen the Championship table lately, all them big money Premier league signings you've made are really doing the business aren't they ?
Keep licking them windows they may come clean one day.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?[/p][/quote]Even bigger YAWN, have you seen the Championship table lately, all them big money Premier league signings you've made are really doing the business aren't they ? Keep licking them windows they may come clean one day. LonglivetheVenkys
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1:36pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

jack01 wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
jack01 wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings!

You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team.

Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.
Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?
Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he?

So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter?

Twisted Blackburn logic.
He's not a regular starter. He might have made 24 appearances but how many of those were from the bench? And how many were in cup games? Why would Brighton have sold him to a smaller club in the same division if he was that important to them?

My logic is I'd sooner be signing players like Cairney and Gestede who achieved automatic promotion from this division last season than players who struggle to make it into mid-table sides.
Really, Barnes has played in 64 games for Brighton since the start of last season and the majority of those were starts, particularly this season.

Compare that with Gestede who played 27 times last season for Cardiff (Scoring a massive five goals), and Cairney who played a total of 14 times last season for Hull.

So it seems the boys that you signed couldn't get into their respective Championship sides last season and this is why they have dropped down to join a lower-mid table side like Blackburn to give themselves some games.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Wow! This has to be up there with the Beckham and Rhonaldinto signings! You've obviously spent all your pocket money this season on 2 players who couldn't get a game for PL teams and now you're ushering in a bloke who can't Get a game for Tranmere or a Scottish first division team. Brilliant. It just goes to show the ambition of Jordan Rhodes FC. Speaking of JR, he's 2/1 on Sky bet to go to QPR.[/p][/quote]Yawn. Burnley's biggest signing of the last 12 months has been Ashley Barnes, who has spent the season warming Brighton's bench. Rovers have spent more money than Burnley and brought less in from sales. When did Burnley last sign players from Premier League clubs?[/p][/quote]Barnes has played 24 times for Brighton this season, hardly warming the bench is he? So, by your rationale it is better to sign players like Cairney and Gestede who are deemed far to poor to play for their Premier League clubs, than sign a Championship regular starter? Twisted Blackburn logic.[/p][/quote]He's not a regular starter. He might have made 24 appearances but how many of those were from the bench? And how many were in cup games? Why would Brighton have sold him to a smaller club in the same division if he was that important to them? My logic is I'd sooner be signing players like Cairney and Gestede who achieved automatic promotion from this division last season than players who struggle to make it into mid-table sides.[/p][/quote]Really, Barnes has played in 64 games for Brighton since the start of last season and the majority of those were starts, particularly this season. Compare that with Gestede who played 27 times last season for Cardiff (Scoring a massive five goals), and Cairney who played a total of 14 times last season for Hull. So it seems the boys that you signed couldn't get into their respective Championship sides last season and this is why they have dropped down to join a lower-mid table side like Blackburn to give themselves some games. Champagne plus charlie
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2:03pm Wed 15 Jan 14

we.love.u.venkys. says...

We'll win the next one wrote:
we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
What an absolute shambles you lot are. Embarrassing.
.....and what a k**b head you are ! Inbred bag rat.
We'll win the next one? I doubt it pal.

You'll assume your usual position and take a spanking.
[quote][p][bold]We'll win the next one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: What an absolute shambles you lot are. Embarrassing.[/p][/quote].....and what a k**b head you are ! Inbred bag rat.[/p][/quote]We'll win the next one? I doubt it pal. You'll assume your usual position and take a spanking. we.love.u.venkys.
  • Score: 0

5:30pm Wed 15 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
yet another unwanted freebie that could be heading to 'poundland rovers' -
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
who precisely should be "OUT" i assume you mean long time club servant gary bowyer? do you also mean jordan rhodes?

as far as unwanted freebie - i assume you had a similar view when rovers signed tony gale on a freebie from wealdstone united?
scrapping the barrel now - out with the cowboys and indians that run the club - you fool!!
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: yet another unwanted freebie that could be heading to 'poundland rovers' - OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]who precisely should be "OUT" i assume you mean long time club servant gary bowyer? do you also mean jordan rhodes? as far as unwanted freebie - i assume you had a similar view when rovers signed tony gale on a freebie from wealdstone united?[/p][/quote]scrapping the barrel now - out with the cowboys and indians that run the club - you fool!! dangerous dave
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Wed 15 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.
Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal?

If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.
Quicker? absolutely

Younger, can't argue with that.

Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change.

Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards?

Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots.

If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.
Absolute Comedy Gold.

So you can afford to **** another £8-£10 million can you?

Oh and I am sure that Danny Ings would love to swap a promotion chase for lower-midtable nothingness with Venkys FC.

Deluded doesn't even come close.
It really is so easy, hook line and sinker. lol
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Rhodes wont go anywhere and he isn't quick enough for the Prem,Ings is the better buy in my opinion as he is quick and young enough to do well in the Premiership so if I was a Prem mananager or a rich Championship club I would go for the cheaper option and buy Ings.[/p][/quote]Why would he be cheaper if he's quicker, younger and on current form hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal? If anything he is currently worth exactly what Rhodes is.[/p][/quote]Quicker? absolutely Younger, can't argue with that. Hungrier than Rhodes in front of goal I doubt it, Rhodes is just going through a relatively quiet patch, he has only scored 16 goals in 28 games this season but with Gestede up front with him that will change. Value is down to experience, Rhodes has the track record, Ings is the new kid on the block, in reality only coming to the fore this season, it's how he develops when he has a bad patch that matters. Does he kick on or go backwards? Personally I hope he kicks on, England need all the good young players they can get irrespective of their roots. If Rovers did sell Rhodes it wouldn't surprise me if they put a bid in for Ings.[/p][/quote]Absolute Comedy Gold. So you can afford to **** another £8-£10 million can you? Oh and I am sure that Danny Ings would love to swap a promotion chase for lower-midtable nothingness with Venkys FC. Deluded doesn't even come close.[/p][/quote]It really is so easy, hook line and sinker. lol owd nick
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