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Ben Marshall netted for Rovers

Ben Marshall netted for Rovers

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ROVERS’ unbeaten league start to 2014 was ended at the City Ground today as they went down to a heavy, ultimately deserved defeat to one of their play-off rivals.

Forest dominated the opening period and took a two-goal lead thanks to a brace of Henri Lansbury penalties.

But Rovers – seemingly jaded after their battling FA Cup loss to Manchester City in midweek – did manage to halve the deficit before the break courtesy of a Ben Marshall cracker.

The second half was a more even affair.

But there was no way back for Gary Bowyer’s side after man-of-the-match Jamie Paterson struck 17 minutes from time.

And Andy Reid rubbed salt into the wounds with virtually the last kick of the match when he netted in-form Forest’s fourth.

While Rovers remain eighth in the Championship standings they now find themselves four points off the top six going into next weekend’s crucial home clash with Derby County.

One goal separated the teams at half-time.

That, however, did not do justice to Forest’s first-half performance.

Billy Davies’ side, who came into the game on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions, were terrific from the off and tested Simon Eastwood twice inside the opening 10 minutes.

Firstly David Vaughan found space 25 yards from goal and sent a stinging left-footed shot toward the top corner that Eastwood – in for the injured Paul Robinson – palmed aside.

The recalled Rovers goalkeeper then made an even better save from Lansbury, getting down low to his right to push the former Arsenal midfielder’s 20-yard strike out for a corner.

Greg Halford also headed a Reid free kick wide while Jamie Mackie’s driven cross from the right hit Simon Cox and went inches past Eastwood’s left-hand upright.

It came as no surprise, then, when the hosts went in front in the 15th minute.

But they needed a helping hand from referee Darren Deadman to get their noses in front.

Deadman – who infuriated Rovers with several of his decisions – adjudged Grant Hanley to have fouled Lansbury in the box when it appeared that the centre-back was guilty of nothing more than a shoulder barge.

Once Rovers’ protests had died down, Lansbury smashed his right-footed spot-kick low into the bottom corner despite the best efforts of Eastwood to keep it out.

The visitors were finding it difficult to retain possession, such was their opponents’ relentless pressing.

But they were given a chance to get back into the game in the 31st minute when Tom Cairney won a free kick 20 yards from goal after showing sublime footwork.

His subsequent effort, however, flew wide.

Two minutes later and Forest doubled their advantage as Lansbury thumped home his second penalty, straight down the middle of the goal, after a clumsy challenge by Adam Henley on Mackie in the area.

But Rovers halved the deficit four minutes later thanks to the vision of Cairney and the composure of Marshall.

A corner broke to Cairney on the edge of the box and he showed awareness to lay the ball off to Marshall who, from dead centre in front of goal, took a touch before curling a brilliant right-footed shot into the top corner from 20 yards.

And two minutes after the restart an equaliser so nearly followed as Cairney’s free kick, chipped to the back past, was headed on by Scott Dann for Tommy Spurr, whose flick was acrobatically turned over the bar by Karl Darlow.

From the Cairney corner that followed, Spurr headed over when he should have done better.

Having survived the double let-off Forest hit back as Gonzalo Jara fired inches past the post after Eastwood’s punch from an Andy Reid cross dropped into the onrushing right-back’s path.

A poor pass across midfield from Jason Lowe then gave Lansbury the chance to complete his hat-trick.

But his 20-yard drive was saved by the excellent Eastwood, who then breathed a huge sigh of relief as Cox headed a pinpoint Paterson cross wide.

Then it was the turn of Darlow to be called into action as he denied Josh King, one of three second-half substitutes for Rovers who felt, with some justification, that they should have been awarded a penalty for a push on Chris Taylor, while Hanley also had a big appeal turned down.

From the follow up Cairney, on the turn, curled just over.

But just when the pressure was building, Forest restored their two-goal advantage against the run of play.

Not for the first time the Rovers defence backed off and after Paterson jinked past Tommy Spurr, the tricky winger angled a super shot across Eastwood and into the bottom corner.

It was a fine finish and one that killed the contest.

But there was still time for one more goal as Reid was given all the time in the world to hammer home from 18 yards.

By that stage Rovers were down to 10 men as skipper Dann had to come off with an arm injury following a challenge by Forest sub Darius Henderson that had boss Bowyer and his coaching staff fuming.

Forest: Darlow, Jara, Halford, Collins, Harding, Vaughan (Moussi 74), Lansbury, Mackie (Derbyshire 73), Paterson, Reid, Cox (Henderson 79). Subs not used: de Vries, Majewski, Abdoun, Miller.

Booked: Harding, Lansbury.

Goals: Lansbury 15pen, 34pen, Paterson 72, Reid 90.

Rovers: Eastwood, Henley, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Lowe, Williamson (King 54), Cairney, Taylor (Dunn 74), Marshall, Gestede (Rhodes 58). Subs not used: Kean, Kilgallon, Morris, Goodwillie.

Booked: Taylor, Hanley.

Goal: Marshall 37.

Referee: Darren Deadman.

Attendance: 22,456 (1,367 away).

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5:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

FCBurnley says...

9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.
9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad. FCBurnley
  • Score: -9

5:16pm Sat 18 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

Real promotion contenders, Forest, meet the plastics and win.
Real promotion contenders, Forest, meet the plastics and win. RobH2O
  • Score: -22

5:16pm Sat 18 Jan 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

FCBurnley wrote:
9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.
not nearly as sad as your world revolving around Blackburn Rovers
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: 9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.[/p][/quote]not nearly as sad as your world revolving around Blackburn Rovers more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 38

5:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Commenting on Rovers game when you haven't gone to your own teams game, even sadder.
Commenting on Rovers game when you haven't gone to your own teams game, even sadder. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 21

5:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Dave.RTID says...

You see the points difference is irrelevant right now. We have one aim ATM. And that is the play offs. So count the gap as much as you like you are still meeting us in the playoffs. And how brilliant that is going to be when the team with less points get promoted. The joy of the play offs ey. Good to see old Charlie boy doing his best to keep you knuckle dragging inbreds out of the automatic promotion places.
You see the points difference is irrelevant right now. We have one aim ATM. And that is the play offs. So count the gap as much as you like you are still meeting us in the playoffs. And how brilliant that is going to be when the team with less points get promoted. The joy of the play offs ey. Good to see old Charlie boy doing his best to keep you knuckle dragging inbreds out of the automatic promotion places. Dave.RTID
  • Score: 6

5:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

GAZHAY says...

When will Bowyer ever learn. Your formations and subs are some of the worst I have seenfor a while. At Leeds we play our best away game for a long time with an attacking formation so why revert to one up front! Why play Lowe and Williamson together in the middle it doesn't work. Put Cairney in the middle everybody can see it bar you! Then to top it all 2.1 down desperate for a goal you finally bring Rhodes on but take Gestede off! Unbeleivable! Evans can't return quick enough.
When will Bowyer ever learn. Your formations and subs are some of the worst I have seenfor a while. At Leeds we play our best away game for a long time with an attacking formation so why revert to one up front! Why play Lowe and Williamson together in the middle it doesn't work. Put Cairney in the middle everybody can see it bar you! Then to top it all 2.1 down desperate for a goal you finally bring Rhodes on but take Gestede off! Unbeleivable! Evans can't return quick enough. GAZHAY
  • Score: 57

5:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

owd nick says...

I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought.

Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage.

20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all.

Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby.

Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans.

Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.
I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought. Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage. 20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all. Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby. Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans. Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here. owd nick
  • Score: 9

5:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Bill Carson says...

When will the PR dept at Ewood put a block on players talking up results in Friday's press. Raising the fans expectations, then shipping 4 goals isn't doing anybody any favours. Please pack it in lads! Jinxed every time you open yer big mouths...

...still, 2pts down the slope for the Dingles (35yrs!)
When will the PR dept at Ewood put a block on players talking up results in Friday's press. Raising the fans expectations, then shipping 4 goals isn't doing anybody any favours. Please pack it in lads! Jinxed every time you open yer big mouths... ...still, 2pts down the slope for the Dingles (35yrs!) Bill Carson
  • Score: 4

5:26pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Tatts says...

Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.
Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton. Tatts
  • Score: 12

5:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

crankitup says...

just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team. crankitup
  • Score: 31

5:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

FCBurnley says...

owd nick wrote:
I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought.

Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage.

20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all.

Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby.

Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans.

Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.
Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me !
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought. Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage. 20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all. Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby. Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans. Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.[/p][/quote]Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me ! FCBurnley
  • Score: -6

5:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

No Rhodes FC spanked yet again.

Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon.

Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers.

#midtablemugs
No Rhodes FC spanked yet again. Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon. Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers. #midtablemugs Manuel Hung
  • Score: -3

5:35pm Sat 18 Jan 14

crankitup says...

Tatts wrote:
Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.
or Blackpool......good bye Ince 9 losses out of 10 games....next to hit that sort of form DINGLES.....the banjo playing inbreeds from up the road
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.[/p][/quote]or Blackpool......good bye Ince 9 losses out of 10 games....next to hit that sort of form DINGLES.....the banjo playing inbreeds from up the road crankitup
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti
ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!!
Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!! Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -2

5:37pm Sat 18 Jan 14

j bee says...

THE ROVERS SPORTS WRITERS TALK RUBBISH , GARNERS LAUGHABLE IS 9 GOALS AGAINST IN THE SAME WEEK A RECORD
THE ROVERS SPORTS WRITERS TALK RUBBISH , GARNERS LAUGHABLE IS 9 GOALS AGAINST IN THE SAME WEEK A RECORD j bee
  • Score: 2

5:38pm Sat 18 Jan 14

SuperBlues says...

RobH2O wrote:
Real promotion contenders, Forest, meet the plastics and win.
You should be more concerned at dropping two points at HOME to relegation candidates, but considering you didnt go to the game yet again and spent your afternoon waiting to come on here as per your probably to STUPID to realise
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: Real promotion contenders, Forest, meet the plastics and win.[/p][/quote]You should be more concerned at dropping two points at HOME to relegation candidates, but considering you didnt go to the game yet again and spent your afternoon waiting to come on here as per your probably to STUPID to realise SuperBlues
  • Score: 8

5:43pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Riverside 7 says...

dangerous dave wrote:
In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti

ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!!
Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
It was Henley who committed the foulfor the 2nd penalty - not Hanley.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!! Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]It was Henley who committed the foulfor the 2nd penalty - not Hanley. Riverside 7
  • Score: 12

5:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

FCBurnley wrote:
owd nick wrote:
I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought.

Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage.

20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all.

Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby.

Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans.

Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.
Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me !
So you are AT the Burnley match reading a Rovers forum. Have you no one else to talk to. Well I suppose we can adopt you for the time being. Please tell us what you thought of your game.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought. Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage. 20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all. Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby. Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans. Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.[/p][/quote]Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me ![/p][/quote]So you are AT the Burnley match reading a Rovers forum. Have you no one else to talk to. Well I suppose we can adopt you for the time being. Please tell us what you thought of your game. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 4

5:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Riverside 7 says...

GAZHAY wrote:
When will Bowyer ever learn. Your formations and subs are some of the worst I have seenfor a while. At Leeds we play our best away game for a long time with an attacking formation so why revert to one up front! Why play Lowe and Williamson together in the middle it doesn't work. Put Cairney in the middle everybody can see it bar you! Then to top it all 2.1 down desperate for a goal you finally bring Rhodes on but take Gestede off! Unbeleivable! Evans can't return quick enough.
Completely agree that Lowe and Williamson don't work together.

They have no creativity, and we just invite the opposition to attack us.

Everyone I know says exactly the same, surely we can't all be wrong.
[quote][p][bold]GAZHAY[/bold] wrote: When will Bowyer ever learn. Your formations and subs are some of the worst I have seenfor a while. At Leeds we play our best away game for a long time with an attacking formation so why revert to one up front! Why play Lowe and Williamson together in the middle it doesn't work. Put Cairney in the middle everybody can see it bar you! Then to top it all 2.1 down desperate for a goal you finally bring Rhodes on but take Gestede off! Unbeleivable! Evans can't return quick enough.[/p][/quote]Completely agree that Lowe and Williamson don't work together. They have no creativity, and we just invite the opposition to attack us. Everyone I know says exactly the same, surely we can't all be wrong. Riverside 7
  • Score: 21

5:55pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Oh no what a shame, Blackburn meet a genuine play off contender and get smashed out of sight. Still meeting us at Wembley?

23 shots for Burnley, hit the post, a couple cleared off the line and if Ings had his sshooting boots on we would have won comfortably.

Poor old Blackburn.
Oh no what a shame, Blackburn meet a genuine play off contender and get smashed out of sight. Still meeting us at Wembley? 23 shots for Burnley, hit the post, a couple cleared off the line and if Ings had his sshooting boots on we would have won comfortably. Poor old Blackburn. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -3

5:57pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

What is frustrating me more than anything is playing the two holding midfielders. We invite pressure, which when Robinson plays we cope with because his communication with the back four is clear. Eastwood made some great saves today but he doesn't organise the defence. If Robinson is unlikely to play many games we need to bring an experienced stopper in on loan. With the talent we have in the squad we should be playing on the front foot and let the opposition worry about us rather than us doing the worrying. It's gonna be a long journey home. Rtid
What is frustrating me more than anything is playing the two holding midfielders. We invite pressure, which when Robinson plays we cope with because his communication with the back four is clear. Eastwood made some great saves today but he doesn't organise the defence. If Robinson is unlikely to play many games we need to bring an experienced stopper in on loan. With the talent we have in the squad we should be playing on the front foot and let the opposition worry about us rather than us doing the worrying. It's gonna be a long journey home. Rtid Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: 9

6:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

tom2malta2 says...

When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.
When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn. tom2malta2
  • Score: 30

6:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti


ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!!
Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
It was Henley who committed the foulfor the 2nd penalty - not Hanley.
Hey don't get in the way of a fact ignoring dingle
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!! Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]It was Henley who committed the foulfor the 2nd penalty - not Hanley.[/p][/quote]Hey don't get in the way of a fact ignoring dingle Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Sat 18 Jan 14

baldie says...

Always a tough one this.No time for sulking,9 points to play for in 8 days coming up.
Put this one behind you lads,and get another run going.
Always a tough one this.No time for sulking,9 points to play for in 8 days coming up. Put this one behind you lads,and get another run going. baldie
  • Score: 6

6:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.
not nearly as sad as your world revolving around Blackburn Rovers
Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition.
Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman.
At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone.
You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go.
At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes.
I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: 9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.[/p][/quote]not nearly as sad as your world revolving around Blackburn Rovers[/p][/quote]Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition. Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman. At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone. You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go. At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes. I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 12

6:06pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition.
Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman.
At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone.
You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go.
At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes.
I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.
Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition. Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman. At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone. You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go. At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes. I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener says...

There are two more games before Blackpool.
There are two more games before Blackpool. A Darener
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

baldie says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Oh no what a shame, Blackburn meet a genuine play off contender and get smashed out of sight. Still meeting us at Wembley?

23 shots for Burnley, hit the post, a couple cleared off the line and if Ings had his sshooting boots on we would have won comfortably.

Poor old Blackburn.
I take it Wednesday scored from their only chance.
Fair result according to Radio Lancs. Same old Dingles
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Oh no what a shame, Blackburn meet a genuine play off contender and get smashed out of sight. Still meeting us at Wembley? 23 shots for Burnley, hit the post, a couple cleared off the line and if Ings had his sshooting boots on we would have won comfortably. Poor old Blackburn.[/p][/quote]I take it Wednesday scored from their only chance. Fair result according to Radio Lancs. Same old Dingles baldie
  • Score: 6

6:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

tom2malta2 wrote:
When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.
A bit harsh although he has a pretty poor records with substitutes, Rhodes for Gestede today??????. I think sometimes managers are so convinced they are right ,eg Lowe and Williamson, that they refuse to back down. Not sure how the injuries are going but surely we should be playing with Robinson, Kane (Henley hasn't impressed) Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes, Gestede. Does anyone disagree ?
[quote][p][bold]tom2malta2[/bold] wrote: When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.[/p][/quote]A bit harsh although he has a pretty poor records with substitutes, Rhodes for Gestede today??????. I think sometimes managers are so convinced they are right ,eg Lowe and Williamson, that they refuse to back down. Not sure how the injuries are going but surely we should be playing with Robinson, Kane (Henley hasn't impressed) Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes, Gestede. Does anyone disagree ? keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 21

6:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener says...

As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.
As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands. A Darener
  • Score: -2

6:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

French Rover says...

A very poor and disappointing result with no excuses offered or accepted.
We have to write this one off and get three points against Derby and move on again. That`s how this season will go - two steps forwards and one step backwards - but if we keep taking the forward steps which have already got us to within shouting distance of the play-offs thus far, then we will be ok.
Trust in Boywer, no other way.
A very poor and disappointing result with no excuses offered or accepted. We have to write this one off and get three points against Derby and move on again. That`s how this season will go - two steps forwards and one step backwards - but if we keep taking the forward steps which have already got us to within shouting distance of the play-offs thus far, then we will be ok. Trust in Boywer, no other way. French Rover
  • Score: -1

6:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bigbearhoddy says...

I'm sorry, but as someone who went to the game today, the result flattered forest. Yes they were on top in the first half, but for a dodgy penalty decision and one maybe justified one, they didn't really bother our goal. Yes easty made some saves, but I could have made them. Second half we looked very good up until their third goal, we had some better penalty shouts than their first too!

The doom mongers need to back off. Due to moving to the midlands and a number of back operations I've not been to many games over the last few years. However today was far more enjoyable than when I used to have a season ticket a few years ago. Some good football was played and the players seemed to actually care. Yes we aren't top of the league. Yes we might not go up this season. But we have some very good young players. Forest and Leicester who look like challengers this year have been rebuilding their squads for the last two to three years. We need to be realistic in that it might take us the same!
I'm sorry, but as someone who went to the game today, the result flattered forest. Yes they were on top in the first half, but for a dodgy penalty decision and one maybe justified one, they didn't really bother our goal. Yes easty made some saves, but I could have made them. Second half we looked very good up until their third goal, we had some better penalty shouts than their first too! The doom mongers need to back off. Due to moving to the midlands and a number of back operations I've not been to many games over the last few years. However today was far more enjoyable than when I used to have a season ticket a few years ago. Some good football was played and the players seemed to actually care. Yes we aren't top of the league. Yes we might not go up this season. But we have some very good young players. Forest and Leicester who look like challengers this year have been rebuilding their squads for the last two to three years. We need to be realistic in that it might take us the same! bigbearhoddy
  • Score: 17

6:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener says...

GB is going in the right direction, but when we need goals it seems strange to take off a striker. Those of us who were privileged to see the SAS know that goals are best scored by two players playing up front together. If one misses a chance there is always a backup.
GB is going in the right direction, but when we need goals it seems strange to take off a striker. Those of us who were privileged to see the SAS know that goals are best scored by two players playing up front together. If one misses a chance there is always a backup. A Darener
  • Score: 5

6:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

A Darener wrote:
There are two more games before Blackpool.
But I won't be going to those ones.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: There are two more games before Blackpool.[/p][/quote]But I won't be going to those ones. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -1

6:36pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition.
Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman.
At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone.
You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go.
At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes.
I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.
the gloves are off now - your making me angry - what childish comments - bet your golfing performances are of the same standard as your posts - crap!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition. Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman. At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone. You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go. At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes. I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.[/p][/quote]the gloves are off now - your making me angry - what childish comments - bet your golfing performances are of the same standard as your posts - crap!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave
  • Score: -3

6:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti


ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!!
Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
It was Henley who committed the foulfor the 2nd penalty - not Hanley.
Don't let facts get in the way of the rant of a true idiot. If DD says it was Hanley, nothing will convince him otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!! Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]It was Henley who committed the foulfor the 2nd penalty - not Hanley.[/p][/quote]Don't let facts get in the way of the rant of a true idiot. If DD says it was Hanley, nothing will convince him otherwise. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

A Darener wrote:
As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.
As do all the best supporters
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.[/p][/quote]As do all the best supporters Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 6

6:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
A Darener wrote:
As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.
As do all the best supporters
Like it! But as pointed out previously I am no longer a supporter, just a follower, until such time the ownership changes.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.[/p][/quote]As do all the best supporters[/p][/quote]Like it! But as pointed out previously I am no longer a supporter, just a follower, until such time the ownership changes. A Darener
  • Score: -7

6:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

we.love.you.venkys wrote:
crankitup wrote:
Tatts wrote:
Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.
or Blackpool......good bye Ince 9 losses out of 10 games....next to hit that sort of form DINGLES.....the banjo playing inbreeds from up the road
We heard all this before Christmas.. what happened to your big catch up? Why are we still stretching the gap? What is it now, 14 points?

Embarrassed for you lot, you must be suffering at the moment, so I wont gloat.



Sorry, I really tried not to....

9 goals conceded in 2 games, hahahaha
4 points adrift of the pay-offs with Derby to play next, hahahaha
FOURTEEN POINTS behind the Clarets!! Hahahaha
Rhodes on the phone to his agent screaming "I'm a footballer, GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!" Hahahaha

Poor old, jealous, tin-pot, going-nowhere, debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers.
Did you go to Turf Moor today...............
................thou
ght not. Any reason why.................
......thought not. Have any friends to talk to tonight ....................
...............thoug
ht not.
[quote][p][bold]we.love.you.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.[/p][/quote]or Blackpool......good bye Ince 9 losses out of 10 games....next to hit that sort of form DINGLES.....the banjo playing inbreeds from up the road[/p][/quote]We heard all this before Christmas.. what happened to your big catch up? Why are we still stretching the gap? What is it now, 14 points? Embarrassed for you lot, you must be suffering at the moment, so I wont gloat. Sorry, I really tried not to.... 9 goals conceded in 2 games, hahahaha 4 points adrift of the pay-offs with Derby to play next, hahahaha FOURTEEN POINTS behind the Clarets!! Hahahaha Rhodes on the phone to his agent screaming "I'm a footballer, GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!" Hahahaha Poor old, jealous, tin-pot, going-nowhere, debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Did you go to Turf Moor today............... ................thou ght not. Any reason why................. ......thought not. Have any friends to talk to tonight .................... ...............thoug ht not. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 4

6:49pm Sat 18 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

keanoutofrovers wrote:
we.love.you.venkys wrote:
crankitup wrote:
Tatts wrote:
Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.
or Blackpool......good bye Ince 9 losses out of 10 games....next to hit that sort of form DINGLES.....the banjo playing inbreeds from up the road
We heard all this before Christmas.. what happened to your big catch up? Why are we still stretching the gap? What is it now, 14 points?

Embarrassed for you lot, you must be suffering at the moment, so I wont gloat.



Sorry, I really tried not to....

9 goals conceded in 2 games, hahahaha
4 points adrift of the pay-offs with Derby to play next, hahahaha
FOURTEEN POINTS behind the Clarets!! Hahahaha
Rhodes on the phone to his agent screaming "I'm a footballer, GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!" Hahahaha

Poor old, jealous, tin-pot, going-nowhere, debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers.
Did you go to Turf Moor today...............

................thou

ght not. Any reason why.................

......thought not. Have any friends to talk to tonight ....................

...............thoug

ht not.
Don't you just hate badly formatted replies

Thought so !
[quote][p][bold]keanoutofrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.you.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Oh we'll it could be worse, we could be Bolton.[/p][/quote]or Blackpool......good bye Ince 9 losses out of 10 games....next to hit that sort of form DINGLES.....the banjo playing inbreeds from up the road[/p][/quote]We heard all this before Christmas.. what happened to your big catch up? Why are we still stretching the gap? What is it now, 14 points? Embarrassed for you lot, you must be suffering at the moment, so I wont gloat. Sorry, I really tried not to.... 9 goals conceded in 2 games, hahahaha 4 points adrift of the pay-offs with Derby to play next, hahahaha FOURTEEN POINTS behind the Clarets!! Hahahaha Rhodes on the phone to his agent screaming "I'm a footballer, GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!" Hahahaha Poor old, jealous, tin-pot, going-nowhere, debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Did you go to Turf Moor today............... ................thou ght not. Any reason why................. ......thought not. Have any friends to talk to tonight .................... ...............thoug ht not.[/p][/quote]Don't you just hate badly formatted replies Thought so ! keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 10

6:51pm Sat 18 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.
your strange obsession with Blackburn Rovers just reinforces my belief that some of you regulars on our forum are suffering from twin personalities, just for a change try and keep your attention on your own team and just give it a rest,,but if you can,t,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,, seek medical advice asap because its patently obvious you need help,ARTE ET LABORE,
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: 9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.[/p][/quote]your strange obsession with Blackburn Rovers just reinforces my belief that some of you regulars on our forum are suffering from twin personalities, just for a change try and keep your attention on your own team and just give it a rest,,but if you can,t,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, seek medical advice asap because its patently obvious you need help,ARTE ET LABORE, noddy57
  • Score: 1

6:55pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Mill Hill Mob says...

French Rover wrote:
A very poor and disappointing result with no excuses offered or accepted.
We have to write this one off and get three points against Derby and move on again. That`s how this season will go - two steps forwards and one step backwards - but if we keep taking the forward steps which have already got us to within shouting distance of the play-offs thus far, then we will be ok.
Trust in Boywer, no other way.
Exactly - we're still 8th. Anything can happen in this league, 4 out of the bottom 5 teams won today. Personally I expected to get beat. A win at home next weekend and we're back in it. Dunno what the dongles are so happy about - that's the last they've seen of the automatic spots for a while I guarantee it!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: A very poor and disappointing result with no excuses offered or accepted. We have to write this one off and get three points against Derby and move on again. That`s how this season will go - two steps forwards and one step backwards - but if we keep taking the forward steps which have already got us to within shouting distance of the play-offs thus far, then we will be ok. Trust in Boywer, no other way.[/p][/quote]Exactly - we're still 8th. Anything can happen in this league, 4 out of the bottom 5 teams won today. Personally I expected to get beat. A win at home next weekend and we're back in it. Dunno what the dongles are so happy about - that's the last they've seen of the automatic spots for a while I guarantee it! Mill Hill Mob
  • Score: -4

6:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Actually I think we have two away games to come! Not at home for three weeks!
Actually I think we have two away games to come! Not at home for three weeks! A Darener
  • Score: -2

7:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

RoversSwiss says...

Rubbish midfield wins nothing, come on GB, stop playing Lowe and especially Williamson together, everyone else can see it!
Rubbish midfield wins nothing, come on GB, stop playing Lowe and especially Williamson together, everyone else can see it! RoversSwiss
  • Score: 14

7:01pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Would anyone else support a membership fee and intelligence test for this site to keep the likes of David away?
Would anyone else support a membership fee and intelligence test for this site to keep the likes of David away? Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -6

7:01pm Sat 18 Jan 14

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

Bill Carson wrote:
When will the PR dept at Ewood put a block on players talking up results in Friday's press. Raising the fans expectations, then shipping 4 goals isn't doing anybody any favours. Please pack it in lads! Jinxed every time you open yer big mouths...

...still, 2pts down the slope for the Dingles (35yrs!)
Well if you're that thick that you believe them then that's your problem.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: When will the PR dept at Ewood put a block on players talking up results in Friday's press. Raising the fans expectations, then shipping 4 goals isn't doing anybody any favours. Please pack it in lads! Jinxed every time you open yer big mouths... ...still, 2pts down the slope for the Dingles (35yrs!)[/p][/quote]Well if you're that thick that you believe them then that's your problem. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Sat 18 Jan 14

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

Referring to Forest as "play off rivals" just highlights the arrogance of Dumpburn no dad FC. Forest are already in the play off positions, you are not. I hope today handed you a bit of a reality check in that you are nowhere near the standard required to make the play offs. This will be confirmed next week when another proper play off team Derby County remind you once again how far off a top six finish you really are.
Referring to Forest as "play off rivals" just highlights the arrogance of Dumpburn no dad FC. Forest are already in the play off positions, you are not. I hope today handed you a bit of a reality check in that you are nowhere near the standard required to make the play offs. This will be confirmed next week when another proper play off team Derby County remind you once again how far off a top six finish you really are. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Referring to Forest as "play off rivals" just highlights the arrogance of Dumpburn no dad FC. Forest are already in the play off positions, you are not. I hope today handed you a bit of a reality check in that you are nowhere near the standard required to make the play offs. This will be confirmed next week when another proper play off team Derby County remind you once again how far off a top six finish you really are.
In that case you had better start worrying because it is extremely likely you will meet either of those teams in the playoffs come May.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Referring to Forest as "play off rivals" just highlights the arrogance of Dumpburn no dad FC. Forest are already in the play off positions, you are not. I hope today handed you a bit of a reality check in that you are nowhere near the standard required to make the play offs. This will be confirmed next week when another proper play off team Derby County remind you once again how far off a top six finish you really are.[/p][/quote]In that case you had better start worrying because it is extremely likely you will meet either of those teams in the playoffs come May. A Darener
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Tatics tactics tactics ! Oh Mr cautios Gary when will you ever learn that you will not get anywhere with this approach. When you have gone two up front you invariably win so what is the hang up with this. You have done such a lot of good for the club but you don't seem to have the ability to select the right forward line and tatics and when you do get it right on occasions you change it all around again the following game thus costing us lots of valuable points in the process. To have not played Rochina and then let him go is going against everything you told the lad when you brought him back to the club.
In my opinion this another example of some serious mistakes being made at the moment. Playing it safe at City then getting thumped 5-0. Playing it safe at Forest and being thumped 4-1.
Tatics tactics tactics ! Oh Mr cautios Gary when will you ever learn that you will not get anywhere with this approach. When you have gone two up front you invariably win so what is the hang up with this. You have done such a lot of good for the club but you don't seem to have the ability to select the right forward line and tatics and when you do get it right on occasions you change it all around again the following game thus costing us lots of valuable points in the process. To have not played Rochina and then let him go is going against everything you told the lad when you brought him back to the club. In my opinion this another example of some serious mistakes being made at the moment. Playing it safe at City then getting thumped 5-0. Playing it safe at Forest and being thumped 4-1. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 20

7:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
No Rhodes FC spanked yet again.

Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon.

Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers.

#midtablemugs
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
z
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: No Rhodes FC spanked yet again. Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon. Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers. #midtablemugs[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: -1

7:15pm Sat 18 Jan 14

jack01 says...

Unlike most of the people on here I actually went to the game today. Please do not believe this papers despicable account of today's game. Rovers went 2-0 down to two dodgy penalty decisions. In the first half Forest had more chances but possession was similar. The first wasn't a penalty in a million years, the second I haven't yet seen a replay of, but was controversial to say the least. For the local paper to claim that a 2-1 lead was the least Forest deserved is disgusting and sums up this Burnley orientated trash. In the second half Rovers dominated and on another day would have made it 2-2. A failure to capitalise from our numerous opportunities led to them getting two more completely against the run of play.
Unlike most of the people on here I actually went to the game today. Please do not believe this papers despicable account of today's game. Rovers went 2-0 down to two dodgy penalty decisions. In the first half Forest had more chances but possession was similar. The first wasn't a penalty in a million years, the second I haven't yet seen a replay of, but was controversial to say the least. For the local paper to claim that a 2-1 lead was the least Forest deserved is disgusting and sums up this Burnley orientated trash. In the second half Rovers dominated and on another day would have made it 2-2. A failure to capitalise from our numerous opportunities led to them getting two more completely against the run of play. jack01
  • Score: -3

7:15pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
Would anyone else support a membership fee and intelligence test for this site to keep the likes of David away?
tut tut tut - make believe again - with your childish suggestions - think you need to put your dummy back in your big gob and doze off!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: Would anyone else support a membership fee and intelligence test for this site to keep the likes of David away?[/p][/quote]tut tut tut - make believe again - with your childish suggestions - think you need to put your dummy back in your big gob and doze off!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: 8

7:19pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

A Darener wrote:
Actually I think we have two away games to come! Not at home for three weeks!
Derby at home, Barnsley away, Blackpool at home. My mistake...I will be there next week.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Actually I think we have two away games to come! Not at home for three weeks![/p][/quote]Derby at home, Barnsley away, Blackpool at home. My mistake...I will be there next week. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

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

1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse? You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
Given that most of the 'No Rhodes' FC 'supporters' boycott their home games because they don't like the Venkys and prefer instead to go to away games you'd think they would have taken a few more.

I suppose the free bus passes dished out to the meths swilling tramps of Dumpburn are only for local use.

I'd give it a couple more spankings like this before they revert to type and start booing their own team even if they can manage not to get beat and stand outside Fleawood with their 'Bowyer out!' placards.

No hope, no ambition, cheating, clueless, classless dirty rovers!

#midtablemugs Mega!
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]Given that most of the 'No Rhodes' FC 'supporters' boycott their home games because they don't like the Venkys and prefer instead to go to away games you'd think they would have taken a few more. I suppose the free bus passes dished out to the meths swilling tramps of Dumpburn are only for local use. I'd give it a couple more spankings like this before they revert to type and start booing their own team even if they can manage not to get beat and stand outside Fleawood with their 'Bowyer out!' placards. No hope, no ambition, cheating, clueless, classless dirty rovers! #midtablemugs Mega! Manuel Hung
  • Score: -4

7:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million juanbbien
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
No Rhodes FC spanked yet again.

Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon.

Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers.

#midtablemugs
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

z
You know it's coming and there is nothing you can do about it apart from watch your team slip into relegation as a result.

Sleep well Zzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: No Rhodes FC spanked yet again. Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon. Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers. #midtablemugs[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z[/p][/quote]You know it's coming and there is nothing you can do about it apart from watch your team slip into relegation as a result. Sleep well Zzzzzzzzzzzz Manuel Hung
  • Score: -1

7:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

A Darener wrote:
As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.
Or in their armcjhairs eh Darrener :->
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: As I have pointed out before, all the best managers sit in the stands.[/p][/quote]Or in their armcjhairs eh Darrener :-> Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

7:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Dukes says...

bad day at forest bowyer, just cant get us them playoffs something is lacking in him.
bad day at forest bowyer, just cant get us them playoffs something is lacking in him. Dukes
  • Score: 9

8:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
I'd be more embarrassed at 13,000 for a home game watching this so called dream team playing for a club with so called amazing support.

There was 18,500 at Ewood when we played Weds....

Whats your excuse?
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]I'd be more embarrassed at 13,000 for a home game watching this so called dream team playing for a club with so called amazing support. There was 18,500 at Ewood when we played Weds.... Whats your excuse? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 9

8:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

By thway Manuel, IluvVenkys,**** in the sadlle or any of your other spurious log ons
Can I remind you that when we drew with Wednesday at home it was to quote you =embarassing to be held at home by a bottom of the table club=
so tell me do whats your excuse as you are sooo much better than us and soo far up the table we can hardly see you....
You got held by Wednesday too you gimps
See you in May, it's still on
By thway Manuel, IluvVenkys,**** in the sadlle or any of your other spurious log ons Can I remind you that when we drew with Wednesday at home it was to quote you =embarassing to be held at home by a bottom of the table club= so tell me do whats your excuse as you are sooo much better than us and soo far up the table we can hardly see you.... You got held by Wednesday too you gimps See you in May, it's still on Wild Rover
  • Score: 9

8:12pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
I'd be more embarrassed at 13,000 for a home game watching this so called dream team playing for a club with so called amazing support.

There was 18,500 at Ewood when we played Weds....

Whats your excuse?
The trouble with the Dingles is they don't put their brains in gear before opening their mouths.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]I'd be more embarrassed at 13,000 for a home game watching this so called dream team playing for a club with so called amazing support. There was 18,500 at Ewood when we played Weds.... Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]The trouble with the Dingles is they don't put their brains in gear before opening their mouths. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

8:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J.C - Rishton says...

jack01 wrote:
Unlike most of the people on here I actually went to the game today. Please do not believe this papers despicable account of today's game. Rovers went 2-0 down to two dodgy penalty decisions. In the first half Forest had more chances but possession was similar. The first wasn't a penalty in a million years, the second I haven't yet seen a replay of, but was controversial to say the least. For the local paper to claim that a 2-1 lead was the least Forest deserved is disgusting and sums up this Burnley orientated trash. In the second half Rovers dominated and on another day would have made it 2-2. A failure to capitalise from our numerous opportunities led to them getting two more completely against the run of play.
I didnt go but watched the game online. I think the first was harsh but the 2nd was an absolute stonewaller - even Hanley never even disputed the decision.

Also, how you can say Forrest didnt play well in that 1st half ??? - they tore Rovers to pieces at times and we did well to go into ht at 2 - 1 and still in the game.

2nd half we did improve but overall (Cairney apart) Rovers were very poor today.

I know GB is taking some flack on here tonight but I think we need to look at the players - they were 2nd best to virtually every ball in the 1st half (maybe they were feeling the effects of the city game?).

Forrest were worthy winners today - as clearly stated in every newspaper report

We need to get back on our good run again and beat Derby next week - another loss and the gap to the 6th team may start to become too large.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Unlike most of the people on here I actually went to the game today. Please do not believe this papers despicable account of today's game. Rovers went 2-0 down to two dodgy penalty decisions. In the first half Forest had more chances but possession was similar. The first wasn't a penalty in a million years, the second I haven't yet seen a replay of, but was controversial to say the least. For the local paper to claim that a 2-1 lead was the least Forest deserved is disgusting and sums up this Burnley orientated trash. In the second half Rovers dominated and on another day would have made it 2-2. A failure to capitalise from our numerous opportunities led to them getting two more completely against the run of play.[/p][/quote]I didnt go but watched the game online. I think the first was harsh but the 2nd was an absolute stonewaller - even Hanley never even disputed the decision. Also, how you can say Forrest didnt play well in that 1st half ??? - they tore Rovers to pieces at times and we did well to go into ht at 2 - 1 and still in the game. 2nd half we did improve but overall (Cairney apart) Rovers were very poor today. I know GB is taking some flack on here tonight but I think we need to look at the players - they were 2nd best to virtually every ball in the 1st half (maybe they were feeling the effects of the city game?). Forrest were worthy winners today - as clearly stated in every newspaper report We need to get back on our good run again and beat Derby next week - another loss and the gap to the 6th team may start to become too large. J.C - Rishton
  • Score: -1

8:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stick to football says...

A disappointing result when at the start of the second half there were chances to level the game but it did not happen and there are lessons to be learned

Simon did ok but he is not the talker Robbo is. Adam H had a rough ride today but to me that is Forests style - break with pace and with numbers.I wouldnt mind two defensive midfielders but when they play together goals are conceded! Maybe we are not Play Off material yet but why not give it a go even if we lose a few.
Gestede and Rhodes need time to gel- we have skill in midfield use it ! but the fourth goal was typical Andy Reid - everyone knows what he will do if you give him time - so frustrating - just what was Rovers game plan? Forget the dubious penalty decision Rovers got back into the game and were creating the chances. Lets hope GB learns too from today as well as the players.
A disappointing result when at the start of the second half there were chances to level the game but it did not happen and there are lessons to be learned Simon did ok but he is not the talker Robbo is. Adam H had a rough ride today but to me that is Forests style - break with pace and with numbers.I wouldnt mind two defensive midfielders but when they play together goals are conceded! Maybe we are not Play Off material yet but why not give it a go even if we lose a few. Gestede and Rhodes need time to gel- we have skill in midfield use it ! but the fourth goal was typical Andy Reid - everyone knows what he will do if you give him time - so frustrating - just what was Rovers game plan? Forget the dubious penalty decision Rovers got back into the game and were creating the chances. Lets hope GB learns too from today as well as the players. stick to football
  • Score: 3

8:41pm Sat 18 Jan 14

PersianRover says...

Its not just Rochina who aint getting game time. How about Fabio Nunes, he is the better version of King. This is purely based on his performances. Why favour one player over another when the evidence is clear?
Its not just Rochina who aint getting game time. How about Fabio Nunes, he is the better version of King. This is purely based on his performances. Why favour one player over another when the evidence is clear? PersianRover
  • Score: 3

8:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

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

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
I'd be more embarrassed at 13,000 for a home game watching this so called dream team playing for a club with so called amazing support.

There was 18,500 at Ewood when we played Weds....

Whats your excuse?
But you're the "bigger" better supported club aren't you mungo?
Fresh out of the PL with that PL fan base? Oh that's right, half of your glory hunters f'ckd off back to Man U when you got relegated.

And as Manuel pointed out, shouldn't your away support be quite strong considering the number of stay aways from Dumpwood at home games?

No matter how you try justify your pathetic embarrassing p1ss poor away support you can't polish a t*rd. You can however hang an air freshener on it and roll it in glitter.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]I'd be more embarrassed at 13,000 for a home game watching this so called dream team playing for a club with so called amazing support. There was 18,500 at Ewood when we played Weds.... Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]But you're the "bigger" better supported club aren't you mungo? Fresh out of the PL with that PL fan base? Oh that's right, half of your glory hunters f'ckd off back to Man U when you got relegated. And as Manuel pointed out, shouldn't your away support be quite strong considering the number of stay aways from Dumpwood at home games? No matter how you try justify your pathetic embarrassing p1ss poor away support you can't polish a t*rd. You can however hang an air freshener on it and roll it in glitter. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

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

juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse? You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 1

9:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
Huddersfield's population is £146,000.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?[/p][/quote]Huddersfield's population is £146,000. RobH2O
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

RobH2O wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
Huddersfield's population is £146,000.
Is it for sale ?
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?[/p][/quote]Huddersfield's population is £146,000.[/p][/quote]Is it for sale ? greenscreener
  • Score: 8

10:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
No Rhodes FC spanked yet again.

Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon.

Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers.

#midtablemugs
what's wrong with the loan system you have to go out the door to go on loan
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: No Rhodes FC spanked yet again. Players flying out of the door, FFP fines imminent & a transfer embargo on the horizon. Clueless, classless, desperate, dirty rovers. #midtablemugs[/p][/quote]what's wrong with the loan system you have to go out the door to go on loan jim 2012
  • Score: -1

10:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

bigbearhoddy wrote:
I'm sorry, but as someone who went to the game today, the result flattered forest. Yes they were on top in the first half, but for a dodgy penalty decision and one maybe justified one, they didn't really bother our goal. Yes easty made some saves, but I could have made them. Second half we looked very good up until their third goal, we had some better penalty shouts than their first too!

The doom mongers need to back off. Due to moving to the midlands and a number of back operations I've not been to many games over the last few years. However today was far more enjoyable than when I used to have a season ticket a few years ago. Some good football was played and the players seemed to actually care. Yes we aren't top of the league. Yes we might not go up this season. But we have some very good young players. Forest and Leicester who look like challengers this year have been rebuilding their squads for the last two to three years. We need to be realistic in that it might take us the same!
Good points Bigbear, not one of our supporters have stated we will win every match this season, there are always going to be defeats and shocks (Dingles result today ha ha) we/I will be pleased to get in the play offs this year and what happens then is anyone's business, I think it will be more of a shock to our Dingle friends when they certainly will not get automatic promotion, no way, us and them at Wembley would be the icing on the cake.
[quote][p][bold]bigbearhoddy[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, but as someone who went to the game today, the result flattered forest. Yes they were on top in the first half, but for a dodgy penalty decision and one maybe justified one, they didn't really bother our goal. Yes easty made some saves, but I could have made them. Second half we looked very good up until their third goal, we had some better penalty shouts than their first too! The doom mongers need to back off. Due to moving to the midlands and a number of back operations I've not been to many games over the last few years. However today was far more enjoyable than when I used to have a season ticket a few years ago. Some good football was played and the players seemed to actually care. Yes we aren't top of the league. Yes we might not go up this season. But we have some very good young players. Forest and Leicester who look like challengers this year have been rebuilding their squads for the last two to three years. We need to be realistic in that it might take us the same![/p][/quote]Good points Bigbear, not one of our supporters have stated we will win every match this season, there are always going to be defeats and shocks (Dingles result today ha ha) we/I will be pleased to get in the play offs this year and what happens then is anyone's business, I think it will be more of a shock to our Dingle friends when they certainly will not get automatic promotion, no way, us and them at Wembley would be the icing on the cake. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

10:31pm Sat 18 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Oh no what a shame, Blackburn meet a genuine play off contender and get smashed out of sight. Still meeting us at Wembley?

23 shots for Burnley, hit the post, a couple cleared off the line and if Ings had his sshooting boots on we would have won comfortably.

Poor old Blackburn.
you didn't win and you got overtaken by QPR
so you see today not all bad
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Oh no what a shame, Blackburn meet a genuine play off contender and get smashed out of sight. Still meeting us at Wembley? 23 shots for Burnley, hit the post, a couple cleared off the line and if Ings had his sshooting boots on we would have won comfortably. Poor old Blackburn.[/p][/quote]you didn't win and you got overtaken by QPR so you see today not all bad jim 2012
  • Score: 3

10:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
Really mug?

Are you actually still papping on about support when at the self proclaimed wonder club of huge support (absolute comedy) you had less than 13,000 home supporters?

I may be sulking about todays result but you lot always cheer me up with your blind stupidity - and I thought you were one of the sharper knives in the dingle drawer mug

What a plonker..... x
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?[/p][/quote]Really mug? Are you actually still papping on about support when at the self proclaimed wonder club of huge support (absolute comedy) you had less than 13,000 home supporters? I may be sulking about todays result but you lot always cheer me up with your blind stupidity - and I thought you were one of the sharper knives in the dingle drawer mug What a plonker..... x more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 5

11:22pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition.
Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman.
At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone.
You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go.
At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes.
I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.
the gloves are off now - your making me angry - what childish comments - bet your golfing performances are of the same standard as your posts - crap!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
No different than the crap you post.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition. Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman. At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone. You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go. At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes. I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.[/p][/quote]the gloves are off now - your making me angry - what childish comments - bet your golfing performances are of the same standard as your posts - crap!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]No different than the crap you post. Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: 1

12:28am Sun 19 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

Simple

The whole Team GB are collectively responsible.

How many goals have we scored from midfield so far this season if we are typically playing with just one upfront?

No wonder playing with midfielders such as Lowe Williamson Taylor all totally Iincompetent at getting into the box and finishing.

Lower strike against Middlesorough a total one off.

We have, including Bowyer I presume, known that our midfield has seriously been needing overhauling for over three years. GB is now 100% culpable for the state of affairs we now find ourselves in.

Tactically, totally incompetent,

Says it all
Simple The whole Team GB are collectively responsible. How many goals have we scored from midfield so far this season if we are typically playing with just one upfront? No wonder playing with midfielders such as Lowe Williamson Taylor all totally Iincompetent at getting into the box and finishing. Lower strike against Middlesorough a total one off. We have, including Bowyer I presume, known that our midfield has seriously been needing overhauling for over three years. GB is now 100% culpable for the state of affairs we now find ourselves in. Tactically, totally incompetent, Says it all MattNewcastle
  • Score: 11

12:40am Sun 19 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

Interesting Middlesbrough, s run has coincided with the arrival of 2 key players

Daniel Ayala in central defence who puts our two to shame and one

"SHAY GIVEN"

Now Bowyer that's what I call a class Loan Deal

GO you are making a mockery of our club

most players you brought in are out on loan

As most said all along Quality version Quantity

I have lost all trust in your judgement on players and tactics

He has made some unbelievable saves hence Boro's rise up the table.
Interesting Middlesbrough, s run has coincided with the arrival of 2 key players Daniel Ayala in central defence who puts our two to shame and one "SHAY GIVEN" Now Bowyer that's what I call a class Loan Deal GO you are making a mockery of our club most players you brought in are out on loan As most said all along Quality version Quantity I have lost all trust in your judgement on players and tactics He has made some unbelievable saves hence Boro's rise up the table. MattNewcastle
  • Score: 1

2:04am Sun 19 Jan 14

Venkytrash says...

crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!! Venkytrash
  • Score: 6

2:05am Sun 19 Jan 14

Venkytrash says...

FCBurnley wrote:
owd nick wrote:
I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought.

Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage.

20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all.

Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby.

Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans.

Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.
Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me !
FCC burnley??? Have you ever been on a game? Straight question requires a straight answer.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought. Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage. 20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all. Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby. Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans. Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.[/p][/quote]Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me ![/p][/quote]FCC burnley??? Have you ever been on a game? Straight question requires a straight answer. Venkytrash
  • Score: 1

2:14am Sun 19 Jan 14

Venkytrash says...

GAZHAY wrote:
When will Bowyer ever learn. Your formations and subs are some of the worst I have seenfor a while. At Leeds we play our best away game for a long time with an attacking formation so why revert to one up front! Why play Lowe and Williamson together in the middle it doesn't work. Put Cairney in the middle everybody can see it bar you! Then to top it all 2.1 down desperate for a goal you finally bring Rhodes on but take Gestede off! Unbeleivable! Evans can't return quick enough.
The thing is every blackburn fan can see what bowyer can't....

He ain't qualified and defo not the man to take us up. I go and watch every home game with the odd away one thrown in and he surprises me all the time but what surprises me more is that people back him??? He cannot make a sub and he never starts positive! Like I said every rvrs fan can see that the team is:
Robbo(when fit)
Right back (struggling) dann Hanley spurr

Ben, cairney , Taylor, king. (Cory Evans when fit)

Rhodes, gestede.

It picks itself but bowyer can't see what most of us can!!!

I hate to say it but bowyer needs to be replaced by a footballing man...
[quote][p][bold]GAZHAY[/bold] wrote: When will Bowyer ever learn. Your formations and subs are some of the worst I have seenfor a while. At Leeds we play our best away game for a long time with an attacking formation so why revert to one up front! Why play Lowe and Williamson together in the middle it doesn't work. Put Cairney in the middle everybody can see it bar you! Then to top it all 2.1 down desperate for a goal you finally bring Rhodes on but take Gestede off! Unbeleivable! Evans can't return quick enough.[/p][/quote]The thing is every blackburn fan can see what bowyer can't.... He ain't qualified and defo not the man to take us up. I go and watch every home game with the odd away one thrown in and he surprises me all the time but what surprises me more is that people back him??? He cannot make a sub and he never starts positive! Like I said every rvrs fan can see that the team is: Robbo(when fit) Right back (struggling) dann Hanley spurr Ben, cairney , Taylor, king. (Cory Evans when fit) Rhodes, gestede. It picks itself but bowyer can't see what most of us can!!! I hate to say it but bowyer needs to be replaced by a footballing man... Venkytrash
  • Score: -3

2:22am Sun 19 Jan 14

Venkytrash says...

bigbearhoddy wrote:
I'm sorry, but as someone who went to the game today, the result flattered forest. Yes they were on top in the first half, but for a dodgy penalty decision and one maybe justified one, they didn't really bother our goal. Yes easty made some saves, but I could have made them. Second half we looked very good up until their third goal, we had some better penalty shouts than their first too!

The doom mongers need to back off. Due to moving to the midlands and a number of back operations I've not been to many games over the last few years. However today was far more enjoyable than when I used to have a season ticket a few years ago. Some good football was played and the players seemed to actually care. Yes we aren't top of the league. Yes we might not go up this season. But we have some very good young players. Forest and Leicester who look like challengers this year have been rebuilding their squads for the last two to three years. We need to be realistic in that it might take us the same!
Your wrong, me and quite a few others go every game! Get a f in grip rovers are not good enought!
[quote][p][bold]bigbearhoddy[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, but as someone who went to the game today, the result flattered forest. Yes they were on top in the first half, but for a dodgy penalty decision and one maybe justified one, they didn't really bother our goal. Yes easty made some saves, but I could have made them. Second half we looked very good up until their third goal, we had some better penalty shouts than their first too! The doom mongers need to back off. Due to moving to the midlands and a number of back operations I've not been to many games over the last few years. However today was far more enjoyable than when I used to have a season ticket a few years ago. Some good football was played and the players seemed to actually care. Yes we aren't top of the league. Yes we might not go up this season. But we have some very good young players. Forest and Leicester who look like challengers this year have been rebuilding their squads for the last two to three years. We need to be realistic in that it might take us the same![/p][/quote]Your wrong, me and quite a few others go every game! Get a f in grip rovers are not good enought! Venkytrash
  • Score: 3

2:26am Sun 19 Jan 14

Venkytrash says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
When was the last time you actually went to a game?

Don't lie you retard!
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]When was the last time you actually went to a game? Don't lie you retard! Venkytrash
  • Score: -4

8:03am Sun 19 Jan 14

Thirtyfour Years says...

keanoutofrovers wrote:
tom2malta2 wrote:
When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.
A bit harsh although he has a pretty poor records with substitutes, Rhodes for Gestede today??????. I think sometimes managers are so convinced they are right ,eg Lowe and Williamson, that they refuse to back down. Not sure how the injuries are going but surely we should be playing with Robinson, Kane (Henley hasn't impressed) Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes, Gestede. Does anyone disagree ?
Agree.
[quote][p][bold]keanoutofrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom2malta2[/bold] wrote: When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.[/p][/quote]A bit harsh although he has a pretty poor records with substitutes, Rhodes for Gestede today??????. I think sometimes managers are so convinced they are right ,eg Lowe and Williamson, that they refuse to back down. Not sure how the injuries are going but surely we should be playing with Robinson, Kane (Henley hasn't impressed) Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes, Gestede. Does anyone disagree ?[/p][/quote]Agree. Thirtyfour Years
  • Score: 1

8:20am Sun 19 Jan 14

owd nick says...

FCBurnley wrote:
owd nick wrote:
I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought.

Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage.

20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all.

Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby.

Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans.

Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.
Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me !
No I am honest, I didn't go to the game, the difference is I wasn't on here monitoring the Burnley score, just Rovers.

Must have been a great match at the turf if you spent most of the time watching Rovers on your I phone.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought. Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage. 20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all. Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby. Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans. Or increasingly desperate, so called Burnley fans (joke) who haven't been to support their team at home, preferring to come on here.[/p][/quote]Wow you must have a fast car, 20 mins from Forest to Blackburn, or maybe you have an I phone like me ![/p][/quote]No I am honest, I didn't go to the game, the difference is I wasn't on here monitoring the Burnley score, just Rovers. Must have been a great match at the turf if you spent most of the time watching Rovers on your I phone. owd nick
  • Score: 1

8:34am Sun 19 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Thirtyfour Years wrote:
keanoutofrovers wrote:
tom2malta2 wrote:
When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.
A bit harsh although he has a pretty poor records with substitutes, Rhodes for Gestede today??????. I think sometimes managers are so convinced they are right ,eg Lowe and Williamson, that they refuse to back down. Not sure how the injuries are going but surely we should be playing with Robinson, Kane (Henley hasn't impressed) Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes, Gestede. Does anyone disagree ?
Agree.
Thats nearly my best team as well but I would put Lowe in at right back basically because he is stronger than Kane and Henley.

On the injury front Evens isn't far off being ready but I read on Twitter this morning that Dann went for an x ray on a suspected broken arm, if that's the case we are desperately short of experienced cover at the back now.

GB has to forget this pairing of Williamson and Lowe, it isn't working, it's nearly but not quite as bad as last years pairing of Murphy and Lowe, the only difference being is that Williamson despite his limitations puts a shift in.
[quote][p][bold]Thirtyfour Years[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keanoutofrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom2malta2[/bold] wrote: When will people realise Bowyer is a BAD MANAGER, his formation and subs are a joke. This guy just doesn't learn.[/p][/quote]A bit harsh although he has a pretty poor records with substitutes, Rhodes for Gestede today??????. I think sometimes managers are so convinced they are right ,eg Lowe and Williamson, that they refuse to back down. Not sure how the injuries are going but surely we should be playing with Robinson, Kane (Henley hasn't impressed) Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes, Gestede. Does anyone disagree ?[/p][/quote]Agree.[/p][/quote]Thats nearly my best team as well but I would put Lowe in at right back basically because he is stronger than Kane and Henley. On the injury front Evens isn't far off being ready but I read on Twitter this morning that Dann went for an x ray on a suspected broken arm, if that's the case we are desperately short of experienced cover at the back now. GB has to forget this pairing of Williamson and Lowe, it isn't working, it's nearly but not quite as bad as last years pairing of Murphy and Lowe, the only difference being is that Williamson despite his limitations puts a shift in. owd nick
  • Score: 4

10:28am Sun 19 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

I see the troll base is out in force. A particular mention for Matt Newcastle is required. This troll only appears and comments when we lose
Not so much as a cheep when we win...says it all
To those calling GB, he wont get it right all the time but our current position says he is getting more right than wrong, just about
This season was always going to be a learning curve, and it is despite what rhe trolls and doom merchants try to say
Disappointing result, yes. Are we inconsistent ? Yes!
Are we still in with a shout? Yes!
Last word to the tactical experts. GB's tactics did not give two penalties in the first half. The players did that , bad decisions by them caused us to lose this game.
I see the troll base is out in force. A particular mention for Matt Newcastle is required. This troll only appears and comments when we lose Not so much as a cheep when we win...says it all To those calling GB, he wont get it right all the time but our current position says he is getting more right than wrong, just about This season was always going to be a learning curve, and it is despite what rhe trolls and doom merchants try to say Disappointing result, yes. Are we inconsistent ? Yes! Are we still in with a shout? Yes! Last word to the tactical experts. GB's tactics did not give two penalties in the first half. The players did that , bad decisions by them caused us to lose this game. Wild Rover
  • Score: -2

10:30am Sun 19 Jan 14

yyy's1 says...

Why is Lowe always an automatic choice?
Why is Lowe always an automatic choice? yyy's1
  • Score: 3

10:39am Sun 19 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition.
Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman.
At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone.
You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go.
At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes.
I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.
the gloves are off now - your making me angry - what childish comments - bet your golfing performances are of the same standard as your posts - crap!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
No different than the crap you post.
totally agree with you Mr Angry does post a load of childish crap!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
[quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition. Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman. At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone. You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go. At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes. I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.[/p][/quote]the gloves are off now - your making me angry - what childish comments - bet your golfing performances are of the same standard as your posts - crap!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]No different than the crap you post.[/p][/quote]totally agree with you Mr Angry does post a load of childish crap!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave
  • Score: 2

10:40am Sun 19 Jan 14

French Rover says...

Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers. French Rover
  • Score: -1

10:48am Sun 19 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

greenscreener wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
Huddersfield's population is £146,000.
Is it for sale ?
You got it. A quid each!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?[/p][/quote]Huddersfield's population is £146,000.[/p][/quote]Is it for sale ?[/p][/quote]You got it. A quid each! RobH2O
  • Score: 1

11:07am Sun 19 Jan 14

Thirtyfour Years says...

yyy's1 wrote:
Why is Lowe always an automatic choice?
Its about time GB put him on sub bench for a few games. Then we could see what another pairing (may) bring us. While we are on about changes, what about giving Jake Kean another go between the sticks while Robbo is out??

Hurry back please Mr Robinson!
[quote][p][bold]yyy's1[/bold] wrote: Why is Lowe always an automatic choice?[/p][/quote]Its about time GB put him on sub bench for a few games. Then we could see what another pairing (may) bring us. While we are on about changes, what about giving Jake Kean another go between the sticks while Robbo is out?? Hurry back please Mr Robinson! Thirtyfour Years
  • Score: 4

11:09am Sun 19 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

RobH2O wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
Huddersfield's population is £146,000.
Is it for sale ?
You got it. A quid each!
Does Harry Potter play for them then?
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?[/p][/quote]Huddersfield's population is £146,000.[/p][/quote]Is it for sale ?[/p][/quote]You got it. A quid each![/p][/quote]Does Harry Potter play for them then? greenscreener
  • Score: 2

11:12am Sun 19 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
Interesting Middlesbrough, s run has coincided with the arrival of 2 key players

Daniel Ayala in central defence who puts our two to shame and one

"SHAY GIVEN"

Now Bowyer that's what I call a class Loan Deal

GO you are making a mockery of our club

most players you brought in are out on loan

As most said all along Quality version Quantity

I have lost all trust in your judgement on players and tactics

He has made some unbelievable saves hence Boro's rise up the table.
You really are a prize spanner. You tell us all the problem is our midfield then 10 minutes later your solution is, a centre back and a goal keeper.

You really are not that bright, even for a Boro fan.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: Interesting Middlesbrough, s run has coincided with the arrival of 2 key players Daniel Ayala in central defence who puts our two to shame and one "SHAY GIVEN" Now Bowyer that's what I call a class Loan Deal GO you are making a mockery of our club most players you brought in are out on loan As most said all along Quality version Quantity I have lost all trust in your judgement on players and tactics He has made some unbelievable saves hence Boro's rise up the table.[/p][/quote]You really are a prize spanner. You tell us all the problem is our midfield then 10 minutes later your solution is, a centre back and a goal keeper. You really are not that bright, even for a Boro fan. greenscreener
  • Score: 0

11:46am Sun 19 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

greenscreener wrote:
MattNewcastle wrote:
Interesting Middlesbrough, s run has coincided with the arrival of 2 key players

Daniel Ayala in central defence who puts our two to shame and one

"SHAY GIVEN"

Now Bowyer that's what I call a class Loan Deal

GO you are making a mockery of our club

most players you brought in are out on loan

As most said all along Quality version Quantity

I have lost all trust in your judgement on players and tactics

He has made some unbelievable saves hence Boro's rise up the table.
You really are a prize spanner. You tell us all the problem is our midfield then 10 minutes later your solution is, a centre back and a goal keeper.

You really are not that bright, even for a Boro fan.
Yes perhaps it's all three then
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: Interesting Middlesbrough, s run has coincided with the arrival of 2 key players Daniel Ayala in central defence who puts our two to shame and one "SHAY GIVEN" Now Bowyer that's what I call a class Loan Deal GO you are making a mockery of our club most players you brought in are out on loan As most said all along Quality version Quantity I have lost all trust in your judgement on players and tactics He has made some unbelievable saves hence Boro's rise up the table.[/p][/quote]You really are a prize spanner. You tell us all the problem is our midfield then 10 minutes later your solution is, a centre back and a goal keeper. You really are not that bright, even for a Boro fan.[/p][/quote]Yes perhaps it's all three then MattNewcastle
  • Score: -2

11:55am Sun 19 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

Wild Rover wrote:
I see the troll base is out in force. A particular mention for Matt Newcastle is required. This troll only appears and comments when we lose Not so much as a cheep when we win...says it all To those calling GB, he wont get it right all the time but our current position says he is getting more right than wrong, just about This season was always going to be a learning curve, and it is despite what rhe trolls and doom merchants try to say Disappointing result, yes. Are we inconsistent ? Yes! Are we still in with a shout? Yes! Last word to the tactical experts. GB's tactics did not give two penalties in the first half. The players did that , bad decisions by them caused us to lose this game.
With all due respect he signs extends the contracts and picks the players
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: I see the troll base is out in force. A particular mention for Matt Newcastle is required. This troll only appears and comments when we lose Not so much as a cheep when we win...says it all To those calling GB, he wont get it right all the time but our current position says he is getting more right than wrong, just about This season was always going to be a learning curve, and it is despite what rhe trolls and doom merchants try to say Disappointing result, yes. Are we inconsistent ? Yes! Are we still in with a shout? Yes! Last word to the tactical experts. GB's tactics did not give two penalties in the first half. The players did that , bad decisions by them caused us to lose this game.[/p][/quote]With all due respect he signs extends the contracts and picks the players MattNewcastle
  • Score: -3

12:05pm Sun 19 Jan 14

rovers fanatic says...

Ive said it loads of times, it has shown so many times recently.
Adam Hanley is miles off. What has happened to Jordan Anderson, I have watched him for the u18s and he is quality, miles better than hanley and Kane, is he injured
Ive said it loads of times, it has shown so many times recently. Adam Hanley is miles off. What has happened to Jordan Anderson, I have watched him for the u18s and he is quality, miles better than hanley and Kane, is he injured rovers fanatic
  • Score: 1

12:05pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gazp64 says...

jack01 wrote:
Unlike most of the people on here I actually went to the game today. Please do not believe this papers despicable account of today's game. Rovers went 2-0 down to two dodgy penalty decisions. In the first half Forest had more chances but possession was similar. The first wasn't a penalty in a million years, the second I haven't yet seen a replay of, but was controversial to say the least. For the local paper to claim that a 2-1 lead was the least Forest deserved is disgusting and sums up this Burnley orientated trash. In the second half Rovers dominated and on another day would have made it 2-2. A failure to capitalise from our numerous opportunities led to them getting two more completely against the run of play.
You went to the game? Can i ask which game you actually attended? I didn't go to the game due to ill health .i watched the whole match live on my laptop. Firstly i agree the first penalty was very contentious. The second was a stone wall penalty. As for possession we couldn't get the ball of Forest for the first 15 mins and struggled with anything positive except Cairny. Forest made us look very ordinary and by no means did they look good. Bowyers team choice and tactical awareness are in my opinion none existent. Why take Gestede off when he was crying out for a strike partner and then bring Rhodes on to do exactly the same job? We have only one player with any vision in the team ( Cairny ) Where you get we dominated the second half from bewilders myself. We had no penetration and no vision. Bowyer needs to realise soon that you do not win matches with one striker and surely by now he must know his best side! To win a match you play with 2 wingers and 2 strikers. Look into the history books and you will see all winning teams play this system.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Unlike most of the people on here I actually went to the game today. Please do not believe this papers despicable account of today's game. Rovers went 2-0 down to two dodgy penalty decisions. In the first half Forest had more chances but possession was similar. The first wasn't a penalty in a million years, the second I haven't yet seen a replay of, but was controversial to say the least. For the local paper to claim that a 2-1 lead was the least Forest deserved is disgusting and sums up this Burnley orientated trash. In the second half Rovers dominated and on another day would have made it 2-2. A failure to capitalise from our numerous opportunities led to them getting two more completely against the run of play.[/p][/quote]You went to the game? Can i ask which game you actually attended? I didn't go to the game due to ill health .i watched the whole match live on my laptop. Firstly i agree the first penalty was very contentious. The second was a stone wall penalty. As for possession we couldn't get the ball of Forest for the first 15 mins and struggled with anything positive except Cairny. Forest made us look very ordinary and by no means did they look good. Bowyers team choice and tactical awareness are in my opinion none existent. Why take Gestede off when he was crying out for a strike partner and then bring Rhodes on to do exactly the same job? We have only one player with any vision in the team ( Cairny ) Where you get we dominated the second half from bewilders myself. We had no penetration and no vision. Bowyer needs to realise soon that you do not win matches with one striker and surely by now he must know his best side! To win a match you play with 2 wingers and 2 strikers. Look into the history books and you will see all winning teams play this system. gazp64
  • Score: 3

12:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Venkytrash says...

French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Are you vain a laff? He needs to start picking a more positive team! We have at our disposal players that can do it at this level yet he doesn't pick them!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Are you vain a laff? He needs to start picking a more positive team! We have at our disposal players that can do it at this level yet he doesn't pick them! Venkytrash
  • Score: 6

1:03pm Sun 19 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

yyy's1 wrote:
Why is Lowe always an automatic choice?
Not a clue. We have plenty of other options but always give him 90 minutes. Ok he can run but he doesn't tackle doesn't close players down can't shoot (ok 1 against Boro) and creates nothing. A couple of interceptions a game shouldn't warrant the amount of time he gets. Then to pair him with Williamson ?????? Give Dunn his 60 mins first then see where the game is before deciding how to change things.

Also I don't understand how, after realizing Rhodes and Gestede can play well together GB changes things. Look at our stats nobody has scored more than three except Jordan, he has to play. How is that a difficult call ?
[quote][p][bold]yyy's1[/bold] wrote: Why is Lowe always an automatic choice?[/p][/quote]Not a clue. We have plenty of other options but always give him 90 minutes. Ok he can run but he doesn't tackle doesn't close players down can't shoot (ok 1 against Boro) and creates nothing. A couple of interceptions a game shouldn't warrant the amount of time he gets. Then to pair him with Williamson ?????? Give Dunn his 60 mins first then see where the game is before deciding how to change things. Also I don't understand how, after realizing Rhodes and Gestede can play well together GB changes things. Look at our stats nobody has scored more than three except Jordan, he has to play. How is that a difficult call ? keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Sun 19 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

rovers fanatic wrote:
Ive said it loads of times, it has shown so many times recently.
Adam Hanley is miles off. What has happened to Jordan Anderson, I have watched him for the u18s and he is quality, miles better than hanley and Kane, is he injured
Lowe to RB
[quote][p][bold]rovers fanatic[/bold] wrote: Ive said it loads of times, it has shown so many times recently. Adam Hanley is miles off. What has happened to Jordan Anderson, I have watched him for the u18s and he is quality, miles better than hanley and Kane, is he injured[/p][/quote]Lowe to RB MattNewcastle
  • Score: 3

1:08pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Sturdy_Rover says...

Disappointing result but I'm not disheartened in the least, the 2 pens were a deciding factor for this game. Let's just hope we get back to winning ways in our next game against Derby.
Disappointing result but I'm not disheartened in the least, the 2 pens were a deciding factor for this game. Let's just hope we get back to winning ways in our next game against Derby. Sturdy_Rover
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Sun 19 Jan 14

SteppBladder says...

French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
I can agree with most of that FR. At the start of the season, and on the back of our recent history, I just hoped we would not be looking at relegation all the time and it is to Team GB's credit that we are where we are. But some of GB’s decisions are mystifying, particularly in how he is currently playing Gestede and Rhodes, and I rarely understand his substitutions. Re Gestede/Rhodes - I have always said that I did not think Rhodes would leave this January but I really do wonder now. GB always said we needed a player to play alongside Rhodes (and we all knew how true that was) but now he has one, he doesn’t seem to see the need to play them together. I agree we have to trust in Team GB, and the club is much healthier than it has been for a while, but I can’t help thinking that we also need a change in tactics to get the most out of these young players.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]I can agree with most of that FR. At the start of the season, and on the back of our recent history, I just hoped we would not be looking at relegation all the time and it is to Team GB's credit that we are where we are. But some of GB’s decisions are mystifying, particularly in how he is currently playing Gestede and Rhodes, and I rarely understand his substitutions. Re Gestede/Rhodes - I have always said that I did not think Rhodes would leave this January but I really do wonder now. GB always said we needed a player to play alongside Rhodes (and we all knew how true that was) but now he has one, he doesn’t seem to see the need to play them together. I agree we have to trust in Team GB, and the club is much healthier than it has been for a while, but I can’t help thinking that we also need a change in tactics to get the most out of these young players. SteppBladder
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Sun 19 Jan 14

SteppBladder says...

dangerous dave wrote:
In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti

ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!!
Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The first one wasn't a foul, the second one wasn't Hanley.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!! Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The first one wasn't a foul, the second one wasn't Hanley. SteppBladder
  • Score: 3

2:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

eddyo says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
Simple

The whole Team GB are collectively responsible.

How many goals have we scored from midfield so far this season if we are typically playing with just one upfront?

No wonder playing with midfielders such as Lowe Williamson Taylor all totally Iincompetent at getting into the box and finishing.

Lower strike against Middlesorough a total one off.

We have, including Bowyer I presume, known that our midfield has seriously been needing overhauling for over three years. GB is now 100% culpable for the state of affairs we now find ourselves in.

Tactically, totally incompetent,

Says it all
I agree with you Matt. This season is now one of consolidation and hoping players like Marshall, Evans, Henley and King develop.
*
Unfortunately, Taylor, Lowe and Williamson are not good enough and I cannot see them improving.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: Simple The whole Team GB are collectively responsible. How many goals have we scored from midfield so far this season if we are typically playing with just one upfront? No wonder playing with midfielders such as Lowe Williamson Taylor all totally Iincompetent at getting into the box and finishing. Lower strike against Middlesorough a total one off. We have, including Bowyer I presume, known that our midfield has seriously been needing overhauling for over three years. GB is now 100% culpable for the state of affairs we now find ourselves in. Tactically, totally incompetent, Says it all[/p][/quote]I agree with you Matt. This season is now one of consolidation and hoping players like Marshall, Evans, Henley and King develop. * Unfortunately, Taylor, Lowe and Williamson are not good enough and I cannot see them improving. eddyo
  • Score: 2

2:08pm Sun 19 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

noddy57 wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.
your strange obsession with Blackburn Rovers just reinforces my belief that some of you regulars on our forum are suffering from twin personalities, just for a change try and keep your attention on your own team and just give it a rest,,but if you can,t,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

,,,, seek medical advice asap because its patently obvious you need help,ARTE ET LABORE,
you can have a 14 point gap but it wiil be useless to you if you do not get in to a automatic promotion place
some time we have to remind these gloating idiots
burnley did not win promotion at Christmas
lets see were you end up in may
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: 9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.[/p][/quote]your strange obsession with Blackburn Rovers just reinforces my belief that some of you regulars on our forum are suffering from twin personalities, just for a change try and keep your attention on your own team and just give it a rest,,but if you can,t,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, seek medical advice asap because its patently obvious you need help,ARTE ET LABORE,[/p][/quote]you can have a 14 point gap but it wiil be useless to you if you do not get in to a automatic promotion place some time we have to remind these gloating idiots burnley did not win promotion at Christmas lets see were you end up in may jim 2012
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

greenscreener wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable.

Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?
To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million
To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?
Huddersfield's population is £146,000.
Is it for sale ?
You got it. A quid each!
Does Harry Potter play for them then?
Now that's not bad at all!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: 1367 away fans to a game against "play off rivals" is almost laughable. Huddersfield Town, a smaller club, who are below you in the league took almost 2000 to QPR. Whats your excuse?[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield population is quarter of a Million ,and while Leeds go on about their support their population is half a million[/p][/quote]To be fair Huddersfield actually has a population of just under 150,000. The Trampburn catchment area is around 140,000 so with you being the "bigger" club fresh out of the PL I'll ask again. What's your excuse?[/p][/quote]Huddersfield's population is £146,000.[/p][/quote]Is it for sale ?[/p][/quote]You got it. A quid each![/p][/quote]Does Harry Potter play for them then?[/p][/quote]Now that's not bad at all! RobH2O
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Sun 19 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

SteppBladder wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti


ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!!
Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The first one wasn't a foul, the second one wasn't Hanley.
two penalties given away no matter how you try to dress it up - 3 points down the drain with a two goal start chum
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: In GB latest LT interview he says apart from Rovers the other team he wants promoted is Notts Forrest - well Gary your poor team selection/substituti ons has helped them on their way - he also says his players arent playing for money they are playing for the love of the game - well if thats so then fine the Scottish Thug Hanley two weeks wages for an ill disciplined performance giving two penalties away and lucky not to be sent off helping Forrest to 3 points!!! Yes normal service resumes - so all you posters talking about your hero's and GB being the man for the job thinks again!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]The first one wasn't a foul, the second one wasn't Hanley.[/p][/quote]two penalties given away no matter how you try to dress it up - 3 points down the drain with a two goal start chum OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave
  • Score: -5

4:53pm Sun 19 Jan 14

owd nick says...

French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie. owd nick
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Sun 19 Jan 14

baldie says...

owd nick wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
Seconded.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie.[/p][/quote]Seconded. baldie
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

baldie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
Seconded.
Come on fellas.........let's keep some sense of perspective here. GB has done a reasonable job but remember our league position before Kean was forced out?
I continue to back Bowyer but I am becoming increasingly frustrated by his faith in Lowe and Williamson when we can all see that there are far stronger midfield options. This and his refusal to pair Rhodes and Testers frequently will cost us a playoff place
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie.[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]Come on fellas.........let's keep some sense of perspective here. GB has done a reasonable job but remember our league position before Kean was forced out? I continue to back Bowyer but I am becoming increasingly frustrated by his faith in Lowe and Williamson when we can all see that there are far stronger midfield options. This and his refusal to pair Rhodes and Testers frequently will cost us a playoff place Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

baldie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
Seconded.
Thirded, if possible
Incredible - ly accurate and sensible comment Frenchie!
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie.[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]Thirded, if possible Incredible - ly accurate and sensible comment Frenchie! Wild Rover
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Sun 19 Jan 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Wild Rover wrote:
baldie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
Seconded.
Thirded, if possible
Incredible - ly accurate and sensible comment Frenchie!
Fourthed - and no sign of Shebby Dingh either
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie.[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]Thirded, if possible Incredible - ly accurate and sensible comment Frenchie![/p][/quote]Fourthed - and no sign of Shebby Dingh either more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 2

10:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
baldie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
Seconded.
Come on fellas.........let's keep some sense of perspective here. GB has done a reasonable job but remember our league position before Kean was forced out?
I continue to back Bowyer but I am becoming increasingly frustrated by his faith in Lowe and Williamson when we can all see that there are far stronger midfield options. This and his refusal to pair Rhodes and Testers frequently will cost us a playoff place
So am I Angry, so am I.

But at the end of the day GB is the one who has to make those decisions, we all spout a load of crap on here but realistically given the same cards he has to play what would we actually do?

We are all armchair managers, we don't see what goes on day to day, what affects his decisions, why he thinks this particular pairing works for the team while the majority don't.

I suspect that when Evens is fit it will all change because before he was injured I thought he was outstanding.

Forget the top two it would take a miracle to displace Leicester (who were lucky against Leeds) and QPR, who still have most of their PL Players, we are only a couple of points off the playoffs with nearly half a season to go, and we haven't had a decent run yet.

Personally I wouldn't mind us making the playoffs but I really don't want us to go up, because we would be cannon fodder to the established PL teams.

We need at least one more season, build on what GB is doing now, get rid of the deadwood and make a push next season, lets see how things develop from there.

And for once we need a little bit of luck now and then.

I am critical of GB, but I trust him because his heart is in the right place.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie.[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]Come on fellas.........let's keep some sense of perspective here. GB has done a reasonable job but remember our league position before Kean was forced out? I continue to back Bowyer but I am becoming increasingly frustrated by his faith in Lowe and Williamson when we can all see that there are far stronger midfield options. This and his refusal to pair Rhodes and Testers frequently will cost us a playoff place[/p][/quote]So am I Angry, so am I. But at the end of the day GB is the one who has to make those decisions, we all spout a load of crap on here but realistically given the same cards he has to play what would we actually do? We are all armchair managers, we don't see what goes on day to day, what affects his decisions, why he thinks this particular pairing works for the team while the majority don't. I suspect that when Evens is fit it will all change because before he was injured I thought he was outstanding. Forget the top two it would take a miracle to displace Leicester (who were lucky against Leeds) and QPR, who still have most of their PL Players, we are only a couple of points off the playoffs with nearly half a season to go, and we haven't had a decent run yet. Personally I wouldn't mind us making the playoffs but I really don't want us to go up, because we would be cannon fodder to the established PL teams. We need at least one more season, build on what GB is doing now, get rid of the deadwood and make a push next season, lets see how things develop from there. And for once we need a little bit of luck now and then. I am critical of GB, but I trust him because his heart is in the right place. owd nick
  • Score: 2

12:59am Mon 20 Jan 14

cornish rover says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.
not nearly as sad as your world revolving around Blackburn Rovers
Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition.
Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman.
At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone.
You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go.
At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes.
I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.
Have to agree with this...apart from the golf
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: 9 goals conceded in 4 days. 14 point gap. Oh dear how sad.[/p][/quote]not nearly as sad as your world revolving around Blackburn Rovers[/p][/quote]Right Mr. Bowyer. The Honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. You are now making me properly angry. Your team selection, tactics an substitutions are far too negative and we are now starting to question your judgement and ambition. Henley is too young and inexperienced. Lowe is timid and Williamson is a washed up journeyman. At Leeds, we played Rhodes and Gestede together and got a result. Individually, neither is good enough to break through alone. You have a creative midfielder of real quality in Rochina and you are contemplating letting him go. At this stage of the season we should be playing confidently and positively. We should be taking the game to teams with King, Taylor and Cairney feeding Gestede and Rhodes. I am not yet giving up on either you , or the playoffs just yet but if I don't see a more positive attitude and performance next week against Blackpool I might be getting the golf clubs out more often.[/p][/quote]Have to agree with this...apart from the golf cornish rover
  • Score: 0

8:02am Mon 20 Jan 14

bburnrover says...

Why does GB not see the real picture that we at are not good enough? He makes excuses every time we get hammered 4 goals against cannot be the referees fault! When are we going to look like a promotion candidate are we persisting with our defensive formations in the hope we can win 1-0 every home game?
We need to let Dann and Best go just to get sufficient money together to bring in a right back,Centre Back,and defensive midfielder to replace Lowe who is obviously not good enough lets start playing attacking football and score some goals instead of the boring defensive stuff churned out each week.
Why does GB not see the real picture that we at are not good enough? He makes excuses every time we get hammered 4 goals against cannot be the referees fault! When are we going to look like a promotion candidate are we persisting with our defensive formations in the hope we can win 1-0 every home game? We need to let Dann and Best go just to get sufficient money together to bring in a right back,Centre Back,and defensive midfielder to replace Lowe who is obviously not good enough lets start playing attacking football and score some goals instead of the boring defensive stuff churned out each week. bburnrover
  • Score: -1

12:15pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Stretch_22 says...

Need to play Cairney in the middle, Marshall is class on either wing, Taylor / King on the other. Only need one holding midfielder, and two strikers, not the other way around.

Start of the season, we would have settled for top ten, rebuilding season, so I believe Bowyer is the right man to get us up next season.

Leicester and QPR to go up automatically, and Forest look good to go up via playoffs, dingles to choke and fade away next season...
Need to play Cairney in the middle, Marshall is class on either wing, Taylor / King on the other. Only need one holding midfielder, and two strikers, not the other way around. Start of the season, we would have settled for top ten, rebuilding season, so I believe Bowyer is the right man to get us up next season. Leicester and QPR to go up automatically, and Forest look good to go up via playoffs, dingles to choke and fade away next season... Stretch_22
  • Score: 1

12:15pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Stretch_22 says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
baldie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Venkytrash wrote:
crankitup wrote:
just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on.

Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner.

on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????.

4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.
I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world....

Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!!
GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season.

I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done!
Full credit to him.

A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible.

GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible.

Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe.

The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.
Totally agree Frenchie.
Seconded.
Thirded, if possible
Incredible - ly accurate and sensible comment Frenchie!
Fourthed - and no sign of Shebby Dingh either
Fifthed!
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Venkytrash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just when i thought GB had got his a*se in gear he make what i consider a fundamental error of judgement.....why on earth take Gestede off for Rhodes, surely chasing a goal you would surely leave both strikers on FFS....all respect to Rhodes but he didn't touch the ball for 15 min after coming on. Gestede has the height for set plays and yet GB took him off, i can't see the sense in that.....with two spot kicks we made forest look better than they were and that's not taking anything away from forest i blame us for giving them away, GH what were you thinking...15 mins in and you put us on the back foot.....i also think Dunny the Dingle slayer had an influence on the game and should have been brought on sooner. on the whole....well disappointed, i heard a stat today that said that we haven't won more than three games in a row for six years.....WTF is that all about????. 4 points outside the play-offs is still doable but FFS Gary...give your head a wobble and get things sorted and manage the team.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Gb is definitely not up to the job! His substitutions are at best diabolical and to persist with the worst midfield in the league in Lowe and Williamson just says that he ain't in the real world.... Wednesday against mc he brought a sun on with 2 mins to go when tbh we had lost the game half hour b4 that, why not give him a shout then??? Gary bowyer as nice as he is isn't going to do it for us!!![/p][/quote]GB isnt doing it for us? What planet do you live on? GB has done it for us and still is... How many Rovers fans at the start of this season actually thought that at this point of the season that we would be anywhere near the play-offs and in general playing well and despite some up and down results we are looking like we can make the play-off slots at the end of the season. I honestly expected us to struggle to keep a mid table position after the mess of the last two seasons. You dont turn a struggling and dispirited troubled club around in half a season, yet thats exactly whhatt GB has done! Full credit to him. A lot of fans on here were talking about us going into administration just a few months ago - now they the same ones are upset that we are not winning every game and going into the Prem! Incredible. GB has given us hope where no hope existed only a short time ago, and yet some fans on here say they want him to be replaced. Incredible. Fans everywhere complain about their managers use of substitutes and strategy and formation, even SAF got that every week from united fans, BUT surely the majority of clubs fans would not be calling for the managers head when their club has progressed from being the laughing stock of football and being in freefall through the league - to now being in with a great chance of the play-offs and possible promotion back to the prem and have just been applauded by the footballing media and other clubs fans for their diisplays in two games against one of the best teams in Europe. The club is healthier now this year than it has been for almost three seasons and we are moving in the right direction again at last. This has unexpectedly raised expectations but try and keep the expectations realistic and FGS show your support for GB and the absoultely fantastic and immense job he has done and is still doing at Ewood with our team - the famous Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Frenchie.[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]Thirded, if possible Incredible - ly accurate and sensible comment Frenchie![/p][/quote]Fourthed - and no sign of Shebby Dingh either[/p][/quote]Fifthed! Stretch_22
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